Omotayebi dazzles fans at concert

It was a day of big applause at Triple A event centre, Apapa, Lagos, where renowned Islamic singer, Alhaja Aminat Folashade Babalola Balogun, a.k.a. ‘Omotayebi’ and her band members thrilled both Muslims and non- Muslims alike to melodious tunes from her repertoire. Pundits have also said it was a well-deserved reaction as the crowd craved for an encore. The sonorous voice of the band leader was backed by other band members as well as the instrumentalists who displayed their dexterity on the various instruments. As one of the most sought…

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I’ve learnt lessons for exposing my personal life –D’Banj

A raffle draw was staged last Wednesday at Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, to commemorate the first anniversary of Daniel Oyebanjo a.k.a. D’Ban’s talent hunt, The CREAM. The Creative, Reality, Entertainment, Arts and Music (CREAM) platform provides up-and-coming artistes the opportunity to have their songs recorded and shoots videos for the budding artistes. An innovative digital musical talent hunt, the platform also helps discover talents, secure collaboration with established acts. The raffle draw was conducted using mobile phone numbers as entry tickets. Five winners emerged within and outside Lagos, after the…

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Simi: Adekunle Gold singing with my name, flattering

After a few years of serenading her fans with great tunes including “Jamb Question,” “Open and Close” and recently, “Joromi” beside the EP with Falz the Bahd Guy titled “Chemistry,” Simi has a self-titled album, “Simisola” to her name. In this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, the X3M Music act and producer born as Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye speaks on music, life and her career so far. Excerpts…   What category is this album of yours, debut or sophomore? It’s my sophomore album; I had a gospel album back in 2008. It…

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Korede Bello: I have a crush on Selena, Ariana Grande

Korede Bello, the golden boy of The Mavins music dynasty, released his debut album titled ‘Beloved’ a while back. The songster whose first single, Godwin, became famous in 2015 (from where he also earned the nominations as Next Rated at the Headies Awards) speaks to LANRE ODUKOYA about his album, career and women.   What inspired the title of your last album, Beloved? The reason obviously is my fans; I am beloved by them that is why I dedicated this album to them. If you listen to the album you…

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I think sex is overrated –Niniola

Ekiti State-born Niniola Apata known by the showbiz moniker, Niniola, waltzed into limelight shortly after emerging 3rd runner-up in the 6th edition of MTN Project Fame. The sensational songstress whose stage presence and vocal charm endeared her to pundits in the Nigerian music industry speaks to OLAYINKA KOLAWOLE.     How did you develop interest in music and not something else? My interest in music as a child was as a result of boredom, it’s funny but true. My parents didn’t take me out and I had to get busy,…

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Omotola, McDermott, others to win big at BON Awards 2017

Organisers of the 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards holding December 16 in Abeokuta, Ogun State have released the nominees list and the focus is on the Best Actress category where Omotola Jalade Ekehinde (Alter Ego), slugging it out with younger, equally tested actors like Mitchell Dede (What Lies Within), Ufuoma Mcdermott (The Women), Rahamatu Sadau (Tatu) and Esther Audu (Inikpi). No less stiff is the competition in the Best Actress in Supporting Role (English) category where the nominees are Queen Nwokoye (Excess Luggage), Bayray Mcnwizu (Trace), Bisola Aiyeola (Picture Perfect),…

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Better-half talk show launches, sets sights on sustainable relationships

  The much-anticipated lifestyle television series ‘Better-half’ talk show was launched on September 19, in Lagos to plug the knowledge gap in lifelong relationship building. Better-half show is a non-religious and non-ethnic platform which seeks to critically analyse and address issues affecting married people and their counterparts in relationships leading to marriage. Its uniqueness lies in active participation by renowned relationship experts, discussants and a diverse audience mix setting the stage for robust exchange of ideas to build sustainable relationships. Renowned relationship counsellor Godman Akinlabi, popularly known as PG, will…

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Nigeria Beer Festival set for maximum entertainment, Independence Day concert

As Lagos State is set to host the maiden edition of the Nigeria Beer Festival from September 25 to October 1, organisers of the event have promised to crown the week-long show with an Independence Day mega concert. Speaking at a press conference to announce the event in Lagos on Tuesday, Akinola Oluwaleimu, General Manager of On and One Events Limited, the organisers of the event, noted that the festival, which would promote responsible drinking among those of drinking-age (which is 18 years and above) consumers at all its touch…

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GRACE AMA:NO REGRETS LIVING AS SINGLE PARENT

The quintessential thespian, Grace Ama, is back to the industry after a career lull and with a fresh spark too. Many would recall that her outings in Teco Benson’s movie, ‘Elastic Limits’ and ‘One Bad Apple’ from the Super Story series gave her the industry breakthrough. In this interview with LANRE ODUKOYA, she speaks about her career, motherhood and relationship with the father of his son.     You literally announced your return to Nollywood in the papers last year, to what extent would you say you’ve got back on…

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AFRIMA: African Union grants Nigeria hosting right for 3 years

The African Union (AU) has awarded the hosting right for the Pan African Music Initiative, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), to Nigeria for another term of three years (2017-2019), following its successful hosting of the 2014-2016 editions. The 2017 edition of AFRIMA is scheduled to hold from November 10 to 12 in Lagos. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the award of the hosting right was conveyed in a letter written to him by the Commissioner of Social…

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