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D’banj thanks Nigerians Over Support On Son’s Death

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian popular pop singer, Daniel Dapo Oyebanjo a.k.a D’banj has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians over their moral support and condolence messages during the death of his first son Daniel Oyebanjo jnr. The Koko master who spoke on behalf of his wife and family Wednesday took to his Instagram account since the incident occurred barely two weeks […]

Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Jackson Dies at 89

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The father of music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, is dead. A close source to the family confirmed the death of the octogenarian to BBC Jackson died at age 89. The source confirmed that Jackson passed away early Wednesday morning after being hospitalized for terminal pancreatic cancer. His death occurred […]

Sad as D’banj’s Son Drowns in Swimming Pool

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian pop music star Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’banj’s one-year-old son has reportedly drowned in a swimming pool in his Lagos home. Reports have it that D’banj did not directly confirm the Sunday incident, still was found posted a black image on his Instagram account with the caption: “Trying Times. But my God is Always and […]

Nollywood Actor, Saheed Balogun Advocates Better Regulation of Entertainment Industry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A popular Nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun has urged the government to enact stiffer laws to guide and regulate the operators in the acting sub sector of the Nigerian entertainment industry. The Yoruba actor who made this advocacy Friday in Lagos during an interview said the current laws regulating the national’s artistes were too […]

Nigerians React as Ras Kimono Passes On

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian musician Ukeleke Onwubuya better known as Ras Kimono has  passed on in a hospital in Lagos. Ras kimono dominated the Nigerian music industry in the late 80’s after his debut album titled “Under pressure” brought him to limelight. While there has been no official statement from his family, prominent Nigerians including […]

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Dies in Apparent Suicide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric […]

Muslim Group Gives Falz 7-Day Ultimatum to Withdraw ‘This  is Nigeria’ Video or Face Legal Action

Full Press Release: (AFRICAN EXAMINER)- Folarin Falana (Falz the Bahd Guy), a Nigerian artist, last week released a new song called ‘This is Nigeria’. The production featured a character that dressed like a Fulani man, who suddenly abandoned his traditional guitar and beheaded a man. It also portrayed women in hijab as choreographers dancing the ‘shaku-shaku’ […]

Norway Moves to Digitise Literature Books in Hausa, Ibo And Yoruba

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Kjemprud Jens-Petter said on Wednesday that the National Library of Norway was interested in digitising literature books published in Hausa, Ibo and Yoruba. Jens-Petter told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the agreement to digitise the literature books would be signed between the […]

Transcorp Hotels MD Laments Neglect of Tourism Sector

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The managing director/chief executive officer of Transcorp Hotels, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, has lamented the neglect of the Nigeria’s tourism sector by governments at all levels. Ozigbo revealed that this was demonstrated by the abysmal marketing of the sector by relevant ministries and agencies of government. Speaking at a national tourism transport summit and expo […]

Cartoonist Wants Nigerian Government to Develop Animation Industry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Renowned master cartoonist Josy Ajiboye on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to create a department of cartoon and comic arts in tertiary institutions to grow the nation’s animation industry. Ajiboye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that cartoon and comic arts should be removed from Fine, Applied Arts and […]

Davido, Simi Headies Biggest Winners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Singer Davido and vocal powerhouse Simi, were the biggest winners at the 12th Headies Awards on Saturday. The Headies (previously known as Hip Hop World Awards), since 2006 has been recognising and celebrating outstanding achievement in Nigeria’s music industry. Simi carted home the Best RnB Single for Smile for Me, the Best […]

In Retrial, Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The jury in Bill Cosby’s retrial found the TV icon guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. The 80-year-old comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but is […]

Dbanj Launches Script Writing Platform For Actors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Music star, Oladapo Oyebanji, a.k.a Dbanj, on Wednesday said that a platform for Nigerian talented actors to showcase their scripts for sponsorship would be launched May 1. He disclosed this during the 2018 Nigerian Entertainment Conference with the theme “Understanding Emerging Markets, Trends and Opportunities” in Lagos. Dbanj who established similar platform […]

Surgery: Davido Donates N15m to Lagos Airport Staff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A female worker at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, became a beneficiary of N15 million from popular musician Davido, a gesture to offset her medical bills. The `IF’ and `FIA’ hits maker posted the video on his Instagram Story @davidoofical to share the joy of being appreciated after the surgery was […]

Bayelsa Organises Easter Fest to Boost Youths Engagement

Photo: Governor Henry Seriake Dickson _______________________ (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has called on residents ‎of the state to come out en masse on Sunday 1st to participate in the Restoration Easter Fest which will hold at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Center Yenagoa The event scheduled for 5:00 pm on that day is jointly […]

Unity at Last As Mo Hits Members; Don Jazzy, D’Banj Announce ‘Reunion Tour’

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – If the current exchange of posts on socio media among members of the defunct Mo Hits Squad is anything to go by, then reunion among the parted members may be imminent. This is evident in Marvin Records boss – Don Jazzy and Koko Master, D’ Banj and Michael Collins have […]

UBA Premieres Most Anticipated Movie of the Year #Black Panther

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc again showcased its footprint in the world of entertainment as it premiered the most anticipated movie of the year #BlackPanther, A Night in Wakanda. The movie which was hosted by TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu premiered over the weekend at Imax Cinemas in […]

Iyanya Leaves Mavin Records

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former winner of Project Fame and Nigerian Singer, Iyanya Mbuk has confirmed his exit from the popular Mavin Records. Iyanya made the confirmation Wednesday during an interview on Lagos based Radio Station, Beat FM and monitored by AFRICAN EXAMINER. He disclosed that he has signed with another company, Temple […]

Artists Cry Foul as Burkina Faso Music Honored at Grammys

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For musicians from the West African nation of Burkina Faso, a nomination for a Grammy Award should have been the crowning achievement of a musical career. Instead, musicians based in Bobo-Dioulasso, whose work is featured on the three-disk compilation “Bobo Yeye,” didn’t even know they had been nominated or that the album […]

Wizkid Blasts African Award Organizers over Discrimination, Backstage Politics

By Niyi Adeyi   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Best International Act #MOBO award winner Wizkid has taken a swipe at the local award organizers who demote African artistes at shows. The award winning Nigerian singer submitted that the offensive conduct was totally in contradiction to international artistes. Wizkid whose original name is Ayo Balogun made […]

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