Somi, Fendika to headline GlobalFest 2016

Jazz Musician Somi is set to thrill New York residents at the 2015 Globalfest. The annual event that will hold at the famed Webster Hall will see the singer perform with an acoustic chamber jazz septet. She is set draw on the cosmopolitan attitude of Lagos, with modern jazz and soul grooves that is the focus of her last studio album “The Lagos Music Salon.” Also performing at the festival is dance ensemble Fendika from Ethiopia. The collective is known for reviving the traditional music and dance scene in Addis Ababa. Globalfest aims to bring down boundaries between countries and create cultural opportunities for individual artists and for governments, sponsors, scholars and critics to collaborate....

Olamide’s OLIC holds US edition March

Sequel to the success of his outing last December, YBNL crooner, Olamide is set to the OLIC ( Olamide Live in Concert) a notch higher by having a U.S edition  of the concert on ‘Good Friday,’ March 25, 2016. Scheduled to hold at Hampton Conference Center, West Hampton Place, Capitol Heights, Maryland, the event is being packaged by US-based Nigerian show promoter, Wale Bouncer, the CEO of Fathia Entertainment. Joining Olamide on stage is  Lil Kesh, Dj Eni Money, Dj Jamster, Indo among others. Do2dtun  and popular actress Eniola Badmus will anchor the event....

Genevieve Nnaji plans secret marriage

Genevieve Nnaji the talented thespian and mother of one and has in no small measure built a good profession for herself and set a standard for others to follow. Rumour has it that, she is planning to marry her Hausa film maker. Isaya Bako her wood be husband is an Abuja based film maker and the director of her new movie. ''Road to Yesterday'' Be reminded of our previous post, where the son of Okonji Iweala proposed to her on the Red carpet event in Lagos last month. It was a surprisingly when Genevieve stepped on the red carpet and he proposed to her. Uzodinma Iweala, son of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who wrote the book Beasts of No Nation from which the movie was adapted from went down on one knee in front of Genevieve right there on the red carpet and jokingly proposed to the gushing Nollywood goddess. When asked by the weekly softsell magazine if she is bothered about...

Emem Isong expecting a baby

The strong movie producer, Emem Isong and her Cameroonian husband Misodi Akama are expecting their first child together since marriage. The couple got tied in October 2014 and are already so excited about the latest development. Emem is already a mother of a teenage baby boy who she had with her ex-boyfriend before their relationship met with troubled waters....

21st Century Mothers, Their Babies and Breast Feeding

Most 21st century women are more focused on their career than on starting a family. Most take their time before child rearing and while at it, consider the number of children they would have. This most times, result in considering having less number of children. This attitude towards child bearing generally has an adverse effect on breastfeeding. So because child bearing has gone 'out of fashion,'  should breastfeeding follow suit? We don't think so.   Medically speaking, the ideal is to exclusively breastfeed your baby for six months and continue for up to two years with complementary feeds. But how many of today’s mothers are able to abide by this practice? The Global Strategy of Infant and Young Feeding, an initiative by the World Health Organisation and Unicef,  also advocates breastfeeding for six months, followed by timely, adequate, safe and appropriate complementary feeding, while continuing breastfeeding for two years and beyond.   The 21st century mother would...

Nigerian-born actor nominated for BAFTA

TVCE - Nigerian actor, John Boyega, has been nominated for the EE Rising Star category of the 69th edition of the British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Boyega, who plays Finn in the Stars Wars The Force Awakens, will be competing for the winning spot with other actors – Bel Powley, Brie Larson, Dakota Johnson and Taron Egerton – in a voting category. The ceremony will hold on February 14, 2016 at the Royal Opera House, London and will be hosted by Stephen Fry. Available records show that Boyega had starred as Ugwu, Odenigbo’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) houseboy in ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ the film adaptation of the novel with the same title, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The movie was directed by Biyi Bandele. During a ‘Talks at Google’ session on December 3,2015, Boyega recalled how four years ago, JJ Abrams, in the company of Tom Cruise, walked up to him and...

2Face adopts new name, ‘2baba’

TVCE (MUSIC) - Popular Afro pop star, 2Face Idibia appears ready to adopt new stage name '2baba' as part of his rebranding for 2016. According to an official document released by his PR company, Hypertek Digital, the singer who is set to release a new single with indigenous rapper, Phyno, has officially adopted the new name, 2Baba. The multi award-winning artiste , who was recently inducted into the Headies’ Hall of Fame, first hinted his plan to rebrand during the launch of his sixth studio album in 2014 which gave rise to speculations that he would no longer be known as 2Face Idibia. Aside this, 2Baba has always spoken about his love for his fans and his constant need to deliver good music to them, and he is set to thrill them once again with a new single. The track, his New Year gift to fans, is titled Coded Tinz. produced by Sarz, Coded...

Edo PMAN proposes multi-billion naira Entertainment Village

TVCE  - The Edo Chapter of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has proposed a multi-billion Naira Entertainment Village in the State, alleging that the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has not been transparent in the distribution of royalties collected on behalf of artistes. Addressing Journalists during a Courtesy visit to the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalist, Edo State chapter, PMAN State Chairman, Maleke Idowu, said the proposed entertainment village would boast of music and film schools, health facilities, a sports centre and other needs, for musicians and entertainers, and would serve both as a revenue earner for the state. Idowu who noted that the proposal for the entertainment village and a prototype of the village have been presented to the state government, said PMAN has also petitioned the state House of Assembly on the activities of COSON. In the petition signed by the association’s secretary, Willy Nova, Edo PMAN...

‘The Revenant’ wins big at Golden Globes

TVCE -  “The Revenant,” has won the first major film award of 2016, carting Globes for best drama, best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and best direction (Alejandro G. Iñárritu). The 73rd Golden Globes, which held on Sunday, might have set a tone of film awards to follow.   “I cannot say how surprised I am,” Mr. Iñárritu said while collecting the night’s top prize. The event which was held in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel returned Ricky Gervais as host waxed heavily on humour. “The Martian” won two Globes – best picture, comedy or musical while Matt Damon was named best actor in a film comedy or musical. HBO, which was nominated for seven awards only clinched one — Oscar Isaac won best actor, mini-series or television movie for “Show Me a Hero”.  Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” won best comedy and Gael García Bernal won best comedic actor. USA’s fledgling “Mr. Robot” won best drama while...

Rita Dominic’s new movie, Surulere hits the cinemas in February

 Audrey Silva’s new movie, ‘Surulere’ is set to hit the cinemas. The movie, which tells the story of patience and resilience, follows the life of a young, timid graduate, Arinze (played by Seun Ajayi) desperate to beat his financial burdens. In his journey, he meets a charming go-getter, Omosigho (played by Beverly Naya). Their meeting shoots off a series of events that pressure Arinze into a get-rich-quick scheme. The movie stars award winning actors including Kemi Lala Akindoju, Enyimma Nwigwe, Linda Ejiofor and Tope Tedela with cameo appearance from the Producer, Rita Dominic. The movie will be hitting the cinema on Friday, February 12, 2016...

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