entertainment

UNIZIK Performs New Yam Rituals 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Director, Directorate of Igbo Village and Centre for African civilization (IVACAC), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Very Rev Fr Prof. Bonachristus Uchenna Umeogu, has advocated for a unifying celebration of New Yam (Iwa Ji) festival in Igboland as a way to internationalize the celebration as a cultural exchange. Prof Umeogu called on South-East Governors to collaborate with the  ...

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Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Set Twitter On Fire Over ‘Fever’

Nigerians on Twitter have expressed divergent reactions to Tiwa Savage’s feature in the music video for Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid’s ‘Fever’. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wizkid released the much anticipated visuals for the hit track, to rave reviews, on Wednesday and moments after gathered over one million views. However, Tiwa Savage’s starring in the video has caused ...

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Port Harcourt Agog As NAFEST Peaks

It has been all pomp in Port Harcourt since Tuesday when the 2018 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) was flagged-off by Rivers governor Nyesom Wike. Reports say that 18 states are participating in the festival which kicked off at the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt. The theme of the 31st edition of the festival is “Nigeria: Our Festivals, Our ...

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18 Hours Crowned Best Movie At AMVCA, Other Winners, Losers

The East African movie 18 Hours, which tells an authentic African story has been crowned the Overall Best Movie at the 6th annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, which held Saturday night at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The director of the movie, Phoebe Muguru was around to receive the award. The movie also won the best ...

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Agency Calls For Identification, Accreditation Of Masqueraders In Igbo Festivals 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Following the sudden death of a middle aged man during the just concluded Nnewi Afiolu masquerade festival, the Public Complaints Commission has called for proper identification and accreditation of masqueraders in subsequent Afiolu and other Igbo  masquerade festivals  to forestall incidents of bloodshed and deaths resulting from such occasions. The call was made by prince  Sam Ben ...

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Igbo Culture Not Diabolical, Says Bishop Ezeokafor  

… celebrates new yam festival  Raymond Ozoji, Awka Awka Diocesan priests, religious, 2017/2018 out-going and 2018/2019 in-coming Episcopal household recently filed out at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral’s refectory to witness the celebration of Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor’s annual iwaji (new yam) festival. The visibly elated priests came in their numbers and adorned all manner of traditional attire. Speaking immediately after cutting ...

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Davido’s Enrolment For NYSC Stirs Hilarious Tweets

Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke a.k.a Davido stirred interesting and hilarious comments on Twitter after he disclosed that he has enrolled for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps Scheme. In his post he said he was “…tying up every loose end!” in responding to the clarion call to serve the nation. The NYSC started in 1973 and is compulsory for ...

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