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Access Bank Acquires Diamond Bank – What it Means

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Nigeria’s Access Bank has announced the merger and acquisition of its competitor Diamond Bank. From the outside looking in, it appeared the latter was healthy, but it was not and there were many telltale signs including a decision to abandon its international operating license, a Central Bank of Nigeria Fine of 250 Million Naira, non-performing loans and plunging share prices, …

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Record Label Exits: Iyanya, Ycee, Reekado Banks

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In case you missed it, the following artists have left their labels/management companies: 1) Iyanya who was signed with Temple Management Company (TMC) is no longer with the company and it appears is now operating his own label called Violet 360 Music.  In 2016, when Iyanya left MMMG for Don Jazzy’s label, Mavin Records, and signed a management deal with …

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Offset Apologizes to Cardi B but it will take maturity, self-control, counseling and a whole lot more to make it work.

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Relationships are never easy but they are particularly difficult where celebrities are involved. This is because there are many forces that pull against these types of relationships that make it incredibly difficult to succeed. For music celebrities, factors such as the work environment, touring, groupies, unrelenting media, professional and public scrutiny, personal background, and age make an attempt at a successful …

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Linda Ikeji introduces her son and finally reveals the identity of her “baby daddy”, but is a child custody battle ahead?

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Citing the need to be transparent for the “young girls who look up to (her)”, Nigerian celebrity gossip blogger Linda Ikeji took to her blog within the past 24 hours to reveal images of her toddler son and share the identity of his father, Sholaye Jeremi. She did not stop there. In what can best be described as an exposé,  she also revealed …

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Tana Adelana on her Fall in the Television Industry, and What it Took to Get Back Up

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Christaina Nkem Adelana popularly known as Tana Adelana is currently one of the most sought-after actresses in Nollywood. In fact, a few days ago, she won the Best of Nollywood Best Actress Awards for her role in the movie ‘Body Language.’ But before her current rise, Tana was a popular television host until she lost it all and sank deep …