Ogini Bernard, Others Set To Usher In Independence Day With Hamlet For Pidgin In Ibadan

The Arts theatre of the University of Ibadan will witness an epic atmosphere come in October, as Hamlet For Pidgin written by Ogini Bernard takes center stage with intriguing actions and fascinating dialogues that would set a new arena for discourse in the arts and beyond.

The performance directed by creative director, Emmanuel Orisunmibare, is scheduled for October 2nd, 2018 and feature appearances from in house thespians of theatre arts department, University of Ibadan.

Prior to performance day, the presentation of the book “Hamlet for Pidgin” authored by Ogini Bernard shall take course at the Arts Theatre, October 1st, 2018.

The theme of presentation which chronicles “Di Nigerian Pidgin: For Future” shall be discussed by the host, Nigerian Association of Pidgin Authors.

Hamlet For Pidgin – is an adaptation of the famous Williams Shakespeare’s Hamlet, an experiment of linguistic style, cultural appropriation reflecting Africanism while retaining the global message.

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GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL BLOGGERS 1st ANNUAL LECTURE TO FOCUS ON FAKE NEWS

The Guild of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria is poised to tackle the problem associated with Fake News as it concludes arrangement towards holding its first annual lecture.

The event scheduled for Saturday 13th October 2018 will hold at Raddison Blu Hotel, Isaac John Street GRA, Ikeja Lagos.

The theme of the lecture is ““Combating Fake News In Cyberspace”

The event according to the organizing committee of the Association will be attended by Nigerians from all walks of life including online media, bloggers, main stream media, those in politics, economy and other stakeholders

It will afford the participants the opportunity to rob mind on very critical issues relating to online communication and publication especially at this critical moment when the country is getting prepared for another general election in 2019.

The President of the Guild ,Chris Kehinde Nwandu said major keynote speakers are being penciled down to deliver papers at the occasion ,the first of its kind by bloggers in Nigeria

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria is an association of professional bloggers cutting across Nigeria set up to streamline the practice of blogging in the country.

It aims at setting out ethical standards for its members while at the same time bring some level professionalism into blogging profession.

The group also acts as a forum for networking, interaction and exchange of ideas among blogging practitioners and other related stakeholders.

“My New Book, Walking Through Memory Lane Will Proffer Solutions To Problem In Africa” Inufin Ayomide D’great

Award- winning poet and writer, Inufin Ayomide D’great has written and shared some of his works with us in recent time and they are interesting. In this session, we discuss his latest project, Walking Through Memory Lane and its distinctness from his past works.

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PLEASE, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN BRIEF?

I’m Inufin Ayomide d’great, a Young Nigerian writer, poet, script writer, screenplay writer, lyricist, voice artist and actor. A graduate of the premier university of Ibadan with a bachelors degree in library and information science… That’s all for now

WE HEARD YOU ARE INTENDING TO RELEASE A BODY OF WORK IN POETRY SOON, WHAT INSPIRED THIS PROJECT?

Yes, that’s right, I’m about to release a Poetry book titled WalkingThroughMemoryLane. The book was inspired by societal happening that is streaming our everyday life, the things we do and things we don’t even take cognizance of. The book came to creation as a result of the things that make up the society such as love, hate, politics, religion, self-belief and more. The book really explore numerous things about the modern day society.

YOUR WORK IS TITLED WALKING THROUGH MEMORY LANE, IS THERE A CONNECTION WITH THE PAST AND MODERN SOCIETY IN THIS WORK AS THE TITLE SUGGESTS?

Well, to some extent but basically the book centralized on the modern day happening of which the author took his thought down memory lane to pen down the things around him and proffered possible solutions to them. About a connection of the past and present, it also has a link, a particular poem in the book talks about Africa being the genesis of civilization and when she suddenly lost it to slavery, it also reflect on her present state and what will become of her if she’s ready to rise from the fall. That’s an aspect, but a few poems in the book talked about the past having a connection with the present and a suggested solution for a better future

HAVE YOU RELEASED A BODY OF WORK BEFORE ?

Yes but not as a book, just collections and anthologies. 9 of them to be precise. This is the first eBook.

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT YOUR READERS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EBOOK IN THE END?

Self discovery, hidden mysteries, the differences between true love, true lies and true list, the relevance of women and the importance of men, the peaceful practice of religion, morality for moral decadence and other significant lessons rooted in this work.

ON WHICH DAY AND MONTH WOULD WALKING THROUGH MEMORY LANE BE AVAILABLE FOR READERS, AND WHICH PLATFORMS SHOULD THEY LOOK OUT FOR IT ?

It should be available for sales on the 15th of August, 2018. It will be available on Okadabooks.com. However,the link to purchase the book will be shared on every social media platforms.

GREAT, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

I really appreciate your team and your network, the pleasure is all mine.

“If You Find A Man Who Understands You And Your Job, Nothing Can Break Your Home”- Actress Banke Akinterinwa

Meet and get familiar with the career journey of fast-rising actress, Banke Akinterinwa in this exclusive chat with Emiralty Africa.

KINDLY TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AS COMPREHENSIVE AS YOU CAN.

My name is Banke Akinterinwa, I’m from Akure ondo state and I graduated from Lead City university, ibadan.

WHICH COURSE DID YOU STUDY AT LEAD CITY?

I studied Educational managements .

AS A GRADUATE OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT, HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY INTO THEATRE PRACTICE EVOLVE?

I have always loved acting .. although I didn’t choose it as a course in my university, because my mum wanted me to study educational management.

TALKING ABOUT YOUR MUM’S INTEREST IN WHAT YOU STUDY, DO YOU SEE THAT AS A GOOD IDEA? I MEAN PARENTS ENFORCING CAREER ON THEIR CHILDREN

My mum retired as an headmistress.. her belief is that every woman needs enough time to take good care of her family and the best job a woman can do to have that kind of time is being a teacher.

SO, HOW DID YOU JOIN THE MOVIE MAKING INDUSTRY?

I started in 2012, a friend introduced me to Mr Tunji Bamishigbi and I featured in one of his soap operas.

HOW HAS THE JOURNEY BEEN SINCE THEN?

I have been on and off, so I can’t really say anything about the journey, but now I’m fully back in the industry.

SO FAR SO GOOD, HOW MANY MOVIES HAVE YOU FEATURED IN AND HAVE YOU PRODUCED ANY MOVIE?

I have featured in few movies, I am yet to produce my own movie, but hopefully before the end of the year, I’m working on it.

CAN YOU TELL US THE TITLES OF THE MOVIES YOU HAVE ACTED IN?

Honestly, I can’t remember all, valley between , ija-ilu, Iji ,èbèloku.

HOW WILL YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MOVIE DIRECTORS AND PRODUCTION MANAGERS?

Wow! I have met very good directors and production managers on set of different movies and I’ll say the best team I ever worked with are the Adebayos, Tope and Sodiq.

DO YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAYING THAT MOST FEMALE ACTORS IN NIGERIA DON’T HAVE HAPPY HOME?

No, I don’t believe that, I believe if you find a man who understands you and your job, nothing can break your home.

WHICH ACTORS DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE INDUSTRY

Bukky Wright and Ayo Adesanya

WHO IS YOUR CRUSH AMONG MALE ACTORS IN THE YORUBA SECTOR OF NOLLYWOOD?

None of them.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON PIRACY IN NOLLYWOOD?

It’s crazy. Actually, the government are doing something to curb it , but we pray it could be eradicated totally.

WHEN YOU PRODUCE A MOVIE, WILL YOU PREFER TO SELL IT TO AN ONLINE MARKETER OR OFFLINE MARKETER?

Until then I can’t say anything about that for now..

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THE ISSUE OF DIRECTORS AND PRODUCTION MANAGERS ENFORCING EMOTIONAL ADVANTAGE ON UPCOMING ACTRESSES FOR ACTING OPPORTUNITIES?

I have never experienced anything like that before, so i don’t know what to say about that .

DO YOU EVER SEE YOURSELF DOING ANOTHER THING ASIDE FROM ACTING, BUT WITHIN THE AREA OF THEATRE?

Not really but if i have to choose something else I’d love be in the section of special effect makeup.

AS A FAST RISING ACTRESS WITH A LOT TO OFFER, ARE YOU CONSIDERING MARRIAGE ANYTIME SOON?

Yes

KINDLY TELL US ABOUT THE LUCKY MAN IN YOUR LIFE PRESENTLY?

I don’t want to talk about him because he likes to keep a low profile.

YOU MEAN HE IS A NOLLYWOOD PERSON TOO?

No he’s not a Nollywood person.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON FEMALE ACTORS THAT CAUSE CHAOS AND ATTRACT UNWARRANTED ATTENTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AT ALL TIMES?

I think it’s what they want , it’s their life they can do whatever they like, I don’t think I have any problem with that.

AS AN EDUCATION MANAGER TURNED ACTRESS, DO YOU HAVE INTEREST TO FURTHER LEARN MORE ABOUT ACTING?

Yes I do and I will .

ANY PARTING STATEMENT TO YOUR FANS AND OUR READERS?

Yes, I’ll like to tell them to please keep supporting this little girl. Thank you .

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

Thank you.

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Author: Idris Bello ( EmiraltyAfrica@gmail.com)

Editor: Ayo Adams ( Abdulfataiadams23@gmail.com)

Ile Oge: Kunle Afod Set To Launch New Sitcom With Top Nollywold Divas

Ile Oge: Kunle Afod Set To Launch New Sitcom With Top Nollywold Divas

Have you ever turned on your TV . set just for a good dose of laughter? It is time to meet the beautiful corps members of ILE-OGE and their gatekeeper, Iyanda.

Five ladies and a guy are set to blow your mind in this hilarious Sitcom.

A series of event spun into one big dose of laughter by the master comedian himself Kunle Afod is guaranteed to be your favorite at first glance.

The sitcom stars: Saliu Gbolagade, Yetunde Aderibigbe, Ferarri Bongkem, Motilola Adekunle, Adeola Ayoade and Bukky fagbuyi

Anticipate ILE OGE… Where everyone has a strange kind of madness.

Brilliant Nollywood Actor and Producer Yewande Adekoya set for the Cinemas again with BELLADONNA

The talented actress premiered her cinema debut ‘Iyawo Adedigba’ on June 25, 2017 at Viva Cinemas, Ilorin, Kwara State. The movie which embodies the heritage of the Yoruba culture from language to expression of values and norms has worn multiple awards since its release.

Speaking about BELLADONNA and what to expect, Yewande Adekoya stated, “BELLADONNA is an intriguing masterpiece. It is very entertaining and educative. You will totally love it. It is my own little way of actual storytelling with real life experiences.

The movie which was done in partnership with Libra TV centers on love, passion and revenge. BELLADONNA is directed by ace filmmaker Seun Olaiya and features actors such as Lateef Adedimeji,Abiodun Ishola Thomas, Bukola Awoyemi among others.

Yewande has produced, directed and acted in several Nigerian films. Her movie ‘Omo Elemosho’, received five nominations at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2014.

BELLADONNA will be showing at the Cinemas from June 15th in OYO, OGUN AND OSUN State.

SCREENING CENTERS

1) Mauve 21 cinema, mauve 21 event center, MKO Abiola way, ring road, ibadan

2) Glory to Glory Cinema, Beside Glory to Glory supermarket, Ibadan road, ife

3) G2GCinema, after OAU main gate, Ife

4) Mcrystal Cinema, Continental Suites, IBM Boulevard, Ibara, Abeokuta.

5) Mcrystal Cinema, Ace supermarket, Owode-Oyo

6) Mcrystal Cinema, Equity Resorts Hotel, Ijebu-Ode

Nollywood Filmmaker, Adaslim Marks Her Birthday With Stunning New Pictures

Showbiz entrepreneur, Adaslim is a year older today, and the Nigerian-American movie producer who got engaged recently is celebrating her birthday with these beautiful photos.

Adaslim whose latest movies Kenny’s Divas, Papa Bomboy and How To Play A Player are still trending online is obviously over the moon with her new status as is evident in her glow.

See some of the photos below;

New Music: On A Low- Jabar

MeSEAN ENT. Alongside 27thSTREETent COMPANY present the new street king

OLAWALE JABAR aka JahBar who hails from the City of Bariga Lagos, his versatile in his kind on Rap delivery, Uniquely different with his Indigenous Rap Style. Here is his First debut Single ON A LOW which was recorded in Lagos, produced, M&M by DaveMix Enjoy and feel free to share.

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The Return Of Jugunnu: Broda Shaggi,Adedimeji Lateef, Tayo Sobola, Wale Akorede and Others  Join Ijebu In Production

The Return Of Jugunnu: Broda Shaggi,Adedimeji Lateef, Tayo Sobola, Wale Akorede and Others  Join Ijebu In Production

Popular actor and comedian, Olatayo Amokade popularly known as “Ijebuu” has pull up an amazing production team to produce a sequel to his comic movie, Jugunnu.

This time around, Ijebuu doubles the excitement, intrigues and lessons in this body of work titled “The Return Of Jugunnu”.

The project which is currently at the shooting stage stars the producer himself, Ijebu ( Tayo Amokade), Lola Idije, Olunkanmi Akanni, Adedimeji Lateef, Afeez Owo, Wale Akorede, Tayo Sobola, Mama Ereko, Instagram sensation “Broda Shaggi”, Muyiwa Ademola and a host of other veterans in the movie industry.

Anticipate this blockbuster as it promises to blow your mind!

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BODEX MEDIA AWARDS GOVERNOR RAUF AREGBESOLA AS THE MOST OUTSTANDING/CREATIVE GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR 2018

The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbeshola has been honoured with an award of the most outstanding and creative Governor of the Year, 2018.

The Award presentation was made by Bodex Media a subsidiary of Bodex Group International over the weekend at the Government house of the state of Osun.

Ms Florence Hungbo, the Managing Director of the group, said the recognition was borne out of vigorous consultations the group conducted across people of Southwestern part of Nigeria on the Governors representing these parts of the country.

“ We conducted series of interviews and much consultations, it was astonishing that Governor Aregbesola has the highest credits, against what its being portrayed in the press, most of our interviewees reiterated that Governor Aregbesola is an unusual Governor, whose desire for his state was to take it to a very high pedestal, but for the recession.

People also made us to understand that with the meagre allocations earmarked for the state of Osun, the Government has done extremely well in Education Sector, Health Sector, Youth Empowerment, Mass Infrastructure especially five different bridges constructed at various strategic places across the state, women empowerment and so on”.

While responding, the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said words could not express his gratitude, as he acknowledged the good gesture and appreciate the fact that against all the political propaganda on what is not in the state, which are being spread to the public, some appreciative Nigerians from far and wide could still give recognition to the ongoing development in the State.

“ If people like you who are not from this State recognise that drastic transformation is going on in my State, I thank you! Against the Economic meltdown which is globally, we are still bent on leaving indelible marks in the sand of time across the State of Osun, which will not be appreciated now, but in future. I therefore invite the world to come to Osun and see things for themselves.

The Governor also endorsed some other activities of the group, among which is the dream of promoting made in Nigeria product which he proudly wore different ones during the presentation. He acknowledged the production of high quality shoes, garnished with different embroidery, and other adornments of various brands, which are finished products of train the trainers programme of the group. He further implore the group to work with the State in training the youths who are core indigenes on the handiworks.

The incumbent government at all levels are aggressively on the crusade of promoting made in Nigeria products, the Governor added.