Tboss, Bassey to host “Funnybone Untamed 2”

Tboss, Bassey to host “Funnybone Untamed 2”

By Ayo Onikoyi

Ex – Big Brother Naija housemates, Tokunbo Idowu  popularly called Tboss and Bassey Ekpenyong have been confirmed as hosts for ‘Funnybone Untamed 2’ on Sunday July 9, 2017 at Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

TBoss

The duo will be joined on stage by many of Nigeria’s biggest musicians and comedians who will be performing at the show including Seyi Law, Tuface, Tekno, Kcee, Skales, 9ice, Reekado Banks, MC Abbey, Okey Bakassi, Omobaba, I Go Save and Harrysong.

Others performing are Senator, Woli Arole, Helen Paul, Buchi, Mr Jollof, Small Doctor, Wande Coal, Duncan Mighty, Saeon, Vector, Solidstar and Humble Smith.

Commenting on hosting the show, Tboss remarked, “I am super excited about this opportunity. I will be hosting alongside my good buddy from the house, Bassey, who also has a great sense of humour, and everyone should anticipate fun activities from the both of us as we carry out our duties as hosts.”

Bassey also posted about the show on his Instagram with the caption ‘Hey Guys… The Date Is Saved And The Mind Made. “Funnybone Untamed 2” Will Be Nothing Short Of Awesome. Where Is My Mic? Oops! I Own The MIC’.

‘Funnybone Untamed 2’ is a follow-up of ace Nigerian comedian Stanley ‘Funnybone’ Chibuna’s last year’s debut show tagged ‘Funnybone Untamed’.

Sequel to Planet of the Apes returns to cinemas

Sequel to Planet of the Apes returns to cinemas

By Ayo Onikoyi

Hollywood Blockbuster, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is set to hit the Nigerian cinemas. The sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will make its cinema debut on Friday, July 14.

Apes

The movie which had its special private screening on the 7th of July, 2017 at the IMAX cinema, Lekki is being distributed in Nigeria by the FilmOne Distribution Limited.

The movie tells the tale of Caesar and his apes, two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

According to Mr Moses Babatope, Executive Director of Filmone Distribution Limited, “The special effects and action sequences in this film will blow you away. It’s action on a whole different level”

BBB Media CEO, Samuel Olatunji also speaking at the exclusive screening of the movie said ‘This movie is being screened exclusively to a selected audience for the first time in Nigeria by our client, Filmone Distributions Limited. The movie like its prequel is awesome; from the story to the production and we are confident it will do well at box office. It is a movie for everyone and it will be in cinemas from 14th July.’

Written and directed by Matt Reeves, the action/adventure movie produced by 20th Century Fox stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary.

Edo millionaire, Abu Inuumoru opens multi-purpose lounge

Edo millionaire, Abu Inuumoru opens multi-purpose lounge

By Juliet Ebirim

The city of Lagos has added another world class lounge to its numerous relaxation spots, as Edo born millionaire, Abu Inumoru, Chief Executive Officer of Zermatt Liquor Limited, officially unveiled his multi-purpose lounge and bar.

Abu Inuumoru and Clem Agba

The lounge which was tastefully designed for high class clientele was officially opened by Chief Abu Inumoru, over the weekend. The ceremony was witnessed by the crème de la crème of the society.

Chief Abu Inumoru and a former commissioner in the administration of Adams Oshiomole, Clem Agba led other special guests of honour who took out time to grace the occasion.

Celebrities who graced the occasion include Harrysong, Desmond Elliot, Aki and Paw Paw, Uti Nwachukwu, Small doctor, Gandoki, Seyi Law, MC Shakara, Uche Ogbodo, Mimi Orjiekwe among others.

Located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, the Lagos branch is similar to the ones located in Port Harcourt and Abuja.

Heineken launches Nigerian spirit ad featuring Jidenna

Heineken launches Nigerian spirit ad featuring Jidenna

By Juliet Ebirim

Heineken Nigeria has just launched an ad featuring the Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna  Theodore Mobisson, known simply as Jidenna,  which highlights the parallels between the world’s most international brand – Heineken and Nigerians.

According to the  brand, it is their way of celebrating the Nigerian spirit, highlighting specifically, three qualities Heineken and Nigerians share in common, which are popularity, quality and family values.

Explaining the common bond, the brand management  maintains that the world ‘s  famous beer  can be found in 192 countries of the world, just as there are 80% chances of finding Nigerians in each of the countries

“Just as Nigerians have proven their mettle globally, deploying innovative ideas in solving problems, Heineken’s quality is also largely unmatched, with a guarantee of the same taste and quality anywhere in the world and of course the high family values share by Nigerians is also the core attribute of Heineken because it is family owned brand that understands the importance of family and traditional roots,” management says.

Jaiye Kuti’s new movies for London and US premiere

Jaiye Kuti’s new movies for London and US premiere

By Juliet Ebirim

Nollywood actress Jaiye Kuti is set to premiere her two new movies in the United Kingdom and the United States. The movies titled, Oro Mi and Olori Amolegbe, will be premiered in Dagenham, UK on July 14th in Dallas and Indianapolis on July 28th and 30th respectively and will end on August 4 in Maryland, USA

The actress who has paid her dues in the make-believe world, majors in the Yoruba sector of Nollywood, revealed the reason behind her choice of location for the premiere. “I shot the movies abroad and I made a promise that it would also be premiered there too so that some of the acts would be part of it. I also have a lot of fans abroad who want to be part of what I do. But home is home, so I will also return home to do the Nigerian premiere. I will be doing that in Lagos on the the 3rd of November” she said.

The screen diva also revealed that both films, which were directed by Oluwole Samson Adebayo and Abbey Lanre respectively, were inspired by true life stories.

The sultry actress who is highly adored by the Nigerian community in the UK has a great antecedent in her movie premieres in London, with the success of last year’s premiere of ‘Jaiye Ni Monje”.

Jaiye Kuti is the star actress in the movies which parades some of the best actors in the industry, including Fuji Music star, Pasuma Alabi, Funsho Adeolu, Bimbo Oshin, Lanre Balogun, Akin Lewis and Ayo Adesanya, to mention a few.

I will make history as next Miss Nigeria from Ebonyi – Chisom Osi

I will make history as next Miss Nigeria from Ebonyi – Chisom Osi

By PETER OKUTU

Miss Chisom Osi is one of the upcoming Artists in Ebonyi state with the requisite quality, style, beauty and elegance to thrill and catch the fancy of both lovers and mentors in the Entertainment Industry. Billed to represent Ebonyi in the next Miss Nigeria contest, Miss Osi in this interview with Star Tracker is optimistic that she will bring the crown home to the admiration of all and sundry. Hear her:

Chisom Oni

Who’s Chisom Osi?

I am 23 years old, a 400-level student of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia state. I am from Obinagu Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. I came from a family of five;  two younger brothers. My hobbies are dramatising, writing and seeing good movies. My favourite Food is yam cooked in any way.

What led you  into the entertainment Industry?

I have always wanted to be seen and heard; to be a role model for younger Nigeria girls and entertainment gives me the room to achieve that.

Do you think young ladies are supposed to be part of the Industry?

Yes, why not ? The entertainment industry is one industry that accommodates people of all ages. It’s true most people believe that a young lady in the industry can be badly influenced but I think that is for someone who is not focused, who doesn’t know what she wants. And again for a young lady to be in the industry I think she needs a proper guide from her parents, guardian or someone already in the industry.

What is your take on sex before marriage?

(Smiles) I am a Christian, so I stand with the Word of God. Sex before marriage is a sin.

What recent event brought you to the limelight?

That was after I contested for Lolo Igbo cultural pageant powered by Vineshield Limited where I was crowned Lolo Ebonyi state.

How are you able to combine your studies with modelling?

I know when I should be in school and when I should turn down jobs no matter how big; but once I am on holiday I call them and tell them I am back.

Do you have any future plan or expectations?

I plan to go into movie production and acting full time after school. For now, I am representing Ebonyi State at Miss Nigeria International in few months’ time. I hope to bring back the crown so I can represent Nigeria on the international level.

Who in the entertainment Industry can you refer to as your role models and why?

Number one is Rita Dominic because she engineered my love for acting and I really love her carriage. Number two is Ruth Kadiri, because she’s decent and very good at what she does. She inspired me a whole lot, when I got into the industry newly I would have fallen a victim if not for my close watch on her ways.  I said to myself if Ruth can get popular in the industry by writing and producing movies that

feature her then all I need to do is work hard and not be desperate. Number three is Collette Nwadike; I love her determination and strength. She is the former Miss Tourism Nigeria and the current Exquisite Face Universe, and also one of the Special Assistants to the Governor of Anambra State. Few months ago she produced a very big soap opera titled ‘African Beauty’. She is one strong young woman I know.

Do you have plans of getting married soon?

Yes, I will when he comes.

Do you think you are beautiful enough to grace the Industry for a long time?

The industry is not all about being beautiful but I know I am good-looking, bold, talented and has enough carriage to grace the industry for a long time.