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  • Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid top nomination for Africa Arts Entertainments Awards

    Nigerian music superstars, Davido, Burna Boy and  Wizkid,  have received the highest  nominations for the 2024 Africa Arts Entertainments Awards (AAEA). Davido was nominated in twelve categories, followed by Burna Boy with ten nominations, while Wizkid was nominated in seven categories. The three artistes are competing in several categories, including AAEA Best Continental Male Artiste and AAEA Continental Artiste of…

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  • Burna Boy becomes first African artiste to hit 2 billion streams in UK

    Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy, has become the first African artiste to hit 2 billion streams mark in the United Kingdom. The “Twice as Tall” crooner  was presented with a Brit Plaque at his sold-out show at Koko Camden in London on Monday night, in recognition of the feat. This milestone came barely few weeks after he was presented with…

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  • Nigeria’s creative industry, particularly dance, still under-explored- Kaffy 

    Nigerian professional dancer, Kafayat Shafau, popularly known as “Kaffy”, on Sunday urged government at all levels to further explore the creative industry for wealth creation. According to her, other sectors of the creative industry like dance and fashion should be upscaled for economic benefit, as focus has been more on film and music. Kaffy, known for her Guinness World Records…

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  • Soyinka at 90: His contributions to Nigeria, world immeasurable -Culture minister

    Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has joined Nigerians and the global community in celebrating the literary legend, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on his 90th birthday. The Minister, in a statement through her media aide, Nneka Anibeze, on Saturday, congratulated Soyinka on the remarkable milestone, acknowledging his enduring legacy. “I wish to extend our warmest congratulations to the…

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  • Artist decries govt’s neglect of major cultural festivals

    Nigerian artist, Moses Oghagbon, has decried the neglect of major cultural festivals in the country, adding that revival of the events will spur economic growth and tourism for the country. He urged the Federal Government to invest more in cultural festivals in the country, especially the Argungu Festival. Oghagbon, also a photographer, made the call on Saturday during the closing…

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  • COSON commends FG for renaming National Arts Theatre after Soyinka

    Tony Okoroji, Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), has commended the Federal Government for renaming the National Arts Theatre in Lagos after Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. Okoroji, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, said Soyinka deserves such recognition for the respect he commands on the global stage. NAN reports that…

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  • Tinubu renames National Theatre  after Wole Soyinka

    President Bola Tinubu has renamed the National Theatre, Iganmu, Surulere, Lagos, as Wole Soyinka Centre for Culture and the Creative Arts. The President disclosed this in a tribute personally written and signed by him on Friday in Abuja to mark Soyinka’s 90 birthday. “I am delighted to announce the decision of the Federal Government to rename the National Theatre in…

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  • May Edochie debuts in upcoming Nollywood blockbuster ‘ Wives on Strike 3’

    Queen May Edochie, estranged wife of Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, is making her acting debut in a Nollywood blockbuster movie” The Uprising : Wives On Strike 3″. The Nigerian businesswoman, who took to her Instagram page @mayyuledochie to announce the trailer for her first upcoming movie, said she was so excited about the movie. According to her, she can’t wait…

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  • Rema releases sophomore album, ‘HEIS’

    Rapper and singer, Divine Ibukor, popularly known as Rema, on Thursday released his sophomore album titled ‘HEIS’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  in 2022, Reman released his critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Rave and Roses’, which featured collaborations with international artistes like Chris Brown, 6Black and AJ Tracey among others. In “HEIS,” an 11-track album in which is…

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  • Association wants  interior design studies integrated into schools curriculum

    The Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN) has called for the integration of  interior design studies into the basic education curriculum. The association said that this would build youths’ interest towards  developing career in interior designing. Mrs. Kuceli Ross-Adetunji,  IDAN FCT Chairperson, made the call  during a news conference  at the Abuja Interior Design Summit and Exhibition on Wednesday. According…

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  • Singer Kizz Daniel’s marriage facing challenges?

    Ace musician Kizz Daniel and his wife MJay Anidugbe  are allegedly having challenges in their marriage over infidelity on the side of the artiste. Fans of the sensational singer had recently raised concerns when he removed all footage of his wife from his social media page and his wife’s Instagram account was  as well disabled. According to trending social media…

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  • Ayra Starr, Tems emerge most streamed Nigerian artistes in 2024 first half

    Spotify, a global music streaming platform, has announced Nigerian music sensations, Ayra Starr and Tems, as the most streamed Nigerian artistes globally. Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music, Sub- Saharan Africa, announced this in Lagos on Wednesday. Okumu said that the top 30 artistes who had gained the biggest global numbers were revealed in Spotify’s music global impact list for…

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  • Shoes: Stepping out in style

    The culture of putting on shoes and the type and cost is a great deal for many people, especially celebrities and other famous individuals. Shoes have become part of the fashion trends that defines a person and his or her social standing; it is personal identifier. The cost of a shoe is classified by the brand name or the event…

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  • Wupa sewage treatment plant up and running, says FCTA

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), said on Tuesday that the Sewage Treatment Plant located in Wupa District, Abuja, was functioning properly without leakages. Mr Felix Obuah, the Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), FCTA, stated this after inspecting the facility in Wupa and a dumpsite at Gosa in Abuja on Tuesday. Obuah explained that he was at the facility…

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  • Alaye’ tops Prime Video Nigeria charts

    Alaye’, a movie starring Ruth Kadiri and Sam Perry, who is popularly known as Broda Shaggi, has topped the Prime Video film chart in Nigeria. ‘Saving Onome’, a movie about two devoted parents fighting against all odds for their chronically ill daughter, came in at second while ‘Omugo Mefa’, a story about six notorious armed robbers,  ranked third on the…

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  • NCAC names Oreagba, King of Steeze at 2024 Ojude Oba ambassador

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has recognised  Farooq Oreagba,  who stole  the show at  the 2024  Ojude Oba Festival, as an Honorary  Ambassador for the Council. Among the many eye-catching attendees, Oreagba stole the show. Clad in a flamboyant green and yellow Asooke Agbada, he rode majestically on horseback, a photo of which went viral and earned him the…

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  • FirstBank to honour Soyinka @ 90 with “The Noble Warrior” 

    The Noble Warrior,” a theatrical performance of Eni Ogun has been listed as part of the birthday celebrations and activities in honour Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka at 90. Announcing its sponsorship of the Lagos command performance in a statement on Tuesday, the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, FirstBank, Ms Folake Ani-Mumuney said, the bank was proud to be…

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