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50 People Killed During Protests Against Ethiopian Popstar’s Death

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 50 people have been killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during violent protests over the killing of a popular musician in the country, a local official has told the BBC. Getachew Balcha, the spokesperson for the Oromia regional state said that many others were injured in the clashes, and that there […]

Nigerians on Twitter React to Seyitan’s Rape Allegation Against Dbanj, Police Arrest

By Nwa Diokpa, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian music star, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka Dbanj is trending on Twitter over the rape allegations levelled against him by Seyitan Babatayo. African Examiner reports that Seyitan Babatayo released a press statement where she gave in-depth details of her arrest by the police on the orders of the musician. […]

Naira Marley: Court Orders Reopening of Jabi Lake Mall

…Asks Management to Apologise for COVID-19 Violation By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal Capital Territory Magistrates Court has ordered the re-opening of Jabi Lake Mall which hosted a concert that featured popular musician, Azeez Fashola aka, Naira Marley. The mall was sealed over a week ago by Magistrate Idayat Akanni over a musical […]

[OPINION] DBanj, Rape and the Police, By Obinna Akukwe

A popular musician and multiple award-winning Nigerian artiste, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly called D’banj, has been accused by a lady, Seyitan Babatayo, of rape.  According to the victim, the rape occurred in 2018 at Glee Hotel Victoria Island Lagos. According to the initial narrative by Benjamin Ese, friend to Seyitan, “D’Banj drove all the way from Eko […]

Rape: More Troubles as IGP Orders Dbanji’s Probe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered a probe for the rape allegation against music star, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly called Dbanj. It will be recalled that a lady, Seyitan Babatayo, had accused the “Kokomaster” of rape and the singer has denied this accusation. The IG ordered the probe because of a […]

Hushpuppi Has Case to Answer —EFCC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said that one of Nigeria’s most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, has considerable cases of cybercrimes against him. Mr Dele Oyewale, EFCC Spokesperson, said in a statement on Thursday that Igbalode, who was recently arrested by the International Police (Interpol) and Federal […]

I Won’t Be Using Your ‘Useless’ Airline Again, Naira Marley Replies Executive Jets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular and controversial Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has responded to Executive Jets for calling him and other members of his team “a bunch of useless people” for boarding the company’s jet for  to Abuja for concert. It will be recalled that the private airline company was suspended by the […]

Naira Marley: Suspended Airline Apologises; Didn’t Know Passengers Were “Bunch of Useless People”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspended Executive Jet Services Limited has apologized to the Nigeria minister of Aviation for operating a flight from Lagos to Abuja amid ban on commercial flights to tackle the spread of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The apology was contained in a letter sent by its chairman, Dr. Sam Iwuajoku and addressed to […]

Congolese Fashion Designer Goes Virtual As COVID-19 Prevents Runway Shows

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S.-based Congolese fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba was excited about debuting her fashion line, Hanifa, at this year’s New York Fashion Week. But when her show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mvuemba got creative. The 29-year-old designer held a virtual show on May 22 for her latest collection called ‘Pink Label […]

Naira Marley Concert: Nigeria Suspends Airline Over Illegal Flight

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has slammed indefinite suspension on Executive Jet Services – owner of the aircraft which flew a young musician, Azeez Fashola popularly called Naira Marley, to Abuja for a concert. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, announced this during the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force briefing in […]

Pastor Ituah Ighodalo’s Wife, Ibidun, Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ibidun Ighodalo (nee Ajayi), wife of Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Ituah ighodalo is dead. Reports say the family confirmed on Sunday saying the deceased passed on after a brief illness. Ibidun was a former beauty queen who won the Miss Lux title, over a decade ago. The late Mrs. Ighodalo […]

Olu Jacobs Not Dead –Family

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to report, Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, is very much alive. Olu Jacobs, who is married to another veteran actress, Joke Silva, is hale and hearty. Silva has also refuted the claim of her husband’s death stressing that he is alive and his birthday is around the corner and she urged the […]

Adekunle Gold, Simi Welcome New Baby

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian music couple, Simi and Adekunle Gold, have welcomed their first child, a baby girl. Simi shared the news on Instagram on Sunday revealing that they have named the child Adejare. She wrote: “She wrote: “It’s like free-falling — this unending, soul snatching, infinite, mind-boggling love. “Deja, my baby girl, I got you. […]

Majek’s Family Seeks Financial Support to Bring Body Home for Burial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Majek Fashek’s family has called for financial support from the public to fly home the late king of reggae music who died recently in the US. According to the former member of the House of Representatives, representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency and music enthusiast, Agbonayima, who made the call on behalf of […]

Uti Nwachukwu Petitions Police Over Rape Allegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Big Brother Africa winner, Uti Nwachukwu, has petitioned the police over the allegation of rape levelled against him. It can be recalled that the reality TV star was accused by one Kambili Korie of alleged rape. However, Uti has stated that he can’t keep calm about the allegation and he took […]

Nigerian TV Star, Uti Nwachukwu, Reacts to Rape Allegation, Threatens Lawsuit

By Emmanuel Adigwe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian reality TV star and actor, Uti Nwachukwu, has reacted to the allegations of rape levelled against him. It will be recalled that a lady who identified herself as Kambili Korie had alleged that the Uti raped her few years ago. Reacting, Uti, stated that his accuser should report […]

Rape: Popular Rapper Falz Calls For Nationwide Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz, has enjoined Nigerians to come out for a nationwide protest because of the increasing rape allegations and killing of young girls in Nigeria. African Examiner reports  that Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a student of University of Benin, UNIBEN, was allegedly raped and murdered by some […]

Nigerian Music Legend, Majek Fashek Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead. He was 71 years old. His death was announced by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, using the late singer’s Instagram account. Uzoma wrote: “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to […]

Nude Pictures: Police Operatives Nab Nigerian Singer’s Alleged Blackmailer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma (ND) holder of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, for plotting to blackmail popular female artiste, Alhaja Salawa Abeni. The suspect, identified as Olufowoke Emmanuel, is said to be a resident of Ogun. He was picked up […]

Music Star Mory Kanté Laid to Rest in Guinea

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thousands gathered to mourn the death of Guinean singer, Mory Kanté, one of West Africa’s biggest stars, the African Examiner reports. The African Examiner had earlier reported that Kant, who was instrumental in bringing African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, died last week at the age of 70. […]

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