Arts & Entertainment

Goldie Harvey’s husband warns Prezzo to keep off as he mourns wife’s death

Andrew Harvey, the widower of the Nigerian singing sensation, Goldie Harvey, who passed on on Thursday night has warned the first runner-up in the 2012 Big Brother All Star TV reality Show, Prezzo, to keep away from the musician’s family as he and other relatives mourn his wife’s death. Mr. Harvey was reacting to reports […]

Goldie didn’t die of drug complications, says husband

Andrew Harvey, widower of late musician, Goldie Harvey, has dismissed suggestions that his wife died of doping complications. Some newspapers and websites (not PREMIUM TIMES) had reported that the late musician was a victim of doping gone awry. Lagos-based evening tabloid, P.M. NEWS, had quoted  sources close to the music star as saying Goldie had […]

Goldie’s husband appears, releases wedding, childhood pictures of late wife

Andrew Harvey, the widower of flamboyant Nigerian musician, Goldie Harvey, who passed away on Thursday night, has released several photographs of their time together, including those of their wedding. He also released some childhood photographs of the late musician. Until now, many fans of the late musicians didn’t know she was married, what with her […]

Goldie: Exit of a dogged fighter

The Nigerian singer died on Thursday in Lagos. Advertisement

‘Busy schedule’ forces Appeal Court to adjourn Baba Suwe’s case to April 18

The tight schedule of the Court of Appeal, Lagos, forced the appellate court, on Friday, to adjourn the hearing of the appeal filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, against Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe. An error by the court registrar, who listed the matter for hearing on Friday, instead of […]

Goldie – A legacy of unfulfilled dreams

When Goldie wished her late friend, popular socialite, Susan Yussuf aka Susan Q, a posthumous birthday on Twitter early in the month, little did she know that 10 days later, the tables will turn and a stream of condolence messages will be directed at her. At a tender age of 31,  Adebimpe Susan ‘Goldie’ Filani […]

How Goldie Harvey died — Kennis Music

Flamboyant Nigerian singer, Goldie Harvey, died last night. The musician, who was a contestant at the last Big Brother Africa reality show, is said to have died at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos. Her record label, Kennis Music has issued an official statement on her tragic passing. Read the statement below. “With a deep sense of […]

Breaking News: Singer, Goldie, reported dead

Goldie reportedly died in a Lagos hospital. Flamboyant Nigerian singer, Goldie, is reported dead. The musician, who was a contestant at the last Big Brother Africa reality show is said to have died at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos. Goldie reportedly returned from the U.S. on Thursday before she suddenly fell ill and was […]

Appeal Court to hear Baba Suwe’s case on Friday

The Nigerian actor was accused of ingesting drugs. The Court of Appeal in Lagos will, on Friday, hear arguments on the appeal by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, against the judgment ordering it to pay N25 million as damages to popular actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe. The Yoruba actor was, […]

10 places to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner

The locations are all in Lagos and Abuja. Advertisement

Seven tips to enjoying Valentine’s Day on a shoe-string budget

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Dr Sid launches chocolate cookie range

The Nigerian singer launched a chocolate cookie. Advertisement

Anxiety over Wizkid’s rumoured EME exit

The Nigerian star singer is having a fall out with EME records. Advertisement

Popular actress, Toyin Aihmaku, weds Tinsel star, Adeniyi Johnson

 The two Nigerian actors got married on Friday. Advertisement

Kim Kardashian to co-host Darey’s Valentine’s Day Concert in Lagos

Kim Kardashian will be in Lagos, South West Nigeria, next week Advertisement

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. Advertisement

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. Advertisement

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. Advertisement

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 […]