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2020 Oscars: Chineze Anyaene, Ramsey Nouah make 12-man committee list

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced a 12-man committee of Nollywood stakeholders ahead of the 2020 Academy Awards a.k.a The Oscars.

The newly constituted Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) comprises a mix of young and old motion pictures practitioners. The committee is headed by pioneer member, Chineze Anyaene.

Other members include Mildred Okwo, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Ngozi Okafor, Charles Novia, Abba Makama, Bruce Ayonote, Ramsey Nouah, Chioma Ude, Shaibu Husseini, Adetokunbo “DJ Tee” Odubawo and CJ Obasi.

“We don’t take this for granted. We hope the committee fulfils its original mandate, which is to give a platform to credible Nigerian films to compete at the prestigious Academy Awards annually,” said Anyaene.

“We couldn’t make any submissions in previous years due to unavailability of qualifying films, but things are looking hopeful… and we are actively working towards having an entry this year.”

Nigeria joined 82 other countries contesting in the Foreign Language – now called ‘International Feature Film – category at the Oscars after approval and subsequent inauguration of the NOSC in February 2014.

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Nollywood has, however, not presented any film for the Oscars, as the few submissions did not meet basic criteria.

The International Feature Film of the Oscars gives an opportunity to Nigerian filmmakers living in Nigeria and Diaspora for a shot at the foremost creative industry award scheme globally.

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Drinking and minding my business, anything extra is a blessing from God, Yemi Alade replies fans who criticized her music

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Drinking and minding my business, anything extra is a blessing from God- Yemi Alade replies fans who criticize her music

Nigerian Afro-beat singer and songwriter, Yemi Alade, has reacted to critics comparing her to Tiwa Savage last night on the M.I Abaga and Naeto C 10Vs10 on Instagram live.

The conversations came up after MI asked Naeto C which Nigerian female artiste can match up Tiwa Savage in a contest.

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However, Nigerians on Twitter had a mixed reaction to Naeto C’s choice.

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While some said Yemi Alade can match Tiwa, others criticized her music saying she can’t.

Yemi has now given a subtle reply to those who feel her songs are not worth comparing her to Tiwa.

She said she is minding her business and working to feed her family anything else is a blessing,” she said.

She wrote, “If eh dey pain you, say I dey sing and I dey win, go do your own. Nobody hold your mouth. Frog face

Drinking my and minding my business. I am here to work and feed my family, anything extra is a blessing from God.” she added.

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Lagos State Police PRO debunks news of Burna’s arrest, says It’s an old story

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Lagos State Police PRO debunks news of Burna's arrest, says It's an old story

Recall that the multiple award-winning music superstar, Burna Boy alongside his dad were said to have been arrested after the neighbours in the estate complained of their incessant noise.

However, on Sunday, May 24, Nigerians woke up to blog posts, and social media conversations alleging that the video of their arrest was false.

According to a report by Nigerian Entertainment Today, the Lagos Police said that they do not have the Grammy-nominated artiste in their custody.

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Lagos State Police PRO, DSP Bala Elkana,  debunked the viral news and clearly stated that Burna Boy was not arrested yesterday, Sunday, May 24, as the reports online claims.

He said, “They just recycled an old story. There was something that happened a very long time ago and it was resolved then. It’s not a recent event… But we don’t have him in our custody. He wasn’t arrested yesterday, we don’t even have complaints against him from yesterday.”

He added, “We don’t have such a case as reported online now. The reports online claim that he was arrested yesterday by our men but it’s not true. We don’t have such reports. That is my confirmation.”

There’s been no word from Burna Boy or his team regarding the news.

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Teachers who called local languages in school ‘vernacular’ should be ashamed of themselves- Yul Edochie

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Teachers who called local languages in school 'vernacular' should be ashamed of themselves- Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has said that teachers who called local languages ‘vernacular’ and flogged children in school for speaking it should be ashamed of themselves.

The 38-year-old criticised the practice of forcing school children to speak foreign languages in a post he shared across social media on Monday.

“To think that some of our teachers flogged us back then in school for speaking our language. calling it vernacular. Can you imagine? You speak your own language you get flogged. All those teachers should be ashamed of themselves. Oyibo people really messed up our brains,” he wrote.

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