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Gov Fashola to Foot Pa Kasumu’s Medical Bill

Been trying to reach Pa Kasumu’s camp all to no avail. But on the meanwhile, if news reaching us is anything to go by, it means fate has finally smiled on veteran Yoruba actor, Pa Kasumu who we reported is battling heart and liver disease. We also said he’s receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for “secondary prevention of repeat stroke,” after ... Read More »

CHASE Awards 2013 Unveils Nominees

Voting opens on November 11. An award for budding entertainers in the ever growing Nigerian entertainment industry, CHASE Awards, has unveiled its nominees for this year’s awards. The organisers of the two-category based awards; upcoming category and general category, also revealed in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES that it will hold a charity novelty match for its nominees to support some yet-to-be-announced orphanage ... Read More »

I’m Not A Musician, I’m An Entertainer -Dbanj(Tribune)

Dapo Oyebanji (popularly known as D’banj) has taken his music beyond the shores of Africa where he has become a reckoning force within his 10 years in the industry. In this interview with TUNDE AYANDA, the entertainer shares his dream for music and how he wants to celebrate his 10 years as an artiste. How do you feel headlining the 2013 Hennessey Artistry? A lot of ... Read More »

Over 1.3 Million Pilgrims To Climb Mount Arafat – Saudi Official

The pilgrims will climb Mount Arafat on Monday. The Saudi authorities on Saturday in Makkah said over 1.3 million pilgrims from around the world would perform this year’s Hajj rites at Arafat on Monday. A Saudi official, Marwan Zubaidi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makkah that pilgrims’ transportation to Mina on the way to Arafat would begin on Saturday night. He said the ... Read More »

Death Of Lar A Big Blow To Democracy – Amosun

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has described the demise of the first civilian governor of Plateau State and founding Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Solomon Daushep Lar, as a big blow to democracy. Amosun said the exit of Lar had left a vacuum in the political firmament of Nigeria, which would be difficult to fill. In a statement signed by his Senior Special ... Read More »

Sallah – FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holidays

The Federal Government on Thursday declared Oct. 15 and Oct.16 as public holidays to commemorate Id-el- Kabir celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement in Abuja. The statement, signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Fatima Bamidele, urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity ... Read More »

Obey, Aragbaye, Tope Alabi, Others For Kings’ Praise

Top gospel musicians, including Evangelist Ebenezer Obey Funmi Aragbaye, Dunni Olanrewaju better known as Opelope Anointing and Tope Alabi, will converge in Abeokuta next week Thursday for this year’s edition of Kings’ Praise, a yearly event which assembles traditional kings across the country to praise God, the King of Kings through praise worship. Speaking about Kings’ Praise 2013, Evangelist Obey Fabiyi, who also doubles as the ... Read More »

Wife of Fuji Musician, Shefiu Alao, is Dead

Nimotalai Adekunle was buried on Tuesday. The wife of popular Fuji musician, Shefiu Alao, popularly called ‘Original Omo Oko’ is dead. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Nimotalai Adekunle, died in Lagos. Mrs. Adekunle had gone to Lagos from her home in Abeokuta to visit a family member. The mother of four reportedly arrived Lagos on Sunday, and shortly after dinner, complained of stomach upset. She was rushed to ... Read More »

Alaye, Six Years after PSquare’s ‘Temptation’ Remix

If recent observations are anything to go by, then it’s safe to say, British/Nigerian/Jamaican rapper Alaye has been making some serious power moves with top record label producers and executives in the US and may be signing a major record deal soon. Ever since Alaye released his first official single ‘Mind My Creps’ in 2006; a song which  became an underground UK hip hop classic ... Read More »

Yoruba Actor, Pa-Kasumu, Needs Help; Battles Heart, Liver Diseases

Veteran Yoruba actor, Olukayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu, is presently going through a serious health condition. The actor is struggling to stay alive as he battles heart and liver diseases. And as you read this, he’s receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for “secondary prevention of repeat stroke,” after battling a cardiovascular disease, otherwise known as stroke. Now, he needs ... Read More »

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