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NAFEST, A Tool For Economic Growth – Minister

APC Interim Spokesperson, Lai Mohammed

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hinted that the annual National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) has evolved from being just an instrument of national unity to becoming a platform to help boost the level of economic activities in the country. The Minister said this […]

FG Promises To Work With Northern States To Revive Durbar Festival


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) to work with the states in Northern Nigeria to revive the Durbar Festival due to its huge potential to showcase the pristine African culture and create jobs. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the commitment in Abuja Wednesday when he received the Governor […]

Minister Affirms Creative Industry Can Create 1 Million Jobs In Three Years

APC Interim Publicity Secretary Lai Mohammed

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the creative industry, including: television, music, film production, advertising, arts and culture, is capable of creating 1 million jobs in the country in the next three years, if the inherent potentials are properly harnessed. The Minister made the assertion Tuesday […]

Minister Hails Wakaa The Musical; Urges Investors To Back Creative Industry


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the stage musical extravaganza Wakaa – The Musical as one of the best in both depth and story line. Alhaji Mohammed made the submission after watching the London Edition of the show at the Shaw Theatre West End Friday […]

FG Suspends Disbursement Of Project Act Nollywood Fund

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's minister of finance

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian Film practitioners might have to wait indefinitely for the approval of N3 billion Innovative Distribution Fund (IDF) application, as the Federal Government (FG) has directed suspension of its disbursement and distribution. The directive to this effect emerged last weekend at a meeting between the Finance Minister Mrs. Kemi Adeosun […]

Burna Boy ‘Realest’ Video Released


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The video of third track of Burna Boy’s Sophomore – “On Spaceship” album has been released. The documentary video with the title: Realest was directed by Cube. Burna Boy is presently on a media tour in the United Kingdom (UK) in preparation for his concert slated for October 1, 2016. […]

Afolayan Hits Back At Ike; Says He’s “Irrelevant”


By Seun Adebosin LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Expectedly, a Nollywood actor and movie director Kunle Afolayan has hit back at President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Ike, who launched a verbal attack at him over N200 Million budget on a movie production. Popular and award winning actor fired and declared Ike […]

Olamide Sixth Album Out Soon; As Princess Temmie Ovwasa Releases ‘Jabole’ Video

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By Seun Adebosin LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Yoruba rapper Olamide has given hint that his sixth album for the year will soon hit market, just as an upcoming music talent singer on his YBNL label, Princess Temmie Ovwasa has released her single ‘Jabole’ with the video. While Olamide’s incoming album is expected to […]

Crisis Looms As Ike Berates Afolayan Over Movie Production Budget

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By Seun Adebosin LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – War of words is imminent as a Nollywood star and current President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Ike has subtly berated a colleague – Yoruba actor and movie producer, Kunle Afolayan over financing of a movie production. However, obviously enraged Ike appeared contradicting himself […]

Another Nigerian Entertainment Star, OJB Dies

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LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian entertainment industry has again suffered another casualty, as a singer and music producer, Babatunde Okungbowa, with stage name: OJB Jezreel is reportedly dead. OJB is speculated to have died due to health complications which were linked to the kidney transplant surgery he did about two years ago. The […]

Obama, Fans Within And Beyond US Mourn Late Superstar, Prince

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US President Barack Obama has joined millions of fans in the mourning of the late singer and superstar, Prince. Prince died Thursday after brief health complication in his home in Minnesota at the age of 57. He became a superstar in the 1980s, with the albums in 1999, such as Purple Rain and Sign O’ […]

US Singer, Prince Dies At 57

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United States (US) popular singer, Prince is dead. The Legendary Musician according to his publicist, died in his home in Minnesota at the age of 57. Earlier Thursday, media report indicated that Police were called to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate, while investigation is still underway. It would be recalled Prince became […]

Mohammed Identifies Cultural Festivals, As Platforms To Promote Peace, Unity

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described cultural festivals as veritable platforms to promote peace and unity, especially in a country like Nigeria blessed with rich diversity. The Minister made the remark in Jos, the Plateau State, Friday at the 2016 Nzem Berom Festival with the theme “A Cultural Brand for […]

Wizkid, Linda Ikeji’s Row Over Rent Quit Notice Rages

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Wizkid and Superblogger, Linda Ikeji’s row over the latter’s publication that the young pop star, has been given quit notice at his Lekki duplex apartment Lagos rages, as the music star, takes a swipe on Ikeji. Specifically, Ikeji’s Blog reported that Wizkid has been given a quit notice at his apartment at Ayinde Akinmade Street, […]

Majek Fashek Bouncing Back; Performs At A Lagos Concert

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By Seun Adebosin Troubled Nigerian reggae star, Majekodunmi Fashekun – Majek Fashek after years of battle with drugs challenge appears to be making his way back to the music stardom. Fashek dispelled the fans’ worry of his inability to perform again, as he thrilled audience at the popular AY live concert which held at Eko […]

Juju Music Star, Yinka Ayefele Band Member Dies In Auto Crash


By Funmilayo Omidiji A member of engineering crew of the popular juju exponent, Yinka Ayefele died, while others sustained injuries Saturday, in a fatal auto crash, on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The deceased identified as Tunde Oduneye, was said to be traveling in one of the trucks with musical equipment with his colleagues and died when the […]

Ministerial Committee on Motion Picture Operators Bill For Inauguration April 8


The Ministerial Committee aimed at fast-tracking the passage into law of the Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Bill is to be inaugurated Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Conference Room of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this Thursday in Abuja. The 17- member Committee, […]

Mohammed, Ambode Begin Moves To Modernize Lagos National Museum, Lagos


By Seun Adebosin The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Monday toured the National Museum Onikan Lagos, preparatory to the plan on redesign and modernization of the edifice into a world-class historical hub and tourist site. Monday’s visit is a follow-up to the promise by […]

Brighter Future Beckons As Minister Expresses Commitment To Artists’ Village


Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has promised that Nigeria’s artists’ village has come to stay. Mohammed said this Monday when he paid an unscheduled visit to the Village at the National Theatre Iganmu, Lagos. Promising that the move was aimed at providing a conducive environment for Artists to thrive, the Federal Government […]

German Embassy Partners Fashion Designers on Cultural Exchange

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By Eric Ojo, Abuja In line with its cultural relations mantra, the Embassy of the Republic of Germany in Nigeria has consistently continued to explore and leverage opportunities aimed at promoting cultural ties between Germany and Nigeria. The German High Commission in Abuja upped the ante penultimate Thursday by partnering with Fashion Designers from Germany […]

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