Duncan Mighty’s N50 million allegation, bogus – Rivers government

Rivers State says it does not owe the artiste for a 2011 concert. (more…)


‎Singer, Kefee, reportedly in coma at U.S. hospital

The singer reportedly collapsed earlier this week while on a flight going to Chicago. (more…)


Nigeria Entertainment Roundup: Segun Arinze speaks on Half of A Yellow Sun censorship

Rapper Wale will soon visit Nigeria. (more…)


Nigerian music videos among best in Africa – MTV boss

“If a video is banned by the NBC, we don’t air it.” (more…)

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Chocolate City to unveil two new artistes

Ice Prince is working on a mix tape and MI set to launch third studio album‎. (more…)


Yes we quarrelled, P-Square admit

P-Square say they quarrel and argue like anyone else. (more…)


We are at home at X3M Music, say singers Simi, Sammy

Singers say the label is more of a family (more…)


Nigerians remember late rapper, Dagrin, 4 years after

The singer died from a car accident. April 22, 2010, will remain a dark day in the Nigerian music scene as popular rapper, Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun, aka Dagrin, passed away at the private wing of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, after a car accident. The self acclaimed…

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Rappers, Jesse Jagz, Lyrikal, release new album, mixtape

Both the album and mixtape were released for free download. (more…)

Shola Emmanuel

Nigerians don’t like boring jazz – Shola Emmanuel, jazz musician

Shola Emmanuel is a jazz musician based in Abuja. He started out as a graphic artiste under the tutelage of his uncle, Bode Fowotade, before studying Fine Art at the Ibadan Polytechnic. He fell in love with the trumpet when he happened on one in his family home in Lagos,…

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Danny Young injured in auto accident

Danny was billed to perform for corps members in Sagamu, Ogun State. (more…)

Zara Gretti

Nigerian Singer, Zara Gretti, is dead

The singer was battling multiple sclerosis. (more…)


I don’t have a baby mama, says Olamide

Some websites had claimed the artiste was expecting his second child. The rapper, Olamide, has denied reports on Linda Ikeji’s Blog and The Nigeria Entertainment Today’s, NET, website that he is expecting a child with his longtime girlfriend, Adebukunmi Suleiman. Both sites had reported the news on Tuesday, with the…


PMAN asks broadcasters not to pay royalty to Nigerian musicians

PMAN says artistes have right to choose the royalty collecting agency to join. (more…)


PremiumTunes: 9ice attempts a comeback with a new video for a 2011 song

Olamide drops two videos in one week (more…)


MTV Africa Music Awards makes comeback after three years

The awards didn't hold in 2011, 2012 and 2013. (more…)

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African musical works missing from global album and single sales chart

One Direction's Midnight Memories topped the album sales chart. (more…)


Nigerian Government appoints D’banj as ambassador of new youth agriculture initiative

D’banj says he would become the ‘koko farmer’ for the Nagroprenuers initiative. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that the Federal Government is set to roll out the Nigerian Agricultural Entrepreneurs, Nagroprenuers, initiative to attract youth to agriculture. Mr. Adesina made this known while announcing…

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Critic tasks Nigerian music awards organisers on credibility, openness

Agwu says award shows should recognise talent rather than hype. A music critic and Artiste & Repertoire (A&R) rep, Obinna Agwu, has called on producers of music awards in Nigeria to be open about the different processes involved in dishing out awards to artistes. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Agwu…

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Fuji musician, Obesere, speaks on rape allegation, says it’s a set-up

Popular Fuji musician,  Abass Akande, popularly known as Obesere, on Thursday said the allegation that he raped a 29-year-old businesswoman, Olanike Olaiya, was a set-up calculated to smear him and destroy his career. Speaking in Yoruba, on WAZOBIA, a breakfast programme of a Lagos-based television station, MITV, Obesere said Ms.…

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To M.I : A call to face the music, By Obinna Agwu

Look who is making bad music now, author says. A few weeks ago, I caught a tweet by my good friend and Chocolate City executive, Lanre “Elbama” Onipede, replying a blogger who is purported to have said that M.I had a bad year (2013). It was apparent that the said…


Donjazzy signs new artiste, Korede Bello

The label recently signed on Di'ja and Reekado Banks. (more…)