All is now set for this year’s
St Valentines celebration which comes up tomorrow, Saturday, 14th February 2015. The celebration would have coincided with the presidential election in Nigeria, but for the postponement of the election to a later date.
Our investigations show that most of the entertainment outfits in Rivers State, particularly Port Harcourt, the capital city have left no stone unturned in their preparations for the D-day. It was gathered that Tourism Ambassador and multiple awards winner, Emmanuel Amakiri, popularly known as Oba Omega has a special Valentine show at the Boomerang Night Club Rumuogba, Port Harcourt.
A similar bash will also take place at the Ever rich resort centre, other entertainment joints set for the Valentine celebrations include Illusion night club, Cassablanca, Charlies, Eddie’s wine bar, Royal Afrigue night club, Fabulous night club and Barracuda night club.
Others include Le Meriden Ogeyi place, 45 Tombia Street GRA Phase II, Port Harcourt, Morella, Amadi flats Port Harcourt, Sahara, Trans Amadi T’s Place Amadi flats, Barracuda, Perekule close GRA Port Harcourt, Blue Elephant GRA, Port Harcourt, Hotel Presidential along Aba Road Port Harcourt and Devange Hotels, Rumuigbo, among others.
Also ready for the fun lovers are the eatries such as Kilmanjaro, Sammies, The Promise, Mr. Bigs as well as the drinking bars and pepper soup joints scattered all over the nooks and crannies of the ever bubbling Garden City of Nigeria.
The cinema houses such as Genesis Delux cinema, Tombia Street, GRA Phase II Port Harcourt and the Silver Bird Cinemas, former Obi-Wali Cultural Centre, Abonnema Wharf Road, Port Harcourt.
The Silver Bird Cinemas will be showing some new thrillers to entertain their numerous viewers such as “Jupitar Ascending,” “The Sponge Bob,” “The Green Eyed” (Nollywood) and St. Vincent. Same goes for Genesis Deluxe cinemas.
The Tide entertainment also spoke with some residents of the oil rich city of Port Harcourt on how they intend to celebrate this year’s Valentine and they stated as follows:
Easy Blaze (comedian) said, “I intend going on a recreational event/picnic with my friends and loved ones at Parks and Garden, off Airport Road, I will also go for some shopping at Port Harcourt mall as well as perform at a singles and married relationship programme tagged “Candid Marriage at flock of Christ Mission, Rumuokoro Port Harcourt.” Mr. Ezekiel Nkwocha (Civil Servant), “I intend to take my family to Tinapa in Cross River State”. According to him Valentine celebration symbolises love and exchange of gifts. But this year’s celebration coincides with electoral campaigns, the interest of many is politics, so this year’s event may be low key, all the same my family comes first and I will give them the best of love and gifts on Valentine’s Day.”
Patricia Julius (event planner) “The Valentine’s Day coincides with my birthday, so I will have a birthday bash to celebrate with my friends and loved ones. It will be very good day of music, dancing and eating”.
Love Joshua (hair stylist) “I will attend my friend’s birthday to celebrate with her and wish her a happy birthday. After which I will go to Silver Bird cinemas to watch a movie and also attend a party with my friends, in short, there will be no dull moment for me on the Valentine’s Day”.
Saint Valentine is observed on February 14 every year. After the New Year day, it is the most celebrated holiday around the world, although it remains a working day in most of the countries.
The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing wedding for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.
During his imprisonment, he was said to have healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. Legend states that before his execution, he wrote, “from your valentine” as a farewell to her. Today, St Valentine Day is an official feast day for Anglican Communion as well as in Lutheran church.
Why Women In Nollywood Have More Money Than Men – Linda Osifo
Ebony Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo has opened up on why women in the movie industry are more successful than their male counterparts.
When asked why women do better, have more cars than the men in the industry, Osifo, speaking during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbing Minds, said there are so many more avenues for women to make money than men.
According to her, actresses have ambassadorial deals from wig brands, skin care, clothing brands, which is why some of them have more money than men and are able to acquire houses.
“As a woman compared to a man I have more options to get more jobs than a man.
“I can advertise hair, wigs, shoes and a wide range of clothes from brands which most men cannot. The ratio of men to women is 1:3 which makes the market wider for us.
“I’ve become a brand ambassador to skincare brands and that’s an industry that men don’t dominate and conquer so this is how women are more successful.
“Women have more opportunities to make money.”
The 29-year-old actress said the mentality of the society that a woman can’t make it on her own is the reason for the rumours that most actresses have illicit affairs.
“I’ve come to understand that society has the mindset that most women can’t succeed on their own. It’s a big problem because there are many women who are doing so much for themselves,” she added.
She noted that social media plays an important role in an actor’s career because we are in a digital world but talent sustains your success.
“The more people on social media platforms, the more you can market to them, but at the end of the day talent sustains success,” she said.
The Voice Nigeria 3: How Darey Pushed Esther To Victory
The Voice Nigeria Season three came to a crescendo last Saturday night when 23-year-old Esther Benyeogo emerged as the winner of the music reality TV show.
With Esther’s victory at the keenly contested competition, Darey Art Alade has engraved his name on the list of the Voice Nigeria coaches whose talent emerged winners.
The journey to victory for Esther began with a blind audition that had a total of 32 talents performing to get the attention of any coach in order to get a turnaround.
In the third week of the show, Esther made her first appearance at the blind auditions. Her rendition of Andra Day’s ‘Rise Up’ erupted the first teary emotion on the show as coaches Darey, Waje and Falz turned to canvass for her acceptance into their teams. After her rendition of the song, Waje couldn’t hold back her tears as she got emotional and cried while heaping accolades and commendations on the graduate of the University of Benin.
Settling into Team Darey with Rachel, Ayomikun, Jeremiah, Blescene, and Dapo, Esther made no mistake of saving her powerful voice for the last round, she displayed her dexterity and brilliance from the knockouts where she was sent straight to the battles after her rendition of Westlife’s ‘Flying Without Wings.’
The Delta indigene didn’t settle for less as she conquered Jeremiah on the battlefield to qualify for the live show.
Her final performance at the grand finale elicited cheers and claps from the studio audience.
Though not new to winning singing competitions, Esther says, winning The Voice Nigeria 3 is special because she’s recognised for her singing abilities.
“I am grateful to The Voice Nigeria and my fans out there for this amazing experience. It has been my utmost joy to come on your screens every week and share my gift on such a huge platform. This win is even more special for me because it is one thing to know you have a gift, but it means everything to be recognised for that gift. I must however give thanks to God without whom I would not be here today and also appreciate my family and friends for their love, support, and prayers,” she stated.
With every of her step, Darey couldn’t help but shower accolades on Esther, who had won God’s Children Great Talent Season 7 contest in 2017 at age 19, after she emerged first runner-up in the Next Big Teen talent in 2012.
“Of course, I am thankful to my Coach, Coach Darey, for making my time here truly rewarding, and for equipping me with the skills to give this my best shot,” she said of her coach.
I Hope Nobody Else Dies Before PSquare Reconcile – Ayo Animashaun
Media entrepreneur, Ayo Animashaun, has urged former PSquare duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, to settle their differences and not wait until they lose another person.
The executive producer shared a photo of members of the defunct Plantashun Boyz, 2face Idibia, Blackface and Faze after they had made peace at the ‘Night of Tribute’ in honour of late Sound Sultan in Terra Kulture, Lagos State on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
The singers were at some point called upstage and urged to reconcile as a way to honour the late singer, who was their bosom friend and colleague.
They agreed, embraced peace and even performed their classic songs together on stage.
Holding photo of the Plantashun Boiz which he described as his ‘picture of the month’, Animashaun called on the Okoye twin brothers to follow suit while hoping they do not lose any life before they eventually do the needful.
He wrote: “My picture of the month….I hope we don’t lose another life before @iamkingrudy and @peterpsquare realise it’s their turn to bury the hatchet. @therealblackfacenaija @fazealone @official2baba.”
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