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Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja
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Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja

A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has passed away. Dr. Tukur died from undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja. Close family members, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, on Wednesday night, April 6. "His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said. The late Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the military Head of State. Dr Tukur, an academic, politician and businessman, was also the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and a former director of Cadbury Nigeria
Fexsy don: Meet Nigerian Afrobeat singer aiming for the top
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Fexsy don: Meet Nigerian Afrobeat singer aiming for the top

Nigerian music industry is saturated with enough talents. However, there are new forces rising and setting standards and one of them is Felix Emokhare Iloure, best known by his stage name Fexsy don. The young artiste has marked his rise with hit singles like Ghen Ghen, Mac, Teleport amongst others. His latest remixed single 'Vacation' with Davido's Signee, Peruzzi is easily one of the most heard street songs in Nigeria at the moment. The song reflects on the need to cool off amidst the hustle and bustle to survive in the country. A soul lifting song that mends and console the heart with its lovely lyrics and tone. Reacting to the claim that the song is one of the most played across centres and household in Nigeria, the  handsome-looking and energetic singer said: "Am rea...
My Heart has Been Broken More than 999 Times – Evia Simon
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My Heart has Been Broken More than 999 Times – Evia Simon

Nollywood actress, Evia Simon may be one of the most beautiful and versatile in the industry, but she has also had har own shares of heart breaks in relationships with men. Speaking with The Vanguard, the actress revealed that her heart has broken as many times as possible. She said: My heart has been broken more than 999 times and in fact shattered severally. What I did was to build an unbreakable wall around me not to let my heart be broken again and if you can break the wall and penetrate through, then maybe you are the right person. I have also had my share of bad relationships, I have seen and met 999 wrong guys who think I am made, not knowing I am managing my life, hustling to survive. Also speaking on what turns her on in the opposite sex, the actress said: What turn...
Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country
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Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country

Naira Marley's concert which was scheduled to hold in Cameroon yesterday February 14, reportedly failed to hold as it was allegedly disrupted by the country's Special Forces Soldiers. Music journalist, Joey Akan who raised an alarm of a "struggling comedian" named CY International leading an anti-Nigerian movement in the country and many disgruntled entertainers calling for a ban on Nigerian music, revealed that the tickets to the special Valentine's Day concert which was initially scheduled to hold in Buea, the capital of the Southwest region were sold out before Cameroonian entertainers appealed to their government to ban the event. However after the show was banned on grounds of Naira Marley being a bad influence on Cameroonian youths, smoking marijuana and having a sex tape, ...
Encomiums Pour in for Nigerian Actress Taiwo Ajayi Lycett as She Turns 80
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Encomiums Pour in for Nigerian Actress Taiwo Ajayi Lycett as She Turns 80

Veteran actress Taiwo Ajayi Lycett turned 80 today and her colleagues are showering her with praise. Joke Silva, Lala Akindoju and other actors described the celebrant in glowing terms and shared with the world a side of her that most may not know. They spoke of her selflessness and the sacrifices she's made in the industry. See below.
Nollywood Makeup Artiste, Kumbalee Dies In Fatal Accident Two Weeks After Celebrating His Birthday
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Nollywood Makeup Artiste, Kumbalee Dies In Fatal Accident Two Weeks After Celebrating His Birthday

A makeup artist in the Nollywood industry, Williams Anuoluwapo aka Kumbalee, is dead. Kumbalee died in a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 16, just two weeks after celebrating his birthday. An excited Kumbalee shared new photos of himself on his Instagram page to celebrate his birthday, not knowing that death was lurking around the corner. His colleagues in the industry have taken to social media to express shock at his sudden demise. Actress, Jumoke Odetola, in a tribute posted on her Instagram page, said she was shocked at the news of his demise because she spoke with him a day before his death. She wrote ''DEATH IS WICKED!!!Just yesterday, you told me how much you missed meJust yesterday, we were togetherToday, you are no more. What is th...
FG clears outstanding N168bn debt to oil marketers — Investigation
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FG clears outstanding N168bn debt to oil marketers — Investigation

THE Federal Government has paid N168 billion outstanding subsidy debt to oil marketers, as part of measures targeted at stimulating activities in the downstream sector of the  petroleum industry. Investigation by Vanguard indicated that the payment was made through promissory notes, which the major and independent marketers started to collect on June 1, 2020. However, the notes would not be turned into cash until the next three to four years, meaning that the poor financial situation of the downstream sector would not improve in a short term. The Operations Controller, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Mr. Mike Osatuyi, who confirmed the development in a telephone interview with Vanguard yesterday, said:  “The government does not owe anymore. We have s...
Nollywood Stars Who Have Died In 2020
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Nollywood Stars Who Have Died In 2020

Nollywood started recording the deaths of its practitioners in 2020 with the death of actress Jennifer Omole who passed away on January 3, 2020. Here are Nollywood stars, who have passed away in 2020, from different tribes and sectors of the movie industry. Jennifer Omole Nigerian actress, Jennifer Omole, passed on in Spain on 3rd January 2020, at the age of 33. She was buried the following evening at Villarejo de Salvanes, Madrid. The sad news about Jennifer’s death was shared by her close friend and colleague, Uche Ogbodo, on Instagram. Omole was a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Spain chapter, where she was based although her friends revealed that she recently moved to the United Kingdom. She hailed from Edo State. Before her death, Jennifer was a movie prod...
All Man For Himself, Says Tekno
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All Man For Himself, Says Tekno

Nigerian singer Tekno has made it known he is not about the life of living to please people. The father of one took to his Twitter page to state that he is not for humility anymore as all men for themselves now. This is coming hours after Davido and Burna Boy’s drama took charge of social media with Davido coming out to state that many hate him because of his father’s wealth and has been getting hate since he joined the industry. Tekno then tweeted; ”Fuck all this humble shit, all man for himself…” Fuck all this humble shit, all man for him self… — TEKNOOFFICIAL (@alhajitekno) May 23, 2020
Economic Diversification: Enugu govt donates vehicle to ECCIMA
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Economic Diversification: Enugu govt donates vehicle to ECCIMA

The Enugu State Government, yesterday, donated a vehicle to the Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), to enable it discharge her duties more efficiently. This is in a bid to encourage the laudable vision of the organization towards the diversification of the state’s economy for job creation and exploration of the non-oil sectors for the sustenance of the State’s development agenda. Presenting the vehicle to the body at the Government House, Enugu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was represented by his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, disclosed that “this donation is to assist your esteemed organization to execute your daily activities bearing in mind the importance of your engagements to the economic growth of our dear state”. The Deputy Governor noted...
I Paid A Price For Fame – IG Comedian, Steve Chuks
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I Paid A Price For Fame – IG Comedian, Steve Chuks

Nigerian-born Actor, Comedian and Media personality, Akaelu Steven Ebuka, professionally known as Steve Chuks  says he paid a price for the fame he is today enjoying. In an interview with Sun news, the 23-years-old UNILAG graduate said; “Honestly, I’d say the major challenge is getting people to love your contents, the consistency and then keeping up with engagements and creation for contents. That’s why I would advise young people trying to be like me to, first of all, be certain that they have passion for what they are doing, then consistency and hard work are a must to attain any level of success.” On who his role models are Steve Chuks said; “I started creating contents back in 2013 and then got into the movie industry in 2014 before taking a break for school. I came back in 2...
How I Took Over A Colleague’s Role To Become Popular – Ireti Doyle
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How I Took Over A Colleague’s Role To Become Popular – Ireti Doyle

Nigerian actress, writer, producer, presenter and entrepreneur, Ireti Doyle revealed how she became popular in the movie industry in Nigeria She wrote I had been referred to this producer by a senior colleague. I read for a minor part and got the role. A few days prior to shoot, I was called in for a table read. For whatever reason (you call it luck, I call it grace) the girl who had been cast in the lead did not turn up and I was asked to stand in for her. Half way through the the read, the producer looked up and said ” o boy, e like say na dis girl go play this character o!”. And that; is how I got cast in my first lead role in a Nollywood film. Name of movie: “Dilemma” Produced & Directed by Theophilus Akatugba that year. Moral of the story: “Opportunity” can present its...
Everything We Did Is For The Video, We Are Friends – Peruzzi Clears The Air About Relationship With BBNaija’s Cee-C
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Everything We Did Is For The Video, We Are Friends – Peruzzi Clears The Air About Relationship With BBNaija’s Cee-C

Several months ago, Nigerian singer and songwriter Peruzzi Vibes and BBNaija’s Ceec, were the topic of discussion on social media after they made many believe that they are the latest celebrity couple in the industry. The speculation of a relationship between the two was driven further by Ceec making a cameo appearance as Peruzzi’s love interest in the music video for Majesty. This was followed by the two doting on each other online, using endearing names and also sharing sneak peeks of their private video calls on social media. Although they never confirmed if they were dating, they dropped enough hints to make their fans believe that a romantic relationship existed between them. Fast forward to the present, Peruzzi has now made it clear that he never had any romantic relation...
Foluke Daramola Receives Financial Support To Assist Ailing Nollywood Actor Ogunmajek
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Foluke Daramola Receives Financial Support To Assist Ailing Nollywood Actor Ogunmajek

veteran Nollywood actor, Alhaji Ogunmajek has reportedly received help. According to Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola Salako who sought support for him via her foundation, the ailing actor is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital as she shares details of donors. She wrote: “PARA AFRICA FOUNDATION APPRECIATION ALERT! ”Alhaji Ogunmajek SOS health issues have been receiving the tremendous supports of humane and kind-hearted Nigerians from all walks of life, since our foundation came out to seek financial supports to help him come out of the life-threatening condition. ”On behalf of our foundation, TAMPAN, family members and our social fans around the world, we want to appreciate all those, who have swiftly responded in cash and kind to support Alhaji Ogunmajek...
German City Cancels Famous Beer Festival Over COVID-19
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German City Cancels Famous Beer Festival Over COVID-19

The event, which takes place annually from late September to October, was expected to draw six million visitors, but it would be too dangerous “as long as there is no vaccine”, Bavaria state premier Markus Soeder said. Even with masks and social distancing, the threat of contagion was too high. “Living with the coronavirus means living carefully,” he said. This year marks the first time that Germany will have to do without the festival since the last world war. But Oktoberfest has previously fallen victim to other epidemics — cholera kept the beer tents empty in 1854 and 1873. National identity From hops growers to breweries, the German beer industry had already been staring at a morose season. But the Oktoberfest cancellation was a further devastating blow with an impact ...
Nollywood Actor, Rasheed Abu Is Dead
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Nollywood Actor, Rasheed Abu Is Dead

Fast-rising Nollywood actor Rasheed Abu has reportedly died from an unknown illness. The President of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, while speaking with PUNCH said the deceased died on Wednesday. On Thursday, fellow actor Yomi Gold who is celebrating his birthday today, mourned the death of “a dear friend.” Condolences and tributes have since been pouring in from fellow bereaved filmmakers and actors for the actor who is popular in the Yoruba speaking sector of the industry.
“How Will The Industry Survive Without Shows” – D’Banj Expresses His Concern Over COVID-19 Lockdown
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“How Will The Industry Survive Without Shows” – D’Banj Expresses His Concern Over COVID-19 Lockdown

D’banj has come on Twitter to share his thoughts on the effect of the lockdown on the Music Industry and how it will survive without shows. D’banj said he loves how people are keeping themselves busy with challenges trending on the Internet, saying it shows who we are, what we have and what we can do. He said that what worries him the most is how the creative Industry which includes Music, Film, Comedy and the rest will survive Financially without Shows and physical performances. Since the Coronavirus became a pandemic, it has affected shows and concerts leading to shows either being cancelled or postponed. As performing or organizing shows is how most creatives survive, D’banj‘s fear is understandable. Nigerian artists whose shows had to be cancelled or postponed be...
Mike Adenuga donates N1.5bn to COVID-19 funds
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Mike Adenuga donates N1.5bn to COVID-19 funds

Mike Adenuga Foundation (MAF), established by a billionaire, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr., on Monday donated N1.5 billion to Federal Government and Lagos State government to support Nigeria’s fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Mrs Bella Disu, the daughter of the billionaire, presented a cheque for N500million to the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at his office at the State Secretariat, Alausa, on behalf of the Foundation on Monday. Similarly, a representative of the Foundation presented the cheque for N1billion to the Governor of Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, in Abuja. The Apex Bank is coordinating the fundraising by corporate bodies in the country. The fund is to support the initiatives aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic. According to t...
Topless Animal Rights Protesters Confront Bernie Sanders at Campaign Rally Demanding he drops his Support for Dairy Farmers
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Topless Animal Rights Protesters Confront Bernie Sanders at Campaign Rally Demanding he drops his Support for Dairy Farmers

Topless protesters disrupted a Bernie Sanders campaign rally on Sunday, protesting against the senator's support for legislation that favors dairy livestock.   The anti-dairy protesters stormed the stage as presidential candidate Sanders was about to give his speech and then one fully clothed woman grabbed the mic away from Sanders' hand to say; 'Bernie, I'm your biggest supporter, and I'm here to ask you to stop pumping up the dairy industry and to stop pumping up animal agriculture,' she said. 'I believe in you…' she continued, before the mic suddenly went dead before security moved toward her. The campaign's live video feed of the event suddenly cut out.   Then topless women mounted the stage and poured colored liquids over their bodies from cont...
Kannyood Ban Actress Decides Not to Ban Maryam Booth Over Her Leaked Nude Video
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Kannyood Ban Actress Decides Not to Ban Maryam Booth Over Her Leaked Nude Video

According to NewTelegraph, the leadership of the Northern section of the Nigerian movie industry also known as Kannywood says it won’t ban one of its members, Maryam Booth, over her leaked nude video. This resolution was made on Monday, February 10, 2020, by the chairman of Kannywood Guild of Artistes, Alhassan Kwalle. According to him, unlike what happened in the past involving another actress, Maryam Iyana, that led to her ban from the industry, Booth’s case was different as it was deliberately meant to blackmail her. “What happened to this girl everyone knows that the video was mischievously taken to blackmail her, not that she was doing a film or sort. She tried to take action about it immediately but the guy that did it acted as if he had deleted the video and for over th...
Iyabo Ojo Denies Fighting With her Colleague Over a Married Man
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Iyabo Ojo Denies Fighting With her Colleague Over a Married Man

Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has denied her outburst on Instagram during her colleague's birthday yesterday February 5 being over a "married man". In a rejoinder post she shared, the actress alleged that what goes on in the movie industry is much more "deep, dark and spiritual" than what everyone thinks. Iyabo Ojo wrote; The Last thing i Alice Iyabo Ojo will ever ever do is fight any woman bcos of any married or single man .... ko Jor. God forbid gistlover o por ooooo ....... worst scenario I will just ignore you ni...... What goes on in our industry is beyond all that gist you write oooo, is beyond what you can ever comprehend hmmmmm o deep gan, o dark gan, o spiritual gan ni ooo, o dey tun loud gan ni ooo.... it has been in the days of pa Ogunde & it will remain forever &...
MediaPersonality Oreka Godis Discloses the Horrible Things that Allegedly go on in the Broadcast Industry
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MediaPersonality Oreka Godis Discloses the Horrible Things that Allegedly go on in the Broadcast Industry

Oreka Godis has weighed in on the conversation about radio presenters being owed salaries, by sharing her own experience while working in the broadcast industry. The media personality, who worked with Beat FM for years, disclosed some of the things she allegedly experienced while working in the media. She shared screenshots of the tweet where Awazi Angbalaga spoke about her horrible experience working with a media outfit in Lagos and another tweet where it was revealed that OAPs were sacked for observing a silent strike due to months of unpaid salaries. Oreka said the tweets were believable and she went on to defend their claims by sharing her own experience in the industry. She revealed that some OAPs are owed for months, some interns are employed but never paid, and s...
FG Cautioned on Sports Broadcast Rights
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FG Cautioned on Sports Broadcast Rights

Nigeria’s leading sports marketing and broadcasting company, HS Media Group, has urged the Federal Government to strategically support the local industry in line with its recent reforms, which is aimed at competitiveness in sports broadcasting in the country. HS Media Group, which provided live broadcast for the Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt last year, said that the government should empower and position the nation’s public broadcaster, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) to bid for sports broadcast rights of premium tournaments, including the English Premier League, the Spanish LaLiga in addition to the existing partnership with Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). According to HS Media Group President/...
Lai Mohammed Directs NBC to Implement Regulations for Online Media
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Lai Mohammed Directs NBC to Implement Regulations for Online Media

The Minister of Information  and Culture, Lai Mohammed has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement regulations for online media. In a statement released by his media aide Segun Adeyemi on Thursday January 9, the Minister said implementation of the regulations which has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will reposition the broadcast industry, create jobs, promote local content, deliver real value in the sector and grow the creative industry. Broadcasters were also asked to utilize the content and services of Nigerian independent producers in line with regulatory requirements for 70 percent local content. He said; Following my satisfaction with the report which was very professional and detailed, I wish to direct the commission to take the...
Actress Grace Ama Reveals One Thing She Hates About Nollywood
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Actress Grace Ama Reveals One Thing She Hates About Nollywood

Nollywood actress, Grace Ama hi, has spoken about her absence in the industry recently during a chat with Saturday Beats, as she noted that she came into the industry when social media had not gained grounds. Revealing what she hates about the industry, the actress said that Nollywood is full of envy. The actress, who has been in Nollywood for over two decades, but keeps a low profile on the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, stated that sharing one’s problems on social media would either compound it or get one the attention one desire. Ama said, “Sometimes, social media could be helpful and at times, it should not be a go-to place to talk about one’s problems. There are times in one’s life that one has to deal with so many things.   “Many people are used to social medi...
Malta Guinness bags ‘Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand’ Award
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Malta Guinness bags ‘Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand’ Award

It was a night of honour and recognition as Malta Guinness, Nigeria’s number 1 premium non-alcoholic malt drink, emerged as “Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand of the Year at the 2019 Edition of the African Brand Leadership Merit Awards held on Friday- 23rd August at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. Honoring and celebrating game changers in Africa, Malta Guinness was recognized and awarded for its relentless effort in fueling the greatness of Africans. Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dada Ajai-Ikhile, noted that the brand was selected from a pool of other brands in its category through an independent, thorough and painstaking research across the African market. Commenting on the award, Ifeoma Agu, Senior Brand Manager of Malta Guinness and Adult Premium Non-alcoho...
Breaking News: Buhari Approves License Of Online Radio, TV Stations
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Breaking News: Buhari Approves License Of Online Radio, TV Stations

According to The Nation, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations According to a statement by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Media aide to the Minister of Information and Culture, the initiative is to bring sanity to the industry. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the statement said disclosed it in Abuja on Friday when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on a courtesy visit, was responding to a request made by BON for the review of the Broadcasting Code. “I just want to use this opportunity to inform you that Mr. President has actually already approved a review of the Broadcast Code that is going to take care of many o...
Yomi Fabiyi again, denies demanding sex in exchange for movie role
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Yomi Fabiyi again, denies demanding sex in exchange for movie role

Barely 24 hours after announcing that he bought a new car from profits made from sales of his new movie, Yomi Fabiyi has again denied demanding for sex in exchange for a movie role.   Recall that one Eunice Omoshalewa Eniola who claimed to be an upcoming actress, in 2017 accused the actor and filmmaker of demanding sex from her in exchange for a movie role. She claimed that the incident occurred 9 years earlier before she went public with the allegation.   Taking a walk back memory lane as he recounted his ordeal at that time, Yomi Fabiyi insisted that he never met the upcoming actress turned realtor until 2017. He further alleged that the lady was used by some actresses to tarnish his image.   Also recalling how he abadoned the publicity for his movie that...
People hate on me in this industry because my father has money – Davido says in new video, asks his haters to suck his d**k
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People hate on me in this industry because my father has money – Davido says in new video, asks his haters to suck his d**k

Davido in a new video shared on his Instastories, accused his colleagues in the music industry of hating on him because his father, Adedeji Adeleke, is wealthy. The 26-year-old award winning singer pointed out that people should not forget the fact that he works very hard and has delivered several hit songs in his seven years in the music industry. He asked all his haters to come suck his d**k. In his words Yes I want to thank all my brothers and sisters, my fans, people that have supported me. I am already used to this industry. Seven years now and nobody supports me, its just hate, from morning till night. because of what? my papa get money (sic). I work hard, i deliver hits. I take care of my people. So if you have a problem with me, suck ma d**k'''. Watch his video below ...
It’s best to date someone in the same industry- eShun
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It’s best to date someone in the same industry- eShun

Ghanaian songstress eShun believes it’s best for a showbiz personality to date a colleague in the industry because they will understand each other better. The talented singer in an interview on Class FM, urged her fellow entertainers to involve themselves with persons who understand the industry when they are looking for a partner. “I think it’s best because they understand you, if the person is not an industry person, the person should understand how the industry works”. she said on whether or not it is good for an entertainer to date a fellow entertainer. Addressing her rumoured relationship with singer Bisa Kdei, The ‘Someone loves me’ crooner, debunked the claims. According to her, the two of them only worked on a song together and kept their working relationship professional...
Zimbabwe arrests female minister, Prisca Mupfumira for corruption
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Zimbabwe arrests female minister, Prisca Mupfumira for corruption

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira on allegations of corruption.   A senior ZACC official confirmed that Mupfumira was currently being interviewed at the commission’s offices.  ZACC was recently granted arresting powers through a Statutory Instrument. “Yes, we have picked her up. We are currently interviewing her, but she is not going back home,” the source said. The corruption allegations emanate from an audit report on the National Social Security Authority which reportedly unearthed various financial transgressions at the institution. She becomes the first Cabinet minister to be arrested on corruption charges since President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed the current team in 2018....
Why not strive to raise Nollywood to Hollywood standards – Daddy Freeze tells Desmond Elliot
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Why not strive to raise Nollywood to Hollywood standards – Daddy Freeze tells Desmond Elliot

Yesterday, Nollywood actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot came under fire after he called for the ban of foreign movies in Nigeria to enable the growth of the Nigerian Movie Industry.   The 45-year-old representing Surulere constituency at the Lagos State house of assembly spoke on the current situation of the country's Movie Industry.   According to him, the Federal Government should make it difficult for foreign content to come into the country so that local content from Nigeria can grow.   In his reaction, Daddy Freeze said, 'Dear Brother Desmond, I love you, but I’m not with you on this. I should be able to choose what I want to watch if I’m paying for it, shouldn’t I? Why don’t you strive to raise Nollywood to Hollywood standards and then people will ...
Ini Edo Rocked To Rita Dominic’s 44th Birthday Party
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Ini Edo Rocked To Rita Dominic’s 44th Birthday Party

Nigerian popular actress Ini Edo took to her Instagram page to share beautiful photos of her self. She wore the seductive outfit to Rita Dominic's birthday party which was technically a galaxy of stars. The body-hugging outfit expressed her banging body structure which was rumoured to have been modified through comestic surgery. Her cleavage was not also left out in the public display which must have certainly unsettled some men at the 44th birthday party celebration of her colleague Rita Dominic. Ini Edo has remained relevant to the local film industry despite her inactivity. The Akwa Ibom native began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies since that time. See more images:
I regret not being serious in my education’ – Yvonne Nelson
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I regret not being serious in my education’ – Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson has some regrets about her years as a student, and it is about not being serious with her education.   The Ghanaian actress and Mother of one in an interview with Joy FM, narrated how she had little time for her books after getting a spot in the entertainment industry. She further explained the challenges she faced in making out time to re-sit for some papers, after she failed her Senior High School (SHS) examination.   “I would go on stage every Saturday in SHS. I had to rewrite some papers. I was so into entertainment that I didn’t take my schooling serious. You can easily mess up and not make it to university. I regret not paying attention to my books so when I see kids of today, I tell them to pay attention to their books,” she said.   Yvonne ...
Afcon 2019: The boys came to Egypt to learn – Ivory Coast coach Kamara
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Afcon 2019: The boys came to Egypt to learn – Ivory Coast coach Kamara

The Elephants boss was saddened by his team’s exit from Afcon but credited the effort of his players at the finals Ivory Coast manager Ibrahim Kamara praised his side’s industry in the aftermath of their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarter-final elimination at the hands of Algeria. The Elephants were defeated 4-3 on penalties after it ended 1-1 following 120 minutes of action in Suez. Sofiane Feghouli put the North Africans ahead in the 20th minute, but a Jonathan Kodjia strike just after the hour mark levelled the game.
Wizkid’s Baby Mama Visits Linda Ikeji’s Office
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Wizkid’s Baby Mama Visits Linda Ikeji’s Office

Starboy Wizkid’s first baby mama, Shola Ogudu has visited Linda Ikeji, one of his industry ‘enemy’ who he had a serious social media fight with and they even ended up settling at a police station. Recall that in early 2016, the singer and the millionaire blogger, literally set the online space on fire when they went for each other’s jugulars after Linda published a story that the father of 3 was given quit notice at his Lekki Phase 1 home. Also her story about Wizkid’s second baby mama, Guinean-born Binta Diamond Diallo. Wizkid, who was incensed at Linda’s audacity for reporting the stories which he wanted to keep under wraps, came for her with guns blazing. Oh well, they went back and forth blasting each other on social media that Linda went to report him to the police after h...
Peter Okoye Threatens To Sue Show Promoter Over Flyers Of Him And His Brother
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Peter Okoye Threatens To Sue Show Promoter Over Flyers Of Him And His Brother

For a brief moment, fans of Nigerian music twin sensation Psquare thought the singers were back together when they saw pictures of them together on a flyer for a show in Angola. The flyer for the show themed “Feast Beach” which showed Peter and his brother Paul dressed in native attires was organised by an Angola events company named PubFourevents. Peter Okoye,however, took to his Instagram handle today to distance himself from the show which set to hold in Angola on the 26th of May and even threatened to sue organises of the show. Findings have shown that Paul was the one contracted to perform at the said event as a post on his Instagram handle showed him arriving in Angola some few hours ago. Alongside a picture of the flyer and that of Paul arriving in Angola, Peter ...
Presidency Disowns Akeredolu Over Planned ‘Marijuana Business’
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Presidency Disowns Akeredolu Over Planned ‘Marijuana Business’

The move by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to establish a legal marijuana industry in the ‘sunshine’ state may have hit the rocks even before his very own eyes. This is just as findings by journalists on Saturday showed that Akeredolu is not likely to find a willing ally in the Federal Government over his pursuit. Despite the collaboration being received from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the governor has been disowned by the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA), an appendage of the Presidency. PACEDA, in a statement made available to the media on Saturday, stated that no amount of money could be worth the lives of those that would be affected should marijuana be legalised in the country, as being canvassed by Akere...
Veteran Actor Fadeyi Oloro Cries out For Help  before He die”
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Veteran Actor Fadeyi Oloro Cries out For Help before He die”

Nollywood veteran actor, Fadeyi Oloro cries out to Nigerians to help him before he dies. The popular Yoruba actor is in need of medical attention due to complications resulting from tuberculosis. In a recent interview, he opened up about his condition When asked about his wish, Fadeyi Oloro said: I want people to stand up and help me now that I need help. I don’t want people to come to my grave when I am no more and come and be crying. It is now that they should come out and help me financially because I want to be back on my feet. I have a long way to go in this industry. The Veteran actor further revealed about his current situation, he said: I am not okay, that is because I have exhausted all the money with me for treatment. This is not my house. It was when the whole thing ...
Olamide meets Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun
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Olamide meets Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun

Ogun state Governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun recently announced actress, Eniola Badmus and rapper, Adedeji Olamide, as members of his commerce and industry team as he prepares to assume office on May 29th.   He just shared photos from his meeting with Olamide yesterday and wrote, 'with Olamide, a proud son of Ogun State. We're set to Build Our Future Together'.
Olamide And Eniola Badmus Get Political Appointment
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Olamide And Eniola Badmus Get Political Appointment

Dapo Abiodun, the Governor-elect of Ogun state, has named YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji and Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus, as members of his transition committee. The newly elected governor announced this on his official Instagram account on Monday, April 15. He disclosed that the ‘Science Student’ singer and the Nollywood actress would join his commerce and industry team. Abiodun also listed appointees for nine other committees who are excepted to commence work with him when he assumes office.
Susan Peters Explains How The Industry Pushed Some To Bleach Their Skin
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Susan Peters Explains How The Industry Pushed Some To Bleach Their Skin

Nollywood actress, Susan Peters has explained how the movie industry pushed some to bleach their skin. She said she was almost a victim, but stood her grounds. Sharing her experience online, Susan wrote; ‘’In a world and industry where dark skin is seemingly a crime, where I am told kaiii you black sha, like am supposed to give up this skin God blessed me with. They frustrated some to bleach their skin, oh well... Good luck with that, I love my BLACK AND IT'S GOLD.’’
Five Star Music didn’t hinder Skiibii’s growth – Kcee
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Five Star Music didn’t hinder Skiibii’s growth – Kcee

Five Star music artiste, Kcee, has denied claims that the music label’s management is responsible for the success of former artiste, Skiibii is not experiencing in the industry. After struggling to make a noticeable impact in the music industry for years while with Five Star Music, Skiibii is now showing a glimpse of his talent. His song, Sensima, featuring Reekado Banks, has performed well since its release. While speaking with The Punch Kcee stated that Skiibii is a talent who has been destined to be a great achiever: “Maybe you guys didn’t see his potential but I saw it from the first day I signed him. I invested so much in him because I knew he was good. Before he left us, I told him he would make it. Seeing him for the first time, I knew he didn’t need to do much to get to the ...
No Artiste can reign forever – Ruggedman
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No Artiste can reign forever – Ruggedman

Nigerian rapper Ruggedman, in a new interview, has said that no artiste can reign forever. The veteran rapper made this statement while speaking with The Punch, where he talked about the time he held Nigerians by the jugular with his numerous hit songs, and how it seems he is no longer relevant as of today. “Everybody has his or her time. If people say I have not been ‘buzzing’ like I used to when I first came out, I would tell them that it is almost impossible for anybody to stay on top of the industry for such a long time. We all have our times to shine and it’s important to use it well. It is wrong for anybody to say I have not been consistent. I’m doing music and working with trending artistes; that is consistency. I have had songs with top artistes such as Wande Coal over the y...
Davido, Mark Zuckerberg, Nike Okundaye share space at Lagos art expo
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Davido, Mark Zuckerberg, Nike Okundaye share space at Lagos art expo

Portraitures of popular Nigerian music act Davido, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and female Nigerian artist Nike Okundaye, topped the list of works on display at the ” O’Sagacity art exhibition underway at the National Museum, Lagos. The artist/exhibitor, Sunday Olaniyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that each of these people inspired his works, adding that he appreciated them for their contributions to the entertainment industry. Olaniyi said that the portraitures of the celebrities would be handed over to them immediately after the exhibition. According to him, 50 art works were on display, including bead portraitures, beads, paintings, mixed media, aluminium foil and sculpture. “I have some of my works exhibited as: Tough time never last; Moderation; Nose...
Building collapse: Experts seek involvement, collaboration of all sectoral professionals
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Building collapse: Experts seek involvement, collaboration of all sectoral professionals

Experts in the nation’s building construction industry on Tuesday called for the collaboration of all professionals in the sector and related government agencies, to guard against the increasing spate of building collapse in Lagos state. The professionals spoke in Alausa, Ikeja, at a public hearing on the collapsed building at 63, Massey Street, Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island, organised by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development. They also called for strict application of building regulations by the state government and the prosecution of developers, owners and builders who fail to adhere to the regulations prescribed by law. The  body of professionals include the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), the Nigerian Society of En...
‘You Can’t Quit Music And Leave Me Alone In The Industry’ – Omawumi To Waje
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‘You Can’t Quit Music And Leave Me Alone In The Industry’ – Omawumi To Waje

Singer, Omawumi has come in support of her best friend, Waje after she said she may quit music due to lack of funds to promote her work. Omawumi said; 'My Dear Friend turned Sister, the conversation we had concerning this recent video, we had it in private. But I want to use this medium to tell you. I can relate 100%. I am thankful for your love and support and being the strong woman that you are. I know you cant quit nothing! And leave me alone in this industry? Mbanu!'
Shake Body: Skales’ Song Featured in American Web Series, Step Up
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Shake Body: Skales’ Song Featured in American Web Series, Step Up

Nigerian pop singer and rapper Skales’s song Shake Body, which was released in 2014, has been featured in the American web series Step Up. The song laced with an upbeat and groovy tempo was featured in Season 2 Episode 8 of the series. The Step Up: High Water web series which premiered on YouTube Premium is based on one of the most watched dance movie franchises of all time Step Up. It blends mediums of energetic dancing with genuinely compelling and dramatic storytelling, casting characters like Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera, Faizon Love, etc. Skales’ music has proven to be a formidable sound to reckon with in the dance music industry both locally and internationally.

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