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Singer Flavour named brand ambassador of “Life Beer’’

Popular singer/multi-instrumentalist, Flavour, has been unveiled as Brand Ambassador of Life Beer produced by Nigerian…

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Committee of All Africa Music Awards mourns Papa Wemba

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African…

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INTERVIEW: When I marry, it will be a secret wedding – D’banj

Multiple award winning Nigerian Hip-Hop artiste, D’banj, has said stated his marriage intentions. The singer…

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Congolese music legend, Papa Wemba, dies after slumping 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.…

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New MTV Base roles excite D’Banj, Falz

Popular Nigeria music artistes D’Banj and Falz The Bahd Guy have both voiced their excitement at the new roles they have been handed by MTV Base which recently unveiled a revolutionary content catalogue as well as the “My Life, My Base” campaign. MTV Base viewers are set to be entertained…

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Nigeria Copyrights agency arrests 35 pirates, seizes N40 million pirated items

The Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, says it arrested 35 suspected pirates and seized pirated items worth N40 million within three months. The Director-General of the commission, Afam Ezekude, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr. Ezekude was speaking on the commission’s enforcement…

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Hausa musician, Sani Dandawo, dies at 72

A Taushe Hausa musician, Sani Aliyu Dandawo, has died at the age of 72. "Dandawo died at his home in Yauri, Yauri Local Government of Kebbi State on Sunday evening after a protracted illness," a family source confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES. He is survived by his aged mother, two wives,…

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Majek Fashek drums up support for President Buhari

Majek Fashek, a veteran musician, on Sunday night, urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari "in his efforts to strengthen and rebuild the country.'' The "Send Down the Rain" crooner made the call during his performance at the "AY Live’’ comedy show held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in…

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Famous ‘Iyawo Asiko’ music crooner, Olumuyiwa Osinuga, alias ‘No More Loss’, is dead

Renowned Nigerian musician, Olumuyiwa Osinuga, alias 'No More Loss', popularly known for his hit track 'Iyawo Asiko' is dead. His death was confirmed Monday when PREMIUM TIMES called his mobile phone. A lady who didn't identify herself answered the call and made the disclosure. "He cannot answer the phone," the…

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Why we broke up – Peter of P-Square

One half of pop star group, P-Square, Peter Okoye, has shed more light into the cause of the apparently irreconcilable spat between himself and his brother, Paul. In an interview with The NET magazine, ‎Peter said the current spat, which has all but ended the group's union, ought to have…

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Sound Sultan set to release 7th album

Award​-​winning Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and recording artiste, Sound Sultan, has announced the release date for his new album, ​"​Out Of The Box​"​ #OOTB. The album​,​ which was supposed to ​be released in 2015, will drop June 1, a source from Naija Ninja confirmed. This is his ​seventh​ album and…

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J Martins to release fourth Album

Talented Nigerian singer and producer, J Martins, has disclosed plans to release his fourth studio album titled “Authentic”. J Martins, well recognised in the Nigerian music industry, said in a statement on Thursday in Abuja that the album would be released on March 21. The singer known for his hit…

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Copyright Infringement: MTN loses bid to stop trial

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday held that MTN Nigeria and its Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman, must face trial over alleged copyright infringements, notwithstanding settlement with a complainant. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave the ruling in an application filed by an Abuja based musician, Dovie Omenuwoma-Eniwo (a.k.a. Baba 2010)…

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Nigerians dominate upcoming KORA Awards

Nigerian artists prominently dominated nominations for 2016 KORA music Awards scheduled for March 20 in Windhoek, Namibia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) checks on the nominees for the All African Music Awards revealed that no fewer than 15 Nigerian artists and musical works were nominated for various categories. NAN…

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Cynthia Morgan wades into Psquare, Jude Okoye’s feud

Northside Entertainment act and Nigerian dancehall sensation, Cynthia Morgan, has penned down an emotional letter to the Okoye brothers, Jude and power duo, Psquare (Peter and Paul). The controversial act who is signed to Jude Okoye’s label, Northside Entertainment, has expressed her dismay over the recent feud between the brothers,…

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Nigerian Rapper, Ruggedman, lands N50 million endorsement deal

Veteran Nigerian rapper and CEO of Rugged Records, Rugged Man (Michael Stephens), has landed an endorsement deal with a real estate company, Numatville Megacity. The deal will see the rapper go home with a plot of land worth N50 million. The endorsement is an initiative of Akin Olowookere, former Board…

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Broadway Musical, Sister Act, Comes to Nigeria

World–acclaimed Broadway musical, Sister Act, will berth in Nigeria later this year and will parade an all-Nigerian cast. One of the most successful musical theatre productions of all time, its Nigerian production is the brainchild of Nigerian manufacturer and 'serial entrepreneur,' Dr. Soji Akinkugbe in collaboration with top executives of…

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Copyright Infringement: Musician wants charge against MTN dropped, NCC says no

A Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed March 3 to decide whether it would try MTN Nigeria and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ferdi Moolman, for copyright infringement. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba fixed the date at the Thursday hearing in a charge filed against MTN and Moolman over alleged infringement of…

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5 reasons many upcoming Nigerian artistes fail

The Nigerian music industry has without any doubt grown beyond our expectations. The growth has not only been felt in the quality of music but monetarily also. These successes have served as a catalyst for people, especially teenagers to join the industry. A couple of years ago, parents frowned at…

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Northern Nigeria popular musician, Sani Dan-Indo, is dead

A famous musician in Nigeria's north, Sani Dan-Indo, has died. He was 55. The musician died in Kano on Sunday night after a brief illness, family and associates said. According to his son, Zubairu Dan-Indo, who spoke to journalists in Kano, Mr. Dan-Indo was in good health Sunday, only for…

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Darey Art Alade announces “Love Like A Movie 3”, with international superstar, Ciara

R&B superstar Dare Art Alade has revealed that the third edition of his highly anticipated concert, Love Like a Movie, will hold on 28 February, 2016, and will feature International Grammy award winning superstar, Ciara. Love Like A Movie, which has recorded two hugely successful editions in 2013 and 2014…

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Davido signs record deal with Sony Music

By Gift Iyaji One of Nigeria’s most celebrated musicians, David Adedeji, popularly known as Davido, has signed a musical record deal with world extolled musical record, Sony Music. The American-based company made this known in a statement published on its website. According to the statement, the deal entails Davido making…

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M-Net entertainment holds ‘The Voice Nigeria’ audition in Abuja

M-Net African Magic, a TV entertainment channel, on Saturday began its Abuja auditioning for its reality television singing show, “The Voice Nigeria”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, “The Voice Nigeria” is a reality television singing competition. The two-day auditioning which began on Jan. 16 at the Bolingo…

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Nigerian makes wave in Indian music reality show, beats over 8,000 natives

A Nigerian student, Ado Abdulkadir, is making wave in India after beating thousands of natives in a superhit Indian music reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Mr. Abdulkadir, an indigene of Kano State, held spectators in awe as he sang and danced his way through the 17th round. In…

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Lagos set ​to host Nigeria’s ​f​irst ​stage ​m​usical, Kakadu

Lagos, known as ​Nigeria's entertainment capital, will have the honour of hosting the internationally acclaimed stage musical, Kakadu, this holiday season. The epic stage show, according to the organisers will be showing at the Agip Recital hall, Muson center,​ on December 29 and 30 2015, and from the January 1…