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Peter Okoye and Singah

Peter Okoye signs new act, Singah, to label

Nigerian singer and one half of the defunct group, Psquare, Peter Okoye, now known as Mr. P, has signed a new act, Singah, to his imprint, PClassic Records. Mr. P made the announcement to his over 3 million fans on Instagram. The post was regrammed by the new signee. “Morning…

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Buhari reluctant to take action against herdsmen — Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of shying away from taking actions against killer herdsmen. Mr. Fayose said this on Tuesday in a condolence message to those killed in fresh attacks in Adamawa state by alleged Fulani herdsmen. “Today, my heart goes to the families of those people…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

TRENDING: Nigerians react to Rochas Okorocha’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfilment

Following PREMIUM TIMES’ report of how Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state appointed his sister as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couples' Fulfilment, Nigerians have taken to social media to express widespread outrage. Ogechi Ololo (Nee Okorocha) alongside others, on Monday at the ceremony in Owerri, the state capital swore the oath of…

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Fayose speaks on #EndSARS

The Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose has waded into the ongoing call for the scrapping of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. The governor in a tweet on Monday night said rather than scrapping the police unit, a reform would be a better alternative. “I won't say #EndSARS. Rather I…

Banky W

Banky W wades into Wizkid, Davido ‘feud’

Banky W has waded into the perceived feud between Nigerian superstars, Wizkid and Davido. The ‘beef’ as the music industry likes to put it, has been the headline of social media discourse for a while now. Obviously tired of the tension between both acts, Banky W took to his Instagram…

National Arts Theatre, Lagos

Nigerians react to proposed sale of national theatre, TBS, others

Following indicated plans by the federal government to sell the Tafawa Balewa Square, the National Arts Theatre and other selected power plants under the National Integrated Power Projects, Nigerians have taken to social media to share their diverse opinions. The proposed sale according to the Director General of Budget Office,…

Wikzid

Jonathan, Senator celebrate Wizkid’s MOBO Awards win

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigerian singer, Wizkid for winning big at the just concluded 2017 MOBO Awards. Wizkid picked the award as the “Best International Act” edging out some of the biggest names in the international music space including veteran Hip Hop act, Jay Z, Cardi B, Kendrick…

Davido and Wizkid

MOBO 2017: Wizkid, Davido, Stormzy, others win big (SEE FULL LIST)

Two of Nigeria’s finest music exports, Wizkid and Davido, won big at the just concluded 2017 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK. While Davido edged out Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, others to pitch the “Best African…

Grammy 2018: Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar emerge highest nominees (SEE FULL LIST)

Widely regarded as the most prestigious award in music, the Madison Square Garden in New York will be the venue for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony slated for January 28, 2018. The list sees hip hop veteran, Jay Z, leading the pack with eight nods including nominations for "Album…

PHOTOS: Banky W, Adesua wed in Cape Town

The first photos of the wedding between Banky W and Adesua Etomi in Cape Town, South Africa, have been released. Regarded as the most talked about celebrity wedding in Nigeria in 2017, the couple on Thursday flew out of the country with close friends and family members to prepare for the grand…

Oby Ezekwesili

HILARIOUS: Oby Ezekwesili mocks rappers, M.I Abaga replies

A former Minister of Education and co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, on Friday took a hilarious shot at rappers. In a tweet she posted on Friday, Mrs. Ezekwesili tried to make sense of lyrics churned out by rappers. “How do Rap musicians string their lyrics together to create…

TRENDING: Nigerians react to Atiku’s exit from APC

Nigerians on Twitter are currently reacting to the news of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku’s exit from the All Progressive Congress, APC. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, Mr. Abubakar gave reasons for his action. He stated that the split of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,…

Davido releases a new record, “Like Dat”

Afro-pop artiste, Davido Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is ending the year on a high note with the release of a new cut titled, “Like Dat”. The singer, unfazed by the controversy over the death of his friend, Tagbo, bounced back with a new single produced by Shizzi. The single…

Beyonce

Beyonce edges out Taylor swift, becomes highest paid woman in music

American superstar R&B/Pop diva, Beyonce Knowles, has ousted her counterparts, Taylor Swift and Adele, to emerge the highest paid woman in music 2017. According to Forbes, Beyonce’s chart-topping sixth studio album, “Lemonade” and her Formation World Tour made her the highest-paid woman pulling an impressive $105 million pre-tax. Forbes reports…

#BAAD2017: Banky W, Adesua Etomi wed in Court

A day after their traditional wedding in Lagos, Nigerian singer, Banky W, and Nollywood actress, Adesua, have made their union legal. The ceremony was witnessed by family and close friends. The venue of the court wedding was however not disclosed. In a video which quickly went viral online, the couple…

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip celebrate 70 years in marriage

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and her husband, Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, on Monday marked 70 years of their marriage. The couple got married in Westminster Abbey, London on November 20, 1947 before Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne in 1952. Their union is blessed with four children,…

Nigeria's former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme

Saraki, South-east Governors, Ekwesili, others mourn Ekwueme

Many Nigerians have been reacting to the death of Nigeria's former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, with some paying their tributes via social media. The news of his death was confirmed by his brother and traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Laz Ekwueme. According to him, Mr. Ekwueme died on…

Adesua Etomi and Banky W #BAAD2017

TRENDING: #BAAD2017: See Photos from Banky W, Adesua Etomi’s Traditional Wedding

The long awaited celebrity wedding between Nigerian singer/songwriter, Oluwabankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, and actress Adesua Etomi has finally seen the light of day. The star-studded traditional wedding in Lagos on Sunday was witnessed by close friends, associates and celebrities including, Bovi, Basket Mouth, Kemi Adetiba, Tunde Demuren,…

Serena Williams weds Alexis Ohanian in £2.6 million dress

American professional tennis player, Serena Williams, and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, on Thursday tied the nuptial knot in New Orleans. Serena stormed the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ themed event in a £2.6 million custom-made Alexander McQueen ball gown. The ceremony came weeks after the birth of their daughter, Alexis Olympia…

American producer Swizz Beatz graduates from Harvard

American hip hop recording artist and producer, Kasseem Dean, popularly known as Swizz Beatz, has bagged a degree from Harvard University. In a profound message on his Instagram page, the rapper made the announcement to his over 1.8 million fans. A video posted same day showed the rapper properly dressed…

Peruzzi signs record deal with DMW

Davido signs new artiste to DMW

DMW boss, David Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name, Davido, has added a new member to his imprint. The announcement was made by Davido on his social media handles. On Twitter he said “I’m over excited about this !!! Everybody please welcome @peruzzi_vibes to DMW!!! I can’t wait to…

TRENDING: Nigerians lambast Ghanaian artiste Shatta Wale for criticising Wizkid

Nigerians on Twitter have attacked self-acclaimed king of Ghanaian dancehall music, Shatta Wale, for criticising Nigerian music sensation, Wizkid. In a recent interview with Kasapa FM, Shatta Wale expressed his displeasure over how Ghanaians, especially celebrities, put Wikzid on a pedestal. According to him, there is nothing exceptional about the…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

‘We are not sacking teachers in Kaduna’, El-Rufai replies Fayose

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has replied his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, over the controversial sack of teachers in Kaduna State. On Tuesday, Mr. Fayose accused the Kaduna State government of sacking teachers with the support of President Muhammadu Buhari. “I'm warning Nigerians again, the agenda of the…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Zuma, Johnson-Sirleaf statues: I’m ready for probe — Okorocha

The Imo state government has responded to the call by a human rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP demanding the probe of Governor Rochas Okorocha over the statues erected in honour of two African leaders, Jacob Zuma and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. In the petition signed by the Executive…

Kiss Daniel exits G-Worldwide, floats new Imprint

After widespread rumours circulating in the social media, Nigerian recording artiste, Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, popularly known as Kiss Daniel, has exited G-Worldwide Entertainment and has floated his own imprint “Flyboy INC (FBI)”. In a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, a member of his team confirmed the exit and further stated…