Why I cannot date a co-artiste – Ejehi Ejodamen

In this exclusive chat, plumpy movie star, Ejehi Ejodamen, talks about a range of issues including why she cannot date any of her colleagues in the movie industry. Excerpts: How and where I spent my yuletide I spent my yuletide partly in Ekpoma, Uromi and Benin. I attended some shows that I and some of my colleagues organised. Attendance was strictly by invitation in line with the Covid-19 pandemic protocol. I also spent some time with some of my family members and friends. I also attended an end of year…

Idia Mask means a lot to the world, says acting teacher

Israel Wekpe, Director of the stage play, Idia, an African Queen, written by Don Pedro Obaseki, has called on the British Government to return the Idia Mask which was one of the artefacts stolen by the British from Benin Kingdom several years ago. “Idia means a lot to Benin. It means a lot to Nigeria. It also means a lot to Africa and the world. For me, it is the most beautiful mask in the world. And I think we begin to talk about reparation which is the thing as it…

My fond memories of Chico Ejiro – Lancelot Imasuen

Celebrated Nollywood movie producer, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, share some very pleasant memories of Chico Ejiro, one of his prominent colleagues in the movie world who passed on on Christmas Day 2020. Excerpts: On the death of Chico Ejiro and the memories he has about himIndeed, this is the saddest Christmas in my entire life. On Christmas Day I planned to have fun with friends and family members but that morning somebody called me all the way from London and broke the news(of Chico Ejiro’s death) to me. I passed out.…

Night of colours as Miss ITV Hotlegs 2020 emerges amidst pomp and pageantry

RickTex Event Centre situated at 15a Guobadia Street, Off Etete, GRA, Benin City was alight on Sunday, December 20th, 2020, as a bevy of beauties(23 ladies in all) catwalked around the stage showing the stuff that they were made of and thereby trying to convince the audience and the judges why they should each be rated as the best in the grand finale of  the 2020 edition of Miss ITV Hotlegs and Miss ITV Bold and Fabulous Beauty Pageant. At the end of the very thrilling performances of the beauties…

Miss ITV Beauty Pageant 2020 Comes Alive on Sunday, December 20th

Acclaimed top FM radio station in Benin City, ITV/Radio, will be hosting the grand finale of its 2020 edition of Miss ITV Beauty Pageant on Sunday, December 20th, 2020. Venue of the showstopper event is the RickRex Event City situated at 15a Guobadia Street, Off Etete, GRA, Benin City. Side attractions include music, comedy, and dance while the main event is going to be spiced with Miss ITV Hot legs beauty pageant, Miss ITV Bold and Fabulous Beauty Pageant and ITV/Radio Fashion on the Runway. Red Carpet commences at 3.00pm while…

New kids on the bloc give a taste of what will be the next big deal in Nollywood

The third edition of the Benin Film Academy festival of short films and graduation was held on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, amid pomp and pageantry. The 250 guests capacity hall of the Kada Cinema and Entertainment Centre on Sapele Road, Benin City, was filled with enthusiastic guests who had come to witness the star filled show. Guests and movie stars came in large numbers all dressed up in glittering attires and basking in the grandeur of the show as paparazzi laid in wait to capture some of the highlights of the…

Benin Film Academy’s secret plans exposed

The gist right now is that the graduands of the Benin Film Academy who are getting set to be injected as fresh blood into the movie industry are taking the preparation a step further. The graduands have groomed themselves, changed their hairstyle even as they have collected their graduation gown for the epoch event. One very special occurrence during the carnival like event to be held at family hangout which the management of the academy have not made public but Popular News has unearthed is the choice of Chief Lucky…

Lancelot Imasuen’s Benin Film Academy set to inject fresh blood into Nollywood

Barely two weeks after he finished shooting of his latest offering, Gbege, acclaimed Nollywood icon, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, will on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, inconjuction with the prestigious Igbinedion University, Okada, inject a new set of entrants into the movie industry via the 2020 Benin Film Academy Festival of short films and graduation ceremony. In line with tradition, the ceremony slated for family hangout, Kada Cinema and Entertainment Centre situated on Sapele Road, Benin, will be spiced with award of certificates and prizes to deserving graduands and celebration.  Also the…

Eazy Quest gets Special Recognition Award

Metro Hall, Ugbor Road, GRA, Benin City, would come alive on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020, when organisers of the prestigious Icon Award would be hosting the who-is-who at its award programme. The programme slated to commence from 4pm will have some of the best entertainers in the south South region performing on stage while many others would be honoured for their outstanding performance within the outgoing year(2020). Among the awardees would be Easy Quest who is getting the Special Recognition Award as the Supporting Artiste of the Year for his…

How we survived security threat to produce Gbege – Lancelot Imasuen

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, acclaimed as one of the 60 icons of Nollywood, has made a shocking revelation of some anxious moment he went through in the course of the production of his latest offering, Gbege, which was shot in Benin City recently. He made the revelations on the occasion of the Thanksgiving Service held at Firm Foundation Church, GRA, Benin, on Sunday, December 13th, 2020, to commemorate the conclusion of the movie’s production. Giving his testimony of how divine grace worked in his favour while he was producing the movie,…