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Demise of Juju Music Veteran, General Prince Adekunle

Demise of Juju Music Veteran, General Prince Adekunle

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

Nigerian-born American star Yvonne, celebrates 33 as virgin

Nigerian-born American star Yvonne, celebrates 33 as virgin

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 ... Read More »

Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

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 ... Read More »

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

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 ... Read More »

my daughter can start dating at 15 –KSB

my daughter can start dating at 15 –KSB

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 ... Read More »

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

BBNaija: Bisola Joins Mavins and others At TMC

BBNaija: Bisola Joins Mavins and others At TMC

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 ... Read More »

Just In: Actress Moji Olaiya dies at 42

Just In: Actress Moji Olaiya dies at 42

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

Femi Kuti  about Setting a New World Record

Femi Kuti about Setting a New World Record

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 ... Read More »

Leicester City complete Ahmed Musa deal

Leicester City complete Ahmed Musa deal

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

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 ... Read More »

Jackson family to set up music academy in Lagos

Jackson family to set up music academy in Lagos

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 ... Read More »

Angélique Kidjo Wins Human Rights Award

Angélique Kidjo Wins Human Rights Award

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 ... Read More »

Lil Kesh confirms contract over with YBNL

Lil Kesh confirms contract over with YBNL

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 ... Read More »

Tee Billz accuses Tiwa Savage of infidelity, considers suicide

Tee Billz accuses Tiwa Savage of infidelity, considers suicide

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

Davido gets N100m from Pepsi deal

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 ... Read More »

Why I reported Wizkid to the police – Linda Ikeji

Why I reported Wizkid to the police – Linda Ikeji

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 ... Read More »

Nollywood actress convicted for reckless driving gets N2 million bail

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 ... Read More »

PSquare brothers reconcile after weeks of public drama

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 ... Read More »

Ibinabo Fiberisima suffering from cancer, heads to S’court to challenge A’Court ruling

Ibinabo Fiberisima suffering from cancer, heads to S’court to challenge A’Court ruling

Ibinabo Fiberisima, veteran Nollywood actress, who bagged a five-year jail sentence for manslaughter, says she is suffering from breast cancer. The delectable actress has also asked the supreme court to set aside the judgment of the appellate court on health grounds. In a six paragraph affidavit of urgency deposed to by one Victor Eden, the deponent averred that a tumour ... Read More »

Late Dr Giwa’s sister shed more light on Ibinabo’s case and family’s position

Late Dr Giwa’s sister shed more light on Ibinabo’s case and family’s position

Biola Giwa-Adeyemi sister to late Dr Giwa that lost his life in a crash involving Nollywood actress Ibinabo Fiberesima has shed more light on the case. She says….. ”First of all, the case was between Lagos state Government Vs Ibinabo Fiberesima but not Giwa Vs Ibinabo Febresima. On this faithful day of Feb 26th 2006 along the Lekki Epe Express ... Read More »

PSquare’s Peter Okoye Finally goes solo

PSquare’s Peter Okoye Finally goes solo

Peter Okoye, a member of Nigerian musical duo, PSquare, has begun operating solo, after 19 years of togetherness with twin brother. Following weeks of intense wrangling in the huge-followed group, last week, he took to his Instagram page to announce his new management. Peter, who performed alone at an event in Abuja on Saturday, March 12, released the contact details of ... Read More »

A’Court upheld 5 Years Imprisonment of Ibinabo Fiberesima for Manslaughter

A’Court upheld 5 Years Imprisonment of Ibinabo Fiberesima for Manslaughter

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has upheld the judgement of a Lagos State High Court sentencing an ex-beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima, to five years imprisonment for manslaughter. The lower court presided over by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi had convicted Fiberesima of manslaughter, ruling that the actress’ reckless driving was responsible for the death of one Dr. Giwa Suraj ... Read More »

AMVCA 2016: Full List Of Winners

AMVCA 2016: Full List Of Winners

The 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) took place on Saturday, March 5 in Lagos. The award, which held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos had several African celebrities appearing in style. It was the best of African fashion as top stars climbed the stage to present and receive the AMVCA plaque. The ... Read More »