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Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a ‘Charlyboy’, on Wednesday returned to the music stage to thrill fans at the 2019 edition of ‘Nite of a Thousand Laughs’ show in Abuja.

CharlyBoy returns to stage, thrills fans at comedy fiesta

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a ‘Charlyboy’, on Wednesday returned to the music stage to thrill fans at the 2019 edition of ‘Nite of a Thousand Laughs’ show in Abuja.
Diana Evans

Two Nigerian authors make 2019 women prize for fiction shortlist

Two Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Diana Evans, have made the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction final shortlist.
Oyinkan Braithwaite

Nigerian debut novelist among finalists for women’s prize

Nigerian debut novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite and U.K. Booker Prize winner Anna Burns are among six finalists for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Afropop sensation, Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi had the crowd swaying to his debut performance at Coachella on Saturday night.

Mr Eazi delivers thrilling performance at Coachella

Afropop sensation Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi had the crowd swaying to his debut performance at Coachella on Saturday night.
Burna Boy performs in customizable Burberry at Coachella 2019. (Twitter-Coachella)

Burna Boy makes unforgettable Coachella debut

Afrofusion sensation Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy delivered an unforgettable performance of his biggest songs at his Coachella debut on Sunday night.
Queen Moremi Ajasoro’ musical initiative, the musical dramatisation of the life and times of the legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) initiative would return to the stage during the Easter celebration.

Queen Moremi musical coming in Easter

Queen Moremi Ajasoro’ musical initiative, the musical dramatisation of the life and times of the legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) initiative would return to the stage during the Easter celebration.

Nigerian poets honoured as Korea marks centenary of independence movement

Several Nigerian poets were rewarded for their creativity at the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast in Abuja to mark the 100th anniversary of the Korean Independence Movement.

Appeal Court strikes out motion setting aside gazette on approval of 48 Obas in...

The Court of Appeal in Ibadan on Thursday struck out a motion filed by Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, challenging the powers of Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to gazette and approve “beaded crowns and coronets” to 48 Obas across the state.
Ooni and Olori Moronke Ogunwusi

Olori Ogunwusi seeks reforms in Nigeria churches

Prophetess Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, the wife of the Ooni of Ife, has urged religious leaders to support the ongoing effort to tackle the spate of kidnappings and other social vices in the country.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife: Without Ifa’s existence, there would not have been Google

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that the Google originated from the ‘Ifa’ also known as the oracle.

Ooni of Ife: I receive over 2,000 tourists daily

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that no less than 2, 000 tourists visit his palace and other tourist sites around Ile-Ife on daily basis.

Minister: Abuja carnival to gulp N82.109 million

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC chief Segun Runsewe appointed chairman Africa-China culture exchange society

Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and President, Africa region of the world crafts council (WCC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has been appointed chairman, Africa-China Exchange Society (ACCAES).
National Museum, Ilorin, Kwara

Curator urges public to bring artefacts found on sites to museum

The curator, Kwara office of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Mrs Bimpe Oladele, has called on the public to bring any artefact or report strange discoveries on sites to the Commission.
Lupita Nyong’o

Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o confirms screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o has confirmed the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s acclaimed novel, ‘Americanah’.
Olusegun Runsewe

Olusegun Runsewe: NCAC determined to preserve, promote Nigerian arts

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) will continue to preserve and promote Nigerian arts and culture as part of world heritage.
Nike Davies-Okundaye

Nike Okundaye: We help to take girls off the streets

Nike Davis-Okundaye, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nike Centre for Art and Culture, says that her centres located in Osogbo, Abuja and Lagos have helped to rehabilitate and empowered several street girls in recent years.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC chief Segun Runsewe applauds upbeats in culture, tourism

Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, has expressed immense joy with culture and tourism activities in Nigeria last year, promising to embark on culture evangelism tour of the 36 states of the federation very soon.

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Leicester's midfield marvel James Maddison is the man to take Liverpool to the next level, Jamie Carragher believes.

Jamie Carragher: James Maddison could take Liverpool to next level

The talented playmaker continues to catch the eye for the Foxes and created 100 chances last season, more than any other player in the Premier League.
Wizkid

Wizkid becomes first African to hit eight million monthly listeners on Spotify

Afropop star Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.

JAMB: Stanbic IBTC to give top 30 UTME candidates N15m scholarships

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that Stanbic IBTC will reward the top 30 candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be giving scholarship worth N15m.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games begins in Morocco

What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: Release of Iranian tanker unfortunate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Monday that it was unfortunate an Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar had been allowed to leave.