…Nigerian artistes top chart  By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH  Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, C4 Pedro, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, and Tekno among other acts are among the top contenders in this year’s edition of African Muzik Magazine Awards, now known as AFRIMMA wards & Music Festival, taking place in Dallas, Texas, United States on October 8, 2017. Announcing the nominees on Friday, AFRIMMA Founder/CEO of Big A Entertainment, Mr. Anderson Obiagwu disclosed that has added  the Newcomer category to the award scheme, which has earned new acts like Dremo, Kadejevera DJ, Hiro, and Mr Leo nominations. In its 4th edition, Obiagwu described AFRIMMA as the biggest African music award show in the Diaspora, adding that the show has now moved to a more prestigious venue – the House of Blues. Obiagwu who also disclosed that two new categories have been added to the 2017 edition -  Best Lusophone and Best Francophone, urged fans to visit www.afrimma.com to vote...
By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja Actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot is set to hit the cinemas with a new blockbuster movie, ‘The Silver Spoon’. The movie which was directed by him will make its cinema debut on Friday, September 22. Written and co-produced by Chinney Love Eze and produced by the Anita Odia led A keys productions, the new film parades an array of talented and professional actors like Desmond Elliot, who also doubles as the director,  Wole Ojo, Yvonne Jedege, Jennifer Eliogu, Sophia Alakija, Ayo Adesanya and Eyinna Nwingwe among others. Possessing a creative storyline and told with an intriguing plot, The Silver Spoon tells the story of a spoilt but bright hardworking and serious minded girl of 24 years, Ella Henshaw (Sophia Alakija) placed on a succession plan by her parent to take over the family business. She then comes across a man who took her for a mere pretty face....
Lekki was all merriment and funfair yesterday, 23rd July as the latest Luxury Lounge and Food Court, Wanneka’s Lounge was opened to the public in grand style. The event which was hosted by Denrele Edun, was attended by celebrities like Humblesmith, BBNaija Eriata Ese, Yvonne Jegede, Belinda Effah, BBNaija Jon Ogah, Fredrick Leonard, Mary Lazarus, Azuka Ogujuiba, Latasha Nwugbe, Peggy Ovire, Mimi Orijekwe and many others. Also in attendance were top executives and media. The event was a tasteful one filed with class; from the red carpet, to the colourful balloons, the beautifully adorned ushers and the DJ. Just before declaring the beautiful lounge open, the owner, Mrs Doris Nkumah popularly known as ‘mizwanneka the Hair Boss’ talked about her journey as a serial entrepreneur and the times she had almost given up on her dream of opening a lounge.  According to her, “I am grateful to all that encouraged me to...
BY SAMUEL ABULUDE, LAGOS Self styled and MI's disc jockey, DJ Lambo proves to be an excellent multi-tasker; despite her recent announcement as president of CBN (Choc Boi Nation). Lambo as she is fondly called by fans has released a hot new track titled 'Bebe' reassuring her fans that she is still very much in the game and not one to be weighed down by administrative duties. Bebe features Afropop singers, Skales and label mate, Victoria Kimani. The song is a feel good track that celebrates the euphoria of everyday love. Produced by CKay, Bebe is out now on all major digital music platforms. DJ Lambo has been part of the Glo music tour helping music artistes and comedians on the wheels of steel. Anthony Ada Abraham, Entertainment And Tourism Editor LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPERS Group (+234) 08053686156
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Music artiste and husband of Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, Abdul Rasheed Bello also known as JJC Skillz, has disclosed that he fell in love with the actress the first time she meet her. He added that he even proposed to her a week after they met and she laughed. The couple got married in London quietly in 2016 and is now undertaking projects together. The singer who is now a movie director said in an interview that Funke loves to make ewedu and pounded yam, his favourite for him. “Funke and I have a very wonderful, beautiful relationship, but to be honest, I had proposed to her earlier and she laughed at me. I think that was a week after we met. I was like, ‘I have never met anyone like you, marry me’. And she just laughed at me. And then, I promised that she would be...

Thrills & Frills Of AMAA 2017

By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos The 13th African Movie Academy Awards AMAA took place last weekend indices from the event showed that other African countries were catching up on the art of film making as Senegalese and Malian movies, Felicite' and 'Wulu' respectively got nine awards between them. The award night which was hosted by talented actress, Nse Ikpe Etim and held at the Eko Hotels in Lagos gathered the creme de la creme of the African cinema. According to the jury led by Bernie Goldblat, there has been a growing achievement in quality of films across Africa. The host, Lagos State government represented by deputy governor, Mrs Idiat Adebule, said that the entertainment industry over the years have contributed immensely to the growth of Lagos State. "Through you, our tourism industry can be developed,” she added. In her address, the founder of AMAA, Peace Anyiam Osigwe said that the awards united the continent...
By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja The dreams of a young, blind boy that has captivated everyone’s hearts has come true. Semah G. Weifur, not only had the unique opportunity to record with his favourite musician, Flavour took it one step further and shot the video, for their collaborative single, “Most High” – the final track on his “Ijele – The Traveler” album. Directed by Adasa Cookey, the gospel song shows flavour in another realm of life as he praised God the most, while Semah G took two stanzas of the song. Flavour has continued to receive commendations from far and near for making the dreams of the young blind boy with Sonorous voice come
 By Anthony Ada Abraham  The much anticipated Peace Achievers Awards has promised to honour well deserving Nigerians who have contributed in one way or the other to the development and growth of the country. The event, which has recognised the top notch in the socio-political sphere of the nation, has also celebrated A-list entertainers within and outside the country. According to the CEO/president, Peace Ambassador Agency,  Kingsley Amafibe, he said this year's edition would be bigger and better as many Nigerians, both the high and mighty are among the list of dignitaries to be honoured. "Over the years, we have contributed to peace building and humanitarian aid in Nigeria and Africa through the Peace Education Project. As you may know, our society has been driven into a stage of abject poverty because of the extensive lack of proper education.” "The Peace Education Project has reached out to various schools and institutions to lend its voices...
By Anthony Ada Abraham All is now set for one of the most prestigious TV shows in Nigeria and Magazine, GA FILI GA DOKI TV and Magazine to finally unveil its much anticipated new logo for its TV show and magazine and award night. The company which helps to showcase personalities from the industry also celebrates hardworking Nigerians who have excelled in their professional careers. According to the organiser, who doubles as an artiste and comedian, MC Terry, he said the event would be celebrating prestigious Nigerians who have contributed in different ways to their communities and the country at large. He further pointed out that the "3 in 1"event would be first of its kind in the City of Abuja which holds this Sunday, 2017 at popular Sandralia Hotel, Abuja. "The event will start by 5:30pm. I want people to come and experience the best of our African culture. Gafiligadoki Communication are the organisers of the Award Night, and...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Today, literature for the Nigerian child has evolved from oral tradition to new media. The era where parents entertained, educated and informed children about cultural codes through folkloric means has given way to more advanced media forms in the mould of story books, cartoons, videos games, television series and animations. Traditionally, moonlight stories are fictitious stories woven around characters that are human, animals or inanimate objects. Ultimately, it serves a vital role for inculcating values or life lessons in children. In a nutshell, the Oral tradition created an avenue for family bonding and recreational activities in the pristine Nigerian society. In spite of the paradigm shift from the folkloric tradition to digital literary forms, American author, Kathy Brodsky believes that by infusing folkloric style in children’s book, readers can appreciate books better while also imbibing good morals. Brodsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, writes and promotes quality...