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Nigeria’s Tems gets historic Oscar nomination

Nigerian singer, Tems has become the first Nigerian to be nominated for an Oscar award. She is being nominated for her role in creating Rihanna’s song Lift Me Up from the Wakanda Forever soundtrack. The singer-songwriter has already been shortlisted for a Golden Globe and Grammy in recent months. The Oscar nomination is the latest accolade for her. She is… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Why Nigeria’s comedy industry is making global impact

Nigerian entertainment promoter, Akinlolu Jikiemi, popularly known as Jekins, has said that the country’s comedy industry was making a global impact in spite of the challenges facing it. “The quality of material is very encouraging. There’s been a lot of growth, Nigerian comedians are putting in a lot of work and getting recognition,” he said in a media interview. According… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Anger over Meek Mill’s ‘presidential’ music video

Some Ghanaians have expressed anger over the use of the presidency by American rapper Meek Mill for a music video. During his recent visit to the West African country, Meek Mill met President Nana Akufo -Addo at the Jubilee House. The meeting was facilitated by Gyankroma Akufo- Addo, daughter of the President. It coincided with his visit to the country… Read More
Africa South Africa Sports World 

Ronaldo makes South Africa gaffe at Al Nassr unveiling

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo had a slip of the tongue at his official unveiling with Al Nassr on Tuesday after he mistook Saudi Arabia for South Africa. He joined Al Nassr as a free agent on Friday after leaving Manchester United. “The football is different, so for me it’s not the end of my career to come to South Africa.… Read More
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Fourteen people killed at a carnival in Nigeria

At least 14 people have been killed after a vehicle ploughed into crowds watching bikers at a popular carnival in Nigeria. The incident which occurred in the southern port city of Calabar left 24 others injured. Eyewitnesses said that a speeding driver lost control of the car. The police said a drunk driver – who has been arrested – had… Read More
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Nigeria Afrobeats star D’banj arrested for fraud

Nigerian Afrobeats star D’banj has been arrested over allegations of fraud, according to local media reporting. The musician was arrested after millions of dollars meant to help unemployed youths start businesses reported got missing. The N-Power initiative was launched in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari but many beneficiaries have complained of not receiving their grants. More than two million Nigerians… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaian YouTuber denied call to the Bar over her LGBTQ+ stance

A popular Ghanaian YouTuber, Elorm Ababio, also known as Ama Governor has been denied a call the Ghana Bar over her stance on LGBTQ+. The rights activist successful completed the professional law program that saw her pass her exams and the required interview session but will not join her colleagues on Friday when they are formally declared lawyers. Ama Governor… Read More
Africa Featured World 

100 Most Influential African Women in 2022

– – Leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has announced the 4th & 2022 edition of its annual publication of 100 Most Influential African Women to celebrate African women in leadership inspiring the next generation. The list made up of prominent women represents African women breaking the bias across the world and includes 2 Presidents, 5 Vice Presidents,… Read More
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Nigeria: Police question eight over death of Davido’s 3-year old son

News of the tragic drowning though has been trending on social media around the world with fans expressing their condolences to the couple. My thoughts and prayers are with Davido and Chioma and the Adeleke family at this time. I pray for God to strengthen and comfort them. -AA — Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 1, 2022 I send my sincere… Read More
Africa World 

The African countries facing visa ban from the United Arab Emirates

– – Several African countries are facing visa bans from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with an immediate effect in what is seen as a move to tighten visa requirements. The ban covers applications related to a 30-day visitors visas, according to a notice from the UAE. The visa ban covers Uganda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Burundi,… Read More