Rukpokwu, New Entertainment Destination …As Read Hotels & Towers Opens Fun Centre
Rukpokwu Town in Obio/
Akpor Local Government Area (OBALGA) has become the new entertainment destination for fun seekers and tourists who besiege the area every weekend to catch raw fun in a relaxed environment.
The Town flaunts an array of different classes of hotels, drinking joints and other hangouts that also operate as night clubs. These are the major attractions to all classes of fun lovers. Another major attraction is the relatively peaceful town, with their vigilante groups and other state security operatives.
One of the ideal places to unwind, relax and catch fun is the state of the art R-Lounge and Karoke bar of the prestigious Read Hotels and Towers located along Eneka Road in Rukpokwu Town. The place which also serves as a dance hall features Jazz night, Korke night. Live band, electric dancers and other side attractions.
The managing director of the Read Hotel and Towers, Mr Austin Isigba who spoke with The Tide Entertainment at the official opening of the R-Lounge and Karoke bar recently, said with his experience in the hospitality business he noticed that Rukpokwu is a viable town for the hospitality industry.
He therefore deemed it necessary to establish his hospitality and entertainment outfit in the town to rebrand the industry in the area to international standards.
Isigba also observed that the long human and vehicular traffic experienced in the Rukpokwu axis everyday is a clear indication that a lot of people live or do business in the area, “it is quite obvious that the population is shifting to the town”, he stressed.
According to him, Read Hotels and Towers with its entertainment crew, is a preferred alternative to guests and other fun lovers to catch fun instead of going to GRA and other distance places.
According to the successful business tycoon and one of the big players in garden city’s hospitality climate and show business, apart from entertainment, the hotel also provides the traditional services of hotel business with a touch of class comfort and relaxation for its the numerous guests, who see the hotel as another home away from home.
Mr. Isigba maintained that though the hospitality business is lucreative here in Port Harcourt, there are serious financial challenges that snatches away the profits. They include, cost of diesel to power, the generators due to irregular power supply, cost of maintenance, servicing of security operatives, salaries and other logistics.
He said if you factor the costs you will realise that you have nothing to write home about at the end of the day. He however, expressed hope that with regular power supply peace and security the industry will continue to grow, provide more employment opportunities and more money for government.
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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