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UMG partners Nigeria’s Aristokrat group to deepen expansion

Universal Music Group’s presence in Africa has steadily grown in recent years, with highlights including its expansion into Nigeria in 2018, plus its acquisition of a majority stake in Kenyan label AI Records. Today (May 11) brought a new headline in this story: Universal Music...

Florian Schneider, electronic music pioneer, dies at 73

Florian Schneider, co-founder of pioneering German electronic band Kraftwerk, which influenced generations of pop and dance musicians with mesmerising tracks such as “Autobahn”, has died of cancer aged 73, longtime bandmate Ralf Huetter said. Kraftwerk have been a major influence for musicians ranging from Detroit...

Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen linked fo Fela Kuti dies aged 79

LAGOS, May 1 - Nigerian drummer and composer Tony Allen, who worked closely with musician Fela Kuti as a pioneer of the genre, died in Paris aged 79, his manager said. The Afrobeat sound, which rose to prominence in Nigeria in the 1970s, combined organ...

COVID-19: Super Eagles player, Musa dismisses positive test

Nigeria Super Eagles Player, Ahmed Musa, has dismissed claims on social media that he had tested positive for coronavirus. Musa, who plays for Al-Nassr Football Club in Saudi Arabia described the rumour as fake news on his verified Twitter handle. “Please, ignore any false news about...

“Glory be to God .. my wife Chioma has now tested negative twice to Covid19, Davido reveals

Nigerian music superstar, David Adeleke famously known as Davido, has announced that his fiancée, Chioma, has tested negative to coronavirus after two separate tests. Davido made the announcement public through his Twitter handle. “Glory be to God .. Chioma has now tested negative twice for Covid19...

Naira Marley, Gbadamosi Write Letters Of Apology To Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu, Promise To Be In Self-isolation For 14 Days

Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola widely known as Naira Marley, and a former governorship aspirant in Lagos, Babatunde Gbadamosi, have written letters of apology to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife were on Wednesday charged before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court...

Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley to remain in custody for violation lockdown orders – Police

Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley, is now in police custody, an official has said. Reports say the police ordered the popular musician to submit himself for questioning after he attended a birthday party despite the lockdown in Lagos. Naira Marley was among the celebrities that...

Nigeria’s Nollywood celebrity couple to serve 14 days community service for violating govt lockdown orders

Funke Akindele Bello and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello have been sentenced to 14 days community service. The celebrity couple pleaded guilty to violating a government lockdown. They were arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court 1 in Ogba, Lagos, on one count charge on Monday. They were brought...

Kim Kardashian cancels plans of having fifth kid with Kanye west

Celebrity News Thursday, April 2, 2020 The TV star Kim Kardashian West has kicked against the idea of having a fifth baby with his husband Kanye west after being cooped up at home with her four beautiful children at the ongoing COVID 19 lockdown. The 39 year old American...

Trump says US will not pay for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s security

President Trump says the United States will not foot the estimated $1 million-a-year bill for security for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the couple jetted to California amid the coronavirus pandemic. Page Six reported on Friday that the couple left their $14 million bolthole...
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