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SARS officials allegedly harass music star Dr SID

SARS officials allegedly harass music star Dr SID   Mavin Record’s artiste, Sidney Esiri a.k.a Dr. Sid has been allegedly harassed by Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) operatives in Lagos. According to various online media, SARS operatives, who mistook the singer for a ‘Yahoo boy’, seized his phone, intimidated and harassed him on Wednesday. According to the reports, an eyewitness identified...... more

Linda Ikeji’s predicaments were the reason why I got married — Controversial Blogger, Kisha

Linda Ikeji’s predicaments were the reason why I got married — Controversial Blogger, Kisha Imo-born blogger Kisha who is known for her controversial way of life seems to be picking on millionaire blogger Linda Ikeji. Both Linda and Kisha are Imo State-born but residing in Lagos and one would wonder why she (Kisha) could make such a reference to  her (Linda). The Amibo Island CEO...... more

Music star Diamond Platnumz risks 12 months jail term, fine over expensive kiss

Music star Diamond Platnumz risks 12 months jail term, fine over expensive kiss  One of Africa’s top musicians – Diamond Platnumz – has been questioned by Tanzanian police after posting a video clip of himself playfully kissing a woman on Instagram, which authorities say is indecent. It comes a few weeks after the award-winning “bongo flava” hip hop star threatened to leave the East...... more

Comedian Akpororo and wife welcome set of twins

Comedian Akpororo and wife welcome set of twins   Ace stand-up comedian Jephthah Bowoto a.k.a. Akpororo, has announced that his wife, Josephine, had given birth to a set of twins.  The elated artiste shared a video on his Instagram, posting a video of himself celebrating with friends and captioned the post, “I done born oo”.  He wrote: “I done...... more

4 Nollywood films screen in U.S.

4 Nollywood films screen in U.S.   ‘Ojukokoro’ and three other Nollywood films – ‘Oblivious’, ‘The Encounter’, and ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’, were screened on Saturday night at Metrograph Theatre, New York. ‘Ojukokoro’ (greed) is the hilarious feature film leading the line-up at the inaugural ‘Nollywood 3.0 Images and Stories From the African Diaspora Film Series’ in...... more

Davido, Wizkid top 2018 Headies nominees list

Davido, Wizkid top 2018 Headies nominees list   Iconic Nigerian singers Davido, Wizkid, Simi and Olamide top list of nominees for the 2018 Headies Award, a ceremony that recognises outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Smooth Promotions, organisers of the annual music fiesta, on Friday released the list of...... more

Big Brother Naija: Anto wins Airtel Touching Lives challenge

Big Brother Naija: Anto wins Airtel Touching Lives challenge   The Big brother Naija housemate, Anto, has emerged the winner of the Airtel Touching Lives challenge on Day 73 of the ongoing Big Brother Naija show. On Wednesday, 11th April, 2018, housemates were tasked to perform a selfless act of kindness towards one another sponsored by Airtel Touching Lives, a...... more

Censors Board declares popular Mexican soaps aired on Nigerian TV stations illegal

Censors Board declares popular Mexican soaps aired on Nigerian TV stations illegal   The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) says Mexican Soaps aired on some local television stations in Nigeria are unclassified and unlicensed.  Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.  According to him, many, if not...... more

Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky returns to Lagos with Adekunle Gold

Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky returns to Lagos with Adekunle Gold Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky, Nigeria’s biggest and brightest afro-jazz music platform, reemerged Saturday, March 31, 2018 for another lush experience at Cubana Lounge in downtown Victoria Island, Lagos. Staying true to its promise of a night where flavour is king and afro-jazz is the beat, Johnnie Walker Black Label turned on...... more

Hollywood star John Boyega to invest in Nollywood

   Hollywood star John Boyega to invest in Nollywood   John Boyega with Charles Okpaleleke and other members of PlayNetwork Nigeria at Glenfidich circle of maverick’s business meeting in Abuja  Edward Ojiah  Hollywood actor, John Boyega has expressed willingness to invest in Nollywood to further boost the movie sector.  Boyega, 27, spoke with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday...... more

Star actor jailed for killing antelope

Star actor jailed for killing antelope An Indian court Thursday sentenced top Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in jail over the killing of a protected deer nearly two decades ago, a prosecution lawyer said.   “The court has sentenced Salman Khan to five years’ imprisonment and fined him 10,000 rupees (about 154 dollars),” Mahipal Bishnoi...... more

It’s all lies; nobody was raped at Flavour’s concert: Police

It’s all lies; nobody was raped at Flavour’s concert: Police The Police in Enugu State, Wednesday, described as untrue reported rape of about 20 ladies at a musical concert, which featured popstar, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour. The concert was held past weekend at the Michael Okpara Square. The media were awash with reports that over 20 ladies were allegedly...... more

Iyanya, Bisola, woo BBNaija star Teddy A for music collabo

Iyanya, Bisola, woo BBNaija star Teddy A for music collabo   Recently evicted housemate Teddy A has received invitations for music collaborations from Nigerian pop artist Iyanya and BBNaija season two first runner-up Bisola.  The two musicians, who are signed on the same management platform, reached out to Teddy A through their Twitter accounts after his eviction on Sunday.  ‘Kukere’ crooner,...... more

Controversies trail BBNaija Sunday eviction result

Controversies trail BBNaija Sunday eviction result Several controversies have trailed BBNaija’s Sunday eviction results, as concerns raised from various quarters suggest the results might have been ‘rigged’. This is the first time the show, which is in its third season, has been accused of tampering with votes for gains and ratings. Prior to the show, several viewers...... more

Anthony Joshua set for unification title fight in Cardiff

Anthony Joshua set for unification title fight in Cardiff A leaner and lighter Anthony Joshua weighed in some six pounds heavier than Joseph Parker on Friday for the battle of the undefeated heavyweight world champions in Cardiff.   The Briton tipped the scales at 17 stones four pounds and two ounces at the weigh-in, attended by a crowd of more...... more

Miss Africa Beauty pageant holds Friday, March 30

Miss Africa Beauty pageant holds Friday, March 30 Miss Africa Beauty Queen Spa and Lounge, organisers of the 2018 Miss Africa Beauty Queen pageant, has expressed readiness for the pageant billed to hold this Friday, March 30, 2018 at the ball room of Oriental Hotel, Lagos.   The pageant seeks to empower young African ladies while still correcting the narrative about...... more

Small Doctor, Solidstar, Amb. Wahala to headline Kill Corruption Concert

Small Doctor, Solidstar, Amb. Wahala to headline Kill Corruption Concert Abuja-based comedian, Ambassador Wahala, will be having a free concert to support the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by using music and comedy to preach the anti-corruption message. The event will be held on Sunday, April 1, in Unity Fountain, Maitama. It will feature topnotch Nigeria musicians...... more

Rap superstar DMX sentenced to a year in prison for tax fraud

Rap superstar DMX sentenced to a year in prison for tax fraud Rapper DMX was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for evading $1.7 million in taxes. The sentence in Manhattan federal court came after the judge agreed to listen to the track “Slippin’,” one of DMX’s biggest hits, which defense attorneys said showed a man who knew what it was to...... more

‘Black Panther’ dethroned at the Box Office

‘Black Panther’ dethroned at the Box Office After weeks of speculating which film could slow “Black Panther’s” impressive roll, “Pacific Rim Uprising” took the top spot at the domestic box office. Universal and Legendary’s “Pacific Rim Uprising” landed a modest $28 million opening weekend at 3,708 locations. The monster battle movie has garnered mixed critical response, with a...... more

Nollywood, Hollywood plan annual exhibition of Nigeria’s best films

Nollywood, Hollywood plan annual exhibition of Nigeria’s best films “Nollywood in Hollywood”, a collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood to showcase Nigeria’s best films, is now to become an annual event. The organisers of the event revealed this as two Nollywood films – THE BRIDGE and ISOKEN – were showcased in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Saturday night at The Eileen Norris...... more

Nollywood films break into Hollywood

Nollywood films break into Hollywood Nollywood films – 93 DAYS, THE BRIDGE and ISOKEN, would showcase in Hollywood, California, starting on Friday, in what would be the first collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood. This is the first time that the foremost film programme in the world and the most historic of all of Hollywood’s cinema houses...... more

Tiwa Savage files for divorce from hubby

Tiwa Savage files for divorce from hubby Popular Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has allegedly filed for divorce from her estranged husband Tunji Balogun, a.k.a TeeBillz. According to media reports, all attempts by the couple to resolve their differences have failed, and Tiwa, has allegedly call it quit, citing ‘unsolvable issues’ as the reason for the decision. However, Tiwa...... more

Nigerian artistes storm UN headquarters

Nigerian artistes storm UN headquarters Some Nigerian women artistes on Sunday night “locked down” the UN headquarters complex in New York to spotlight various themes such as human trafficking, suicide bombing, and sexism and sexual harassment. Tagged ‘Unity in Diversity: An evening of art and hope with Nigerian women’, was meant to show the strength of...... more

Nigerian music, movies make waves in Sierra Leone

Nigerian music, movies make waves in Sierra Leone Nigerian Music and Noollywood movies are currently making waves in Sierra Leone’s entertainment industry, especially in Freetown, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has revealed. A NAN correspondent, who was in Freetown to monitor the country’s general elections reports on Sunday that Nigerian music was being played in...... more

Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards appoints Curve Communications as PR Agency

Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards appoints Curve Communications as PR Agency  The Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) has appointed a Nigerian firm, Curve Communications Limited as its international public relations agency for the 2018 edition. The Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards promotes culture and celebrates outstanding achievements of African and Hollywood celebrities, musicians, comedians, sport personalities, community leaders and royal dignitaries....... more

PEFTI, Adedokun to fete female filmmakers

  PEFTI, Adedokun to fete female filmmakers The Pencil Film and Television Institute (PEFTI) in conjunction with Niran Adedokun, lawyer and celebrated author of the book, “Ladies Calling the Shots”, have announced plans to fete female filmmakers in Nigeria in commemoration of the International Women’s Day. The  organisers said the event will drive conversations around the huge role...... more

Rap mogul Rick Ross suffers heart attack, put on life support •Diddy, Snoop Dogg, other stars call for prayers

Rap mogul Rick Ross suffers heart attack, put on life support •Diddy, Snoop Dogg, other stars call for prayers Missy Elliott, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Snoop Dogg are among stars urging fans to “pray” for the rapper Rick Ross, who has reportedly been hospitalised and put on life support after suffering a heart attack. Ross was hospitalised early Thursday morning after he was found unresponsive in his Florida home by...... more

War Against Child Marriage: Kofoworola’s Akinlaja’s movie ‘Aito’ to premiere March 4

War Against Child Marriage: Kofoworola’s Akinlaja’s movie ‘Aito’ to premiere March 4 In a continuous bid to combat child marriage in Africa, fast-rising Nollywood Actress Kofoworola Akinlaja is set to premiere a new movie ‘Aito’ meaning ‘Misfit’ in Lagos. The movie, which features other big guns in the Yoruba Nollywood such as Yinka Quadri, Ayo Mogaji, Toyin Adegbola, Kunle Afod, Yetunde Wunmi, and...... more

Ed Sheeran named Best-selling Global Artist of 2017

Ed Sheeran named Best-selling Global Artist of 2017 British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the world’s best-selling artist of 2017 on Monday, thanks to his album “Divide” and singles “Shape of You” and “Perfect”. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said that “Divide”, which was released in March 2017, went multi-platinum in 36 nations. Sheeran’s pop ballad...... more

Super Seven Movement springs up in juju music industry

  Super Seven Movement springs up in juju music industry Ambassador Segun Nabi, erstwhile Lagos State Chairman (otherwise known as Governor) of the Association of Juju Musicians of Nigeria (AJUMN), has resigned and started the Super Seven Movement, Which he described as a coalition of forces to take Juju music back to the forefront in the Nigerian music, showbiz and entertainment...... more

 

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