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Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest: I wish I was from Nigeria

Award-winning South African rapper, Refiloe Maele Phoolo popularly known as Cassper Nyovest, has taken to social media to shower encomium on Nigerian Music Industry.
Secular opposition Republican People’s Party ‘CHP’ candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on June 22, 2019. – Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on June 23, after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local elections around Turkey on March 31 showed the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained the most popular overall, but it suffered a shock defeat in Istanbul, as well as losing the capital Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey’s rising political star

A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition.
Francesca Tilley-Gyado

Nigerian filmmaker shortlisted for Cannes’s ‘short film’ competition

Nigerian filmmaker Francesca Tilley-Gyado has been selected for the prestigious Short Film Competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019.
Mo Salah

Time releases list of 100 most influential people of 2019

This year’s list is divided into four categories namely; pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons.
Pius Adesanmi

Hundreds pay tribute to Pius Adesanmi in Lagos

Hundreds of Nigerians and foreigners on Sunday graced the interdenominational commiseration service to pay tributes to the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer, Pius Adesanmi,
Pius Adesanmi

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Hundreds pay tributes to late Pius Adesanmi in Lagos

Hundreds of Nigerians and foreigners on Sunday graced the interdenominational commiseration service to pay tributes to the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer, Prof. Pius Adesanmi,
Drake

2019 Grammys: the complete list of winners

It was a strong year for women in general, with Cardi B becoming the first solo woman to win Best Rap Album, and Brandi Carlile winning three in the Americana categories.

Spotify to now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator.
Cardi B suffered an eye injury after attempting to fight Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week event on Friday. Shutterstock

Cardi B injured after fight with Nicki Minaj at New York party

Cardi B suffered an eye injury after attempting to fight Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week event on Friday.
National Theatre

Nigeria must revamp national theatre to boost tourism revenue – Jumia chief

The managing director of Jumia’s hotel and flight booking services, Omolara Adagunodo, has urged the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Information and Culture, to redirect its attention to revamping one of Nigeria’s oldest tourism products - the National Theatre, adding that, it will yield massive revenue for the tourism sector.

Police stop planned protest over social media tax

The Ugandan police on Monday said it will not allow a planned demonstration against a recently imposed government tax on the use of social media and mobile money transactions in the east African country.
President Buhari receives in audience President Emmanuel Macron of France in State House on 3rd July 2018

Emmanuel Macron urges Nigerian youths to join politics

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Nigerian youths to get involved with politics to change the narrative of the country.

Myma Belo-Osagie joins American Academy of Arts and Science

Myma Adwowa Belo-Osagie, senior partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie Law Firm, has been elected an international honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Nigerian food takes backseat at ‘Nigerian Flavour’ festival

Indigenous Nigerian foods were overshadowed by foreign meals at the ‘Nigerian Flavour’ festival in Abuja on Saturday.

US entertainment festival SXSW to host first ever Africa House

The Temple Management Company is collaborating with US-based PR firm, Insider, to stage the first ever Africa House at the South By South West (SXSW).

Federal govt will completely dismantle Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

The federal government says it is developing narratives and communication strategies to completely dismantle and neutralise the Boko Haram violent ideology and messages.

Tanzania’s ‘dictator’ president threatening national unity – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Church of Tanzania denounced the violations of democratic principles and freedom of expression by the government of President John Magufuli, accusing him of endangering “national unity” in a pastoral letter published on Sunday.

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang where they will join South Korean teammates as they march together at the opening ceremony, organisers say.

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Leicester's midfield marvel James Maddison is the man to take Liverpool to the next level, Jamie Carragher believes.

Jamie Carragher: James Maddison could take Liverpool to next level

The talented playmaker continues to catch the eye for the Foxes and created 100 chances last season, more than any other player in the Premier League.
Wizkid

Wizkid becomes first African to hit eight million monthly listeners on Spotify

Afropop star Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.

JAMB: Stanbic IBTC to give top 30 UTME candidates N15m scholarships

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that Stanbic IBTC will reward the top 30 candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be giving scholarship worth N15m.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games begins in Morocco

What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: Release of Iranian tanker unfortunate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Monday that it was unfortunate an Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar had been allowed to leave.