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Nigeria’s First Animated Feature Film Debuts Dec 11

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s first feature-length animation film, Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters (LBMM), is set for release on Dec. 11. Its promoters, Hot Ticket Productions, said in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that the animated film was valued at about $1 million. Blessing Amidu, Chief Executive Officer of Hot Ticket Productions, said the […]

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Nigerians Attack Desmond Elliot For Calling EndSARS Protesters “Children”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian movie star and politician, Desmond Elliot, has come under severe criticism on social media regarding his proposal to regulate the social media. Elliot, who represents Surulere constituency in the Lagos Assembly was seen in a video that went viral championing for his colleagues at the Lagos Assembly to regulate the […]

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Nigerians Not Only Protesting Against SARS But Poor Governance –Seun Kuti

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat musician and activist, has stated that the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protest is no longer about the banning of Special Anti-Robbery Squad and reformation of the police as the protests have gone beyond that. Seun stated that it was necessary the government listen to the demands of the […]

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Bbnaija: Group Berates Governor Abiodun For Rewarding Laycon With House, Cash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Thursday has berated the Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun State for gifting winner of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija Lockdown edition, Laycon a bungalow and N5 million cash. The governor had gifted Moshood Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba aka Laycon, the sum of N5m, a […]

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Nigerians Divided On Naira Marley’s Decision To Halt Planned Protest Against Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians have reacted to the decision of controversial musician, Naira Marley, to suspend the planned strike scheduled for Tuesday. The singer took to his social media account on Tuesday morning to shelve the planned strike after he has been persuaded by the Nigeria Police and the minister of youths and sports, Sunday […]

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Alleged Domestic Violence: Davido Sacks Lil Frosh Over Misconduct

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian singer, Davido, has terminated his contract with Lil Frosh over alleged domestic violence against his girlfriend. The Fem singer noted in the press statement that his organisation does not condone domestic violence and the contract termination takes effect immediately. In a statement posted on his Instagram account, Davido said: “In […]

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Uproar As Davido’s Boy, Lil Frosh, Allegedly Beats Girlfriend To Stupor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian rapper, Sanni Goriola, popularly called Lil Frosh, has been accused of beating up his girlfriend, Gift Camile. This was disclosed on Monday by her brother, Michael, who also doubles as her manager lamenting that Lil Frosh, who is signed by Davido since June this year. Michael too to his Instagram account […]

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Naira Marley, Olamide Join Calls Against SARS Killing, Brutality

Popular Nigerian music stars, Naira Marley and Olamide have joined the fight against police killing, brutality and extortion on social media as they call for an end of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). African Examiner reports that on Saturday a disturbing video emerged online where a man was shot by operatives of SARS. This sparked outrage […]

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BBNaija 2020: Viewers Hail Laycon’s Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Olamilekan Agbeleshe, fondly called Laycon has emerged winner if this season lockdown edition of the show. Laycon secured 60 per cent votes the highest in the history of BBNaija finale followed by Dorathy with 21.85 per cent votes.| Nengi had 15.03 per cent votes while Neo and Vee had 1.94 per cent […]

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Nigerian Veteran Actor, Jimoh Aliu Dies At 86

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular and veteran Nollywood theatrical actor, Jimoh Aliu, aka Aworo is dead. Aliu, a former President of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners according to a family source, died Thursday at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, south west Nigeria. The vintage actor died at age 86 after a brief illness. […]

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Shiite Group Denies Threatening Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has debunked claim that it threatened veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, over an upcoming movie, ‘Fatal Arrogance.’ African Examiner recalls that the group had stated that that the forthcoming movie mispresented them. The movie star also disclosed recently in a video that went viral stated that […]

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Daddy Freeze Replies Pastor Ibiyeomie’s Outburst

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian media personality, Daddy Freeze, has finally reacted to the statement made by Pastor David Ibiyeomie as he called on security authorities to take note as his life was threatened. African Examiner had reported that Pastor Ibiyeomie had used derogatory words on the broadcaster for his constant attack on Bishop David […]

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Bbnaija: Viewers React To Erica’s Disqualification

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following Erica’s disqualification from the ongoing Big Brother house reality show on Sunday, some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their views. Recall that Erica was disqualified as she flouted Big Brother’s rules and bullied fellow housemates. The actress after Saturday’s night party confronted fellow housemate, Laycon and verbally assaulted him.  […]

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Forum Seeks Ways to Rebuild African Fashion in Post COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic bites harder on businesses in Africa, stakeholders and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry have taken a bold step towards rebuilding and fortifying their sector.  The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic on global value chains and its impact on African businesses is already evident across the […]

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Bbnaija: Nigerians Mock Dele Momodu For Campaigning For Kiddwaya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Nigerians have reacted to a recent statement by Media personality, Dele Momodu, enjoining viewers of the ongoing reality show Big Brother Naija, to vote for Kiddwaya who is one of the housemates and jettison “poverty mentality.” It will be recall that Kiddwaya is a son of Benue billoniare, Terry Waya. However, […]

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Akon Plans To Build $6bn City In Senegal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Akon has set his sights on building a sprawling $6 billion city in his Senegal homeland to welcome Africans in the diaspora to their “home back home.” The R&B star, who boasts two multi-platinum albums, told a news conference Monday he had laid the first stone for the city in the Atlantic […]

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Firstbank’s Chairman Makes Movie Debut

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has made her debut in a movie produced by award-winning, and proudly Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan. The movie, Citation, is created to correct one of the greatest ills – rape and sexual molestation – which affect the educational system and indeed societies […]

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Black Panther Star, Chadwick Boseman, Dies At 43

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hollywood actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the 2018 American superhero movie, “Black Panther,” is dead, aged 43. He died in Los Angeles, California, on Friday evening after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his family said in a statement on his official Twitter handle. According to Wikipedia, Boseman’s ancestors […]

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Filmmaker Sues NBC Over Controversial Broadcasting Code

By Diokpa Nwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Charles Uwagbai, a Nigerian filmmaker, has instituted a lawsuit against the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over the controversial amendment of the broadcasting code. The NBC recently launched the amended 6th edition of the code which has been criticised by industry stakeholders. The code seeks to regulate content exclusivity, enforce […]

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Nigerian Music Star, Wizkid, Makes Obama’s 2020 Summer Playlist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian music star, Wizkid, has ‘smiled’ his way into the ears of Barack Obama, making the former U.S. president’s 2020 summer playlist. Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Balogun, is at No. 15 with his new single “Smile”, featuring American Grammy winner, H.E.R. Obama shared the selection with his followers on Twitter […]

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