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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…

2017 MTV EMA: Davido, Shawn Mendes, Kendrick Lamar, others win big (FULL LIST)

It was an emotional night for Nigerian music sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido as he capped two awards at the 2017 MTV EMAs. Davido, who pitched the highly coveted “Best African Act” award also emerged victorious in the “Worldwide Act Winner (Nigeria)” category. The event, which held at…

Davido

2017 MTV EMA: Davido wins “Best African Act” award

Nigerian music sensation and DMW boss, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has bagged an award as the “Best African Act” at the 2017 MTV EMA. Davido edged out his biggest contender in Nigeria, Wizkid, and his South African counterpart, Nasty C, to take home the highly coveted award. Other…

Statue erected in honour of Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

HILARIOUS: Twitter users represent various ethnic groups, disown Rochas Okorocha

The most recent statue unveiled in Imo State in honour of Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has caused series of hilarious twitter trolls on Governor Rochas Okorocha’s timeline. Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf on Thursday arrived Owerri, the Imo State capital, for a two-day working visit during which she was honoured by the state…

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits Imo

Imo govt honours Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf with statue

The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, on Thursday arrived Owerri, the Imo state capital for a two-day working visit during which she is expected to be honoured by the state government. On arrival, the Liberian leader was taken to the Eze Imo Palace, where she was conferred with a chieftaincy title…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

TRENDING: Nigerians react to El Rufai’s plan to sack over 20,000 teachers

As controversy rages over the insistence of the Kaduna state government to sack over 20,000 teachers who recently failed the competency test, Nigerians have taken to various platforms, especially on Twitter, to share their thoughts. Following threats by the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, to…

Ruggedman

Ruggedman wades into 2Baba, Blackface, feud

The unending feud between 2Baba and Blackface has triggered a reaction from veteran Nigerian rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman. In an open letter to Blackface, Ruggedman registered his uttermost disappointment over the rift between the members of the former defunct  band, Plantashun Boyz especially Blackface’s handling of…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Nigerians react to expected visit of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to Imo

The Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, will on Thursday arrive Owerri, the Imo State capital, for a two-day visit. The visit is coming while a controversy is still echoing over the visit of South African President, Jacob Zuma, to the state during which a statue was erected in his honour in Owerri, the…

Olamide unveils artwork, track-list for new album

Nigerian hip-hop recording artiste, Olamide Adedeji, widely known by his stage name Olamide (or Olamide Baddo), has unveiled the official artwork and track-list for his soon to be released album titled “Lagos Nawa”. Popularly regarded as the ‘king of the streets’, “Lagos Nawa” serves as Olamide’s seventh studio album. The…

Winning Jah

Reggae star, Winning Jah, announces release of new album

Nigerian reggae singer, Kingsley Osagie, popularly known as Winning Jah has officially announced the release of his highly anticipated fourth studio album titled “Africa Inside Me." The album is slated for release on November 22. The announcement comes shortly after he obtained the album International Standard Music Number, ISMN, from…

TRENDING: Twitter followers troll Chelsea fans after Roma loss

Chelsea fans are currently not having the best of moments on Twitter as they have been facing widespread criticisms and mockery after Tuesday’s loss to AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. The 3-0 defeat makes Chelsea the first English team to lose a Champions League game this season. Chelsea still…

Babachir Lawal

TRENDING: Nigerians react to Babachir Lawal’s sack

Following the impeachment of the former Secretary to the Government, Babachir Lawal and former boss of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts. Both top officials were relieved of their duties after widespread public outcry. Follow the development, President Buhari asked the…

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Harrysong releases ‘Kingmaker’ album art, track-list

Nigerian singer, songwriter and Alterplate boss, Harrison Okiri, widely known as Harrysong, has shared the official album art for his soon to be released album “KingMaker”. The unveiling of the album art and track-list comes shortly after the release of his recent music video titled “Under The Duvet” shot by…

Abdulrasheed Maina

TRENDING: Nigerians on Twitter react to Maina’s sack

Following the immediate order of dismissal of Abdulrasheed Maina by President Buhari, Nigerians have taken to various social media channels especially on Twitter to share their sentiments. The announcement of Mr. Maina’s dismissal was issued by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Mr. Maina, a man whose…