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Calabar Christmas Village bubbles

Calabar Christmas Village bubbles The tempo of activities at the Calabar Christmas Village is beginning to rise as fun seekers from parts the country have arrived in the arena to catch fun during the one-month fiesta. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that different artistes, including dancers and other live entertainers have taken to...... more

Disney to buy Fox Film, TV businesses for $52bn

Disney to buy Fox Film, TV businesses for $52bn Disney is buying a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox in a deal that promises to reshape the media industry and help the entertainment giant fend off digital rivals such as Netflix. The $52.4 billion deal will combine two of the biggest players in Hollywood. The sale represents a remarkable turn...... more

All set for ‘Olamide Live’ concert in Lagos

All set for ‘Olamide Live’ concert in Lagos The Lagos State Government has unveiled its plans for the forthcoming ‘Olamide Live in Lagos’ concert coming up at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere on Sunday, December 17, 2017, just as it stated that the entertainment industry is being used as a veritable platform for youth development and economic empowerment. The...... more

Sponsors, investors queue up for One Lagos Fiesta

Sponsors, investors queue up for One Lagos Fiesta Sponsors and investors have lined up for the One Lagos Fiesta, the eight-day event organised annually by the Lagos State Government and held across the five divisions of the state.. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Fola Adeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued over...... more

Most hip-hop artistes in Nigeria are on drugs — Ras Kimono

Most hip-hop artistes in Nigeria are on drugs — Ras Kimono  In the 1990s, Ukeleke Onwubuya, popularly known as Ras Kimono’s debut album, ‘Under Pressure’ was a big hit in the Nigerian music scene. The veteran reggae maestro takes us down memory lane as he shares his musical journey with Sunday Telegraph’s EDWIN USOBOH and ABIOLA ALABA PETERS Question: It’s been long...... more

‘Wedding Party 2’ hits cinemas this Christmas

‘Wedding Party 2’ hits cinemas this Christmas  About a year after the movie, the ‘Wedding Party’ shattered the Nigerian box-office, the Producers return with a sequel ‘Wedding Party 2’. The Executive Producer, Mo Abudu believes that the movie addresses serious issues. Speaking with Channels Television, during the screening in Lagos on Thursday, she said the movie can compete...... more

Dating Otedola’s daughter, nicest thing that happened to me — Mr Eazi

Dating Otedola’s daughter, nicest thing that happened to me — Mr Eazi Mr Eazi, Nigeria’s self-acclaimed pioneer, Banku Sounds, says his relationship with Temi, daughter of popular oil magnate Femi Otedola, is one of the nicest things that happened to him this year. The ‘Leg Over’ crooner, real name Oluwatosin Ajibade, described the relationship which has generated public interests as “one of the...... more

Kiss Daniel dragged to court by record label

Kiss Daniel dragged to court by record label Nigerian pop star, Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, popularly known as Kiss Daniel, has been dragged to court by the management of G-Worldwide Entertainment, for allegedly breaching the seven years artiste management deal he signed with the record label in 2013. Counsel to the label, Mr. Aso Kalu Etea, noted that by appointing...... more

Security tightened around Lagos Street Carnival venue

Security tightened around Lagos Street Carnival venue There was a heavy presence of security personnel in and around Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, venue of the ongoing Lagos Street Carnival on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lagos State Government is the organiser of the carnival holding on Lagos Mainland for the first time since...... more

Buhari hails Wizkid, Davido for winning global awards

Buhari hails Wizkid, Davido for winning global awards President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated renowned hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (WizKid) and David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido) on their awards at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO). “President Buhari joins the teeming fans of the artistes in Nigeria and all over the world in celebrating the highly deserved and meritorious...... more

Shell features Yemi Alade, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, others in new music video

Shell features Yemi Alade, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, others in new music video Shell unveils the next chapter of its award-winning #makethefuture campaign with a unique music video called ‘On Top of the World’, showcasing clean energy initiatives Nigerian music star and multiple award nominee, Yemi Alade, is joining other international stars today for the launch of Shell’s unique new music video which spotlights a diverse...... more

How Wizkid beat Jay Z, Lamar, Drake, other superstars to win MOBO Award •Davido also shines

How Wizkid beat Jay Z, Lamar, Drake, other superstars to win MOBO Award •Davido also shines The Nigerian artiste Wizkid may have missed the Grammy nomination this year, but he beat a strong field including Jay-Z, Drake, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar to net the best international artiste prize at the Mobo awards in London Wednesday night. Other artistes edged out by Wizkid are Cardi B, DJ...... more

Lagos to shut down Oba Akran Avenue Ikeja for carnival

Lagos to shut down Oba Akran Avenue Ikeja for carnival The Lagos State Government has said that gos State Government has said that plans have been concluded to stage this year’s edition of the Lagos Street Carnival scheduled to hold on December 3 along Oba Akran Avenue in Ikeja. A public announcement released today said: “The Lagos State Government wishes to...... more

Leverage culture, tourism for economic growth, Minister charges states, LGs

Leverage culture, tourism for economic growth, Minister charges states, LGs The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has charged states and local governments to leverage their unique culture and tourism products to generate income and create jobs. In his keynote address at the opening of the 9th National Council on Tourism, Culture and National Orientation in Dutse, Jigawa State,...... more

Nigerian dancer breaks World Record for longest marathon

Nigerian dancer breaks World Record for longest marathon Nigerian dancer and choreographer, Debbie Odumegwu a.k.a Pinki Debbie, has broken the Guinness World Record for ‘longest dance by an individual’. Debbie who broke the record on Wednesday night in Lagos, started dancing on Nov. 17, at the The Palms Shopping Mall, Victoria Island. She however continued dancing and pushing to...... more

Robbery Case: Burna Boy on the run — Police

Robbery Case: Burna Boy on the run — Police The Lagos State Police Command said on Wednesday that the musician, Damini Ogulu (a.k.a Burna Boy), recently declared wanted, has yet to submit himself to the police over an alleged robbery operation. The spokesman for the command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, made this known in a statement, stressing that the musician was...... more

Fulness Sax excites fans at AAUA concert

Fulness Sax excites fans at AAUA concert Leading female saxophonist, Tolu Adeniyan a.k.a Fulness Sax, left fans dumbfounded with her brilliant performance at a life changing concert held at the Adekunle  Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State. The young star, who took the stage by storm, performed various inspiring songs which the fans sang along with great...... more

Police hunts music star Burna Boy in connection with armed robbery

Police hunts music star Burna Boy in connection with armed robbery Police in Lagos are on a manhunt for popular musician, Damini Ogiulu alias Burna Boy, for his alleged involvement in the attack on David Abiye alias 2Kay. Abiye was attacked by four armed men inside his room 847, at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island on October 22. Abiye was a guest artist...... more

Lagos plans 12-hour street carnival ahead Yuletide

Lagos plans 12-hour street carnival ahead Yuletide The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it would hold a 12-hour street carnival on the popular Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, on Dec. 3, ahead of the Yuletide. The Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, at a news conference in Alausa, said that...... more

Banky W and Adesua fix wedding date

Banky W and Adesua fix wedding date R and B sensation, Bankole Wellington fondly called Banky W, is to have his traditional wedding to his actress bride-to-be, Adesua Etomi, next Sunday (November 19, 2017) in Lagos, a report this morning said. The dashing crooner just had a successful skin cancer surgery. The much anticipated traditional wedding “is strictly...... more

New book, ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’, pays tribute to Lola, Fani Kayode, Amaka Igwe, Mildre Okwo, others

New book, ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’, pays tribute to Lola, Fani Kayode, Amaka Igwe, Mildre Okwo, others  Lola Fani Kayode, writer of “Mirror in the Sun”, the popular soap opera, which grabbed the attention of Nigerians in the late 1990s and the late  Amaka Igwe, late movie producer and director, lead the pack of 17 women whose profile are contained  in ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’, a book on...... more

Bayelsa wins the National Festival for Arts and Culture for second straight year

Bayelsa wins the National Festival for Arts and Culture for second straight year For the second time in two years, Bayelsa State‎ has emerged overall best in the National Festival for Arts and Culture ‎(NAFEST) competition which came to a climax last Saturday. Kaduna and Lagos stares came second and third respectively while Delta and Ogun states were joint fourth.‎ As expected, the back...... more

How I learnt to speak Igbo for a film — Nollywood star Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi

How I learnt to speak Igbo for a film — Nollywood star Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi Nollywood star, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, has acted as a therapist, sex trafficker, nun, lawyer, doctor, scheming lover and spoilt rich kid among others in 21 years of professional acting. A forthcoming film will see her play the mother of a gay child. The Yoruba-born actress will also be speaking Igbo for the...... more

Minister hails AFRIFF for lifting movie industry

Minister hails AFRIFF for lifting movie industry The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) for providing the platform for film-makers in Africa and the rest of the world to exhibit excellent movies and also engage in creative conversations that will improve the profession. The Minister made the commendation...... more

Music is my calling — Ologodidan Temidire

Music is my calling — Ologodidan Temidire Still basking in the euphoria of the success of one of her tracks, brilliant gospel artiste, Olufunke Adejimi, popularly known as Ologodidan Temidire, has appeared in the news again. Her story seems to have changed after she released her second studio album in 2016, which no doubt brought her fame. The...... more

Thrills as ‘Omoye’ premiers in Lagos

Thrills as ‘Omoye’ premiers in Lagos The Nigerian film industry is growing and is beginning to address societal issues while aiming to entertain.  This is the case of ‘Omoye’, a movie on domestic violence, which premiered on Sunday at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos. Powered by Natures Gentle Touch, the premier was lit...... more

Ikpeazu promises N10m for films shot in Abia

Ikpeazu promises N10m for films shot in Abia As part of the efforts to develop tourism sites and promote tourism potential in Abia, the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has pledged N10 million as grant for any film shot in the state. Ikpeazu made the pledge when he received Dr Chidia Maduekwe, the Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), his...... more

Thousands share stories of sexual abuse

Thousands share stories of sexual abuse In the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, tens of thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault. Women and some men shared their stories on social media under the hashtag #MeToo after actress Alyssa Milano posted a message Sunday on Twitter...... more

Blac Chyna sues Rob Kardashian and family over nude photo scandal

Blac Chyna sues Rob Kardashian and family over nude photo scandal Blac Chyna filed a lawsuit against Rob Kardashian and his family Tuesday for allegedly damaging her brand and verbally and physically abusing her. In the filing obtained by PEOPLE, Chyna, 29, claims she has suffered “significant damages” since her ex-fiancé’s explosive social media rampage July 5, in which he shared graphic...... more

Organisers announce Enugu, Afikpo as venues for Lolo Igbo Cultural Pageant activities

Organisers announce Enugu, Afikpo as venues for Lolo Igbo Cultural Pageant activities Vine Shield Limited, organisers of the prestigious Igbo Awards and Lolo Igbo Cultural Pageant have outlined venues where different events heralding the 2017 Igbo Awards will take place. The company has also formed the Igbo Awards Organising Committee, as well as released names of nominees for the 2017 Awards. The 2017...... more

 

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