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3 days ago
Rapper MI Abaga and music journalist Joey Akan have entered into a battle of words following Da Baby's visit to Nigeria.  For more context, MI had revealed that he was denied access to Rick Ross during the rapper's visit to Nigeria via Twitter. His tweets came moments after Ycee called out organisers of the American…
23 Aug 2019
Let’s start this from artist A. He’s broke. His family is broke. And he is in the big city of Lagos, without a professional skill, except the talent that he desperately holds on to.
12 Jul 2019
These days In Nigeria, you can wake up in the morning to anger at a pastor for allegedly raping a member of his church. But by the day’s end, you are fighting the Federal Government for grazing lands for the Fulani herdsmen via the RUGA scheme.
21 Jun 2019
There’s a viral video that’s making the rounds. In it, an indignant athlete can be seen talking to bank officials who appear to have slighted him before the clip began running.
31 May 2019
We are in a simulation called Nigeria. Nothing is real, nothing holds actual value, not even human life. This simulation is looped with everything going in cycles.
10 May 2019
I love a good cancelling session on Twitter or Instagram, or anywhere the Lord has provided a sanctimonious Nigerian community. I love how they pick their victims and objects of cancellation. It’s a joy to behold when a tweet rubs them the wrong way and their righteous faux outrage shows up. “I will never listen…
15 Mar 2019
“You are no longer relevant!” That’s the scariest sentence a popular musician can hear. It’s a crushing reality that haunts the strongest artists. Nobody wants to be irrelevant. No one wants to hear those words. Why? It’s like all of an artist’s deepest darkest fears coming to life and lapping the soul out of them.…
8 Mar 2019
We scream about the world spotlight falling on our music, and the creators that we have made superstars. But what are they selling to the world? Are we selling anything other than our buzz? j
18 Jan 2019
I was in that room when Falz made the statement, “I detest transactional sex.” I was the person who recorded that video and released it on the internet. Was Falz wrong to state a personal opinion? Did he misfire with his candid truth about his preferences? Did he make a mistake? I love Falz. I…
2 Nov 2018
When musicians go to bed at night, what do you think is the most dominant thought that lingers before they drift off to sleep? Why do you think they wake up daily, create the music they sell and put in all this effort into creating a piece of art that you interact with? You think…
26 Oct 2018
Back in primary school, I had a teacher I fondly called Aunt Charity. She was the most awesome human being. Never had a frown, corrected us in love, and had treats when we performed exceptionally at school work. But one day, she got angry at me. I wasn’t a perpetrator of some childhood mischief. I…
14 Sep 2018
If I told you the way you consumed Nigerian music is toxic, would you believe me? It’s true, you are a part of what sickens your stars. You are not the cure to their problems. You are the disease. In the wake of public cases of celebrity depression and attempted suicides, a lot of people…


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Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min shared the Premier League Golden Boot on Sunday after both forwards scored on the final day of the season.
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All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirants from Nigeria's southeast, Sunday, rose from a meeting with a resolution to support anyone among them that clinches the party's ticket. The aspirants, including Senator Rochas Okorocha, Senator Ken Nnamani, former Minister of Education (state), Emeka Nwajiuba, former Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, Ikeobasi Moleku and Mrs…
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Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's Premier League champions are "legends" who will be "remembered forever" after their thrilling 3-2 win against Aston Villa clinched the title on the last day of the season. Guardiola's side looked set to gift the trophy to second-placed Liverpool after Villa took a shock two-goal lead in the second half…
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Gunmen shot dead a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday in the east of the capital Tehran, state news agency IRNA reported. "Sayyad Khodai... was assassinated during a gun attack carried out by two motorcylists in Tehran's Mohahedin-e Eslam Street," IRNA said. The agency described him as a "defender of the sanctuary" -- a…
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Southeast presidential aspirants in All Progressives Congress (APC) are meeting at the home of former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday in Abuja ahead of the party primaries which holds later this month. An aide to Okorocha, confirmed the meeting but added that the “agenda” is unknown. The aspirants billed to attend include…