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Nollywood Mourns As Veteran Actor, Bruno Iwuoha, Dies

Nollywood mourns again as veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha, has been confirmed dead.   Bruno died after battling with diabetes and going blind for years. His painful dead was made known by  close associates and filmmaker, Derik Zai, who revealed that the actor died at the National Hospital, Abuja. According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about ...

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Osinbajo Extols Buhari’s Support For Entertainment Industry, Congratulates Burnaboy, Wizkid

In recognition of the strategic importance of the entertainment and creative sector in growing the Nigerian economy, the Buhari administration has in the past few years introduced several initiatives to harness the abundant potentials in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this over the weekend in a message delivered at the opening of the ...

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Going To The Cinema In Lagos Isn’t Just About The Movie That’s Showing

Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan speaks with passengers aboard a flight during the premiere of his film, The CEO. Florian Placheur/AFP/Getty Añulika Agina, Pan Atlantic University Going to the movies is a favourite hobby of many young people in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city. As the centre of the country’s media and art industry, Lagos vibrates with culture and entertainment. It ...

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The Perils Of Mixing Music And Politics In Nigeria

Nigerian pop star D’banj performing on stage in London. Robin Little/Redferns/Getty Garhe Osiebe, Rhodes University Musicians play a prominent role in Nigeria’s dynamic political landscape, especially since the country became a democracy. Politics and music have always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship, even during austere military regimes. For example, in 1995, the late dictator, General Sani Abacha (1993-1998) commissioned highlife maestro, ...

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African Science Fiction: Rereading The Classic Nigerian Novel The Palm-Wine Drinkard

Shutterstock Nedine Moonsamy, University of Pretoria In 1952 The Palm-wine Drinkard became the first West African novel written in English to be published internationally. That it was written by Amos Tutuola, an unknown Nigerian clerk who took to writing to alleviate boredom, meant the book caused a stir. To this day, it’s celebrated as a key example of African fantasy. ...

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Why Has Protest Music Dried Up In Nigeria?

Nigerian rapper Falz sings in his home studio in Lagos. Florian PlauCheur/AFP/Getty Images Florence Nweke, University of Lagos The failure of Nigeria’s current pop stars to identify with the country’s oppressed has inspired feelings of nostalgia about the late Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti. For much of his life, Kuti’s activism was the nemesis of the country’s military dictatorship and corrupt ...

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After Winning BBNaija Show, Lagos, Ogun Demand Tax From Laycon

The Lagos Internal Revenue Service and its counterpart in Ogun State have indicated interests in the collection of tax from the winner of the 2020 edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show, Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe. The agencies made this known while congratulating Laycon on his victory. “Congratulations @itsLaycon winner @BBNaija Lockdown edition. More wins!! We look forward to ...

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We’ve Not Earned Revenue In Past Six Months — Omoni Oboli, Film Makers Lament

…meet Sanwo-Olu on cinemas reopening  Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday reiterated his administration’s commitment to work collaboratively with the creative industry, saying that his government will do all that is possible to ensure that the sector thrives in the State. The Governor stated this during a virtual meeting with members of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, ...

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Stop Making Comments Against Buhari, DSS Warns Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage

Music producer, Don Jazzy, and singer Tiwa Savage, have been cautioned against making social media comments against the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari after an invitation by the Department of State Security, DSS. Tiwa Savage earned the invitation after she ran a campaign, ‘WeAreTired’, in reaction to a rise in cases of rape in the country. She also made social ...

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