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Ooni Lauds Fashion Week For Promoting Pride Of Nigeria, Africa

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi late on Sunday said that the African Week Fahion Nigeria and London (AFWNL) has continued to promote the pride of Nigeria and African fabrics. Ogunwusi said this in his address at the end of the two-day fifth edition of the African Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) held at the Lagoon Restaurant in Lagos. He said that the both shows, usually held in Lagos and London annually, had continued to create an international brand in the entertainment industry for Nigeria. He also commended the founder,…

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Nigeria Fast Becoming Destination Of Choice For Tourists – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria is fast becoming a destination of choice for international tourists because of the favourable policies of the present administration. Speaking in Abuja on Monday when he received the organisers and contestants of the Miss Polo International Beauty Pageant, due to hold in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, Alhaji Mohammed said: “There is no doubt that Nigeria is fast becoming a destination of choice for international tourists, thanks to the country’s hospitable people, the country’s increasingly-high rating in the…

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Madonna Clocks 60, Maintains Record As Best Selling Artist

Madonna turns 60 on Thursday even as she also celebrates her 35 years in the industry. Since Madonna’s eponymous debut album hit the shelves in 1983, she’s performed on 10 concert tours and sold more than 300 million records. This has earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling female recording artist of all time. What else can a look at the numbers tell us about the Queen of Pop?      

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AFRIMA Jury Team Arrives To Select Winners Out Of 8009 Entries

The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards will arrive Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of a week-long adjudication process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the 5th edition of the annual awards event. From August 8 to 14, event hospitality partner, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, will provide a secure venue for the AFRIMA International Jury members representing the five regions of Africa, the diaspora (Europe and North America) and the African Union Commission, who are tasked with the…

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Afrika Shrine Represents African Culture, Strength, Music, Says Macron

…Visit Will Open New Vista Of Cooperation Between France And Lagos- Ambode   …Insists State Remains Undeniable Destination For Business, Pleasure In Africa  President of France, Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday night made a historic visit to the Afrika Shrine, home of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, describing it as an iconic centre for the propagation of African culture, strength and music. Macron, who spoke at the New Afrika Shrine in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, at an event tagged ‘Celebration of African Culture’ to inaugurate the African Cultural Season 2020, said…

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Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Is Dead

Joe Jackson, 89, father of the late music mega star, Michael Jackson is dead. The father of 11, died after a battle with cancer in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday. News of Joe’s death comes two days after the ninth anniversary of Michael’s death. “He had home nursing care and things took a turn and they wanted to rush him to the hospital, but it was too late,” a source close to the Jackson family said, according to Radar online. Joe, who married Katherine in 1949, had a brief…

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Minister Condoles With D’banj Over Son’s Death

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with star musician D’banj and his wife on the tragic loss of their son, Daniel. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said although words can never be enough to console them, they should take solace in the outpouring of sympathy from Nigerians. ”My prayers and kindest thoughts are with you and your family at this trying time. May God give you the strength and the comfort that will see you through,” he said.    

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Gunman Kills US Rapper, XXXTentacion, Aged 20, In Florida

American rapper, XXXTentacion, who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20. He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in South Florida on Monday when a gunman shot him. Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was often described as one of rap’s most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges. The rapper, who first found an audience by uploading songs to the website SoundCloud, had been hailed as…

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Minister Mourns Ras Kimono, Calls Him Unforgettable Reggae Giant

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of the globally-acclaimed reggae star, Ras Kimono, saying his contribution to that genre of music can never be forgotten.   In a statement issued on Monday, the Minister extended his condolences to the family, friends and fans of the late artiste, and indeed to the entire Nigerian music industry, for losing a foremost proponent of reggae, a prominent campaigner for a better life for the people and a patriot.   He said Kimono…

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Nigerians Mourn Death Of Ras Kimono, Reggae Music Star

The entertainment world, particularly among reggae music lovers, was thrown into mourning yesterday following the death of Popular reggae music star, Ras Kimono of an undisclosed ailment Sunday morning at the age of 60 in Lagos after what his close associates described as very brief illness. Sources close to his professional colleagues and associates said the musician complained of weakness on Saturday and was taken to an hospital in Ikeja area of Lagos from where he was rushed to Lagoon hospital where he eventualy gave up the ghost Sunday morning….

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