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The family of gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo on Friday released an official statement confirming his death. The statement, signed by Hector Okposo, was released hours after the news of the gospel singer’s death went viral on social media. “It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that I announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, minister of God, Sammie Okposo,” the statement read. “Sammie slept and went to...

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At the 2022 edition of the American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Sunday night, Wizkid won the Favourite Afrobeats Artist. The Sony Music/RCA artiste was nominated in the category alongside Burna Boy, CKay, Tems, and Fireboy DML. The award for the Favourite R&B Song also went to his Tems-assisted Essence. Essence competed with Beyoncé’s Break my soul, Muni Long’s Hrs and Hrs, Silk Sonic’s Smokin’ out the window,...

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British—Nigerian LGBTQ rights activist and ordained Anglican cleric, Rev. Jide Macaulay, has asked the British government to stop AY from holding his AY Live London 2022 tour in the United Kingdom for being homophobic. Macaulay made the appeal while reacting to a 2018 video of the standup comedian inciting hate and violence against the marginalised LGBTQ community in Nigeria. “God no approve am (homosexuality). We get to help government make we stop all this gay...

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The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday and Nigerian artistes Tems and Burna Boy made it to the list of nominees. Both artistes got two nominations each. Tems, whose full name is Temilade Openiyi, was nominated in the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song’ categories for her Drake-assisted contributions to Future’s ‘Wait For U’. Damini Ogulu MFR, also known as Burna Boy’s sixth album ‘Love, Damini’ was shortlisted for...

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She broke the news in a series of Instagram posts on Monday, posting their wedding photo with “The End” boldly written on it. Okafor said she’s ending the marriage because her husband did not inform her that he was previously divorced and has three children from the marriage. According to her, she cannot settle for such a ‘tiny lie’. “My marriage was so beautiful and full of love. My husband literally worshipped me. I don’t...

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Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, MFR, known professionally as Burna Boy, won the award for the ‘best African act’ at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards. The event took place at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday, 13 November 2022. Burna Boy was nominated in the category alongside Black Sheriff of Ghana; Tanzania’s Zuchu; South African singer, Musa Keys; Ayra Starr and Tems from Nigeria. Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, was also nominated for...

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Phyna, the winner of the seventh edition of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) tagged ‘Level Up’, has been appointed as a youth ambassador for Edo and Delta states. Phyna, born Ijeoma Otabor, announced the appointment by the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, via her Instastory on Wednesday. “Through the commissioner of youth and sport, the governor of Edo state announced me as the incoming mid-east (Edo/Delta) youth ambassador,” her post read. Last month, Phyna won the 2022...

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  has indicated that 100 children under the age of five die of malnutrition in Nigeria every hour. UNICEF’s chief nutrition officer, Nemat Hajeebhoy, disclosed this on Thursday at a meeting organised by the National Council on Nutrition (NCN) in Abuja. The chief noted that if urgent action is not taken, another 15 million children are at risk of wasting. Wasting is a term used to describe children who get...

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By Handel Patrick (Staff Reporter)   Popular Nigerian movie star, Yul Edochie, has revealed that it is time for him to accept God’s calling as a gospel preacher. In a video posted by the thespian on YouTube, he noted that God has since called him to become a preacher but now, the calling has become stronger. According to the Nollywood actor, he stated that God intentionally made him famous so that he can easily spread...

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A total of 42 health facilities have been sealed by the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) out of about 1040 visited between January to September 2022. Dr. Abiola Idowu, Executive Secretary of the Agency who disclosed this in Lagos while reviewing the activities of the agency in the nine months, said the facilities were sealed for non-compliance with regulatory standards, non-registration of facilities, and lack of qualified medical personnel as well as the...

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