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PMAN mourns Ras Kimono, embarks on states chapters restructuring

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The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN President, Dr. Gbenga Falope, in a statement has assured that the body will key into the programme of the family of late reggae legend, Augustine Onwubuya popularly called Ras Kimono who passed on late Sunday after a brief illness.

“Ras Kimono was very supportive of my administration especially when I assumed office some couple of months ago,” Falope said adding that the African continent would miss the musician who ruled the airwaves and dance floors across the continent in the 80s through late 90s. “He (Ras Kimono) was truly a legend, a man of peace, and he would be remembered as such. That is why I and the executive as well as all PMAN members across the country would key into the family’s burial programme and give him a befitting ceremony reserved for people like him.”

Meanwhile, Falope with members of the National Working Committee have embarked on states chapters restructuring.

The exercise is in line with the directives of the PMAN regulatory body, the Trade Union under the Ministry of Labour and Employment aimed at having a correct database for the artistes’ body according to international best practices.

Elections, according to Falope Jr have been conducted in some states chapters with new executive put in place. “And more state chapters are warming up for elections too. Subcommittees have also been established at the national level to embrace members and stakeholders of the union,” the PMAN president said.

The subcommittees headed by renowned musicians and professionals, shall go a long way in bringing peace, unity and progress to PMAN, the statement said even as he reiterated that PMAN is “one indivisible body. We have no faction because the Industrial court has resolved that issue of authenticity long ago. That is why we call on to join hands with us to take PMAN to its once enviable heights.”

 

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian christened with Ugandan names in exchange of Ye’s Sneakers

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on Monday were christened with “Ugandan” names, after they gave President, Yoweri Museveni a pair of sneakers, at a meeting aimed at promoting tourism in East Africa.

Days after a meeting with U.S. President, Donald Trump at the White House, a more subdued West presented Yoweri Museveni with a pair of white sports shoes made by his own company that he and Kardashian then signed with a marker pen.

The couple arrived on Friday and are staying at a luxury safari lodge in a national park that boasts spectacular waterfalls and wild game including buffaloes, antelopes, lions, giraffes and warthogs.

Museveni’s office said the president gave the U.S. entertainment stars Ugandan names.

 

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Offset gifts Cardi B expensive Jewelry set for her birthday

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Rapper Offset is giving his new wife, Cardi B a very expensive necklace, charm bracelet and Kulture’s name emblazoned on a set of earrings.

Offset reached out to Pristine Jewelers’ owners, Avi and Ofir 2 months ago to plan something special for Cardi’s 26th birthday.

The 3 pieces are 100 carats strong in diamonds. Offset flew out the jewelers to personally hand over the cache to Cardi, who couldn’t contain herself and flaunted the sparkle at parties last weekend.

Cardi also sported the new bling Saturday night when she performed at Drake’s concert. TMZ was told Offset dropped over six figures. Recall that Offset gave Cardi a Lambo earlier this month.

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Society of Nigerian Artists joins MUSON to celebrate 22nd Music Festival

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The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) in active partnership with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) on the special occasion of its 22ndMusical Festival, presents “Music Meets Art” a 3-part programme, to celebrate the unique interrelations between art and music.
Starting from October 17th to October 28th, the event will feature an Art Exhibition, Awards Dinner and Art Auction at the MUSON Centre Lagos.

The Art Exhibition which commenced with a nation-wide call for entries is set to feature portraits of celebrated musical composers and artists (living and deceased), as well as works inspired by dance, festivals and music. The highlight of this exhibition will be a 7-year compilation showcase by renowned artist, Diseye Tantua about artists living in Ghana and Nigeria; their working lives, thinking processes and inspiration as well as artworks done by Sickle Cell patients to support the fight against Sickle Cell Anaemia.

An Awards dinner will be held in honour of celebrated artist, Kolade Oshinowo to mark his 70th birthday anniversary. The Dinner will recognise and honour individuals who have promoted the visual arts in the past year. It will also serve as a launching pad to unveil the SNA’s Hall of Fame, a memorial to celebrated musicians and artists.

The Art Auction of select pieces from the exhibition will raise funds towards achieving the SNA’s objectives including a new secretariat and an academic journal.

The 10-day celebration is expected to play host to eminent personalities from the African Arts Industry, Embassies,

High commissions, arts enthusiasts, students and the general public at large.

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