Gifty: I quit my job in Ghana because my boss asked for sex

Gifty Brian Onyechukwu Ajumobi of the Big Brother Naija fame made a detour from a marriage she considered a misadventure but the 24-year-old actress has shrugged off the gloom of that experience. In this interview with LANRE ODUKOYA, she speaks about BBN, her humble beginnings and how she came to the spotlight.     After these past months, if your mind races back to that time, what kind of feeling do you get? What crosses my mind anytime I think about that experience is how fun it was, although at…

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Felicite, Akin Omotoso’s Vaya, other defining moments of AMAA 2017

Adedayo Odulaja The 2017 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) which took place in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial and entertain hub, was a glamorous affair. Held on July 15, at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, the event, featuring teeming guests and practitioners in the African and global movie industry, held everyone spellbound for a little more than three hours. Featuring a combination of music, humour and celebration of African movies, it also set the stage for filmmakers to sit back and savour their reward for the hard work…

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I left NTA bec ause of my New Masquerade role as Zakky – Tony Akposheri

Decades after he dazzled viewers who stayed glued to their TV sets for the inimitable New Masquerade as Zakky, Tony Akpsoheri is a grandfather who remains a man committed to the arts. In this interview with Adedayo Odulaja, the man, who is also a director today, talks about his passion for acting even when there’s no money in it and more. Excerpts…         Are you aware that The New Masquerade is back on TV? The one people are watching now are old episodes; not new ones. They…

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Entertainers berate FG over plans to ban production of movies, music videos abroad

Adedayo Odulaja Nigerian entertainers are hitting hard at Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, after reports last weekend indicate he had suggested that the Federal Government may ban entertainers from shooting movies and music videos abroad. The issue, which has generated a heated debate since the reports first surfaced, has seen the likes of Peter Okoye, Jude Okoye, Yemi Alade, Ruggedman, Kcee, Charly Boy among others speaking out strongly against the move. Apart from the total condemnation of the said plan by most Nigerians, the stars have said it…

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Aramide: I write songs with thoughts of my hubby running around my head

A multiple award-winning Nigerian Afro-Soul/Jazz artiste, Aramide has steadily become one of the most notable female musicians in the country in recent years. In this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, the Ibadan indigene who studied Political Science at the University of Jos and boasts of awards from notable platforms like AFRIMA, NEA, Headies among others, speaks on her childhood, life and career. Excerpts     How would you say being a Jos-bred musician influenced your craft? For the fact that I grew up in a music-oriented family, all I needed was…

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Latin, Baba Suwe didn’t threaten my fame –Okunnu

Top Yoruba comic actor, Wale Akorede otherwise known as Okunnu remains one of the busiest in Yoruba movie industry. The thespian and script speaks with LANRE ODUKOYA about his foray into acting and rise to fame.   Before you reached stardom, there were comic acts like Baba Suwe, Latin, Aderupoko and many others. Were you not frightened by those names when you were joining the industry? There wasn’t any reason to be afraid of anyone’s star power. The sky is large enough for birds to fly without obstructing one another….

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Shina Peters, Paul Play, Ykee Banda for AMAA 2017 today

Nollywood star, Nse Ikpe-Etim, to host awards event     As the exciting moments for which the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) return for the 2017 edition, the Lagos State Government is playing the role of a good host to local and international visitors already in Lagos for Africa’s biggest movie award. The 13th edition of the pan-African awards ceremony, which fans have looked forward to all year round, holds in Lagos today at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites and it’s expected to parade a long list…

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