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SOLITAIRE MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT BERTHS WITH HOME SWEET HOME CULTURAL CARNIVAL

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HOME SWEET HOME, is a family event, a cultural carnival, which awakens our lost pride for our culture.

Africa is blessed with variety of culture. As one moves from one region to another in Nigeria, one experiences diversified rich culture. From food to wine, dressing and dance steps. Or is it the different masquerades? These rich cultural heritage are fast fading out, courtesy borrowed culture. Our children only get excited, perhaps frightened, dependent on the scenario, at the mention of (EGUNGU CALABAR) masquerade. This they might never have sighted.

It’s clear evidence that our culture excites us. It thrills our children.

HOME SWEET HOME. …Our Culture, Our Pride, will sure take us back memory lane and create something to remember for the children. The food will be traditionally classic. The likes of Ekpang Nkukwo, Afia Efere, coconut Rice, Local Fish etc, from the masters of the game, hospitality. Our non adulterated palm wine will be drank with local calabash (does it remind you of something?). Our beautiful and flamboyant masquerades, like Ekpo, Ekpe, Ntok odio-odio, Ekpo Ntok etc will be on parade with beautiful dance steps. Then the Ekombi dance, Asian Ubo-ikpa, Itembe, Ubom Isong etc are dances you wouldn’t want to miss, not for all the tea cups in China. Just to add a little spice to pure culture, the life band will be on stage to give some evergreen tunes. And selected musical legends will put you on your feet with live performances.

HOME SWEET HOME, a cultural carnival, slated for December 27, at The People’s Club, 21 Ajao Road, off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere Lagos. 11:00AM to 6:00PM.

It promises to be a full day of leisure and relaxation with family and friends.

Online Tickets; www.ariiyatickets.com

Offline Ticket Sales; The following Sweet Sensation outlets: (i) Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. (ii) Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. (iii)Bode Thomas, Surulere. (iv) Alagomeji, Yaba. Also; Genesis Deluxe Cinemas. The Palms Victoria Island. U.S. Polo Ikeja Mall. U.S. Polo Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall.

TICKETS:

Regular —- N1,000. Children —- N500. V.I.P —-N2,500. Family Table —- N25,000.

Uwem Umoh, the host is a famous actor, especially with the Akwa Ibom and Cross River States language movies. (AKWACROSS FILMS). The Lead Consultant/CEO, SOLITAIRE MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT LTD.

you can’t have it better.

…Our Culture, Our Pride.

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BREAKING: Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope is dead….

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Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo has died.

According to reports, four actors including Junior Pope fell into Anam River in Anambra State, on their way to a movie location and their bodies have been recovered.

The actor had earlier shared a video of himself and others on a boat, on their way to the movie location.

Captioning the video, he wrote: “See me lamenting….The risk we take to entertain you; crossing river 9ja yesterday with no life jacket…. Na wahooooo Who does that ??”

Some of his colleagues reacted in the comment section of the video shortly after his death was announced.

“Jesus! Oh Lord! Oh Lord,” Tana Adelana wrote.

“I’m so sad. can’t believe this. Big Sam where are you? am shaking,” Yvonne Jegede wrote.

The 39-year-old was married to Jennifer Awele.

They have three children together.

 

I don’t say much here anymore for a lot of reasons but I’ll say this, this was all preventable deaths if the minimum standards of safety was followed. If we in this business take ourselves a bit more seriously and practice this profession with all the seriousness it deserves. Nobody should go into a boat without a life jacket. Period. No producer should send people into one nor should anybody cast/crew enter anyone. How many deaths are enough?…… Richerd Mofe Damijo….

 

What a tragedy ! What a shame ! How could these young men take this kind of risk. No life jackets and you can’t swim. Ahhh. This is so,so sad.

May God receive their souls. Amen🙏….. Zik Zulu Okafor

 

 

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Comedian AY, wife separate after 20 years

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Popular Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, and his wife, Mabel, have separated after 20 years of “friendship/marriage”.

The comedian confirmed the development in a post on his Instagram page on Sunday.

He said he had reached a stage where he could no longer entertain the public with “deep personal family issues.”

He wrote, “Many people believe that staying silent simply means that one is incapable of dealing with issues. Projecting a negative narrative against someone who is not struggling to defend himself doesn’t mean he is weak. Some of us are just logical enough to understand the difference between opinions, values, beliefs, and facts.

“The personality and ability that I possess simply confirm that I have reached that stage in my life where I can not be entertaining the public with deep personal family issues. They just might be too much to handle concerning the individuals involved. Not even when I have a grown-up daughter who has access to social media. Her mental health needs to be protected from seeing things she can not be proud of online.

“Yes! Without compromising my family, I have found myself doing some things that I am not proud of today. It is one thing to watch my friendship/marriage of 20 years slip off my hands, but it’s another thing for the parties involved to understand how to appropriate the blame in a space that is designed for most women to always play the victims and win. I can tell you for free that no one is completely innocent enough to cast stones.

“Presently, I am loving the way that lies about me in all these blogs are travelling faster than the truth. But my painful truth will eventually beat away all the lies.”

Also, in a post on her Instagram page on Sunday, Mabel said she had stopped reacting to disrespect.

She wrote, “Distance is my new response to disrespect. I don’t react, I don’t argue. I don’t dive into the drama. I just remove myself.”

Ayo and Mabel got married in November 2008, and they are blessed with two children.

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REALTIMERS HOST A RECEPTION TO HONOUR DR SHAIBU, NEW NFVCB BOSS

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It was an evening of happiness, conviviality, and camaraderie, on Saturday, March 30, 2024, as members of the Realtime Moviearts group hosted a reception in honour of the new Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Dr Shaibu Husseini.
Members of the Realtime Moviearts group, made up of publishers, editors, and ceo’s of media outfits, gathered inside the arena of the COSON house in Ikeja to rejoice with and celebrate Dr Shaibu.
The reception, designed as an informal evening of fun and yabis for members, in the usual Realtime manner, had veteran entertainment broadcast journalist, Segun Adebowale, as the compere, and COSON chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji and GM, Bernice Eriemeghe, as special guests of honour.
The close-knit event kicked off with prayers by Business Day topshot, Nonye Ben-Nwankwo, after which members of the group were introduced.
A number of Realtimers used the opportunity to talk about the Shaibu they knew. From Nonye Iwuagwu Ben-Nwankwo, to Dorah Osas, Bidemi Dairo, Alozie Uzokwu, Yemi Oladeinde, Nkarenyi Ukonu, and Juliet Bumah, it was one word of praise, endearment, and appreciation after the other for the man fondly called CJ by Realtimers.
The eulogies weren’t complete until COSON chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, spoke about the Shaibu he knew and The Nation’s Assistant Entertainment Editor, Gbenga Bada aka BARON gave the toast at the event.
With food, chops, and drinks in the house, all the 27 members of the group urged Chief Okoroji to present a plaque to Dr Shaibu, who attended the reception alongside his adorable wife, Ruth.


The new ED, a versatile dancer himself, led his friends to the dance floor after a heartwarming and promised filled thank you speech that took over 10 minutes.
Before Segun Adebowale officially declared the reception over, members of Realtime, who are now based in diaspora were connected and they equally had one good thing or the other to say about the actor, dancer, culture administrator, journalist and film critic as well as communication teacher, who would henceforth supertend the NFVCB.
Realtime, conceived as a whatsapp group with eminent entertainment journalism practitioners, as members, was founded over 10 years ago by Justin Akpovi-Etsade with Dr Shaibu Husseini as the coordinator.

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