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Lagos promises to nurture, support talents in film industry

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Lagos State Government has promised to nurture and support talents in the film industry in order to keep encouraging Nigeria youths. The Commissioner, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Toke Benson Awoyinka, disclosed this at the weekend, in Lagos, during the graduation and awards ceremony of 117 filmmakers produced by EbonyLife Creative Academy (ELCA) in partnership with the state government.

Represented by the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Adebukola Agbaminoja, the Commissioner said the state government was committed to creating an enabling environment for aspiring filmmakers in Lagos.

She said: “The Lagos State Government is committed to creating an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and growth within the film industry”.

According to her, the state government has invested in the creative industry in order to add value. “We recognize that the success of our state’s film industry is dependent on the success of talented individuals like you.
“That is why we have invested in programs like the EbonyLife Creative Academy, to provide aspiring filmmakers with the necessary skills, resources, and opportunities to thrive in this competitive industry, ” said the Commissioner.

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She applauded the efforts of the graduating students saying the Academy has given them all it takes to pursue their dreams.

“This momentous occasion is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and unwavering passion for the art of filmmaking. As wholly state-sponsored students, you have been given a unique opportunity to pursue your dreams and own your craft under the guidance of industry experts at the EbonyLife Creative Academy.” She added.

The 117 filmmakers have undergone three months extensive training in various aspects of film making like Scriptwriting, Screen acting, Producing, Visual Post Production among others.

Head of School, Drikus Volschenk, expressed anticipation for witnessing the graduation of the 2023 student cohort today, noting that they have instilled discipline and decorum in them, empowering them to excel in their chosen careers.

“They have been trained using the world standard measure so that they can fit in anywhere they find themselves, they are well trained and qualified professionally,” he said.

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During the award segment, the Best Location Sound Award went to Sanni Dolapo and Kelvin Evie while Agunmaro Isaac and his team received the Best Original Score Award.
One of the trainees, Timothy Ekele, said the training was a rare privilege that should not be taken for granted.

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My wife and I no longer together – Ikechukwu speaks on marriage crash

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Nigerian rapper and actor, Ikechukwu Onunaku has confirmed that his marriage has ended.

Recall the former Mohits rapper tied the nuptial knot with his fiancée, Ella in May 2021.

But speaking in a recent interview with Daddy Freeze, Ikechukwu said he was now divorced.

He cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the desolation of his marriage, revealing that it was not due to infidelity. In Ikechukwu Onunaku’s words:

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“My wife and I are no longer together. We separated due to irreconcilable differences. It wasn’t over infidelity. There were too much gaslighting, too much looking for faults, and too much listening to outsiders.

“I tried to save our marriage but I got to a point where I couldn’t tolerate my ex-wife’s excesses anymore and I showed her my other side and we couldn’t bear it.”

In the same interview with Daddy Freeze, Ikechukwu recounted his experience at the now-defunct record label, Mohits Records, owned by D’banj and Don Jazzy.

The rapper claimed D’banj used to cheat him out of his hard earned money by giving him stipends after making millions.

According to him, D’banj would pay him a meagre N50,000 for shows he was booked for, despite the actual fee being over N1.5 million. He said the ‘koko master’ used to treat him like he was doing him a favour.

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However, he mentioned that D’banj later increased the payment to N150,000 after obtaining permission from his mother.

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Rudeboy refutes Eedris Abdulkareem’s claims that 50 Cent assaulted P-Square

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Paul Okoye, aka Rudeboy of the P-Square, has refuted Eedris Abdulkareem’s claims that the group was assaulted by American rapper 50 Cent and his crew at a concert held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos in 2004.

Abdulkareem claimed in a recent podcast interview that 50 Cent’s crew “flogged and chased” Nigerian artists, including P-Square, out of the backstage area at a concert.

He said he was the only Nigerian artist who refused to be intimidated out of the backstage.

Reacting during a recent Instagram live session with fans, Rudeboy said P-Square never attended the said show due to the inability of the organisers to reach an agreement with them on the booking fees.

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He said Abdulkareem betrayed Nigerian artists by going behind them to accept “peanut” from the show organisers after they had already agreed on lucrative performance fees.

Rudeboy said: “P-Square did not go for the [50 Cent] concert. We had another concert. We were never billed. The reason was because they offered us peanuts, and we refused. But Eedris Abdulkareem accepted the peanut and was expecting VIP treatment. 50 Cent crew didn’t beat you well.

“Respect yourself. P-Square was never billed for that concert. Daddy Showkey, Tony Tetuila, everyone is telling you guys that Eedris is a big liar. We know he is a lair. We were never billed for that concert. We didn’t go.”

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Women rejected me due to my looks – Actor Stephen Alajemba

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Veteran Nollywood actor Stephen Alajemba, aka Uwaezuoke, has revealed that he experienced rejection from women and people in general while growing up due to his physical and facial appearances.

The thespian said his mother told him that as a baby, people refused to carry him because he was not looking attractive.

He disclosed this in a recent interview with popular YouTuber, Yan Kontent Factory.

Alajemba said he promised his mother that he was going to make her proud because she told him that he did not “earn anything good” for her as a child.

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He said ladies “run away” whenever they see his face.

The comic actor said he was unable to attract a lover until he was 20, adding that he got married to his first love at 23.

“Any lady who sees my facial look and stature runs away,” the actor said.

“Unfortunately before one accepted me I was already 20 to 22 years old. I married at 23. So the first person tasted it and confirmed it and she did not leave me anymore.”

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