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Half Of A Yellow Sun, Others Hit Big Screen

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The internationally ac
claimed movie, Half Of A Yellow Sun was recently premiered in Nigeria. The event put Lagos in a festive mood as Chiwetel Ejiofor and his fellow co-stars stormed Lagos for the premiere of the thrilling motion picture.
The film’s highly acclaimed director, Biyi Bandele and its award winning producer, Andrea Calderwood were also in Lagos with cast of stars which include O.C. Ukeje Tina Mba, Gloria Young, Genevieve Nnaji, Onyeka Onwene Richard Ofodile, Naya Amobi and the films director Biyi Bandele.
It was gathered that the Nigeria’s first Hollywood-style movie premiere witnessed the largest-ever assembly of Hollywood and Nollywood director Biyi Bandele.
Half of a Yellow Sun is a beautifully crafted adaptation of the internationally acclaimed adaptation of the international best seller by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
It is showing at cinemas nation wide including Silver Bird Cinemas. Chiwetel Ejiofor in a recent press interview described Half Of A Yellow Sun as an international story, it has its implications and its relevance across the world.
He went further to reveal that it was the then Biafra war that led to his birth in movie. Inarguably this is the highest budgeted movie in Nigeria and for the first time ever the movie has a billionaire’s box office members Chiwetel and Queen of Box office in Nigeria Genevieve together in a movie.
The 10 Million Dollar film was produced in Nigeria and also brought Hollywood and Nollywood together which has given the film industry an international footing.
The movie which was shot in Tinapa, Calabar was directed by UK based play right, Biyi Bandele who dwelt more in the theme of love rather than violence.
Blood In The Lagoon
Teco Benson’s Blood In The Lagoon will soon be premiered in the big screen nation wide. The emotionally charged and thought provoking movie features Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Okey Uzoeshi, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Akin Lewis, Eddie Ugboma etc.
The film centres around George Dibiya Okey Uzoeshi born into abject poverty and thrust deep into the drudgery fate has dealt him. George takes out a living in the treacherous murky waters of the deluge Lagos Lagoon just like thousands in the many slums of Nigeria, his life style story is already written and sealed by fate even before he came into the world.
This is not of his making, the chances of getting any education and may be clawing his way out of the situation is zero to unlikely at best, but after the murder of his brother, George, sets out to not allow his brother’s dream die.
Along the way, he gets entangled with the stunningly beautiful scarlet (Omotola). It is an exceptionally and emotionally charged and thought provoking movie.

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Reno Omokri Writes Open Letter To BBNaija Enthusiasts

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Reno Omokri has written an open letter to BBNaija enthusiasts.
In his letter, the former presidential aide asked ardent followers of the reality TV show to campaign for their businesses as much as they campaign for housemates who do not know them.
His letter reads
‘’Dear #BBNaija enthusiasts,
You see how you campaign for that housemate? Good. Campaign for your success like that. Instead of selling a housemate you don’t know and who does not know you, to me, use that time and energy to sell a product you can profit from to me. Do not be afraid of business or think that it is wrong to make a profit. It is not wickedness for lions to kill and eat antelopes. It is life’s natural order. Don’t be sentimental in business. Set your price competitively. Make your profit. Don’t exploit customers. But dont cheat yourself. A lion that does not kill will itself be killed!’’

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A review Of Tiwa Savage’s Water & Garri EP

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Nigerian multiple award-winning artist Tiwa Savage returns with a brand new extended play “Water & Garri. This comes less than a year after the release of her critically acclaimed third studio album “Celia”.
Water & Garri, a five-track body of work features Grammy Awards winner and veteran rapper, Nas, singer Brandy, the Nigerian underground artist Rich King and Alte singer and soul music stunner, Tay Iwar.
Since her return to Nigeria in 2012, Tiwa Savage has raised the bar for female artists. She embodied the almost frowned on sex symbol attribute in the music industry, her music is filled with flirting words and expressions. No wonder when she called herself African bad gyal, no one disputed the assertion.
Garri is a staple food among Nigerians, water is used to take or make Garri. The title as used in this context refers to her mashed style and global collaboration. She sticks to her heartfelt style in the course of making this album.
Tiwa Savage infused Rnb/Soul with Afro-fusion. The end product is a 19 minutes run of music with themes detailing heartbreak, love, hard work, perseverance, etc.
Nas and Rich King were on the opening track “Work Fada”, the pensive and reflective song preaches hard work and perseverance with Nas almost going preachy in his thought-provoking verse.
The six minutes long track is the perfect opener to the avarde garde album, who opens an EP with this type of lengthy play? Only Tiwa Savage could do such, the theme is distinct and it’s a well-calculated risk.
In 2016, Tiwa Savage’s marriage with talent manager Teebliz hit the rock. Five years later, she seems set to speak her truth. She reveals a little on the Interlude on her last album—Celia. On Water & Garri, Tiwa Savage dedicates two tracks to that ugly incident.
Ade Ori is a soft-light take on past relationships/marriage. She is now independent while she is hopeful about future handling. The lyrics drip with pain and regretful lines.
Tale by Moonlight was a popular weekly storied program on national television. Tiwa Savage details her fairy tale love expectations on this soulful 90s house music. Even though she flirts and gushing about the guy, she is cautious. Amaarae’s whispery vocals compliment Tiwa Savage’s flirt takes.
Seven years ago, American artist Brandy visited Nigeria. At a press conference before her performance at Classic FM Valentine show, she revealed she loved Tiwa Savage’s vocals, she liked it to a 14-year-old. Unknown to her, Tiwa Savage considered the Grammy Winner her role model and one of the reasons she is into music.
When they finally collaborate on “Somebody’s Son”, it is a perfect blend of two songstresses.
They complement one another, Brandy even sings in Yoruba. This track is one of the up-tempo songs on the EP. Its production is filled with Drums and mellow strings. Somebody’s son retains the themes of Ade Ori: it pleads for reciprocal love.
Tay Iwar and Tiwa Savage jointly closed the EP with a rollercoaster of deep expressive expressions. The horn-filled disco makes it sounds like a potential track for a Friday night out.
Veteran producer Pharell Williams called this project a classic but the fans failed to realize his caveat of it not becoming commercially viable. Tiwa Savage is unbothered if her recent promotional talks are anything to go by.
Water & Garri explores Tiwa Savage Rnb/Soul forte with an infusion of Afro-fusion, the EP is a dart between hope and despair. The production is pristine, however, the songwriting is underwhelming.
The featured artists almost overshadowed her. Although it’s obvious that this project is destined for the international market, the collaborations could have been lesser.

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Wizkid Makes History As ‘Essence’ BeComes Most Shazam Song In US

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Nigerian singer, Wizkid has made history in the United States.
The Grammy award-winning superstar made the history with his hit single ‘Essence.’
The 31-year-old father of three registered his name on the book of musical history when ‘Essence’ was announced the most Shazam song in the United States of America.
Apple-owned Shazam, through its Instagram account, announced Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ as the most Shazamed song in the country.
The app, which is used to identify music and TV shows by listening to a short sample of their audio, posted a pictured Wizkid with the caption: ”Big Congrats to @wizkidayo!! #Essence is now the most Shazamed song in the United States.”

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