Arts & Entertainment
Lovers of the written word will once more be treated to an exciting tour of literary awakening. The much awaited International reading tour Dr. Seyi Adigun tagged ‘Tour of Awakening’ is set to kick off at the Benue State University, Makurdi this weekend where members of the University and literary patriots in Makurdi, home of the immediate past National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Dr. Jerry Anthony Agada, will converge to hear him read.
Ghana has become an African fashion success story. Various models and brands have led to a rise in the country’s profile in the world of fashion and a taste for Ghanaian models and designers.
How is the United States?
I am enjoying life here in the US. I have been here since April and being hosted by a lot of Nigerian communities here. It’s really a whole different experience for me. Nigerians here in the US have shown tremendous love and they have made my stay here a beautiful experience.
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Following the decline of the theatre culture in Abuja, theatre artistes have put together a series of activities poised to revamp theatre.
Speaking during a special presentation on a the need for people to develop a theatre habit in Abuja, the executive director of Afrique Arts Academy, school of performing arts, Mrs Teena Ukpai said arts is very important in the development of our society. “Arts embody a wealth of knowledge that cannot be exhausted and it is essential for us to come together and encourage this culture of going to the theatre”.
Ghana’s show-boy, John Dumelo has joined the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade, Tonto Dikeh and many others to try his hand on music. The actor who has been on silver screens for many years has now added music production to his works. The record label named ‘Melo Records’ is set to contribute its quota to the Ghanaian music industry and put its artistes on the international platform.
Reports say award winning hip-hop emcee, Cyril-Alex Gockel who uses stage name C-Real is the first artiste signed on the label.
The award winning actress, Mercy Johnson, disclosed this through a post announcing her return to movie locations. In her words, “I want to say thank you to the fans, friends, colleagues and producers who were there for me. Many of them proved to be friends on and off work. Many adjusted their schedules for me and sent in their greetings during the child dedication.
Organisers of Star Music Trek, the popular annual music tour have unveiled the 22 Nigerian acts that will be performing on this year’s tour!
The artistes were unveiled on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at an announcement ceremony held at Rhapsodys Lounge, Victoria Island and attended by the top industry buffs, artistes, on air personalities and public relations executives.
This year’s performers include some of the bestselling, award-winning acts, the likes of heavyweights 2face Idibia, D’banj and Psquare.
Star actress, Yvonne Nelson has reacted to the insinuations and tales that she’s hit it off with Tuface Idibia’s protégé, Dammy Krane.
In a twitter rant during the week, the actress disclosed that she’s a very jovial lady, “I am a very jovial lady…my keeks are proof…..I have keeks with Majid, John, Dammy etc. They are sweet and adorable guys. Love them”.
In another tweet, Yvonne wonders why, “Peeps just wake up in the morning guessing and deciding who Yvonne is dating…..” saying it’s “absurd”.
Some stakeholders in the tourism industry on Thursday in Lagos called on the newly-appointed Executive Director of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, to classify hotels in the country.
The stakeholders made the call in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN on their expectations from the new NTDC boss, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo, who was appointed by the Federal Government on May 9.
Ghana’s awarding winning acts, Sarkodie and Samini will be performing alongside Wizkid and other Nigerian acts in the Ghana Meets Nigeria show, coming up in on June 22, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Bola Ray, Chief Executive Officer of Empire Entertainment, has explained to News One the motive behind ‘Ghana meets Naija’, which is slated for June 22 at the Accra International Conference Centre.