Burna Boy to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, releases album ‘African Giant’

Afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu a.k.a Burna Boy is set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a nightly hour-long show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC and produced by Jackhole Productions. This is a sequel to his recent feature as a Nigerian soloist on Beyonce’s album, `The Lion King: The Gift.’ His appearance at the nightly hour show is part of the efforts towards his album release, ‘African Giant’ album which drops on Friday. Also, the talented singer recently clinched the coveted ‘Best International Act’ award at the BET. The BET…

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Eddie Murphy, Netflix close to $70M deal for standup comeback

Eddie Murphy is gearing up to get raw again. The reclusive comedy legend, 58, hasn’t been on the standup stage in years, but he’s reportedly in talks with Netflix for a series of comedy specials, sources close to Murphy tell TMZ. The streaming giant’s big lure: a whopping $70 million paycheck. TMZ admits they’ve been “unable to firmly confirm the exact figure” at this point, but that dollar amount is certainly in line with what headliners of the “Beverly Hills Cop” legend’s caliber can demand from the streaming giant. Dave Chappelle raked…

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Radio Television Awards organisers pays courtesy call on NCC

A high powered delegation from the Radio and Television Prestigious Award Nigeria (RTPWN), an organization that offers awards to radio and television broadcasters across Africa on Thursday visited the Nigeria Communications Commission in Abuja, as part of its preparations towards holding a successful awards event to recognise and celebrate deserving broadcasters in the country. The team was received by top management of NCC led by Engineer Bako Wakil, the Director of Technical Standards and Network Integrity (TSNI), who stood in for the Executive Vice Chairman of the commssion, Prof Umar…

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Burna Boy’s mum delivers epic speech at BET Awards: ‘Remember You Were Africans Before You Became Anything Else’

Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu got a rapturous response following an epic acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Monday. The 2019 edition of the award which celebrates black people in film, music and arts, was held at the Microsoft Theatre in California. Ogulu received her son’s award for ‘Best International Act’ and thereafter reminded the African-Americans to keep Africa in mind. She said, “Thank you BET, Thank you Africa because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place. “The message from Burna, I believe will…

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Broadcasters set for major honours as RTPWN births Radio/Television Prestigious Awards

Nigerian broadcasters are set to begin to reap from their years of practice as RTPWN prepares for the maiden edition of Radio and Television Prestigious Awards in Nigeria. The RTPWN Awards first took place in Nairob, in Kenya in 2018 before an audience of over 3000 people who witnessed the honour done to Kenyan broadcasters drawn from radio and television, the first of it’s kind in the East African country. The awards, according to the organisers is holding in Nigeria at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja in November, 2019 because of…

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GOVOIL unveils Nollywood’s Steve Eboh as Brand Ambassador

The management of GOVOIL, a Nigerian indigenous oil servicing andmarketing company, the official distributor of Engen and PETRONASAutomotive and Industrial Lubricants and Petroleum Products inNigeria, has recently announced Nollywood veteran actor, Steve Eboh(popularly known as Ajebo), as the GOVOIL Brand Ambassador.In a recent statement made available to the media, the organizationidentified the need to strategically position their corporate image,with the face of a renowned film personality of international repute,an outstanding celebrity with crossover appeal. Hence the choice ofSteve Eboh, a man of exceptional reputation and exemplary character, aquintessential gentleman of…

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NOLLYWOOD PLEGES TO SUPPORT ARMY’S FIGHT AGAINST TERROR

By Nzeh Frankwhite Stakeholders in the Nigerian motion picture industry, popularly knownas Nollywood, has promised to support the efforts of the Nigerian Armyin the fight against insurgency and insecurity in the country. Theabove pledge was made recently, when the group, under the aegis of theActors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), paid a courtesy visit to the Chief ofArmy Staff at the Military Headquarters in Abuja.Speaking during the session with the COAS (Lt General Tukur Buratai),leader of the delegation, Mr Steve Eboh, a former head of the nationalcaretaker committee chairman, who represented…

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Ruggedman attacked in London by alleged Naira Marley fans

Nigerian rapper Ruggedman has taken to social media to reveal that he was attacked in London by some yet-to-be-identified masked men. His attack is coming on the heels of the release of embattled Nigerian rapper, Naira Marley who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection to cybercrime. Ruggedman who shared a video of the attack on Instagram revealed that the incident happened at the 808 restaurant in London shortly after Naira Marley’s release from prison. The video shows the veteran rapper being assaulted by four…

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Jay-Z becomes first hip-hop billionaire

Music Mogul, Jay–Z is now, according to a new Forbesmagazine, the first rapper to amass a fortune in the ten-figure range. “It’s clear that Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire—and the first hip-hop artiste to do so,” the magazine said. Forbes breakdown indicated that the rapper’s chief source of wealth is his $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac champagne brand (at $310 million), but also boasts investments at well over $200 million (including a large stake in…

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‘Stop calling Beyonce an icon, she is not’ – Dionne Warwick

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick is of the opinion that multi-award winning singer Beyonce is not an icon as people term her to be. Warwick made this known while speaking in an interview withEssence. The iconic singer said; “Not yet…I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade,’ it’s looking at it with reality.” “I have an admiration for Beyoncé Knowles, Carter now. Watching her growth has been quite refreshing. It’s wonderful to see…

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