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Davido, Wizkid taking Afrobeats to next level

Pop star Davido gets the same reaction wherever he goes in Africa, whether it’s in Guinea or Mozambique, Botswana, Kenya or Sierra Leone: teeming crowds and adoring fans.

All the winners from the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards held in London on Sunday evening honoured the 19-year-old Canadian singer Shawn Mendes with both the Best Artist and Best Song prizes.

Shawn Mendes wins best artist at MTV Europe Music Awards

Canadian teen singer Shawn Mendes on Sunday won best artist and best song at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in London, pipping heavyweight competitors such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran.

Veteran musician Sir Victor Uwaifo accuses Simi, Jaywon of copyright theft

Veteran highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo, has revealed that Nigerian singers, Simi and Jaywon, failed to seek his permission before making the different remixes of his song, Joromi.

Kenny Ogungbe advises P-Square to settle rifts, save music career

Kenny Ogungbe, the Chief Executive Officer, Kennis Music, on Saturday advised the P-Square to urgently resolve their differences, saying the raging rift could ruin their music careers.

“It is my time to define African Music and to present my own part...



“I am the next big thing, it is my time to define African Music and to present my own part of Africa to the World. There is hip-hop, there is rap, R&B and Dance-hall. Afro-Rumba is our R&B and Dancehall, and I will export it to the entire Universe!”.

Sam Smith sings heartbreak away in new album

At only 25, British soul singer Sam Smith has already brought the music world to his feet.

NSE market capitalisation increases by N72bn

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for the third consecutive day on Wednesday closed upbeat, as the market capitalisation rose by N72 billion on gains by major blue chips.

Kanye West makes brief return year after breakdown

Rap superstar Kanye West is back nearly a year after suffering a breakdown — making a brief musical appearance in which he appears to keep his feud with Taylor Swift alive.

George Michael album tops UK charts again after 27 years

George Michael’s chart-topping 1990 album “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1” returned straight to number one in the British charts on Friday, 10 months after the British pop star’s death at the age of 53.

Rapper gets five-year jail term for shop attack

One of France’s top rap stars was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for ransacking the shop of his rival Booba and beating up a sales assistant so badly he was left in a coma.

Piracy in music industry will soon become history – Olisa Adibua

Olisa Adibua, music executive and director, Young Nation, says piracy in Nigeria’s entertainment industry will soon become “a thing of the past”.

Artistes don’t care about lyrics because Nigerians just want to dance – Falz

Folarin Falana, an entertainer better known as Falz, has said Nigerian artistes are not to blame for the poor lyrical content of their songs.

Eminem wins $400k in copyright lawsuit against New Zealand political party

A New Zealand political party is to pay more than $400,000 to a US rapper, Eminem, for using music similar to his in a television commercial to help win an election.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/Takum highway in Benue State.

Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar blames govt for World Cup threat

Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

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Nigeria treasury bills extend rally as sell-off, new issues weigh

Yields on Nigeria’s mid-dated treasury bills rose nearly 1 percentage point to 12 percent on Friday, extending a three-day rally as a sell-off which started this week continued, traders said.

Israeli jets hit Hamas posts in Gaza

Israeli war jets used air-to-surface missiles to strike two Hamas military posts in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday in retaliation for an earlier rocket strike from Gaza, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) said.

“One Lagos Fiesta” to splash cash on talented youngsters

Lagos State Government pledged to give out cash prizes to talented youths in the areas of music, dance and comedy at the forthcoming “One Lagos Fiesta” scheduled to hold from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2018.

Overuse of antibiotics in farming major new threat to human health – UN

The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading resistance to vital drugs and endangering millions of lives.

South Africa’s ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.