February 28, 2011
Jimah and Pabi are a match made in heaven until a domestic accident turns their loving marriage into one of violence and abuse. Time to make decisions is here.
Pabi, the woman at the center of the controversy must choose between love and life, companionship and independence. What will she choose? What will you choose?
Sinking Sands cuts across race and sex. It demands answers. It demands self evaluation from individuals in all types of bondage. Especially WOMEN.
February 27, 2011
'When a Politician goes to jail in England he comes out writing a book about his experience in Prison it probably becomes a best seller, when a Politician goes to jail in Nigeria and he is released, his friends rally round to organise a thanksgiving service and place an advert in the papers thanking GOD for his journey mercies.
1. ANCHOR BABY – LONZO NZEKWE (NIGERIA/CANADA)
2. IN AMERICA: THE STORY OF THE SOUL SISTERS– RAHMAN OLADIGBOLU (NIGERIA/USA)
3. MIRROR BOY – OBI EMELONYE (NIGERIA/UK)
4. AFRICA UNITED – DEBS GARDNER – BROOK (RWANDA/UK)BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN1. TANGO WITH ME
2. VIVA RIVA
4. 6 HOURS TO CHRISTMAS
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN1. INALE
3. SINKING SANDS
5. ELMINABEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE UP1. INALE
2. SINKING SANDS
3. A PRIVATE STORM
4. VIVA RIVA
5. A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT
February 26, 2011
Intellectual Property Challenges:
Artists' works (CD/DVDs) are being produced and copied illegally by unauthorised marketers and the illegal duplication leads to poor outcomes of audio-visual production and lack of re-investment in productions.
Objective of the City of Lagos:
Solutions are sought that protect intellectual property that prevents cropping (illegal duplication) and also makes it impossible and unattractive to infringe on the right of intellectual property owner(s).
Furthermore, solutions are sought that can provide benefits for the owner of the property through a payment gateway.
Solutions may, for example, provide an ability to key code downloaded material such that usage or installation is limited to agreed number of time.
Nollywood artists, Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and the State implementation of Geographic Information System (GIS).
If u've got any idea on how to avoid piracy, submit to http://www.livinglabs-global.com/showcase/SubmitShowcaseAward.aspx
February 25, 2011
Award winning female writer, Chimamanda Adichie wrote books like; Purple Hibiscus and others. Deola Sagoe is one of the best fashion designers in africa, won numerous fashion awards. Alex Okosi the brain behind the establishment of MTV base in africa, a proud nigerian and he's the president of MTV africa who has contributed immensely to the growth of nigerian music. Chiwetel Ejiofor, a nigerian born UK actor awarded national honour from the queen of england, OBE (Order Of British Empire). He is one of the few nigerians that have rocked the american and british movie industry, starring in movies like; Salt(with Angelina Jolie), American Gangster and others.
A post humous Award will be given to former president, late Umaru Musa Yar'adua during his tenure. Here is the full nominees list and categories
Young Global Champions
-Aigboke Aig-Imokhuede and Herbert Wigwe
-Philip Ihenacho and Kolawole Aluko
-Ernest Azudialu of Nestoil Engineering
-Wale Tinubu and Mofe Boyo of Oando Group
-Tope Sonubi, Tonye Cole and Ade Odunsi of Sahara Group
-Innocent Chukuma of Innosons Group
-Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu of BUA
-Kashim Bukar Shettima of Barbedos Group
-Hassan Usman of Aso Savings & Loans Plc
-The Diamond Bank 5 – Emeka Onwuka, U.K Eke, Uzoma Dozie, Dele Akinyemi and Victor Ezenwoko
-The GT Bank 5 – Segun Agbaje, Jide Ogundare, Titi Osuntoki and Akin George-Taylor
-Sola David-Borha and Yinka Sanni of Stanbic/IBTC
-ABC Orjiako of Seplat Petroleum
New Champions for an Enduring Culture
-Chimamanda Adichie – Writer
-Chiwetel Ejiofor – Actor
-Innocent Idibia (2face) – Musician
-Alex Okosi – MTV Africa President
-Deola Sagoe – Designer
-Toyin Subair – Media Entrepreneur
Change Makers in Social Entrepreneurship
-Fola Tajudeen Adeola – Fare Foundation
-Sam Adeyemi – Daystar
-Tony Rapu – Freeman Foundation
Change Makers in Governance
-Rotimi Amaechi – Governor, Rivers State
-Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
-Professor Adebayo Adedeji
-Mr. Femi Adeniyi-Williams
-Professor Bolaji Akinyemi
-Senator Jibril Aminu
-Mr. George S. Coumantaros
-Professor Emeritus Umaru Shehu
-Professor Ben Nwabueze
-Ms Francesca Emanuel
-Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua
-Alhaji Shehu Malami
-Mr. Alex Ibru
-Mr. Faisal El-Khalil
-Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu
Post Humous Lifetime Achievement
-Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'dua
These days, when you hear someone say Eni Duro, you automatically think of Olamide, Coded Tunes newest and freshest Alternative Rapper. It's not news that the popularity of his hit single Eni Duro has spread like wildfire and it's also not news that he is lyrically tight. Olamide, who is one of the hottest acts now, will be releasing
February 24, 2011
February 22, 2011
This movie brings back Jenifa's brand of humour in another hilarious style. Tells the funny tale of 5 village guys who pretended to be a girl to vie for a catchy price they couldn't resist in a beauty pageant. The hilarious movie focused on what these guys went through disguising as a woman,i mean the cat walk, sexy body and voice displayed by these gays. Fantastic movie with talented casts, overwhelmed by Femi Adebayo, Odunlade Adekola muyiwa ademola's roles in the movie. Inclusion of funke akindele, baba wande helps this movie attain universal appeal (trusted for making good hilarious movies), but dont be carried away, funke played a minor role in the movie. The movie centered on a village boy named jelili who is known with this bad habit of farting (with smoke coming out of his ass) in public and other stupid acts that made some village people rebuke him. Jelili somewhat like jenifa has this big chance of going outside the village to overseas this time and not the city like jenifa provided he wins a competition. And it ended up that Jelili dreamt that he won the competition as he was taken abroad, but unfortunately, he messed up during a meeting with some white men....Jelili got over the dream, coming back to life noticing he has wet the bed with urine in his sleep...the movie has many humorous scenes that will keep you laughing from start to the end
Just rushed this, will be making a full review later.
6 days to the release of his new album, RnB star, darey has disclosed via twitter that he has collaboratd with american hiphop star, chamillionaire on 'the way u are (remix)'. The song will be on his twin album 'double dare' which will be released by february 28, 2011.
Netng reported that the city people acclaimed king of RnB met with the nigerian born rapper on the internet. So far, darey has released 3 tracks off the album; sisi eko, ba ni kidi (hausa song), and the way you are. He released music video of the way you are which has been getting favourable reaction from music fans
February 21, 2011
Cover Star | Modupe Ozolua Posed Naked For Mania MagazineCover Star | Modupe Ozolua Posed Naked For Mania Magazine
February 20, 2011
P.S. Please take care of finding a nice dress for Mama for her burial. (YOU MAY GO TO ORILE OR YABA FOR A CHEAP OKRIKA..) In case you need anything that I may have forgotten, please let me know as UNCLE IS NOT FEELING TOO WELL....
February 19, 2011
February 16, 2011
omotola has been in the news lately, for her unexpected appearance at the grammy awards red carpet and featuring in the latest movie, private storm alongside ramsey nouah. Omotola landed N15million from hollywood based turning point pictures to act in 'ties that blind' alongside abrahamo sissako,john dumelo, sinking sands star, abebrese, ousmane sembene and others
Some notable happenings in 2010 have shown that Nigerian entertainment industry has been following the path way of the American industry. The American industry is known for unimaginable celebrity scandals, controversial issues trailing celebrities, break ups, paparazzi, beefs, sex tapes and all sorts. In 2010, something similar to these strucked the Nigerian industry which sparked laughter, criticisms, heartbreaks.
1. DENRELE AND CHARLY BOY KISSING
There’s a symptom of craziness in these two dudes. Denrele’s crazy TV personality, in an unimaginable and weird if not crazy dress style has defined him in a bit with that touch of craziness. While justice oputa’s famous son, Charles oputa (charly boy) is just not what his father is. Charles is a bike freak, pierces skin, and his area boy movement is just one thing you can’t take away from him. He might seems crazy, but he has achieved all his life all a man had ever wanted, getting successful, having happy home with kids; you need to check that out in his book, my private part. Back then in the days of charly boy show, Charles was the craziest thing on tv you could ever think of. Seeing charly boy, who is a grandfather in his sixties with wife still alive kissing a 27 year old single denrele is gone beyond a publicity stunt, if that was the plan. This controversial picture has got different meanings to different viewers. While some believed it has certified the long time rumor of denrele been a gay, some still believe it was just another photoshopped picture making waves. Charly boy is widely known for pooling publicity stunts, right from the time he released his book, private part (showing a nude picture of him on the cover page).As the picture captures charly boy drawing denrele nearer for a kiss, you can’t help but have many things going through your mind.
2. MI AND PSQUARE BET NOMINATION
This has been one of the most talked about moment in 2010. Still like a dream to many people that they’ve not gotten over. Right before it finally came true, it was more like a wishful thinking among hip-hop acts and pundits and what our artistes take as a big dream as denoted in songs if you observe. This moment made more meaning out of naija music. A moment that raised high hopes and anticipations on the then yet to be released MI’s MI2 (now released). The two artistes featured on the popular show on BET, Wendy Williams show as they gave more awareness to the world on what Nigeria music is made of. What thrilled me more was the fact that psquare would win the award if votes were to be used, considering how they won other artistes by a wide margin online. And the BET nomination help make their US tour more successful than you would have ever imagined, with the likes of American rapper, drake amazed at the massive turn out
3. DAGRIN’S DEATH
April 22nd at 6:00pm was one shocking moment that won’t be forgotten in the Nigerian music history. A rapper who was just about to breath fresh air into the Nigerian music died after a ghastly car accident.
February 14, 2011
Shooting of dagrin biopic, ghetto dreamz started lately after the audition. The movie which is expected to be completed before april (month dagrin died) features top nollywood stars. I got the list of main cast during a conversation i had with the movie producer
Trybson Dudukoko of stingomania entertainment to play dagrin. 'He resembled dagrin, flow like him and dresses like dagrin' mr ope banwo disclosed. Award winning yoruba actress, Doris simeon to play Dagrin's girlfriend.Doris Simeon won Best Indegenous Actress AMAA, Best Actress, Zafa Awards U.K after acting in saheed balogun 2 casts movie. Dagrin's father (Pa Kasumu). Veteran actress, Racheal Oniga to play dagrin's mother. While Dagrin's friend to be played by Gabriel Afolayan who played Madam Dearest in 'the Perfect Church', super story star, Kelechi Udegbe, winner of next movie star 2009, Oyindamola Odeshola. Ghetto dreamz is to be released by april to launch dagrin memorial project.
Here are behind the scenes (day 1) of the movie shoot. Dele momodu, and the movie casts.
'The future is now' is what first comes to mind after seeing a movie like black gold that features hollywood stars acting alongside nollywood stars. Jeta amata is a man to applaud, for breaking borders while making the long time nurtured nollywood dream come true. Producing international movies like; amazing grace, inale and black gold which are just part of the few great movies to come out from nollywood placed mr. Jeta ahead of other film makers. One of the producers of black gold which topped CNN movie review chart disclosed to the punch that $3.8m was budgeted for the highly anticipated movie. Black gold which centered on niger-delta crisis will be premiering at silverbird in february 26.
February 12, 2011
Fuji star, Alabi Pasuma was quoted to have said he's taking his time to choose who to marry some years when asked why he has failed to marry any of his baby mamas. Pasuma who is 40 plus seems to be getting tired of bachelorhood as he might be getting married this year. An insider informed that pasuma is not wedding any of his babymamas although his fianceé is yet to be revealed. But rumour has it that the single father might be walking down the aisle with yoruba actress, ronke odusanya whom he has been dating some years back. The fuji star is currently building a mansion at river-valley estate,ojodu-berger, lagos which he disclosed to pm ent. to have costed him more than N60million. Pasuma further disclosed that he will be getting married before packing into the mansion to be completed before his birthday in november. Pasuma is a father of 4 children, one of them is 21 years old .
Grammy nominated song, collard greens and cornbread released off fantasia's back 2 me album was co-written with kelekele love hit wonder, tiwa savage. The album was nominated for best R&B album. In case you dont know, tiwa savage is signed to sony/ATV based in USA. Grammys will be holding at the staple centre tomorrow (sunday). Wishing tiwa the best. Clip above is a video of her own version of the grammy nominated song.
February 11, 2011
Video clip of 2face idibia after performing his hit song, african queen. The interview will be aired on BET in some days time.
Famous yoruba actress, Modupe Torimiro popularly known as iya ofili ganga was reported dead on sunday (february 6, 2011) after a brief illness. The sudden death of the veteran actress came as a rude shock leaving yoruba actors and actresses in sober mood as the Association of Theatre Practitioners (ANTP), ogun state chapter gather together to honour the actress. The actress who is known for her busty shape was meant to play a role in omo ghetto part 2 before she gave up the ghost.. We paying condolence, may God grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss.
February 10, 2011
It sounded like we all just got punkd. Like dbanj paid genevieve to act like they were an item. How? The N2million dbanj paid popular actress and model, genevieve to feature on his 'fall in love' video must have covered the gimmick. It all started when genny and dbanj kissed on the set of fall in love video that brought about several reactions among their fnas. They were spotted together at psquare's birthday party which caught the attention of many. Later, dbanj went ahead to tell the pressmen that they were both an item, which almost annoyed genny (like dbanj went too far).
Video directed by sesan. Snoopdogg making funny dance moves. Dbanj calling snoopdogg with a koko mobile branded phone. Snoopdogg's humorous nigerian passport shown in the video, with passport name: baba aja (meaning dog father) oluwasnoop. Its hot
CHECK OUT THE LYRICS AFTER THE CUT
February 8, 2011
The next edition of AMAA will be holding in nairobi, kenya from the night of february 25 to february 26. Laico Regency Hotel has been confirmed for the prestigious event. Jackie Appiah(Ghana), Rita dominic, mercy Johnson, ini edo and many other top stars have been confirmed for the event.
A spokesperson for the administration of the award informed vanguard that the award has been carried to the East Africa this time to connect with the 8 countries in that region, thereby expanding the AMAA brand.
An after award party will be holding on saturday, february 26 featuring psquare and some top kenyan artistes
The Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola last week came to the rescue of Prince Ifeanyi Dike dieing of kidney problem who was seeking for fund to fly to india for treatment. The governor provided financial aid to help fly the actor to india for kidney transplant. The AGN's Board of Trustee chairman, Ifeanyi Dike who was reported to have been diagonised of kidney problem needed N7million to go get treatment in india. The veteran actor will be flown to Delhi, india later this month with his wife and kidney donor.
February 7, 2011
February 5, 2011
Works started lately on dagrin movie to be titled 'ghetto dreamz' and audition will kick off today in selecting casts for several roles in the movie. The biopic that narrates the life story of the late rapper who died april 22nd, 2010 some days after a car accident, to immortalize the rapper. In a telephone chat i had with the CEO of stingomania entertainment (maker of the movie) and also the movie producer, Ope Banwo who denied the rumour making waves that dagrin's record label and family are not in support of the dagrin movie. He claimed that a meeting was held on thursday at obafemi awolowo way, ikeja attended by dagrin's lawyer, ayorinda, dagrin's manager, tunde, the rapper's family and the movie director, daniel adenimokan deliberating over the yet to be filmed the movie. He claimed that an agreement was reached in the meeting as 20% of returns from the movie will be going to the rapper's family as cheque was given out to the family head, dagrin's father. Mr Ope banwo also disclosed that they had met with the rapper's family around july, 2010 over
on wednesday, 2nd february 2010, dapo oyebanjo popularly known as dbanj with the support of icon and thrump media gathered top celebrities for awareness to appeal to young nigerians to register to vote. following the claims that only 2.5million nigerian youths had registered to vote so far. The 'it is our time' team led by dbanj want to ensure that 48 million nigerian youths register to vote during the on going registration through the awareness. NaetoC, psquare, mo'hits crew and others were Present at the conference held on wednesday
February 4, 2011
Lagos, and a graduate of the University of Lagos answers questions bothering on his musical career, the music industry and much more in this Short Interview.
When and how did you start music?
I started music since when last I can remember but if memory serves me right I've been doing this since i was 12. I recorded my first song in a dj's studio over Red mans' the goodness instrumental the tittle of the track was LIKE THIS...
What were your early musical influences?
My early influences were mainly most hip-hop songs produced in the early 90s ranging
from biggie, Tupac, Red and Meth, Big pun, Nas, Moobdeep, Jayz, Rakim and Eminem.
With your blunt lines and all, whats your relationship with other rappers?
I guess my relationship with other rappers is alright even though some of them dislike me but its alright its all love on the long run"
The rap act who was first noticed for the track (W)RAP Nigeria with the video released in 2003 said "it was the single for my 1st underground lp LISTEN AND OVERSTAND"
February 3, 2011
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