Calling all Edos to one of the best festivals in diaspora – The Edo Festival and Awards of 2019.
Following its successful run for the last 7 consecutive years, the festival is back to celebrate all things Edo with entertainment events and entertainment to include cultural dance, live band, fashion show, exhibition, comedy and much more.
Hosted by JJ Barry and friends, the event is sure to be an evening to remember.
DaBaby and his Nigerian American homeboys put Nigeria on the map with their suave style at Qualityentllc’s wedding at the weekend.
Also put on that map was Qualityentllc and his family’s unsettling criminal past – a good thing that music is finally paving the way for them.
Before fame, y’all know DaBaby got into all kinds of run-ins with the law, so did his Nigerian homeboys and they are well featured on multiple Charlotte based law enforcement websites for their various unlawful antics.
Following the sell out success of the USA leg, gbese King’s Burna Boy will be coming to perform the UK leg of his African Giant tour in November.
The Nigerian artist who just released his latest single, Gum body with Jorja Smith will be entertaining fans with his music many of which have been 2019’s worldwide national anthem including; On the Low, Dangote, KIlling DEm featuring Zlatan and much more.
Four UK locations have been confirm – London, Birming, Manchester and Leicester.
Dumebi Dumebi kpalanga….
Dumebi don go carry belle
Le Kwa na mi si, see Omoye
Come see Omoye, O baby oyoyo
If you know this song, then you may already know the young upcoming artist behind it – REMA aka Divine Ikubor.
Rema is not only gaining popularity in Nigeria’s mainstream music but also venturing into the USA thanks to ex-President Barrack Obama, who recently revealed Rema among his summer 2019 playlist with the track ‘Iron Man’.
Whilst Iron Man increased his popularity, ‘Dumebi’ is the track that has grabbed more people’s attention most likely because it vibes to both the young, the old, the intercontinental, cross-generational, you name it.
The track, the singer and his other music echoes the star-power path of Wizkid. Before he becomes our next mega superstar lets learn 5 clues about him Continue reading →
Arguably Nigerian comedy’s greatest export, Basketmouth has been dominating the UK comedy scene for over 10 years now.
As he prepares to relaunch his one-man show in the UK, we learn 5 ehen facts including his UK achievements, family and more that makes him Basketmouth aka Bright Okpocha – the UK’s adopted Nigerian comedy great.
In previous years, Basketmouth comedy show featured different artists and comedian. No suggestions that there will be guest appearances, there will be music and his previous one-man shows has been a sold-out success
Get your tickets below!!!
Date + Time: 7.00pm – 11.30pm, Sun 10th February Venue: London indigO at the O2
in Greenwich, London, SE10 0AX Price: From £18.75 Genre: Afro, Nigerian, Music, Comedy, Events
Just when you thought you got wagwan and bomboclat in the bag, you start to hear uckers and dun know.
Although Black British slangs – from a mix London’s grime music and Jamaican Language, patois – has been around a long time, but the likes of Dapaah, Stormzy and JHus are hyping it more than ever before.
Starting with the bufftings, then the generals and the peaks, here are some eye opening worldwide trending slangs to keep you in the game – bearing in mind most of these depend in the context.
4 year old Nigerian-Irish-American twins, Ava and Alexis McClure captured the world’s heart with their gorgeousness and curiosity. They are so alike physically and completing each other sentence that it can be tricky telling which is Ava or Alexis.
His Imperial Majesty, King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is treasured beyond the Yorubas and Nigerians, as his recent visits to the US and UK showed.
He sits on the same pedestal as the UK Queen, his security detail is far higher than any Nigerian politicians’ and as traditional rulers go, he is not just any Oba (king), he is the Oonirisa – meaning a living god on earth.
As far as living ‘gods’ go, his fascinating story depicts a different kind of Oba, perhaps, your modern-day King according to these revealing facts.
Dubbed the unmissable wedding of 2017, Adesua and Banky’s traditional Nigerian wedding saw celebrities and guests descend in numbers to the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, showcasing their personalities through individual styles, make-up and overall look.
The ceremony’s official colours were maroon-velvet for men and pink for ladies.
Among the star studded men, Ebuka, Noble Igwe and Iceberg Slim made their mark, enhancing the simplicity of their attire with embellishments, while the women – Juliet Ibrahim, Stephanie Coker and Linda – stunned in simple yet exciting designs that embraced the beauty of the petal-adorned material.
MasterKraft, Toyin Abraham and Lilian Esoro among others adored by thousands of fans baffled in odd under-prepared and over-designed outfits that begged the question – why now?
In a 2016 snapchat, Banky W once said: “if or when I do get married, no way, I am doing that huge Lagos wedding”, and in a recently surfaced video, Susu had the same opinion.
2 heavily publicised introduction, 2 bridal parties and 2 bachelors’ gathering later, Bankole Wellington and Adesua Etomi’s traditional wedding commenced at the LandMark Event Center, Lagos, in front of adoring families, guests, celebrities and millions of fans worldwide.
Its that time of the year again, X-factor is back!
Simon Cowell, Nicole Schezinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osborne return for another year to find who could possibly have that extra factor in 2017.
While the show started off a drab on Saturday, also airing on Sunday, it eventually got round to contestants worth watching.
There were amazing talents like Grace Davies – who sang her own beautiful track, Rak-Su, the boy-band packed full of good-looking boys, but then there were the 3 standout hood, better, best contestants.
These contestants on first impressions were questionable, until they performed and became somewhat entertaining. Here they are: Continue reading →
All efforts go into creating educative, entertaining and inspiring videos for their worldwide fans, but how much are black Youtubers being rewarded for their hardwork?
While there are countless numbers of black content creators among millions of YouTubers, 40 well known names have been compiled together to explore the financial rewards possible for being on the platform.
A recently uploaded video by JJC SKillz, of his actress wife, Funke Akindele, celebrating her 40th birthday was no different despite silence on the p word.
It appears to confirm the Jenifa’s Diary star is pregnant following previous videos of the actress at the 2017 Glo Lafta Festival.
As more photos and videos of the couple who was also celebrating their 1st year anniversary emerged, congratulations poured in from fans to a glowing tired looking Funke.
Amen amen amen. God I receive your wonderful news in praise. To God be the glory you will be called a mother by your beautiful miraculous twins @funkejenifaakindele my queen and wonderful mother of my children to be.
JJC may just be pleased to have silently dropped this months after being ambushed and forced to deny any pregnancy.
As renowned actress Funke Akindele celebrated turning 40 on the 24th Aug 2017, with her husband, JJC skillz, friends, colleagues and fans around the world, Wikipedia was clocking a different number – on her behalf…
The story of handsome 30 year old Eze stabbed to death by his wife in India, stroked a cord with Nigerians worldwide.
Videos and photos emerged of Evelyn holding on to her dead husband’s body, sobbing uncontrollably before been led away on charge of murder by Indian police to chants of “God go punish your generation”.
Through a live Facebook video by Oghi Tessy aka German First Lady, a family friend of the couple, sounding angry and sad bared it all.
The chat largely spoken in pidgin English revealed that Evelyn did stab her husband Eze.
They met for the first time at their wedding in Nigeria after 3 months of Facebook dating, but retired grandma, Angela is insisting CJ is her soulmate and should be able to come and live with her in the UK.
Angela who has 3 sons aged 50, 47 and 43, and 6 grandchildren met the gorgeous man back in 2015, 6 months after her second marriage collapsed. A month later, CJ, an Igbo computer engineer, popped the question via Skype.
So far they have spent £20,000 (N10Million) for visas and flights back and forth, their hope now is an approval on CJ’ student visa to study masters in computing.