Multiple cinemas, way out of piracy –Bright

Bright Wonder Obasi is a filmmaker, scriptwriter, cinematographer, actor and Filmmaking Facilitator at High Definition Film Academy (HDFA), he speaks with Deborah Ocheni about his Script2screen Africa reality show, multiple cinema as the way out of piracy in Nigeria and sundry issues.   You released an album in 2009. Can you tell us what is happening to that creative part of you? Yes, I released a gospel album in 2009, but since then I think film swept me off my feet, at that point my music was too local and…

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I am sensitive, romantic, adventurous – Amah-Aluko

Filmmaker, actress and author, Lilian Amah-Aluko, in this interview, talks about her career, Nollywood and piracy among other issues. TONY OKUYEME You have been off the screen for some time, is it deliberate? Not really. I just don’t get offered the kind of exciting challenging roles I crave. The last intensely challenging and exciting role I played was last year as Nori in Hush. I thank the producers for that opportunity and the chance to again play opposite RMD. My career came full circle with the role of Nori. I…

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Ijebu community installs Adebambo as Arole Ako

Oke Ako community in Yemoji Local Council Development Area of Ogun State will come alive on Thursday as United Kingdombased businessman Rafiu Olatunde Adebambo is installed as the Arole Ako. The installation, to be performed by the Aladeken of Oke Ako, Oba Joshua Osunsami, is expected to be witnessed by government functionaries, monarchs, eminent personalities and other sons and daughters of the town. A sleepy but ancient town in the contemporary history of Ijebuland, Oke Ako is approximately 10.7km from Ijebu-Ode, from which Yemoji LCDA was recently carved out by…

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Lagos commences construction of six new arts theatres

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday said that construction work on the six arts theatres across the state has commenced. He also said that the state was currently leading the initiatives to transform the National Museum and the iconic National Arts Theatre into world class centres of history, tourism arts and entertainment. The governor spoke at the inauguration of a Board of Arts and Culture at the Banquet Hall, Lagos State, when he urged the board members to go all out and explore private sector support to nurture new talents…

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Historical documentation of Ubulu Kingdom

BOOK TITLE: The story of Ubulu Kingdom, A Historical Documentary of the People of Ubulu AUTHOR: Esther Nwogwonuwe Wright PUBLISHER: Opelsey Ventures Nigeria PAGE: 324 pages Tony Okuyeme   Inspired by the need to preserve her people’s cultural heritage, against the backdrop of the erosion of the country’s cultural heritage”, writer, theatre director and filmmaker, Esther Nwogwonuwe Wright, embarked the production of a film on the people of Ubulu. She therefore set out from Lagos to her hometown Ubulu-Uku in 2005. But as events unfolded, what she discovered and verified…

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Vin Diesel: What Paul Walker’s mum told me after his death

  It’s been an emotional press tour for Vin Diesel, who filmed the latest “The Fast and the Furious” film, “The Fate of the Furious,” entirely without actor and best friend Paul Walker for the first time. Walker passed away in a fatal car accident in 2013 while the seventh “Fast” movie was still in production. The cast went on to finish the film, using special effects to finish Walker’s role. Diesel, who calls Walker his brother, has been incredibly open about his grieving process since the death. In an…

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I don’t feel old at 40 –Koffi

Koffi Idowu-Nuel, popularly called ‘Tha Guru and Beast of Comedy’ is Nigeria’s most versatile entertainer, comedian, actor, singer, playwright and producer. He’s also a great compere, having hosted big events across various sectors of the economy. Koffi recently released his memoir, ‘Beauty of the Beast: The Scars that made me a Star’ when he celebrated his 40th birthday and nine years wedding anniversary. In this interview with VANESSA OKWARA, he goes down memory lane to recount how it all started Who is Koffi? I’m born to a Togolese mum and…

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Stephanie Okereke-Linus: Stunning beauty

Stephanie Okereke- Linus is an actress, film director and model. She was also the runner up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant of 2002. Stephanie is from Ngor Okpala and graduated with a degree in English and Literary Studies. In 2014, she released a movie, ‘Dry’ which won the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards and 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards best overall movie with the prize of a brand new car. Okereke has starred in over 90 movies. In 2011, the Nigerian government honoured her with…

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Engaging the power of faith for fulfilment of destiny (2)

Last week, we began this teaching by exploring the worth of our destinies in Christ Jesus. In today’s teaching, we shall be looking at four major ways of encountering destiny, which include: · By direct divine encounters: This involves God showing us the path He has ordained for us as well as His plan and purpose for our lives. For instance, Moses had this kind of encounter with God in the burning bush. Paul also had an encounter with God on his way to Damascus (Exodus 3:7-10; Acts 22:7-10, 17-20).…

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Access Bank, Union Bank, others win corporate communications awards

Access Bank, Union Bank, Jago Milk, Indomie and others have emerged winners in the maiden edition of 2017 Corporate Communications Awards (CCAS). The winners emerged via nominations by Corporate Communications professionals, public voting as well as deliberations by members of the Advisory Board and from various industries including the media, academia and Corporate Communications. Winners were presented with an attractive plaque in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Corporate Communications. According to the statement, Jago Milk, “for the winner in you” campaign, won the best use of video award; Union…

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