Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Nigerian actress to star in Ukranian movie

Omoni Oboli
Sultry Nigerian actress Omoni Oboli isn’t probably as popular as her other colleagues including the likes of Omotola, Genevieve, Ini Edo etc. Her luck has been spontaneous packages but albeit big packages. Months ago, Omoni struck her luck again with a multinational company as their new iconic figure in all advertorials, a contract worth thousands of dollars.
And no sooner had she struck the deal in the months past that another deal has come knocking, a movie project in Ukraine set to worth triples of the current amount she receives for the roles she features in making a Nigerian movie. The details of the deal is still quite sketchy,, but whatever the case, it’s a good opportunity for one of Nollywood’s own to export the talent and African brand into eastern Europe.
Would you care to have walked the same line as Omoni?

Ini Edo and Yemi Blaq to host Best of Nollywood Awards Event

Ini Edo
Fellow actress Ini Edo and actor Yemi Blaq have been chosen to host this year’s Best Of Nolloywood (BON) awards scheduled for Friday Novenr 11 2011. The organizers of the awards wanted to raise the standards for this year and therefore decided on the pair to replace last year’s hosts Chioma Chukwuka and Deji Falope.
In preparation for the event, organizers have been accepting entries and screening the works submitted to meet the basic standards. They have also been gradually releasing the categories that would be up for grabs includes:
1. Fresh and Scandal Free movie category: $2,500 award money and an all-expense paid trip to Doha.
NOMINEES: Nse Etim Ikpe, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Queen Nwokoye, Chika Ike, Bhaira Mc’Wizu and Mbong Amata;
(Yoruba): Sola Asadeko, Mistura Asunramu, Eniola Badmus, Taiwo Aromokun, Biodun Okeowo and Sola Kosoko.
Yemi Blaq
2. TV Presenter of the Year
NOMINEES: Efe Tommy Adabamu, Adams Ibrahim Adebola, Teju Babyface and Tee A
3. Radio Presenter of the year
NOMINEES: Matse, Tootlz, Gbemi and Freeze
4. Most promising actor and actress (Male & Female)
NOMINEES: Yomi Gold, Gbenga Animasahun, Seun Akindele, Trybson and Zubby Michael on the list with Bola Pius, Bidemi Kosoko, Moyo Lawal, Ivie Okujaye, Ejiro Okurame and Uru Eke.
The Best Of Nollywood organizers surely have made a good pick of host for this years event and we’ll keep you posted with any new development.


Monday, 30 May 2011

Nigerian President, Goodluck E. Jonathan Inuaguration on SUN/29/MAY 2011

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was on Sunday inaugurated at the Eagle Square, Abuja, the capital city.
At a colourful ceremony attended by 38 heads of governments, the Bayelsa State born politician who first became President after the death of the former President, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua last year, promised to transform the country.
Photo: President Goodluck Jonathan(left) taking oath of office on Sunday. With him, Registrar of Supreme Court Mr Oladahunsi and Chief Justice of the Federation Justice Aloysious Kastina Alu at during the inauguration of the President at Eagle Square Abuja on 29/05/2011.
The President’s ceremonial oath taking and appending of signature preceded by that of his vice, Namadi Sambo were conducted between 12.45pm and ended 1pm.
The Nigeria President and the First Lady.
With corruption seen as the major obstacle to the growth of Nigeria, Jonathan pledged to fight corruption for the nation’s limited resources to be deployed for common growth and that he would actively promote the development of the Niger Delta region.
In his inaguration speech, he made case for technical and financial partnerships with global businesses and organizations. He said his administration portended a new era for Africa while Nigeria will lead the process for democracy and development in the continent.
“The moment is right. The signs are heart-warming. We are ready to take off on the path of sustained growth and economic development. In our economic strategy, there will be appropriate policy support to the real sector of the economy, so that Small and Medium Enterprises may thrive. Nigeria is blessed
with enormous natural wealth, and my Administration will continue to encourage locally owned enterprises to take advantage of our resources in growing the domestic economy. A robust private sector is vital to providing jobs for our rapidly expanding population. But this must be a collaborative effort,” he said.
“We must form technical and financial partnerships with global businesses and organizations. We live in an age where no country can survive on its own; countries depend on each other for economic well-being. Nigeria is no different. Returns on investment in Nigeria remain among the highest in the world. We will continue to welcome sustainable investment in our economy.
“We will push programs and policies that will benefit both local and foreign businesses, but we must emphasize mutual benefits and win-win relationships. The overall ongoing reforms in the banking and financial sectors are therefore designed to support the real sector of the economy.
All hail Nigeria's first family
Among the heads of governments who graced the occasion include the President of Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sao-Tome and Principe, Liberia, Senegal, South Africa, Republic of Niger, Sierra Leone, Trinidad and Tobago, Cote de’ Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo -Brazzaville Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea -Bissau, Gabon, Guinea -Conakry, Mauritania, Namibia, Rwanda, Saharawi Republic, Mali, Togo, Ghana, Gambia, Zambia, Benin and Chad.
The visiting vice Presidents include, the Federal Republic of Korea, Burundi, Gambia, Kenya and Tanzania and former Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda.
Also present were the Prime Ministers of Swaziland, Georgia and Ethiopia The Mayor of Dallas in the United States of America was also present. Ghana former President, Jerry Rawlings and his wife were also present.
Former Nigerian presidents and Head of States, present were Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Alhaji Shehu
Shagari, General Yakubu Gowon, Chief Ernest Shonekan, General Abdulsalami Abubakar as well as former Vice President Alex Ekuweme.
State governors across Nigeria also took their oath of office today. The governors of Imo and Ogun States, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim and Mr. Olugbenga Justin Daniel, did not attend the swearing-in ceremonies in their states having fled days before. ??In Oyo State, the outgoing governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, did not attend the swearing in ceremony of his successor in Ibadan, but reportedly made a surprise appearance in Ogbomosho, his home town, for a thanksgiving church service

Story by Victor Iluyemi (info@worldstagegroup.com)

Sunday, 29 May 2011


The quest to find Miss Black Africa UK continues as the organisation has announced the date for its first open audition as Saturday, the 4th of June 2011. The Organisers have said that their mission is to find the Queen of Black Africa. The term Black Africa, is used to desribe sub-saharan Africa and is made up of East, West, Southern and Central Africa.  Applications are welcome from anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 that hails from  any of these areas and is based in the UK
Apart from the chance to be Miss Black Africa and gain immense exposure and fame, the Queen will have the opportunity to give back to the community by working with affiliated charities and engaging in awareness creation and fund-raising to aid the plight of less privileged groups.
The audition judging panel comprises of Media personalities, Top Models and Model scouts, Model trainers and Fashion entrepreneurs who are also on the lookout for fresh individual talent from the pool of contestants.
For more information or to apply for Miss Black Africa click here:  http://www.missblackafrica.com/apply-for-miss-black-africa

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Rita Dominic marvels during encounter with Nigerian president

Rita Dominic was amongst a select few celebrities and youth leaders invited by the Nigerian president for a lunch date. It was an event organized to bring various participants and stakeholders together to discuss and share ideas about the inundating challenges facing the Nigerian youth.
One after another, speaker after speaker took turns to express their opinions, discuss the issues at length and propose possible solutions. But none other speaker was more thrilling and composed than our truly Rita Dominic. She was absolutely confident and craved the audiences’ rapt attention with her breathtaking speech. Below is the full transcript:

“His Excellency Mr. President, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen;
I feel privileged to be living in a time where I can proudly say that young Nigerians are seriously advocating for a better Nigeria. Some people may disagree with me but I believe we may now have a President willing to listen to us and identify with our hopes and aspirations.
If you don’t agree, then you have to show me a past president of Nigeria who has actively pursued the youth vote? Show me a past Nigerian president who has used social networks utilized by our young people to reach out them? Show me a past president who has set aside a 200 million Dollar intervention fund dedicated to an industry that is one of the largest employers of young people in Nigeria…. I rest my case.
My name is Rita Dominic, I represent Nollywood!
I would like to thank Mr. President, for providing this low interest loan to galvanize our industry. Many young people who own production companies are depending on this loan to turn us from employees to employers, from unemployed to employed.
Rita Dominic
However, it is imperative that the people who will administer this fund understand the spirit behind your creating it in the first place. Some of us have applied for the loan but the requirement of collateral in the traditional sense is about to dash that dream. Sir, if the youth had enough collateral, we would not have needed the intervention in the first place. I respectfully request that you look into the litany of requirements that is making the loan inaccessible to the people it was created for.
One properly produced Nigerian film can involve hundreds of young people from various works of life. Apart from the actors and actresses, when making a quality film, we directly or indirectly hire production managers, accountants for budgeting and record keeping, electricians (Lighting specialists), costume designers (tailors), catering people (cooks), set and production designers, camera operators, publicity people, graphic artists, still photographers, make up people, hair stylists, production assistants who help on set but don’t forget each actor/actress will hire own PAs, film editors, boom persons and marketing companies. The list goes on and on.
Imagine that we have scores of productions going on in various parts of the country. The impact is simply amazing.
Mr. President, I am a witness to what an infusion of funds can do to elevate and empower the lives of young people. Traders in Onitsha and Aba started it 20 years ago and Nollywood became a reality, Globacom did it for 13 young people 2 years ago and it instantly increased the number of actors and actresses producing their own films. If managed properly, imagine what the 200 million dollar fund can do hundreds of young producers, what it can do for thousands of unemployed youth out there.
Let us make it happen. Continue to support youth programs. Giving such support means that you believe in the future of Nigeria. If you do, the youth will not forget for generations to come.
Thank you.”
Do you think Rita Dominic has a lot more up her sleeves than she has revealed so far?

Credit: Africanmoviesnews.com

I strive to keep up my game - Nse Ikpe Etim

Her name is Nse Ikpe Etim, a pretty, soft spoken Nigerian actress. Although she had been in Nollywood and had featured in some movies, she continued to remain away from the limelight until the breakthrough moment came with the movie ‘Guilty Pleasures’ where she played alongside Ramsey Nouah and Majid Michel. Her role in the movie was a perfect match, as she perfectly immersed into the character and played the role to excellently. Even more so was the passionate romantic moment she shared with Majid Michel which raised quite a few eyebrows and got the attention of African Movies lovers to this beautiful actress.
Recently Nse Ikpe Etim had time for an interview with Vanguard allure, a Nigerian magazine and below is the excepts of what she had to say including how movie producer Emem Isong challenged her to build confidence in her acting:

Nse Ikpe

When did you discover you had a flair for acting?
It was when I finally decided that I was going to do this; that was after “Reloaded”. But I always had a thing for Sophie Lauren and then I saw Lil Sid. I knew I wanted to be a woman like that but I wasn’t sure how it will work here. It really wasn’t a dream per se and I got into acting earlier; after I graduated from the university, just to prove a point to my mother that I could do what I wanted to do.
I was happy at first but I wasn’t satisfied. I guess because I was still in search of myself, I rushed out, got into banking and into other industries. I did radio a bit, did a bit of compere on stage. Then, I went into banking again. I also did a bit of fashion. But after Emen Isong fought with me in my kitchen; I still remember that because it was what propelled me – that and the script of “Reloaded”.
How do you mean she fought with you in your kitchen?
It was not a physical fight but she kept saying:
“It is because you are not confident enough to go into acting, that is why you keep running out.”
And, I thought to myself that how can anyone say that about me. That sort of propelled me and I took up the challenge with the script of “Reloaded” and I made it. This is where it has brought me thus far.
How did you get into “Reloaded” and what was it like being on the set for the first time?
Emem just said to me that she has a script that she was working on and she wanted me to take a look at it. When she showed it to me, it was basically to have an input because normally, as a writer and a story teller, you basically have to get fillers about what people think of your story – just to know how it will do in the market.
I told her:
“I like the story. Let’s see what we can do.”
And, I had a bit of input in “Reloaded”. Then she said to me:
“Listen, I would like you to take this character.”
And, I said no way. I am not an actor.
So, we argued about it in the kitchen; which was why she said to me that I am not confident. I am not this, I am not that. Then I said:
“Okay, let’s give it a shot.”
And yes, I was afraid. I still get scared before I go on set because I am my own competition. Nothing for me to compete with; there was nothing. It was a case of just-fresh, nothing really was there for me to compare myself to. It was scary.
And then, there was Lancelot Imasuen. There was Rita on set; though Rita has been my friend from way back. There was also Stephanie; there was Uche Jombo; there was Ini (Edo); there was Ramsey (Nouah). I have been on set with Ramsey before but it was like a whole new Nollywood. I mean, I was like fish out of water but they made me very comfortable, which I think was what helped me.
As an actor, you have experienced both worlds – on stage and on set. If you have to choose, which would you rather do?
It can’t be compared. Stage and screen are two different worlds entirely. For stage, you feel like a demi-god. You are in control of your audience. You don’t see anybody, nobody sees you. For you, it is like this is my space; you are the lord and master of the space: “Now, take me as I am!” That is stage for you.
With screen, if I dry up (drying up is like forgetting your lines), what happens is that I get corrected. On stage, there is no such thing so, if you make a mistake, you have got to blend it and it’s got to look like it is okay. So, stage needs a lot of practice and I give kudos to stage actors. I know that I will still do stage because, it is one of the things that I really love and being in control is a good thing.
Being your first after a long while on set, how did you feel being nominated for the AMAA Awards and later winning the award for Best Leading Actress at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for your role in “Reloaded”?
For me, a nomination for the ‘African Oscars’, as I call it, is as good as a win. That recognition is second to none. What else would I be asking for? It was a first time and it was amazing. Did you see the names that were on set? I would have said:
“Take the awards back, please, to the rightful owner.”
Do you understand that that is how I felt? I think no better honour could have been bestowed on me than that. It was so amazing; I was totally speechless!
Growing up, what influenced you as a person? What motivated you to make a success of yourself and career?
I come from a close-knit family; from a family that was relatively large. Because, for me, six kids is large. We were like a family and then, losing my dad at a tender age and watching my mother being a woman that I will always love to be.
she was able to keep us together. We still go to the same church. That is rare these days. We go to the same church. We have the same beliefs. We are still in the same line; that is really hard to do. So, it is not the case of: “Oh, I am here and there, it is still like that.” Things like that have helped mould me; so when I do things, it is always about what would Martha think (that is my mother’s name).
I call her Martha when I want to piss her off and then she will laugh. I always wonder what she will think. Sometimes, I think – let my father not go and rumble in the grave and things like that. It hurts but I think it has helped me. I think that much as we say we do not want our loved ones to go, it is a formidable one that has really helped (to build) whom I have become today.
Do you think you are living your dream? Are you doing what you have always wanted to do?
If I say no now, it is because I have not yet reached the moon, literally. I will say yes, I am living my dream because I am an actor and I am doing everything I am passionate about – acting, writing, cooking. Those are the things I love (doing), so it is not a case of me doing anything because I am going to make money out of it. I am doing them because I love them and when you love them, all other things will be added unto them.
When it comes to style what influences the look you put together every time you step out of your home?
I am more bohemian in my dressing. But at the same time, because, sometimes, I can be like an ardent, I like to wear my jeans and tank top. Then, I have my designer who is constantly trying to make me a lady. When I am going out in public, Wange does a lot for me, especially if I am going out. She would say:
“You have to wear this.”
She sinks it with my personality and it works. I think my style is not fashion-based because I feel that style transcends fashion.
Women are generally into shoes, bags, jewelleries… What are you into?
I am into food!
You said you love to cook. Where did you get that from? Why cooking?
I will tell you a story that I don’t think I have told before; except to my close friends. At thirteen, my father made me pound yam and cook egusi soup. I made the soup. There was egusi on one side, water on one side and oil on another side. Then, the pounded yam had ‘co-co’ in it. My father ate the food and I saw the pain in his eyes. I said to myself I wish I could wipe that off his face.
Since then, it was a case of me trying always to impress with my food; trying to cook but I don’t eat egusi soup till tomorrow. I don’t like it.
When I left my first banking job, what I did was sit at home for a year cooking. I bought all the cookery books I could get. I was just trying to look for something in me. I went to Jo’burg for a few months as well. For about five, six months, it was all about food. And, I came back broke and looked for another bank job. By that time, it was a case of me and food. That is it.
What is your favourite?
Because I cook, I don’t have a favourite. I like everything as long as it is healthy.
How do you relax when you are not working?
My couch should best explain that; my couch potato. I love to lay on the couch a lot. I read a lot. It is as bad as reading three books at the same time, depending on my mood. Then, I play a lot of Scrabble as well. I watch soccer, I love soccer. Sometimes, I go out with friends. It is always nice to hang out with friends.
What would you love to be remembered for?
I will love to be remembered for the lives I have touched, either by making them laugh or by lending a helping hand or by just being there. Sometimes, a word of encouragement is a lot more than money and there is a lot of pain right now. I am on the board of this charity programme. It is called ‘The Empowerment Programme’. It is for young girls really.

Nse Ikpe

Here, you know we don’t talk about a lot of things that have happened to us. We love to bottle them up and this informs you; this makes you who you are in future. But when we learn to speak out, when we talk about our problems – people don’t talk about rape, people don’t talk about sexual harassment, people don’t talk about even death. They bottle them up but when a woman can talk about these things, it makes her a better woman. She is a better woman in her relationship and as a mother. For instance, sex education is not taught to a lot of kids or maybe they are beginning to talk about it now.
Talk about sexual harassment in Nollywood. What is it like? Have you ever been harassed?
I will answer you the way I answered them at Harvard. The same views I have of sexual harassment in banks, schools, hospitals, everywhere. Because we are in the limelight, everyone seems to think that it is more in our industry. It has never happened to me but I can’t say it does not happen. It is bound to happen when you have men and women together.
It can happen either way; women can harass a man, men can harass a woman. It all depends and it happens in all industries. We are not the only ones.
Do you have a role model?
My mentors are my mother, if I can be like her, I think I will be completely fulfilled. My other mentor is a neuro-surgeon, Ben Cason. He was able to become the best in his line despite his shortcomings; he was disadvantaged and he fought through it all and he is the best in his line.

Credit: Africanmoviesnews.com

Friday, 27 May 2011

“Ties that Bind Movie” – A captivating movie due to be realised

  Leila Djansi, the talented director of the movie “I sing of Well” took time to express her frustration and the agony she faces in the movie she has worked on so far, and gives a glimpse of her new movie “Ties that Bind” scheduled to be released this August.  This is a captivating film the AMA Award Nominated Director. Below is the images of the upcoming movie. Do you agree with her views? Let us know your comments.

The movie features the Nollywood Star Actress, Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Ama K Abebrese and others.



Thursday, 26 May 2011

Weird MC Jehovah (Da Paper Song) ft SWITCH

The much talk about  video for “Jehovah (Da Paper Song)”; one of three singles the great Entertainer  and Veteran, Weird MC recently released.  Shola Idowu aka Weird MC  is one of the pioneers of female hiphop in Nigeria, Not only that she is making waves in Nigeria, all over Africa and across the Continent. 

She just rolled out analbum “Broken Silence” in the 1st quarter of 2011. Tune in to this channel as we give you more information on that....

Chatting with Weird MC on the Twitter on Tuesday, 25 May 2011. She made me realised that there is another single that she has just released, HAPPY DAY. So we'll definitely let you have the clip on this platform as soon as we have it. Until then, Click and Enjoy this fantastic Video directed by Clarence Peters, JEHOVAH by Weird MC. Starring: An award winning Singer, Yinka Davies , one of the Top and Celebrated Comedians in Nigeria, Gbenga Adeyinka 1 and another top comedian and a Musician in Nigeria, Koffi. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Omotola on the set of her new movie in London, Amina

The actress is quietly racking up roles in quality movies that might put her in contention in the Best Actress category in the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
On set with Alison Carol (Lara Croft)
Star actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde barely landed Lagos from Accra where she had been shooting Leila Djansi's much awaited film "Ties that Bind", when she had to jet off again for another major shoot in London.  This time, she is starring in a feature film titledAMINA alongside British Actors Wil Johnson and Vincent Reagan
There is so much secrecy surrounding the project that all we managed to get were 2 pictures from production manager Afshan Hassan.  We also gather that the film is being directed by a Uk based director Christian Ashaiku.  The film is an emotional drama about Amina who is left disillusioned that all men have to offer her is sorrow, pain and humiliation after an unplanned pregnancy at 16.  Audiences will be taken on a journey to see what it will take for Amina to date again.

Omotola, Wil Johnson and Vincent Reagan
When questioned about the production, all Omotola could say was "I feel appreciated and challenged".   The actress is quietly racking up meaty roles in quality movies that might put her in contention in the Best Actress category in the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).  Till the producers are ready to let the press in , all we can report is that Omotola is poised to achieve meaningful things this year and 2012.
Guess who the Make up Artist for this project is....A UK based International Make up Artist, Grace Ibukunoluwa of Facequizite Make up Artist.
More Information Please visit the Website http://aminafilm.co.uk/

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Afrobeat Vibration" Bi-Monthly Live Afrobeat Sessions Kalakuta Style!!! on SAT/28/MAY '11

The 3rd installment of 2011, Afrobeat Vibraton is back on mission at the NEW Empowering Church! EVERBODY SAY YEAH YEAH!! 
For those who are eagerly awaiting for Dele Sosimi's (Fela Kuti's original Egypt 80 keyboardist and music director of award winning musical "FELA' at National Theatre) dedication to the creators of Afrobeat will certainly enjoy to feel the heat again. Once again Dele will deliver an authentic Kalakuta style marathon live Afrobeat set in the company of the finest musicians in London. Alongside DJ Koichi Sakai drops heavy weight Afrobeat, Afro Funk and Tropical Rhythms on the decks. 

EVENT:  London's hottest live Afrobeat Vibration!!
VENUE: The New Empowering Church
            1a Wesgate Street,
            Off Mare St, Hackney,
            London E8 3RL
DATE: This SATURDAY, 28th MAY 2011
It's not only music but movement. 


"Afrobeat Vibration" Bi-Monthly Live Afrobeat Sessions Kalakuta Style!!! Live and raw Afrobeat featruing London's finest musicians. Experience the tightest on da ground Spiritual Live Afrobeat sessions in authentic Afrika Shrine style led by Dele Sosimi (Afrobeat Maestro Original ala EGYPT 80) with DJ Koichi Sakai on the decks.

Its more than Music......... Its a movement!

Afrobeat is a combination of Yoruba music, jazz, Highlife, and funk rhythms, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularized in Africa in the 1970s. Afrobeat's main creator was the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who coined the term Afrobeat, shaped the musical structure and also the political context of the genre in Nigeria. Nigerians were first introduced to Afrobeat in 1970 when Kuti returned from a U.S tour with his group Nigeria 70 (formerly Koola Lobitos). Kuti's new sound hailed from a club that he established called the Afro-Shrine. Upon arriving in Nigeria, Kuti changed the name of his group to Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70. The band maintained a five-year residency in the Afro-Shrine from 1970-75 while Afrobeat thrived among Nigerian youth.  

Dele Sosimi is known for the original keyboard player of Fela Kuti's Egypt 80 for 7 years and then working as music director for Femi Kuti's Positive Force. Based in London, Dele is now working on his own project to spread and educate the sprit and culture of Afrobeat. His new album "Identity" is out now and available from; http://cdbaby.com/cd/delesosimi 
Afrobeat No Go Die!
Click to view Dele Sosimi's Short Film/EPK

AFROBEAT VIBRATION - May 2011 trailer


By Ope Banwo

The management of Stingomania Entertainment, and the Producer of GHETTO DREAMZ, Barrister Ope Banwo are most pleased to announce that they have been notified by the organizers of the LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARDS, USA 2011 that the SCRIPT for Ghetto Dreamz Movie has been awarded the Award of Excellence at this year’s Los Angeles Movie Awards, USA. This award for Script Excellence, along with the complete list of 2011 winners in all categories, has also been posted on the website of the Los Angeles Movie Awards in the USA.

This Award is a landmark achievement for Nigeria, and Nollywood as an industry, because we believe it represents the first time that a Nollywood movie script would win such a prestigious award at the prestigious USA based Los Angeles Movie Awards.

The GHETTO DREAMZ script written by Stingomania’s CEO and Producer of the movie, Barrister Ope Banwo, formed the basis for the shooting of the GHETTO DREAMZ [THE DAGRIN STORY]. Prior to production, the revised screenplay from the script was done by the Director of the movie, Mr. Daniel Ademinokan. To say that we at Stingomania Entertainment are most proud of this laudable achievement is to understate the obvious.

The entire staff of Stingomania Entertainment continues to thank and appreciate everybody involved in making the GHETTO DREAMZ movie an international phenomenon. We especially appreciate the Director, Daniel Ademinokan, who did a major revision of the script for the screenplay. We also thank the excellent cast and crew of GHETTO DREAMZ who worked tirelessly despite the different production obstacles to deliver a world class movie that is now being celebrated in far away Los Angeles. Finally, we appreciate the members of the Press for being so gracious and supportive of the movie in their reviews.

This Award represents the 5th Award for Ghetto Dreamz since its premiere in April this year. The Movie had earlier won the CITY PEOPLE EXCELLENCE AWARD for Best Upcoming Actor (for TRYBSON DUDUKOKO’s role as Dagrin), Best Upcoming Actor also from NEWS OF THE PEOPLE AWARDS, 2011,  AND GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS, 2011. The lead actor of the movie, acting in his very first movie, was also recently nominated in the Best Emerging Actor category by BEST OF NOLLYWOOD (BON) AWARDS coming up in July.

We continue to expect bigger international exploits for this first biopic for a Nigerian musician as GHETTO DREAMZ begins to make its way through different international film festivals in the coming months. For those who may not have seen this great movie, we encourage you to go out and see it at the cinemas right now. The movie is about the life and struggles of the celebrated late indigenous rapper, Olaitan Olaonipekun, a/k/a Dagrin.

The movie, currently running at different Nigerian cinemas across the country is scheduled to premiere in 20 different Nigerian campuses over the next 30 days before moving to the United Kingdom for premieres in 4 cities including Birmingham (June 18th), Dublin (July 1st), Manchester (Just 8th) and London (July 16th).

Pradah the Movie Produced by Tricia Eseigbe to be premièred in Nigeria from June 2011

By Teju bukunoluwa
Pradah Movie Premiere is finally here! This is created in two format, the feature film 145mins will be premiered in June, while the weekly Telemovies is 30mins coming up in October
This is
a story about three female in their early to mid thirties, namely Pradah a female football national hero, Guchi Rose a Nollywood Movie actress /activist fighting to emancipate the movie industry and Vesashe a Jobless Heavenly bound Christian lawyer dealing with the same social virus called S.S.S {SENIOR SISTER SYNDROME}.
Virtually all the international soccer stars who have promised to grace the premier in a grand style are keeping tab on the date. Others are Siasia, Vincent and Okocha. The first-ever female football movie in the entire Africa staring international footballers like Obafemi Martins and Uche Ikechukwu is slated to be premiered on the 12th of June, 2011 at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island.

The movie is about female football and emancipation of Nollywood. It also treats the Senior Sister Syndrome (S.S.S.) where the younger sister gets married before the older sister and there are pressures from the older sister, Africans believe that it’s a wrong thing to do and they attach serious sentiment to it.

As you are reading this, serious promotion is going on within and outside the country and Tricia, the executive producer of this concept, is leaving no stone unturned to make the premier a huge success owing to the solid arrangement on ground preceding the day. Other artistes who feature in the award-winning movie include Shan George, Alex Lopez, Ndidi Obi, Daniel Lloyd etc. Kingsley Kerry, Tricia’s hubby directed the movie.

Tricia Eseigbe was out of the country for some weeks to specially invite international soccer stars for the premier of her new flick titled Pradah is an open secret; but what you may not know is the interest the likes of Mikel Obi, Osaze, Yobo, Ikechukwu, Kanu, Pantsil, Michael Essien, John Fashanu, Ikpeba have shown towards the internationally recognized movie, Pradah. 

Friday, 20 May 2011

A NIGHT OUT on THE THAMES with DJ ABASS (200 guests Only) Supported by Femtej Kreations MEDIA


DATE: Bank Holiday Sunday, 29th, May, 2011

TIME: 8pm - 2am. 

Boarding Time - 8pm-9pm. 

Departure: 9.15pm

Return: 2am

Canary Wharf Pier, Westferry Road, E14 4QA


Advance Tickets: £20 (Available online till Sunday 22nd/May)

Full price Tickets: £25.

Info/Tickets: 07946 811253

*Finger Food will be available

*Cash ‘Only’ Bar (No Debit/Credit Cards)

CAR PARK: Street parking is FREE after 6pm in the area and underground parking is also available @ Cabot Square Car Park, North Colonnade , London E14 4Q. Tel 020 7418 2752


Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Winner of the recent ONGA TIME OUT WITH KATE Cooking Programme Competition.

The Managements of Promosidor and Kate Henshaw-Nuttall have the great pleasure to announce the latest winner selected for the recent the ONGA TIME OUT WITH KATE Cooking Competition. The Winner is Mfoniso Udo, Age: 37 | State Of Origin:  Akwa Ibom State |Occupation: Civil Servant.

Mfoniso will be invited to the studio to cook alongside with the Nollywood Super Star Actress and the Face of the Onga Brand, the product of Promasidor Ltd, Kate Henshaw Nuttall. She will be provided an Accommodation and Transportation for the day of the recording. She will go away with fabulous and mouth watering prizes at the end of this cooking programme which will be aired on the TV.

Watch out for the how you can be part of the next cooking competition on this blog.

The Weekly TV Cookery programme " Onga Time Out" hosted by Kate Henshaw Nuttall is back on air. Below are the different stations and time belts.

STATION                         DAY                     TIME
NTA Network                     Sunday                  4.30 -5pm
TV Continenetal                 Sunday                  6.30 -7pm
Galaxy TV Lagos                Saturday               7.30 -8pm
Gateway Tv                        Saturday                6.30 -7pm
Ekiti TV Ado- Ekiti            Saturday                5.00 - 5.30pm
Kwara TV                            Saturday                10.30 -11.00am
ABS Awka                            Sunday                   7.30 -8pm
IBC TV Owerri                    Sunday                  5.00 - 5.30pm
STV PH                                 Sunday                  5.30 -6pm
CTV Kano                             Saturday               6.30 -7pm
KSMC Kaduna                     Saturday               7.00 -7.30pm
STV Jos                                 Sunday                  5.30 -6pm

Below are various pictures taken at various locations of the ONGA TIME OUT WITH KATE cooking TV programme.
On location with my guest (one of the winners of onga competition)

Kate with Mrs Justina Zalakoro, winner on set of Onga time out.

Kate with Mrs Ranti Dada from Ekiti State, about to cook Ishapa

About to cook Afang soup with her gorgeous smile....

With her guest Chinyere Eboagwu from Delta. About to make banga soup with starch..
Kate's guest from Enugu, Nkechinyere Jiwueze, cooking Nchankinri soup with Fufy

Doris Nwaozuru from Ebonyi State and Kate. Cooking Ora soup.

Kate with Mrs Bolanle Abioye (Akure,ondo state) cooking okerekere soup to be eaten with Pounded yam (Iyan)