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Nigerian superstars Wizkid, Tems, and Fireboy DML have been nominated for the 2022 edition of the BET Awards. According to the full nomination list released by the organisers, Temilade Openiyi, professionally known as Tems, received three nominations, while Ayodeji Balogun, also known as Wizkid and Adedamola Adefolahan, popularly known as Fireboy DML received two and one nominations, respectively. Tems was nominated for Best New Artist, Best International Act, and Best Collaboration for Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ remix...

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Habeeb Okikiola, professionally known as Portable Omolalomi, has threatened to kill whoever is given The Headies award in the categories he was nominated for if he doesn’t win. Earlier, the West African Pilot reported that the organisers of the award released the much-anticipated nomination list for this year’s edition on Tuesday. The Ogun State-born rapper, who is a first-time nominee, snagged a spot in the Rookie of the Year and Best Street-Hop Artiste categories. For the Rookie of the Year award, Portable...

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The organisers of the Headies unveiled the nominees for the 15th Headies Award show on their social media pages on Tuesday. Leading the nominations this year is Wizkid with 10 nominations; followed by a tie between first-time nominee, Ayra Starr and returning 2021 ‘Next Rated’ nominee, Tems, with eight nominations. DMW’s Davido follows with seven nominations, alongside former YBNL signee, Adekunle Gold. YBNL Record Label Boss and Pop singer, Olamide, his prodigy Fireboy, and Brymo...

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Progress Chukwuyem has emerged winner of Nigerian Idol Season 7. This was announced at the TV show’s grand finale which was broadcasted across Africa Magic stations on Sunday. After weeks of watching the top 12 contestants singing their hearts out on the live shows to earn fan votes, Progress and Zadok emerged as the final two. However, Delta-state-born Progress beat his strongest rival, Zadok, to the top prize. As the winner of the competition, Progress...

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ENUGU — The Director General of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, NCMM, Professor Abba Isa Tijani has revealed efforts and accomplishments of the Agency and Benin Dialogue Group towards repatriation of the nation’s numerous priceless antiquities from other Countries; these antiquities are several hundreds of Benin Bronzes which are part of the loot of 1897. The DG represented by the Curator NCMM Enugu, Mr. Aloysius Duru, revealed this at the 2022 International Museums Day...

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One of the biggest reality TV shows in Africa, Big Brother Naija, is set to hit our TV screens anytime soon. The show, which has rocked the entertainment industry with six engrossing editions, and produced celebrities like Mercy Eke, Laycon, Whitemoney, amongst others has officially begun its audition for season 7. The announcement of the auditioning for this year’s edition of the reality TV show, which commenced on Sunday, May 15, 2022, was done on...

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It was a night of glitz, glamour, happy tears, support, and heartfelt speeches from winners at the grand-finale of the 8th edition of the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island on Saturday night. Celebrated annually, AMVCA, often referred to as Africa’s most prestigious film award ceremony, is an accolade presented by MultiChoice in recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements in the African film and TV industry. This...

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Nigeria’s versatile artist, Olawale Gladstone Emmanuel Rotimi, best known as Ola Rotimi, is being celebrated by Google on his 84th posthumous birthday. If you’ve opened your google browser today, there is a high chance you’ve seen the Ola Rotimi’s doodle. Today, Wednesday April 13, 2022, Ola Rotimi should have been 84 and Google has honoured him by displaying a drawing of the playwright on their official logo. The image is that of a bespectacled Black...

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Hollywood actor, Will Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced in a statement. This was the Academy’s response to the buzz-killing, shock-inducing scene of Smith, 53, striking comedian Chris Rock, 57, and cursing him live on camera before millions watching the Oscars on Sunday, March 27. The decision was made during a Board of Governors meeting held on Friday in...

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The Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium is to award Chimamanda Adichie with an honorary doctorate degree. The ceremony will take place at the main campus in Louvain-la-Neuve, located 20 kilometers from Brussels on April 28, 2022. Rector of the University, Vincent Blondel, stated that the Academic Council considers Adichie’s work to be “remarkable in many ways and particularly inspiring for our university community.” He also added that Adichie embodies the “values that we wish to...

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