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From “Nigerian Beyonce” to Rihanna? Fans blast Tiwa Savage for smoking Shisha

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Nigerian-American pop star Tiwa Savage has, for a long time, sold the Nigerian and African public an image of an overall conservative woman and artist with strong traditional values in line with a very conservative Nigerian and African society. At some point, Savage even told a media house in a recorded video interview that she had aspirations to become a …

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P-Square Alleged New Fight: Peter and Paul Okoye, we are tired of your overworn brouhahas

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By now, many of you have most likely heard of the alleged internal dispute ongoing with the Nigerian Afropop band P-Square. While it appeared the story was a rumor, the actions of Peter and Paul Okoye are reminiscences of the past leaving many to conclude they are indeed at odds with each other, again. Both bandmates have taken to social …

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Technologist Ade Abayomi Olufeko: “There is no (tech) ecosystem in Nigeria, there are just societies and clubs”

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Over a year ago, AML published an “Open letter to would be repatriates to Nigeria,” by Dr. Oluyemi Olawaiye that gave great insights to would be returnees looking to move back to Nigeria. Fast forward eighteen months later and we have yet another brilliant mind providing candid advice to would be returnees but this time, to the technology and technology-related industries. …

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AML 103: Is Wizkid Playing Games or Does he Really have a Health Issue?

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This week, we have had recent health scares in the entertainment industry from Nigeria to America. In the U.S., Lil Wayne had multiple seizures that forced him to cancel his concerts, and R&B Singer Tweet was hospitalized for blood clots found in her lungs and right arm. On the Nigeria end, Nollywood actor Sadiq Daba advised the public that he …

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Ycee and Lil Kesh replace Wizkid as Headliners for Bay Area Event this Weekend

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Following Wizkid’s announcement on Monday that he would be postponing his final U.S. tour events, Afropolitan SF, the promoters responsible for bringing Wizkid to the Bay Area on September 9, 2017, for the first time ever, have announced a new line up of artists that will replace Wizkid this weekend. Read their statement below: “We want to send our deepest …

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6 Ways Journalist Osagie Alonge lost credibility with his M.I Abaga #LooseTalkPodcast Interview

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As we all know by now, Osagie Alonge, M.I Abaga, and the ‘Loose Talk Podcast” Show Episode 82 have been trending since the episode published three days ago. Osagie Alonge is a journalist, a Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at Pulse Nigeria, a western owned media company. Three days ago, he invited M.I Abaga for an interview with Pulse Nigeria’s ‘Loose …

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(Video) Akon on Rebranding Africa: “Africans have to redefine how people think about Africa”

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I watched this video on Akon discussing how Africans can and should rebrand Africa through marketing and promotions like their western counterparts weeks ago but deem it appropriate to share at this time. I must add that I don’t entirely agree with Akon, particularly in the area of covering up issues that occur in the industry/within the community in furtherance …

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M.I Abaga v. Osagie Alonge on #LooseTalkPodcast: A mash up of insults, huge egos, disrespect, manipulation and attempt to control the narrative

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Late last week, I shared an “Open Letter” from an M.I Abaga fan who is also a writer at Pulse Nigeria. The letter criticized M.I, a respected rapper from Nigeria who some dub a “legend,” about the quality of his work and lack of consistency. M.I has been absent from the music scene for three years now. M.I apparently felt …