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Nigerian Idol is the real deal

For entertainment enthusiasts, and millions of talented but opportunity-challenged acts spread across the country, the next few weeks promises to be interesting, as the world’s biggest music talent show Idols comes to Nigeria. Optima Media Group (OMG), one of Africa’s biggest production companies, announced this week it has secured the right to produce Idol in Nigeria and across sub-Saharan Africa.

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NMVA acquires the NAFDAC stamp

Mr. Ikpe emphasized that the visit to the DG of NAFDAC is induced by the need for the NMVA brand to be established on the subconciousness of all, irrespective of corporate and spiritual affiliation. Mr. Paul Orhii has always been a supporter of the arts as buttressed by the appointments of Tuface Idibia and Desmond Elliot as ambassadors of NAFDAC.

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KIDNEY PROBLEM: Fashola to the rescue

Not unaware of government bureaucracy Lanre says, “I’m really praying that the whole process will be fast tracked and that we won’t be caught up in the whole … My wife needs urgent attention”. Apart from the cost for the surgery which Governor Fashola will foot, hopefully, Lanre still neds to make about N2m available for medication after surgery.

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Mr. Ibu is Champion Sportsman

According to the writer and director Mr. Azubike Erinugha, The Champion Sportsman is a Nollywood movie realised in an unusual Nigerian-German co-production. “The aim of the project is to approach and reflect the complexities of migration in a way which confronts cliches and offers divergent perspectives on the issue. The focus is split, on high-pitched African expectations of a life in Europe and on the humiliating European politics against African migrants as well,” he said.

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What’s happening to CB?

Contemporary Gospel Musician, Segun Obe was just the right choice to herald guests into the heart of the event; his soulful rendition of the national anthem ignited the fire of patrotism in the guests that were present for the concert and got many asking for more. After him came a string of budding artistes who tried to out do one another.

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Timaya’s not born again

His album cover image and title strengthens the ‘repentance’ assumption but his content don’t quite testify. Although now less militant and self asserting, De Rebirth is not exactly expressed in ‘the Lord is good’ or ‘see what the Lord has done’ terms. Rather, his lyrics seem to say, ‘Don’t be deceived by the title because I’m not turned born again and a braggart I will always be’.

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How Star Trek ended in Kwale

It was meant to draw the curtains this year on Star Trek, Nigeria’s longest running music concert tour. Expectations were high, given the huge celebration recorded at nine previous towns, and especially as theirs was meant to hold few weeks back but was unfortunately postponed.

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MTV endorses Mo’cheddah

Born Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi, upon her emergence in the Nigerian Music scene in 2009, Mo’cheddah was immediately penciled down as one of the acts to watch out for, and even though it looks like things are going fast for the new comer, there is no doubt that MTV is of the notion that she has paid her dues.

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