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FG Bans Money Ritual, Smoking Scenes in Nollywood Movies

The Federal Government has approved the prohibition of money rituals and the glamorizing of vices in Nigerian films. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Executive Director and CEO of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Shaibu Husseini disclosed this at a National Stakeholders Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood held in Enugu on Wednesday. The event was organized by the NFVCB and Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa. Movie producers, directors and actors drawn from different parts of the country, as well as leaders of various guilds and associations in the Nigerian film industry were present at the event.

Asagba of Asaba Passes on At 99

The 13th Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi Joseph Chike Edozien, joined his ancestors on 7th February 2024, the reverend monarch only began activities to mark his 100th birthday anniversary. Reports have it that the traditional ruler's demise became public on Wednesday night, with residents of Asaba describing his death as a great loss to the entire Asaba kingdom. Steps to get an official statement from the palace, over the demise of the monarch at the time of filing the report have proven futile.

2023 AMAA: Nancy Isime, Rahama Sadau, And Ato Turkson Set To Host The 19th Edition

The upcoming 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), is scheduled to take place in a few days. Nancy Isime, Rahama Sadau, and Richard Ato Turkson have been unveiled as the hosts of the highly-anticipated 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

I Never Wanted To Marry A Singer – Simi

Singer Simisola Kosoko better known as Simi has opened up about her marriage and career in an interview with Tea with Taypod. The 35-year-old mother of one said in the video that she never wanted to marry a singer. Simi said she didn't know Adekunle Gold was a musician then. According to her, he was a fan and a Photoshop guru who sent her messages on Facebook. She went ahead to say she met him as a graphics designer and had no idea "he was singing".

Burna Boy, Davido, Femi Kuti, Others to Perform at Global Citizen Live Event

Award-winning Nigerian artists Burna Boy and Davido are scheduled to perform alongside other international artistes at the Global Citizen Live event. Other Nigerian artistes set to perform at the event include Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage and Made Kuti.

Square Buys Tidal In $297M Deal, Names Jay-Z Joins Square Board

Digital Payment Firm, Square has on Thursday announced that it was acquiring music streaming service, Tidal in a $297 million cash and stock deal. Square Co-founder, Jack Dorsey who is also the CEO of social networking service, Twitter disclosed this, noting that rapper Jay-Z who leads the music streaming platform will become a board member at Square.

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