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Africa Movie Academy Awards 2017 Nominations Go To Kigali, Rwanda

In some parts of the world, there exists ceremonies specifically designed to applaud and reward excellence in acting business/trade.
Such events brings recognition and secondly, encouragement to producers, directors and actors, to get better as their work is being appreciated and recognised in their own country/continent.
In the United States, they have the  Academy Awards also known as ‘ The Oscar’s , one of the many  ceremonies that already exists in their country with the same purpose.

In Nigeria, which holds  the 3rd largest movie industry in the world, there is the ‘Africa Movie Academy Awards’ as one of the award ceremonies in the country that aims to celebrate brilliance in the industry. 

Movies have been produced in Nigeria for a very long time, starting from home videos and as more creative filmmakers and directors made their way into the industry, better quality movies were produced, more productions were made, and stories were told in a better way, featuring new and experienced Nigerian actors. 

With hard work and dedication, the industry eventually grew and expanded, gaining recognition.
The first edition of the annual ceremony was in 2005 and has well-received and attracted the majority of Nigerian actors as well as actors in other African countries and of African roots.

It is an event specifically organised to reward and celebrate achievement in the Nigerian/Africa film industry, celebrating both movies in their local languages and English. 


Now for the 13th edition of AMAA, here are few details you should know.
AMAA will be hosting a Creative Entrepreneurs’ Workshop in Kigali on May 13, which will precede the nominations gala night on May 14, 2017, as part of activities for what has been described as: “Weekend Get Away to Kigali.”

The nomination gala night, where nominees into the 28 categories of the awards will be announced, It will be headlined by Nigerian musical artiste, KCEE, and other talents from Rwanda.

AMAA holding the nominations in Rwanda this year will promote tourism and bilateral relations/trade between Nigeria and Rwanda.
Meanwhile, AMAA, with the support of the Lagos State Government, the official host state for the 13th edition, will hold a Sponsors’ Night in Lagos on May 4, 2017 where former President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, is expected to deliver a keynote address where she will speak on the topic: “The Imperative of the Creative Economy for Africa’s Socio-Economic Development.
The sponsor’s night is designed to seek corporate support for the event holding in Lagos and the creative sector in Nigeria in general, especially the film industry.


Business leaders and top government officials are expected at the event.
The main award event is scheduled to hold in Lagos on June 18, 2017 and will attract delegates and nominees from over 50 African countries and from Europe, North America, United States and South America.

It will be recalled that the AMAA nomination night had previously held in Accra, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Banjul, Lilongwe, Ouagadougou and Los Angeles.

Joy Ubeku

Creative writer/Owner of denollywoodreporttv.blogspot.com

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Ghana to Dance Azonto again on International dance day, 29th April

Saturday 29th April is World Dance Day (aka International Dance Day) and we would like to celebrate the day with Azonto. 
Last year Ghana become number 17 on the google world ranking for international dance day celebration, and this year we would like to do better as we project Ghana’s contribution to the world dance syllabus – Azonto. 

This initiative is a non commercial one. It is dancers, taking initiatives to do something memorable and helpful to a struggling dance industry.

Meet The Nigerian Singer In Europe Poised To Win Norway’s Got Talent 2017!

Meet The Nigerian Singer In Europe Poised To Win Norway's Got Talent 2017!
Meet The Nigerian Singer In Europe Poised To Win Norway’s Got Talent 2017!

This story reads like the proverbial stone which was rejected but which has now become the corner stone. Welcome to the world of AppyDay (Daniel Appyday) Anambra State-born Nigerian singer/performer poised to rule the music scene in the Nordic country of Norway.

Said a source in the know: “When he left Nigeria a couple of years ago, little did he know that he would dominate the music scene in Norway. AppyDay is serenading the Nordic country with his voice and as you read this piece he has qualified for the semi finals of Norway’s Got Talent, christened Norske Talenter (one of the biggest TV Talent shows in Norway) showing on major stations across Europe.

“This is just incredible! Norway’s Got Talent (Norske Talenter) has five stages and in the beginning, there were thousands of contestants but now, only just 36 contestants are remaining and Appyday is one of them. He has made it to the fourth stage. He will be performing on the platform again on May 12 when the semi finals kick-off,” the source revealed.

Checks revealed that AppyDay is the only Nigerian on the platform. Meanwhile, the star prize is a whopping N23m plus a contract with Sony Music.

Added the source: “If he wins, he wants to pursue his dream of starting a foundation for motherless and abandoned babies in Nigeria. His dream is to give homeless children a good home and education that will position them for life changing opportunities.

“When he started music, some fellow Nigerians in Norway said he was wasting his time insisting that he did not stand a chance in Europe with his Nigerian Afro beat and dancehall Music. They believed that white folks will not appreciate his style.

“However, white folks found his African music addictive because of the beat, energy and his swagger. His first single in 2016 “Okro Soup” got him a lot of attention in Norway and Sweden. Norwegians love food a lot, especially soups from other countries. They got interested in Appyday’s Okro soup and wanted to know what kind of soup it was. They even tagged his sound happy music in a bid to connect with him and eventually christened him Appyday,” the source added, stating that he plans to visit Nigeria soon if he wins and celebrate with all those that voted for him.

Before he left Nigeria, he was a reputable actor popularly known in Nollywood circles following his success in popular sitcom, Royal Tears on AIT network where he played the lead role Ogaga. He also played the role of Eze in Dance of Shame which aired on Galaxy TV, and he was also in After the Storm on NTA Network. He is the founder of Excellency Nigeria Children’s Theatre.

A graduate of UNILAG, AppyDay has a B. A HONS in Theatre Arts and a PGD in Mass Communication from the same institution.
Want to vote for him and make Nigeria proud in Norway? Voting starts Friday May 12 from 6:30pm and closes same day at 8:30pm. You can vote by clicking the link Norske Talenter – TV2.no
You can also download Appyday’s “Okro soup” on MTN ring tone, simply text 1768182 to 4100. Costs just N20 for one week or 0768182 to 4100, costs N50 for 1 month.

Watch his performance below 

Photos: TP Traffic releases promo photos ahead of new single release

Rising music star, TP Traffic is ready for fresh new things if his new promo photos are anything to go by.

The hip hop music act puts out promo pictures to kickstart his campaign for the release of his new single “Sober”
TP Traffic is a hip hop music artiste also known as Divine Chukwuka Eboh. TP hails from Enugu-Agidi in Njikoka local government anambra state born to a family of eight with six siblings.
TP Traffic has a very strong passion for music, likes reading, playing basketball ball and traveling.

His music is influenced by rap artistes like Lil Wayne, Kanye west, Jay Z and also looks up to new generation artists like Young Thug, 6Lack, Tory Lanez, AkA and Cassper Nyovest.

 

Connect With TP Traffic On

Facebook – @IamTPTraffic

Twitter – @TPTraffic 

Instagram – @Tp_Traffic

See the photos below

Chris Brown Documentary To Be Released In June

Chris Brown Documentary To Be Released In June
Chris Brown Documentary To Be Released In June

Chris Brown will finally release his long-awaited documentary this summer.
The R&B superstar has announced that his candid “Welcome to My Life” film will arrive in theaters this June.
Last year, Breezy shared a trailer for “Welcome to My Life,” which includes commentary from his friends and fellow stars including Jamie Foxx, Usher, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Lopez, and Rita Ora.

The trailer also features flashback interviews with Chris, in which he talks about his future. “I want to be at the pinnacle, the highest point, to where I’m known as a legend, almost,” he says in a throwback Q&A.

In theaters 🎭 June

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AY Apologizes To Tboss For The Rape Joke, Explains Himself 

AY Apologizes To Tboss For The Rape Joke, Explains Himself
AY Apologizes To Tboss For The Rape Joke, Explains Himself

Comedian, AY has come out to apologize for his joke about the kemen and TBoss rape fiasco which the public misinterpreted as a promotion of rape.

Nigerians have been slamming the Showbiz King of the joke ever since he said it at his show and people especially from the TBoss camp are entirely unhappy about it. 

The comedian took to his page to say this 

SAUTI SOL TO RELEASE SONGS WITH DAVIDO, ADEKUNLE GOLD, TIWA SAVAGE, OTHERS

SAUTI SOL TO RELEASE SONGS WITH DAVIDO, ADEKUNLE GOLD, TIWA SAVAGE, OTHERS
SAUTI SOL TO RELEASE SONGS WITH DAVIDO, ADEKUNLE GOLD, TIWA SAVAGE, OTHERS

Award winning Kenyan AfroPop band Sauti Sol are currently on a media tour in Nigeria, where they get talking about collaborating with Nigerian acts.

Nairobi, Kenya based Afro-pop band Sauti Sol tell Pulse about current plans working with Nigerian artists Davido, Adekunle Gold, Simi among others.
“We have been working on a lot of collaborations. Davido, Phyno, Adekunle Gold, Simi and others. We are not spreading ourselves too thin, we are fans of these people and we are happy to work with them.
“We created something soulful with Adekunle Gold, and he doesn’t know, but he has a fan base in Kenya,” they tell Pulse

Sauti Sol has already teamed up with Nigerian acts Yemi Alade and 2Baba, so Nigerian collaborations doesn’t come new to them.

With one extended play and three albums in the kitty already, Sauti Sol look geared up for work on their fourth album.

DAVIDO SET TO TOUR 8 STATES IN NIGERIA

DAVIDO TO TOUR 8 STATES IN NIGERIA
DAVIDO SET TO TOUR 8 STATES IN NIGERIA
OBO Baddest and head of DMW, Davido, is set to tour 8 states in Nigeria.
The singer, whose hit song IF has remained atop charts for weeks, made the announcement via his IG page, revealing that his BACK2BASICS2017 tour, will see him visiting 8 states in the country.
The states the multi award winning singer will be touring includes:
Abuja
Port-Harcourt
Enugu
Benin
Ilorin
Osogbo
Ibadan
Lagos.

INSTAGRAM MODEL LAYLA LACE WHO SAYS DRAKE GOT HER PREGNANT CAUGHT LYING

INSTAGRAM MODEL LAYLA LACE WHO SAYS DRAKE GOT HER PREGNANT CAUGHT LYING
INSTAGRAM MODEL LAYLA LACE WHO SAYS DRAKE GOT HER PREGNANT CAUGHT LYING

After much commotion regarding whether or not Drake had got Instagram model Layla Lace pregnant has now found its end. Layla Lace has actually been caught lying about being pregnant by Drake. Which is great news for Drizzy!
DJ Spade, who’s associated with Drizzy, revealed a text message of Lace’s which revealed her true motives.

"😂 the lengths some people will go for a moment…we've seen it all"

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Drake is now aware of the lying, as he probably figured that from the get go. But he made it public when he like DJ Spade’s instagram post above! Drake dodged a bullet on this one and its amazing to see the lengths people will go to for a minute of fame!

ITS OFFICIAL DRAKE IS GOING TO BE A FATHER AFTER HE GOT INSTAGRAM MODEL LAQUANA PREGNANT 

DRAKE IS GOING TO BE A FATHER AFTER HE GOT INSTAGRAM MODEL LAQUANA PREGNANT
DRAKE IS GOING TO BE A FATHER AFTER HE GOT INSTAGRAM MODEL LAQUANA PREGNANT
Instagram Model Laquana hit the jackpot after she got pregnant by Drake. 

According to her side of the story, the 30-year-old contacted her through his friend, DJ Spade, after seeing pictures of her online. That’s when she hopped on a plane to meet up with the artist while he was on tour in London… and now, two months later, she says she’s expecting his child.

Laquana shared with proof that she is pregnant for Drake. She gave the prenancy forms and conversation with Drake speaking on the pregnancy. 

She is very thick girl which makes sense all of Drake’s girls are thick. Check the proof below and convo with Drake she had about the pregnancy.