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Ada King Set To Take Nigerian Music Industry By Storm

A Nigerian-American rapper, singer, song-writer, dancer and actress, Grace Adaeze, known professionally as Ada King, is set to take the Nigerian music scene by storm. In a statement made available to Newsprobe, the Chief Executive Officer of Infinite Music Production, Dr. Kester Ezuma, said that Ada King was the latest female artist signed onto his Record Label. He added that ...

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Big Brother Naija: Why Nigerians Are Obsessed With The Reality TV Show

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is the host of the popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija. AfricaMagic/Multichoice Alex Eloho Umuerri, Benson Idahosa University Within the last five years, the Big Brother Naija reality TV show has become Nigeria’s most watched offering on television. Featuring a diverse mix of housemates drawn from across socioeconmic and cultural lines, this enduring TV content format has ...

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Why Nollywood Is Obsessed With Remakes Of Classic Movies

Nigerian actors Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme attend attend a movie premiere in Canada. Sam Santos/Getty Images Ezinne Ezepue, University of Nigeria Since the record-breaking success of Ramsey Nouah’s 2019 sequel to the Nollywood classic, Living in Bondage, the Nigerian film industry has been overtaken by a frenzy of remakes and sequels of classics from the 1990s. These ...

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Revolutionary Music Of Gerald Eze In Awka

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The music was more arresting than a lover’s summons. Call it the music of the spirits that intervolves the ancient and the modern. It was revolutionary music being dished out by the Igbo classical music exponent Gerald Eze and his Ichoku Ensemble at Testimony Place, off Ukwu Aki Junction, on Ifite Road in the Anambra State capital ...

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Big Brother Sees All Sorts

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Big Brother Naija, BBNaija for short, is one television show that no Nigerian can ever escape from. Whether you like to watch it or not, it is always there in your face because the kids and the wives cannot have enough of it. If you try to escape to the pub, it is even worse because now ...

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Sculptures And Paintings Of Immense Promise

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Awka, the capital of Anambra State, takes pride of place as a pivotal home of art and culture, but art exhibitions are few and far between currently. It was therefore a pleasant surprise when one got the information in the evening of Saturday, July 17 that a young lady artist, Aboekwe Oluebube Cynthia, was undertaking an exhibition ...

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Fela The Spirit @ 24

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Let’s just begin by stating that Fela the Spirit transformed into a higher spirit on this day 24 years ago. There can be nobody else like Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. The icon is quite simply indescribable and can never ever be written about in the past tense. He lives forever. Not so long ago, live on Broadway in America, ...

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The Quest For Meaning

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The Journey: Pursuit of Purpose Storified by Stanley Ohanugo; BrandZilla Technologies Limited, Nigeria; 2021; 188pp The best way a man can arrest the world is through the story he tells. I was arrested by Stanley Ohanugo when I read his first novel, Disciples of the Inverted Cross, an astonishing masterpiece on cultism. I stand as the only ...

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An Authentic African Epic

By Yusiff Nanah Charm Kamara I stumbled on Odili Ujubuonu’s “Crows of the Yellow Stream” on Amazon. I was instantly drawn to the word “Crows” in its title. These birds have been known in several cultures to signify death, danger and sometimes lead actors in a cast of avian mysteries. This stoked my interest. So, I eventually paid for it ...

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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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