Arts & Entertainment

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, the collaboration will have to […]

Entertainment Round-Up: P-Square’s Paul Okoye set for March 22 traditional wedding in Port Harcourt

D’banj is a “legendary womaniser”, says UK newspaper Nigerian music star, D’banj, has been labelled a “legendary womaniser” by the UK Newspaper, Daily Mail. The label was with respect to rumours of a romance between Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kenya Moore, and “Africa Prince”. According to the Daily Mail, based on reports in Nigerian […]

Lupita Nyong’o nominated for MTV Movie Awards

Lupita was nominated for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

Reminisce denies alleged regret for featuring Davido on Daddy

The Mirror reported the “controversy.”


Nigerian Government appoints D’banj as ambassador of new youth agriculture initiative

D’banj says he would become the ‘koko farmer’ for the Nagroprenuers initiative. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that the Federal Government is set to roll out the Nigerian Agricultural Entrepreneurs, Nagroprenuers, initiative to attract youth to agriculture. Mr. Adesina made this known while announcing one of Nigeria’s music icons, […]

Nairobi Half-life, The Contract, Flower Girl win big at Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

Newcomer, Tope Tedela won Best Actor for A Mile From Home

Nigeria Entertainment Round up: Tinsel’s Damilola Adegbite to wed co-star, Chris Attoh

≤h3≥2face and Omawunmi to appear in dance movie, Make A Move

Four Nigerian Poets Make World Poetry Anthology

Soyinka and the three other poets will contribute a total of nine poems to the anthology. The works of four Nigerian poets have been chosen for inclusion in a forthcoming publication titled: The Second Genesis: An Anthology of Contemporary World Poetry. The poets are Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Obari Gomba and Ikeogu […]

Critic tasks Nigerian music awards organisers on credibility, openness

Agwu says award shows should recognise talent rather than hype. A music critic and Artiste & Repertoire (A&R) rep, Obinna Agwu, has called on producers of music awards in Nigeria to be open about the different processes involved in dishing out awards to artistes. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Agwu stated that since awards in […]

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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. Olaiya cooked up the allegation […]

A journey through history with 2014 Lagos Theatre Festival

The Festival held at Freedom Park, a former Lagos prison.

Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

12 Years a Slave won Best Picture

To M.I : A call to face the music, By Obinna Agwu

Look who is making bad music now, author says. A few weeks ago, I caught a tweet by my good friend and Chocolate City executive, Lanre “Elbama” Onipede, replying a blogger who is purported to have said that M.I had a bad year (2013). It was apparent that the said blogger’s assertion did not go […]

Meet Kannywood’s only female director – Muhibbat Abdussalam

Muhibbat was inspired by her husband, Hassan Giggs. Muhibbat Abdussalam is a phenomenon in the Hausa film industry, being the first and, presently, the only female director in Kannywood. Her husband, Hassan Gigs, who inspired her to become a director, is a producer and director himself. In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the movie […]

Yoruba actor, Elesho, celebrates 30 years on stage

Elesho’s film will be premiered on March 30.

Nigeria Entertainment Round Up: Harrisong says he charges N1 million to write songs.

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Product Placement in Nollywood: “Got to have it” or “Make it stop,” By Efeturi Doghudje

A critic of poor product placement in Nollywood movies

Kannywood Movie Review: Fatima Mohammed is Shu’uma

The actress brings a sweet mischievousness to the role

Donjazzy signs new artiste, Korede Bello

The label recently signed on Di’ja and Reekado Banks.

Chocolate City Vs Brymo: Case adjourned till March 4 as lawyers insult each other in court

Chocolate City is suing Brymo for breach of contract

Kannywood: Rabi Mustapha is dead

Actress died on Wednesday

Sunset At Noon, By Adekoya Boladale

Sunset At Noon–  By Adekoya Boladale   Sorrow feels the heart when hopes are lost, Bitterness consumes the soul when dreams die In wake of the day they came Before cock crows they were by their bedside Waking the beautiful Angels with guns and Matchet Oh how tender their skins were Oh how soft were […]

Psquare to launch animation series and app

The pop duo is exploring other media options

Achebe’s Things Fall Apart Makes Amazon 100 Lifetime Books

The 56-year-old novel continues to garner accolades By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

NoViolet Bulawayo wins Etisalat African Prize for Literature

Youssou N’Dour performed at the award ceremony