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Queen Omoni Of Nollywood

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Nigeria is celebrated in the world because Nollywood ranks as the third largest movie-making enterprise after America’s Hollywood and India’s Bollywood. It’s indeed remarkable that one of the elite movies of Nollywood set the record of being screened in Nigeria’s seat of power in Aso Villa. The film that set the record is Being Mrs. Elliot directed ...

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The King’s Horseman, Nigeria’s Most Famous Play, Is Now A Netflix Movie: What Makes It A Classic

Odunlade Adekola stars in Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman. EbonyLife Media/Toronto International Film Festival/Netflix Babatunde Onikoyi, University of Regina Elesin Oba, the King’s Horseman is a new movie coming to Netflix. It is based on Nigeria’s most famous play, Death and the King’s Horseman, written in 1975 by Nobel Prize-winning author, activist and academic Wole Soyinka. Directed by the late ...

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Honorary Doctorate For Bob-Manuel Udokwu

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu It was a day to cherish as the esteemed actor, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, was honoured with a Doctorate Degree in Arts and Culture by Institut Superieur De Communication Et De Gestion (ISCG) University in Cotonou, Benin Republic on Saturday, August 27. The coveted award featured top-notch industry professionals acclaimed and celebrated internationally. Bob-Manuel Udokwu who serves as the ...

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Villains Of The Old Empire

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Bandits and Beggars by Kunle Adebajo; Lantern Books – Literamed Publications Ltd, Lagos; 2008; 111pp It is an everlasting truism that when brothers and sisters fight to the death, strangers end up inheriting their homestead. Toward the end of the play Bandits and Beggars by Kunle Adebajo, Oba Gezo of Dahomey bares his mind thusly: “You will ...

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Ben Egbuna Tells It All As “Mr. Radio”

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu A Destiny Fulfilled by Ben Egbuna; Diamond Publications Ltd, Lagos; 2021; 387pp It reads stranger than fiction that Ben Egbuna visited a prophet of what he called one of the “rapid result churches” shortly after being a teenage soldier in the Biafra war, and got the prophecy that he would be famous. Ben Egbuna eventually ended up ...

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Dauda The Sexy Guy Comes To Big Brother Naija House

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Big Brother Naija is back in town, and you do not need any prophet to predict that raunchy sex will soon be coming live and direct on live TV. It’s my strong suggestion that Dauda the Sexy Guy should get into the house to ramp up the sex act on a volcanic magnitude larger than the Richter ...

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Setting The Record Straight: Burna Boy Didn’t Create A Music Genre Called Afrofusion

Burna Boy performs in Glastonbury, England, 2022. Joseph Okpako/WireImage via Getty Images Nnamdi O. Madichie, University of Kigali Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born in 1991 in Port Harcourt, the largest city in Rivers State in Nigeria. He would become known as Burna Boy, a singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing Like to Party, ...

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100 Years Of Pop Music In Nigeria: What Shaped Four Eras

Nigerian musician Fela Kuti and his band in Harlem, New York, 1989. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images Chijioke Ngobili, University of Nigeria The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of 2020 shut down nearly all physical and social human activities. For musical practice this meant near death. Performing music is, after all, one of the oldest forms of ...

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The Eagle Nest Book Club Of Ama Ijele Theatre

By Gerald Eze On July 3, the award-winning poet, Amu Nnadi, was hosted in Awka to a literary evening of poetry reading, drama and musical performances that also featured James Eze and Greg Mbajiorgu. Not in any hotel and not by the government. But by a private organisation that has contributed resources and talents to develop the Awka community through ...

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