tiaa recap 25 major africxan entertainment events that happened in april 2019

tiaa recap 25 major africxan entertainment events that happened in april 2019

The first quarter of the year ended about a week ago and it was filled with thrilling news in the African entertainment industry. Some celebrities were in the news for the right reasons while others were on the other side of the table. Media personality and filmmaker Mo Abudu received a precious award in France while Ebuka and wife also welcomed a second child.

ALSO READ : 20 MAJOR AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN MARCH 2019

 

Below are 25 major African entertainment events that happened in 2019 :

 

1.  MISS GHANA 2019 LAUNCHED IN ACCRA

Exclusive Events Ghana, organisers of Miss Ghana, launched this year’s edition of the pageant at a ceremony at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra on Friday, April 5.

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2.  CHOCOLATE CITY SIGNED HUGE PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH WARNER MUSIC 

Chocolate City Music entered a new partnership with Warner Music Group (WMG), according to Billboard

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3.  ISSA RAE CONFIRMED ENGAGEMENT TO LONGTIME BOYFRIEND

Insecure co-stars confirmed rumours about Issa Rae‘s engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Louis Diame.

The rumours started making the rounds after the release of her essence magazine showing her with an engagement ring.

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4.  MR EAZI AND BURNA BOY PERFROMED AT COACHELLA 2019

Nigerian artistes, Mr Eazi and Coachella performed at this year's edition of Coachella 2019.

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ALSO READ : 20 MAJOR AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN JANUARY 2019

 

5.  NIGERIAN SINGER NINIOLA REACTED TO DRAKE REQUESTING HER SONG ON RADIO

Nigerian singer, Niniola has reacted after rapper Drake requested for her song on a radio show he was co-hosting in the United Kingdom.

On the radio show with Tiffany Calver on BBC 1xtra, Drake requested for Nini’s hit song ‘Maradona’ to be played.

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6.  ISRAEL ADESANYA WON INTERIM UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION BELT

Israel Adesanya became the interim UFC middleweight champion via a unanimous decision, defeating Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 in Atlanta.

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7.  MO ABUDU RECEIVED THE 2019 MEDAILLES d'HONNEUR IN FRANCE

Filmmaker Mo Abudu was given the 2019 Médailles d’Honneur in Cannes. The Ebony Life boss made history as the first African and Nigerian recipient of this prestigious award, given to senior executives who have made their mark in the global television industry, as well as contributed to the development of the international television community.

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8.  DOCUMENTARY : YOUTUBE SHARED BURNA BOY'S SUCCESS STORY

Produced by YouTube Music, this Artist Spotlight Story looks back on Damini Ogulu’s rise to international success.

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9.  DEMMIE VEE CALLED KIZZ DANIEL A TRAITOR

Demmie Vee called out Nigerian recording artist, Kizz Daniel after allegedly scamming him.

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10.  TIWA SAVAGE ACQUIRED A MULTI MILLION NAIRA VEHICLE

Music star Tiwa Savage started off the second quarter of 2019 with amazing news as she got herself a new car.

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11.  ACTRESS LUPITA NYONG'O WROTE A BOOK TO INSPIRE CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR SKIN

Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o released a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

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12.  OSAZE ODEMWINGIE RETIREDT FROM FOOTBALL

Former Super Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie announced his retirement from football after about two years without a club.

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13.  TOKE MAKINWA MADE ACTING DEBUT

On-air Personality (OAP),Toke Makinwa made her acting debut in a comedy movie, ‘Makate Must Sell.’

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14.  FIFA OFFICIALS VISITED NIGERIA FOR THE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TROPHY

Officials from world football –ruling body, FIFA arrived in Nigeria with the original FIFA Women’s World Cup for a trophy tour on Thursday, 11th April 2019 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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15.  NETFLIX ACQUIRED FIRST AFRICAN ANIMATED SERIES

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Netflix acquired its first animated series from Africa titled “Mama K’s Team 4,” produced by South Africa’s award-winning Triggerfish Animation Studios and British kids’ and family entertainment production company CAKE.

 

16.  NIGERIAN PRODUCER KIDDOMINANT TO FEATURE ON BEYONCE'S UPCOMING ALBUM

Nigerian music producer, Kiddominant will feature on Beyonce's forthcoming album according to Davido.

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17.  FULL LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE SOUTH AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

The nominees for the 2019 edition of The SA Music Awards were announced.

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18.  DAVIDO, WIZKID AND MANY MORE WIN BIG AT THE 2019 NET HONOURS

The winners of NET Honours 2019 were announced at the edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Conference.

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19.  FULL NOMINATION LIST FOR THE 2019 GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA

The Organizers of the prestigious Ghana Entertainment Awards USA have released the list of nominees for it’s third edition scheduled to happen on June 29 in New York.

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20.  PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 UBA CEO AWARDS

The 2019 UBA CEO Awards held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

 

21.  CAF SHUNS NIGERIAN REFEREES FOR AFCON 2019

Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the list of 27 officials that will handle the games of the 2019 AFCON tournament and it followed a decade long tradition of Nigerian referees missing out on FIFA and CAF tournaments.

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22.  NIGERIAN ACTOR DAMMY EKE PASSED AWAY

Nollywood actor, Dammy Eke died.

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23.  GOOGLE LAUNCHED ITS FIRST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB IN AFRICA

Google's first artificial intelligence lab in Africa opened in Ghana.

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24.  MEDIA PERSONALITY EBUKA AND WIFE WELCOMED SECOND CHILD

Media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and his wife Cynthia have welcome their second child.

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25.  ACTOR GIDEON OKEKE AND WIFE OFFICIALLY TIED THE KNOT

Gideon Okeke and his wife Chidera Uduezue had their white wedding ceremony.

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