Monday March 30th, 2015
Monday March 30th, 2015
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AGN CRISIS: My removal is a miscarriage of justice, says Ibinabo

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*Ibinabo, AGN boss

The last is yet to be heard of the crisis rocking the Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, in recent times as the woman at the centre of the matter, Ibinabo Fiberesima during the week stormed the Court of Appeal to challenge the Federal High Court ruling on Monday, which nullified the election that brought her into office for the second time as President of the guild. Justice James Tsoho who gave the ruling, said the election was conducted against court order and ordered all parties involved to maintain the status quo.

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My regrets so far in the music industry — Whale Clarke

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I wanted to do something different from the regular songs that we are familiar with. A song that has a different sound. So, the idea was to do a world class song. I have this ideology that anything you want to do a song, you must ensure that it has quality. When I say “International”, it is not as if I wanted to travel out of the country to do a music. Rather, I wanted to do a song that would be accepted everywhere. I am definitely going to get to my destination. That’s my own conception about being International.

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Seyi Shay, Korede shine, as Baileys celebrates Mothers’ Day

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Seyi Shay

It was an evening of fun when Baileys treated mothers to an exclusive tea party on the occasion of the 2015 Mothers’ Day celebration which held in Lagos over the weekend. Speaking at the event, which held at the Federal Palance Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Brand Manager of Baileys Nigeria, Ufuoma Udjoh said, the tea party was the first of its kind in Nigeria which replicated what obtains in Britain.

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Patoranking’s confession: ‘Music saved me from becoming a criminal’

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Reggae act, Patoranking dropped a bombshell during the week revealing that he would have become a criminal but for music. The reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter made this revelation while, speaking at a media parley organized by MTV Base. According to him, music saved him from becoming a criminal, ‘The slum is not a place that gives many options. There, it was either you make it the right way or the crime way but I chose music and it has worked for me’ he said.

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AGN crisis latest: I am giving you 24 hours to leave, Emeka Ike tells Ibinabo

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*Emeka

Nollywood Star, Emeka Ike has reacted to the reaction of Ibinabo Fiberesima, president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) that she would appeal the court judgment that sacked her as the Guild’s president on Monday.

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AGN: Ibinabo appeals judgement, gets support of practitioners

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*Ibinabo, AGN boss

A few hours after the judgment of Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Lagos, nullified the election of the first female president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberisima, she had stormed the Court of Appeal, Lagos to challenge the said ruling. The River State born thespian who hosted President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in an all-star interactive session penultimate Sunday, has asked her lawyers to file the appeal on the judgment.

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Jonathan to move entertainment industry to tourism ministry

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Showbiz Interactive: From right: Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings; President Goodluck Jonathan; Mr Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank; Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State (2nd row) and others  on arrival at the Showbiz Interactive with GEJ, at Eko Hotel, Lagos, yesterday. Photo: Lamidi Bamidele.

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has promised to move the entertainment industry from the Ministry of Information to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, if he returns to power after the March 28 presidential election

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Court nullifies Ibinabo’s election as AGN President

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*Ibinabo, AGN boss

A Federal High Court has voided the election of the former beauty queen and actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima as the President of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

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Elton John urges Dolce and Gabbana boycott over ‘synthetic’ babies

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Elton John

British pop legend Elton John called for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana on Sunday after one of the designers behind the Italian fashion label condemned IVF babies as “synthetic”.

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Muslim turned Christian gospel artiste: ‘How Pastor Adeboye anointed me to sing’

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•Deaconess Peace Olanike Adeleke

Born into a devoted Muslim family in Oke Olu-Okun compound in Oke-Odo Ibadan, Oyo State, Deaconess Peace Olanike Adeleke, a graduate of Banking and Finance from the Lagos State University grew up with a Muslim background, but was being guided by divine revelations which at the time had no meaning to her. In this interview she speaks on her music ministry, the challenges and her newly launched album tagged: ‘Ark of God’.

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AMVCA SPECIAL: Like Bruce Jenner like Denrele Edun?

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Media personality Denrele Edun is known as a mischief-maker who would stop at nothing to pull one practical joke or other. He has been called many wacky names and instead of getting fazed by it, the lanky dude has actually reveled in it.

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Waje declines comment on her near-nude photo shoot

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Since Aituaje Iruobe, known as WAJE arrived the music scene she has pretty much kept things close to her chest. For her, is not the wild side of life. Until recently, December, to be precise, when she took the plunge in a near-nude photo shoot for the maiden cover of MADE magazine. It was a move many applauded for her boldness even though many more thought the soulful singer crossed the line

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AMVCA SPECIAL: I am African and proud – Belinda Effah

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The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards which held penultimate Saturday has left us many talking points. Apart from award hauls, the joy of victory and the agony of defeat, what is left with us, are the red carpet moments. As usual, they come with different intentions, statements, emotions, attitudes, and by all means glamour and glitz that remain long after the event. Here are some moments that defined the evening.

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I still have a crush on Ufuoma Ejenobor – Kenneth Okolie

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Okolie

Kenneth Okolie has described working with Shirley Igwe and Yvonne Jegede as wonderful but the most interesting statement he made to Potpourri was the one concerning his celebrity crush. The former Mr Nigeria and first runner-up Mr World blatantly admitted he used to have a crush on Nse Ikpe-Etim and Ufuoma Ejenobor, adding that the crush for Ufuoma has never dissipated.

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I have forgiven Muma Gee’s husband because he begged me – Angela Okorie

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Angela-Okorie

“I have forgiven Prince Ekeh because he came to apologise to me that he’s sorry for all that happened. If he hadn’t come to beg me, I wouldn’t have let it go. However, as far as taking him out of the country again is concerned, my brother, that one is out of the question. If someone tries to shoot you the first time, and you survive, would you want the person to shoot you again?” she asked rhetorically.

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AMVCA SPECIAL: I don’t care if you like my style or not – Adunni Ade

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Adunni Ade

The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards which held penultimate Saturday has left us many talking points. Apart from award hauls, the joy of victory and the agony of defeat, what is left with us, are the red carpet moments. As usual, they come with different intentions, statements, emotions, attitudes, and by all means glamour and glitz that remain long after the event. Here are some moments that defined the evening.

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If you want to do a sex scene do it well or not at all – Shirley Igwe

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*Shirley

It isn’t so clear whether Shirley Igwe did any sexual or sensual scene or not in the movie but it seems when it comes to interpreting roles the former face of Delta soap is a stickler for detail and perfection. It doesn’t matter to her if the scene is sexual or not, if she decides to take the role, for her, the goods must be delivered.

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Joke Silva, Ivie Okujaye ,IK Osakioduwa, others shine in Black Silhouette

  /   in Entertainment 7:59 pm   /   Comments

Joke Silva

Sexual abuse, prostitution and unresolved murder, are the themes explored in Charles Uwagbai’s Black Silhouette. Black Silhouette tells the story of Maro Oti who is about to make history as the first female Governor in Nigeria. Despite her husband’s disapproval, she fixes an appointment with internationally acclaimed biographer, Eric Mobumba and requests that he writes her memoir. Eric Mobumba is elated at the opportunity but his excitement however starts to wane as Senator Maro’s tale of her past reveals a life of sexual abuse from childhood, prostitution as a teenager and an unresolved murder case.

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Kissing on set: I’m always afraid of bad breaths – Habibat Jinad

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Habibat Jinat

Habibat Jinad needs no introduction in the entertainment industry. Many people who know her would remember her for her refreshing show ‘Miliki Express’ which airs from 1pm to 2pm on Startimes Channel Orisun TV.

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Merit of Living in Bondage fame reappears in another Igbo film

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Twenty-one years after she disappeared from the screen, Nnenna Nwabueze-Okonta who acted Merit in that pioneering movie that gave birth to what is today known as Nollywood, “Living in Bondage” has reappeared again. She’s featuring in another Igbo film titled, “ Ndi Gbo Ochie”(Primitive) which they are currently shooting in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

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Belinda Effah threatens to wash colleague’s dirty linen in public

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*Belinda

Sexy actress, Belinda Effah has been threathening to wash the dirty linen of her colleague, Daniella Okeke in public. While in anticipation to the threat that would bring distress and embarrassment to the light-skinned actress, Daniella , it got sealed and settled when findings indicated that it all emanated from the storyline of a new movie titled, “Friends or Foes.”

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Entertainers rally for peaceful elections, donate to IDPs

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A group of practitioners in the creative industry under the auspices of No Baga Group, a non partisan Civil Society Organisation have been campaigning for non-violence actions in Nigeria ahead of the rescheduled general elections. The group which was unveiled on February 3rd, at a World Press Conference, which held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, was led by the convener, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and actor, Kanayo. O. Kanayo.

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Miss Niger Delta unveils plan to strengthen her pet project

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After a rigorous and tension-filled process that led to her emergence, Miss Niger Delta, Deborah Alfred Ibeinmo, has revealed plans to strengthen her on-going pet project on health. The dark-skinned model and native of Nembe Local Government of Bayelsa State hinted that she has concluded plans with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), following her plans of kick-starting an active pet project after a due research on dental, which involves human health development.

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Ramsey Nouah set to share his Nollywood story

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Nollywood playboy actor, Ramsey Nouah will be sharing the story of his journey into Nollywood as the guest speaker of this month’s edition of the Nollywood Studies Centre’s Filmmakers Forum, holding on the 18th of this month at Pattaya Oriental Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Chioma Chukwuka : ‘I feel comfortable starring in language films’

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Popular actress Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha has expressed her love for language films, saying she feels comfortable starring in such films as well as rendering folktales songs. Chioma said this, while in a chat with HVP in Asaba. She was on a set of an Igbo film, “ Ndi Gbo Ochie”(Primitive), which is produced by the duo of Iyke Odife and Emmanuel Odife.

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Coke Studio: Our plans this year — Femi Ashipa

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Femi-Ashipa

The popular Coke Studio concert which debuted in Africa in 2013, has gone on to replicate the huge success that the concept recorded in other parts of the world including the Middle East and Asia. Its success and acceptance rate has been particularly impressive in Nigeria where it has continued to connect with Nigeria’s teeming youth population and its army of wave-making entertainers in the music industry.

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Elizabeth R Invents Memorabilia Night

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Ibidun Ighodalo

The night of tribute and service of songs for Late Chief Alexander Omolade Okoya Thomas held on Wednesday 4th March 2015.It started with an emotional church service which took place at Trinity House, Zion centre in Oniru, and immediately after a parade of fireworks.

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Why I opted for Ghanaian girls in my video —Tom Lash

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Tom-Lash

I will say music chose me, because I am a petroleum and gas engineer by training. I actually studied it in school and I finished with upper credit at the University of Lagos in 2010.So, it’s not as if I rushed into music just for the fame or money. It was a sort of turn-around for me. It was like an encounter with God.

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Mr 2kay gives Bad Girls new meaning

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Mr 2kay

Fast-rising pop artiste, Abiye David Jumbo otherwise known as Mr 2kay, has brought on a new meaning to the perception of girls commonly referred to as bad girls. In the video of his hit song Bad Girl the singer captures the good side of the so-called bad girls.

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Peter Okoye hosts Olympic Facebook contest winners

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Following the conclusion of “My Olympic Valentine Facebook contest”, multi-award winning hip-hop star, Peter Okoye of PSquare musical group, and the brand ambassador for Olympic Milk, recently hosted winners of the contest.

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Caribbean spirit headlines filmfest 10th anniversary celebration

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Mandisa-Pantin

It brings together noted arts and media practitioners, industry programmer, Chloe Sosa Simms; producer, Lea Marin; filmmaker and writer, Elizabeth Topp; fund raising and grants specialist, Lauren Mohammed; cultural communicator, Stephen Weir; marketer, Louise Noel Ambrose; gender equality activist, Stephanie Leitch; and cultural entrepreneur, Frank Francis. The full Who’s-Who of CTFF 2015 is on the festival’s newly revamped website.

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Munachi Abii recounts her dark moments

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When ex beauty queen Munachi Abii delved into music, only a few people believed in her craft. This made her collaborate with Waje on I am so inspired,a song that preaches determination and tenacity. Though Muna has gone past the period when she lost faith in herself, the gorgeous rapper took to instagram to bare her mind on the dark periods of her life.

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