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R.Kelly Broke, Arrested For Failing To Pay Child Support

R&B superstar R. Kelly appears broke. His lawyers suggested so after he was taken into custody Wednesday for failing to pay child support, just weeks after he was detained on sex abuse charges. The singer was unable to come up with the $161,000 he owes in payments to his ex-wife and their three children, and a judge in Chicago, where ...

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Fela, Saro-Wiwa, Achebe: what Nigeria’s icons have said about its politics

Fela Kuti’s Mr Follow Follow is the b-side of his album, Zombie. YouTube Uche Onyebadi, Texas Christian University Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and arguably its largest economy, is in electoral crisis following the 11th hour decision by the electoral commission to postpone polls due over the weekend. It’s a good time to celebrate democracy – but also to ponder ...

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Nigeria is punching below its weight despite massive soft power capacity

French president Emmanuel Macron with Nollywood artists during a live show in Lagos, Nigeria. EPA-EFE/Ludovic Marin Oluwaseun Tella, University of Johannesburg The increasing use of soft power in foreign policy by great powers such as the US (prior to Donald Trump’s administration) and China has sparked interest among African policymakers and academics. Soft power is the opposite of coercive capability ...

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Oyi In Anambra Celebrates Cultural Day 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The council headquarters of Oyi local government area of Anambra state recently witnessed the maiden edition of Oyi Cultural Day Celebration as Ogbunike, Nteje, Umunya, Awkuzu and Nkwele converged on the council secretariat to witness the revival and renewal of its cultural day celebration that was hitherto forlorned and jettisoned for many long years. It was the ...

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Anambra To Create Opportunities For Palmwine Tappers

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The potent nature of an undiluted and unadulterated palmwine sourced directly from the palm tree manifested itself recently when the Anambra State Ministry of Culture, Tourism, Diaspora Affairs and Indigenous Artworks organised a food and art exhibition in Awka the state capital.  It was an occasion to go down memory lane of the hayday when natural palmwine ...

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What Netflix’s involvement in Nigeria’s massive film industry really means

Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji in her film, ‘Lionheart’. Netflix Alessandro Jedlowski, Université Libre de Bruxelles Global streaming service Netflix set its eyes a few years ago on Nigeria’s film industry, better known as Nollywood. Distribution of Nigerian movies on Netflix started around 2015. At the time the American giant bought the rights of blockbusters such as Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st, ...

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Linda Ikeji Dumps Baby Daddy, Gets Lashed On Twitter

Controversial blogger, Linda Ikeji triggered derision from fellow Nigerians on Twitter on Friday after she disclosed that she and her baby Daddy, Sholaye Jeremi have parted ways. The 38 year old blogger had taken to her blog to give reasons why her relationship with her son’s father whom she met in Dec. 2015, didn’t work out as she had expected. ...

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Google Honours Christy Essien Igbokwe

Nigeria’s lady of songs, Christy Essien-Igbokwe is Google’s doodle today on its search platform. It was Christy Essien’s 58th Posthumous birthday. The singer famous for her hit song, “Seun Rere”, was fluent in several Nigerian languages, Igbo, her native Ibibio, Yoruba and Hausa. She died on 30 June, 2011, just aged 50 years. Christy Essien-Igbokwe: remembered on her 58th birthday ...

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NOUN Student Wins 2nd Edition of 4-Inch Heel Race Competition

Precious Chukwuma, a 21 year old 400 level Mass Communication student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has won the second edition of the 4 Inch High Heel Race Competition at the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Saturday. Precious defeated 79 other contestants to emerge winner at the one day 100 meter dash event. ...

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Davido Loses As Tiwa Savage Wins MTV Europe Music Award

Tiwa Savage has edged Davido to win the best African act category of the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs). The Cable reports that the Nigerian singers were nominated alongside Nyashinski (Kenya) and Shekinah (South Africa), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), and Fally Ipupa (DRC). Reacting to her win at the 2018 MTV EMAs, Savage dedicated the feat to African ...

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