All is now set for the maiden
edition of the Join Christian Campus Fellowship (JCCF), Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt Drama Clash as over seven threatre groups are expected to participate at the event.
In an interview with the Tide Entertainment, the drama coordinator, Mr Christopher Owubokiri disclosed that the purpose of the drama fiesta is to showcase the talents of up and coming stars particularly in the areas of drama, acting and comedy as well as to win souls for Christ.
He said at the end of the event scheduled for June 10, 2016 at Chapel of Redemption, RSUST campus, Port Harcourt, prestigious award would be given to outstanding groups, best group organizer, best red carpet award and other consolation prizes as a source of encouraging them towards the attainment of greater heights in their chosen career.
The coordinator who is also a level 300 engineering student of the university noted that there are hidden talents amongst the students that have been ignored over the years, so the event would help to expose them to the outside would where they would be recognized and appreciated for their efforts in promoting Threatre Arts, not only in the state, but the Nigerian nation.
Mr Owubokiri explained that the drama clash touches on both western and indigenous cultures, while the drama would highlight fiction and non fiction, a mixture of epic, contemporary, traditional and comedy. According to him, the participating groups are Arise and Shine Threatre, the Royal Priesthood, Unique Threatre, Jurisic Threatre and Redemption Crew.
He also explained that apart from the drama presentation, there would be acting and comedy events featuring popular humour mongers such as Emperor, Mc Noble, Bethram among others as well as side attractions.
Also speaking on the event, a level 300 Law students of the university and leader of one of the participating groups, Mr Iyalla Obiesula said the historic event would witness drama at its best as participants are working very hard not only to win awards, but to ensure the success of the competition.
The Law student noted that acting is his first love and childhood dream and he has the potential and what it takes to be a good actor, so being a Law student does not change anything; that is why he is putting in his best to succeed despite prevailing bottlenecks in the industry.
He observed that the upcoming stars are not carried along by the older and established stars, while the upcoming stars when they achieve their dream of becoming stars, forget their roots. He noted that the attitude is a disservice to the Threatre Arts profession in the state and it must change for the better for the industry to attain higher levels.
The organisers of the event called on government and the private sector to partner with them in the areas of financial support and logistics. They enjoined them to come to their aid so as to make the event an annual experience for the students on campus and for the entertainment clan as a whole.
N20m For Grabs As Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Others Contest
Nigerian social media space is bustling with activities as top Nigerian celebrities drawn from music, movies and football sectors lock horns in an online engagement contest hosted by the Nigerian Social Media Awards whose grand finale is slated for December 11, 2021 at Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island Lagos.
Celebrities competing in the Naija Game of Thrones category are 2Baba, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Olamide, Don Jazzy and Genevieve Nnaji, while Phyno, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, King Rudy, Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele Bello, Timaya and Mr. P are contesting in the Naija x Factor category.
A confirmation of the degree of engagement the celebrities have with their online fans, the contestants involve the fans visiting the website to vote for them to boost the celebrities opportunity to win N20 million grand prize that would be paid to the celebrities to support his/her corporate social responsibility project.
The project manager Nigeria social media awards, Francis Amirize in a statement said the social media which a few years ago started as a fun spot has today metamorphosed into an opinion shaping part of existence which can no longer be ignored in the marketing of brands projects and personalities.
Egwu Ogba Holds, August 9
The Umu-Akoku Family of Erema Town, Egi in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State has fixed 9th of August, 2021 as date for this year’s Egwu Ogba festival.
August 9, according to the family source, falls within eight Nkwo market days from the nineth of July 2021, when the declaration was made.
The declaration of the date was made by Elder Elijah Obulor on behalf of Elder Andrew Nwaoma who is the eldest member of Umu- Akoku family of Erema at the ancient Anamaoji play ground.
Speaking earlier in an interview with The Tide, the oldest member of the Umu-Akoku Family, Erema, Elder Andrew Nwaoma said the festival has no iota of fetism in it, stressing that it is a celebration of the culture of the Egi people.
Elder Nwaoma said Egwu-Ogba also fosters peace and unity, stressing that it is a celebration of all persons irrespective of their religious creed.
Also speaking, the head chief of Umu-Akoku Royal Family of Erema, Chief Ikenna Obulor said the celebration has remained the same despite the influx of different religions into Erema.
Chief Obulor said Egwu Ogba brings peace, prosperity and oneness to the entire Ogba Kingdom.
He used the occasion to refute alleged rumour of fighting during the ceremony, stressing that the entire place is peaceful.
The eldest son of Andrew Nwaoma, Bro. Kayedi Nwaoma said the present generation will ensure that the festival does not die.
Also speaking, the Eze Egi of Ogbaland, Eze (Prof) Anele Uzondu Wokoma said Egwu Ogba represents the feast of passover for the Egi people.
Wokoma said the festival brings bumper harvest to the Egi people as well as fosters unity in the Kingdom.
By: John Bibor
BB Naija Season Six Begins, ’Morrow
Multi Choice Nigeria, Monday, revealed that Season 6 of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show will begin on July 24.
Disclosing this while briefing journalists, Multi choice customer officer, Martin Mabudu, said that this year’s edition of the reality show would run for 72 days and end on October 3, 2021.
Recall that Olamilekan Agbeleshe also known as Layon won BB Naija lockdown edition last year. He went home with N30 million cash prize, a two bedroom apartment, courtesy of Revolution Plus, a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, a trip to Dublin, courtesy of Guinness and home appliances courtesy of Scan Frost.
Others are trip to Dubai, packaged by Travel Beta, a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste, a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller trip to watch the UEFA Champions League final and a branded new oppo mobile smartphone.
In 2019, BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money as well as other mouth-watering gifts.
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