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Popular Nollywood actor, Toyin Abraham, says that there is no specific guideline to marriage, saying that it is not easy to move on after a divorce.

Toyin Abraham: I only began making money from Nollywood four years ago

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, who has been in the film industry for several years says she only started making money from it four years ago.
A Nigerian filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, and veteran actor and film producer, Ramsey Nouah, have acquired the rights to produce a biopic based on the life and times of king Jaja of Opobo.

Ramsey Nouah to produce King Jaja of Opobo’s biopic

A Nigerian filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, and veteran actor and film producer, Ramsey Nouah, have acquired the rights to produce a biopic based on the life and times of king Jaja of Opobo.
Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry.

Nollywood-military movie ‘Eagle Wings’ premieres in Lagos

Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry.
American actress and producer, Viola Davies, has become the most nominated black actress in the history of the Academy Awards after she received her fourth Oscar nomination on Monday.

Viola Davis makes history as Oscars most nominated black actress ever

American actress and producer, Viola Davies, has become the most nominated black actress in the history of the Academy Awards after she received her fourth Oscar nomination on Monday.
After the many delays of this pandemic year, the Oscar nominations are finally here.

Oscars 2021: The complete nominations list

Competing for best picture are “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Nigerian singer and actor, Olurotimi Akinosho, better known as Rotimi, says he was excited to be a part of the new movie, “Coming 2 America,” saying that the movie portrayed Africa in a good light

Rotimi: Coming 2 America paints Africa positively

Rotimi said: “Being on the project was something legendary. I felt like I was a part of something generational. As a first generation Nigerian-American, I watched the first part of the movie as early as when I was six years old. I recall that I was then living in a one-bedroom apartment in East Orange, New Jersey, United States of America, with my family.”
Nigerian filmmaker, actor, and CEO of Uzee Concept, Uzee Usman, has called on the government to help kick piracy away in the movie Industry, particularly in Kannywood.

Uzee Usman: Piracy is endangering Kannywood industry

Nigerian filmmaker, actor, and CEO of Uzee Concept, Uzee Usman, has called on the government to help kick piracy away in the movie Industry, particularly in Kannywood.
Funke Akindele-Bello’s blockbuster comedy movie ‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga) has become the highest-grossing Nollywood film, the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced.

Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’ racks up N500 million at box office

Funke Akindele-Bello’s blockbuster comedy movie ‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga) has become the highest-grossing Nollywood film, the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced.
Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.

NBCUniversal vows auditions for actors with disabilities

Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.
An Abuja-based research institute, Africa Polling Institute (API) has listed popular comedians Broda Shaggi, Mark Angel Comedy, Mr Macaroni, and Taaooma as Nigeria’s top skit comedians and digital content creators.

Broda Shaggi, Mr Macaroni others top list of digital content creators

An Abuja-based research institute, Africa Polling Institute (API) has listed popular comedians Broda Shaggi, Mark Angel Comedy, Mr Macaroni, and Taaooma as Nigeria’s top skit comedians and digital content creators.
Colette's Premiere with Keira Knightley, Wash Westmoreland, Aiysha Hart, Ray Panthaki. at cinema Gaumont Marignan in Paris. 10 Jan 2019 Pictured: Colette's Premiere with Keira Knightley, Wash Westmoreland, Aiysha Hart, Ray Panthaki. at cinema Gaumont Marignan in Paris. Photo credit: Eliotpress/MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA335648_007.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]

Hollywood actress: I am done filming sex scenes with male directors

Hollywood actress, Kiera Knightley, says she will not be shooting nude and sex scenes anymore if the director is male as it makes her uncomfortable.
A veteran Nollywood actor, Dan Nkoloagu, has died.

Veteran Nollywood actor Dan Nkoloagu passes on at 83

A veteran Nollywood actor, Dan Nkoloagu, has died.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS-Abhishek N. Chinnappa-File Photo

Amazon faces backlash from Indian ruling party lawmakers over web series ‘Tandav’

A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu gods and goddesses, and threatened to launch a protest at the company’s office in Mumbai.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Netflix has signed a multiyear deal with Kevin Hart and his production company HartBeat Productions for four exclusive films starring Hart and first dibs on films the comedy star develops with his company.

Kevin Hart signs deal with Netflix for four exclusive movies

Netflix has signed a multiyear deal with Kevin Hart and his production company HartBeat Productions for four exclusive films starring Hart and first dibs on films the comedy star develops with his company.
A new social impact movie, The New Patriots, has been officially selected for the 2021 Five Continents International Film Festival, Venezuela in the drama feature film category.

Nigeria’s ‘The New Patriots’ selected for international film festival in Venezuela

A new social impact movie, The New Patriots, has been officially selected for the 2021 Five Continents International Film Festival, Venezuela in the drama feature film category.
The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

Netflix raises UK prices to cover cost of content

Netflix is raising the cost of some of its UK subscriptions from next month, its customers have been told.

Shan George: I don’t like playing romantic roles

She said: “One of the most awkward movie roles I have had was acting as a mermaid. It was very challenging because I was trying to be something that I didn’t know and something I had never seen. How does a mermaid laugh or express anger?”
Wonder Woman 1984 raked in around $36.1m at cinemas worldwide over the Christmas holiday weekend, Warner Bros has said.

Wonder Woman 1984: Superhero sequel nets biggest US opening since coronavirus shut cinemas

Wonder Woman 1984 raked in around $36.1m at cinemas worldwide over the Christmas holiday weekend, Warner Bros has said.
Kannywood actress, Maryam Booth has emerged the best actress in a supporting role category at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

AMAA 2020: Maryam Booth wins best supporting actress

Kannywood actress, Maryam Booth has emerged the best actress in a supporting role category at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate and the creators of Netflix movie Enola Holmes have agreed to dismiss a copyright lawsuit over Sherlock Holmes’ emotions.

Sherlock Holmes: Netflix, Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate agree to dismiss lawsuit

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate and the creators of Netflix movie Enola Holmes have agreed to dismiss a copyright lawsuit over Sherlock Holmes’ emotions. Copyright Lately reported on the outcome today, noting that the court didn’t rule on the merits of the case, possibly indicating that the parties settled.
Walt Disney Animation Studios have confirmed a partnership with a pan-African comics company, Kugali, on a forthcoming animated sci-fi series set for 2022 release.

Disney announces animated series by Nigerian creators set in Lagos

Walt Disney Animation Studios have confirmed a partnership with a pan-African comics company, Kugali, on a forthcoming animated sci-fi series set for 2022 release. The series is titled Iwaju which, in the Yoruba language, roughly...

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab five for stealing N55 million cocoa export consignment

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has arrested five persons, Lawal Abiola; Afeez Rasaq; Akeem Gbolahan; Idowu Jelili and Safiriyu Oyebanji over alleged involvement in the stealing of a 40-foot container of Cocoa worth N55 million meant for export to the United States of America, USA.

JAMB scraps use of email for UTME, DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration processes.
According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
The Registrar-General-Chief Executive, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar, yesterday said all accredited customers must revalidate their accreditation with the commission before the end of March or have their accounts suspended.

CAC aims to register new company within three hours

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it will be possible for companies in Nigeria to be registered within three hours, before the end of 2021.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Ramadan: Gombe governor calls for fervent prayers against insecurity

Muslim communities have been called upon to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray fervently against the challenges of insecurity as well as for unity and progress of the state and the nation as a whole.

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Veteran Nigerian actor, director and movie producer, Prince Jide Kosoko, says he never envisaged being a polygamist but it is the will of God for him.

Jide Kosoko: I did not become a polygamist by choice

Veteran Nigerian actor, director and movie producer, Prince Jide Kosoko, says he never envisaged being a polygamist but it is the will of God for him.
Former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has decried the standard of living in Onitsha, proposing that the creation of an Area Planning Commission will help make the city a modern one comparable to Kigali, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Osita Chidoka: Ex-IGP Adamu removal ignoble end to successful career

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has berated the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, for accepting the extension of their tenures as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigerian government targets 25 million residents with solar home system

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday launched an ambitious programme by the Federal to supply electricity to 25 million Nigerians through Solar Home System, SMS.

Oxfam promises to continue defending marginalized people

Oxfam International has promised to continue to defend those who are marginalised, and whose rights have been trampled upon.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Ogun government to commission four new fire stations in May

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that his administration would by the middle of May 2021, commission four brand new Fire and Emergency Stations in Ifo, Ado-Odo-Ota, and Isheri parts of the state.