Udo Eli Cultural Club Releases New Albums
The Udo Eli Cultural Mu
sic clun, a frontline cultural music grooup in Emohua, headquarters of Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, has released three albums which are already making waves in the market and other social events in Rivers State and beyond.
The albums include “Ele Eze Woji” dedicated to Woji council of chiefs in Port Harcourt City Local Government, ‘Big Daddy of Mgbo royal house of Emohua’ and Thompson O. Thompson” for their selfless services to the community and growth of Ikwerre cultural music.
Speaking with The Tide Entertainment, recently, the founder and chief vocalist of the cultural music club, Mr Umesor Chinnah a.k.a Obewe said the club which is popularly known as ‘Work and Chop’ is for the promotion of Ikwerre culture through music and to encourage the youths to shun social vices. It also promotes peace, unity and love in Ikwerre clan.
The chief vocalist who started writing and composing music at a very tender age while still in primary school, disclosed that he formed the club in 2001, but their first album was launched in 2004, since then the club has released over 12 albums all of which have recorded commercial success and public acceptance.
He maintained that the popularity of the music particularly among the youths is as a result of the sophisticated traditional and modern instruments used as well as the rich philosophical and educative message it sends across to the listeners, including the entertainment and professional dance steps that appeal to the public.
He however, enumerated some of their challenges such as lack of sponsorship and finance needed to bring them to limelight. He stressed that it is not easy to be gifted with talent, but when the talent is not recognized and promoted it dies premature death. He therefore, appealed to his Ikwerre brothers and sisters to contribute towards the upliftment of the club to achieve greater heights.
Nigeria’s Box Office Generates N278m In February
The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Tuesday said it realised N278 million as ticket sales across cinemas in the month of February, nationwide.
CEAN’s National Chairman, Mr Ope Ajayi, who, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, added that the cinemas also had 122,295 gross admission within the period under review.
Cinemas experienced a drastic decline in sales in February when compared with N819 million sales made in January.
Ajayi blamed the cash crunch and poor network service delivery being experienced by POS operators nationwide for the decline in sales.
He similarly noted that cinemas experienced an all time lull in the week of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He explained further that cinemas had limited content to exhibit in the month of February, as movie producers avoided releasing movies during the election period.
“A couple of reasons are responsible for the drop in sales. We lost a weekend of sales during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Nigerians’ attention was focused on voting across the country.
“Cash crunch and POS failures, affecting trading generally is also affecting the cinemas.
“Many movie producers and distributors avoided releasing movies during the election period. So, content was also somewhat limited,” he said.
Ajayi said the top films exhibited in cinemas across the country in February were “Antman” and “Love in a Pandemic”.
He listed films to watch out for in the month of March as : “Creed III”, “What Love Got To Do With It”, “Shazam Fury of the gods”, “John Wick iv”, “Different Strokes” and “Dungeons and Dragons83”.
Nollywood Actress Urges Ladies To Desist From Dating Married Men
Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has urged ladies to desist from dating married men, saying leaving a quality life of being responsible with good moral virtues is the best life.
The renowned movie star, who took to her Instagram page to give the advice, said that ladies should not make the same mistake she made by dating someone else’s husband.
According to her, being a side chick to married men is morally wrong, but staying away from people’s husband’s is a moral upright living.
She stressed that she did not want them to experience what she went through, therefore, relationship with married men should be avoided.
She expressed gratitude to fans and well wishers, for their constant prayers, love and encouragement, adding that they should live a life they would be proud of.
The actress added that having a side business was far better than being a side chick, and urged them to leave people’s husbands alone.
“Live a life you would be proud of.
“Thank you all for all the prayers and encouragement and love .
“I am on a new parth to a new life; strive to be new and stay safe and morally upright.
“No do side chick o…see u soon. Find a side business and leave people’s husband.
“ Don’t make the mistake I made…The idea is to be morally right, “ she wrote.
Abubakar is a model, actress, television personality, philanthropist and multiple award-winning member of the Nollywood industry.
She rose to fame after the release of her debut film ‘Sabotage’ In 2011. She won the Afro Hollywood Best Actress prize.
The actress started auditioning for movie roles in 2001. After some time, she was given her first acting gig, a small part in the movie ‘Rejected’
It was, however, a small role that enabled her to land her first important role and ultimately her breakthrough in the movie ‘Gangster Paradise.’
The movie star has acted in more than a 100 movies. some of which are: ‘Slip of Fate’, ‘Tears of a Child’, ‘Secret Shadows’, ‘Gangster Paradise’, ‘Area Mama’, ‘Men in Love’, ‘Love Castle’, ‘Okafor’s Law’, among others.
She is also a movie producer and runs Morehouse Entertainment, a label and talent management business in the music industry.
The Kano-born actress established the Halima Abubakar Foundation, an NGO that aids the poor.
The actress has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the entertainment industry, thereby making her outstanding.
UEFA Champions League Final : Burna Boy Set To Perform
Nigerian megastar, Burna Boy, has been announced as one of the headliners who will be performing at the 2023 UEFA Champions League final.
UEFA has revealed Burna Boy as one of the performers at the 2023 Champions League Final. The announcement was made via the Champions League official Twitter handle on Thursday, 16th March 2023.
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In the video posted on Twitter, a delighted Burna Boy revealed that he will be performing at the Champions League final billed for Istanbul, Turkey.
In what is a remarkable feat, Burna Boy will become the first Nigerian artiste to perform on the biggest stage of European Club football.
Since gaining international success in 2018 through his hit single ‘YE,’ Burna Boy has become one of the biggest artistes in the world. He has earned a Grammy award for his album ‘Twice As Tall’ while becoming one of the most awarded artistes on the continent.
The Tide Entertainment reports that Burna Boy has sold out choice arenas around the world as his music continues to attract international listeners.
American DJ, artiste, and Producer, Marshmallow, performed at the 2021 Champions League final in Portugal while Cuban Pop star, Camila Cabello, performed at the 2022 edition in Paris.
The 2023 Champions League Final will take place on 10th June 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey and Afrobeats will share the stage as two of the finest clubs in Europe compete for the biggest price.
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