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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Grandson steps into Baba Legba’s music shoes, releases first album

The grandson of late Apala musician, Yusuf Olatunji, popularly known as Baba Legba, has re-awakened the music spirit of his grandfather 37 years after his demise. The grandson, Abideen Yusuf-Olatunji, on Sunday launched his maiden album, which was the replica of his grandfather’s work, at an event held at the…

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Donnie McClurkin, Okonkwo, Barbados singers to grace Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols

Foremost American Gospel singer, Donnie McClurkin, and the General Overseer of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Bishop Mike Okonkwo, are expected to grace Akwa Ibom 2015 Christmas Carol festival. Other international singers expected at the festival billed for Dec. 19 included Angela Christie, Shirley Caesar and the National Choir of…

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Low turnout at Abuja Jazz Expo

The maiden Abuja Jazz Expo on Saturday witnessed a low turnout of music lovers and revellers. Participants at the expo attributed the poor turnout to low publicity and the economic crunch in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that‎ the expo was meant to give jazz lovers in…

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How Nigerian musicians helped my victory in 2015 presidential election — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Kaduna formally expressed his gratitude and that of the APC for the tremendous contributions artistes made to the party's victory in this year’s general elections. Declaring the Kaduna Music Festival (KADAMFEST) open, President Buhari said that the story of the 2015 elections could not…

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​Tuface, Wizkid, Zango, others to star at Kaduna Music Festival

The maiden edition of the Kaduna Music Festival will hold in Kaduna on Saturday and Sunday 13 December 2015. The event will feature Nigerian musical artists, including the Marvis, Tuface and Adam Zango. One of the organizers, Usman Uzma, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES said preparations were in top gear…

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Police unveil musician, Korede Bello, as Youth Ambassador

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday unveiled a Nigerian musician, Korede Bello, as the Police Youth Ambassador. Unveiling the youth ambassador and anti-crime jingles, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, said youths were critical to the fight against crime in the country. Represented by Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Danazumi Doma, Director,…

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Tuface receives traditional title

Nigeria musical icon, Tuface Idibia, Tuesday was turbaned Tafidan Kudenda’ in Kaduna state. Tuface was turbaned at the palace of the traditional ruler of the Kudenda community, Gabriel Galadima, in Chikum local government area. According to the taditional ruler, Tuface was honored with the title because of his pet project…

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Don Jazzy’s Mavins to hold ‘almost-free’ concert

Don Jazzy and his crew have announced to the public that they would be holding an almost free concert in December. The Mavins made the pronouncement on Thursday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, where they revealed their plans to hold a Christmas concert that would be almost free for their…

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Copyright infringement: ​Nigerian artiste​ ​seeks N500m compensation from MTN

Barely a week after the Nigerian Communications Commission slammed MTN Nigerian a $5.2 billion fine for disobeying regulatory directives, a N500 million suit has been filed against the telecoms giant for alleged copyright infringement. The suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja by a musician and entertainer, Omenuwoma…

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Majek Fashek urges govt to create system to rehabilitate mental health patients

Popular reggae artist, Majek Fashek, says mental health is very important in the lives of people and a nation. Fashek spoke at the 46th Annual General Conference and Scientific Meeting of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) in Lagos on Wednesday. Fashek said, "Mental health is not a yardstick…

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Reggae musicians back Nigerian govt’s anti-corruption agenda

Some Nigerian Reggae musicians have lent their support to the anti-corruption crusade of the Federal Government, promising to churn out quality music with enduring values. The musicians: Ras Kimono, Orits Wiliki and Victor Essiet expressed their support when they visited the Lagos of office of the News Agency of Nigeria…

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Why I titled my new song “Somebody Great” – Korede Bello

Korede Bello, the rave of the moment in the music industry, has said that his new song entitled “Somebody Great”, was a prophecy to inspire people to greatness. Mr. Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that he wrote the song to make people visualise…

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Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, others shine at 2015 NEA Awards

Nigerian popular music stars have emerged top winners at the 10th Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) Awards in New York. The event, which took place last week, was held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, US. Prominently, Nigeria’s 2face Idibia won award for the best Afrobeat…

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Musician to drag MTN to court over copyright

An Abuja- based musician, Omenuwoma Okson Dovie, aka Baba 2010, is set to drag MTN Nigeria to court for infringing on his copyright in four musical works, namely “Gentleman “Ometena”, “Twisted” and “Unity Song.” Dovie alleged that MTN turned the four songs into caller tunes/ring tones, selling them to its…

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Why we stopped airing P-Square music videos – Soundcity TV

Nigerian cable and terrestrial music channel, Soundcity, has cleared the air on why it stopped airing videos by Nigeria's pop twins, P-Square, since January this year. The television channel was responding to an outburst by Peter Okoye, one half of the group, to a fan on Twitter who had complained…

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Rapper Kanye West to run for 2020 U.S. presidency

Black American rapper, Kanye West, has announced he would be in the race for the 2020 U.S. presidency. Mr. West said this while receiving the MTV music video awards from Taylor Swift in Los Angeles on Sunday. The last time the two met was in 2009 when Mr. West interrupted…

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Recuperating Majek Fashek speaks to PREMIUM TIMES, says “I’m responding”

Renowned Nigerian reggae star, Majek Fashek, has spoken exclusively to PREMIUM TIMES from his sickbed, saying he is responding to treatment. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported on Sunday that the musician was on admission at an undisclosed rehab home in Abuja over suspected case of drug abuse. In a brief telephone…

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Majek Fashek admitted to Abuja rehab as band-mate, Swaida, moves to save icon

Nigerian-born reggae singer and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is currently on admission at a rehabilitation centre in Abuja following suspected case of drug abuse. Caregivers at the rehab centre, who preferred anonymity, said Majek was placed at the intensive care unit of the centre and is…

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Davido, Psquare, Dbanj win MTV 2015 awards   

Nigeria's Psquare, Dbanj, and Davido  won big at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015.   The awards took place on Saturday in Durban, South Africa.   Other Nigerian singers who won awards were Yemi Alade, and Patoranking. The Mavin crew's "Dorrobucci" clinched the Best Song of the Year.   Psquare…

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Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, others win ​2015 ​BET Awards

It was a fun-filled night with amazing performances. Some of the winners incl ​u​ de ​d​ Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Janet Jackson, Sam Smith and many more. See full list of winners below.   Best New Artist Dej Loaf Fetty Wap Rae Sremmurd Sam Smith – WINNER Tinashe   Best Female…