Wednesday May 27th, 2015
Wednesday May 27th, 2015
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AFRIMMA stakes all-expense-paid trip on lucky dancers

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Anderson-Obiagwu

“The last day to enter your submissions is July 20, 2015. Five finalists will be announced at the end of every month. At the end of the contest, 20 finalists will be compiled; these finalists will have their work uploaded to the website for a voting process to start,” said Obiagwu.

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Nollywood stars are stereotyped

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Bridget-John-

US-based Nigerian actress cum producer, Bridget John recently took a swipe at the Nigerian movie industry, declaring that most of our stars are ‘monotonous’ in their acting skills. Bridget who was in the country last December for a private screening of her award winning film, “Adora”, also frowned at the quality of Nollywood films, blaming the shortcoming on the practitioners whom she said, rarely appreciate the importance of regular training as film makers.

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Fela still alive but Femi is king

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Fela on stage

On getting to the new Afrikan Shrine situated at Agidingbi, Ikeja, some smell hits you. Smoke from weeds, cigarettes and the smell of alcohol mix freely with the oxygen in the atmosphere. As if to re-assure the fainthearted, the presence of a police van and gun-wielding cops instills a measure of confidence. It is time for the weekly Sunday jump and this reporter is on hand to witness Fela’s son, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti’s first performance since his return from the International Jazz Day which took place in France.

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I’ve always had female admirers all my life — Ik Ogbonna

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IK-Ogbonna

A good actor is a good listener, a good actor is a person that can leave the shell of his personal self and become a character. A good actor is someone that is ready to read and understand his script. For me as a person, I started acting without the basic knowledge of what acting should really be but over time and experience, I got to realize that there’s more to acting than just being a fine boy or dressing good or reading lines. When you act you should actually feel what you’re acting and I’m working on myself every single day to try and become a very good actor.

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Omoni Oboli escapes auto-crash

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Omoni Oboli

Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli may still be thanking her maker for sparing her life. The delectable actress escaped what should have been a fatal auto-crash last Sunday.

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Wizkid takes on Houston babes!

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File: Wizkid

Guess what! Wizkid’s performance at OTC’s Industry night in Houston, Texas, last week is still the talk of the town. The show, many believe would go down in history as one of those outings that endeared the award winning musician to the ladies than his male fans. Wizkid did not only deliver a stellar performance

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Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s first grandchild, Rolari set to wed

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Yeni Kuti and Rolari

The first grandchild of the creator of Afrobeat music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, aka Abami Eda, Rolari Segun, is set to quit the singles’ club.

Rolari, who is a product of the marriage between Fela’s first daughter, Yeni Kuti and the late Femi Segun, son of famous writer, Mabel Segun, will be getting married to an Australian author, Benedict Jacka come June 27, 2015, at the New Afrikan Shrine, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Why Uduaghan adopted Olu Akengbuwa play for hand-over ceremony – Alex Eyengho

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Olu Akengbuwa play

In the first week of May every year, Itsekiri people and their friends from all walks of life converge on Warri for the annual anniversary of the coronation of the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse II, CON. However, this year’s edition which marked the 28th year of Ogiame Atuwatse II on the pristine throne of his forefathers as the 19th Olu of Warri, was with a difference. Son of the soil and award-winning filmmaker cum media practitioner of over 18 years, Alex Eyengho produced and directed a widely acclaimed world-class play about Olu Akengbuwa, the 16th Olu of Warri who reigned from 1795 to 1848.

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Black Miss Japan fights racial prejudice

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Ariana Miyamoto

Ariana Miyamoto entered the Miss Universe Japan beauty contest after a mixed-race friend committed suicide. And she endured abuse after winning the crown because of her skin colour.

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OJB denies kidney relapse rumour, says he is healthy

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OJB-illed

Song writer, singer and producer OJB Jezreel (Babatunde Okungbowa) has refuted social media reports that he is hospitalised and battling with kidney-related disease.

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Piracy a threat to entertainment industry- Mc Shakara

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Mc Shakara

A Lagos based comedian, Kenneth Agberia popularly known as “Mc Shakara’’, on Monday said that piracy had continued to be a nuisance to the entertainment industry.
Agberia, who said this in an interview in Lagos said that it was only when the menace was frontally tackled that the industry could get a respite.

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You don’t have to be naked to act as a prostitute — Sobowale

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Sola Sobowale

Without any shred of doubt, Sola Sobowale is a veteran actress with huge talent. Many would remember her as Toyin Tomato in Wale Adenuga’s hit TV series, Super Story. She is the effervescent character who could blend from one volatile act to another. Just when the movie viewing audience could not get enough of her she disappeared into thin air!

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Coded Tunes unveils new artistes, postpones reunion concert

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9ice-3-a

Coded Tunes Entertainment has unveiled two new artistes signed to its label, namely, Gaise, an Afro-fusion artiste, and Chinekeboi, an indigenous rapper. Gaise who was formerly signed to Sanctified Records and widely believed to be a gospel artiste has cleared the air on his genre of music. According to him, ‘I’ve always been an Afro-fusion artiste. It’s my style and genre, and I understand that artistes are classified along those lines. The focus of my music is to promote Godly values, and push out wholesome content.’

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Klint Da Drunk, Mr Melody, others storm Bamboo for Most Beautiful Girl in Eko

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pageant

The second edition of The Most Beautiful Girl in Eko Cultural Pageant takes place at the Bamboo Event Hall, Omole, Ojodu, Lagos on Friday, September 18.

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Skales says he’s nervous as he prepares for first album launch

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Skales

Currently the most anticipated album of the year, Skales debut album titled “Man of the Year” is finally set for release on May 18, 2015. The release will be followed with an album launch concert which holds on May 31, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

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It took me 4 hours to compose Nwayo —Sefiya

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Sefiya

Occasionally, artistes tell stories through their music which make their fans connect with them. Beautiful singer, Sefiya who is taking steps to set the wheel of fame rolling for her, recently released a new song titled Nwayo. The Afropop damsel tells the story of her love for a dude, showering praises on him.

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My ultimate ambition is to be governor of Oyo State — 9ICE

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9ice-3-a

I’ve learnt that songs are spiritual, and we as artistes, should watch the kind of songs we sing. Like the song “Once bitten, twice shy;” it was a quality song, but it was released at the wrong time when other things were happening. People just added one and two together, and concluded that the song was talking about my own separation. I still repeat that it’s a good song, and it’s only unfortunate that people read wrong meanings to it.

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Day Africa Magic feted movie stars in Enugu

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Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of world class African entertainment, recently hosted a star studded event in Enugu to celebrate the new Africa Magic Igbo channel. Hosted by ace comedian and Nollywood actor, Okey Bakassi, the glamorous event which held at The Dome had in attendance leading players from the Nigerian film and television industry including many who were instrumental to the industry’s founding with early Igbo language content.

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Obi Osotule fights human trafficking through film

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Obi-Osutule

‘St. Mary’, a 110-minute film, centres on the negative implication of s3x and human trafficking. Speaking on the flick, Bassey Inyang said, ‘It is always a delight to be able to contribute to a cause and such is the issue of human trafficking. The St. Mary is an advocacy flick that I’m glad to be associated with and I can tell you that with projects like this, we can sensitize more people than you can imagine.’

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Tales of Nigeria’s one – hit crooners (1)

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kel

Not every song becomes a hit even when it might have found acceptance within a section of the listening audience. Most artistes who have had one or several in their careers have been honest enough to admit it was never a thing they expected.

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Kelly Handsome, Icerom set to star in television series

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Kelly Hansome

Popular hip-hop musicians, Kelly Handsome and Isaac Chinagorom, a.k.a Icerom, are set to debut in a blockbuster television series, The Estate.
The yet to be shot movie according to the producer and director, Dan Iyke will have list of other top actors and actresses on set, even as the crew camps for a long stay of shoot starting from last week.

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Ejike Asiegbu gets royal blessing from Olu of Warri …becomes CISLAC Ambassador

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Ejike_Asiegbu

Nollywood actor Ejike Asiegbu, was on top of the world last Friday, as he received a royal blessing from Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, after playing the role of Olu Akengbuwa,a historical play by Alex Eyengho which was staged to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the coronation of the Warri monarch in Warri, Delta State.

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Airtel endorses Desperate Housewives Africa

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Incoming Airtel CEO Segun Ogunsanya beats drum for his predecessor Rajan Swaroop March 23 at send forth

In line with its commitment to support platforms aimed at uplifting the media and entertainment industry, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, in partnership with Ebony Life TV, is set to bring a new TV drama series, Desperate Housewives Africa, to the screens of millions of Nigerians.

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Frills and thrills of Star Trek in Calabar … As Abakaliki rocks tonight

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Femi,-Chidinma,-Kcee,-Morgan & Wande

The inaugural leg of this year’s Star Music Trek, which took place at the Municipal Garden on Saturday May 2, 2015, continues today at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The Calabar leg which featured epic performances by some of the biggest names in Nigerian music such as Wande Coal, KCee, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Black Magic, Oritse Femi, Cynthia Morgan and many others has left many talking points too exciting and memorable to forget in a hurry.

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‘Playing erotic roles does not make actors morally bankrupt’

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Ramsey

Contrary to popular belief that movie stars are morally bankrupt following the erotic roles they play in movies, Nollywood star actor, Ramsey Nouh, has frowned at the notion, stressing that as professionals, actors are duty bound to interpret their roles excellently. Ramsey made this observation while speaking at the maiden edition of ‘Meet the Artiste’ forum organized by the Nollywood Studies Centre of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.

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Toni Payne cooked rice for us while recording ‘Once Beaten, Twice Shy’ — ID Cabasa

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id-cabasa

To say that ID Cabasa is a gifted beat-maker would be belabouring the obvious. The lanky singer, producer, and choir master definitely knows his onions when it comes to making people dance. With production credits for hits such as ‘Gongo Aso’ ‘Street Credibility’ and ‘Photocopy’ under his belt, he has proved himself time and time again.

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An evening of excellence as Christopher Kolade rewards classical musicians

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Choir-University-of-Ibadan

It was an evening of excellence and celebration of the rare talents of five university-level students whose foray into classical music are beginning to pay them off. The event was the Musical Excellence Awards, organized by the Christopher Kolade Foundation,CKF, which aims at rewarding individual achievement, innovation, and creativity in the field of music.

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AFRIFF 2015 gets underway

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Baene

The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), has commenced with activities for her fifth edition holding between the 8th and 15th of November,with the announcement of her call for entry. Speaking from London via video conferencing with journalists in Lagos, Keith Shiri, Artistic Director for AFRIFF explained, that only films produced after January 1, 2014 and are yet to be officially screened to an African or Global audience will be eligible to compete in the five categories that AFRIFF champions.

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Satchmo’s Jazzfest 2015: Celebrating our roots in jazz

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Satchmo-Jegede

In line with UNESCO’s setting of April 30 aside as World Jazz Day, Nigeria joined other countries across the world this year to be part of the celebration. Tagged “Satchmo Jazz festival” the show which rounded off on May 3rd after a four day memorable outing redefined the place of jazz music in Nigeria with International jazz, R&B, and soul musicians taking turns to display their skills on stage.

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I have no beef with Olamide— Lord of Ajasa

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lord-of-Ajasa

You know Coded Tunes is a group of creative artistes. It’s a very good opportunity for people to see us together. We have been able to make a great impact in the Nigerian music industry, so when we say we’re celebrating our reunion, you should know it’s something worth celebrating. When I look back at when we started, we had nothing. But look at where we are today. We are all successful in our music careers.

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Parents, institutions decry abandonment of autistic children in Nigeria

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Autistic-child

ABUJA – Emotion ran high recently when it was revealed how potentials embedded in children affected by autism were wasting and left untapped, due to their neglect by the society. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour.

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Olu Akengbuwa reunites Itsekiri people with their past

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Uduaghan

IT was a moment of reunion with the people’s past as Alex Eyengho’s historical play, “Olu Akengbuwa” was staged last Friday, to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the coronation of the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse II, in Warri, Delta State. The play, staged at Federal Government College, Warri, aptly re-echoed the rich Itsekiri culture from the various kings since its emergence till date.

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