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Popular Nollywood star, Gideon Okeke, has enjoined Nigerians to boycott Nollywood movies, TV shows, due to the ill-treatment of actors in the industry.

Nollywood star calls for boycott, alleges ill-treatment of actors, actresses

Popular Nollywood star, Gideon Okeke, has enjoined Nigerians to boycott Nollywood movies, TV shows, due to the ill-treatment of actors in the industry.
Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop” in the quality of Nollywood movies.

Yul Edochie: Why Nigerian youth don’t contest national elections

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has disclosed the reasons why an average Nigerian youth can never run for presidency, governorship and senatorial elections.
Nollywood actress, Joke Lawal, says female actresses are being viewed as prostitutes by many Nigerians, adding that this disturbing trend is gravely affecting the local film industry and has to change when she gets a chance.

Many Nigerians see actresses as prostitutes – Joke Lawal

Nollywood actress, Joke Lawal, says female actresses are being viewed as prostitutes by many Nigerians, adding that this disturbing trend is gravely affecting the local film industry and has to change when she gets a chance.
Dave Prowse, the British actor behind the menacing black mask of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, has died, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday.

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse passes onat 85 – agent

Dave Prowse, the British actor behind the menacing black mask of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, has died, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday.

Expert warns against trade malpractices

A trade expert, Prof. Ken Ife, has decried the high volume of trade malpractices across land borders in the country.
From left— Singer, Reflex; Nollywood star and ace broadcaster, Jide Alabi; CAPPA’s Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, and singer, Zadok, at the launch of #SmokeFreeNollywood campaign in Lagos.

CAPPA launches #SmokeFreeNollywood campaign

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for adult rating for films with smoking scenes, anti-smoking adverts, anti-smoking health warnings, certified no pay-offs, stop identification of tobacco brands and a total ban on tobacco products placement in the Nigerian movie industry — Nollywood.

Bolaji Abdullahi: Entrepreneurship cannot solve Nigeria’s problems

Speaking on entrepreneurship and the role of governance, Abdullahi said entrepreneurship is an “escapist method” disseminated by an “irresponsible” government to delegate its responsibilities.
Empire Star Taraji P. Henson will host the American Music Awards on Sunday.

Taraji P. Henson to host American music awards

"I'm trying to bring a bit of my musical theater training, my comedic chops, just a hodgepodge of my talent. You know, I sing, I dance, I did study musical theater at Howard University. So whenever I have shows like this, I like to remind people that I'm more than just 'Cookie' or a dramatic actress", she said.
Dapo Olorunyomi, veteran Nigerian journalist and publisher of the newspaper Premium Times. Olorunyomi said of the award, “It reminds me in particular, and I believe many of my colleagues, of the very important work that remains undone in the development of our media and the struggle to expand and give true consequence to our democracy.”

Premium Times chief, other prominent journalists honoured in New York

In a tumultuous year marked by a global pandemic, social upheaval, and tense political divides, the overarching message from CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards tonight was simple: journalism matters more than ever and solidarity has never been more important.
Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, has been named People’s magazine’s sexiest man alive. He is the third black actor in a row to be given the annual pop-culture honour.

Michael B. Jordan named People magazine’s sexiest man alive

Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, has been named People’s magazine’s sexiest man alive. He is the third black actor in a row to be given the annual pop-culture honour.
Actor and filmmaker, Olu Micheals, has his fingers in many pies. Aside from being an entertainer, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Global Project, a travel and tourism agency that is noted for its money-back guarantees.

Olu Micheals: No limit in Nollywood

Actor and filmmaker, Olu Micheals, has his fingers in many pies. Aside from being an entertainer, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Global Project, a travel and tourism agency that is noted for its money-back guarantees.
Popular Hollywood actor, Jason Momoa, famed for his role in Game of Thrones, Justice League and Aquaman, has revealed that he was completely in debt after his role in HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones.

Jason Momoa: I was completely in debt after Game of Thrones

Popular Hollywood actor, Jason Momoa, famed for his role in Game of Thrones, Justice League and Aquaman, has revealed that he was completely in debt after his role in HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB develops plan for revenue generation in extractive industry

The African Development Bank has developed a three-year project in response to demands by member countries for technical assistance to monitor revenues generated from their extractive industries.
A popular Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, screened his latest movie, ‘Citation’, at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, over the weekend.

Kunle Afolayan screens ‘Citation’ in Lagos

A popular Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, screened his latest movie, ‘Citation’, at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, over the weekend.
Hollywood actor, Eddie Hassell, known for his role in playing Phil Nance in ‘Surface’, a science fiction series by NBC is dead at age 30.

‘Surface’ actor Eddie Hassell killed in Texas shooting

Hollywood actor, Eddie Hassell, known for his role in playing Phil Nance in ‘Surface’, a science fiction series by NBC is dead at age 30.
Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba has finally engaged his lover, Brunella Oscar.

Williams Uchemba announces engagement to girlfriend

Nollywood actor Williams Uchemba has finally engaged his lover, Brunella Oscar.
Actor and politician Desmond Elliot has apologised for describing youths that reacted on social media to the shootings at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, as “children”.

Desmond Elliot apologises for calling youths ‘children’

Actor and politician Desmond Elliot has apologised for describing youths that reacted on social media to the shootings at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, as “children”.
Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux has detailed a three-prong contingency plan should next year’s festival, due to run May 11–22, be forced to delay due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19.

Cannes Film Festival sets three virus contingency plans for 2021

Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux has detailed a three-prong contingency plan should next year’s festival, due to run May 11–22, be forced to delay due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo is seeking another four year term in office in Ghana's presidential election scheduled for December 7, 2020.

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