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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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Veteran Nollywood Actress Omotola Ekeinde Tests Positive For COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to spread across the globe, Nollywood screen diva, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde , has revealed that she had tested positive for the dread disease. The renowned actress took to her Instagram account @realomosexy to announce the development to her fans. The 42-year-old actress, however, stated that she was currently […]

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Youth Day: Ooni Of Ife Thrashes Big Brother Naija Show

Photo: The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II  (AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Wednesday celebrated the International Youth Day with some Nigerian youths in his palace at Ile Ife, Osun. Ooni Ogunwusi, who played host to scores of Nigerian youths from all parts of the country […]

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COVID-19: Finally, Police Arraign Naira Marley Over Jabi Mall Concert

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular singer, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Court, in Ikeja, the State capital Marley was arraigned for violating one of the COVID-19 protocols – illegal interstate flight travel, from Lagos to Abuja. Recall that the controversial ariste traveled on Saturday, […]

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Nigerians Speak As Minister Denies Shutting Down Big Brother Naija

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The federal government of Nigeria has dismissed claims that it has banned the ongoing reality show in the country, saying the reports are mere speculations. It will be recalled that reports came from social media that the Minister of Information and Cultural Orientation, Alhaji Laim Mohamed, has ordered that […]

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Rape Allegation: No Evidence Against D’banj –Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police have cleared popular Nigerian singer and songwriter D’banj, of the rape allegations leveled against him by a twitter user Miss Seyitan Babatayo. This was contained in a report signed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Umar Sanda on behalf of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigations Department, Force […]

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Ghanaians Slam Comedian DKB For Saying Witches Killed Nicole Thea

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghanaians on Twitter are angry at comedian DKB for stating that witches killed YouTube star, Nicole Thea. It will be recalled that the comedian in his tweet on Monday had attributed the cause of the death of the YouTuber to spiritual attack. He wrote: “You display your pregnancy so […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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