Nigerian American, Tyler Idowu zanku for NBA2k

BurnaBoy and Zlatan put the Nigerian dance craze, zanku on the worldwide map.

Now the renowned NBA2K has added it to its NBA2K basketball video gaming series.

The company best known for basketball sports simulation video games commissioned their employee, Tyler Idowu to embed zanku into their series for fans and players of the video game.

How Santan Dave nearly followed in his brothers’ footsteps to jail but momma saved the day

Santan Dave has come a long way from his debut rap gig

23rd of September 2019 could not have gone any better for Santan Dave.

The 21 year old Nigerian British artist stood with his proud mum accepting the Mercury Music Price winner’s trophy for his latest album ‘Psychodrama’ which also came with a £25k cash prize.

In his speech, Dave thanks his mum, and brother, Christopher. Boy, those two are the most influential people who got him to that stage.

In 2015, the then 16 year old made his rap debut on Bl@ckBox. In that moment in time with his rapping, you could tell he was one special talent.

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See the English Politician Dino Melaye say are grammatically incorrect

How have you been saying some these words?

Senator Dino Melaye corrects some English that has been incorrectly said at least two times per person

Senator Dino Melaye lists out popular statements that he believes everyone has said at least two times, and said incorrectly – supposedly they are grammatical blunder.

Some interesting ones are instead of “she delivered a baby boy”, the correct English should be Continue reading

How Mr. White in Joyner Lucas’ ‘I’m not racist’ won THAT debate

If he was unheard of before, Joyner Lucas has certainly made his mark globally with his viral video: I’m Not Racist.

The provocative video revolves around racial grievances between blacks and whites in America, and it’s portrayed heavily with stereotypes – the white supremacist vs the lazy black man.

While Joyner’s aims were to reflect current situations in America, some of the track’s content is pretty relevant to other ‘white dominated’ countries like the United Kingdom.

Watching both sides of the argument, Mr Black did not look goo, making it easy for Mr White to easily win the argument. Here is why… Continue reading

3 facts about Jollof on Jollof Rice Day

Wonders shall never end, and this wonder shall not be complained of.

Today, 22nd August 2017 is World Jollof Rice Day. First celebrated in 2015 by an unknown originator, calls continue for the UN to make the day office since millions of people consume the signature dish.

Even the BBC has it own recipe, Jamie Oliver – the renowned British Chef – recognised and created his own recipe – it did not go down well. Continue reading

Herpes-gate! Usher gets twerked by a BIG chick

Usher has supposedly denied sleeping with Quantasia Sharpton to friends – the lady suing him for not informing her of his herpes. In case the ladies weight springs to mind as to Quantasia not being his type, here is the R’N’B singer enjoying the perks of being a star:

A fan of Usher’s music, Quantasia came out to publicly declare she is suing Usher after she met the star at his concert some years back and they hooked up later. She provides the backstory in a video by TMZ below. Continue reading

Snooze at work (every) day: Uncle Mugabe doing what he does best

He has ruled since 1980, for 37 years with strong hand, but Robert Mugabe has set himself up to be best remembered for his snooze fest at important events including this one.

93 year old president Mugabe takes a nap at his own political tour

The 93 year old Zimbabwean president who has said he will never quit the post was at his 5th leg tour of the nationwide Presidential Continue reading

FG moves to stop Nigerian movies and music production abroad to promote made in Nigeria

The federal government has announced it looking to make the creative industry more “Made in Nigeria” by taking steps that discourages the production of Nigerian movies and music outside the country.

Films looking to take similar patterns like Lost in London starring Imeh Bishop Umoh and American Visa could be affected when plans come into place, but the booming music industry is likely to be more affected.

The news infiltrated P-Sqaure’s Paul Okoye and his brother Jude whose music videos are often shot outside the country mainly in South Africa.

Lai Mohamed, Nigeria’s Information Minister representing FG said: Continue reading

Man narrates how he allowed friend to sleep with wife because of impotency…it did not end well

As seen on Wives Connection, a Northern Nigerian man named Barrister Aliyu Ahmed shared his story from how he met his wife, married and divorced.

A must read:

1. I’m a lawyer from Jigawa State. I am the chief Legal Officer of a new generation bank. I am 44 years old #DivorceDiaries

2. I met my wife at law school. Her name is Barrister Aisha Malumfashi and she was my wife for 10 years

3. Aisha was a powerhouse of intellect. What attracted me to her was her brilliance in class. Always answering questions

4. Even during group discussions her contributions were always brilliant and thought provoking. I was floored.

5. I also considered myself quite the guru, having Continue reading

Why was Stephen granted £30,000-a-month spousal support despite a $5 million net worth?

Last week, court document revealed Stephen Belfonte was granted a temporary £30,000-a-month request in alimony support from Spice Girl, Mel B.

Plus a one off payment of £106,936 to cover the legal and forensic fees he has accumulated over the past few months.

But why was Stephen granted this despite having an estimated $5 million net worth?

His spousal support request from Mel B include $2k monthly clothing allowance, $11k per month on Continue reading

Gone too soon! True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis dies

Best known as the legendary gay character – Lafayette Reynolds – in HBO’s TV series, True Blood, Nelsan died of complications with heart failure.

He was only 39. He left behind a wife and son.

His manager Emily Gerson Saines confirmed the news earlier, saying: “Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure. He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”

Class act hilarious! Official Nigeria’s most wanted irritating celebrities

Nigerians may play too much, but Ikwutex get point o. Check out the message to Mr President below.

Take a moment to say a prayer or two for Twitter’s Ikwutex, who dreamt this up

Many have welcomed this list of celebrities ‘disturbing social media peace’, with some suggesting other celebrities that fittingly deserve a place on the list including, Continue reading

Of all Jay-Z’s 10 tracks in 4:44 new album, only one got people hooked

Jay Z dropped his 13th album titled 4:44 on Tidal yesterday 30th June, and guess which track has been off the hook?

Queen Bey features on the track ‘Family Feud’, the infamous elevator fight with Bey’s sister, Solange is briefly referenced in ‘Kill Jay Z’ and an ‘unofficial will’ was declared in ‘Legacy’, but the crucifix, the oga which also happens Continue reading

Useful visa tips for self employed

Finding helpful tips on how best to apply for a visa if self employed can be hard, not to talk of if you are a novice to it all, and that’s exactly what @Nigerianabroad aka Glory experienced.

Glory who is currently touring Riga having already visited Budapest, Paris, London and Vietnam, initially struggled to find information to apply for a Dubai visa – where she has since relocated to from Nigeria.

Her visa successes inspired an Instagram based mini guide for self-employed aspirants looking to do the same, with getting Continue reading

Bob IS really risky: “I’m prettier than 70% women in Nigeria”

In keeping his fans up to date with his current USA adventures, Bob has been showing off being sprayed money at a Chicago party, supposedly gifted with an iphone, attending meet and greets, and generally uploading videos of himself dancing.

His latest video would have passed off as another showey Bob Risky, except his caption dissed ‘70%’ of women in Nigeria – many of whom are fans.

Bobby said: Continue reading

SPOTTED: Tiwa X RHOA in Naija designed Bfyne

Dem be fyne fyne ladies huh. She go say she no be lady huh….OK we get it.

Tiwa recently dropped a video for her ‘All Over’ single featuring Bfyne cut out swimwear designed by Nigerian American – Buki Ade. Now its Porsha’s turn.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star stepped up in the same costumer, different color for her yatch party in Miami, Florida. The costume cost around £160 (approx. $206).

Where to watch the Real Naija Ladies of Dallas

They dropped a surprise interesting trailer on us back in September 2016 showcasing the lives and relationships of five women living in Dallas, Texas – Jennifer Mairo, Jeri, Latoya, Nonye and Jenicoco.

Attracting over 42k views to date, the trailer tantalised us with an innovative, fresh path within Naija’s reality sphere.

The series is finally here and available to watch on Continue reading

Bisi Alimi shows off her face, her heels and that one popular American friend

Bisi Alimi is not afraid to ruffle feathers given his twitter slogan is …angelic trouble maker’

The Nigerian gay and HIV activist could not contain his excitement at being part of an upcoming TV drama. He made the announcement with a fully made up face – supposedly for the part.

It would seems that he loved his makeover as he attended the LGBT awards with another full on makeup. Continue reading

The #bowwowchallenge gone viral

Ha, you can pretty much find out anything on the internet these days, something Bow Wow AKA Shad Moss forgot, pulled a fast one and swiftly became the butt of jokes.


Two days ago (9th May), Bow Wow, 30, posted an image of a private jet swamped around cars on his Instagram page and a caption starting with ‘Travel day’.

Unfortunately for him, he was captured on snapchat that same day by a passenger on the same commercial flight as him -and the image (pretty quickly) went viral on twitter.

To make matters worse, Continue reading

Saraya Paul among Chibok girls not wanting to return to “their old lives”

According to a mediator – Zainab Mustapha, 83 Chibok girls were supposed to be released by Boko Haram on Saturday May 6th, instead of only the 82 eventually freed.

The proposed 83rd – Saraya Paul – chose not to leave as she had built vested interest – a husband, and this instance happens to be the second time.

The first opportunity Continue reading

Kenya born Lucy Gichuhi becomes the first black African senator in Australia

She was born in Kenya, grew up and studied there, but 18 years after moving to Australia, 54 year old Lucy Gichuhi has become the first black African to take seat in its federal parliament.

After being sworn in, Lucy said: “I am honoured and humbled to be sworn in today as the first ever person of Black African descent in the Australian Parliament,”

“I thank God, my husband and daughters, my father and all other friends, family and supporters for your encouragement, and sharing the vision we hold to unite Australia as one.”

During the campaign, her citizenship and eligibility to run was challenged to court by Continue reading

Names of the 82 Chibok girls freed from Boko Haram in Nigeria

The names of all 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram’s abduction over the weekend have been released after President Buhari’s meeting with the now young women.

Supposedly these are the #chibokgirls. Lined up to see Mr President #buhari before he came to London

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In a deal brokered by The Red Cross on behalf of the Nigerian government and the Islamic group, the girls were released in exchange for 5 Boko Haram commanders, though they are unable to Continue reading

International Women’s Day: Tiwa Savage and DJ Cuppy feature on CNN’s African Influencers

Yesterday was the globally renowned International Women’s day. Happy International Women!

Ghana’s Nicole Amarteifio, Benin Republic’s Angélique Kidjo and our very own Jane Michael Ekanem, Tiwa Savage and DJ Cuppy were among 12 African Influencers CNN asked to tell people their favourite African quote.

Press play, listen and BE inspired! Continue reading

Last night at AMVCA 2017: The winners and nominees

Last night, Africa Magic did not disappoint in celebrating pan African filmmakers, actors and technicians who have contributed to the movie and music industries.

The event hosted by Nigeria’s IK Osakioduwa and South African, Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini, took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites, where some stars forked out N100,000 to get the VIP ticket and treatment.

76 starring Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah won big, actress Adunni Ade brought her boys to slay, Sir Olu jacobs stared gazingly at wife of 32 years, Ajoke Silva, and Funke Akindele’s hubby, JJC Skillz ensured his wife was looking primped in front of the cameras.

The event was lit, here is what happened (in pictures) and a full list of nominees and winners. Continue reading

The ‘Why Now?’ dressed ladies at #AMVCAs 2017

Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2017 has come and gone til next year, and a host of celebrities excitedly showed off their outfits.

Some actually slayed while others thought they were slaying…here are some of the nodding head, squeezing face outfits of the night.

Rukky’s dress was lacy, shiny with straps going from one end to another and an off shoulder long sleeved dress. The 36 year old actress’s dress was just too busy 

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‘They did not come to play’: The ladies that slayed at #AMVCA 2017

Another year of Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards arrived, and streams of celebrities excitedly lined its red carpet to show off their outfits.

Slay upon slay was happening right in front of our eyes, but who were the real Queen Bees? Here are some favs in ascending order. Continue reading

Nigeria’s Visa on Arrival Scheme is only for the select few

Nigeria has a Visa on Arrival scheme at its port of entry which has been going on for some years now and is available to business travellers, tourists and transit visitors who were unable to obtain a visa from a Nigerian Embassy in their county of residence or where no embassy exists.

However, these visas are targeted at High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and investors – according Continue reading

‘Call me Nkechi Amare Diallo’: Oyinbo-blooded Rachel Dolezal changes her name

Despite being shamed for lying about being black, Rachel Dolezal has gone ahead and changed her name to Nkechinyere, meaning “what god has given” or “gift of god” in Igbo language.

Rachel, 39, first came into light back in 2015, when she claimed the black man she took a photo with was her father and at the time she was the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington.

Following the revelation, Continue reading

Ahn Ahn! Wetin Nicki Minaj do Remy Ma to release a diss track?

Jheeez, social media has seen, heard and developed a permanent headache.

Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma is at war, Trey Songz gets dropped in, Meek Mill is there and Azealia Banks tries to get in on too, but most of all the fans are loving it.

Remy Ma, 36, with Fat Joe (left) and Nicki (right) release diss tracks against each other

The drama began as Remy’s track titled ShETHER – dissing Nicki Minaj – made the rounds on social media in the early hours of today (25th Feb), following last week’s drop of the album featuring Fat Joe.

The deadly lyrics confirmed Continue reading

Toke Makinwa attends to her London ‘On Becoming’ book launch while Maje sues her for ₦100m in Nigeria

Have you read her ‘On Becoming’ book?

She was pretty intimate and dished out the goodies on her ex-husband and his plenty side chicks, one of whom is the now baby mama Anita Solomon.

Toke, left, on her way to a meet and greet session and on the right, Maje Ayida with his baby mama Anita Solomon

The book has made 32 year old Toke, Nigeria’s bestselling author with tours around countries in Africa and now in London.

Toke arrived London 3 days ago and it would seem it has been anything but calm.

She attended Continue reading

How celebs are making money from subtle Instagram ads

Tonto recently came under fire from fans following a paid for advert of Flat Tummy Tea. Many who believe that the tea helps you loose weight felt Tonto was fooling them with the advert given some of her recent pictures show her the heavy side.

Regardless, some fans bought the idea and Tonto is laughing last as she runs all the way to the bank to cash that cheque.

But Tonto, is not the only one promoting the brand.

Tonto, Rita Dominic and Laura Ikeji with 500,000+ followers have all promoted Flat Tummy Tea

A-Z list celebrities worldwide including Rita Dominic, the Kardashians, Continue reading

Heartbroken! 16 month old boy dies in Benin city weeks before ₦2 million treatment

Amb Dion Osagie has been featuring a lady and her ill son for sometime.

Last night he delivered the sad news that the boy has died – a video of the corpse was also released.

16 month old boy lies in state in hospital, Benin City, Edo State

Two months ago, Continue reading

BaeWatch: Khloe X Tristan holiday in Jamaica

Khloe and Tristan all loved up in a Beach, Jamaica

Khloe shows off her banging body in a one piece swimsuit standing next to the basketballer she calls ‘The One’ – 6’9″ Tristan.

The 32 year old posted this snap on Instagram along with another which shows her catching fun with her crew. Tristan, 25, who just welcomed a baby boy in December have been (publicly) dating Khloe since October 2016.

More pictures below. Continue reading

‘The President is still resting’ says Femi Adesina on the FIRST direct contact with Mr Buhari since January

The president is alive and still resting, Femi Adesina revealed today in his latest facebook post.

Thank goodness for the news, but Mr Adesina also revealed this was his first direct contact with Mr Buhari in more than a month.

Despite being the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Mr Buhari, it becomes clear that the messages Mr Adesina has been broadcasting to the people has been a game of Chinese whisper ‘messages from the President’

This throws into question the validity of his previous posts. See full message below Continue reading

Happy Valentine from Mercy Johnson, Rita Dominic, Omosexy, Tonto Dikeh, Neymar and more

Its Valentines day and the stars are out to play! ❣💐🌹💖💞

But before going on, “what does valentine mean to you?”…

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We’d want marriage to be like this too. #jjc #jjcskillz #funkeakindele #marriage #heraldentertainment

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The stars have been posting valentine messages to fans including Omotala aka Omosexy cosying up with hubby, Rita Dominic teasing in quirky video, Mercy Johnson Okojie swimming and playing love with hubby in the pool, Ramsey Nouah, Tonto by herself increasing Continue reading

In Ghana: Dead man’s body is seized from coffin but eventually returned

Mortuary men literally carried this dead man out of the coffin and start walking away with him.

Supposedly the man’s family stilled owed GH¢40 balance for the preparation of his body but they sneakily took the corpse out of the mortuary and went straight to bury him.

Dead man was pulled out of coffin and taken away. See video below!

Luckily Continue reading

‘Etisalat director shot dead, his son also shot but wife survived in Siluko Road, Benin City’ FB user recounts

Warning! Warning! Horrific pictures of the dead outside after the cut.

An FB user Sochima thought he was having a bad day until he witnessed a director shot dead as he drove with his wife and kid along Siluko road, Benin City.

Read his story below:

He added what the killers did before tracing him to Siluko road: Continue reading

BBC Africa is recruiting for Pidgin broadcast journalist in Lagos

Share it, pass it on if you know anyone you think it fully capable, maybe want to relocate to Nigeria?

Closing date 19th Feb 2017

Some specification includes  fluency in Pidgin as well as English. Find out more with the link below:

BBC Africa: Broadcast Journalist BBC Pidgin Service

 

Babies errywhere! Amal Clooney and Rosie joins the club

First, queen Bey, 35, announced now Amal Clooney is joining the party – she is also expecting twins.

Amal, 39, confirmed she is expecting twins in June with hubby George Clooney via the CBS show, The Talk.

Also confirming today was the British supermodel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 29 who used instagram to surprise us all with a bump. She is expecting a baby with fiance Continue reading

Madonna’s latest children from Malawi and they are twins!

She already has Mercy and David, both 11 years old from Malawi, but 2 more – twins – have joined the family.

Meet Madonna’s new additions.

Adoption process complete! Madonna introduces Esther and Stella to the world on Instagram

Esther and Stella lost their real mummy soon after their birth leaving the grandparents to look after them while their daddy Continue reading