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Film Producer Wants Piracy Law Enforced At Alaba

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The President of
Gabosky Films Incorporated, Chief Gab-Onyi Okoye, on Monday urged the Federal Government to enact a law that would curtail piracy activities at the Alaba International Market in Lagos.
Okoye told newsmen in Lagos that Alaba Market was where lots of film producers’ intellectual properties were being pirated.
“That is where they pirate movies that are supposed to be distributed by me, thereby leading my company to lose millions of Naira to piracy.
“So, government should be proactive in addressing the problem of piracy in the country,’’ he said.
According to him, Nollywood producers suffer great financial losses annually to piracy in the country because pirates are only interested in reaping where they did not sow.
He said that producers would spend millions of Naira in producing a movie but would not realise half of the money spent on such movies, due to piracy.
“Movie producers suffer losses in their money invested on movies as a result of piracy.
“Producers will spend their time and strength to produce a movie but will not enjoy the benefits of their labour as a result of piracy.
“Piracy, if not eradicated or curtailed, will cripple the entertainment industry.
“Piracy is the greatest obstacle militating against the growth and development of the entertainment industry in the country, ‘’ Okoye said.
The director who described the attitude of pirates as wicked and insensitive to creativity, said that their attitude had crippled the pride in the profession.
He said that if marketers did not make money from the films they produced because of activities of pirates, they would not be able to pay actors good money.
“We have tried going against the menace but our efforts have been to no avail.
“We are helpless. Assuming there are laws backing us or things we can do to curtail the activities of pirates; we would have done it before now,’’ Okoye added.
The producer noted that Nollywood had contributed to the socio-economy life of the people, hence, government should do all within its power to protect the industry from piracy.
According to Okoye, his company, in collaboration with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), the Nigeria Police and the media, had fought against piracy but a lot still needed to be done.
He mentioned some of his movies that were pirated at Alaba Market as: ‘Tango With Me’, ‘Onye Ozi’, ‘Phone Swap’ and ‘Mr & Mrs’, among several others.

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I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.

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Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque

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It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.

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Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary

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On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.

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