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The new edition of the popular reality show, Lagos Got Talent is set to take the streets of Lagos but this time it returns as Lagos Grows Talents (#lagosgrowstalent). The Lagos State Government, under the leadership of the executive Governor, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, is giving a showcasing platform to talented Lagosians and Lagos residents, in the “Lagos Grows Talent 2017”.

This is another leg of the popular “One Lagos Fiesta” annual event, which infuses riveting music with ebullient entertainment, to give an ultrasound welcome into the New Year.

The “Lagos Grows Talent”, is an avenue for the youth and upwardly mobile Lagosians and Lagos residents to showcase their talent to the whole of Lagos, and win amazing prizes. “Lagos Grows Talent” is dynamic in nature, as it is not stereotyped to one form of talent. All talents ranging from music, dancing, drawing, whatever talents, to body stunts are welcomed, and participation is absolutely free.

Regional auditions have been scheduled to hold in five different localized areas of participation within Lagos State, viz. Victoria Island, Badagry, Ikorodu, Epe, and Agege. Selection would be made by nonbiased professional and celebrity judges during the auditions to move successful contestants to the next level. Top ten successful contestants would perform their acts alongside the invigorating performances from successful individuals in the entertainment industry, at the “One Lagos Fiesta”. The grand finale of the event, with the Governor of Lagos State in attendance, would see the selection of one final winner that would be chosen by the audience and supported by the state for a year.

The “Lagos Grows Talent” being an avenue to pitch uprising stars into limelight, gives exquisitely talented individuals the platform to become the next celebrated personality in the entertainment industry. Audition is from Monday, 19th December, to Friday, 22nd December, 2017.

You can register on www.onelagosfiesta.ng or at the venue of the audition.

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BON Commiserates With Baba Sala’s Family, Names Comedy Award Category After Him

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Following last week’s death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.

A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognizing the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.

Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.

“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.

He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.

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BREAKING: Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Is Dead

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Veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead, The PUNCH is reporting.

According to the newspaper, Adejumo, who hails from Ilesa in Osun State, died on Sunday night at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.

His Media Assistant, Isaac Haastrup, confirmed the development to The PUNCH in a telephone interview.

Hastrup said: “Baba has died.

“He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night.

“His remains had been taken to the morgue.

“He died of old-age related sickness.

“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction.

“Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people, including his fans.”

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BON Awards 2018 Gets Date, Announces October 29 for Host State, Nominees Unveiling

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Best of Nollywood, BON Awards, the highly coveted award platform in Nollywood, has announced December 9, as the date for the 2018 edition of the ceremony, which also doubles as the celebration of a decade of the award ceremony, a press statement has revealed.

The statement was made public on Friday, September 28, and signed by the Chief Executive of BON, Seun Oloketuyi.

He revealed that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced October, 29. Oloketuyi also assured that this years edition which is also the tenth year anniversary of the award will be the mother of all in Nollywood.

BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honour outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Movie Industry.

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