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How Lady Gaga’s Fiancé bought her $295,000 Shoes

How Lady Gaga’s Fiancé bought her $295,000 Shoes

Could buying shoes worth of $295,000 for your fiancée be a declaration of love? Well it might be as Lady Gaga, an American singer, is the lucky new owner of all three pairs of Alexander McQueen Armadillo boots that were up for auction at Christie’s New York. On Friday, July 24, Footwear News, FN, reported that the shoes had been sold for a combined $295,000 but it was not clear who had purchased them. However

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Jimmy Jatt, 2face, Olamide, others set for AFRIMA industry nite

Industry Nite, a weekly event pulling together promising artistes, super star artistes, record label executives, brand managers, music producers, video directors, DJs, artistes managers, media, and fans will host All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA on Wednesday July 1, 2015 in a special edition at Spice Route, Victoria Island, Lagos. Organised in partnership with the Beat 99.9 FM, AFRIMA industry nite for Nigeria music industry stakeholders will be hosted by Beat FM’s Jimmie and Olisa Adibua

Oscar-Winning Titanic Composer Dies In Plane Crash

James Horner, Oscar-winning composer of Titanic, has died in a plane crash in southern California. He was aged 61. A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed near Santa Barbara on Monday morning. The identity of the pilot was not initially known, but Sylvia Patrycja, Horner’s assistant, confirmed his death on her Facebook page. “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” Patrycja wrote. “He died doing what he loved. Thank


AFRIMA Storms Uganda

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA will be holding a stakeholders’ conference in Uganda on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda. This comes after her successful AUC-AFRIMA conference at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa held recently. The stakeholders’ conference will feature panelists from the Continental Secretariat of AFRIMA and the Eastern Africa region of AFRIMA among who are Adenrele Niyi, AFRIMA Project Director, Kawesa Richard, AFRIMA Jury member from Eastern

Anti-Drug War: Jackie Chan Backs Death Penalty

Anti-Drug War: Jackie Chan Backs Death Penalty

Jackie Chan, the famous Hong Kong movie legend, has expressed his support for the use of death penalty for some drug offenders. Chan, whose son was jailed for drug offences, said that with drugs “you’re hurting thousands of young children”. Jaycee Chan spent six months in prison in China after police found marijuana in his home. Jackie Chan is Singapore’s first celebrity anti-drug ambassador. In 2009 too, Chinese police named him official Narcotics Control Ambassador.

Actress Eniola Badmus Bags  First Endorsement

Actress Eniola Badmus Bags  First Endorsement

Eniola Badmus, popular Nollywood actress has sealed her first endorsement deal with a new company called African Cable Television, ACTV. The actress was signed on as a brand ambassador with the multimedia company today, May 5 and she took to Instagram to share the news with her fans. Badmus featured in Jenifa, the popular film produced by Funke Akindele, also an actress. ACTV is a direct home pay TV service in Nigeria that was incorporated

AFRIMA 2015 Entry Opens May 18

All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the Africa Union Commission, AUC, will open submission of entries for this year’s edition of the continental awards on Monday, May 18, 2015. Music professionals of African origin including artistes, songwriters, video directors, music/entertainment journalists and music producers resident on the continent or abroad are eligible to enter in any of the 33 award categories. Submission for entry closes on Monday, July 20, 2015. Works to be

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AFRIMA, African Union To Unveil AFRIMA 2015 Calendar

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, and the African Union Commission, AUC, are set to unveil the 2015 calendar for the continental awards project at a cultural and media conference scheduled to hold on April 29, 2015 at the AUC Secretariat, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The cultural and media conference featuring a roundtable session with the theme: “Using Music, Culture and Entertainment as tools for a new Africa”, among other events, will witness a convergence of


NET Launches New Music Platform

Ayeni Adekunle, the Founder of BlackHouse Media, BHM, and Publisher of Nigerian Entertainment Today, NET, on Wednesday, April 22 announced the launch of a new online music platform called ‘ORIN’. He disclosed this at the 2015 edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference, NEC, held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, while delivering his welcome speech. Ayeni who is also the convener and Chairman of the conference, welcomed guests to the event and also


Olamide, Reminisce Headline Dagrin Memorial Concert

The 5th memorial concert for late Olaitan Olanipekun, a rapper popularly called Dagrin, will be headlined by rappers, Olamide and Reminisce. The concert, which holds on April 22 at Spice Route, Victoria Island, Lagos, will also feature Seriki, Lord of Ajasa, YQ, Sossick, WondaBoy, BaseOne, JahBless, PoslyTD, Chinko Ekun and CDQ. The memorial concert is being organised by Eldar Records, a label which is home to the late rapper’s cousin, Oluwatosin Olanipekun a.k.a Tee Blaq.