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The Human Rights Foundation is applauding Nicki Minaj's decision to back out of a concert in Saudi Arabia.

Cancellation of Nicki Minaj’s Saudi concert stirs online anger

The cancellation of a concert by rapper Nicki Minaj in Saudi Arabia triggered a fresh social media storm on Wednesday, with many fans in the ultra-conservative kingdom voicing disappointment and demanding ticket refunds.
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Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia’s music fest

U.S. rap artist, Nicki Minaj, who was billed to perform at the Saudi Arabia Jedda season music festival scheduled for July 18 has cancelled her performance, CNN is reporting.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

Police cancel Naira Marley’s show in Dublin due to gang violence

A Dublin concert being headlined by controversial musician, Naira Marley, was shut down by Irish police officers in the early hours of Sunday.
Nigerian Afro-soul superstar, Asa Elemide, has released a new single titled ‘Good Thing’.

Asa releases new album title ‘Good Thing’

Nigerian Afro-soul superstar, Asa Elemide, has released a new single titled ‘Good Thing’.
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s fans sing, sob, leave sunflowers and roses on 10th anniversary of death

With roses crafted into heart shapes and crowns made of bright yellow sunflowers, Michael Jackson fans from as far afield as Iran and Japan, paid tribute on Tuesday to the King of Pop on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Report: Nigeria’s Music industry revenue to hit $50 million by 2020

The revenue from recorded music in Nigerian has been projected to generate $50 million (about N18 billion naira) by 2020.
Burna Boy

BET: Burna Boy wins ‘Best International Act’

Afro-fusion artist, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy clinched the coveted ‘Best International Act’ award at the BET on Monday.
The Institut Francais du Nigéria says it will mount a public viewing of the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 17.

World Music Day: France holds concert in Nigeria

The Institut français du Nigéria on Saturday hosted the musical concert to celebrate this year’s World Music Day in Nigeria.
Rapper Nicki Minaj has confirmed she is set to marry Kenneth Petty after revealing they have obtained a marriage license.

Nicki Minaj set to marry childhood friend Kenneth Petty

Rapper Nicki Minaj has confirmed she is set to marry Kenneth Petty after revealing they have obtained a marriage license.
Nigeria’s legendary Afro-beat singer, Femi Kuti was subsequently joined on stage by Egyptian pop singer and Dobet Gnahoré of Ivory Coast as they performed their new song Metgamaeen (Together), whose lyrics are in Arabic, English and French.

AFCON: Femi Kuti, others thrill at colourful opening ceremony in Cairo

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was heralded with a spectacular and colourful opening ceremony inside the jam-packed 75, 000 capacity Cairo International Stadium in Egypt.
Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, others to perform at AFCON opening ceremony in Cairo

The Organising Committee of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has announced that Nigeria’s legendary Afro-beat singer Femi Anikulapo-Kuti will perform at the opening ceremony of the competition.
Adewale Ayuba

Adewale Ayuba explains why up-and-coming musicians prefer Afro, Hip-hop to Fuji

Veteran Fuji musician, Adewale Ayuba, says most up-and-coming musicians are not embracing Fuji music due to its huge financial involvement in its production.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley vows to help people in prison

Nigerian artist Naira Marley who recently regained his freedom after spending several weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to help others in prison.

Nigerian singer Aramide appointed into Recording Academy Board

Nigerian Afro-soul singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, has been appointed into the Washington DC’s chapter of the Recording Academy Board of Governors.
One of the most critically acclaimed shows on the Lagos theatre circuit – Legends, Kings and Kingdoms- the Musical’ opened for the first time in Abuja to packed crowds and rave reviews.

Legends Musical makes debuts in Abuja

One of the most critically acclaimed shows on the Lagos theatre circuit – Legends, Kings and Kingdoms: the Musical’ opened for the first time in Abuja to packed crowds and rave reviews.
Popular afro-pop singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot a.k.a Mc Galaxy, who became even more popular with a controversial nude live video with actress, Etinosa Idemudia, on his Instagram page few months back, has admitted that the video was planned.

Mc Galaxy: The nude video with Etinosa was planned

Popular afro-pop singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot a.k.a Mc Galaxy who became even more popular with a controversial nude live video with actress, Etinosa Idemudia, on his Instagram page few months back, has admitted that the video was planned.
Peruzzi

Peruzzi under ‘fire’ for alleged physical assault of Twitter influencer

Fans on Twitter have continued to slam DMW singer, Peruzzi, for physically assaulting social media influencer, Pamilerin, allegedly.
Jay Z attends basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Dec. 7, 2016 in Los Angeles. Noel Vasquez-Getty Images

Jay-Z becomes first hip-hop billionaire

Music Mogul Jay–Z is now, according to a new Forbes magazine, making him the first rapper to amass a fortune in the ten-figure range.

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NSE drops to 27,000 mark, amid Seplat losses

The All-Share Index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday reached all time low of 27,864.49 due to sell pressure in Seplat and 18 other equities.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon 2021: Qualifiers draw pairs Nigeria with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin

Nigeria have been pooled against Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon.

Governor Umahi swears in 29-year-old photographer as media aide

The Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi has sworn in a 29-year-old photographer, Francis Nwaze, into his cabinet as his special Assistance on media/project documentation.

Delta court sentences man to death by hanging for armed robbery

A Delta State High Court sitting in Warri Judicial Division presided over Justice A.A. Onojovwo, has sentenced one Victor Nwankpa to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, right, when he earned the Ahmadu Bello Merit award earlier this year

President Buhari urges religious leaders emulate Imam Abdullahi after US honour

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the International Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State.