Sep 22

Royal Norwegian embassy announces ‘The Lost Café’ film screening

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Nigeria has announced October 1, 2017 as the screening date for the film, The Lost Café.


Featuring a fine mix of local and international stars such as Tunde Aladese, Belinda Effah, Ann Njemanze, Terje Lien, Jenny Bonden, Anders Lidin Hansen and others, ‘The Lost Café’ will be screened to a select audience including members of the diplomatic community.


The Lost Café is an uplifting story about a girl’s decision to rise above dark family secrets and culture shock to live her dreams abroad while finding the most unusual answers to her troubling questions.


The film, which was directed by Kenneth Gyang and produced by Regina Udalor for Peridot and Cinema Kpatakpata, is supported by Project Act Nollywood, Angenieux, and Catapult Film of Nigeria, France, and Norway respectively.


The Norwegian screening of the The Lost Café took place on September 1, 2017 in Drammen. In attendance were the Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud; Mayor of the port and river city of Drammen, Mr. Tore Opdal Hansen,and the Director, Norwegian Film Institute, Sindre Guldvog.


See link to Premiere coverage by NRK


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Sep 22

Music| The name of Jesus by Gabi Edem

Gabi Edem - In The Name Of JesusGabi Edem has yet again released a song alongside his album titled The Name Of Jesus. The song the name of Jesus was born and birthed in the place of prayer and strong desire for the manifestation of God promise.

Overtime in the ministry of worship we have sang some song for singing sake, but this is one song with direct interpretation, it’s also a warfare song- Phil 2:10 says that at the mention of the name of Jesus every knee shall bow.

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Sep 20

Music| Journey by KAYSTAR

With his “DNA” cover still ringing loud on the airwaves and buzzing online, Creep Management Entertainment‘s act - KAYSTAR wastes no time in dropping this massive tune dubbed “JOURNEY”.
Produced by Tizze TBM, “Journey” by KAYSTAR is a song which talks about life’s experiences and specially made for music lovers and should definitely become a mainstay on every playlist. KAYSTAR details his journey on this very apt tune.
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Sep 20

Kemi Adetiba, Adebola Williams, Ego Boyo, Mildred Okwo step out for Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017 pre-event Cocktail

Kemi Adetiba, Adebola Williams, Eyo Boyo and Mildred Okwo were among the personalities that graced the cocktail event to officially launch ‘RESET’, the new theme for the seventh edition of the Lights Camera Africa!!! in 2017. The event was held at Ugoma Adegoke’s Bloom Art Gallery in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking with guests at the event, the Co-Founder, Lights Camera Africa!!!, Ugoma Adegoke said that the new theme for the film festival is a recognition of the weakening world order, clashing civilisations and emerging trends, which she hopes would help “identify the error of our trajectories and retrace our steps in order to address issues in our own country, Nigeria”.

The 3-day event starts on 29 September at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The festival is free to attend – interested participants however must register.

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Sep 20

Music| Most High by Nelson Jason

Artwork - Nelson Jason Most HighAfter many years of working behind the scenes with longtime friend/singer, Nikki Laoye and penning her award winning hit song, Only You, Nelson Jason now steps to the fore with his debut single, “MOST HIGH”.

Nelson Jason is a singer, songwriter, rhythm guitarist and producer who lives in the city of Lagos with a passion to create music that would inspire worship in the hearts of men.

His debut single was born out of a heart of worship to his God and King. In his words, “As I was prepping for service one Tuesday evening, I began singing the words “blessing and honour, glory and power be unto you Lord , Most High” and I continued singing these words till I got to church, got on the piano and continued till it became a full song – my heartfelt celebration of the Most High God”.

The song ‘Most High’ is captured in a blend of soft rock and R&B with a simple sing along melody that is set to tune up your worship all day and all week.

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Sep 14

Music|On a Regular by Mercy Chinwo

Mercy(1)On a Regular is a brand new high life sound by the very talented Mercy Chinwo. This is coming just after her earlier release last month titled Excess Love.


“On a Regular” is another distinct sound, what we will choose to intentionally call “Higher Life” music, because it has all the elements of highlife music plus the message of the gospel.


We also see another expression of the vocal prowess of Mercy garnished by the music production expertise of Dr Roy of EeZee Productions. This will be best described as ‘gospel groove’ and is a delight to enjoy.

Without further ado, here is On A Regular by Mercy Chinwo.

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Sep 14

Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival returns with the theme ‘RESET’

LCA FLYERThe Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival, a 3-day cultural event to celebrate independent African cinema, is returning this year with the theme ‘RESET’ – a strategic position to create a platform that encourages stimulating discourse on issues and experiences with family-friendly programming rooted in the African experience. The event will be held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos from 29 September – 1 October, 2017.

Recognizing the current clashing civilizations, overturned norms, emerging trends, this year’s festival brings to the audiences a reflective presentation of film works and conversations that examine issues in various spheres – including politics, science, arts, culture and tradition – in order to Identify the reflections that are more relevant in Nigeria.

According to the founder, Ugoma Adegoke, the festival’s core mission is to expose African and global audiences to good quality independent African content with a view to amplify and stimulate discourse about true experiences.

“For the seventh edition this year, we are bringing to our audiences a strong programme that recognises trending issues and discussions in the public sphere, through which we believe the festival will highlight and encourage mutually respectful and logical conversations. In addition, we are using this opportunity to celebrate and continue all our enduring partnerships, especially with the African Film Festival, New York”, she said.

The popular Festival Souk & Marketplace returns again this year with collectible and loveable memorabilia as well as an inter-disciplinary showcase of literature, visual art and live music during the 3-day cultural fiesta.

The festival is free to attend – interested participants however must register.

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Sep 13

Music|Jofunmi by Fecko

jofunmi-art(1)Fecko recently teamed up with veteran Nigerian artiste/producer, Pherowshuz, on a EP. The project which is still in the production phase will feature a collection of great songs – fusing various genres together.
The first official song taken off the EP is titled ‘Jofunmi’, entirely written and performed by Fecko while it was produced, mixed and mastered by Pherowshuz.
‘Jofunmi’ is a feel good song which urges all ladies to dance and basically have fun. The indigenous funky sound is a blend of melodic rap and afro pop.
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Sep 13

Music| Muita Areia by Shellsy Baronet

capa muita areia finalGorgeous, talented Kizomba songstress, Shellsy Baronet begins the new month with a bang as she releases her new single, “Muita Areia.” Produced by Ellputo, the tune is set to empower the ladies to be proud and always maintain who they are.

What better way is there to begin a new month than by embracing new music by the gorgeous, talented Mozambican born, South African based songstress Shellsy Baronet? As a start to the new month drawing closer to Spring, Shellsy Baronet releases a new single, “Muita Areia” which simply means “A lot of sand.”

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When asked about the title and concept of the song, Shellsy explains, “A lot of sand” is a way of saying, “She’s just too much for you” or in other cases, “You’re just too much for him.” The person who wants to be with you would have to dig deeper through all that sand just to get to you and that’s how it should always be.” She adds, “Women should never be easy to get to or to replace. Ladies, this one is for you. No matter who, where or how, just remember to always keep your sand.”

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Sep 12

Kemi Adetiba, Linda Ikeji, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, others make the YNaija Powerlist for Media

 YNaija(1)Creative filmmaker and director, Kemi Adetiba; media entrepreneur and blogger, Linda Ikeji; and host of Your View, Nigeria’s premier TV talk show, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, are among the list of influential media personalities unveiled in the 2017 edition of the annual #YNaijaPowerlist.


The Powerlist is a roll call of the most powerful influencers and change-makers under the age of 40.


Other personalities on the 2017 Powerlist are Idris Akinbajo, the Managing Editor of Premium Times; Stephanie Busari, the versatile head of CNN Multimedia Digital Africa Coverage for Nigeria/West African bureau; Uche Pedro, CEO, BellaNaija; and Eromo Egbejule, writer for global media platforms such as The Washington Post, Forbes Africa and The UK Guardian UK.

See full profile of the #YNaijaPowerlist2017 below:

Kemi Adetiba

What do you do after directing the highest grossing Nollywood film ever at the cinemas? When you are Kemi Adetiba, you pass on the sequel and dive straight into the under plumbed waters of online television to create King Women, a pro-feminist, life affirming series of intimate interviews with some of the most interesting Nigerian women. King Women instantly announced itself as an event series, sparking heated conversations on serious issues and boosted traffic for host platform, Accelerate TV.

Idris Akinbajo

Idris Akinbajo and Premium Times are an ideal fit. He has scored several awards for his in depth exposes on corrupt practices. Premium Times has continued to lead the field in terms of investigative political and economic. Having worked for years with Dapo Olorunyomi, replacing him as managing editor is only a natural progression. Akinbajo is responsible for providing leadership that ensures that the lid isn’t kept on any public deal of national interest. Premium Times under his watch has been alive to this responsibility.


Morayo Afolabi-Brown


For a while now, The View, the female led breakfast chat show modelled after the US network mainstay has been the most popular content on its time belt, on television. This, according to those who would know. Morayo Afolabi-Brown makes this happen every single day. Because merely hosting a top rated talk show would be quite mainstream, Afolabi-Brown has a day gig as the director of television programmes at TVC, creating content for broadcast on three independent channels.


Stephanie Busari


Donald Trump may label CNN fake news but the woman responsible for the multimedia digital Africa coverage as head of the Nigeria/West African bureau has hardly but a wrong foot forward. As head of CNN’s Nigerian operation, Busari has worked on some of the biggest news and lifestyle stories coming out of Africa. If Nigeria has a fairer representation on the cable news network these days, it is because of Busari’s doggedness in shining the light on the myriads of opportunities hidden within the country.


Eromo Egbejule


As the West’s Africa coverage moves beyond war torn zones and a crippling single story, it has become imperative to have as many local voices telling the continent’s stories; good and bad on a global level. Eromo Egbejule presently fills this need. With reporting that has appeared in mainstream media such as The Washington Post, Forbes Africa and Guardian UK, Egbejule has helped shine the light on hitherto uncovered Nigerian stories. He is a recipient of the 2017 BudgIT media fellowship.


Linda Ikeji


Everybody (and their mother) still visits the Linda Ikeji blog for the latest news, gist and gossip. Since the last time she was on this list, Ikeji has doubled down on her efforts to seize control of all media with her online television, radio station, music service and social networking platforms. These services have helped create hours of original content and have kept scores of young Nigerians engaged and gainfully employed.


Agnes Marquis


Ndanitv pioneered sexy online television powered by big financial institutions and years later, Ndanitv still leads when it comes to catching the attention of millennials with content that speaks to the times. Marquis is head of production at Ndani and in this capacity, is responsible for managing the production and distribution of content. Some of her recent wins include Skinny Girl in Transit, Rumour has it and Lagos Big Boy.


 Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu


Mazi Nwonwu is the managing editor of, an entertainment, lifestyle and news website that has been indispensable for a fresh crop of writers looking to get published in the lifestyle space. Readers looking for more context in the cultural space know to visit Nwonwu is also the co-founder of Omenana, an online magazine for African speculative fiction that attracts the brightest talent working in that genre.


Uche Pedro


In 2016, Uche Pedro started a personal blog. It soon grew to become a fan favorite, covering issues relating to lifestyle, celebrity, and style. Today is one of the most recognizably Nigerian brands with visitors clicking in from all over the world,- over 10 million page views each month. Pedro prefers to keep a low profile but the impact of her work does all the talking. The style, beauty and lifestyle divisions have been spun off into pseudo-verticals, with distinct identities. And of course there is the ever popular Bellanaijaweddings.


 Fisayo Soyombo


While at The Cable newspaper, Soyombo proved his mettle as an eagle-eyed editor and excellent investigative journalist. And he’s got the international awards and renown to show for some of his efforts. When this year, he joined the International Centre for Investigative reporting (ICIR), an independent, nonprofit news agency that had funded his impactful Forgotten Soldiers series, it made perfect sense. Opaque institutions are probably shaking in their boots.

About Y!/ is the internet newspaper for young Nigerians, focused on the issues and ideas that matter for an evolving generation. It is an arm of the RED brand, which is the continent’s largest omni-media group focused on Africa’s youth.




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