Connect with us

Entertainment

GCAA Honours Award Recipients

Published

on

It was celebration extravaganza at the 5th edition of the Garden City Advancement Awards held on Saturday , November 3 at Artzec Arcum Event Centre, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt as receipients were honoured with plaques, certificates and cash gifts in this year’s edition.
Speaking in an interview with The Tide entertainment shortly after the ceremony,the principal partner, Garden City Advancement Awards, Robinson Koyoyo stated that the major purpose of the brand was to celebrate virtues of excellence among individuals and corporate organisations who are adding value and impacting lives,people we can refer to as salient heroes.
He noted that the impact of the award on society was awesome. According to him, “The impact is heavy because we live in a society where youths lack people to look up to. We have individuals who have made it through hard work.People who started from the scratch and today they are great.
“We identify them, showcase their profiles at the events for the youths to see how people rose from nothing to something and from grass to grace,by so doing the youths are encouraged that one can start a genuine business and grow into a success without necessarily going into crime or other social vices.
He disclosed that the first edition was held on September 13th, 2014 at Hotel Presidential, Portharcourt with a massive crowd in attendance. He reiterated that subsequent editions were also held at the same venue with similarly large turnout, but this year’s event was bigger and better.
He said this time around, the organizers of the event decided to change the venue from Hotel Presidential to the Aztech Arcum which is the biggest event centre in Port Harcourt with a capacity of about 2000 people and the attendance at the event was amazing.
The principal partner disclosed that despite the various challenges the brand faces, such as paucity of funds, lack of partnership and sponsorship, the brand had made good success within the five years of it’s existence. He however lauded the efforts of those organizations that had identified with them and contributed to the success story.
Koyoyo who is also the managing partner Heritage Plus, organizers of the Garden City Advancement Awards and other event management services stated that so far, over 60 persons both high and low had received awards, certificates and cash gifts from the Awards ceremony.
He said, “ the brand does not honour only the high and mighty alone, we still identify individuals who are adding values in their communities and our society by virtue of what they do”.
The glamorous event also witnessed the attendance and performance of A-list entertainers and showbiz performers from the music, movie and comedy industries. Other distinguished guests of honour were also present.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

My Victory Resulted From Steadfast Prayers, Says MBGN Winner

Published

on

Winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021, Oluchi Madubuike, yesterday said that her victory was as a result of steadfast prayers.
Madubuike, who was crowned Miss Nigeria World 2021 on Saturday, took to her Instagram page to appreciate her family and other people who supported her in the journey.
According to her, she was victorious because of the steadfast prayers, love and support that she received from well wishes.
She said, “The little girl in me is screaming with joy at this new reality of mine. I’m sure my dad is with the host of angels in heaven celebrating me!
“I am so grateful to God most importantly for this opportunity and the hand of favour He placed upon my life. I am a living testimony of his divine work.
“To @silverbirdgrp , all our sponsors and partners, thank you all for this opportunity. I promise to maximize it to my fullest potential.
“This victory was a result of the steadfast prayers, love and support. I pray that God will find a way to repay everyone who contributed in a thousand folds.”
Madubuike would be representing Nigeria at the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant to be held on December 16, 2021 in Puerto Rico.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Nigerian Female Celebrities Are Not Prostitutes -Movie Producer

Published

on

Nigerian movie producer, Samuel Olatunji, popularly known as Bigsam has debunked the idea that successful women in the entertainment industry earn their money through questionable means.
The Public Relations expert took to his Instagram page yesterday to condemn Nollywood actress, Nnaji Charity, who in her Instagram stories wrote that “being a female celebrity in Nigeria is more like an advanced prostitution.”(sic)
“To say her post is uncharitable to women is stating the obvious. What is more uncharitable is the fact that she is a woman (that, I believe because these days, you never can tell), “ the producer said.
He added, “What you are implying is that all these successful female celebrities, both in entertainment and outside entertainment are prostitutes, got to where they are, or are maintaining what they are by prostitution? Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Naming celebrities such as Linda Ikeji, Toyin Abraham, Funke Akindele-Bello, and Ini Edo, the Dear Affy producer attested to lucrative means by which several female celebrities he has worked with, make their money.
He said, “There was a time someone called me to say Linda Ikeji must be doing fraud or advanced prostitution to make the kind of money she has, that year, Linda was charging 50k per post (now it is 150k). I asked the person to open the blog and we did counting of sponsored post for that day as at 6pm, Linda has done about 20 sponsored posts. That year, Linda was raking in about 2 million daily. Before Covid and after, Toyin Abraham was making over 5 million monthly.
“About 10 years ago, we struck a major deal for Ini Edo, my first cut in the money was over 1.5m. Till date, Ini is making legitimate money quietly and in quick succession to have warranted talk that she’s the richest actress in Nigeria. About two or three years ago, Funke Akindele Bello made over 1 million USD from just one of her projects.”(sic)
Also mentioning the likes of Kemi Adetiba, Uche Jumbo, and Lizzy Jay, Bigsam said, “If you see all these women living life and living well, don’t let your limited brain deceive you that they only make it by gracing beds of powerful men (some of these men actually live off them).”
“Women are doing well and it is possible for the upcoming one to do better without turning to prostitution,” he continued.
He further encouraged ladies to ignore the claims by Nnaji as “she doesn’t know what she’s saying.”

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Wizkid, Omah Lay Bag High Nominations In AFRIMA 2021

Published

on

The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list, which was released on Wednesday, features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.
Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’. Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.

Continue Reading

Trending