It was about this time, 50 years ago, that the idea of long-rested, but popular television drama series, Village Headmaster, was born.A must-watch series until the early 90s, when it was rested by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Village Headmaster started as a radio programme in Ibadan in 1958, with the late sage, Chief Segun Olusola....
Something for everyone on Linda Ikeji TV
This is not about the famous Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, and her new body makeup. It is about the good news that the former model has finally launched her much-talked about television platform, Linda Ikeji TV (LiTV).
Spotlight Is On The ‘Fresh Prince’ Of Nollywood, Rotimi Salami
He got an early icing on his career cake when he was voted the Best Supporting Actor at last year’s Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA). Dark, good-looking and always smartly dressed, it took that award, which he earned for living delightfully the role of Lati in the award-winning movie, Just Not Married for Rotimi…
Clarion Chukwurah’s recent grand homecoming
How did we forget to mention here that popular stage and screen actress, Clarion Chukwurah, was home recently from her base in the United States? The actress, who is looking ‘every year young,’ stormed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and her first port of call was the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. She later shared…
Toyin Abraham: The actress as ‘box office’ queen
Whoever advised notable Yoruba actress, Toyin Abraham, to venture into making movies that distributors would find good enough to hit cinemas, may be likened to a guiding angel.
Outstanding heroes of poetry honour for veteran actress, Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett
There was a standing ovation for the legendary actress, Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, after she was invited to receive the maiden Amos Tutuola Palm for Poetry award.
Stage or screen: Antar Babatunde Laniyan is king
It was the actress, Aisha Abimbola, who kept talking about him during the last interview she had before she passed on last week.The actress, who has been buried in Canada, credited the dependable and notable actor and director, Antar Laniyan, for being responsible for her emergence as an actress.
Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o, covers cinema in Lagos
Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o and her fellow Black Panther actress, Danai Gurira, are on the cover of the Olumide Iyanda edited Cinema in Lagos, the annual magazine on the Lagos domiciled motion picture industry, dubbed Nollywood.
And the beat stops for Aisha ‘Omoge Campus’ Abimbola
It was her close friend, Teniola, who buzzed to break the news of the untimely death of top Yoruba actress, Aisha Abimbola, who is popular as Omoge Campus. “Aisha has gone to sleep” was the voice from the other end, amidst sobs. “She finally gave up on Tuesday,” Teniola managed to add, sobbing uncontrollably. When…
Igwe Of Nollywood, Amayo Uzoh Phillip, turns 60
One of the leading players of the Nollywood industry, Amayo Uzoh Philips, is 60. The actor clocked 60 during the week and the industry did not spare any moment to celebrate the busy filmmaker, who is best known for directing the blockbuster, Aki Nu Ukwa, starring Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. A 1982 Theatre Arts…
Garlands for Nollywood veterans, Chinwe Owoh and Adebayo Salami
It was celebration galore during the week as two veteran Nollywood personalities, Chinwe Owoh and Chief Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, marked their birthdays.
Desmond Eliot, Kunle Afolayan in Cannes Filmfest for Lagos
Notable filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, and actor, filmmaker and politician, Desmond Elliot, arrived at Cannes, France, on Wednesday as part of the Lagos State delegation to the Cannes International Film Festival (CIFF), which opened last Tuesday.