Gifty: I quit my job in Ghana because my boss asked for sex

Gifty Brian Onyechukwu Ajumobi of the Big Brother Naija fame made a detour from a marriage she considered a misadventure but the 24-year-old actress has shrugged off the gloom of that experience. In this interview with LANRE ODUKOYA, she speaks about BBN, her humble beginnings and how she came to the spotlight.     After these past months, if your mind races back to that time, what kind of feeling do you get? What crosses my mind anytime I think about that experience is how fun it was, although at…

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WSICE: Funfare as organisers, participants relieve life-changing experiences

Tony Okuyeme In spite of the fact that this year’s edition of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Project (WSICE) came to an end on July 15, the excitement that trailed the four-day event is still fresh in the minds of the organisers and participants. Highlights of the events, which brought the programme to a dramatic end, include the staging of the dance-drama “Obi at’Orogbo’ by the youthful-members of ‘Footprints of David’ as devised by Seun Awobajo at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State. For about one hour…

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Felicite, Akin Omotoso’s Vaya, other defining moments of AMAA 2017

Adedayo Odulaja The 2017 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) which took place in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial and entertain hub, was a glamorous affair. Held on July 15, at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, the event, featuring teeming guests and practitioners in the African and global movie industry, held everyone spellbound for a little more than three hours. Featuring a combination of music, humour and celebration of African movies, it also set the stage for filmmakers to sit back and savour their reward for the hard work…

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I left NTA bec ause of my New Masquerade role as Zakky – Tony Akposheri

Decades after he dazzled viewers who stayed glued to their TV sets for the inimitable New Masquerade as Zakky, Tony Akpsoheri is a grandfather who remains a man committed to the arts. In this interview with Adedayo Odulaja, the man, who is also a director today, talks about his passion for acting even when there’s no money in it and more. Excerpts…         Are you aware that The New Masquerade is back on TV? The one people are watching now are old episodes; not new ones. They…

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Entertainers berate FG over plans to ban production of movies, music videos abroad

Adedayo Odulaja Nigerian entertainers are hitting hard at Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, after reports last weekend indicate he had suggested that the Federal Government may ban entertainers from shooting movies and music videos abroad. The issue, which has generated a heated debate since the reports first surfaced, has seen the likes of Peter Okoye, Jude Okoye, Yemi Alade, Ruggedman, Kcee, Charly Boy among others speaking out strongly against the move. Apart from the total condemnation of the said plan by most Nigerians, the stars have said it…

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Exciting new drama series, ‘Fifty’, debuts on EbonyLife TV

All-time top five Nollywood movie spawns weekly series about the complex lives of four women. A new drama series, ‘Fifty’, will premiere on television on July 27. Set in the ever-bustling megacity of Lagos, Fifty follows the lives of four women (Tola, Elizabeth, Maria, Kate) as ambition and betrayal threaten their relationships. ‘Tola’ is a reality TV star whose marriage falls apart, thanks to an unpleasant family secret, while ‘Elizabeth’ is an accomplished and celebrated obstetrician whose appetite for younger men causes a strained relationship with her daughter. ‘Maria’ has…

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Men can be stubborn… – Neurite Mendes

Miss Africa, Neurite Mendes, is a 24-year old born in Angola. She is a graduate of International Relations from the University of Pretoria and presently lives in South Africa. She explains to Sony Neme why she is passionate about fashion, women empowerment and climate change.     Presently you rule the African continent as beauty queen, how does it make you feel? It has been an extra ordinary experience. I will like to say it is life changing and very educational as well. Because from the moment i was crowned…

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Davido flaunts Lekki mansion

Lanre Odukoya   Music star, David Adeleke, a.k.a. Davido, has taken to his social media to show off his newly completed mansion, showering praises on his construction company. The Lekki Phase 1 crib was under renovation for a while, which had the singer move to his ‘vacation house’ in Atlanta, USA for a while. Now his crib back home is ready and Davido can’t wait to move in as soon as he’s done with his world tour. The 24 year old hit maker shared pictured of his massive mansion on…

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70% Nigerian celebrities on drugs – Okey Bakassi

Lanre Odukoya   Ace comedian and actor, Okey Bakassi says the rate of drug abuse and consumption in Nigeria at the moment is alarming. Okey lamented that more worrisome is the high number of Nigerian celebrities engaging in illicit drugs, which he said remains a bad influence on the youths. Bakassi spoke when he appeared as a guest on Emma Ugolee’s ‘The Gist’ alongside African China and Sound Sultan. His words: “Conservatively 70% of Nigerian Celebrities are on some sort of substance today. They have gone ballistic. You hear a…

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I’m going nowhere, Halima Abubakar shrugs off death threat

Lanre Odukoya   Nollywood star, Halima Abubakar, is optimistic about life. The lady currently undergoing treatment for the complication she suffered from Fibroid operation in India earlier this year, is looking to surviving her current health challenge, and saying come what may she won’t die. In a birthday post to her friend and colleague, Uche Elendu, which she shared, Halima said the devil is liar and she is not going anywhere. She wrote, “With all my strength, I say happy belated birthday my love. You are a wonderful friend whom…

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