World’s second largest movies industry Nollywood produces 416 movies in Q1 2021

World’s second largest movies industry Nollywood produces 416 movies in Q1 2021     The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Nollywood, which is ranked worked second largest movies industry, produced 416 movies in Quarter One of 2021 (Q1, 2021) compared to 903 in Q4, 2020. NBS said this in the “Nollywood Movies Production Data – Q2 2017 to Q1 2021” published on its website on Friday in Abuja. Although the agency did not give reason for the sharp fall, it stated that the decrease indicated a decline of 53.93…

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Creative industry to lift Nigeria’s GDP by N5trn – Report

Creative industry to lift Nigeria’s GDP by N5trn – Report     Jobberman, a leading online career portal in Nigeria, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, has released a report on Nigeria’s creative industry. According to the report, the creative industry is positioned as the country’s second-largest employer and has the potential to produce 2.7 million jobs by 2025. Additionally, it is set to contribute N5 trillion to the country’s GDP. The report said after agriculture, the creative sector was the second largest employer of labour in Nigeria. The sector currently…

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UBA’s REDTV launches new series, public figure in Ghana

REDTV launches new series

UBA’s REDTV launches new series, public figure in Ghana     United Bank for Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel continues to blaze the trail in online entertainment as it pushes the best of Africa to the world. REDTV, producers of awarding winning hit series such as The Men’s Club (TMC), Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, RedHot Topics, Hotel Boutique and a host of other hit series is set to put on display its depth and Pan African reach with the new series, The Public Figure. The Public…

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Google’s Eko for Show to showcase creative genius to the world

Eko for Show

Google’s Eko for Show to showcase creative genius to the world     Google Arts & Culture has announced the launch of Eko for Show, an initiative to showcase and celebrate Lagos, one of the world’s most vibrant cities for youth, creativity and technology. Profiling over 100 creatives across the spectrum of music, art, photography, fashion, musicals, literature and food, the online exhibition will shine a light on the city’s thriving creative communities and aims to inspire the next generation of creatives. In partnership with seven of Lagos’s top cultural…

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REDTV’s TMC named ‘Web Series of the Year 2020’

REDTV’s TMC named ‘Web Series of the Year 2020’

REDTV’s TMC named ‘Web Series of the Year 2020’     The Men’s Club (TMC), Africa’s highly anticipated online series powered by the United Bank for Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel, REDTV, has emerged the winner of Gage’s Awards’ Web Series of the Year 2020. Following a thorough audit by the organisers of the awards, TMC which was nominated alongside four other popular online shows, clinched the highly coveted award, and was announced as the winner in an elaborate virtual event which was held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021. Now…

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Heritage Bank promotes creative industry

R-L: Fela Ibidapo, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications of Heritage Bank Plc; and Josh Anowi, 2nd runner-up of “Rita Dominic Acting Challenge” and Rita Dominic, Foremost Nigerian Actress/Co-Founder of the Audrey Silva Company, during the cheque presentation to the winners of the first “Rita Dominic Acting Challenge,” powered by Heritage Bank, held yesterday in Lagos.     Heritage Bank Plc has further reiterated its commitment to the growth and development of the creative and entertainment sector by supporting the “Rita Dominic Acting Challenge.” Heritage Bank in collaboration with a foremost Nigerian Actress and…

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Google’s Doodle celebrates posthumous birthday of Nigerian music legend Oliver de Coque

Oliver de Coque

Today, Google unveils a Doodle to posthumously mark the 74th birthday of Nigerian music legend and highlife maestro Oliver de Coque, one of Africa’s most prolific recording artists of all time. The Doodle, created by Lagos-based graphic artist and illustrator Ohab TBJ, pays tribute to the guitarist who died in June 2008 at the age of 61, following a heart attack. The creative inspiration was drawn from  De Coque’s love for the guitar, his energetic performance style, his unique music brand, and his love of tradition and culture. “Oliver de Coque was…

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More than 3 years after marriage, Banky W, wife welcome first child

banky w baby

    After more than three years of tying the knot, popular Nigerian singer, Banky W and his wife, Adesua Etomi have welcomed their first child. The couple got married on November 19, 2017. In an Instagram post, the singer turned actor, posted a picture of his wife which showed her baby bump, alongside other lovey-dovey pictures of himself and his wife. He took to the caption section to write a loving message to his wife on her birthday as he revealed the name of his child, Zaiah. The singer…

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Headies Winners: Davido, Wizkid, Niniola, Fireboy, others shine… See Full List

Headies Winners

The 2021 Headies Awards was virtual this year with great performances from BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon, alongside, DJ Neptune and Joeboy, Fireboy DML, the Cavemen and many others. The Headies is one of the most anticipated and glamourous music award ceremonies many looked forward to.From all the glitz & glam from the special red carpet reception, the memorable appearances from performing artiste to announcing the winners, attendees were definitely prepared for an interesting indulgence of undiluted entertainment.The Headies celebrates the best in music with incredible and historic wins. Some of your faves celebrities, like Wizkid, Falz, Pheelz, Simi and Mayorkun, picked…

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iROKOtv plans $100m IPO on London Stock Exchange

iROKOtv plans $100m IPO on London Stock Exchange

iROKOtv plans $100m IPO on London Stock Exchange   Nigerian-based online streaming media company, iROKO Partners, has commenced preliminary to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the next twelve months on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Alternative Investment Market. Jason Njoku, co-founder and CEO of iROKO Partners, revealed that the largest online catalogue of Nollywood content across the globe will pull between $20 million to $30 million in IPO and will see the streaming company hitting a market value of around $80 million to $100 million. Njoku had…

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