Category: Arts

I Want To Be A Legend And Inspire Other Future Stars- Shoneye Olamilekan

Fast rising actor and producer, Shoneye Olamilekan (Show) talks family, career and long term aspirations with Ayo Adams. Read more below:

WHO IS SHOW?

My name is Shoneye Olamilekan, most people call me (Show). I am the first child in a family of five and my parents hail from Ogun  state (Abeokuta). I  am an HND holder in computer science  from the Lagos state Polytechnic.
FROM COMPUTER SCIENCE TO MOVIE MAKING, HOW DID YOU START?

In life they say opportunity comes with preparation, I was just fortunate to be at the right place at the right time. So I was around where a shoot was going on, they were short of a cast, the director saw and approached me if I could help them out. Quickly, I obliged because it was what I wanted. After the shoot, I was commended by the casts and crew on the set. This gave me more courage to chase my dream fully which today, I am glad I did. However, that is one moment I would never forget because it changed my life forever.
WHEN YOUR PARENTS HEARD THEIR COMPUTER SCIENTIST HAS GONE INTO MOVIE MAKING,WHAT WAS THEIR REACTION?

At first it was tough, it was a tough decision for me too, but I knew I wanted more for myself than being an office person, same job description and routines for many years after graduation. So after working in a company for five years, I resigned to chase my dreams and it took a lot to  convince my parents because I needed to be the man i had always wanted to become and with God everything got clearer and i got their blessings.
YOUR DEBUT MOVIE?

Autism produced by Moji Smith. It was a great start for me being part of the project.
TELL US ABOUT THE MOVIES YOU HAVE PRODUCED?

I am the producer of Aiyelomo, Playboys, Ultimatum, Olamiotan and Owo. Trust me we have big things coming. Though Aiyelomo is out on dvd but Playboys and Ultimatum is out on youtube for viewing pleasure via nollywoodmoviebox. Meanwhile, Olamiotan and Owo are the next big thing to watch out for.

HOW ARE THE FEEDBACKS ON THE RELEASED PROJECTS?

The feebacks have been very postive in every aspect and that has pushed me to do and to strive for more. Trust me the sky is just the beginning.
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT NEXT?

Something massive and different is coming very soon. But before then, we have Olamiotan and Owo (Money) hitting the screen soonest.
WHAT IS YOUR PERCEPTION ABOUT AWARDS?

Awards have been causing a whole lot of controversies in the industry as we all know. My take however is that it shouldnt be based on relationship or sentiments, I strongly believe that nominations should be based on how much work has been put and contributions from potential nominees. I believe the organisers of the award can do better in that area.
WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE INDUSTRY?

I look up to God and endow respect to everyone in the industry. I adore everyone’s work.

DO YOU HAVE ANY CRUSH IN THE INDUSTRY?

Of course, I do have a crush in the industry but that is left to me, I won’t let the cat out of the bag.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOST CHALLENGING MOMENT ON THE FIELD?

It was a culture job, I was asked to speak a language which I wasn’t familiar with. It gave me a lot of stress because it wasn’t my style but as an actor you should be able to interprete any role given to you by the director and in the end, life was bliss.

WHAT IS YOUR SELLING POINT?

(SMILING) Let my fans decide that

WHAT ARE YOUR LONG TERM ASPIRATIONS IN THIS JOB?

I want to be a legend and inspire other future stars just like our fathers in the game. Make history and be a source of inspiration for others to do more.

YOUR WORDS TO ASPIRING MOVIE MAKERS

Believe in yourself, work hard, stay strong, respect everybody, fear no one and give God the praise and in the end, every dreams would come true.

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15 Facts You Don’t Know About Late Adebayo Faleti

 In the early hours of July 23rd 2017, Ace broadcaster and custodian of the Yoruba culture, Adebayo Faleti passed to the great beyond.

  However, we have compiled  15 facts about  Adebayo Mosobalaje Ajibade Akande Faleti (OON, D.LITT, FNAL, JP, JP)- 1921-2017.


What else could a man have wished for in life or achieved?

1. Translator of Nigerian national anthem from English to Yoruba

2. Translator of President Babangida’s speeches to Yoruba

3. Translator of Chief Earnest Shonekan’s speeches to Yoruba

4. Translator of Governor Bola Ige’s speeches to Yoruba

5. Former General Manager, BCOS

6. Former Oyo State Director, MAMSER

7. Former Senior Research Fellow, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

8. He has more than 10 authored  books to his credit.

9. Author of more than 100 journals and papers

10. Columnist of Nigerian Tribune

11. Former chairman, Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture

12. Honorary Dr. of Letters: (D.Litt)  of Ladoke Akintola University

13. Officer of the Order of the Niger

14. Fellow, National of Academy of Letters

15. A great hunter and many more.

Indeed, an illustrious son and a prince of Oyo empire has gone. 

A great Nigerian has passed away 

Adebayo Faleti lives on!
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Author: Idris Olakunle,08024701285, Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com

Editor: Ayo Adams,08147091733 (Mrweezy15@gmail.com)


Princess Linda sets to hit the industry with “MY SECRET”

In this exclusive chat with Emiralty, Actress and producer, Princess Linda Adedeji talks about her inspiration and creative drives, women and domestic violence while giving insights about her new movie project. Read the full scoop below

​GOOD DAY MA,KINDLY TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

My name is Princess Linda Adedeji, married to Prince Kehinde Aderemi,I am from Aramoko township of Ekiti State,I am an actress and movie producer.


Continue reading “Princess Linda sets to hit the industry with “MY SECRET””

King Sunny Ade becomes first Nigerian to be inducted into the Hard Rock Cafe’s Hall of fame

I​t was a gathering of fun, honour and gratitude as Hard Rock Cafe inducts music Maestro ,King Adegeye Sunny Ade into her hall of fame.

This is in recognition of Sunny Ade’s immense contribution to the development of music and culture in Nigeria,and Africa by extension.

This honour is coming at a high point as this year marks Sunny’s 70th birthday and 50th year on stage.However,the most emotional point of the gathering was when he had to donate his most beloved guitar to the cafe’s memorabilia.

In attendance were notable icons of the Nigerian entertainment industry such as Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya ,Peter P-square, Tosyn Bucknor,Korede Bello, Bovi, Lolo, Kunle Afolayan amongst others.



News Author : Bello Idris (08024701285) @emir_amofin
Photo credit: Kehinde Adedayo of @sixty9imagery (08028399718)

Publisher/Editor: Ayo Adams.(08147091733)@ayoadams

Exclusive: Toyin Aimakhu’s Ex Lover,Seun Egbegbe Nabbed While Escaping with 7 Stolen iPhones

Eye witnesses said he came into keelcech innovations store in computer village, took two latest iphone 7 and seven iphone 6 plus and told the sales girl he is coming and then crossed to enter a taxi.

It was after he left that it dawned on one of the sales rep that someone packed phones. So,they rushed and caught up with the thief and behold it was our controversial Seun Egbegbe.

At the process, he gave one of his staff the lastest iPhone 7 and that staff escaped but seun was caught.

He was beaten and he begged that nobody should take his picture.(Source:Porsche Classy Media)

Meanwhile, as speculations is going on in different camps that the situation might be a rumour,we at Emiralty will bring you updates as the truth unfolds.

Meet Dr. Laide Nasir,the First African to be Conferred a Doctor of Philosophy in Psycho-Drama.

Dr. Laide Nasir, the first African to be conferred a Doctor of Philosophy in Psycho-Drama/Drama Therapy, Theatre Arts is a versatile practitioner of arts- an improvisational playwright,     an experiemental director, a detailed administrator and experienced production coordinator.
The Oyo State born scholar has taught as a theatre lecturer at Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo and Olabisi Onabanjo University,Ogun state. 

He is currently the Head of Department of the department of Theatre and Media Studies, Federal University, Oye,Ekiti state.His major areas of specialization are  Applied theatre,Theatre technology(Sets and Lights) and Theatre For development.

Over the years, he has in collaboration with his students carried out successful practical experiments on the variants of Theatre For development such as Community theatre , Playback theatre and Psycho-Drama among others.Some of his experiments were facilitated at the Neuro-psychiatric hospital, Abeokuta; General Hospital, Ijebu Ode; and several rural communities.

To Dr. Nasir, “Drama is not only relevant to aid healing processes, it could also be advanced to assure healing”, depending on the level of ailment and the methods deployed to facilitate healing.

Dr. Nasir Taofiq Laide has written over 60 articles which have been published locally and internationally.

Today, he becomes formally conferred by the Senate at the prestigious University of Ibadan as a Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre Arts.


Congratulations.

Ayo Adams(Contents Manager,Emiralty). Mrweezy15@gmail.com.