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‎2015: Julius Agwu, 9ice, Kenny Saint Brown, other entertainers seek elective positions

Some see them as unserious. Some see them as jesters. Some think they are never-do-wells…

Muson lagos

MUSON gets new artistic director as annual festival approaches

As preparation for the 18th edition of the annual MUSON Festival hits top gear, a…


Timaya set for ‎6th studio album, Epiphany

Dancehall king and hit maker, Timaya, is set to release his 6th studio album, Epiphany, come…


Davido nominated for MTV Europe awards

Multiple awards winning artiste, Davido, (real name - David Adeleke) has been nominated by the MTV European Music Awards, EMA, for the Best African Act 2014 Awards. The award presentation is scheduled to hold in Glasgow, Scotland, in November. A statement from Bruse Gillmer, Viacom International Media Network (Europe), organisers…

Tony Okoroji

COSON asks BON and IBAN members to respect royalty agreement

The Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, has requested the leaderships of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON, and Independent Broadcasting Association of Nigeria, IBAN, to compel their members to act responsibly and meet their obligations under the COSON/BON/IBAN/NBC/NCC music copyright agreement signed in May 2014 without further delay. Speaking during…

M.I Abaga

‎Iceprince, NaetoC, Vector to judge rap battle

Nigerian rappers, IcePrince, Naeto C and Vector have been picked as judges for this year's finale session of the live rap battle competition, Hennessy VS Class. The live radio show will see a host of upcoming rappers go head to head. Episode one and two winners, Vemor and Eclipse, will…


PSquare, Wizkid release album track list

Nigerian pop artistes, Psquare and EME golden boy, Wizkid, have released the track list and titles of their respective anticipated albums. PSquare will release what would be their sixth studio album titled "Double Trouble" on September 12, while Wizkid will release his second studio album, Ayo (Joy) on a yet…


Vector release A7 mix-tape

‎After offering a public apology to both his erstwhile record label and fans, rapper Vector tha Viper has released the much-awaited mixtape, the #A7 Project. The emergence of the mix-tape follows the release of a few singles off it in the past two weeks. The #A7 Project has 16 songs,…

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Tiwa Savage, Davido, win big at NEA Awards

The artistes of the moment, Tiwa Savage and Davido, were the biggest winner at the just concluded 9th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards, NEA, held in New York, Monday. ‎ Davido emerged Artiste of the Year, while Tiwa Savage won two awards: Female Artiste of the Year and Best Pop/RnB Artiste…


Life is turn by turn, mine will come – Lace

Singer, Lace, who hails from neighbouring Benin Republic, shares his experience in the Nigerian music industry with PREMIUM TIMES. Lace, who is known for his debut single, Sebiwo, and the monster hit with Olamide, Gba be, says, "Life is turn by turn like my last single said." PT: You have…

Jimmy Jatt

DJ Jimmy Jatt’s The Industry tops iTunes Nigeria chart

Popular DJ, Jimmy Jatt’s The Industry, has displaced Tuface's Ascension from the number one spot on the iTunes chart for Nigerian albums. The Industry, which was released August 17 at the Intercontinental Hotel to mark JimmyJatt’s 25th anniversary features over 60 artistes. It has 26 digital tracks and, according to…

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Nigerian rapper’s father ‘threatens’ label ‎owner’s life over contract

The owner of Bay Production, Adebayo Ogundimu, has accused rapper, Jhybo's father of threatening his life following a conflict over the artiste's contract. ‎Mr. Ogundimu told PREMIUM TIMES Jhybo's father has "consistently been threatening my life and promised to deal with me despite his son (Jhybo) walking out of his…


Nigerian teenage rapper, Kida Kudz, graduates from U.K. College with distinctions

The rapper bagged a National Diploma in Creative Media Production from Newham College, UK. (more…)


Vector blames Nigerian media for exaggerating rift with record label

Vector seeks out of court settlement with YSG (more…)

TuFace’s “The Ascension” debuts at No 12 on Billboard Chart

The album was released on July 21. The latest and 6th album of Nigerian pop star, Tuface Idibia, The Ascension, was on Thursday listed on the BillBoard charts. The album which was released by the 960 Music Group on July 21, was debuted at no. 12 under the World Albums…


Burna Boy denies leaving record label

The artiste is no longer listed on the label’s social media accounts. Nigerian raggae-dancehall singer, Burna Boy, has denied media reports that he has terminated his recording contract with budding record label, Aristokrat. The reports were largely based on the fact that Aristokrat's imprint was missing in Burna Boy‘s new…

Lindsey Abudei

Music has a part of me attached to it – Lindsey Abudei

Lindsey is a neo-soul singer. (more…)

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9th edition of Headies Awards to hold October 25

Call for entry starts July 22- August 30, 2014 The ninth edition of indigenous award show that celebrates Nigerian music, Headies, has been slated to hold on Saturday, 25 October, in Lagos at a yet-to-be announced venue. The organisers of the awards have requested for submission of music materials for…

Ruby Gyang

Why I won’t be like Tiwa Savage, others – Afro soul singer, Ruby

Ruby recently released her latest single, Goodman. (more…)


Why I didn’t attend Jude’s wedding – Peter of PSquare

On Jude’s wedding, Peter posted a picture of himself in front of a hotel on Instagram. (more…)

Ebenezer Obey

Ebenezer Obey appointed Professor Emeritus at Ogun University

Obey will work as a visiting artiste in the Department of English and Performing Arts. (more…)

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Time Magazine, YouTube, recognize Nigeria’s Reminisce, Orezi

Time magazine listed Reminisce as one of world's revolutionary rappers while YouTube picked Orezi’s Rihanna as one the 8 amazing videos in the world. (more…)


All Africa Music Awards extends call for entries till July 21

Entry initially closed on Saturday, July 5. (more…)

Vemor and Kiiwii

Upcoming rapper, Vemor, emerge winner VS Class episode 2

Unknown rapper, Vemor, emerged winner at the live rap battle radio competition, VS Class, held last Thursday, July 3, on Beat 99.9 fm Lagos. The late night show which has the backing of Hennessy had Nigerians on social media, particularly Twitter, deciding the winner was hosted by OAPs, Olisa and…


Kefee’s friends announce burial arrangement

Kefee died in the United States. (more…)