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Beyonce charity song finally dethrones ‘Despacito’

Beyonce’s Spanish-language remix of “Mi Gente” for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the global mega-hit “Despacito.”

Latin stars come together for Puerto Rico relief song

"Hamilton" writer Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday led a who's who of Latin stars in a new song to raise money for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Controversial French rock star slams Brexit Britain

Bertrand Cantat, the French rock star who was jailed for murdering his girlfriend, takes several swipes at Brexit Britain in a new single called "L'Angleterre" (England), which he teased on social media Friday.

Peter Okoye signs distribution deal with US record label Empire

Peter Okoye, formerly of Psquare, has signed a distribution deal with Empire, an American record label, music publisher and distribution company.

‘Bank Alert’ was my solo song – Paul Okoye

Paul Okoye has said ‘Bank Alert’, a 2016 song released by Psquare, was actually his “first solo” effort, and not a recording of his recently defunct group.

Collapsing stage prop injures US rocker Marilyn Manson

Shock rocker Marilyn Manson was rushed to a hospital Saturday after he was crushed under a falling stage prop during a concert in New York.

US rapper pledges song proceeds to Australia gay marriage campaign

US rapper Macklemore has pledged proceeds from his hit gay anthem to Australia’s pro-same sex marriage campaign after the song surged to number one in the country amid a national vote on the issue.

Beyonce sings Spanish in hurricane relief remix

Beyonce has returned to music to raise money for hurricane relief, delivering verses in Spanish in a remix of Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin’s hit “Mi Gente.”

Idyl’s victory shows Bayelsa not about militant activities – govt

The Bayelsa State Government has described the emergence of Daniel Doingoil popularly known as Idyl as the winner of the recently concluded singing competition, “The Voice Nigeria” in South Africa as an indication Bayelsa is not about militant activities.

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world's worst poverty.

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ now most streamed song on Spotify

Ed Sheeran's dance pop track "Shape of You" has become the most played song ever on Spotify, ending the 11-month reign of Drake's "One Dance."

Jay-Z salutes football rebel in New York return

Back on stage in his native New York after a stint as a full-time businessman, Jay-Z was in the mood for his classics. And for a bit of politics.

John Landis celebrates Michael Jackson with 3D version of Thriller

Director John Landis says his new 3D version of “Thriller” gives Michael Jackson fans chance to see the groundbreaking video how the late king of pop would have wanted them to.

Shooting musical videos outside Nigeria is cheaper – Efa

A rap artiste, Efa Iwara, popularly known as “Efa”, says artistes prefer shooting musical videos abroad because it is cost effective and cheaper.

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Everton owners’ faith in him has not changed – Ronald Koeman

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Uganda police hold opposition leader Kizza Besigye over attempted murder

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Web giants vow to remove online extremist content within hours

Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online.

Boko Haram kills three Nigerian soldiers in Borno ambush

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Police kill one protester in Kenya opposition stronghold

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.

Fifty-year-old rapes three-year-old to death in Katsina

A 50-year-old man and father of seven, Abdullahi Sani, has been arraigned before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a three-year-old daughter of his neighbour to death.

N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.