ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Movie Producer, Dozie Eboh extols comradeship in Nollywood

Dozie Eboh By TOSIN ADAMS Nollywood producer, Dozie Eboh has extolled the spirit of comradeship in the film industry, urging his colleagues to keep such positive spirits alive. The veteran actor, producer and founder of New Nigerian Diva, a beauty pageant, made the call during the funeral rites of his mother, Ezinne Victoria Obiaku Eboh, which lasted from May 6 to May 9 at his hometown, Amakiri, Mbara Amano, Ezihe community of Isiala Mbano LGA, Imo State. Emeka Rollas, leading AGN members According to Eboh, he was full of appreciation...
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Nigerian film opens doors to UK cinemas after COVID-19 lockdown

By TOSIN ADAMS History is gradually being made in the UK cinema industry by a Nigerian film, BADAMASI: Portrait of a General, the biopic of former President Ibrahim Babangida, as it will be the first film for cinema screening in the country after the lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the film stages its exclusive world premiere on June 12, 2021 at Cineworld, O2 Arena, London, UK.  Presenting, once again, the technical depth of Obi Emelonye, the filmmaker behind such blockbusters as ‘Last Flight to Abuja’, ‘Mirror Boy’ and...
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ZUMA Film Festival 2021 accepting entries, adopts ‘Show The Money’ as theme

By NGOZI EMEDOLIBE The Nigerian Film Corporation has announced the date for the 12th edition of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), which it says will hold from December 1 to 7, 2021 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.  Submission of entries, NFC also says will be opened to interested filmmakers from Nigeria and around the world starting April 2, 2021 and will end on October 30, 2021. The theme for this year’s edition of ZUFF, Nigeria’s foremost film festival, is: “SHOW THE MONEY”, and will focus on highlighting the great investment opportunities...
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Photos reveal why Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde’s hubby calls her ‘Omo Sexy’

It was actually Matthew Ekeinde’s great day, and he rolled out the drums, to celebrate the woman who has given him wings to fly… figuratively. For those who enjoy romance, the two have come a long way and have remained one of the most successful celebrity couples in the country. Obviously a grass to grace story, their marriage is a typical illustration of love nurtured with mutual respect and commitment. For those who point at celebrity marriages packing up like a heap of cards, please point at Mathew Ekeinde and...
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Patois: How Igbo people of Nigeria influenced Jamaica

Igbankwu ceremony By MICHAEL ELI DOKOSI The continental African presence in Jamaica largely stems from the Akan people in Ghana, underlined by cultural correlations, names, meals and assimilation. ‘Mumu’ derives from both the Ewe and Akan languages. Just like in Jamaican Patois, it is used to describe a dumb or a foolish person. Dokunu is of African origin, used in Jamaica to describe a popular dessert cooked in banana leaves. Also called tie-a-leaf and blue draws. ‘Bafan’ is from the Akan language which can mean a child or helpless person...
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Nigerian-born actresses Hollywood can’t stop talking about

L-R: Ngozi Ilonzeh, Caroline Chikeze and Sophie Okonedo By OCHECHE OGAH Here is a list of Nigerian born actresses that are presently acting their way to fame and fortune in Hollwood. Is anyone missing on this list? Sophie Okonedo Sophie is the daughter of a Nigerian father and a mother who is an Ashkenazi Jew. She was brought up in her mother’s Jewish faith and was raised by her mother after her father left them. She can be seen in movies like Hotel Rwanda, The Secret Life of Bees, Mrs...
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Research: Why lipsticks are harmful to users and kissers

By Ramu B Those luscious and perfectly colored lips are every women’s delight. Lipstick forms the most important part of our makeup and beauty regimen and without the right lip color there is absolutely no appeal left for our face. Let us look at these side effects of lipstick here and understand how can we overcome them or prevent majority of these by just a few changes in the way we apply lipsticks. As there is simply no good substitute for a lipstick conventionally but there definitely are ingredients which...
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Countries where you could be arrested for celebrating Valentine’s Day in 2021

By Ellen Kirkness Lovers Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year where we are encouraged to up the ante and to tell our loved ones how we feel through beautiful flowers and gifts – something which, of course, shouldn’t be restricted to just February 14th. A holiday that has been around since the middle ages, Valentine’s Day – also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine – is largely a Western Christian holiday. With a history that stems all the way to the Ancient...
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