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Nigeria Media Nite Out Awards calls for nominations

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Nigeria Media Nite Out Awards calls for nominations

Nigeria Media Nite Out Awards calls for nominations

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Nigeria Media Nite Out Awards calls for nominations

 

The Nigeria Media Nite Out Awards, the yearly award that celebrates winners in various categories of the media, is set to take place in October this year, under the distinguish Chairmanship of His Excellency, Governor Bello Mohammad Matawalle, MON, the Chairman Board of Trustees, Nigeria Media Nite Out Awards, and the Executive Governor of Zamfara state.

Speaking about this year’s upcoming award event, the awards spokesperson, Gbenga Shaba said in Lagos, that the award process starts with nominations. He therefore called on journalists, media practitioners and the general public, to nominate the best in each of the categories laid down by the organizers, who has in the last year, performed satisfactorily.

 

 

 

 

 

The categories he said are: Business writer of the year
Writer of the year (politics); Photo journalist of the year; Publisher of the year (softsell); sports writer of the year; Media monitoring and measurement; Agency of the year; Editor of the year (softsell); Entertainment writer of the year; Crime writer of the year; Brand writer of the year; Society writer of the year; Aviation writer of the year; On air personality of the year (tv); On air personality of the year (radio); Best tv program of the year; Blogger of the year; Best tv station of the year; Best radio station of the year; News Editor of The Year (Radio Category); Reporter of The Year( Radio Category); Online newspaper of the year; Digital educational program of the year; Sports commentator of the year; Religious writer of the year; News agency of the year; Nigeria investigative journalist in the diaspora of the year; Best Naija EU Artiste- Male; Best Naija EU Article- Female: Best Naija EU OAP; and Best Naija EU DJ.

 

 

 

 

 

Gbenga Shaba also added that, this year’s award ceremony, being the 16th edition, will take place in October, and promises to be more glamorous than the previous yours as organizers of the award event, would be are introducing an international flavour to the event.

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Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes After Six Years

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Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes

 

 

Nigerian singer and producer, Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz has announced his separation from Nollywood actress, Funke akindele.

The veteran rapper, made this announcement on Instagram to inform the public that they are officially separated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JJC skillz and Funke akindele, got married in 2016, and they welcomed their first set of twins in 2018. It was reported that, Funke akindele’s marriage to jjc skillz was her second.

Rumors of separation surged between the two, but funke akindele cooled it down with her fathers’ day message to JJC Skillz. She wrote on social media saying;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Happy Father’s Day darling!!! Thank you so much for being a wonderful and caring father. We love you God bless you more Baba Ibeji of life!” she wrote at the time.

Taking to the comment section of the post to react, JJC reacted with: “Awwwww thank you darling God bless and protect us #familyfirst #thebellos.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the truth couldn’t be covered anymore, as JJC skillz  finally expose what was going on in their marriage, thereby declaring their separation. He wrote on Instagram saying; ‘

Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. 3 months ago and at Funkes insistence I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship. I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other’

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Nollywood Needs More Funding-Wale Osagie Muraina

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Nollywood Needs More Funding-Wale Osagie Muraina

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Nollywood Needs More Funding-Wale Osagie Muraina

 

Nollywood producer of note, Wale Osagie Muraina has made a case for more financing for Nollywood movies.

Muraina, who has a track record of producing superb movies like Dear Affy, Mimi, City of Dreams, Kafaya Undercover, Honeymoon Palaver and P.A from hell, says Nollywood movies cannot compete adequately without proper funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking to journalists at a recent hangout event, Muraina who has a reputation for judicious management of funds says the fact that he manages funds well and has a reputation of working below budget doesn’t mean the industry can thrive without good funding.

‘I know people already tag me as Mr. Fix it of Nollywood. It is true that I have a reputation for managing funds well and working with the budget and left with funds but that should not be mistaken to mean that Nollywood can thrive without good funding’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Filmmaking is business; it is not a charity work. People need to get that. You hire men and women who have dependents to come to the movie set and work for 20 days or more, they are professionals, they should be well paid. Film making is work. We should first get that out of the way. Look at the way some people live well, drive good cars and take care of their loved ones, filmmakers deserve that as well, so we need to fund the industry’.

 

Speaking further, Muraina says, quality is costly. ‘You see all those things we admire in foreign films, colour, costumes, sets, locations and props, they cost money. Those professionals that will make your film pop and the post production that add a little extra to the film that make them extra-ordinary are costly. Those things that will make our films competitive that we see in foreign films, and give the extra ‘wow’ effect, cost money, Nollywood needs good funding. Funding and good planning will make our films great.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking on production ability of Muraina, Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji, a film maker of note who has his jobs across many platforms, said Muraina is an asset to any production team. ‘I like his commitment and how he ensures that you get value for every penny and takes care of the crew member. I am glad our paths crossed. He understands production and the most important thing is that he understands film. It will be difficult for any crew member to play a fast one on Wale. And he understands the psychology of treating actors right’.

Wale Osagie Muraina who studies at University of Benin is born of a Yoruba dad from Ijebu and an Edo woman. He grew up in Benin and has a Yoruba heritage from Ijebu. He presently lives in Lagos.

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UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

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UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

 

 

This might be the moment of joy for one of Nollywood favourite actors, Oluwajuwon Quadri as she is about to give marriage a second chance.

The mother of one who is based in UK, recently posted a picture ring on her micro-blogging page; Instagram with caption ‘marriage again..!’ but those who are close to her in the Queensland disclosed that actress who has been rumoured to have intimate relationship with ace actor Femi Adebayo is indeed giving marriage another shoot.

 

 

 

 

According a source in UK, juwon is in a serious relationship with a UK-based businessman and she flaunted it at her last movie premier; Jibola, which hosted numbers dignitaries here in London.

The actress fondly called Juwon is a producer with many film productions to her credit such as ‘Okan Mi’ ‘Fikemi,’ ‘Igboran,’ ‘Etan,’ ‘Adanwo nla,’ ‘Ewawumi,’ ‘Orun,’ ‘Odun marun,’ ‘Tianshi,’ ‘Secret of tomorrow,’ ‘Eku Imura.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oluwajuwon who is the CEO of TGL Logistics company based in London, gained prominence after the release of her debut film as a producer, ‘Okan mi,’ in 2014.

She has remained a positive force on the scene.

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