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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 […]

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 […]

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