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LETTER TO MY MOTHER: WONUOLA TALABI

In the days leading up to writing this piece, I could not decide what words I would string together to convey just how much I adore you. Would I start by saying how you have always been my number 1 fan? How there is no feat you consider unattainable for your children? Or ...

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CUSTODIAN READING LIST

For the next pub quiz : What phones do the world leaders use?  Wale Lawal’s brilliant short story, ‘Dr Lawanson’. Dele Momodu continues his analysis of the political terrain in his Thisday column. Rupert Murdoch is one of the most powerful and intriguing...

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM ANITA & PAUL OKOYE’S TRADITIONAL WEDDING

Hip TV were on ground in Port Harcourt to cover the union between Paul of P-Square and his long time heartthrob Anita. Celebrities turned out en masse to support the couple. Watch the clip below.

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ALBUM DOWNLOAD: JESSE JAGS- JAGZ NATION VOL.2:ROYAL NIGER COMPANY

Jesse Jagz returns with a follow up to his 2013 album; Jagz Nation Vol.1: Thy Nation Come. The compilation consists of 11 tracks, with samples ranging from the 1983 hit song ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Chaka Khan to movie clips (Scarface, Johnny Mad Dog) etc and is avai...

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LETTER TO MY MOTHER: DAMILOLA ONABOWALE

This is written partly for the biological mothers out there . However it wishes to extend to those who have effectively adopted others under their wing as their very own. You too are celebrated. “Who sat and watched my infant head when sleeping on my cradle bed, whe...

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COURT DISMISSES DEFECTED LAWMAKERS CASE AGAINST PDP

A Federal High Court in Abuja struck out a suit filed by the 79 lawmakers who decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. The plaintiffs, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Abdullahi Adamu and 77 other lawmakers, had prayed the court for...

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE DELEGATE HAMMA MISAU DIES

A delegate at the ongoing National Conference, Hamma Misau, has died. He passed last night at the National Hospital Abuja due to an undisclosed illness. Misau, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, was representing Bauchi state at the conference. The decea...

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D’BANJ LAUNCHES KOKO GARRI FROM THE KOKO HOLDINGS STABLES

DB Records President, D’banj  has been working towards unleashing his own brand of garri and it has finally come into fruition. D’banj is the Nigerian  ambassador  for the “ONE” campaign, which is headed by Bono, focused on eradicating extreme pove...

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VIDEO: 2FACE IDIBIA-DANCE IN THE RAIN

2face Idibia releases the latest video from his album, ‘Away and Beyond’ for the song, ‘Dancing In The Rain’ The video was directed by Luke Biggins.

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IYANYA PERFORMS RENDEZVOUS ON BBC 1XTRA LIVE LOUNGE

As part of the ongoing Destination Africa series, Iyanya stopped by Konga studios to give a live rendition of Craig David’s Rendezvous. He was accompanied by label mates Tekno on the keyboard and Bassey on background vocals. Watch below.

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PHARELL SIGNS ADIDAS DEAL

The worst kept secret in Urban Fashion is out. Pharell Williams, fresh off the buzz of his new album ‘Girl’ and smash hit ‘Happy’ has inked a deal to collaborate with German sportswear giant, Adidas on a fashion line of which the first collection w...

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TRIPLE MG SIGNS NEW ACT “SELEBOBO”

Record label Triple MG, run by Ubi Franklin and Iyanya have recruited artist and producer, Selebobo. This is not his first time working with the group as he produced Emma Nyra’s newest single ‘Elele’ ft Davido and  the first single from the Triple MG com...

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA

      Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was born in Bauchi, Northern Nigeria. Unlike the majority of Northern Nigerian political leaders, he was of humble background, his father having been a client to a district head. After attending Katsina Teacher Traini...

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LETTER TO MY MOTHER: OLUWAMISEUN WHITE

This post could potentially be for mothers of creative, idiosyncratic girls everywhere, but mostly, it’s for you Layide. Initially I considered having this message engraved on the retinoscope you asked me to order. Somehow, I didn’t think you’d be chuffed at me testing ou...

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DIEZANI JET SCANDAL: SECOND PLANE DISCOVERED

The House of Representatives have uncovered a second jet being used by the petroleum minister, Deziani Alison-Madueke. The House is already investigating allegations that the minister spent N10bn of public funds on a Challenger 850 private jet for her personal use. The se...