Buoyed by its passion to spread hope and provide platforms for dreams to blossom, Sahara Group is set to premiere a short film – Hanatu – which was produced and directed by ace film maker, Kunle Afolayan. Hanatu is a Sahara Foundation inspired short filmwhich tells the story of how a young corps member named Preye helps a little girl (Hanatu) in a village rediscover her confidence and hope for a bright future when he helps her secure a prosthetic leg following a dastardly accident which claimed her father's life. According to Bethel Obioma, Head, Corporate Communications, Sahara Group, Hanatu epitomizes Sahara's commitment to sustainability, responsibility and extrapreneurship. “It is an expression of who we are and what we do - providing opportunities for aspirations to blossom into fruition. It is the mantra of hope; the demystification of impossibilities; a clarion call for sustainable development across climes and times,” the company's spokesperson...
BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, Testimony place, Island branch of Holy Ghost Christian Centre recently put together a five-day power and faith revival programme titled “God Can” with an economic conference, “coming out of recession” which took place on Saturday, June 10th at the prestigious four-point by Sheraton Hotel,Lekki with Dr. Amos Fenwa, the general overseer of the ministry and Pastor Femi Okanlawon, the Island branch (Testimony place) Pastor. The programme and the business summit played host to Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo (managing director and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank,PLC), Mr. Waheed Olagunju (the executive director, SMEs at the Bank of Industry), Mr. Uche Orji (managing director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Agency (NSIA), and Mr. Abiola Olaniran (Founder of Gamsole) who brought so much life experience to the discussion relating to the long bumpy road of the persevering entrepreneurs. One of the guest speakers said that to get out of recession, the economy needs...
By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH Filmmakers will begin to enjoy dividends from there works, like their counterparts in the music sector. Chairman of  Audio-Visual Rights Society (AVRS) of Nigeria, Mr. Bond Emeruwa made the disclosure during the second Annual General Meeting of the society which held at the NAN Hall, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, penultimate Wednesday. Emeruwa who urged members to exercise more patience, promised that distribution of royalties accrued to them will commence in about six months time. The AVRS Chief reiterated that the society was only licensed as a Collective Management Organisation (CMO) about three years ago, and will soon start collecting money from users of their works. He said: “What is inarguable before us today is that AVRS since obtaining certificate of approval from the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) in October 2014 is yet to collect royalties from users of cinematograph films in the country.” Emeruwa explained that this is not a shortcoming on the part of...
By Francis Okoye, Maiduguri Despite last Sunday’s suicide bombings in Maiduguri which claimed 16 lives, residents yesterday trooped to the Sanda kyarimi Zoo and Amusement Park to have Sallah fun. The recreation centre was filled to capacity as the fun seekers moved their way through all the facilities in the park. A resident, Marian Audu who came to the park with her family said despite the insecurity in the state , she and her family chosed to be there for fun because, that is the only way to relieve the pains of the crisis bedeviling the state , adding that God that brought them there will take them back safely. Another fun seeker, Abubakar Adomai attributed the unprecedented crowd at the zoo and amusement park to the confidence the people​ have on the Security provided in the area. He, however, called on the state government to repair some of the non functional facilities in...
Lauretta Charles hails from Uturu, in Isuikwuato local government area of Abia State. The first daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Effe; a graduate of English, from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Glam Slam Vision, organizers of Miss Heart of Nigeria beauty pageant. In this interview with ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, She speaks on sundry issues. Since you started this show, how has the reception been like for you? The reception has been exceptionally warm and impressive. It really showed that people are willing to embrace a new wave of pageantry that is focused on humanity and devoid of indecency. Tell us about yourself and how you came about this concept (Miss Heart)? I am a focused and result-oriented lady that is always striving for excellence in all I do. Miss Heart is simply a product of passion. I have an insatiable passion to continually add...
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 the 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. Accorrding...
UK based 3rd World Music Group record label owner, Nannio is set to take the Nigerian music industry by storm. The set which comprises Sekjen, Nannio the brain, Joleeta the lady of the house, Viper X, Kiidpro, Lil Deey, Nocky J and Mr. Drewz are set to take the industry by storm. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM had this exclusive interview with them in Abuja and they reacted individually.  These are their reactions. Nannio: My name is Naniel am a J-town boy born and raised in Jos but I grow up in London. A lot of my life has been spent in London so I have always been musicaly oriented. I have been into music since age of 15 and I rap. I have been rapping and am putting things together. I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur because I have always wanted to own my own destiny. So the motivation behind...
America’ s reality star Kim Kardashian and her musician husband Kanye West could see their family growing after US outlets reported that the celebrity couple has hired a surrogate to carry their third child. This is coming after a doctor advised the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy. People Magazine, E! News and TMZ all reported on the story citing unidentified sources. However, Kardashian’s representative did not respond to a request for comment. Kardashian has two children with rapper West and has spoken openly about her medical struggles during her pregnancies with daughter North, born in 2013, and son Saint, born in 2015, on her E! reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In a recent episode, Kardashian spoke about considering surrogacy for future children with West. The reality star has given detailed accounts on her blog about the difficulties she experienced during her two labors, and the TV show has followed her various...
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...