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Monday

20:16

Nigeran super star, Yemi Alade Thrills Over 11,000 Fans with Easter Concert in Zambia - See amazing photos

Unarguably the most toured artiste of her generation; Yemi Alade took her WOS World Tour train to Zambia last Easter weekend, as she headlined the Day of Thunder Music Festival in Livingstone.
Just after her concert in Mayotte, the award-winning diva stormed Zambia for the second time to entertain an audience of over 11,000 fans. Ahead of her anticipated fourth studio album; Alade dished out revamped live renditions of fan favourites from her arsenal of hits aided by her praised Ova Sabi band.
Relive the moment with the photos from her performance!
14:42

Nigerians celebrate Cyril Stober as he reportedly retires from NTA

Veteran Nigerian broadcaster Cyril Stober has reportedly retired from the National Television Authority (NTA) after three decades of being a newscaster.
Nigerians have a lot of good things to say about Cyril Stober as he retires  from NTA after three decades of being the face of news casting on the TV station.  (Bella Naija)
Nigerians have a lot of good things to say about Cyril Stober as he retires from NTA after three decades of being the face of news casting on the TV station. (Bella Naija)
In 2015, the eloquent news anchor reportedly retired from NTA, but was seen on Nigeria's premier TV station again anchoring shows.
On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the news of Stober’s retirement became a topic on Twitter and Nigerians had a lot of good things to say about the man many people described as the king of news casting.
Here are Nigerian’s reactions to Cyril Stober's retirement on Twitter.
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One Word: LEGEND

Happy retirement to the great Cyril Stober. The king of news casting 🙌
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07:31

Davido’s Producer; Kiddominant Appears On Beyonce’s Forthcoming Album

Nigerian music producer; Kiddominant, has just achieved a magnificent feat as he’s made it to Beyonce’s forthcoming album.
The producer who is arguably the biggest afrobeats producer at the moment is seen sitting as a producer on the number 4 track titled, “Nefertiti.” What even makes this achievement one that should be celebrated is that the song has 2 of the biggest artistes ever in the history of American pop in Beyonce and Rihanna. Yes! Kiddominant has produced a song in which Beyonce features Rihanna!
Kiddominant is Nigerian superstar singer; Davido’s producer and he is currently working on Davido’s forthcoming sophomore album. Davido announced him some weeks ago as the executive producer of the album.
Kiddominant just recently revealed to the public that he’s the first afrobeats producer to have two records go platinum. The first is Davido’s 2017 hit single; “Fall” and second is “Fela In Versace,” his song with South African hip-hop act; AKA.

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Congratulations to you Kiddo!
07:25

Watch Davido’s Stunning Performance Alongside DJ Khalid At The Kaya Festival In Miami, US

Davido has been doing international festivals for some months now which has really been a big deal for Afrobeats.
The singer has performed at J.Cole’s Dreamvill Festival, Buju Banton’s “Walk To Freedom” tour amongst others. The latest festival the singer just performed is named the Kaya Festival which was held in Miami, United States yesterday.
The singer was billed to perform around 6:45pm yesterday which he did in an amazing fashion.The performers’ line-up list had the biggest reggae acts in world music as well as superstars from other genres.
Davido in his usual fashion came in with great energy and strength, delivering the many hit songs from his well equipped hit list to the very well entertained crowd.
The OBO was also seen with American superstar, DJ Khalid in the course of the festival having a word or two.

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Sunday

11:02

Easter Message Of Hope: Happy Easter To Christian Believers

Make merry, and rejoice. Celebrate with people and don’t forget to put a smile on someone’s face. He is alive today, and we are free forever. It is a remarkable season. Our Savior died for us and had risen. Hallelujah, he has taken our worries away. Happy Easter.
He has given us another chance to renew our faiths, and we should be grateful to Him. His death has cleansed us from all of our sins. Now celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. Have a blessed and beautiful day.

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS 

Saturday

17:41

DOWNLOAD MUSIC: Burna Boy X Kizz Daniel X Mayorkun X Small Doctor X Kaffy X Zoro — Leggo

Nigeria’s hottest music artists teamed up to release Nigeria’s first EPL-themed song “Leggo”. The all-star collaboration features Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel, Mayorkun, Small Doctor, Kaffy and Zoro in possibly the biggest collaboration to hit the Nigeria music space in recent years. The single was also released with an exciting video, inspired by their passion for the world’s most popular football league, The English Premier League.

The music artists were all kitted in EPL team jerseys, singing sonorously in support of their respective favourite football clubs. Dance queen Kaffy led the energetic music video choreography with sleek moves.
Recall that Leggo had been teased all week with subtle banter between the superstars on social media. A dialogue centred around Small Doctor began on Monday where the “Penalty” crooner praised Chelsea, despite their heavy defeat to Premier League leaders, Liverpool. Self-acclaimed Mayor of Lagos, Mayorkun, Dance queen, Kaffy and rapper Zoro joined the conversation to throw subtle jabs at “Omoiya Teacher” as Twitter users fanned the banter.
The conversation continued on social media on Thursday with a picture carousel of the stars clad in their team’s jerseys, leading fans to believe the superstars were taking to the football pitch to settle scores. The 5-minute Leggo track is executively produced by TY MIX and directed by Sesan.
Download and Enjoy below
 

Friday

07:05

Can Mavin’s Record New Artiste; Rema Ever Be As Big As Wizkid In The Music Industry?

Since the announcement of the signing of teenage afrobeats artiste, Rema, to Mavin Records and the release of his 4-track E.P, there has been suggestions by a lot of people that he is the future of Nigerian music.
Since his intorduction to the music scene, in a very short space, he’s already created his own fan base with his song; “Dumebi” doing fairly well and piercing through the hearts of young music fans.
However of all the stories surrounding Rema, the most significant and widely spread is the fact that people say he sounds like wizkid. Although he has so far downplayed the thoughts as he said it is Wizkid who sounds like him instead.
Many people have received Rema’s claims of Wizkid sounding like him as an arrogant claim and therefore that he wouldn’t be a successful artiste, while others believe there is nothing weird in his claims as he is only confident of his talent. They even said, he will be successful and infact he would be as big as Wizkid.
Therefore, the last sentence now creates the question, will Rema ever be as big as Wizkid???
07:01

DOWNLOAD MUSIC: Teni — Sugar Mummy

Teni Makanaki finally serves us with her anticipated single titled “Sugar Mummy”.

Teni the Entertainer is currently the hottest female artiste in the Nigeria music industry. She has been on tour for months now from UK to USA and lastly Dubia. When she was in Dubia she shared a snippet to her incoming jam dubbed “Sugar Mummy” which got everyone to give her the queen of entertainment title and request for the full version.
Teni’s latest hit “Sugar Mummy” is produced by street hit maker, Rexxie and her favourite producer, Jay Synths. On this new record Teni say she serves as Sugar Mummy since she is been pictured as Yokozuna, it serves as a follow up to “Party Next Door“.
Listen, Enjoy and share your thoughts below 

Thursday

10:09

DAVIDO UNVEILS TITLE FOR HIS FORTHCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM

 Davido has given us an hint to the tittle of his coming sophomore album, that’s scheduled to drop in the coming months.

The Fall singer, made this known via his instagram page after he drops a comment of one of his fan and he wrote;
“Toast To The Biggest Afrobeat Album About To Hit The World Soon” with Davido hanging on to the page to make a comment that seems like the title of the album. He wrote; “The “7” Album"
The album is almost done and we are about to witness the heaviest international act involved album out of Nigerian music Industry.

DOPE OR WACK?
06:38

DOWNLOAD AUDIO + VISUAL: LY — NO BE MISTAKE

  • LY a fast rising R&B and Afro pop artist whom versatility is non-debatable. Just after the release of IYAWO video early this year LY has decided to release another hit song He titled NO BE MISTAKE which is a motivational song. No Be Mistake was produced by Eazibitz mix and mastered by LY and video directed by Charlzee Eze. Hit the download button and enjoy

DOWNLOAD NO BE MISTAKE VIDEO BY LY HERE!

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Wednesday

07:49

THE NEED FOR ARTISTES TO COMPOSE GOOD AND ATTRACTIVE SONG'S TITLE. — BY BESTXPLORER

Whether you're an artiste or just a fan, we all download songs so as to keep ourselves entertained. But whilst some people download songs randomly, others download songs because they know the artiste or simply because they are his/her fans. Or maybe someone recommended the artiste to them. Yet, others download songs based on the song's graphic art cover, and others based on how you publicise the song.
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But I, King Sniffy of BESTXPLORER don't download songs because of the above stated reasons. What lure me into downloading songs is the 'Song Title'. It doesn't matter whether I know you or not, once your song has a good title and it's captivating, I would instantly download it.
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For instance, I woke up this morning and saw a song titled #LetterToGod by Dninety. Instantly, I was captivated by the song and I am looking forward to being the first person to download it when it is released. Also, #KingsSpeech by Slim Nazi has a very captivating title and because of that, I'm quite eager to download it (probably because I'm also a King. Lol).
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Moreso, songs like #LetterToMI_Abaga by D'Paramount, #StoryForTheGods by Olamide, #If_I_Get_Money_Ehn by Magnito, #If_I_Die by Dagrin, #BeefClassiq by Hashim Zamaneh, #LetterToMyUnbornChild by 2Pac and Banky W (respectively), #LetNasDown by J.cole and #2Face by Teedon15 all have catchy titles that would make fans instantly fall in love with them. I still remember clearly how it took me over a month before I could come up with only the title of my song, #SarkinKaduna . Lol...it's funny right? But that's the truth. Normally when composing a song, I always come up with the title first before the chorus/hook, then the verses. But in the case of my song 'Sarkin Kaduna', I composed the whole song without a title. It was even after recording the song that I fixed the title, because I wanted a very catchy title that would make people download the song at a glance. And my target was accomplished as many people downloaded the song, which was one of the reasons why B.O.C got interested in working on the remix.
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Furthermore, have you ever wondered why Davido always uses precision in his songs' titles? His songs' titles are very brief and sexy. For example, #Aye , #Gobe , #IF and #FALL just to mention a few. He always make them Short, Simple and Sexy (SSS) because he knows how to draw fans.
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I'm a journalist, and in journalism we believe that the title or headline of a news story is the basic factor that determines whether people would read the news or not. So just like a news story, I believe that the most important thing in getting people to like and download your song is the title/headline, because that's the first thing they see about the song. So it creates the first impression in them. And remember, first impression matters a lot and it lasts forever.
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In the light of this, I call on my fellow artistes to always be creative when creating a title for their songs. Don't just fix it randomly, but make it catchy and attractive. Because your song's title is your own mantle.
Thanks!

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07:46

Atiku Releases Details Of INEC Server 'Proving' His Victory Over Buhari In Presidential Election — See The Results

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has released further details about the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to back up his claims of his victory over President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the February 23 presidential election.
INEC had declared Buhari winner of the election, saying he polled 15,191,847 to defeat Atiku, who scored 11,262,978 votes. However, Atiku has since claimed he actually polled 18,356,732 votes to Buhari's 16,741,430, citing figures from INEC's server.
In his submission to the Presidential Election Tribunal, the former Adamawa State Governor-Elect had given the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the results were obtained. INEC, though, said the result being paraded by Abubakar is fabricated and not from its website.
But responding to the INEC’s submission in a document seen TheCable, Abubakar and the PDP said the address of the server from which the results were obtained is unique to INEC.
“The Servers from which the said figures were derived belong to the first Respondent (INEC). The figures and votes were transmitted to the first Respondent’s Presidential Result’s Server 1 and thereafter aggregated in INEC_PRES_RSLT_SRV2019, whose Physical Address or unique Mac Address is 94-57-A5-DC-64-B9 with Microsoft Product ID 00252-7000000000-AA535. The above descriptions are unique to the 15t Respondent’s Server,” they said.
“There is no conjecture in the votes and scores in the table pleaded by the Petitioners. The figures are factual. The Spokesperson for the 2nd Respondent’s Campaign Organization openly admitted that the data in question was in the first Respondent’s Server when he wrote and submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) asking the Security agencies to investigate the 2nd Petitioner herein for allegedly hacking into the Server of the 1St Respondent and obtaining the data in question.
“Specifically, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Spokesperson of the 2nd Respondent claimed in the said petition that it was the first Petitioner who smuggled the data into the Server.”
Atiku and the PDP also alleged that Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, “committed grave errors in the final collation exercise” for the election by “falsely crediting” some persons with political parties, including “Okotie Christopher, Reverend Dr. Onwubuya and Ojinika Jeff Chinze".
“The grave errors referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 above were under the hands and signature of the first Respondent’s Chairman, (who was also the Returning Officer) in the conduct of the final collation of the results of the Presidential Election,” they added.
“The Petitioners state that the final results as declared by the first respondent are those that were transmitted online to the website of the first Respondent (www inecnigeria)."
While Atiku continues building his case on his access to the INEC server, the APC has already taken a different course, instead telling the tribunal Atiku shouldn't have been eligible to contest the election in the first place because he was not born a Nigerian but a Cameroonian.

Tuesday

20:49

Customs opens portal to recruit 3,200 officers – Official

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday officially announced plans to recruit 3,200 officers into the service.
The Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Human Resources Department, Umar Sanusi made this known at a news conference in Abuja.
Sanusi explained that 800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre Category, and 2,400 would fill that of Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty Categories.
He said that the service’s portal for the recruitment would be opened 12 midnight of Tuesday and would be closed after three weeks.

According to him, a web portal to receive and process all applications has been created as a sub-domain of the NCS website; www.customs.gov.ng.
He said the portal “is a user-friendly one that prospective applicants from all parts of the country and even outside Nigeria can log in to submit applications and upload documents.
“The URL is vacancy.customs.gov.ng, the specific requirements established for the vacancies.
“Shortlisting of candidates will be done and such candidates short listed will be notified, invited for continuation of the recruitment process.
“Following the necessary approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC), NCS is now set to recruit officers and men to fill existing vacancies.
“Application for recruitment will be open to all eligible Nigerians, who meet the requirements irrespective of their tribe, religion, state, or any other consideration.
“In our bid to ensure equal and fair opportunity to all applicants, we are working every step of the recruitment process in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Character Commission.
“We are actively engaged with the commission to ensure that the process will earn a certificate of compliance on merit,” he said.
Sanusi said that customs would deploy help desk for applicants to handle complaints, and offer support service.
He said the help desk could be reached through the email address — helpdesk@customs.gov.ng, adding that a detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was also populated on the application portal for further clarification.
The Deputy Comptroller-General disclosed that more details of the recruitment would be advertised on seven national newspapers on Wednesday, April 17.
“We are determined to conduct an exercise that is credible, fair and transparent and we will deploy all machinery within our powers to ensure that the integrity of the exercise is not compromised.
“We will like to emphasise that participation in this exercise is free for all eligible applicants, any demand for or solicitation for any payments to process, facilitate, or influence the process under any guise is illegal and should be reported to customs’ office.
“We are aware that some criminal elements may want to take advantage of this recruitment to scam desperate job applicants.
“Some of them are reported to be operating illegal sites and portals, collecting various sums of money from applicants.
“I want to reiterate that the portal for this exercise can only be accessed through the official service web site, where no fees will be demanded,” he said. (NAN)