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Mr. Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) says the board has commenced engagement with practitioners and stakeholders in the movie and entertainment industry to enforce the law banning smoking in movies.  He made this known on Saturday while presenting a communique at the end of the entertainment industry stakeholders roundtable in Lagos. “The engagement is geared towards ensuring that practitioners in the movie industry adhered to no-smoking laws in Nigerian...

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Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has urged business owners and leaders across the globe to invest in Nigeria’s entertainment sector. Describing the sector as Nigeria’s new oil, Lai said the Nigeria TV market has about 100 million subscribers. He said this on Thursday at the Nigeria international partnership forum in France. Lai noted the country also has the continent’s largest TV market with high growth potential. “Moving from analogue to digital television broadcasting means we...

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ENUGU — Okike Media, a film production media and communication outfit, is set to debut Coal City Film Festival on March 25,  at Diamond Cinema in Enugu. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the media organisation has a penchant for creating solutions through the art of storytelling. Mr. Uche Agbo, Founder and Executive Director of the festival told NAN in an interview on Tuesday in Enugu that the festival was visioned to open the...

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The founder of the online streaming service IrokoTv, Jason Njoku, has been lambasted by Twitter users after he stated that ₦4.6m school fee is cheap in Nigeria. A few days ago, Jason Njoku took to his social media to reveal that school fee of ₦4.6m is cheap, adding that he pays more for his three-year-old after a twitter user shared the provisional bill for a school in Epe, Lagos State with school fees of ₦4,643,901....

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MUMBAI, INDIA —  Netflix said on Wednesday it would release 41 shows and films in India this year, calling the move its “next big leap” in the world’s second-most populous nation where video streaming services have become more popular. India, with its 1.3 billion people, is a vast and valuable market for the U.S. streaming service and its rivals Amazon’s Prime Video and Walt Disney Co’s Disney+ Hotstar. The platforms, which are all offering an...

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Monday seized unclassified films and video works including pornographic films worth millions of naira in Sokoto. The raid was carried out at Emir Yahaya Road, Abdullahi Fodio Road, and Ahmadu Bello Way, within Sokoto metropolis, in collaboration with security agencies. Items confiscated worth millions of naira include pirated, foreign, and suspected pornographic films and videos. Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the Board told journalists that...

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ABUJA — Mr. Bright Echefu, the Managing Director, TStv, an indigenous digital service television has said that the company was not “threatened” by the presence of other digital TV operators in the country. Echefu who said this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday added that Pay TV had a national spread across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. He said that with its modern facilities, TStv...

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American Love and Hip Hop star,  Masika Kalysha has called off her engagement. Kalysha, entrepreneur and businesswoman, wrote on her official instagram page, “after much thought and careful consideration along with some unfortunate findings, I have made the difficult decision to call off my engagement. ” As a public figure, I am aware that I am not entitled to privacies most people will have. Because of this realisation, I go the extra mile to ensure...

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and wife Jill are set to make an appearance at the famous ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve’ show on Dec. 31. The duo will be interviewed by Ryan Seacrest who is returning as the host for the 16th year of the annual live New Year’s eve event, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The couple is expected to share a message of hope and unity during the interview with Seacrest. “In...

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Since the start of the pandemic, the film industry has been in free fall. As deaths have continued to climb, so have studio losses, with crowded theaters – once a source of collective entertainment and escapism – now seen as petri dishes for the virus. Familiar blockbuster franchises whose summer releases studios banked on to balance bleeding ledgers have been barred from shuttered theaters. The 25th James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” the 7th “Mission Impossible,”...

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