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Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, acclaimed to be world’s most prestigious music honours, held on Sunday night at the Staples Center in ... Read More »

Nigeria music revenue to hit $86m in 2021 – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria music revenue to hit $86m in 2021 – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Nigeria music revenue is projected to hit 86 million dollar (about N3.096 billion) in 2021, making it the biggest in Africa. The minister gave the projection on Thursday in Madrid, Spain at the 11th edition of the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (Investour) organised by the United Nations ... Read More »

Celine Dion loses mother

Celine Dion loses mother

Popular singer, Celine Dion has lost her mother, Thérèse Tanguay, to throat cancer. The woman died at the age of 92. Thérèse, also known as “Mama Dion,” died January 16, 2020 after battling serious health issues for months. “It is with deep sadness that Feeling Productions announces the death of Mrs. Thérèse Tanguay Dion,” a statement released by Entertainment Tonight ... Read More »

Walking with Shadows for screening at Göteborg Film Festival

Walking with Shadows for screening at Göteborg Film Festival

Walking with Shadows, a film co-produced by Funmi Iyanda and Olumide Makanjuola, has been scheduled for screening at the 2020 Göteborg Film Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. Directed by Irish writer/director, Aoife O’Kelly, the film is an adaptation of Jude Dibia’s critically acclaimed novel of the same title. It will be screened in Gothenburg for four consecutive days from Wednesday, January ... Read More »

Delta To Build N5bn Film Village

Delta To Build N5bn Film Village

The Delta House of Assembly today approved the request by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa to construct a N5 billion film village and leisure park in the state. Reports by the News Agency of Nigeria indicated that the film village and leisure park will be built at Ugbolu, in Oshimili North Local Government area. The assembly, which resumed plenary on today, has ... Read More »

Top Rated Gospel Artistes Celebrate Oyigiyigi Crooner

Top Rated Gospel Artistes Celebrate Oyigiyigi Crooner

By Tope Olukole “My life is a living testimony of God’s faithfulness. I’m an embodiment of God’s grace, God’s favor personified. What else can I do to appreciate God than to sing His praise to all mankind till my last breath.” These are some of the words coming from Pastor Bukola Olubona as friends in the gospel music circle, church ... Read More »

Ara @ 45: Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry

Ara @ 45: Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry

By Tope Olukole As Ara, an A-list Nigerian artiste and Africa’s first female talking-drummer to thrive on world stage marks her 45th birthday, we use the special occasion to survey the state of Nigeria’s creative industry. Does such an industry actually exist in Nigeria? Ara represents millions of Nigerian females who are endowed with outstanding creative talents and who work ... Read More »

Court jails DG NCAC ,Runsewe, for contempt

Court jails DG NCAC ,Runsewe, for contempt

An FCT High Court, Maitama on Thursday sentenced, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Crafts (NCAC) for contempt of court order. Justice Jude Okeke in a ruling on the motion seeking for the order of the court to sentence Runsewe to prison for disobeying court order of Dec. 15, 2017, Okeke held that Runsewe, failed to establish ... Read More »

I will play music till death – King Sunny Ade

I will play music till death – King Sunny Ade

Juju music is a fusion of traditional Yoruba vocal forms and percussion with Western rock and roll and KSA is acclaimed to be in the vanguard of the development and international popularisation of the genre. The internationally renowned musician recalled how he played music with the late comedian, dramatist and actor, Moses Olaiya, popularly known by his stage name, “Baba ... Read More »

Onitsha Monarch inaugurates festival

Onitsha Monarch inaugurates festival

Alfred Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha, has inaugurated the second Golibe Festival aimed at promoting the rich culture of Onitsha people. Golibe is an annual festival of Onitsha arts, music, culture, family and community building, initiated in 2016. The monarch said the festival was one of the objectives of re-developing Onitsha into a vibrant 21st century city and globally acclaimed ... Read More »

Court orders arrest, arraignment of Naira Marley over alleged car theft

Court orders arrest, arraignment of Naira Marley over alleged car theft

A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that a Nigerian musician, Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley should be arrested and arraigned over alleged car theft. The chief magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sgt. Sunday Idoko, handling the case must present Naira Marley in court on the next date of ... Read More »

Osun creating data base of Theatre and Arts practioners to preserve cultural heritage – Gov Oyetola

Osun creating data base of Theatre and Arts practioners to preserve cultural heritage – Gov Oyetola

Governor State of Osun Mr Gboyega Oyetola has said the state is currently creating a database of Theatre and Arts practioners with a view to creating mutual working relationship and giving them the necessary support as a government. He said this is part of the resolve of his administration to support the association in promoting and preserving our cultural heritage as ... Read More »

Breaking:Popular music star,Duncan Mighty kidnapped in Owerri

Breaking:Popular music star,Duncan Mighty kidnapped in Owerri

Popular musician, Duncan Mighty has been reportedly kidnapped in Owerri, the capital of Imo State. His friend and billionaire club-owner, Cubana Chief Priest, made this known on Saturday via Instagram. “He was beaten and abducted by the gunmen amid gunshots,” Cubana Chief Priest said. Details of his abduction are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report. Read More »

We’ll go to court to stop Kizz Daniel’s concert, Agbakoba threatens

We’ll go to court to stop Kizz Daniel’s concert, Agbakoba threatens

Estranged record label of Kizz Daniel, G-Worldwide Entertainment (GWW), has vowed to frustrate the concert of the artiste slated for December 26 at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos. They disclosed this in Lagos on Friday through their lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN). Addressing journalists, Agbakoba vowed they were going to pursue the case instituted against Kizz Daniel. He said the move ... Read More »

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

The season six of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) bumper reward scheme tagged, “FCMB Millionaire Promo,” has come to an end with the grand finale draw held recently. At the end of the promo, which ran from March to October this year, another set of 16 lucky customers of the bank emerged as millionaires by winning cash ranging from ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to create £400bn ‘western’ city called Neom for sport

Saudi Arabia to create £400bn ‘western’ city called Neom for sport

Saudi Arabia are planning to create a new cross-border city state governed by western, rather than Islamic, law as part of its long-term strategy to become a global centre for world class sporting events. Sportsmail has learned that a key element of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 is the introduction of western laws in the new city of Neom, a £400billion project in ... Read More »

Calabar To Host Dance Professionals, Scholars…To Proffer Solutions to Tourism, Other Challenges

Calabar To Host Dance Professionals, Scholars…To Proffer Solutions to Tourism, Other Challenges

Dance Professionals and Scholars will from Wednesday 4th of December to Saturday 7th, December 2019, gather at the University Senate Chamber, University of Calabar, Cross River Nigeria, to proffer solutions to some of the tourism challenges within the culture industry in the country. The conference organised by the Association of Dance Scholars and Practitioners of Nigeria is to be hosted ... Read More »

FG Will Remove All Impediments To Growth of Creative Industry – Lai Mohammed

FG Will Remove All Impediments To Growth of Creative Industry – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government will remove all impediments to the growth of the Creative Industry, as part of the ongoing efforts to encourage the growth of the sector. * The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai  Mohammed, giving his remarks at the 2019 edition of AFRIMA, early Sunday at ... Read More »

Tuface, Burna Boy, others win big at 2019 AFRIMA

Tuface, Burna Boy, others win big at 2019 AFRIMA

Innocent Tuface Idibia, popularly a.ka 2Baba and Burna Boy were among the artistes that won awards at the 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The All Africa Music Awards was a four-day event which held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. 2Baba won the award for Best African Artiste in African ... Read More »

How The New York Times is building its TV business and moving into movies

How The New York Times is building its TV business and moving into movies

By Tim Peterson The New York Times is making a move into movies, DIGIDAY reports. The publisher aims to premiere at least two feature-length documentaries in the first half of 2020. One of the films will be the Times’ TV unit’s first feature-length documentary directed by Times journalists and featuring Times journalism, according to a Times spokesperson. The documentary films ... Read More »