• Beverly Naya’s portrait goes to Chicago

    A portrait of British-born Nigerian actress, Beverly Naya’s has been selected among twelve other individual portraits by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago for an exhibition which kicked off October 20.
    The event will also feature The School of Nollywood, a grand group portrait representing a cross section of the industry by Ike Ude.
    The young and talented actress showing off the picture on her Instagram page wrote; “Honoured to finally present to you a portrait of me
  • PMAN partners Ministry on piracy

    THE Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN), led by its newly elected president, Pretty Okafor has reached a partnership deal with the Federal Government through its Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to fight and curb the menace of piracy.
    This is coming on the heels of the recently successfully held national delegates conference and elections where Pretty Okafor emerged president unopposed to lead the union for the next four years and consolidate on the numerous g
  • ADESUA ETOMI dazzles in Emem Isong’s Ayamma

    ROYAL Arts Academy, last Tuesday, at Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island, held a media screening for its latest offering, Ayamma produced by Emem Isong Misodi.
    Misodi describes the movie as a cultural renaissance of the rich African heritage mirrored in the rich culture of the Ibibio people.
    “The movie which is a strong reminder of our history and culture was shot in the beautiful city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. It centres on the themes of love, hatred, betrayal, loss, hope and victory. Inte
  • Temple Management gears up for ‘Sunny on Sunday’ concert

    IN honour of musical legend, King Sunny Ade, Temple Management Company will be staging a world-class concert tagged Sunny on Sunday.
    At the official unveil by the talent agency and event firm, the management of Temple Management Company revealed that the concert is scheduled for Sunday, December 11 at Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos.
    The event was unveiled last Tuesday at Four Points by Sheraton Hotels. Present at the briefing, King Sunny Ade and Mr. Idris Olorunnimbe, CE
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  • SAM AJIBOLA: My love for Mercy Aigbe

    He came into the movie industry as a child actor in the 90’s with movies like Day of Reckoning, Onome, Conspiracy, but over the years, Sam Ajibola has grown to become a man, having staged a comeback in some recent movies. Playing Stiff in The Johnsons, the graduate of Political Science from the University of Lagos speaks with ADEWOYIN ADENIYI in this interview.
    WHAT took you so long to come back? As a child actor, I was very popular in Nigeria but at some point, it began to affect my studi

    Yoruba actress cum producer, Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun, was banned recently, but the graduate of Mass Communication from Babcock University says she is undaunted. With her movie, ‘The Enemy Within’ hitting 200 thousand views in 10 days she tells DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI, why she stopped producing English movies which she started with and her passion, state of the industry, among other issues.
    WHAT is the present state of your ban?
    It has been resolved. All I can say is that it was a mis

    WITH over $1 million in funding and resources, Chivas Regal has announced the return of The Venture, a global search to find and support the next generation of startups.
    Making the announcement last Wednesday at a press conference held at Film House, Lekki, the management of Chivas revealed that the 2016/2017 edition of The Venture has begun its search for entrepreneurs that want to succeed whilst positively impacting the lives of others.
    Craig Van Niekerk, Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard Nige
  • Quiet celebration for Kuforiji-Olubi at 80

    While many are known to make the loudest noise in the public space only to be exposed as empty barrels, Otunba Bola Koforiji-Olubi is reputed for her quiet demeanour. Even in her advanced years, she manages to exude dignity and power.
    The woman, who has been a mainstay of the social scene even before some current celebrities were born, recently turned 80 and elected to mark the occasion in a low-key affair. A thanksgiving service was held at the All Saints Anglican Church, Montgomery Road, Yaba,
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  • Oba Tejuoso’s matrimonial example

    For the typical African monarch who has taken more than one queen, maintaining order and harmony in the royal household often proves a herculean task. They often end up abandoning the home front to their squabbling queens while finding hollow succour in the mundane task of ruling their kingdoms.
    Not so the Osile of Oke Ona, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso, who has somehow managed to create an atmosphere of amity and camaraderie between his three queens, Olori Omolara, Olori Yetunde and Olori Olabisi
  • Akin-Olugbade, Fatayi-Williams families set for children’s wedding

    It looks like the season of weddings for children of the elite. The circle of high society is replete with tales of approaching weddings set for the last two months of the year. The latest to be unveiled is the wedding of the second son of Prince Bolu Akin-Olugbade, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom.
    Prince Dademu Adegboyega Akin-Olugbade will be tying the nuptial knot with his heartthrob on November 19, 2016. The handsome prince will finally walk his sweetheart of several years, Lauretta Fata

    AFRICAN music stars will perform to honour three of Africa’s renowned music legends, Manu Dibango, King Sunny Ade and Papa Wemba, at this year’s All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, on Sunday, November 6 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos.
    In partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, and the support of the Official Host City, Lagos State, AFRIMA 2016 grand awards ceremony is preceded by The AFRIMA Music Village on Friday November 4, 2016, a non-stop music concert with over 40 Af

    BEGINNING from November 1, DStv subscribers will enjoy massive content upgrade on all bouquets. This move follows DStv’s reduction in the prices of its Explora and HD Zapper decoders and airing the world’s best football leagues in sports, new programmes along entertainment, documentaries and other programmes.
    “This major boost in entertainment value across all DStv bouquets demonstrates our commitment to ensuring DStv customers receive great entertainment and best-in-class valu
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    POPULAR Yoruba movie actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, has revealed that she will be unveiling a new project, tagged The Mercy Project; which will have lucky winners get free courses at her school.
    Explaining the reason behind the new concept she stated, “It has been an eventful year and I believe you will agree with me when I say the Nigerian economy is growing but more work needs to be done. We still see youths wasting away, graduates roaming the streets without jobs; the less privileged bein
  • Buruji Kashamu, Ladi Adebutu on collision course

    Nigeria’s political history is replete with men who rose to the heights of political glory by climbing on the shoulders of godfathers. Ladi Adebutu seems to be toeing the same path, unmindful of the fate of those who had come crashing down after falling out with their godfathers.
    On his part, Ladi, a member of the House of Representatives, is banking on the vast wealth of his father, Chief Kessington Adebutu, to actualise his ambition of becoming the next governor of Ogun State. He however
  • Evangelise Africa, Seun Kuti preaches

    Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has said the job of spreading Pan Africanism should be borne by Africanists themselves.
    Seun said this on Sunday at Kalakuta Museum, Ikeja, Lagos during a colloquium organised by Pan-African Consciousness Renaissance, as part of activities to mark this year’s edition of Felabration. He said, just the way religious evangelists preached their gospel, so also Pan Africanists must preach Africanism.
    “Each one, tell one,” the fiery son of the late Fela Ku
  • Ashflame gears up for Package video shoot

    Ever since Olugbenga Samuel a.k.a Ashflame made his official debut with his maiden single ‘Sekosi’ in May, the Ondo State artiste has never looked back.
    Currently basking in the euphoria of his sophomore single titled ‘Pelemo’ which features Small Doctor, he has also initiated a dance competition.
    Speaking on the dance competition, Ashflame, who is signed with Desbor Heartbeat Empire (D.H.B.E) said; “All you need do is to make a one-minute dance video of my first tw
  • November date for Oritsefemi’s Corporate Miscreant album

    As the year draws towards the end, self-acclaimed Musical Taliban OritseFemi has picked November 1, as the release date of his sixth studio album titled Miscreant Album.
    Songs like Gomina ft Rekado Banks, Give Thanks, Awu Ewa which had been released earlier are expected to make Corporate Miscreant.
    “There have been ups and downs on the project,” Oritsefemi said.
    “But we have fortified ourselves. We didn’t allow challenges to weigh us down. This is the
  • I Go Save to bury dad

    Celebrated Nigerian comedian, Otagware Otas Onodjayeke better known as I Go Save,  will bury his father, late Evangelist Joseph Pender Onodjayeke,  who died on June 1 at age 74 on Saturday, October 22.
    The comedian, who is the second son and fourth child amongst seven children, described his father’s death as a great loss to the family.
    Close to tears, the comedian explained how his father laughed at him the first time he told him he wanted to be a comedian.
    “The sound of h
  • Audu Maikori heads Chivas’ The Venture panel

    With over $1 million in funding and resources, Chivas Regal has announced the return of The Venture, a global search to find and support the next generation of startups.
    Making the announcement last Wednesday at a press conference held at Film House, Lekki, the management of Chivas revealed that the 2016/2017 edition of The Venture has begun its search for entrepreneurs that want to succeed whilst positively impacting the lives of others.
    Craig Van Niekerk, Marketing Director
  • Waje, Toolz, Desmond Elliot, others call for investment in health sector 

    As the federal government prepares to finalise its 2017 budget, top Nigerian celebrities have come together urging the government to invest in health sector as stipulated in the National Health Act (2014) and keep its commitment to the 2001 African Union’s Abuja Commitment.
    Speaking at a media parley, Singer, Waje expressed disappointment in little commitment shown by the government towards the health sector, she said,
    “As a proud and patriotic Nigerian, it is particularly distressin
  • Wande coal clocks 31

    Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe popularly known by his stage name, Wande Coal on Tuesday celebrates his 31st birthday.was born on October
    Born on October 18, 1985, on Lagos Island area of Lagos State to the family of Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe, he had his primary school at staff nursery and Ijaniki Primary School, and his secondary education at Federal Government College Lagos.He went on to the university of
    He proceeded to the University of Lagos
  • AshFlame floats N100k dance competition

    Desbor Heartbeat Empire act AshFlame will be rewarding fans with one hundred thousand naira in a dance competition.
    AshFlame who recently dropped Pelemo which featured Small Doctor, following the successful  outing of his debut single, SeKosi and Go Low, also disclosed that apart from rewarding his fans, the dance competition is a way of promoting the enterprise of the youth.
    “At Heartbeat Empire, we value the support of the youth,” said Ashflame.
    “And the best way to resp
  • AFRIFF announces festival programmes

    •Canon, Diageo, join sponsorship list
    This season, the annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) returns for its sixth year of cinematic celebration with an impressive line-up of movie premieres, film screenings, industry sessions, master classes and other festival programmes holding in Lagos, Nigeria, from November 13 to 20, 2016.
    Announcing the festival programmes at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, AFRIFF Founder/Executive Director Ms. Chioma Ude sai
  • 93 Days goes to Chicago film festival

    Following a successful outing at the recently held Toronto International Film Festival, box-office movie, 93 Days will be screening at the prestigious Chicago International Film Festival taking place in the Illinois Street, Chicago, United State from Friday October 21 to Tuesday October 25.
    According to the producers, 93 Days will be premiering on Thursday October 20, Friday October 21 and Tuesday October 25th.
    The real-life drama is a captivating movie on how Nigeria courageously contained the
  • EbonyLife TV premieres Sons of the Caliphate

    In a bid aimed at repositioning the popular stereotypes about Northern Nigeria, EbonyLife TV, last Thursday, premiered its latest offering, Sons of the Caliphate, at FilmHouse Cinema, Lekki.
    The premiere of the political and cultural series was witnessed by its casts, actors, actresses, well wishers and movie pundits.
    Welcoming guests to the premiere, Mo Abudu, the CEO of EbonyLife TV said that it is very important for us as Nigerians to share as many stories from as many parts of Nigeria as pos
  • QUEEN OF KATWE holds Nigerian premiere

    DJUDGED one of the few Hollywood movies that cast Africa in a positive light, Queen of Katwe made a strong debut in the Nigerian entertainment industry last Friday.
    The Disney movie featuring Lupita Nyong and David Oyelowo, both of African descent, was premiered to select audience comprising 125 pupils from Radiant College, Emmanuel College, Corona Schools, Tenny College and Victorious College.
    The premiere was made possible by movie distribution outfit, Blue Pictures, representing Crimson Multi
  • EMCOAN trains members

    THE Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN) has concluded plans to organise an end of the year programme for its member’s production crew and other relevant departments. The training is scheduled to hold on October 18 and October 19 at the Inside-Out Studio, No 5, Esther Oshiyemi Street, off Coker Road, Ilupeju,Lagos.
     The key objective of the training is to help its member’s production crew and other relevant staff get updated with new trends and happeni
  • PHYNO celebrates birthday with new song

    PHYNO, who recently celebrated his birthday, marked the day with the release of a new song.
    The new single titled Pino Pino is a love song, which according to report is a song lyrically put together to seduce an Igbo lover.
    “Big thank you to everyone that held me down and have been supporting since day one,” he said.
    “I love you guys so much, this joint is for you. Go get it now, video drops soon.”
    According to the review of the song by MTVbase, the first things that will
  • Artistes to storm Abia for BON celebrity reading

    AS the date for the 2016 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards draws closer, organisers have announced that some of Nigeria’s best actors would storm Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Monday, October 24, for a reading and mentoring session with secondary school students.
    Among the artistes who have been confirmed for the session are Segun Arinze, Daniel K Daniel, Queen Nwokoye, Belinda Effiah, Saheed Balogun and Okey Bakassi. Others are Bimbo Akintola, Junior Pope, Fathia Balogun and Kann
  • Atunda Entertainment partners Cocody community

    ATUNDA Entertainment has signed a historical pact with Cocody, a suburb and one of the 10 urban communes of Abidjan in Cote D’ Ivoire.
    According to the management of Atunda Entertainment, the pact with the Mayor of Cocody offers the group the opportunity to hunt for and develop talents from Cocody in different creative endeavours ranging from music, acting, fine and applied acts, fashion and modeling.
    Atunda Entertainment has over the years been noted for its expertise in hunting for raw t
  • Producers hold VIP screening for ‘Oloibiri’

    PRODUCERS of the anticipated movie, Oloibiri, last Sunday, brought guests and the media together for a VIP screening at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island.
    Welcoming guests to the premiere, which featured a viewing of snippets of the movie, its producer cum director, Rogers Ofime, said that the story of Oloibiri is one that needs to be told.
    Oloibiri is where oil was first found in 1956. And if you go there, the people still don’t have good water, they don’t have health care, they
  • ‘Label owners will soon jostle for reggae artistes’

    Reggae promoter and OAP Covenant Child has carved a niche for himself in the Nigerian entertainment circle. Till he pioneered Ital Sounds which creates reggae dancehall content on radio and television, that genre of music was missing on the Nigerian airwaves. Covenant Child who has interviewed prominent artistes like Luciano, Cocoa Tee, Ninja Man, Romain Virgo and Alaine speaks to ADEJO DAVID in this interview.
    WHAT is the place of Ital Sounds within the entertainment industry in Nigeria?
    Well i
  • All set for Ogbunike Cave Carnival 2016

    THE Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Ogbunike Cave Carnival (OCC) has unveiled plans for this year’s show.
    According to the Project Manager of the carnival, Adaeze Uzodoh, this year’s edition, which will run for three days (December 30, 31 and January1, 2017), will set the tone for a new era in the life of the carnival.
    “We are delighted to announce that we are ready to stage this year’s carnival. Over the last few months, the Central Working Committee has been work

    Three years back, sultry Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, broke into the make-believe world and since then, there has been no stopping her. She plays the role of Binta, in EbonyLife TV’s sitcom, Sons of the Caliphate, which she says resonates with her personality.
    In this interview with OVWE MEDEME, the 23-year old thespian, who hails from Kaduna State, speaks about her decision to set up an all-girl production house, challenges she has surmounted, her latest project and other issues.

    I spent so much time last night thinking about how astern culture and tourism in Nigeria has been, until my mind rested on the missing link, and this has so much to do with having the wrong people in the right places.
    The journey to this narrative is a bit far, but let me state quickly that Nigeria has gone backward in promoting her tourism since the exit of Otunba Segun Runsewe as the Director General of the National Tourism Development Agency (NTDA) by the last administration.
    The tenure of hi

    NOLLYWOOD actress, Rachael Oniga, has relished her choice as the brand ambassador of Revolution Plus, a property development company.
    The light skinned actress was unveiled by the company at its corporate headquarters based in Ikeja, Lagos and vouched for the business.
    “I accepted to be the brand ambassador because I carefully studied them after talking with other organisations and found out that they are credible,” said Oniga.
    “I am happy with where God has brought me so far.&
  • Laspotech hosts African Student Film Festival

    THE Ikorodu campus of the Lagos State Polytechnic, will play host to the 2016 edition of the African Student Film Festival (ASFF) between October 17 and October 19, 2016.
    The festivals will screen movies every evening and it will be followed by question and answer sessions while awards will be given to deserving students based on the merit of the short films submitted. There will also be workshops on Directing, Cinematography, Documentary and Screenwriting.
    The African Student Film Festival inte
  • Across Fela’s Domains

    Nineteen years after his death, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s light is not showing any sign of dimming. Joe Agbro Jr. writes on the places he lived and played
    WERE he to be alive, Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 78 years old today. But, even since his death in August 1997, the Afrobeats legend still continue to rouse minds. And the annual Felabration, a week-long celebration to honour him has continued to engage fans globally. This year’s theme is Everybody Say Yeah Yeah, a chant he used
  • Lai Mohammed gives AIFF 2016 kudos

    THE minster of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on Nigerian filmmakers to maintain the enviable standard of making the industry a reference point of a robust film sector in Africa.
    Mohammed who declared the festival open on Tuesday, October 4, commended the organisers for sustaining the festival which was first held in 20103.
    “The film festival has turned out to be a very good tourism for people outside the country to come and see what we have as a country. We are no

    NIGERIAN singer Lamboginny, has been penciled down among the top leaders to speak at the President Barack Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) West Africa cohort 5.
    The artiste was invited because he has constantly used his musical talents to affect the society positively from the age of 25 when he started musical concert therapy in the Nigerian Prison service and fighting for freedom for over 30 helpless inmates.
    Lamboginny became the first N
  • Nigeria meets the world at Beauty Africa 2016.

    Last week, the Landmark Event Center in the upscale Victoria Island axis of Lagos witnessed a deluge of beauty enthusiasts, professionals, and businessmen and women from different parts of the globe for the 2016 edition of Beauty Africa Exhibitions and Conferences. It held from Thursday October 6 to Saturday October 8. Surprisingly, the Beauty Expo saw a large turn-out of men in an industry event that caters mostly to the female folk, probably because the Nigerian beauty and wellness market is p
  • Gandoki hosted to a lavish reception

    For securing his place in the Guinness World Records as the longest performing stand-up comedian in the world, Tony Mofe Ereku, aka Gandoki was given a lavish reception by some of the hottest premium nightlife entertainment destination in Lagos State last weekend.
    The reception began at The Place Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub in Lekki, Lagos by manager of the centre, Frank Okamigbo with other celebrities including BBA winner/TV Personality, Uti Nwachukwu in attendance.
    The party then shifted to
  • Funmi Holder screens The Grudge, launches foundation

    Riding on the of the media screening of her new movie, The Grudge, Nollywood actress, Funmi Holder, penultimate weekend held a VIP screening for selected audience.
    Held at Sojourner Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, among guests who graced the VIP screening were members of cast such as like Richard Mofe Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Ijeoma Anieboh, Hon. Otunba George Oladele, a member of House of Representatives, Hon. Gbolahan Lawal, Commisioner for Works, Lagos State, close family and friends.
    The screening prope
  • Falz joins Tinsel Cast

    Folarin Falana better known by his stage name as Falz, on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, joins the cast of the hit soap series Tinsel as Kayode Beko-Williams, a young socialite with a heart of gold, as informed by the producer of the series.
    Known for his skills, the rapper comes into Telema’s life at a time when she yearns for such a person.
    The soap is stated to get more exciting with Telema being a hard one to break and as such Kayode’s patience is tested on a regular basis.
  • Dbanj rewards Cream Lottery winners

    Award winning entertainer, Dbanj has announced the first set of winners of Cream Lottery. This is coming after the September roll out of the platform.
    The announcement was made in the presence of top bosses in the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Delloite, Bank of Industry, MTN among others at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos and had winners from a plethora of creative sectors in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
    Abuja based winner, Enoch Courage Stephen, also known as Pastor Courage, is
  • Tiwa Savage gets 6 AFRIMMA nominations

    Known for dishing out hot singles and having home and international collaborations, Marvin Records signee is reported to have gotten six nominations for the oncoming African Musik Magazine Awards, coming up October 15th, 2015 in Dallas.
    The awards listed for the songstress include: Artiste Of The Year: Best Female West Africa: AFRIMMA Video Of The Year: Best African Collaboration, Song Of The Year, and Best Artiste In African Contemporary.
    According to report, she has also being nominated for MO
  • Gabzy drops new single, Take Time

    One Nation recording artiste, Gabriel Akinyemi, aka Gabzy has dropped a banging new single titled Take Time.
    The song, according to the US based rapper and singer, is inspired by his encounter with someone he thought was an exotic dancer.
    “When I first came to America, I met a girl who I thought was an exotic dancer. Well I was wrong but she inspired me to make a song about a stripper as I felt nobody in the Nigerian industry had done so before. That’s really how the song T
  • KSA, 2Baba, others promote unity at The Supremacy Concert

    In celebrating Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary, The Supremacy Concert, an initiative of the Main Group and the finale of the much talked about Made-in-Nigeria Festival attracted music fans from far and near to the Eko Atlantic in Lagos.
    Leading the pack of entertainers was the living legend, King Sunny Ade, who recently clocked 70. KSA, wearing a Made-in-Nigeria bespoke Atiku outfit, sent the crowd into nostalgia by bringing back his evergreen songs ba
  • Launching that railway is an insult, Femi Kuti attacks Buhari

    Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti has blasted president Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership elite in the country for the continuous backwardness it has subjected Nigerians.
    The first son of the late Afrobeats legend Fela Kuti said this at the 8th edition of the symposium, The Fela Debates, as part of celebration of Felabration, the annual festival founded by his sister, Yeni Kuti, to honour their father, who died in August 1997. It started on Monday October 10 and will end on Sunday, October 16, with
  • I will not let Okoroji down, says Kasi, The June 12 girl

    Budding artiste Kasi, The June 12 Girl, has promised her record label owner, TOPS, Chief Tony Okoroji, that she would not let him down.
    KASI, who was born on June 12, 1993 as Mary Anuforo, lost her civil servant father when she was just ten years old.
    “I will never let Chief Tony Okoroji down,” said Kasi.
    “I have found out that it is not enough to have talent, you have to have the opportunity to show the world what you can do. I have been everywhere. It was motion without movem