Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    QUESTION: Did Iyanya sell 50% stake in MMMG to Paul Okoye?

QUESTION: Did Iyanya sell 50% stake in MMMG to Paul Okoye?

Despite co-founding Made Men Music Group (MMMG) over four years ago, Iyanya Mbuk shocked everyone by opting to ditch the record label.First, he joined Temple Management, before ending up with Mavin Records - all within a few months. [...]

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    Cast members of ‘Life 101’ drama series unveiled

Cast members of ‘Life 101’ drama series unveiled

From a pool of over 1,000 audition entries, 14 young talents have been selected as lead characters for the Life 101 TV series.The selected cast members include Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Benjamin Touitou, Patrick Fakoya, Paulette Iwenjiora, Flora Chiedo, Pearl Wats, Malachi Alozie, Tega Olose as well as Chiagoziem Nwakanma. The others are Shadrach Iwebendu, Jeffery Achu, Efa Iwara, Kester Oshioreame, and [...]

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    Audu Maikori: The music industry is the new crude oil

Audu Maikori: The music industry is the new crude oil

Audu Maikori, founder and president of Chocolate City Group, says the Nigerian music industry has the potential to contribute immensely to the economy, yet it's not getting the attention it requires.The entertainment executive said show business can help take Nigeria out of economic recession while lamenting the fact that investors tend to see the music industry as a "charity case". [...]

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    Toyin Aimakhu’s ex-boyfriend arrested for stealing at Computer Village

Toyin Aimakhu’s ex-boyfriend arrested for stealing at Computer Village

Seun Egbegbe, a former boyfriend of Toyin Aimakhu, Nollywood actress, has been arrested for stealing phones at Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos.According to an eyewitness, Egbegbe stole the phones from Keelcech Innovations, a store in Computer Village, around 9:30am on Tuesday. [...]

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    QUESTION: Are award nominations controversial or do artistes need education?

QUESTION: Are award nominations controversial or do artistes need education?

Nico Rosberg is in the fight of his life to ward off Lewis Hamilton’s attempt to stop him from winning this season’s Formula 1 title.If he doesn’t show up, put the work in, and make it to the podium, his opportunity to be world champion will be eroded. [...]

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    Rasheed Gbadamosi, ex-minister, dies at 72

Rasheed Gbadamosi, ex-minister, dies at 72

Rasheed Gbadamosi, a former minister of national planning, has died at the age of 72.The ex-minister's death was confirmed on social media by Steve Ayorinde, Lagos state commissioner for information."The Lagos State Government mourns the passing of a leading industrialist, art patron, former minister and co-chairman of the [email protected], Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi," Ayorinde said.LASG mourns the passing of a leading [...]

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    I’m sorry to disappoint you… I’m human, Oritse Femi takes the blame

I’m sorry to disappoint you… I’m human, Oritse Femi takes the blame

Oriste Femi has apologised for "disappointing" his fans and acting unruly at Quilox nightclub last week Friday.The singer had "slapped" a bouncer with a wine cup after he tried to take over a patron's table despite not making a prior reservation. [...]

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    INTERVIEW: In 20 years, new Nollywood will become old Nollywood, says Joke Silva

INTERVIEW: In 20 years, new Nollywood will become old Nollywood, says Joke Silva

Subtle exuberance, perfect glee and graceful poise make up the combination of obvious attributes the perceptive mind will register after only five minutes in the presence of Joke Silva, an iconic figure several generations grew up idolising.Actors, they say, are seasonal like rain but Silva has stayed put in our consciousness, on our screens and stages for decades. [...]

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    Toni Kan to read from new novel at Lagos Book and Arts Festival

Toni Kan to read from new novel at Lagos Book and Arts Festival

Toni Kan will be reading from his long-awaited novel, The Carnivorous City, on Saturday, November 12, at Freedom Park, Lagos.The event will see Toni Kan in conversation with Hawa Golakai, the Liberian author of The Lazarus Effect. The two will be speaking to the theme “Missing Bodies in Crime Fiction” as part of activities marking the 2016 edition of the annual Lagos Book [...]

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    OBITUARY: Olaniwun Ajayi, critic of northern elite and staunch Awoist who tackled Achebe

OBITUARY: Olaniwun Ajayi, critic of northern elite and staunch Awoist who tackled Achebe

"We don’t have proper federal system. We have been suffering for 56 years and we are like a small child of 3 or 5 years who cannot walk if you compare us with Brazil, India and Malaysia. Where are we?" Olaniwun Ajayi asked in an interview published in National Mirror in February 2016.Ajayi, 91, who died in the early hours [...]

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    I could have started a record label but I swallowed my pride, says Iyanya

I could have started a record label but I swallowed my pride, says Iyanya

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, 'Kukere' singer, says he ingested a great deal of humble pie to leave Made Men Music Group and join Mavin Records, rather than set up an independent outfit.The singer on Monday signed with Mavin to the surprise of fans and many in the music industry. [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Why Iyanya joined Mavin, despite getting many offers

EXCLUSIVE: Why Iyanya joined Mavin, despite getting many offers

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk says he joined Mavin Records because he needed a structured outfit that could help develop his music and take it to the next level.The singer on Monday signed with Mavin, which is owned by Don Jazzy, one of Nigeria's foremost music producers. [...]

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    ExxonMobil discovers ‘1bn barrels of oil’ in Nigeria

ExxonMobil discovers ‘1bn barrels of oil’ in Nigeria

ExxonMobil Corporation, an international oil and gas company, says it has discovered a reserve of one billion barrels of oil in Nigeria.According to the multinational corporation, the "significant discovery" has a potential recoverable resource of "between 500 million and 1 billion barrels of oil on the Owowo field offshore Nigeria"."The Owowo-3 well, which was spud on Sept. 23, encountered about [...]

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    Ben Murray-Bruce: ’76 will be highest grossing Nigerian movie of all time

Ben Murray-Bruce: ’76 will be highest grossing Nigerian movie of all time

Ben Murray-Bruce, a senator representing Bayelsa east constituency, says historical movie, '76, will gross $1 million in Nigerian cinemas and $4 million in Africa.Murray-Bruce, who's also the chairman of Silverbird group, said this on Wednesday at the private screening of the movie at Ozone cinemas, Yaba, Lagos. [...]

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    Selfie taken while voting almost gets Justin Timberlake jailed

Selfie taken while voting almost gets Justin Timberlake jailed

Justin Timberlake had a near miss with the law after he posted a picture on Instagram of himself voting which caught the attention of Tennessee authorities.The 'Can't stop the feeling' singer flew back to his hometown, Memphis, to cast an early vote ahead of the November 8 elections. [...]

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    PDP — not APC — killed my husband, says Alamieyeseigha’s wife

PDP — not APC — killed my husband, says Alamieyeseigha’s wife

Margaret Alamieyeseigha, widow of Diepreye Solomon Alamieyeseigha, late former governor of Bayelsa state, says her husband was killed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The former Bayelsa first lady noted that the  All Progressive Congress (APC) was not responsible for her husband's death, because the present ruling party was not in power when his travails began.During the first year anniversary of Alamieyeseigha's death on Monday, [...]

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