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Davido performing at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live at the O2 Arena in London.

Davido, 21 Savage, others to perform at Roots Picnic in Philadelphia

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido, is to perform at the 11th Roots Picnic headlining the 20th Anniversary celebration of The Root’s classic album, `Things Fall Apart’ on June 1 in Philadelphia.
Asa

Asa to headline 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival

Nigerian-French musician, Asa Elemide, will headline the 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival, according to organisers.
Reggae Music

UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves found international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday won a spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasures.
Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan, during a public visitation on Tuesday, August 28.

Aretha Franklin’s funeral attracts stars in music, politics

Aretha Franklin’s star-studded funeral got underway in Detroit on Friday with political dignitaries and music royalty joining family, friends and members of the public to bid goodbye to America’s “Queen of Soul.”
Okiemute Ighorodje

MTN Project Fame winner decries stereotype in Nigeria music

Okiemute Ighorodje, the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Season 9, has decried the glorification of Afro pop to the detriment of other genres of music.
Lagbaja

Lagbaja was superb on stage – Abuja revellers

Revellers who turned out for the Johnnie, Jazz and Whisky (JJW) night in Abuja hailed Lagbaja as one of the greatest Nigerian performer.

Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music

California rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday for his album “DAMN.,” organizers announced.

Roc Nation was upset Wizkid missed ‘Made in America’ concert – Obi Asika

Obi Asika, co-owner of Cabal Entertainment, said singer Wizkid failed to show up for the ‘Made in America’ concert despite being billed to perform.

Fela Kuti celebrated 20 years after death

It is exactly 20 years since Nigerian music legend and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti died on August 2, 1997 at the age of 58.

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Abdul'aziz Yari

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.
Point of Sale - POS

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.
Tuberculosis

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.