Sunday, November 1, 2020

NIGERIAN ARTIST TO PAINT EX-PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

Former U.S president Barack Obama, has picked Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley, to paint his official presidential portrait. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery while making the announcement said Wiley is an exciting choice for the presidential portrait. Wiley, a hip-hop portraitist is known for lush, larger-than-life portraits that overlay black street culture with European classical motifs. The New York-based...

JACKIE CHAN IN HOLLYWOOD FOR ‘THE FOREIGNER’ PREMIERE

Action movie legend and superstar Jackie Chan turned out in Hollywood on Thursday for the premiere of his latest movie ‘The Foreigner.” Directed by ‘Casino Royale’s’ Martin Campbell, “The Foreigner” sees Chan take on a more dramatic role, one that is more reliant on his acting skills than his stunt abilities. The London-set film sees Chan...

Court Discharges Case Against Naira Marley, Others.

A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos Island has discharged a car theft case filed against hip hop artist, Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, his two brothers and their cousin. Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias discharged them this morning after receiving a letter of withdrawal of the case. The complainant, Mr Adelekan Ademola had...

MO ABUDU NAMED AMONG 25 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN GLOBAL TV

Mosunmola Abudu, chief executive officer of EbonyLife Television (EL TV), has been listed among 25 most powerful women in global TV by Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter is one of the most respected show business magazines in the world. EL TV is Africa’s first global black entertainment & lifestyle network which began broadcasting in July 2013 to a...

Nollywood actress Patience Oseni is dead

Veteran Nollywood actress, Pateince Oseni has passed away. One of Nollywood's veteran actors, Patience Oseni has passed away. One of Nollywood's veteran actors, Patience Oseni has passed away. The death was announced by Nollywood actress, Ejiro Okurame via her Instagram page on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, where she shared a photo of the actress and captioned it with...

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, acclaimed to be world’s most prestigious music honours, held on Sunday night...

Olamide’s YBNL Signs Joint-Venture Deal With Empire Distribution

Nigerian rapper and YBNL boss Olamide Adedeji has signed a joint-venture deal with American music distribution and record label Empire Distribution. The legendary Nigerian rapper popularly called Olamide announced his label’s new feat via a brief statement on Twitter. Exited about the news, Olamide wrote “Happy to announce that YBNL and Empire got a joint venture...

Irrfan Khan Is Dead

Popular Bollywood actor, Irrfan Khan, who crossed over to Hollywood, is dead. He died at the age of 53 on Wednesday in India’s entertainment capital, Mumbai, after being admitted to hospital for a colon infection earlier this week, BBC reports. He was diagnosed with high-grade neuroendocrine cancer in March 2018. The deceased starred in iconic Indian films...

Davido, Other Celebrities Pledge Support For Cynthia Morgan’s Comeback

Nigerian celebrities including hip hop star, Davido on Sunday pledged support for the embattled queen of dancehall, Cynthia Morgan. Cynthia Morgan had earlier in an Instagram live video with Sandra Ogbebor bared it all on how she has been struggling with her music career. She revealed how her relationship with her former music label Northside Entertainment...

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