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Fans react as Anthony Joshua visits Fela’s Shrine

Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua caused a social media frenzy following his visit to Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine.
Nigerian Afro-soul superstar, Asa Elemide, has released a new single titled ‘Good Thing’.

Asa releases new album title ‘Good Thing’

Nigerian Afro-soul superstar, Asa Elemide, has released a new single titled ‘Good Thing’.
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.
Asa

Asa drops new single ‘The Beginning’ after 5 years break

Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Asa Elemide a.k.a Asa has released her first single, “The Beginning,’’ after five-year hiatus.
Boxing – Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker – World Heavyweight Title Unification Fight – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – March 31, 2018 Anthony Joshua celebrates with the belts after winning the fight Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Nigerians fighting their way to glory outside of Nigeria

Nigeria has always had a history when it comes to combat sports. The towering legend of Dick Tiger was impossible to escape, Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey held a featherweight title as far back as 1957, and in the last three decades the likes of David Izonritei, Ike Ibeabuchi and Samuel Peter have shaken up the heavyweight division.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria’s pro-business presidential hopeful

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar's January trip to Washington had a simple goal: end claims that he couldn't go to the United States without being arrested.

Seun Kuti to perform at Grammy awards

Nigeria’s Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, is to perform at the premiere ceremony for the 61st Grammy Awards in the US.

Yeni Kuti: What Nigerians should learn from Fela

Yeni Kuti, daughter of the late legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has advised Nigerians to emulate her father’s pursuit of unity, for national development.

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.

Yeni Kuti: 2018 Felabration kicks off on Monday

Yeni Kuti, daughter of the late legendary musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, says hundreds of delegates from four continents are coming for 2018 Felabration holding Oct. 15 to 21.
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.
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.
Femi Kuti

Keeping father’s protest torch lit, Femi Kuti sees hope

Femi Kuti has spent his life railing in song against the ills holding back Africa. But these days he is feeling some optimism.
Taofeek Abijako

Nigerian makes youngest designer at New York Fashion week

Taofeek Abijako, a 19-year-old Nigerian designer, has become the youngest ever designer to present a full collection at the New York Fashion Week.

Ben Bruce: More people know Fela than any president in Nigeria’s history

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says Afrobeat progenitor Fela Kuti is more famous than any president in the history of Nigeria.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

President Macron: Afrika Shrine represents culture, strength, music of the continent

President of France, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, on Tuesday night, made a historic visit to the Afrika Shrine, home of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, describing it as ‘an iconic centre for the propagation of African culture, strength and music’.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

Femi Kuti, Yemi Alade, others thrill Macron, guests at Afrika Shrine

Femi Kuti, Afrobeat musician and son of music legend Fela Kuti, thrilled French President Emmanuel Macron and guests alongside dancehall singer Yemi Alade at the New Afrika Shrine on Tuesday.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

Fela Kuti’s memories flood Twitter as French president’s visits New Afrika Shrine

Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to share fond memories of Afrobeat legend, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti following the historic visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the New Afrika Shrine.

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Central bank apologises for cashless policy inconveniences

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has apologised to bank customers for the inconveniences the reintroduced cashless policy will cause.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Why I’m challenging President Buhari at Supreme Court

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday explained why he’s heading to the Supreme Court, to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says Nigeria must bring down the cost of production of its crude oil as the country is currently a laughing stock in the way it runs business in the oil and gas sector.

Reduction of Nigeria’s oil JVs equity my priority – minister

The implementation of the proposed reduction of the federal government’s equity holding in the joint ventures in the oil industry is one of the priorities of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: Villagers providing shelters for Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists

The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm saying some villagers in the North East are providing shelters for both the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.
Victor Anichebe

Victor Anichebe set to join Scottish club Kilmarnock

The club have been in talks with the 31-year-old’s representatives, trying to convince the Nigerian frontman, who is a free agent, to make the move to the Premiership.