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Governor, Mo Abudu, Omoni Oboli, Others Meet On Cinemas Reopening

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…CEAN: “We’re Ready To Open Cinemas Anytime”

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday reiterated his administration’s commitment to work collaboratively with the creative industry, saying that his government will do all that is possible to ensure that the sector thrives in the State.

The Governor stated this during a virtual meeting with members of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, CEAN and other key stakeholders in the Nigerian film industry.

Sanwo-Olu said Government is mindful of the economic impacts of the covid-19 lockdown on the entertainment industry particularly the cinema sector, promising to work with the association to achieve a win-win situation.

Representatives of CEAN during the meeting, expressed concerns about their sector, appealing to Governor Sanwo-Olu to reopen the cinemas and open up the sector for business. They promised to adhere strictly to the laid down Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Speaking on behalf of the association, Mr. Moses Babatope said the cinema owners are ready to reopen.

He said: “we are ready to open our cinemas any time today or tomorrow. Cinemas outside Lagos are already open and they are complying with all the necessary protocols. We understand that your office is being careful about health and safety of Lagosians but we also assure you that these are top considerations for us too.”

The association also requested that the Governor set up a film office whose function would include liaising with foreign investors while also serving as a major hub for the film industry in Lagos.

A film maker and one of the participants at the meeting, Omoni Oboli appealed to Governor Sanwo-Olu for tax waivers, saying that no one in the film industry has earned a revenue in the past six months.

“Mr. Governor, we want you to help us with some tax break. As you may be aware sir, none of us has earned any revenue in the past six months. We want you to use your good office to help our industry.”

Responding, Governor assured the film industry experts that he would ensure that government continues to protect their interest, saying he is a new convert having seen the level of creativity and economic importance of the sector.

He said: “we would work collaboratively with your industry. I am aware of the enormous challenges you face especially in this period of covid-19 pandemic. But as you know, we have to do what is right to protect the lives and property of millions of Lagosians.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu promised to look into all the requests made and return to them in due course.

Filmmaker and television host, Mosunmola Abudu, popularly called Mo Abudu moderated the meeting.

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BBNaija Set To Premiere The First-ever documentary On The Show

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The first-ever documentary on the television reality show, Big Brother Naija, is set to premiere Saturday, Aug 13, 2022.

Femi Falodun, Chief Executive Officer of ID Africa, media consultants to the reality TV show, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

 

 

Falodun said that the mini documentary titled “BBNaija: the Fame, the Fans, the Frenzy”, produced by ID Africa’s The Bang Studio, would premiere on Africa Magic Showcase.

” ‘BBNaija: The Fame, the Fans, the Frenzy’ will take viewers behind the scenes of the biggest reality TV show in Africa and reveal some truths about the show’s production.

 

 

 

” It features some of the show’s most popular housemates, including Mercy Eke, Laycon, Nengi, Prince, Alex Asogwa, Bisola Aiyeola, Elozonam, and Ozo.

” BBN: The Fame, the Fans, the Frenzy” tells the untold story of the show and examines its impact through the eyes of relevant stakeholders, with appearances from the host, crew and organisers of the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This has grown to become the biggest Big Brother franchise in the world,” he said.

Falodun explained that the show was an African pop-culture phenomenon, so it was necessary to tell its story.

 

 

 

 

 

” At ID Africa, we love to tell untold stories, and what better story to tell than that of the biggest Big Brother instalment in the franchise’s history?

” In the recently-concluded season alone, the show recorded over a billion votes from millions of viewers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

” It was also watched in over 30 countries across the globe, I am thrilled that we get to share the backstory of how this show is made and how much it changes the participants’ lives,” he said.

Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice, also shared her excitement about the premiere of the documentary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She said: “We have worked tirelessly behind the scenes for years to make Big Brother Naija a success, so, it is quite exciting to see the story of how the show comes together each year being told so brilliantly.

” The documentary will give fans an insight into how much work it takes to deliver the show each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“BBN: The Fame, the Fans, the Frenzy” will premiere on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 2 pm on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Ch. 151)”.

The documentary will have a repeat broadcast on the channel at 12 pm on Monday, August 15 and 3:30 pm on Thursday, August 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will also air on Africa Magic Urban on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 12:30 pm and 3:10 pm, Thursday, August 18 at 12 pm.

There will also be repeat broadcasts on Sunday, August 21 at 3:30 pm and Thursday, August 25 at 5:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DStv subscribers will also be able to watch the documentary on the go through the DStv app on multiple devices at no additional cost.

The app is available for download from the Apple and Google Play stores. (NAN)

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I am not ashamed to say we have produced the biggest Yoruba film- Eniola Ajao

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I am not ashamed to say we have produced the biggest Yoruba film- Eniola Ajao

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Nollywood actress and producer, Eniola Ajao has concluded work on what has been described as the biggest Yoruba movie ever made.

 

The epic movie titled, Ajakaju (Beast of Two Worlds), was directed by highly respected directors, Adebayo Tijani and Odunlade Adekola. And shot for more than three weeks.

 

 

 

 

Shot in Oyo State, Beast of Two Worlds feature notable actors such as Bimbo Akintola, Sola Sobowale, Odunlade Adekola, Lateef Adedimeji, Faithia Williams, Mercy Aigbe, Eniola Ajao herself, Ibraheem Chatta and many others.

 

Beast of Two Worlds’ is the story of a powerful lady, Ajalara, who is both human and an animal. She bestrode the forest at night, making lives difficult for hunters, killing and maiming some of them. She destroys crops and cripples the economy of the town.

 

 

 

 

The king, Towobola went into the forest to confront Ajalara, after an epic battle, the king and Ajalara reached a part to marry each other with the hope that Ajalara would bear male children as all kids borne for the kings are females.

 

True to hope, Ajalara gave birth to a son but threw the boy, who is now the hope of continuation of the lineage of the king into fire.

 

 

 

 

The move led to twists and turns that made the plots of the movie entertaining, daring and suspense-filled.

 

Shot by Idowu Adedapo, the man who shot Wedding Party, King of Boys (1), Chief Daddy, Dear Affy, Oloture, and many other notable movies.

 

 

 

 

Speaking of the movie, Eniola said she has pushed the envelope and walked the path of greatness as the Yoruba part of the industry should also be known for great projects.

 

‘I dared to dream, I wanted our industry to sit among the elites in Nollywood.

 

 

 

 

We should not be known for only small budget movies and small-productions.

 

We have done a bigger production that can sit on the same tables with some of the best works ever produced from any part of Nollywood.

 

 

 

 

 

We raised the bar, told a story that is daring and put a noticeable mark on the Nollywood map.

 

People will like this movie, they will be proud of Nollywood as we did not hold anything back. We didn’t leave any stone unturned’ she said.

 

 

 

 

Faithia Williams, one of the cast said “working on Ajakaju is one of the best experiences and indeed a film everyone needs to see”.

 

Working amidst professionals who are very keen to deliver perfection and excellence made the work so enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

Starting from the director, DOP, production management team, light guys and other departments gave their all.

 

This movie has totally changed the narrative of Yoruba movies in the industry’.

 

 

 

 

Ajakaju will be showing soon in all cinemas nationwide.

 

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SOLOMON IDOWU: THE RISING PROFILE OF SOLOKEYS AND BOOKIE ENTERTAINMENT LLC BOSS AS HE TOPS THE LIST OF BEST PROMOTERS IN USA

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SOLOMON IDOWU: THE RISING PROFILE OF SOLOKEYS AND BOOKIE ENTERTAINMENT LLC BOSS AS HE TOPS THE LIST OF BEST PROMOTERS IN USA

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The unassuming Solomon Idowu popularly known as Solokeys is the amiable President/CEO of Solokeys and Bookie Entertainment LLC and no doubt he is the man to beat and copy when it comes to big time events and music promotions like no other in Crown Point Indiana and Chicago Illinois, United States of America.

The bubbling man about town and creative music promoter, artiste manager and event packaging specialist, has been making huge statement over the years in Crown Point Indiana and every other parts of America with series of unusual shows staged with various artistes and musicians all around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solokeys is the brain behind the talk of the social media talent hunt tagged –Show Your Talent with Solokeys and the industry watchers have squealed that it has been a wonderful platform for the empowerment of the youths around the world to really show their talents and get endorsed to make their dreams a reality.

Information has it that the Bubbling Promoter as he is fondly called who also runs Solokeys Ent TV on YouTube has started doing what he knows how to do best by putting in new strategy to kick of better shows since the beginning of this year 2022 in Nigeria and United States of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Believe it or not ‘Solokeys is a music specialist that plays all kinds of musical instruments and he
does not do anyhow shows, he organized the best and quality shows in Crown Point Indiana and other states in America’, disclosed an insider based in Chicago Illinois.

Solokeys is a friendly and easy going fellow that has passion for good music and ever ready to promote young talents of different genre of music to become international superstars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the quality of shows and concerts organized by hard working Solokeys, the people in the entertainment industry are excited and they believe he deserves a new title as the King of Music Promotion in Crown Point Indiana, USA.

On the records, Solokeys used to play for late fuji icon, Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and talented musician Femi Kito before he relocated to the United States of America. Also, he was the one that played the evergreen music entitled Reality and Questionnaire by Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister years back and he is still doing what he knows how to do best presently in Indianapolis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solokeys has promoted the likes of King Sam Miracle, Sule Alao Malaika (Atawewe) among others musicians. All good music promotion lovers all around the world can connect and follow him on Instagram: Solokeys_ and_bookie_ent_llc; Facebook: Solo Keyz; TikTok: Solomonsolokeys and YouTube: Solomon Solokeys.

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