By Anthony Ada Abraham News reaching Galleria has it that one of the house mates of BBNaija, Bally has indicated interest to headline the Kaduna Sallah Extravaganza, put together by Alphatainment Nigeria Limited and NAF Club Kaduna. The best show ever to happen in Kaduna since the time of the great bands is set to thrill everyone and those who would be feasting in Kaduna during Sallah with families and friends. Starring Big Brother Naija Housemates, Youngest Oldman, Baba Kingi and his Shrine girls, Dr Ayuba, Noel Empraw, Ibrahim Baba the Funkiest Mallam, Doreen Donalee, Bishop Talk, DJ Bally and lots more side attractions from notable comedians. Musical acts, Journey of the dance train from the 60's to 2017, Presentation of Awards, Talk Show, Modelling, Fashion show, All Round Music Galore, Acrobatic Displays, Magical Acts, Makosa Dancers, special appearance by Ambassador John Fashanu and Ambassador Rachel Bakam, with lots of side attraction's. According to...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has inaugurated a national taskforce to checkmate the upsurge of unlicensed and unclassified movies in the country. The action was taken by the new Executive Director of the NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas who assumed office barely three months ago. He mandated the 8-man taskforce to combat on all fronts the proliferation of unclassified or unapproved movies, influx of directly translated foreign movies and distribution movies by unlicensed agents and distributors. Speaking at the Ikoyi office of NFVCB, Alhaji Thomas said that the reconstituted national taskforce against unwholesome movies was one of the mandates given him by President Muhammadu Buhari to revitalize the dying dreams of the founding fathers of the film industry whose shear efforts brought the sector to phenomenal limelight but have so far recorded pains and tears as a result of the sabotaging works of people bent on...
By ANTHONY AWUNOR and HANNAH ONI, Lagos Upcoming musical wizkid, Austin K, is set to take over the Nigerian musical space by storm with his new single titled: “Thank You MTN”, the Delta State born Artistes says, he is just using the single first, to appreciate his fans and some organisations that have been supporting the music industry in Nigeria. He has however, tailored the single in such a way that anybody in the streets could easily feel the song and instantly sing along in the same fashion. On his genre of music, Austin K said, “I do music for living, l have been in the industry for a while doing music as a job. I just dropped my single recently titled ‘Thank you MTN’, it is a song that anybody can feel in the street and sing along. I do R&B, and inspirational music. To be specific I am a Rhythm...
By Anthony Ada Abraham The Prince of Kannywood, Ali Nuhu wants investors to build more cinemas in the northern cities of the country as the advent of Sharia law, more than a decade ago, affected the operation of cinemas in the land. He added that Kannywood industry had a cinema culture and wants it to be brought back as it would boost economic activities in the region and returns for the investment of movie producers in the region. The actor who spoke in an interview with an online platform, Pulse, said the movie industry in generally named Nollywood, have immense potentials to provide jobs for the teeming youths. Speaking on the cinema culture in Kannywood, Nuhu said, "Funny enough, Kannywood started it like 15 years ago, most of the movies we make go round the cinemas before they go on DVD. But, with the advent of the Sharia Law, most of the...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Coke Studio Africa has confirmed mega platinum star, Jason Derulo, as the show’s guest star this year. The artiste is set to feature on a special episode themed: the 'Global Fusion Edition!' The American Pop/R&B singer and dancer who is currently riding high with his latest banger, ‘Swalla’, is expected to jet into Nairobi, Kenya this week (June 2017) to participate in the recording of Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show. During his time at Coke Studio, the new-school, multitalented creative giant who has sold over 50 million singles and impressively achieved 11 platinum singles including ‘Wiggle’, ‘Whatcha Say’, ‘Talk Dirty’, ‘It Girl’, ‘In My Head’, ‘Trumpets’ and ‘Marry Me’, will meet and work with 11 talented African Stars. They include Dela (Kenya), Rayvanny (Tanzania), Bebe Cool (Uganda), Mr. Bow (Mozambique), Falz (Nigeria) and others. Ahead of his anticipated arrival to feature in the special Coke Studio episode dubbed...