ENTERTAINMENT 

Nicki Minaj, Kenneth Petty are officially married

Trinidad and Tobago born rapper and singer, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty a.k.a Nicki Minaj and music industry professional, Kenneth Petty are officially married. The rap star made this announcement via her Instagram page @ nickiminaj on Tuesday, Oct. 22, where she shared a video captioned,“I do” to Kenneth Petty. The singer captioned the video with her new name, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty ”. She also shared a video on her instagram page with mugs on which was inscribed “Mrs” and “Mr” respectively and two hats with “Bride” written on one and “Groom”…

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ENTERTAINMENT 

Sir Victor Uwaifo steals show as NAFEST kicks off in Edo

Septuagenarian Sir Victor Uwaifo stole the show at the opening ceremony of the 32nd edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) being hosted in Edo State. Sir Uwaifo who is the first musician to become a university Professor thrilled guests and participants at the event which held at University of Bénin Sports Complex. Young and old danced to tracks and went into wild mood when he performed one of his hit tracks ‘Joromi’. Uwaifo said he was performing ‘Joromi’ with a staccato. About 26 states have arrived…

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ENTERTAINMENT 

14 facts to know before Naira Marley reappears in court Tuesday

Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley is set to appear before the Lagos high court on Tuesday, October 22. He was arrested on May 10, 2019 alongside rapper, Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, Guccy Branch and one other. · He was arrested for alleged money laundering. · Marley, known for his single “Issa Goal”, was slammed with 11- count charges. · Marley stands risk of spending 7 years in jail if found guilty in accordance with Section 33 (2) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015. · Naira…

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 

Oyetola Felicitates With Ooni As He Turns 45

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has described Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, as a pride to the royal institution as he clocks 45. The governor said this in a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ismail Omipidan, on the Ooni’s birthday on Thursday in Osogbo. Oyetola described Ooni as a versatile source of intervention in the nation’s contemporary challenges. He said the consistency of the monarch in analyzing issues of contemporary importance in the nation since ascending the throne “is commendable’’. “On this auspicious occasion of your…

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ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS 

2Baba Sues For Peace During Upcoming Polls

Popular Nigerian artiste, Innocent Idibia (2Baba) has urged Kogi youths to be peaceful, civil and to shun violence during the Nov. 16, governorship poll in the state. Idibia made the call at a Peace Concert on “Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War”, organised by participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development (PIBCID) in collaboration with National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Tuesday in Lokoja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the concert which drew over 5,000 youths across the 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, as…

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ENTERTAINMENT 

Toyin Oyes releases debut album

The launching of the album which coincides with the second edition of his annual praise fiesta dubbed, “Praise From Inside” witnessed a turnout of fans across the country with performances by gospel singers such as Tolu Akindele, David Sax, Bernice and popular TV host cum musician, Evang. Olayimika ‘Atabatubu’ Babs. According to him, the six-track album is a project which has been in the works for some time and even though a lot of his fans think it is long overdue, he believes now is God’s appointed time for it…

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Oyebode, others laud Fela’s contributions to societal change

Prof Akin Oyebode and some other African activists on Monday lauded the contributions of the late Afro-beat musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti to societal transformation. Oyebode — a professor of international law and jurisprudence — and the others spoke at the 2019 Felabration Debate, with the theme, ‘’Teacher Don’t Teach me Nonesense’’ , at the NECA House,Alausa,Ikeja. Felabration is a festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Fela Anikulakpo Kuti, which was conceived by his eldest child, Yeni, in 1998. With the exception of 1999, Felabration has…

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ENTERTAINMENT 

2face to perform at 2019 NAFEST in Edo

Edo Government has said that popular Nigeria music artist, Innocent Idibia, a.k.a, 2face Idibia, will lead some Nigerian artists to the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST), holding in the state from Oct. 19 to 26. A statement in Benin on Sunday by Mr Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, said all was set for a successful hosting of the culture fiesta by the state. He said “We are set for the NAFEST holding in the state. If you go around Benin…

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ENTERTAINMENT 

Expert advises govt to partner artistes

A communication expert, Mr. Emeka Oparah, has advised the Federal Government to partner performing artistes, who through their expertise, experience and professionalism can be the fastest avenue to herald and unify all and sundry, irrespective of creed, race or religion. He spoke at the weekend in Lagos as a guest speaker during the 40th anniversary celebration of Gorgon Cultural Artistes, a friendship association. Oparah said the fostering could be done by the Federal Government through the National Orientation Agency by engaging performing artistes. He enjoined them to come together and…

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ENTERTAINMENT 

Nigeria competes with 92 countries with Genevieve’s ‘Lionheart’

Nigeria is competing with 92 other countries for the 2020 Oscars Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film, the organisers said on their official website, Oscars.org. Screen diva Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, ‘Lion Heart’, is the Nigerian selection for the 2020 Oscars in that category. The movie was premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired on Sept. 7, 2018, as first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria. Since the inauguration of Nigeria Oscars Selection Committee in 2014, this is the first time Nigeria is advancing a film…

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