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Gospel Singer Sinach Celebrates Easter On Youtube

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Sinach, partners Google over a 60-minute concert,  A Celebration of Joy,’ to be streamed live on her YouTube channel, on Easter Sunday. Spokesman for Google and YouTube Content Partnership Lead, Google, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Addy Awofisayo, said this  in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. Awofisayo said the YouTube was proud to be able to host this ‘very special’ concert by Sinach and delighted to promote courage, optimism and joy at this time when it is much needed. “We are very excited to be able to bring Sinach’s ‘A…

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Nollywood Actress Stephanie Linus Debuts Short Film ‘The Student’

Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, has released a new short film, “The Student’, which creates awareness against sexual and gender-based violence (GBV). The renowned actress, who frown at sexual and GBV issues that have become a thing of concern, took to her instagram handle @stephanielinus in a video clip, to announce the movie to fans and Nigerians, where she condemned the act in tertiary institutions. “There is help available! The prevalence of sexual harassment of female students in tertiary institutions is worrisome. “Many students are threatened with exam failure or other…

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Spotify Launches Campaign To Promote African Dance Music Culture

Spotify, a digital music service that gives access to millions of songs, has launched a campaign to promote African Dance Music Culture. The campaign, ‘Spotify African Heat’ features African artistes like Focalistic, Fuse ODG, Olamide and other African stars. Centred on the key role that the Afro-dance community has played in spreading African pop music across the globe, the campaign also includes leading female faces of dance music in Africa like Moonchild Sanelly, Sho Madjozi, Niniola and Amapiano’s Lady Du. Speaking on the campaign, Phiona Okumu, Spotify Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa,…

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Nigeria’s Creative Sector To Benefit From N300 Loan Package, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Bank of Industry(BoI), in collaboration with the National Council for Arts and Culture, had secured a N300 million loan package for Nigeria’s creative sector. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, on Sunday, in Abuja, said the vice president disclosed this  at the opening of Ogidi Studios, a Lagos-based world-class creative complex, hosting recording, film production, animation, and writing studios, owned by the Temple Company The vice president said that in recognition of the strategic importance of the entertainment and creative sector in growing the…

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Okonjo-Iweala: Burna Boy, Wizkid Grammy Awards, Services To Export

Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has applauded Nigeria’s Afrobeats stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid, for wining awards at the 2021 Grammy, saying such services should be encouraged for export in Nigeria. OKonjo-Iweala, on Tuesday in Abuja, while meeting with captains of industry sector, said with Nigeria’s large number of educated people, it has a comparative advantage in services with rooms to improve. Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, won the Best Global Music Album category with his `twice as tall’, while Wizkid won the…

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Burna Boy, Wizkid win awards at the 2021 Grammys

Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album. Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy was also a winner on the song. The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director and video producer. Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, a nominee for a second consecutive year, won with his Twice As Tall album. The 63rd Grammy Awards is being held in Los Angeles. Traditionally billed as “music’s…

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Victor Okhai Emerges New President Director Guild Of Nigeria

Victor Okhai has emerged the new President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN). Okhai, , a producer, script writer and cinematographer, emerged winner after gaining 110 of the 159 votes from members of the guild across the country and in diaspora. Okhai, while addressing  members of the guild after being declared winner on Sunday night at the DGN Secretariat, Surulere, promised to restructure the movie industry and also restore the dignity of the guild. “Today is a historic day. I believe it’s the dawn of a new era. About…

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Actors Mourn Late Veteran Broadcaster, Sadiq Daba

Some Nigerian actors on Thursday mourned the late actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, who died Wednesday, March 3, during a protracted illness. The actors took to their Instagram pages to pay tributes to the late thespian who had contributed meaningfully to the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry. Actor Saheed Balogun said: “Goodnight Uncle Sadiq Daba. May your soul rest in perfect peace”. Actress Joke Silva wrote, “Uncle Sadiq, you had a good run. I thank God that you worked till the end. Rest well dear friend. Rest well.” Also,…

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Minister Charges Task Force On Content, Publicity For DSO

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has charged the Ministerial Task Force on the Digital Switch Over (DSO) to ensure that the project offers very rich content for Nigerian television viewers, saying the success of the project depends on the content it offers. In his opening comments at the inaugural meeting of the Task Force in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister also charged it to ensure adequate publicity for the DSO project in order to keep Nigerians well informed about it. ”Let me say, straight away, that…

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Comedian Urges Nigerians, Africans To Appreciate Kids Given Them By God

A Nigerian comedian Freedom Atsepoyi, popularly known as ‘Mr Jollof’, has urged Nigerians, Africans to appreciate the kids God blessed them with regardless of the gender, as he thanked Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for her recent achievement. Okonjo-Iweala was appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Her term would begin on March 1 2021, when she would become the first woman and the first African to hold the office. The renowned comedian, who took to his Instagram handle @mr.jollof_ in a video clip to give this advise, stated that…

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