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AFRIMA calls for entries from African musicians

The organisers of the All Africa Music Awards have begun accepting submissions from African music professionals.

AFRIMA opens submission portal for artistes ahead of nominations

Music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, publicists and entertainment/music journalist are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients in any of the relevant award categories.

Eric Many slams fresh N267 million lawsuit on Runtown

The label who initially issued a court injunction against him a few months back claiming damages of N65 million naira back then has just slammed the singer with a N267 million naira suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

AFRIMA unveils calendar for 2018 event

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is gearing up to celebrate the best in music across the continent.

Jamie Foxx named host of BET Awards

The organisers of the award ceremony announced Foxx as the host in a statement released on Wednesday.

First violins imitated human voices – study

Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it.

Tiwa Savage, Davido nominated for BET Awards

Two Nigerian artistes, Tiwa Savage and Davido, have been nominated for this year’s Black Entertainment Television Awards.

Norway artists file complaint against Tidal over false streaming

Norwegian songwriters, composers and music publishers on Monday said they had lodged a complaint against Jay Z’s music platform Tidal after a media report said its streaming statistics had been manipulated.

Mad Melon, Mountain Black accuse Tekno of plagiarism

In his words; “Tekno dey owe us money o… Tekno dey make us vex and if I catch am e no go like me… you just come dey carry pessin song dey go dey sing… God save am because we no dey Lagos, now set we don enter Lagos, na because of Tekno we don come here… if I catch am…”

Comedian Ebiye under fire over comments about singer Aramide

On Saturday night, after singer Aramide won the Headies for Best Alternative Song, comedian Victor Ebiye remarked on Instagram that she must have had a sexual relationship with someone to have emerged the winner.

Headies: Davido, Simi, Wizkid win most awards

Davido has won the Artist of the Year award at the 12th edition of the Headies Awards which ended on Sunday morning at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Brymo: No Nigerian artiste sells more concert tickets than me

The ‘Patience and Goodluck’ singer also claims that no Nigerian artiste performs more gigs than him.

Korede Bello: I was looking for school fees days before Mavin Records deal

Afropop singer Korede Bello says he was “still looking for tuition fees” when he secured a record deal with Mavin Records.

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

Rock 'n' roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii.

Davido: I will drop the biggest song in Nigeria on April 30

Davido says his upcoming single which will be released on April 30 will be the “biggest song in the country”.

Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music

California rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday for his album “DAMN.,” organizers announced.

Tuface Idibia petitions NCC over COSON crisis

Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia has called on the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) to intervene in the ongoing Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) crisis.

Coachella: Wizkid apologises to fans, performance rescheduled April 21

Nigerian Afropop star, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, on Monday apologised to fans for his failure to show up at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California.

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PEBEC, ICPC collaborate to prosecute corrupt public officials

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.
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Senator urges President Buhari to save APC from disintegration

Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
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Four killed in India clash ahead of Donald Trump arrival

A policeman was among at least four people killed in New Delhi on Monday during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, local media said, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in the Indian capital for an official visit.

Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.