FG Approves Anti-Money Ritual, Ritual Killing, Tobacco Product, Nicotine Product In Nollywood

By Tony Adibe There is strong indication that the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government must have given a nod to the proposed law prohibiting depiction of money ritual, ritual killing, tobacco, tobacco products, nicotine product promotion in Nollywood films, musical videos, and other creative works. The aim was to sanitise the entertainment (film) industry by making sure that films/video works, musical videos and skits are free of depiction and glamourization of harmful substances like smoking of tobacco, violence, criminal acts, immoral acts, ritual killing and money ritual, among others. The…

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Kneeling For Imams Of Northern Nigeria

By Lasisi Olagunju A minister suffered severe abuse and reprimand from the elites of the North last week because she asked the North to choose mass education first before mass marriage. Sixty-four years after independence, we are still struggling to understand Nigeria’s Muslim North and its ways. A 1950 letter to the editor of Gaskiya, northern Nigeria’s preeminent Hausa newspaper, should tell us something about the mystery of the region. The letter appeared in the newspaper’s number 391 of March 8, 1950, on page 2. It reads: “To the Editor…

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‘I’m Godfather Of Nigerian Music Industry’ – Burna Boy

Grammy-winning singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has sparked debate on who is the biggest artiste in Nigeria once again, with his bold claim on the remix of the viral South African song ‘Tshwala Bam’ by TitoM and Yuppe. The ‘African Giant’ crooner boldly declared in the opening verse of the remix, which was released last week, that he is the godfather of the Nigerian music industry. “As long as Naija la wa…Them they call me the Godfather,” he sings. L-R: Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid are all big names…

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Maverick Charly Boy Ridicules Wike, Calls The FCT Minister ‘A Mistake Maker’

Entertainer and producer Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy has taken the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chief Nyesom Wike to the cleaners over his remark recently that he made a mistake. The Minister, to the dismay of many people begged God for forgiveness, while he also apologised to Rivers State people to forgive him for his mistakes. He said: “I want to say this clearly, in life we have made mistakes. I have made a mistake. I own it up and I say God forgive me.…

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Full List Of Winners At 10th AMVCA

Nigerian film, ‘Breath of Life’, has won major categories in the 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). The film produced in 2023 by BB Sasore and Derin Adeyokunnu secured wins for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Design, Best Director, and the most coveted award of the night – Best Movie. The AMVCA is an annual award presented by MultiChoice, recognising outstanding achievements in television and film. The event started on Thursday with a night of icons and a vibrant Cultural Day…

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Even As Men Are Not Truthful, I Regret Leaving My Marriage Says Tiwa Savage

Tiwatope Omolara Savage who goes by Tiwa Savage as stage name has stated that she regretted leaving marriage after listening to wrong advice from people. Tiwa Savage, we gathered disclosed this in a social media post. She said, “While on set with Simi I had to ask her when she met Adekunle Gold again. Because Adekunle Gold kept calling and checking up on her every now and then, like 10 times in 10 minutes hahaha. Their love is still burning fresh like they started just yesterday. Omo, na that day…

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Popular The New Masquerade Television Actress, ‘Ovularia’, Dies At 81

By NewsBits Exactly four and a half years after her rumoured death on November 5, 2019, Madam Elizabeth Evoeme, popularly known as Ovularia in the 80s TV sitcom, ‘The New Masquerade’, has passed on, aged 81. Born on December 1, 1942, a family member told Vanguard that she died in Port Harcourt, on Sunday, surrounded by loved ones. A statement by the Evoeme Emekalam family on her expiration read: “Friends, fans, colleagues, the family of the legendary actress, Elizabeth Lizzy ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme, would like to notify the public, all those…

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End Of An Era: Reader’s Digest UK Shuts Down After 86 Years

The United Kingdom (UK) edition of Reader’s Digest is shutting down after 86 years of operation. The magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Eva Mackevic, announced this development on LinkedIn on Monday. Mackevic explained that the magazine, founded in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Wallace in the US, has been struggling financially. Mackevic wrote, “After 86 wonderful years, I am very sad to share that Reader’s Digest UK has come to an end. It has been my privilege and joy to contribute to this iconic publication for nearly eight years, leading its talented…

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MTV Base Celebrates ‘MTV Base Day’ With Epic Bash At The Good Beach

MTV Base, Africa’s leading youth culture and entertainment brand channel, celebrated its annual MTV Base Day on Friday, 26 April 2024, with an electrifying night of music and entertainment at The Good Beach. Marking another year of championing African talent, the event was a resounding success, capturing African youth culture’s vibrant energy and spirit. The night showcased some of Nigeria’s stars, with captivating performances from artists such as Eltee Skillz, Morravey, Oladapo, 1dabanton, Gdzilla, Minz, W4 and. The atmosphere was electric as the music flowed, and the audience danced and…

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Why I Cannot Stop Remembering Lady Of Songs

By Charles Okogene On June 30, 2024, it will be exactly 13 years since Christy Essien-Igbokwe completed her earthly journey and flew away to be with her maker. Though, the date of the remembrance of her transition is 60 day plus away, the urge to write something in her memory keeps flashing to me and I can t resist any longer. In a tribute about her last year in my last pace of work newdawn, I had highlighted her incredible large heart. Today, I will dwell on how I flew…

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