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Atelewo Cultural Initiative, a Yorùbá socio-cultural organisation, has held a first-of-its-kind virtual auction on Twitter for a novel written in Yorùbá in the late 1950s.

Group organises first-ever Yoruba book auction on Twitter

Atelewo Cultural Initiative, a Yorùbá socio-cultural organisation, has held a first-of-its-kind virtual auction on Twitter for a novel written in Yorùbá in the late 1950s.
Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, is scheduled to perform at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony, which will hold on March 14, 2021.

Wizkid, Burna Boy nominated for 2021 BET Awards

Award-winning superstars, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known as Wizkid, and Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, each got a nomination for the best “International Act” along with other international artistes.
Canadian superstar singer, The Weeknd, cleaned up at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, taking home 10 trophies.

The Weeknd wins big at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Nominated for 16 awards, The Weeknd’s wins – including top artist and top hot 100 artist – brings his career total to 19, placing him in the top five winners of all time behind Drake, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Garth Brooks.
Tina Turner and Jay-Z feature among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the organization announced Wednesday.

Jay-Z, Tina Turner among 2021 Rock Hall of Fame inductees

Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Foo Fighters and Todd Rundgren round out the elite group of performers selected for induction into the rock pantheon, which in recent years has made efforts to broaden its acceptance of genre and honor more artists who aren’t white men.
Dua Lipa won the coveted British Album of the Year prize at the Brit Awards on Tuesday, in a ceremony that saw female artists dominate the mixed categories.

Dua Lipa wins album of the year at Brit Awards

Dua Lipa won the coveted British Album of the Year prize at the Brit Awards on Tuesday, in a ceremony that saw female artists dominate the mixed categories.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC, Google partner on ‘Eko for Show’ project

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) plans to partner with Google Arts and Culture on a project tagged `Eko for Show’, to showcase what makes Lagos a centre for creativity.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC explores Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has concluded plans to explore Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture in five different ways.
The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday March 14th, as awards show season continues apace despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Grammys scrap ‘secret’ nomination committees

The organizers of the Grammys said Friday they were scrapping the “secret” committees that select which acts get nominated for the prestigious music awards following criticism from artists and allegations of rigging.
Chloé Zhao accepts the Directing award for ‘Nomadland’ | Photo by Todd Wawrychuk/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images

China censored social media posts about Chloé Zhao’s Oscar win

The news of Chloé Zhao’s Oscar win for Best Director has been censored on social media and search engines in China at the direction of the country’s propaganda ministry, The Wall Street Journal reported. Zhao, who was born in Beijing, is the first Chinese woman and first woman of color to take home the Academy Award for directing. Nomadland also won Best Picture at Sunday night’s awards ceremony, and the movie’s star, Frances McDormand, won Best Actress.
Anthony Hopkins paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman in his first reaction to his success at the Academy Awards last night, where the actor picked up his second Oscar and first since his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in 1992 pic The Silence Of The Lambs.

Oscars: Nomadland, Hopkins makes history

The riveting film, which was Tunisia’s first Oscar-nominated film, tells the story of a Syrian refugee tells the story of a man who tattoos a European Schengen visa across his back as a living work of art, enabling him to cross international borders.
Frances McDormand, who won best actress, on stage as “Nomadland” picked up best picture.ABC, via Associated Press

Nomadland wins Oscar for best picture

US road movie “Nomadland” emerged as the big winner at the Oscars on Sunday with three major prizes, including a history-making award for director Chloe Zhao, as Hollywood celebrated its most glamorous night with a unique pandemic-era gala.
Netflix has announced plans to feature Ikorodu Bois in its Oscar Weekend Film Brand Campaign.

Netflix partners Ikorodu Bois on Oscars film brand campaign

Netflix has announced plans to feature Ikorodu Bois in its Oscar Weekend Film Brand Campaign.
The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has called for reinforcement of the mutual cultural ties that exist between the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Federal Government of Nigeria, saying it should be explored for the benefits of both countries.

NCAC chief calls for reinforcement of cultural ties between Nigeria, Bangladesh

The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has called for reinforcement of the mutual cultural ties that exist between the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Federal Government of Nigeria, saying it should be explored for the benefits of both countries.
Veteran stand-up comedian, Omobaba, in a recent chat with newsmen, has advised his colleagues who are online skit makers to stop dressing like women.

Omobaba: Male skit makers should stop dressing like women

Veteran stand-up comedian, Omobaba, in a recent chat with newsmen, has advised his colleagues who are online skit makers to stop dressing like women.

World Theatre Day: SONTA renews commitment to rebuilding of country

The Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) has reiterated its commitment to the rebuilding of the country to engender the change necessary for the betterment of the people and society.
University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks

Germany’s move to return stolen Benin bronzes piles pressure on Britain

There are strong indications that the German authorities may hand over some Benin Bronzes to Nigeria in September, a development which observers said would put pressure on British museum to return its own share of the looted artefacts to the Nigerian government.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister proposes cultural restructuring to promote national development

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says cultural restructuring is a gateway to the nation’s development.
University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks

University of Aberdeen to return Benin bronze

University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks
After the many delays of this pandemic year, the Oscar nominations are finally here.

Oscars 2021: The complete nominations list

Competing for best picture are “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Beyonce wins the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade” in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 14, 2021. CBS-Handout via REUTERS

Beyonce, Taylor Swift make Grammy history as women dominate big prize

Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish took the top prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday but Beyonce was the big winner on a history making night marked by multiple wins for women.
The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday March 14th, as awards show season continues apace despite the coronavirus pandemic.

How to watch the 2021 Grammys online

The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday March 14th, as awards show season continues apace despite the coronavirus pandemic. The show will honor the best music of 2020 and all the performers, producers, and behind-the-scenes people who made it happen

Fireboy leads pack of winners at 14th Headies

The 14th edition of the Headies awards held yesterday February 21, 2021 and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the show was virtual, with a huge part of it pre-recorded.

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Anthony Nwakaeme was on the score sheet for Trabzonspor in their 4 – 3 victory over Rizespor in a pre-season game on Friday.

Anthony Nwakaeme: I never let racists distract me or put me down

Trabzonspor star Anthony Nwakaeme revealed that he never let racists distract him, stating that eradicating racism from football remains a near-impossible task.
Noh Kyu-duk (R), South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, talks with Sung Kim (L), US Special Representative for North Korea, during their bilateral meeting at a hotel in Seoul , South Korea June 21, 2021. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool via REUTERS

North Korea warns U.S. misinterpreting signals risks disappointment

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday not to seek comfort in comments by her brother as this would end in disappointment, while a U.S. envoy met South Korea’s president aiming to revive talks with North Korea.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Ekiti auto accident claims seven lives, many injured

The Police Command in Ekiti confirmed that seven people lost their lives, while many other passengers sustained injuries in an auto accident along Ilumoba-Aisegba road in Ekiti on Tuesday.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor presents public audit bill to legislature

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Tuesday forwarded the Kwara State Public Audit Bill 2021 to the state House of Assembly for consideration.
Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembélé will require surgery on a knee injury picked up at Euro 2020.

Barcelona confirm surgery for Ousmane Dembélé

Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembélé will require surgery on a knee injury picked up at Euro 2020.

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PDP wins Kaduna assembly bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
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Enugu APC passes vote of confidence in Senator Eze

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter has passed a vote of confidence in its 2019 governorship candidate, Sen. Ayogu Eze, for being a blessing to the party since he joined the party.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger governor urges vigilante corps to be cautious in battle against bandits

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger, on Tuesday, counseled 161 special vigilante corps on the need to exercise caution in their anti-banditry operations to enable them prevail.
Stand-in captain Jordi Alba defended Spain's performance in the draw with Poland and says they will advance from Group E.

Jordi Alba confident Spain will qualify despite setback vs Poland

Stand-in captain Jordi Alba defended Spain's performance in the draw with Poland and says they will advance from Group E.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon June 19, 2021. Dalati Nohra-Handout via REUTERS

EU: Iran nuclear deal still possible after hardliner’s election

Iran and world powers can still clinch a deal to revive their 2015 nuclear accord after the election victory of a hardline Iranian president but time is running out, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Sunday.