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DSTV: No auditioning yet for #BBNaija Season 6

The organisation behind the annual Big Brother Naija reality TV show says auditioning for this year’s episode was still in the cooler.
Donald Trump considered Lou Dobbs’ show must-see TV. Alex Brandon-AP

Fox News cancels show of pro-Trump host Lou Dobbs

Fox News has canceled the show of Lou Dobbs, a right-wing presenter with a history of airing baseless conspiracy theories and one of the most ardent supporters of former president Donald Trump among US broadcasters.

MultiChoice announces price slash on DStv, GOtv decoders

Leading video entertainment provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced a price slash on its DStv and GOtv decoders starting Monday, February 1, 2021.
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.
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.
Popular British actor, Rowan Atkinson, has said he finds portraying the role, Mr Bean, stressful and exhausting. He has further hinted that he will never play the role again.

Rowan Atkinson: I don’t enjoy playing Mr Bean

Popular British actor, Rowan Atkinson, has said he finds portraying the role, Mr Bean, stressful and exhausting. He has further hinted that he will never play the role again.
TV presenter, producer, and activist, Mary Ero, has opened up about the unfair treatment she gets from health care providers on account of her HIV status, and her hope despite her despair.

My experience getting treatment for HIV – TV presenter

TV presenter, producer, and activist, Mary Ero, has opened up about the unfair treatment she gets from health care providers on account of her HIV status, and her hope despite her despair.
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that it is bringing back the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol.

MultiChoice back with music reality show Nigerian Idol

After a three-year hiatus, Nigerian Idol will return with season six to unearth some of the best musical talents the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singer such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to make a name for themselves in the global music scene.
Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu is now the brand manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria.

BBNaija’s Ozo appointed Juventus brand manager

Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu is now the brand manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria.
Blessing Chitapa has been crowned as the winner of The Voice UK. The 18-year-old singer, who was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the UK aged seven, was named as the winner during Saturday’s episode of the ITV talent competition.

Zimbabwean wins The Voice UK

Blessing Chitapa has been crowned as the winner of The Voice UK. The 18-year-old singer, who was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the UK aged seven, was named as the winner during Saturday’s episode of the ITV talent competition.
Nigerian media entrepreneur and talkshow host, Funmi Iyanda, is back with a new show titled ‘Public Eye’.

Funmi Iyanda debuts new programme ‘Public Eye’ on TVC

Nigerian talk show host, broadcaster, and journalist, Funmi Iyanda, will debut her talk show ‘Public Eye’ after running it as a series on Instagram Live.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Olamilekan Agbeleshe has emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5. Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.

Governor Abiodun congratulates Laycon over #BBNaija win

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has congratulated the winner of the Big Brother Naija reality television show, Olamilekan Agbelese.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday congratulated Dorathy Bachor and Neo Akpofure, both from the state, who were among the five finalists at the just concluded BBNaija reality TV Show.

#BBNaija: Governor Okowa congratulates Dorathy, Neo

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday congratulated Dorathy Bachor and Neo Akpofure, both from the state, who were among the five finalists at the just concluded BBNaija reality TV Show.
Olamilekan Agbeleshe has emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5. Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.

Laycon wins Big Brother Naija season 5

Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.
Big brother Naija housemate and top finalist, Laycon, has emerged the winner of the Lockdown edition 2020.

#BBNaija: Laycon wins lockdown edition

Laycon was declared the winner of the 2020 lockdown edition of the show on Sunday after he beat other housemates with the highest number of votes from viewers.
Evicted Big Brother Naija housemate Vee has opened up on her relationship with fellow housemate, Neo at the end of the show.

#BBNaija: Vee opens up on relationship with Neo

Evicted Big Brother Naija housemate Vee has opened up on her relationship with fellow housemate, Neo at the end of the show.
Nigerian subscribers have renewed calls on Multichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other service providers to introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff (PAYG) in the country.

Nigerians renew call on Multichoice, others on pay as you go tariff

Nigerian subscribers have renewed calls on Multichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other service providers to introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff (PAYG) in the country.
Big Brother Housemate, Nengi, has adviced her fellow housemate Ozo, to focus on why he came to the Lockdown house.

#BBNaija: My friendship with Ozo is over – Nengi

Big Brother Naija housemate, Nengi, has vowed that her friendship with Ozo will be over when she leaves the house on Sunday.
Previously voiced by Mike Henry, who originated the character and voiced it since Family Guy premiered back in 1999 (and later on the spinoff series The Cleveland Show), the role will now go to Arif Zahir.

‘Family Guy’ hires Cleveland Brown impersonator Arif Zahir to play Cleveland for real

As animated shows wise up to the fact that they probably shouldn’t have white people voicing characters of color, Family Guy has made a long-overdue recasting by hiring a replacement for Cleveland Brown, the show’s most prominent black character. Previously voiced by Mike Henry, who originated the character and voiced it since Family Guy premiered back in 1999 (and later on the spinoff series The Cleveland Show), the role will now go to Arif Zahir.
Three years ago, Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which snowballed into a years-long discussion about The Simpsons and the racial stereotypes it may have perpetuated with a mostly white writer’s room and voice cast.

‘The Simpsons’ replaces Hank Azaria with Alex Désert as the Voice of Carl in...

Three years ago, Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which snowballed into a years-long discussion about The Simpsons and the racial stereotypes it may have perpetuated with a mostly white writer’s room and voice cast. Earlier this year, it resulted in Hank Azaria stepping down from voicing Apu to leave room for an actual Indian actor to voice the character.
The streaming giant (well, everything giant) announced today that it has ordered a spinoff series based on its current dark superhero satire The Boys.

Amazon fast-tracking spinoff of ‘The Boys’ focused on a superhero college

The series is said to focus on the early days of Supes attempting to navigate the issues that accompany college (the parties, sexual adventures, and moral dilemmas) but turned up to 11, which is what “The Boys” does so well. Deadline’s report describes the show as “part college show, part ‘Hunger Games’” and that is pretty much all I need to know to get me excited by the prospect.

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Muhammadu Sanusi: I am the leader of Tijjaniya in Nigeria

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

Hoodlums raze INEC office in Abia

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Former Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Capital (NNPC Capital), Rev Godwin Okonkwo, has joined the Anambra State governorship race.

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Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: TB Joshua should’ve been prosecuted for church collapse

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UEFA has confirmed that the 2021 Champions League final will now take place at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, with 12,000 Chelsea and Manchester City supporters set to be in attendance.

Champions League final: English fans face strict Portuguese travel requirements

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