Monday, 30 September 2013

Amaka Anioji talks about her new web series FINDING SELF and her life as an Actor, Producer, Writer and Director...

The multiple-award winning actress Amaka Anioji has recently concluded work on her web series named 'Finding Self' a story of a young disoriented lady called Catherine that dreams about things she doesn't know how to get, she struggles to survive life with her perfect, go-getter half sister Silvia.
'Findinf Self'' is written, produced and co-directed by Amaka Anioji is due to be released soon. With a line up of amazing actors; Keneth Okoli, Amaka Anioji, Kiki Omeili, Judith Audu, Amaka Okemadu and Marygold Adams, the web series will certainly be a delight to watch.
The Abuja international film festival outstanding actress 2012 and short-international film festival Best actress, discusses her multi-tasking as an Actress, screenwriter, producer and Director.
She says that she cannot call herself a Director yet, despite Co-directing ‘’Finding self’’. for her Directing is a little into the future, although she loves it but is seriously resisting the temptation of directing a lot. She however expresses her love and devotion to Acting, Screenwriting and producing.
She claims that even-though at a particular point writing locked her down for a long time and made it almost impossible for her to sign any acting gigs, she has however found a middle ground where she can act as much as she wants, write and produce when she has to, compartmentalizing is something i have come to master and now i am doing a lot more of acting she says.
Acting, writing and producing she gushes are the most exciting experiences, and she will Act, write and produce until she is so old and not able to move her bones.
On the challenges in the film industries, she says that for all actors it’s always about getting to work with the right team that can ensure quality films and working consistently. And as a writer it’s about having client that can afford her fee and allow her imagination to get to work, not clipping her wings with ideas that do not usually work well dramatically.  And as a producer, funds! funds! funds! Good film projects costs a lot of money and this money don’t come easy.
Talking about her recent projects, she says that she is getting on set for an exciting feature film and has amazing projects she is writing, has a number of feature films in post-production and a TV show soon to be unveiled, she says that she has been working behind the scene for several months now and it’s time to dish out what she has been cooking.
On her fans she says that she is really honored to have amazing fans, it’s always humbling when you have people smiling, waving at me, hugging and telling me how much they love my work, i have never seen a reward like that, to her fans she says, i love you guys a lot, and her word out there is that ‘’everything that we need to do and become is within and around us. And it’s only a fool that says that there is no God!!!

Amaka Anioji

Amaka as Catherine on FINDING SELF set with Keneth Okoli

Location pictures from FINDING SELF

Judith Audu, Marygold Adams and Amaka Anioji on FINDING SELF

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Isi Atagamen Fashion Label (IAFL) Designs now available online at BUYAM.COM...

The young fast rising fashion designer, Isi Atagamen in a bid to make shopping easier for her old and new customers now has her designs available online at very affordable prices.
So log on now to and start making your orders.
You can also send an email to to get some new designs


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Introducing the handsome talented new artiste G40...Listen to his Banging new single PRESS IT

Uduba Gilbert Ndudi Andrew aka G40 (Mr. Papara) is a rapper, singer, songwriter and performer. He is a Computer Engineering Graduate of Babcock University.
This extremely talented mixed charming youngman grew up in Nigeria/Philippine studying both here in Nigeria and Philippine winning numerous awards for both singing and rapping.
He is the first artist to be signed under BRYTUNES ENTERTAINMENT owned by MAJOR GENERAL. He recently released his single PRESS IT, its been buzzing online and receiving good reviews. His style is unique 'afro rap music', He is an artiste to be watched out for not only here in Nigeria but all over the world.
Click on the link below to listen to his brand new banging single titled PRESS IT...wink

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Meet the female Saxophonist taking over...AITY SAX and listen to her new single with MBOMOYO 'Flying High'...

Aity Sax born Itohan Franca hails from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She is an Accounting Education graduate from  the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
Aity Sax got into music at the tender age of 6 where she was singing in the choir and had the opportunity to play the keyboard, while at the University she learnt how to play more instruments, first the Clarinet and then the Saxophone.
Since then she has been performing and ministering to daring crowds and ministries all over Nigeria, She has made over 1,500 performance for the past 5 years in great ministries, shows and so on.
This young vibrant, sporadic, Saxophonist has made giant strides in the entertainment industry and has reared several saxophonists as well. She has and is still working with great artist like; Mike Aremu, Mbomboyo Aniekan, Destiny Child talent hunt show, Jude Sax, Sinach, Eben, Isreal Funsho e.t.c
She has recently released a single 'FLYING HIGH' by Mbomoyo ft Aity Sax.
Below is the link to listen to this amazing song...wink

Monday, 16 September 2013

Meet Leelee Byoma an actor that is highly unpredictable and strives to be outstanding in her craft...

Lilian Byoma is a writer, actor, producer, presenter and dancer. She hails from Kaduna State, Nigeria. She is a Computer Science Graduate from the University of Abuja, She holds a Certificate in Screenwriting from Royal Arts Academy, Lagos.
Lilian popularly known as Leelee left Kaduna and came to Lagos to fulfill her dreams in building a career doing something that makes her happy so to get rooted into the arts she took a course in Screenwriting at Emem Isong's Royal Arts Academy, Lagos.
Her acting career was fully launched in 2010 after she auditioned and got a role in Emem Isong's movie titled 'Catwalq' and ever since Leelee has become unstoppable featuring in Movies, TV series, TV shows and Stage Plays, these include; The Waiting Room, I'il Take My Chances, Hoodrush, Atlanta, Living Close to You, Mrs.Somebody, Love is not Enough, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Echoes, Tarzan Monologues;the Movie, Perfect Love, Spotlight, just to mention but a few...
She just returned from Scotland where she made her stage debut, she was selected by Renegade Theatre as part of a 4-man cast to perform Nigeria's first entry in the World's biggest theatre festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 in Scotland where they played out Wole Oguntokun's 'The Waiting Room'.
Leelee co-produced a short film titled 'Spotlight', She co-wrote Perfect Love and has written quite a few scripts for television some of which are in post-production. She co-hosted a Hausa talk show with Funky Mallam called Fuskar Jarumai.
Leelee has proven to be well grounded in acting and a full thespian at heart, she firmly believes that opportunities are taken, not given. When you first meet Leelee i guess you will see her hips before you see her but that is not what makes her standout as an actor, she claims what makes her thick is the fact that she can't be put in a box, she is extremely unpredictable and always ends up surprising everyone around with every new role she gets, she is an outstanding actor...She believes she has multiple personality but happy its not a disorder yet (very funny), she is vibrant, adventurous, fun and is always ready and happy to take on any acting job, she is open and  ready for bigger challenging roles and is yearning to shoot an action packed movie soon...
Leelee Byoma for you guys...You can find her on facebook via , Twitter @LeeleeByoma , Instagram @missbyoma

Leelee Byoma

With Wole Oguntokun on their way to Scotland 

Ini Edo's I'il Take My Chances Set

On the set of I'il take my Chances

Picture taken for WED magazine 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Playing with recipes (Yam and Egg Sauce)

Hello food lovers, today we would be making one of my favorite fast meals that is always a winner and can be eaten anytime of the day, its not so heavy but stuffs you up in a good way, very simple, not much ingredients, most likely things you have in your fridge and store already plus as usual you can play with it and add whatever you feel like...Wink

tomatoes diced
onions diced
pepper diced
tomatoes paste (optional)
garlic grated (optional)
sugar (optional)

1. Cut the yam in a circular way (the thickness depends on how thick you like your yam i love my yam really thin so it melts in my mouth), wash and move to a pot, add salt and sugar if you like (i always boil my yam with sugar because it gives it a really yummy taste). Put on heat and allow to boil.
2. Put a pan on heat. Add oil. When its hot enough pour in the onions and garlic (if you are using it). Stir for about 2 mins.
3. Pour in the diced tomatoes and pepper. Add the tomatoes paste (very little if you are using it). Stir. Add salt and seasoning. Taste and adjust seasoning.
4. Check the Yam by using a fork or toothpick to poke it, if it goes through easily it is ready to take out.
5. Break the eggs into the sauce (the amount depends on the quantity of tomatoes and number of people eating, i cooked for two and i always use a minimum of 2 eggs and maximum of 3). Stir for about a minute and remove from heat.
6. And your Yam and Egg Sauce is ready to be munched. Enjoy...Wink

Yam and Egg Sauce 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Trailer of British-based Film maker, Ehizojie Ojesebholo's Comedy 'JAND HUSTLE'...

Jand Hustle is a dark comedy about a man named Jim Bendel, an opinionated Nigerian, who travels to East London in search of greener pastures and love.
The movie is directed by British-based, international award winning film maker; Ehizojie Ojesebholo and produced by Funmi Adesanya, Ibironke Ojesebholo, Sam Adesanya & Ehizojie Ojesebholo.
It stared Ehizojie Ojesebholo, Rachael Oniga, Oyinka Yusuff, Kevin Hallett, Leonie Zeumer, Okechukwu Chima & Omoh Kallista.
The movie has been getting really good reviews and has recently been nominated for Best Experimental Film at the 10th Abuja International Film Festival, 2013 in Nigeria.
Click on the link below to watch the trailer and get ready to laugh...Wink

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Nollywood Movies Awards (NMA) 2013 OFFICIAL NOMINEES LIST...

Nollywood Movies Awards (NMA) 2013 Nominees Unveiling party was held at the African Bar Oriental Hotel on Saturday, September 7th. It was a star studded party and was hosted by one of Nollywood's finest producers Charles Novia who made the event fun.
The Award proper will hold October 12, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Below is the complete list of Nominees and JAB wishes all of them the very best of Luck, May the best man win...


Bayo Alawiye - The Gods are Still Not to Blame
Gabriel Afolayan - First Cause
Iyke Adele - Broken
OC Ukeje - HoodRush
Moses Armstrong - Udeme Mmi
Wale Ojo - Phone Swap

Rita Dominic - The Meeting
Nse Ikpe-Etim - MR & MRS
Mercy Johnson - Dumebi
Funke Akindele - Maa'mi
Bimbo Akintola - HoodRush
Uche Jombo - Mrs Somebody

Imeh Bishop Udoh - Udeme Mmi
Akin Lewis - Heroes & Zeros
Bimbo Manuel - Broken
Gabriel Afolayan - HoodRush
Afees Oyetoro - Phone Swap
Bob Manuel Udokwu - Adesuwa

Ngozi Ezeonu - Adesuwa
Barbara Soky - Bridge of Hope
Ada Ameh - Phone Swap
Chelsea Eze - HoodRush
Mary Chukwu - Broken

Ekere Nkanga - Kokomma
Wole Ojo - Maa'Mi
Segun 'Lanko' Oginremi -Odasan
Imeh Bishop Udoh - Udeme Mmi

Tope Brass - Odesan
Belinda Effah - Kokomma
Obonganwan Bennet James - Udemi Mmi
Funke Akindele - Maa'mi

Udeme Mmi

Mildred Okwo - The Meeting
Lancelot Imasuen - Udeme Mmi
Dimeji Ajibola - HoodRush
Kunle Afolayan - Phone Swap
Tope Oshin Ogun - Journey To Self

Paul Apel - MR &MRS
Yemi Jolaosho - Phone Swap
Victor Ehi-Amedu - Adesuwa
Dimeji Ajibola - HoodRush
Okey Benson - The Meeting
Kunle Adejuyigbe - Journey To Self

Obi Emelonye - Last Flight To Abuja
Semiu Adewuyi - Kokoma
Carl Raccah - Journey To Self
Olukunle Adegbite - The Gods Are Still Not To Blame
Alex Njuguna - The Meeting
Dimeji Ajibola - HoodRush

Alfred Chia - Heroes & Zeros
James Costello - Last Flight To Abuja
Shalom Uyi Enabulele - Broken
Yinka Edward - Phone Swap
Jim Bishop - The Meeting
Byron Ene - The Gods Are Still Not To Blame

Tunde Babalola - Maa'mi
Mildred Okwo/Tunde Babalola - The Meeting
Rita C Onwurah - Udeme Mmi
Dimeji Ajibola - HoodRush
Tchidi Chikere - Dumebi
Kemi Adesoye - Phone Swap

Jaiye Owolabi - The Gods Are Still Not To Blame
Titi Aluko - Phone Swap
Ekene Okoye Mpon - Kiss and the Bride
Yolanda Okereke/Aminat Olateju - Journey To Self
Wanger Ayu/Rosaline Ijejem - MR & MRS
Iyen Agbonifo - Adesuwa

Temisan Etsede - Adesuwa
Touch of Glamour/Tobi Jeje-Phillip & Korede Olowoyo - Journey To Self
Tracy Iyoha - The Gods Are Still Not To Blame
Jennifer Aleguiuna - The Meeting
Olivia Obasi - Broken

Pat Nebo - Phone Swap
Adeoye Bakare - Heroes & Zeros
Hilary Patrick - The Meeting
Sango B'Song - Last Flight To Abuja

Truth - The Meeting
Luke Corradine - Last Flight To Abuja
Patrick Mathias - HoodRush
Slam - Udeme Mmi
Truth - Phone Swap
Oludare Olateju - The Gods Are Still Not To Blame



OC Ukeje - HoodRush
Ifeanyi Kalu - Kokoma
Bobby Obodo - Mrs Somebody
Uti Nwachukwu - In The Cupboard

Ijeoma Agu - HoodRush
Belinda Effah - Kokomma
Linda Ejiofor - The Meeting
Rachel Isaac - Daisy
Tehila Adiele - Broken
Tess Abubakar - In The Cupboard

Ayomide Abati - Maa'mi
Adeola Faseyi - Married But Living Single
Regina Ojeogwu - Wave Of Glory
Obiora Samuel Olife - Broken Silence

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Afrinolly Short-Film Competition 2013 calls for Entries...

After a resounding success in the first edition of Afrinolly Short-Film Competition, The Organizers have announced that they have starting receiving entries for its second edition.
Afrinolly Short-Film Competition is a Unique, Innovative and Youth -Focused Competition, with singular concentration on the next generation of African film makers. The Competition is designed to expand the conversation on issues about the African continent by Africans, motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium.
The competition is open to Africans from across the world creating or have created short films or/and documentary films of not more than 15 minutes. Participants are expected to upload their films to a dedicated Competition Website and the Finalist will be decided by a panel of jury and public voting.
The judging panel comprises of international film/documentary experts and influencers from various African countries and from the United States. The films submitted will be juried by these panel of professionals: Femi Odugbemi, Tunde Kelani, Bongiwe Selane, Nmachi Jidenma, Tambay Obenson, Obi Emelonye, Akin Omotosho, Komfa Dumor, Steven Makokovitz, Franklin Leonard, Mahen Bonetti.
This edition of Afrinolly Short-Film Competition is in partnership with  MTN Nigeria, iRepresent International Documentart Film Festival and Goethe Institute.
Don't miss this opportunity... a wooping sum of $100,000 in cash and prizes to be won...Submission of Enteries is on from Sebtember 1 - November 30, 2013...Go to their website to read more on

Friday, 6 September 2013

ZAFAA unveils the Nominees list for the 2013 Awards to be held in London come November...

ZAFAA (Zulu African Film Academy Awards) has finally unveiled the list of nominees for the 2013 awards that will be held on the 14th to 16th of November 2013. Two days will be used to project the diversity of African films, tourism and rich cultural heritage at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema Bugsby Way, London SE10, while the awards night will be held at THE KIA OVAL KENNINGTON, LONDON, SE11 5SS.
Below is the full Nominees list: JAB wishes all Nominees the very best of luck, may the best man win...
You can also participate by voting for who you want to win via this link :

Best Use Of Costumes
Single And Married GHANA
The Prince GHANA
House Of Gold GHANA

Best Child Performance
Lisa Asor Awuku - House of Gold GHANA
Tobe Oboli - Brothers Keeper NIGERIA
Victor Okenwa Jr- God Of Shiloh NIGERIA
Victor Okenwa Jr - Musical Whispers NIGERIA

Best Screenplay
Letter To A Mother GHANA
House Of Gold GHANA
Single And Married GHANA
Brother's Keeper NIGERIA

Best Special Effects
Last Flight to Abuja LONDON
The Twin Sword NIGERIA
Spirit Of A Hero NIGERIA

Best Cinematography
Letter To A Mother GHANA
Single And Married GHANA
House Of Gold GHANA
Last Flight To Abuja LONDON

Best Sound
Brother's Keeper NIGERIA
Last Flight To Abuja LONDON
House Of Gold GHANA

Best Editing
Brother's Keeper NIGERIA
Last Flight To Abuja LONDON
Single And Married GHANA

Best African TV in UK

Best New Comer 
Itz Tifanny - Married & Single GHANA
Henry Ado Asiedu - House Of Gold GHANA
Mercy Chinwo - House Of Gold GHANA
Katherine Obiang - Journey To Self NIGERIA
Marie Gomez - Shameful Deceit LONDON
Desmond Finney - Ibu In Sierra Leone SIERRA-LEONE

Best Supporting Actress
Tana Adelana - Single and Married GHANA
Omawumi Megbele - House Of Gold GHANA
Beverly Naya - Brothers Keeper NIGERIA
Martha Ankoma - The Cartel NIGERIA

Best Supporting Actor
Lucklay - The Cartel NIGERIA
Francis Odega  - House Of Gold GHANA
Adjetey Annang - Letter To My Mother GHANA

Best Short Film

Best Indigenous Movies
Okomfo Anokye GHANA

Best Picture
House Of  Gold - GHANA
Brother's Keeper - NIGERIA
Last Flight To Abuja - LONDON
The Cartel - NIGERIA
Letters To A Mother GHANA

Non Competitive Honours in Recognition Of Their Contribution To The African Film Industry 
Theodora Ibekwe
Collins Archie Pearce

Best Lead Actress Indigenous
Tayo Odueke - Mo Sorire NIGERIA
Moji Olaiya - Mahuru NIGERIA
Fathia Balogun - Mahuru NIGERIA
Ngozi Nwosu - Mo Sorire NIGERIA
Ronke Ojo - Ifa Iwa NIGERIA

Best Lead Actor Indigenous
Femi Brainard - Mo Sorire NIGERIA
Alex Adu Kofi - Okomfo Anokye GHANA
Ricardo Agbor - Ifa Iwa NIGERIA
Wale Adebayo - Mahuru NIGERIA

Life Time Achievement Award
Ernest Abby Quaye (Ghana)

Posthumous Award
Late Chief Justus Esiri (Nigeria)

Best Director 
House Of Gold - Pascal Amanfo GHANA
The Prince - Frank Rajah Arese GHAHA
Brother's Keeper - Ikechukwu Onyeka NIGERIA
Journey To Self - Tope Oshin Ogun NIGERIA
Letters to My Mother - Pascal Amanfo GHANA
Last Flight To Abuja - Obi Emelonye LONDON

Best Actress
Yvonne Nelson - The Prince (GHANA)
Omoni Oboli - Brother's Keeper (NIGERIA)
Yvonne Nelson - House Of Gold (GHANA)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde - Last Flight to Abuja (NIGERIA)

Best Actor
Majid Michael - Brother's Keeper NIGERIA
Solomon Akiyesi - Blood of Shiloh NIGERIA
Mike Ezuruonye - The Cartel NIGERIA
John Dumelo - Letter To My Mother GHANA
Majid Michael - The Prince GHANA

ZAFAA Global Jurors 2013
Andy Amenechi : Award winning director, President of the Director's Guild Of Nigeria.
Fidelis Duker : Notable film maker and festival director of the Abuja International Film Festival, Former president of the Directors Guild Of Nigeria (DGN).
Kabat Esosan Egbon : Notable film director and writer.
Kigsley Omoefe : Notable film maker and former vice president of the Directors Guild Of Nigeria
Olanrewaju Abiodun : Notable film director.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Complete list of winners: Nigerian Entertainment Awards...

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2013 took place at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, New York on the 1st of September.
Below is the Complete list of Winners, JAB congratulates all the winners.

Best Lead Actor in a Film
OC Ukeje (Alan Poza)
Best Lead Actress in a Film 
Rita Dominic (The Meeting)
Best Supporting Actor in a Film
Ali Nuhu (Blood and Henna)
Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Tunde Aladese ( Confusion Na Wa)
Best Film Director 
Tunde Kelani (Maami)
Best Picture
Last Flight To Abuja (Obi Emelonye)
Best Pan African Actor
John Dumelo (Letters to My Mother)
Best Pan African Actress
Nadia Buari (Single & Married)
Best TV Show
Best International Actor 
Dayo Okeniyi
Best International Actress
Hope Olaide Wilson
Best Album of the Year
YBNL (Olamide)
Hottest Single of the Year
Kukere  (Iyanya)
Best New Act of the Year
Burna Boy
Gospel Artist/Group of the Year
Sammy Okposo
Best Pop /R&B Artist of the Year
Best Rap Act of the Year
Ice Prince
Music Producer of the Year
Music Video of the Year
Shank (Ghetto, Patrick Ellis)
Most Promising Male Act to Watch
Most Promising Female Act to Watch
Emma Nyra
Eastern African Artist or Group of the Year 
Western African Artist or Group of the Year
Southern African Artist or Group of the Year
Best International Artiste
JJC Skillz
Best Indigenous Artiste/Group
Best Collaboration
Ghost Mode (Phyno ft Olamide)
Best World DJ
DJ Bayo (UK)
Best Comedian
Best Entertainment Promoter
Coko Bar
Best Radio/TV Personality
Freeze (CoolFM)
Best TV Personality
Labi Layori
Best Entertainment Blog
Best Entertainment Executive
Ubi Franklin


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