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Joke Silva, Eddie Ugbomah, others get Movie Rock of Fame awards


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Ace Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, and late filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah, among others, have been honoured with the Movie Rock of Fame awards.

They were honoured on Friday night at the closing ceremony and award night of the 2019 edition of the annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF) in Abuja.

Known for his 1979 classic, The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi, Ugbomah was posthumously honoured with a Rock of Fame Award for his contribution to the growth of Nollywood.

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Joke and actor-filmmaker, Alex Eyengho, and other living and practising professionals were honoured with Life-Time Achievement Award.

Other honoured at the ceremony included FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello; Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olanisakin; and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, among others.

Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Chidia Maduekwe, who was the chairman of the festival organising committee, described the honour bestowed on the thespians and stakeholders as “well-deserved”.

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According to him, the recipients – living and dead – have contributed to the exponential growth of the Nigerian movie industry.

“This is our modest attempt at appreciating the enormous contributions of these film practitioners in the Nigeria film industry and their achievements thereof.

“The labour of love and commitment to Nigeria’s development of our industry geniuses shall continually be recognised and rewarded,” he said.

The Nigerian Film Society Rock of Fame Award, now in its third year of introduction, is the highest professional recognition within the Nigeria film industry based solely on merit.

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Some of the recipients of the maiden edition in 2017 included late thespians Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, popularly known as ‘Giringori Akabogu’ and Adeyemi Afolayan, a.k.a Ade Love, father of experienced filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan.

Other past recipients include Ola Balogun, Sadiq Daba, Abdulkaraem Muhammed, Brenda Shehu among others.


Big Brother Naija becomes most-watched entertainment live stream on Showmax



Showmax, an internet television service on Friday said the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show had become the most popular entertainment live stream on that platform

This was contained in a statement given to newsmen in Lagos, by the organization which added that the development had proved that local content definitely had cross-border appeal.

The television service drew audiences in Nigeria and other countries across the continent.

“The Big Brother Naija Lockdown which started July 19, 2020, had already broken a Showmax live-streaming record and become the most-watched live entertainment content ever on the streaming service.

“I watched back to back, the collective number of hours of the show streamed this season already adds up to almost 30 years’ worth of viewing.
“Interestingly, a significant portion of the viewing is happening outside of Nigeria,” it said.

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According to the statement, Showmax which was launched in Nigeria in July 2019, with Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem as the key launch drawcard had all eviction episodes live-streamed and recordings of the nomination shows posted on Tuesdays.

It said Comedians Bright Okpocha is popularly known as “Basketmouth” and Kris Ugboma, known as “Bovi” also took turns hosting the Big Brother Naija Hot Room show.

“This year Showmax has gone a different route and is live-streaming the full show 24 hours and judging by the viewing statistics, BBNaija fans have enthusiastically taken to watching it online.

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“The evictions are the most popular part of the show, with viewing peaking at 7 pm on Sundays.

“Interestingly, while Nigeria accounts for almost 50% of the viewing hours, South Africans are also big fans, with 30% of the viewing happening in SA, and another 15% happening in Kenya.

“Ghana, Botswana, Namibia, and Uganda also see notable viewing traffic for BBNaija,” it said.

The statement said capitalizing on the success of BBNaija and the massive interest in the evictions, in a new development, Showmax had added the Big Brother Naija Nomination Show.

It said during the live eviction show, the contestants were called in by Big Brother to vote out two housemates and these Diary Room voting sessions, which are not seen in the course of the live stream show, were now available every Monday evening to watch on Showmax.

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“With six weeks to go until the Big Brother Naija Season 5 finale on 27 September, which is also being live-streamed on Showmax, more viewing records are expected to fall,” it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Showmax is an internet television service with a combination of hot African content, exclusive International series, kids’ shows, and live sport from SuperSport.

Showmax was established in 2015 with services available throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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DJ Cuppy shares text her ex-boyfriend that dumped her recently sent her



Billionaire daughter, Florence Otedola is a.k.a Dj Cuppy has shared a recent text her ex-boyfriend sent her.

This is coming few days after the disk jockey revealed she might remain single forever, claiming her ex gave shattered her heart to pieces.

Moments ago, she took to her Twitter page to share a convo between her ex who said he heard her song at the airport at Frankfurt and he was calling her to inform her of how viral her song has gone.

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In the conversation, she also vowed never to forget him, adding that he broke her heart.

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#BBNaija: All the guys in the house want me, but they can’t get me – Erica tells Kiddwaya (Video)



Current HOH in the Big Brother Naija ‘lockdown’ reality TV show, Erica has revealed that all the guys in Big Brother’s house want her.

Erica, who has turned to become one of the hottest female housemates made the revelation during a discussion with the billionaire son, Kiddwaya where she tagged him a flirt, adding that he’s too free with all the girls in the house.

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She said she feels he is leading all the girls on by acting friendly to them, and right now, they feel they can get him if they want.

According to her, all the guys in the house want to date her but they know they can’t have her because she doesn’t flirt with them, unlike him.

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While we know of Laycon, we don’t know of another male housemate, who is head over heel for her.


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