‘I Was Brought Up To Celebrate Cultural Values’
Jumoke Owoola, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, Development and Sustainability, and publisher of Ostrich Afrique magazine, spoke to DEBO OLADIMEJI on how we can revive cultural values that are being eroded. General background I am a princess from Ayetoro Ekiti but I was born and bred in Lagos. My father, Prince…
Uru Eke, Nollywood’s DazzlingNew Talent
NOLLYWOOD is huge and even observers will agree that the competition among players of the industry is so stiff that most new entrants hardly made it to the front row with just few efforts.
‘Appreciate What You Have No Matter How Little You Think It Is’
Alhaja Mojisola Basirat Martins, a.k.a Mama Danfo was conferred with the title of Iyalode 11, Aiyetoro Community, Lagos recently. She is also the Secretary, National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) Ajeromi Branch and the Chairman, NURTW, Boundary/Oshodi unit.
Jenifa Sit-Com: Funke Seeks Constant Visitors Status In Living Rooms
THERE is something about popular actress, Funke Akindele, that sets her poles apart from her peers. Whenever you think you have had enough of her acting and production chops, she does something or takes up a new project that will throw her back into reckoning.
And They All Turned Up For Oronto Natei Douglas
It was not difficult to explain why there was a large turn out of entertainers at the Creative Industry Tribute event held for the late writer, lawyer, activist and Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Strategy Oronto Douglas at the Eko Hotel and Suite on Tuesday.
Golden Boy Ramsey Nouah Jnr Goes To School
POPULAR Nollywood actor, Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah is heading back to school. No, not for any degree or postgraduate degree programme. The award winning actor and one of those that can be rightly described as the face of Nollywood will be guest, just a for a few hours, of the Nollywood Studies Centre of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University. Nouah who has won most of the awards for acting that is there to win, is guest of the maiden edition of ‘Meet the Artiste’ forum at PAU, a forum especially organised for the students of the Pan-Atlantic University and will feature the popular actor, Ramsey Noah as the guest speaker.
‘My Goal Is To Continue To Be The Voice For Women and Children’
MEMBER, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mushin Constituency, Honourable (Mrs.) Adefunmilayo Tejuosho is one of the re-elected lawmakers of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the just concluded general elections.
Omoni Oboli Gets Surprise Birthday From Hubby
The biggest entertainment news this week was the surprise birthday party which popular actress Omoni Oboli’s husband, Dr. Nnamdi Oboli threw in Lagos for his darling wife shortly after they arrived Nigeria from a short trip abroad. The surprise party held at Oriental Hotel where close friends and colleagues of the actress including Monalisa Chinda and Tara Durotoye were already waiting to felicitate with her. Those who made it to the surprise shindig said the actress, producer and director could not hold back tears as she hugged and hugged and hugged her hubby until she was told by guest that ‘the hugging things was enough’.
Kunle Afolayan Retracts Hate Tweet, Tenders Unreserved Apology
The tweet which was sent a day after the Oba of Lagos reportedly threatened Igbos in Lagos, sparked a delirium seconds after the award winning actor hit the send button. To say that it went viral would be stating the obvious. And not a single person on his twitter handle who was of Igbo extraction spared him.
Judith Audu: Shijuwomi as Her First Big Slice in Moviedom
Not only is Judith playing lead in the film adaptation of Rasheed Gbadamosi’s book, ‘Behold My Redeemer’’, she is playing alongside some of the industry’s best hand in acting including the veteran stage and screen actor Ayo Lijadu, Bimbo Manuel, Olu Okekanye, Tina Mba and Jude Chukwuka. Directed by award winning director and screenwriter, Niji Akanni, the book was adapted for screen by the trio of Prof Ola Rotimi, Dr. Femi Olugbile and Mr. Bayo Awala who is Producer of the film.
Nollywood, AMAA Mourn A Friend Of Nollywood, Oronto Douglas
An environmentalist and a leading human rights attorney in Nigeria, Douglas was a great lover of the arts and the Nollywood industry. He is the architect of most of the achievements that President Jonathan recorded in the entertainment industry.