Onyinye Muomah

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

Lindsey is a neo-soul singer. (more…)

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

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

Out in Abuja: Club behaviour

Abuja’s club life can be all it can be, despite the city’s (in)security reality. At The Traffic, traffic never lets up. (more…)

Life in My City Festival holds in Abuja

Twenty artists took part in the exhibition. (more…)

Out in Abuja: Afternoon ‘waka’

The author describes her hanging out experience on a Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday. I was free as a bird. I took the day off to hang out with my friend, Aisha. Actually, we had won an award with the British Council and were headed there to claim it. I left home…

Finally, Nigeria censors board approves Half of A Yellow Sun for viewing

The movie, whose novel was written by Chimamanda Adichie, was classified 18 and above. (more…)

Out in Abuja: Friday night, boogie night

“The club was discussing Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck...” (more…)

Rejected novel wins top literary prize, beats Americanah

A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing is Ms. McBride’s first novel. (more…)

Nigerian actor names twins Hollywood, Nollywood

Mr. Ogedengbe says his children are the first to bear these names. (more…)

Half of A Yellow Sun may ignite violence in Nigeria- Censor’s Board chairperson

Some scenes may be deleted before eventual release of movie. The National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB, has said that there is no definite date for the release of the Biafran war movie, Half of A Yellow Sun. The chairman of the board, Patricia Bala, speaking on a radio…

Chimamanda accuses Nigerian Government of “denial,” over Half of a Yellow Sun

State Security Service to determine fate of the movie in Nigeria. (more…)

Former THISDAY editor, Simon Kolawole, launches online newspaper, TheCable

Almost two years after he stepped down as editor of Lagos-based THISDAY newspaper, respected journalist and columnist, Simon Kolawole, is returning to newspapering with a bang. Mr. Kolawole will on Tuesday, April 29, begin a new journalistic journey with the launch of his own newspaper, TheCable, in Lagos. The online…

Nigerian film board delays showing of Half of a Yellow Sun

"What's frustrating is we have not received a formal letter from the board telling us we've been banned, or that we've not been banned." The Nigeria Film and Video Censor Board has delayed the release of Half of a Yellow Sun, the movie adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel by…

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,…

Chimamanda Adichie hints at collaboration with Lupita Nyong’o on Americanah

Americanah won the US National Books Critics Circle Award on Friday. Nigerian award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has hinted at a future "collaboration" with Oscar winning Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Adichie gave the tip during an interview on entertainment web-series, Arise Entertainment 360 published on YouTube Thursday. According to Adichie,…

Abass Akande (Obesere) .... Photo: www.mjemagazine.com via google

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.…

PREMIUM TIMES Valentine playlist: 10 plus 1 romantic Nigerian songs for your Valentine

These love songs will help reaffirm your love (more…)

NACA, MTV create awareness on HIV/AIDS with TV series

The movie first season of the series was shot in Kenya. (more…)

Billionaire Fernandez’s daughter set to launch music career

Bim says her billionaire dad is a genius (more…)

Religious shepherds and grass-chomping sheep, By Onyinye Muomah

Time to follow Jesus with our brain (more…)

More controversy trails comedian Basketmouth on rape joke

Comedian says he can make a joke out of everything. An award-winning comedian, Basketmouth (Bright Okpocha) who last weekend was lambasted by fans for a rape joke he posted on his Facebook page, Friday, defended his joke on a U.K. talk show Live@Battersea on Vox Africa channel. Basketmouth, who, Sunday,…

Comedian, Basketmouth, issues ‘apology’ for rape joke

Basketmouth says joke was misunderstood (more…)

Top 10 entertainment stories of 2013

Flamboyant singer, Goldie Harvey died in February. (more…)

Beyonce not all Flawless – a commentary on her latest album

 “Unlike Kanye West she is not just talking the talk, she is walking it.” (more…)

How Abuja AEPB officials assault, harass residents

The agency insists that it uses reasonable force and does not assault (more…)