Stephanie Linus and Lala Akindoju receive their AMVCA cars

[caption id="attachment_368918" align="alignnone" width="233"] Stephanie Linus & Lala Akindoju[/caption] Stephanie Linus who won the Best ‘Overall Movie’ award and Lala Akindoju who won the Trail blazer award at the recently held 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards have today received the accompanying cars which go with their AMVCA Awards courtesy G.A Motors....

50 Cent announces he’s quitting Instagram

50 Cent had a bumpy 2015, and the beginning of his 2016 isn’t looking so smooth either. After filing for bankruptcy, a judge then questioned the validity of his financial woes when the rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, posted a photo of himself sitting next to stacks of money. He then told the  court that the money was fake and a lot of his luxury cars were rented. Yet despite reaching an agreement with creditors, which will allow him to pay back only 3/4 of his debt, the rapper took to Instagram early Friday morning, March 11 to post several photos ranting about being treated differently in the courts due to his celebrity status....

Lai Mohammed reveals decision to partner with electronic media content owners

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has announced the Ministry's decision to partner with the leadership of the Electronic Media Content Owners of Nigeria for the success of the proposed The Nigeria Project. In a press statement by Alayande Stephen, the head of media, the Minister had a chit-chat with the Electronic Media Content Owners of Nigeria leadership to fashion a way forward on the need for collaboration with relevant players in the Media Space especially for the forth coming PROJECT NIGERIA. In the words of Mohammed, "the Federal Government is poised to bring the desire change into the lives of our people, hence, the change mantra " it begins with me", all hands including that of your members must be on deck to ensure that we bring about re-orientation of the people. Not everybody that is rich is a role model, the average Nigeria youth have no respect for hard work again."...

Ciara says Yes to Russell Wilson’s Proposal

Russell finally put a ring on it! With just a week after Ciara’s amazing show in Lagos, Nigeria, the singer is now engaged to her Seattle Seahawks quarterback boyfriend, Russell Wilson. Russell broke the news on his Instagram page, where he shared a video of his new fiancée wearing a huge, gorgeous diamond ring. The ‘1, 2 Step’ songstress also reposted the exciting announcement. ‘God Is Good! Grateful For You @DangRussWilson. You Are Heaven Sent. I’m Looking Forward To Spending Forever With You.’ This happy couple has been gushing about each other from day one (like Russell wrote!) and couldn’t be any cuter. Shortly before Valentine’s Day, Ciara sometime told E! News that she wasn’t pressuring him for a ring but she definitely wouldn’t turn one down!  ...

Femi Adebayo, Tamilore Ojo Martins on the movie set of “Vengeance”

Femi Adebayo and Niyi Johnson will be featuring in Tamilore Ojo Martins’ new film “Vengeance”. The film was shot in the city of Ibadan in Oyo State in late January. “Vengeance” was directed by Wale Razaq and written by Opeyemi Adedayo. Ojo Martins produced it. It’s yet to be revealed when the film is making its debut. The upcoming Yoruba movie will also star Toyosi Adesanya, Mariam Akande, Bose Akinola, Oyinkan Elebuibon, Taiwo Ibikunle, Wale Jimoh, Tayo Ogunshakin and Jomiloju Olunbe. “Vengeance” follows the story of a couple who past creeps up on them as they try to move forward with their lives. This is not the first time Adebayo has featured in Ojo Martins’ movie. He played a lead role in her latest movie “Oku Aye” directed by Femi Phillips and Adebayo Tijani. The film was released on February 15, 2016....

Funke Akindele unveiled as iROKO TV ambassador

[caption id="attachment_13788" align="alignnone" width="261"] Funke Akindele[/caption] Nollywood television channel on StarTimes Pay TV, iRokoPlus has been officially relaunched as iRokoWorld. The popular channel has also appointed multi-award winning actress and producer, Funke Akindele ‘Jenifa’ as its brand ambassador. Explaining the rationale behind the rebranding and selection of ‘Jenifa’, Uloma Onuma, Head of Legal and Distribution, iROKO said the new developments were borne out of relentless commitment and resolve to offer more for Nigerian movie lovers. She says: ‘Our choice of Funke Akindele was because she has proven to be not just a multi-talented award-winning actress, but an inspirational character that excites many Nigerians with her educative and interesting movies as well as her comic character Jenifa’.  ...

Reminisce releases new song ‘Asalamalekun’

[caption id="attachment_13780" align="alignnone" width="223"] Reminisce[/caption] Reminisce has released another club banger 'Asalmalekun' and the super producer Sarz mixed the track, you can bet that song will be fire! Meanwhile, word on the street is that the remix will feature Maybach Music’s Wale....

Sultry singer, Emma Nyra ventures into acting

TVC E - Following the footsteps of singers like Davido and Falz, Sultry singer, Emma Nyra has joined the growing list of musicians venturing into acting. With artistes like Davido, Falz, Sean Tizzle and many others making successful Nollywood debuts, the former Triple MG first lady has also acted in Moses Inwang’s upcoming comedy, ‘American Driver’. Emma Nyra starred alongside comedian, AY, Nadia Buari, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Anita Chris, Jim Iyke and international actor, Evan King in the movie titled, ‘American Driver’. Emma plays the role of a passenger who boards the lead character’s cab while on a journey. The movie, which is expected to premiere soon, is however the third screen appearance for the ‘For my Matter’ singer. ...

If you add value first, money will follow – Audu Maikori

Many people believe you must have money to get any business started, this is often not the case, “you must find a value to offer, then someone will put money in it”, Audu said. In a chat with TVCconnectMeets, Audu Maikori, former CEO of Chocolate City Music Group spoke about music, business and how to make it in the face of competition. Recognising music as a tool for cultural expression, Audu said;  “Music is another means of cultural expression. My approach to music business is that you want to create and give a platform for talented people to express themselves and connect with their audiences.” He explains that getting and managing talents; managing the managers of those talents i.e. the right personnel with right skill set to manage human resource can be a huge challenge. On originality “If all you do is copy what others are doing, it is only a matter of time before...

Meet the game changers in Nollywood industry

TVC E - Like the common saying, 'what man can do, woman can do it better' there are some women who without their contribution to the business, the Nigerian creative industry, Nollywood would have been less than what it is today. Undoubtedly, Nollywood as an Industry has grown immensely thanks to a lot of filmmakers who relentlessly put their efforts into building one of the biggest film industries in the world. This feat, according to key players in the industry, has been made possible with the ability to produce more movies than Hollywood and the consistency with which it does that. But while there may be some registered names that automatically pop up when the topic of how the Industry has come to grow comes up, there are women who without their contribution to the business, would have had Nollywood less than what it is today. Meet the game changers: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: Prior to her...

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