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Janet Jackson Welcomes First Child At 50

2 weeks ago /

American Singer, Janet Jackson  and her Qatari billionaire-husband, Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child together – a baby boy – on Tuesday, January 3, 2016. The couple, who received their New Year gift  exchanged vows in the presence of family and friends in 2012. ‘Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,’...

Pop Superstar, George Michael Dies At 53

3 weeks ago /

The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, George Michael, "passed away peacefully" on Christmas Day in Goring, Oxfordshire, his publicist said. Thames Valley Police say they are treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances. Former Wham!...

Headies Awards 2016: Full List Of Winners

3 weeks ago /

One of the most talked about award shows, Headies Awards 2016 is finally past and the winners of the awards for the different categories have been announced. Falz TheBahdGuy and Simi came out victorious at this year’s awards. Check out full list of winners below: *BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR EMERGENCY – D’BANJ PRAY FOR...

Leonard Cohen: Canadian Singer Dead Aged 82

2 months ago /

Canadian singer, songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen has died aged 82. The news was announced on his official Facebook page, but no details about the cause of death were given. "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the statement said. Canadian Prime...

Angelina Jolie Files For Divorce From Brad Pitt

4 months ago /

One of Hollywood's highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the court documents, the pair separated on September 15, two years and one month after they married in August 2014. Jolie is seeking physical custody of their six children...

Nollywood Takes Center Stage At The Toronto International Film Festival

4 months ago /

The city of Lagos will take center stage at theToronto International Film Festival [TIFF] Thursday. The commercial capital of Nigeria has been chosen as part of the 'City to City' programme. Each year a city is selected and filmmakers living and working there are showcased. Previous featured cities include; London, Mumbai and...

Tonto Dike Becomes New Ambassador For Naturessence

5 months ago /

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, just signed a deal with a skin products company, Naturessence in United States. The actress took to Instagram to make the announcement to her fans and followers.   POKO X @NATURESSENCEUSA A photo posted by Mrs Tonto Dikeh-Churchill (@tontolet) onAug 1, 2016 at 2:28am PDT     Signed and sealed😁 #NATURESSENCEUSA #AMBASSADORALERT #MULTIMILLIONCONTRACT...

Six International Beauty Queens Storm Kwara For Kids

8 months ago /

International beauty queens from six different countries are set to storm Kwara state, the state of Harmony in support of the Kits for Kids Africa education intervention targeted at helping over 5,000 kids in public schools. The event will hold from May 23-26, 2016. Beauty queens from the USA, Canada,...

Environment Minister Ring Trade Closing Bell At Nigerian Stock Exchange

8 months ago /

‘’As we strive to green the economy, we must begin to reduce environmental degradation, pollution, and the effects of climate change’’. – Amina Mohammed

 

Language Not Barrier To Film Production – Saheed Balogun

8 months ago /

Veteran actor, Saheed Balogun, on Tuesday said that regardless of the language used in producing a film, a widely acceptable film only needs coherent sequencing and understanding dialoguing. Balogun said that once a film was well sequenced, viewers would understand and ardently follow the film. The actor, reacting to whether film production...

Africa Fashion Presents Yemi Alade As Brand Ambassador

8 months ago /

African Fashion Week Nigeria presents Yemi Alade as its brand ambassador for its fashion show holding July 1-3 of this year. From a small brand founded to satisfy a niche, AFWN has evolved to become an award-winning and very well recognised brand, which is the biggest platform of its kind in...

Nollywood Fans Pay Tribute To Late Actress Genevieve Nene

8 months ago /

Nollywood Fans continue to pay tribute to upcoming actress, Genevieve Nene who passed away in Lagos on Tuesday after battling with malaria and typhoid. Nollywood Director and Screenwriter, Ike Nnaebue announced the death of the actress on his Instagram page on Wednesday. The Mbaise, Imo born actress had been diagnosed with malaria...

Pepsi Denies Dropping Music Star Tiwa Savage As Brand Ambassador

8 months ago /

Marvin records First Lady, Tiwa Savage has been confirmed as Pepsi Ambassador, following speculations of her being dropped. The confirmation was necessary following issues in her marriage which trended on social media over the weekend. The Managing Director of Seven Up Bottling Company, Mr Sunil Sawhney took to his twitter account to...

Champions League: Alicia Keys To Sing At Final

8 months ago /

American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will perform during the opening ceremony at next month’s Champions League final in Milan, UEFA announced on Wednesday. Alicia, who has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, will feature as part of a revamped ceremony prior to the game on Saturday May 28. “I’m extremely excited to share...

 

Papa Wemba Dies On Stage At 66

8 months ago /

One of Africa’s greatest music stars Papa Wemba,  has died after collapsing on stage during a festival in the Ivory Coast, the event organisers said Sunday. Papa Wemba, who was known as the “king of Congolese rumba” for helping to bring the highly popular sound to an international audience, was 66. The...

 

Songkran: Water Festival Observed In Thailand In Spite Of Drought

9 months ago /

Songkran, Thailand's annual water festival, commenced on Wednesday with celebrants armed with water pistols and buckets, amid severe drought in the country. Thailand is facing its worst water shortage in two decades, with 14 out of 76 provinces hit and large swathes of agricultural land at risk. Thailand has entered its annual...

Davido Joins Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay As Pepsi Ambassadors

9 months ago /

Pepsi has announced the signing of singer Davido as new brand ambassador as they continues to reignite the passion of fans. Young and multi-award winning artist Davido joins Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay as a Pepsi brand ambassador. The OBO crooner has promised his new fans amazing song as he sign the dotted lines. The global brand...

International Premier: Kenya Airways To Transport Production Crew Of Soyinka’s Film `Ake’

9 months ago /

Kenya Airways has officially taken over the transportation of the production crew of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s memoir film adaptation, “Ake” to all international premieres. Mr Dapo Adeniyi, the Executive Producer and Director of the film, said this in a statement made available to the Newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. According to Adeniyi,...

2016 Edition: Nigeria Entertainment Awards Invites Entries

9 months ago /

The Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA), the continent’s premier Entertainment Award for Nigerians and Africans, on Wednesday invited entries for the 2016 edition of the award. Tope Esan, the Executive Producer, NEA Awards in a statement said NEA had invited all entries for works that were made public from May 1, 2015...

African Music Sensational Made 2016 Gidi Festival Memorable

9 months ago /

Different African Music Sensational Made the 2016 Gidi Festival sponsored by Heineken very memorable. The party took place yesterday night at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island. The Gidi Festival is one of the events planned for the Easter celebrations by one of the brands under the stable of the Nigerian...


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