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ABUJA — The Nigerian superstar, Davido hit another milestone as he was named one of the next 100 most influential people in the world for 2021 by Time Magazine. Davido in his reaction wrote on his social media platforms: ‘Proud to be included in the inaugural #TIME100Next list”. Meanwhile, the excerpt for the selection of Davido was written by Nigerian rapper and BBNaija Lockdown season 5 winner Laycon, according to the magazine. It reads, “Davido...

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The late Afrobeat legend, Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, popularly known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, could be set for a posthumous honor as he was being nominated for the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The late musician and activist was nominated alongside other international artists such as JAY-Z, Dionne Warwick, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and Carole King. He could also be inducted on his first-ever nomination. The Water No Get Enemy crooner...

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ABUJA —  Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) said on Sunday that the creative industry was critical in the economic development of the nation. Runsewe, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja pointed out that the creative sector was the development secret the government was yet to explore fully. He argued that the sector had helped in crime...

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BEIJING — China published on Friday a new list of moral guidelines for actors and other performers, saying they could face a permanent ban from their profession if they fail to comply. Performers should not “violate ethics, morals, social public order or good customs, causing serious negative social impact”, the Chinese Association for Performing Arts, a non-profit organisation backed by the government, said on its website. Performers should not incite hatred and discrimination between ethnic...

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LAGOS — The President, Entertainment Database, and a Nigerian Flutist, Omatshola Iseli, popularly known as “Tee Mac”, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to provide COVID-19 palliatives to Nigerian entertainers. Tee Mac, who made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said Nigerian entertainers were worst hit by the restrictions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Iseli, also the Chairman of Entertainment Foundation, said the fact that night...

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LAGOS —  Amazon studios has released “Coming 2 America’’ trailer globally on Prime Video on March 5 virtually, the officials said on Friday in Lagos. The film is set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began. https://www.youtube.com/embed/x5lrkdvEZGg...

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ABUJA —  Award-winning actress and fashion model, Cicely Tyson, has died at the age of 96. Cicely was first discovered by a photographer and went on to become a very successful fashion model. In 1951, she made her acting debut in the TV series “Frontiers of Faith.” She then made her feature film debut in 1956, in the movie, Carib Gold. Tyson became the first African-American to star in a television drama when she starred...

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LAGOS — An entrepreneur, Elizabeth Etete, says that Nollywood needs an unbiased platform where producers, filmmakers and artistes could thrive without let or hindrance from established societal norms. Etete, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director, Innovative Creative Experts Distribution (ICED), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that such a platform would expand the horizon of Nollywood. “The challenges we are facing in Nollywood today, specifically, is...

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As part of the new slate of films that are released in Nollywood post-lockdown, Nollywood stars Segun Arinze, Timini Egbuson and Bimbo Ademoye will feature in the upcoming film, ‘Tanwa Savage’. They join a slate of other talented Nollywood actors to tell the story of a marriage that navigates several socially conscious issues. ‘Tanwa Savage’, directed by Geshin Salvador, follows the true-life story of a married man who goes on an infidelity rampage and ends...

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Nigerian singer and Zanku Records boss, Omoniyi Raphael, popularly known as Zlatan, has revealed some of his plans for 2021 to his fans. The Zanku crooner added that there are lots of his friends who are still struggling in the ghetto and he would always try to connect with his people in the hood. The singer said this in an Instagram Live session, disclosing that his new single would be dedicated to his fans, though...

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