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Nollywood Mourns As ‘Omoge Campus’ Dies

omoge campus

Various Nollywood celebrities have taken to social media to express shock over the death of their colleague, Aisha Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus. The popular Yoruba actress, died in a Canadian hospital on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Abimbola’s death has thrown many into shock including her colleagues who have taken to social media to mourn her. More details of the circumstances …

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Wole Soyinka Wins The Europe Theatre Prize


Professor Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, has won this year’s The Europe Theatre Prize. Announcing the award, the General Secretary, The Europe Theatre Prize, Alessandro Martinez, said Professor Soyinka won the Special Prize category of the award for his consistency “as a proponent of an ideal bridge between Europe and Africa in a deeply delicate period …

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D’banj Signs Mega Deal With Dugout UK


Nigerian’s music super star and entrepreneur, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.ka. D’banj, has signed a mega deal with Dugout in UK, to enable football fans across Nigeria and Africa get exclusive BTS actions live, of their favourite clubs in Europe. The deal will also present the fans opportunities to meet their favourite superstars in locker rooms. Dugout offers best unique & …

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Wizkid beats Jay Z, Lamar, Drake to MOBO award


Wizkid wins best international act at Mobo awards The Nigerian artist Wizkid may have missed the Grammy nomination this year, but he beat a strong field including Jay-Z, Drake, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar to net the best international artist prize at the Mobo awards in London Wednesday night. Other artists edged out by Wizkid are Cardi B, DJ Khaled, …

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Actresses fear coming to my hotel room at locations –Antar Laniyan

Antar Laniyan

Anyone who has had the opportunity of watching the ace actor, Antar Laniyan, work behind the scene would know that he can be likened to a soldier whenever he is working. In fact, it is a general knowledge among actors that he is not one to mess with while shooting. In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the actor stated …

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Demise of Juju Music Veteran, General Prince Adekunle

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The Juju music genre recently lost a veteran, an icon, an indigenous music orator in person of General Prince Adekunle who passed away at age 75 after a brief illness. General Prince Adekunle was a Juju music and instrumental wizard, who alongside a couple of other indigenous music acts were the music rave of the mid-late 70s and early 80s. The …

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EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

Bola Shagaya

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, an associate and friend of a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. Shagaya’s relationship with about 10 firms/account names are also being investigated by the anti-graft agency, The Nation learnt yesterday. But Shagaya, who did not hold any public …

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Nigerian-born American star Yvonne, celebrates 33 as virgin

Yvonn Orji

Yvonne Orji, the sex-drunk character Molly in HBO series Insecure, is proud to be a 33-year-old virgin, even though she is currently playing the sexy role. The Port Harcourt-born star said she is keeping herself for her husband. “She is keeping it locked. “I wasn’t going to hide it just because I’m on TV,” the Nigerian star told People. “I’m …

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Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

Christiano Ronaldo

With a five-match suspension and troubles with the Spanish tax authorities, Cristiano Ronaldo has not enjoyed the best of summers. But could the real reason behind his misfortune be that the Real Madrid star is the victim of a powerful curse? That is the opinion of one Portuguese witchdoctor, who believes that Cristiano is being punished for missing the funeral …

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Olamide’s ‘Wo’ Video Violates Tobacco Act – Ministry Of Health


The Federal Ministry of Health has warned Nigerians to be cautious of the health hazards contained in Olamide’s new music video ‘Wo’. The Ministry said on its twitter handle on Friday that the video promotes a dangerous habit that encourages second-hand smoking. They said the video, which was recently released by the YBNL boss, also contains practices accompanied with risks …

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my daughter can start dating at 15 –KSB

kenny saint brown

Singer, Kenny Saint Best, doesn’t seem to joke with her two teenage kids, even as a single mother, she has so far, made sure she took good care of them. Her daughter is gradually growing to become a beautiful damsel and when asked what age she would allow her teenage daughter to have a boyfriend, the singer hinted that it …

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Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Holyfield and Lagos Gov

Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield has arrived Lagos ahead of his ‘mouth-watering’ bout with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ‘Rhumbles in Lagos”, a charity fight,   is part of the ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State. It will take place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island. Holyfield poses with Ambode Ambode gives a gift …

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‘Tinubu to foot Bill of Moji Olaiya’s Body’ repatriation

Tinubu and Moji Olaiya's daughter

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has paid for the repatriation of the body of late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, the committee for her burial said. The Publicity Secretary for the Moji Olaiya Burial Committee, Mr Yomi Fabiyi, said this in an Instagram post on Monday. According to him, Senator Tinubu, who is the National Grand …

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BBNaija: Bisola Joins Mavins and others At TMC

bbnaija Bisola

First runner-up in the 2017 Big Brother Nigeria reality game show has signed a management deal with Temple Management Company (TMC). TMC is the same team managing Mavins artiste. The deal, which was concluded on Thursday, also saw Bisola reuniting with Mavins artiste, Iyanya, after their first meeting during the maiden edition of MTN project fame 10 years ago. The …

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Just In: Actress Moji Olaiya dies at 42

Moji Olaiya

Nollywood star actress Moji Olaiya has been reported dead. She was 42 years old. Multiple sources said she died of heart attack in Canada, where she gave birth to a baby girl in March. The baby was her second child. Her first daughter is 18 years old. The beautiful actress, who had featured in many Yoruba and English movies  married …

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Photo News: Obasanjo’s son weds Baba Ijebu’s daughter

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Olujonwo, one of the sons of former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday wedded Temitope, daughter of Chief Kessington Adebutu, at the Methodist Church of the Trinity, Tinubu Lagos. Below are some pictures from the event The couple cutting their cake The couple, Olujonwo Obasanjo and Temitope Adebutu The couple and their parents. Mother of groom missing Ambassador Walter Carrington and …

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Mercy Aigbe’s Husband, Lanre Gentry Could Get Three Years In Jail if…

mercy aigbe and husband

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry’s husband, Lanre, could face up to three years in prison if found guilty of the three charges levelled against him by a magistrate court in Lagos. The actress, last week admitted that she had been enduring an abusive marriage to Lanre Gentry as she shared pictures of her battered face on social media. She also claimed …

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Femi Kuti about Setting a New World Record

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Legendary saxophonist, Femi Kuti, on Sunday came close to setting a new world record for the longest single note on a saxophone. The Afrobeat star held a single note for 46 minutes 38 seconds during an event at the Africa Shrine in Lagos, South-West Nigeria. Although he knocked off world number two, Kenny G, who held his note for 45 …

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Leicester City complete Ahmed Musa deal

Ahmed Musa

Leicester City FC have completed the signing of Nigerian international Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal for £16 million. The EPL champions made the Super Eagles hitman their target after he bagged 13 goals  in 30 league appearances for the Russian side last season. Musa scored 54 goals in 168 games for CSKA. Expressing his delight at completing …

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Legendary actress, Bukky Ajayi dies at 82, buried amid tears

Bukky Ajayi

The Yoruba movie Industry and indeed the entire Nigerian entertainment industry has once again lost one of its rare gems, Zainab Bukky Ajayi, who blessed the world with her inimitable acting talent. She passed on at the age of 82, at about 11am yesterday. Reports say that she has been battling with a heart related condition before she passed on …

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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Muhammad Ali in his youthful days

Boxing legend and former World Heavyweight Champion, Muhammed Ali is dead. The 74 year old boxer died on Friday after years of battle with Parkinson disease. Before his death he has been in intensive care embroiled in his most courageous bout – for his life. The children of the sporting icon have rushed to be at his bedside as doctors …

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Jackson family to set up music academy in Lagos

Jermaine Jackson

The Jackson Family are putting plans in place to set up a music academy in Lagos. Jermaine Jackson on April 29, 2016 laid out the plans to set up a Jackson Academy Performing Art School in Lagos to raise musical talents in Nigeria and Africa. Jackson revealed the plan when he paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Commissioner …

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Angélique Kidjo Wins Human Rights Award

Angelique Kijo

Amnesty International has given its top 2016 human rights award to Grammy Award-winning musician Angélique Kidjo and to three African youth activist movements for their work standing up to injustice, the organisation announced on Wednesday. Benin-born Kidjo and groups Y’en a marre from Senegal, le Balai Citoyen from Burkina Faso and Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA) from the Democratic Republic …

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Lil Kesh confirms contract over with YBNL

Lil Kesh

Lil Kesh has confirmed he is leaving Olamide’sYBNL record label which brought him to limelight. Kesh confirmed this via his Instagram page yesterday. “Ok so it’s true that my contract ended about two weeks ago. Like we all know, my contract with YBNL was for two years but that’s the business side to it. And did I state that my …

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Tee Billz accuses Tiwa Savage of infidelity, considers suicide

Tiwa and Tee Billz

Tunji Balogun a.k.a Tee Billz, husband and former manager of popular Nigerian female artiste, Tiwa Savage, on Thursday accused his wife of infidelity and contemplated suicide. In a flurry of Instagram posts, deleted about three hours after they were posted, Tee Billz said he sacrificed his life for Tiwa Savage, putting in work and my money to her success. Yet …

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Papa Wemba, the Congolese music legend, slumps and dies on stage

Papa Wemba

Congolese Music legend, Papa Wemba, died around 9:10 GMT in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital, his manager Marie Laure Yaone, has confirmed in a Facebook post. The Soukous maestro, who was performing with his band at the FEMUA 9 musical concert, slumped on Stage at about 5:30 GMT on Sunday. His dancers and members of the Red Cross could not …

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Davido gets N100m from Pepsi deal


It appears as though Davido, Nigerian singer and pop star who was born David Adeleke, is now richer by N100 million. The Babcock university graduate announced a two-year deal with Pepsi few days ago on his social media account, joining colleagues like Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Di’Ja, who are already ambassadors of the brand. The details of the contract were …

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Why I reported Wizkid to the police – Linda Ikeji

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The ongoing feud between blogger, Linda Ikeji and talented singer, Ayo balogun, aka Wizkid took another twist after Linda confirmed the reports that she has issued a complaint about Wizkid with the Nigerian Police in a recent post on published on her blog. By Linda Ikeji lindaI’m sure many of you have read that the police is now involved in …

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Nollywood actress convicted for reckless driving gets N2 million bail


The Court of Appeal in Lagos Thursday granted Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima,‎a N2 million bail. While granting the bail with two sureties in like sum, the appellate court ruled that Ms. Fiberesima bail application had merit. The actress had been sentenced to five years in prison, in 2009, by a Lagos High Court. On March 12, the Court of Appeal‎ …

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PSquare brothers reconcile after weeks of public drama


PSquare, Nigerian musical group comprising the Okoye brothers, seems to have buried the hatchet after weeks of drama and public spat about splitting up. Peter and Paul Okoye took to their social media pages to share similar pictures with the same captions. “That it took our stupidity to realize that FAMILY comes first, We are VERY SORRY.” Jude Okoye, their …

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