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#BETAwards17: Wizkid wins top category

Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards. The announcement was made at a special ceremony held in Los Angeles on Saturday. “Congrats to #BETAwards17 'Best International Act: Africa' winner @wizkidayo ”. The complete…

Beyonce and Jay Z [Photo: E! Online]

Beyonce, Jay Z welcome set of twins – Reports

Multiple reports Sunday morning suggest that popular music couple, Beyonce and Jay Z, have welcomed their set of twins. While the genders of the twins have not been revealed, Bey is reported to have delivered at a Los Angeles hospital. Showbiz 411 first reported on Saturday that multiple sources confirmed…


BBNaija winner, Efe, follows up with new single

Currently enjoying his new status in the entertainment industry, BBNaija winner, Efe, whose real name is Efe Michel Ejeba, has released a new banger entitled “Somebody”. This comes few weeks after he dropped his widely accepted single, “Based on Logistics”. The song, which premiered Thursday night, was produced by the usual suspect,…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his supporters after the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja discharged and acquitted him of 18-count charge of non-declaration of assets, in Abuja on Wednesday (14/6/17).
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TRENDING: Nigerians react to Saraki’s victory at CCT

Nigerians reacted most of Wednesday to news that the Code of Conduct Tribunal had cleared Senate president, Bukola Saraki, of false asset declaration charges. The tribunal said the failure of the prosecution to present witnesses who were fully part of the alleged offence against the senate president, made their evidence…

Yung L signing the new deal with ChocBoi Nation

INTERVIEW: My deal with Chocolate City not influenced by Ice Prince, M.I – Yung L

Recently signed to ChocBoi Nation, Nigerian music sensation, Yung L, whose real name is Christopher Omenye, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about his music career, challenges and more. He recently featured in Major Lazer’s international hit single "Run Up (Afrobeat mashup)" alongside international rapper, Nicki Minaj, Partynextdoor, Baseline Music act, Skales…

Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN(right) and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Afam Power Plc, Engr. Olumide Noah Obademi(left) during the inspection tour of the Afam Power Plant in  Afam, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday 8th, June 2017.

PHOTO NEWS: Fashola inspects Afam Power station

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One of the tweets condemning the ultimatum given by some Northern youth coalition for Igbos to leave some Northern States

TRENDING: Nigerians react to threat on Igbos in Northern Nigeria

Nigerians on twitter have reacted to the widespread agitations caused by the threat made on the lives of Igbos living in Northern Nigeria by some Northern groups. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, ACYF, a coalition of socio-political groups in northern Nigeria, on Tuesday issued a three months ultimatum for all…

Moji Olaiya buried

PHOTOS: Moji Olaiya buried

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From left: Representative of the Inspector-General of Police, DIG Joshak Habila; Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordinance Department, CP Chika Maidama; Commissioner of Police, Interpol, CP Olushola Zubairu; and representative of the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Emmanuel Adegboyega, during the launch of “Effective Communication and Public Relations for Nigeria Law Enforcement Agencies”, in Abuja on Tuesday (6/6/17).
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EFCC has more corruption convictions than similar agencies – Magu

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said on Tuesday that the commission has secured more convictions than its sister agencies. Mr. Magu, who was represented by the agency’s secretary, Emmanuel Adegboyega, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja at the project launch of “Law…

Waziri Adamawa and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar addressing members of Adamawa Emirate Council led by the Galadima Adamawa, Alh. Mustapha Aminu (left), at a homage to the new Waziri, at his residence in Yola, Adamawa State over the weekend.

PHOTOS: Atiku assumes new position

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has assumed office as the new Waziri of Adamawa. PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported Mr.Abubakar's appointment into the new position, a promotion from his former title of Turakin. Mr. Abubakar received a delegation from the Adamawa Emirate Council on his new position. See pictures…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, again decided to interact with the crowd who waited on the street of Calabar to welcome him during his visit to Calabar to continue the Niger Delta dialogue and MSME Clinics launch in Calabar. 1st June 2017. Photo: by Novo Isioro

PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo greets Calabar residents

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday visited Cross River State, where he held a town hall meeting with locals, and commissioned projects. Mr. Osinbajo was received by Governor Ben Ayade. The visit, according to the chairman of the governing board and management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Victor…


PHOTOS: Banks, markets, shops deserted as Ontisha residents heed Biafra sit-at-home call

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Saudi Arabia announces date for commencement of 2017 Ramadan fast

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, has announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, state media said on Thursday. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation…

Runtown For Life

Runtown shares official music video for new single “For Life”

Sequel to the release of the video of his previously released banger entitled “For Life”, Nigerian music sensation, Runtown, has released the official music video for his 2017 debut single. The song, which has garnered impressive reviews since it premiered, serves as a good follow up to his 2016 monster…

Eyo Performing at the Traditional Eyo Festival as part of the activities to Mark Lagos at 50 in Lagos on Saturday (20/5/17.
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PHOTOS: Inside Lagos’ Eyo Festival

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Skales unveils cover art, tracklist for new album

Talented Nigerian singer and Baseline Entertainment act, Skales, has unveiled the official art and tracklist for his sophomore album, “The Never Say Never Guy”. Skales, who is currently in London, made the announcement on Friday via his Instagram page. “It’s been a long time coming – The Never Say Never…

Wizkid [Photo Credit: 360nobs]

Wizkid, Tekno, Davido, Mr. Eazi, others make 2017 BET awards nomination

Nigerian music acts, Wizkid, Tekno, Davido and Mr. Eazi, have been nominated for the 2017 BET Awards in the highly controversial “Best International Act: Africa Category”. This year’s award would see Starboy Music boss, Wizkid, making the list in the same category for the second time in a row; while…

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Nigerian artiste, Geniuzz, finally shares new EP

Effyzzie Music Group has finally released the highly anticipated extended play (E.P) by its budding act, Geniuzz, titled “A Slice of Geniuzz (#ASOG)”. The release of the E.P came shortly after Genuizz premiered the official music video to his love-themed reggae tune dubbed “Love and Affection”, which has been gaining…

Yung L signing the new deal with ChocBoi Nation

Chocolate City Music signs Yung L

Chocolate City Music has signed raving Nigerian music sensation, Yung L to its imprint. Yung L, real name Christopher Omenye, is a member of G.R.I.P Music, a group he pioneered alongside Endia, J.Milla, and producer, Chopstix. Mr. Marley, as he is fondly called, is not new to the Nigerian music…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

TRENDING: Nigerians blast Lai Mohammed over Jollof rice comment

Nigerians on Twitter have lambasted the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for his comment on which country has the best jollof rice. In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, the minister was asked which country makes the best jollof rice and he responded by saying Senegal. Mr. Quest…


Runtown, Stonebwoy, M.anifest, others win at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

The 18th edition of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards closed its curtains on Saturday at the Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana. The 25-category award which celebrates the best deserving Ghanaian artistes witnessed Nigerian singer, Runtown, go home with the highly coveted “African Artist of the Year” award. The…


Wizkid’s ‘come closer’ video hits over a million views in 24 hours

Barely 24 hours after releasing the official music video for his international collaboration dubbed “Come Closer” featuring Canadian rapper, Drake, the clip has amassed over 1 million YouTube views. The tropical/dancehall inspired single which leaked a while ago as “Hush Up The Silence” premiered on OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music. Though…

Meters being pole-mounted by JEDC

Reprieve for Plateau residents on use of ‘uncertified’ meters by Jos electricity company

Following allegations of manipulations of smart meters levelled by Plateau residents against the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC, the company on Friday said it had suspended installation of smart prepaid meters. The JEDC announced the suspension after the Nigeria Electricity Management Service Agency, NEMSA, which investigated the resident’s complaints, said…

Dino Melaye

VIDEO: Dino Melaye in victory dance, says his critics will suffer

Embattled Nigerian Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has released a video to taunt his critics, vowing that they will suffer irreparably. The release of the video followed Monday’s confirmation by the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, that the lawmaker indeed graduated from the institution. In the video,…


Shaydee hints on plan to exit EME Records

Nigerian singer, songwriter and vocalist, Shadrach Folarin, widely known as Shaydee, has hinted plans to leave Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) Records. The artiste, who was signed to the label in 2012, has worked with quite a number of big names in the industry including former label mates, Wizkid, Skales, Ice Prince, Cynthia Morgan,…