Flamboyant politician and former lawmaker from Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye will get another chance to show his latent talent in acting after he was listed among the cast of the Nollywood movie series titled ‘Silent Prejudice’.
Celebrity Gist can confirm that Dino Melaye will be making his third appearance as an actor in the second season of the movie produced by Chris Oge Kalu, which exposes the evils associated with the Osu caste system in the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
We gather that other popular personalities like Femi Fani-Kayode, businessman Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and former governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife and actors such as Monalisa Chinda, Amaechi Muonago and Clems Ohameze, and others have also joined Senator Melaye on the set of the movie series.
Fans of country music all over the world were thrown into mourning when the death of American country music legend, Kenny Rogers (whose career spanned more than six decades) was made public by his family.
According to a family representative, the 81-year-old who was number one on the pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, winning three Grammy awards in the process, “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”.
The late singer who was also regarded as a keen businessman who led several successful ventures over the years, mainly in property and the restaurant sector became popular for his hit ballads like; ‘Lucille’, ‘The Gambler’ and ‘Coward of the County’ among other songs.
One of the industry’s proven and most consistent music producers, Don Jazzy has lamented the spate of insecurity in the country which he says has affected the number of shows staged across the country by promoters.
According to Don Jazzy, the killings in the north and kidnapping allover Nigeria has not helped the music industry as music promoters are being prevented from staging as much shows as they used to across the country.
While reflecting on shows such as; Glo Tour, Star Mega Jam and Star Trek in a post on social media, Don Jazzy said; “Touring helped to grow the musicians we had in the past. People like 2baba, P-Square, D’Banj became great entertainers because of the amount of shows that they attended around the country, and it helped them grow their stagecraft, by entertaining people from different walks of life.”
Many were left in tears and a sense of loss following the deadly pipeline explosion which rocked the Abule Ado-Soba area of Lagos State, in an incident which claimed no fewer than 20 lives, and destroyed property worth billions of naira.
And in his usual gesture of bringing succour to the needy, Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, we can reveal dipped his hands into his deep pocket (no pun intended) to dole out the princely sum of N100m to victims of the explosion.
The latest gesture by the serial entrepreneur comes after donating handsomely towards curbing the spread of coronavirus also known as COVID-19 in Nigeria and his philanthropic works in rebuilding the north east ravaged by Boko Haram attacks.
PETER & TOSIN IGHO:
The pair of Peter Igho, who is best known for his achievements with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and his son Tosin Igho (a music video producer), made history when they both emerged winners at the recently staged Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs).
Peter Igho who produced works such as ‘Cockcrow at Dawn’, ‘Village Headmaster’ and ‘Samanja’ among others was announced as the Industry Merit Award winner at the AMVCAs 2020.
Father and son became the first pair to cart home different AMVCA awards on the same night when, Tosin, emerged the winner in the Best Picture Editor category for his work ‘Seven’, which stars Efa Iwara, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sadiq Daba, Patrick Diabuah, and Daddy Showkey among others.
The chairman of PEFTI Film Institute, Wale Adenuga, expressed fears for the Nigerian movie industry when he posited that things are not going well in the movie sector.
Speaking during the opening a new PEFTI Institute in Ibadan, Wale Adenuga who held that the Nigerian movie industry is not coordinated also said the industry is not as lucrative as some actors make it seem.
According to him, the flamboyant lifestyle of some of the young actors and actresses in the industry should be disregarded, noting that many of them made their monies outside the film sector.
Wale Adenuga who noted that he could count 10 Nollywood veterans who had died of poverty escalated diseases as a result of their poor financial status said; “Nollywood is not structured, not organised, no national leadership, no united front and the industry is not coordinated making it an all comers affair.
BURNA BOY & SEUN KUTI:
The pair of Nigerian musician’s; Seun Kuti and Burna Boy have both been listed by the organisers of the forthcoming British Glastonbury Festival to perform at the event as headliners.
The pair are expected to share the stage with other international stars like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Diana Ross among others, at the five-day celebration of contemporary performing arts that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, in England.
However, gist says the event which will mark the 50th anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival scheduled to take place from the 24th-28th June, 2020, may be rescheduled or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic