Plans to establish Lagos film village on course – Commissioner

Lagos State Government has assured stakeholders in the film industry that it has not deviated from its commitment to the film Village project, saying that the initiative is still on course. The Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, gave the assurance last week when she visited the proposed project site at Ikosi-Ejirin area of the State. The Commissioner, who was accompanied … Continue reading Plans to establish Lagos film village on course – Commissioner

Banky W, Adesua Etomi welcome first child

Nigerian celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Etomi, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Zaiah. The private couple chose to break the news on Monday, which also doubles as Adesua’s birthday, on their social media handles. According to their posts, their baby was born a month ago. Banky W, who is known to feature his wife in his music videos and songs, also announced that … Continue reading Banky W, Adesua Etomi welcome first child

FEC approves renovation of National Theatre for N21 billion

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved an agreement that will lead to the renovation of the National Theatre in Lagos for N21 billion. This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, at the end of Wednesday’s FEC meeting. The money for the renovation is expected to be provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Mr Mohammed said the FEC approved … Continue reading FEC approves renovation of National Theatre for N21 billion

Court Admits Evidence Against Naira Marley

The trial of Azeez Fashola, popular musician also known as Naira Marley continued on January 27, 2021 with Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos admitting more evidence against him. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is prosecuting Naira Marley for offence bordering on conspiracy and credit card fraud. He pleaded “not guilty” to the 11 counts filed against him. The … Continue reading Court Admits Evidence Against Naira Marley

Legendary talk-show host, Larry King dies at 87

Larry King, the amiable, Brooklyn-born broadcaster whose live global TV program on CNN made him one of the most famous talk-show hosts in the world, has died in Los Angeles. Rarely out of the spotlight, the 87-year-old King died Saturday at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Ora Media, the company behind programs “Larry King Now” and “Politicking with Larry King” said in a statement. King was hospitalized with COVID-19 … Continue reading Legendary talk-show host, Larry King dies at 87

Amanda Gorman calls on Americans to ‘leave behind a country better than the one we were left’ in powerful inauguration poem

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate, called for Americans Wednesday to “leave behind a country better than the one we were left” and unify together as she spoke at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. “Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and … Continue reading Amanda Gorman calls on Americans to ‘leave behind a country better than the one we were left’ in powerful inauguration poem

Finidi George yet hopeful of coaching Nigeria youth teams despite rejections

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has expressed optimism about his chances of getting coaching roles at Nigeria national teams despite being snubbed twice by the NFF. George, who contributed significantly to Nigeria’s 1994 African Nations Cup-winning campaign, is longing for an opportunity to manage at the youth level for his fatherland. “I’m very disappointed but I understand the Nigerian system quite well,” he told BBC … Continue reading Finidi George yet hopeful of coaching Nigeria youth teams despite rejections

Angelina Jolie Steps Out With Daughter Zahara For 16h Birthday Shopping Trip

Angelina Jolie wore a stunning white dress while visiting an Ethiopian boutique in Los Angeles on Jan. 8 with some of her daughters, including Zahara, who turned 16 on the same day. There’s nothing like a little shopping on your birthday, and that’s exactly what Angelina Jolie, 45, did with her daughter Zahara on the same day the teen turned 16. The doting mom was seen looking at clothing … Continue reading Angelina Jolie Steps Out With Daughter Zahara For 16h Birthday Shopping Trip

Veteran Nollywood Actor Jim Lawson Maduike Is Dead

Nollywood has lost yet another gem as a veteran actor, Jim Lawson Maduike is reportedly dead. The Imo-born thespian died today, January 9 after reportedly complaining of body pains at around 12 pm. Before his death, Maduike was a famous Nollywood actor, radio broadcaster, writer, voice-over artist, filmmaker, and television personality. He joined the film industry in 2004 where he starred in several films. His … Continue reading Veteran Nollywood Actor Jim Lawson Maduike Is Dead

Paul Okoye of defunct P-square tests positive for COVID-19

Nigerian Singer, Paul Okoye of the defunct Psquare group has tested positive for COVID-19. Paul revealed this on Tuesday morning via his Instagram page. The strictly warned Nigerians to accept that the virus is real, sating that everyone should obey all health guidelines. This comes few months after his twin brother Peter and his family were affected by the novel virus. He wrote:ATTENTION!!! F*ck it … Continue reading Paul Okoye of defunct P-square tests positive for COVID-19