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UNESCO Recognises Reggae As Cultural Heritage Worth Protecting

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognised reggae music as a cultural treasure that should be protected. Reggae is a genre of music made more popular by artistes such as Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals and Peter Tosh. According to the BBC on Thursday, UNESCO acknowledged that reggae's "contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual," noting that "the basic social functions of the music — as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic practice, and a means of praising God — have not changed, and the music continues to act as a voice for all." Reggae music is an e

Nigerian Man Gets Wedded To His Guitar

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A Nigerian man, Harry Best Moradayo, has allegedly married "the first love of his life", music. In a post on Instagram on Thursday, Harry revealed that he got married to music on Wednesday.  According to him, music has always been his first love and he decided to marry it, because their marriage will not end in divorce. The post read: “Yesterday, 28th November, 2018, was a beautiful day. I #married my 1st #love Music. Music has been the biggest love of my life, even before i could speak. I would literally DIE without it in my life. We've had many ups and downs, in fact more downs than ups. But I'm happiest when I'm with music. It makes me happy, makes me laugh and cry. Apart from my family, it's the most important thing in my life. A close second is #manchesterunited, three frien

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Others For First-Ever Global Citizen Album

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Nigerian singers Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, are set to feature on the Global Citizen Extended Playlist (EP), which is set for release on November 30. The announcement, which was made on the website of Global Citizen on Tuesday, revealed that the project is the first-ever Global Citizen album and that proceeds from the project will support Global Citizen’s campaigning around gender equality, education, clean water, among others. According to the Chief Executive Officer, Hugh Evans, music has a power of bringing people together. “For hundreds of years, we have witnessed the power of music in bringing people together to drive activism and demand change. We are thrilled to release Global Citizen EP 1 with new songs from these incredible artists who stand with us in the f

It’s Been Very Difficult For Me, Says Tekno

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Nigerian singer, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, has stated that he is facing difficulty. He stated this on Wednesday via a post on Twitter. On Tuesday, Tekno’s management team led by Ubi Franklin had called on Nigerians and the fans of the singer to pray for him as his vocal box had been damaged due to his failing health. See Also Entertainment Tekno’s Vocal Box Damaged... Cannot Sing Or Perform 'For A While' 0 Comments 3 Days Ago However, a tweet by the singer on Wednesday appeared to confirm that the past few weeks has been very difficult. “It’s been very difficult for me,” his tweet read. It’s been very difficult for me!!!— TEKNOOFFICI

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Dies At 57

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Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind the popular cartoon character, SpongeBob Squarepants, has died at the age of 57. In 2017, Stephen disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). According to the the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA, ALS is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. In a statement by Nickelodeon, the cartoon channel Stephen worked with in creating Spongebob, the cartoonist passed away on Monday night. The statement read: "We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS. He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone a...

Tekno’s Vocal Box Damaged… Cannot Sing Or Perform ‘For A While’

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These are trying times for Nigerian singer, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, as his health seems to be failing him, his management has revealed. Tekno, who became a household name in 2013 after the successful release of his single 'Holiday', has been battling to get back to full health.  In a post on Instagram, the singer’s management team led by Ubi Franklin called on Nigerians and the fans of the singer to pray for him. Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, the statement by his management revealed that Tekno’s vocal box was affected and he won't be able to perform or sing "for a while". The statement read: “These past few months have been really trying times for your favorite boy TEKNO MILES. “He had tried to down play the severity of his ailme

Our Work As Musicians Is Mentally Draining, Says DJ Cuppy

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Florence Otedola, daughter of Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola, has said being an entertainer is “mentally draining”.  In a post on Instagram on Friday, DJ Cuppy said she is happy with her progress so far in the music industry, noting that music is her passion and she will pursue it. She further went on to advise people not to let anyone deter them from their purpose. The post read: "I normally don’t like to share too much of my personal feelings on social media, but I am in such a place of peace that I would love to inspire you... This morning, I stopped for a moment to look back at my journey over the years. Yes, I may not be quite where I want to be yet, but I thank God for progress and strength. I have gone from a young girl with dreams to a woman with a glo

Businessman, Bouncer Arraigned For Attacking Wizkid’s Bodyguard

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More details have emerged on what led to the attack on Wizkid's bodyguard, Roy Emmanuel Obinna on November 15, 2018 at Club DNA in Lagos. On Wednesday, Chairman of Poshhills Entertainment, Olufemi Olusanya, popularly known as Femi Posh, and a bouncer, David Afari, were arraigned for allegedly stabbing Roy. Roy was allegedly attacked over a debt of N15 million owed by Wizkid to Club DNA. According to Vanguard, Posh, aged 38 and Afari, aged 29 are facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assault and grievous bodily harm after the incident last Thursday, when he visited the club to offset a part of Wizkid's debt. Wizkid is also said to owe N7 million for a pool party, and another N8 million. Inspector Joseph Jimoh, the Police prosecutor, made it ...

God Ordained Me To Be An Actress, Says Sola Sobowale

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Veteran Yoruba actress, Sola Sobowale has said God ordained her to be an actress. In an interview with Pulse on Thursday, Sola Sobowale took out time to explain her role in the recently released movie 'King of Boys', which was directed by Kemi Adetiba. Speaking on the movie, Sola who played the main character referred to Kemi Adetiba as someone who brings the best out of you. "Kemi is a killer, I almost died. Kemi is a slave driver but thank God. She would say to me: 'Do you want to look bad on that screen at the end of the day? We thank God for the result. However, what baffles me is when she commends a scene and says 'that was nice, that was beautiful', but says we should have another take and before you know it, we would have had 10 or 15 takes. "I remember a p...

Diddy Pays Tribute To Ex-Girlfriend Kim Porter

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Days after the death of his ex-girlfriend, Kim Porter, American rapper, Sean Combs popularly known as Diddy has taken to Twitter to pay a touching tribute to her. News of Porter's death hit the net on Thursday, November 15, 2018 with several celebrities reacting to her death on social media. See Also Entertainment Kim Porter, Mother Of Three Of Diddy's Children, Found Dead 0 Comments 6 Days Ago Diddy and Porter dated from 1994 till 2007. She was mother to three of the rapper's children and was aged 47 at the time of her death. Alongside a video of him and Porter posing for a picture, Diddy went down memory lane to explain the “unexplainable relationship” they b