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Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo shortlisted for £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize

Stay With Me, a book by Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo has been shortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize The book, Adebayo’s debut, offers an insight into fertility, family and the devastating effects of the sickle cell disease in 1980s Nigeria. Artist and writer Edmund de Waal, chair of the judging panel, said the book is “a remarkable and turbulent novel that ... Read More »

How dance group went from Lagos Fiesta to becoming Rihanna’s favourite group

Whilst the popular misconception about Nigeria is that it is one of the underdeveloped economies in the world, our richness in creativity and artistic diversity has continued to earn us a place in the parliaments of global honours. The past days has seen Nigerians go abuzz over the very well-deserved recognition that Lagos-based children dance group – Dream Catchers has ... Read More »

Ex-international model, Aisha Bello, celebrates birthday in prison

Former Nigerian international super model turned entrepreneur, Aisha Bello became a year older over the weekend and decided to celebrate it with the downtrodden of the society. The CEO and Creative Director of elegantebyaisha and Director of Star Models Africa, graced the Ikoyi prison to celebrate her special day with the inmates. Aisha donated various items to the inmates and ... Read More »

Mo Abudu, Omotola named among 50 global women in showbiz

Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu; and Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, have been named among 50 women making an impact in showbiz by Variety magazine. According to Variety, a weekly American entertainment trade magazine, the 50 women on the list are “doing extraordinary things on the worldwide stage” with a special focus on the entertainment industry. Abudu’s profile ... Read More »

Airbnb expands into Luxe Travel Services and Hotels

Facing slowing growth and pressure from regulators, Airbnb is introducing new services targeted toward travelers who choose luxury accommodations and hotels. On Thursday (Feb. 22), the company introduced upmarket travel services as well as a new category of properties, according to news from Reuters. “Airbnb (is) figuring out how do we grow at the same levels that investors are expecting us to grow, ... Read More »

Actor commits suicide after pleading guilty to child abuse

US actor Mark Salling, known for his role in the hit musical TV series “Glee,” died Tuesday, weeks before being sentenced for possession of child pornography, his lawyer said. He was 35. News outlet TMZ, citing law enforcement, said Salling had committed suicide by hanging. “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” his lawyer Michael Proctor ... Read More »

Wedding Party 2 hits N312m in 18 days at the cinemas

After just eighteen days since it started showing in cinemas, Wedding Party 2- Destination Dubai, has raked in N312million naira. This was made known on Instagram by talk show host and founder of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu, who wrote “What a glorious and magnificent kick off to the new year!!! We are now at N312m after just 18 days in ... Read More »

Mildred Ehiguese is new Miss Nigeria

Adamawa State queen, Mildred Ehiguese, has emerged as the new Miss Nigeria at the beauty pageant concluded on early on Friday at the Eko Hotel and Suites , Victoria Island in Lagos State. Ehiguese replaces Chioma Obiadi who represented Anambra State. The pageant’s organiser and publisher of The Daily Times of Nigeria, Mr Fidelis Anosike, had said that he is using the ... Read More »

John Legend to play Jesus in NBC’s Concert

Musician John Legend is to play Jesus in NBC’s forthcoming live musical remake of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! He will face up against Alice Cooper as King Herod in the Easter Sunday production, which will be helmed by esteemed British theatre director David Leveaux. Legend, who has released five studio ... Read More »

Oloyede: Plans to revive The Village Headmaster may have died

Plans to revive the popular television drama series in the 70s, The Village Headmaster, as an epic film and television play may have died with the demise of Mr. Tunde Oloyede. Oloyede who was the producer and director of the defunct television series died in his sleep on Monday at his Festac, Lagos residence. He was aged 70. Before his ... Read More »