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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

Omo Sexy wins best actress award

Omo Sexy wins best actress award Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has been awarded ‘Best actress award’ by the Nollywood Travel Film Festival in Toronto, for her role in the movie, ‘Alter Ego’. The actress also known as ‘Omo Sexy’, shared the news with her fans on her instagram on Monday. “Wow! Thank you @Nollywood Travel Film Festival....... more

Hip hop singer dies in Kano auto crash

Hip hop singer dies in Kano auto crash  A Kano-based up-coming Hausa hip hop singer Lil Ameer a.k.a Dan autan mawakan hip hop has died in an auto crash. He died on Thursday along western by-pass in Kano when a car hit the motorcycle that conveyed him. The mother of the deceased who confirmed the incident to our reporter...... more

Nigeria reaffirms commitment to host African Tourism Ministers

Nigeria reaffirms commitment to host African Tourism Ministers  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to host African Tourism Ministers under the aegis of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission on Africa (CAF) next year. Addressing the 60th UNWTO CAF Meeting in Chengdu, China, on Tuesday, the Minister announced that the 61st...... more

Nollywood legend Pete Edochie threatens to curse those linking him with IPOB

Nollywood legend Pete Edochie threatens to curse those linking him with IPOB  Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has distanced himself from a statement credited to him on call by the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to boycott elections in Anambra state. He threatened to curse anybody or group that further uses his name for an inglorious purpose. The broadcaster turned actor said his...... more

Nigeria bags right to host AFRIMA for another 3 years

Nigeria bags right to host AFRIMA for another 3 years The African Union (AU) has awarded the hosting right for the Pan African Music Initiative, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), to Nigeria for another three years (2017-2019), following its successful hosting of the 2014-2016 editions. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai...... more

Country music legend Don Williams is dead

Country music legend Don Williams is dead Country music singer Don Williams, one of the biggest stars of the 1970s and 1980s, died on Friday at the age of 78, his publicist said. Williams, known as "the Gentle Giant" because of his 6-foot, 1-inch frame, mellow voice and low-key profile, had hits with Tulsa Time, I Believe in You and It Must...... more

Actors Guild vows to eradicate sexual harassment in Nollywood

Actors Guild vows to eradicate sexual harassment in Nollywood The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has said that it is poised to eradicate all forms of alleged sexual harassment of its members by some alleged producers under the scope of allocating attracting roles to them in their films. The newly elected National President of AGN, Emeka Ejezie, told the News...... more

Alaafin of Oyo hosts Pencil Artist Alesh Akeem, calls for documentation of cultural property

Alaafin of Oyo hosts Pencil Artist Alesh Akeem, calls for documentation of cultural property Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has received Nigeria’s leading and Celebrity Pencil Artist Alesh Akeem who is currently on tour for his project “Celebrating 10 Kings”. The “Celebrating 10 King’s Project” which is an initiative of Alesh Akeem and his management, The RedAce Company, is aimed at recognsing...... more

It is time to make culture represent, replace oil in Nigeria: Runsewe

It is time to make culture represent, replace oil in Nigeria: Runsewe Director General of the Nigerian Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has enjoined the Nigeria government to make culture represent oil as the mainstay of the economy. Runsewe disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 10th edition of the African Arts and Craft Expo 2017 on Tuesday in Abuja, adding...... more

Dickson congratulates Oba Adetona on successful hosting of Ojude-Oba festival

Dickson congratulates Oba Adetona on successful hosting of Ojude-Oba festival Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has congratulated the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, on the successful celebration of the 2017 Ojude-Oba festival ‎which took place last Sunday. Dickson in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, expressed delight that the annual...... more

How Gulder Ultimate Search winner Hector was killed — Police •3 suspects in the net

How Gulder Ultimate Search winner Hector was killed — Police •3 suspects in the net The police in Lagos has thrown more light on how Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh, winner of Gulder Ultimate Search reality show Season 3, was killed by some gunmen in his house at Agege, Lagos State. Hector, 38, who was trailed to his house around 8am on Saturday by the assailants, shortly after...... more

MBGN 2017: Meet the 37 beautiful finalists (PLUS Photos)

MBGN 2017: Meet the 37 beautiful finalists (PLUS Photos) After a thorough screening exercise in Port Harcourt, Enugu, Abuja and Lagos, 37 beautiful ladies scaled the hurdles to contest as finalists for this year Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria pageant. Marking the 30th anniversary of the award, the finalists will file out at the Eko Hotels & Suites Vitoria Island...... more

Minister mourns Kannywood veteran, Yero

Minister mourns Kannywood veteran, Yero The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed his condolences to the friends and family of veteran Kannywood actor Kasimu Yero, who died on Sunday in Kaduna. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Minister described the late Yero as an iconic actor who, along with...... more

Veteran actor Kasimu Yero is dead

Veteran actor Kasimu Yero is dead  The death has occurred of veteran actor, Alhaji Kasimu Yero, at his house in Kaduna on Sunday after a protracted illness. His son, Masur Yero confirmed the death to our correspondent. He was buried in Magajin Gari, Zaria in Kaduna sate at 2pm according to Islamic rites. Our correspondent reports that...... more

Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ to spice up Sallah holidays at Terra Kulture

Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ to spice up Sallah holidays at Terra Kulture ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’, one of the best works of Literature veteran, Prof. Wole Soyinka performed live on stage, will be a major attraction this Sallah holidays at Terra Kulture arena, Victoria Island, Lagos. The play, which is set in ancient Oyo town, describes Nigeria during the World War II,...... more

Justin Bieber’s testicle puts nurse in trouble

Justin Bieber’s testicle puts nurse in trouble A female nurse has had her appointment terminated after being accused of illegally accessing pop star Justin Bieber’s medical record when he was taken in for twisted testicle. The nurse is now crying for justice. Her employer accused her of accessing Bieber’s medical file to confirm rumour that he had sexually...... more

I am not new in the movie industry: Muyideen Oladeji (IRE)

I am not new in the movie industry: Muyideen Oladeji (IRE) Nollywood actor, Muyideen Oladeji, popularly known as IRE, has refuted the claim that he is new in the movie industry. In an interview with journalists at his most recent movie premiere entitled IRE, the actor said he has spent quite some time in the industry with many challenges that came his...... more

Nollywood star dies of diabetes

Nollywood star dies of diabetes Nollywood actor, Obi Madubogwo, who has been battling with chronic diabetic sore for some time now has finally lost the battle to death. He died Monday evening, after he developed fever and was rushed to the hospital where had complications and later gave up the ghost. Confirming Madubogwo’s demise on the...... more

Hanan Buhari’s Photo Exhibition a game changer — Minister

Hanan Buhari’s Photo Exhibition a game changer — Minister The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as a ‘game changer’ the ongoing photo exhibition in Abuja by a daughter of the President, Hanan Buhari, saying her uncommon passion for photography will encourage more young people to showcase their creativity. “This exhibition is a game changer. A...... more

Edo Govt. rolls out the drums for Aba Festival

Edo Govt. rolls out the drums for Aba Festival  It has been four days of a spectacle of unadulterated culture for culture enthusiasts, domestic and international tourists in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State as the much awaited Aba Festival got underway on Monday, August 21, 2017. The week-long event parades the rhythmic dance steps of the Igarra...... more

U.S.-based Nigerian star actress celebrates 33 years as a virgin

 U.S.-based Nigerian star actress celebrates 33 years as a virgin Yvonne Orji, the sex-drunk character Molly in HBO series Insecure, is proud to be a 33-year-old virgin, even though she is currently playing the sexy role. The Port Harcourt-born star said she is keeping herself for her husband. “She is keeping it locked. “I wasn’t going to hide it just because...... more

Funmi Iyanda goes on London stage for ‘Oya Chronicles’

Funmi Iyanda goes on London stage for ‘Oya Chronicles’ Media personality Funmi Iyanda will be on stage at Kachette 347 Old St, London EC1V 9LP, on Sunday, August 27, for Oya Chronicles: In Conversation With My Mother. The enchanting one night event of spoken word, dance, art and music will run from 6pm to 10pm. In Conversation With My Mother is...... more

FG bans Olamide, Davido, 9ice hit songs

FG bans Olamide, Davido, 9ice hit songs The National Broadcasting Corporation has banned five Nigerian songs having tagged them as “Not to be Broadcasted”. The banned songs are Olamide’s ‘Wo’ and ‘Wavy Level’; Davido’s ‘Fall’ and ‘If (Remix)’; and 9ice’s “Living Things”. The corporation released the list on Tuesday, saying it has banned the 5 songs from being...... more

Igbo film forum Nollywood to honour Ebelechukwu Obiano, Victor Umeh

Igbo film forum Nollywood to honour Ebelechukwu Obiano, Victor Umeh Independent Media Support Organisation (IMSO – Obiano 2017) in association with Igbo Film Forum Nollywood is set to honour the wife of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano, with the award, ‘Nneoma Ndigbo Na Nollywood’. A statement issued in Awka on Saturday by the Executive Director of...... more

Music star Dammy Krane regains freedom as US court strikes out charges •Flies out with chartered jet

Music star Dammy Krane regains freedom as US court strikes out charges •Flies out with chartered jet   Singer Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga popularly known as Dammy Krane is off the hook, as a court in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, has struck out a charge of credit card forgery, armed conspiracy and grand theft filed against him. Dammy Krane was arrested in June. He was alleged to have...... more

INSIDE OUT: I am equal to the task, says new host

INSIDE OUT: I am equal to the task, says new host The new host of ‘Inside Out’, Sandra Eze, has been speaking of how she hopes to handle the show and bring a new twist to it which she says would keep viewers glued to their screens. After emerging as the winner of reality show, ‘The Search’, Sandra says although she is...... more

Agatha quits ‘Inside Out’ after 20 years as host

Agatha quits ‘Inside Out’ after 20 years as host Media entrepreneur and ‘Inside Out’ Talk show host Agatha Amata, has stepped down as the host after 20 glorious years. Speaking with Rubbin Minds on Channels Television she explained her reasons as well as the plans she has ahead. “I am stepping down not aside, there gets to a point in...... more

 

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