Gomez has made a name for herself in the music industry with hits like "Lose You to Love Me,“ "Come & Get It," "Back to You," “Who Says” and “The Heart Wants What it Wants,” among others, but she is equally popular for her starring role as Alex Russo in the Disney TV show “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007-12). Here's a look at some key highlights from the career of the singer, actress and producer.
Selena Gomez has opened up about her intense time in hospital when she thought she might "actually die" from kidney failure in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal.
The 27-year-old former Disney star was interviewed by social media star and journalist Derek Blasberg about her ongoing battle against autoimmune disease lupus.
"The lupus was huge thing that happened to me, then the kidney thing happened, and that was the scariest because, yeah, you could actually die," she told Blasberg.
Back in 2015, Gomez was diagnosed with the condition and that same year she went through chemotherapy.
Then in May 2017, the singer was rushed to hospital after her kidney failed, which required an urgent transplant.
During her interview with Blasberg, she revealed during that intense emergency surgery, doctors even had to remove arteries from her legs.
"The moment I came out I remember starting to shake and my mom screaming and then being put back under."
Fortunately, Gomez's surgery was a success, which she revealed to fans on Instagram who questioned the star's obvious social media hiatus.
She wrote in the 2017 post how "incredibly blessed" she is that her friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney to her.
- Minister Lai Mohammed orders National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to commence implementation of a report to sanitise the broadcast industry of Nigeria
- Part of the implementation is to ensure that broadcasters will now be barred from using musical contents illegally or without paying for them
- The regulation will also ensure that 70% of all contents in Nigerian broadcast stations are sourced locally
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, on Thursday, January 9, ordered the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately sanitise Nigeria's broadcast industry.
Part of the directives to NBC is that the body should implement measures aimed at re-positioning the broadcast industry with a view to creating jobs, promoting local content, boosting the advert industry and bringing the broadcast industry up to par with the best practices from around the world.
In a statement by Segun Adeyemi, special assistant to the president (media) in the office of the minister, in Abuja on Thursday, January 9, Lai Mohammed said the directive becomes necessary following the submission of the report of the committee which he set up to work out the modalities for implementing the recommendations as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for the re-positioning of the broadcast industry.
''Following my satisfaction with the report which was very professional and detailed, I wish to direct the commission to take the necessary measures to effect the implementation of the various provisions therein.
"This directive covers the provision for the regulation of the web and online TV/radio; regulation of international broadcasters beaming signals into Nigeria; hate speech; human resource and staff welfare; funding for the reform's implementation; monitoring; independence of the regulator and ease of issuing licenses as well as competition and monopoly issues," he said.
The statement made available to ASKiNG RADiO shows major highlights of the minister's directive to include new regulations to compel broadcasters to utilise the content and services of Nigerian independent producers, in fulfilment of the regulatory requirements for 70% local content, rather than the current abuse of the rules which allow many loopholes for the production of such content in jurisdictions outside Nigeria.
According to the minister's argument, this will empower local producers with proper funding and investment, enhance foreign collaborations, develop the local industry, raise the standard of local productions and ultimately lead to job creation.
"The new regulations will also ensure that producers of content are paid promptly for adverts and sponsored content placed on all TV, radio and broadcast platforms.
"It would also ensure that the production of adverts are localised to create and promote local production and, where it is not, to attract a charge every time such an advert is aired, with the charge being put into a fund to help develop local expertise in production," the statement said.
For musical content, Minister Mohammed said a new regulation would ensure that broadcasters are prevented from illegal and unpaid use of their works without payment of the applicable license fees and/or royalties required by music rights owners.
December 22, 2019 brought moments of joy to Korinya City and its neighbours as Sun Rays 103.1 FM went on air live.
Here is KiNG JAMES YiYE with the report.
As residents of Korinya City were putting final touches to Christmas celebrations, the airwaves were suddenly taken over by clean crystal clear sounds of , the first Radio Station in Konshisha Local Government Area.
Few minutes later, we received text messages from locations as far as Wukari in Taraba State and Uyo in Akwa Ibom State.
In Korinya and parts of Benue including Ikyogen and Aliade, it was a mixture of shock and joy, people never believed something as good as Sun Rays 103.1 FM Korinya City would come to them that easily.
With world class equipment and personnel, Sun Rays 103.1 FM Korinya City is here to bring home what was seemingly far, and take to the world the rich Tiv cultural heritage and values.
Here are some of the Short Messages we received:
GEMADE IS DE HIGHEST SEN,IN ZONE (A) SHAGBA DONALD AMUA ZAKI,
MANY THANKS TO DR GEMADE FOR THE EST. OF SUNRAISE RAD. THE STATION IS LOUD CLEAR IM ATULE JACOB FROM TSAMBE VKY LGA
I,Zaki Donald Shagba Amua of alabesa mbajov so greatful with the good work of chief sen.B A I GEMADE.all the way in 2023.
We can hear you Crystal clear here in ACHIA, IKURAV-YA, KWANDE LGA.
IAM MR. AYANGE S MKAV FROM MBAAKA COUNCIL WARD HQRS TSEGHEM USHONGO LGA. YOUR SIGNAL IS QUITE LOUD AND CLEAR. CONGRATULATIONS ! FOR BEING ON AIR.
WE ARE LISTENING TO SUNRISE FM FROM ALIADE TOWN, GWER-EAST LGA OF BENUE STATE. IAM TOOADA TERZUNGWE MICHAEL.
IAM KOR TEGH-TEGH FROM AMUA GAAV WILL AREGETING VERY LOUD AND CLEAR .THANK B.A.I GEMADE NOM YANGE U TIV
We are getting you loud and clear from Abeda Shitile, Logo LG Benue state. --Doolumun Mosu.
I AM RECIEVING YOU IN LESSEL, USHONGO LG BENUE STATE. THIS STATION IS ROUD AND CLEAR , KEEP IT UP. THANKS, TITUS IGBE ASAWA.
the station is receive in gboko loud and clear from Engr Shachia Aese tanxs Nomyange u Tiv
I am De wm isaiah from gboko..is very instereting..keep it up 103.1..
Hi sunrays fm is heard loud and clear in Gboko.Daniel kulam from Gboko Benue state.
Your radio station is fantastic .Hearingin Gboko town
Iam Anongu Samuel Msonter listening to sunrise FM live from Tse Ukeji mbanor it is a welcome dev.keep it up please.
FROM FIDEI POLY GBOKO LOUD N CLEAR ( TERLUMUN YIO
I M TERHEMEN AKAAKPILA, I M LISTENING YOU FROM TSAR MBADUGU VANDEIKYA I AM SAY THANK U FOR THIS WANDERFUL OPPORTUNITY, AND MERRY CHRISTMAS IN ADVANCE.
Iam receiving ur radio very clear. songo from mbatiav, Gbk local govt. Thanks.
Congratulations to our Distinguished Senator for this laudable project, may the Almighty God grant him the wisdom to do more. (ITYONONGO JACOB from Gboko west ) I am hearing loud and clear thanks.
Good evening Sun raise F'M. I LOVE U. Am GBAGYO GBAGYO Jeremiah. From GWER Aliade.
My Name Is Dorua Teryila, from ushongo L. G. A I Want to Thanks Gemade for What he has don to us [Zone A] we are the best zone in benue state now because we now have two radio station on zone A so Thanks for that.
I am getting u live in GBK Yaji Terna
I am emmanuel sughter nyiyongu,from konshisha we are hhappy and is good,god tiam is d best.
Am holy gboko i love the radio
You have release us from jechira political presion yard.kudos . .i pray speedly completion of Ihugh/wuese Rord. jeiyol Orduen from Ihugh.
Iam SAAKU DOM, I RECEVED U LIFE An DIRECT FROM ZARIA. KADUNA STATE TANKS. 09021275464
The FM is live and clear here in Gboko. Kudos to Gemade. From Jacob Adugu
Good evening sir,I'm Ahar-Galu Solomon .I'm listening to your station from Ikom Local Government of Cross River State....
It's very clear, no noise at all.
Ka mo kinda titor shin tombu ortese mbashian buruku. l .g .a
I TERHEMEN MSUGHTER FORM VANGWYA WILL NEED TIV MUSIC FORM SUNRISE FM
This is my second day of getting this Radio Station on air,the reception is very clear so far.
FAGA SHIRGBA FROM
ABAKI-MBANGUR-MBADEDE VANDEIKYA LGC.
We are grade to hear this new station sunrise fm 103.1 far from ABIA MBAGBA USHONGO LGA BENUE STATE .Thank GOD And long live sen. GEMADE.THIS IS SAM TAIYOL
I AM RECEIVING FROM TSE TSAR ANGER NYIHEMBA, MBAWUAR, MBADEDE,VANDEIKYA L.G.A. I LIKE SUNRISE FM BECAUSE IT IS A COMMUNITY RADIO. FROM: YAR M. ANGER
What's an interesting and innovative development!
Iam listening to this radio station right in Gboko.
Dr. Iorfa Anonguku.