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2018: Behold, Top Five Scintillating Nollywood Movies

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2018 was a successful year for many Nollywood actors and actresses. Many of them had a very successful year with several top grossing movie productions and features.
Lion Heart: The movie is produced and directed by Nollywood screen goddess, Genevieve Nnaji. It features Peter Okoye (Mr P), Phyno, Genevieve Pete Odochie, Nkem Wooh, Knanayo O. Kanayo, and Onyeka Onwenu among others.
The movie tells the story of Adaeze (Genevieve the lead character) who had to put up with the excesses of her uncle, Godwill while at the same time striving to effectively manage her father’s business. The movie was released in September 2018.
New Money: the movie which was released in March 2018 by Inkblot Productions and directed by Tope Oshin Ogun parades A-List casts including Kate Henshaw, Jemins Osunde, Dakoru Egbuson – Akande, Kalu Ikeagwu, Folarin – Falana (Falz), Wale Ojo, Osas Ighodaro, Wofai Fada etc.
The lead character in the movie Toun was adopted by Jemina Osunde. Toun is a young lady who inherited his father’s wealth and finds herself in control of a multi billion naira empire. The thrills that followed are something you surely would not want to miss.
King Of Boys: Released in October 20, 2018, is a politics themed movie which was written and directed by popular movie producer, Kemi Adetiba. The cast include Reminiscence (Makanaki) and ……………Bliss (Odogwe Malay). The lead characters in the movie were played by Sola Sobowale (Eniola Salami) and Adesina Etonic – Wellington. Other casts include: Jide Kosoko (Alhaji Salami), Osas Ighodaro (Sade Bello) and Akin Bello among others.
It is reportedly rated the 5th highest grossing Nollywood movie with a gross revenue of over N200 million.
Mummy Dearest (The Wedding): The movie was produced and directed by Willis Ikedum and released on March 8, 2018. The cast include Uti Nwachukwu, Daniel K. Daniel, Liz Benson Ameye, Mary Lazarus etc.
Mummy Dearest (The Wedding) illustrates the life of a man Chijioke who was appointed to lead his company’s project in his home town of Port Harcourt. This motivated him to propose to his girl friend Boma. Their union however, was not blessed by Chijioke’s mother, Rose. The movie is filled with thrills, scorns and romance.
Royal Hibiscus Hotel: The movie was directed by Ishiaka Bello and produced by Temidayo Abudu. The cast include: Zainab Balogun (lead character), Joke Silver, Olu Jacobs, kenneth Okolie, Jide Kosoko, Tomi Tones, Kemi Lala Akindoju and more.
The Romance themed comedy movie illustrates the life of a young lady Ope who returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom and was caught fulfilling the needs of his father to sell off the family hotel and his mum who wants her to get married.

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Artiste Decries  High Cost Of Music Production

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A  Port Harcourt based artiste  and song writer Reginald  Bekinbo  popularly known as JahReigns has lamented the high cost of music production in Rivers State.
Bekinbo who  is also the acting chairman of  the Performing Musicians Employers Association  Of Nigeria (PMAN) Rivers Chapter made this known in an interview with The Tide Entertainment yesterday.
According to him, the cost of music production in the State is becoming alarming.
He explained that  for one to get a music done you will have to pay twenty-five thousand naira (#25,000) for a track and pay an extra amount for fuel where there is  no power, saying  that   this does not get the work done, as  the 25,000  fee covers the voiceover only.
“ It is quite disheartening  that  you pay such an amount for just a track’s voiceover, then you take to another Studio for the Mix and master of the song, which would cost you not less than #20’000 for upcoming artistes at my level. It does not end there each time you go for mixing you have to buy fuel for the mixer which does not include promotion and videoing of the song,”  he  lamented.
He said that as an artiste, he also has a clothing store just to support his career, saying most singers have chosen the brain drain for themselves and you can not blame them because it is difficult to excel as an Artiste here in the State.
“ It is clear why people go to Lagos to establish their career. Just imagine a situation where someone heard my song and wanted to meet me and some other person told him that if he wanted to see me he should come to Victoria Street, the young man said he thought l should be in Lagos and they eventually found me at Victoria Street in Port Harcourt. Where l have my clothing  store. What could be more degrading? Situation like that devalues your person  as an Artiste, l mean, it depreciates your worth,” he added.
Bekinbo who recently released a video on one of his singles titled “Ngwanu”  said that though the video has not been played in a cable station,  could be downloaded from the internet, noting that the cost of shooting and promoting a video or song is alarming.
“ It is not easy at all,, I met the cable guy and he said that for  International and Local  promo for the video  is eight hundred and fifty naira(850,000) while for local, here   would cost me four hundred and fifty naira(450.000).
I am yet to afford the fee. If you go to Redem  Station to play your audio you will pay not less than two hundred naira, so what we do is to befriend DJ’s and in a studio you have up to three DJ’s you will give them  #20,000 and then,  make sure to send them callcard at least three times in a month.
He said that if well-meaning individuals in the State would do well to extend helping hand or support the music industry it will go a long way to motivating Artistes in the State.
He however mentioned king of Okochiri, Kingdom, His Royal Father Ateke Tom as an individual and Gravings Records as  an organization that have been supportive, saying that each time they to perform for them they made sure to at least take care of them.
“ If the needed motivation is given l tell you, with a million naira we could realize five Million in three months,”  he assured.

By: Nancy  Briggs

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Pheelz, BNXN, Others Make FIFA 23 Soundtrack

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Pheelz’s ‘Finesse’ featuring BNXN FKA Buju and Bad Boy Timz’s ‘Skelele’ featuring Olamide, Seun Kuti’s Ku ku Kee Me ft. American rapper Black Thought as well as 2022 Qatar Official world cup song, Hayya Hayya (Better Together) by Davido ft. Trinidad Cardona, & Aisha have been included in the soundtrack for FIFA 23 console game.
The full FIFA 23 soundtrack has been officially confirmed by EA, with over five hours of music in the game in total across its different modes.
The  Tide Entertainment reports that the Afrobeats stars will join a long list of other artists spread across the world to make up the Soundtrack of one of the highest-selling video games.
Fireboy DML’s ‘Scatter’ and Rema’s ‘Beamer featured on EA Sports, Fifa 21 official soundtrack.
Introducing the FIFA23 Soundtrack.
Featuring over 100 songs from artists representing 34 countries. Listen now on Spotify.
The VOLTA soundtracks were introduced from FIFA 20. The songs on that mode drive street action with the latest and greatest in grime, electronic, and hip-hop.
With artists including Labrinth, Role Model, and Odesza, the full list of songs in FIFA 23 is something of an eclectic mix.
These customised kits – which are designed to personify each artists’ personality – will be available for players to unlock through certain objectives from 27th September when early access for the game mode launches.

Pheelz and others also designed Custom FUT kits for FIFA 23.

In a press release on Thursday, EA teased: “The carefully curated mixture of hip hop, alternative, electronic dance and pop music transports players directly into the game of street football.”

Artists such as Jack Harlow, ROSALIA, Pheelz and Central Cee have also played a bigger part in the game, designing their own FIFA Ultimate Team kits.

FIFA 23 was released worldwide on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One on /

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Afrobeats Category May Soon Be Added To The Grammy Awards

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Recording Academy, Mr Harvey Mason Junior has disclosed in a press conference in Ghana that the institution is considering the addition of an Afrobeats category to next year’s 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
The Tide Entertainment Reports that TurnTable Charts, a Nigerian chart analytics platform and magazine, tweeted a segment of the conference captured on video, in which Mason says he and other Recording Academy brass “just had a meeting literally about six or seven days ago with leaders from the Afrobeats community” to discuss the potential move.
“We had a virtual listening session where we heard from Afrobeats creators and just talked about ‘What are the different subgenres? What are the needs? What are the desires?,’” he adds. “And my goal is to represent all genres of music, including Afrobeats, at the Grammys.” he said.
Mason makes it clear in the video, however, that the decision is far from final.
“I don’t decide categories,” he explains.
“The categories are decided by proposals submitted by members.
“The members can say ‘Harvey, I want an Afrobeat category…’ So that process has started now. I think the listening session last week was very important, very valuable, and a step towards that path.”
The Recording Academy is now considering an Afrobeats category at the annual Grammys ceremony .
Harvey Manson Jr., the CEO of The Academy, revealed in an interview with the press in Ghana over the weekend.
The Afrobeat music genre was established by the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in the late 1960s and early 70s, however, it gained international appeal in the late 2010s due to the influence of the genre’s flag bearers- Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido.
It has become one of the most influential genres across Africa and the rest of the world.

 

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