By ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, ABUJA The national leadership of the Performing Musician Association Of Nigeria (PMAN) has condemned and dissociated itself and members from the anti-Igbo song circulating in Northern Nigeria. In a statement made availble to LEADERSHIP, the PMAN President and national leader of all musicians in Nigeria, Lord-Liege Keston Okoro, flanked by his deputies Gbenga Falope the first vice President who is the national leader of the Western zone, Baba Ojonugwa J.F.O, the second vice President and the national leader of the 19 northern states made this known after meeting with major stakeholders of the music industry in northern Nigeria at Abuja. The statement said the condemnation of the song by the PMAN national hierarchy is out of concern for national peace and stability. “ we are resolute and  committed to a united Nigeria where every citizen’s right are equally guaranteed, thus we are calling on the federal government, security agencies...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos - Winner of season 3 of Gulder Ultimate Search reality show, Hector Oluwaseun has been shot dead in his Lagos home. Our correspondent learnt that Hector was trailed from the airport to his house by two gunmen in Lagos. The GUS season 3 winner and father of one, was reportedly trailed to his house in Lagos, and shot dead by two unknown gunmen. According to reports, the father of one had just got back from picking up his younger brother at the Lagos International Airport when the sad incident happened. Facebook users, Baskelly Legendhustler and Oluwatosin Van Phillips Genesis, both shared the news on their pages. Baskelly wrote, “Goodbye Hector-Jobarteh, the winner of gulder ultimate search season 3 winner....May your soul rest in peace and may the good God give ur fam fortitude to bear the lost ....He was shot to death by 2 gunmen.” Tosin, who also posted the account, said...
BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN and MSUE AZA, Kaduna - Veteran actor, Kasimu Yero, is dead. He died in Kaduna yesterday at the age of 70. Yero, popularly known as Uncle Gaga in the 1980s television soap opera, ‘Cock Crow At Dawn’ and lead character in Abubakar Imam’s ‘Magana Jari Ce’, died at his residence in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, after a protracted illness. The late Yero’s eldest son, Mansur Kasimu Yero, who confirmed the death to journalists, said the deceaced was buried at Bachama Road Cemetry in Kaduna. Mansur, in a telephone chat noted that his father died after a protracted illness at his residence, Magajin Gari, Kaduna city. He said his father was 70 and left behind eight children, including him being the first and two other boys, as well as five girls. The Deceased had since been buried at the Bachama Road Cemetry in Kaduna. Yero would be fondly remembered for his role as ‘Uncle Gaga’...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Every successful person has a story. So also does the gorgeous Beverly Naya, who bestrode the movie industry starring in movies like, Weekend Getaway, Make A Move, Wedding Party to name a few. However, she had her challenges. The Nigerian actress and entrepreneur revealed that while growing up, she was bullied for having really bad eczema, crooked teeth, a 'lightbulb head' and  'football legs'. Beverly Naya, who happens to be the only child of her parents and also schooled abroad, encouraged her fans never to let anyone take away their joy and be resolute on being where they want to be in life. The actress, who has featured in many big movies and also as a video vixen, encouraged her followers to never look down on themselves.
BY SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos A fortnight ago, Cynthia Anyiam, popularly known with stage name, Lady G, signed a memorandum of understanding with Innocent Idibia (Tuface) of Now Musik Entertainment Services Ltd to take full responsibility of collaborating, producing, promoting and supporting the music endeavours of Cynthia Anyiam (Lady G) using his record label. This is in keeping with the Imo State government's promise to support state based artistes and entertainers who have distinguished themselves by empowering them to realise their full potential. It's on this note, that the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, through his chief of staff, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, handed over the sum of N20 million naira to Now Musik Entertainment Services Ltd to ensure full collaboration and development of Lady G. Excited on the development, Cynthia Lady-G Anyiam took to her Facebook page saying, "Shout out to my Boss, 2BaBa, Oluwa don bless me wey dey make all my...
BY VICTOR OKEKE, Abuja The much publicized African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF) "Unleash Your Talent 2017” is set to hold its grand finale next Friday, September 8 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The event which has gotten Port Harcourt agog, holds at the Hub Event Centre, Odili Road, Port Harcourt by 7:00 pm. The already star-studded event will see a couple of governors attending with Nollywood celebrities and music artists including Pete Edochie, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Patience Ozokwor (Mama G.), Segun Arinze and a host of other Nigerian celebrities already confirmed to attend the event. Speaking on preparations being put in place for the epoch event, President of ACTDF, Engr. Noah Dallaji said that following the conclusion of the zonal auditions in Ibadan, Lagos, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Ekiti and Kaduna, ACTDF is for the grand finale of the biggest talent hunt in Nigeria. Dallaji said the foundation...
College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC)’s Nepal-Africa Film Festival (NAFF) will kick off its sixth edition from September 18 to 20, 2017, and will screen 10 movies (eight) by African film directors which explores topical issues in the continent. Largely, the movie list for the 2017 festival, are drawn from several regions of the continent, including southern African countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda; North-African states like Morocco, Egypt, western African country, Senegal, in addition to France and Nepal. CJMC’s and NAFF’s Director, Dr. Manju Mishra, says the festival is aimed at breaking stereotyped perceptions of Africa, in the globe and at Nepal, as well as, keep them updated of developments in the continent as opposed to the continent’s outdated representation in historical texts found in academic settings abroad. The festival, Mishra reveals is to venerate and celebrate the diversity prevalent throughout Africa. “The magnetism which NAFF enjoys here in Kathmandu is...
By ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM Alphatainment Nigeria Limited in collaboration with NAF Club Kaduna are set for Kaduna Sallah Extravaganza. The event which has promised to be worthwhile will see Mavin Record princess, Di’ja as the star attraction while Baba kingi ( Fela) and his afro dancers will be on hand to also thrill guests with his scintilating Fela performance. This would be the best show ever to happen in Kaduna as residents looking for a place to feast during the Sallah with families and friends will have just one stop. Starring Di’ja, Baba Kingi and his Shrine girls, Ibrahim Baba the Funkiest Mallam, , Bishop Talk,  Alizee,  Youngest Oldman and other 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,. According to the CEO of Alphatainment Nigeria...
By Christopher Odey. Excitement and anxiety hits churches in the city of Abuja as all is now set for the first ever Hosanna Children Choir Challenge Season 1. This event is organised by precepts foundation Nigeria, a children foundation that focuses on winning children to God's Kingdom and mentoring them through music, arts and culture. The event count down is less than a week, is to hold on Sunday the 3rd of September 20l7 at the merit house, Maitama, Abuja, 3pm. According to spokes person of the foundation Rajuno Edem, " this year's event is a top-notch event to host over 30 participating children choir, ranging from, Mountain of fire ministries, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Shepherds House Assembly, TREM, Winners Chapel, Upper room Covenant Assembly, Winners house assembly WIHOFA, Church of God Mission, amongst others. Meanwhile popular Christian icons to play host judge at the event include music producer Wole oni,...
By Stellamaries Amuwa,   The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu , Minister of State, Petroleum Resources , Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye and a list of others have been shortlisted for Peace Achievers Awards 2017. The Peace Achievers Award is an annual event organised to recognise individuals and organisations in Africa who have demonstrated strong commitment to serving their community while maintaining a global mindset, the award brings together the best and the brightest in Africa to work together towards a more peaceful future. Some of the other nominees for this year award includes Lulu Mnguni, South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Angel O. Adelami, Founder, The Elizabeth Foundation, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senate President, Dr. Ibe Ikachikwu, Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Austin Oguejiofor, First Rotech Group of Companies, and  Bola Asha , CEO, Dahksn Investment Limited. Others are Hon...