Firm rewards winners of Sumether-plus theme song
In order to boost creativity and encourage young people to develop their talents, Superior Pharmaceuticals Limited, makers of Sumether-plus malaria drug, recently rewarded three young Nigerians with cash prizes as finalists in an anti-malaria theme song contest for the product.
The legacy of a long shelf life
This June, the Brian DaPalma directed Scarface(1983), written by Oliver Stone, starring Al Pacino, in arguably his most iconic role, post Godfather, celebrates its 35th anniversary. The Prince Charles Cinema in London marked this on the 7th of June by screening the film.
This Is Nigeria - How Falz truly became the BAHD guy
Falz’s ‘BAHD’ guy moniker has strong negative connotations, but according to the rapper, it’s actually an acronym for “Brilliant And Highly Distinct” - and in the past couple of days, we’ve witnessed the fulfillment of this double-prophecy. Yesterday marked the 2nd week anniversary of Falz’ “This Is Nigeria”. The provocative video has received rave reviews…
Bob Marley’s Biopic underway
A film biopic of late legendary reggae singer, Bob Marley, is being developed by his eldest son Ziggy Marley and Paramount Pictures, Hollywood.The movie, as confirmed by the film studios on Thursday, will focus on the life story of the global music icon; although actors have not been confirmed.
Chimamanda Adichie displeased over preferential treatment for women
Adichie, spoke against men opening doors for women and tragedy aids given to women and children first, because they are perceived as weak while appearing on the Trevor Noah show, a daily show and an American programme on Thursday.
How the girl child can attain self-confidence
Comfortable in Your Own Shoes (Everygirl Empowered Foundation, Lagos; 2017) is Bolajoko Bayo-Ajayi’s latest book. It is on raising confident girls and women now and in the future.
There is no law against dancing with hijab, says Falz
Nigerian actor, rapper and songwriter Folarin Falana aka Falz who has come under fire from many Muslim groups and individuals for using ladies dressed in Hijab for his viral video ‘This is Nigeria’ has said he has no apology to make to anybody for portraying his worries about Nigeria in his new music video. The…
'Solo' stays aloft but loses altitude in North American theaters
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" clung to the top spot in North American theaters this weekend but again fell below expectations, taking in $29.3 million, just over a third its opening-weekend receipts, said box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
‘Infrastructure, aesthetic appeal responsible for Nigerian artistes shooting videos in South Africa’
Stanley Obiamalu Somadina, also known as Director SOS, is South Africa-based Nigerian, who has garnered expertise in the production of music videos and films. His craft has earned him a place in the industry both in South Africa, Nigeria and elsewhere. As a one of Africa’s talented and creative directors, Obiamalu is an item in…
Awodiya: We must make culture central focus of our national planning
In this interview, Muyiwa Awodiya, a professor of Theatre Arts, interrogates the culture sector, how the comatose National Theatre can be revamped and his new job at Osun State University among others. He spoke to Oji Onoko in Ibadan. You recently retired from the Department of Theatre Arts & Mass Communication, University of Benin, Benin…
Serialization of Newton Jibuno’s Hunger for Power: Nna anyi, I thing the child is coming o
Nna anyi, I think the child is coming o,” my mother whispered to my father. “Hmm,” my father grunted. “Not now. Let’s get home first,” he added, as if, somehow, my mother had transcen-dent control over the timing of uterine contractions. Seated up there at the special, reserved pew, right across from venerable clergy, no…