Music

Paul McCartney and Fela Kuti

Paul McCartney: Strongest marijuana I ever smoked was with Fela

For his 1973 album, Band on the Run, Sir Paul McCartney, a former member of the Beatles, choose to record in Lagos after his label, EMI, suggested the city.

Eminem claims UK album chart record in ‘Kamikaze’ strike

Eminem overtook ABBA and Led Zeppelin on Friday to claim the record for the most consecutive chart-topping albums in Britain, with the release of “Kamikaze”.
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton to be honored in Grammy gala

Country legend Dolly Parton will be honored at a charity concert ahead of next year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy, which administers the prize, announced Tuesday.
Bono in Berlin August 28. Getty Images

U2 cancel Berlin gig after Bono loses his voice

U2 frontman Bono has been forced to cancel a Berlin gig just four songs in to the show after losing his voice.
Okiemute Ighorodje

MTN Project Fame winner decries stereotype in Nigeria music

Okiemute Ighorodje, the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Season 9, has decried the glorification of Afro pop to the detriment of other genres of music.

Toke Makinwa set to launch music career

On-air-personality and video blogger, Toke Makinwa, says that she is set to have a career in music.

MI Abaga: I felt my new album was career suicide

MI Abaga, Nigerian rapper, has acknowledged that his latest album is not mainstream material and that he felt it was “career suicide”.
11 Tiwa Savage held the London leg of her Savage Tour at IndigO2 on Friday.

In Pictures: Tiwa Savage takes on London at IndigO2

Tiwa Savage held the London leg of her Savage Tour at IndigO2 on Friday.
Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage: Women identify with my music

Tiwa Savage, Nigeria singer-songwriter, says women identify with her music and she uses that to her advantage.

Kizz Daniel signs two artistes to new record label

Kizz Daniel has signed the first set of artistes to his new record label, Flyboy Inc.
The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy Schmit and Don Henley - have been named as the artists with the best-selling album of all time

Eagles overtake Michael Jackson with biggest selling album in US

A box set of The Eagles’ greatest hits has surpassed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” as the biggest selling album ever in the United States, according to a new ranking by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Duncan Mighty

Duncan Mighty denies beating wife

Duncan Mighty has dismissed allegations that he brutalised his wife, describing them as “lies”.
MTV Video Music Awards

List of MTV Video Music Award nominees

The MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted on Monday 20 August 2018 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show will feature a lot of phenomenal performances from music artists.

SERAP asks NBC to lift ban on Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, others

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) “to immediately lift the ban on Jay FM 101.9 Jos, stopping the radio station from playing songs such as Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, Wande Coal’s ‘Iskaba’ and Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus’, and rescind the unlawful fine of N100,000 imposed on the station.”
AFRIMMA

AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival releases nominees list

The 5th edition of the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora, AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival is fast approaching and the announcement of the nominees list is set to crank up the anticipation.
Ciara

American singer Ciara announces collaboration with Tekno

Ciara, an American R&B/pop singer, has announced that her new single ‘Freak Me’ will feature Nigerian superstar, Tekno.
Dbanj Lineo

Dbanj reaffirms love for wife after son’s death in new song

A renowned Nigerian musician, Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as ‘Dbanj’, has reassured his wife, Lineo of his unflinching love in his first released song after the death of their son.
Cardi B

Janet Jackson, Cardi B to play festival for foreign aid

Pop legend Janet Jackson and fast-rising rapper Cardi B will headline the Global Citizen festival in New York to rally support for preserving international aid to eradicate extreme poverty.

Recent Stories

MI: Rappers must be versatile

A rapper, Jude Abaga, popularly known as `M.I.’ has advised other rappers to be more versatile so as to remain relevant in the society and not be overtaken by the hip-hop revolution across the world.
Frank Lampard was appointed manager at Derby County in May.

Frank Lampard accepts FA charge

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has accepted a Football Association improper conduct charge after being sent to the stands at Rotherham.

ICC confirms Jean-Pierre Bemba’s sentence for witness bribes

The International Criminal Court on Monday confirmed a one-year sentence against Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for bribing witnesses during an earlier trial, which saw him being excluded from running for president.

Protests paralyse Ethiopia capital after violence kills 23

Demonstrators flooded the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday, blocking roads and shutting businesses in an explosion of anger following the killing of 23 people on the city's outskirts over the weekend.
Flood in Kebbi

Official: Flood kills 31 people, destroys 10,000 houses in Kano

The Kano State Government has confirmed the death of 31 people and destruction of more than 10,000 houses during the recent flood disaster in 15 Local Government Areas of the state.