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‘A Tribe Called Judah’ makes N9.3 million in Francophone West Africa

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‘A Tribe Called Judah’ has become the top grossing Nollywood film in not only Nigeria and Ghana — where it
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Edime Edime II, Set To Unify Kogi Through Movie

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Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, others make Obama’s 2023 music playlist

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Nigerian music stars, Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Tems, and Olamide have all earned spots on the former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama’s 2023 end-of-the-year favourite music playlist. David Adeleke, better known as Davido, secured a place on the list with his Grammy Award-nominated track ‘Unavailable’, featuring Musa Keys. Burna Boy’s ‘Sittin’ […]

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Funke Akindele replies troll who advised her to remarry

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The Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele, has responded to a troll who advised her to remarry. The actress, who recently launched her new film ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ has been constantly promoting the project on social media channels. A troll came on Akindele’s X page and suggested she married because she is getting old. “This year, […]

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Singer Johnny Drille Welcomes First Child with Wife

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Popular Nigerian singer, John Ighodaro, also known as Johnny Drille and his wife, Rima Tahini have announced the birth of their daughter. Drille made this announcement through his social media handles on Thursday. He revealed that the daughter who was named, Amaris, was born on November 17, marking her as six weeks old today. He said, “Six weeks […]
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Saint Obi, Murphy Afolabi, Fadeyi Oloro, 21 other celebrities who died in 2023

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Here, PREMIUM TIMES recalls some celebrities who sadly passed on in 2023.
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Money is not everything in a relationship — Alibaba

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Legendary Nigerian, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome fondly known as Alibaba has given some tips about sustaining a relationship. According to the 58-year-old humour merchant, money is not everything in a relationship. Citing several examples, the funny man noted that the question of what is being ‘brought to the table’ during a relationship does not necessarily mean […]

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Alibaba: How my dad kept malice with me for 10 years

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Veteran comedian, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, popularly known as Alibaba, has revealed how his dad kept malice with him for a decade. This, he said, happened after he chose comedy over becoming a lawyer. He spoke while featuring as a guest in the Christmas edition of The Honest Bunch Podcast. Alibaba recalled leaving the university to […]

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Emeka Ike’s ex-wife started fight, slapped him twice – former personal assistant

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Adebola Adeyemo, former Personal Assistant to veteran actor, Emeka Ike, has shed light on the frosty relationship between Ike and his ex-wife, Suzanne Emma, alleging that she was the first to hit the actor. Adeyemo spoke during a live interview with media personality, Daddy Freeze, on Sunday. “Before, I didn’t want to say anything because […]

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Actress Bukola Arugba Survives Car Crash Day Before Birthday

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Nollywood actress, Bukola Awoyemi fondly known as Bukola Arugba, has stated how she survived a car crash a day before her birthday. She noted that the accident caused serious damage to her car. While speaking of the incident on her social media account she said, “This happened a day to my birthday, I kept this […]

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Davido replies fans dragging him for promoting Wizkid’s new song

Popular singer, David Adeleke, well known as Davido, has replied his fans who expressed outrage over his decision to promote Wizkid’s new song. Recall that since he linked up with Wizkid over the weekend, the musician decided it was time to end the alleged beef between them. He went on his social media pages to […]

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Life Has Been Meaningless Since I Lost My Mum – Wizkid

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Popular Nigerian musician, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, professionally known as Wizkid, is yet to get over the death of his mother, Dolapo Balogun. OSUN DEFENDER reports that the singer lost his mother in August 2023, during a tour for his album, ‘More Love Less Ego’ in Europe. Taking to social media to express his feelings since […]
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18 movies, fictional books, and academic works on migration

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The United Nations designates specific days as occasions to mark particular events or topics to promote, through awareness and action, the body’s objectives. Today, December 18th 2023, is the International Migrants Day. We at the Daily Trust will reflect on migration and the millions of migrants worldwide in a series of articles that will run […]

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Marvel actor, Jonathan Majors, found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

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US actor, Jonathan Majors has been found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend after a trial in New York. The jury found Majors, known for playing Kang in the Marvel films, attacked British choreographer Grace Jabbari during an altercation in March. She told the court she was left with a fractured finger, bruising, a cut behind […]

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Mohbad’s father is allegedly charging N10k to N15k to grant interviews over son’s death (VIDEO)

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The father of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known as Mohbad, Mr Joseph Aloba has been exposed on how he charged N10-15k before granting interviews about his son’s death. It would be recalled that after the sudden demise of Mohbad, Mr Aloba has been granted a series of interviews about the death […]

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Ghanaian rapper, 2PM’s body was made to stand at his funeral ceremony (VIDEO)

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The body of Ghanaian rapper, Francis Peprah, popularly known as 2PM, was placed standing in his lying-in-state chamber during his funeral ceremony on Tuesday, November 28. The ceremony took place in his hometown, Wassa Grumisa. 2PM, also known as the King of Bars, died in a car crash on Friday, November 17, 2023, in Wassa […]

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VIDEO: Naira Marley spotted for first time in public after arrest

Born Azeez Fashola but fondly known as Naira Marley has been spotted in public since his arrest as he was fingered as a culprit in the death of one of his signees, Mohbad. The singer was picked up by law enforcement agents in October with an associate of his, Sam Larry over the controversial death […]

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Singer Orezi’s House in Lagos gutted by fire

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Famous singer, Esegine Allen aka Orezi, has confirmed there was a fire at his Lagos residence. Orezi shared his experience on his Instagram story, stating that the incident occurred on Monday at approximately 11:48 p.m. He claimed that while he was at a meeting in Lekki, his neighbour called to let him know about the […]

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If third husband not okay for me, I’ll marry another, Actress Laide Bakare tells critics (VIDEO)

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Actress Laide Bakare has come out to urge all Nigerian bloggers to please stop Counting the number of husbands she has married for her. Her colleagues quickly stated that this would be the last one and the new husband would take care of her, till her old age. Though it’s not clear if it’s true that […]

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Actress Laide Bakare sets to marry third husband after 2 previous failed marriages (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

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Popular Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare is set to get married for the 3rd time after her two previous marriages crashed, according to Gistreel report. The screen star made the announcement of her marriage in a post on her her official Instagram page. She revealed that the white wedding is set to be held this Saturday, December 2nd, and invites friends, colleagues […]

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Basketmouth: Why I’m Leaving Comedy In 5 Years

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Bright Okpocha, veteran comedian known as Basketmouth, has set up a five-year plan to step away from the game and focus on other endeavours, including as music and filmmaking. The 45-year-old made this revelation on Saturday, November 25, 2023, stating that he plans to retire after doing a run of yearly comedy shows for the following […]

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How my boss discouraged my husband from dating me – Helen Paul

Nigerian comedian and actress, Helen Paul, who is now married to Femi Bamisele, related an event in which her former boss tried to talk her husband out of dating her. She revealed this in a recent interview on the Honest Bunch Podcast, stating that her previous supervisor had questioned why her husband, a lawyer, would […]

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Singer Teni Denies Going Under The Knife For Weight Loss

Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata, simply known as Teni, has denied speculations that her weight loss was achieved through surgical treatment. She explained that she went through a “strict diet” to achieve her new body figure. Teni spoke in the latest episode of the Zero Conditions podcast. She said, “I went through a lot. I went […]
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See highlights as anticipated ‘Wura season 2’ coming December 4 (VIDEO)

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The second season of the highly anticipated original telenovela, Wura, will return with four episodes weekly on Showmax. In the teaser trailer for Season 2, Fola seeks forgiveness from Dimeji and Paulina, but Paulina is not willing to forgive him even though Dimeji is trying to see reason. Meanwhile, Kanyin’s obsession with ending Wura has […]

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Mohbad’s father begs for financial support to fund DNA for grandson (VIDEO)

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The father of the late singer Mohbad, Mr Joseph Aloba has appealed to the public for assistance in funding a DNA test to determine the true paternity of his grandson, Liam. Mr Aloba made the plea in an interview with Oriyomi Hamzat, a popular broadcaster based in Ibadan while urging Nigerians not to abandon him […]

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