Arts & Entertainment
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.
Nigeria’s award-winning drama series, Tinsel clocked 1000th episode on Thursday, May 9, 2013. In order to celebrate this great work of art and its players, some renowned cast members held an Autograph Signing at Ikeja for fans of the shoot. The cast and crew also celebrated this awesome milestone with a special edition photo shoot.
Gone are the days when the Nollywood movie industry produced movies that tally with the norms and cultures of Nigeria. Movies produced nowadays are often inappropriate for youths which often affect them subconsciously. It is time Nigerians ponder on what messages the Nollywood movie industry is sending to youths. What role do Nollywood celebrities play in our lives? How appropriate are these roles? What are the habits and attitudes youths are adopting and how do they affect positively and contribute to, the development of the country?
Music sensation, Salt n Pepa is undoubtedly, the group that changed the face of hip-hop. The duo also gave the womenfolk across the globe a voice within their communities and the music industry as a whole.
For the first time ever on the African continent, this Iconic group that revolutionised, like none other, the hip-hop scene rocked the city of Lagos on Wednesday, May 1, when they performed at Rodizzio Entertainment Company’s “Divas Rock Concert.”