ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Maria Jijingi: It’s time to Speak Up, if you’re abused

Nollywood actress, Jinjingi By Austin-Fair Nwaulu Crowned Queen of Nollywood, Benue State Chapter and fast rising actress, Maria Jijingi has proved beyond doubts that her sojourn into the make-believe industry is indeed not a fluke. This is because of her towering incursions since she hit the arena a few years ago. Suddenly, she has become one of the of all eyes on choice locations as she wows everybody with her dexterity and fluency at role interpretations, Just like she has waltzed her way into many homes as a shining star...
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Music stops playing for ‘Guitar Boy’ at 80

Uwaifo By Ngozi Emedolibe What a week for Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Three renowned artistes passed on in quick succession. First it was actor Victor Olaotan, then actor, Prince  Ifeanyi Dike, the BOT chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, and barely 24 hours later, another big one…Sir Victor Uwaifo, veteran highlife maestro fondly called,  Guitar Boy, who passed on at the age of 80. Born Victor Efosa Uwaifo in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, he obtained his secondary school education at the Western Boys' High School Benin and St Gregory's...
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Ifeoma Arinze: Recreating Oprah Winfrey’s ideals in African TV industry

Ifeoma Arinze and Oprah Winfrey American talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey has used her TV show to shape opinions and influence characters. That is similar to what Ifeoma Arinze is doing. In an era when role models are becoming hard to find owing to a growing culture of misplaced values in the society, TV broadcaster and talk-show host, Ifeoma Arinze passionately believes this is the best time to initiate a fervent search for individuals that can inspire the youths and adults alike. That is basically the story behind her TV...
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9 Nigerian beneficiaries announced for German DAAD scholarship

Dr Maduekwe, MD, NFC Nine (9) Nigerian students undergoing Master’s Degree program in Film Culture and Archival Studies at the National Film Institute (NFI) have been selected to benefit from the 2021 foreign scholarship scheme of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) known as the German Academic Exchange Service. The scholarship for the 2021 academic session of the two year master’s degree programme covers mobility cost, monthly residency grant, German language studies grant, living cost and tuition fees. The scholarship is in two categories, foreign and domestic component. Beneficiaries were selected after...
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N20m for grabs as celebs compete in 2021 Nigerian Social Media Awards

L-R: Tiwa Savage, Kelechi Iheanacho,, Genevieve Nnaji By Oriaku Ijele Nigerian Social media space is bustling with activities, as top Nigerian celebrities drawn from music, movies and football sectors lock horns in an online engagement contest hosted by the Nigerian Social Media Awards, whose grand finale is slated for December 11, 2021 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Celebrities competing in the ‘Naija Game of Thrones’ category are: 2Baba, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wiz Kid, Olamide, Don Jazzy and Genevieve Nnaji, while Phyno, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho,...
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Police in manhunt for Umuahia socialite over alleged abduction of Nollywood actress

Chioma Toplis By Tosin Adams Barely three weeks after Nollywood actress, Chioma Toplis was ‘abducted’ in a commando style by some men dressed as security agents at her Lagos-based fashion house, new twists are coming out of the matter. The Nigeria Police high command in Abuja has waded into the matter having realized that the security officers, who stormed Lagos for the action, were on an illegal mission from Umuahia, Abia State, under the instruction of Chief James Akwukwaegbu, fondly called Oga Bawas in the Umuahia social circles. Credible sources...
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National Film Institute: Application opens for Film Culture & Archival Studies Master’s programme

Call for applications from qualified candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session of the master’s degree programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies being run by the University of Jos and the National Film Institute, Jos in collaboration with its German Institutions has commenced. Interested and qualified applicants for the post graduate programme are to visit:  https://portal.unijos.edu/Account/AdmissionRegistration?programme=Masters and complete the application process. Among others, applicants must have valid and active email accounts which will be used in communication between the institution and the candidates. Part of the processes also...
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Zuma Film Festival 2021: Omatsola Daniel emerges Head of Jury

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), has announced members of Jury for the 12th edition of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), Nigeria’s foremost and fastest growing film festival, scheduled to take place December 1st to 7th, in Abuja, Nigeria. The five (5) member jury is chaired by Professor Omotsola Daniel of the University of Abuja.  The jury will adjudicate on all entries in the competitive category of the film festival, which is themed “SHOW THE MONEY”; chosen to further the conversation on investment opportunities available in digital content creation and exhibition. NFC,...
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How TB Joshua’s fought to make me a pastor, Ali Baba explains

Ali Baba and Prophet TB Joshua Comedian, Ali Baba, born Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, has revealed that the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, was on his neck to become a minister of the Gospel. The Religious Studies & Philosophy graduate from Ambrose Ali University who will clock 56 years on June 24 made the disclosure via social media. According to the father of five, the late prophet kept reminding him to take up the work in God’s vineyard but he (Ali Baba) continued...
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BADAMASI: 12 National Questions Emelonye’s film will answer on June 12

Filmmaker Emelonye and Gen. Babangida By TOSIN ADAMS Filmmaker Obi Emelonye, notable for a string of critically-acclaimed Nollywood blockbusters like ‘Last Flight to Abuja’, ‘Mirror Boy’, ‘Oxford Gardens’ and ‘Onye Ozi’ will be unveiling his new film, ‘Badamasi: Portrait of a General’, a biopic on former President of Nigeria, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida on June 12, 2021 at Cineworld, O2 Arena, London. While entry ‘coupons’ are currently obtainable at: www.eventsbrite.co.uk it is pertinent to note that the film which has been stirring a lot of attention because of its relevance at...
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