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Charlyboy’s Group, OurMumuDonDo Takes `Vote Buying’ Campaign To Osun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The OurMumuDonDo civil society group led by Charles Oputa,a.k.a Charly boy , on Monday held a public campaign against vote- buying in Osun, ahead of the governorship election on September, 22. Members of the group, drawn from across the country, took the “Don’t sell your Vote” campaign across major streets, markets and […]

Falz, KCEE, Others to Thrill Enthusiasts at First African Freestyle Football

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Feet and Tricks International, organisers of the first ever African Football Freestyle Championship in Africa have assured participants, stakeholders and ardent followers of the sport, that the first ever Championship in Africa scheduled to hold on September 13th -15th, 2018 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos will be […]

Singer Simi Makes Acting Debut in Kunle Afolayan’s Film `Mokalik’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Afropop alternative singer Simisola Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi, is set to make her acting debut in upcoming Kunle Afolayan film `Mokalik’. Afolayan, a multi award winning filmmaker best known for his renowned work `Figurine’, released a statement confirming the news on his Instagram page @Kunleafo on Monday. The statement the agreement […]

Alex Iwobi’s Pioneer Movie Featuring Debuts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi has made a debut in his first film titled: Inpadisu’ . The movie expected to be released soon is now trending on social media, featuring Iwobi being pursued all over the place, apparently because of choices he made in the movie. Iwobi himself has taken to his Instagram […]

Shocker: Lawyer Says Oyo State Govt Didn’t Demolition Ayefele’s Music House

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State Government shocked the public, when Monday denied demolishing the music house in Ibadan of musician, Yinka Ayefele. The State government also expressed shock about the demolition, saying it was preparing to institute a panel of inquiry to unravel the identity of those who pulled down the N800m edifice. Counsel to Oyo State […]

Residents Lament Demolition Of Ayefele’s N800m Music House

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Ibadan on Sunday lamented Sunday’s demolition of the Music House owned by popular musician, Yinka Ayefele, by the Oyo State Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the structure located on the Challenge-Toll Gate dual carriageway in Ibadan houses the popular Fresh FM radio station owned by the […]

Davido, Wizkid Shine at Namibia, New York Concerts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian pop singers and songwriters Wizkid and Davido last weekend put up an exquisite performance in Windhoek Namibia and New York City. Davido performed at the Dr Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek in Namibia, with over 15,000 people in attendance. Davido arrival on stage ignited a wild jubilation among the audience The […]

Israel Bars South African Model, Naidoo From Occupied Palestine

Photo: Shashi Naidoo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Israel has banned yet another African from entering occupied Palestine. On Wednesday, South African model and actress, Shashi Naidoo, received a 10 year ban from Israel after she tried to enter the West Bank to educate herself about Israel’s occupation of Palestine. After visiting Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, […]

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 […]

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