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Wizkid, 2Face, Omawumi, IK Osakioduwa & More at the Nigeria Centenary Celebration Grand Finale in Abuja – Thursday 27th February 2014

Wizkid, 2Face, Omawumi, IK Osakioduwa & More at the Nigeria Centenary Celebration Grand Finale in Abuja – Thursday 27th February 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

With over a thousand cast and crew members from all over Nigeria, the Nigeria Centenary Celebration Grand Finale… is set to be a night of history and spectacle, ending in a display of fireworks.
There will be a pre-concert, followed

Is That Deola Sagoe?! Designer transformed into Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti for Upcoming Movie “October 1″

Is That Deola Sagoe?! Designer transformed into Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti for Upcoming Movie “October 1″

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Kunle Afolayan‘s movie “October 1” is already racking up major buzz despite still being at the production stage.
Renowned Nigerian designer Deola Sagoe… makes her big screen debut in “October 1″ as she takes on the role

Ofilispeaks: Stop Writing Names Of Noisemakers

Ofilispeaks: Stop Writing Names Of Noisemakers

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I got beaten quite a lot in primary school. It was not for punching a girl, or for stealing a class mate’s lunch, or for sleeping during lectures (although I was guilty of that a lot). I got beat simply…

BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: “I Want To Make Music That Lives Forever So Even When I Die, I Can Still Live” From Accra to the World, Ghanaian Songbird Efya is Ready to Fly

BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: “I Want To Make Music That Lives Forever So Even When I Die, I Can Still Live” From Accra to the World, Ghanaian Songbird Efya is Ready to Fly

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

From the red carpet to the music stage, Efya, also known as Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, has been around the world and back and is now ready to solidify a place in our hearts as …

Afrobeats in Central Park! Femi Kuti Performs with American Rap Star Common in New York, USA

Afrobeats in Central Park! Femi Kuti Performs with American Rap Star Common in New York, USA

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Femi Kuti and his band, Positive force were the headlining acts at the recently concluded Central Park SummerStage concert in New York on Sunday, 23rd June, 2013. The show also featured performances from rising acts Sinkane and King Britt…
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New Music: Eedris Abdulkareem – New Edo | Fela Feat. Femi Kuti | Shekere Feat. Vector & Midi

New Music: Eedris Abdulkareem – New Edo | Fela Feat. Femi Kuti | Shekere Feat. Vector & Midi

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Eedris Abdulkareem makes a comeback with guns blazing, with three new tracks including some hefty features. While, he goes solo on “New Edo”, He enlists the help of Femi Kuti on a joint called “Fela”… and the lyricism of

What has Your Favourite Celeb been up to? Check out #WorkFlow – Your Weekly Entertainment News Bulletin

What has Your Favourite Celeb been up to? Check out #WorkFlow – Your Weekly Entertainment News Bulletin

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Wale is on his “Suit & Tie” s#@$
I interrupt your regular post entertainment  to give you a special news bulletin. Actually, I’m trying to invent a new column “#WorkFlow”… where I can give you all the latest big

37thState Meets Lemi Ghariokwu, Artist & Progenitor of the AfroPop Art | Watch the Documentary

37thState Meets Lemi Ghariokwu, Artist & Progenitor of the AfroPop Art | Watch the Documentary

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The guys at 37thState met up with one of the most creative and dynamic artists of our time. Lemi Ghariokwu is popularly known for the vibrant designs on Fela Anikulapo-Kuti…‘s album covers. Lemi’s personality shines through the duration of

Now Playing: Yung6ix – Zombie

Now Playing: Yung6ix – Zombie

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Heavy punchlines as usual from the young cat, Yung6ix and with the Joshbeatz Fela-sampled production, Hip-Hop heads will have a fun time with this one.
Enjoy!
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Inspired by the Afrobeat King, FELA’s Fire Dancers, Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere is “Rashida”! | Check Out the Creative Photos by Obi Somto

Inspired by the Afrobeat King, FELA’s Fire Dancers, Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere is “Rashida”! | Check Out the Creative Photos by Obi Somto

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

TV personality, Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere of Silverbird’s E-Weekly channels Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti‘s Fire Dancers” in this new photoshoot.
The shoot which was shot by Obi Somto and styled using pieces from Zebra Living…, depicts

New Video: Teni – Lionheart

New Video: Teni – Lionheart

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Teni always wins our hearts over with her Jazzy Sade-meets-Fela  Afro-Soul. After stealing our attentions with her eclectic single, “Afrodisiac”, also the title of her forthcoming album, she dropped the Funky “Lionheart”… and is finally here with

Now Playing: Yugo – Sun Mo Mi

Now Playing: Yugo – Sun Mo Mi

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Yugo (real name Ugochukwu Nwaneri) is a 19 year-old singer/songwriter and producer who dwells in a unique chasm between the prevalent Afro-Pop, R&B and Afro-Dance genres.
Drawing his inspiration from the likes of Michael Jackson and Fela, Yugo… tries

Who Is… Teni?

Who Is… Teni?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Teni is a jazz singer and composer who makes, what she calls, “Afrosoul”. Her style is clearly reminiscent of Sade Adu… as she expresses smoky and elegant funk, somewhat restrained and stripped back in a time when singers are

Celebrating Our Musical Elders – Watch “FELA Lives!” – Elder’s Corner Tribute

Celebrating Our Musical Elders – Watch “FELA Lives!” – Elder’s Corner Tribute

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

SYNOPSIS …
Elder’s Corner is musical journey through pivotal moments in the colorful history of Nigeria as told through the lives and careers of the nations foremost music legends. It is a story about the eroding effects of colonialism, bitter ethnic

Felabration! The Third Edition of the BN Book Review Delves deep into the Life of an African Icon

Felabration! The Third Edition of the BN Book Review Delves deep into the Life of an African Icon

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

In April, the residents of Lagos were treated to the spectacular Broadway show, Fela! Our senses were revived as we together remembered and celebrated the man who bore the heart of Nigeria’s problems on his chest. Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is…

Femi Kuti Speaks – ‘I Don’t Believe In That Democratic Process’

Femi Kuti Speaks – ‘I Don’t Believe In That Democratic Process’

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Femi Kuti with out a doubt has a good heritage. There were concerns at the time of his Father’s death, as to whether he’d be able to fill the huge shoes that Fela… left behind. But with a fan base

BN Red Carpet Fab: FELA! in Lagos

BN Red Carpet Fab: FELA! in Lagos

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

During a month when we were all “locked up” on Friday nights and Saturdays due to the 2011 Nigeria General Elections, the FELA! in Lagos… shows were a welcome ray of social and entertainment sunshine for the Lagos crowd.
In

BN Exclusive: Read our BN Reader Review & Experience Spectacular Photos from “FELA!” in Lagos

BN Exclusive: Read our BN Reader Review & Experience Spectacular Photos from “FELA!” in Lagos

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

BellaNaija.com was on the scene at the “FELA!” in Lagos event. The Broadway export captured the imagination of Lagosians and all Fela fans who grabbed the opportunity to experience the show.
Photographer Tunde “T.O” Owolabi… was on the scene and

BN Exclusive: Award-winning Broadway Sensation FELA! makes historic arrival in Lagos – April 20th to 25th 2011

BN Exclusive: Award-winning Broadway Sensation FELA! makes historic arrival in Lagos – April 20th to 25th 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The hit Broadway musical about the life and music of Nigerian performer and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is scheduled to be performed in Lagos, Nigeria making it the first Broadway show to be performed in Sub-Saharan Africa.
FELA!…, the

New Video: POPE – Enjoy

New Video: POPE – Enjoy

Friday, October 8th, 2010

In the last few months POPE has made an appreciable presence. In such a short time he has made himself particularly visible. His creative sample of Fela‘s Shuffering and Shmiling on his debut single, Enjoy… differs him from the

Video: Siji – Morenike

Video: Siji – Morenike

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Here at BNM, we’re big supporters of good music. Siji represents that very small fraction of what we like to call good music…. He grew up in Lagos and London before moving to the US to chase his musical

Elan celebrates “The Art of Fela’s Queens”

Elan celebrates “The Art of Fela’s Queens”

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

This past weekend, in tune with the 13th year anniversary of Afrobeat legend Fela’s death, Elan… – The Fashion Magazine insert of Next on Sunday Newspaper explored the art of Fela’s Queens. Elan chose to celebrate the allure of

BNM Critique: Modenine Waxes Artistic With Da Vinci Mode

BNM Critique: Modenine Waxes Artistic With Da Vinci Mode

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

For the umpteen time, Modenine returns to the verbal acrobatics that define his early works and thankfully, some dance tones.

It’s Time to Felabrate! 11 Nominations, 3 Wins for FELA! at the 2010 Tony’s

It’s Time to Felabrate! 11 Nominations, 3 Wins for FELA! at the 2010 Tony’s

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

FELA! The Broadway Musical depicts the life of Nigerian Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has scooped 3 Awards at Broadway’s most prestigious awards ceremony, the Tony’s.
Choreographer, Bill T. Jones …won his second ever Tony for his inspired choreography of the

‘FELA! The Musical’ opens on Broadway

‘FELA! The Musical’ opens on Broadway

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

We gave you the scoop on ‘Fela! The Musical’ in August; Now its here! The musical officially opened on Broadway yesterday.
The show which is set to be one of the hottest Broadway tickets of the season is heavily backed…