The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC ), Brig.-Gen. Shu’aibu Ibrahim, says it plans to partner with the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN ) on talent hunt and movie production.
The plan was disclosed by Ibrahim on Wednesday when he played host to the President of the Guild, Mr Emeka Rollas, in his office in Abuja.
In a statement signed by Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations Unit, NYSC, in Abuja on Wednesday, Ibrahim expression appreciation over the visit.
He said the NYSC has since its establishment in 1973 availed youth corps members the opportunity for gainful careers in the entertainment industry.
“This is through its various programmes and activities. One of such programmes according to him is the sports and cultural festivals which are organised by the scheme annually.
“In line with the scheme’s desire to consolidate on the gains of the cultural festivals, the NYSC Cultural Troupe was established in 2020 whereby the talents identified during the festivals were harnessed and brought together to form the troupe.
“The cultural troupe, apart from projecting the positive image of the scheme, would also serve as an avenue for revenue generation for the scheme,” the statement quoted the NYSC boss as saying.
He called on the Actors’ Guild to partner with the NYSC identifying corps members with potential in acting, directing, script writing and other aspects of film production.
“When fully on board, the collaboration will entail a selection process at the various NYSC Orientation camps and would culminate into a grand finale, where the best would be chosen and integrated into the Actors’ Guild in Nigeria,” Ibrahim, added.
Earlier, Rollas stated that he was in the NYSC Secretariat to review a movie produced by the corps entitled ‘A Call to Service’ which featured prominent Nollywood actors.
He said he was there to also explore other avenues for collaboration with the corps.
He commended the Director-General for the novel idea and assured him of the willingness of the Actors’ Guild to partner with the corps in the talent hunt and production of movies which will help to project the positive image of the country. (NAN)
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.
Ilebaye Crowned BBNaija All Stars Winner
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.
Portable In Police Net After 72-Hour Ultimatum
The police in Ogun State have arrested singer, Habeeb Okikiola, commonly called Portable after a 72-hour ultimatum given to him to honour police invitation.
In viral videos on Tuesday, the musician was seen raining curses on and rough-handling some policemen deployed to the recreational centre he owns in Ogun State.
Portable’s actions have since been condemned by the police authorities with the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, saying the artist exhibited irrational behaviour and hurled insults at police officers carrying out their legal duty.
However, after the expiration of the ultimatum for the singer to honour the invitation, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that Portable has been arrested.
He told Journalists on Friday that the musician is at the State Headquarters of the police in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The PPRO said as soon as the investigation is concluded, the artiste will be charged in court.
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