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Eddie Ugbomah, veteran filmmaker, is dead

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Eddie Ugbomah, a veteran filmmaker during the 70s and 80s, has died.

Adebayo Thomas, director general of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) broke the news on Saturday.

Thomas is also the chair of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee.

Ugbomah, who received a national honour from the federal government for his works, died at 78 after a long illness.

In recent times, he had pleaded for help to raise funds to treat a brain ailment.

He was scheduled for surgery on Monday.

In October 2018, his family first sent out an appeal for fundraising revealing that he was suffering from high blood pressure.

There was also an attempt to raise N50 million from the sale of his autobiography, ‘Eddie Ugbomah by Eddie’, in January to cover for his medical bills but it did not materialise.

Ugbomah said he got interested in filmmaking at 17 when Charlton Heston, now deceased American actor, visited Glover Memorial Hall in Lagos.

Heston had said it was a shame in 1959 that Nigeria had no film industry and this led to the formation of Edifosa Film Enterprise, Eddie’s film production outfit.

The holder o officer of the order of the Niger (OON) directed and produced films such as the ‘Rise and Fall of Oyenusi’ in 1979, ‘The Boy is Good’, ‘Death of the Black President’ and ‘Apalara’.

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Pasuma Headlines 3rd Asa Wa Day In Manchester

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After two fantastic seasons of unparalleled success at hosting one of United Kingdom’s socio-cultural reference points, all is now set for the third edition of the much touted event reputed for its brand affinity and value.

Tagged Asa Wa Day 2019, the event is a creation of Buklad Concepts, one of UK’s leading socio-cultural advocacy outfit renowned for its leading and impressive giant strides in cultural promotion of the Yoruba race.

Billed to hold on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the prestigious Banquet Hall, Cheethamhill, Manchester, United Kingdom; all efforts towards making the day another success story are in top gear especially in terms of protocols, logistics and activations.

According to Oluwabukola Shittu popularly known and referred to as Buklad, “Asa Wa Day 2019 is a reflection of our continuous passion and commitment to the promotion and upliftment of the Yoruba race. Our various successes and challenges constitutes our propeller to remain focussed and committed to this. In reality of the support and encouragement from our diverse publics, we have decided to take advantage of the evolving opportunities”.

Continuing, Buklad disclosed that “Our mission of multi-cultural arts promotion, ethnic diversity, and positive image remain strong, and we are proud to continue to make new changes. The entire production has been revamped to make every participant feel like a front row seat. Modelling opportunities, Awards, Community volunteer positions, Business networking and other initiatives shall feature in this year’s edition”.

“Contrary to various erroneous impression of Nigerians, Asa Wa Day 2019 is billed to exemplify and celebrate the rich cultural values and heritage embedded in our country. Therefore, In this third edition, we are introducing new elements to making this year’s edition one that goes down in history as our best”, she said.

Besides the various innovations being introduced by the planning committee, Buklad further revealed that Asa Wa Day 2019 will be headlined by one of Nigeria’s leading entertainer. “Yes, we have the support of Manchester based artistes who have all expressed and indicated their love and participation. The icing on the cake will be the grand performance by my brother; and a staunch supporter of Asa Wa Day since its inception, Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma”.

Buklad further disclosed that deserving awards will also be given out to outstanding personalities and organisations for their individual and collective contributions to the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom; while the event won’t be complete without the crowing of Miss Asa Wa 2019.

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I faked my death because people didn’t see beauty in my talent – Skiibii

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Skiibii recounted how far he has come and what made him fake his death in 2015, in an interview on the midday oasis with OAP Dotun. 

Barely a year after he left Five Star Music in 2018 to set up his own record label, Skiibii said he faked his death because he was ready for everything but people never saw beauty in his talent. 

“I was ready for this. For everything. What I feel is that people don’t know what I’m capable of. They don’t see the beauty in my talent. More bangers coming. Na dem say na hit me I no know say na hit sef” he said.

On the backlash he faced after the stunt took a negative turn, Skiibii said; 

“I was down. I picked up myself. You can’t be like this. You know the truth. Fight for it.” 

With his break-out hit with Reekado Banks and a back-to-back hit, the More Grace Music boss said he always knew he was going to be successful.  

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Kizz Daniel slams N100million lawsuit on Vanguard for ‘malicious publication’ (Photos)

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Nigerian popstar, Kizz Daniel through his recrod label Fly Boy Inc has slammed a 100 Million Naira lawsuit on Vanguard Newspapers over what it calls a ‘malicious publication’.

Last week, the singer had called out the newspaper and also denied granting an interview which stated that he attacked celebrities for protesting against COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, who is currently enmeshed in a rape scandal.

Several media reports claimed that he granted an interview where he called celebrities ”Brainless” for attacking and protesting against Fatoyinbo.

In a letter written to Vanguard through his lawyers, Kizz Daniel is demanding a public apology and withdrawal of the publication, a written undertaking not to publish anyhting about him without confirmation and the sum of 100million naira to cover for reputational damage he has already suffered.

See the full letter below….

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Breaking: Kizz Daniel slams N100million lawsuit on Vanguard for
Breaking: Kizz Daniel slams N100million lawsuit on Vanguard for
Breaking: Kizz Daniel slams N100million lawsuit on Vanguard for
Breaking: Kizz Daniel slams N100million lawsuit on Vanguard for

e reacting to the development saying, ‘Fulani herdsmen are the 4th most dangerous terrorist group in the world, putting them in our passport means we are the headquarters of terrorist. Nigerians should arise and say no to fulani and cow images in our passport. We are not terrorists’.

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