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PT MUSIC CHART: Top 20 Naija Songs Released in December

The yuletide season saw some of Nigeria's favourite artistes unleash smash hits to close the curtains for the year. December has been quite an exciting time for music lovers as it saw the end of last year’s Headies and the Soundcity MVP awards. Although not many songs were released in December…

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Wizkid to drop 4 mixtapes in 2017

Award-winning Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, has announced plans to release four mixtapes in 2017. The “Daddy Yo” crooner or Baba Nla, as he is fondly called by fans, had the biggest musical win on the continent in 2016 with major awards credited to him. Though he did not put out a…

VIDEO: Nigerians reacts to MMM suspension

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VIDEO: Nigerians reacts to MMM suspension

Millions of Nigerians panicked last month following a decision by promoters of deposit money scheme, MMM, to suspend new payouts to subscribers. Many of the subscribers had planned to use their payouts for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. PREMIUM TIMES caught up with some Abuja residents and asked about their…

5 things upcoming Nigerian artistes take for granted (Part 1)

Home to some of the finest music exports on the African continent, the Nigerian music industry has become a money-spinner. Indeed auditing firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, reports that $56 million was generated from music sales alone in Nigeria in 2015. The firm also predicts that the industry’s revenue could shoot up…

Mayorkun wins Headies’ “Rookie of the Year” award

Davido Music World act, Mayorkun, has won the highly coveted Rookie of the Year awards at the 2016 Headies. The budding act who came into limelight with his thought-provoking single, “Eleko” swiftly won the hearts of music lovers around Nigeria. According to the organisers of the award, Mayorkun amassed the highest…

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Tekno makes Billboard’s list of 10 hip-hop, R&B artists to watch in 2017

Nigerian music sensation and Triple MG act, Tekno, has made U.S. Billboard 10 Hip-Hop and R&B artists to watch in 2017. The Billboard, owned by Prometheus Global Media, is one of the world’s most revered entertainment brands. Despite his controversial disqualification from the 2016 Headies “Next Rated” awards, the award-winning…

Augustine Kelechi, a.k.a Tekno [Photo credit: MyMusic]

JUST IN: Tekno disqualified from Headies awards

Ahead of the highly anticipated Headies awards, Nigerian music sensation, Tekno, has been disqualified from the highly coveted “Next Rated” category. The award, billed to take place on December 22, was embraced with criticisms from top notch musicians in the industry. Tekno had lambasted the organisers for including him in…

Emem Isong’s ‘Ayamma’ to hit Nigerian cinemas weekend

This weekend promises to be exciting as various top Nollywood movies are scheduled to hit the cinemas. Emem Isong’s new movie, “Ayamma”, is one of those movies that will be showing in cinemas from Friday. The musical movie under the production of Royal Arts Academy, is produced by renowned Nollywood…

Winners of Future Awards Africa 2016 named

The 11th edition of one of Africa’s biggest youth events, “The Future Awards Africa” closed its curtains on Sunday December 18 in grand style. The event was well attended by people from various works of life especially from the political, media and entertainment sectors. One of the climaxes of the event…

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Desmond Elliot premieres new movie “Crystal”

The Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju in Lagos will on December 18 play host to a new movie premiere by Nigerian actor, director, and politician, Desmond Elliot. The movie “Crystal”, which was directed by Desmond Elliot and produced by Fehintola Olulana, stars Desmond Elliot, Fehintola Olulana, Femi Jacobs, Dorothy Ohiani,…

Olamide unveils track-list for “The Glory” album

Following the announcement of the release of his sixth studio album “The Glory”, YBNL boss and prolific rapper, Olamide, has unveiled the official track-list for the album. The album, which is slated for December 26, has 16 tracks with industry colleagues making the features list. Notable mentions are Phyno and…

Top 10 most searched Nigerian songs on Google 2016

The outgoing 2016 has been quite an interesting one for music lovers. The industry witnessed very interesting events that made headlines from January till date. Some of our favourite artistes were embroiled in controversies, others released groundbreaking singles and some went a step further to release albums. But how much…

Rita Dominic, Stephanie Linus, others attend premiere of Emem Isong’s “Ayamma”

Award-winning Nollywood screenwriter, director, and producer, Emem Isong-Misodi, premiered her highly anticipated movie, Ayamma, on December 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was graced by industry giants and colleagues including Rita Dominic, Stephanie Linus Adesua Etomi, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Blessing Egbe, Denrele Edun, Alexx Ekubo, IK…

INTERVIEW: My stance on CAPital hill music, anyHow Records, Chidinma – Tha Suspect

Following his exit from CAPital Hill Music, Nigerian songwriter, producer and sound engineer, David Peter, better known by his music name, Tha Suspect, in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, explained why he refused to renew his contract. Excerpts: PT: Why did Tha Suspect leave CAPital Hill? Tha Suspect: My…

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Davido returning to school

David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has announced intentions to further his education. The prolific afro-pop act, who is signed to Sony Music Entertainment and co-owner DMW (Davido Music World), is a graduate of Music from Babcock University where he pioneered the department. Davido, who is also the son…

Police fire shots to disperse protesting LAUTECH students

Students of the Ladoka Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, on Friday took to the streets to protest the lingering strike action by teaching and non-teaching staff in the institution. The strike action, which started over six months ago in June was embarked upon by the workers due to the non-payment…

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Falz inks endorsement deal with BBM

Comic rapper, Folarin Falana, is the latest brand ambassador for BlackBerry Messenger, BBM. Falz, who is also the son of human rights activist, Femi Falana, has had a great musical career. The award winning rapper came into limelight with a very unique style of music which quickly became his identity,…

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Wizkid nominated for Grammy Awards

Talented Nigerian music export and Star Boy Music Worldwide act, Wizkid, has been tagged in the prestigious Grammy Awards nominees list for his role in Drake’s hit single “One Dance”. The track, which also features Kyla, is off Drake’s award winning album “Views” which stood out as one of the…

Victoria Kimani releases “Safari” album

Chocolate City first lady, Victoria Kimani, finally released her highly anticipated album titled “Safari”. “The 'Safari' album shows off Victoria Kimani's versatility and definitely takes the lead as Africa's most internationally acclaimed album with quite a few international features and production credits going to top music producers all around the…

Victoria Kimani announces release date for debut album “Safari”

American born Kenyan singer, actress and entertainer, Victoria Kimani, has announced the release date for her highly anticipated debut album titled “Safari”. The 15-track album is slated for December 4 which is also her mother’s birthday. The album has some impressive features, with label mates, Ice Prince and Jesse Jagz,…

PT MUSIC CHART: Top 20 Naija songs released in November

November has been a pretty exciting month for Nigerian music lovers as it saw some of our favourite artistes churn out chart-topping singles. PREMIUM TIMES has compiled a list of the top 20 Naija songs released in November. The songs are not arranged in any particular order and the list is…

Ramsey Nouah, Bimbo Akintola emerge winners at movie awards

The sixth edition of the 2016 AFIFF Globe Awards which held on November 19 at Eko Hotel and Suites saw actors Ramsey Nouah and Bimbo Akintola emerge as winners in different categories. Ramsey Nouah, who has made giant strides in the past, went home with the “Best Actor” award for…

2016 American Music Award: Drake, Justin Bieber win big

The 2016 edition of the renowned American Music Award was held at the L.A Microsoft Theater on Sunday. The event was graced with picturesque performances by some of the finest music acts. The star-studded event, hosted by comedian Jay Pharaoh and model Gidi Hadid saw Drake and Justin Bieber as…

Dangote present at Psquare’s birthday

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, was one of the guests at Psquare’s birthday and housewarming. The award-winning duo celebrated their 35th birthday on November 18 with very close friends and relatives. Excited about the double-edge blessing, they took to their various Instagram accounts to share pictures of the memorable event.…