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Plantashun Boiz Reunited at Sound Sultan’s Memorial

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Former members of defunct Plantashun Boiz, Chibuzor Oji (Faze), Innocent Idibia (2face/ 2baba) and Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo (Blackface), reunited after years of breakup to perform one of their hit songs on Saturday in honour of late music star, Sound Sultan, at the Terra Kulture, Lagos.

Wizkid & Tems Spotlight Nigeria on Billboard's Global 200

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Nigerian singer and songwriter Wizkid debuts on the Global 200 at No. 159 with "Essence," featuring Tems, following Burna Boy to become the second and third artists from Nigeria to hit the survey. According to Billboard, "Essence," from Wizkid's 2020 album Made in Lagos, is primarily sung in English but includes lyrics in Yoruba, making it is the first song to feature vocals in Yoruba to grace the Global charts.

Nigerians Pay Tribute As Tiwa Loses Dad

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Fans and well-wishers have continued to pour in their condolences after Iconic Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, announced the sudden death of her beloved father who she said passed on in the early hours of Monday, July 19. She wrote, “Early hours of this morning, you made a peaceful transition. You fought till the very end, you really fought daddy. It’s been rough for you these past couple of years but you are resting now. “This is tough on me, I’m so numb, so weak. Rest In Perfect Peace my King. I love you daddy. Savy t’eko, pappin K.” (sic). Among a few of her fans and well-wishers who flooded her page to commiserate with her is Adesua Etomi, she wrote “Sending you tons of Love.”

BBNaija Season 6 To Commence July 24, 25

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Multichoice, Organizers of the popular reality show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) have announced that the sixth edition of the show is set to commence with two opening ceremonies on July 24th and 25th, 2021. Multichoice Head of Marketing, Martin Mabutho made the announcement during a press conference on Monday, saying the new season will come with a lot of surprises and changes including the discontinuation of SMS voting, adding that fans can vote for their favourite housemates on the official website and mobile applications of DStv and Gotv.

Kingdom Wins Sixth Season of Nigerian Idol

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Kingdom Kroseide has on Sunday emerged as the winner of the 6th edition of the Nigerian Idol, defeating the runner-up, Francis Atela in the Finale of the competition. Kroseide was announced during the Grand Finale of the show at the Africa Magic studios.

Nigerian Musician Sound Sultan Dies At 44

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Popular Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known for his stage name as Sound Sultan, is dead. The 44 years passed on early this morning of throat cancer as revealed in a statement by Dr. Kayode Fasasi in a statement on behalf of the Fasasi family.

Oscars: Ramsey Nouah, Mo Abudu & Andrew Dosunmu Joins Academy`s Class of 2021

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Ramsey Nouah, 'Mosunmola Abudu' (Mo Abudu), & Andrew Dosunmu have joined 392 others invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences of 2021. The list featured prominent individuals from actors, cinematographers, costume designers, producers, makeup artists, and hairstylists, to music professionals across 50 countries in the world.

Bill Cosby Regains Freedom After Pennsylvania Supreme Court Intervention

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Bill Cosby had been released from prison on Wednesday 30th June 2021 after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sexual conviction, noting his due process right was violated.

Tonto Dikeh Celebrates Birthday Of Her New Lover

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The Nollywood actress and mother of one has taken to social media on her Instagram page in celebration of her lover as she finds love again after a failed marriage with her estranged husband Olakunle Churchill.

Pornhub Sued By Several Women

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Popular internet pornography website, Pornhub and parent company Mindgeek has been sued by over three dozen women for profiting from footage depicting rape, sexual exploitation and other nonconsensual sexual content including minors.

Rema, Five Other Nigerian Artist Make Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List

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The fast-rising star musicians, Divine Ikubor, majorly known for his stage name Rema has made it into the list of Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 for 2021 edition, alongside five (5) other Nigerians, one (1)Ghanaian, Thirteen (13) South Africa, Two(2) Ugandans, Two (2) Kenyans, and one (1)Namibian.

NBC Summons Ahmed Isah Brekete Show Presenter

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has summoned the host and Chief Executive Officer of the popular Brekete Family show Ahmed Isah, for assaulting a woman while undergoing a live interview on the Human Right Radio 101.1 FM, Abuja.

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.

Smuggled Nigerian Sculpture Returned By Mexican Authorities

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The government of Mexico in a display of good faith has brought back an ancient Ile-Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria following its seizure by customs officials at the Mexico City International airport. The sculpture is believed to date back to the 6th Century from the south-western region of Nigeria. The above information was revealed in a press statement obtained on Mexico’s website on Wednesday, Feb. 26.