Arts & Entertainment

Book Review: To Negotiate Nigeria

Book Title: Nigeria is Negotiable – Essays on Nigeria’s Tortuous Road to Democracy and Nationhood Author: Chido Onumah Publishers: African Centre for Media & Information Literacy, Abuja Pages: 460 Date of Publication: July 2013 Reviewer: Nnimmo Bassey Chido Onumah warns of the truth of this saying a few times in his book, Nigeria is Negotiable: […]

11 Nigerian poets to compete for CORA/NLNG Prize for Literature

The poets compete for the 100 million naira prize money.

Psquare kicks Wande Coal off number one spot on Naija top ten

DJ Xclusive Co-Hosts This Week’s Show. After a slow climb up the chart, dynamic duo, PSquare, have finally achieved top ranking in the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10, displacing Wande Coal’s “The Kick” which falls to third place. Last week’s studio guest, Chidinma, continued to make good progress – currently sitting at number 2 […]

Orezi in South Africa, visits Trace, MTV, Channel O

 Orezi is shooting his Rihanna video in SA Pop singer Orezi, who is currently in South Africa to shoot the video for his hit single ‘Rihanna’, stopped by at music stations, MTV Base, Channel O and Trace TV. The singer’s visits were publicised on the stations’ pages on Twitter and Instagram. “@TRACE_inter Orezi (@iamorezi) stopped by […]

Governors Fayemi, Aregbesola to unveil Onumah’s new book, “Nigeria is Negotiable”

Mr. Onumah is an author and an activist. Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun are billed to unveil a new book, ‘Nigeria is Negotiable’ written by journalist and author, Chido Onumah. The public presentation of the book takes place in Abuja on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Nigeria […]

Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma to join D’banj for Hennessy artistry 2013

The tour moves to Rumours club in GRA Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday evening. The 2013 Hennessy Artistry club tour which is headlined by D’banj kicked off on Friday night at The Place in Lekki with no official words on those who would join D’banj on the tour. Those present at the Thursday party said rappers […]

Cotonou Stunning in Breathtaking Time-lapse Video

A Paris based Benin photographer, Mayeul Akpovi, has created a breathtaking aerial tour of his home country’s capital, Cotonou, in a time-lapse video. Mayuel, a lead developer and a passionate Photographer, created the video from visits around Cotonou in six days. His work presents Cotonou is a beautiful view you may never have imagined. Enjoy […]

Kannywood: Adam Zango releases new music video ‘Sabon Salo’

The video is not yet for sale in Kano. Popular Kannywood singer and actor, Adam Zango, has released a new music video album. The video was released during last week’s Sallah celebration. The video was shot in Kaduna and its lead track, earlier released as a single titled ‘MAMAYE,’ was shot in the Sahara sand […]

Chimamanda leads other writers to 2013 Literary Evening in Lagos

KCEE is set to thrill guests at the event Chimamanda Adichie, Nigeria’s celebrated writer and Creative Director of Farafina Trust, is scheduled to lead a team of international literary writers to the 2013 Literary Evening; as this year’s Creative Writers Workshop ends in style on August 16. The event, slated for the Lagos Oriental Hotel, […]

Watch Teaser to Dayo Amusa’s new movie, ‘Unforgivable,’ starring Desmond Elliot, Mike Ezunronye

 Desmond Elliot and Mike Ezunronye spoke in fluent Yoruba. 

Efa, Seriki, others feature in J-Stat’s ‘Everything’

J-stat is set to release his album later this year. Here is Everything by J-Stat off his ‘The Collaboration’ album scheduled for release later this year. ‘Everything’ features Godwon who lays a cool and catchy hook, and rappers Efa, Seriki and Chandon Lucas. It is produced by G-Maks and mixed/mastered by Lil Prince Ameen. Download […]

Oyo appoints Tillaman as “Youth Musical Ambassador”

Fuji artiste, Obesere, also got an award from the government. The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Monday awarded pop artiste, Adetona Adeyemi, popularly known as Tillaman , the Oyo State Youth Musical Ambassador, at the International Youth Day celebration organized by the Oyo State Agency for Youth Development. Popular Fuji artiste, Obesere, also got […]

Music stakeholders threatens to deal with online pirates

Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, threatened to deal with online pirates. Stakeholders in the music industry on Wednesday threatened to deal with those involved in the unauthorised commercial online digital download of musical works in Nigeria. The threat is contained in a statement issued by the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON signed by its Head […]

A Mirror Unto a Depraved Bohemian Class, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Title: A Quiet Revolutionary Author: Ibrahim Buhari Publisher: Kraft Books Date of Publication: 2012 Pages: 173    For this holiday season, my recommendation is to read this short and interesting novel by Ibrahim Buhari. It is a didactic and prescriptive book which is a formula that often produces a boring narrative but the author is able to retain the […]

Rihanna look-alike flies to South Africa for Orezi’s Rihanna video shoot

The Rihanna lookalike is from Mauritius. Nigeria’s rave of the moment, Orezi, who is currently in South Africa shooting the video of his hit song, Rihanna, has actually succeeded in finding Rihanna and she arrived South Africa a couple of days ago-but she is from Mauritius not America! When efforts to get the American super […]

PremiumTunes: Listen to “Raise your glasses” by D’Banj for Hennessey artistry 2013

The official theme song for Hennesy Artistry was premiered at 1 p.m. on The Beat 99.9 FM. Award winning singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, D’Banj, has released the official theme song for Hennessy Artistry 2013. The mid-tempo track, which is titled “Raise Your Glasses”, premiered at 1 p.m. on Tuesday on The Beat 99.9 FM. It is […]

Sadiya Lamido, wife of CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido

Sanusi Lamido gives wife local title on marriage anniversary

The couple marked their wedding silver jubilee. Nigeria’s Central Bank governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Sunday conferred on his wife, Sadiya, a traditional title to mark the silver jubilee anniversary of their marriage. The investiture of the title of Giwar Dan Maje which took place at their Nassarawa GRA residence in Kano on Sunday, was […]

Tuface urges Nigerians to shun pirated materials

He also urged government agencies to be more responsible. Nigeria music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, has urged Nigerians to shun pirated intellectual materials, just like adulterated drugs. “If pirated copyright materials do not have people to buy them, they will stay on the shop shelves and the shops will eventually close. “But […]

Kannywood producers lift suspension on Nafisa Abdullahi

The actress is currently on location for a movie. Popular Kannywood actress, Nafisa Abdullahi, who was recently suspended from taking part in movies by the Arewa Film Makers Association of Nigeria, AFMAN, has been recalled from suspension. Nafisa was suspended for allegedly violating some of the association’s rules governing the conduct of artists in the […]

Premium Times’ Top 11 most anticipated Naija music collaborations

Some of these celebrities have tried to work together in the past.

Orezi set to raise roof with ‘Rihanna’ video, tours South Africa

The singer plans an act with Rihanna herself. Hip hop sensation, Orezi, is currently on tour of major South African cities. While at it, the Isoko, Delta State born artiste is also shooting the video of his hit single, Rihanna, which has been rocking the airwaves in Nigeria and across Africa for close to two […]

Zack Orji condemns indecent dressing by Nigerian actresses

Zack Orji is a former chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

2face, Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince, others to perform at Grand Finale of Star Music Trek

The Grand Finale will hold at the National Stadium, Lagos. 

PremiumTunes: Kcee returns with new single, ‘Okoso’

 Limpopo crooner releases new single.

Finally, Peter Psquare proposes to Lola Omotayo

Wizkid has volunteered to perform at the ceremony.