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PH AMP Set For AMAA 2016

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Nollywood practitioners during AGN election in Pixy Hotels Ltd, Port Harcourt

Nollywood practitioners during AGN election in Pixy Hotels Ltd, Port Harcourt

The Association of
Movies Producers (AMP) Rivers State chapter is leaving no stone unturned as they prepare to play host to other producers who are expected to attend the 12th edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on Saturday 11th June 2016.
The chairman of the Association in the state, Mr Fisim Lawson Young Arny, expressed hope that the event will not only attract constellation of stars in the entertainment world to Rivers State, but will help boost the image of the state as a movie-producing state and attract investment to the industry.
He congratulated the organizers of the event for choosing Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital as host of the continental event for the first time since its 12 years of existence. He recalled that the prestigious Pan African Reward System for motion pictures practitioners makes its debut in the garden city after it was successfully held for nine consecutive times in Bayelsa State, one in Abuja, Lagos and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. He described it as a great opportunity for movie practitioners in the South-South geo-political zone and the Nollywood clan.
Already the social media is awash with the information as nomination gala will hold on May 11th as part of the scheduled pre AMAA activities, while the rebranded Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is the official broadcast partner for live telecast to over 100 million people across the globe. Other media partners signed to broadcast the event include: Africa Magic, OHTV Uk, SABC South Africa and ONTV.
In a statement jointly signed by the state Commissioner for culture & Tourism, Mrs Tonye Briggs-Oniyide (on behalf of the state governor, Chief (Barr) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the founder of the awards organization, Ms Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, hosting the award this year will be the beginning of a partnership that will add immense value to the people of the state and the host city in particular as the government is determined to position Port Harcourt as a destination of choice in Nigeria and West Africa.
“We are repositioning Rivers State as a State ready for business to Nigerians and the rest of the world and our partnership with AMAA will become a veritable platform to attract tourists, global and Nigerian icons in business and the entertainment industry. We want to showcase Rivers State as a peaceful place where socio-economic activities thrive and also the hospitality of our people.
There is a huge economy around entertainment and show-business in Port Harcourt” Mrs Briggs said.

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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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