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Watch Maleek Berry Perform Hits on BBC’s Live Lounge 1Xtra

Artists with teams as good as Maleek Berry’s almost always follow releases of projects with media tours in the countries they’re hoping to push the body of work in. In light of the release of his sophomore EP, First Daze of Winter, the producer turned singer h...

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Watch Wande Coal Attempt Every Trick In The Book In Tur-Key Nla Video

Since the release of a less than inspiring sophomore album, Wande Coal has only managed to reemerge in shades of himself from the days of Mo Hits. While Iskaba discredits that argument, the failure to follow it up with anything substantial is all you need to acknowledge t...

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Ebonyi Schools Shut Down In Wake Of Lassa Fever Outbreak

Following an outbreak of Lassa Fever in Ebonyi State, its government has called for the close of all schools in the state over the next week. Citing the decision as maintaining proactivity, the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Eke, noted that the directive was...

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Osagie Alonge talks Wizkid-Davido Rivalry on Facts Only

Over the past three years, the Wizkid – Davido rivalry has dominated conversations around Nigerian music. Christmas 2017 saw the competitiveness take an interesting turn as both artists graced the stages at each other’s headline shows. On Osagie Alonge’s...

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Teffy Reflects on Inspiration and the Detractors on ‘Amazed’

Regardless of wherever one may be in their evolution, detractors are something that will always exist. Many tend to channel what they perceive as the negative energy into their craft. Teffy happens to be part of the party who dismisses the talk and keeps things in perspec...

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B Red and Tiwa Savage ‘Connect’ To Open The Year

An issue that typically comes out of plying the family route is the comparison that’s inescapable. For B Red and Sina Rambo, they’ve always been seen as Davido’s cousins as opposed to recording artists in their own light. Their presence on HKN Music, as ...

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Absence of Dasuki and Defence Counsel Halts Trial Proceedings

On Wednesday 17th January 2017, former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki’s trial for money laundering and the illegal possession of firearms was prevented from holding following a no-show from both the defendant and his counsel. In defence of the decision not ...

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Krispy Kreme is Coming To Nigeria And Everyone’s Got A Joke About It

In March 2017, reports that Krispy Kreme intended on making an entrance into the Nigerian market began circulating. They were backed up by official statements from Krispy Kreme which announced that the doughnut company had entered a development agreement with Quality Food...

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Onyeka Onwenu is Out To Get Her Coins from Iroking For Copyright Violations

Conversations with Nigerian creatives of any form will always reveal that one of the biggest problems we face is the theft of art. From using pictures without proper credit to patronising pirates of music and film, we are all in some form complicit in the problem. Someone...

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Maleek Berry Is More In Tune With His Emotions Than Ever on ‘First Daze of Winter’

Fortunately for the music industry, last year, producer turned artist – Maleek Berry – dropped a successful premier project, Last Daze of Summer. With hits like Eko Miami, and Let Me Know he cemented his position and paved the way for awards like Best New Act ...

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Intercontinental Hotel Group to Withdraw From Nigeria

After four years operating in Nigeria, Intercontinental Hotels Group Plc has made the decision to withdraw from Nigeria following disputes with local partners on how to deal with how it was being run under receivership after a Nigerian court last May ordered Skye Bank, to...

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Olamide Is Touring Europe With Lofty Dreams

2017 had no shortage for Nigerian artists engaging in tours across the world. The likes of Davido and Mr Eazi engaged in world tours unlike anything any other Nigerian artists had engaged in in the past while Maleek Berry went for a smaller but just as relevant American t...

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YCee taps Eugy on Year-Opener, Say Bye Bye

Prior to YCee’s debut project, First Wave EP, most of his material centred around him letting everyone know he was the next big deal. As his career has progressed, YCee has slowly involved himself in the business of making music which feels influenced by love. His l...

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Olamide Goes All-Yoruba on Year Opener, Science Student

Nigerian lingo is almost entirely shaped by musicians. For the cool kids, the words of Davido often go on to become common place. Over the past few years, for the average residents of Lagos, Olamide’s words have had no peer. On Science Student, Olamide’s year ...

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Fasina and Adey Highlight The Stages Prior To A Full-Fledged Situationship on ‘Split’

Before most relationships are full fledged, there’s that time frame when both parties involved aren’t committing completely. That period when they’re both kinda flexing on each other but both know they want something with the other party. On Split, Adey ...