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One Thousand Artists For Port Harcourt Dance Festival

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Over one thousand Art
ists from around the world are expected in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital this October for the International Festival of Contemporary Dance (IFCOD).
The festival which is at the instance of Mona Dance school Port Harcourt is part of the effort by the organisation to make Rivers State the hub of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
The Executive Director of Mona Dance school Port Harcourt Mrs Elo Inyeinengi-Etomi who briefed newsmen on the forth coming event in her office in Port Harcourt also said that the festival will create awareness on the economic value of dance and other arts in the society. Mrs Etomi said that dance plays a pivotal role in the entertainment industry as it combines both music and drama to achieve its goal.
She said that the festival will play consistent role in the development of the Art industry in the various communities across the state.
According to her, apart from making the state the hub of the Arts industry the festival will also help in the creation of employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the state.
She also said that, the international festival of contemporary Dance also seeks to harness the abundant local talents and resources for the improvement of the society.
Mrs Etomi said that the Arts industry has done so much in selling Nigerians image abroad, while also bringing millions of Foreign exchange to the economy, adding that the economic contribution of Artists to Nigeria and other countries was indications that there are no longer the under dogs that people take them to be.
She said that the activities of Mona Dance school over the years have changed the perception of the public about dance stressing that at the moment dance as a subject is being taught in over 26 schools in Port Harcourt.
Mrs Etomi however, stressed the need for the support of the government, multinational corporations and other organizations to ensure the success of the forth-coming programme.

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Kizz Daniel Set To Drop Two  New Singles

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After kicking off 2024 on a strong note, Kizz Daniel is set to continue his fine form with the release of two new singles titled ‘Double’ and ‘Baby Sha’.
Kizz Daniel made this revelation on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in a post of him and his wife in what seems like a video shoot for the new single ‘Baby Sha’.
The new singles were expected to be released yesterday, May 2024, and they will come off the back of the release of his hit-filled EP ‘Thankz Alot’.
Kizz Daniel has been in fine form in 2024 first releasing the Davido-assisted remix of his hit single ‘Twe Twe’ before sharing a 4 track EP that packed the hits ‘Showa’, ‘Too Busy To Be Bae,’ and ‘Sonner’.
The  Tide Entertainment reports that the award-winning sensation recently marked a high point in his career after a sold-out show at the OVO Wembley Arena in the UK where over 10,000 fans filled up the hall to see him perform his hit single.
Since revealing his marital status, Kizz Daniel’s wife has been a recurring figure in his promotional videos on social media.
Kizz Daniel’s new singles can be expected to convey the groovy signature that combines Indigenous elements with pop music and relatable writing that makes him a brilliant songwriter.

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‘I Was Told Playing Talking Drum Might Prevent Me From Having Kids-Ara The Drummer

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Famous talking drummer and the cultural ambassador of the Ooni of Ife, Aralola Olamuyiwa, simply known as Ara, has recalled how people tried to discourage her from playing the talking drum.
Ara, who is Africa’s first female talking drummer, disclosed that she was told that playing the talking drum might prevent her from having children but she broke the jinx.
”There are some drums females cannot play. I started with the traditional drums. But I evolved over the years. I played different instruments like bass guitar, keyboard, and set drums.
“But I wanted something different, so I started learning how to play the talking drum. People I asked to teach me were skeptical about teaching me because I am a woman. So I am self-taught.
“Although at some point, I was afraid. I was like, ‘what could happen to me?’ They were like, ‘you might not be able to have kids.’ It’s a traditional thing but I broke that jinx,” she said.

 

 

 

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Incompetence, Greed, Almighty Corruption – Charly Boy

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Nigerian singer and socialite Charly Boy has expressed his disapproval of the recent change of the Nigerian national anthem back to the original one.
Charly Boy slammed the change stressing that the national anthem was not a pressing problem for Nigerians.
“Misplaced Priorities, incompetence, greed and the almighty CORRUPTION can never be covered up by false propaganda. My people, What is our major challenge in this country, HUNGER or NATIONAL ANTHEM?”
Charly Boy’s followers took to the comment section, equally reacting to the recent change. A follower commented, “They don’t have bills in the house to sponsor. They can’t even recite the one we have today they want to go to learn the old one written by another man.” “The disconnect between the political rulers and the citizens is alarming,” said a concerned user. “WHICH WAY NIGERIA?” asked another person.
The Tide Entertainment reports that this comes after the Senate and the House of Representatives approved the legislation to change the national anthem from “Arise, O Compatriots” to “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.” Shortly after that, on May 29, 2024, President Tinubu signed the bill into law.
Lillian Jean Williams, a British expatriate who resided in Nigeria during its independence era, wrote the lyrics for “Nigeria, We Hail Thee,” while Frances Berda composed the music. However “Arise O Compatriots” was written by Pa Benedict Odiase, a Nigerian composer, and it was adopted from 1978 until 2024.

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