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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,…


Sugarboy, Kiss Daniel to be sued for alleged copyright infringement

Barely 24 hours after the release of their single, “Kilamity”, G-Worldwide acts, Sugarboy and Kiss Daniel, could be sued for copyright infringement. The Pop-Dancehall track which quickly garnered the attention of fans is now the centre of a planned copyright infringement lawsuit aimed at G-Worldwide Music. The Silent Music Company…

The completed Jalingo -Kona-Lau-Karim Lamido, Phase l Federal Highway.INSET: Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (middle), Commissioner of Works & Transportation, Taraba State, Dr. Tafarki Eneme (right) and Managing Director, Moulds Nigeria Limited, Engr. Samuel Oyefemi(left) during the Hon. Minister's inspection tour of the completed Jalingo -Kona-Lau-Karim Lamido Road, Phase l built in partnership with the State Government in Taraba State  on Friday 17, March 2017.

PHOTOS: Fashola inspects projects in Gombe, Taraba

[caption id="attachment_226520" align="alignleft" width="523"] The completed section of rehabilitation work on the Gombe - Numan -Yola Phase lI (Gombe-Kaltungo) Federal Highway .INSET: Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN(right) being briefed by the Managing Director, Messrs. Triacta Nigeria Limited, Mr Elie Farhat (left) and others during the…

Meters being pole-mounted by JEDC

Consumers at daggers drawn with Jos Electricity Distribution Company over new service measures

Electricity consumers in Plateau State are angry with the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC, over a series of service measures introduced by the company. A group of the consumers, the Coalition of Plateau Residents and Consumers of JEDC, has risen to lead a campaign against the measures, which it argues…


Davido denies fathering secret child

DMW boss, Davido, has reacted to the news making the rounds that he secretly fathered a daughter four years ago. Ayotomide Labinjo, a 26-year-old lady based in Ibadan, alleged that Davido impregnated her after they slept together twice when the singer was in Ibadan. The singer, a father of one,…


Seyi Shay, iLLBliss, Skales, others storm Abuja Industry Night

Xhale Lounge in Abuja played host to the maiden event of the Abuja Industry Night on Thursday February 23. The night was graced by some of the finest artistes in the Nigerian music industry with Nigerian singer and songwriter, Seyi Shay, CAPital Hill Music boss, iLLBLiss, Baseline Music act, Skales…

Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN(left),Commandant National Defence College, Rear Admiral Samuel Ilesanmi Alade(right) and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III (middle) shortly after the Opening Session of the  7th Edition of the National Security Seminar 2017 organized by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College with the theme, "Consolidating on the Gains of Counter Terrorism Operations in Nigeria," at the National Defence College Auditorium, Abuja on Tuesday 21st, February 2017.

PHOTO SPEAKS: Fashola, Sultan, others at National Security Summit

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Styl-Plus returns with new single “Aso Ibora”

Nigerian music duo, Shifi Emoefe and Zeal Onyecheme, popularly known as Styl-Plus, have released a new single “Aso Ibora” which means blanket in Yoruba dialect. The serenading single was produced by Blaq Jerzee and is set to rock the airwaves this valentine season. The song was mixed and mastered by…


Gordons apologises for calling Tuface illiterate

Popular Nigerian comedian, Gordons, has apologised for calling Tuface an illiterate. Gordons said this after Tuface backed out from leading the nationwide anti-government protest of Monday. Tuface initiated the protest but called it off Saturday evening. The cancellation triggered reactions especially on various social media platforms. In a video posted…

Adamawa State University

Adamawa University lecturers to continue indefinite strike

The lecturers at the Adamawa State University, Mubi, have indicated plans to continue their indefinite strike which started on December 14 2016. The union is protesting the alleged victimisation of its members, the reconstitution of the school management, implementation of payment of Earned Academic Allowances, EAA, promotion of staff which…

Davido and Mayorkun

PT MUSIC CHART: Top 20 Naija songs released in January

The year 2016 was outstanding especially for artistes who put out superb releases across various genres of music. This year is already shaping up with a continuation of outstanding first impressions with an array of albums already in the making. As we look on to the year ahead of us,…

Drake and Wizkid

Wizkid bags U.S. award for writing Drake’s “One Dance”

Nigerian music sensation and Starboy Music Worldwide boss, Wizkid, has earned himself another international award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). ASCAP, according to Wikipedia, is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a…

Beyonce [Photo credit: Instagram - @beyonce]

Beyoncé announces pregnancy, exposes baby bump

American singer and songwriter, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, widely known as Beyonce, has announced that she is heavily pregnant. The mother of one and wife of veteran American rapper, Jay Z, made the announcement to her over 92 million followers on Instagram. The post which exposes her baby bump suggests that…

Yemi Alade [Photo Credit: Instagram - @Yemialade]

Yemi Alade set to release EP “Mama Afrique (The Extended Play)”

Nigerian Afro-pop singer and Effyzzie Music Group songstress, Yemi Alade, is gearing up for the release of an Extended Play (EP) titled “Mama Afrique (The Extended Play)”. The highly anticipated EP is a continuation of her sophomore album, “Mama Africa (The Diary of an African Woman)” which was released in…

Mr Eazi

Mr Eazi announces release date for “Accra to Lagos” EP

Fast rising Nigerian music sensation and Starboy Music Worldwide act, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade,also known as Mr Eazi, has announced release date for his highly anticipated EP, “Accra to Lagos”. The album, which according to him has sold over 200 thousand copies in Pre-Order sales, is set for release on February…

J Martins

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J Martins drops new Single “Ring the Bell”

Talented singer, songwriter and producer, Martins Okechukwu Joshua, aka J Martins, has dropped his first single of 2017 titled “Ring The Bell”. The release coincides with the 10th year anniversary of his music career. The soft-spoken singer shared these information in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. “I’m grateful…

Davido Adeleke

Davido signs new artiste to DMW

Sony BMG act and Davido Music World (DMW) boss, David Adeleke, widely known by his stage name, Davido, has made a new addition to his imprint. Davido made the grand announcement via his Instagram page. “Welcome @yonda_music to DMW 2017 Bad boy boutta burn it up!! Big ups @abbricks (Lazyboy…

Ayo Jay

‎Ayo Jay releases two new records

Fast rising Afrobeat singer, Ayo Jay, resurfaces with two new hit singles titled “Want You” and “The Vibe”. “Want You”, which has been described as catchy, melodic and a sing-along song was produced by Melvitto, the same producer who produced his mega hit single “Your Number”. “The vibe” which was…

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‘Tekno in New York to sign Sony deal’

Triple MG lead act, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, is currently in New York City to seal a record deal with Sony Music. Label bosses, Ubi Franklin, and CEO Upfront and Personal, Paul Okoye, accompanied him on the trip. This was made known in an Instagram video shared…


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