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LASG unveils ‘Kampus Stars’ TV reality show



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The Lagos State Government on Friday unveiled a television reality show tagged ‘Kampus Stars’ to address youth restiveness and make the state a hub of talented youths.

Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, during the unveiling ceremony in Alausa, Ikeja, said the project would help discover talented and creative minds in various higher institutions of learning.

She said the project was a reality show with a difference that would help Nigerian youths channel their energy into positive use.

Akinbile-Yusuf said the show was organised in conjunction with Content Warehouse Ltd.

“With the unveiling of Lagos Kampus Stars, we will be celebrating the versatility of the various higher institutions in Lagos State and the abundance of creativity and talents in our youths.

“We are using this programme to further build on the inherent creativity of the people of Lagos and establish the state as a vibrant and innovative tourism destination that diversifies the economy, creates jobs across multiple tourism segments and offers the world access to the ingenuity and hospitality of the residents,” she said.

Akinbile-Yusuf said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as a lover of youths, gives premium attention to youth related initiatives, especially through capacity development exemplified by the event.

She said that the governor was working out modalities on creating a sustainable development and growth for the youths not only in tourism, entertainment, arts and culture, but also in educational empowerment and skills acquisition.

Akinbile-Yusuf said the aim was to transform youth restiveness into productive venture adding that the youths accounted for over 65 per cent of the nation’s population.

“As we all know, the youths are the strength and vigour of a society.

“We believe that youths are not only the future of tomorrow in Lagos State and must be carried along in our developmental plans to achieve the needed balance in our society.

“In addition to the fun among the participants, the programme will further endear our youths to using their immeasurable intelligence and creativity into initiating a better life, which is part of the dream and vision of our governor,” Akinbile-Yusuf said.

Earlier, a renowned movie producer, Tade Ogidan, Head, Technical Crew for the project, explained the modalities for the entire reality show.

Ogidan said participants would be picked from different tertiary institutions within the state and after series of auditioning, 18 finalists would be selected and accommodated for eight weeks.

The participants would visit eight Lagos State ministries to be educated on the operations of each ministry after which each of them would compose a music based on what they learnt in any of the ministries, guided by renowned choreographers and musicians.

He said the participant with the best music would emerge the overall winner and rewarded with a brand-new car and a cash prize of N10 million.

“We will have Gov. Sanwo-Olu as the lead judge along with other specialists in that area.

“Within the eight weeks this is meant to run, the beauty of Lagos State would have been exposed to the world and gradually the state would be creating a future hub of talents,” Ogidan said.

Mr Solomon Bonu, Special Adviser to the governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the event would be an opportunity for the participating youths to be the next Davido.


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FG bans money rituals, other vices in Nollywood movies




The Federal Government has placed a ban on money rituals and glamourizing of vices in Nigerian movies.

The Executive Director/CEO of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Dr Shaibu Husseini, disclosed this at a National Stakeholders Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood in Enugu on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Movie producers, directors, and actors drawn from different parts of the country, as well as leaders of various guilds and associations in Nollywood were present at the event.

Husseini said: “We are facing an industry emergency requiring bold and ambitious actions from all parents, guardians and stakeholders.

“When my predecessor approached the former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, on the need to make subsidiary legislation to curtail the display of smoking in Nigerian movies, he saw the need to include money rituals.

“Others included in the regulation are ritual killings and glamourizing other crimes in order to further sanitize the film industry.

Nigeria’s cinemas generate N2.25bn revenue in Q1 2024

“Today, I am delighted to announce to you that the Minister of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, pursuant to section 65 of the NFVCB Act 2004 has approved the regulation.

“The minister has approved the Prohibition of Money Ritual, Ritual Killing, Tobacco, Tobacco Products, Nicotine Product Promotion and Glamorization display in Movies, Musical Videos and Skits Regulations 2024.”

“We have also forwarded the approved copy to the Federal Ministry of Justice for Gazette.”

The NFVCB boss added that the sensitization programme was to educate stakeholders on the danger inherent in smoking in Nigerian movies.

According to him, besides the health implications, glamourizing smoking in films poses a negative influence on teens and young adults who constitute the largest segment of Nigerian movie viewers.

He noted that the board was set to undertake detailed enlightenment programmes in secondary schools, tertiary institutions, local communities, religious groups, and other institutions.

It is the duty of the NFVCB to register all film and video outlets across the country and to keep a register of such registered outlets among other functions.

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Davido, Chioma Welcome Twins




It’s a double blessing for Afrobeat star Davido and his wife Chioma, who have welcomed a set of twins.

The couple, who lost their son Ifeanyi in a tragic accident last year, welcomed twins on Monday.

According to an inside source, the twins arrived at 9pm.

The news was further confirmed by Evangelist Gospel Agochukwu on Tuesday morning.

The cleric uploaded his chat with Davido on the official Facebook page of his church.

According to the chat, Davido confirmed to the cleric that the prophecy he made last year had come to pass.

Agochukwu had in November last year revealed that God told him that Davido and Chioma will welcome twins after the death of Ifeanyi.

Davido and Chioma haven’t announced the arrival on social media, but congratulatory messages have continued to pour.



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Ilebaye Crowned BBNaija All Stars Winner



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Ilebaye Odiniya is the winner of BBNaija All Stars, the eighth season of the reality television series.

She took the highly coveted top spot at Sunday’s finale, leaving 2019 winner Mercy Eke, 33, in the number two position.

Ilebaye goes home with a cash prize of N120 million, a weekend getaway for two, and an SUV, among other rewards.

The 22-year-old was evicted from 2022’s BBNaija Level Up season after only three weeks.

Cynthia Nwadiora aka CeeC, who was the runner-up of the third season Double Wahala in 2018,  came in at number three behind Ilebaye and Mercy Eke.

Adekunle Olopade, 28, was revealed by host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as the third runner-up on Sunday.

Pere Egbi, 38, and Cross Okonkwo, 33, were named the fourth and fifth runners-up, respectively.

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