Saturday 31 May 2014

Full NEA Awards 2014 Nominee List...

Best Album of the year     
Baddest Boy Ever Liveth – Olamide
Once Upon A Time – Tiwa Savage
Takeover – Kcee Album
Leaving an Impact For Eternity (L.I.F.E) – Burna Boy
Jagz Nation, Vol 1: Thy Nation Come -Jesse Jagz
Journey – Sean Tizzle
Blessed – Flavour

Hottest Single of the year 
Pull-Over -Kcee ft. Wizkid
Double Wahala- Oritshefemi
Caro – Starboi feat Lax and Wizkid
Surulere – Dr. S.I.D ft. don Jazzy
Eminado – Tiwa savage Ft. Don Jazzy
Touching Body – J Martins ft. DJ Arafat

Friday 30 May 2014


Recently I have noticed a flurry of Video on demand services that have popped up over the last few years in Nigeria. From the establishment of Iroko TV by a British Nigerian returnee Jason Njoku a lot of players like Dobox, Buni TV and Afrinolly have come into the game. Even africa magic the nollywood TV station on DSTV has gotten into the act though their VODoffering is only accesible outside Africa.
All this is a positive development and has opened up another avenue for monetization for visual content producers where there has been a slowdown in the market. Many of the producers and Alaba marketers have gone out of business due to the slow DVD sales in the market (why buy or rent when you can watch it for free on africa magic, a major reason many producers are refusing to sell their works to them) and the VOD companies are proving to be the only avenue of monetization for many producers.
There are impediments in the VOD industry most especially the matter of data subscription in a country where internet connection is more expensive than in the west and the fact that most people browse on phones. But the impediments are being addressed as internet costs are coming down and many people are subscribing to the internet. (65 million at the last count in 2013)

Tuesday 27 May 2014

LSPD Comic Magazine is here to stay! New Issue out! Getting more Addictive...

LSPD Comic is a new breed of Nigerian comic that is in a world and standard of its own. It was launched on March 22nd at Ozone Lounge, E Center, Yaba, Lagos, With the likes of Tinsel's Gideon Okeke, Maltilda Obaseki, Linda Ejiofor, Chris Okagbue, Tomi Fadaunsi (Philip, Angela, Bimpe, Emil and Salewa) who graced the event for celebrity autographing.
The 30 page purely Nigerian comic magazine features riveting and very thrilling stories with out of the world plots and twists, very interesting characters and most importantly educative columns that leave a difference in the minds of the readers (Entrepreneur, HEARTITUDE, ORO and Star Gazers). The magazine would be published monthly and this would be consistent and comes in EXTREMELY reader friendly prints.
The characters and concept of the comic is purely a feature that Nigerians clearly resonate and identify with. There are no super heroes with capes, flying here and there in the comic LSPD Comic believes in super heroes, welcomes the idea but chose not to set out with the concept, because judging from the history of comics in Nigeria, the kinds of comics that made waves in the 80s were pedestal and day-to-day Nigeria life comics (PAPA AJASCO, SUPER STORY, IKEBE SUPER, FUN TIMES, LULU, BENBELA, DAUDA...)

Soul Singer Nikki Laoye ff Presh P, Drops another hot one - 'LOYAL' (Chris Brown Cover)...

Nigerian Soul Singer, Nikki Laoye who recently got nominated as 'Best Gospel Artiste' for the 2014 AFRIMMA (African Muzik Magazine Awards) in Dallas Texas (USA), takes a feminine swipe at Chris Brown's smash hit 'LOYAL' Turning the tables around with the phrase 'These Guys Ain't Loyal', Nikki steps into the both and creates a catchy version, illustrating the lies that men tell...some of them, that is why R&B artiste, Presh P steps up for the guys.

Monday 26 May 2014

Joan Ekpai drops another electrifying single 'ETOMA'...

West African Idol top 10 finalist, Joan Ekpai is back with a bang. The Singer/Songwriter who is also a talented Sound Engineer, trained under the illustrious legendary Nigerian Producer Cobhams Asuquo, and has worked with Music industry greats such as Banky W, Timi Dakolo, Waje amongst others, brings a refreshing feel to the Nigerian Music scene with her new Single 'ETOMA' aka 'What is It'?, sequel to her earlier released singles 'lighter's Up' (Produced by Cobhams Asuquo) and 'Hero' from her upcoming debut album.
'Etoma' is brought to life with its soft-rock feel laced with African Drums, soaked in Joan's infectious vocals, masterfully produced by Cold Flames. Joan switches fluidly from English to her ethnic Bahumono and Legbo languages of Cross River State, Nigeria,
She says the song is 'Dedicated to her motherland, to her state, Cross River State, and to her blessed father land, Nigeria, and to every man, woman, child, boy and girl who makes up the population of this sovereign state'.

Sunday 25 May 2014

Complete List of Winners at the AMAA 2014...'Of Good Reports' wins big and tops the winners list...

This 10th edition of The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) was held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, yesterday the 24th of May 2014. The event was star studded as expected with celebrities from all over Africa and Government dignitaries. This prestigious event was hosted by Nigeria's Segun Arinze, Ghana's Naa Ashaokor and Nigerian - British born Lloyd Nathaniel.

Below is the list of winners:

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film
Of Good Report - South Africa

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Mothusi Magano - Of Good Report - South Africa 

Thursday 22 May 2014

New Movie Alert: Watch Akin Harrison's short film ALPHAMUM on DOBOX now...

Akin Harrison's Short Film ALPHAMUM is now available on DOBOX, go to to watch it. The movie is about the Alpha mum (Judith Audu) is the breadwinner of her home, but then resentful, frustrated, and an alcoholic with a hectic work schedule and a pre-teen thespian son, Soji (Sunkanmi Awotedu). With her marital status and her eyes on the next big thing at work, Soji mirrors her life imitating all her actions and gives a performance that reveals more about his mum. Starring; Judith Audu, Sunkanmi Awotedu, Adelarin Awotedu, Tope Lawanson and Lucky Onoshe Ogedegbe. Directed by Akin Harrison, Produced and Written by Adelarin Awotedu.
Click on the link below to view it...Trust me you would love this one and am the ALPHAMUM...wink

Thursday 15 May 2014

Watch out for 'Rumour Has It ' a short film by the Award Winning, Ehizojie Ojesebholo, MR.E.

Abuja International Film Festival's Best Experimental Movie, winner 2013 for his movie Jand Hustle. Award winning Director/Actor, Ehizojie Ojesebholo popularly known as MR.E. granted an interview with Rana Foroohar; assistant managing editor, TIME Magazine & business presenter, CNN, he was met in the line of duty shooting a short film he wrote titled "Rumour Has It" based on a blog story by Ogechi Nwobia. It starred Ehizojie Ojesebholo and Moi (Judith Audu), Produced by Ibironke Ogunyemi-Ojesebholo, Directed by Alfred Sanyaolu & Ehizojie Ojesebholo, Cinematography by Toba Oduwaiye, Sound and lighting by Wale Teniola, Makeup was done by Angela Ovanero.
Watch out for this short film and the feature film will be shot in a few months time. Below are some of the location pictures. 

The Actors, Ehizojie Ojesebholo & Judith Audu

'HEAR WORD' premieres at Mushin Market, National Theatre Next and then Muson Centre...Dont't Miss It

Producer/Director, Ifeoma Fafunwa who was responsible for the acclaimed, 'V Monologues', produces yet another ground breaking must watch theatrical performance 'HEAR WORD' Naija Women Talk True! starring veteran and young outstanding actors that will render the audience spell bound and speechless! They include: Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Bimbo Akintola, Iretiola Doyle, Elvina Ibru, Omonor Somolu, Ufuoma McDermott, Rita Edwards, Zara Ejoh, Debbie Ohiri and Odenike.
The director says it is an exhilarating performance and art production that showcases true stories from 20 different Nigerian women. The aim is to highlight the relevant issues and unite Nigerian women across all strata, she also says the reason why its been staged in several theatres and market place is to create more awareness and also to proffer as much solutions as possible to the issues bearing in mind that many are getting more enlightened on the plight of women through the play platform.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Meet Kelechi Udegbe an outstanding actor that digs deep to bring Characters to life...

Kelechi Udegbe is an Actor, Model, MC/Compare and a Voice Over Artist. He hails from Imo State in Nigeria. He studied Acting at Wale Adenuga's film school, PEFTI.
As a child he was shy and would never partake in social activities like drama presentations, little wonder people that knew him then are surprised seeing him in the entertainment industry. Kelechi was a member of a music group but opted out in 2003, but he still writes rhymes when he is feeling some kind of strong emotions like joy, pain, e.t.c, he says he isn't sure if he will ever release them even though everyone that hear him sing wants him to release them. He says music heals that is why he loves it.
He started acting professionally in 2009, he attended an audition and grabbed a lead role in Wale Adenuga's Super Story 'Behind the Smile' since then he has been keeping his game tight and has since featured in several moves and TV series and Web series like: Misfit, Ojuju, Kpians, Yaws and Mine, Officer Titus, Stopping Kloe, Bursting Out, Easy Access, Tommy got a Gun, Too Blind to See, just to mention but a few...
Kelechi is a very deep and outstanding actor, he strongly believe his ability to interpret characters and erase doubts from whoever sees them is the reason he stands out from his peers, he goes the extra mile to have look different to fit a character and make it difficult to be recognised (i personally was a victim when i saw Misfit i didn't believe it was him! he totally killed the role), I wasn't surprised he made Nollywood's Producer/Director Charles Novia's list of the Best 5 Nollywood Actors in 2013, Oh did i mention he is really FUNNY!!!

Singer, Nikki Laoye begs for '5K FOR KELECHI' #HELPKELECHIWALK

"Please, Can you give me 5k for Kelechi?" asks Nikki Laoye as her Angel 4 Life Foundation kicks off the "5k FOR KELECHI" fundraiser for scoliosis victim, Kelechi Uhegwu.
A subsidiary of the earlier announced #HelpKelechiWalk campaign, "5k FOR KELECHI" has been created to provided a "droplet" approach for kind hearted individuals who would like to donate without feeling pressured financially and still help Kelechi fight for her life. The saying, "Little drops of water makes a mighty ocean" sets a marker for the goal ahead as Kelechi needs 15 million naira (£47,000) for two major surgeries in the UK to save her life and enable her walk again. Multiple Donations are highly encouraged as well.
The beneficiary of the campaign, KelechiUhegwu is a graduate of University of Lagos & a self employed make up artiste, who was diagnosed with paralytic scoliosis at the age of one. Dealing with the deforming & deadly effects of scoliosis, Kelechi needs immediate corrective spinal surgeries to prevent severe complications of scoliosis which lead to Lung and Heart failure.
Recording Artiste & founder of Angel 4 Life Foundation, Nikki Laoye, is spearheading the #HelpKelechiWalk campaign and has further solicited for the help & support of celebrities, OAPs and artistes such as Funke Kuti, Yemi Alade, Dipp Xblaze, Tola (CEO, PraiseWorld Radio), MC IceWater of EkoFM, DJ A'Cube, Charles Granville, ONOS and many more. The campaign is also being supported by top entertainment channel, HipTV; PraiseWorld Radio (Nigeria's top Gospel Radio Station) as well as other media houses & radio stations.
Be an Angel Today. Join the #HelpKelechiWalk campaign today and give 5K FOR KELECHI
All donations are payable to: 
                                       Account no: 0139296779
                                       Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank
"Nikki Laoye's Angel 4 Life Foundation is a registered incorporated trustee foundation with Charity registration number: CAC/IT/NO 64019. For more enquires or information, call 07061905300  or 08023415509.  Email:
Follow on twitter: @A4LFoundation @NikkiLaoye

The Producers of the most Anticipated horror film 'OJUJU' unveils their next feature 'O-TOWN'...

The producers of the much anticipated horror thriller 'OJUJU', Oge Ugwu and C.J'Fiery' Obasi unveil the face of their next feature...O-TOWN...We will keep up dating you with more information regarding synopsis, audition, e.t.c...'OJUJU' hitting cinemas soon too...Wink

Thursday 1 May 2014

ZAFAA is now accepting Film Submissions...

The organisers of The African Film Festival and Academy Awards also known as ZAFAA Global Awards has announced that they are now accepting film submission.   The form is on their website and you can send your films to any of the address closer to you.
Go to to read more.