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Two Nigerian-Americans, Oyekunle Olukotun and Oluwole Soboyejo, have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in the United States. Olukotun and Soboyejo were amongst the 104 members and 24 international members elected to the academy this month, according to a statement by NAE. The new members bring the academy’s total US membership to […]

The number of people in the United Kingdom (UK) experiencing loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has more than doubled since March 2020 in spite of an overall reduction in anxiety levels, a new study has revealed. A survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation also revealed that fewer adults felt they were coping well […]

Kanye West is now worth a staggering $6.6 billion, as revealed in a new Bloomberg report and confirmed by a rep to Billboard. According to a private document obtained by the outlet, Yeezy – West’s sneaker and apparel business with both Adidas and Gap – has been valued at between $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion by […]

The United States mission has said that it was prioritising immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria affected by the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 signed by former President Donald Trump last year. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to […]

Six Asian women were among eight people shot and killed at spas around the US city of Atlanta Tuesday, with a white man in custody on suspicion of staging all three attacks, police said. The shootings came with many Asian-Americans already on edge following a recent spike in hate crimes against the community and triggered […]

Chadwick Boseman became an Academy Award nominee on Monday. With this year’s Oscar nominations, the late actor is in the category of Best Actor for his performance in the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.  The posthumous nomination comes six months after Boseman’s death in August of 2020 at age 43, with Ma Rainey marking his […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]

You are about to learn the five critical elements that have fueled the success of all great musicians\’ careers. Until you possess these key elements for yourself, it will be nearly impossible for you to reach your musical dreams and build a successful career in the music business. Read below to discover these five key […]

The Subways were kind enough to chronicle their North American tour for us, and we’ll be running their tour diary in several installments this week. Billy Lunn will be our guide, and as he writes, “Because so much usually ends up happening on our tours, we thought that this time round, whilst we’re on our […]

As festival season rapidly rolls in, we’re constantly being reminded of the continuing lack of diversity on our lineups. With a recent study indicating 86 per cent of the lineups of 12 major music festivals last year including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields were male, it seems that the ears at the top are […]