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A Nigerian deejay (DJ), Hammed Ademola Yekini (stage name- Dj Xzee) has lamented the lack of branding by a lot of young DJs in the country.

DJ Xzee: Nigerian DJs lack branding, equipment expensive

A Nigerian deejay (DJ), Hammed Ademola Yekini (stage name: Dj Xzee), has lamented the lack of branding by a lot of young DJs in the country.
Tanzania megastar Nasib Abdul (Diamond Platnumz) has revealed he will team up with former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o to set up a football academy in the country.

Diamond Platnumz, Samuel Eto’o set to establish a football academy in Tanzania

Tanzania megastar Nasib Abdul (Diamond Platnumz) has revealed he will team up with former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o to set up a football academy in the country.
Seun Kuti during his performance for Felabration 2019 at the New Afrika Shrine, Lagos. Photo by Ayodele Efunla

Seun Kuti warns former President Jonathan ahead 2023 elections

Grammy nominee and Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has given a stern warning to former president Goodluck Jonathan to desist from running for president in 2023.
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has told fans that he is battling Lyme disease.

Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease

In a post on Instagram, Bieber said he will address his struggle with the illness, which is contracted through a tick bite, in a YouTube documentary.
American Hip-Hop turned gospel rapper, Kanye West, is reportedly planning to take his Sunday Service in global 2020, in a bid to expand the reach of the popular service which has received many positive reviews.

Kanye West to take ‘Sunday Service’ to Africa, Europe

American Hip-Hop turned gospel rapper, Kanye West, is reportedly planning to take his Sunday Service in global 2020, in a bid to expand the reach of the popular service which has received many positive reviews.
Bon Iver

NPR releases top songs of the decade

NPR has conducted its polls and released listeners’ top songs from the 2010s. While sorting through thousands of nominees, it was noticed that there was a number of recurring themes.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Burna Boy makes New York Times list of 2019 best songs

This year (2019) is arguably one of the best years for Nigerian Afrobeats musician, Burna Boy, who has made it to the New York Times’ list of Best Songs in 2019 as his song ‘Anybody’ made its way to Number three on ‘The 54 Best Songs of 2019’.

Kanye West says Sunday Service saved him from opioids, pornography

US rapper, music producer, and songwriter Kanye West said his Sunday Service choir, now one year old, saved him from the life of opioids and pornography.
Burna Boy’s ‘Anybody’, and Rema’s ‘Iron Man’, have made former U.S. president, Barack Obama’s favourite music of 2019 list.

Burna Boy, Rema make Barack Obama’s favourite music of 2019 list

Burna Boy’s ‘Anybody’, and Rema’s ‘Iron Man’, have made former U.S. president, Barack Obama’s favourite music of 2019 list.

Wizkid: I’m getting married next year

After three kids from three different women, Nigerian singer Ayodeji Balogun (stage name: Wizkid) has declared he’s getting married next year 2020.
After more than 250 performances on the road, Ed Sheeran may be headed back to the castle on the hill.

Ed Sheeran to take break from music

The British singer, Ed Sheeran, wants to wait until “I’ve lived a little more to actually have something to write about”.
Azeez Adeshina Fashola aka Naira Marley 2

Court orders arrest, arraignment of Naira Marley for ‘car theft’

A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that a Nigerian musician, Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley should be arrested and arraigned over alleged car theft.
Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year.

Billboard is changing its albums chart to count YouTube streams

Video streams from other platforms will also count, including Apple, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo, and Billboard says the change will also impact genre album consumption charts, like country, Latin, and others. Billboard’s charts have historically been seen as a barometer of success within the music industry.
US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after a street brawl in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky back in Sweden four months after assault conviction

New York rapper A$AP Rocky was back in Sweden on Wednesday for a concert, four months after receiving a suspended sentence over a Stockholm street fight.
Alternative music singer and songwriter Johnny Drille pulled a heavyweight performance at his sold-out concert in Abuja on Sunday night.

Johnny Drille pulls stunning performance at sold-out Abuja show

Alternative music singer and songwriter Johnny Drille pulled a heavyweight performance at his sold-out concert in Abuja on Sunday night.
SAMUEL ETO'O

Former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o launches music career

Former Inter striker Samuel Eto’o has announced that he will be launching a new music career with a post on his Twitter page yesterday.
Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Review: Teni’s music personality evolution draws mixed feelings

Popular singer Teniola Apata, a.k.a Teni as a songwriter and an entertainer has evolved in character and so has her music in the last year.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Ara: I will protest if Burna Boy does not win Grammy

Beautiful Araola Olumuyiwa Akape, otherwise known as Ara, no doubt, deals in a craft that singles her out in the entertainment industry. But when newsmen chatted her up last Tuesday, she could not hide her joy when the issue of Burna Boys’ nomination came up.

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Bauchi suspends council chair after EFCC invitation

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PSG boss Thomas Tuchel defends Neymar after red card against Bordeaux

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Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Gary Neville compares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Thierry Henry after Everton wonder strike

Gary Neville has compared Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal great Thierry Henry following his strike in the 3-2 victory against Everton on Sunday.
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NBS: Nigeria’s economy grew by 2.27 percent in 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday released the Gross Domestic Product report for the 2019 fiscal year with the economy growing by 2.27 per cent in 2019.