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The Board of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has appointed Ms. Bernice Eriemeghe the new General Manager of the society. Before her new appointment, Ms Eriemeghe was Head of Finance & Administration at COSON.

Bernice Eriemeghe takes over as new COSON chief

The Board of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has appointed Ms. Bernice Eriemeghe the new General Manager of the society. Before her new appointment, Ms Eriemeghe was Head of Finance & Administration at COSON. Ms Eriemeghe takes over from Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, who has been General Manager of COSON from inception and whose voluntary retirement as General Manager took effect on April 1 during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died of coronavirus.

American playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus

Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
Celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Wellington revealed that they have gone into self-isolation prior to the announcement that a participant at the AMVCA tested positive for coronavirus.

Banky W, wife Adesua self-isolate as AMVCA attendee tested positive

Celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Wellington revealed that they have gone into self-isolation prior to the announcement that a participant at the AMVCA tested positive for coronavirus.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos: AMVCA participants exposed to coronavirus

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said on Tuesday that participants at the recently held African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award have been exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Africa’s Namwali Serpell has won the Windham-Campbell Prize 2020, alongside seven other writers across the globe. This was announced in a ceremony on March 19 in London, UK.

Africa’s Namwali Serpell wins Windham-Campbell 2020 Prize

Africa’s Namwali Serpell has won the Windham-Campbell Prize 2020, alongside seven other writers across the globe. This was announced in a ceremony on March 19 in London, UK.
President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas.

Coronavirus: AGN mulls cancellation of movie productions

The Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has said it was considering cancellation of movie productions in some locations across the country sequel to COVID-19 pandemic.
Following fresh cases of the virus that have been recorded in Nigeria, popular comedian I Go Dye has been forced to bring his forthcoming 25th-year anniversary show to a halt.

Nigerian comedian postpone show due to coronavirus spread

The continued spread of coronavirus is telling on several sectors across the world and the entertainment industry is not left out.
President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas.

Emeka Rollas: Why we choose Senator Abbo as AGN patron — video

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, has defended the association’s decision to pick controversial Senator Elisha Abbo as one of the Patrons of AGN after some popular Nollywood key players kicked against the development.
Actress Toyin Abraham with husband, Kolawole Ajeyemi.

2020 AMVCA: Actors felicitate with Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham

Many Nollywood actors on Sunday took to their Instagram handles to felicitate with Funke Akindele and Toyin Abraham over their awards during the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

2020 AMVCA: ‘Living in Bondage’, ‘God Calling’, ‘Ratnik’ sweep awards

Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Nollywood actor, Jide-Kene Achifusi aka Swanky JKA, won the trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Swanky JKA wins AMVCA trailblazer award

Nollywood actor, Jide-Kene Achifusi aka Swanky JKA, won the trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Mike Edwards, Ex-Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 1st runner Up, won the best dressed for male category while BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke won the best dressed for female category.

List of winners at 2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

According to the organizers of the show, this year’s award was presented in 28 categories with seven categories open to public voting.
The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

AMVCA 2020: Full list of winners

Here's the full list of winners at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Birnin Kebbi to attend the Agricultural Fair and Display, a part of the 2020 Argungu International Fishing Festival. 2

President Buhari arrives Kebbi for Argungu festival

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Birnin Kebbi to attend the Agricultural Fair and Display, a part of the 2020 Argungu International Fishing Festival.

AFRIFAC: 54 countries to attend Africa’s biggest festival in Calabar

The Cross River Government on Thursday announced its plans to host Africa’s biggest festival, which would be attended by 54 African countries in Calabar.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on private sector investors to join hands with the government in youth and sports development in the country.

President Buhari to open Edo 2020 National Sports Festival

President Muhammadu Buhari will declare the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo State open on March 22.
Timi Bello, Director of Business FCT; Kayode Aiyegbusi, Chairman FCT HQ; Thespian Isreal Eboh, National President, NANTAP; Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC; Oludotun Osunsanya (FTA) and Ngozi Duru, Sec. Gen. FCT Chapter, at the Council’s headquarters, Abuja.

NANTAP supports NCAC chief on protection of government property

The National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) has come out in support of Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
The Louvre museum in Paris kept its doors closed to visitors Sunday as staff withheld labour citing fears over the coronavirus, a union representative told AFP.

Louvre museum in Paris closes over coronavirus fears

The Louvre museum in Paris kept its doors closed to visitors Sunday as staff withheld labour citing fears over the coronavirus, a union representative told AFP.

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