Africa: Nigerian celebs and their uniquely distinct features

Due to the staggering level of competition, entertainers all over the world are known to attempt carving clear-cut identities to distinguish them in the crowded scene. Those in Nigeria are not different, and here, Adeday Odulaja and Ogechi Ndubunma, present 20 Nigerian celebs with unique features. DJ Sosse It’s not every day one comes across a man with a huge […]

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Harrysong, Reggae Blues Star: “I had no doubt music will pay off”

Harrison Tare Okiri, 35, known by the moniker Harrysong, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who rose to fame after his tribute song to Nelson Mandela won the “Most Downloaded Callertune Award” at The Headies 2013; he was said to have made up to N50m on the tribute song via MTN. He speaks to LANRE ODUKOYA about his career. […]

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African Entertainment: How HITV collapsed and the role of Nigerian government in its exit

My great mentor asked me one day, a few years ago, why after the appointment of a Receiver/Manager by GTB over the assets of HiTV I gave up fighting and just rolled into a semi coma. He said this because, he knew how hard we fought to save it. I responded with the story of King David crying to GOD […]

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Africa: I was once denied a role for being dark-MERCY JOHNSON

Since her foray into the film industry, Nollywood diva Mercy Johnson has enjoyed a love-hate relationship with her fans, but the actress says that she is unfazed by all the negativities that have been thrown at her. OVWE MEDEME caught up with her at the announcing of a new movie ,From Freetown, and the bubbly lady talks about the possibility […]

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Africa: 10 Nigerian Showbiz Super Single Ladies, Why Divas are yet to marry

Here’s a look at just 10 out of scores of super single ladies in Nigeria’s towering entertainment industry. LANRE ODUKOYA shares why the ladies are unmarried. GENEVIEVE NNAJI Belle of Nollywood, she has always been the first to number whenever this subject comes to the fore. And the reason is simple. The 36-yearold is arguably the most prestigious Nigerian actor […]

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African Entertainment: I could not leave the stage even when my parents died –Jimmy Jatt

Jimmy Adewale Amu known more by his showbiz moniker, DJ Jimmy Jatt, in this interview with Ogechi Ndubunma speaks candidly on career, marriage and survival. What distinguishes you as a DJ from other DJs? We are all individuals, as an individual everybody has their own uniqueness, I do what I do, I do it my way. I think people are […]

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African Entertainment: HILDA DOKUBO: My first movie made me

Hilda Dokubo is one of the few actors that witnessed the birth of Nollywood and as such had excited its buffs for years. Her career spans 35 whopping years but her hiatus stirred controversies too. And now that she’s back clinching the laurels as of old, she speaks about her humble beginning, other venture and sundry issues with LANRE ODUKOYA. […]

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African Entertainment: Wizkid and Davido leads African Music breakthrough in America

Whether it’s through hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 radio or Internet memes, Drake is a ubiquitous presence on our cultural landscape. Yet for all of his inescapable hits in the past few years (“Hotline Bling,” “Started From the Bottom,” guesting on Rihanna’s “Work,” to name a few), it was only in May that Drake finally topped the Billboard charts, with the […]

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African Entertainment: My daughter was told I am mad when I became born again- Ozokwor

Nollywood icon, Patience Ozokwor, has set the records straight about claims that she has quit acting and dumped ‘Mama G’ from her name. She also disclosed how people took her repentance for granted. Dismissing that she has dumped Nollywood, the actor said her relationship with God will not stop her from taking movie roles. It would be recalled that the […]

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African Entertainment: Musical lyrics ruining young one as NBC Bans songs

JOSEPH ABAH, a father of three, appeared stupefied as his six-year-old son mimed and danced to the song of a popular Nigerian female artiste. As he watched, it dawned on him that his little boy, a Basic 2 pupil, knew the lyrics of the song by heart and even gesticulated to the tune with his hands and body. But Abah […]

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