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Maria Okese Emerges First MBDGN Queen

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Maria Okese, a photographer has emerged as the first winner of the Most Beautiful Deaf Girl in Nigeria Beauty Pageant (MBDGN), defeating 13 other contestants, The Nation reports.

Genevieve, Others React To Lion Heart Disqualification By The Academy

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 Diverse reactions have continued to trail the disqualification of Nigeria’s Oscars entry ‘Lion Heart’ by the award’s Academy.

Oscar: Academy Disqualifies Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart For English Dialogue

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Nigeria’s first-ever submission for best international feature Oscar consideration, the comedy “Lionheart,” has been disqualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for having too much dialogue in English.

Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known in the entertainment industry as Wizkid and American singer, Beyoncé Knowles, have called on people to appear on ‘The Lion King ‘ the gift video. The Nigerian hitmaker, Wizkid and the American singer, Beyonce have commenced shooting the music video for fans favourite song ‘Brown Skin Girl.’

You Accuse Buhari Of Abuse Of Power, But You Handcuff Women – Group Berates Davido

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Two women Susan and Helen appeared in a viral video that trended on social media last week claiming that, the popular Nigerian artist, David Adeleke, AKA Davido impregnated and abandoned one of them after her pregnancy.

Escaped Lion from Kano Zoo Finally Recaptured

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The Managing Director of Kano Zoological Garden, Alhaji Usman Gwadabe, has brought respite to many residents of Kano metropolis when he announced that, on early hours of Sunday, 20th October, 2019, a team of animal rangers have captured the escaped lion within the zoo premises.

Wizkid Wins Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

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Nigerian music sensation, Wizkid has on Sunday won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the 2019 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Soul Train Awards for the single “Brown Skin Girl” alongside Beyonce and Blue Ivy collaboration in “The Lion King: The Gift” Album.

Eniola Badmus Settles With Funke Akindele

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For Social media followers, it is a well-known fact that the relationships between Nollywood Actresses, Funke Akindele and Eniola Badmus have been rocky and shaky in recent times.

Breaking: Court Dismisses Busola Dakolo's Case Against Coza Pastor, Fatoyinbo, Awards N1m Against Her

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The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Court 12, sitting at Bwari, Abuja on Thursday dismissed the case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).

9ice Set To Walk The Aisle In December

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Abolore Adegbola Akande popularly known as 9ice is set to get married for the third time in December 2019.

MTV Europe: Burna Boy Wins Best Africa Act

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy won the best Africa act award, while American singer, Billie Eilish won the best newcomer and best song for “Bad Guy” at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday.

BBNaija Khafi Reinstated By UK Police

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Following her suspension by the United Kingdom (UK) Police for participating in the Big Brother Season Four reality show without permission, Khafi Kareem a former Housemate says she has been restored to her Police job in the United Kingdom. It was reported that Khafi returned to the UK last week, as observed by the UK Mirror.

Google Celebrates Buchi Emecheta On Her Posthumous Birthday

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Giant search engine, Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist BuchiEmecheta with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the company'slogo on its homepages and is intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures world over.

Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” Ranked 5th on BBC’s 100 Stories that Shaped the World

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Nigerian literary giant, Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart” has been ranked top 5 of BBC’s The 100 Stories that Shaped the World. According to BBC culture, a poll was conducted with about 108 authors, critics, academics, journalists and translators across 35 countries to nominate five fictional stories that have influenced history.

The incredible painting of Ile-Ife princess by Ben Enwonwu, Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, gets an auction of £1, 205,000, four times more than expected. The Nigerian masterpiece, initially declared missing was found in a “modest north London flat” recently.
In naira terms, it was sold for N508, 358, 301, an African record. The painting, ranked by arts collectors with Mona Lisa, was done by Nigeria’s renowned artist late Ben Enwonwu in 1974.

Following comments by fans on the old fashion style of popular Nigerian singer, Simi, the 'Joromi' crooner has come out to clear the air on her fashion sense. The singer in an interview granted on Monday said instead of dissipating energy on fashion, she was focused on making good music for her teeming fans and music lovers.

Popular Nollywood actor, Abdurasak Adewale Sokoti has taken to the social media to commend star actress, Funke Akindele for her efforts toward taking Nollwood to the global community with her selection as a member of the cast billed to prosecute a yet-to-be released Hollywood movie titled 'Avenger: Infinity Wars'.

Over 20 shops filled with artworks were destroyed in the fire at the Abuja Arts and Craft Village Friday night, Mr Kanayo Chukwumezie, president of the African Arts and Cultural Heritage Association (AACHA) said. Chukwumezie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja that the disaster caused a loss of over N400 million. “We have not ascertained the cause of the fire.