PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Singer 2 Face wins MTV Africa artist of the year

Singer 2 Face wins MTV Africa artist of the year

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian singer 2 Face has won the artist of the year award during the MTV Africa Music Awards.

The singer, known for his song ‘‘African Queen,’’ told those at the ceremony: ‘‘One-love to Nigeria.’’ He also sings in the Yoruba language heard throughout southwestern Nigeria.

The MTV award ceremony took place in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos. National pride ran high as one artist took to the stage carrying the country’s green-and-white flag. Its musicians fared well during the ceremony — Nigerian act P Square won for Best Group, Nigerian singer Sasha won as best female performer and Nigerian rapper Mo Cheddah won for best new artist.

Gary Collins pays fine for leaving accident

JACKSON, Miss. — Police in Mississippi say actor and former television host Gary Collins has paid a $500 fine for leaving the scene of an accident last month.

Collins was cited for the misdemeanor Nov. 2 after his Jeep rear-ended a car at a stoplight in Jackson. Police say he exchanged information with the other driver but left before authorities arrived. Police later went to his house and gave him the ticket.

Collins attorney, Tom Royals, has said the charge was reasonable.

Collins is married to former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. He starred in the 1970s series ‘‘The Sixth Sense’’ and has made appearances on such series as ‘‘JAG,’’ ‘‘Yes, Dear’’ and ‘‘The Young and the Restless.’’

Golf Channel starting new morning show

NEW YORK — The Golf Channel is going for an earlier tee time.

The network said Friday it will introduce a weekday morning news show, starting Jan. 3. Golf will be the focus for ‘‘Morning Drive,’’ but hosts Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams will briefly fill in duffers on general news and weather.

Programming chief Tom Stathakes said the show will be reminiscent of MSNBC’s ‘‘Morning Joe.’’ He wishes Golf Channel had done this earlier because some days it doesn’t present fresh programming until evening.

Kuselias has worked for ESPN radio and TV networks, hosting ‘‘NASCAR Now’’ and ‘‘College Football Live.’’