Another feather in Ebenezer Obey’s cap

January 15, 2017 Seyi Sokoya

Ahead of his 75th birthday celebration to come later in the year, another award of excellence and recognition has been added to the collection of the Miliki maestro, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi. This development came towards […]

Morachi returns with a bang!

January 15, 2017 Seyi Sokoya

Veteran artiste, Morachi, who stormed the industry with his popular hits, “Hapuya” and “Labalaba” is back with a bang in the music scene! The singer, who has been in the United States, returned to stake […]

Wole Soyinka lauds The Wedding Party

January 14, 2017 Joan Omionawele

Arguably Nigeria’s most talked about and most successful cinema film in recent times, The Wedding party has, since its grand premiere in November  2016, continuously received accolades and kudos from Nigerians across the globe for […]

Yomi Fabiyi backs Toyin Aimakhu

January 14, 2017 Joan Omionawele

Following the many controversies surrounding popular Nollywood Actress, Toyin Aimakhu, her fellow actor and director, Yomi Fabiyi, has come out to tell critics to leave the actress alone. The actress  who recently changed her name […]

Mike Ezuronye counts blessings

January 7, 2017 Joan Omionawele

MIKE Ezuruonye’s movie, ‘Brother Jekwu’ is still waxing strong in cinemas and pulling crowd to almost all cinemas across the nation. The movie, which is a month old in cinemas, is set in Kenya and […]

Fans laud Emem Isong’s movie

January 7, 2017

BARELY two weeks in cinemas, ‘Ayamma’ produced by Nollywood prominent Emem Isong-Misodi and directed by Chris Eneaji is receiving affirmative reviews from audiences who have watched the movie. The movie which was released in cinemas […]

Celebrities of 2017

January 7, 2017 JOAN OMIONAWELE

Every year, various celebrities spring up while others fizzle out. These celebrities have worked enough in the previous year and are likely to become the stars of 2017. JOAN OMIONAWELE features a few of the […]

Movie Review: 76

January 7, 2017 Joan Omionawele

76 is a movie that reveals deep insight into the military era and politics in Nigeria, with a love story to create a balance, the filmmaker, Izu Ojukwu showcases key characters and key happenings of […]

Nigerian Celebrities who rocked 2016

December 31, 2016

2016 was an eventful year in the Nigerian entertainment industry but while some celebrities had it good, some had it unobtrusively controversial. JOAN OMIONAWELE chronicles some of Nigeria’s top artistes and their controversies. Teckno: The […]

MMEE signs five artistes

December 25, 2016

Music Made Easy Empire (MMEE), has signed on five new acts, Edefe Louis, a.k.a El Kaline, an RnB and reggae dancehall artiste who hails from Delta State; Michael Gowon, a.k.a. Kaywiz, also a reggae act […]

Femi Solar bags NAPS award

December 25, 2016

Gospel singer, Femi Oladele, also known as Femi Solar, has been decorated by the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) with its 2016 National Outstanding Leadership Award. The award, which was presented to him in […]

The Confirm returns with ‘Koko’

December 25, 2016

United States-based Nigerian singers, The Confirm are back with a new single, Koko. Months after releasing their single, Agbero, which featured 9ice, The Confirm has dropped another single that would keep their fans entertained for […]

Heph B speaks on new album

December 25, 2016

Nigerian-born US based singer, Peter Odunade, also known as Heph B, who released two singles, ‘Nuh Stressing’ and ‘Elevate’some weeks back has revealed plans to release his new album in the first quater of the […]

Our christmas plans — Nigerian celebrities

December 24, 2016

It’s that time of the year when people around the world celebrate Christmas. But this year, it seems Nigerian celebrities are engrossed with work as recession bites deep. JOAN OMIONAWELE speaks to some of them […]

Waje finds new love

December 24, 2016

Everybody loves a celebrity’s love story and every fan loves to see his/ favourite celebrity being happy. This is the case with top vocalist, Aituaje  Iruobe, aka Waje who is being featured in one of […]

Nedro out with latest single ‘Boju’

December 24, 2016

Rising artiste,  Mamah Stanley Emeka  a.k. a  Nedro is out with his latest hit single ‘boju’, a song which is trending and also receiving massive airplay. Nedro, a singer and songwriter, who is highly energetic,  […]

Olamide boasts about Olic 3

December 17, 2016

Following the announcement of his annual concert tagged ‘OLIC 3’ few weeks ago, popular indigenous rapper, Olamide reveals he is confident of the success of the concert set to hold on the 26th of December, […]

Maureen Solomon resurfaces

December 10, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Ardent Nollywood lovers would agree that pretty actress, Maureen Solomon, has been off the scene for some years. Well, the actress has been savouring marital life and decided to celebrate 11 years of marriage through […]

Ayamma is first of its kind in Nigeria —Emem Isong

December 10, 2016

Nollywood producer, Emem Isong-Misodi, has revealed that her new movie, Ayamma which will be premiered at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday, and in cinemas from December 23, is a classic Nollywood movie […]

Nextworld music signs first act

December 10, 2016

Former Kennis Music act and now part owner of Nextworld music, Jaywon, has officially signed his first act to the label ‘Bayelsa born singer, Desmond Idubamo Jonah better known as Twist Da Fireman.’ The musician […]

Ibe-ji drops Ayanfe

December 4, 2016

Bee entertainment, in collaboration with Stargaze Management & Ibeji Music has announced the release of the first single from his hugely acclaimed body of musical works, GreenWhiteDope. Ayanfe, the single which is already available online […]

Queen Funmi ‘Rejoice’ with fans

December 4, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

Following the success of her last album entitled: “Normal”, Funmilola Atewogbola-Bello otherwise known as Queen Funmi, has doubled up efforts in improving on her music career as she is out with yet another album. According […]

Still on Prince Kazeem Odibo’s big heart

December 4, 2016

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kazeem Royal Properties Limited, Prince Kazeem Austin Eletu Odibo, has not relented in putting smiles on people’s faces, regardless of their backgrounds and developing his immediate environment, even the […]

Glo Campus Storm Concert thrills UNIZIK

December 1, 2016 Rotimi Ige

Nigeria’s fully integrated telecommunication company, Globacom, held students and members of the university community of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State, spellbound as it treated them to an unforgettable night of fun with its […]

Mr 2kay set for 4day tour

November 26, 2016 Joan Omionawele

In a bid to connect with his ever growing fanbase, Grafton records music star, Mr 2kay is set to embark on a 4-day media and appearance tour of Ghana. Organised by Blaccc Ent,  the tour  […]

Awilo Logomba to storm Nigeria in December

November 26, 2016

Congolese music legend, Awilo Longomba is set to storm Lagos, Nigeria on December 1st for the biggest football party in Africa-  Merrybet Celebrity Fans Challenge. He will join Olamide, Falz TheBahdGuy, Tuface Idibia, Mr.P of […]

Lynxx responds to critics

November 19, 2016 Joan Omionawele

It was a huge surprise recently when hip hop musician, Lynxx, dropped everything worldly and decided to be a gospel artiste. Since then, the musician has not rested on his oars as he posts quotes […]

Atela drops Kekere visual

November 19, 2016

Benue State-born act, Francis Atela, better known as ‘Atela’ by his teaming fans is one of the newcomers in the music industry who sure set to make an impact with his distinctive voice. Having started […]

AFC discusses challenges of African cinema at AFRIFF

November 19, 2016

Following the glamorous opening of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) at the new Filmhouse-IMAX, Lekki, Lagos, the real business of the one-week festival began on Monday with film screenings, industry sessions, master classes and […]

Big Brother calls for auditions

November 19, 2016

Organisers of one of the most-anticipated shows in Nigeria, Big Brother  Nigeria, MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced plans for auditions of its 2017 edition. This  is to  offer interested applicants a once in a lifetime opportunity […]

Elvis Chuks to release new flick

November 13, 2016

Award-winning movie producer, Elvis Chuks has been off the screen for a while but in what seems like a grand return, Elvis is set to release an all-African cast movie. The movie entitled “All About […]

Seyi Ajo launches new album today

November 13, 2016

All roads will today lead to Based Civic Centre, Iyana Church, Ibadan, Oyo State as fast-rising gospel singer and music producer, Seyi Ajo will be launching his second studio in style. Ajo who started his […]

Chidinma returns with Fallen in Love

November 13, 2016

2010 Project Fame winner, Chidinma has released a  new single entitled: ‘Fallen In Love’. Produced by Masterkraft, the singer who remains the first female musician to peak at number one on the MTV Base Naija […]

US election: Nigerian female celebrities speak

November 12, 2016

Susan Peters: They didn’t want a woman to lead America They didn’t want a woman to lead. Americans hated Hillary Clinton since her husband’s stuff with Monica Lewinsky. The FBI nailed her coffin at the […]

Emem Isong back with Ayamma

November 5, 2016

Award-winning producer and director, Emem Isong-Misodi is back with another  movie entitled ‘Ayamma’. The movie which is set to hit cinemas on 23 December was unveiled at an exclusive screening which took place at Silverbird […]

Emem Isong speaks on ‘Ayamma’

October 30, 2016 Segun Adebayo

Nollywood producer and director, Emem Isong-Misodi,  is set to release her latest movie, Ayamma across cinemas come December 23. At the exclusive screening of the movie, held at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos State, last […]

TAF launches #ARAM to tackle malaria

October 30, 2016

TheatreMania Africa Festival (TAF), has announced plans to launch its advocacy initiative tagged: Africa Rise Against Malaria (#ARAM). This is just as its ambassadors including Akin Lewis, Norbert Young, Doris Simeon, Owen Gee (Nigeria), Thandekile […]

YCEE signs deal with Sony Entertainment

October 29, 2016 Joan Omionawele

As part of Sony Music Entertainment’s expansion across Africa, the label has announced an exclusive deal with Ycee of Tinny Entertainment,on Friday  in South Africa. The unprecedented deal will see the rapper’s first E.P,’ The […]

AFRIFF set for 2016 film festival

October 22, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Organisers of  the annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) have announced the return of its sixth year of cinematic celebration with an impressive line-up of movie premieres, film screenings, industry sessions, master classes and other […]

Sifter’s ‘Ibadi’ makes wave

October 16, 2016

Bugatti Records act, Moses Komolafe, better known as Sifter, is gradually winning the hearts of many music lovers with his songs.     Since he broke into the music scene a few years ago with his […]

Beautiful Nubia adopts new method

October 16, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

In his quest to take advantage of trend of the new technology and also to create a platform for his fans to have access to his works without stress, Segun Akinlolu, popularly known as Beautiful […]

Chelsea’s ‘spirit of Naija’ moves to Ibadan, Benin

October 15, 2016

The “Chelsea London Dry Gin Spirit of Naija,” a youth-focused entertainment fiesta created by Intercontinental Distillers Limited to promote arts, culture and lifestyle begins in Ibadan and Benin this weekend. The entertainment event was unveiled […]

2Face takes peace campaign to the north

October 8, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Over the past months, pop star, Tuface has shown astounding dedication of time and resources in the pursuit of peace in Nigeria. In his most recent campaign on the  4th of October, the singer led an eight-man delegation to Sokoto on […]

Ifeoma Eze releases 4th album

October 8, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Abuja-based singer, Pastor Ifeoma Eze, recently released her much awaited fourth musical album which she titled: “Behind the Scene.” The pastor, who made her debut in the music world in 2011 with Phenomenon, had So […]

Ghanaian actor, Michael Majid now a pastor?

October 8, 2016

Reports surfaced online recently that a top Nollywood and Ghollywood Ghanaian actor, Majid Micheal, has become a minister of God. This was as a result of a picture which surfaced online which showed fair complexioned […]

Opeyemi Ayeola breaks silence

September 24, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Just when tongues started wagging about the whereabouts of Nollywood actress, Opeyemi Ayeola, the actress decided to break her silence. Announcing her return to the entertainment industry with the release of her latest flick, Ayeola […]

Davido, Phyno set for 3thrones concert

September 24, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Entertainment superstars, Adeleke David; popularly known as Davido alongside rapper, Phyno have been revealed to be the headliners at the highly anticipated upcoming concert; ‘3 Thrones’ set to hold on the 23rd of October 2016 […]

9ice speaks on Economy

September 18, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

Afro pop singer, 9ice, has expressed his feelings about the current economy of Nigeria. 9ice spoke through his new song, entitled ‘Economy’. The ‘Gango Aso’ crooner revealed that the song talks about the Nigerian economy, […]

Psalm Ebube ‘Call to Worship’

September 18, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

Award winning gospel artiste, Psalm Ebube, is out again with a new album. The 13- track album is the third  of the singer who is known for his evergreen praise songs such as Kabio’osi, Ebube […]

I’m not in a hurry for fame —Ayoade

September 11, 2016 Segun Adebayo

Fast-rising actress, Adedayo Ayoade, wants to take her career to the next level without compromising her stance on working hard. Ayoade, whose acting career started from childhood, insisted that she was ready to give her […]

Gospel artistes commiserate with Abiara’s family

September 11, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

gospel artistes, Evangelists Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi; Joseph Adelakun, popularly known as Ayewa; Gospel Musician Association of  Nigeria (GOMAN) president Evangelist (Mrs) Funmi Aragbaye; Evangelists Bola Are, Dunni Olarewaju, otherwise known as Opelope Anointing; Bukola Akinade, popularly […]

Perfecta Ekpo set to tour Nigeria

September 10, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Fast-rising Nigerian  singer, Mfonma Ekpo aka Perfecta Ekpo, has announced her intentions to tour thecountry in December. The lyrical songbird who is gaining massive hits from her latest song, ‘My darling’, leaves her audiences breathless […]

Sammy is back on the ‘Hustle’

September 4, 2016

X3M Music act, Sammy Yakubu, is set to enter the mainstream of the music industry with his new single Hustle. Hustle, a positive call to action and nod to industry that speaks to the present […]

I’ll redefine face of music — T-Blaze

September 3, 2016

RISING  rapper, Toluwanimi Oladeji popularly known as T-Blaze, has vowed to redefine the face of music even as he debuted with MEP, an acronym for Most Envied Person. T-Blaze, a 17- year- old lad who […]

Fela inspired me — Bodega

September 3, 2016 Joan Omionawele

International artiste, Ms Bodega,    has collaborated with Nigeria’s Afro beat/ dance hall Nigerian sensation, Timaya and producer, Young D, with another world music titled WATTA. Watta is an Afro-American  music which is already taking over […]

Singer, Chris Brown, arrested on assault charges

August 31, 2016

Released on $250,000 bail CHRIS Brown and the Los Angeles Police Department spent much of Tuesday locked in a surreal standoff at the R&B performer’s Tarzana home over allegations that he threatened a woman with […]

Why I turned down many roles for 3 years —Omotola

August 27, 2016

Following  Saturday Tribune’s report that Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is back in the movie mostly after four years, the actress has explained the reason behind her absence from Nollywood. She explained in an interview […]

RK1 celebrates birthday with 2 albums

August 21, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

After marking his 48th birthday in his country home, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, last Thursday, Ibadan-based Fuji musician, Alhaji Rahmon Akani, popularly known as RK1, has intensified  efforts to redefine Fuji music. The birthday celebration, which […]

‘Why Lagos was chosen for 2016 AFRIMA’

August 20, 2016

The African Union Commission (AUC) on Monday declared Lagos State the official host city for the 2016 All African Music Awards (AFRIMA). The Head of Culture Department, African Union Commission (AUC) AFRIMA, Ms. Angela Martins […]

P. Wolex woos fans with Iyawo video

August 20, 2016

Following the success of his maiden single, ‘African baby’, industry newcomer, Hezekiah Adewole Oladele, fondly called P Wolex, has made another attempt at wooing more fans with the official release of the visuals of ‘Iyawo.’ […]

Skales features Timaya, Davido in new single

August 20, 2016

The afro pop singer, Skales, is charting a new course with his latest single titled, Ajaga. The song features two music power houses in Nigeria, Timaya and Davido titled ‘Ajaga‘. Skales, who delved into singing […]

NMA holds 14th conference

August 14, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

All roads lead to the University of Lagos Akoka, on August 16 as the Nigerian Musicologist Association (NMA) will gather for their 14th conference. According to the head of music department, University of Lagos, Dr […]

Nse Ikpe-Etim turns entrepreneur

August 13, 2016 Joan Omionawele

Nollywood actress,  Nse Ikpe-Etim has joined the league of business owners as she announced the launch of a brand new artisan beauty brand; ‘Eden’s Theory’. Nse, who is co-owner of the range will also act […]

Adekunle Gold’s day of joy

August 7, 2016

He’s fast proving to be the man of the moment and from what was displayed at his album listening on Thursday, Adekunle Gold proved that he wants to stay in the music industry for a […]

After 4 years, Omotola to stage comeback

August 6, 2016

‘I’m doing a shock project’ Lovers of screen diva, Omotola  will soon see  their favourite actress back on screen after four years off the  scene. The actress, who last featured in a movie  entitled ‘Last […]

DJ Cynthia MVP nominated for UK award

August 6, 2016

International Afrobeats female DJ based in the UK, Cynthia DJ MVP, who has been spinning and scratching from  London to Lagos, is the new face of Nigerian music abroad. The superstar DJ who is also […]

Mercy Aigbe bags another endorsement deal

July 30, 2016

Nollywood celebrity, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry is in high spirits as she was recently unveiled as the new face of Edalaf Brothers, an IT firm which provides integrated school management system softwares in Nigeria. The  mother of […]

Leo Mezie needs N10m for kidney transplant

July 30, 2016

Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie is currently in dire straits as his protracted kidney disease has reached a critical stage. The Abia State actor, who has been  suffering from an infection in one of his kidneys […]

My weight loss is 100% natural —Destiny Amaka

July 30, 2016

On-Air Personality and Nollywood actress, Destiny Amaka, during the week opened up on the reason behind her weight loss, also stating that she achieved her slender looks using natural processes. Amaka, who shed over 23kg […]

Warri carnival slated for September

July 30, 2016

Organisers of the Warri Carnival in Delta State have announced that the maiden edition of the event will be held on September 28 to  October 1, this year,  as arrangements towards the successful hosting of […]

I have a unique charisma —Shontee

July 24, 2016 Segun Adebayo

Bold, strong and talented are the words that can be used to describe fast-rising artiste, Cambi.H.Tarela, otherwise known as Shontee. From all indications, she is ready to take her trade to the next level  having […]

Superstory and Purple premiere ‘Stars & Scars’

July 24, 2016

Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) in collaboration with Purple,  will commence broadcast of a new season of  Superstory, entitled: Stars & Scars, on Thursday, July 28. According to the producer of the multiple-award-winning Superstory TV Drama, […]

AMAMN sensitises artistes’ managers

July 24, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

In its quest to periodically train its members on improving the services of the artiste management sector, the Association of Music Artistes Managers of Nigeria (AMAMN), hosted artistes’ managers to mark the first training series […]

Cleric admonishes in new album

July 24, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

In his effort to extend the gospel message through music, presiding minister of the Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C), The Word in the World, Akobo Ibadan, Oyo State, Pastor Kehinde Oyewale, has released his second album […]

Fathia Balogun warns fans against fraudsters

July 23, 2016

POPULAR Nollywood actress,  Faithia Balogun has alerted her fans to impostors using her brand to extort unsuspecting victims in a recent post on the social media. The actress who was recently added to the list […]

Suits’ returns with season 6

July 23, 2016

Avid fans and lovers of award-winning television series, ‘Suits’, who have been waiting patiently since the shocking finale of season  5 are in for a surprise as the sixth season has returned on DSTv. The […]

Bibi set to takeover Afro-soul world

July 17, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

Fast-raising Afro-soul singer, Bola Akinlaja, otherwise known as Bibi, is currently enjoying her breakthrough into the entertainment industry, as over 6,000 people reportedly downloaded her two new singles entitled:’Jeje’ and ‘Endlessly’ barely 12 hours of […]

Seyi Shay features Niniola in Juba

July 10, 2016

African act, Seyi Shay is back on the beat. The sexy singer has released another single which featured rising Afro House singer, Niniola in the new song entitled: ‘Juba’. This is her first single since […]

Burna Boy releases ‘Realest’ video

July 10, 2016

Following the success  of the On A Spaceship album, Music sensation, Burna Boy, has dropped another video off his album. The documentary style video which was directed by Director Cube is currently exclusive to MTV […]

Kate Henshaw keeps mum on Akpororo’s apology

July 3, 2016

Another brawl appears to have ensued in the entertainment industry again. This time, it is a clash between actress-turned politician, Kate Henshaw and comedian, Akpororo. The popular actress and her management had warned Akpororo who […]

D.Wahx debut with ‘Shaye lo’

July 3, 2016

In his quest to launch himself in the entertainment industry, fast rising Hip hop artiste, Onakoya Adebowale Yunus, otherwise known as D.Wahx, has released his debut video entitled: “Shaye lo”. The video, which was directed […]

Fans shocked as Di’ja becomes mother

July 3, 2016

Fans of Mavin Music act, Di’ja, were taken aback when news filtered in that the singer had been delivered of a baby boy in the early hours of Friday. Some of her fans who expressed […]