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Just like yesterday, one of the very consistent and stable reality show in Africa, The Next Movie Star is 10 years old.
And the one decade event which has over the years produced many stars that we see today ranging from Tv , Radio, Red Carpet anchors, Movie Stars among others, has done it again by bringing together many talented youths across Africa to achieve a great deal with their inbuilt talents.
On Thursday November 20, 2014, the organisers of the much talked about reality show,NMS, Digital Interactive Media welcomed the Press into the house of the next movie star located somewhere in Lagos suburb to meet with the contestants who will be delighting us on our TV’s for the next few weeks.
Society Reorters NG was there, and we present to you the house mates of the next movie star 2014, Tagged “Africa Reloaded”.

Blessing Saxone (Nigeria)
Blessing Saxone is a 21 year old beauty from Nigeria and a Graduate of English from the Kaduna State University who loves Acting and Singing.
She sees herself as a lovable and adorable lady, who also loves meeting people, enjoys travelling and partying. According to her she hopes to use the Next Movie Star Platform to lunch her acting career.

Chigozie Onyeche (Nigeria)
Chigozie is a perfect example of the slogan that says ‘Big things come in little packages). Chigozie is talent personified.
Born 21 years ago this petit bundle of talent who is the first of 7 siblings, is set to take the whole of Africa Spell bound with her cool mien and Charming Persona.

Eghosa Steve Enagbare (Nigeria)
Eghosa Steve Enagbare is a 27 year old Actor and Model from Edo State Nigeria. The last of five siblings, this dude grew up in the northern part of Nigeria studying Civil and Water Resources Engineering at the University of Maiduguri.
Egosa who has been acting for about three years believes his ability to speak fluent English, Hausa and Bini Language will position him to the African Viewers during the Next Movie Star Show.
He loves Meeting People, Playing games Reading and Swimming.

Joseph Ochei Udeh (Nigeria)
Joseph Ochei Udeh is a perfect example of an entertainer. This 24 year old dude with a Vibrant and charming persona is a student of Benue State University in Nigeria.
John who is the last of seven siblings also loves organizing Events, a fact given credence to by his status in the North central zone of Nigeria where he has organized A-List events featuring top celebrities. According to him ‘I am an all round entertainer’.
He also loves acting, reading and watching

Moviesudith Ugbe (Nigeria)
Judith is a 23 year old diva who works as an HR personnel. With a skin that glows and a smile that can melt any heart, Judith is a bundle of talent ready to be unleashed into the Nigerian and African Movie Industry.
A graduate of ATBU Bauchi state Nigeria, she believes she is very meticulous and tenacious with a strong passion for acting. She has participated in local plays back in school.
She loves cooking, dancing and singing.

Okeze Sheila Onyeka (Nigeria)

Onyeka Emechebe (Nigeria)
Onyeka Emechebe 27 is a bundle of talent rolled in one, a fact given credence to when she was given an automatic pass into the house at the auditions for impressing the judges.
This graduate of Economics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria loves acting with a passion and also sees herself as a calm, fun loving and sometimes crazy person.
She loves swimming, Dancing and Singing and hopes to use her talent to open doors using the Next Movie StarPrecious

Muonong Offre (Nigeria)
Precious is a perfect representation of big, bold and beautiful. Born 21 years ago, and the second from the family of eight, she hails from Boki in Cross River state Nigeria.
According to her on quote ‘I am happy and easy going young lady with a passion for acting. Fashion and make up catch my fancy as well as a guy with a decent sense of humor’.
Precious loves dancing, Travelling and Modeling and with her you Never say Never.

Ron Solomon Maxwell (Ghana)
Ron is a 27 year old hunk from the Gold Coast of Ghana. In his words ‘I am outspoken and ambitious but very friendly with excellent interpersonal skills. I believe in hard work, dedication and patience’.
Ron who also works as a fitness coach has featured in a couple of TV series in Ghana and thinks the time is ripe for someone else to be crowned winner of the Next Movie Star show from Ghana after Enoch Hammond did it in 2007
He loves swimming, travelling and Martial Arts.

Segun-Dabo Olaetitan Juliet (Nigeria)
Segun-Dabo is a 21 year old diva and a total package rolled in one. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo State Nigeria, she oozes charm at first sight.
Segun-Dabo has taken part in a couple of stage productions and hopes her loving and charming personality will endear her to the African audience during the Next Movie STAR Show.
She loves reading, swimming and traveling.

Sheila is a 26 year old smart, determined and much focused personality with the aim of conquering the Nigerian and African Movie Industry using the Next Movie Star Reality show as a platform.
In her words ‘I am funny, down to earth and a good dancer’. Sheila is a diva who is also a lover of singing.

Victoria Lebene Mekpah (Ghana)
Victoria is a 25 year old actress, model and entrepreneur from the Volta region in Ghana. An Ewe by lineage, she loves showbiz and anything that has to do with impact on people’s lives.
This charming diva is a head turner anytime and has taken part in a lot of TV series, Movies and countless stage plays in her native Ghana.
Victoria loves cooking, reading, swimming and dancing.

Ezeiruaku Vitalis (VICH) (Nigeria)
Vitalis is a 27 year old hunk from Anambra state Nigeria, who is ready to take the Nigerian and African Entertainment Industry by storm using the Next Movie Star Platform.
According to him, ‘I am a young man with a lot of passion for entertainment, I love my life and God and I believe my experience as an mc will put me good stead in pursuing my dreams using the Next Movie Star.
Vitalis sees himself as a playful and easy going person, also loves talking, Acting and hanging out with the Ladies.

Wisdom Sosu (Ghana)
Wisdom Sosu is a second year fashion design student at the Polytechnic of Accra, who loves acting dancing and playing video games.
This multi talented hunk who also loves to make people laugh also doubles as a model and choreography Instructor. He believes it time for the whole of Africa to take notice of ‘Shegelabobor’ a name given to him by his fans for his dexterity on stage.

Yetunde Barnabas (Nigeria)
Yetunde Barnabas is a Nigerian beauty to behold, at 5ft 7 inches tall she is cute, charming and sexy in all sense of the word with a skin that lights up darkness. This former beauty queen was born 22 years ago to a Kogi Father and an Ekiti mother.
According to her “I believe in the three p’s Prayer, Perseverance and patience, an attribute that has helped her to produce her first movie titled LOLADE.
She is a student of the University of Lagos studying Public administration. She loves Acting, Dancing and Modeling.

Egerue Zamillah Chidozie (Nigeria)
Zamillah is a 27 year old theater arts student of the University of Port Harcourt.
With a weird and crazy personality, Zamillah sees herself as an epitome of fun, love and entertainment rolled in one. According to her ‘I am that crazy contestant that the Next Movie Star needs to experience’
This half caste loves dancing drawing and singing.

Okere Onyeka Sheila (Nigeria)
Sheila is a 26 year old beauty from Delta State who sees herself as funny and down to heart. This very focused and determined diva and actor loves dancing, singing and talking a lot.
She hopes to use the Next Movie Star platform to announce her talent to the whole of Africa.

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The voting portal for the 2022 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) opened on Sunday, September 25, at 21:00 (CAT), to the public, globally, to decide the winners of each of the 39 award categories. 

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA), in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), made this announcement, encouraging African music lovers to vote intensively using the voting portal live at, before the portal closes on December 10, 2022, which is the eve of the awards.

More information on the voting process, which would also be audited by the International auditing firm, PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC), can also be found on the website, as well as AFRIMA’s social media (Instagram/TikTok – @Afrima.official; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter – @afrimaofficial).

Like it did at the AFRIMA 2021 edition, the PWC, which has audited other major global awards including the Oscars, will audit the voting portal, collate the votes and present them at the awards.

According to AFRIMA’s Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada, “AFRIMA’S core values of FACE IT – Fairness, Authenticity, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency remain at the heart of our operations. With PWC, we are further reinforcing these value drivers, ensuring that we remain as inclusive, credible and authentic as always.”

The list of nominees were unveiled globally, penultimate Wednesday, revealing a total of 382 nominations across all 39 categories.

The nominations, which have been greeted with positive acclaim across the world, are the fruit of a rigorous 10-day adjudication held by AFRIMA’s 13-member jury, in July.

Also, only entries within the validity period of August 20, 2021 to August 5, 2022, were considered for nomination for this year’s awards.

According to Mike Dada, the awards body remains the ultimate recognition of African music globally, also serving as a muse to other award bodies across the continent.

“We are not oblivious to the fact that there are some other award bodies that copy our nominations every year. As the ultimate recognition of African music, globally, we are a source of inspiration to both music gatekeepers and music lovers across the entire industry. AFRIMA continues to blaze the trail in celebrating African talent and developing our creative ecosystem, and this year’s edition is a step further in that direction,” he said.

On her part, the African Union Commission’s Head of Culture, Mrs Angela Martins encouraged music lovers to vote decisively and objectively.

She said, “We have done our part. It is left to you the fans to now decide your winners. Remember that these categories are highly competitive and are based on merit. Let your votes help the best person(s) emerge as champion.”

The 2022 All Africa Music Awards will now be held from the 8th to 11th December, 2022.

A special announcement will be made on the host country and location for the awards, on 30th September, 2022.

The AFRIMA awards ceremony will feature a 4-day fiesta of music, glitz, and glamour aimed at celebrating Africa, recognising talents and expanding the economic frontiers of the culture and creative industry on the continent.

The event is scheduled to commence with the welcome soiree, followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, the host city tour, Africa Music Business Summit, and the exclusive nominees’ party and concluded with the live awards ceremony broadcast to over 84 countries around the world.

African music lovers can take part in the events on social media, live stream on the AFRIMA website at and visit the social media platforms (IG/TikTok – @afrima.official; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter – @afrimaofficial; LinkedIn – AFRIMA) ), and they can watch the event coverage by tuning in to their local and cable TV providers.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is a youth-focused music platform that recognizes and rewards the work and talents of African artistes across generations.

AFRIMA primarily stimulates conversations among Africans, and also the rest of the world, especially on the potential of the creative arts for fostering real human enterprise, as well as contributing significantly to social cohesion, as well as sustainable development in Africa.

The Programme of events is in line with the AU Agenda 2063 which outlines Aspiration 05 as the development of the arts and culture sector including its cultural and creative industries, to boost the development of the African economy.

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Bad Boy Timz, SB Live, Others Set For Sinatra’s ‘A Night Under The Sky’



Bad Boy Timz, SB Live, Klever Jay, Ijoba Na Danku, Danny’s and five others are set for Sinatra’s Place’s second instalment of ‘A Night Under The Sky’, scheduled to hold on Sunday, October 2.
Following an explosive maiden edition with Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, Mr Money in July, the second edition with a lineup of 10 talents, including DJ C-Boi promises to be bigger and better.
‘A Night Under The Sky’ is a series created by Sinatra for fun lovers and party people who love to dance and vibe to good music away from the confines of enclosed walls.
Held in the open-air Sinatra garden, the event, which traditionally starts at 6 PM in the evening spills into the early hours of the following day.
With the skies getting clearer and the rainy season fading, the series is back with a 2.0 edition that is bigger and better.
Also, while the headline liquor brands for the 1.0 edition were Jägermeister and Glenfiddich, this edition promises to have even more especially with the lineup of artistes billed for the event.
In the past, Sinatra’s Place, located in the heart of Adeniyi Jones on Ladipo Oluwole has been a hub for lovers of good music, quality entertainment and relaxing ambience. Stars like K1, Pasuma, Peruzzi, Bella Shmurda and many others have graced Sinatra’s stage and its adjoining club, Carica.

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King Sunny Ade Finally Agrees To Meet 52-year-old Woman Claiming To Be His Daughter



His lawyer, Donald Ajibola, told an online newspaper on Monday that a meeting would be set up with Ayeni and the musician said he would meet her when he had some free time.

Veteran “juju” musician, Sunday Adegeye, more commonly called King Sunny Ade (KSA), has agreed to see Elizabeth Ayeni, 52-year-old woman, who claims to be his daughter.
His lawyer, Donald Ajibola, told an online newspaper on Monday that a meeting would be set up with Ayeni and the musician said he would meet her when he had some free time.
Ajibola said, “I contacted Ayeni some days back and told her that I had spoken with Sunny Ade. What I told her was that I spoke with him and he agreed to meet her.
“The only thing is that he is too busy and cannot meet her now. It was even difficult for me to meet him. When he has time, he will meet with her.”
The woman also confirmed that Ajibola had reached out to her and spoken of a meeting, but did not give a specific time.
Now 52, Ayeni said she intended to conduct a DNA test to confirm her paternity and get a sense of identity.
In June, SaharaReporters reported that Elizabeth Temitope, her mother, told her the man she had always known as her father was not her biological father but King Sunny Ade was.
However, several efforts to get in contact with King Sunny Ade had proved abortive, she said.
The woman said she approached the Human Rights Commission and wrote Sunny Ade twice but there had been no response from the musician.
She noted that she was not making efforts to contact Sunny Ade for his fame or riches but she wanted to confirm if she was his father or not.
The juju king, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed as one of the most influential musicians of all time and is regarded as one of the first African pop musicians to achieve international recognition.
Sunny Adé formed his own backing band in 1967, eventually known as his African Beats.
After achieving national success in Nigeria during the 1970s and founding his own independent label, Sunny Adé signed to Island Records in 1982 and achieved international success with the albums Juju Music (1982) and Synchro System (1983); the latter garnered him a Grammy nomination, a first for a Nigerian artist. His 1998 album Odu also garnered a Grammy nomination.


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