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Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa: Why I never watch my own movies, TV shows

Toke Makinwa, Nigerian Radio-TV personality and entrepreneur, says the fear of self criticism prevents her from watching or listening to her own movies; TV shows; and radio presentations.
Game of Thrones - Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). HBO-Helen Sloan

Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season

Three hundred die-hard Game of Thrones fans laughed, howled and moaned their way through the premiere of the hugely popular fantasy saga’s last season in New York on Sunday.
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Emmy Awards 2018: List of winners in key categories

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles.
Lead actor in a limited series or movie nominee John Legend dances onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards with the One of Each dancers -- a dig at the lack of diversity in Hollywood. ROBYN BECK-AFP-Getty Images

Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series

HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.
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Emmy Awards 2018: List of nominees in key categories

Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on Monday.
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‘Game of Thrones’ back at Emmys for duel with ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Hollywood’s A-listers gather on Monday to honour the best in television at the Emmy Awards, with record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” back in the competition and once again looking to slay its rivals.
Nnedi Okorafor

Marvel Comics commissions Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to write standalone book on Black Panther’s Shuri

Nigerian award winning comic writer Nnedi Okorafor has been commissioned by Marvel Comics to write a standalone book for Black Panther character ‘Shuri’.

Game of Thrones: HBO orders spinoff prequel pilot

Game of Thrones could be getting a prequel series, HBO has announced, one of five potential spinoffs of the series, BBC has reported.

Black Panther, Infinity War contend for best movie at MTV awards

Nominations for the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 have been released with two Marvel films, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, up for best movie.

Volcanic growth for bitcoin in chilly Iceland

At a secret location in the midst of one of Iceland's breathtaking lava fields stands a warehouse whose non-descript siding belies the fact it is ground zero in a digital gold rush for cryptocurrencies that is burning through more electricity than Icelanders' homes.

Sade Adu sings in ‘A wrinkle in time’ after 8 years hiatus

Helen Folasade Adu, a.k.a Sade Adu, Nigerian–British soul singer, has recorded a new original song for the upcoming American film, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, her first in eight years.

Sterling K Brown continues good run with win at SAG Awards

Sterling K Brown’s award season winning streak continued on Sunday at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Golden Globes nominations: Shape of Water, Big Little Lies score big

The Globes take place five days before Oscar nomination voting closes and over the years has massively influenced the outcome of the Academy Awards.

Britain celebrates ‘Game of Thrones’ with new stamps

Stars of “Game of Thrones” will appear on a new collection of stamps to celebrate Britain’s contribution to the fantasy series, Royal Mail announced.

Big Media scrambles to meet challenge from Big Tech

America’s media giants have seen this movie before: Big Tech enters an industry with piles of cash and new ways of doing business, devastating the competition.

Camera operator dies in Ghana on set of Netflix drama

A British camera operator has died on the set of the BBC/Netflix miniseries "The Forgiving Earth."

Olaudah Equiano’s memory dominates Google search

The engaging story of Olaudah Equiano, the Igbo slave man, who played a leading role in the abolition of slave trade after becoming free 270 years ago, dominated searches on Google this week.

Game of Thrones boosts Sky earnings

European pay-TV giant Sky, facing a possible takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, announced Thursday a surge in subscribers on keen demand for cult US series Game of Thrones.

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