By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja  In commemoration of this year's Global Hands Washing Day, little Miss Health, Queen Zikora Nez, has called on Nigerians to keep a clean and healthy environment so as to combat disease in the country. The 8-year-old made the appeal yesterday when she visited Pupils of Rivers State Primary School, Elelewon and Rivers State Primary School, Akapjo, respectively, just as she donated educational materials, hand washing sinks, among other things to the schools. While welcoming the pupils back to school, the little queen noted that for the country to be devoid of any disease it behooves on all and sundry, she should first and foremost maintain personal hygiene through regular hand washing as that will go a long way in preventing communicable disease. Receiving the items, elated Head Teacher of Rivers State Primary School, Elelenwo, Mrs Cecilia Samuel, thanked the little Zikora for her visit and her act of...
D'Banj has walked the Nigeria music scene for more than a decade. In this interview with SAMUEL ABULUDE, the Kokomaster speaks on life after marriage, his CREAM project and other issues. With your CREAM project, is your own music career taking a back seat for now? Music is still on the front burner for me. Recall I released my latest album, King Don Come” in August. The project is my fourth solo studio album since I came into limelight 12 years ago. At the same time, I think that most artistes focus more on the creative side of showbiz than the business angle. Nigerian music industry needs more talented managers and business craftsmen, who know how to monetise contents and brand artistes. Musicians must endeavour to hire mangers that will manage their brands and turn N1 million into N10 million. You will agree with me that almost every family in Nigeria...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos  Chocolate City artiste, Christopher Omeye whose stage name is Yung L has finally released his much talked about debut album titled Better Late Than Never BLTN. His album listening party was held last Sunday at the Mitsubishi Showroom, Victoria Island in Lagos with celebrities like MI Abaga, Skales, Chopstix, DJ Lambo, Abuchi and a host of others in attendance. Produced by Chopstix, the 16-track album which was produced by Chopsticks and TUC is out officially from Friday, October 13 though  a pre-order had been on since Monday, October 9. It has songs like Where You Dey, Nina, Superman FT Mr Marley (a version of himself), Suzzy FT R2Bees of Ghana, Pressure FT Sarkodie also of Ghana, Gbewa, Migrate, Sensei, Shupe and One Shot. The album listening party was powered by Mistibushi, Jameson, MTV Base and of course, Chocolate City. The Q&A session was anchored by OAP, Ehiz of MTV...
BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos - Lagos State governor, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday unveiled the Liberation Statue of late Afrobeat legend and freedom fighter, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti statue erected at Allen Roundabout in Ikeja area of the state. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Ambode who eulogized the virtues of late Afrobeat legend and freedom fighter, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti said it was part of activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his demise. He described him as an enigmatic artiste who used the platform of his art to agitate for social and human rights by challenging government and people to explore development through social and economic activities that are rooted in African values. Ambode said aside from challenging people to free their minds of all inhibitions and actualise their true potentials, the late music icon also voluntarily turned his back on a life of comfort and privilege, and took up his saxophone as a...
  By ISMAILA OGUNTADE and SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos The Nigeria Police Force yesterday accused popular musician, David Adeleke, aka Davido of  lying to them that he did not know how his deceased friend, Tagbo Umeike, got to the Lagos General Hospital’s premises and died. Acting Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal, Wednesday, told reporters that Close Circuit Television (CCTV) footages from the hospital proved that Umeike was brought in dead (BID) by Davido’s escort driver, Tunde Usutu and two of his (Davido) friends, Agbeje Olaoye and Idris Busari. Edgal said the men abandoned the deceased inside his ash Toyota Camry LSD378EL on the instruction of Davido. He said: “On October 3, at about 9:20am, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of General Hospital Lagos, Oparanti Moshood alerted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Lion Building that an unidentified male was brought in dead (BID) in an Ash Toyota Camry Saloon car marked LSD378EL by two unidentified males. “From the...
...as Miss Zahra is crowned Miss UN-World Habitat 2017 By ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, Abuja   It was a night of glamour, glitz and excitement where the creme dela cream of the society stormed an international award held in Sheraton Hotel Abuja put together by the World Habitat Ambassadors Foundation WHAF, a non governmental organisation working in partnership with other International agencies in consonance with the United Nations Core Goals which calls to "Make Cities and Human Settlement inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. At the event, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the President Amnesty Programme; Brigadier General Paul T. Boroh, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters; DIG Emmanuel Inyang, Evang. Hon. Michael Diden, Ambassador Hussanini I. H Coommassie, Deputy Speaker; Rt. Hon. Hassan Abdulssalam Baiwa, Evang. Mrs Light Diden were awarded. Others were SwissGolden World No.1, John Mukoro, Ayisha Vera Abdulssalam, Lady Charity Nwakolam...
By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja It was the gathering of celebrities and lovers of entertainment in Abuja recently at Volume Lounge 5th Avenue, Gwarimpa; when a new entertainment company was unveiled in the presence of music and entertainment enthusiasts. It was an electrifying atmosphere in the lounge as Nollywood actor; Emeka Ike led a number of entertainers like Jude Orhorha, best known for his roles as a mute in Checkmate and Fuji House of Commotion, factional chairman of PMAN, Pretty Okafor and a host of others to the event. The DJ thrilled with new and old schools songs and the guests danced their hearts out. Speaking with journalist, the CEO, Sound Factory Entertainment, Kayode Olumoko said Sound factory, as a group, has been in existence for over 15 years. “Today is the unveiling of the Sound Factory Entertainment itself and also the unveiling of our music blog which is www.soundfactory.com.ng. We are...
By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja  The much anticipated Next Generation Entertainment Award was held recently at Upper Marlboro, Maryland with high profile personalities across Europe and Africa in attendance. The colourful event honoured and celebrated distinguished individuals in the fields of endeavour including the decoration and crowning of Nigeria Born Model, Mary Timms as the 2017 Face Of NGEA beauty Queen. The upcoming actress, who ‎has featured in some short movies including Falling Sky, was‎ presented with 2013 Ford Escape as a star prize. Timms has been modelling professionally and has featured on several runway, billboards and photoshoot adverts in Nigeria and parts of Europe including adorning the Cover Page of Unick Models Magazine As part of the objectives of her brand, Queen Mary Timms will use her crown to help the poor, less privilege and empower the youths through several initiatives listed for her office. The Anambra State born model turned...
By Kunle Olasanmi, Abuja Mr. Charles Oputa, popularly known as  Charly Boy, has filed a N500million suit against the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command over alleged use of teargas canisters, water cannons, and police dogs against him during a peaceful demonstration at the Unity Fountain, Maitama,Abuja on August 8, 2017. The musician, in suit no: FCT/HC/CV/3037/17, is seeking for an order of the court directing the Nigerian Police to pay the sum of N500 million; N100 million as general damages and N400 million as exemplary damages to the applicant for the violation of his fundamental rights. Mr. Oputa, through his counsel, Mr. Inibehe Effiong, in an originating motion dated October 4, 2017 is asking the court toenforce his fundamental rights. Mr. Oputa, who on August 8, 2017 led a demonstration along with Deji Adeyanju and a few others under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo and Concerned Nigerians were attacked with teargas...

PSquare Split: D’banj Blames Media

By David Abakpa Kokomaster, as D’banj is popularly called in an interview with NET, has apportioned blame on the media for the extremity of the fight. D'banj believed that the fight between the PSquare brothers would not be serious if the media allowed them handle issues privately, adding that brothers will always fight. “The media should sit back and let them settle their issues amicably. “They’re making it worse by writing all sorts of stories about them. “Brothers will always fight and get back as brothers, but the media should not write negative stories in a bid to make money off the headlines,” Dbanj said. Recently, Peter of psquare was seen performing alone at a concert in Dallas, confirming that the separation has perhaps come to be.