Amebo, Garuba, Okoro, others to celebrate Villag e Headmaster at 50 –Prince Dag bolu

Mr. Dan Imoudu popularly known as Prince Dagbolu in the rested NTA’s foremost longest drama series Village Headmaster (VHM). He told FLORA ONWUDIWE that NTA, the mother that brought the people together in the late 60s would be celebrating the surviving legends of the TV drama series in October     We learnt that the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) would be celebrating Village Headmaster at 50, how prepared are you for the anniversary?   The anniversary is starting on the October 8, with a talk show, and we are inviting…

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GOING BACK TO BARIGA AFTER 30 YEARS WAS EMOTIONALLY DRAINING

‘I want Germans to see us as educated people, not scammers, prostitutes’   Mrs. Mary Bamigbe Bruder, a Nigerian based in Berlin, Germany and president of Bruderhilfe (Brotherly Help) Social Development Initiative Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Germany, with a mandate to transform lives and communities around Nigeria, is quietly traversing the nation bringing succour to the neglected and ‘wretched of the earth.’ ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA spoke with the mother of two, who is determined to rewrite the sordid narratives of Nigerians living in Germany and other parts…

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Sani Muazu: I enjoy bad guy roles because they’re opposite my personality

Fresh from his roles in two of the biggest Nollywood movies in recent times, Lion Heart and King Of Boys, Sani Mu’azu, an actor, producer and director, raised the stakes further with his impressive role as a politician in Ishaya Bako’s recently-premiered 4th Republic. In this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, the graduate of Mass Communication and leading light in Kannywood, spoke about Nollywood potential separating fiction from reality regarding leadership roles for women among others.   Which would you refer to as milestones for MOPPAN that you have been involved…

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WHAT TUFACE, EBENEZER OBEY, OLAMIDE OTHER MUSIC STARS CHARGE TO SING AT PARTIES

As a sequel to the list of some of Nigeria’s highest paid music stars published by Saturday Telegraph a few weeks ago, here’s yet another roll-call of some music superstars and a glimpse into how much it would cost to have them perform at your party. LANRE ODUKOYA reports.   EBENEZER OBEY One of the most revered singers of the old bloc, Evangelist Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi, is a highly philosophical singer of Juju music with over 40 years of experience. With signature numbers for most of his major…

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LightYear Entertainment unveils Indo African Peace Festival to honour iconic Gandhi

As the United Nations and the Government of India celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an arts oriented outfit, LightYear Entertainment, in partnership with the High Commission of India in Nigeria, is staging an Indo African Peace Festival in Lagos and Abuja. The peace festival, according to organsiers, is geared towards extolling the virtues and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, the global icon of peace and non-violent demonstration. Speaking at a media parley in Lagos recently, Mr Ovosa Precious Oroye, chairman of Indo African Peace Festival Committee, described the Indo-African…

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I like Kim Kardashian’s style – Makanjuola

Funke Makanjuola is the CEO of FunFash Haven and the pioneer of ankara shoes/bag. In this interview with Deborah Ocheni, the highly innovative fashion designer whose passion for fashion is a function of her family background spoke about her fashion philosophy, the gap she hopes to fill in fashion industry and sundry issues.   What do you think of ankara shoes and bag?   They are super cool. I’m a fan and I must say a pioneer of ankara bags and shoes. I started making them as a kid in…

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I want to build Africa’s Happiest Place in Nigeria

  Private partnership, solution to Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit   Biola Lawal, the C.E.O. Ashton & Dave travels and holidays limited, a holiday and Logistics services organization, is a dyed-in-the-wool professional with experience of over 25 years traversing oil and gas, hospitality and tourism. His retail travel company, FlyBoku, was recently rated Best in Nigeria by the Institute of Export and International Trade, United Kingdom. The tourism enthusiast spoke to LANRE ODUKOYA about his professional endeavours, mega plans to curate the Happiest Place on the continent while addressing tourism deficits in…

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SUKHM PANNU: I Heard Things About Nigeria But I Need To Have My Own ExperienceS

Ms. Sukhm Pannu is a marketing specialist, currently the marketing manager of Lush Hair, a growing hair brand in Nigeria. She told FLORA ONWUDIWE her experiences in Nigeria, Indian cultural beliefs and much more. Excerpts…     How long have you been in Nigeria? I have been here for 18 months but have been working with Lush Hair for six months now. Your background? I hail from India and I moved to Nigeria after my MBA. Prior to that I had worked in different sectors across various locations. What does…

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NANSY MRSHUSTLE: I dropped my law gown as it didn’t help me to express myself

Nansy MrsHustle is a lawyer who abandoned her law degree and relocated to Nigeria to get job satisfaction in the entertainment industry. She told FLORA ONWUDIWE that the entertainment industry is not vibrant in Greece as it is in Nigeria. Excerpts…     How would you describe yourself? Nansy MrsHustle is my nickname and a brand name; it means I am married to MrsHustle. I am a Greek based in Lagos. I had the brand name during my university days in Greece. I am in the entertainment industry; I run…

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ABI MATESUN: My Emmy awards has raised Nollywood’s standards

Abi (Abiola) Matesun is a professional photographer, cinematographer and a creative director with Malekfoto Films, which is based in Dallas, Texas, United States. Recently, he won two Emmy Awards from the three nominations his works received, making him the first Nigerian and African ever to be so recognised and honoured with such a prestigious award. Aside from being the highest honour in television production in America, he also has two America’s Telly Awards to his name. He recently worked as the creative directive on a short documentary for Canon with…

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