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“Queen of Nollywood” to showcase Nigeria’s rich culture

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Mr Frank Ikegwuonu,the Founder, Queen of Nollywood Reality TV Contest, South West Edition, says the competition is to showcase Nigeria’s vast cultural heritage to the outside world.

Ikegwuonu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that the TV contest would be organised and sponsored by The Queen of Nollywood Film Academy of Germany and the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

According to him, 36 girls representing each state of the federation would feature in the competition scheduled for August.
“The show is an acting competition where every contestant must have a basic knowledge of the Nigerian culture and language.

“Each contestant representing each state will have to study the norms and values peculiar to the state which she is representing.

“A good representation of the state will be an added advantage for the contestant to move on to the final stage of the competition, ” he said.

Ikegwuonu said that the top six finalists representing the six geo-political zones in Nigeria would be awarded certificates, cash prizes and crowned Queens of Nollywood 2018.

“AGN will appoint at least one representative from each geo-political zone to supervise the screening and selection of the semi-finalists and the finalists for the contest,” he said.

Ikegwuonu said that the first top three winners would be sponsored to any European country of their choice with a cash prize of N500, 000 each and N500, 000 as the acting contract sum.

Also, the Vice President, AGN, Southwest, Mr Tope Babayemi, said that the competition was a commendable idea because it would provide a platform for ladies to build a career in Nollywood.

“The competition is relevant because it will add value to the entertainment industry and thrill our audience to a relaxing atmosphere after a hard day’s job,’’ he said.

Babayemi said that AGN would be partnering no fewer than 20 major film producers both in Nigeria and abroad to ensure that the winners featured in films immediately after the contest.

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Davido reveals plan for 2019

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Popular Singer, Davido has revealed his plans for the year 2019.

Davido in a post on his SnapChat page on Friday said 2019 is a year for him to enjoy and not ‘kill himself’

“Getting too much money not to enjoy myself.”

Meanwhile, Davido had disclosed that the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, cancelled his one-year orientation exercise.

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Reekado Banks dumps Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records, gives reasons

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Popular Nigerian singer, Ayoleyi Solomon, also known as Reekado Banks, has announced his departure from Mavin Record.

Mavin Record is a music label owned by the popular producer, Don Jazzy.

Speaking on his departure, Reekado Banks said he was leaving the record label for greater things.

In a post on his Instagram page, Reekedo Banks thanked Don Jazzy for the opportunity he gave him to improve himself after he joined the record label in 2013.

The post read: “Today I write in tears, not from a place of pain, but of joy and gratitude. A place of bliss and satisfaction because I am more than contented with how far this opportunity has brought me. The last five years have been the most blissful years of my career. The journey has been extremely wonderful and filled with the best experiences.

“I’ve learnt that family is not just about blood ties but about the love, sacrifices and friendship that exist amongst its members. The relationships I have fostered has proved to me that love is thicker than blood. Joining the @mavinrecords family was the best thing to have happened to me in the last decade. @donjazzy took me in and treated me like his own son. I’ll be eternally grateful to him for sacrifices he made towards the growth of my career.

“His selflessness and efforts towards me and the entire Mavin crew is one that is admirable and worthy of emulation. A true KING with a large heart, full of kindness and ready to accommodate even more people. And to the rest of the crew, Our family is a clear example of the saying, ‘We rise by lifting others’.

“Thank you all for all the times you’ve lifted me at my lowest moments, for the support, the amazing hits and most especially, the LOVE. Taking this bold step and moving on from Mavin Records onto bigger opportunities is something that, though not easy, is absolutely necessary because of my growth. I am very ecstatic about what the future holds and I cannot wait to share with everyone what new opportunities have come. Long Live Mavin Records.”

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Oscar’s: Kevin Hart Steps Down “Gives Reason”

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Popular Comedian, Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars.

This is coming two days after he announced he was hosting the 2019 Academy Awards on his Instagran page.

On why he stepped down, Hart claimed he was pressured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to apologize for past homophobic comments.

On his Twitter page, he wrote: “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s. This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.

“I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. I’m sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

After Hart was announced as the host for the Oscars, multiple celebrities and other critics noted some of his past, including tweets, such as, “Yo if my son comes home and tries to play with my daughters doll house I’m going to break it over his head and say in my voice ‘stop that’s gay.’”

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