Stories by Tony Ogaga
Star of Ransom, beauty queen and model, Yinka Adewale, will premiere her maiden movie entitled, Voiceless Scream on Sunday, September 4, at 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Sunday, September 4.
“Voiceless Scream will create awareness about rape and child abuse. Many people can’t voice out what they are going through. Voiceless Scream teaches you what you can do and how you can go about it,” Yinka told Entertainer.
Voiceless Scream features Jide Kosoko, Yemi Sholade, Adeniyi Johnson, Yinka Adewale, Shaffy Bello, Ure Eke, Micheal Bassey and Wale Ojo among others and was directed by Dotun Taylor and from the stable of YAE Films.
After Gulf War 2, Phareed storms Nigeria
After surviving the heat of Iraq dodging bullets and escaping death with the skin of his teeth in Iraq during Gulf War 2, Nigerian born US Based rapper, Phareed is back home and set to heat up the rap music scene.
Recently he was hosted by organizers of Gbedu Awards at Club Vegas, Lagos.
“I am glad to be back home. I am impressed at the tremendous growth of the industry this past couple of years and that is why I am back home. I am looking forward to contributing my quota to it.”
Commenting, MC Morris said that Gbedu Awards is proud to honour him for his exploits in the rap genre in America by welcoming him back home.
Phareed, who lives in Atlanta Georgia is an American army veteran. He started doing music at age 14 and released his first single in 1999 before he was deployed to the war front in Iraq.
He has performed alongside Majek Fashek, Ras Kimono and is a well decorated United States army veteran who served for 12 years.
I shot Ije Ogugu to revive Igbo culture – Chigozirim Sophia
Movie maker, Emeka-Nkeabo Chigozirim Sophia is charting a new course in her determination to reinvent Igbo language movies. To date she has shot five movies including Ije Ogugu, her debut movie. However, all the movies were wrapped up this year.
In a chat with Entertainer, she revealed that Nollywood has always been her dream destination and now that she has started producing her own movies, there is no going back.
“Let me start first by thanking God. It was not easy when I started in 2013 but God in his infinite mercy saw me through. I shot an Igbo movie, Ije Ogugu, to help revive Igbo language which is gradually dying and we are happy with the response so far. The aim is to help our children understand and speak the language and by so doing learn more about our rich culture, tradition and heritage.”
However she revealed that she was keeping the title of the otter movies under wraps pending when they will be ready for release.
Martins to artistes: Be original if you want to be relevant
Presenter of popular entertainment YouTube show, Talking With MartinsShow, Martins C. Martins, has called on Nigerian artistes to be original and improve on their content if they want to remain relevant adding that failure to do this will confine them in the dustbin of music history.
“Most young artists are making money but they are not thinking of the future aspects of the business,” Martins told Entertainer in a chat. “They all want to sing but their music is not making sense. They disrespect women and only sing about material things. It is always shake your bum bum or see all the money I have got but I don’t think that will make them legends. They all want to be like Tuface but they can’t because their content is dirty and artistry is below par. Yes, they are making money smiling to the bank and I enjoy their songs but in a couple of years from now, who will be listening to them? They are celebs today but will they be tomorrow,” he asked rhetorically.
Martins says that if they want to be relevant they must emulate the likes of Tuface, Timi Dakolo, Omawunmi and Burna Boy among a host of other creative Nigerian artistes.
“It is time they know that music is not all about making money but laying a legacy that is why I respect 2baba and these great guys doing a yeoman’s job out there. 20 years from now I will still be enjoying his songs but these youngsters, if they don’t up their game would end up in the dustbin of Nigerian music in a couple of years,” he concluded.
Talking With Martins Show is a popular show on YouTube which x-rays Nigerian music. Noted for its no-holds-barred approach, it has received thousands of views.
When The God’s Cry: Nollywood set to meet Hollywood
Nollywood is set to meet Hollywood in a new movie entitled When The God’s Cry. Described as one of the biggest productions ever, the producer of the movie, Engr. David Abakpa, CEO of Echoes of Africa Poetic Theatre Limited disclosed to Entertainer that it would feature 7, 614 artistes.
“It would be a poetic documentary, a potential game changer would feature 7, 614 artistes across countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates and would be directed by one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Robert Rodriquez and produced by Obi Madubogwu.
Auditions would begin in Lagos on August 16 and hit Calabar and Enugu on August 23 and 25 respectively.