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Bauchi Singers Drum Support For Governor Abubakar’s Re-election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scores of local Hausa singers in Bauchi State from various political parties Monday defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), to canvass incumbent support for Governor Mohammed Abubakar’s re-election in the state. The leader of Bauchi State Musical Studios, Alhaji Suleiman Majidadi, presented the defectors to the state Chairman of APC, […]

BREAKING: R Kelly Arraigned In Court Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Famous singer R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois. The singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has recently faced claims of sexual abuse against women for decades. He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations. According to court records seen […]

3 Nigerian Films Selected For Hollywood Exhibition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three Nigerian films, Lionheart, King of Boys and Up North, are selected for showcase at the 2019 edition of  ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ slated to hold on March 22 and 23 in Hollywood California, USA. The event is organized by O2A Media, Inc. in partnership with the School of Cinematic Arts at the […]

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Arrested For Lying To Chicago Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” told police on Jan. 29 […]

Sexual Assault: Lady Gaga Vows to Remove Duet With R. Kelly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lady Gaga has apologised for working with embattled R&B star R Kelly and vowed to remove their duet, ‘’Do What U Want’’, from streaming services. Gaga’s threat came after the broadcast of a new documentary about Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual and physical abuse against women and underage girls, spanning several decades. She […]

R. Kelly’s Accusers, Inner Circle Revisit Shocking Sex Abuse Allegations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct against R&B artist R. Kelly are in the spotlight again as a six-part documentary series reignites public outrage. The three-night Lifetime series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” brings together Kelly’s accusers and inner circle to detail the artist’s life that the network described as “riddled with rumors of […]

Popular Musician, “Small Doctor”, Arrested Over Illegal Arm Possession

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police on Monday in Lagos said they had arrested a popular musician, Adekunle Temitope, a.k.a Small Doctor, and three others for alleged unlawful possession of fireman. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Imohimin Edgal, told newsmen that the suspects were arrested after threatening to shoot policemen controlling the traffic […]

Nigerian Singer Mr Eazi Drops ‘Lagos to London’ Documentary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian singer Mr Eazi has released a new documentary to serve as a visual interpretation of his ‘Lagos to London’ Mixtape. Mr Eazi who broke the news to his followers on twitter on Thursday, also gave further details about the documentary. He wrote: @mreazi “ My documentary is live on Rollingstone get […]

Art Expo Opens December 8 In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A total of 14 Nigerian art masters will showcase their works  to spur creativity amongst youths during a two-week expo in Lagos. The artists told journalists on Tuesday that the art exhibition, which would also showcase modern and contemporary art works, would run from Dec. 8 to Dec. 22 at Alexis Galleries, Victoria […]

Award Winning Nigerian Poet, Ikeogu Oke Dies In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A renowned poet and winner of the 2017 Nigeria Liquiefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Prize for Literature, Ikeogu Oke is dead. The poet and former journalist reports said died Saturday night at the National Hospital in Abuja due to an undisclosed ailment. His death was first announced by his friend and colleague Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, […]

Stan Lee, Creator Of Spider-Man, Dies At 95

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes has died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday.  These comics became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office.  As a writer and editor, Lee […]

2018 Felabration Kicks Off On Monday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Yeni Kuti, daughter of the late legendary musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, says hundreds of delegates from four continents are coming for 2018 Felabration holding Oct. 15 to 21. Kuti disclosed this on Wednesday during 2018 Felabration secondary schools debate titled: ” State Police should be Introduced to Nigeria ”  at Freedom Park, […]

Baba Sala Dies at 81

Nigeria’s king of comedy, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, popularly called Baba Sala is dead. The veteran musician, theatre artiste and filmmaker who had suffered old age ailments for a long while had been rumoured to have passed on, several times. One of his sons, Emmanuel Adejumo, aka Boisala announced his demise in the early hours of Monday, […]

“Use Your Comedy to Tackle Social Ills”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lagos-based comedian, Chidi Uzoma, popularly known as “Baba De Baba’’ on Wednesday advised other comedians to use their creative abilities to address the ills of the society.  Baba De Baba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that comedy was a powerful tool used in passing messages across to […]

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 […]

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