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Wizkid Becomes First African Artist To Hit 8 million Monthly Listeners On Spotify

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Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first Nigerian and African artist to hit eight (8) million monthly streams (total songs streamed) on Spotify.

The Rock And Long Time Partner Lauren Hashian Finally Ties The Knot

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Dwayne Johnson popularly referred to as the Rock married his has married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian yesterday in Hawaii after 12 years of being together.

Burnaboy Performs On Trevor Noah’s Daily Show

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Afro-fusion singer, Burna Boy on Tuesday made an appearance as a guest and performed on the late-night comedy show ‘The Daily Show’ with Trevor Noah.

Burna Boy Tops 2019 AFRIMMA Nominee List

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Afro-fusion singer, Burna boy has topped the nominee list of the 2019 African Muzik Magazine Awards, AFRIMMA with seven nominations.

BBN Housemate, Khafi Faces Sack

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Khafi Kareem, a Nigerian-British Policewoman and Big Brother Nigeria ‘Pepper Dem’ housemate is reportedly in trouble for appearing on the reality show despite refusal by her superiors.

2019 Emmy Awards To Go Without A Host

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Television's Emmy Awards has yesterday announced that the awards show set for next month would do without a host to allot more time to celebrate TV series that recently ended, according to Fox executive.

Obamas Make Hollywood Debut With 'American Factory'

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The United State of America's Former President Barack and wife Michelle Obama made their Hollywood debut on Wednesday with a Netflix documentary 'American Factory'.

Sony Pulls Spider-Man Out Of MCU Over Break In Talks With Disney

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Sony Pictures and the Walt Disney company have reportedly split due to inability to reach an agreement over new terms, and this will affect the involvement of iconic Marvel president Kevin Feige over the production of future Spider-Man movies.

Bonang Matheba to Host 'Funky Brunch Lagos' Anniversary

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South African TV presenter and actress, Bonang Matheba has been announced as the host for the first anniversary of ‘The Funky Brunch Lagos’, the most anticipated lifestyle experience in Nigeria.

Jay-Z & NFL Team Up on Entertainment and Social Activism

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After years of criticism for its social justice efforts, The NFL is entering into a multiyear partnership with Roc Nations founder, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. This aims at enhancing the NFL's live game experiences and to amplify the league's social justice efforts.

Burna Boy Steadily Ascending - Grammys

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Celebrated Nigerian Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy, who was recently appreciated for his work by the Recording Academy had tweeted about the artiste being a steadily ascending and globally-loved superstar.
In recent times, Burna has been able to capture the hearts of many music lovers all over the world undoubtedly making huge strides in the entertainment industry as his career has seen a great leap in recent times.

Nigerian-American To Script 'Children Of Blood And Bone' For Fox/Disney

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Nigerian-American writer, Kay Oyegun has been announced to write the script adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi's 'Children of Blood and Bone' novel, with Nigerian-American filmmaker, Rick Famuyiwa directing.

Google Celebrates Buchi Emecheta On Her Posthumous Birthday

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Giant search engine, Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist BuchiEmecheta with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the company'slogo on its homepages and is intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures world over.

Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” Ranked 5th on BBC’s 100 Stories that Shaped the World

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Nigerian literary giant, Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart” has been ranked top 5 of BBC’s The 100 Stories that Shaped the World. According to BBC culture, a poll was conducted with about 108 authors, critics, academics, journalists and translators across 35 countries to nominate five fictional stories that have influenced history.

The incredible painting of Ile-Ife princess by Ben Enwonwu, Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, gets an auction of £1, 205,000, four times more than expected. The Nigerian masterpiece, initially declared missing was found in a “modest north London flat” recently.
In naira terms, it was sold for N508, 358, 301, an African record. The painting, ranked by arts collectors with Mona Lisa, was done by Nigeria’s renowned artist late Ben Enwonwu in 1974.

Following comments by fans on the old fashion style of popular Nigerian singer, Simi, the 'Joromi' crooner has come out to clear the air on her fashion sense. The singer in an interview granted on Monday said instead of dissipating energy on fashion, she was focused on making good music for her teeming fans and music lovers.

Popular Nollywood actor, Abdurasak Adewale Sokoti has taken to the social media to commend star actress, Funke Akindele for her efforts toward taking Nollwood to the global community with her selection as a member of the cast billed to prosecute a yet-to-be released Hollywood movie titled 'Avenger: Infinity Wars'.

Over 20 shops filled with artworks were destroyed in the fire at the Abuja Arts and Craft Village Friday night, Mr Kanayo Chukwumezie, president of the African Arts and Cultural Heritage Association (AACHA) said. Chukwumezie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja that the disaster caused a loss of over N400 million. “We have not ascertained the cause of the fire.