Entertainment

Veteran Actor And Author, Pa Adebayo Faleti Is Dead

Pa Adebayo Faleti, veteran Broadcaster, poet, Yoruba Actor and writer is dead. He died in his home on Sunday in Ibadan at aged 86. Pa Adebayo Faleti is one of the respected Yoruba actor. According to reports, the veteran actor was confirmed dead at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He also published ...

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‘Downsizing’ To Open Venice Film Festival

  Oscar-winning US director Alexander Payne’s latest movie “Downsizing” is to open this year’s Venice Film Festival, while his compatriot Annette Bening will head the Mostra jury, organisers announced Saturday. The sci-fi film, starring Matt Damon as a man who realises he would have a better life if he shrank himself, will get its world premiere on August 30 at ...

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Rapper Akon To Buy 50% Of African Music Download Service

Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago. Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February 2016 with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet ...

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Adele Cancels Final Two Wembley Shows

Adele has cancelled the final two shows of her world tour, due to take place at London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend, after damaging her vocal cords. The “devastated” singer said she had taken the decision on medical advice. “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement,” London-born Adele wrote in a Twitter post in the early hours. She had ...

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Nollywood Get N420 Million Grant From FG

The Federal Government says it has released N420.2 million to the Nigeria film industry popularly called Nollywood to improve and support aspiring practitioners. According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Patricia Deworitshe, on Friday in Abuja, the money, which is the second payment to the sector, will help 105 film distributors. The ...

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Film Star Daniel Day-Lewis Retires From Acting

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Oscar-winning actor Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, who starred in Gangs of New York and Last of the Mohicans, has retired. BBC reports that a statement issued through the 60-year-old star’s agent said he “will no longer be working as an actor”. It said it was a “private decision” and he was “immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences”. Day-Lewis, ...

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