Onyinye Muomah

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Common and John Legend; Photo Credit: Trendy Africa

John Legend, Common win Oscars for Selma song

Singer, John Legend and rapper, Common, won Oscars for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards which took place in Los Angeles on Sunday. The song, Glory, was on the soundtrack of the Martin Luther King biopic, Selma. Other winners at the award show were British actor, Eddie Redmayne,…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

I didn’t know about Stella’s tummy tuck that turned tragic – Obasanjo

[caption id="attachment_173279" align="alignleft" width="236"] Stella Obasanjo died after a failed tummy tuck surgery [/caption]A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he had no knowledge of his late wife, Stella’s plan to undergo the cosmetic procedure that led to her death. Mr. Obasanjo disclosed this in his autobiography, My Watch,…

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Tanzania’s Idris wins Big Brother Hotshots

The Big Brother Africa season nine, tagged Hotshots ended on Sunday, December 7, with Idris from Tanzania emerging winner. Eight housemates -- Sipe, Nhlanhla, Mackey 2, JJ, Idris, Mam'bea, Butterphly and Tayo -- of 26 remained after 63 days. They were evicted in this order: Butterphly and Mam'bea, JJ and…

Uti Nwachukwu

Big Brother Hotshots: Past seasons housemates head to the house

In a bid to spice up the game, Big Brother told the housemates on Sunday that they had all been put up for nominations. The show’s host also announced the introduction of ten housemates from past seasons into the house. The former housemates were chosen from the countries that still…

Demola Adedoyin

My experience with Kunle Afolayan – Demola Adedoyin

Demola Adedoyin is an actor, model, musician, who is currently known for playing one of the lead roles, Prince Aderopo, in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1. He was born in Lagos where he is now based. His interest in graphics and audio-visuals saw him gain a Masters in Media and Communication…

Luis BBA

Three contestants leave Big Brother Hotshots

Sunday’s Live eviction saw the exit of not two, but three housemates of Season Nine of Big Brother Africa - Hotshots. Unlike in past weeks, this week, no woman left the house. The evictees were Ghana’s Kaycee Moore, Namibia’s Luis and Rwanda’s Arthur. This is the first time Rwanda is…


Kenya out of Big Brother Hotshots

The second Kenyan, Alusa, was evicted from the Big Brother House on Sunday ending the East African country's run on the show. Tanzania's Laveda was also evicted, making her the sixth woman to leave the show. Prior to Alusa's eviction, all the evictees in the three week old show have…

Flower Girl

Flower Girl wins big at Nollywood Movie Awards

The 3rd edition of the Nollywood Movie Awards held on Saturday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos. The top winner of the night was Flower Girl, which had nine nominations. The movie, produced and directed by Michelle Bello, won Best Set Design, Best Soundtrack, Best Sound Design and Best Editing. The…

Culled from Vancouver Sun

Angelia Jolie made Honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth

Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie,​ was on Friday made an Honorary Dame by the Queen of Britain, Elizabeth II. During a visit to Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the British royal family, the actress was presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order…

Patrick Modiano: Stabroek News

F​rench writer awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

A French writer, Patrick Modiano, Thursday, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014. According to a statement on the Nobel Prize's website, Mr.Modiano was awarded “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation." According to…

Linda Ikeji

Google restores Linda Ikeji Blog

Around midnight Friday, popular blog, Linda Ikeji's blog was restored on the Google blogging platform, Blogger. Embattled blogger, Linda Ikeji, announced the news on Twitter. "And Google restores lindaikeji.blogspot.com. I hear it's a record. Normally it takes weeks or months to restore a deleted blog. But not LIB," she tweeted six minutes after midnight.…

Linda Ikeji

Why Google shut down Linda Ikeji Blog

Google, on Thursday, explained that it does not tolerate the violation of its Terms of Service, which include intellectual property theft, but declined to categorically say that was why  it shut down popular Nigerian blog, Linda Ikeji's Blog. The company said it  does not discuss individual accounts. The company had…

Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji thanks supporters, says she’s working on new website

Famous blogger, Linda Ikeji, by Thursday morning was still working on setting up a new website to replace her Blogger site, which was shut down by Google on Wednesday. Late Wednesday night, on Twitter, Ms. Ikeji posted to her over 400,000 followers, "Oh wow! Thanks guys for all the love and…

Senate chamber

ActionAid launches citizens project to influence politicians accountability

In order to get Nigeria more engaged into the electoral process towards the 2015 elections, Action Aid on Tuesday launched a project tagged, Strengthening Citizens Engagement in the Electoral Process, SCEEP. The project, funded by the UK Department for International Development, DFID, is in collaboration with BBC Media Action. According to the country director…

Zainab Sule

I love to play Soft rock music for the soul – Zainab Sule

Zainab Sule is a soft rock musician based in Abuja. A graduate of Mathematics from the university of Jos, she started performming while still in school. She is currently not signed to a record label but posts most of her songs on her personal website, zainabsule.com and on YouTube. She…

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Jackie Chan movie wins big at Abuja International Film Festival

The 11th Abuja International Film Festival ended on Friday, September 26 with the Jackie Chan directed movie, Chinese Zodiac, taking home most of the top awards. The movie, which also starred the stuntsman/actor, won Best Feature Film (Foreign), Golden Jury Award, Viewers' Choice and Best Directing for Chan. The comedy,…

Dike Chukwumerije

Out in Abuja: Night of the Spoken Word

Going to the Abuja Literary Society’s, ALS, open mic night is one of my favourite things to do in Abuja. It takes place on the first Friday of the month at Transcorp Hilton and on the second Friday at French Institute at Wuse 2. The ALS also organises a book…

A scene from the movie Being Mrs. Elliot

Image Courtesy: Bella Naija

Nollywood movie review: Being Mrs. Elliot

Starring: Omoni Oboli, Majid Michel, Ayo “AY” Makun, Lepacious Bose Director: Omoni Oboli Year: 2014 This movie brings to mind a mantra I have been hearing a lot lately: Show but don’t tell. According to the people who mouthed this mantra, it is the trademark of a good writer/filmmaker. There…

Charles Novia

Why I critique Nollywood – Charles Novia

At the premiere of Invasion 1897 at the ongoing Abuja International Film Festival, the director, Lancelot Imasuen, got everyone laughing when he disclosed that he had worried over inviting his colleague, Charles Novia. Mr. Novia had just commended the movie. A filmmaker himself, Mr. Novia is known for his articles…


Invasion 1897 premieres at 11th Abuja Film Festival

The Abuja Film Festival returned this year with the Nigerian premiere of the Lancelot Imasuen film, Invasion 1897. Set in the ancient Benin Kingdom, the movie portrays how the British invaded the kingdom, deposed its ruler, Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi, and looted the palace, carting away religious sculptures as artefacts. The…

Aisha Augie

Augie-Kuta focuses on Alternative Evil in first solo exhibition

Award-winning artist and photographer, Aisha Augie-Kuta, would be holding her first solo exhibition, Alternative Evil, November 13 at the IICD CENTER, Maitama, Abuja. The mixed media artworks, according to the exhibition's curator, Nduwhite Ahanonu, will explore the effects of smokeless tobacco, tobacco smoking and the new fad of smoking electronic…


F is for Effort, K is for Classic – ABC To Z rendition By Chigul

Nigeria's most celebrated igbotic comedian, Chigul, gives her rendition of the alphabets and meanings, A to Z for PREMIUM TIMES. In her alphabets, you associate the letter to words that sound like it, not necessarily what they start. F is for Effort, Z is for if someone asks you Why,…


The rise and rise of Chigul

Chigul talks about how one viral recording became a money-making act. (more…)

Jim Iyke

Ebola: Twitter users call for Jim Iyke to be quarantined

The actor was wearing a face mask and sitting in the first class lounge of the Monrovia airport. Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, on Wednesday posted on Twitter a picture of himself on a flight from Liberia. The actor was wearing a face mask and sitting in the first class lounge…

Metalwork by Fidelis Odogwu at IICD.

Out in Abuja: Art gallery-hopping

Getting inspired by Art in Abuja. (more…)