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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 […]

Roger Moore aka James Bond Dies at 89

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a […]

Fidelity Bank Restates Commitment to Entertainment Industry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday reiterated its resolve to support operators in the entertainment industry. The bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, said this on the Fidelity SME Forum monitored on Inspiration FM, which he anchored yesterday. The programme had popular comedian, Atunyota Akporobomerere, whose stage name is Ali Baba. Okonkwo […]

Firm Begins Music Talent Hunt in South East, Winner Gets Record Deal

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (African Examiner) – A Lagos based promotional outfit, ‘Grounded Promotions Entertainment’, has unveiled a music talent search aimed at discovering and sponsoring hidden music talents that abound in parts of South East Nigeria. Chief Executive officer, (CEO) of the organisation, Mr. Ebigbo Emeka Stanley, fondly called Bond, who briefed some selected […]

Former Miss Anambra, De-Crowned over Lesbian Video, Raises Alarm Over Threat to Her Life

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka NIGERIA,  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recently de-crowned winner of the Anambra state 2015 Miss Beauty Pageant, Chidinma Okeke,has raised the alarm of alleged threat to her life. The former miss Anambra was de-crowned following the appearance of a lesbian sex video involving her and another girl. She said the lesbian sex video […]

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