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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.
The song, which was produced by Chopstix, has a part of the lyrics of that said, “I don tey for the game like Shina Peters.” In this line, Burna boy references veteran afro-juju singer, Sir Shina Peters, who has been singing since the 1970s.

‘Kilometre’: Burna Boy releases first song in 2021

The African Giant has hit the studio again to produce his first official single for 2021 titled ‘Kilometre’. With the song, the Grammy award-winning artiste reminds his contemporaries that he is way ahead of them.

Spotify premium subscriber count increases to 158 million

Spotify now boasts 158 million premium subscribers and 356 million monthly active users, according to its latest earnings report released today. That’s a 21 percent and 24 percent year-over-year increase, respectively. It’s up from 155 million premium subscribers and 345 million monthly active users last quarter.
A rising music star, Anthony Victor, also known as Victony, is set to undergo major surgery after he was involved in a ghastly car accident early Monday morning.

Rapper Victony involved in ghastly auto accident

Using the hashtag #PrayForVictony, several Nigerians have taken to Twitter to wish the singer a successful surgery and quick recovery.
Fans of the YBNL boss, Olamide, are in a frenzy mood as the artiste has announced the release of a new work of art about eight months after he released his last project, Carpe Diem.

Olamide announces new album release

Fans of the YBNL boss, Olamide, are in a frenzy mood as the artiste has announced the release of a new work of art about eight months after he released his last project, Carpe Diem.
Veteran Nigerian rapper and activist, Michael Stephens, better known as Ruggedman, says that he is not in a hurry to get married saying that his mother and other family members were not pressuring him about marriage.

Ruggedman: Why my parents don’t disturb me about marriage

Veteran Nigerian rapper and activist, Michael Stephens, better known as Ruggedman, says that he is not in a hurry to get married saying that his mother and other family members were not pressuring him about marriage.
Popular rap artiste, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf better known as CDQ, has described the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arresting him today as someone trying to “set me up.”

CDQ: NDLEA found no drug in my house, beat me up

Popular Nigerian rapper, Sodiq Yusuf, aka CDQ, has dared the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDEA) to show the world the Indian hemp found in his place.

Apple Music pays one penny per stream

Apple Music’s payment rate for artists and labels is fundamentally a penny per stream, according to a letter from the company posted on its artist dashboard and first reported by the Wall Street Journal. That payment rate is higher than Spotify, which has a confusing variable rate scheme that basically tops out at a half-penny per stream.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
Former singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, more popularly known as MC Galaxy is living his dreams. After years of churning out hit singles the ‘Sekem’ dance originator seems to have dumped music for good, having not released any song for a while now.

MC Galaxy dumps music for food business

Former singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, more popularly known as MC Galaxy is living his dreams. After years of churning out hit singles the ‘Sekem’ dance originator seems to have dumped music for good, having not released any song for a while now. Instead he has concentrated on fulfilling his dream of owning an indigenous eatery with specialty in local cuisines.
DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50.

American rapper DMX passes on at 50

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," family's statement read in part.
American rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, is currently in the hospital and the prognosis is not good.

DMX still on life support amid death rumours on Twitter

DMX, an American hip-hop star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is not dead and still on life support.
CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy, has said he regrets not signing musicians like Falz, Simi, and Teni.

Don Jazzy: I wish I signed Teni, Simi

CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy, has said he regrets not signing musicians like Falz, Simi, and Teni.
Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.

Burna Boy nominated for BRIT awards

Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.
Nigerian singer-songwriter, Sinach, partners with Google over a 60-minute concert, ‘A Celebration of Joy,’ to be streamed live stream on her YouTube channel, on Easter Sunday.

Sinach, Google present Easter concert on YouTube

Nigerian singer/songwriter, Sinach, partners with Google over a 60-minute concert, ‘A Celebration of Joy,’ to be streamed live stream on her YouTube channel, on Easter Sunday.
Award-winning artist and entertainer Teniola Apata has revealed the inspiration behind the song – Dad’s Song – on her recently released debut album, ‘Wondaland’.

Teni: My late dad inspired Dads Song

Award-winning artist and entertainer Teniola Apata has revealed the inspiration behind the song – Dad’s Song – on her recently released debut album, ‘Wondaland’.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday hosted the Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artiste, Burna Boy, whom he described as the pride of the state.

Grammy: Rivers governor hosts Burna Boy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday hosted the Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artiste, Burna Boy, whom he described as the pride of the state.
Popular Nigerian, US-based Disc Jockey (DJ), James Oluwaseyi, popularly known as DJ Spaxx has kicked off his US tour in the city of Atlanta, the capital of Georgia.

DJ Spaxx kicks off US tour in Atlanta

Popular Nigerian, US-based Disc Jockey (DJ), James Oluwaseyi, popularly known as DJ Spaxx has kicked off his US tour in the city of Atlanta, the capital of Georgia.

Wizkid wins second NAACP image award

Nigeria’s Starboy, Wizkid, has won his second NAACP Image Award for his feature on Brown Skin Girl alongside Beyonce, Saint Jhn and Blue-Ivy Carter.
Former popular music act, Alayande Lola Oladapo Quam popularly known as Lala is dead.

Dagrin’s duet partner Lala passes on

A Nigerian music star, Alayande Lola Oladapo Quam, better known as Lala, is dead.
Afropop music star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has said he deserves to win the Grammy awards and all the praises that follow.

Burna Boy: I would have won Grammy Award in 2013 or 2014

Afropop music star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has said he deserves to win the Grammy awards and all the praises that follow.
Grammy-nominated, multi-award-winning Nigerian Afro Fusion superstar, Burna Boy, has released his much anticipated fifth studio album, titled ‘Twice as tall’.

Burna Boy’s album now on No 1 spot on Apple Music

Shortly after Burna Boy’s album “Twice as tall” won the Grammy, it has shot to the number 1 spot in the top albums in Nigeria category of Apple music streaming platform.

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Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

Italian Open: Serena Williams crashes out on her 1000th career game

Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

DRC: New accusations of sexual abuse against humanitarian workers

More than 20 Congolese women have claimed to have been sexually abused, in the form of job blackmail, by aid workers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to an investigation released Wednesday.
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CAN declares three-days of national prayer over insecurity

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared 3-days of national prayer for the country to seek divine intervention concerning the spate of insecurity and violence across the states.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Eid-El-Fitr: CUPP laments worsening security situation, calls for prayers, tolerance

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has lamented that the country was indeed in a deep trying time following the recent burglary incident in the Aso Rock residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.

Kelechi Nwakali wins Alcorcon Player of the Month award

Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.

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Supreme Court affirms deregistration of 74 political parties

The Supreme Court has affirmed the deregistration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

Tokyo Olympics: IOC to receive coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer, BioNTech

Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses of their Coronavirus vaccines to participants at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Nigerian banks slash dollar-cash deposits to $5,000 monthly

Nigerian banks have reduced the amount of United States dollars customers can pay into their domiciliary accounts from the previous $10,000 to $5,000 monthly.
The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travellers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in the country.

Nigerian travellers to UK listed for isolation, testing in new rules

The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travellers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in the country.
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FUOYE suspends another official over ‘misconduct’

Barely two weeks after the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) sacked its Registrar, the institution has suspended the Bursar, Bolatito Akande, over alleged misconduct.