ENTERTAINMENT

Focus on domestic violence is my mission – Miss Tourism, Blessing Enuanwa

By Ayo Onikoyi A graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Ilorin, Enuanwa Blessing,  has been crowned Miss Tourism International Nigeria 2017. She beat 35 other girls in a keen contest to emerge winner, of the Beauty of Africa International Pageant (BAIP) 2017. Miss Tourism, Blessing Enuanwa Speaking shortly after she was crowned, a stunned, Queen Enuawna Blessing said: “I am so happy. Words cannot describe my joy. I want to dedicate my victory to God, first, my family, my friends, my fans and all those who voted for me. My pet project is going to be geared towards creating awareness about the dangers of domestic violence. I want to specially appreciate the judges for selecting me as the winner for this year’s BAIP  contest, and to Mr. Daniel Opuene, the Preside...

Abused and battered: Nigerian celebs who have suffered domestic violence

BY TOLULOPE ABEREOJE The issue of domestic violence has been a trend in homes for many years but now receiving serious attention from human rights activists, the government and international bodies in recent times. Many have gone through the agonizing and traumatizing situation in silence due to the African stereotype of men being the head of the home and women being meant to be submissive. Through campaigns and agitations, many Nigerians have begun to voice out their plights and have received attention and subsequently rescued from their life-threatening situations. Nigerian celebrities are also not left out of this saga, as many have started revealing the hell in which they’ve lived in and trauma they had experienced from their abusive partners. Some of these celebri...

My sex life is okay, I don’t need pornography to spice it up —Uche Iwuanyanwu

By Ayo Onikoyi & Effa Ebu Beautiful mother of two, Uche Iwuanyanwu Nnannah is set for a great comeback to Nollywood after taking two years off to raise a family. Uche, who has taken up some raunchy roles in the past, is now a mother and a wife. In this interview she talks about her plans for Nollywood and what has changed or not changed about her. You haven’t been acting lately; what happened? You are right. I have been off for more than two years because I needed to focus on making a family. If I remember correctly, my last film was ‘Second Honeymoon’ in October of 2015. Shooting that film was particularly exciting for me because I was pregnant and no one on the set knew it. I remember how I was stylishly concealing my bump during the movie shoot. And at the same ...

No romantic relationship can work without deep intimacy — Folashade Olona

By ADETUTU ADESOJI On-the-rise actress and producer, Folashade Olona embarked on her acting journey in 2007 when she joined Adebayo Tijani’s drama group while studying mass communications in the University. The Tai Solarin’s mass communications graduate has become a household name in the Yoruba sector of the industry having acted in countless films and produced two successful movies. The Oyo state born actress in this interview talks career, relationship and other issues. Why must a Yoruba actor train under a boss like an apprentice to be accepted in the industry? If anybody walks up to me to say he/she is interested in acting I would tell them to join a group, because from that group they will be able to associate themselves with some set of people. Also, some produce...

Omawumi, Akpororo, to judge ‘Nigerian Icon’ talent hunt

Stories By Rotimi Agbana With a conscious effortcalculated at discovering and liberating talented active youth from poverty by helping them to maximize their potentials aimed at acquiring wealth,  Last Resort Entertainment, in partnership with Global Resources Limited and entertainers such as singer, Omawumi, comedian, Akpororo, Kiss Daniel, Thin Tall Tony of BBNaija 2017, MTN Project Fame 3rd runner up, Ada, professional dancer and choreographer, and many others, have announced the maiden edition of a unique talent hunt project tagged Nigerian Icon. Omawunmi The talent hunt which is scheduled to kick off in November 2017, on Wazobia TV, will cut across four major artistic talents to include; singing, dancing, comedy and pageantry, producing four ultimate winners at th...

Saraki plans grand wedding for daughter

By Oba Michael Soyebo The entire landscape called Nigeria is going to be shut down soon, as the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki would be giving his daughter’s hand out in marriage. Those who know the Sarakis know they don’t do anything in half measures. And this wedding is not likely to be an exception. According to feelers reaching this platform, come  Saturday, 21st October, 2017, the ancient city of Ilorin would be on lockdown for the Nikkai between, the Senate President’s eldest daughter, Oluwatosin, and Adeniyi Olukoya, a prince from Ogun State. Senate President Bukola Saraki In a like manner, on  Saturday, 28th October, 2017, Lagos would be playing host to one of the best soirées of the year when the traditional wedding would be holding. And on  Friday, 8th D...

`Fashion Police’ ends after 20 years

After more than two decades, Fashion Police, the iconic series on E! Network, an American basic cable and satellite television channel, would end its run with a special finale on No. 27. According to People, the special will reveal never-before-seen footage including a previously unaired 80s-themed episode featuring the late show co-creator and long-running host late Joan Rivers, the legendary comedian. Fashion Police covered every major award show and fashion event through the lens of Rivers’ comedic commentary. The network announced Wednesday that the series hosted by Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter, will sign off with a special episode, “Fashion Police: The Farewell’’. Late Host Joan Rivers (second right) flank by Kelly Osbourn, George Kostiopolous and Giuliana Ranc...

Funso Adeolu, others dazzle in ‘Morufa Bodija’

FAST rising actress and filmmaker, Ajadi Olajumoke Ewatomi, has released her first debut movie titled Morufa Bodija. Funsho The movie which is now in circulation nationwide tells the story of a typical Ibadan girl, a village champion who harasses everyone that crosses her path with her flippant mouth; believing no-one can outshine her. Eventually, she falls in love with the man of her dreams who transforms her life for the better. Morufa Bodija is written and produced by Ajadi Olajumoke Ewatomi, features Funso Adeolu, Mide Abiodun, Sola Akintunde, Tunde Usman, Ope Olusanya amongst others.

Felaboration 2017: Wizkid, Lagbaja, Ayuba, others dazzle at grand finale

By Ayo Onikoyi and Rotimi Agbana THE annual felabration music festival which celebrates the life and times of the late Afro-beat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, came to an end at about 6am on Monday, October 6, 2017, at the New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos, with stellar musical performances from Ycee, Dice Ailes, Dotman, Choc City’s Ckay, South African singing group, Souti Sol, Junior Boy, Oritsefemi, Adewale Ayuba, Burna Boy, L.A.X, rave of the moment, Wizkid among many other artistes who graced the legendary stage. The yearly music festival which stretched a week long had an array of artistes such as Simi, Omawumi, Aramide, Praiz, Seun Kuti, Maka, Black Magic, Pepenazi, Femi Kuti, and many others who graced the stage on different days. The atmosphere of the grand finale...

Obasanjo supports ‘Not too Young to Rule’ bill in Nollywood’s ‘Dele Issues’ series

IN the special episode titled ‘Dele for President’, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo openly declares young Dele for president’ – marking his support of reducing the age limits for candidates to run for elective offices in Nigeria. Olusegun Obasanjo The #NotTooYoungToRun bill seeks to alter some sections of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reduce the age limit of people with intentions to run for the office of President, Governor, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly respectively. This special episode would mark as the high point of the entire web series as the former president Olusegun Obasanjo makes his acting debut and showed the world a side they’ve never seen or heard of him. The web series,  Dele Issues (Daily Issues),  revolves around...

I wish I didn’t have a large family, but it’s my destiny — Adebayo Salami

Veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, speaks with TOFARATI IGE about his career and his happiness at seeing his children succeeding in the same field What stirred your interest in the movie industry? From a very young age, I had always been interested in anything that had to do with arts and culture. I grew up in Lagos Island and there were a lot of activities that went on there in those days. Were there theatre practitioners you looked up to in those days? Of course. There were people like Hubert Ogunde, Ojo Ladipo, aka Baba Mero, Oyin Adejobi, Ayinla Olumegbon, among others. What were the steps you took before joining the theatre industry back then? I used to watch a TV series, Village Doctor, produced by Hubert Ogunde, and that was what inspired me. I also used to watch Ayinla O...

Lorraine Lionheart Live in Lagos for Felabration this Sunday

By Iyabo Aina UK based world music singer songwriter from Botswana, Lorraine Lionheart is set to “shutdown” Felabration grand finale show holding this Sunday, 15th October, at the New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, with a mind blowing performance. Lorraine Lionheart Lorraine Lionheart is a fast growing African artist with a great and deep personal ambition to conquer the Global world music scene, staying true to her music and its roots, and putting her country Botswana on the international music map. Thanks to the Fela Anikulapo family, Epic Media Africa and staffordshire university for making this happen, Lorraine Lionheart tweeted to fans ahead of her trip to Lagos.

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