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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Zlatan Ibile Finally Opens up On Naira Marley’s Arrest

Rapper, Zlatan Ibile has finally wrote about his friend Naira Marley who remains in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The rapper was arrested alongside Naira Marley on the 10th of May but was eventually released on administrative bail, while Naira Marley remained detained. Zlatan revealed he loves Naira because he was a Marlian (Naira Marley’s fan) before he started music. He shared a picture of Naira Marley performing and wrote; “People can hate and judge ! But can never change GOD’s plan concerning ones LIFE…

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Adetutu Alabi: Beautiful Nigerian Model Whose Tribal Marks Caught Rihanna’s Eye

While chatting with Saturday Beats, it was obvious that the model with conspicuous tribal marks, Adetutu Alabi, is one of the happiest people on earth. For so long, it had been her dream to work with American artiste, Rihanna, and it seems her dream is close to fruition. Rihanna finally noticed the Nigerian model with prominent tribal marks as she replied her on Instagram by following her handle. Shortly after the model revealed that she would like to work for Rihanna, her tweet quickly went viral with people tagging Rihanna.…

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UN HONORS OMOTOLA AS ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN PEOPLE

Topnotch actress and film maker Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has been unveiled as one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent. She was honored in New York City, following the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly. The leading actress, singer and philanthropist who has appeared in over 300 films, with several high-profile awards, made the announcement on her social media handle. “Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100“ She wrote. Most Influential People of African Descent…

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