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DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50.

American rapper DMX passes on at 50

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," family's statement read in part.
Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid make Forbes Africa icons’ list

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Mr Eazi, Olugbenga Agboola among other Nigerians featured on the Forbes ‘100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa’.
Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.

Burna Boy nominated for BRIT awards

Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday gifted N10million to Grammy award winning Afrobeat artist, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy alongside other musicians.

Rivers governor gifts Burna Boy, other artistes N10 million each at homecoming party

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday gifted N10million to Grammy award winning Afrobeat artist, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy alongside other musicians.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday hosted the Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artiste, Burna Boy, whom he described as the pride of the state.

Grammy: Rivers governor hosts Burna Boy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday hosted the Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artiste, Burna Boy, whom he described as the pride of the state.
Afropop music star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has said he deserves to win the Grammy awards and all the praises that follow.

Burna Boy: I would have won Grammy Award in 2013 or 2014

Afropop music star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has said he deserves to win the Grammy awards and all the praises that follow.
Grammy-nominated, multi-award-winning Nigerian Afro Fusion superstar, Burna Boy, has released his much anticipated fifth studio album, titled ‘Twice as tall’.

Burna Boy’s album now on No 1 spot on Apple Music

Shortly after Burna Boy’s album “Twice as tall” won the Grammy, it has shot to the number 1 spot in the top albums in Nigeria category of Apple music streaming platform.
Popular American singer and songwriter, Keyshia Cole, says she’s retiring from music.

Keyshia Cole says she is retiring

Popular American singer and songwriter, Keyshia Cole, says she’s retiring from music.
Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.

Kanye West now richest black person in US history

The 43-year-old rapper, who clinched his 22nd Grammy on Sunday for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for ‘Jesus Is King,’ is now worth $6.6 billion.
Nigerian music producer, Udoma Peter Kelvin Amba, better known as Kel P, has vowed to win next year’s Grammy after losing out again on Sunday night, despite two consecutive Grammy nominations.

Nigerian producer Kel P vows to win next year’s Grammy after losing two nominations

Nigerian music producer, Udoma Peter Kelvin Amba, better known as Kel P, has vowed to win next year’s Grammy after losing out again on Sunday night, despite two consecutive Grammy nominations.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Grammys: Ex-President Jonathan celebrates Burna Boy, Wizkid wins

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has applauded music stars, Burnaboy and Wizkid for emerging victorious at the just ended Grammy awards.
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has stated that he hasn’t been able to sleep since the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, the day soldiers opened fire on youths protesting against police brutality.

Grammys: Nigeria’s president congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian music star, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, whose entry won the “Best Global Music Album” category in the 2021 Grammy awards, saying he has made notable contributions in the field of music which the world has come to recognise.
Several reports have confirmed that Nigerian musicians Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.

Davido congratulates Wizkid, Burna Boy on Grammy Awards

Burna Boy who was defeated by Angelique Kidjo in the last edition of the Grammy won the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album, defeating Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar).
Beyonce wins the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade” in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 14, 2021. CBS-Handout via REUTERS

Beyonce, Taylor Swift make Grammy history as women dominate big prize

Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish took the top prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday but Beyonce was the big winner on a history making night marked by multiple wins for women.
Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, is scheduled to perform at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony, which will hold on March 14, 2021.

Burna Boy, Wizkid win Grammy Awards

Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid on Sunday night won their first-ever Grammy Awards.
Nigerian-British rapper, Shola Idowu aka ‘Weird MC’, has hinted at a comeback into the music scene, stating that she would love to work with Teniola ‘Teni’ Apata.

Weird MC: I will love to walk with Teni

Nigerian-British rapper, Shola Idowu aka ‘Weird MC’, has hinted at a comeback into the music scene, stating that she would love to work with Teniola ‘Teni’ Apata.
Award-winning global sensation, disc jockey and record executive, DJ Khaled, has been announced as the international host of the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA).

Grammy Award-winning DJ Khaled to host 2021 MAMA

Award-winning global sensation, disc jockey and record executive, DJ Khaled, has been announced as the international host of the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA).
American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, popularly called Lil Wayne, has endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection on November 3, 2020 after briefly meeting the controversial U.S. President.

Donald Trump pardons American rappers Lil Wayne, Kodak Black

Donald Trump in his last full day in office as the president of the United States of America pardoned over 100 people, including American rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.
US rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty Friday to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon over an incident dating back to last year, US media reported — a federal offense that could see him sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

Rapper Lil Wayne pleads guilty to firearms charges

US rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty Friday to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon over an incident dating back to last year, US media reported — a federal offense that could see him sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Like mother, like daughter. Beyonce’s child, Blue Ivy, has received her first Grammy nomination. However, the timing of her nomination is a little mysterious.

Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy gets first Grammy nomination

Like mother, like daughter. Beyonce’s child, Blue Ivy, has received her first Grammy nomination. However, the timing of her nomination is a little mysterious.
Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti: What my father did to my mother

Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti has opened up on what his father, Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti did to his mother when he married 27 wives.
Multiple award-winning Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti has said Afrobeat can never die. Femi hinged his claim on the genius, ingenuity and musical artistry of its creator, Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Femi Kuti: Why Afrobeat can never die

Multiple award-winning Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti has said Afrobeat can never die. Femi hinged his claim on the genius, ingenuity and musical artistry of its creator, Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

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IMF urges governments to prioritize health care spending

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NSF: I see young people with future in sports – minister

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Nigerian government to launch web-based solution for project monitoring

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Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

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Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s priority in the January transfer window is to trim their bloated squad as he seeks to build on a mini-revival at the Premier League club.

Mikel Arteta sure Arsenal can still reach Europa League semi-finals

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The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.

IGP: Police will not allow criminalities to succeed

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Ondo court sentences two to life imprisonment over kidnap of poly lecturer

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The Gombe State Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, has strongly condemned in totality the immorality and ungodly ideas of same-sex marriage been canvassed by some sections of the society as satanic and ungodly.

Gombe deputy governor condemned same-sex marriage

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