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“A Truth in Time” Emir Sanusi play goes on Lagos stage to rousing applause

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Truth in Time, a play depicting the life and times of the 14th Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was staged at the Muson Centre in Lagos on Saturday holding its audience spellbound for its duration. The play, produced by the Duke of Shomolu Productions, had Prof. Ahmed Yerima as the playwright, while Read More…

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Being childless at 31 is both good, bad, says Burna Boy

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Grammy award-winning singer Burna Boy has said there are both good and bad things about being childless at 31. The self-acclaimed African Giant shared his thoughts in a recent interview with Billboard. “When you turn 31 and ain’t got no kids, everything is going good and bad at the same time. You reflect and then Read More…

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Tinubu my in-law is 86, unfit to be President, says Tee Mac

Reading Time: 2 minutes A former President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli has claimed that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate is unqualified and unfit to be President because of his age and poor health. There have been questions about Tinubu’s health and age, with the former Read More…

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11 in race for $100,000 NLNG Literary Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature released the shortlist of 11 drawn from 287 books in the running for the 2022 edition of the prize, focused on poetry. The literature prize is sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) with a cash award of $100,000. The 11 books on the longlist, in alphabetical Read More…

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Obama picks Tems, Burna Boy on 2022 summer playlist

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Former United States President Barrack Obama has picked Tems, Burna Boy, Pheelz, and BNXN as the four Nigerian music stars who made his 2022 summer playlist. Obama annually releases a list of his favourite songs from across the world. For summer 2022, the 44th US president put out his latest song list in a Twitter Read More…

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Skip Marley and Chineke! Orchestra jam at historic Bob Marley festival in Birmingham

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Birmingham, UK was held spellbound when reggae music merged with classical syncopations on Tuesday, 26 July. The show featured Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip and Chineke! Orchestra, led by Nigerian-British double-bassist Professor ChiChi Nwanoku. Three generations of Bob Marley’s family were at the show in Birmingham on Tuesday – 50 years after the singer’s first performance Read More…

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Burna Boy rises to 77 on Billboard 100 chart

Reading Time: < 1 minutes ‘Last Last’ a hit song by Grammy Award-winning Nigerian, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has climbed up the chart to number 77 on the Billboard Top 100. The song debuted on the chart at number 86, a week ago. The song samples the hit track of Toni Braxton’s song titled “He wasn’t Man Read More…

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Kidney surgery: Eedris Abdulkareem opens GoFundMe account

Reading Time: < 1 minutes ‘Nigeria jaga jaga’ crooner Eedris Abdulkareem, has shared his GoFundMe account with fans and well-meaning Nigerians, for his medical bill regarding kidney transplant surgery. The veteran rapper, who took to his Instagram page to give details of his GoFundMe account created to aid his medical bill, said he was only waiting for the doctors to Read More…

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My uncle won’t spend Osun State money on building Atlanta, says Davido

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Singer, Davido has defended Osun State Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke from a Twitter user who claimed that his uncle would loot the state’s funds. Adeleke emerged victorious in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election, defeating the incumbent governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Gboyega Oyetola. Reacting to this, a Twitter user, with the handle Atiyuski, alleged that Read More…

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Rebeca Omordia – Nigerian pianist: Pioneering the African Concert Series

Reading Time: 6 minutes Her African Concert Series is a monthly programme of African classical music that she started directing in 2019 at the October Gallery in London at the behest of the cultural organisation, the Institute of Art and Music, AMI5. In the course of her career, Romanian-Nigerian pianist, Rebeca Omordia, has gone into partnerships with various musicians, Read More…