Category archives for: Entertainment

Nigeria’s Entertainers Starve Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Sensei Uche has earned a living for the last three years as a “hype man” in Nigeria’s entertainment capital Lagos, standing alongside the DJ in bars and clubs and whipping up dancers’ enthusiasm. But the coronavirus pandemic has cut off his livelihood. Nigeria’s government, like others across the globe, has shut bars, […]

US Christian Singer Announces He No longer Believes In God, Explains Why

LAGOS MAY 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Singer and performer Jon Steingard made a dramatic revelation, announcing via Instagram last Wednesday that he “no longer believe(s) in God.” Steingard is the frontman for Hawk Nelson, a Christian rock and pop-punk music group. In his post, he shared nine screenshots in which he explains why he has changed his beliefs. […]

Covid-19: Kids Reject Controversial Rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s $200K Donation

LAGOS MAY 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s donation to No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit focused on ending childhood hunger, has been declined due to his controversial lifestyle. The rapper, who was released from prison last month, announced he was giving $200,000 amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, a spokeswoman for the organization said his money won’t be accepted. […]

US Soul, Funk and R&B Singer, Betty Wright, Passes On At 66

LAGOS MAY 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The soul, funk and R&B singer Betty Wright, celebrated across pop genres for her remarkable vocal prowess, has died aged 66. The cause of death was not immediately known but Wright’s niece confirmed the news, writing on Twitter: “Sleep in peace aunty Betty Wright. Fly high angel.” Wright was best known for […]

Fela’s Drummer, Tony Allen Passes On At 79

 LAGOS MAY  2ND   (NEWSRANGERS)- Nigerian drummer and composer Tony Allen, who worked closely with musician Fela Kuti as a pioneer of the Afrobeat genre, died in Paris aged 79, his manager said. The Afrobeat sound, which rose to prominence in Nigeria in the 1970s, combined organ riffs with West African drum patterns and brass instruments. […]

Motown Records Celebrates Legacy Of Martin Luther King JR And The Great March

LAGOS MARCH 7TH (NEWSRANGERS) – The Great March On Washington – one of the most significant recordings made during the civil rights movement of the 1960s – is now available as a digital release for the first time. Released by Motown Records/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), The Great March can be purchased / streamed HERE. This […]

Tee Mac Scolds Nigerian Musicians For Singing ‘Pokripo Rythym’

LAGOS MARCH 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-T Mac  in a new interview  has opened up on the state of things in the Nigerian music industry.   According to him, many Nigerian artistes today are illiterates. Read excerpt below; Let us look at the state of Nigerian music today? Burna Boy got a Grammy nomination… “In the ‘60s, ‘70s […]

Anthony Joshua Storms Afrika Shrine, Presents Belts To High Priest Femi Kuti

LAGOS FEBRUARY 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-World boxing champion Anthony Joshua is enjoying his stay in Nigeria, with a visit Thursday night to the Afrika Shrine in Ikeja Lagos, where he was hosted by the high priest, Femi Kuti. Joshua was a humble champion all over again, as he prostrated to Femi, in the typical Yoruba tradition of […]

Illegal Migration: EU Threatens To Impose Stringent Visa Rules On Nigeria

LAGOS FEBRUARY 20TH(NEWSRANGERS)-The European Union says it can impose restrictive visa implementation rules on Nigeria, if it fails to play its part in the return and readmission of its nationals staying illegally in the EU. The EU, which comprises Germany, Italy, Spain, France and 23 other countries, further stated that although it would not place […]

Fela Son, Femi Kuti To Perform At Toronto Jazz Festival 2020

LAGOS FEBRUARY 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, and his band, The Positive Force, are billed to perform at the 2020 Toronto Jazz Festival. The 57-year-old will be performing on June 23, 2020 at The Opera House. “Toronto, catch me at the @TorontoJazzFest this summer, performing June 23 at @OperaHouseToronto. Tickets on sale now!” he wrote […]

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