UBA’s REDTV unveil new series, Public Figure in Ghana

United Bank for Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel continues to blaze the trail in online entertainment as it pushes the best of Africa to the world.  REDTV, producers of awarding winning hit series such as The Men’s Club (TMC), Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, RedHot Topics, Hotel Boutique and a host of other hit series is set to put on display its depth and Pan African reach with the new series, The Public Figure.   The Public Figure was developed and produced in Ghana and revolves around…

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Award-winning movie Eyimofe returns to Nigeria after successful run at world’s top film festivals

GDN Studios, part of The Guardian Group, has announced the premiere and cinema release of its debut film Eyimofe (This is My Desire), following an extensive tour of the global film festival circuit. The movie will have its Nigerian premiere on Sunday, April 18, just days before opening in cinemas on Friday, April 23. Eyimofe has been praised by international audiences, festival directors, critics and industry media as an outstanding effort by Arie and Chuko Esiri, brothers and co-directors of their first feature film. The movie takes an unflinching look at the pressures…

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Celebrity couples chef challenge C4 berths

Top entertainment celebrity journalist, Chilaka Patrick is set to roll out a new family based TV show tagged, “Celebrity Couples Chef Challenge”, C4. Celebrity Couples Chef Challenge is a cooking competition that involves celebrity couples, showing off their culinary skills to the delight of their Nigerian fans and audience. The show will see the super duper celebrities doing what no one has seen their favorite celebs doing outside their usual spotlight.  Chilaka disclosed that “the show is out to promote the unity, love, harmony and togetherness among couples, who depend…

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Stanbic IBTC Bank reaffirms support for growth of Nigerian entertainment

  L-R: Babatunde Onikoyi, Marketing and Communications, Stanbic IBTC Bank; Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Convener, TEFFEST; Damian Umeasala, Enterprise Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank; and Folakemi Toye, Enterprise Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank at the maiden edition of The Entertainment Fair and Festival Conference (TEFFEST) held in Lagos recently. Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of the Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has reaffirmed its interest in the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry in Nigeria; as the bank is set to support the construction of various cinemas as well as the provision of infrastructure…

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NCAA begins investigation into Air Peace’s Oxygen Mask incident

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commenced investigation into the Air Peace’s Oxygen Mask incident that reportedly occurred in the airline’s Lagos-Enugu service last Friday. The Agency said the investigation is in line with standards and international best practices. The Regulatory Authority said in their statement that the investigation will be thorough and will include the review of the videos making the rounds in the social media. It noted that the investigation will be conducted in line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015, adding that at the…

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NAMA dismisses claims of obsolete equipment, begins calibration of Navigational Aids

The Nigerian airspace Management agency (NAMA) has dismissed a publication with the title “Flight Disruption Looms over Obsolete Navigational equipment.” The publication alleged imminent “massive flight delays and cancellations” during the yuletide due to “near obsolete navigational facilities at airports nationwide.” NAMA stated in their response that the above allegations is totally erroneous and misleading especially when viewed against ongoing efforts by the agency in the area of infrastructure upgrade across major airports in Nigeria. The Agency said there is the need to put things in proper perspective as the…

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Lagos set to rock with spectacular ‘One Lagos Fiesta’

Lagos is set to rock this December with its One Lagos Fiesta starting from 24th to 31st. The Fiesta with the theme: A December to Remember promises to live up to its billing by surpassing previous events. The event in its fourth edition is set to give Lagosians something to cheer about this season. Speaking on Monday, December 3 during a press briefing at the Baguda Kaltho Press Centre Alausa, Ikeja on the 2018 One Lagos Fiesta, the Lagos State commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde explained…

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AKWAABA 2018: SA Tourism excites guests as Senator Ita Giwa, Banky W, others visit stand

South African Tourism once again demonstrated to guests, and dignitaries at the just concluded AKWAABA African Travel Market why the country is the prime destination for leisure, tourism, shopping and business in Africa and beyound. The South African Tourism stand played host to dignitaries and guests in the tourism and entertainment industry in Africa and beyound like, the director general of the National Council for Arts & Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, top Nigerian musician, Banky W, popular Ghanian actor, Van Vicker and a host of others.…

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Oghenekaro Itene lands HAPA Ambassador role

Nigeria’s rising Hollywood actor, Oghenekaro Itene has landed another landmark in her journey to score a sterling point in the American movie industry with her recent announcement as the official ambassador for the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA). She represents the African diaspora. Oghenekaro is currently filming her debut movie in Hollywood titled ‘Chase’ where she plays the role of Jayla. The movie is written and directed by Michael Matteo Rossi, co-produced by Michael Matteo Rossi and Katrina Y. Nelson. Oghenekaro balances three careers, one as an actress, a…

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Canadian-Nigerian film-maker wins Kevin Hart’s film contest

Photo caption: The cast of Sweet Revenge Sweet Revenge, a film produced by a Nigerian-Canadian film director, Pascal Atuma,   has won this year’s Kevin Hart’s North American Film Competition.  A total of 654 films were submitted for the short films competition. A jury made up of Kevin Hart’s comedy outfit, Laugh Out Loud; Lionsgate, and Just For Laughs team picked the best 10. Still, Pascal Atuma’s Sweet Revenge made the top 10m list.  The best 10 were then put to the public to pick the top 5 through voting on…

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