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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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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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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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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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The audition for the first-ever Nigerian and South African Big Brother reality TV show has begun. Tagged ‘Big Brother Titans’, the edition will be a fusion of Big Brother Naija and Big Brother Mzansi, the South African version of the show. The audition is open to Nigerian and South African citizens of 21 years and above. Interested persons have until 22 October 2022 to submit their entries. They are to visit the audition site and proceed with...

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The winner of the seventh edition of the Big Brother Naija BBNaija reality TV show, Phyna, has officially been awarded the grand prize for the ‘Level Up’ season. The West African Pilot News reports that  Phyna emerged the winner of the seventh season of the show which ended on Sunday, 2 October. The hype priestess, as she is fondly called by her fans, beat other finalists: Adekunle, Daniella, Chichi, Bella and Bryann to clinch the grand prize of...

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After weeks of intrigues, the seventh edition of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality TV show came to an end on Sunday with Phyna emerging as the winner. This year’s edition, tagged ‘Level Up’, premiered on 23 and 24 July 2022, and a total of 28 housemates, including two fake housemates and two riders, participated in the show, which ran for 72 days. Phyna beat other finalists: Adekunle, Daniella, Chichi, Bella and Bryann to clinch...

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Harvey Manson, Grammy Academy CEO, says the addition of an Afrobeats category to the Grammys is being considered. The CEO revealed the plans during a press conference at the Global Citizens concert in Ghana on Monday. He said the academy has kicked off the first process to adding an Afrobeats category to the prestigious award. According to him, the members of the academy will have to submit a proposal for the addition of the new...

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