In a strategic move to integrate secondary school students as an important socio-economic group whose energy and creativity should be harnessed towards attaining the vision for Greater Lagos, the Lagos State Government is working with Entertainment Media Limited, Publishers of E24-7 Magazine and FlipTV, to organise an annual Lagos High School Band Challenge (LHSBC).
LHSBC is designed to be a live music competition among secondary school students in Lagos in both public and private schools across the state’s five educational and administrative divisions.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in a letter of endorsement noted that the Governor Akinwumi Ambode-led administration “values the intention of Entertainment Media Limited to organise the Lagos High School Band Challenge, a secondary school focused talent hunt competition designed to promote the knowledge of live music and performance using musical instruments among students.”
Expressing his appreciation to Lagos State Government for the partnership, Executive Producer and Chief Executive of Entertainment Media Limited, Mr. Biodun Kupoluyi, said LHSBC will help to discover and nurture musical talents among secondary school students in Lagos State.
“We are happy that Lagos State Government is working with us on this project and has gone ahead to include it in its annual Tourism, Arts and Culture Calendar as one of the initiatives the state will promote. We welcome this endorsement from Lagos State Government and we have been challenged to inspire the students as the focus of the initiative,” he said.
Mr. Kupoluyi noted that the project is a Pan-Lagos Initiative that will involve Secondary School Students in both public and private schools across the five divisions of the state.
“There will be the elimination stages, the quarter-final, semi-final and the grand finale where prizes will be won. The grand finale is scheduled to hold in June on World Music Day.
“We want to bring back the golden era of School Bands in Lagos State where secondary schools have performing bands that perform during school social events and at state/national functions. We also want to use this medium to call on corporate Nigeria, especially corporate organisations that target youths and teenagers, to come on board and partner with us. There is huge opportunity for branding and touch points for brands to connect with young people in Lagos State,” Mr Kupoluyi concluded.
Toyin Refused To Sign Our Divorce Papers, Estranged Husband, Adeniyi Johnson Laments
Actor Adeniyi Johnson, who is the estranged husband of top actress, Toyin Abraham, has revealed that she refused to sign their divorce papers on November 1st by simply not showing up in court.
On his Instagram stories, Johnson said, “We were to sign divorce papers on November 1st, you didn’t come. The case was postponed to January 10th, only for your manager, Sam, to call me that you want to discontinue the case in Shagamu and restart in Ibadan. Madam why?”
In another slide on his stories, he added, “Till date, I did no interview, except the one on Rubbin Minds, and yet tolerated all the names you called me. Why not let me go after three years? Why are you shifting the case, so we start all over again?
“No letter from the court about the discontinuation of the case, even your lawyer isn’t aware you are taking such a step. Na manager dey call us.
“I admit to all the names and accusations. Toyin, can you please let me go? The delay tactic is tiring. I see my quietness being taken for granted and is making people assume, I’m the bad egg.”
Abraham and Johnson got married on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Ikoyi Registry, Lagos. The actress filed for divorce on the grounds of infidelity in August 2015.
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REDTV Rave Is The Official Headliner Gig Of 2018
The much anticipated and talked about REDTVrave3 finally rocked Lagos on Saturday, the first day of December. The online lifestyle network owned by the United Bank for Africa Group is one that is fast becoming a leader when you refer to lifestyle brands.
The REDTV rave which was attended by over 3500 youths in Lagos was one that is bound to be talked about throughout this festive season. It was a great opener for 2018 Christmas season of events in the very busy Lagos social calendar and it was lit!
With bright lights, bass echoing through the speakers and the Lagos party crowd lined up, the REDTV RAVE3 had all the checks of a perfect party.
As people trooped in, the lights shone brightly revealing classy décor, super branding and a finesse of UBA’s lifestyle brand in its element. Our favourite faces were in the house. From popular bloggers, media and pop culture influencers and vloggers, the scene electrified the youths who danced as though they had been waiting just to let go of every care in the world.
This party which has become the Christmas season opener to rival, started with the combo of Ajebutter 22, BOJ, SDC and Mologo. LADIPOE came in to surprise fans as he joined his friends on stage saying ‘ I was round the corner and heard about this hot event and I just had to pop in’.
After the DRB boys left the stage, Burna Boy sauntered into a wild crowd. Burna is the darling of this year and at his first outing this season, he brought over 3500 youths to a standstill. They were not disappointed by his performance and were still energized when Olamide came to shake the venue with his famous songs that had everyone screaming and jumping for joy.
DJ Sparrow, Bollylomo and SHODY the turn up king, all took turns to entertain the excited youths throughout the night of thrills.
The Chairman of UBA Group, Mr Tony Elumelu was in the crowd mingling with the youths and having a blast as were the bank’s CEO, Kennedy Uzoka and DMD, Victor Osadolor.
REDTV is an online lifestyle network that has brought you hit series like Our Best friend’s wedding, Inspector K and now, The Men’s Club. Its annual rave, the REDTV rave, has become a huge attraction on the Lagos party scene.
Ajimobi Assures Nollywood Unique Experience In Oyo State, As He Receives Hosting Rights For BON 2018 [PHOTOS]
Exactly five days to the most hyped Nollywood event in December, Best Of Nollywood, BON, Awards 2018; Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Chief Host for this edition of the pan-Nigerian annual award ceremony has officially been unveiled, and presented with the hosting right of BON Awards 2018.
Seen Oloketuyi, Executive Producer of BON Awards, led a constellation of Nollywood figures to the Agodi office of the Governor, in Ibadan.
Nollywood faces present at the hosting rights presentation are actors, Nkechi Blessing, Taiwo Ibikunle and other members of the Bon Awards team.
In his acceptance speech, the Governor applauded the ingenuity and impact that the creative Industry has had on the country.
He appreciated the organizers of BON Awards, for deeming OYO State worthy of hosting this year’s milestone event, making allusion to the fact that 10 is a significant number. He assured his Nollywood guests that he will ensure that come Saturday, December 8, everyone visiting the state would have a taste of the uniqueness of OYO State.
BON Awards, which debuted in 2008, will this year be celebrating 10 years of rewarding exceptional filmmakers in Nigeria.
In a similar development, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District has endowed the ‘Movie with Best Sound’ at BON Awards 2018; imperatively, the category will be announced as ‘Senator Gbenga Ashafa Movie with Best Sound’.
BON Awards holds December 8, in the city of Ibadan, at the prestigious Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center.
Director of Media & Publicity,
BON Awards 2018.
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