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12 Mar 2017
Even as the relationships between Nigeria and south Africa worsens over xenophobia, a Nigerian record label, Tehila Records, is set to use music as a tool to promote peace and unity on the continent.
11 Mar 2017
Two rare recordings from rock legend David Bowie will be reissued next month for the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, the global celebration of vinyl's rebirth, his label said Friday.
11 Mar 2017
Ed Sheeran smashed a host of British pop records on Friday, taking the top five places in the singles charts and all 16 songs from his new album in the top 20.
10 Mar 2017
Facing the task of summing up his 50 years on Earth through songs, Stephin Merritt has revealed unorthodox living arrangements, disdain for surfing and his knack for catching "weird diseases."
10 Mar 2017
Diddy, a fellow New York rapper who was one of the slain rapper's proteges, marked the anniversary with an Instagram call for fans to recite their favorite Notorious B.I.G. verses and post the cover versions online.
9 Mar 2017
The 42-year-old used online platforms including Facebook and Skype to impersonate the chart-topping Canadian singer, with his alleged offending dating back to 2007.
9 Mar 2017
"I was actually screened a few months ago for cancer cells for which I am currently being treated," he wrote. "My life is not in danger today," added the 73-year-old who has been described as the French Elvis.
7 Mar 2017
Fast-rising star Chance the Rapper on Monday donated $1 million to Chicago's schools as he waded into the middle of a political feud that threatens to close down classrooms weeks early. The "Coloring Book" rapper, who last month won three Grammys including the prestigious Best New Artist award, threw a national spotlight on a long-running rift over school funding in the third most populous US city. Chicago has warned that its public schools could shut on June 1, three weeks ahead of schedule, due to a gap of more than $200 million in funding. "This isn't about politics, this isn't about posturing, this is about taking care of the kids," Chance the Rapper told a news conference at an elementary school that he streamed to his millions of social media followers. The 23-year-old artist, a Chicago native who attended public schools, said he was donating $1 million to support arts programming and was not looking to replace state funding. He also promised that his group Social Works Chicago would match every donation of $100,000 with another $10,000. "This check that I donated is a call to action. I'm challenging major companies and corporations in Chicago and all across the nation to donate and to take action," said the rapper, at times reading formally in contrast to his on-stage poise. Chance the Rapper has long been an activist and has made appeals to end Chicago's street violence. His father Ken Williams-Bennett is a veteran Chicago political figure who was an aide to former president Barack Obama. Former first lady Michelle Obama, who has mostly kept a low profile in the weeks since leaving the White House, hailed Chance for "giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much." "You are an example of the power of arts education," she wrote on Twitter. Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, last week met on the school funding dispute with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican. Rauner last year vetoed a funding plan for the schools in a dispute with the legislature as he pushes the school district to reform ballooning pension costs and fix what he calls longtime mismanagement.
6 Mar 2017
Afrobeat star, Ayo Balogun popularly known as ‘WizKid’ has bagged an iHeart Radio Award for his collaboration on ‘One dance’ with American rapper, Drake and singer, Kyla.
6 Mar 2017
He returned a week later with a completely new album, "HNDRXX." It debuted at number one for the week through Thursday, pushing the self-titled album to number two.
6 Mar 2017
The English singer has been in a long-term relationship with Simon Konecki, a former financier who founded drop4drop, a charity that presses for global access to clean drinking water.
5 Mar 2017
I have never reviewed classical music. Yes, I have heard of Bach and Beethoven. Yes, I have Mozart in my music library, but that is as far as my engagement goes.

Guardian Life

10 mins ago
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described a famous song `Buga’, released by Kizz Daniel, as a connection and reflection of FESTAC `77, held in Lagos State.
1 day ago
Many stories have been told about Nigeria’s culture and lifestyle. As home to millions of diverse people, Nigeria is very broad in terms of its climate, geography, vegetation, ethnicity, language, culture, and religion. Yet even with the underlying divisions that cut across Nigeria, there is one particular street food that serves as a string of…
1 day ago
Brittle Paper has shared its 100 notable African books of 2022 list.
2 days ago
As Afrobeats continues to expand to farther regions and attain more heights, Nigerian acts continue to innovate with the sound and emerge with different pockets of sounds or sub-genres as hypnotising as the umbrella sound. Tobby Telly is one of these ambitious acts, forging a new path with African music that is notedly different yet…
2 days ago
Leading drama and live show outfit known as Performing Arts Workshop and Studios (PAWS), Nigeria, has packaged this year’s edition of Abuja Fringe Festivals.

Music

3 Dec
The ever-evolving nature of music is one of its most intriguing aspects. No two songs are precisely alike, and even those that sound the most alike will have a few minor variations. As a result, there is constantly something new to learn and enjoy in the music. This constant, ongoing change requires music artists, producers,…
3 Dec
If there is anything to be thankful for right now within the Nigerian music scene, it is the recent surge in the number of female newcomers. When Ugochi Onuoha stepped into the limelight in 2020 with her debut self-titled EP
3 Dec
The 2022 edition of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards will hold today December 3, in Owerri, Imo State. However, when the award of the category of ‘Best Soundtrack’ is to be handed out,
1 Dec
Gospel music minister, Paul Tomisin, is back with a single entitled, 'Adura', a Yoruba word for prayer, to give believers access to the work Jesus Christ finished for them on the Cross of Calvary.
29 Nov
The annual Flutterwave Flytime Fest 2022 multi-day celebration of Nigerian entertainment and popular culture takes place DECEMBER 21 - 24, 2022. Flutterwave Flytime Fest 2022 kicks off on DAY 1, December 21 with Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged.  For the last 18 years and counting, Rhythm Unplugged stages have hosted international headliners, amazing talent and sensational moments,…

Film

3 days ago
Amazon Prime Video's new family drama, Riches, follows the lives of the British-Nigerian family as they navigate their way in building and sustaining a global beauty empire. The show explores themes of black excellence, beauty, entrepreneurship, and a Nigerian family in the diaspora. Created by Abby Ajayi (How To Get Away with Murder, Inventing Anna),…
3 Dec
The Africa Film Academy (AFA), organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs), has unveiled plans and activities ahead of the 19th edition of the continental film award. The plans and activities were unveiled
29 Nov
Whoopi Goldberg is prepared to grace the screen with Keke Palmer with the new film 'Siter Act 3'. Whoopi said last month that she would love to have talents like Keke Palmer, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj co-star in Sister Act 3, which is currently in production at Disney+. And Keke is overjoyed with the Oscar…
29 Nov
Through interactions with Deadpool on social media, Loki's Miss Minutes teased fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hey there @Deadpool Love, Miss Minutes," said the tweet from Miss Minutes, a representative of Loki, on her official Twitter account. This post, which garnered over 10,000 likes, sparked rumours that Wade Wilson might have a relationship with…
28 Nov
O Yeong-su, from the famous Squid Game on Netflix, has been accused of sexual misconduct in Seoul, South Korea. The 78-year-old Golden Globe winner was accused without being detained on, according to the Suwon District Prosecutors Office, following allegations that he illegally touched a lady in 2017. According to Yonhap, the woman initially filed the…