• MODELS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT UYO FASHION FORWARD

    TWO models, Adie Meshach and Catherine Uboh have emerged the frontline models at the Uyo Fashion Forward 3.0 which held recently.
    Ebony complexioned Meshach, 6.2” tall, of RV Model Management popularly known as Mishy, an Agriculture Economics student at the University of Uyo, proved a delight as the star male model on the ramp while Uboh, a fashion design intern and a natural hair stylist represented by K-Mode Management in Nigeria was the star female model at the fashion show.
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  • 80 DAYS AFTER CAR CRASH, VICTOR OLAOTAN STILL IN HOSPITAL

    SINCE surviving a ghastly motor accident in the early hours of October 31, 2016, popular Nigerian actor Victor Olaotan is still in hospital.
    Olaotan, who played one of the fun-loving trio in Opa Williams’ latest movie, ‘Three Wise Men’, was returning to a movie set in Festac, Lagos,   when the accident happened around Apple Junction, Festac. He was the only occupant of the car at the time of the accident.
    Olaotan was rushed to a hospital in Surulere where he was place
  • OLAMIDE TRIPS FOR SPIFF OF ‘THE JOHNSONS’

    HIP hop singer/rapper and YBNL boss Olamide has shown his soft side for comedy as he lauded the performance of Samuel Ajibola, an actor more populalrly known as Spiff in the television comedy drama, The Johnsons.
    Olamide who is still promoting his latest effort, Glory Album, went on his Instagram page, baddosneh, to give kudos to the actor.
    ‘U need to watch the Johnson’s to get d cruise. Spiiiiiiffff,’ he wrote, posting a picture with the caption, ‘I dey think of how to t
  • MUSING: WILL BBN HOUSEMATES MARKET NIGERIA?

    WITHIN 11 weeks that the show will last, how much of Nigeria will housemates sell to the world?
    How much of our foods, fabrics, actors and singers will housemates discuss? How much of our cities and tourism sites do housemates know?
    Will they talk politics and fight over preferred leaders? Will they talk about Boko Haram and kidnapping; oil pipe bombing and the Niger Delta agitation. Will they be talking about the massacre in Southern Kaduna and ethnic and religious dichotomy? Will they wash our
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  • ALI BABA TO HELP 10 CHILDLESS COUPLES

    WITH a promise to have 10 couples go through free fertility treatment, notable comedian, Ali Baba, has just added medical help to his comic therapy.
    The offering is being tied to his Alibaba January 1st Concert in conjunction with Fertility Treatment Support Foundation (FTSF) and Alibaba & Friends.
    The affordability of the treatment is one of the most common causes for concern of the fertility-challenged couples and in order to keep the dreams of the fertility-challenged couples alive, Ferti
  • PIERRE LESCURE TO CONTINUE AS PRESIDENT OF FESTIVAL DE CANNES

    AS Cannes gears up for its 70th Festival, Pierre Lescure has just been unanimously re-elected President of the organising association.
    In December 2016, the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film, which brings together public authorities and film industry professionals, renewed its trust in Pierre Lescure and re-elected him President of the Festival – a post he has occupied since July 2014. This new three-year term will cover the period fro
  • NIGERIA IS WHERE I BELONG – IYO

    AUSTRALIAN returnee and up and coming singer, Blessing Iyoghama who is also known as Iyo, has said she’s poised for success despite the competition in the Nigerian music industry.
    Iyo who sings Afro pop, started off as a backup artiste and wrote songs for some African artistes in Australia but it was in Lagos in 2015 that her music career started.
    “There might be a lot of artistes out there but, there can only be one Iyo,” the singer who has dropped three official singles said.
  • 93 DAYS: THE MOVIE THAT BROUGHT NIGERIA RESPECT

    93 Days has brought Nigeria great respect amongst committee of nation especially due to the way the Ebola virus was contained. The movie reflects the sacrifices of people like Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, who paid the ultimate sacrifice to combat Ebola when a Liberian American diplomat, Patrick Sawyerr, brought it into Nigeria.
    In a country where history and heroic feats are not well documented, 93 Days whis was directed and co-produced by Steve Gukas, saves the day with proper and accurate representatio
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  • ‘Lagos @ 50’ will attract tourists – Official

    The Lagos State Government said on Friday that the celebration of ‘Lagos @ 50′ was getting to the peak and would boost tourists traffic in the state and country at large.
    The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism’s spokesman, Mr Ganiyu Lawal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the celebration would highlight the beauty of Lagos to the outside world.
    “The countdown for the ‘Lagos @ 50’ has started and the preparation by the committee, he
  • Online Cinema: More TV networks follow the Netflix model

    Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc. lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time.
    It is a step to win over binge viewers, who do not want to wait a week for the next instalment.
    The move poses a direct challenge to Netflix and a way for more traditional networks to reach for younger, digital-savvy consumers, who insist on watching on their own schedules.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Netflix Inc. is an Internet television network, with over 86 mi
  • Tourism: Plateau to lease out hospitality outfits

    The Plateau government is to lease out its hospitality outfits to boost activities in the tourism sector, improve service delivery and boost revenue generation, an official has disclosed.
    Mr Peter Mwankon, the Commissioner for Tourism, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos on Thursday that the step was part of the state government’s efforts to restore the pride of tourism.
    “We want to ensure that the facilities are not left to rot; we also hope to invest what we will gather f
  • ‘My Lagos Diaries’: Foundation to air emotive stories of villains of Lagos dens

    From Akala in Mushin to Empire in Yaba and several other hideouts in Lagos, a documentary titled ‘My Lagos Stories’ captures touching stories of villains who are trapped in the most illicit world of drug addiction, prostitution, armed robbery and other vices.
    Packaged as a television series, the documentary which will premiere to the public on January 21 at the FilmHouse IMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos is a project of Freedom Foundation, a faith-based nonprofit organisation of the House of
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  • Yemi Alade’s “Sugar n Spice” gathers momentum

    Known for putting creativity into her works, eccentric singer and performer Yemi Alade, who recently released a new single, off the album, ‘Mama Africa’, has followed up with the video which, according to reports is already getting high views and downloads.
    This is coming few weeks after receiving a formal invitation to the 59th annual Grammy Awards bill to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017.
    This year is surely loaded for the songstress. Aside being
  • Reality TV Shows – Television for the new generation

    Reality TV shows have become the toast of the entertainment industry. In Nigeria, we have seen reality TV shows like; Gulder Ultimate Search, Amstel Malta Box Office, MTN Project Fame, Maltina Street Dance Africa, West African Idol, KoKo Mansion, Omotola: The Real Me, Make Me Beautiful become engaging television content people tune in to watch.
    One of such reality shows is the widely acclaimed Big Brother reality TV series. It is considered one of the biggest reality shows ever to have been conc
  • ‘My Lagos Diaries’: Emotive stories of villains of Lagos dens

    From Akala in Mushin to Empire in Yaba and several other hideouts in Lagos, a documentary titled ‘My Lagos Stories’ captures touching stories of villains who are trapped in the most illicit world of drug addiction, prostitution, armed robbery and other vices.
    Packaged as a television series, the documentary which will premiere to the public on January 21 at the FilmHouse IMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos is a project of Freedom Foundation, a faith-based nonprofit organization of the House of
  • Kalu to FG: Harness potentialities in arts

    Former Governor of Abia, Chief Orji Kalu, has urged the Federal Government to harness the potentialities in arts, to boost the country’s economic development and make recession a thing of the past.
    Kalu made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, noting that the government would gain tremendously if proper attention was given to arts.
    “If we are going to come out of a recession, then, we need an incentive to do so. Visual, literar
  • Music artistes pay Ambode ‘thank you’ visit

    …We’ll increase Lagos GDP through entertainment – Governor
    YOU would think a mid-day concert was about to take place at the Lagos State Secretariat when music artistes of different genres livened up Alausa on Tuesday. But they were there to say ‘thank you’ to a man who has renewed their sense of belonging in State’s social sphere.
    The artistes who were full of praise for the state’s helmsman, were among those that performed at the One Lag
  • Court clears Bollywood star of firearms allegation

    An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan in a case of keeping firearms illegally.
    The court in the western Indian state of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city held that the 51-year-old actor “not guilty’’ by giving him the “benefit of doubt.’’
    It said that the prosecution had not been able to prove that he used firearms to kill endangered black bucks nearly two decades ago.
    During the course of the trial, Khan’s lawyer had argued that
  • Festac77@40: Over 45 countries to participate

    No less than 45 African countries had indicated their interests to participate in the forthcoming celebration of Festac77 @ 40 that would start on April 1 across the country.
    Dr Ferdinand Anikwe, the Director-General, Centre for Black Arts and Africa Civilization (CBAAC) disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.
    Anikwe said that: Japan, Canada, the United States of America, China and other developed countries outside Africa had also shown interests in participatin
  • ‘The Giant’ (Omiran) to premiere in London

    The Giant” (Omiran), an action-packed movie which stars Femi Adebayo, Tolulope Oke and others including Funsho Adeolu, Muyideen Oladapo and Rose Odika, is billed to be unveiled to the public in a London premiere in February and afterwards, made available to movie fans in Nigeria.According to Oke, the London premiere would be attended by the crème de la crème of the African community in the United Kingdom.“All hands are on deck to ensure a hitch-free success of the premi
  • After 40 years, my family finally forgave me for becoming a musician – KSA

    Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade, has revealed how his family discouraged him from becoming a musician.The Grammy award nominee who comes from a royal family in Ondo state said in an interview on Accelerate TV’s The Maverick show, that his family thought that royalties should be praised in songs and not praising others.KSA as he is fondly called by his fans, also said he wanted to become an engineer and a doctor when he was younger because he wanted to help people.In April, KSA will be p
  • Emotional day as Kasi drops two singles

    With cameras focused and flashing on her, Saturday, January 14, 2017, was an emotional day for 23-year old Kasi, The June Girl, as she presented her two singles, Lovinjaitis and Infunanya.The midday event which held at TOPS Headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos had journalists from print, broadcast and online media in attendance.The spectacular entrance of Kasi, who was born as Mary Anuforo of June 12, 1993, to the venue was the bombshell. With a roar from a red Honda power bike with ‘KASI’ e
  • Toluwalope releases visuals for ‘Abba Father’

    Gospel sensation, Toluwalope, has released a visual to her recently released single titled, ‘Abba Father’.Speaking on the storyline of the song, Toluwalope said: “It is a song that centres around God, it describes how God can be so magnificent to you in times of troubles.“It is a song that brings to your memory that the burden is not yours alone to bear. God is always present in whatever challenges you find yourself, and he is more concerned to make it best for you.&rdquo
  • Mr. Plana drops new single Eko

    Barely two weeks into 2017, rapper and Afro hip-hop artiste, Mr. Plana, has dropped a new single titled Eko (One Lagos) to mark the New Year.According to the Givers Never Lack crooner, Eko is a song that is very dear to his heart because of the impact Lagos as a state has on his life. Though originally from Oyo State, he was born, raised in Lagos“This is a song dedicated to Lagos,” Mr Plana, a cinematographer turned singer said.“Eko is one place you can get any and everything y
  • ‘Okafor’s Law’ to hit cinemas March 24

    Following the remarkable performances of her past movies in cinemas, such as ‘Being Mrs Eliot’, ‘The First Lady’ and ‘Wives on Strike’, versatile Nollywood actress, producer and director, Omoni Oboli, will be taking her fourth movie, ‘Okafor’s Law’ to the cinema from March 24.Set in Nigeria ‘Okafor’s Law’ is a comedy movie with social consciousness that tells the story of a slick serial seducer, Chuks (aka Terminator) who is
  • Lumen Christi Channel now on DStv

    A Catholic TV Channel, Lumen Christi, was yesterday launched on the DStv platform by Multichoice Nigeria. The station which is on Channel 350 is subscribers on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access.Lumen Christi Television Network (LCTN) is a Catholic television channel that showcases the principles and doctrines of the Catholic Church. The channel will broadcast programmes centered on faith that will appeal to the whole family. It will also broadcast in-house news segment, teachings
  • Ibinabo recounts pains of surgery, failed marriage

    •Unveils eight beneficiaries of her scholarship at birthday gig
    It was a different kind of celebration for embattled actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima who clocked 44 years last Friday.The mother of three, at her birthday gig in Lekki Phase one, hosted her celebrity colleagues, the media and officials of Heritage Bank, sponsors of her annual scholarship scheme tagged ‘Go To School’, meant for kids under the age of 10.High point of the celebration was the unveiling of five beneficiaries
  • Veezyblaze drops new single

    Blaze Empire’s sensational act, Veezyblaze Ulu, real name Ulu Vincent Chijioke has released a new song titled, ‘Baba God’.The dark complexioned singer in a brief chat with showbiz writers revealed that he is inspired to embark on the project because of his love for God and what he has done to improve his life in the areas of education and entertainment.He said he has every reason to be grateful because compared to his peers, he has recorded modest achievements, earning a Bachel
  • Couple wins all-expense paid wedding

    An initiative of WED Expo – Nigeria’s Largest Wedding Exhibition, has sealed the deal for a couple; Toyosi Illupeju and Anthony Makinwa, who will be treated to an all-expense paid wedding, as lucky winners of the WED Dream Wedding competition.The couple who emerged after from several entries will be getting married on February 14th, 2017, being St. Valentine’s Day, with a grand reception at the prestigious Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Mercy Johnson, Tonto Dikeh settle rift

    For a while now, there had been animosity between Nollywood actresses, Mercy Johnson and Tonto Dikeh, until the latter, few days ago, rendered a public apology.These two paragraph message by Tonto says it all: “Good morning world. Since I have your undivided attention I better make good use of it and not miss the blessing in this lesson!!! @mercyjohnsonokojie, ever since I had my baby I have been reminded constantly about an ill statement I made about one of your kids a very long time ago.
  • Multichoice unveils Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as host of Big Brother Nigeria

    Former Big Brother Nigeria housemate and media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has been announced as host of the much anticipated Big Brother Naija (BBN) reality TV show which berths this Sunday.The show is returning after a decade of hiatus and cancellation of the continental version tagged Big Brother Africa (BBA).The lawyer-turned-media personality with his infectious laugh and charismatic persona will usher the housemates into the Big Brother Naija house and will take up the task of announci
  • GOtv subscribers join fans of Big Brother reality TV

     •Show will draw audiences across Africa–Efe Obiomah
    GOtv subscribers will, for the first time, have the opportunity to watch Big Brother Naija, the runaway hit reality show returning after a decade.  The show, which kicks off on 22 January, will air on GOtv Channel 29, a 24/7 channel dedicated to the reality show.The show offers a platform for people from all walks of life to showcase their talents and get propelled to stardom.“It is our firm belief that Big Brot
  • BIG BROTHER NIGERIA: How winner, losers are all winning

    Flashback to 2006 when the very first edition of popular reality TV show, Big Brother, staged its Nigerian version. The show brought to the limelight 14 vibrant youth who entertained us with their different personalities and unique talent. The show eventually produced one winner – Katung Aduwak – who won $100,000 after multiple rounds of public voting and contestant eliminations.
    These former housemates have since moved on to various pursuits – some into private businesses whic
  • Olamide gets Billboard spot

    RECENTLY out with his sixth studio album, The Glory, things are getting glorious for YBNL boss, Olamide, as the album earned itself a spot on the Billboard Charts.
    With this achievement, Olamide, whose song is at the number 7 spot has joined other Nigerian artistes like Wizkid, Runtown and Tekno who have had their songs rated on Billboard chart.
    Shortly after the announcement of the ratings, Olamide went to Instagram to share the good news with his fans, writing; “Wow wow lol #6 Album #Pep
  • Bata queen soars

    STARTING the year on a good footing, Olo Omidan Bata is among the few entertainers who are in Konya, one of Turkey’s mainland’s entertaining cities, for the Africa – Turkey Economic and Cultural Amalgamation.
    The event which started on Friday attracted a world class audience made of African Heads of State, Ministers, Diplomats and the business communities as well as the Turkish government.
    Olo Omidan Bata is attending the event alongside her Atunda Entertainment group. The even
  • Death to African traitors,’ says, Seun Kuti

    AFROBEAT singer Seun Kuti has said he wants the death of ‘African traitors’ as gift for his 34th birthday on Wednesday.
    On Tuesday, the eve of his birthday, Seun had gone on his Facebook to declare his birthday wish.
    ‘I noticed how no ones new year resolution was to fight for a better Africa, a free Africa,’ he wrote.
    ‘Everybody wants money money money. My birthday is tomorrow and all I want is destruction to the system of global white domination, all I want is deat
  • LEASHED GIRLS’ SAGA: NIGERIANS REJECT THE BDSM LIFESTYLE

    Entertainment Editor, VICTOR AKANDE, reports that in the gritty underworld of BDSM, human leashing is a form of sexual expression and Pretty Mike’s outing might just be a subtle expression of his violent emotion behind doors
    ALTHOUGH a practice is so old abroad, it came across as a culture shock to many, seeing two masked girls, leashed by a club owner, Mike Nwogu, otherwise called Pretty Mike, who made a show of the act as he arrived a ceremony in Lagos.
    For those who have not witnessed i
  • Olu Okeowo erects wonder edifice on Park View Estate

    A visitor to the new house of Sir Olu Okeowo would be forgiven for thinking that they had walked off the earth and landed in paradise. The house located on Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, was officially opened penultimate Saturday with about 50 guests invited for the ceremony.
    The house was opened with prayers from respected men of God from the Anglican and Methodist communions with toasts from other guests.
    The palatial mansion took about a year to complete and is modelled after the Bastille Pal
  • ‘Take becomes beautiful bride as politicians jostle for Ibori’s attention

    Since the announcement of her father’s release from incarceration at a London prison, Hon. ‘Take Ibori has become the toast of Delta State’s social and political spheres. Of course, she has always been relevant in the scheme of things since she joined partisan politics. But the spotlight on the 36-year-old representative of Ethiope West Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly has reached an unprecedented level of late as politicians and hangers-on in the state scrambl
  • Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife becomes new Ghanaian president’s PA

    Top Nigerian-Ghanaian socialite, Saratu Atta, is enjoying life at the moment. Like happy Chrysanthemum leaves sway merrily to the music of the wind, she is living life with supreme confidence borne of a self-assurance that good things will come her way.
    And just on Thursday last week, the ex-wife of Femi Fani-Kayode was appointed as personal assistant to Ghana’s new president, Nana Akufo-Addo. The surprise announcement has since generated excited conversations across the two countries.
    The
  • Hon Jibrin’s travails after budget padding scandal

    Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, is currently eating a generous dose of humble pie served from the kitchens of life. The Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency’s representative in the National Assembly is feeling the heat from the backlash of the allegation of budget padding he levelled against the leadership of the lower house in 2016.
    On the strength of Jibrin’s allegations against the House leadership, some people have even resorted to cal
  • About ex-first lady’s church

    Former first lady of Delta State, Roli Uduaghan’s spiritual edifice which she founded during her tenure in the state house has become like an abandoned house since her husband vacated office.
    At the height of the Uduaghans’ stay in the government house, the church she started, Great Commission Assembly, situated off Okpa Anam Road, Asaba, was a beehive every Sunday as the creme de la creme of Delta political and social classes converged there, seeking to get something from her husban
  • Fayose’s flags set tongues wagging

    Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, is a man who cuddles controversy like a baby. It is no news that the controversial governor is one of the wealthy Nigerians who own houses in the rapidly developing Magodo Estate, Lagos State. Recently, his five-bedroom house on Adetoro Adelaja Street, off Emmanuel Keshi Street, was renovated. But the real thing that caught the eye about the newly renovated house was the hoisting of the Nigerian national flag alongside that of the Peoples Democratic Party (P
  • Dangote, Adenuga remain among Africa’s richest

    Year in year out, the list of richest Africans feature virtually the same dozen or so names at the top spots. This year is not any different, going by the recently released Forbes Rich List.
    The boss of Dangote conglomerate, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is, for the sixth year in a row, the richest man in Africa with $12. 1 billion. Globacom boss and Otunba Apesin of Ijebuland, Dr. Mike Adenuga, is third on the list with $5.8 billion, while businesswoman Folorunso Alakija rounds off the Nigerians on the
  • Kwara to partner independent broadcasters

    The Kwara government says it will partner with the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters’ Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) in achieving common goals.
    Alhaji Mahmud Ajeigbe, the state’s  Commissioner for Information and Communications, said this in Ilorin when he received Desmond Nwachukwu, a  presidential aspirant in the association’s forthcoming national elections.
    He said the state government had been supporting the association as a  counterpart of the Nigeria U
  • ‘I’m the finest comedian in Nigeria’

    Ibadan-born Comedian, Kenneth Ehalaiye, popularly called ‘Papyken’ on Wednesday said he is one of the finest in the Nigerian comedy industry.
    Papyken, who studied Mathematics and Statistics at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state, made the disclosure on his official Instagram page, @comedianpapyken.
    The talented comedian shared a comparative photograph of himself and some of the most famous comedian in Nigeria and added: “I just realised I am the finest in N
  • Leashed girls’ saga: Lagos Govt, Police step in

    …Suspect admits act is anti-social, promises to stop
    Following social media outrage on last weekend’s show by a socialite, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, aka Pretty Mike who stormed a wedding venue in Lagos with two masked girls bounded by dog chains, the Lagos State Police Command, Wednesday, quizzed the suspect who admitted his transgression and promised to desist from the act.
    Nwogu, 30, and owner of ‘Club Uno’, located in Ikeja, Lagos was arrested on the orders of the Lagos
  • Stop comparing Hollywood with Nollywood, says Alexx Ekubo

    For many who believe that the Nigerian motion picture industry is not doing well in terms of picture quality, sound and other elements expected to be seen in a movie, Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo urges them to stop comparing Hollywood with Nollywood.
    He bared his mind on his timeline, stating that Hollywood blockbuster movies have large budget, which enable them to produce what we see.
    “Stop pointless criticism,” he said.
    “It doesn’t help anyone or the industry, we are not
  • More talents to unearth as BBN returns

    From Timi Dakolo of West African Idol to Chidinma Ekile of MTN Project Fame; Uti Nwachukwu of Big Brother Africa (BBA); O.C. Ukeje of Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) and Katung Aduwak of Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) among several other celebrities who came to prominence through Reality TV platforms, there are strong indications of process of talent unearthing, skill development and social reinforcement that have confirmed the ‘obscurity to prominence’ phenomenon.
    With the return of BBN t
  • Not my fuel station, says comedian Koffi

    Following rumour that he has just bought a gas station, notable comedian, Koffi, has debunked the reports, claiming that he was only helping a friend to promote the new fuel station.
    The rumour was sparked by an online picture of the comedian, in which he posed at a filling station.
    “Biko don’t let armed robbers come visit me again,” Koffi said. “I didn’t buy fuel station my sarcastic post refers to the #freefuel tag because I know the owners and helped with the unv