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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Nigerian born actress, Oghenekaro Itene moves closer to her Hollywood dream

Nigerian-born actress, Oghenekaro Itene is steadily inching her way to her dream of becoming one of the better known talents out of Africa plying her trade in America’s Hollywood. Following her last outing in Esohe, an epic which was  a collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood,  served in a cocktail of the rich tradition of Bini kingdom, Oghenekaro continues the pursuit of her Hollywood Dream in Chase, in which she plays the role of Jayla.  Written, directed and co-produced by Michael Matteo Rossi, the movie is about a hit man who must prove…

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Spring & Spice make a come back with ‘I Will Always Love You’

Spring & Spice is back after several years of absent in the music industry with a new single titled ‘I Will Always Love You’.    ‘I Will Always Love You’ is a creative cover of Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ which was also recorded by Whitney Houston in 1992.   This love song, laced with percussion, has melodic afrobeat influences. Rendered in a sweet mix of Yoruba and English, I Will Always Love You’ seals Spring & Spice’s position as a group of creative artistes in the Nigerian…

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Sweet Revenge by Nigerian/Canadian Filmmaker makes shortlist at Kevin Hart’s USA/Canada Film Competition

A short film, Sweet Revenge, directed by a Canadian/Nigeria film director, Pascal Atuma has made the 10 final shortlisted films  for the Just for Laugh Festival in North America. The final winner is expected to emerge through an online popularity vote for the 10 shortlisted films.  The film competition is aimed at selecting the funniest short comedy in the USA/Canada based on popular voting. The competition is organized by Laugh Out Loud, the comedy brand and multi-platform network created by Kevin Hart and global content leader Lionsgate . The 10…

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Ras Kimono dies at 60

Legendary Nigerian reggae musician, Ekeleke Elumelu Popularly known as Ras Kimono has die at the age of 60 in Lagos. Ras Kimono died on Sunday morning in Lagos after a very brief illness. Ras Kimono who was born in May 1958 was a Nigerian reggae artist whose debut album Under Pressure, led by the single “Rum-Bar Stylée”, was a big hit in the Nigerian music scene in 1989. Before he released his solo album, he was in a group called The Jastix along with Amos McRoy and Majek Fashek. He…

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Ibidunni Ighodalo, again, recalls efforts to bear children at award ceremony

Photo Caption: Wife of VP Mrs. Osinbajo presenting the award to Ibidunni Ighodalo(1) It was a proud, but, nonetheless surprising moment for Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo. A prize in public was the last thing she expected. Having worked closely with the organisers of the Runway Jazz; all week through the Master class and preparations leading to the show itself, it was astonishing how the award was carefully concealed until the last instance. A woman of many parts, she only just agreed to venture out with her bridal wear, for the first…

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Jos set to rock as 2018 Carnival gathers momentum‎

By Franklin Ihejirika Jos, the Plateau State capital is set to rock as activities and plans for the state’s 2018 carnival gathers momentum. The carnival with the theme: One People‎ is set to rock the city of Jos with visitors and tourists expected from across the country. The event which debuted in 2017 is expected to surpass last year’s records and attendance as the State Government partners with Folks Innovation Limited to organise a grand event that will be remembered many years to come. Following the protracted crisis which engulfed the…

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AMBON set for official unveiling

The association of music band owners, Ambon has concluded plans to officially unveil itself to the public come April 24th, 2018. The launch, a first of its  kind within the entertainment scene in the country will take place at the Ibru Waterfront Garden on Louis Solomon close VI Lagos. In a statement made available to the media, Akin Tofowomo the President of the body disclosed that Ambon as a body is being unveiled to showcase the competent and versatile members in its fold and also position the group as a…

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