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“WHAT LIES WITHIN” (THE MOVIE) PREMIERE AUGUST 31ST 2017

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What Lies Within chronicles 24 hours in the life of a happily married woman and her pregnant sister-in-law who are unwittingly thrust into the center of an incident that could have far reaching consequences on their lives and those of their loved ones.

The drama¬-thriller, premiering on the 31st of August is directed by trained film maker, VANESSA NZEDIEGWU and co-produced TOPE TEDELA,  PAUL  UTOMI and VANESSA NZEDIEGWU.

 

Vanessa Nzediegwu a former presenter of “box Office” a gold myne production, studied Filmmaking in Los Angeles, C.A, USA where she obtained a Diploma in Directing from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) and worked on her first short film project in Hollywood with HBO Director John krokidas.

Afterwards,  she has been on several works such as “Black November” appeared in a series of television shows and films like BBC West trust TV Series “Wetin Dey”, M-Net Series “Edge of paradise” and a host of others. She has written and directed a few short films and documentaries such as Tangled Minds, The Oando foundation film documentary on child literacy with a special focus on “The girl child” and a behind the scenes look at the unveiling of the Africa Magic Igbo channel amongst other things.

 

As a talented artist, Vanessa’s works have been purchased and displayed at several art festivals both locally and internationally. Her most recent exhibition was at the just concluded Pan African Art and Film festival (Los Angeles, U.S.A. She is the founder of the art foundation popularly known as ETA (Extremely Talented Artists)that helps nurture and provide a platform for up coming artists by showcasing their works.

 

On the other hand, Tope Tedela (christened Temitope Christopher Tedela) is a Nigerian actor and sensational producer whose professional acting began in 2006 when he was cast as Julian on Popular TV Drama: Edge of Paradise while pursuing his degree in Mass communications at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.  Since then, he featured in Niyi Towolawi’s Twisted and Super Story in 2007 and after a hiatus to complete his degree, he returned and has starred in films like A Mile From Home, A Soldier’s Story, Out of Luck, Surulere.  He has also starred King Invincible, Ojukokoro, Slow Country and will be seen in Catcher and the telenovella, Jemeji amongst other projects. Tedela’s work has earned him several awards including the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) and Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA).

 

Apart from producing WHAT LIES WITHIN, PAUL UTOMI HAS written and directed a couple of short films as a trained actor and directed at The Centre for Film and Video Excellence. He has appeared in several Award winning and nominated short films such as B Negative, Leeway to name a few and has taken on lead roles in a few soon to be released feature length films like Apostates, In My Fathers House and O Town and television shows and movies like Heaven, Living Close To You, Lekki Wives, Gidi up, Shuga amongst others.

The Economics graduate of Lagos State University is also a television presenter and a voice over talent. He has presented several episodes of shows such as AM Express Sports and Hello Motor including radio jingles, infomercials, audio books and documentaries. He is an avid reader, script writer, sports and health enthusiast and occasionally helps out at the motherless baby home in his neighborhood.

 

Paul Utomi is also television presenter and a voice over talent. He has presented several episodes of shows such as AM Express Sports and Hello Motor and  he  has also lent his voice to radio jingles, infomercials, audio books and documentaries.

 

He studied Economics at and took courses in Acting and then Directing He recently wrote and directed a couple of short films and acted in a promising new television show called Plus 234 as well as appearing in  a pilot for an action TV drama series titled S.T.I.D.

Apart from the strong collection of producers the film is blessed with, it also has a strong cast list of actor   ooorrrr  features actors like MICHELLE DEDE, KEN ERICS-UGO,  EBELE OKARO,  PAUL UTOMI, TOPE TEDELA, KIKI OMEILE, OKEY UZOESH, YAW, ODENIKE, VANESSA NZEDIEGWU,  VANESSA KANU among other upcoming acts. WHAT LIE WITHIN would be released nationwide on the 8th of September, 2017.

 

 

 

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Juju Music Sensation Dele Taiwo’s Star-Studded Birthday Bash in Lagos To Hold On Sunday

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The cozy Avalanche Club is set to become the epicenter of a grand celebration this Sunday as renowned Juju musician, Asiwaju Dele Taiwo, affectionately known as Dele Taiwo, commemorates his birthday with a star-studded event dubbed “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo and Friends Live In Lagos.”

This highly anticipated celebration, powered by Otunba Femi Davies of Metronews and Otunba Bestman Nze Jumbo of Team Nigeria for Change, promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring performances from top Juju musicians such as Queen Ayo Balogun, Hessking, Fuji rave , Alh Wasiu Haruna Ishola son of the Apapa legend, Haruna Ishola. Boye Best is also top on the list of artistes that will thrill the birthday celebration audience.

The event is surely a testament of the profound respect and admiration the Nigerian music community holds for Dele Taiwo, a prominent figure in the industry.

Otunba Bestman, expressing his excitement, shared, “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo is my friend and a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music space. It is our style in Team Nigeria for Change to identify and celebrate such outstanding acts. So, myself and some friends believe it is not too much to celebrate such a person who has made huge impacts on his birthday.”

The venue for this exclusive birthday celebration, Avalanche Restaurant and Lounge, is strategically chosen for its cozy and pleasurable ambiance.

Owned by Hon. Kehinde Paul Bankole, this upscale venue is located at 5, Bamako Estate, Opposite Omole Phase I, in Lagos.

Hon. Bankole emphasized the special nature of this event, stating, “Gentleman Dele Taiwo’s birthday celebration is a special appearance for me personally and I can assure our guests that the best treatment in terms of hospitality awaits them at Avalanche this Sunday.”

Guests attending the event can look forward to a glamorous evening starting with a red carpet reception at 4:00 PM, setting the tone for a night filled with music, celebration, and high spirits.

Asiwaju Dele Taiwo’s birthday bash is not just a celebration of his life but also a tribute to his contributions to the Juju music genre, bringing together friends, fans, and fellow musicians in an evening of joy and festivity.

Media support includes City People magazine, MetroNews, Eko mi Eko e, Freelanews, Society Reporters, SocietyGist, Goldmyne, Islanders Events magazine, Dior events, Dope TV, and many more.

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Banky W survives fourth cancer surgery

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Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has undergone a fourth cancer surgery.

The Made For You crooner, In a heartfelt post on his Instagram page on Thursday, expressed gratitude to God for his recovery.

Banky W thanked his wife, family, friends, and pastors for their unwavering support and prayers, as well as his medical team, Dr. Onyewu and Dr. Adenuga, for their expertise and care.

Sharing a video he wrote, “Christ 4 – Cancer Tumors 0

“Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.

“Posting this testimony to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenge. It might seem bigger than you, but greater is He that is in you than anything you will face in this world.

“Grateful for my wife, family, friends, and Pastors for their love, prayers, and support. Thanking God for my health and trusting that this latest victory is final in Jesus’ name.

“Appreciating the gifted hands and minds of my doctors, Dr. Onyewu of the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery, and Dr. Adenuga of Euracare and the teams that support them.

“We have the victory yet again. Now and forever, in Jesus’ name.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28″

 

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Baigewallet Signs Nollywood Actress, Bimbo Ademoye, As Ambassador

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Digital financial service platform, Baigewallet, has signed Bimbo Ademoye, a celebrated Nollywood actress and content creator, as its Brand Ambassador.

Known for her exceptional creativity, acting prowess, and pleasant personality, Ademoye epitomises the values of innovation, creativity, and inclusivity at the heart of Baigewallet’s ethos.

As the Brand Ambassador, Baigewallet, in a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP, said Ademoye will assume a pivotal role in championing Baigewallet’s products and services while advocating for enhanced financial literacy, a culture of improved savings, and heightened inclusion for women.

“She will actively engage with Baigewallet’s diverse audience across multiple platforms, including dynamic social media campaigns, community events, and educational initiatives. Furthermore, she will collaborate closely with Baigewallet’s team to craft innovative strategies to enhance user experience and improve adoption,” the company added.

Baigewallet, therefore, reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to driving financial innovation and empowering individuals to flourish in the digital era.

 

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