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Winners of the 14th edition of the NNPC/SNEPCo music competition; L-R: Music Co-ordinator,  Murtala Mohammed Airport Secondary School, Mr. Okedeji James; Head, Business Relations, Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), Mr. Alan Udi; Supervisor, Community Development, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mrs Bunmi Lawson; a student of Murtala Mohammed Airport Secondary School , Leonard Idowu-Dawodu; representative of the wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Jumoke Adeyemi; Pianist, Olufemi Adebayo; another student of Murtala Mohammed Airport Emmanuella Kyllians and the Co-ordinator, Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON), Sir Emeka Nwokedi.

NNPC, Shell celebrate musical talents in Lagos

The choir of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, has won the just…

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Wizkid signs top Ghanaian singers to StarBoy Worldwide

Ayodeji Balogun popularly known by his stage name Wizkid has signed new acts to his…

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Drake joins Forbes list of top 5 richest hip-hop stars

Rapper Aubrey "Drake" Graham became the newest member of The Forbes five club of hip-hop's…

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Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

Afeni Shakur, mother of rap icon Tupac Shakur, who fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was aged 69. Responding to a 911 call to Shakur's home in Sausalito Monday night, deputies and firefighters performed CPR, rushed her to…

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Our relationship with Tiwa Savage strong as ever – Pepsi

Pepsi has confirmed that Marvin records First Lady, Tiwa Savage, remains it Ambassador, following speculations of her being dropped. The confirmation came following issues in her marriage which trended on social media over the weekend. The Managing Director of Seven Up Bottling Company, Sunil Sawhney, took to his twitter account…

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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 Breweries Plc. The "Golibe" crooner said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Flavour said: ``I am so happy to be a brand ambassador for…

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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 Union Commission, AU, mourns the death of Papa Wemba, real name Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba. The iconic musician from the Democratic Republic of Congo died in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, during the FEMUA urban music…

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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 also said that he is not afraid of taking his musical act to anywhere in Nigeria including Borno State which has been ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency. D’banj who recently got a new role…

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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…