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Bill Gates, Zuriel Oduwole , Ndaba Mandela inspire youths in Paris

Zuriel Oduwole, Bill Gates and Ndaba Mandela at the Paris Youth Conference Being not just the world’s richest person, but also one of its biggest philanthropists, Mr. Bill Gates accompanied by his wife Melinda, as head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has lent his voice to youth empowerment across Europe. They headlined an event in Paris organised by …

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NGA breaks forth from within at World Art Day

Dignitaries being conducted round the exhibition hall The occasion of 2017 World Art Day was an opportunity for the management and staff of National Gallery of Art (NGA) to air their views on the prevailing socio-political situation in the country. Aptly titled ‘Breaking Forth From Within,’ over 40 pieces of artworks were showcased at the two-day visual art exhibition by …

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Fashion icons light up NY’s Empire State Building

Projections are seen on the Empire State Building, celebrating Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s 150th anniversary on April 19, 2017 in New York.<br />KENA BETANCUR / AFP New York’s famed Empire State Building lit up with sky-high iconic fashion photographs after nightfall on Wednesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of style magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Beginning at 8:30pm (0030 GMT Thursday) and slated …

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Big names in African entertainment gather for NECLive 2017

Is Africa about to overtake the rest of the world as the leading provider of home and mobile entertainment? That’s the question Nigerian Entertainment Conference seeks to answer as participants gather to discuss and trade in Lagos on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Growth in the Nigerian entertainment sector has been phenomenal and further reinforced by its inclusion in the computation …

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Tackling health issues in new movie, Whose Meal Ticket?

PHOTO: nollywoodnewsnow.com Whose Meal Ticket? is a new movie that deals with health-related issues that is scheduled for release in cinemas from next week, April 24. The feature length movie centres on creating change in African movie industry with promotional messages that go beyond mere entertainment. Health issues such as diabetes, skin-integrity and conception are treated with sensitivity. Produced by …

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With Meditations, Soji Simpson lives on

Mr. Shobo Onasanya (left); former Commissioner of Finance, Lagos State, Chief Folarin Williams; DG, Nihotours, Mrs. Chika Balogun; former ICAN boss and chairman Occasion, Bashorun J.K Randle; publisher and CEO, Diamond Publication, Mr. Lanre Idowu; and Mr. Femi Simpson With Meditations, Soji Simpson lives on Soji Simpson may have passed away 43 years ago, but his works and memories still …

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African drums festival begins in Abeokuta, Plateau plans arts carnival

The second edition of the African Drums Festival would begin tomorrow in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Organised by the state government, the festival is aimed at showcasing the country’s cultural heritage to the world. Among the countries that are expected to perform at the event, which would end on April 22, are the United States of America (USA), Haiti, …

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Big Brother Nigeria: Between entertainment and morality

The 2017 Big Brother Nigeria has come and gone but the memories are fresh in the minds of the viewers, fans and critics of the show. The show debuted in 2006 when 14 contestants were housed in South Africa to compete for 100,000 dollars between March 5 and June 4, 2006; and Katung Aduwak was the winner. Some fans of …

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50 years of Osogbo Art exhibition loud in America

Philadelphia based representative of CBCIU, Chief Stanley Straughter (left) and Chief Muraina Oyelami at the opening of the exhibition in the Wilmington City Hall, on April 6, 2017 The exhibition held, in January this year, in Osogbo and Abuja hit its target of celebrating artistic enterprise of Osogbo Art Movement. And spurred by the successful outings at the Centre for …

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Onwenu, Tee Mac, others applaud approval of MCSN as collective society

Onyeka Onwenu Stakeholders in the nation’s music industry have applauded the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, and the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. Afam Ezekude, on the approval of Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd/GTE (MCSN as collective society. They said the decision, which has liberalised Collective Management Organisations …

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