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EbonyLife Films’ blockbuster Your Excellency streaming now on Netflix

One of Nollywood’s highest-grossing movies to gain exposure to a global audience with a growing appetite for diverse content Lagos, July 10, 2020 – EbonyLife Films, creators and producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party movies, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and Chief Daddy, is pleased to announce that Your Excellency, one … Read More

LoveFest Valentine’s weekend at EbonyLife Place ignites a spark with lovers and loved ones alike

Friends and family rush to join couples celebrating the season of love with fine dining and fun activities at the luxury resort in Lagos 5 February 2019, Lagos, Nigeria – It seems that everyone wants to celebrate love, whether they are coupled up or not. New luxury leisure resort, EbonyLife Place, has noticed an unexpected … Read More

Funke Akindele-Bello and Akin Lewis are hilarious in new trailer for EbonyLife’s blockbuster, Your Excellency

Lagos, 8 November 2019 – EbonyLife Films, producer of Fifty, The Wedding Party movies and Chief Daddy has just released a very funny trailer for its latest feature film, the social-media-driven political satire, Your Excellency.  As usual, Funke Akindele-Bello is in fine comedic form, as the other half of Akin Lewis who plays presidential aspirant … Read More

WildlifeDirect and EbonyLife TV Wildlife Warriors TV Series Partnership

Nairobi, November 01, 2019: First African produced Wildlife documentary series, from Kenya Wildlife Warriors goes continent-wide via Nigerian channel EbonyLife TV in November. WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce partnership with Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle network, EbonyLife TV to air Season One of the Wildlife Warriors TV Series will premier on November 6, … Read More

Òlòtūré selected for official screening at prestigious Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia

Trailer now available for viewing ahead of cinema release in 2020 31 October 2019, Lagos, Nigeria – EbonyLife Films today announced that its latest film, Òlòtūré, has been selected for an official screening at the world-famous Carthage Film Festival. Created in 1966, to bring African and Arab filmmakers together and to recognise their work, the … Read More

Hot new poster launches campaign for EbonyLife’s hilarious December blockbuster, Your Excellency

Funke Akindele-Bello and Akin Lewis head all-star cast Lagos, 7 October 2019 – EbonyLife Films, producer of Fifty, The Wedding Party movies and Chief Daddy has kicked off the promotional campaign for its latest feature film, the social-media-driven political comedy, Your Excellency, with the official cinema poster.  The colourful artwork features Akin Lewis as Chief … Read More

EBONYLIFE TV LAUNCHES MORE ACCESS TO MARKET IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ACCESS BANK

Lagos, Nigeria 14 August 2019 – Premium African broadcaster, EbonyLife TV in partnership with Access Bank launches More Access to Market on Wednesday, August 14th.  More Access to Market is about helping business owners grow their businesses. EbonyLife TV will work with Access Bank SMEs to design, produce and broadcast 15-second adverts 3 times a week, that … Read More

EbonyLife partners with Funke Akindele to direct and star in its latest December blockbuster, Your Excellency

Production begins on sizzling political satire with an all-star cast Lagos, 5 August 2019 – EbonyLife Films, producer of Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai and Chief Daddy is delighted to announce that production has begun on its latest feature film, the social-media-driven political comedy, Your Excellency.  To ensure that this … Read More

EbonyLife TV celebrates its 6th year as the EbonyLife Empire continues to expand

Lagos, 01 July 2019. EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network, founded by media mogul, Mo Abudu, turns six. Since launching in 2013, EbonyLife TV continues to create original, premium content, with an African soul that showcases the best of Africa for a Global Black audience.  The channel is part of a … Read More

EbonyLife Films’ Chief Daddy Netflix release party

Lagos, 14 March 2019. The crew and star cast of the Chief Daddy movie, including Mo Abudu, Niyi Akinmolayan, Kate Henshaw, Funke Akindele, Ini Edo, Dakore Egbuson, Ajoke Silva, Taiwo Obeleye and other renowned guests celebrated the launch of the movie at the Netflix launch party, held in Lagos on Tuesday, 12 … Read More

EbonyLife Films’ Chief Daddy comes to Netflix on 15 March

Lagos, 5 March 2019. EbonyLife Films’ Chief Daddy, the third-highest-grossing movie in Nollywood box office history, will be available to viewers around the world from 15th March 2019 on Netflix. When Lagos-based billionaire Chief Daddy keels over suddenly at the dinner table, there’s a scramble amongst family members, household staff and mistresses for a slice … Read More

Mo Abudu awarded honorary doctorate by University of Westminster

Lagos, Nigeria, 12 November 2018 – Today, the University of Westminster awarded Mo Abudu, founder and chief executive of EbonyLife Media, an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts, in recognition of her outstanding services to broadcasting and enterprise in Nigeria. The presentation was made during the university’s annual graduation ceremony … Read More

Mo Abudu launches global mentoring scheme for young women

Registration now open for interested participants Lagos, 11 September 2018 – Serial entrepreneur and media personality, Mo Abudu, has announced that she is launching a mentoring programme, Your Dream Moment with Mo – The Power Series, for young women in Nigeria and a number of international locations, in January 2019. The pioneering scheme aims to … Read More

Looking for love? EbonyLife TV launches Dating Game Nigeria to match singles in exciting show format

Call for contestants announced in a bid to find appealing love partners Lagos, 20 August 2018 – EbonyLife TV, is pleased to announce that applications for Sony Pictures Television’s hit format, The Dating Game, are now open in Nigeria. For the first time, African viewers will get to watch and participate in a show that has been … Read More

EbonyLife TV ends exclusivity with DSTV and expands globally

Nigerian entertainment and lifestyle channel to reach over 7 million new viewers Lagos, 3 July 2018 – EbonyLife TV is proud to announce that from August 1, 2018, they will be broadcasting on the StarTimes network (Satellite 191 and Digital Terrestrial 107), thereby ending its exclusive arrangement with DStv. StarTimes is a leading multinational media … Read More

EbonyLife TV celebrates 5 years of quality broadcasting

Indigenous lifestyle and entertainment brand marks milestone year and looks ahead to a bright future Lagos, 3 July 2018 – EbonyLife TV, Nigeria’s leading television channel proudly announces its fifth anniversary, on July 1. Launched in 2013, this is a significant achievement for the proudly ‘made in Nigeria’ company, which has become a major feature … Read More

EbonyLife refreshes brand identity as It marks 5 years

Lifestyle and entertainment media group launches colourful look across a range of new services Lagos, 3 July 2018 – As part of its fifth anniversary celebrations, EbonyLife is changing its look, starting this July. The revamp includes a new logo for the parent brand, EbonyLife Media, and for other brands in the group, which are: … Read More

Africa’s first legal series, Castle & Castle, debuts globally this July on EbonyLife ON – subscribe now!!!

New, original EbonyLife drama to be available via mobile-on-demand platform Lagos, 21 June 2018 – EbonyLife TV is proud to announce that Castle & Castle, the first African legal drama series, will have its worldwide premiere this July on its digital service, EbonyLife ON.   Starring Nollywood heavyweights Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dakore Egbuson-Akande, the series … Read More

Nigeria’s leading entertainment and lifestyle network launches EbonyLife ON in Africa this July

Digital platform to be available globally for instant access to original, dynamic content Lagos, 21 June 2018 – EbonyLife TV is excited to introduce EbonyLife ON, its video on-demand service, to an international audience from July 1st. Initially targeted to viewers in the Diaspora, the mobile, video-on-demand tool is now for anyone who wants access … Read More

Major brands move to sponsor EbonyLife’s ‘Chief Daddy’

Star-studded comedy supported by Keystone Bank, Johnnie Walker, Airtel and Bollinger Lagos, 21 June 2018 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, is thrilled to announce that Keystone Bank, Johnnie Walker, Airtel and Bollinger are sponsors for its upcoming movie, Chief Daddy. … Read More

Royal Hibiscus Hotel streamed for over 100,000 hours in 11 weeks on Amazon Prime

Romantic comedy from EbonyLife is a hit with audiences outside Africa Lagos, 8 June 2018 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, is excited to announce that its latest production, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) has been viewed for over 100,000 hours in only 11 weeks on the … Read More

Filming wraps up for EbonyLife production, Chief Daddy

Moviegoers will be delighted with star-studded dramatic comedy this festive season Lagos, 3 May 2017 – After weeks of blood, sweat and tears, EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel gladly announces the end of the filming period of its newest movie – … Read More

Royal Hibiscus Hotel to be available on MTN network

Latest Nollywood blockbuster from EbonyLife gets digital release on June 1 Lagos, 4 May 2018 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, is excited to announce that its latest production, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) will be available digitally, on the MTN network, via MTN Shortz, from June … Read More

EbonyLife assembles stellar cast for its latest blockbuster film

Upcoming dramatic comedy promises to be this December’s hit movie Lagos, 18 April 2017 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) is delighted to announce that production has begun on its newest movie, the intriguingly titled Chief Daddy. Set in Lagos, … Read More

EbonyLife delights inspirational women with special screening of Royal Hibiscus Hotel

Romantic comedy wraps up successful celebration of International Women’s Day Lagos, 29 March 2018 – In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, screened its latest movie, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) on March 28 at an … Read More

Amazon Prime licenses Royal Hibiscus Hotel for audiences outside Africa

Newest romantic comedy from EbonyLife gets international release Lagos, 29 March 2018 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, is excited to announce that its latest production, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) will be available on the Amazon Prime platform from March 30. This is good news for … Read More

EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television announce scripted television development deal

Three exciting new scripted TV projects including TV series based on the lives of the Dahomey Warriors London, March 29, 2018 – EbonyLife Ltd, owners of Africa’s first global Black TV network and producers of premium, original content and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), today announced that they will co-develop three … Read More

EbonyLife TV and Sony Pictures Television to produce Nigerian version of Dating Game reality show

Iconic, entertaining programme now to be enjoyed by African audiences Lagos, 27 March 2018 – EbonyLife TV is thrilled to announce that internationally popular show The Dating Game will have its African debut, thanks to a partnership with global content provider Sony Pictures Television (SPT). EbonyLife will produce the adaptation this spring, ahead of its … Read More

Variety Magazine lists Mo Abudu as one of its top 50 leading women, globally

Founder, CEO of EbonyLife TV and Films recognized for significant contributions to media and entertainment Lagos, 9 March 2017 – Variety Magazine has included Mo Abudu in their first International Women’s Impact Report, which celebrates 50 women across the world who are leaving their mark in media and entertainment. These women are at the top … Read More

Audience falls in love with Royal Hibiscus Hotel at delightful Lagos premiere

EbonyLife Films serves up a heartwarming and satisfying concoction at enchanting Music-Food-Love festival Lagos, 7 February 2017 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, debuted its new romantic comedy, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH), on Sunday 4th February 2018 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was … Read More

Spend this Valentine season with EbonyLife ON

Digital platform delights international audiences with laughter and romance this February Lagos, 2 February 2018 – EbonyLife TV continues to thrill fans in the Diaspora with a variety of premium, African shows via its mobile, video-on-demand service – EbonyLife ON, available via ebonylifeon.com or the mobile app. As a means of viewer appreciation, one lucky … Read More

Wedding Party 2 shines at Nigerian box office with post-festive season total of N312 million

Romantic comedy sequel also triumphs abroad as biggest Nollywood release ever in the UK Lagos, 2 January 2018 – The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, is incredibly pleased to announce that the recently released The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai (TWP 2), broke more box-office … Read More

Love, laugh and be inspired by The Royal Hibiscus Hotel – this February

Heartwarming romantic comedy from EbonyLife Films opens in cinemas in time for Valentine’s day celebrations Lagos, 1st January 2018 – During a record-breaking Nollywood box-office reign as one of the producers of The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, EbonyLife Films announces the cinema debut of its new movie, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH), on February 9. … Read More

Drama, scandal, betrayal. EbonyLife ON – the gift that keeps on giving

New digital video-on-demand service aims to delight Diaspora audiences with juicy content this holiday season Lagos, 7 December 2017 – This month, EbonyLife TV brings another round of exciting and original programmes to international audiences via its digital platform, EbonyLife ON. The service provides a unique television experience that can be enjoyed on ebonylifeon.com or … Read More

Filming begins for Castle & Castle – Nigeria’s first ever legal drama television series

Nollywood heavyweights, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dakore Egbuson-Akande lead one-of-a-kind production, scheduled to air in 2018 Lagos, 16 November 2017 – The shooting of a new television show, Castle & Castle has begun. Starring two titans of the Nigerian film industry, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dakore Egbuson-Akande, it is largely about the story of a gorgeous married … Read More

EbonyLife TV hosts successful Sisterhood Awards at WimBiz annual conference

Spotlight shines on outstanding Nigerian women in business, creative and charity sectors Lagos, 16 November 2017 – Hundreds of women converged at Eko Hotel and Suites this week for the annual Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) conference, to be empowered and inspired by outstanding speakers and role models. The climax of the … Read More

30-day countdown to release of Wedding Party 2 begins

Nollywood’s most anticipated sequel hits cinemas on December 15 Lagos, 15 November 2017 – Eager moviegoers are excited that the long wait for the sequel to Nigeria’s biggest ever movie, The Wedding Party is almost over. With only one month to go, fans are hoping to be among the first to snag tickets on opening weekend. … Read More

World premiere of Wedding Party 2 sold out 4 weeks ahead of schedule

VVIP tables snapped up as anticipation for the sequel of Nollywood’s biggest movie reaches an all-time high Lagos, 13 November 2017 – The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios is excited to announce that tables at the Grand World Premiere of The Wedding Party 2: Destination … Read More

The party just got bigger, the drama just got crazier – fans relish new trailer and poster for The Wedding Party 2

Vivid image and video heighten audience anticipation for upcoming movie  Lagos, 1 November 2017 – The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, released an official trailer and new artwork for The Wedding Party 2 on November 1st. While it is no secret that the cast is … Read More

Sisterhood Awards opens up first public vote for Nigeria’s unsung female heroes

People’s Choice Award category still open for votes until Nov 1 Lagos, 30 October 2017 – Nominees for the 2017 Sisterhood Awards are nothing short of remarkable and there is still an opportunity to recognize the achievement of one more individual – The People’s Choice awardee. Nominees have been named for ten categories, including Entrepreneur … Read More

Scandalous series ‘Fifty’ wraps up first season on EbonyLife TV with jaw-dropping finale

Last Thursday, the highly-praised drama and fan favourite aired its last episode of season one. So, how did it go? Expectations were high for this series when it premiered in July, particularly because it was a continuation of Fifty, the highest-grossing Nollywood film of 2015. Everyone had their favourite characters and was looking forward to … Read More

EbonyLife successfully sponsors first international diversity awards at MIPCOM with A&E Networks and Viacom

EbonyLife partners with global media powerhouses to celebrate diversity in television and film Lagos, 24 October 2017 – Nigeria’s number one lifestyle and entertainment channel, EbonyLife TV, co-sponsored a two-day Diversity Programme at MIPCOM, the world’s largest market for entertainment content, where industry professionals converge to connect with like-minded colleagues and find out the latest … Read More

The Hollywood Reporter lists Mo Abudu as one of the 25 most powerful women in global TV

Founder and CEO of EbonyLife TV recognised as an influential woman in the media industry for the second time Lagos, 13 October 2017 – The Hollywood Reporter has released its annual list of the ‘25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television’ and Mo Abudu is the only African woman listed, amongst those from North America, … Read More

EbonyLife, A&E Networks and Viacom sponsor international diversity awards at MIPCOM

EbonyLife joins global TV partners in supporting diversity programme at entertainment content market in Cannes Lagos, 13 October 2017 – Nigeria’s number one lifestyle and entertainment channel, EbonyLife TV, is sponsoring a two-day Diversity Programme at MIPCOM, the annual global market for entertainment content, where the world’s most influential industry players gather to discover the … Read More

Nigeria’s number one entertainment and lifestyle network launches global television experience

EbonyLife ON provides viewers outside Africa with online and mobile access to a variety of exciting and original programmes October 12, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – As part of the mission to change the African narrative and continuously provide viewers with top-notch, new content, EbonyLife TV is excited to introduce EbonyLife ON, its video on-demand service. … Read More

EbonyLife Films’ Royal Hibiscus Hotel receives warm reception at first press screening

Fresh from a sell-out debut at TIFF, romcom gets encouraging feedback from media guests and industry stakeholders October 6, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – On Thursday, October 5th, stakeholders and members of the press showed up for a screening of the charming new romantic comedy, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel. The event … Read More

Wedding Party 2 launch promises a night of Middle Eastern mystery and glamour in Lagos

World premiere of Nollywood’s most anticipated sequel expected to be ‘lit’ and memorable October 3, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios is excited to announce the date for the World Premiere of The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai. The event will … Read More

All your favourite characters are back in Wedding Party 2

Double celebration for eager fans with the release of a poster and video teaser for the blockbuster sequel October 3, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, released a teaser and poster for The Wedding Party 2 – Destination Dubai on October … Read More

They’re young, ambitious and sassy – they’re the fabulous five!

Reality series about five 20-something women to premiere this October, on EbonyLife TV October 3, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – A new, fun reality show – Moving Up the Squad, will premiere on October 3rd, 2017, at 10:30 pm(CAT), on EbonyLife TV. The series follows five young ladies (Ajifa, Amiola, Kemi, Benita and Seyitan) who live in Lagos … Read More

The hunt is on!

EbonyLife TV in need of talented drama producers October 3, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – Over the last five years, we have worked with the best in the industry to bring the most exciting films and series to life. We brought you Desperate Housewives Africa, The Governor, Sons of the Caliphate, DERE, Fifty, Married to the Game and more. We are now on … Read More

Mo Abudu marks double celebration

Media mogul celebrates birthday two days after successful international premiere of her new film September 12, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – Founder and chief executive officer of EbonyLife TV and EbonyLife Films, Mo Abudu was a year older yesterday, September 11th. She enjoyed the day with lunch at the CN Tower … Read More

Mo Abudu goes back to school

One of Nollywood’s most successful producers finds time to hone her filmmaking skills while steering multiple projects Mo Abudu, executive producer of Fifty and The Wedding Party, recently completed an intensive 3-week course for directors at the London Film School. Coming in the midst of a whirlwind period of production and promotion of two movies, … Read More

EbonyLife’s Royal Hibiscus Hotel selected as a ‘hidden gem’ by Toronto International Film Festival

Upcoming release receives impressive accolade, reserved for a handful of movies, just days before its world premiere September 5, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – A delightful, original production from EbonyLife Films, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH), has been recognized as a ‘Hidden Gem’ by Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Generally speaking, a ‘hidden gem’ is something … Read More

Johnnie Walker hosts cast of The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

September 5, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, Johnnie Walker welcomed some of the cast of The Royal Hibiscus Hotel to a drink reception held at their Ikeja, Lagos office. The cast in attendance were Zainab Balogun, Deyemi Okanlawon, Rachel Oniga, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Toni Tones. … Read More

Nomination period still open for the 2017 EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards

Unsung Nigerian women with notable achievements to be selected and celebrated September 5, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – Do you know a hardworking but unrecognized woman who is positively contributing to society and her community? If you do, nominate her for the 2017 EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards, which will take place on Tuesday, November 14th, at … Read More

Be the first to see full-length trailer of romantic comedy – The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

Teaser of new movie from EbonyLife Films gets an astounding 100,000 views in one day August 16, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – A 60-second video teaser of The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, a new movie from EbonyLife Films, was revealed on Instagram yesterday. It received over 100,000 views in only 24 hours. Such was the interest that … Read More

EbonyLife TV announces 2017 Sisterhood Awards

Ceremony will celebrate notable achievements of unsung Nigerian women August 8, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – The annual EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards will take place on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:30pm, at Eko Hotels and Suites. The awards acknowledge significant but mostly unrecognized accomplishments of women in Nigeria, in categories such as business, arts and entertainment. The … Read More

CNN highlights upcoming EbonyLife film about forgotten Africans in Nazi Germany

EbonyLife Films is making a film based on the horrific treatment of Afro-Germans and the covert mission to castrate hundreds of their children during Hitler’s regime. The film is titled ‘Ava and Duante’ and is scheduled for release in the later part of 2018. This fascinating project caught the attention of international news network CNN, … Read More

Be prepared for ‘more crazy’ with season two of On the Real – it’s like nothing else on television

Fans are anticipating juicier storylines and wilder antics, with the YouTube release of On the Real, season 2, scheduled for August 4th at 4 p.m. The television premiere was on August 2, 2017, at 8:30 p.m. (WAT). This edgy show is about five young and beautiful Nigerian reality-TV stars (Faridah, Wana, Efosa, Amaka and BJ) who lie, cheat and swear their way to … Read More

Scandalous women of Fifty sparkle on opening night

Review: Last Thursday, the much-hyped Fifty television series made its debut on EbonyLife TV, complete with trending chatter on Twitter and live online interaction with the stars of the show. So, was it worth all the noise? Coming on the back of a blockbuster movie – the highest-grossing Nollywood drama of all time and the … Read More

From bad to worse – the ‘realest’ crew on TV is back this August

Be prepared for ‘more crazy’ with season two of On the Real – it’s like nothing else on television Fans are anticipating juicier storylines and wilder antics, with the television premiere of the second season of On the Real, scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2017. This edgy show is about five young and beautiful Nigerian … Read More

From bad to worse – the ‘realest’ crew on TV is back this August

‘On the Real’ season two reveals controversial characters in exciting new campaign. A new promotion for the second season of On the Real kicks off today, July 19, and reveals the flawed characters at the heart of this much-talked-about series. With the premiere scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2017, fans are anticipating juicier storylines and … Read More

Thrilling new drama series ─ Fifty, airs this July on EbonyLife TV

All-time top five Nollywood movie spawns weekly series about the complex lives of four women. Lagos, Nigeria ─ On July 27th, 2017, a new drama series, Fifty, will premiere on television. Set in the ever-bustling megacity of Lagos, it follows the lives of four women (Tola, Elizabeth, Maria, Kate) as ambition and betrayal threaten their … Read More

Prepare for more ‘realness’ with a second season of On the Real

The unique show is back for a juicier and more exciting second season, with its television premiere scheduled to air on 2nd August, 2017, as part of Gen-Z Wednesdays. The second season will be bigger, better and filled with more tantalizing storylines. The edgy series follows the lives of five young and beautiful Nigerian reality … Read More

Fans are closer to enjoying the sequel to Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie

After weeks of shooting in Dubai, The Wedding Party 2 is now in post-production, with many weeks ahead of editing footage, sound and special effects, before it can be screened at its first film festival. The cast and crew worked amidst jaw-dropping scenery and spectacular venues. By all accounts, the movie will be a visual … Read More

Your favourite movie is now a series

The highly anticipated television premiere of Fifty (the series) is a few weeks away and is scheduled to air on July 27th, 2017. Set in the ever-bustling and vibrant megacity of Lagos, the series follows the lives of four women (Tola, Elizabeth, Kate and Maria) who are forced to take mid-life inventories, as ambition and … Read More

EbonyLife TV celebrates its 4th year with its first TV & Film festival

On June 30, 2017, EbonyLife TV marked its 4th anniversary with a free TV & Film festival, which featured the series premiere of Fifty, second season debuts of shows like Sons of the Caliphate, On the Real and screenings of its record-breaking movies, Fifty and The Wedding Party. Celebrating EbonyLife … Read More

The EbonyLife TV & Film festival is almost fully booked

Seats are still available for the series premiere of Fifty The EbonyLife TV & Film Festival is only a couple of weeks away and seats are already filled, with the exception of Fifty (the series). However, the spaces will be filled up in no time, as celebrities begin to book and cast members confirm their … Read More

Filming wraps on The Wedding Party 2 in Dubai

Eager fans are one step closer to enjoying the sequel to Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie After a couple of weeks of shooting in the ‘Jewel of the Middle East’, The Wedding Party 2 is now in post-production, with many weeks ahead of editing footage, sound and special effects, before the film can be screened at its … Read More

EbonyLife celebrates 4th anniversary with free TV & film festival

Africa’s champion of high-quality original content to showcase hit movies and new season premieres at exclusive event Lagos, Nigeria – EbonyLife TV is celebrating four years of success on June 30, 2017, with a free festival featuring new season premieres and a screening of its record-breaking movie, The Wedding Party, amongst others. The EbonyLife TV … Read More

Stars of The Wedding Party sequel head to Dubai for shoot

Nollywood’s biggest-ever movie ups the stakes with gorgeous locations in one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting destinations. May 11, 2017 Lagos, Nigeria – The rumours that have been swirling around for months have finally been confirmed – Nigeria’s highest-grossing film, The Wedding Party, will be shooting scenes for a sequel in Dubai. Stars … Read More

Nollywood’s biggest-ever movie, The Wedding Party, now available on Netflix

Lagos, Nigeria – After a record-breaking run at the box office, Nigeria’s first million-dollar movie, The Wedding Party, has come to Netflix due to growing demand from Nollywood fans worldwide. When it was first released in cinemas in December 2016, no one knew whether this much-hyped romantic comedy would live up to expectations. However, within … Read More

EbonyLife TV announces exciting new programme line-up to premiere April 3

Movies and scripted series dominate the schedule as viewers demand more stories, more drama and less talk Lagos, Nigeria – EbonyLife TV announced today its new programming line-up beginning 3rd April 2017, including a slate of Nollywood’s best films, EbonyLife original series and new shows that meet viewer demand for … Read More

SOMETHING BRAND NEW IS HAPPENING AT EBONYLIFE TV

Diarise 01 April. Exciting new changes are coming to Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle network, EbonyLife TV, DStv channel 165. The channel is elated to unveil its plans for a sensational new programing line up with scripted dramas taking the lead. Africa loves a good story after all, and EbonyLife TV is giving … Read More

Popular EbonyLife TV shows now available on Roku

Beginning on February 28, some of the most popular series produced by EbonyLife TV will be streamed on Roku for audiences in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, and France. This is an exciting development for fans of hit series such as, The Governor, Sons of the Caliphate, Dowry, Married to the Game, and On the Real. The move is in response … Read More

CELIBACY

Celibacy, for those who don’t know, means zero sex. Zero fun in the sheets, only hand holding, staring into each other’s eyes and dropping bae off at their door. In this society we live in where the legal age for sex is 16, my 12 year old cousin looks 25, skirts are shorter than ever … Read More

EbonyLife TV brings your favourite drama series to Amazon

EbonyLife TV Launches Five All-New Shows on Amazon Video giving the Diaspora new access to homegrown African content! LAGOS, NIGERIA, JANUARY 26, 2017 EbonyLife TV is thrilled to announce the release of five drama series on Amazon. Amazon Video offers a rich streaming program that lets users watch programming when and where they want. Watch Amazon … Read More

Binge Fest on BOX SET!

Overindulge this festive season and catch the 3 African glossy EbonyLife TV exclusive series, on DStv Catch UP PLUS and DStv NOW. Premium subscribers of DStv will have access to the full series of the following 3 premium African shows, as a box set on DStv Catch Up, between mid Dec and mid Jan, just … Read More

All Roads Lead to the Most Anticipated Fashion Industry Event in Africa

On Sunday December 11, 2016 all roads lead to the highly anticipated fashion industry event. Nigeria’s Largest Financial Institution, First Bank of Nigeria is a Solid Gold Sponsor of the 2nd edition of the semi-annual fashion sales and exhibition event tagged Cocktails and Dresses: The Largest Gathering of Made in Africa’s Best taking place in … Read More

Let’s Talk About Secks

How do you even start a conversation about sex, because a description isn’t very helpful. Sex is very essential, wars have been started, won and lost because someone whispered something to someone during sex. People have decided to spend their lives with someone because of really good sex and maybe some of them have regretted … Read More

DUBAI TOURISM ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINE SPONSOR OF THE GRAND WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘THE WEDDING PARTY’

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), a corporate entity which works to plan, supervise, develop, and market Dubai’s Tourism industry has today officially announced its collaboration with ELFIKE FILM COLLECTIVE’s The Wedding Party. Arguably the most anticipated social event of the year, The Grand World Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’ was selected … Read More

EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards 2016, nominate NOW!

There’s nothing we like to do more than give praise where praise is due! EbonyLife TV is proud to announce this year’s EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards, which will be hosted in special partnership with the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ). “This year’s Sisterhood Awards are truly a cause for excitement!” said Mo … Read More

ELFIKE FILM COLLECTIVE’s ‘THE WEDDING PARTY’ TO PREMIERE ON OPENING NIGHT OF THE 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced Elfike Film Collective’s ‘The Wedding Party’ will premiere on its prestigious opening night as a selection of the Spotlight City to City programme. The Kemi Adetiba directed romcom stars some of Africa’s biggest stars led by Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Iretiola Doyle, Banky W, and Adesua Etomi, … Read More

Take the Ride of your life with the Talk of the town, it’s The Boot!

The exclusive setting all celebs insist on: Red carpet, Chauffeur and 2 chrome exhaust pipes. Prepare for insanity, madness and rolling around with laughter as EbonyLife TV launches more belly-aching entertainment that’ll have you questioning your sanity! Comedy meets talk as Derenle Edun and his sidekick, Frank Donga hijack unsuspecting celebrities on the streets of … Read More

What Do Women Want?

Any man that can give an answer to this question that would satisfy just 50% of women deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. That man is one step closer to discovering world peace and it’s really as serious as that. Women always wonder why men never seem to know what they want but for men, it’s … Read More

Producing Nigeria’s future Oscar Winners

First Stars is a competitive reality show where young Nigerian filmmakers battle it out, under the mentorship of Nollywood’s best, to see who gets the converted opportunity to produce their very own feature film! The 6 part series is made possible by FirstBankNigeria who is committed to promoting the creative arts industry. First Stars will … Read More

EbonyLife TV celebrates with staff, channel talent, friends and family as the channel turns 3

EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black entertainment and lifestyle network, turned 3 on Friday, July 1st, 2016 with an in-house staff party held at the EbonyLife TV HQ in Ilupeju, Lagos. The evening celebrated the dynamic team of people who have helped to create over 3000 hours of premium quality … Read More

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JONGO: Eps 8

Showing June 30 | Episode 8 Eli and Kay begin to track down Benjamin Abaddon. As Benjamin’s mental condition deteriorates, we begin to realise how truly dangerous he is. Cornered and left with nowhere to go, Kay needs to place his trust in Eli if they are going to survive.

Jongo: WATERFALL

Showing June 23 | Episode 7 | WATERFALL As circumstances spiral out of control, Eli is forced to reveal his secret to Maya. Kay helps Eli to investigate Abaddon Holdings, but makes a crucial mistake. Now Mr Angel is hunting Kay.

Jongo: PLAN

Showing June 16 | Episode 6 | PLAN Eli continues to keep his secret from Maya and it’s beginning to affect their relationship. Ziv attacks a member of the unit investigating the Abaddons. After returning from a double date with Kay and Lisa, Eli gets a frantic call from the young dance student. He’s in … Read More

Winner emerges for “Win With Fifty” giveaway

May 26, 2016 Following the screening of EbonyLife Films’ acclaimed movie “Fifty”, a winner has emerged for the grand prize of “Win With Fifty” giveaway, courtesy of Skymit Motors. Make way for the winner of Mercedes Benz B Class who only had to watch the movie “Fifty” at a participating Nigerian cinema to secure her … Read More

Jongo: CLOSER

Showing June 2 | Episode 4 | CLOSER We meet the psychotic Mr Angel and his accomplice. Kay takes Eli out to their old school to share something personal with him. Benjamin Abaddon agrees to be interviewed by a notoriously tough TV journalist, but who is in control? Meanwhile Eli and Maya head out to … Read More

AKA turns down Democratic Alliance event

May 25, 2016 Controversial South African rapper AKA recently openly declared his opposition to the Democratic Alliance political party by tweeting that he has turned down every request of the party to perform at their events. However, AKA declared his allegiance to the ANC political party, stating that he believes it is the only political … Read More

Legendary musicians turn up for The Space Legend Series

May 25, 2016 The maiden edition of “The Space Legend Series” concert went down at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos on Saturday May 21, bringing to the stage legendary Nigerian musicians such as King Sunny Ade, Sir Ebenezer Obey, Onyeka Onwenu and Orlando Julius. Other performers include Timi Dakolo, Terry Apala, Gloria Ibru, Dede Mabiaku while … Read More

New video alert! L-Tido ft WTF – “Oh No”

May 25, 2016 South African rapper L-Tido drops the video for his first single of the year 2016 titled “Oh No” featuring South African group WTF. The track is expected to be in L-Tido’s upcoming album scheduled to drop later this year.

New video alert! Reggie ‘N’ Bollie – “New Girl”

May 25, 2016 Ghanaian X-Factor UK finalists Reggie ‘N’ Bollie drop the video of their debut single titled “New Girl”. The duo finished second at 2015 X-Factor UK and went on to sign a record deal with Syco record label.

Destination Africa takes us to Tanzania

May 25, 2016 “Destination Africa”, a 12-part 30 minute travel series brought to you by EbonyLife TV and WakaNow.com is taking us to Tanzania this week by Saturday May 28 at 8:30 PM CAT with repeats on Sunday 9:30 PM CAT and Tuesday 10PM CAT. Come experience  Tanzania’s glorious wildlife, magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Swahili delicacies … Read More

Sony Music signs up Tanzanian and South African Acts

May 24, 2016 After Sony Music Entertainment signed up OBO Davido as the first African artist on the label in January, the music giant has signed up two other African artists – Tanzanian Bongo Flava singer Alikiba and South African soul singer Mobi Dixon. The Tanzanian star, who is expected to drop his anticipated sophomore … Read More

Exclusive: Doris Simeon speaks on her humanitarian services

May 24, 2016 Nollywood star and entrepreneur Doris Simeon spoke with EL Now about the humanitarian side of her that most people don’t know. The Nollywood actor and producer who is also a scriptwriter spoke about her next project in the pipeline – a comedy TV series at pre-production stage.

Mike Ezuruonye, Uti Nwachukwu star in “Breathless”

May 24, 2016 Nollywood stars, Mike Ezuruonye, Bimbo Manuel, Uti Nwachukwu and others star in Charles Uwagbai’s new movie titled “Breathless”. The movie, scheduled to hit cinemas on July 1, was shot on location in the upscale Lekki area of Lagos.    

New video: Black Coffee Ft Mque – “Come With Me”

May 24, 2016 Celebrated South African House DJ, Black Coffee, drops the video for his new single titled “Come With Me” featuring Mque. The video, directed by Stacey Lee, brings three emerging New York dance crews together at a Brooklyn Warehouse party.

New video alert! Lady Jay ft Sarkodie – “Venus”

May 24, 2016 Ghanaian female rapper Lady Jay brings us the video for her 2015 collaboration with ace Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie titled “Venus”. The track “Venus” was produced by Kuvie while the video was directed by Prince Dovlo.

Obesere gets threatened over breach of contract

May 23, 2016 Veteran Fuji star Obesere is reportedly being accused of breach of contract by Solid Worth Entertainment boss, Taofeek Bello Abefe who has it that Obesere leaked the video of his collaboration with Olamide titled “Ebelesua” on YouTube, threatening to sue the Fuji Star. According to online publisher TheNet.ng music marketer and promoter … Read More

2016 Bet Awards Best International Act: Africa Nominees Unveiled

May 23, 2016 With the 2016 Bet Awards set to go down at Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, on June 26, the anticipated nominations list has been unveiled. Battling for the prestigious Best International Act: Africa category are 8 African heavyweight musicians namely South African rappers AKA and Cassper Nyovest, South African DJ Black Coffee, Tanzanian … Read More

Exclusive: EL Now chats with Cool FM'S Kaylah Oniwo

May 23, 2016 EL Now had a chat with Cool FM’s presenter and fashion personality Kaylah Oniwo who spoke about the fun of discussing controversial topics on radio with her controversial colleague Freeze. Kaylah also spoke about her interactive project called “Beauty Day Out” where she hangs out and connects with a few of her … Read More

New video alert! Blackmagic – “Wonder”

May 23, 2016 B.O.B Entertainment’s singer and rapper Blackmagic drops his first video for the year 2016 for his single titled “Wonder”. “Wonder” is the lead single of Black Magic’s forthcoming album titled “Version 3.0”

New video alert! Edem – “Kpordawoe”

May 23, 2016 Ghanaian afro-beat and dancehall singer Edem drops the video to his previously released single titled “Kpordawoe”. The track was produced by Shatta Blinq while the video was directed by Abstrakte.

EXCLUSIVE: BOVI REVEALS UPCOMING MOVIE TITLED “IT’S HER DAY”

May 20, 2016 In a chat with multi-talented comedian Bovi, EL Now gathered that the funny man has an upcoming movie in the works titled “It’s Her Day”. While we await the release of the movie, Bovi is set to hold his annual comedy show “Man on Fire” in the UK as well as in … Read More

Kunle Afolayan shows off his mansion

May 20, 2016 Award-winning Nollywood film maker Kunle Afolayan proudly shows off his new mansion located at Magodo, Lagos, which he has named “Ire”. The “October 1” movie producer who is warming up for the release of his latest movie titled “The CEO” says the reason he is showing off his mansion is to inspire … Read More

Exclusive: Teehigh clears air on relationship with HKN Music

May 20, 2016 Fast-rising afro-pop singer Teehigh clears the air about his relationship with the HKN Gang. The XBuff Entertainment signee shared his experience working with Davido on his latest single titled “Zero Smello”.

New video alert! Yemi Alade ft Flavour – “Kom Kom”

May 20, 2016 “Johnny” singer Yemi Alade drops a colourful video for her Masterkraft-produced track featuring highlife star Flavour. The track “Kom Kom” is off Yemi Alade’s recently released sophomore album “Mama Africa”.

Destination Africa takes us to Zambia

May 20, 2016 This week, EbonyLife TV and WakaNow.com’s travel series “Destination Africa” takes us to Zambia come Saturday May 21 at 8:30 PM CAT and then again on Sunday 9:30 PM CAT and Tuesday 10PM CAT. Join Nigerian media personality Oreka Godis and Zambian TV star Waddy Michael as they explore the 1700 meters … Read More

Adekunle Gold allegedly leaving YBNL after debut album release

May 19, 2016 YBNL’s Urban Highlife singer Adekule Gold, who is warming up for the release of his debut album titled “Gold” in June, may be leaving YBNL to focus on his own record label which will be called “Gold” records, according to online publisher Thenet.ng. This way, Adekunle Gold would be following in the … Read More

AKA publicly declares love for Bonang Matheba

May 19, 2016 Self-acclaimed king of South African rap AKA finally declares his love for media personality Bonang Matheba in public via his Twitter page. Over the weekend, the couple jetted out of South Africa on vacation to Mauritius, where AKA performed at Hunter’s Cider Thirst Party in Paradise.

Exclusive: Banky W dishes on upcoming album titled “Songs About You”

May 19, 2016 EL Now caught up with multitalented RnB star Banky W who disclosed that he is putting finishing touches to his next album titled “Songs About You” and all about his upcoming single featuring Ghanaian dancehall star StoneBwoy and EME’s signee Shaydee. The EME boss also revealed why traditional wears are his favourite.

New video alert! Cynthia Morgan – “Olowo”

May 19, 2016 Over to new music videos, “German Juice” singer Cynthia Morgan drops the video to her recently released single titled “Olowo”. The party track gets a Clarence Peters-directed video featuring Nollywood stars Ruth Kadiri, Beverly Osu and Tosin Pedro.

New music alert! Sean Tizzle ft Blaq Jerzee – “Like To Party”

May 19, 2016 Afro-pop singer Sean Tizzle enlists Blaq Jerzee on a new track and video titled “Like to Party”. The Difference Entertainment act is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album.

Jongo: HUNT

Showing May 26 | Episode 3 | HUNT Eli goes missing for several days. When Kay eventually tracks him down, Eli shares his belief that his father was murdered for reasons other than what the police suspect. We meet Benjamin’s mentally ill sister and ruthless girlfriend and discover that the Abaddon family are being investigated … Read More

Ayo Jay signs record deal with RCA records

May 18, 2016 One Nation singer Ayo Jay is the latest addition to America based Sony Music label, RCA Records, joining International stars such as Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Tailor Swift and others on the record label. Ayo Jay, who excitedly made the announcement on his Instagram page, started getting international fame with his … Read More

Davido is first African on the cover of Spotify’s African Heat Playlist

May 18, 2016 Pop star Davido becomes the first African artiste to be featured on the cover of “African Heat Playlist” of Swedish online music streaming platform, Spotify. Spotify recently launched its “African Heat Playlist” to cater for African users of Spotify as well as to connect with music and sound from Africa.

New video alert! Ketchup – “Mama”

May 18, 2016 Dancehall singer Ketchup drops the video of his single titled “Mama” which he dedicated to his dear mama. The dancehall track was produced by JayPaulBeatz while the video was shot by Stanz Visuals.

New video alert! MA-E ft AKA – “Lie To Me”

May 18, 2016 South African, CashTime Life’s act Ma-E is back with the video of his recently released single titled “Lie to Me” featuring self-acclaimed South African king of rap AKA. “Lie to Me” is off Ma-E’s upcoming album titled “Township Counsellor”.

Destination Africa takes us to Zambia

May 18, 2016 EbonyLife TV and WakaNow.com’s travel series “Destination Africa” takes us to Zambia come Saturday May 21. Join Nigerian media personality Oreka Godis and Zambian TV star Waddy Michael as they explore the 1700 meters wide Victoria Falls, water rafting at the mighty Zambezi River, classic African safari, bungee jumping, premiere dining, live … Read More

Burna Boy accused of impregnating and threatening lady

May 17, 2016 Is Burna Boy about to join the throngs of celeb baby daddies? If there’s any truth in Uju Stella’s Instagram rants, then Burna Boy might be a father soon, as the mystery lady alleges that she is carrying the dancehall star’s baby. However, Uju Stella alleges that Burna Boy threatened to send … Read More

Juliet Ibrahim donates soccer proceeds to patients

May 17, 2016 kudos to Ghollywood actress Juliet Ibrahim who donated the proceeds of her Celebrity Soccer Match to kidney disease patients at Msuites hotel, Accra, Ghana recently. The celebrity charity football match took place between Ghanaian and Nigerian celebrities including Caroline Danjuma at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra.

Mai Atafo makes his debut as movie producer

May 17, 2016 Esteemed bespoke fashion designer Mai Atafo debuts as a movie producer with his star-studded movie titled “Stay With Me”, which bears the same title as his new song featuring Waje and Praiz. The movie “Stay with Me” stars celebrated actors and media personalities such as Adesua Etomi, Tayo Faniran, Wole Ojo, Sika … Read More

New video alert! Phyno ft Olamide – “Fada Fada”

May 17, 2016 Igbo rapper Phyno teams up with his usual partner in crime Olamide Baddo in the video of his latest single titled “Fada Fada”. “Fada Fada” sees Phyno and Olamide giving thanks for the great life they are living after making it out of the ghetto.

New video alert! Darey – “Pray For Me”

May 17, 2016 RnB singer Darey unleashes the video of his acclaimed collaboration with celebrated Soweto Gospel Choir titled “Pray for ME”. The video, directed by Mex, features veteran Nollywood couple Olu Jacobs and Joke Silver.

Kiss Daniel’s releases debut album “New Era”

May 16, 2016 G-Worldwide Entertainment’s act Kiss Daniel unleashes his anticipated debut album titled “New Era”. The “Woju” singer’s 20-track album only features fellow record label mate Sugar Boy, as the record label only permits collaborations with in-house acts.

Nollywood actor Martins Njubuigbo cries for help

May 16, 2016 Veteran Nollywood actor Martins Njubuigbo aka Elder Maya is fighting for his life as he suffers from liver failure. According to Nollywood actor Ernest Obi’s Instagram page, Martins Njubuigbo requires a million naira donation for an urgent operation.

Lupita Nyong’O stars in “Queen Of Katwe”

May 16, 2016 Walt Disney releases the official trailer of the anticipated biographical drama starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as well as British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo. The movie, which tells the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi is scheduled for cinema release on September 30.

New video alert! Simi – “Love Don’t Care”

May 16, 2016 X3M Music singer Simi releases the video for her latest single titled “Love Don’t Care”. Here, the award-winning video director Clarence Peters takes his craft up a notch by shooting the entire video with just one take.

New video alert! Timaya ft Flavour – “Money”

May 16, 2016 A couple of weeks after dropping a new single featuring highlife star Flavour, Timaya puts out the video of the track titled “Money”. The Young D-produced track gets its video directed by prolific video director Clarence Peters.

Kenneth Okonkwo and wife welcome first child in 9 years

May 12, 2016 We start off by congratulating Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo and his wife Ifeoma who welcomed their first child after 9 years of marriage. Ifeaoma was delivered of a baby boy named Kenneth Junior at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center, USA on Saturday May 6.

Boity reportedly has a new man

May 12, 2016 Weeks after South African TV personality Boity confirmed the end of her relationship with her superstar rapper boo Cassper Nyovest, Boity reportedly has a new man – her photographer and media influencer Anele Papu, according to Drum Magazine. Boity who recently bought herself a new home for her 26th birthday reportedly has … Read More

2baba awarded Honorary Masters of Arts in Music

May 12, 2016 Veteran afro-beat star 2Baba has received an honorary Master of Arts in Music degree at Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin on Tuesday May 10, courtesy of the founder of the university, Esama of Benin Kingdom, Gabriel Igbinedion. Excited about the honorary degree, 2Baba has it that he thought he was being punked when … Read More

New video alert! Muno ft Rudeboy – “Slow Slow”

May 12, 2016 One half of Psqaure, Paul Okoye aka Rudeboy makes his debut as music video director with the video of RudeBoy record’s signee Muno titled “Slow Slow”. “Slow Slow” is Muno’s second single since he was signed to Paul Okoye’s RudeBoy record label.

New video alert! Tekno – “Where”

May 12, 2016 Triple MG star Tekno unleashes the video for his first single of the year tilted “Where”. The track was produced by Triple MG producer Selebobo while the video was directed by ace video director Patrick Elis.

Jongo: DISCOVERY

Showing May 19 | Episode 2 | DISCOVERY Eli receives devastating personal news that will change his life forever. Heading out to the crime scene, he makes an incredible discovery. Meanwhile, Benjamin Abaddon experiments with his powers. But does he know what the scarlet crystal is doing to him?

Prince William – “It’s where the stewardship of nature is taken seriously”

May 11, 2016 It’s no wonder it’s on CNN, National Geographic and Conde Nasts’ list for ‘World’s TOP Beach.’ It’s the jewel in the crown of East Africa’s islands and a heavenly holiday haven. Nestled against lush hills, granite boulders and protected reserves lies Seychelles, an eco-lover’s paradise visited by many celebrities, including Prince William … Read More

Wizkid collaborates with Micasa in studio

May 10, 2016 Cross-continent collaboration is in the works as Nigeria’s pop star Wizkid hits the studio with South Africa’s award-winning group MiCasa together with DJ Maphorisa of Uhuru. The African superstars put up pictures of their studio session on their Instagram pages with Mi Casa’s page stating that it is an honour working with … Read More

2Baba set to receive honorary doctorate degree

May 10, 2016 Veteran afro-beat star 2Baba is set to be awarded with an honorary doctorate degree by University of Igbinedion tomorrow Tuesday May 10. The “African Queen” singer made the announcement via his Instagram page recently, inviting his fans to come celebrate with him.

Nollywood actor Ime Bishop Umoh appointed as special adviser

May 10, 2016 On entertainers getting national recognition, comic Nollywood actor Ime Bishop Umoh aka Okon Lagos announces his appointment as Akwa Ibom state Governor’s Special Assistant on Ethical and Social Reorientation. With this appointment, Okon Lagos joins Ini Edo who is Special Adviser on tourism in the state.

New video alert! Cassper Nyovest – “War Ready”

May 10, 2016 Award-winning South African rapper Cassper Nyovest drops a new video dedicated to the victims of the 1976 Soweto Uprising. Directed by Kyle Levwis, the video features footages from the recent “Fees Must Fall” protest against high tuition fees in South Africa.

New video alert! Harrysong ft Kcee – “Baba For The Girls”

May 10, 2016 Five Star Music act HarrySong warms up to the release of his sophomore album titled “Spontaneous” as he drops the video to his latest track “Baba for the Girls” featuring fellow label mate Kcee. “Baba for the Girls” was produced by Dr. Amir.

New music alert! Ycee – “Su Mi”

May 09, 2016 Yet on Ycee, the Tinny Entertainment signee drops a new single along with its video titled “Su Mi”. The track is off Ycee’s forthcoming EP titled “The First Wave”.

New video alert! Lil Kesh ft Ycee – “Cause Trouble”

May 09, 2016 Former YBNL act Lil Kesh drops the video of his collaboration with 2015 Rookie of the year Ycee, titled “Cause Trouble”. The Mex-directed video is the first video of Lil Kesh since he kicked off his own record label called Yagi.

Exclusive: Ayo Badmus set to make his debut as movie producer

May 09, 2016 On a lighter note, Nollywood actor Ayodele Badmus, who went off the radar for a while, has revealed plans to make his debut as a movie producer, during a chat with EL Now. The “Dazzling Mirage” actor also revealed veteran film maker Tunde Kelani as his source of motivation.

Legendary Congolese singer Papa Wemba laid to rest

May 09, 2016 Over to DRC – the late Congolese legendary singer Papa Wemba has been laid to rest on Wednesday May 4. The late king of Congolese rumba slumped on stage to his death while performing during a concert in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on April 24.

Wizkid signs R2bees, Efya and Mr. Eazi onto Starboy worldwide

May 09, 2016 StarBoy boss Wizkid who won the prestigious Best African Artiste award at the 17th edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in Ghana on Sunday announced Starboy’s signing of Ghanaian stars R2bees, Efya and Mr. Eazi onto StarBoy record label. While making the announcement on stage, Wizkid mentioned the Ghanaian acts and himself … Read More

Jongo: ORIGIN

Showing May 12 | Episode 1 | ORIGIN Billionaire Benjamin Abaddon discovers a decades-old secret about his family and is given something extraordinary from his father. Eli King continues to live his humble and simple life with his girlfriend Maya and best friend Kay, but is starting to have strange and unsettling dreams.

Celebs turn up for “Entreat” premiere

May 04, 2016 The premiere of Michael Asuelime’s anticipated movie “Entreat” went down at the SilverBird Gallaria, Victoria Island on Friday April 29. Showing up for the event were cast members of the movie and their well-wishers such as Zainab Balogun, Lamide Akitobi, Bolanle Olukanni, Wale Ojo, Sadiq Daba, Bryan Okwara, Funlola Aofiyiebi-Raimi, Kehinde Bankole, … Read More

AKA’S woman coaxes him with a gift after a fight

May 04, 2016 It looks like South African rapper AKA and his supposed girlfriend Bonang Matheba recently had a big argument, if AKA’s Instagram post is anything to go by. But Queen B seems to know how best to coax her man as AKA says his girl got him a pair of sneakers waiting for … Read More

New video alert! Shatta Wale – “Kakai”

May 04, 2016 On the heels of launching his anticipated new album titled “After the Storm”, Ghanaian dancehall star Shatta Wale drops the video to his hit single “Kakai”. The video was directed by Xbills Ebenezer.

New video alert! Stonebwoy – “People Dey”

May 04, 2016 Ghanaian dancehall stars, Stonebwoy drops a Morgan Cashboy-directed video titled “People Dey”. The track was inspired by Rihanna’s hit track “Work”.

“Destinations Africa” premieres on May 7 on EbonyLife TV

May 04, 2016 “Destinations Africa” a brand new travel series is set to premiere exclusively on EbonyLife TV on Saturday May 7. In conjunction with Wakanow.com, “Destinations Africa” takes you on an adventurous journey that embraces the very best of Africa’s getaways, natural wonders, undiscovered gems and delicious delicacies.

Il Maurice, more than just a resort getaway.

May 03, 2016 When many think of Mauritius; idyllic beaches, turquois waters, romantic sunsets and 5-star resorts probably spring to mind, and while it is all of those things, it’s so much more… Think dolphin diving, walking with lions and feeding giraffes. Think of tasting the world’s finest sugars and premium rums. Imagine ornate temples … Read More

Why should you opt for Africa VS. the rest of the world?

EbonyLife TV has teamed up with WakaNow to produce an upmarket travel show, designed for the African traveller, highlighting Africa’s top tourist destinations. In its first season, the show will include twelve episodes and twelve destinations covering all angles of Africa and some of its neighbouring islands which are territorially African. The show serves as … Read More

EbonyLife Films Invites You to ‘The Wedding Party’

LAGOS, NIGERIA Apr 27, 2016 EbonyLife Films announces ‘The Wedding Party’. The romantic comedy is directed by award-winning filmmaker and New York Film School alumni, Kemi Adetiba. ‘The Wedding Party’ will be in cinemas nationwide in December 2016. Set in Lagos, Nigeria, The Wedding Party is a riveting tale of the complexity of love. It is the … Read More

GT DA Guitarman holds traditional marriage

Apr 26, 2016 Congratulations to celebrated singer and guitarist GT Da Guitarman who tied the knot with his fiancée, Annie, in a traditional wedding in Anambra state on Saturday. GT who once said he didn’t have luck with love and relationships proposed to Annie in January and then held a marriage introduction two months later … Read More

Music Producer K. Solo is a father

Apr 26, 2016 Ace music producer K. Solo is a father, as he welcomes his first child with his wife, Matop, a few days ago. Following rumour that K. Solo already had a child with his ex-wife, the music producer set the record straight, saying he is not the father of the child his ex-wife … Read More

New video alert! Bracket – “Shoe Size”

Apr 26, 2016 Afro-pop duo Bracket, made up of Vast and Smash, take over the streets with energetic dancers in the video of the latest track titled “Shoe Size”. The Avalon Okpe-directed video follows the adventure of a lover boy who pursues a pretty lady that caught his eyes. The dance tune was produced by … Read More

Brand new EL Now kicks off in Lagos from May 2

Apr 26, 2016 Watch out for brand new episodes of EL Now coming your way from Monday May 2 here on EbonyLife TV, as EL Now moves to the entertainment capital of West Africa – Lagos. The all new EL Now comes with a sleek brand new set and a spanking new co-host all making … Read More

Congolese legend Papa Wemba is dead

Apr 25, 2016 Legendary Congolese singer Papa Wemba has died after slumping on stage while performing in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Saturday April 23. Footage of the 66 year old king of Congolese rumba shows him fall to the ground while his dancers continued to dance for a while before noticing he is down. Papa … Read More

Clarion Chukwura is married again

Apr 25, 2016 Nollywood star Clarion Chukwura has revealed that she is married again. The 51-year old veteran actress and mother of award-winning video director Clarence Peters shared the news via her Facebook page by putting up pictures of her quiet wedding ceremony as she tied the knot with her fiancé Anthony Boyd in the … Read More

New video alert! Seyi Shay ft Olamide – “Pack and Go”

Apr 25, 2016 “Right Now” singer Seyi Shay drops the video of her collabo with Olamide titled “Pack and Go”. The video, directed by Meji Alabi for J Films, has Seyi Shay showing us her streets side. The track, off her debut album “Seyi or Shay” was produced by ace music producer Pheelz.

New video alert! Mafikizolo ft Diamond Platnumz & DJ Maphorisa

Apr 25, 2016 South Africa meets Tanzania as Mafikizolo teams up with Diamond Platnumz and DJ Maphorisa in the video of Mafikizolo’s latest single titled “Colours of Africa”. The track is a celebration of Africa’s diversity, as Mafikizolo sings in Zulu and Sotho while Diamond Platnumz sings in Swahili. The video was styled by various … Read More

Dabota celebrates billionaire husband’s birthday

Apr 18, 2016 Billionaire wife Dabota Lawson, who filed for divorce from her billionaire hubby Sunny Aku earlier this year, seems to have kissed and made up with him as the former Miss beauty queen put up a lovey-dovey birthday message for Sunny Aku on her Instagram page as he turns a year older. Dabota … Read More

Linda Ikeji drags Wizkid to the police

Apr 18, 2016 Over now to the recent Linda Ikeji and Wizkid beef, the celebrity blogger has dragged the pop star to Lagos state Police Commissioner for threatening to have her beaten up. This is following Wizkid’s social media response to Linda Ikeji when she reported that Wizkid has been served quit notice from his … Read More

HHP goes to rehab

Apr 18, 2016 South African, celebrated rapper HHP announced via his facebook page that he was off to the rehab for 10 days to clear his system of antidepressants. This comes shortly after HHP declared that he has been depressed and had attempted suicide three times last year, during an interview with media personality Gareth … Read More

New music alert! Sarkodie – “Take it Back”

Apr 18, 2016 Ghana’s top rapper Sarkodie drops a new track and video titled “Take it Back”. Here, Sarkodie raps about the top dogs of the hip hop world. The track was produced by Magnom Beatz and MikeMillzOnEm while the video was directed by Alexx Adjei.

New video alert! Adekunle Gold – “Ready”

Apr 18, 2016 YBNL’s Adekunle Gold’s latest single “Ready” now has a video featuring Lola OJ who plays the role of Adekunle Gold’s romantic interest. The track was produced by Pheelz while the video was directed by Adasa Cookey for Squareball Media. Adeknule’s debut album is expected to drop in a few months.

2nd Edition of “I Laff With Mc Abbey”

Apr 14, 2016 The second edition of MC Abbey’s comedy show “I Laff with MC Abbey” attracted the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry at the prestigious Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos on Sunday April 10. Hosting the red carpet was Denrelen Edun and Ariyike. Cracking up the crowd with hilarious performances were comedians … Read More

Davido builds “OBO Palace” in Lagos

Apr 14, 2016 HKN boss OBO Davido is busy constructing a new home in an undisclosed location in Lagos in a bid to get away from his Lekki home which continuously gets hounded by various people, including those waiting to beg him for money, upcoming artistes and well-wishers. Via his social media accounts, the pop … Read More

New video alert! Sound Sultan – “Kuku no Worry”

Apr 14, 2016 Veteran Nigerian hip hop star Sound Sultan goes inspirational in a lighthearted hip hop track and video titled “Kuku No Worry”. Here, veteran multi-talented Sound Sultan claims he knows the music industry in and out and would put anyone through. The track is off his upcoming album titled “Out of the Box”.

New video alert! 9ice – “Aunty”

Apr 14, 2016 And 9ice keeps waxing stronger as he releases an entertaining video for his new single titled “Aunty”. The track and video has 9ice lamenting about his romantic interest who has been giving him a tough time. The video was directed by HG2Films.

#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS – 2 Years after

Apr 14, 2016 Exactly two years ago today, 276 school girls were kidnapped from Government Secondary School Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria by notorious terrorist group Boko Haram. Turning out to be the most talked about news in 2014, the incident brought about the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign. Today, we remember the heartless act … Read More

Asa set for first Nigerian Live concert

Apr 12, 2016 History is about to be made as French-Nigerian indie-pop singer Asa is set to hold her first ever concert in Nigeria at “Asa Live in Lagos Concert” come Sunday May 1 at Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotels, Victoria Island. The “Eyo” singer will be performing hit tracks from three of her albums … Read More

Ghanaian rapper Kwaw Kese is married

Apr 12, 2016 Over to Ghana, Ghanaian rapper and hiplife sensation Kwaw Kese is off the market as he ties the knot with his longtime girlfriend Ghollywood actress Doris Kyei Baffour at East Legon Accra Ghana on Saturday. The couple had their traditional wedding in Kumasi on Thursday April 7. This is Kwaw Kese’s second … Read More

New video alert! Mayorkun – “Eleko”

Apr 12, 2016 HKN Music boss Davido unveils his new signee Mayorkun as he drops the video to his debut single “Eleko” under HKN Music and Davido Music Worldwide. Mayorkun who is the first artist signed under Davido Music Worldwide was discovered by Davido when Mayorkun posted a 10 second video of him singing the … Read More

New video alert! Papa Dennis ft Korede Bello – “Wonder”

Apr 12, 2016 Make way for the Kenyan-Nigerian collaboration of Papa Dennis and Korede Bello in Papa Dennis’ latest track and video titled “Wonder”. The video, directed by Mr. Moe Musa tells grass to grace story of a boy, which is based on true life events. The track is off Papa Dennis’ debut album of … Read More

Etisalat prize for literature award holds in Lagos

Apr 11, 2016 EL Reports is very excited by all the wonderful things happening on the African literary scene in recent years. From adaptation of African books into blockbuster films to the global recognition of African literary egg heads, the world is indeed getting familiar with African Literature. In recent weeks, there has been quite … Read More

Ruto's political base celebrates ICC ruling

Apr 11, 2016 Judges at the International Criminal Court recently threw out charges of post-election violence against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. In a complex ruling, the judges declared that there was no case for Ruto and his co-accused, Joshua Sang, to answer. Speaking at a news briefing in Nairobi, Kenya’s post-election victims’ lawyer Wilfred … Read More

Michelle Obama hosts last garden planting at White House

Apr 11, 2016 U.S. first lady Michelle Obama recently hosted her last annual garden planting event at the White House. Students from nearby schools came over to help with the planting, which is her last season before her husband leaves office early next year. The event brought back some of the children who originally helped … Read More

Kerry: Russia has played 'constructive role' in Middle East

Apr 11, 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently moved to defend Russia’s efforts in ending hostilities in the Middle East. “…in the case of President Putin, he says that he is prepared to be part of the solution with respect to Syria. Now, everybody doubted whether Russia would play any constructive role whatsoever … Read More

Yao Ming hopes to establish hall of fame for China’s sports stars

Apr 11, 2016 Former NBA player Yao Ming, who was recently selected for the Basketball Hall of Fame alongside Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson, said he is considering setting up a Hall of Fame for China’s sports. As an A-list sporting icon, Yao Ming opened up China to the NBA in his nine seasons with … Read More

First photos: Denrele Edun, Denola Grey, Zina Anumudu, Bayo Oke-Lawal, and more at the 'eXploring' launch hangout in Lagos

Apr 10, 2016 Guests were yesterday hosted to an evening of fun, food and good music ‎‎at the ‘eXploring’ show launch hangout held at the Oasis Medspa, Ikoyi, Lagos. The hangout, hosted by Denrele Edun, had several guests including Bayo Oke-Lawal, ​Bidemi Zakariyau​, Toyin Poju-Oyemade, Wale Gaffar, Remi Ogunkayo, and more in attendance, while artiste, … Read More

"EbonyLife TV issues a one page talent release form that protects all parties

In law, ‘moral rights’ simply refers to creator’s intellectual property and being associated with his/her/its work. By law moral rights can be waived by contract…

Trending On Google: April Fool

Apr 8, 2016 On Google Hot trends this week, we bring you the top entertainment news stories trending on Google Nigeria for the week. Hot on this week’s list is April Fool as Nigerians took to Google probably in search of pranks to play on their folks to mark the Fool’s Day.

Trending On Google: Wizkid and Linda Ikeji

Apr 8, 2016 Trending on Google this week was Wizkid and Linda Ikeji whose beef sizzled when Linda Ikeji broke the news that Wizkid has been served eviction notice from the Lekki home Wizkid had claimed to be his. In Response, Wizkid attacked Linda Ikeji via Instagram saying he Googled Linda at 25 and found nothing, … Read More

Trending On Google: Adekunle Gold

Apr 8, 2016 Hot on Google this week is YBNL’s Urban Highlife singer Adekunle Gold who dropped a new single titled “Ready” as he warms up to the release of his anticipated debut album titled “Gold”. The track, “Ready” is expected to be the last single Adekunle would be dropping before the release of the … Read More

Jaywon drops 3rd studio album titled “Oba Orin”

Apr 8, 2016 Moving on, former Kennis Music’s singer Jaywon has dropped his 3rd studio album titled “Oba Orin”, which means “King of Music” in Yoruba. The 21-tracked album features heavyweights such as Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Oritse Femi, Reminisce, Obesere, Olamide, Phyno, May D and more. Producer credits go to celebrated music producers such … Read More

Omoni Oboli’s “Wives On Strike” premieres

Apr 8, 2016 Nollywood actress and movie producer Omoni Oboli premieres her latest movie titled “Wives on Strike” at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in Lagos on Sunday April 4. Supporting Omoni Oboli at the premiere were stars such as Uche Jombo, Kehinde Bankole, Bovie, Julius Agwu, Alexx Ekubo, O.C. Ukeje, Monalisa Chinda, Annie Idibia, Mimi … Read More

New video alert! Orezi – “Double Your Hustle”

Apr 8, 2016 Sprisal Entertainment’s afro-pop singer Orezi drops the video for “Double Your Hustle” off his celebrated debut album “The Gehn Gehn Album”. In the video, directed by Paul Gambit, Orezi flashes back on his hustling days before becoming a star. Making cameo appearances in the video are stars such as HarrySong, Kcee, SolidStar … Read More

Cape Town comes alive to the sound of music at annual jazz festival

Apr 8, 2016 The seaside city of Cape Town recently played host to the 17th edition of the famous International Cape Town Jazz Festival, which attracted over 37,000 revelers from all over the world. The five-stage festival, which is also the fourth largest in the world, featured celebrated local artists as well as international musicians. … Read More

Ebonylife TV and Wakanow produces TV Show

Apr 8, 2016 Thinking about a vacation in Africa? Then we’ve got great news for you. Ebonylife TV, in partnership with Africa’s leading online travel concierge, Wakanow are getting set to premiere a unique travel show called “Destinations Africa” in May 2016. Each episode of the show will feature a Nigerian personality teaming up with … Read More

New Zealand PM defends country's tax system

Apr 8, 2016 In light of a massive document leak from a Panamanian law firm showing several financial misdeeds via the offshore company structures, New Zealand’s Prime Minister recently moved to defend the country’s tax system. Opposition Labor Party Leader Andrew Little had accused Prime Minister Key of letting people use the country due to … Read More

IMF chief amps up call to boost global growth as risks increase

Apr 8, 2016 International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde recently called for stronger action in boosting global economic growth. She also warned that without decisive action, downside risks were increasing. Speaking at Frankfurt’s Goethe University, Lagarde prescribed several ways to circumnavigate the situation. “We are actually growing and that is good news indeed. The … Read More

Fraud investigation will not slow Olympic construction, Rio official says

Apr 8, 2016 Olympic authorities in Rio de Janeiro recently reiterated that sporting venues will be delivered on scheduled for the 2016 Olympics, despite an on-going investigation into supposed irregularities at some of the venues. Speaking to this effect, Roberto Ainbinder, director of the Municipal Olympic Company said: “The issue is being looked at by … Read More

Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas ahead of his fight with Bradley

Apr 8, 2016 Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley recently arrived in Las Vegas ahead of their third fight at the MGM Grand Garden. Bradley defeated Pacquiao when they first met in 2012. However, Pacquiao gained revenge in their 2014 re-match, scoring a unanimous win to regain the WBO welterweight title. Speaking about the match, Pacquiao … Read More

Celebs storm Onobello.com cover-editorial release party

Apr 7, 2016 We start off with the star-studded OnoBello.com Cover Editorial Release party aimed at creating awareness on the new direction of the digital magazine section of Onobello.com The event which happened at the rooftop of Maison Fahrenheit in Victoria Island, Lagos last week Wednesday March 30 was graced by top celebrities including EbonyLife … Read More

New video alert! Aramide ft Adekunle Gold – “Love Me”

Apr 7, 2016 In the music world, Afro-soul singer Aramide drops the much-anticipated video for her track “Love Me” featuring YBNL singer Adekunle Gold. The track gets a romantic video shot by Stanz Visuals where Adekunle Gold plays the role of Aramide’s love interest. The track was produced by Tintin.

New music alert! Amarachi – “Te Quiero”

Apr 7, 2016 11 year old Nigeria’s Got Talent Winner Amarachi unleashes a new track and video titled “Te Quiero”. The video has salsa dancers dancing to the salsa song. The track was produced by Kelly Lyon while the video was shot and directed by ace video director Clarence Peters.

“Destination Africa” set to premiere on ELTV

Apr 7, 2016 EbonyLife TV in partnership with Nigeria’s leading online travel company Wakanow.com brings you “Destination Africa”, a brand new show that highlights Africa’s top tourist destinations. Each episode of “Destination Africa” explores an African country’s top-end attraction, rich history, authentic treasures, culinary delights and unexpected gems. Look out for the world’s biggest Basilica … Read More

“I Laff With MC Abbey” season 2 set for April 10

Apr 7, 2016 “I laff with MC Abbey” season 2, a family comedy and music show is set to go down at Muson Centre, Lagos on Sunday April 10. The star-studded show features RMD, IK, Basket Mouth, Tee A, Lepacious Bose, Ali Baba, Gordons, Buchi, Kenny Blaq, Igos, Dan D Humorous, Shey Law, Emma Oh … Read More

Google offers Cubans free computer and internet use

Apr 7, 2016 Google recently opened a new technology center in west Havana with the aim of providing Cubans with free and high speed Internet connection. Located at the studio of Alexis ‘K’cho’ Leyva, the center is stocked with 20 Chrome books along with 100 Google Cardboard virtual reality visors and two cameras capable of … Read More

Nigeria targets elusive small traders in new tax drive

Apr 7, 2016 Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics recently revealed that the country’s informal sector accounts for 48 percent of the country’s economy. In a bid to offset a slump in oil revenues, President Muhammadu Buhari wants to squeeze the sector to boost tax revenues by 33 percent this year. However the government faces a … Read More

New Zealand Prime Minister supports Helen Clark for the United Nations top job

Apr 7, 2016 New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key recently threw his support behind his predecessor, Helen Clark, following her decision to run for United Nation secretary-general. New Zealand had earlier submitted a letter to the president of the 193-member General Assembly formally nominating Clark as a candidate to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general. United … Read More

Chelsea appoint Antonio Conte as next boss

Apr 7, 2016 Chelsea Football club recently officially named Antonio Conte as the team’s manager on a three-year contract. Conte, who is currently the head coach of Italy, will take over from interim manager Guus Hiddink after the Euro 2016 tournament in France. The Chelsea website quoted the Italian as saying: “I am very excited … Read More

French security drills prepare forces for potential Euro2016 attacks

Apr 7, 2016 France recently carried out a security drill at a fanzone area in the city of Bordeaux to ensure that security and emergency rescue forces are prepared in the event of an attack during the upcoming Euro2016 championship. The exercise was attended by the country’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Health Minister Marisol … Read More

EBONYLIFE TV AND PULSETV PARTNER TO SHARE CONTENT

Lagos Nigeria, March 06, 2016 EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle network, and Pulse, Nigeria’s online news source, announce a partnership that will include content sharing and joint promotion of each network. The far-reaching partnership will include PulseTV shows like Pulse VoxPop and Pulse Strivia running on EbonyLife TV in their various markets. … Read More

Wizkid reportedly served eviction notice

Apr 4, 2016 News is going round that StarBoy boss Wizkid has been given an eviction notice from the Lekki house that he revealed as his own in 2013, after celebrated blogger Linda Ikeji broke the news of the quit notice on her blog on Saturday. According to Linda Ikeji, Wizkid has been given until … Read More

Eva says she’s not quitting music

Apr 4, 2016 Nigerian female rapper Eva, who recently announced that she was quitting as a music artiste, has come around to say she is not quitting music after all. In a letter she posted to her fans on her Instagram page, Eva says what she meant to say was that she was ending the … Read More

New music alert! Ice Prince – “Seasons”

Apr 4, 2016 And now for new jams, we start with that of Ice Prince Zamani who drops a new track and video titled “Seasons” under his Cool Cats record label. The video, directed by rising director Shay UA, has Ice Prince performing in a café. In the illKeyz-produced track, Ice Prince reveals a new … Read More

New video alert! Flavour – “Dance”

Apr 4, 2016 Highlife singer Flavour Nabania drops a colourful video for his track titled “Dance” off his latest album “Thankful”. The Clarence Peters-directed video has Flavour in the company hot dancers giving beautiful choreographed dance moves. Clearly the video seems to be inspired by that of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” with its colourful dancers.

“I Laff With MC Abbey” season 2 set for April 10

Apr 4, 2016 “I laff with MC Abbey” season 2, a family comedy and music show is set to go down at Muson Centre, Lagos on Sunday April 10. The star-studded show features RMD, IK, Basket Mouth, Tee A, Lepacious Bose, Ali Baba, Gordons, Buchi, Kenny Blaq, Igos, Dan D Humorous, Shey Law, Emma Oh … Read More

Libyan Media and Art students showcase their talents.

Apr 4, 2016 The Media and Arts Faculty at Misrata University recently opened its doors to media professionals, artists and musicians in a week-long event aimed at showcasing its students’ talents and accomplishments. Established in 2014, the faculty caters to students looking to build a career in radio, television, photography, journalism, music and fine arts. … Read More

South Africa’s Schwarzenegger aims to lift poor with township gyms

Apr 4, 2016 South African bodybuilding champion Tumi Masite is using exercise and bodybuilding to keep township youth busy and away from drugs and crime. Reminiscing on his encounter with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former trainer Reg Park, Masite said: “I was found by the late Reg Park, the former personal trainer of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was … Read More

Mexico power rates must rise to spur solar growth-SunPower CEO

Apr 4, 2016 Solar energy company SunPower recently made public its plan to invest in Mexico’s energy sector. With Mexico transiting to cheaper natural gas, the reform promises to add new sources of private generation with the development of a new wholesale electricity market. Speaking during an interview, the chief executive of SunPower Corp, Tom … Read More

Canada's Trudeau says ready to work with whoever wins us presidency

Apr 4, 2016 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said that he is ready to work with whoever becomes the next U.S. president. Trudeau made the comments at a breakfast forum with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. “You know I think there’s a lot of people wondering how the U.S. got to … Read More

Sunderland's Eboue banned for failing to pay agent fees

Apr 4, 2016 Sunderland’s defender Emmanuel Eboue was recently banned for one year by FIFA, following his failure to pay his former agent Sebastien Boisseau. The former Arsenal and Galatasaray player was fined 30,000 Swiss francs in September 2014 for failing to comply with the decision and given four months to settle the debt. However, … Read More

Pacquiao gets ready for final fight

Apr 4, 2016 Philippine boxer, Manny Pacquiao, recently talked about retirement ahead of his fight with rival Tim Bradley. Pacquiao, who is making a bid for a seat in the Philippines Senate in May, joined his trainer Freddie Roach for a workout in front of the media at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los … Read More

Discover Africa’s best

Apr 2, 2016 Is Africa worth travelling…? We certainly think so! EbonyLife TV has teamed up with Wakanow, a one stop travel portal, to produce an upmarket travel show, designed for the African traveller, highlighting the continent’s top tourist destinations. The 30 minute, 12 part series premiers on EbonyLife TV DStv channel 165 on Saturday, … Read More

Trending On Google: Easter

Apr 1, 2016 It’s no surprise that Easter has been trending on Google as Nigerians had enjoyed the long Easter weekend in celebration of Christ’s resurrection, taking to Google to search for the best Easter greetings.

Trending On Google: Reekado Banks

Apr 1, 2016 Mavin Records’ Next Rated award winner Reekado Banks has been trending on Google after his Twitter followers caused a stir by trying to rate him against Wikzid while comparing their similarities. Reekado Banks was quick to shut his fans up by asking them not to disrespect Wizkid whom he considers his mentor … Read More

Trending On Google: Kehlani

Apr 1, 2016 20-year old American RnB singer Kehlani has been trending on Google after she attempted suicide. The Atlantic Records’ signee tried to kill herself in vain after she was accused of cheating on her boyfriend NBA star Kyrie Irving with her ex-boyfriend RnB singer PartyNextDoor.

Toolz, Olisa Adibua at the Beat FM London launch

Apr 1, 2016 Celebrated Beat FM presenters Toolz and Olisa Adibua showed up at the launch party of Beat FM London which took place at Love and Liquor Lounge at North West London on Monday. Also present was Beat FM CEO Chris Ubosi, British-Nigerian music group Shiikane, and other celebs. The Beat FM London, which … Read More

Desmond Elliot stars in “Reflections”

Apr 1, 2016 Over to Nollywood, Desmond Elliot stars alongside Uche Jombo, Lydia Forson and others in the new movie titled “Reflections”. Directed by Desmond Elliot, “Reflections” tells the story of a woman who is accused of murdering her husband while she claims to be innocent, setting out in a bid to find the true … Read More

New video alert! D-Black ft Sean Tizzle – “Say Yes”

Apr 1, 2016 Ghanaian rapper D-Black teams up with Nigeria’s Sean Tizzle in new video titled “Say Yes”. The track, off D-Black’s upcoming album titled “Lightwork” was produced by DJ Breezy.

Egypt mobile App to offer valet parking

Apr 1, 2016 A mobile application in Egypt is currently offering a private valet service in a bid to resolve traffic congestion and parking issues in Cairo. The application, which is labeled “Rakna”, is currently in its experimental phase, with 10 users and four valet drivers. However it is expected to launch within six months. … Read More

France calls for urgent set-up of Libya unity government

Apr 1, 2016 French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault recently called for the urgent set-up of a Libya unity government, in a bid to stabilize the country and to push back terrorist groups. Libya is currently split between rival factions, one of which is controlling the capital Tripoli in the west and the other operates out … Read More

Japan passes record budget, security law takes effect

Apr 1, 2016 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently moved to defended loosening the limits of Japan’s pacifist constitution on its military. Speaking at a news conference, Abe said the law is expedient given the harsh global security conditions. “The security situation surrounding our nation is getting harsher and harsher. I think many people may … Read More

Colombia's Santos calls for disarmament deadline to be set in peace process

Apr 1, 2016 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recently demanded a deadline for the complete disarmament of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, as the government and rebels work to end the country’s protracted armed conflict. Both parties had earlier failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to reach a comprehensive pact. Speaking to this regards, … Read More

Hosting Euro 2016 is an answer to Islamist attacks, France's Hollande says

Apr 1, 2016 French President Francois Hollande recently said that hosting the Euro 2016 soccer championship is a perfect response to for last year’s Islamist attacks on Paris. President Hollande made the remarks after a visit to the French National Sports Institute to promote sports with young people. “It is a great event because it … Read More

Australia’s pat farmer reaches Kashmir on last leg of ‘Spirit of India Run’

Apr 1, 2016 Australian marathon runner, Pat Farmer, recently entered the last leg of his 4,500 kilometer “Spirit of India Run”. Farmer, who is a former Minister for sports and youth in Australia, started his 60-day run to raise awareness and funds for the education of Indian girls. “From the 26th of January I have … Read More

Noble Igwe is married

Mar 31, 2016 We congratulate ace Nigerian blogger and entrepreneur Noble Igwe who is officially off the market as he ties the knot with his fiancée Chioma Otisi in a traditional wedding at Chioma’s hometown, Abriba on Monday March 28. The wedding was graced by the couple’s celeb friends such as Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, M.I, Olamide … Read More

Celebs storm Ay Live for Easter Sunday

Mar 31, 2016 Ace Nigerian comedian AY Makun held the 10th edition of his famous comedy show AY Live at Eko Hotel & Suites on Easter Sunday March 27. The star-studded show, tagged “The Happy Ever Laughter” was attended by heavyweights such as 2 Baba and Annie Idibia, Sound Sultan, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Ramsey Nouah, … Read More

AKA goes on date with Bonang

Mar 31, 2016 Hip hop star AKA wants us to know that he is indeed dating media personality Bonang Matheba as he posts a picture of them together on his Instagram page with the caption “Kevin Hart show. Date night” even though Bonang has her back to the camera in the picture. AKA apparently had … Read More

New video alert! Runtown ft Wizkid – “Lagos to Kampala”

Mar 31, 2016 “Bend Down Pause” singer Runtown drops the video of his collabo with StarBoy boss Wizkid titled “Lagos to Kampala”. The MaleekBerry produced track gets a video directed by acclaimed video director Sesan, shot in Los Angeles. The track is off Runtown’s 2015 debut album “Ghetto University”.

New video alert! Jaywon ft 9ice – “Jolly Muke”

Mar 31, 2016 As Next World singer Jaywon warms up to the release of his third studio album called “Oba Orin” which means king of music, he drops the video to his collabo with 9ice titled “Jolly Muke”, off of the album. The video was directed by Unlimited L.A. The album “Oba Orin” is scheduled … Read More

Reekado Banks set to drop debut album

Mar 30, 2016 Mavin Records’ darling Reekado Banks is set to drop his debut album titled “Oluwa Ni”. The 18 track album features local and international artistes and includes Reekado Bank’s hit singles such as Kataput, Sugar Baby, Corner, Tomorrow, Oluwa Ni and others. However, the Headies Next Rated Award winner is yet to reveal a … Read More

RMD, Yvonne Okoro, Jospeh Benjamin in new movie

Mar 30, 2016 Veteran Nollywood actor Richard Mode Damijo is certainly back to stay as he joins Yvonne Okoro, Joseph Benjamin and others in a new movie titled “Boxing Day”. The movie, directed by “30 Days in Atlanta” director Robert Peters is about a man whose desperate quest for fortune and success cost him his … Read More

New video alert! Edem Ft Reekado Banks – “Nyedzilo”

Mar 30, 2016 Reekado Banks teams up with Ghanaian rapper and dancehall artist Edem on the video of Edem’s 2015 hit single titled “Nyedzilo”, which means “My Heart”. The video, which also features fast-rising Ghanaian female rapper Feli Nuna, tries to scare us with some Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” zombies. The track was produced by Ghanaian producer … Read More

Tonto Dikeh parts with DB Records

Mar 30, 2016 So, Nollywood actress and singer Tonto Dikeh aka Pokolee recently revealed in an interview with Golden Icons that she has parted ways with D’Banj’s record label DB Records, where she used to be the first lady. The new mom explains that even though she loves D’Banj so much, referring to him as … Read More

Banky W yearns for break from music

Mar 30, 2016 Over now to Empire Mate Entertainment’s boss Banky W who has hinted that he will be going on a break from music so that he can work towards getting married and raising a family. Giving this hint during a recent interview with Channel’s TV, Banky W who turned 35 years old on … Read More

Uganda harnesses sun’s energy to power solar bus

Mar 31, 2016 Engineers from Uganda’s Kiira Motors recently unveiled Africa’s first solar powered bus. The automobile, which has been dubbed “Kayoola”, runs on two batteries that are charged using solar panels fitted on the vehicle’s roof. On a full charge, the bus can travel a distance of up to 80 kilometers. Built by over … Read More

Delays in forming transition government could harm peace process in South Sudan – Envoy

Mar 31, 2016 The chairman of South Sudan’s Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Festus Mogae recently expressed concern over how long it is taking to establish a transitional government in the country. After months of ineffective negotiations and failed ceasefires, the warring sides in South Sudan agreed in January 2016 to share positions in a … Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Prague for state visit

Mar 31, 2016 Chinese President Xi Jinping recently arrived in Prague for a state visit to promote business ties and build a strategic relationship with the Czech Republic. Being the first official visit by a Chinese head of state to the Czech Republic, the visit was widely received as a milestone in the history of … Read More

Islamic coalition holds inaugural meeting in Saudi Arabia

Mar 31, 2016 Military chiefs of staff from Muslim nations recently participated in the Counter-Terrorism Islamic Force alliance in Saudi Arabia. The inaugural meeting, which was aimed at coordinating efforts of the Islamic coalition, was announced in December by Saudi Defense Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The alliance includes Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Jordan, the … Read More

Brazil and Poland triumph in Kiteboarding World Championships

Mar 31, 2016 Carlos Mario of Brazil and Poland’s Karolina Winkowska recently won the first round of the 2016 world championships held in El Gouna, Egypt. Mario won the event with high jumps in the calm conditions to beat Netherlands competitor Youri Zoon into second place and Alex Pastor of Spain into third place. In … Read More

Fanzones will be under tight security for Euro 2016, Valls says

Mar 31, 2016 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls recently reiterated that the Fanzones will be under tight security for the Euro 2016 tournament. According to him, Fanzones, which are public areas for thousands of soccer supporters to watch games on big screens, will be subjected to the same security checks as stadiums. Speaking during a … Read More

D'banj, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Phyno and other A-list celebrities lived their music at the just concluded #HeinekenGidiFest.

Mar 30, 2016 – The highly anticipated 3rd edition of the #HeinekenGidiFest went down on Saturday, 26 March 2016 with performances by several A-list artists and the first ever Heineken ‘Live Your Music’ – THE TAKEOVER session in West Africa. The event which held at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, had performances from D’banj, Tiwa … Read More

Zimbabwe's Mugabe meets with Japanese Emperor

Mar 30, 2016 Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace recently met with the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during an official visit to Japan. The Zimbabwean first family travelled to Japan on the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a bid to strengthen diplomatic ties between both countries. After a brief … Read More

Gabon looks to wood sector to diversify oil-reliant economy

Mar 30, 2016 Stepping away from its traditional oil-based economy, Gabon is seeking to industrialize its wood industry with the creation of West Africa’s largest economic zone. Launched in 2011, the Nkok Special Economic Zone spans an area of 1,126 hectares and has brought in over 192 million USD and employs over 7000 people, according … Read More

Turkish PM meets with Jordan's King Abdullah

Mar 30, 2016 Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently held talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah during his two-day official visit to the country. Prior to the visit, Davutoglu had met with his Jordanian counterpart, Abdullah Ensour to discuss ways to deal with the influx of migrants and the stability of Syria, which is important to both countries. Turkey recently reached … Read More

Ireland marks centenary of uprising that led to independence

Mar 30, 2016 Members of Ireland’s armed forces recently marched through Dublin to commemorate 100 years since the 1916 Easter Rising that ended centuries of British rule. Tens of thousands lined streets as they watched the parade snake past strategic buildings seized by the poorly trained insurgents in their audacious attack on the British administration … Read More

Ibrahimovic confirms Premier League interest

Mar 30, 2016 Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently hinted at a move to the Premier League. Speaking after a training session at the Friends Arena, the 34-year-old spoke candidly about his future. “The league that is most talked-about is the Premier League, no doubt about it. That there is an interest? Yes, there is an … Read More

Day wins WGC Dell Match Play to solidify new number one ranking

Mar 30, 2016 Jason Day recently continued his astonishing streak with an emphatic victory at the WGC-Dell Match Play in Texas. The Australian dusted South African Louis Oosthuizen 5&4 in the afternoon final at Austin Country Club to clinch his sixth victory in his past 13 tournaments. Day, who sank a 12-foot par putt at … Read More

New video alert! Vanessa Mdee – “Niroge”

Mar 29, 2016 Eastern African, Tanzanian songstress Vanessa Mdee drops the video to her latest single titled “Niroge”, off her upcoming debut album “Money Mondays”. The feel good video directed by Justin Campos was shot in Johannesburg South Africa. The track “Niroge” which means “bewitch me” in Swahili was produced by acclaimed Tanzanian producer Nahreel.

Ibinabo stripped of AGN presidency

Mar 29, 2016 Nollywood actress Ibinabo Fiberesima has been stripped of her position as President of Actors Guild of Nigeria by the Federal High Court as her 2015 re-election where she beat Nollywood actor Emeka Ike to remain president of AGN was declared null and void for being conducted against court order in 2014. The … Read More

Uche Kalu and wife welcome first child

Mar 29, 2016 Congratulations to Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker Uche Kalu and his medical doctor wife Ada who welcomed their first child, a baby boy, recently. Uche Kalu made the revelation via his Instagram account by putting up a picture of him carrying their new son who has been named Michael Uche Junior. The couple … Read More

Ruth Kadiri gives back on her birthday

Mar 29, 2016 Nollywood actress and producer Ruth Kadiri who turned 28 on Thursday March 24 took to the slums of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos to celebrate her birthday with the pupils of Whanyinna. The Nollywood star donated items such as school bags, school sandals and food as well as cash to the pupils. … Read More

New video alert! May D – “I Wanna Know”

Mar 29, 2016 “Ibadi” singer Mr. May D drops the video of his latest single titled “I Wanna Know”. In the Lucas Reid-directed video, May D is a heartbroken hunter who tries to win back the affection of his love interest. The track, which is May D’s comeback track after he has been quiet for … Read More

Nigerians urged to buy local products to turn around import economy

Mar 29, 2016 In a bid to salvage the free fall of the Naira against the US dollars, Nigerians are gradually embracing a new mantra that says “Buy Naija and grow the Naira” The initiative, which encourages Nigerians to buy made-in-Nigeria products, is aimed at reducing and discouraging rampant importation of good which are also … Read More

Educating Maasai girls by MGEF

Mar 29, 2016 Gloria Kotente Mumeita, a medical student from Kenya recently spent 8 weeks working alongside renowned doctors at Suburban Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins, to fulfill some of her remaining university credits. Although it is common sight to see young ladies train to become doctors, for Gloria it is a pretty big … Read More

Bernie Sanders wins Alaska, Washington caucuses

Mar 29, 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently set his sights on Wisconsin after his wins in Alaska and Washington’s caucuses. Bernie Sanders, who was aiming for a three western state sweep in a bid to overtake front runner Hilary Clinton, called on his supporters saying: “So right now I am requesting, I … Read More

After sombre week, Pope leads Catholics into Easter stressing hope

Mar 29, 2016 Pope Francis recently led the world’s Roman Catholic community into the Easter celebrations by urging them not to lose hope in a gloomy world. As he led Catholics into the most important day in the Christian liturgical calendar, Francis said: “May the Lord free us from this trap, from being Christians without … Read More

Kell Brook retains IBF Welterweight Title

Mar 29, 2016 British boxer Kell Brook recently retained his IBF welterweight title by defeating Canadian challenger Kevin Bizier in Sheffield. 29 year old Brook, who won the IBF title in 2014, knocked down Bizier twice in the second round before the referee stopped the fight. Bizier’s knockout victory over Frederick Lawson in November last … Read More

Hodgson: England should remain humble after victory in Germany friendly

Mar 29, 2016 After his team’s victory over Germany in a friendly match, England’s coach Roy Hodgson recently advised his wards to stay humble. The 68 year old made the comment during a post-match news conference. “We’ve got an awful long way to go before we can claim to be like the Germans with all … Read More

Egyptian artist opts for hammer and nails over Paintbrush

Mar 28, 2016  recently started using a hammer and nails to create portraits of famous people and Egyptian icons. Explaining the source of his new technique, he said: “The idea of nails (art) is practised in Europe but it isn’t that popular. In the beginning I used to draw portraits using colours and paint brushes … Read More

Nigerians call for transparency in spending funds recovered from graft

Mar 28, 2016 During his inauguration, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria promised to go all-out on corruption and he is making good his promises. He has given the country’s anti-graft agencies greater liberty to investigate and prosecute big name that were once dimmed untouchable. Early this month, Nigeria and Switzerland signed an agreement that paved … Read More

HNC spokesperson comments on latest round of peace talks in Geneva

Mar 28, 2016 Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee spokesperson Salim Muslet recently spoke about the committee’s positions compared with those of the Syrian government during the latest round of peace talks in Geneva. Speaking during an interview, Muslet said: “We diverge a lot with the government. We came to settle the Syrian crisis peacefully, but … Read More

Day wins match but heads for treatment after hurting back

Mar 28, 2016 Jason Day was recently among the winners on the opening day of the WGC-Dell Match Play, however he left the Austin Country Club course clutching his back heading for treatment. The PGA Championship winner defeated former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland 3&2, catching fire with birdies on four of … Read More

Russian athletes stripped of medals after CAS upholds IAAF appeal

Mar 28, 2016 Several Russian athletes, including 2012 Olympic gold medalist Sergey Kirdyapkin, were recently stripped of their medals and race wins, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the IAAF’s appeal against the Russian Anti-doping Agency. Sergey Kirdyapkin is set to be stripped of the 50-km walk gold medal he won at the … Read More

“FIFTY” grosses over N400m ROI

Mar 28, 2016 EbonyLife Films’ debut movie “Fifty” has grossed over N400 million returns on investment, which includes almost N100 million in box office returns alone after a successful 4-month run in Nigerian cinemas. The movie also generated income from global internet streaming provider Netflix, In-flight Entertainment deals, Video-on-Demand and many more. Following the success of … Read More

Eva Alordia announces exit from music

Mar 28, 2016 Ace Nigerian female rapper Eva Alordiah, who got a surprise proposal by her boo while she was performing on stage at the Headies 2015, announced her exit from music via her Instagram account, saying her Saturday’s “One Nite: Live and Unplugged with Eva Alordiah” concert would be her last show as a Music … Read More

The Muffinz set for American tour to celebrate Africa month

Mar 28, 2016 Multiple award winning South African band The Muffinz is set to embark on an American mini-tour scheduled to kick off on April 27 up until May 31 this year to celebrate Africa Month. During the tour, the 5-man guitar-inclined band would be performing in Washington DC, Atlanta, New York and Philadelphia. The … Read More

New video alert! Yemi Alade – “Ferrari”

Mar 28, 2016 After dropping her much-anticipated sophomore album titled “Mama Africa”, “Johnny” singer Yemi Alade drops the anticipated video of one of the single off of the album, titled “Ferrari”. In the Clarence Peters-directed video with village setting, Yemi Alade sings about love being shown only by actions such as being bought a Ferrari. … Read More

New video alert! Burna Boy – “Rizzla”

Mar 28, 2016 Dancehall star Burna Boy drops the video for his 2015 track titled “Rizzla” off his sophomore album “On a Spaceship”. Here Burna Boy gets high in the club, his eyes playing tricks on him. The track was produced by Jfem while the video was directed by Matt Max.

Senegal votes in referendum seen as test of president's popularity

Mar 24, 2016 Senegal recently held a referendum that is expected to usher in major constitutional reforms. The vote, which was proposed by President Macky Sall, has been viewed as a popularity test. Amongst other things, the vote seeks to reduce the presidential terms to five years from seven, starting after the next election in … Read More

Irrigation scheme helps boost economy of Tunisian town

Mar 24, 2016 Farms in Tunisia are recently employing a new irrigation system to help boost the production of figs and other crops in the region. The programme, which is run by ILO, is aimed at supporting the development of disadvantaged areas by stimulating local economic activity. Mohamed Ali Belgacem, who studied food sciences at … Read More

Celebs react to Nomoreloss’ death

Mar 24, 2016 Social networks have been flooded with condolence messages from celebs and fans of late Nigerian new highlife singer Olumuyiwa Osinuga aka Nomoreloss who was reported to have died  in a Lagos hospital on Monday March 21 allegedly due to typhoid or chest infection, according to TheNet.ng. Among the celebs who openly expressed … Read More

The Okoye brothers reconcile

Mar 24, 2016 And after weeks of public dirty-laundry washing, the Psquare twins and their elder brother-manager Jude say it took their stupidity to realize that family comes first, in identical Instagram posts with a flying dove as a symbol of peace. Can we safely assume that Psquare is back together under the manager of … Read More

Celebs honoured at 2016 Safta

Mar 24, 2016 The 2016 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) also known as the Golden Horn Awards, went down at Gallagher Estate in Midrand over the weekend. This 10th edition of the awards was hosted by sultry actress Minnie Dlamini and ace singer and TV personality Katlego Maboe, with Katlego carting away the Best … Read More

New video alert! Olamide – “Abule Sowo”

Mar 24, 2016 Moving on to new jams, Nigerian rapper and singer of the moment, YBNL boss Olamide unleashes a traditional video for his latest single titled “Abule Sowo”. The track, produced by Pheelz was released last week to coincide with Olamide’s 27th birthday. The video was directed by ace music video directed Asasa Cookey.

New video alert! Wande Coal – “Superwoman”

Mar 24, 2016 And Wande Coal’s track “Superwoman” off his sophomore album “Wanted” has a video. Shot in London, the video tells the tale of a man who will do anything for his superwoman. The video was directed by Moe Musa.

African Art in focus at Dubai fair

Mar 24, 2016 The annual Art Dubai fair recently opened in the Emirati city, showcasing works from across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, amidst global economic woes. The fair, which is considered one of the biggest contemporary art events in the region, featured works from more than 40 countries and 92 galleries around … Read More

Art Basel’s 4th edition opens in Hong Kong

Mar 24, 2016 Art Basel Hong Kong recently announced details of its fourth edition, which features 239 spaces from 35 countries and territories from Asia and Asia Pacific. Speaking at a news conference, Art Basel’s Global Director, Marc Spiegler, said that although art was increasingly seen as a third class asset, he believed people should … Read More

Britain's Prince Harry plays volleyball in Nepal

Mar 24, 2016 During his recent visit to Nepal, Britain’s Prince Harry played volleyball with locals in the Lamjung area of the country. According to local media, the British royal’s team, which included local children, defeated their opposing team led by a former Gurkha soldier captain. Prince Harry visited Nepal to raise awareness that the … Read More

FIFA watchdog opens formal proceedings over 2006 German World Cup

Mar 24, 2016 FIFA’s ethics watchdog recently opened formal proceedings against six individuals, including soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer, over the awardof hosting rights to Germany for the 2006 World Cup. Other individual includes former German soccer officials Wolfgang Niersbach, Helmut Sandrock, Theo Zwanziger, Horst Schmidt and Stefan Hans. In an official statement, the investigatory chamber … Read More

Redknapp takes first Jordan training session

Mar 23, 2016 Harry Redknapp recently took charge of his first training session with the Jordan national team at Amman international Stadium. During the session, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager, spoke with his predecessor Abdullah Abu Zema and a member of the technical team. The 69-year-old Redknapp will combine his mentoring role at Derby County … Read More

The movie “Remember Me” premieres in Nigeria

Mar 23, 2016 In recent months, the Nigerian movie industry has experienced a shift with the release of several movies with focus on unconventional topics. One of such releases was the Ebonylife feature presentation “Fifty”, which was received with widespread praise and ovation. In that same momentum, El Report recently attended the premiere of another … Read More

U.S. tops medal table, Ethiopia races to wins in 3000 metre events

Mar 23, 2016 The United States recently closed out the world indoor athletics championships with a record medal haul while Ethiopia stepped into the spotlight by dominating the distance events. Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha and Genzebe Dibaba took home gold in the men’s and women’s 3,000 meters race respective. After that the Portland party shifted into … Read More

South Africa's minibus taxis hold potential to boost economy

Mar 23, 2016 With over 19 million South Africans using minibus taxis every day, the government has found a multi-billion industry from it. Even though most people describe it as a dangerous and unreliable mode of public transport, the industry is worth 2.6 billion US dollars, which is a valuable contribution to the country’s economy. … Read More

British artist Tracey Emin unveils first solo exhibition in China

Mar 23, 2016 A British artist, Tracey Emin, recently unveiled her new exhibition in two galleries in Hong Kong According to her, the exhibition, which was dubbed “I Cried Because I Love You”, got its name from an old watercolor she found in her studio in France. “And then I kept playing with it and … Read More

Australian PM sets July 2 poll in motion if bills blocked, moves budget forward

Mar 23, 2016 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently dissolved both houses of parliament and called for an early election, if a parliamentary sitting next month fails to pass the government’s labor reform bills. The Senate had earlier passed voting reforms after a marathon session, clearing the way for Turnbull to call for an early … Read More

Lynxxx set to make comeback with two albums

Mar 23, 2016 Jollof Muzik singer and rapper Lynxxx who has been out of the radar for a bit is warming up for a comeback as he announced via his Instagram account that he is set to drop two new projects. Lynxxx who was scheduled to drop his sophomore album in November last year but … Read More

Nicki Minaj gushes about South African visit

Mar 23, 2016 American superstar Nicki Minaj kicked off her PinkPrint Tour with a performance at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa last week Thursday. Nicki Minaj passionately expressed her gratitude at the warm welcome she got from her South African fans who turned out en masse, saying she has been wanting to visit South … Read More

An African City: Dirty Thirty

Showing March 28 | Episode 9 | Dirty Thirty In this episode, the five ladies celebrate Nana Yaa’s 30th birthday and they all plan on bringing dates to her 30th birthday bash. Sade’s date is a Caucasian man, Herman, who Sade is embarrassed about dating openly. Zainab’s date is a revolutionary, always complaining  

Majid Michel and Kalybos star in “Amakye & Dede”

Mar 23, 2016 And over to Ghana, Ghollywood actors Majid Michel and Kalybos star in a new Ghollywood comedy titled “Amakye & Dede”, which is scheduled to premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas, Accra and West Hill malls on Easter Saturday 26 March. The movie, which also stars Ahuofe Patri, John Dumelo, and many other stars … Read More

New video alert! Pasuma ft Olamide – “Action”

Mar 23, 2016 Veteran Fuji star turned hip hop singer Pasuma where he teams up with YBNL boss Olamide on the track titled “Action”. The Pheelz-produced track is a good blend of fuji and hip hop with Pasuma and Olamide singing about all the good things of life that they want. The video was directed by … Read More

New video alert! Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – “Girls Like”

Mar 23, 2016 British-Nigerian singer, rapper and record producer Tinie Tempah drops a video for his new single titled “Girls Like” featuring Swedish singer Zara Larsson who doesn’t appear on the video. Tinie Tempah got more popular in Nigeria after his photo shoot with TY Bello which led to the discovery of bread seller turned model, … Read More

EBONYLIFE FILMS’ ‘FIFTY’ GROSSES OVER N400M ON RETURN ON INVESTMENT

It’s a wrap!  FIFTY, the Box Office Smash Hit from EbonyLife Films, will this week close its remarkable 4-month cinema run in Nigeria. The much-talked about story of a pivotal week in the lives of four successful African Women in 21st century Lagos has redefined return on investment metrics in … Read More

New video alert! Solidstar ft Davido – “Wait”

Mar 22, 2016 Solid Star features Davido in the video of his single titled “Wait” which leaked online in January. The Avalon Okpe-directed video has Solidstar and Davido promising to be patient with their love interests until the ladies are ready for them.

Ntando Kunene emerges Miss South Africa 2016

Mar 22, 2016 Yet on South Africa, 23-year old Ntandoyenkosi Kunene has emerged as the new Miss South Africa 2016 at a glamorous pageant at Carnival City, Johannesburg on Saturday. As Miss South Africa 2016, Ntando carts away prizes worth over 2 million rand, which include an SUV, 7 night international holiday as well as … Read More

Eyinna Nwigwe, Daniel K. Daniel in new movie

Mar 22, 2016 Eyinna Nwigwe is a troubled pastor in a new movie titled “Hell or High Water”. The movie, also starring Daniel K. Daniel revolves around sexuality, spirituality, exorcism and blackmail. The movie put together by The Initiative for Equal Rights in conjunction with Asurf Films was directed by award-winning filmmaker Asurf Oluseyi Amuwa.

Buffon breaks Serie A record

Mar 22, 2016 Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, recently set a Serie A record by completing 930 minutes without conceding a goal. The 38-year-old, who overtook Sebastiano Rossi’s previous best of 929 minutes, achieved his milestone during his side’s 4-1 win against Torino. Although his run of form was ended in the 44th minute of the … Read More

Boity confirms split with Cassper Nyovest

Mar 22, 2016 South African TV personality Boity Thulo recently confirmed that the 5 month relationship between her and ace South Africa rapper Cassper Nyovest is over. Last year December, Rumour broke out that the club 808 presenter had broken up with her superstar rapper boyfriend, Cassper Nyovest, after Cassper repeatedly cheated on her, but then … Read More

Platt and Huber clinch men's Cape Epic title, Kleinhans and Langvad win women's event

Mar 22, 2016 Karl Platt and his Bulls team mate Urs Huber recently secured the overall victory in the Cape Epic mountain bike stage race in Meerendal . Twelve years after claiming his first Cape Epic title, Platt became the second person to win the event five times after he and Huber finished the seventh … Read More

It's a historic day in Havana as Cubans await Obama visit

Mar 22, 2016 President Barack Obama recently paid Cuba a 48-hour historic visit, which has generated lot of enthusiasm among Cubans. The visit, which is the first by a U.S. president in 88 years, was made possible after Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro ended an estrangement that began in 1959. Most Cubans eagerly anticipated … Read More

New Zealanders and Australians paint the town green for St Patrick's Day

Mar 21, 2016 New Zealanders and Australians recently painted their towns green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The celebrations, which centered around Irish pubs, featured traditional Irish music, dancing and a few pints of Guinness for patrons dressed in green. Commenting on the celebrations, Shane Tanui said: “It’s the day that we met six years … Read More

Elephant collaring to monitor impact of new railway on wildlife movement

Mar 22, 2016 Kenya’s Wildlife Service and Save the Elephants initiative recently fitted 10 elephant in Tsavo with hi-tech collars to investigate the impact of a multi-million dollar railway line that cuts across their habitat. The tranquillized elephants were implanted with the advanced satellite radio tracking collars that will allow researchers to trace their movement … Read More

New video alert! Reminisce – “Asalamalekun”

Mar 21, 2016 Few days after releasing a new single titled “Asalamalekun” Baba Hafusa Reminisce drops a video for the track. The Sarz-produced track gets its video shot in South Africa, directed by Jassy Generation.

Egypt finds new clues that Queen Nefertiti may lie buried behind Tut's Tomb

Mar 22, 2016 The Egyptian ministry of antiquities recently unearthed new clues that a secret chamber exists behind the tomb of King Tutankhamun, which is believed by some to be the lost burial site of Queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C, is thought to be Tutankhamun’s stepmother and has been the … Read More

EU'S tusk more cautious than optimistic about EU-Turkey migration deal

Mar 21, 2016 European Council President Donald Tusk recently insisted that he is more cautious than optimistic about the prospects of reaching a deal with Turkey to halt the flow of migrants into Europe. Speaking after meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker., Tusk said: “Only if we all work … Read More

Peter Okoye opens up on Psquare break-up

Mar 21, 2016 The ongoing Psquare break-up saga continues to make the rounds  as the twin pop stars keep us wondering if they have indeed broken up or not, especially after Peter Okoye put up on Instagram a poster of their forthcoming group performance slated for The Netherlands on Saturday March 26. Well, it turns out … Read More

Ibinabo’s bail application gets declined

Mar 21, 2016 Nollywood actress and Actors Guild of Nigeria president Ibinabo Fiberesima who is faced with 5 year jail term for manslaughter due to her 2006 car accident that killed one Dr. Giwa Suraj has been denied bail by the Court of Appeal on Thursday. Ibinabo, who pleaded to be allowed bail to recuperate … Read More

China, Gambia resume diplomatic ties

Mar 21, 2016 Gambian foreign minister Neneh MacDouall Gaye recently met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing, where they jointly signed a communiqué on the resumption of the diplomatic ties between the two countries. The two sides agreed that resuming the diplomatic ties is the common wish of both countries. Speaking to this … Read More

Hard Rock Café opens in Lagos

Mar 21, 2016 The renowned Hard Rock Café International opened its doors in Victoria Island Lagos on Friday March 11. Over now to The grand opening celebration of Hard Rock Café Lagos was hosted by Desperate Housewives actor Ozzy Agu; had live performances by EME stars Banky W and DJ Xclusive. Tosin Odunfa caught up with the … Read More

Uru Eke premieres “Remember Me”

And in Nigeria, Nollywood actress Uru Eke premiered her latest movie titled “Remember Me” at Oriental Hotel in Lagos on Saturday March 19. Present at the premiere were actors of the movie such as O.C Ukeje, Femi Jacobs, Anthony Monjaro, Chigul, Victor Olaota and others. Mimi Onolaja was on the red carpet for EL Now … Read More

Egypt to manufacture iconic London buses

Mar 21, 2016 Egyptian vehicle manufacturer MCV is gearing up to export 60 double-decker buses to the United Kingdom. The vehicles, which are hybrid versions of the iconic red double-decker buses, are made to meet Euro-6 emission standards. According to the company’s Quality Assurance Manager, Rafik Nabil, this is the first time for a vehicle with … Read More

South Africa rejects FIFA claim of World Cup bribe

Mar 21, 2016 South Africa’s sports Minister Fikile Mbalula recently rejected FIFA’s claim that a $10-million bribe was paid by the country to win the right to host the 2010 World Cup. Speaking at a news conference in Cape Town, Mbalula said: “We have maintained our position that when we supported the money in the … Read More

Bayern Munich return to training pitch after stunning comeback against Juventus

Mar 21, 2016 Few days after springing a stunning comeback against Juventus in the Champions League, the Bayern Munich thrilled they fans again at their training session. The Bavarians earned a 6-4 aggregate victory after a shaky start, coming back from two goals down to score twice in extra time to beat last season’s finalists … Read More

TRENDING ON GOOGLE: Ooni Ogunwusi

Mar 18, 2016 On of the stuff that aroused the curiosity of Nigerians as they take on Google in search of answers is the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who took on a new wife Wuraola Zynab Otiti, in a traditional wedding ceremony that went down in Edo State on Saturday. However, the Oba was absent at … Read More

TRENDING ON GOOGLE: Ibinabo Fiberesima

Mar 18, 2016 Nollywood actress and former model Ibinabo Fiberesima has been trending on Google after the Lagos High Court slammed her with a five-year jail term for the manslaughter of Dr. Giwa Suraj, whom she ran into in a car accident in February 2006. The court upturned the option of N100,000 fine, which a Magistrate … Read More

TRENDING ON GOOGLE: Kim Kardashian

Mar 18, 2016 Kim Kardashian has enjoyed a lot of attention on Google Nigeria this week following her naked Instagram post with the caption “When You’re Like I have Nothing to Wear”. Kim has 70 year old veteran Hollywood actress Bette Midler clapping at her saying the only parts of Kim’s body that we haven’t seen … Read More

Celebrities turn out for walk against rape 2016

Mar 18, 2016 Female celebrities turned up for the 6th Edition of Walk Against Rape which took place between Archbishop Vining Memorial Church ground and the Ministry of Women Affairs, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos last week. Among them were Susan Peters, Dayo Amusa, Niniola, Tayo Odueke and many others. Also spotted was the coordinator of Walk Against … Read More

Ghanaian comedian Bishop Bob Okala is dead

Mar 18, 2016 Ghana’s self-acclaimed father of comedy, Bishop Bob Okala, is dead. The 59 year old Ghanaian comedian known for his signature huge glasses had collapsed on stage while performing at Koforidua Jackson Park on Saturday. He was rushed to the hospital where he later gave up the ghost in the early hours of Sunday. … Read More

New video alert! AY.com ft 9ice & Oritsefemi – “Capital G.O.D”

Mar 18, 2016 AY.com the “Pass Me Your Love” singer released a new music video for his comeback track titled “Capital G.O.D” where he features 9ice as well as “Double Wahala” signer “Oritsefemi. AY.com who has been out of the radar for a while dropped the track “Capital G.O.D” last month under Evie Dollz Entertainment.

Attendee counts gains at road to women business growth project

Mar 18, 2016 The Road to Women’s Business growth project, a unique initiative which builds the business skills of women entrepreneurs, recently held an event in Nigeria to celebrate international Women’s day. Amongst other distinguished guest, the event had in attendance Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation and Nolan O’Neal, chairman and managing … Read More

DRC'S Virunga Park tackles poaching with the help of bloodhounds

Mar 18, 2016 At the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Park rangers recently employed the service of bloodhounds dogs to track poachers and kidnappers within the Park. The program, which is called Congohounds, uses dogs to sniff out bullet casings, ivory and track poachers. With only 250 rangers covering 7,800 square … Read More

Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be made Roman Catholic Saint Sept. 4 – Pope

Mar 18, 2016 Pope Francis recently announced that Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church later this year. The announcement was made at a meeting of cardinals, where he gave the final approval to several sainthood causes. The pope, who has made the welfare of the poor a … Read More

U.N. hopes Russian pullback will help peaceful transition in Syria

Mar 18, 2016 Following President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a pullback of Russian forces in Syria, the United Nations recently expressed hope that the withdrawal will advance a peaceful political transition in the country. Speaking during a news briefing in Geneva, U.N. spokesman Ahmad Fawzy said: “The announcement by President Putin on the very day … Read More

Kids dreams come true at Barcelona training session

Mar 18, 2016 The dreams of three children came true as they got the opportunity to play with Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi for a brief time, after he sneaked into Barcelona’s training ground. Right back Dani Alves lifted one of the children into the air while the others ran towards the rest of … Read More

Olympic fencer first to wear hijab for USA

Mar 18, 2016 Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad recently talked about becoming the first U.S. Olympic athlete to wear a hijab while competing at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Speaking on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Ibtihaj said: “My brothers played football and my sister played volleyball,” said Muhammad. “I tried all these sports growing … Read More

European-Russian spacecraft blasts off in search of life on Mars

Mar 17, 2016 Europe and Russia recently launched a spacecraft in a joint mission to Mars.  The project, which is aimed at seeking out any trace of life on the planet, will bring humans a step closer to flying to the red planet. The craft, which is part of the ExoMars program, blasted off from … Read More

Reedie says that sponsors should help fund fight against doping

Mar 17, 2016 The world sport’s anti-doping agency recently expressed the need for greater funding to help root out doping. Speaking to this effect, the president of the World Anti-doping Agency Craig Reedie said the agency’s basic annual budget was around 27 million dollars, which is less than some individual sportsmen earn in a year. … Read More

Libyans return to war-battered Benghazi

Mar 17, 2016 It was a mixture of happiness and sadness as Libyan families, who were displaced from the coastal city of Benghazi, recently returned to their homes. About a year ago, thousands of families fled the city over an Islamic militant occupation in one of its neighborhood. However residents are slowly returning to their … Read More

Palestinian wins global teachers' award for valuing play

Mar 17, 2016 A Palestinian school teacher, Hanan Al Hroub, recently won a $1 million education award from world leaders for helping children learn through play. Hanan, who teaches at the Samiha Khalil High School in the Palestinian city of Al-Bireh, was presented with the award in the United Arab Emirates. The Global Teacher Prize … Read More

Hard Rock Cafe launches in Lagos in the face of Nigerian economic crisis

Mar 17, 2016 Hard Rock Cafe International, a rock and roll-themed chain, officially opened its doors in Nigeria. The cozy café, which is located in the heart of Lagos, boasts of a restaurant,  a swimming pool, three bars and the world famous Rock Shop. The Hard Rock Cafe first opened its doors in central London … Read More

An African City: Things Fall Apart

Showing March 21 | Episode 8 | Things Fall Apart In this episode, the five ladies explore whether when things in life are perceived to be falling apart, are they really falling apart or rather coming together? With Zainab, she battles malaria all while concerned about being unable to find a qualified assistant. With Sade, … Read More

Nigeria aims to end refined petroleum imports within 18 months

Mar 16, 2016 Nigeria recently announced its plan to eliminate the need for imported petroleum products within 18 months, according to the country’s Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. Speaking in an interview, Kachikwu, who is also head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, said: “Obviously when the refineries begin to work, we … Read More

Moroccans protest over U.N. ban's West Sahara position

Mar 16, 2016 The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently called for a re-launch of talks to end one of Africa’s longest-running territorial disputes in Western Sahara. Still in his stride to resolve the matter, Ban met with Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, where he commended him for his strong support to the … Read More

Democratic presidential candidates campaign ahead of primaries

Mar 16, 2016 Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders recently held campaign rallies ahead of the presidential primaries. Clinton’s campaign train took her to the Mount Zion Church in Cleveland, Ohio. While addressing worshipers she said: “Now I’m sure it’s not enough if you want to be president of our country to tell … Read More

2016 oil prices to stay in range of 40 to 60 U.S. dollars per barrel: World Energy Council

Mar 16, 2016 According to the World Energy Council, the global oil prices will remain low in the short terms despite a recent rise. The price of Brent crude climbed back to 40 U.S. dollars a barrel recently, however some experts insist that the gains will be short-lived, as the global supply continues to outweigh … Read More

Pacquiao arrives in Los Angeles ahead of bout with Bradley

Mar 16, 2016 Manny Pacquiao recently arrived in Los Angeles to prepare for his upcoming bout with Timothy Bradley. The 37 year old was surrounded by a throng of fans and media as he made his way out of the international terminal at LAX airport. “It’s very exciting to finish our training here in Hollywood,” … Read More

Jodie Stimpson continues winning form in Mooloolaba

Mar 16, 2016 Following on from her win in the opening World Triathlon Series race in Abu Dhabi, Britain’s Jodie Stimpson recently continued her perfect start to the season with victory at the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup. Speaking after the race, she said: “It’s great to be back in Mooloolaba. This is, in one … Read More

Peter Okoye debuts solo performance

Mar 15, 2016 There’s the unconfirmed breakup of superstar twin Psquare keeps making the rounds as Peter Okoye debuts his solo performance going by the stage name “Mr. P” in Abuja over the weekend. This comes a few days after Peter Okoye’s solo single titled “Eyes” surfaced online. Peter Okoye has also posted several rehearsal … Read More

Abraham Attah set to become Ghana’s tourism ambassador

Mar 15, 2016 New sensation actor Abraham Attah “Beast of No Nation”  is set to become Ambassador for Ghana’s tourism ministry. The 14 year old actor who recently bagged a Netflix scholarship to study in the US was named by Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, culture and Creative Arts as eligible to become the country’s tourism Ambassador. … Read More

New video alert! Cassper Nyovest & Anatii ft Nasty C – “Jump”

Mar 15, 2016 South African hip hop heavyweights Cassper Nyovest and Anatii drop the video of their January-released track titled “Jump” where they feature new South African sensation Nasty C. The track is off Casper Nyovest and Anatii’s upcoming joint project. The special effect laden video was directed by Kyle Lewis.

New video alert! Ringtone ft Christina Shusho – "Tenda Wema"

Mar 15, 2016 Celebrated Kenyan gospel singer Ringtone drops the video for his latest single titled “Tenda Wema”, featuring Tanzanian songstress Christina Shusho. The track produced by Teddy B talks about the importance of doing good to others and the consequences of not choosing to do good. The video was directed by award-winning videographer Nelson Tiger.

Cape Epic mountain bike race gets underway

Mar 15, 2016 The 13th edition of the Cape Epic mountain bike race recent kicked off in Cape Town, South Africa. Throughout the eight days of the competition, over 1,200 riders will take on 652 kilometers of off-road riding. In the men’s race, four-time Cape Epic winner Karl Platt from Germany and his Swiss partner … Read More

Mercedes looking to continue winning ways in 2016 season

Mar 15, 2016 Formula One recently began its 2016 season of 21 races with the Australia Grand Prix in Melbourne. This season will see Lewis Hamilton try to become a four-time world champion, a totally new team in Haas F1, a revival of the Renault team and a first grand prix race in Azerbaijan. Racing … Read More

Lower fuel costs, savings to narrow Kenya airways losses, said CEO

Mar 15, 2016 Kenya Airways recently began a radical plan to cut costs as management looks to turn around fortunes at the struggling carrier. The airline is currently selling off assets in a bid to draw down the second tranche of its $200 million bridging loan in the next one month. This apparently is part … Read More

South African artist Petite Noir hopes to spread 'positivity' with music

Mar 15, 2016 South African singer and songwriter Petite Noir recently said that he hopes to spread positivity with his music as he goes on tour in Europe. Petite Noir, whose real name is Yannick Ilunga, is schedule to play in London, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Germany and France. Speaking concerning his music, he said: “I … Read More

China's envrionment minister says pollution crackdown showing results

Mar 15, 2016 China’s environment minister Chen Jining recently confirmed that his ministry’s crackdown on pollution is showing results. Speaking to journalist, Chen said: “Has there been a difference or not? We’re looking at three figures, to see if we’ve achieved what we are hoping for, or that is to say the change we are … Read More

Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mar 15, 2016 Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez was recently honored with the 2,576th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of hundreds of fans. Derbez, a beloved and influential figure in Latin American cinema and television, received the star accompanied by his immediate family and staff. The 54 year old, who dedicated the … Read More

Ibinabo Fiberesima faces 5-year jail term

Mar 14, 2016 Nollywood actress and former beauty queen Ibinabo Fiberesima has been sentenced to five years in jail for the manslaughter of Giwa Suraj, a Lagos State Hospital member of staff whom she ran into in a car accident on Lekki-Epe Express way in February 2006. Ibinabo, who was accused of reckless driving was previously … Read More

Dencia accuses Whitenicious rep of N40 million fraud

Mar 14, 2016 Cameroonian-Nigerian singer and entrepreneur Dencia is in the news again with her controversial skin lightening product Whitenicious, as she accuses her Nigerian Whitenicious representative Pearl Chucks of stealing over N40 million from her in the space of two years. In a lengthy press release Dencia dropped via Linda Ikeji blog, Dencia accuses … Read More

Mo Abudu bags New African Woman Award for media

Mar 14, 2016 EbonyLife CEO Mo Abudu has bagged the New African Woman Award for Media at the maiden edition of New African Woman Awards which went down at the Andaz Hotel in London recently. Also representing Nigeria by winning an award is 14 year old Nigerian female education activist and filmmaker Zuriel Oduwole who bagged … Read More

New video alert! Phyno – “Ezege”

Mar 14, 2016 Igbo rapper Pyno unleashes the video to his first track of the year titled “Ezege”. The Del B – produced track gets a Clarence Peters-directed video where Phyno goes on a hunt for pretty ladies.

New music alert! Sauti Sol & Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae”

Mar 14, 2016 celebrated Kenyan band Sauti Sol teams up with Tanzanian star Alikiba in a new song and video titled “Unconditionally Bae”. Partying in the midst of pretty ladies, the stars sing about the challenges of finding love in modern times. The video was directed by ace South African video director Justin Campos.

Cherie Blair Foundation hosts Womens Business Conference in Nigeria

Mar 14, 2016 Cherie Blair Foundation, Exxonmobil Foundation, the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan Atlantic University and Emerging360 recently celebrated an innovative new initiative to empower women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Launched in 2014, the project aims to support women grow their enterprises and increase their access to finance. Speaking at the event, Cherie … Read More

Africa's 'Little Rome' survives conflict, seeks U.N. accolade

Mar 14, 2016 Eritrea authorities recently called the attention of the United Nations to its fine collections of early 20th century architecture in the city of Asmara. One of the coolest buildings that make Asmara a fascinating centers for architecture is the Catholic Cathedral of Asmara, whose bell tower can be seen from most parts of … Read More

EU’s Mogherini upbeat after meeting with Argentine President in Buenos Aires

Mar 14, 2016 Argentine President Mauricio Macri and Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra recently met with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini as Argentina looks to strengthen relations with the European Union. Speaking after the meeting, Mogherini said she take back a positive message to Europe regarding the South American country. “I will go back to Europe, … Read More

Crew members discuss upcoming Space Station mission

Mar 14, 2016 Crew members of an upcoming space expedition recently shared their excitement ahead of their trip to the International Space Station. The team, which consists of Cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronauts Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and NASA’S Kathleen Rubins, will head to the space … Read More

Former Rugby Players and elephants play annual Polo game in Thailand

Mar 14, 2016 Thai elephants recently joined the annual polo tournament in Bangkok as the event heads into its 14th year. The event, which is organized as a charity aimed to provide elephants with medical attention, featured twenty elephants and ten polo teams competing in the 14th King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. One of the tournament … Read More

Pele's greatness offered at auction

Mar 14, 2016 Triple World Cup soccer winner Pele recently put up about 2,000 items for auction, including his three World Cup medals and a one-of-a-kind Jules Rimet trophy. According to auctioneers, the exhibit could fetch up to one million dollars. In his first ever auction of career memorabilia, the Brazilian is selling off his 1,000th … Read More

Trending On Google: Mother’s Day

Mar 11, 2016 “Mother’s Day”, has been trending on Google as Nigerians took to Google to search for gift ideas and massages to commemorate this year’s Mother’s Day which was on Sunday March 6.

Trending On Google: Leonardo Di Caprio

Mar 11, 2016 Trending on Google for the second week in a row is first time Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio who bagged the Best Actor award with the movie “The Revenant” at the 2016 Academy Awards. Leonardo Di Caprio has been nominated for 6 Oscars before finally having his first win in 22 years.

Trending On Google: Adam Johnson

Mar 11, 2016 Also trending on Google Nigeria from the International scene is former Sunderland and England winger, Adam Johnson who was found guilty of sexual relations with a 15 year old girl. The English footballer faces 4 to 10 years in jail.

Toyin Adegbola bags Chieftaincy title

Mar 11, 2016 Veteran Yoruba actress Toyin Adegbola aka “Asewo to re Mecca” has been installed as Yeye Meso of Oke-Irun by His Royal Majesty Oba Isaac Adetoyi Adetulusese in Osun State on Saturday March 5. Present at the ceremony were Toyin’s colleagues such as Toyin Adewale, Alex Shabi and others. The Yeye Meso of … Read More

New video alert! Stonebwoy ft Kranium – “Talk to Me”

Mar 11, 2016 Award-winning Ghanaian Dancehall star StoneBwoy drops the video to his 2015 track “Talk to Me” featuring Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall star Kranium. The video was shot and directed by Jorge Freeman.

New scheme promotes disabled rights in Egypt

Mar 11, 2016 Helm, an initiative aimed at improving accessibility and providing workplace training for physically challenged persons, recently set up shop in Egypt. The organization, whose name translates to “dream”, won first prize in a social entrepreneurship competition hosted by MIT University in 2013 and was awarded the Rise Egypt two-year-long fellowship from Harvard … Read More

International Women's Day brings CAR's warring religions together

Mar 11, 2016 International Women’s Day celebrations in Central African Republic recently brought together Christian and Muslim women from across the capital Bangui. Hundreds of women came out to celebrate the day, which is marked around the world. However the celebrations in Bangui stood as a symbol of unity as both Christian and Muslim women … Read More

Google's AI machine vs Go World champion game starts in Seoul

Mar 11, 2016 The first of five matches between Google’s artificial intelligence software and the world champion of an ancient Chinese board game called Go, Lee Sedol, recently held in Seoul. Go, which is popular in China, South Korea and Japan, is a strategy board game in which two players place black and white pieces … Read More

China's first space station to be built around 2020: chief designer

Mar 11, 2016 Chief designer of China’s Manned Space Program, Zhou Jianping, recently revealed that China’s first orbiting space station will be finished around 2020. He went on to add that China’s second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 will be sent into space in the third quarter this year and the country will launch the Shenzhou-11 … Read More

French soccer body's office searched in Blatter investigation

Mar 11, 2016 Authorities recently searched the offices of France’s soccer federation for documents in support of a Swiss investigation into former FIFA President Sepp Blatter. According to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, the operation was linked to a 2 million Swiss franc payment at the heart proceedings against Blatter. Swiss prosecutors … Read More

Chinese beach volleyballers on Brazil's public security

Mar 11, 2016 After taking part in the Rio Grand Slam tourney, Chinese beach volley baller expressed their satisfaction with the playing field and facilities. The Rio leg of the International Volleyball Federation world also doubled up as a ground test for this summer’s Olympic Games. Speaking after the game, Yue Yuan, a Chinese beach … Read More

Peter Okoye allegedly releases solo track

Mar 10, 2016 Reports has been going round that Peter of Psquare has dropped a solo track titled “eyes”, following a series of teaser videos he posted on his Instagram account where he is seen singing the song. This leaves us wondering if this is Peter’s way of telling us that the imminent PSquare spit is … Read More

Chidinma allegedly signed to 2nite entertainment

Mar 10, 2016 Word on the street has it that afro-pop star Chidinma, who recently parted ways with Capital Hill records at the expiration of her contract, has signed up with Flavour Nabania’s 2Nite Entertainment record label. To add flavour to the ongoing reports, Chidinma and Flavour who have been rumoured to be dating in … Read More

New music alert! Korede Bello – “Mungo Park”

Mar 10, 2016 Mavin Records’ mega super star Korede Bello drops a new single and video titled “Mungo Park”. Here, Korede Bello wants to know when his boss and producer “Don Jazzy” will be getting married. The video, directed by Mex, features Don Jazzy as well as ace comedian Seyi Law.

New video alert! Darey ft Olamide – “Asiko Laiye”

Mar 10, 2016 Darey Art Alade still riding on the success of his much-talked about “Love like a Movie” concert unleashes a music video for the remix of his track “Asiko Laiye” featuring YBNL boss Olamide. The track, which is a blend of afro-beat and hip hop gets the Mr. Moe Musa-directed video which tells the … Read More

Safrica's Zuma holds 'fruitful discussions' with Nigeria's Buhari

Mar 10, 2016 South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma recently held bilateral meetings with his Nigerian counterpart as part of a two-day state visit to Nigeria. During the visit, discussions on how to increase economic activity between the two nations and the multi-million dollar fine imposed by Nigeria on South Africa telecoms MTN took center-stage. Speaking … Read More

Conservation workers battle to rescue elephant from thick mud in Kenya

Mar 10, 2016 An elephant stuck in deep mud in central Kenya was recently freed following extensive efforts from conservationists to rescue the animal, whose population in the wild is seriously threatened by poachers. The 20-year-old male elephant, which had been trapped overnight in the mud of a dried up well, was pulled free using … Read More

White house says Iran missile tests did not violate Iran nuclear deal

Mar 10, 2016 The White House recently responded to Iran’s ballistic missile test saying that it does not appear to violate the nuclear agreement. Speaking to this effect, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that pending a technical review, the matter may be raised at the United Nations Security Council. “This is not a violation … Read More

Philippine court allows Grace Poe to run for president, shaking up election race

Mar 10, 2016 The Philippine Supreme Court recently ruled that Senator Grace Poe, who spent much of her life in the United States, is eligible to run for President. The verdict reverses an earlier decision by the election commission and effectively puts her in line to reclaim her position as frontrunner. Following the announcement, the … Read More

Phelps says Olympics can lift troubled sports world

Mar 10, 2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps, who is the most decorated Olympian of all time, recently expressed hope that this year’s Rio Olympics can help heal the sports world from its current bad press. Phelps, who is hoping to add to his mind-boggling collection of 18 Olympic gold medals at the Rio Games, said … Read More

UN Chief Ki-Moon wants to revive talks to end Western Sahara conflict

Mar 09, 2016 U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon recently said that he will strive to restart negotiations between Western Sahara’s Polisario independence movement and Morocco in a bid to resolve their conflict and allow Sahrawi refugees to return. Speaking from Mauritania, the U.N. chief said: “I want to bring my contribution to negotiations launched in … Read More

Death of top Sudanese Islamist leader to change political landscape

Mar 09, 2016 Mourners recently gathered in Khartoum for the funeral of Hassan al-Turabi, a prominent Sudanese politician considered by many as the spiritual leader of the country’s Islamists. Turabi, who passed on at the age of 84 after suffering a heart attack, was once a close ally of President Omar al-Bashir. He however severed … Read More

Indonesian President discusses Palestinian issues with Sudan and Iran

Mar 09, 2016 On the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo recently met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Before his discussion with minister Zarif, president Widodo held a meeting with Bashir, who travelled to … Read More

Russia offers access to its Syria bases to help deliver aid

Mar 09, 2016 Russia’s Defense Ministry recently asserted that it was ready to give access to its military bases in Syria for humanitarian aid deliveries. Speaking to this effect, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said: “We are talking about providing opportunities for the unloading and temporary storage of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population at … Read More

Carneiro wants apology from Mourinho

Mar 09, 2016 Eva Carneiro, former Chelsea team doctor, recently called for a public apology from Jose Mourinho as part of her constructive dismissal and sex discrimination claim against the Premier League champions. Carneiro, who worked for Chelsea for six years, parted ways with the club. She left in September last year following a face-off … Read More

Victoria Pendleton to race at Cheltenham festival

Mar 09, 2016 Double Olympic cycling gold medalist Victoria Pendleton recently confirmed that she will ride in the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 18. Pendleton landed her first victory as an amateur jockey when she won the two-and-a-half-mile Switching Saddles Hunter Chase at Wincanton by 29 lengths. The 35-year-old, who came second … Read More

An African City: A Life of Expectations

Showing March 14 | Episode 7 | A Life of Expectations In this episode, the five ladies take stock of the expectation of men that they date. With Zainab, she dates a man who does not “come” in women, afraid of his dates getting pregnant. With Nana Yaa, concerning her household, she has certain expectations … Read More

DJ Donald Sebolai bags 20 years in jail

Mar 09, 2016 We start off in South Africa, where former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala in their Soweto flat in June 2014. DJ Sebolai who had been on trial for almost two years had claimed he stabbed and killed Dolly … Read More

Gabriel Afolayan stars in “King Invincible”

Mar 09, 2016 In the movie world, Nollywood actor Gabriel Afolayan is a villain in Femi Adisa’s new movie titled “King Invincible”. The epic movie also stars Tope Tedela, Bimbo Manuel, Omowunmi Dada among others. It tells the story of a warlord who is transitioning into a wolf due to a curse placed on him. … Read More

New video alert! Yung6ix ft Stonebwoy – “For Example”

Mar 09, 2016 Moving on to new videos, Nigeria meets Ghana as Yung6ix teams up with award-winning dancehall star Stonebwoy in the video of Yung6ix’s track titled “For Example”. The video, directed by Unlimited L.A. features stars such as Juliet Ibrahim, Ushbebe, Orezi, and LK Kuddy Charass. The track was produced by celebrated music producer … Read More

New video alert! Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz – “Bado”

Mar 09, 2016 And in Tanzania, multiple award winning Bongo Flava singer Diamond Platnumz teams up with newly signed record label mate Harmonize in the new act’s single titled “Bado”. In the video, Harmonize plays the role of a heartbroken romantic when he watches his girl go away with another man. The video was shot … Read More

Nollywood actress bimbo success ties the knot

Mar 08, 2016 Congratulations to Nollywood actress Bimbo Success who tied the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony with her movie director sweetheart Saheed Bolaji Oscar on Thursday March 3. Gracing the event were Bimbo’s celeb friends including Fathia Balogun, Iyabo Ojo, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Dayo Amusa, Liz Da Silva and others. Bimbo Success and … Read More

Abraham Attah set to relocate to the US

Mar 08, 2016 Over to Ghana, 14 year old award-winning “Beast of No Nation” actor Abraham Attah has revealed that he is ditching Ghollywood for Holllywood, as he considers Hollywood to be more fun. According to Abraham’s manager, the young rising Ghanaian actor would be relocating to the US where he would be schooling under … Read More

Abraham Attah stars in ebola movie

Mar 08, 2016 In related news, Abraham Attah stars in an upcoming movie titled “Out of the Village”. The movie which was executive produced by “X-Men” director Bryan Singer tells the story of the Ebola epidemic in a West African country. Even though “Out of the Village” is yet to be released, the movie has … Read More

New video alert! Eva – “cheating (Red Rose Cover)”

Mar 08, 2016 And in the world of music, Nigerian rapper Eva drops the video for the cover of Young L’s track “Red Rose” – this one titled “Cheating (Red Rose Cover)”. The cover is off Eva’s E.P called “Because You Been Waiting”. Eva, who was unable to drop her debut album titled “1960” in … Read More

New music alert! Shatta Wale – “Baby (Chop Kiss)”

Mar 08, 2016 And Ghanaian dancehall star Shatta Wale who keeps dropping new tracks and video drops a new one called “Baby (Chop Kiss)”. In the video Shatta Wale’s wife Shatta Michy is featured as his love interest that he stalks all over the place. The video was directed by Lex MacCarthy.

Oscar Pistorius denied right to appeal

Mar 07, 2016 Once again Olympic Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius is back in the news after being denied leave to appeal against his murder conviction for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day of 2013. Oscar Pistorius had spent a year in jail before being released in October to spend the rest of … Read More

Korede Bello marks 20th birthday with Down Syndrome Foundation

Mar 07, 2016 Mavin Records’ star Korede Bello turned 20 years old on the leap day, February 29 and chose to celebrate the special day with kids living with Down syndrome at the Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria. The “Godwin” singer has it that he decided to spend the day with the kids living with … Read More

Toyin Aimakhu dissociates herself from Seun Egbegbe

Mar 07, 2016 Over now to Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu, who was involved in a short-lived romance with movie exec Seun Egbegbe, only for Toyin to publicly dissociate herself from the Ebony Film CEO with a disclaimer post on her Instagram page. In the post, Toyin apologizes to her fans for all the recent drama … Read More

New video alert! Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – “Black Woman”

Mar 07, 2016 In the music world, son of legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun Kuti drops the video of his 2014 track titled “Black Woman”, together with his Egypt 80 band. The video celebrates legendary black women such as Seun’s grandmother Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Queen Amina of Zaria, American civil rights activist Nina Simone and many … Read More

New video alert! Cassper Nyovest Ft Mahotella Queens – “Malome”

Mar 07, 2016 And over to South Africa, South African rap star Cassper Nyvoest unleashes what he terms as his best video yet – the video of his track “Malome” featuring legendary South African female group Mahotella Queens. The video, shot by Nkululeko Lebambo, has Cassper Nyvost hitting the streets of Jozi in search of … Read More

Egypt backs private river taxis to help ease Cairo's congestion

Mar 07, 2016 The Egyptian government recently collaborated with private Nile taxi companies in a bid to encourage more people to take advantage of Cairo’s waterways as an alternative to the gird-locked roads. The country’s Ministry of Transportation also revealed its plans to regulate services and fares, build official river taxi stops and impose speed … Read More

Congolese activist gives shelter and education to abandoned street girls

Mar 07, 2016 Congolese activist Noushka Teixeira, in a bid to help undo years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, recently opened an orphanage and educational center for young girls living in the streets of the country capital. The 34-year-old was born in the DRC, but was forced to leave as a child … Read More

'I Am The Greatest' exhibition of Muhammad Ali's career opens in London

Mar 07, 2016 A major exhibition devoted to the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer, Muhammad Ali, recently opened in London. Staged at the O2 Arena, the exhibition was tagged “I am the greatest” and was curated by Davis Miller. Speaking at the event, Miller, said: “We need a re-acquaintance with Muhammad Ali. You are right, he … Read More

Amazon launches two Alexa digital assistant-based gadgets

Mar 07, 2016 Amazon Inc recently launched two devices based on its voice-controlled Echo speaker, which allow users carry out a wide variety of activity using the voice prompt. For now, the Amazon Tap and the Echo Dot will only be available to Amazon Prime members who already have the original Echo device and Amazon’s … Read More

'No chance of playing in front of empty stadia,' France coach says ahead of EURO 2016

Mar 07, 2016 Following last year’s attack in Paris, France’s football coach, Didier Deschamps recently asserted that that there was no possibility of playing in front of empty stadia during the forthcoming EURO 2016 . A UEFA official recently suggested that matches at this year’s European football championship in France could be moved or played … Read More

Simple Habits for a Flat Belly I

Some behaviors can actually help to shrink your waistline and help you keep weight off for good. Here are some of the best behaviors to start incorporating today to lose weight and banish belly fat for good. Deep Breathing: Stress can pack on belly fat and lead to a host of medical issues if not … Read More

What would you do?

This “what would you do?” segment is taking on more of a “what do you do?” angle this month as I ask, “what are the questions you ask yourself when you’re trying to decide if this is the kind of man or woman you want to be in a relationship with?” During the “dating” stage … Read More

The “it” guys of EbonyLife TV – Lamide Akintobi

I’m sure you recognize this beauty from EbonyLife TV’s hit show, The Spot…it’s none other than Lamide Akintobi who is a journalist, TV personality and aspiring documentary maker with a love for gadgets and “techie stuff”, travel, music, books and food. Lamide Akintobi has a B.A in Broadcast Journalism from Texas A&M University- Commerce,  where … Read More

I bet you didn’t know this person is Nigerian

Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel! We all know him as SEAL…I have to say, I was so proud when I found out this man is of Nigerian descent. I wholeheartedly pay him homage as he is part of a lot of people’s childhood and adulthood. A lot of us have grown up with his music, from … Read More

Mother’s Day and Mothering Facts

• The youngest mother on record was Lina Medina, who delivered a 6½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at the age of 5 years and 7 months. • About 4 million women will have babies this year. • August is the most popular month in which to have a baby. • … Read More

Cheers! To the women who loved us first

There are many observation days throughout the year, some we just acknowledge and others we are encouraged to put a bit more effort into, one of which is Mother’s Day and this year it is on Sunday 6th March. I know we should not be told when to show our mothers love, it should be … Read More

Ciara dances shoki in the streets of Lagos

March 03, 2016 While in Nigeria for the acclaimed Darey Art Alade’s “Love Like a Movie” concert, American Superstar Ciara surely had a blast, dancing up a storm on the streets of Lagos to hit songs such as Tekno’s “Duro” and Iyanya’s “Kukere” in the company of her dancers as well as Nigerian dancers. Ciara … Read More

Music producer Spellz gets married

March 03, 2016 Celebrated Nigerian music producer Benjamin Obaze aka Spellz tied the knot with his fiancée Hadiza Dije Badaki at Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island over the weekend. Spellz and Hadiza, who met at a party Spellz attended with his boss Teebillz, had dated for over two years. Spotted at the occasion were DJ Spinall … Read More

Yemi Alade unveils sophomore album track list

March 03, 2016 “Johnny” singer Yemi Alade releases the track list of her much-anticipated sophomore album titled “Mama Africa” ahead of its official release date set for March 26. The 15-track album, available for pre-order on iTunes, features African heavyweights such as P-Square, Flavour, Sarkodie, DJ Arafat, Sauti Sol and others. Producers on the album … Read More

Veteran actor Joseph Adu is dead

March 03, 2016 On a sad note, veteran Nollywood actor Joseph Adu aka Jab has died. The 83 year old actor gave up the ghost on Sunday February 28 after a brief illness. Joseph Adu was popular for his role as Bassey Okon in NTA’s defunct TV show “Village Head Master”. May Jab’s soul rest … Read More

New Video Alert! Seyi Shay Ft Phyno – "Mary"

March 03, 2016 Seyi Shay drops the video for her track “Mary”, off of her latest album “Seyi or Shay” where she teams up with Ibo rapper Phyno. In the Otee Beats-produced track, Seyi Shay sings about a sensational character called Mary. Directed by ace video director Meji Alabi, this is the first video Seyi … Read More

Marrakesh hosts sixth Biennale of contemporary art

March 03, 2016 The sixth edition of the Marrakesh Biennale, which is an extravaganza of art, music, performance and theatre, recently took place in Morocco. This year’s outing featured several international and local artists along with exhibitions spread across five historical locations in Marrakesh. At the Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century, South … Read More