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Wizkid Hints On A Joint Music Tour With Davido

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Afrobeat superstar, (Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun) Wizkid has on Wednesday hinted on a joint music tour with fellow music superstar, (David Adeleke), Davido.

Legend Actor, Papa Ajasco Has Passed On

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Femi Ogunrombi, popularly known by his stage name, Papa Ajasco is dead. The news of his demise was made known by one, Husseini Shuaibu, a theatre practitioner through his Twitter handle today. Shuaibu twitted, “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with @NATIONALTROUPE and one-time stand-in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character on the popular @waleadenugaprod Comic Series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is DEAD!”

Ireti Doyle Confirms Divorce Speculations

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Nollywood actress, and TV presenter, Ireti Doyle has finally confirmed her divorce from the veteran broadcaster, Patrick Doyle after 19 years of marriage.

Lisa Marie, Daughter Of Legend Elvis Presley Dies Aged 54

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Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock “n” roll legend Elvis and his wife Priscilla Presley has died at the age of 54 after suffering a full cardiac arrest on Thursday January 12. Lisa, who was also a singer died after she was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support, with her mother asking for prayers, but she sadly passed away hours later. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla said.

Kiss Daniel: RTID Hits 1.7m YouTube Views In Three Days

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The Nigerian popular singer Kizz Daniel has started the new year with his newly released single Rich Till I Die (RTID), hitting 1.7 million views just three days after releasing the banger on YouTube. The song was produced by Reward Beatz, and co-produced by Blaise Beatz respectively, with the video engineered by the popular music director, TG Omori.

Burna Boy Apologizes To Lagos Fans For Late Appearance At Concert

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Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy, has apologized to his fans for the delay at his Lagos Love, Damini concert on Sunday held at Eko Energy City. During the last 24 hours, angered fans took to social media to express their displeasure especially after having to wait over nine hours for their favourite to show up. Reacting to the outburst, the Grammy-award winner wrote on his verified Instagram handle, “I love you but I can’t do this again. The organizational structure and infrastructure are not there for the complexities of my audio and production needs.

Davido Unfollows Eniola Badmus On Instagram

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Nigerian Afrobeats Musician, David Adeleke, professionally known by his stage name Davido, is no longer following actress Eniola Badmus on Instagram. The singer, recently returned to social media after mourning the demise of his son, Ifeanyi, who drowned in a swimming pool that led to his death.

2023 Grammy Awards: Burna Boy, Others Nominated

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Nigerian artists, Burna Boy and Tems were nominated for the Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony scheduled to take place on February 5th, 2023 in Los Angeles, United States of America. Burna Boy’s recent album ‘Love, Damini’ is nominated for Best Global Music Album while his song ‘Last Last’ is in the category of Best Global Music Performance.

Kiss Daniel To Perform At 2022 World Cup

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Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, has been announced to be one of the musicians who will be performing live at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar come 23rd November 2022. This is coming months after the singer had earlier wished God grants him the opportunity to perform his hit track 'Buga' in the coming World Cup. He wrote, “This one is for Africa This one is for Vado Nation SEE YOU IN QATAR WORLD CUP 23/11/ 2022 Cc @fifaworldcup #BUGA #COUGH” “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Let’s all dream together at the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha and make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience!” Kizz Daniel said of the global stage offered him.

American Rapper, Kirshnik Ball also known as Takeoff, was fatally shot at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas on 1st November 2022. The 28 years got killed after an altercation broke out during a dice game in the bowling Alley. It was said that about 50 people were present at the time of the incident, 2 people were said to have had injuries, while Takeoff lost his life.The police said, “Downtown officers are on a shooting at 1200 Polk. One victim was found deceased upon arrival.

Harry Potter's Robbie Coltrane "Hagrid" Dies At 72

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Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has died aged 72. Coltrane whose real name is Anthony Robert McMillan was born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, in 1950. Aside from the Harry Potter series, the huge actor has also appeared in ITV detective drama Cracker and the James Bond films Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough.

Tems Bags BMI Honours

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Nigerian singer and songwriter Temilade Openiyi, professionally known as Tems, has added to her record-breaking year as she bags the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Impact Award in London. The singer was recognised for her ground-breaking artistry, creative vision, and impact on the future of music.

IWD 2022: Women Are Not Where They Should Be Yet – Says Buhari

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, extolled Nigerian women on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. Mr. President observed that women are not where they should be yet in different spheres of endeavour, but believed that they could no longer be deprived for too long, as they have consistently proved that they could hold their own on all fronts, and in all fields. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the celebration under the hashtag #BreaktheBias, and the theme; ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ is an opportunity to reflect on the vital roles women play in society, homes, governance, the professions, and in all walks of life.

Liverpool Delisted From World Heritage List

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City to the list of removed heritage sites and third to be delisted since the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman, in 2007 and Elbe Valley in Dresden, Germany in 2009. The move follows concerns raised in 2012 about the proposed development of disused dockland near the city centre, which a UNESCO committee decided were “detrimental to the site’s authenticity and integrity”.

Google Honours Oliver De Coque On His 74th Posthumous Birthday

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Highlife King of Africa and Nigerian guitarist Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known as King (Dr.) Chief Oliver De Coque who died at the age of 61 in 2008 has been honoured posthumously by Google when the company dedicated a doodle on him for his 74th birthday. The illustration for the doodle was made by Ohab Tochukwu Bernard Johnbosco (Ohab TBJ) who expressed his delight as a dream come true.

Founder Of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah Dies At 58

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Former presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Samuel Nda-Isaiah have died on Friday after a brief illness at the age of 58. The pharmacist who made his mark as a "newspaper mogul" with the establishment of the Flagship newspaper and LEADERSHIP was announced dead by his family.

President Buhari Arrives Kebbi For 2020 Argungu Festival

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President MuhammaduBuhari arrives Kebbi state to witness the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF). Top officials of the state led by governor AbubakarAtikuBaguduwere prompt at the airport to receive President Buharion his arrival. Mr President is, however, expected to only partake in the agriculture fair of the programme, an integral part of the annual four-day festival and thereafter depart the state.

Argungu International Fishing Festival Holds After 10 Years

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The Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF) 2020 gets underway today March, 11, hosted by Kebbi state, after 10 years of being suspended owing to the insurgency.