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Friday, 28 August 2009

Naija Entertainment news + Kunle Afolayan's 'The Figurine'

I'm not very busy at the moment, so I'm going to be doing a lot of blogging. You guys have to find a way to keep up with me :-)

This here is entertianment news...didnt find much in the softsell papers to report. But I read in Encomium mag that Timaya and Empress Njamah have parted ways. There was a story about him going to her church to retrieve a car, he shoved a deacon, the church boys beat him up and called the police who asked him to sit on the ground...blah, blah, blah...when the papers give a full report on this story I will bring it to you. But please dont tell anyone you read it here...o! :-)

Now to todays news all thanks to City People Magazine
MNET Face of Africa comes to Nigeria. For the first time, the prestigious modeling competition, MNET Face of Africa will be hosting it’s grand finale in Nigeria. The competition which has taken place in other parts of Africa will be hosted right here in Nigeria. Will keep you posted on the date.

Segun Arinze starts TV programme
Top actor, Segun Arinze has launched a new TV programme called ‘Smoke Screen’. The programme which airs on DBN television every Sunday from 5-6pm, kicked off on Sunday 16th August.

MTN sponsors Nigeria Music Festival. MTN has taken up the sponsorship of the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Music Festival (NMF), a show organised by Ruyi communications
The MTN Nigeria Music Festival will feature performances from both old and contemporary stars across diverse genres. Will keep you posted on this...

Alariwo of Africa plans 11th year anniversary. Cross over artiste, Rotimi Makinde, aka Alariwo of Africa will on Sept 5th 2009 celebrate his 11 years in the entertainment industry. The anniversary concert comes at Fantasy Land Ikoyi and will be anchored by singer Omawunmi. The show will feature KWAM1, 9ice, DJ Zeez, Bracket and many others. Congrats to him.

Julius Agwu set to release new album
Ace comedian, Julius Agwu is set to release his 2nd album titled ‘The Genius’. The album, according to Julius will trigger a lot of people’s interest, as it goes beyond people’s expectation. “There are love songs, gospel songs and of course comedy too. But what people should watch out for is the club hits that will make the industry.” Julius explained. Already he has two singles out, Hello my baby and For God”. Watch out for this album.

Isio Wanogho’s latest plan
Super model cum TV presenter, Isio Wanogho has something new coming up. For quite some time now, Isio has been working on her own label called Isio-DeLaVega. It’s a range of lovely evening dresses amongst others. So look out for this new venture...

Tuface Idibia, Omotola, Onyeka Onwenu join hunger strike
If not for this baby drama issue, Tuface Idibia would have been one of the best human beings ever. Maybe he is. Himself, Omotola, Onyeka Onwenu and others have joined the hunger strike embarked by Naija musicians. I honestly don't think this is the best way to go about reducing piracy...but they know best.
Onyeka Onwenu and Tuface

Omotola second left and Onyeka
Since the Hunger Tent was set up at the National Theatre, many artistes have visited to express solidarity with the unparalleled action which they hailed as the beginning of the emancipation of the Nigerian artiste. Among the many stars who have turned up at the tent are top comedian Ali Baba, front line actor and host of Gulder Ultimate Search, Bob Manuel Udokwu, musicians, Sammie Okposo, Mammuzee Brothers, Sunny Neji, Stella Monye, Baba Dee, Niga Raw, Obiwon, J.. Martin and Blacky, star producer, Laolu Akins and fuji artiste, Alhaji Sikiru Agboola. Other artistes who have visited the tent include Kanayo O. Kanayo, Stella Damasus Nzeribe, Slam, Segun Arinze, Rhymzo, Feladay, Mr. Kool, Emeka Ani, Patrick Doyle, Saint Obi, Alex Okoroji, Bimbo Manuel Bigiano Nkan Eledua, Singaholic, Emma Ogosi, Tony Grey, Wale Thompson, Atorise Lanre, Black Jesus, Eppi Fanio, Uchie the African Rock Star, Zik Zulu Okafor, Dickson Iroegbu, Alex Mouth, Sola Majeed, Kenneth Ehi-Choya, Tunji Sotimiri, Ayo Rotimi, Dr. Zimakoy, Ayo Omisiri, etc.
Good luck people!
*That's it*
Kunle Afolayan's 'The Figurine'
The synopsis of Figurine (Araromire) shows that it is a story of two buddies and a girl…all down on their luck have their lives changed when one of them discovers ‘Araromire’ a mysterious fingurine in a n abandoned shrine which, according to legend bestows seven years of good luck. But no one told them about the next seven year.
Stars in the movie includes Ramsey Nouah, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Tosin Sido, Omoni Oboli and Muraina Oyelami.
Check out pictures of the making...

The actor premiered the movie some days back at Genesis Cinema located at The Palms, Lekki.

Kunle Afolayan described Figurine as a multi-cultural and contemporary feature highlighting the essence and efficacy of tradition, friendship, betrayal and love. It transcends both the ancient and modern day.
Check on it...

2009 MOBO Awards Best African Act nominees
Amadou and Mariam
Baaba Maal
Femi Kuti (And the winner is...)
Oumou Sangare
Salif Kelta

Check out more nominees here...


Jim said...

Strike is a funny thing when Killz, P-Square and D'Banj have more than million dollar on their bank accounts.

Here in Europe, it was action against pirates, too. And what? This pirates are actually the best buyers. What is the reason? They download song and if it is good, they will go to shop. It's easy ;-)

By the way. Anyone has listened brand new song from P-Square? Wahala Dey...

Anonymous said...

LOL at Omotola, she dey count herself as musician abi?

@Jim so if they have million dollar in their account (money they made from shows NOT record sales)nko? What about artiste that are not as lucky as tuface and co to get gigs? Are they going to go hungry?

Jim said...

Do you believe that those pirates will go to the shop and buy CD for 15$? Most of them, go to Alaba, because they haven't got a lot of money. You should understand it.

Anonymous said...

pls how did Goldie get on the list?


this movie looks good. I hope I can buy it over here in the States. Thanks for sharing, Linda

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