Thursday, October 29, 2020

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...

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...

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...

Drake Sets New Chart Record As ‘Toosie Slide’ Debuts At No. 1

Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake took the top spot from The Weeknd as “Toosie Slide” debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, setting a new record in the chart’s history. The “Toosie Slide” artist is now officially the first male artist — and second overall act — to debut three songs atop the Billboard...

Tributes Pour In As British-Nigerian Rapper ‘TY’ Ben Chijioke Dies Of COVID-19

British rapper Ty, who was nominated for the prestigious Mercury music prize, has died after contracting coronavirus, according to a fundraising page set up to support him. Stars including Roots Manuva paid tribute to the 47-year-old Londoner, real name Ben Chijioke, who died on Thursday. Ty released his debut album “Awkward” in 2001, the first of...

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristofer Hivju, Wife Recover From Coronavirus

Actor Kristofer Hivju and his wife, Gry Molvær Hivju, have “fully recovered”, over a month after testing positive for COVID-19. The Norwegian star, best known for his role as Tormund on Game of Thrones, first shared his diagnosis on March 16. “We are fully recovered and in good health, after I was infected by the coronavirus,...

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...

French Screen Legend Michel Piccoli Dies At 94

Michel Piccoli, one of the most original and versatile French actors of the last half-century, has died aged 94, his family said Monday. He died “in the arms of his wife Ludivine and his children Inord and Missia after a stroke”, the family told AFP. Piccoli starred in a string of classics which redefined world cinema,...

Veteran Musician, Charly Boy, Speaks On His 9 Children, 16 Grandchildren As He Clocks 70

Veteran musician, songwriter and showbiz maestro, Charles Oputa (Charly Boy), who is also popularly called Area Fada, on Friday, clocked 70 years on earth and also gave an insight on his nine children, 16 grandchildren and how he made the breakthrough in life. Charly Boy, who is the son of late renowned jurist, Justice Chukwudifu...

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