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Why NCC Must Relocate To Culture Ministry


An Intellectual Property Lawyer, Sandra Oyewole takes a look at the current moves by the Minister of Information and Culture to turn the creative industry into a creative economy. In this interview with VICTOR AKANDE, Oyewole, partner with Olajide Oyewole LLP who canvasses criminal penalty for piracy offenders, also believes that it is time the Nigerian Copyright Commission left the Ministry of Justice to its ... Read More »

Taylor Swift Wins Groping Lawsuit


Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her. A jury in Denver federal court deliberated for four hours before allowing her complaint that David Mueller had fondled her buttocks during a photo opportunity in 2013. Swift was awarded the nominal $1 in damages she had asked for, capping an emotional ... Read More »

Drama As Pastor Adeboye Kisses, Lauds Wife

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, created a scene at the Youth Centre of the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Tuesday, when he kissed his wife, Folu Adeboye, on the stage during a book presentation in his honour. Adeboye, who expressed surprise at the occasion, said he would have stopped the project if he knew about it, adding ... Read More »

Thousands Of Aspiring Actors Jostle For Roles In MTV Shuga


A large crowd of aspiring actors from different parts of the country recently converged on Planet One, Maryland, Lagos, to be auditioned for limited roles in popular television drama series, MTV Shuga. The ‘wanna-be’ actors formed long queues that extended beyond the premises of the venue and they had to wait for several hours for their turn to be auditioned by a three-man panel of ... Read More »

A White Woman Once Called Me A Dog — Olu Jacobs

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Most fans of seasoned actor, Olu Jacobs, are aware that he cut his teeth in Britain in the 1960s. The records, at least, say that the man who recently turned 75 was trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of the Arts in London and featured in a lot of British theatre and film productions till he returned to Nigeria many years later. But, many of ... Read More »

Alakija Backs Creative Industry At Inside Out Anniversary


Forbe’s Richest Woman in Nigeria, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, has said that Nigeria urgently needs a massive shift in its focus from crude oil to other promising sectors of the economy, including entertainment, tourism, art and culture. Alakija noted this on Friday, while speaking at a programme that marked the 20th anniversary of Agatha Amata’s talk show, Inside out with Agatha. At the event held in ... Read More »

Saudi Arabian Singer Arrested For Dabbing At Live Concert


Saudi Arabian singer, Abdallah Al Shahani has been arrested for “dabbing” during a live performance in south-west Saudi Arabia. Shahani, who is also a TV host and an actor got into trouble when he did the dab at a music festival in the city of Taif at the weekend. Dabbing is a dance move, where the arms are put slantingly in the air, both pointing ... Read More »

Eight-Month Pregnant Serena Discloses Fear About Starting A Family


American professional tennis player, Serena Jameka Williams, has appeared in the new cover of Australia-based Stellar magazine, in which she expresses her fears about starting a family, and what she thinks about feminism. She recently held a 1950’s themed baby shower. Serena, who made Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes, told Stellar her thoughts on feminism, her fears and starting a family.   <<PUNCH>> Read More »

Magical Negro: The Racist Cliche Hollywood Won’t Drop


One trope in film making that is sure to draw scorn from culturally aware critics is the “Magical Negro” — a black character whose sole purpose is to help the white protagonist. From Whoopie Goldberg’s psychic Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost” (1990) to Chief Gus Mancuso, played by Laurence Fishburne, in 2016’s “Passengers,” it is a relatively new device with roots deep in the traditions ... Read More »

‘Godzilla’ Is Dead


Haruo Nakajima, the actor who played Japan’s iconic city-wrecking monster Godzilla in the original 1954 movie, has died, film studio Toho said Tuesday. He was 88. Nakajima, who went on to appear as the iconic creature a dozen times, died of pneumonia on Monday, said a spokesman for the studio that produced the Godzilla films. Originally a stuntman, Nakajima at the age of 25 first ... Read More »

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