Nicki Minaj, Simi are my inspiration –Mhiyah, singer

Burgeoning songstress from the coastal town of Badagry, Yusuf Mariam Mautin, known by the showbiz moniker, Mhiyah, is on steady rise to stardom. The 22-year-old velvet-voiced singer in this interview with AKINSETAN AKINRELE, spoke candidly about her foray into music, romance and what the future holds among sundry issues.       What exactly was your earliest influence into music? In other words, how did you get your first musical consciousness? That was when I was in senior secondary school, then I really loved watching MTN Project Fame and I…

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Like Mercy Johnson, Hollandia Yoghurt deal excites Yemi Alade

Hollandia Yoghurt, Nigeria’s leading drinking yoghurt beverage brand, has announced a partnership agreement with a multiple award-winning artiste of international repute, Yemi Alade, as part of a new campaign to celebrate the brand’s 15 years of nourishing Nigerians and reinforcing its market leadership. The partnership aims to celebrate the values of consistency, hard work and talent which the brand and the artiste have in common. Hollandia Yoghurt is the leader of the yoghurt category, a position it attained through innovation and continuous passion for excellence. Similarly, Miss Yemi Alade has…

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Nipsey Hussle to be honoured at the 2020 Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy of Grammy Awards says that late Nipsey Hussle’s life and music would be honoured on January 26 at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. “The organisers made this known via their Instagram page @recordingacademy. “An all-star tribute to the late, GRAMMY-nominated @NipseyHussle to take place at the #GRAMMYs! 💙. “Set to pay posthumous honour to the current three-time GRAMMY nominee are @kirkFranklin, @DJkhaled, @JohnLegend,@MeekMill,@RoddyRicch and @YG. “Watch the 62nd GRAMMY Awards this Sunday,” organisers said. The Recording Academy would be honouring the rapper with a star-studded tribute, featuring…

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Toyin Lawani makes Nollywood debut in Toyin Abraham’s Fate of Alakada

Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani, has made her debut in Nollywood in Toyin Abraham’s new movie, Fate of Alakada. Toyin Abraham took to Instagram on Thursday to appreciate Toyin, whom she referred to as her ‘childhood friend and twinnie’ for coming on set. “Shoutout to my childhood friend and twinne Toyin for coming on set of Fate of Alakada. Fam watch out for her, she killed it. Fate of Alakada in cinemas from 10th April 2020,” she said. Fate of Alakada is sequel to an earlier movie titled Alakada. Other non-acting…

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Amazon music service clocks 55 million subscribers

Amazon on Wednesday said that its streaming music service has got more than 55 million subscribers, closing in on Apple Music. Amazon Music, however, still has a long way to go to catch up to Spotify, which boasts 248 million users, including 113 million paid subscribers. Amazon said that its music service had a year of “incredible growth around the world” that included a more than 50 per cent jump in the number of Prime service subscribers who pay to upgrade to an Unlimited music option. “We’re proud to reach…

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Celebrities we’ve lost in 2020

Though we’re just a week into the first quarter of year 2020, it’s sad the entertainments and arts industry already recorded cases of death. Gone but not forgotten are the arts and entertainment stars below: JENNIFER OMOLE The year 2020 started on a heart crushing note for Nollywood actress, Jennifer Omole’s family, friends and loved ones when she suddenly passed away on January 3, 2020. The sad news about Jennifer’s death was shared by her close friend and colleague, Uche Ogbodo, on Instagram in a post that read: “On 3rd…

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John Legend jets into Nigeria for private gig

Resplendent in a white suit, American singer, John Legend, was present at an event in Lagos on Monday, January 20, 2020, where he performed some of his hit songs. He made a quiet entry to Lagos on Sunday ahead of his performance at the THISDAY Awards 2020 on Monday at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre on Victoria Island. The 10-time Grammy Awards’ winner was a guest of the founding Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the THISDAY Media Group Nduka Obaigbena. It was a grand event which was to also mark the…

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Majek Fashek’s manager hails Olamide, says ‘he’s the only one who supported us’

According to Majek Fashek’s manager, Umenka Uzoma, Olamide contributed immensely to the music icon’s medical bills. Umenka Uzoma made this known during an interview with Nigeria Info’s 99.3 FM radio station where he talked about the state of the music icon’s health. According to him, when the news broke of the singer’s failing health, Olamide reached out and even pleaded to be anonymous about his donation. “He called me up in England and he said, Bros, sorry oh, I wan support Baba, don’t discuss this with anybody and he said…

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Don Jazzy, Jidenna, Wizkid, Davido in Forbes’ list of 10 richest African musicians

The current list of top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa this 2020 and net worth according to Forbes has been released. These popular artistes span from various countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and other countries whose music industries are booming today. The list used factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence and others. Nigerian artistes, Don Jazzy, Wizkid and Davido, are among the top 10 richest African musicians. According to Forbes, below are the top 10 list…

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Dakore Egbuson, Olumide Akande celebrate 10th Wedding Anniversary, say ”Shame To Bad People”

Ravishing and quintessential actress, Dakore Egbuson and Olumide, son of billionaire tycoon, Harry Akande celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on January 12. This information came to put to rest the fierce rumour that they are now divorced. Her words on Instagram read in part; “Best support system. Happy 10th Anniversary Babe. Sadly, once they realise hating is not working, they start telling lies. #Psalm 35- shame to bad people.” She posted the video of the entire family playing in gay mood in their bedroom. The internet was awash yesterday with…

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