Arts & Entertainment

Nigerian artiste, M.I, returns to music after 3-year hiatus

Nigeria’s star rapper, M.I, set to release new album after a three year hiatus. Advertisements

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Dbanj to perform at AFCON closing ceremony

Award winning singer, Dbanj, is scheduled to perform at the closing ceremony of the African Cup of Nations on Sunday. Dbanj is expected to perform his hit track, ‘top of the world,’ at the event in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nigeria will also play against Burkina Faso in the final match of the competition.

In Defence of Public Service: A Review of The Accidental Public Servant, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Government in Nigeria is a dark art into which only a select few ever get initiated. Passage through the rites and rituals of initiation impose obligations. One such obligation is a deliberate loss of memory, which induces a silence not much unlike the Mafia’s Omerta. Fidelity to these obligations attracts benefits. The doors of government revolve and the […]

Social Media Week debuts in Lagos

For the first time, Africa will partake in a global conversation that examines the cultural and economic impact of social media in our lives. From February 18 to 22, Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, will join nine other cities to participate in the 2013 Social Media Week. The 2013 Social Media Week is themed Open & Connected: […]

Nigerian Idol concludes contestants’ battle for last 3 spots

The ongoing Nigerian Idol reality show got fiercer during the wild card round to determine the last set of three finalists that will make it to the finals. With eight contestants already handpicked by the judges from the top 30 contestants to take another chance at the Nigerian Idol Top 12, Bimi Adegoke opted out […]

NBC says Nduka Obaigbena’s Arise TV illegal in Nigeria

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) seems set to engage maverick media entrepreneur, Nduka Obaigbena, in a titanic battle as it declared Wednesday that the businessman’s new television channel, Arise TV, had not been licensed to operate in Nigeria. Mr Obaigbena announced a “soft launch” of the 24-hour news channel on February 3, saying the station […]

Area Boys fight over Jide Kosoko, Saheed Balogun largesse in Abeokuta

The Nigerian actors went to Ogun State to honour one of their dead colleagues.

NEMA partners Nollywood on disaster management

In furtherance of its awareness campaign on disaster risk reduction and mitigation strategies, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is partnering with the Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood. The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, made the disclosure on Tuesday while receiving a team from Nollywood led by the Managing Director of Nollywood […]

Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince, denies snubbing Globacom offer

Award-winning rapper, Ice prince, has dismissed media reports suggesting that he turned down a lucrative endorsement deal with Globacom. Last week, news went round town that the Plateau- State born Hip Hop artiste asked to be paid a whopping sum of $1m (N157 million) before he accepts to be signed up as one of Globacom’s latest […]

How the CIA almost disrupted my movie production- Niyi Towolawi

Almost every Nigerian filmmaker shooting a multi-cultural movie that requires flying-in foreign technical crew into the country has a story to tell. Owing to the state of insecurity being witnessed in various parts of the country, it is a tough call trying to convince and guarantee the safety of lives and equipment. These challenges and […]

NBC denies banning select Nigerian music videos

The recent clampdown by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation on select music videos for containing offensive materials has continued to generate varied reactions weeks after the alleged ban was affected; with the affected artistes- Psquare, Wande Coal, Timaya, Flavour, D’prince, Chuddy K and Tilaman- condemning the action. The NBC has however denied banning the broadcast of […]

Throwback Friday-The New Masquerade

We all loved the 80s as it can easily be described as the era of quality TV programming. The Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, held sway as the ‘number 1’ station at that time and it never ran short of brilliant family oriented programmes. One of such is the slap-stick comedy drama series – The New […]

Itz Tonto Dikeh Again…

Tonto releases Itz Ova video.

Unknown facts about Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, By Olayinka Olaribigbe

Having listened to all his records from the first to the last, I came up with the following facts as recorded by late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister (SAB) himself. Forget any hearsay or rumours. SAB created Fuji, but still referred to himself as Ajisari/Ajiwere until 1973/74. The name Fuji emerged for the first time in his album […]

South Africa’s Otelo Burning, Nigeria’s Mirror Boy, top 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Nominee list

Nominees for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards have been announced.

Ex-policeman, ram traders kidnapped Nollywood actress, Nkiruka Sylvanus- SSS

The actress was held captive for six days.

Ex-Big Brother Africa contestant, Millicent Mugadi, wins election in Kenya

Feisty 2011 Big Brother Amplified TV Reality Show contestant, Millicent Mugadi, is one step away from realising her ambition to become a council boss in the on-going Kenya elections. The Curvy TNA candidate won the party primaries to vie for the post of councillor after beating the incumbent at the polls. Since declaring her political ambition, the […]

CBAAC wants Nigeria’s culture show-cased internationally

The Director, Administration and Human Resources, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, CBAAC, Shedrach Golen, has suggested that Nigeria‘s culture be show-cased locally and internationally. Mr. Golen made the suggestion in Lagos on Wednesday. He said that Nigeria has more than 300 hundred ethnic groups, each with a distinct cultural heritage, adding that […]

Ex-Beauty Queen, Nike Oshinowo, part ways with Dr. Soleye

It was a union fraught with several controversies from the start.  After six years of marriage and several months of denials, Tunde Soleye, husband of former beauty queen and socialite, Nike Oshinowo, has confirmed in a recent interview that his wife had indeed moved out of their matrimonial home. “We are no longer living together. Nike and […]

Kas Dangles $2000 reward for stolen camera

There are insinuations that the missing camera contains explicit pictures of Kas and an actress.

Stereoman Ekwe bounces back after murder scandal

I didn’t kill Rekia Idris, Stereoman says.

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Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor, regrets posting nude photos on Twitter

Cossy said she regrets posting the nude photos

VP Sambo’s aide denies marriage to Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus

Nkiru Sylvanus is rumoured to have married the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President. One of the top stories currently making the rounds in the entertainment circles is the alleged union between Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, and the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Umar Sani. The union is […]

PSquare buy N430mn house in U.S.

PSquare acquired the posh home in San Francisco, U.S.

Don Jazzy, Princewill Ojukwu make peace after night club brawl

 The Lagos Socialite, three weeks ago, accused Don Jazzy of asking thugs to beat him up.