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Police hunts music star Burna Boy in connection with armed robbery

Police hunts music star Burna Boy in connection with armed robbery Police in Lagos are on a manhunt for popular musician, Damini Ogiulu alias Burna Boy, for his alleged involvement in the attack on David Abiye alias 2Kay. Abiye was attacked by four armed men inside his room 847, at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island on October 22. Abiye was a guest artist...... more

Lagos plans 12-hour street carnival ahead Yuletide

Lagos plans 12-hour street carnival ahead Yuletide The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it would hold a 12-hour street carnival on the popular Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, on Dec. 3, ahead of the Yuletide. The Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, at a news conference in Alausa, said that...... more

Banky W and Adesua fix wedding date

Banky W and Adesua fix wedding date R and B sensation, Bankole Wellington fondly called Banky W, is to have his traditional wedding to his actress bride-to-be, Adesua Etomi, next Sunday (November 19, 2017) in Lagos, a report this morning said. The dashing crooner just had a successful skin cancer surgery. The much anticipated traditional wedding “is strictly...... more

New book, ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’, pays tribute to Lola, Fani Kayode, Amaka Igwe, Mildre Okwo, others

New book, ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’, pays tribute to Lola, Fani Kayode, Amaka Igwe, Mildre Okwo, others  Lola Fani Kayode, writer of “Mirror in the Sun”, the popular soap opera, which grabbed the attention of Nigerians in the late 1990s and the late  Amaka Igwe, late movie producer and director, lead the pack of 17 women whose profile are contained  in ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’, a book on...... more

Bayelsa wins the National Festival for Arts and Culture for second straight year

Bayelsa wins the National Festival for Arts and Culture for second straight year For the second time in two years, Bayelsa State‎ has emerged overall best in the National Festival for Arts and Culture ‎(NAFEST) competition which came to a climax last Saturday. Kaduna and Lagos stares came second and third respectively while Delta and Ogun states were joint fourth.‎ As expected, the back...... more

How I learnt to speak Igbo for a film — Nollywood star Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi

How I learnt to speak Igbo for a film — Nollywood star Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi Nollywood star, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, has acted as a therapist, sex trafficker, nun, lawyer, doctor, scheming lover and spoilt rich kid among others in 21 years of professional acting. A forthcoming film will see her play the mother of a gay child. The Yoruba-born actress will also be speaking Igbo for the...... more

Minister hails AFRIFF for lifting movie industry

Minister hails AFRIFF for lifting movie industry The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) for providing the platform for film-makers in Africa and the rest of the world to exhibit excellent movies and also engage in creative conversations that will improve the profession. The Minister made the commendation...... more

Music is my calling — Ologodidan Temidire

Music is my calling — Ologodidan Temidire Still basking in the euphoria of the success of one of her tracks, brilliant gospel artiste, Olufunke Adejimi, popularly known as Ologodidan Temidire, has appeared in the news again. Her story seems to have changed after she released her second studio album in 2016, which no doubt brought her fame. The...... more

Thrills as ‘Omoye’ premiers in Lagos

Thrills as ‘Omoye’ premiers in Lagos The Nigerian film industry is growing and is beginning to address societal issues while aiming to entertain.  This is the case of ‘Omoye’, a movie on domestic violence, which premiered on Sunday at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos. Powered by Natures Gentle Touch, the premier was lit...... more

Ikpeazu promises N10m for films shot in Abia

Ikpeazu promises N10m for films shot in Abia As part of the efforts to develop tourism sites and promote tourism potential in Abia, the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has pledged N10 million as grant for any film shot in the state. Ikpeazu made the pledge when he received Dr Chidia Maduekwe, the Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), his...... more

Thousands share stories of sexual abuse

Thousands share stories of sexual abuse In the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, tens of thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault. Women and some men shared their stories on social media under the hashtag #MeToo after actress Alyssa Milano posted a message Sunday on Twitter...... more

Blac Chyna sues Rob Kardashian and family over nude photo scandal

Blac Chyna sues Rob Kardashian and family over nude photo scandal Blac Chyna filed a lawsuit against Rob Kardashian and his family Tuesday for allegedly damaging her brand and verbally and physically abusing her. In the filing obtained by PEOPLE, Chyna, 29, claims she has suffered “significant damages” since her ex-fiancé’s explosive social media rampage July 5, in which he shared graphic...... more

Organisers announce Enugu, Afikpo as venues for Lolo Igbo Cultural Pageant activities

Organisers announce Enugu, Afikpo as venues for Lolo Igbo Cultural Pageant activities Vine Shield Limited, organisers of the prestigious Igbo Awards and Lolo Igbo Cultural Pageant have outlined venues where different events heralding the 2017 Igbo Awards will take place. The company has also formed the Igbo Awards Organising Committee, as well as released names of nominees for the 2017 Awards. The 2017...... more

Epe plans big for Kayokayo carnival

Epe plans big for Kayokayo carnival Epe kingdom in Lagos State will from October 14, 2017 play host to visitors from within and outside Nigeria who will be joining sons and daughters of the town to celebrate this year’s edition of Kayokayo carnival, an event set aside to celebrate the rich culture of Epe. A programme of...... more

Lagos set to honour Fela

Lagos set to honour Fela The Lagos State Government has announced plans to honour the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as the week-long activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close. In a statement issued on Thursday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde,...... more

Police quiz Davido over murder

Police quiz Davido over murder The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday quizzed hip-hop artist, David Adekeke alias Davido over the death of one Tagbo. Tagbo’s body was dumped in a Toyota Camry car in front of the Lagos Island General Hospital by yet to be identified persons. The incident had gone viral on the social...... more

Hollywood mogul in trouble over alleged raping of 3 women, sexual harassment

Hollywood mogul in trouble over alleged raping of 3 women, sexual harassment Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of raping three women in a report published Tuesday by the New Yorker. The accusation comes as Weinstein is engulfed in a scandal involving his decades-long sexual harassment of women in the film industry. Actresses Asia Argento and Lucia Evans went on-the-record in the New...... more

Rapper Nelly arrested in connection with rape

Rapper Nelly arrested in connection with rape Cornell Haynes Jr., better known as the rapper Nelly, was taken into custody Saturday in Washington state after a woman told police he raped her. Police arrested Nelly in the early morning and took him to a jail in Des Moines, Washington, according to a report from the police department in...... more

Gunmen kidnap music star, shoot wife

Gunmen kidnap music star, shoot wife Popular Edo State-born musician and social critic, Osayomore Joseph, was Tuesday abducted by kidnappers in Benin, the state capital. It was learned that his wife, who tried to beg for her husband, was shot in the head. Osayomore was kidnapped at about 10p.m. at Orovie village off Upper Ekewan Road, Egor...... more

Nollywood: Akin Lewis advocates roundtable to grow industry

Nollywood: Akin Lewis advocates roundtable to grow industry Cross over Nollywood veteran, Akin Lewis, has advocated for a roundtable to grow the movie industry from its present state. Lewis who agreed that the industry has grown from where it was, told News Express in an interview in Lagos: “We are not yet in Eldorado, as more still need to...... more

Ex-President Obasanjo makes debut as an actor

Ex-President Obasanjo makes debut as an actor Nollywood star Samuel Ajibola has unveiled to the world a behind-the-scenes photo from the widely anticipated episode of ‘Dele Issues’. This episode features the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and is scheduled for release on the 14th of October 2017. Samuel Ajibola who is popularly known as Spiff in the...... more

Nigerian Breweries shines at Nigeria Beer Festival

Nigerian Breweries shines at Nigeria Beer Festival The first Nigeria Beer Festival is living up to its billing as Lagosians continue to get drenched in the heightened excitement, fun and entertainment that pervade the Atlantic City Waterfront, venue of the festival. The event starts daily with thousands of fun seekers trooping in to the waterfront to enjoy the...... more

Nigerian initiated World Tourism Day — Lai Mohammed

Nigerian initiated World Tourism Day — Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed on Wednesday that the idea of World Tourism Day being marked globally on Sept. 27 was initiated by a Nigerian, late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi. The Minister, who is the Vice President, Africa, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) disclosed this in...... more

Blessing Egbe of ‘Lekki Wives’ fame hits the cinemas with Omoni Oboli and Kate Henshaw in ‘The Women’

Blessing Egbe of ‘Lekki Wives’ fame hits the cinemas with Omoni Oboli and Kate Henshaw in ‘The Women’ Blessing Egbe, the producer and director who brought us the wave-making Lekki Wives returns to the cinemas this Independence weekend with a thrilling drama, The Women. The film stars heavy hitters Ufuoma McDermott as Omo, Kate Henshaw as Ene, OmoniOboli as Teni and Blessing Obiang as Rose, who play four dysfunctional...... more

Apostle Suleiman, Pastor Iginla for Nollywood Awards

Apostle Suleiman, Pastor Iginla for Nollywood Awards Fiery preacher, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, and Pastor Joshua Iginla have been nominated for the maiden edition of the Nollywood Ambassadors Awards (NAA) slated to hold in Abuja on Sept. 29. Mr Sunny-Ken Awoji, President of Nollywood Ambassadors International Initiative, organisers of the event, disclosed this in an interview with the News...... more

End of the road for P-Square

End of the road for P-Square Nigerian Hip-hop twins, Peter and Paul Okoye of the popular stage name P-Square, that dominated the Nigerian music industry for many years, have finally split. According to a letter sent to their lawyer Festus Keyamo (SAN) by Peter, he demanded for a termination of the agreement as a group. According to...... more

Breaking News: Idyl wins The Voice Nigeria 2017

Breaking News: Idyl wins The Voice Nigeria 2017 Young musical act Idyl of Team Timi Dakolo emerged winner of the 2017 edition of The Voice Nigeria reality show. He was crowned on Sunday night at the grand finale of the show held in Lagos. Ebube of Team Patoranking took the second position. Syemca came third while Wow took the...... more

Oba of Benin establishes Academy for art, culture

Oba of Benin establishes Academy for art, culture Benin kingdom in Edo state has resolved to formally kick start an academy for art, culture and tourism to revitalise the Benin cultural heritage which was in systematic decay. Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku-Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II announced the plan when he played host to some various theatre groups in his palace...... more

African Union member states endorse the draft statute to boost African cinema industry

African Union member states endorse the draft statute to boost African cinema industry Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) at the Extraordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sport (STC-YCS2). The AACC was established in June 2016 in...... more

Behold! The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017

Behold! The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017 Having featured as a model with Beth Model Management and Lookbooks for top womenswear labels such as Lisa Folawiyo and Tiffany Amber, Ugochi Ihezue crowned her figure with the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria Pageant Award Friday night. Beaming to the audience at the Eko Hotel and Suites, the reigning queen reflects the beauty that...... more

 

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