Arts & Entertainment
As the bond between Hollywood and Nollywood continue to flourish with more collaboration from music and movie icons, America’s singing sensations, Wyclef Jean and Akon will feature in Jeta Amata’s new movie ‘Black November’, which focuses on the Niger Delta.
The music stars joined the movie cast in the final lap of shooting, which took place in Los Angeles, California.
Multiple award-winning entertainers, Peter and Paul Okoye, famously known as P-Square, mesmerised their United Kingdom fans during this year’s Afro Beats Festival held at HMV Apollo on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
After clocking 77 days in the reality show that ended on August 5 this year, and becoming Ghana’s best performing housemate, the Ghanaian model, Keitta, disclosed that he is keen on changing Ghana’s entertainment industry to make it profitable. “There is one thing I want to change in the industry; it is about the girls we put in our videos. I want to groom them; I just want to improve our video quality and the elements in our videos to make them better,” he said.
This year’s TIMA Award according to Mr. Olumide Bola-Akindele the chief executive officer, CEO of the indigenous award will be better compared to the maiden edition which was held two years ago. Olumide, a movie producer and director of over 20 years who has produced hit movies like ‘Ibinabo’, ‘Dead Alive’ and ‘Hand of God’ among other films said the fact that he singlehandedly sponsored the maiden edition of the award has strengthened his belief and conviction that he can achieve better feats.
In a bid to curb the rising insecurity in some parts of the country, a non-governmental organisation, Messengers of Peace Foundation is set to organise a peace march in selected locations in the country, beginning from the Eagle Square, Abuja. President of the group, Dr. Suleman Adejoh said the organisation is working in partnership with the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Miss Peace Nigeria 2012 and others to achieve the desired goal.
DB Records owner and pop artiste, D’Banj, is desperately trying to reconcile with his former Mo’ Hits partner Don Jazzy on the order of his American based superior, Kanye West. According to the story flying around, the highly influential American, has ordered D’banj to go back to his former partner. Our source, who is close to D’Banj and Don Jazzy, confirms this to be true and says that D’Banj’s attempts to get Don Jazzy back has been going on for sometimes.
The nominees for the first edition of Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards have been announced and Nigeria’s, ‘Two Brides & a Baby’; a beautifully crafted romantic comedy about a couple, Keche and Bankole who planned to showcase what they thought was a perfect union. They planned for a beautiful wedding ceremony and hoped for a blissful life thereafter, until the unexpected happened.
In what is fast becoming one of the most anticipated events on the social calendar for Africans in London and New York, Africa’s biggest musical concert dubbed Ghana Meets Naija takes a humorous twist with a touch of comedy for its international debut. The renowned musical concert is set to hit the United Kingdom and United States later this month and early September respectively.
Poet, short story writer and public commentator Bob MajiriOghene will be the major featured writer at the August 25 edition of the Guest Writer Session, an initiative of the Abuja Writers’ Forum, AWF, which holds at Hamdala Plaza, Asokoro, Abuja. The other writers will be Onyinyechi Nwadinma and Ibrahim Zakama.
Sultry actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande returns with a bang to Nollywood after being off-screen for over a year. The screen diva, Dakore tied the knot with hubby Olumide Akande, son of the billionaire business man, Chief Harry Akande, on January 16, 2011. She was delivered of a baby girl last year in the United States of America.
Well, the good news is she’s back. Dakore recently featured in a movie titled ‘Journey to Self’.