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BBNaija’s ThinTallTony set to hold dance concert

Former Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Anthony Effiong, popularly known as ThinTallTony says he is set to host a dance concert aimed at promoting the growth of dance. Effiong made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. He said that the concert, which is aimed at contributing to the growth of dance ... Read More »

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, was found dead Thursdayaccording to a spokesman for the LA County Coroner. He was 41. The coroner’s office was called out to a home in Palos Verdes Estates shortly after 9 a.m.Thursday. Authorities said they were treating the case as a possible suicide. Bennington’s band found success in 2000 with their ... Read More »

Patoranking to perform at Jamaica reggae festival

The 25th edition of the Reggae Sumfest will  stream Patoranking live from Catherine Hall Entertainment Center, Montego Bay, Jamaica on Friday. According to the organisers, Patoranking will be the first African artiste to grace what they describe as the biggest Reggae festival stage. They add, “It is a momentous occasion and Downsound Entertainment wants to share this with not just Patoranking ... Read More »

Kidnapping: Ambode Suspends Baale Of Shangisha

  Police Parade Monarch, Brother ..Says Plot Intended To Embarrass Lagos Govt, Security Agencies Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday approved the immediate suspension of the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Chief Yusuf Ogundare for faking his kidnap which allegedly took place on July 5 along Center for Management Development (CMD) Road in Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area ... Read More »

Ambode Condoles With Chief Akande On Wife’s Death

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of Madam Omowunmi Akande, wife of the former Governor of Osun State and All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Chief Bisi Akande.  Omowunmi, died on Tuesday at the age of 73 in a private hospital in Ibadan. The Governor in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press ... Read More »

Ariya Repete: Goldberg Hits Akure For Quarterfinals, 20 Moves To S/Final

Twenty contestants have been shortlisted for the next stage of the ongoing Goldberg Ariya Repete traditional music concert, after the quarterfinal which held at Democracy Park, Akure, Ondo State on Friday, July 7, 2017. The selected contestants who will perform at the semi-final scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017 at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, comprise 12 Fuji and 8 Juju ... Read More »

Azuh Arinze Assumes Office As President Rotary Club, Ikeja South

  Rotary Club of Ikeja-South now has a new president. He is Azuh Arinze, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine. The well-known journalist and author presided over his first meeting on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at their meeting venue, Adna Hotel, 28, Ladipo Bateye Street, Ikeja-GRA, Lagos – preparatory to his investiture ceremony sometime in October. Attended by members, guests and a ... Read More »

Yemi Alade’s ‘Jonny’ hits 70 million views on Youtube

The music titled ‘Johnny’ by Yemi Alade has just hit 70 million views on YouTube and still counting. As of 1.53pm on Friday, the total number of views recorded by the video was 71,082,305. It is said to be the most watched video uploaded by an African woman on YouTube. The video was published on Mar 3, 2014, some three years ago. See video: Share ... Read More »

Nollywood gets over N420m additional grant

The Federal Government says it has released the sum of N420.2 million to the Nigeria film industry popularly called Nollywood to improve and support aspiring practitioners. According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Patricia Deworitshe, on Friday in Abuja, the money, which is the second tranche payment will benefit 105 film ... Read More »