Chidinma Tipped as Africa’s Next Music Queen



AWILO Logomba, a Makossa singer, has tipped Chidinma, a petite singer, as the next Beyonce, the America pop star. The celebrated musician who is in Nigeria to promote his new single, ‘Bundele’ described the young singer as a power house that would be hard to ignore in the industry. “Chidinma is the next Beyonce and you can see she is already proving it,” Awilo said.

The Congolese entertainer, who is known for cutting across African countries with his genre of music, has been seen with artistes like D’banj, TuFace Idibia and others. Since he breezed into the country a fortnight ago, Awilo has added flavour to Yemi Alade’s music by featuring in her song. He has just featured in Chidinma’s Kuli Kache remix.

Half of a Yellow Sun Grosses N40m in Two Weeks


THE Half of a Yellow Sun, HOAYS, movie, appears to living up to expectations. The movie with debuted in cinema houses on August 1, has topped the chart for three weeks consecutively and grossed in about N40 million within two weeks.

The HOAYS broke box office records in its first weekend by making over N16m ahead of other box office record giants. The movie is now at the number one spot in Nigerian cinemas, ahead of Marvel Studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

According to an official of Bigsam Media, “the acceptance rate of HOAYS in Nigerian cinemas has been massive, it has been awesome. We are grateful to all movie and lovers who have gone to see the movie, we want to urge all those who have not seen it to please go to the cinemas and experience a difference in Nigerian movies. We are grateful for all the love and support that we have received on HOAYS so far.”

HOAYS was released in Nigerian cinemas on August 1, after a three month delay by the National Film and Video Censors Board.

Jonathan Hosts Oboli for Private Screening of Her Movie


PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan hosted Omoni Oboli, Nollywood actress, at the Presidential Villa in Ajua last week during a private screening of her movie, titled: “Being Mrs Elliot.” The screening which took place at the Presidential Banquet Hall, was graced by other dignitaries including Vice-President Namadi Sambo, AY Makun, Lepacious Bose, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, and Chioma Ude, among others.

The highly publicised movie is expected to be released for cinema viewing soon.

Nigerian Actress Wins Emmy Award


UZOAMAKA Nwaneka Aduba, a popular Nigerian actress who stars in the hit series ‘Orange Is The New black’ picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a comedy series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards which held on Saturday August 16, at the Nokia Theatre in Los-Angeles, United States.

After picking her award, an elated Uzo said: “I’m stuffed. I’m beyond full. My cup runneth over right now. I feel absolutely all of those things: I feel full of joy, like a fountain. Mission accomplished.”

The 33-year-old was nominated alongside Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox, her co-stars in the series.

— Sep. 1, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT


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