The African Union Commission, AUC and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has unveiled some of the exciting programme of activities and performers billed for the AFRIMA 2017 main events to hold in the Official Host City, Lagos State between Friday, November 10 and Sunday, November 12 at various premium locations in Host City.
Some of the events to happen at the biggest awards event on the continent include the Africa Music Business Roundtable (AMBR) on November 10 which is a platform for African music executives, investors and artistes to chart a course for development towards the nurturing and packaging of music in a way that creates jobs and reflects positively on the GDP of the continent. International and African music brands and organisations will also showcase products and services at the 2017 AMBR exhibition with attendance subject to registration on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org . Some of the speakers billed for the Roundtable are General Manager, Sony Music, West Africa; Micheal Ugwu; Board Chairman of the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, South Africa; Dr Sipho Sithole, and Head of Public Relations and Special Projects, Universal Music; Ms Hadja Kobele.
Also scheduled for Friday, November 10 is the Africa Music Village, an open music festival set to showcase live performances of over 40 African music superstars. The all-night event will feature performances from Nigerian pop-legend, 2Baba, music diva, Seyi Shay, Tanzanian Bongo-flava king, Diamond Platnumz, House Music lady, Niniola, Ugandan Pop-star, Eddy Kenzo,and Nigeria’s Fuji Tycoons, K1,Pasuma.Other Pop-stars confirmed for the event are Wande Coal from Nigeria, VVIP from Ghana, Salif Keita from Mali, Shyn from Madagascar, Tekno from Nigeria, Young Paris from DRC, Daphne from Cameroon. Top notch host city artistes like Olamide, Small doctor, Adekunle Gold, and continental superstars like Shatta Wale (Ghana), Neil Oliver (Benin), Qritical (Kenya), Fally Ipupa (DRC), TayGrin (Malawi), The Dogg (Namibia), and Nsoki (Angola). Attendance for the music village will be activated by the purchase of the AFRIMA 2017 premium Tee-Shirts on www.afrima.org,www.
The Main Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 12 is a glittery, star-studded and world-class event that celebrates African music heritage and rewards African music artistes with the 23.9 karat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy. The culturally-themed ceremony connects music stars, entertainment investors, government personalities on the red carpet before the main awards ceremony. There will be live performances and television broadcast to 84 countries on 109 television stations around the world. Seats are reserved for members of the public who purchase tickets on the AFRIMA website and other designated outlets.
The annual AFRIMA is organised in partnership with the African Union to foster economic development and integration on the continent while showcasing the cultural heritage of Africa to the rest of the world. The awards platform achieves this by celebrating and rewarding the old and young music talents of African origin. Lagos State is the official host city of AFRIMA 2017 as appointed by the African Union after hosting a successful 2016 edition.
‘Style By Zenith’ Debuts In Lagos [PHOTOS]
Zenith Bank Plc is set to light up the social and entertainment scene this December with the launch of “Style by Zenith”.
“Style by Zenith”, a flagship Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion, Accessories and Entertainment fair, powered by Zenith bank in conjunction with Fashion One, a foremost international lifestyle and entertainment company, would hold in Lagos on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The two-day fair is a potpourri ofLifestyle activities featuring runway modelling by leading Nigerian and international models accessorized by top designers, beauticians, beauty and lifestyle products manufacturers, accessory makers, food and confectionary, entertainment for adults and children as well as performances by top Nigerian artistes, amongst other activities.
Speaking on the launch of the platform, the General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc. and Coordinator of the event, Mrs. Adobi Nwapa, noted that: “‘Style by Zenith’ is a unique platform through which the bank will connect with and create value for its customers by focusing on various aspects of their lifestyle. It is an all-inclusive fair that seeks to engage and entertain both the young and old during this festive period ’”.
“Style by Zenith” is geared towards engaging the Lifestyle ecosystem and connecting the consumers to every aspect of quality and affordable living, thereby helping them live their best lives in their own interest.
It is a holistic eventaimed at connecting the SMEs and retail segment to a multiplicity of clientele through multiple factors which dictate and direct their everyday lifestyle choices ie;beauty, fashion, entertainment, food and general lifestyle (Travel, automobile, houses) thus facilitating the growth of the individual retail and SME businesses.
The crux of the ‘Style by Zenith’ campaign is the by-line… Live your best life. It is an aspirational call to people on all socio-economic strata of society, telling them they deserve and can indeed get, not just more, but the BEST QUALITY, out of life at affordable prices.
The fair will be multi-media and experiential as well,covering as much of human lifestyle existence as possible by taking advantage of all the product offerings by the exhibitors.
Established in 1990, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s biggest bank by tier-1 capital, provides corporate, business retail and personal banking products through its network of over 500 branches and business offices, serving millions of customers.
The Zenith brand, which centres on “People, Service and Technology”, proudly identifies with the ‘Style by Zenith’ Fair, which offers the retail space quality and affordable lifestyle, enabling us all to live our best lives.
Nollywood Actress, Ini Edo, Finds New Love, Set To Wed
The beautiful southern Nigeria brown sugar actress, Ini Edo, has got brand new butterfly in her stomach!
She’s made it such a huge secret till the set wedding date is established.
Baby girl Ini was recently found snicking into hotel room of a Three Star hotel with Le Boo somewhere in Lekki, Lagos State, where they inhale and exhale carbon and drink alcohol, very compatible duo.
Le Boo is an IJGB (I just got back) dude closely related to traditional rulers of the Land of Excellence.
It’s great that Ini has found love again and this time in deep hot romance with the Lasgidi big boy.
We are all hoping she doesn’t get burnt in the process.
Their love life is not new to keen observers as the love birds are overly excited and would do everything to keep this love affair secret till the wedding date, so she can sort out issues.
As a sharp baby girl, Ini is currently trying to part ways with any known Maga and take out any surviving stumbling block to a secret wedding, which is planned to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate in a few weeks time.
BON Awards 2018: Tope Oshin, Tana Adelana Win Big [Full List Of Winners]
Tope Oshin’s young-adult film ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ carted the most awards at the 10th Best of Nollywood (BON) awards ceremony which held on Sunday at the Kakanfo Conference Centre in Ibadan, Oyo.
It won in four categories; including best director, best editing, movie of the year while the most promising actor award was jointly won by Francis Sule and Temidayo Akinboro.
The movie bagged 10 nominations when the contenders’ list was unveiled in November.
The film, which is aimed at tackling homophobia, tells the story of two teenage boys who fell in love with each other and had to deal with society.
‘A Lonely Lane’ also won two big categories, best actor and best actress in a lead role (Igbo).
‘Oga Bolaji’ which had 10 nominations only picked up one award, same number as ‘Queen of Queens’, ‘Obsession’ and ‘Body Language’.
Kelechi Udegbe beat Ramsey Nouah, Nosa Obaseki and Femi Branch to win the best actor (English). On the other hand, Yemi Solade edged Femi Adebayo, Ninalowo Bolanle, and Lateef Adedimeji to pick up best actor (Yoruba).
Tana Adelana won the best actress in a leading role (English) while Ronke Ojo came tops in the Yoruba category.
The event was hosted by comedian Helen Paul and veteran actor Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey and had the governor, Abiola Ajimobi, as the chief host.
Nollywood stars thronged the ceremony; from Segun Arinze, Nobert Young, Yemi Solade, Fathia Balogun, Femi Branch, Dayo Amusa to Liz DaSilva and Judith Audu.
See the full list of winners below.
Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)
Kelechi Udegbe – Bedroom Points
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
Shawn Faqua – Personal Assistant
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Yemi Solade – Irolabi and Femi Adebayo – Etiko Onigedu
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Jamiu Azeez – Hey
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hausa)
Umar M Shareef in Mariya
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)
Swanky JKA in A Lonely Lane
Best Actress in a Leading Role (English)
Tana Adelana – Body Language
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)
Bimbo Ademoye – Personal Assistant
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Ronke Ojo – Osun Sengede and Bukunmi Oluwasina = Hey
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Lanre Da Silva – Eniolami
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hausa)
Maryam Yahaya in Mariya
Best Actress in a Leading Role ( Igbo)
Kindness Fidelis in A Lonely Lane
Best Child Actor in a Movie
Daniel Adesina- Ofefe
Best Child Actress in a movie
Jasmine Fakunle in Oga Bolaji
Moses Olaiya Movie with the Best Comedy
A Million Baby
Movie with the Best Social Message
Best Short Film of the Year
Documentary of the year
Movie with the Best Special Effect
Movie with the Best Screenplay
Queen of Queens
Best use of Nigerian food in a Movie
Best Use of Costume in a Movie
Best Use of Make-up in a Movie
Movie with the Best Production Design
Best Kiss in a Movie
Mawuli Gavor/ Odera Olivia Orji – Obsession
Movie with the Best Sound Track
Queen of Queens
Movie with the Best Editing
We don’t Live Here Anymore
Most Promising Actor
Francis Sule and Temidayo Akinboro in We don’t Live Here Anymore
Most Promising Actress
Oreoluwa Adedoyin in Ofefe
Movie with the Best Cinematography
10 Days in Sun City
Director of the Year
Tope Oshin- We don’t Live Here Anymore
Movie of the Year
We don’t Live Here Anymore
Revelation of the Year (Female)
Revelation of the Year (Male)
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