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Toni Okoroji Honored with ‘Pillar of Entertainment Award’

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Congratulations to COSON’s Toni Okoroji who was honored with an award at the popular annual City People Magazine award event. Read the full press statement by COSON: On Sunday, August 6, 2017, Nigeria’s glitterati came together to honour an icon of Nigerian entertainment, the indefatigable, unstoppable and celebrated former president of PMAN, CEO of TOPS Ltd and Chairman of the …

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Wizkid wins 3 Billboard Awards…could win more tonight!

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Billboard.com has announced the first wave of its 2017 Billboard Music Award winners and Nigeria’s Wizkid has won three awards so far: Top streaming song (audio), Top R &B song  and Top R & B collaboration. Wizkid was nominated alongside Drake and Kyla for their song ‘One Dance’ which Wizkid featured and co-produced.The song earned him seven nominations at the …

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#SoundcityMVP2016: And the nominees for Africa’s hardest working artists in the music industry are…

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Producers of the 2016 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival have officially released the complete list of nominees for their upcoming event crowning Africa’s hardest working artists and other creative professionals.The event will be held on Thursday, December 29th at the Expo Center of the Eko Hotel & Suites, in Lagos, Nigeria. The nominees are: BEST MALE Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA) Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA) …

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2016 American Music Awards: Check out the complete list of winners!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, organizers of The American Music Awards honored artists in multiple musical genres. Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, were some of the genres alongside the awards for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Collaboration …

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Linda Ikeji and the N75 Million Tax Evasion Fraud Allegation — the Gossiper Becomes the Subject of Gossip

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Until the past few years, it seemed like Linda Ikeji, a celebrity gossip blogger, was unaffected by what the public or celebrities had to say about her. However, the Wizkid incident and the Hermes Birkin handbag situation changed that perception. In the Wizkid case, not only did it affect Linda, Linda no longer shares any stories (good or bad) about …

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Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announces its 2016 Nominees

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The producers of the 11th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) presents the list of the 2016 NEA nominees. The NEAs is an annual award ceremony with primary objective of recognizing the contributions of Nigerian and African Entertainers. The award ceremony, in its 11th year, is not only focused on recognizing Nigerian entertainers but also highlight Nigerians who continue to make …

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Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok Tackles the #OscarssoWhite Problem on @Fox40 News

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AML people, by now most of you are probably tuned into the controversy over this year’s Oscar nominations. For the second year in a row, there are no persons of color reflected in the major award categories. This has led to an outcry sparked by Jada Pinkett-Smith; and many diverse voices weighing in on the lack of diversity in the …

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7 Best Heart Melting 2Face Love Songs | @2Faceidibia1 #Fortyfied

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Nigeria and Africa’s contemporary music legend, 2Face, turned the big 4-0 on September 18, 2015. Prior to and since then, tributes have poured in with a final climax being an all star tribute, this past Sunday, at Eko Hotel in Lagos. Congratulations to 2Face. I’ll share my personal experience with 2Face. I have had the privilege of meeting and engaging …