After the very recent release of his debut album; “Laughter, tears & goosebumps,” FireboyDML has been getting a lot of accolades from every corner of the Nigerian music industry. The album listeners have even up till this moment continued to shower him with praises for the amazing effort he put on the album. While many are giving him kudos for his vocal performance on the album, others are appreciating his outstanding song writing skill. The singer’s effort on the song has even led to his record label boss; Olamide, exercise shock regarding Fireboy’s song writing skill. The “Pawon” singer has revealed he is so stunned by his song-writing skill to the extent that he is doubting if Fireboy is truly how old he claims to be. He took to Twitter to write;
Fireboy’s pen game is sick 🔥 how am I sure dude is not using football age 😂 #LTG— Olamide Adedeji (@olamide_YBNL) November 29, 2019
Designer Kiki Okewale makes history in Bangkok
For Kiki Okewale, one of Nigeria’s Queen of Blings, her understanding of luxury and unique representation of royalty with elegant quality are some of the reasons distinguished women keep coming to her for their style needs. The popular style icon and CEO of Hope Fashion’s distinctive stock and creations, have seen her climbed to the top of the fashion and clothing business in Nigeria within a short period of time as she boasts of several women of class and elegance as clients; from A-list celebrities and Nollywood icons, to top women politicians and business leaders.
Just last April, Kiki became the first and only Nigerian, nay African designer to showcase at the Dubai Fashion Week. Another history was made penultimate week at the just-concluded ‘Thai Silk Festival’ held in Bangkok, Thailand where Kiki dazzled the world with her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother. Kiki, the recipient of several style and achievement awards was at the Grand Finale of Thai Silk Festival at the Eden Zone Central held between November 18 and November 22, 2019.
The International Thai Silk Fashion Week was organized at the behest of Queen Sirikit by the Thai Tourists Assistance Foundation, in collaboration with members of the foreign diplomatic corps in Bangkok, as part of the annual ‘Celebration of Silk’ project to showcase modern and traditional Thai silk and designs.
This year’s fashion exhibition involved 43 International fashion designers from over 60 countries, showcasing their collections, made from Thai Silk. Kiki, is the only couturier from Nigeria who participated at the special event. At Thailand fashion event, Kiki was the special guest of royalty; she was invited by the blue-blooded Princess Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi of the Emirate, who is a descendant of the royal family of Sharjah, and both the organizer of the Dubai Fashion Week, as well as the proprietress of ‘Velvet’, the popular fashion and lifestyle magazine. By this latest feat, Kiki has authored another chapter in her fascinating catalogue of firsts by blazing the trail as the first Nigerian to be so honoured and recognized in the far Eastern Country.
Joke Silva, Eddie Ugbomah, others receive Movie Rock Of Fame Gongs.
Late Nigerian movie legend Eddie Ugbomah and other practicing professionals, including veteran actress Joke Silva, have been honoured with the Movie Rock of Fame Award of the Nigerian film industry.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they were recognised on Friday night at the closing ceremony and award night of the 2019 edition of the annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF) in Abuja. Ugbomah, known for his 1979 classic `The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi’, was posthumously honoured with a Rock of Fame Award for his contribution to the growth of Nigeria’s film industry. Silva and Alex Eyengho, award-winning filmmaker and actor, as well as other living and practicing professionals were honoured with Life-Time Achievement Award.
Other eminent Nigerians honoured included FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello; Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olanisakin; and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, among others.
Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Dr Chidia Maduekwe who was Chairman of the festival organising committee, described the honour bestowed on the thespians and stakeholders as “well-deserved”.
According to him, the recipients – living and dead – have contributed to the exponential growth of the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood.
“This is our modest attempt at appreciating the enormous contributions of these film practitioners in the Nigeria film industry and their achievements thereof.
“The labour of love and commitment to Nigeria’s development of our industry geniuses shall continually be recognised and rewarded,” he said.
NAN reports that the Nigerian Film Society Rock of Fame Award, now in its third year of introduction, is the highest professional recognition within the Nigeria film industry based solely on merit.
Some of the recipients of the maiden edition in 2017 included late thespians Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, popularly known as ‘Giringori Akabogu’ and Adeyemi Afolayan, a.k.a Ade Love, father of veteran movie director Kunle Afolayan.
Other past recipients include Ola Balogun,Sadiq Daba, Abdulkaraem Muhammed, Brenda Shehu and Femi Shaka, Professor of Film Studies, as well as Hyginus Ekwuazi, former Managing Director of NFC. (NAN)
Wizkid drops new EP SoundMan Vol. 1
Wizkid just dropped an EP SoundMan Vol 1 with 7 songs featuring the likes of DJ Tunez, Kel P, Blaq Jerzee.
List of Songs:
- Jam ft Chronixx
- Blow ft Blaq Jerzee
- Cover me ft DJ Tunez
- Mine ft Kel P
- Electric ft London
- Ease your mind ft Kel P
- Thankful ft Blaq Jerzee
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