Nigeria Entertainment Roundup: Segun Arinze speaks on Half of A Yellow Sun censorship

Rapper Wale will soon visit Nigeria.

Popular Nigerian actor, Segun Arinze, has called for the resignation of the Director -General of Nigeria Film and Video Censors Board, Patricia Bala, for failing to classify critically acclaimed movie, Half of a Yellow Sun.

In a statement, the actor said the movie, which the D-G saw during its premiere in Canada, should have been released in Nigeria.

“Please tell Madam Patricia Bala of Nigeria Film and Video Censors Board to release the movie Half of a Yellow Sun. She has no reason to hold on to the movie. She has no right to censor the movie only to classify it. She saw it in Canada and even partnered with the
producers in Canada during the premiere.

“What she is doing now is an embarrassment to government and a big insult to our dear industry, Nollywood. We are not in a military regime. She should kindly resign,” Segun Arinze wrote.

Half of a Yellow Sun, the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s book, was billed for Cinema debut on April 24.

Due to the NFVCB’s inability to classify the movie, majority of Nigerians are yet to see it.

The inability to classify the movie is believed to be because of what the NFVCB described as the sensitive ethnic content. The movie is a fictional representation of the Nigerian civil war where the Igbo sought to secede from Nigeria under the name Biafra.


Rapper, Wale, to visit Nigeria again, duets with Olamide

Maybach Music Group rapper, Wale, has announced that he will be visiting Nigeria soon.

Wale made this known via Twitter and Instagram. He also said a music collaboration between him and rapper, Olamide, will be released soon.

“@Wale Just talked to pops . Nigeria in about two weeks”, he said on May 17, 2014

“Me and @Kingbaddo droppin somethin soon. Bout to send my nigha this shyt #gunmanoose all summer for them #greenwhitegreen boys,” Wale wrote on Instagram, adding a snippet of the song.

Wale visited Nigeria for the first time in November 2013.

Actress, Eniola Badmus, turns OAP

Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus, is set to start a radio show on Monday, May 26, 2014 on Wazobia FM.

The show which will be focusing on environment will be a question and answer program where listeners who call in will win gifts and cash prizes.

She will be live on air on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.


Terry G joins Don T’s management outfit

Popular Nigerian musician, Terry G, has signed on to Tony Anifite, aka Don T led management company, Dicotyledon Entertainment LTD.

Don T, one of Nigeria’s most experienced artiste managers and founding partner of Now Muzik Entertainment Services, recently floated the new
management company to proffer management solutions to challenges within the entertainment industry.

Other artistes on the management company include 9ice, Tunde & Wunmi Obe, Sheyman, Charles Granville and Yinka Nathan.

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