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Nigerian flutist, Tee Mac Iseli, has revealed that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is 86 years old. Tee Mac, ex-President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), made the disclosure on Facebook while airing his opinion on why Tinubu is not qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. The veteran flutist disclosed that though he and Tinubu were related by marriage, it was important...

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The organisers of the Headies Awards have disqualified Portable as a nominee at the 15th edition of the Nigerian music awards. The West African Pilot reports that Portable, born Habeed Okikiola, 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, his co-nominees were Av, Fave, Magixx, and Ugoccie, and he was pitted against Bella Shmurda, Rexxie, Mohbad, Naira Marley, Nektunez and Goya Menor for the Best Street-Hop...

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It is another win for Nigerian award-winning singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, as she features on the soundtrack for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. Sharing the trailer on his Twitter page, Tems’ manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, wrote, “Grateful to the amazing people at @MarvelStudios. BIG LOVE to the legend Ryan Coogler. “It’s @temsbaby on the official Black Panther 2 trailer. My father is in heaven. Thank you once again. Rest in peace @chadwickboseman.” The...

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P-Square, the Nigerian music duo consisting of the twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye, has made an explosive return to the music scene with two new hit tracks: Jaiye (Ihe Geme) and Find Somebody. The singles, with a music video for Jaiye, dropped across all music platforms on Friday, following weeks of anxiety by fans who were exposed to different teasers by the duo. Jaiye is a dance-pop track accompanied by an Amapiano sound. The music video was...

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Houston was brought to life again after a 2-year pandemic break with the annual IgboFest celebration.  Ndi Ichie Youth Cultural Foundation hosted this event to reclaim the cultural capital on July 16th in Downtown Houston at Discovery Green. The event featured among numerous  groups; the Texas Southern University Debate Team, Igwe Cultural Entertainment, Nnewi Odogwu masquerade, Okoso Dancers, Akuma Dance Ensemble, Womba Africa Drumming and Dance, Umeze Dance Troupe, Ayaka Masquerade, Ijele Masquerade, and the...

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Nike Art Gallery, located at Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria is the largest privately owned Art Gallery in Africa with over 25,000 pieces of artworks of different forms housed in it. The gallery building also houses Nike’s Textile Museum with a huge collection of Nike’s Adire fabrics. Amongst the array of artworks are paintings by the Octogenarian Ex-Police Commissioner, Chief Reuben Osaruyi Okundaye, who is also the husband to Chief Nike Okundaye, the founder of the art...

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Igbos are one of Nigeria’s largest ethnic groups and the largest single ethnic groups in Africa. Moreover, the city of Houston has a prominent Igbo community with strong cultural ties to their individual origins. Ndi Ichie Youth Cultural Foundation will host the 19th Annual IgboFest Houston African Festival to reclaim the cultural capital on July 16th in Downtown Houston at Discovery Green -1500 McKinney starting at 3:00 pm until the rocking stops! “We are excited...

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Temilade Openiyi, popularly called Tems, has won her first international award at the 2022 edition of the BET Awards. Tems won the Best International Act on Sunday night at the star-studded event held at the Microsoft Theater in the Los Angeles city of California, United States. Other nominees in the category are Nigerian sensation, Fireboy DML, Dave from the UK, Dinos from France, Fally Ipupa from Congo, Little Simz from the UK, Ludmilla from Brazil,...

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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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