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Best Nollywood movies streaming on Netflix, Nigerian female artistes through the years – Here are the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and in-depth reporting that rise above the daily churn. Here are the ones that caught our attention: A New Frontier for Nollywood: Remakes – Wilfred Okichie Take a look at the top-grossing American films and you’ll find just about nothing but reboots and sequels. It took a former health economist to see the opportunity for Nigeria. And as those who know Charles Okpaleke can attest, when he falls upon an idea, he pursues…

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Covid-19 and End of Faith Healing?

Has the outbreak of the coronavirus marked an end to faith healing practices in Nigeria, Africa and the world? This question has become necessary because traditional, Christian and Islamic faith healing claims have been rampant. And they include claims of healing persons who are suffering from all sorts of illness, the blind, lame or those with HIV/AIDS. Faith healing is huge business enterprise. Surprisingly, following the Covid-19 crisis, individuals and institutions that claim to possess faith healing powers have been silent, surreally silent. Before the World Health Organization declared the…

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Nigerian Music Star, Davido, In Self-isolation After Fiancée, Chioma, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has announced that his fiancé, Chioma, has tested positive for Coronavirus.  Making the announcement on Twitter, Davido said Chioma recently returned from the United Kingdom with their baby. While the baby tested negative, her own result returned positive.  He said, “Hey everyone, I came back recently from America after cancelling a tour. My fiancé, Chioma, also came back from London recently with our baby.  “We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history, we…

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Sauti Sol cancels YouTube concert amid rising coronavirus cases

Sauti Sol. Celebrated afro-pop band Sauti Sol have cancelled an online concert that was set to take place on March 28, citing the rising cases of coronavirus. The famous group took to Twitter to relay the information to their fans. “Following the cancellation of our UK tour date at Jazz Café on the 28th, we were optimistic that we could stream to you a live concert on YouTube to make up for the disappointment. Unfortunately, with the rising cases of COVID-19, we must cancel the YouTube concert scheduled for this…

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Why music lovers are talking about Nigerian singer, Anyas

Talent sometimes, they say is not enough! This we can say is the case of this passionate and energetic Nigerian song writer/performer, Anyas. Since 2018, when he officially launched himself into the Nigerian music industry, he has never looked back as he continues to whet the appetite of music lovers across the country, Africa and the world at large. Born and raised in Lagos Nigeria, Anyas, already has a few songs to his credit, some of which include: “Kpala”, “Bounce On”, and “Thousand Feelings” among others. Described as an all-round…

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2face Idibia wants to rejig the concert model with his first online set

Over the last few years there have been intense discussion about the future of entertainment in Nigeria, especially for musicians for whom traditional music publishing yields minimal revenue and touring is not an option, thanks to the terrible road infrastructure and the insecurity that exists in Nigeria. Some people have suggested that the only real solution is a subscription based online concert model, where Nigerian fans can engage with properly produced music from the comfort of their homes for a token. This model is already in practice in tech savvy…

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Africa Lifestyle 

Covid-19 and Witchcraft: Exploiting the climate of fear and uncertainty

A branch of the Foursquare Gospel Church has announced a four-day prophetic power crusade. The theme of the crusade is: Breaking the Yoke of Witchcraft. The prophetic service will take place in Nsukka in Southern Nigeria from April 23 to 26 2020. Authorities in Nigeria should be concerned about this religious service because it has the potential of spreading misinformation and panic in the community. This event is happening at a time of so much fear over the nature and spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of infections in…

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Don Jazzy mocks Nigerian leaders over COVID-19

Michael Collins Ajereh, a Nigerian record producer better as Don Jazzy, has aimed a dig at some Nigerian leaders over their inability to travel abroad for medical treatment as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Several countries across the globe have restricted flights for visitors as part of measures aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus. As of Tuesday, Nigeria has 42 confirmed cases of the killer virus — out of which two persons have recovered while one death was recorded. This is believed to have taken a toll on…

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Enugu organises talent hunt in music, comedy, others

The Enugu State Ministry of Culture and Tourism has concluded plans for an all-encompassing talent hunt after seven years. The talent hunt is expected to hold during the Easter period, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. The state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Ugonna Ibe, said this while briefing newsmen on the forthcoming Enugu Easter Jam Blast on Sunday in Enugu. Ibe, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Cosmos Obioma, said the talent hunt would help discover budding talents and give them a…

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Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at age 81 (Video)

U.S. country music icon, Kenny Rogers, has died at age 81, his family announced on Twitter early Saturday. [embedded content] “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10.25 p.m. at the age of 81,’’ the family wrote. “Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.’’ [embedded content] The singer-songwriter and record producer was best known for music hits like “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream”, the latter a duet he sang…

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