*Man jailed 21 years for armed robbery (Punch)*Lagos tasks residents, others on plastics pollution reduction (Guardian)

Man jailed 21 years for armed robbery (Punch) Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court has sentenced a convict, Shola Agboola to 21 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery. Agboola was arraigned on four counts bordering on armed robbery,…

Nigeria, Brazil collaborate in freshly minted “Wakawaka Afrobeats Remix”

Okwei Odili has just released a new single titled ‘Wakawaka Afrobeats Remix’ in which she teams up with the Brazilians Jose Balbino – DJ Zebb on Programming and Production, Mateus Aleluia Rodrigues Lima on Trumpet and Jarbas Jacome on Guitar.…

Manu Dibango: African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and…

Tony Allen for honour at Lagos tribute concert

Tony Allen, Ace drummer, Afrobeat living legend and former drummer of Fela Kuti is being honored as Inspiro Productions; Zome International & Metroventures organises a tribute concert on Sunday, December 29 in his honour at the upscale Reserve Lounge, Restaurant…

Death and the legacy of Fela Kuti – Toni Kan

Death, many people say, can be the biggest career move and for proof, they point to Michael Jackson who was mired in debt at the time of his death but whose estate is now worth millions and millions more than…

To Soapy or not to Soapy? – Dami Ajayi

Naira Marley, recently arrested for internet fraud, has not let his trouble with the EFCC disturb his creative output. While incarcerated, he released ‘Why’, bemoaning several frustrating life scenarios. After he was granted bail, he released ‘Opotoyi (Marlians)’, a ribald…

Fela: Forever truly lives Abàmì Ẹ̀dá

It has been 21 years since Fela Kuti joined his ancestors but Nigerians and his fans the world over have neither forgotten him nor his music. Social media was agog with his memory as people from across time zones reminisced…

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