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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#MOBO Award: Elated Whizkid Thanks Fans Over Victory

By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian young pop singer Ayo Balogun popularly called Whizkid has thanked his fans over his big win – the year’s Best International Act #MOBO awards. Whizkid was declared the winner of the prestigious award Thursday. Speaking via his social media accounts, Balogun wrote: “Big up the whole […]

Psquare: Paul Okoye Regrets Breakup With Brother, Peter

By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian pop singer, Paul Okoye has regretted the break up with his twin brother, Peter Okoye – both who formerly shared Psquare as their stage name.   Paul disclosed this Wednesday while featuring on a Lagos based private Radio Station – Beats FM. Rudeboy (Paul’s new stage […]

Davido Mourns Late Friends; Declines Performance At Felabration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian hip-hop singer David Adeleke – Davido has declared that he is currently mourning and on account of this, will not attend and perform at the year’s Felabration Wednesday.   The singer last weekend lost two of his friends including Mr. Olugbenga Abiodun aka Olu and Tagbo. Speaking via his Snapchat […]

Minister Mourns Death of Kannywood Veteran, Yero

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed his condolences to the friends and family of veteran Kannywood Actor Kasimu Yero, who died on Sunday in Kaduna. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Minister described the late Yero as an iconic actor who, along with other thespians […]

ENTERTAINMENT – REDTV’s ‘Here and Now: The Adventures of TASA’ Returns

REDTV, the dynamic online lifestyle channel that spotlights Africa with a distinct global appeal is set to drop the second season of its original series, Here and Now: The Adventures of TASA. The show, which documents the experiences of 4 young women, Taje Prest, Ajifa Atuluku, Seyitan Atigarin and Amiola Aguda, focuses on the real […]

Florida Police Slam 9 Felony Charges Against Dammy Krane Over Possession, Use of Fake Credit Cards

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Police in Florida, USA has slammed nine counts felony charge against the Nigerian popular singer, Dammy Krane, for allegedly being in possession of seven fake credit cards. The 23-year-old musician was first arrested over the alleged crime on June 1, 2017 at Opa-locka Executive Airport in Miami Dade, Florida. The […]

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