Leading Nigerian acts, Banky W. and Tiwa Savage have enjoined artistes to embrace the new age of digital and take advantage of its various platforms to monetize their content.

Both acts joined other entertainment stars at the just concluded Nigeria Entertainment Conference (NEC) in Lagos, to state that Nigeria is part of Africa’s emerging digital economy.

This throws up a lot of opportunities waiting to be harnessed for the sustained growth of the industry. Only those who take advantage of the digital platforms will be able to monetize their talent and create a stronger and better entertainment industry in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

NEC 2016: Take advantage of digital space to monetize your content - Banky W, Tiwa Savage

The moment legendary singer Papa Wemba slumped and died while performing on stage (photos)

Legendary Congolese singer Papa Wemba has died. He was 66 years old. The musician whose real name was Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba was performing at the the Festival des musiques urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivore earlier today, April 24th when he fell in the middle of his act. He had performed two songs and was performing the third when he suddenly slumped on stage (that's him behind the dancers moments before he slumped).

They rushed him to the hospital but he died before getting there. There had been no report of ill health before now. May his soul rest in peace...Amen. See more photos and video of the incident after the cut



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Ahead of the PDP National convention where new party leaders including the National Chairman will be elected, former aide to former President Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, says that failure of the party to consider a Yoruba man as the new party chairman will make some of them reconsider their membership of the party. Okupe said this in an article he shared on Facebook today. Read it after the cut

If a yoruba man doesn't become PDP chairman, some of us Yorubas in the party may reconsider our membership' - Doyin Okupe

Here are photos from GT the Guitarman's traditional wedding which took place yesterday at Ozubulu Villlage, Anambra State. Wishing them a happy married life. See more photos after the cut...

Photos from GT Da Guitarman's traditional wedding

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa who was a special guest at a fund raising exhibition for Mirabel Centre, held at the British Council in Lagos last week, said that throwing child rapists into prison is not enough justice. The Senator who represented Cross River in the Senate said the best way is to cut off their genitals to ensure they do not use them again on other children. In reference to accounts shared by two rape survivors at the event, she said:

I still stand on what I said, child rapists should be castrated- Florence Ita-Giwa

...and you know what they say... No dream is too big...

Photo: The owner of this Oil and Gas company is a big dreamer

A student of the University of Port Harcourt named Gina who was allegedly shot 5 times & killed by policemen during a protest by students of the institution earlier this month, has been laid to rest

The only child of her parents (father is deceased) Gina was laid to rest on Friday, April 22nd. Her cousin shared photos from the funeral along with a heart-wrenching note from her devastated mother on her Facebook page. See that after the cut...

Photos: UNIPORT student allegedly shot dead by police laid to rest, plus her mother's heartbreaking tribute.

This unconfirmed report was shared on Facebook. Accoding to Ibrahim Muazzamz, who shared the photo, the man's manhood was chopped off because he took a second wife. He didn't say who chopped it off. See the Graphic photo after the cut..

Graphic photo: Man's manhood allegedly chopped off after he took another wife

A month before she welcomed their son, Kim took to her website to talk about how she wanted a $1 million diamond choker from her husband, Kanye West, after she welcomed Saint. 'This pregnancy, I would love a Lorraine Schwartz diamond choker, like the ones I've worn before to the Art + Film Gala,' she wrote.

Yesterday, the mum of two stepped out in a diamond choker - as she attended her friend's Dave Grutman's wedding to Brazilian model Isabela Rangel in Miami.

Did Kim get her $1million push presen? Kim debuts diamond choker she asked Kanye for before welcoming son

Grammy award singer, Kelly Clarkson who gave birth to her 2nd child on April 12th shared the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander on social media. Another photo after the cut..

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of her adorable son

Nine days after they became first time parents, John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen stepped out for their first date night and visited celebrity hotspot - The Nice Guy Restaurant in West Hollywood, California. Chrissy wore a golden semi-sheer top and wet-look leggings, paired with a tan overcoat. See another photo after the cut 

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend step out for their first date night since the arrival of their baby girl

50 cent yesterday revealed on Instagram that he met a long lost son of his named Davian for the very first time. The excited father has now taken to his IG Page again to reveal how well the boy is doing in school. Sharing an email he got from Davian's school, he wrote..

After 50cent meets his long lost son Davian, he reveals how well he's doing at school

The new mother has proven again that her sense of humour has no limits. She had twitter rolling in laughter when she told a fan that she had no idea where her baby Luna was.

The twitter fan Elle (@omalichaa_) asked:" How's baby Luna?" The supermodel replied: "I dunno I can't find her" The tweet has garnered over 3,000 RTS and 8,000 Likes on twitter,

Chrissy Teigen and her crazy sense of humour. A fan asked after her baby, check out her reply

This is an independent report written by a Lagos lawyer. Read below...
At the ongoing cross-examination of the star witness in the trial of Senator Bukola Saraki, Mr. Michael Wetkas, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has admitted, based on questions from Saraki’s counsel, that the EFCC did not investigate the accuracy of some of the exhibits presented as proof in the trial of the Senate President.

Saraki Might Win CCT Case Against Him - Report

Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako was in Ife this weekend and met with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi,Ojaja II and his beautiful Olori Wuraola.

Photos: Actress Foluke Daramola meets Ooni of Ife and his Olori

A local fisherman captured a 5-meter-long giant oar-fish which washed ashore on a coast in Taiwan. The giant oar-fish is said to be the largest bony fish type, which can be found about 1,000 meters under the sea. So it's rare for human beings to either see or capture one.

Photos: Taiwan fisherman catches giant fish, slices it into pieces on the street

President Buhari and Mrs Buhari hosted Vice President's mother and wife, Mrs. Osinbajo at his residence today in Abuja.

Photo: President Buhari and Mrs Aisha host mother and wife of VP Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja

Seyi, one of the sons of APC National leader, Bola Tinubu, is set to wed his fiancee, Layal Holm. The couple who have been dating for a while now, got engaged in Ghana in November last year. Seyi and Layal will be getting married later this year.

Photo: Bola Tinubu's son, Seyi and his girlfriend set to wed

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, arrived Nigeria from China this afternoon. He is pictured above driving himself out of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport MMIA. 

Photos: Fayose returns from China

Paul Okoye described his elder brother Jude as the best manager as he wished him a happy birthday on IG. Jude is a year older today. Read Peter's birthday wish after the cut

Paul Okoye describes brother, Jude, as the best manager as he wishes him a happy birthday

After Paul Okoye sent a birthday message to his brother, Jude Okoye, some of his fans thought he took jabs at his twin Peter Okoye. They criticized him for his post, threw insults at him and at each other.  Read the comments after the cut...

Fans criticise Paul Okoye for his birthday message to his brother Jude Okoye

 
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