Nollywood actors and film makers took to instagram to protest the continued closure of cinemas in Nigeria by the Federal Government nation wide.
The online protest tagged hashtag “save cinemas” flooded timelines on Monday August 17, 2020 and saw actors and film makers relate how the continued closure continues to stifle the growth of the entertainment industry.
Veteran actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde wrote on instagram: “I believe cinemas are easier to monitor and regulate if other indoor places are open, why not the cinemas? Tempchecks, masks, distancing etc, we need to work together to ensure safer ways to keep the arts going. Many livelihoods depend on this, it can and must be done as safey as possible”.
Ace film director, Steve Gukas joined the protest with an instagram post”. The ability of the film industry to grow and sustain itself is directly linked to had of much money films earns in various windows. The cinema is a very important revenue source keeping them shut his dire consequences for the industry, giving how many of our youths make a living from the industry, its time to give this a second look.
According to popular singer and actor Falz,” the Government contributes almost nothing to the creative industry. Right now we don’t see anything, but a government that contributes little or nothing to the creative sector and continued to attempt to stifle the sector in every way.
“Thousands of people have been left without any way to earn for several months the entertainment industry must be allowed to gradually get back on business, lets start with cinema’s reopening”.
Other film influencers to join the protest include: Obi Emelonye, Oyin Abraham, Jide Kene Achufusi, Obas Ighodoro, Bellinda ffah Enyinna Nwigwe, Lician Afegbai among others.
Recall that cinemas in Nigeria have been closed since April 2020 following directives by the Federal Government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage
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.
Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque
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.
Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary
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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