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Another Feather For Segun Arinze’s Cap

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It didn’t come as a surprise to many when news broke that notable Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze has been elected president of the Association of Voice Over Artistes (AVOA) Nigeria.
     Those who have followed the shining career of the Badagry, Lagos born entertainer, know that outside acting, the other thing that has distinguished Segun Arinze is his voice which he has put to good use as a singer, master of ceremonies and voice over artiste.
   Segun’s smooth voice had laced anumber of commercials, Adverts and indeed the voice over industry. Segun, one time president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is regarded as a guru, so when it was time to elect a new president, members of AVOA overwhelmingly elected Segun Aina Padonu also known as Segun Arinze to lead them as president and to do so with an executive council made up of the Vice President, Joy Ogbekene, Director Finance, Tessy Brown, Director Publicity, Udeme Udom and Director Business, Michael Nnabuchi.
  An elected Segun who has already been sworn in, thanked members for the confidence reposed in his ability to lead the association to the next level. The award winning actor also canvassed the support from stakeholders and members of the executive council.
     In the words of the actor of vast credits who is popularly known as ‘Black Arrow’, “I am grateful and thankful for this huge honour bestowed on me by my colleagues. Together, we shall move AVOA to greater heights, Thank you and God bless you”.
    First known nationally for his portrayal of the role of Black Arrow in the action movie of the 90s produced by Chico Eyiro titled, “ Silent Night”, Segun Arinze walked into limelight as a singer with an irresistible voice, one whose hit track front his debut album, ‘Nwanyi Nganga’ made waves on radio. Later Segun, son of the late Bamidele Padonu of Badagry became notable as one of Nigeria’s most gifted show host and voice over artiste, who makes jingles and commercials a delight to listen to.
   And when Nollywood ticked, Segun instantly became a house hold name, he emerged as one of Nollywood’s undisputed bad boys and the producers first choice for an actor who can add zest to a picture.
  Since he joined Nollywood, Segun Arinze’s rating has not dropped. The talented and resourceful actor is one of the not too many actors in Nigeria screen acting space, whose popularity is so overwhelming and whose simple precepts are roundly admired.

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Managing Director Advises Hotel Owners on Security

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Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, particularly Eagle Island axis was agog on Sunday as White House Hotel officially opened for use.

 

The ceremony was well attended that saw notable Rivers people, including non indigenes and people from all works of life, gathered at No 5 Chief Okwu Thomas Street, Eagle Island to witness the official opening.

 

Speaking to the Managing Director (MD) of the Hotel, Jack Ibinabo Haniel, expressed joy over the successful official opening of the hotel, saying that the reason of going into hotel business was basically to provide a conducive environment where people can relax and enjoy themselves after the day’s job.

 

He stated that it is important for every human being to have time for relaxation, as it will make human live a healthy life.

 

According to him, the building was initially built for residential but thought it wise to use for hotel hence he does not base in Port Harcourt.

 

” Honestly I am very happy and excited to today as my dreams came to reality, you can see yourself as the place is. This is a place where people can come and relax with your friends and family, because there are comfortable apartments and rooms.

 

“Of course the hotel was well fashioned and equipped with modern facilities and affordable” Sir Jack said.

 

He further use the forum to advice hotel owners to be security conscious and ensure that their hotels were used to commit crime.

 

“Hotel is a place to relax and enjoy oneself and not to commit any crime.

So I want to advice hotel owners to be security conscious and make the environment comfortable customers” he stated.

 

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Alliance Française Organises Exhibition For Students

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The Alliance Française, Port Harcourt has organized an exhibition programme tagged ‘The Endless World’ to mark the 2024 World Environment Day held at its Premises at Herbert Macaulay Street, Amadi Flat, Old GRA.

The Director, Alliance Française, Mrs Marina Lacal who disclosed recently said that the exhibition tour was part of activities mapped out to mark the ‘Day’.

According to her, the initiative was made possible by the *Embassy of France to Nigeria, a major sponsor of the initiative and Institut Français Paris, which provides the exhibition to its network to raise public awareness of the challenges of ecological transition.

She stated that the Exhibition “The Endless World,” is an Educational Visual Adaptation adapted from the graphic novel “Le Monde sans fin” by Jean-Marc Jancovici and Christophe Blain (over 800,000 copies sold in France in 2022), the exhibition illustrates the in-depth dialogue between the two authors. Jean-Marc Jancovici, as the guide, and Christophe Blain, in the role of the innocent, explore themes of energy: its historical use, the rise of fossil fuels, and humanity’s impact on the environment, particularly the climate. This exhibition calls for action by addressing essential questions such as non-carbon energy, food, transportation, and urban planning, while proposing concrete solutions.

She noted that in line with this year’s UN theme, ‘Generation Restoration’, about 165 students, ranging from wards from 6 primary schools in Port Harcourt, as well as students from the French department of both the University of PortHarcourt and those from the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education participated in the exhibition tour.

The UN theme, this year, ‘Generation Restoration’, is based on the premise that while we cannot turn back time, we are the generation capable of restoring our relationship with the Earth, saying that the exhibition offers a selection of content that illustrates and questions the major issues of the environmental crisis, while providing avenues for solutions to reduce our impact.Activities and Target Audience.

The Alliance Director, further said that the programme which is educational was aimed at creating awareness, foster connectivity of cultural propagation and proffer solutions to climate crisis affecting the earth with French Language.

“The Alliance Française, Port Harcourt has planned guided tours and mediations around the proposed solutions, aimed at primary and secondary school students, French department students, and learners at the Alliance. The goal is to raise awareness among the generation that will be active tomorrow. About 165 youths already booked their tour of the exhibition. An Educational and Cultural Opportunity The exhibition, provided by the Institut Français, is a boon for the Alliance Française. It fits into its cultural projects and idea debates, which aim to reconcile cultural dissemination with the learning of the French language,” she explained

“The Endless World” combines the aesthetics of a French comic book with the expertise of two ecological figures, offering a unique opportunity to work on vocabulary related to eology.Ecological and Sustainable Solutions,” she said.

The Tide reports that the exhibition was printed on flexible PVC banners, a material that is both durable and lightweighted. Also, to avoid waste production, accessories such as bags, pouches, and keychains were made from these banners and distributed to participants. These accessories will also be used by the Alliance Française teachers for their professional needs. Seats were made for permanent installation at the Alliance. Additionally, the exhibition was mounted on wooden panels, thus reducing its ecological impact.

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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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