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Renowned Nigerian drummer Tony Allen is dead.

Seun Kuti pays tribute Fela’s drummer Tony Allen

Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has penned down a tribute to his father, Fela Kuti’s late drummer and co-founder of Afrobeats, Tony Allen, who died on Friday, 30th, April 2020.
Eedris AbdulKareem

Eedris Abdulkareem: Why Burna Boy needs to apologize

Veteran Nigerian music act, Eedris AbdulKareem, has accused Grammy-nominated artiste Burna Boy of “stealing” Fela’s song and “stealing” from Afrobeats to make his career without giving credits.

VP Osinbajo: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti deserves national recognition

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday at a town hall meeting in Edo State said that Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti deserved national recognition.
Seun Kuti during his performance for Felabration 2019 at the New Afrika Shrine, Lagos. Photo by Ayodele Efunla

Seun Kuti, Malaika, Qdot, others light up Felabration 2019

Seun Kuti, Afrobeat musician and youngest son of legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, pulled off an electrifying performance with his band, Egypt 80 at the New Afrika Shrine for Felabration on 20th of October, 2019.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Glory Edet, said the stipend will be N10,000 for each person

Akwa Ibom secures judgment for over nine rape cases

The Akwa Ibom State government says it has secured judgment for 9 rape cases as part of its efforts to curb gender-based violence.
Dede Mabiaku

Dede: Why I am angry about Naira Marley’s comparison with Fela

Veteran Afrobeat Musician and producer Dede Mabiaku is seriously angry with fans of the rising artiste Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley).
Burna Boy performs in customizable Burberry at Coachella 2019. (Twitter-Coachella)

Nigerians applaud ‘African Giant’’, say Burna boy schooling us about Nigeria

Afro-fusion star Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been trending on Twitter since Thursday following the buildup to and release of his new album, ‘African Giant’.
Fela Kuti

Felabration opens artistes portal, says no registration fee

Organizers of the 2019 edition of Felabration, the yearly festival in honour of the late founder of afrobeats music and socio-political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, have said there is no registration fee to perform at Felabration.

Felabration: Foreign tourists express enthusiasm for Nigerian culture

Some Foreign tourists at the ongoing 2018 Felabration on Tuesday expressed their interest to learn more about Nigerian culture.

Ooni lauds Africa Fashion Week for promoting pride of Nigeria, Africa

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, late on Sunday said that the African Week Fahion Nigeria and London {AFWNL} has continued to promote the pride of Nigeria and African fabrics.
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.
IBE ANANABA

Art director urges young artists to be original

A veteran artist, Ibe Ananaba, on Wednesday, says young artists and youths must work hard, think deeply and embrace originality for them to make a difference in their endeavours.
Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti thrills New Yorkers with electrifying performance

Afrobeats musician Femi Kuti pulled off an electrifying show with his band ‘The Positive Force’ at the Central Park, New York on Sunday.

France assures Nigeria on security, trade

The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr Deny Gauer, on Saturday assured Nigerians of continued security support and strengthened promotion of sustainable bilateral relations.
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.
President Buhari in Bilateral Meetings with African Heads of State and President Macron of France at the Sidelines of the AU Summit in Mauritania on 2nd July 2018

French leader Emmanuel Macron visits President Buhari

French leader Emmanuel Macron on Monday paid a courtesy visit to his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari. Macron had talks with President Buhari on security and terrorism.

Ras Kimono: Rastafarians to hold candle light procession in Ebonyi

Rastafarians in Ebonyi State have concluded plans to hold candle light procession for departed Nigerian Reggae icon, Ekeleke Onwubuya, popularly known as Ras Kimono.

The meaning of June 12

For the record, I did not vote on June 12, 1993. Not that I did not want to vote, but the situation conspired with the circumstances to disenfranchise me: I was out of Lagos. If I was in town, though, I would have voted for Chief MKO Abiola, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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