By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos The singer's picture with Emir of Kano's son suddenly came on one of the online media. Korede Bello was seen dressed in traditional outfit spending the Eid holiday in Kano with his best friend and son of the Emir, Hrh Adam Ashraf Lamido Sanusi. Together, they went horse riding in their traditional attires called ‘Babban Riga‘ to celebrate the multiple day festival which wrapped up with the grand finale called Hawan Fanisau. Korede Bello, who has a new video, 'My People' took pride in calling himself Sarkin Waka, meaning King of Music. Why not, the young singer and Globacom ambassador has done well for himself making hit songs and money like 'Godwin'. His boss, Don Jazzy once posted replying critics that Korede Bello has made money for the company even with the Godwin hit. From his tour of Kano city, Korede posted: I had a great time yesterday during...
Arguably the most successful Yoruba actor presently. Odunlade Adekola is in a class of his own. The multi-talented thespian who has put in two decades in the industry has also acted in a couple of English Nollywood movies. In this chat with the Abeokuta-born actor and father of four, he speaks to SAMUEL ABULUDE on his success secret among others. things. It’s a pleasure meeting you, what have you been up to? I have been busy doing what I love to do. I have been in movie locations in Abeokuta and in Lagos. I thank God for his grace. I have also been busy with the Glo Lafta Fest at weekends. It has been lovely. So watch out for Odunlade doing new things. What has made the Yoruba section of Nollywood popular over the years? I joined the industry in 1996 and the Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners, now TAMPAN, in 1998. It...
Injection site soreness differs with every patient and medication. Though in reality the actual injection of syringe and pain associated with it is minimal, there are times when the pain persists well after returning home and sometimes it worsens with swelling. TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes on how to manage injection pain. Prior to beginning your injectable medication cycle, you should notify your doctor of any latex or adhesive sensitivities or allergies so that he can consider alternative medicines and treatments. Another issue to be aware of is how the use of anticoagulants (blood thinners) or the regular use of aspirin can impact the injection site’s ability to clot. Ask your physician what is right for you. You should be aware that these medications may cause increased bleeding and bruising around the injection site. For some of us the most dreadful thought of visiting a clinic is getting injected with a syringe. Just...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos After dropping the single of Ebube to loud ovation of his brethren and coupled with a heavy rotation in major radio stations, Johnny Kabass has decided to follow up with the visuals for the Ebube song. As part of promotions for the video, he's presently on a media tour. The video, which was directed by Constantine Igoudia, talks about the awesomeness and greatness of God.  It's a worship song that sets you for the day.  And it cuts across all demography. Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Ebube which was produced by Mikheys, he said, “Having been in the industry for a while, six years and gathered enough experience, I have this desire to do something that touches the soul, which is more than just entertainment work. I received the song from the Holy Spirit.  It came to me like a dream and I developed it, "he...
BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, Abuja Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade seems to be on a roll as she takes on yet another movie project. There seems to be no stopping the talented actress since her return to the big screen after her three years hiatus. The screen goddess, who recently thrilled movie lovers  in her come-back movie, ‘Alter Ego’ and whose exceptional performance in her just released movie, ‘Tribunal’,  has embarked on yet another movie journey titled ‘Shadow Parties’, a movie directed by the respected filmmaker, Yemi Amodu. Omotola Jalade recently met with the brilliant Yemi Amodu to sign the contract of the new movie in Ikeja. There's no doubt that the duo, who are respectively one of the very best in their fields, are cooking something worth seeing. Dotted with love and inter-communal marriages, “Shadow Parties” encapsulates the endless political intrigues that would later transform into blood business of arms and ammunitions and...
The African Union (AU) has awarded the hosting right for the Pan African Music Initiative, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), to Nigeria for another three years (2017-2019). This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Sunday. The minister said the hosting right was given to the country following its successful hosting of the 2014-2016 editions. He said that the award of the hosting right was conveyed in a letter written ton him by the Commissioner of Social Affairs at the AU Commission, Mrs Amira Elfadil. Mohammed said the AU’s commissioner commended the growth and inclusiveness of AFRIMA by reaching out to `many musicians, music producers and creative arts practitioners in general’. He said that Elfadi noted that between 2014 and 2016, during which Nigeria hosted three editions of AFRIMA, it “has become a very crucial event...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE with Agency Report Don Williams, a singer of country music who emerged as one of the biggest stars during the late 1970s, died on Friday, September 8 in Mobile, Alabama, Aged 78. His publicist, Kirt Webster, said the cause was emphysema. Don Williams in his hey days reigned with his brand of country music which is still the most followed genre of music in United States. Never entirely comfortable in the limelight, 17 of his singles, including earnest declarations like “You’re My Best Friend” and “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good,” reached the top of the Billboard country chart from 1974 to 1984. He found particularly enthusiastic fans in Britain and Africa, where his admirers included the rock stars Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton. Born Don Williams on May 27, 1939, in the rural north Texas community of Floydada, he released more than 40 albums in his career, on MCA,...
Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja - After some smashing hits singles by the artistes of 3rd World Music, Nannio Cheto, CEO of 3rd World Music has proven he is a force to be reckoned with, not just in the Nigerian music industry, but all over the world. Shot in the cold city of Jos, the video present a clear picture those Nannio and his gangs are here to stay. Produced by Cross aka Crossroadz, it saw top act like Lil Deey, Nocky J, and Joleeta sowing what they ave to offer their fans. Kiidpro, Papa G, Mukky made special appearance. Styled by Whitace Apparels and make up by the resounding Kenny. The Boss Nannio was also on hand to make sure the money speaks.
Entertainment in Nigeria before now, was not for everybody but professionals who knew the rudiments of what the trade entails. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM pictures the contribution technological advancement on the multi-billion dollar industry. In the days of old, artistes were considered traders and marketers because after going to the studios to record their songs, they found it difficult to also market the said songs because of the challenges they faced in the distribution process. Many of them go round the streets just to sell their CDs, making it difficult to meet the needed targeted audience. People like The Remedies, Plantation Boiz, Raskimono, Majek Fashek, Oritz Wiliki, King Waleman and many more didn’t have the luxury of the distribution process young artistes are enjoying today. There were no social media to keep up with their fans, no Twitter, instagram, Facebook, and many more that people enjoy today. They had to meet or travel several...
BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, ABUJA Kendrick Lamar emerged the biggest winner at the 2017 MTV VMAs on Sunday night, where he took home six of the eight categories he was nominated in. The MTV Video Music Awards was held at The Forum in Los Angeles, US. Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘XO TOUR Llif3’ beat Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ remix featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber to win song of the summer, despite the latter’s popularity. Khalid was named best new artiste, while Kanye West won an award for best choreography. Katy Perry and The Weeknd who were the most nominated artistes after Lamar, with five each, didn’t receive any award.   Here is the full list of winners at the 2017 MTV VMAs: Follow along with Billboard while we update the complete winners list:   Video of the Year Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) -- WINNER Bruno Mars - "24K Magic" (Atlantic Records) Alessia Cara - "Scars To Your Beautiful" (Def Jam) DJ Khaled ft....