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Adele Wins Big At 59th Grammy Awards

10 months ago /

Adele has beaten Beyoncé for most of the prestigious titles at stake at the 59th Grammys in Los Angeles. The British born singer, with the full name Adele Adkins scooped Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit song Hello, brushing aside Beyoncé’s Hold Up. Adele also won Best Song of the Year...

Chibok Girls’ Film “Waiting For Hassana” Premieres In U.S.

10 months ago /

A film dedicated to telling the story of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, “Waiting for Hassana”, will be premiered in the U.S. on Friday. The short documentary, the first Nigerian production ever selected to debut at the prestigious Sundance International Film Festival, focuses on the Chibok girls. “WAITING FOR HASSANA is a powerful...

Janet Jackson Welcomes First Child At 50

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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’

1 year 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,...