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Simisola Ogunleye will be headlining her first concert, #SIMILiveInLondon, in the UK on Sunday. 5

Simi: Most music legends are not versatile

Nigerian alternative music star Simi Ogunleye has deemed audience ‘unrealistic’ expectations from artist as one of the main issues plaguing the music industry.
Foremost act of Davido Worldwide Music, DMW, record label, Mayorkun, has joined the league of Nigerian artiste to sell out the famous Indigo 02 Arena in London.

Fans hail Mayorkun for sold-out concert in London

Foremost act of Davido Worldwide Music, DMW, record label, Mayorkun, has joined the league of Nigerian artiste to sell out the famous Indigo 02 Arena in London.
Kanye West has been on a different path for a little while now, but he’s set to take his music to new heights with the announcement of his first opera, Nebuchadnezzar. The event is coming Nov. 24 and directed by previous collaborator Vanessa Beecroft.

Kanye West announces his first ever Opera

Kanye West has been on a different path for a little while now, but he’s set to take his music to new heights with the announcement of his first opera, Nebuchadnezzar. The event is coming Nov. 24 and directed by previous collaborator Vanessa Beecroft.
US pop star Ariana Grande has sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for using her trademark style to promote its products without her permission, including adverts featuring a “look-alike model.”

Ariana Grande hit by mystery illness, cancels concert

Pop superstar Ariana Grande was forced to cancel her concert in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday amid a “scary” battle with a mystery illness.
Music icon, 2Baba and sensational Afro pop diva, Tiwa Savage are billed to headline the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, music village which holds at Agege Stadium, Lagos, on Thursday, November 21.

2Baba, Tiwa Savage, others storm Agege stadium for AFRIMA music village

Music icon 2Baba and sensational Afro pop diva Tiwa Savage are billed to headline the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, music village which holds at Agege Stadium, Lagos, on Thursday, November 21.
Mohamed Mounir, widely known as Gnawi, was charged in Sale near Rabat over the publication of a video in which he insulted police.

Morocco rapper faces jail for insulting police

A Moroccan rapper who co-authored a song criticising the kingdom faces two years in prison after appearing in court Thursday charged with offending public officials.
Teni Akpata aka Teni’s newly released ‘Billionaire’ video featuring veteran television host, Frank Edoho has continued to generate reactions from her fans.

Fans hail Teni’s ‘Billionaire’ video

Teni Akpata aka Teni’s newly released ‘Billionaire’ video featuring veteran television host, Frank Edoho has continued to generate reactions from her fans.
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AFRIMA: 38 superstars billed to perform in Agege — full list

The 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is set to have music lovers and enthusiast thrilled to an array of nearly 40 African superstars at the largest music event in Africa, 2019 AFRIMA Music Village with theme ‘Wild & Wow’ on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos, Nigeria from 6:00pm.
Yahaya Usman, popularly called Yahaya Makaho, a blind singer who rose from being a street beggar to a famously known singer in northern Nigeria, poses for a portrait wearing his trademark sunglasses in Kaduna, Nigeria, on September 25, 2019. The singer has carved out a niche by focusing on the pressing problems that confront his fans in their daily lives. With his soft voice he croons his way through lyrics that tackle ills such as begging, drug abuse and corruption.Dwelling on sensitive subjects has proved problematic on occasion.Makaho upset some in northern Nigeria’s blind community after he wrote two singles that criticised the widespread practice of street begging — often the only means of earning an income for the visually impaired.Makaho managed to resolve the conflict and has now established a foundation that provides school tuition, uniforms and brail books to help disabled youths get an education. Kola Sulaimon / AFP

Blind singer goes from streets to stardom in northern Nigeria

Yahaya Makaho feels his way to the microphone before launching into a song for his new album at a recording studio in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.
US rapper and Grammy award-winner, Clifford Harris, popularly known as T.I. has revealed that he takes his daughter, 18, to the gynaecologist to do ‘virginity test’ every year.

Rapper T.I. forces daughter do ‘virginity test’ annually

US rapper and Grammy award-winner, Clifford Harris, popularly known as T.I. has revealed that he takes his daughter, 18, to the gynaecologist to do ‘virginity test’ every year.
International superstar and Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B, will be visiting Africa for the first time this December.

Cardi B to perform in Nigeria for the first time next month

International superstar and Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B, will be visiting Africa for the first time this December.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

MTV Europe Music Awards: Burna Boy wins best African act

Famous entertainer and afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has taken another step higher since the release of the album ‘African Giant’.
7 Tiwa Savage held the London leg of her Savage Tour at IndigO2 on Friday.

Tiwa Savage, Boyz II Men to headline music festival

Award-winning singer, Tiwa Savage, is set to headline the 2019 Flytime music festival, which is also the 15th year anniversary of the programme.
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US opens national security investigation into TikTok

The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical .ly, according to two people familiar with the matter.
In support of her acclaimed fourth studio album Woman of Steel, Yemi Alade has embarked on a world tour and her first stop was Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 8

Yemi Alade kicks off “WOS” World Tour in Ethiopia — in pictures & video

In support of her acclaimed fourth studio album "Woman of Steel", Yemi Alade has embarked on a world tour and her first stop was Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Nigerian rapper Ycee names a track off his new album ‘Mo Salah’. The superstar paid tribute to the Egyptian maestro for his exploits since second coming to the Premier League in 2017.

Nigerian rapper Ycee names song after Mo Salah

Nigerian rapper Ycee names a track off his new album ‘Mo Salah’. The superstar paid tribute to the Egyptian maestro for his exploits since second coming to the Premier League in 2017.
South African top rapper, AKA has said that Nigerian singer, Burna Boy must apologise for threatening to beat him up, whenever he comes to South Africa.

Xenophobia: Burna Boy must apologise – South African rapper

At the height of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa, Burna Boy had condemned the act, threatened not to step a foot in the country, however, issues escalated to a personality clash between him and the South African rapper on Twitter.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court fixes date to hear Danny Young’s suit against Tiwa Savage, Mavin Records

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 5 for hearing in a suit filed by a Nigerian musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi a.k.a Danny Young, against a fellow musician, Tiwatope Savage, over alleged copyright infringement.

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NNPC to automate depot, pump station operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Wednesday disclosed that the Corporation was poised to automate its downstream facilities such as depots, pump stations and measurement systems across the Country.

Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Real Madrid squad ‘pleased by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur move’

Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.
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PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made a case for the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Commission.