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Ajimobi Assures Nollywood Unique Experience In Oyo State, As He Receives Hosting Rights For BON 2018 [PHOTOS]

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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.

 

Seunmanuel Faleye,
Director of Media & Publicity,
BON Awards 2018.

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I Don’t Belong To Any Political Party — Davido Reveals Prefered Presidential, Governorship Candidates

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Ahead of 2019 general elections, singer, David Adeleke, aka, Davido, has refuted reports of his allegiance to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Davido, who has been vocal concerning the politics in Nigeria recently, said he was not a “party man” as opposed to speculations in a section of the media.

The ‘Fall’ crooner further listed candidates he would support during the upcoming elections.

For presidential, Davido disclosed he would support Atiku Abubakar for president.

His tweeted on Sunday: “I am not a party man, I supported my Blood Uncle under (PDP) I am supporting Banky W under House of Representatives (MDP), Mr Jollof House of rep (AAC) Dapo Abiodun Governorship candidate (APC).

“Also supporting Shinna Peller Oyo for House of Representatives (APC) and Atiku Abubakar Presidential (PDP)”

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How We’ll Turn Around Entertainment Industry, By Sanwo-Olu

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration would be investing “heavily” in creative industry to give talented young people an opportunity to realize their potential. Entertainment and tourism industry, Sanwo-Olu said, is one of key areas his government would focus on for job creation and economic growth.

The APC candidate said he would deploy innovation and modern technology to unlock the potential of entertainment and tourism, adding an investment in creative industry would have direct impact on the economy and discourage restiveness among the youth.

Sanwo-Olu spoke when he hosted the 2018 housemates of Big Brother Naija paid him a courtesy visit in his campaign office in Ikoyi. Big Brother Naija, aired by Africa Magic, is one of the most watched television reality shows in Nigeria and Africa.

The APC candidate said his government would build entertainment hubs across the state where young people can hone their skills and promote their talents. Sanwo-Olu also pointed out that his administration would introduce a funding opportunity that would mitigate the risk and marketing challenges for innovative solutions generated by tech start-ups, stressing that young people would be engaged to drive the tourism programmes of his administration.

He said: “We have started a conversation with experienced practitioners in entertainment industry, with an objective to jointly come up with a general entertainment hub where talented young people can hone their skills in theatre, music, dancing and acting. We are looking at how the private sector can partner with us to build an entertainment destination where every Lagosian would be proud of.

“We are doing this to help the practitioners improve their creativity in film production, acting and entertainment generally. We hope this investment and effort would give our young people a new lease of life in terms of upgrading their skill and turning their skills to something valuable.”

The governorship candidate advised young people to embrace hard work and prepare themselves for opportunities that will help them realize their dreams.

He said: “Young people need to have the audacity to pursue your dreams, but they must have something that is driving them towards reaching their goals. What the government can do is to provide an enabling environment for their skills to thrive. This is what we are setting out to do if elected.”

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Aisha Buhari, Michelle Obama To Receive Special Recognition Awards At Miss Inspire Nigeria Beauty Pageant 2019 In Lagos

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Wife of the President, Dr Mrs Aisha Buhari, will lead other notable Nigerian women and world’s most powerful women like Michelle Obama and others to the grand finale of Miss Inspire Nigeria Beauty Pageant 2019 that will hold on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at The Hall, Oregun, Lagos.

The Miss Inspire Nigeria Beauty Pageant 2019 will be giving out special awards of recognition to prominent women around the world who have excelled in their various fields and also celebrate those who lived their lives for humanity with a Posthumous award.

Speaking with the Project Director Mrs Nkiru Stephen, she said “The Miss Inspire Nigeria beauty pageant is one that’s focused at engaging young women who can proffer solutions to Nigeria’s most pressing needs, women who are intelligent and compassionate about seeing a better Nigeria.

Continuing, she said “Miss Inspire Nigeria is looking for women who are not just beautiful but those that are concerned about Nigeria, humanity, community service and their fellow women.

” Miss Inspire Nigeria 2019 is more of a brain pageant and not just a beauty pageant.

” It will be a gathering of invincible women who will be getting the support of the Queen Mother Bunmi Ngozi Osibanjo to facilitate their projects.

“The Miss inspire Nigeria beauty pageant is designed to raise confident, elegant and inspirational women who would use the power of their inner strength and character to provide solutions to some of the challenges facing our country Nigerian”, she said.

On the awards, she said “Our special person of the year award will be going to Dr. Mrs Aisha Buhari for speaking up about her women globally and showing her motherly nature for Nigerian women while our ‘Icon of Innovation Award’ will be going to the wife of former president of USA, Michelle Obama.

There’ll also be legendary achievement award to women who have succeeded immensely in their respective fields while posthumous will also be given to our fallen heroes such as Late Stella Adadevoh for fighting Ebola, Dora Akinyili who championed the course of NAFDAC and also the Late Bimbo Odukoya for her community service and exceptional love for humanity.

In conclusion, she said ” Miss Inspire Nigeria 2019 is aimed at inspiring young girls and women to look away from fashion, vanity, prostitution, drug abuse while they explore their God-given skills and ability to better their lives for themselves and their family at large.

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