Beverly Bassey - Beverly Ifunanya Bassey
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Beverly Ifunanya Bassey: Nigerian Voices

Beverly Ifunanya Bassey: For me, life is what you make of it. The industry could definitely pay more, and I believe that we’ll get there sooner or later, surely. I do also believe that the more you build your brand and your career, the more money you make. You don’t have to compromise your integrity. I have always believed that with hard work you can always make clean money without compromising your dignity. Read more…

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Colomental and Mother Language, the Missing Link

Conclusively, linguists warn that globalisation poses a threat to the survival of indigenous languages but also presents an opportunity for language revival. And as somebody observed, simple gesture like Kerry Washington and Uzo Aduba tweeting in Igbo, on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, can make young people realise that communicating in their mother tongue is as cool as, and more rewarding than, any other languages. Read more…

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Ruti Olajugbagbe Biography

Ruti Olajugbagbe has said she is influenced by bands such as Bastille and Arctic Monkeys as well as singer Emeli Sande and in 2013 sang in the final of Thurrock’s young musician of the year. Read more…

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Nigerian Producers Hope For Success In Formats to Boost TV Biz

Nigerian producers are hoping to see more success stories like “Gulder Ultimate Search,” a homegrown format sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Still, most brands proceed with caution, and that takes time. “These [projects] are coming from brands, and not networks, so it’s a longer gestation period,” said Oyenekan. “But it’s beginning to happen.” Read more…

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Sade Adu Biography and Profile

At the time of the first album, Diamond Life, in 1984, Sade’s actual life was anything but diamond-like. She was living in a converted fire station in Finsbury Park, North London, with her then boyfriend, the style journalist Robert Elms. There was no heating, which meant that she had to get dressed in bed. Helen Folasade Adu’s first single, Your Love Is King, became a top 10 British hit in February 1984, and with that her life, and that of the band, changed forever. Read more…

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Omoni Oboli Biography and Profile

In 1996, Omoni Oboli joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in her first movie “Bitter Encounter” where she played the role of a secretary. Omoni Oboli has played lead characters in mainstream films which include The Figurine, Anchor, Being Mrs. Elliot and Fifty. She is also the first actress from Nollywood to win the Best Actress in two international festivals in 2010. Read more…

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Yvonne Okoro Biography and Profile

Yvonne Okoro (Chinyere Yvonne Okoro) was born on 25 November 1984. Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent. Yvonne is a popular Ghallywood and Nollywood actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Ghanaian, She feature mostly in Ghanaian movies, Yvonne is an award winning actress with a lot of fans both in Nigeria and Ghana. Her figure and prettiness has been a real controversial thing since she’s been in the spotlight. Read more…

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Adaora Ukoh Biography and Profile

Known as NOLLYWOODS BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL and referred to as BBB DIVA by her steaming fans, ADAORA UKOH, a TAUREAN, and the first child in a family of four is a true believer of the Arts. Born April 27, early 80’s in Awka, Anambra state, she grew up in LAGOS state. Ada as fondly called by friends burst into the seams of virtuoso at a young age, She was 16 when she featured in her first movie, EVIL GENIUS alongside major acts like ZACK ORJI, PETE EDOCHIE, and REGINA ASKIA. Read more…

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Why I Stopped Nollywood Romantic Roles – Mercy Johnson-Okojie: Nigerian Voices

Mercy Johnson-Okojie says: “My husband doesn’t watch my movies. But I think he has heard about the clown I am in movies (laughter). Nevertheless, I adore him for being my backbone and supporter of my career. Though, for the past eight years of our relationship, I haven’t featured in romantic roles. This is because he doesn’t like it and I can’t do it for all the money in the world.” Read more…

Sope Aluko - Nigeria News
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Sope Aluko Biography and Profile

Sope Aluko (pronounced “Shaw-peh Ahlookoh”) is a Nigerian-born actress whom was primarily raised in the UK. She spent her younger years traveling and living all over the world, including France, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Indonesia. Read more…

An Abundance of Scorpions By Hadiza Isma El-Rufai
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‘An Abundance of Scorpions’ By Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

“Hadiza I must commend you for this great work. It’s a wonderful novel. Though, I’ve not read the book much. I only read few pages and from the one I read, I think the book is worth reading. I urge everyone in this hall to try and get a copy of the book,” Chairman of the occasion and Chairman, United Bank for Africa, Mr. Tony Elumelu said. Read more…

Hubert Adedeji Ogunde - Nigerian Actor
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Hubert Adedeji Ogunde Biography and Profile

Hubert Adedeji Ogunde, a Nigerian playwright, actor, theatre manager, musician and regarded as the father of Nigerian theatre, was born 10th of July 1916 to a village headmaster, pastor and church organist and the daughter of an Ifa priest; in a village called Ososa, a few kilometers from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State, Hubert Adedeji’s father was Mr. Jeremiah ‘Deinbo Ogundemuren. Read more…

Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu, Ben Enwonwu - NIGERIA ARTIST - Tutu Painting
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Ben Enwonwu Biography and Profile

Ben Enwonwu (born Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu on 14 July 1921) was a pioneer African modernist, who was internationally acclaimed for both his paintings and sculptures though he was also a prolific writer and art critic. The son of an Igbo sculptor, Enwonwu studied with Kenneth C. Murray at Government Colleges, Ibadan and Umuahia from 1934-37. Poster reproductions of his painting “Tutu”, a beguiling portrait of an Ile-Ife princess, hang on the walls of homes all over the country. As Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, Enwonwu’s art is part of the national identity. Read more…

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I’m Close to 13 Presidents – David Adeleke a.k.a Davido Claims

Hip-hop Singer, David Adeleke a.k.a Davido says, “Even during my father’s business meetings with his friends, they would mention my name and the song. Before long, I started traveling and doing shows around the world; Now I have the numbers of about 13 presidents on my phone and if I call them, they would answer the call.” Read more…

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David Oyelowo Grants Scholarship to Chibok Girls

Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo said, “We cannot stand idly by while thousands of innocent girls remain under serious threat. “With our help, these bright and resilient girls can blossom into Nigeria’s most inspiring leaders in government, education, business, entertainment, and so much more. Read more…

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Niniola Apata Biography and Profile

Niniola Apata aka Niniola is a singer, song writer and performer who hails from Ekiti State. Niniola was born on the 15th of December into a family that had nothing but Love and support for each other. Niniola Apata songs include songs like “Gbowode”, “Akara Oyibo”, “Soke”, “Shaba”, “J’ete”, “Start All Over”, “Jigi Jigi” & the current global hit and new wave singles “Maradona” & “Sicker”. Read more…

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Niniola Apata: Nigerian Voices

How did you develop interest in music and not something else? Niniola Apata says: “My interest in music was as a result of boredom as a child (laughs), it’s funny but true. My parents didn’t take me out and I had to get busy, so music occupied my time.” Your are here on Nigerian Voices page. Niniola Apata takes center stage. Read more… Read more…