Actor Desmond Elliot Re-elected To Lagos Assembly

Desmond Elliot Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been re-elected in the Surulere constituency l Lagos State House of Assembly election. In the result announced on Sunday, he scored 15,357 votes, while Benjamin Olasunkanmi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 3,628 votes. The State Constituency Returning Officer, Dr Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi from the University of Lagos, made the declaration at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos. ” Desmond Olusola Elliot of APC having satisfied the requirements of the law…

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Oscars 2019: ‘Green Book’ Carts Home Best Picture Award

Oscars 2019: ‘Green Book’ wins award for best picture Despite criticism, civil rights road-trip drama ‘Green Book’ has been named best picture at this year’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. German nominees went home empty-handed. Hollywood’s biggest stars converged on the red carpet Sunday for the 91st Academy Awards, with the 7,900-odd voting Academy members faced with a broad array of choices. In a night where no single movie was favored to win, the civil rights drama Green Book came out on top. “We made this movie with love, tenderness…

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Asa To Headline 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival

Asa Nigerian-French artiste, Asa Elemide will headline the 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival taking place in Swaziland between May 24 and 26, 2019, organizers have said. Asa, who is famous for her work in Jazz, pop and indie pop, will grace the music festival’s stage with artistes from all over Africa. According to organisers, MTN Bushfire 2019 will continue to reflect the festival’s distinctly African ethos, with a strong focus on regional music, culture, and arts. Describing Asa and the reason behind her choice, organisers said: “Asa is known for…

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NFVCB Assembles Dons On Movie Empowerment Training

Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of NFVCB Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State has become a beneficiary of a start-up grant extended to 250 young entrepreneurs in the film industry the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB). The incentive was part of a two-day workshop which ran from February 6 to 7, 2019 at the Rontex Hall, Imowo Road. The training session had seasoned industry practitioners and theatre arts lecturers who offered participants insights into a successful career in filmmaking. Anchored by Associate Professor Tunji Azeez of the Lagos State University (LASU),…

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Female Acts, Rap Tunes Win Big @ The Grammy Awards

Drake  Women returned at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts won album of the year and best new artist, while rap also triumphed, with Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” becoming the first rap-based song to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” picked up album of the year, and Dua Lipa won best new artist. “I don’t even know what to say,” Musgraves said. “I am very thankful. Winning doesn’t make my album any better than anybody else in that category.” Gambino was the night’s…

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‘Dry’ By Stephanie Linus Goes On Screened @ PAFF

Stephanie Linus as Dr. Zara in the movie, ‘Dry.’ Stephanie Linus’ flick,” Dry”, will be screened at the 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival, PAFF for the second time back to back. The movie, written, produced and directed by Stephanie Linus will be screened at the event holding in Los Angeles, USA this February 2019. In a first for Linus, the actress and director was recognized at the first ever Blacks In Cinema presentation on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson kicked off…

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Davido Overruns 20,000 Capacity O2 London Arena With His Sell-Out Gig

Davido delivers grand performance at his sold out O2 Arena gig   The sold-out massive gig at the 20,000 capacity London O2 Arena, where Davido showcased his talent Sunday night, January 29, 2019, appears to have marked another major landmark signpost in his career. The concert will go down in history as one that will be remembered in a long time as DMW boss etched his name in the history books, selling out the iconic O2 Arena and highlighting a vivid indication of his increasing dominance on the global scene.…

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Tourism: Lagos Economy Hits Over =N=50Bn Cash Transactions Last December

Crowd at One Lagos Fiesta lase December The Lagos State economy, for the second year consecutively raked in a major and unprecedented boost in the entertainment, hospitality and creative sectors in four weeks of the yuletide season. Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde disclosed on Saturday. Trends and reports monitored by the Lagos State Government over the four weeks in December, especially during Christmas and New Year festivities, captured an estimated spending, well above =N=50bn in cash transactions, a record slightly higher than December 2017 which also…

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2019 Academy Awards May Not Have A Host

For the first time in nearly three decades, the biggest award night in movies, The Oscars may be held without a host, making it one of the most radical reinventions in the awards show’s long history. Those familiar with the new plans say the Academy is now considering selecting a crop of A-list personalities who will introduce various segments of the ceremony instead of relying on a prominent name to set things off. With just six weeks from the live show — on February 24, 2019, the producers and the…

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Complete List Of Golden Globes Awards 2019 Winners

The Golden Globes for movies and television, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were handed out at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on Sunday, hosted by actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. British talent had a lot to celebrate at the Golden Globes, with Christian Bale, Olivia Colman and Richard Madden among the winners. Below is the full list of the winners in all categories: Best Actor, TV Musical or Comedy – Michael Douglas Best Motion Picture, Animated – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse Best Actor, TV Series Drama…

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