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Nigerian Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the 2018 PEN Pinter prize. She will receive the award at a public ceremony at the British Library in October, where she will deliver an address.

She was hailed by Harold Pinter’s widow, the biographer Antonia Fraser, as a writer who embodies “those qualities of courage and outspokenness which Harold much admired”.

Adichie was chosen by this year’s judges: president of English PEN Philippe Sands; Antonia Fraser, historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter; writer and critic Alex Clark; poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams; and Maureen Freely, chair of judges and trustees for English PEN.

Beyonce and Jay-Z kicked off their highly anticipated “On The Run II” tour on June 6 in Cardiff, Wales, and even before it started, we knew it was going to be a spectacle. Obviously, it features two of the planet’s biggest performers together on stage, so of course the show is going to have top-tier production value.

More so, love seems to be an overarching theme for the Carters' joint tour, considering the romantic moments from their marriage and rather sweet family footage that have appeared onscreen during their shows, accompanied by messages like, "This is real love" and "Love is universal."

Reggae Music Legend Ras Kimono Is Dead

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Popular A-list Nigerian reggae artiste Ukeleke Onwubuya, better known by his stage name Ras Kimono is dead. He passed on Sunday 10th June 2018, at age 60.

According to reports the music legend was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, where he was later referred to Lagoon Hospital on the Island, where he was pronounced dead.

Entertainment Star D'banj Celebrates 38th Birthday, Does Cookout

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Music artist Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D'banj celebrated his 38th birthday on Saturday June 9, 2018 full of words of gratitude.

The Koko master took to his Instagram page to appreciate God, his family and friends.

President Muhammadu Buhari decided to break his Ramadan fast on Thursday with some Nigerian entertainers and youth ambassadors at the State House in Abuja.

Prominent among those who joined the President to break his fast include: Kunle Afolayan, Tania Omotayo, Sound Sultan, Michael Owusu Addo (Small Doctor).

One of the finalists at the recently concluded Big Brother Naija Reality television show, Tobi has revealed the reason why some reality stars including former Big Brother housemates fade away easily at the end of the show. In an interview with Pulse, Tobi said; Some people are not out there for the social media life. Like naturally, they are not out there for that kind of life. So they go into the reality show for whatever reason and after the show, they sink back into their private life.

The entire nation and Nigerian entertainment icons have continued to pour in their condolences across all social media platforms to singer Dbanj and his wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow, for the irreparable loss they suffered after their son lost his life. Daniel Oyebanjo III who turned one-year-old last May is said to have drowned at Dbanj's Ikoyi residence Sunday afternoon.

Reggae lovers in Ebonyi have wrapped up plans to hold candle light procession for deceased Nigerian Reggae music legend, Ekeleke onwubuya, better known by his stage name Ras Kimono.

The Nigerian Rastafarian passed on Sunday at age 60, at the Lagos Lagoon hospital following a brief illness.

The reggae artists informed News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Monday that the procession was in tribute to Kimono "because of his great contributions to the development of the brand of music in the country."

Mo Abudu Acquires Right To Remake Wole Soyinka's Play Into Movie

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Media personality, Filmmaker, philanthropist and former human resources management consultant Mosunmola Abudu, also known as Mo Abudu has announced the big screen adaptation of "Death and the King's Horeseman", a play by Wole Soyinka.

Abudu took to her Instagram page where she announced the acquisition of rights to remake the tremendous work of literature into a feature film, and she also added a photo of herself and Prof Soyinka at a dinner table in London.

Renown Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories Chimamanda Adichie has set the social media ablaze following her anti-chivalry statement on an American show.

While speaking on the American Daily Trevor Noah show on Thursday, Chimamanda condemned the idea that it is an act of chivalry for men to open doors for women, hinting that it conveys the wrong impression that women are weak and dependent.

Chimamanda also spoke against the practice of assisting women and children first in a crisis situation, as opposed to taking care of anyone who needs help.

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The winner of the last edition of Big Brother Naija Reality Television show tagged "Double Wahala", Efe has reportedly donated desks to two primary schools located in Jos, Plateau state capital. The popular rapper who grew up in Jos took to Instagram to post pictures of himself donating the wooden desks to RCM Kabong Primary School and ECWA Primary School.

Nollywood actor Adeniyi Johnson on Monday took to his Instagram handle to celebrate his wife and actress, Seyi Edun popularly known as Shai, a happy birthday.  Johnson shares several beautiful pictures of his beautiful wife on social media. He shared the pictures with loads of prayers and sweet words.

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.

Nnedi Okorafor

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Award-winning Nigerian sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor has announced that she’ll be writing an eight-page comic for Marvel’s forthcoming Venomverse anthology, slated to come out in September 2017.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017.