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Month: October 2016

UK Nominees for 20th African Film Awards 2016: Tickets Now On Sale



As Britain celebrates the Black Histry Month, All lovers of arts, film and culture are encouraged to join the celebration of excellence in Nollywood, Black British Film & TV Stars on SATURDAY 5/NOV/ 2016 at STRATFORD TOWN HALL 29 The Broadway Stratford, London E15 4BQ. Red Carpet & Drinks cocktail from 6.00pm. Awards ceremony, comedy, music, dinner and dance thereafter.

Meanwhile, the list of UK Nominees for the 20th African Film Awards 2016 is out.

Link to Awards ticket:

Among the British Black Film & TV stars and UK Nollywood, it is an extremely tight contest among some experienced and new entrants. The jury has described it as the most competitive ever.

Also, in the UK TV series, you have the competition among producers of the established programmes and the new ones. A new drama series “Concealed” is shortlisted alongside Housewives and Girlfriends and Meet The Adebanjos.

Here is the list of UK Nominees for the 20th African Film Awards 2016

1. Best Black British Actor

Damson Idris Snowfall

Chucky Charles Venn EastEnders BBC1 Soap

Tobi Bakare Kingsman: The secret Service

2. Best Black British Actress (TV Series)

Helen Adenike Osabutey Housewives and Girlfriends

Yetunde Oduwole Meet The Adebanjos

Christa King Concealed

3. Best Producer (TV Series)

Concealed  Sandra Koree

Housewives and Girlfriends  Rhoda Wilson

Meet The Adebanjos Debra Odutuyo

4. Best Actress Nollywood UK

Toyin Moore  69

Ngozi Igwebike Oxford Gardens

Sarah Okereke The Return Of The Don

5. Best Actress (Supporting Role) Nollywood UK

Tiya Busola Odebode 2nd Wife

Tolulope Yesufu Murderer In Law

Cordelia Imeh 69

6. Best Actor Nollywood UK

Danny Erskine Oga Detective

Olukunle Fafowora 2nd Wife

Malcom A Benson Return of The Don

7. Best Actor (Supporting Role) Nollywood UK

Collins Archie-Pearce Oxford Gardens

Ferguson Jack Housewives and Girlfriends

Oladapo Opayinka 69

8. Best Film Nollywood UK

2nd Wife by JOT Organisation

Oxford Gardens by Obi Emenlonye

Return of The Don by Benalex Media Production

9. Best Director Nollywood UK

Nelson Spyk 2nd Wife

Obi Emenloye Oxford Gardens

Malcom A Benson Return of The Don

10. Best Promoter (African Films UK)

Gladys Ndonyi Tantoh G CLASS Entertainment Ltd

Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade Nollywood UK

Euphemia Chukwu Fame Star Media

11. African Film Awards 2016 Rising Star

Vivi Amie Chris Oxford Gardens

Ene Oloye Housewives and Girlfriends

Jenneh Amadu Kamanda 2nd Wife

London will host the prestigious annual African Film Awards which promote and honour excellence in Nollywood, Best of African Cinema and Black British Stars in Film & Television on Saturday, 5th November, 2016 at the Old Stratford Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford London E15 4BQ Time: 6.00pm till late.

The African Voice Newspaper UK, organisers of the awards said, the special 20th anniversary edition of the African Film Awards looks to promote British Nigerian Film Collaboration. The awards is expected to be a glamourous evening with high net-worth individuals, film investors and experts in the film industry.

To further add value and build capacity in the industry, the Organising Committee has included a Master Class/Training Workshop in partnership with an award-winning Independent Producer/Executive Producer of 20 drama series, 6 TV movies and 16 feature films. Co-founder of Red Rooster Film and Television Entertainment Company.

The training workshop is designed to chart a partway to success for new entrants into the film industry in the areas of acting, film funding, distribution, producing, directing, short film, script writing and highlights on the essentials required to get films noticed by independent distributors.

Closing date: Interested participants should register by 31st October 2016.

Mike Abiola, founder of the African Film Awards said, “The 20th Special Awards Ceremony will be honouring deserving recipients who have contributed immensely to the growth of the film industry. Lovers of the fast growing film industry in Africa, Nollywood will have the opportunity to celebrate with their favourite stars at the glamourous film awards ceremony, evening of comedy, dinner, music and dance.”

The 20th Anniversary edition of the African Film Awards will be attended by top UK government officials, diplomats, head of multi-national organisations, delegations from Hollywood, Bollywood, BAFTA, BFI, practitioners from different African countries and film enthusiasts.

African Film Awards otherwise known as Afro Hollywood Awards has honoured over 300 recipients since its inception in 1996. The awards have served the purposes of promoting and advancing the dynamic growth of Africa’s Film and Arts in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom uniting the Africans and Caribbean communities.

Tickets to attend the glamourous film awards ceremony are currently on sale on

Link to Awards ticket:

Nicki Minaj Bows Down to Lauryn Hill When Meeting Her for the First Time

Bombay Hott Radio Respects Nicki Minaj for this… nicki-minaj-meets-lauryn-hill

I quoted her in my HS YEARBOOK!!!!! Like 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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Meeting one of your idols can be a humbling experience. Even if you happen to be a platinum-selling, award-winning, record-breaking artist yourself. Last night (Oct. 15), Nicki Minaj ran into one of her favs, Lauryn Hill, while backstage at the Tidal X concert and almost lost her damn mind.

Video footage was captured of the touching moment, which shows Ms. Minaj breaking down in the presence of Ms. Hill. At one point, she literally gets on her knees, face in the carpet and bows at the feet of the former Fugees front woman. “I’m in love with you,” Nicki tells Hill while giving her a huge hug. “I’m in love with your spirit, your mind, everything about you.”

Minaj was clearly shaken by the experience and expressed her emotions in the caption. “Excuse me while I have an outer body experience. Shaking, crying, a MESS!!!! 😩 this lady is the reason. Omg. The QUEEN. Goddess! The epitome! The bar! The *faints*. Ms Lauryn Hill told me to keep “spittin dat fire”. Is this real life!????,” she wrote.

She later posed for pics with Hill (below) and was all smiles.

While Nicki loves Lauryn, the distinction of her favorite rapper happens to go to Jay Z. “I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z. He’s always been my favorite rapper — him and Wayne,” she said in a past interview.

But clearly, she has already met Hov and Tunechi.
Source: XXL


The Bible Tupac Shakur used in prison while he was incarcerated for sexual assault in 1995 is being sold for $54,000 on the Internet.
The autograph dealer Moments In Time has obtained the Bible, which is the Life Recovery version of the scripture. The description reads: “The Bible Tupac used while incarcerated in Dannemora for rape, signed on the inside front cover with his inmate # beneath his signature.”


2 Pac apparently signed the Bible with a red marker on the inside cover, and also put his Department of Corrections number, 95A1140.
‘Pac started his sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility on Feb. 15, 1995 and released his album Me Against The World a short time later, becoming the first artist to earn a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 while incarcerated. While locked up, ‘Pac also married his long-time girlfriend, Keisha Morris. They divorced a year later.

Memorabilia from the late rap icon is in high demand. Last month, it was announced that hand-written lyrics from the beloved rapper were up for auction. The lyric sheet is for ‘Pac’s “Catchin’ Feelings” from his posthumous 2002 Better Dayz album. The rare piece of memorabilia was also made available courtesy of the company Moments in Time. MIT owner Gary Zimet tells TMZ that he got the lyrics from an ex-employee of the studio in which ‘Pac laid the track in 1996—the year of his death.


Moments In Time has since been threatened by the estate of Tupac to cease the sale. Shakur’s people believe they are the rightful owners of all of Pac’s original art, and as a result, they think it’s disrespectful to exploit his memory by selling his property.



TMZ is reporting that Dr. Dre is planning to file a lawsuit against Sony for portraying him as a woman beater in a new TV Movie Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le. The movie depicts Dr. Dre as a woman beater who abuses Michel’le which actually never happened in real life.

Dr. Dre’s character is portrayed as extremely violent who pulls Michel’le’s hair, punches her in the face, and even pulling a gun on her. We have no idea why Sony would like to tarnish Dr.Dre’s name especially if these allegations never happened. The two dated almost 30 years ago and no allegations of abuse have never been brought to the table.

Dr.Dre’s lawyers are ready to file a suit and also have told Michel’le to keep her mouth shut during this situation. Sony is set to release the movie this coming week. If so Sony should get ready for some court appearance’s and may have to pay a pretty penny to Dr. Dre.

Watch the world premiere of “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le” on October 15 at 8/7c on Lifetime.

Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2 Snoop Dogg and Friends @ Microsoft Theater Los Angeles 10 Dec 2016

Microsoft Theater
777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, California 90015
Event Highlights:
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Price: $42.00 – $240.00
Onsale: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 – 12:00PM PDT



1. “Downward Spiral”
2. “Tell Me What I Don’t Know”
3. “Rolling Stone” (featuring Petite Noir)
4. “Really Doe” (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
5. “Lost”
6. “Ain’t It Funny”
7. “Goldust”
8. “White Lines”
9. “Pneumonia”
10. “Dance In The Water”
11. “From The Ground” (featuring Kelela)
12. “When It Rain”
13. “Today”
14. “Get Hi” (featuring B-Real)
15. “Hell For It”

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