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R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month.

R. Kelly charged with fresh counts of sexual assault

American singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, known by his stage name, R. Kelly, has been charged with additional criminal counts involving a victim he allegedly abused sexually 10 years ago.
Usher

Court dismisses N20 million lawsuits against Usher

The $20 million lawsuits against popular R&B singer, Usher, has been dismissed

Artiste: Why Nigerian musicians can’t win Grammy award

A popular musician and recording artiste, Akintunde Brown, says Nigerian musicians can not win Grammy award because “we sing in our local dialect and the sounds are poor.”
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.
Celine Dion

Celine Dion plans pulling R. Kelly collaboration “I’m Your Angel” from streaming

Canadian singer and five Grammy Awards winner, Celine Dion, is reportedly planning to pull her acclaimed collaboration with R. Kelly, “I’m Your Angel” from streaming services after 20 years of its release.
Nancy Wilson in 2010. She performed American standards, jazz ballads and a variety of other numbers with a heightened sense of a song’s narrative. Chad Batka for The New York Times

Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81

Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson whose hits ranged from R&B to jazz and funk, died at her California home at age 81 on Thursday after a long illness, her publicist said.
Naomi Campbell

Supermodel Naomi Campbell arrives Nigeria

Campbell was recently escorted to the 2018 GQMen of the year awards by Nigerian pop star, Wizkid as her date in London.

Isaac Adewole: Handwashing with soap may be more effective than any vaccine

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that washing the hands with soap can prevent transmission of variety of pathogens, as it may be more effective than any vaccine or hygiene practice.
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.
Drake

Drake crushes streaming record for top US album of year

Hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest album “Scorpion” has crushed the record for streaming to post the biggest week so far this year on the US chart.
Chris Brown

Chris Brown arrested after Florida concert

Singer Chris Brown was arrested for battery following a concert in Florida, authorities said Friday, the troubled star’s latest brush with the law.

R.Kelly’s ex-wife breaks silence 10 years after divorce

R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea, has spoken for the first time about their marriage, how it drove her to almost commit suicide and how she feels sorry for the young women who he is now accused of keeping as sex slaves.

AFRIMA opens submission portal for artistes ahead of nominations

Music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, publicists and entertainment/music journalist are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients in any of the relevant award categories.

Spotify drops R Kelly from playlists amid #MuteRKelly backlash

R&B singer R Kelly's music will no longer feature on Spotify's curated playlists under the streaming service's new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

Tuface Idibia to run for political office

Multiple music award winner, Mr Innocent Idibia, is set to swell the ranks of entertainers seeking political offices.

List of 2018 Grammy awards winners

Retro R&B star Bruno Mars was the surprise big winner Sunday at the Grammy Awards, with a clean sweep of the top awards including Album, Record and Song of the Year, and six overall.

Bruno Mars sweeps Grammy Awards

Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry’s biggest night.

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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.