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The United Nations has said a new version of Bob Marley’s iconic song, One Love, is to be released to support children badly affected by COVID-19. According to the organisationa in a report published on Thursday, the initiative is aimed at raising funds for that purpose, adding that the late musician’s family had given its blessings. The fundraising is coming amid warning by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that an additional 6,000 children could die...

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LONDON  — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statement Sunday that their legal team is working with music rights organization BMI to stop use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign. “The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of...

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Although Dbanj’s accuser, Ms Seyitan Babatayo, has said she was taking few days off for counselling and therapy, her statement which was released and circulated on social media continues to generate diverse reactions. In the statement, Ms Seyitan explained in detail what happened to her from the day she was allegedly raped by Dbanj and her ordeal after she publicly accused the popular musician. She said it was “necessary to clarify for records due to...

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Foremost Nigerian showbiz maestro, singer and activist, Charly Boy has released a hit single ‘Mumu Don Do?’, featuring ace singer and performer, Oritse Femi. The maverick artiste, whose real name is Charles Oputa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday that the socially conscious ‘collabo’ was a ‘gift’ to his fans as he marked his 70th birthday on June 19. According to him, the song is to drive societal change and value re-awakening among...

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Maverick Nigerian singer, songwriter and showbiz maestro, Charles Oputa (Charly Boy) has given an insight on how he got his break in Life as he clocks 70. Oputa who is the son of late renowned Jurist, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as he marked his 70 birthday on Friday in Abuja. “My break came somewhere around 1982 when as the then Chief Justice of Imo,...

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The Executive Jet Services Ltd., on Tuesday tendered an unreserved apology to the Federal Government for transporting a popular musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley. The airline’s Chairman, Dr Sam Iwuajoku, made made this known on Tuesday,l in the apology letter sent to the Minister of Aviation, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Lagos. Iwuajoku said that the company transported Naira Marley, instead of Justice Adefope Okogie, whose name...

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(Reuters) – Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” who built his ground-breaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel, died on Saturday at the age of 87. Richard, a Grammy Award winner and inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame whose electrifying 1950s hits such as “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally” and flamboyant stage presence influenced legions of performers, succumbed to cancer. “Little Richard died in...

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Bob Dylan is releasing his first album of new music in eight years following a spurt of creativity from the man regarded as one of the world’s most influential songwriters. Rough and Rowdy Ways” will be released on June 19, according to a brief announcement on Dylan’s official website early on Friday. It will be a double album but no further details were given. The announcement followed the release late on Thursday of a third...

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Regardless of the negativities, Nigeria is associated with, there are many good things that have come out of the West African nation. From music to movies (Nollywood) and to jollof rice, Nigeria is rich not only in natural resources but in culture and in talented citizens. Nigerian music artists and songs are part of the country’s export to the world. The revenue from music in Nigeria is projected to generate $50 million (about N18 billion...

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Mr Pretty Okafor, National President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria(PMAN) has disclosed plans to provide  upcoming musicians with loans to support their careers. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the idea was informed as a result of several complaints from musicians about the commercial banks denying them loans. According to him, this would get them busy with work, while keeping them off the streets . “Plans are huge for...

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