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30 countries for INAC expo

No fewer than 30 countries will participate in this year’s annual International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) opening today till November 24 at the FCT Exhibition Pavilion in Abuja. This year’s exhibition is an upgrade from the 23 counties that exhibited last year. Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe has assured that everything is in place to stage another showpiece that confirms INAC as Nigeria’s number one global exposition. Organised by NCAC, the exhibition will feature countries from virtually every continent of the world in what…

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Blockbuster stage drama, “Hertitude” for National Theatre in December

The producer of Nigeria’s blockbuster stage drama, “Hertitude”, Mrs Kesiena Obue, on Wednesday said that the “A list drama would be staged at the National Theatre, Lagos in December. Obue told a news conference at the VIP Room, National Theatre, Iganmu, that the blockbuster stage drama had received lots of commendation, hence, the need for lovers of drama to enjoy it more. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hertitude is a stage drama weaved on a storyline of a heartbroken single woman who later suffered a heart attack.…

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Happy ending for Teddy A and BamBam

Big Brother celebrity lovebirds, Teddy A and BamBam over the weekend finally tied the knot in Dubai, UAE on Saturday. This is weeks after the couple held their traditional wedding in August at BamBam’s hometown in Ilaro, Ogun State. The wedding was filled with stars, some of whom attended the One Africa music fest, which also was held in Dubai over the weekend. Some ex-Big Brother house mates in attendance were Mercy, Ike, Ifu Ennada, Belinda Effah, Linda Osifo, Frodd and Omashola. During the ceremony, the couple came out in…

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‘Access The Stars’ kicks off in Abeokuta

The music talent hunt television reality show, ‘Access The Stars’, has officially kicked off with auditions in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday. Hosted by Dare Art Alade with Olive Emodi as co-host, ‘Access The Stars’ will air on Hip TV, Africa Magic, Views channel and Accelerate TV. The show will showcase a number of budding talents across Nigeria who will be selected by celebrity judges and will grace the stage with a line-up of some of the best artists in the Nigerian music industry. The move is aimed at giving…

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Digital tourism visa to be out soon

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, MFR, has revealed the plans to digitalise tourist visa before the end of the year. He assured that the digitalisation of tourist visa, which is ongoing, would further improve tourism and the ease of doing business in Nigeria. Babandede made the disclosure when the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr Folorunsho Coker and his team paid him a courtesy visit in his office. He explained that the tourist visa would be web-based, saying: “Everything will be digitalised…

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‘Most music legends are not versatile’ – Singer, Simi

Nigerian alternative music star, Simi Ogunleye has deemed audience ‘unrealistic’ expectations from artist as one of the main issues plaguing the music industry. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in a series of Twitter posts @simplysimi, she noted that Nigerian musicians are forced to cater to the same audience and switch their sounds to feed them. According to the ‘Soldier’ singer, artists are forced to be versatile even when they have their own original sounds, as musical legends are usually monotonous in their sounds. “I think one of the…

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YCee’s album ‘YCee vs Zaheer’ hits 2m streams

‘YCee vs Zaheer’, the latest album of singer and rapper, Oludemilade Alejo aka YCee, has been streamed over two million times. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that YCee excitedly shared the news on his instagram page @iam_ycee. The long-awaited debut album entitled ‘Ycee vs Zaheer’ was released on Nov. 8 and has steadily become a fan favourite in the last couple of days. The project comes as a follow up to his 8-track body of work ‘First Wave’ (2017) and ‘Late Night Vibrations’ in 2018. The two-dimensional album featured…

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Wizkid wins SoulTrain songwriting award for ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Afropop superstar, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has won SoulTrain’s Ashford and Simpson Songwriters’ award. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he won the award at the 2019 ceremony held on Sunday in Las Vegas. The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer earned the award for his collaboration with Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter and SaiNt Jhn on the sensational song of Beyonce’s ‘Lion Heart: The Gift’ album. Wizkid shares the award with other credited songwriters including, Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant and Shawn Carter. Others are Stacy BartheAnathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji…

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Is Broda Shaggi more than a friend to Otedola’s daughter, DJ Cuppy?

Femi Otedola’s daughter, DJ Cuppy, and social media comedian, Broda Shaggi, are always seen in each other’s company these days. The gist in town is that they could just be more than friends. At the unveiling of Cuppy’s Gelato clothing line in Lekki, Lagos, recently, Broda Shaggi literally accompanied her to the venue. Also, her dad recently jokingly described him as Cuppy’s new boyfriend. This happened when she called him to wish him a happy birthday and the billionaire spotted Shaggi with her. At the moment, the identity of the…

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