UCL: Messi scores 2 against Cech to sink Arsenal

TVC E, SPORTS - Lionel Messi scored two second half goals against Petr Cech after failing to do so on six previous meetings to sink Arsenal's chances of moving past the Champions league round of 16. The Spanish holders' feared attack had been well shackled by a disciplined home side for much of the evening, but a lightning break after 71 minutes saw Argentine Messi teed up by Neymar to score past Cech for the first time in his career. Messi, who scored four goals against the Gunners in 2010 and a double a year later in knockout round wins, doubled Barca's lead seven minutes from time when he beat Cech with a penalty, having been tripped by Arsenal substitute Mathieu Flamini. Arsenal relied on counter-attacks and had chances, most notably from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud, but now have a daunting task to turn the tie around in the Nou Camp....

Foreign celebrities do not headline my concerts – Darey

Nigerian R&B sensation Darey Art-Alade's annual concert, 'Love Like A Movie' is arguably one of the most properly produced and packaged musical events in this clime. Since flying American reality star, Kim Kardashian to the first edition of the show, Darey has raised the bar by bringing more A-list international celebrities either to perform or just grace the red carpet. So it was no surprise when he announced that American singer, songwriter and fashion model Ciara will perform at the third edition of Love Like A Movie this year. The 'Naked' singer, has however said LLAM is not woven around these international superstars as they are only invited to add more oomph to the show. Speaking in an exclusive chat with 'TVCconnect Meets', Darey disclosed that the foreign celebrities are not flown in to headline the concert. "No foreign celebrity headlines my concert, it's my concert, it's a franchise that belongs to us and...

Veteran Nollywood actor, Festus Aguebor is dead

Veteran Nollywood actor, Festus Aguebor has been reported dead. His death is coming on the heels of the demise of another actor,Michael Odiachi who died days ago. Aguebor’s death was announced by top filmmaker, Fidelis Duker on his Facebook account yesterday. He wrote, ‘Adieu talented and veteran Actor Fesyud Aguebor …..remember your brilliant delivery of Chief Odeku in my 2002 movie, Family Contract starring Desmond Elliot, Chioma Akpotha, Steph-Nora Okere, Afolabi Bolasodun Makinde, Grace Evaly, amongst others …....

Ben Bruce intervenes in Don Jazzy/Dbanj beef

TVC E, MUSIC - Although it was his 60th birthday party, Senator Ben Murray Bruce used the occasion to appeal to Kokomaster, Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly referred to as Dbanj  and Don Jazzy to resolve their differences and return as best friends. Dbanj was the guest artiste at Bruce's 60th birthday celebration last Friday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. “I will like you and Don Jazzy to do a song together,” the showbiz impresario and founder of Silverbird Group said to Dbanj, asking for Don Jazzy to come up the stage. His calls for Don Jazzy, however, met shouts of ‘he’s gone.’ But with his song Igwe playing in the background, Dbanj countered, “he’s not gone. I know his table” However, it turned out that the Supreme Mavin Dynasty boss had left the venue. Within minutes, the social media was agog and Don Jazzy tweeted, saying that his team performed that night and “Moreover, I...

Jide Kosoko’s Draftsman set for cinema

TVC E, MOVIE -Veteran actor and stand-in President, Association of Nigerian Theatre-Arts Practitioners, Prince Jide Kosoko has released his latest movie, entitled "Draftsman". The movie, according to the popular actor, will address the contentious issue of handling and sharing the properties of the dead. The movie, with an A-list cast, comprising Jide Kosoko, Mike Ezorunye, Bimbo Akintola, Kalu Ikeagwu and many others, draws attention to the problems of sharing the estate of the dead.  Draftsman focuses on the story of a village fisherman who lost his son to an accident on the high sea. The character, played by Kosoko, would later become rich and move to the city. He and his wife donate money to the less-privileged, especially children who need money to go to school. “You’ll agree with me that this particular problem has destroyed and torn apart many families,” said Kosoko during a preview of the movie. The actor said he decided to...

Dice Ailes releases latest music video ‘Machinery’

[caption id="attachment_11360" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dice Ailes Album Cover[/caption] Upcoming multi-talented Chocolate City artiste, Dice Ailes is out with the much anticipated visuals to his recently released single - 'Machinery'. Machinery which has gradually gained momentum across media nationwide is set to become a club anthem with  perfect visuals directed by Visionnaire Picturesshot on different locations in Lagos, Nigeria. Everything here sparkles and nothing is out of place with Cameos from M.I, Ice Prince & Jesse Jagz. Causing an explosion of musical lights in the mind's eye, here's another strong entry for one of the biggest hits of 2016....

Ifeanyi Ubah says he can restore Naira to N200 per Dollar in 30days

[caption id="attachment_11353" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ifeanyi Ubah[/caption] Capital Oil and Gas boss, Ifeanyi Ubah in an interview, boasted that he knows how to return the Naira to N200 to one Dollar in 30days. The Naira has been fluctuating in recent times, going to an all-time high of N400 to a Dollar last week. Ubah, in an interview, said  “Look at the economy, look at the position of the naira today; some of us have ideas on how we can restore this.” The oil mogul also said the Bureau De Change (BDC) dealers are suffering from the current fall of the Naira. This is contrary to beliefs in some quarters that the BDCs are having a swell time and raking in all the profits. He also said “It won’t take me one month, if Buhari gives me part of that consultancy, and naira would come back to 200. “I can bet my life with it, naira would come back...

FG to train thousands of unemployed Niger-Delta youths

TVC E, NEWS - A total of  10,000 youths in the restive oil rich Niger-Delta region will be trained for skilled work annually as government moves to address kidnappings and pipeline vandalisation, Niger-Delta minister, Usani Uguru Usani has said. Usani said government plans to build nine vocational centres and the first centre would train young people in leather goods manufacturing, mobile phone assembly and e-commerce. Some would also find work at a new processing plant for cassava, part of the government's plan to boost the agricultural sector. "The establishments we are putting in place to give skills to the people are in the vocations of small artisanal skill processing and manufacturing in different vocations in different centers. For instance, commerce that should train people on electronic commerce, which enhances their knowledge in ICT, making of you know...

K1 becomes ambassador for car brand, completes new album

[caption id="attachment_11340" align="alignnone" width="286"] Kwam 1[/caption] For Fuji music icon, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal aka K1 and his fans, this is cheery news. Just as the Fuji maestro concluded plans to release his new album, ‘Let The Music Flow,’ after several months of taking residence in the studio, providence has brought him a good tiding. He has been announced as brand ambassador for Geely Cars, by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, after a meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital where the cars reportedly will be manufactured and assembled. According to K1’s publicist, Esther Akinwande, the new album, like in the past, promises to capture the ears of youths and the older generation. She also revealed that the 14-track album, will be available online and in stores, by second quarter of 2016....

Olamide set for Yankee edition of OLIC2

TVC E, MUSIC - Singer and YBNL boss Olamide, has concluded plans to stage a second performance at the Yankee edition of OLIC2 billed to hold on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, at the Hampton Conference Centre, Maryland/Washington D.C., sources have confirmed. Top Nollywood acts such as Laide Bakare and Eniola Badmus, among other stars have been listed as performing artistes for the night, the sources added. The event, tagged ‘Olamide Live in Concert Season 2’, is put together by Fathia Promotions and Entertainments and is also being promoted as ‘The return of Olamide Baddosneh.’ According to reports, Olamide who has released hits after hits since his entrance into the music scene in 2013, held the first edition of the concert in December 2014, at the Expo Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites, followed by a second edition on December 27, 2015, took place at the same centre. ...

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