Good Fortune Trails Show Biz Personalities
With the recent
developments in the Nigerian show business, it is obvious that fortune has smiled on most of the practitioners as they continue to record one achievement or the other.
Recently, Nigeria’s queen of songs Onyeka Onwenu was blessed with a Federal appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan who appointed her as the executive director/chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja.
Her appointment according to our source is contained in a letter signed by the secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, the appointment took effect from September 13, 2013.
In another development, another top artiste in the country Black Face, one of the co-founders of the defunct Plantaizhun Boyz Group signed a N52 million contract with Franchise Events Limited. The deal which also includes a car and a house makes Black Face. The Label’s biggest name at the moment.
Showbiz personality Mayokum Awodunmila aka May D has recently – moved into his new 6 bedroom duplex in Magogo Phase II GRA, the high brow area of Lagos. According to the information the house is worth about N150 million.
The Ekiti State born dancer turned music sensation is among the richest artistes in Nigeria today.
The Limpopo Master, Kcee recently acquired a 2013 Bently Convertible said to have cost millions of naira. This makes it a total of three exotic cars he bought recently. Before now he was reported to have acquired two brand new cars, 2013 Range Rover and BMW X6. While Nollywood star actress Halima Abukabar also took delivery of N10 million worth poshe convertible.
Ice Prince, it was also learnt, has just dropped the music video for his single titled ‘iswear’, the track and video also features American rapper, French Montana.
Rivers State born multitalented Artiste, actor and comedian, Julius D- Genius Agwu has taken his annual comedy and music show tagged crack your ribs to London and Manchester where the event recorded a huge success. A similar event tagged an evening with Julius Agwu was also held in Paris, France.
Agwu who spoke with some journalists recently disclosed that the high point of the United Kingdom (UK) show was the presence of his state governor, The Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.” I was really touched and honoured that he came, nothing could be more exiting than hosting your governor”, he said.
There was also a similar show way back here in Nigeria to mark the independence anniversary, tagged independence special held at Transcorp Hilton Abuja where ace comedians like Igodie, I go save, Akpororo, Osama as well as Ice Prince performed alongside Julius Agwu.
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.
Music Burna Boy, Tems, Patoranking, Shatta Wale nominated for International Reggae & World Music Awards 2023
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.
Environment5 days ago
2023 Flooding:NEMA ,NIHSA, NIMET Strategise For Solution
News5 days ago
FG Targets $70bn Waterways, Multi-Modal Transport Networks Revenue
News4 days ago
Sanwo-Olu, Makinde, Buni, Abiodun, AbdulRazaq Win Second Term Election …As INEC Declares PDP’s Eno Governor-Elect in A’Ibom
Health3 days ago
Dental Association, Oyo Govt. Task Nigerians On Preventing Oral Diseases
News3 days ago
Fubara Dedicates Victory To Rivers Unity …As INEC Declares Guber Election Results …PDP Wins 31 State Assembly Seats
Education5 days ago
Kaduna State University Gets New Librarian
Sports5 days ago
Chukwu Advises Eagles To Step Up
Politics3 days ago
Seek Redress In Court, Foreign Observers Tell Aggrieved Gov’ship Losers