Baba SALA’s last interview:I don’t want to die struggling with paralysis

Baba Sala

   …Baba Sala told Saturday Telegraph 11 months before his death     Even before the latest rumour of his death, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, had identified being constantly rumoured dead as a burden he is not willing to carry anymore having had to bear it for the past few years. As he sat across a few journalists somewhere in Lekki where the main thrust of the discussion centred on a biography of the man who took comic acting, either on stage or on screen, to the zenith, it was easy…

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It’s embarrassing when men send me nude photos –Oyebade Adebimpe

Oyebade Adebimpe is an up-and-coming actress and a professional model who is gradually shooting into limelight. In this interview with Ghaniyah Olowoyo, she revealed how lucrative her modelling work is and…     How did the idea of acting begin for you? I got in through auditioning. I was serving then. I was a model at that time, I started modelling from school. After school I became a professional model, a full time one. So I saw this broadcast message requesting for an auditioning and that the producer would even…

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Waje: I DON’T SEE UP-AND-COMING ARTISTES AS THREAT

Nigeria’s prom queen of music, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as WAJE (Words Aren’t Just Enough), is one of the very few Nigerian music acts who would take a hiatus risky for many to do yet waltz back to take with ease her pride of place. About her career, motherhood and more, she speaks with LANRE ODUKOYA.   You’d stayed on recess for too long; were you not under pressure to make songs? When you see certain write-ups about you, you will get worried. Things like that make you to start…

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Funke Adesiyan’s grit after stolen mandate

Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan, who was recently announced as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ibadan South East State Constituency 2 in the 2019 general elections has raised the alarm over substitution of her name with the candidate she defeated at the primary election held in Ibadan, the state capital. During her outburst on Instagram, she lamented the injustice allegedly meted out to her by the APC to aspirants who bought forms and contested for the party’s primaries. Adesiyan claimed that she scored 207 votes to defeat…

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After Netflix’s acquisition of film, Genevieve inks deal with Hollywood talent agency

Nollywood star actress, Genevieve Nnaji, is definitely on a roll United Talent Agency (UTA) just added her to its roster weeks after she reached a deal with Netflix regarding her new film, LionHeart. According to the terms of deal, UTA will now represent the Nigerian actress’ interests in film, TV and production globally. UTA, rated as one of the top talent agencies in Hollywood, is known for representing actors, directors, producers, recording artists, writers, and other entertainment professionals. With the likes of Keke Palmer, James Franco, Dolly Parton, Lauryn Hill,…

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My late mother advised me to relocate to Nigeria –Seyi Shay

With a measure of fame and fortune today, delectable singer, Seyi Shay, has urged Nigerian singers to fully embrace and not struggle with their identity anymore. According to her, this is on account of the the wave being enjoyed by Afrobeat, the new sound from this part of the world influenced by Fela’s Afrobeat. Speaking during an interview on BBC Africa’s What’s New? Seyi Shay said the global interest in the music genre did not come to her as totally surprising. “I just feel like it was just a matter…

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Felabration 2018 to celebrate Fela’s 80th posthumous birthday

Felabration, the annual celebration of the life, times and ideals of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the founder of Afrobeat, this year will also be used to celebrate his 80th posthumous birthday, according to organisers. Speaking on the 2018 edition of the event, Yeni Kuti, daughter of the late legendary music and activist, said the 2018 edition of the event would kick off on Monday while saying hundreds of Afrobeat enthusiasts from four continents are expected to be part of the festival billed to take place between October 15 and 21. Speaking…

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MultiChoice Talent Factory launches West Africa Academy

The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy (MTFA) in West Africa was officially opened on Monday with a launch ceremony in Lagos. The unveiling of the academy, expected to provide Africa’s next generation of film and television storytellers with a 12-month training programme, attracted commendation for Multi- Choice by the Lagos State Government. Speaking at the launch, the Lagos State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr Steve Ayorinde, commended MultiChoice Nigeria for giving young Nigerians selected from across the country an opportunity to understand the business of film production. “What MultiChoice…

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Phosudo floats Nigeria’s first polo fashion collection, DELIC8

In commemoration of the centennial year of Polo, a.k.a. the Game of Kings, in Nigeria, the first ever Polo locally designed wears, Phosudo, had unveiled its Delic8 collection to teeming enthusiasts of the game in Lagos. Segun Lawson, the creative director of Phosudo brand, had hinted at the unveiling which held last Sunday on Raymond Njoke close, Ikoyi, Lagos that, “I decided to go into a sports brand for the Polo players wear Made-in-Nigeria Polo jerseys which has Nigeria Coat of Arms on them. And I admire what we’ve made…

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Nigerian musicians that sing to support politicians

With popular music stars, Davido and Olamide, coming out in the last few weeks to state their support for political office holders, it has brought back into limelight how far some musicians go to canvass support for politicians in Nigeria. Although in the case of Davido, he went all out for his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the recently concluded election in Osun State, Olamide restated a fact we have always known, that he is a big fan of Lagos…

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