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Burna Boy, Mr Eazi to represent Nigeria at 2019 Coachella festival

Burna Boy and Mr Eazi are the only Nigerian artistes performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to release new struggle songs album

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has struck a recording deal and will release a full-length album of liberation struggle songs in April.
Norman Gimbel

Award-winning lyricist behind “killing me softly” passes on at 91

Norman Gimbel, the Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist behind “Killing Me Softly”, “The Girl From Ipanema” and the theme from the iconic sitcom “Happy Days” has passes on aged 91.
Burna Boy

Burna Boy, D’banj, others thrill fans at Lagos concert

Afro-fusion sensation, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy pulled a stunning performance at his headline sold-out show alongside D’banj, Wizkid, Davido and 2baba.
Wizkid Duncan Mighty

Wizkid: I begged Duncan Mighty for ‘Fake Love’ collaboration

Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun says he begged Duncan Mighty to collaborate with him on ‘Fake Love’.
Popular Nigerian singers, Olamide and Lil Kesh, are currently receiving a major backlash for their new song perceived to promote ritual killings and illegal means to make money.

Olamide, Lil Kesh backlashed for latest singles Lego Banz

Popular Nigerian singers, Olamide and Lil Kesh, are currently receiving a major backlash for their new song perceived to promote ritual killings and illegal means to make money.
The Rainer family singers, who took the carol to America. Salzburg Museum

Austria celebrates 200th year of Christmas carol ‘Silent Night’

Austria has something special to celebrate this festive period as it marks 200 years since the first performance of one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols, Silent Night.
Ice Prince

Ice Prince: You can’t compare any South African rapper with Ycee, Yung6ix

Ice Prince says he does not agree that South African hip hop artistes are more talented than their Nigerian counterparts.
Helen Folasade Adu

Sade Adu makes Oscars’ ‘Best Original Song’ shortlist

Nigerian-British soul singer, Helen Folasade Adu, aka, Sade Adu’s song ‘The Big Unknown’ has made The Oscars 2019 shortlist for ‘Best Original Song’.
Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes, Prayah hint collaboration on Davido’s ‘Fall’ remix

American rappers, Trevor Smith Jr. aka Busta Rhymes and Prayah have given a hint of a possible remix of Davido’s hit single ‘Fall’.

Diamond Platnumz banned from performing in Tanzania

Top African pop star Diamond Platnumz has been barred from performing in Tanzania after he played a song which the authorities had banned for being sexually suggestive.
Afropop sensation, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid pulled a show stopping sold-out show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Wizkid thrills Abuja revellers in sold-out concert

Afropop sensation Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid pulled a show stopping sold-out show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Husky Dmitry Kuznetsov

Russia’s Vladimir Putin wants rap music controlled

Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown concern at the growing popularity of rap music. Due to its growing popularity, he advised that the government control it and channel it to ensure that it does not promote moral decadence.
Asa

Asa: I’m afraid of fetish people

Singer Asa didn’t hesitate to lay bare her mind while performing at the maiden edition of the Spice TV Lifestyle Honours concert recently in Lagos.
Kelly Anthony Osaretin Osifo

Kelly Osifo: Elevate video shows my life as successful musician

Fast rising Canada-based Nigerian singer, Kelly Anthony Osifo, has dropped the visual of his hit song entitled, Elevate.
They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ now most-streamed 20th century song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.

KWAM 1 announces demise of his saxophonist Joel Ajayi

Fuji music star Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, also known as Kwam 1, announces the demise of his long-time saxophonist Joel Ajayi

Reekado Banks unveils new record label

Nigerian music star Ayomide Solomon aka Reekado Banks launches own record label “Banks Music’’ following his departure from Mavins Record

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Governor Yari rules out dialogue with bandits, insists they are deceitful

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has kicked against dialoguing with bandits who have been attacking states in North West, describing them as deceitful.
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NIBSS upgrades systems for anticipated 100% rise in POS transactions

The Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement Systems says it has upgraded its systems to accommodate an anticipated 100% rise in point-of-sale transactions.

Air strike kills four people in Somalia

An air strike near the Somalian town of Afgoye has killed four people, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Official: Only 25 percent of Nigerians know much about tuberculosis

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) says only 25 per cent of Nigerians have knowledge about tuberculosis, decrying the low level of awareness about the disease in the country.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari: Availability of reliable HIV data crucial for effective health interventions

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact-Assessment Survey, saying that availability of reliable data on HIV/AIDS is crucial for effective interventions in the health sector.