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AFRIFF 2015 gets underway

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

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

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

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

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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AFRIMA 2015 entry submission opens May 18

All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the Africa Union Commission, AUC, will open submission of entries for this year’s edition of the continental awards on Monday, May 18, 2015. Music professionals of African origin including artistes, songwriters, video directors, music/entertainment journalists and music producers resident on the continent or abroad are eligible to enter in any of the 33 award categories and entry submission closes on Monday, July 20, 2015.

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I’m in the industry to compete with the best – Zayo

DRIVEN by his passion, confidence and hunger to become one of Nigeria’s biggest musical brands, gifted singer and reality show winner, Zayo born Raheem Adeyemi Abd-Sobur has said that he’s into music to compete with the ‘best of the best’ in the Nigerian music scene. “I want my voice to be heard. I cannot come to this world and just go without leaving a part of me that would be remembered for all-time. I want to come and make a mark.

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Timaya, Klint ‘D Drunk, Maleke, Bovi shut down Okere for Warri billionaire

WARRI—FOR Warri billionaire and symbol of Itsekiri youth leadership, Chief Ayirimi Emami, no amount of wealth and fame can make him forfeit the street sense and life he had embraced from childhood, especially in the tough neighborhood of Okere community where he was born and bred. For this reason as he turned 40, penultimate Sunday, he did not choose his palatial Ubeji home or some five -star hotel in town as the spot to draw together his family and friends to share the bliss of the anniversary.

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