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Anglican Church trains 65 youths on film production

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The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has commenced the training of 65 youths on film production to enable them discover their talents and become self-reliant.

The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church, His Grace Henry Ndukuba said this when he visited the trainees at the High Definition Film Academy in Gwarinpa, Abuja on Monday.

The primate said he was there to monitor, evaluate and bless the trainees before their graduation on Thursday.

Ndukuba said that the church believed in empowering the youths to accelerate economic prosperity and minimize restiveness.

He said the church intended to invest on the youths through economic and social empowerment by offering skills training mostly to indigent families, to give them a future and take them away from social vices.

The primate explained that the trainees were selected based on their passion and interests.

He advised them to be focused and determined for a breakthrough, saying, “they were already keying and tapping into wealth”.

“Discover yourself and the talent the Lord has kept for you and use it to glorify him and the society.

“What you have taken time to train in, God will help you achieve greater heights in them,” he added.

The primate told the youths that the road to success wasn’t easy, but very rewarding if they remained committed.

He added that the mission was to mobilise young people for a better future, urging them not to disappoint their families and the church.

In his speech, Mr Ndubueze Ugazi, Chairman, Joshua Generation movie team of the Anglican Communion, said the 65 students where trained in different categories of film production.

He said they were also trained in acting, cinematography and script writing.

Ugazi said they were expected at the end of the training to launch into the works of film making and takeover the industry.

“The essence of this vision by the Primate is to have Christians who will not shy away from the entertainment industry because of the storms and challenges in it,” he added.

He said the trainees would come out with the required technical, profession and spiritual knowledge to launch into the world of film making and be preaching Christ through films.

The Chief Executive Officer, High Definition Film Academy, Mr Bright Obasi urged the youth to tap the opportunities of the film industry.

“This is the right time to key into film making in Nigeria.

“You have big streamlines platforms coming and others already in Nigeria such as Netflix, Amazon and HPO; when you talk of profitability of film, this is the best time,” he added.

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Get Ready to Groove Kanwulia Releaaes ‘Amerikana’ Album and Lagos “Who’s That Girl Tour”?

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Get ready to groove, Lagos! The city’s music scene is about to get a volcanic shake-up as Nigerian-American sensation Kanwulia gears up for a musical adventure. With her official ‘Amerikana’ album release and the commencement of her “Who’s That Girl?” City tour this Easter, Kanwulia is set to light up the stage with her electrifying blend of Afrobeats, jazz, and pop rhythms and of course infectious energy.

Picture this: Kanwulia, the powerhouse artist who regularly shuttles between Nigeria and the United States, is gearing up to reconnect with her fans in Lagos in a big way. Armed with her revamped album and a whole lot of swagger, she’s ready to take her music to new levels and share this with her loyal fans, too!
The ‘Amerikana’ album release is strategic as it allows Kanwulia to treat her fans & friends to some anthems of empowerment and infectious dancefloor bangers that will have them moving and grooving to the pulsating beats. Alongside this album release, Kanwulia will be hitting the city streets for her “Amerikana- Who’s That Girl?” Lagos tour – a whirlwind journey through some of the city’s hottest entertainment spots. From intimate lounge performances to electrifying club shows, she’ll be showcasing her dynamic stage presence and undeniable talent as she connects with fans old and new.

Speaking about her upcoming tour, Kanwulia couldn’t hide her excitement. “Lagos holds a special place in my heart, and I can’t wait to feel the energy of the city pulsating through me as I perform. I very much look forward to performing in Lagos one of the top global entertainment destinations, and I have to thank God and my management and agency Volkano & Inspiro Productions for making this happen! she exclaimed.

Kanwulia’s tour isn’t only about music—it’s also about empowerment and inspiration. As a Nigerian-American artist, she’s all about breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes. Through her music and her journey, she also hopes to inspire a new generation of artists to dream big and pursue their passions fearlessly.

So, as the countdown to Easter 2024 begins, all eyes are on Kanwulia as she prepares to storm the Lagos music scene. Get ready to be blown away, Lagos—Kanwulia is back, and she’s ready to take you on the ride of a lifetime. Get your dancing shoes ready because this is one musical adventure you won’t want to miss! Reach out for all things Kanwulia at www.kanwulia.com

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Chartered Institute Of Builders Honour Julius Berger, Director

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…… Seeks collaborations to eliminate quacks

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has been honoured with a corporate award of the Chartered Institute of Builders Nigeria, even as the Director, Administration of the foremost engineering construction company, Alhaji Zubairu Bayi, a distinguished Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Building (FNIOB), also bagged a professional leadership award during the event.

At the recently ended two-day event to mark the CIOB Nigeria Meet 2023 with the theme: Construction Industry Development Collaborations, Innovations and CIOB Capacity Building, the Group Head of CIOB Nigeria Hub, Builder Isiaka Adekunle Onabekun disclosed that being the first CIOB Meet, it was expedient for the organisers to recognise leaders in the industry, be they individuals or corporate. He added that, “…when leaders arise for the common good, challenges are surmounted, impossibilities give way to aspirations, possibilities, hopes, and good success for the future.” He further said, as “I look at this hall today, I am encouraged that the inspiring leaders are here.”

Saying that the CIOB Nigeria Hub was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC in 2019 with a view to contributing to the construction sector in accordance with international best practices, Onabekun added that CIOB Nigeria Meet 2023 is all about ensuring enduring working relationship with other existing institutions and regulators towards building construction integrity in the country.

On why the CIOB Nigeria is recognising Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, and a Director of the company, Builder Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi, Fniob, amongst other industry professionals, Onabekun said, “Julius Berger commendably continues to be at the forefront of strong, stable and lasting building construction as an epitome of enduring professional integrity, technical confidence, reliability and excellence in the nation’s built environment. While commending Julius Berger for the company’s strict and noble adherence to high engineering standards and orderly compliance to international best practices in engineering construction, Builder Onabekun regretted that many technical building requirements are compromised by quacks in the industry. He said missing or compromised ethical values remains the major catalyst of serial incidence of building collapse in the country. Building projects, he lamented, are implemented by many quacks without recourse to construction stages approvals; and where such approvals are sought and obtained compliance remains controversial due to the ethical poverty of those meant to comply with approved and worthy standards.

Builder Onabekun urged senior professionals and leaders in the built environment to assist the CIOB Nigeria Hub’s determination to contribute its quota to the lifting of standards in building construction in the country. He further enjoined Julius Berger to continue with its historically established and worthy path of engineering construction excellence and lasting structural stability in the building industry in Nigeria.

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Yemi Alade’s Paris L’ Olympia concert tickets all sold out

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The award winning ‘Queen of Afrobeats’, Yemi Alade, said on Monday that all her Paris tour tickets for her concerts were sold out.

She made this known after holding her self themed concert in Paris, the French capital.

In a telephone interview, she said that the concerts in L’Olympia events in Paris and other venues was a huge success.

“My hugely successful concert, which was held at the prestigious venue L’Olympia hall, was a sold out. It had thousands of my fans in excited frenzy, singing my songs back to back.

“My second concert here witnessed tremendous success because our fans stood by us, supporting my craft and music all the way,” she said.

Yemi also disclosed her plans to perform in various countries before the end of the year.

“I am immensely grateful for the love from Paris and indeed the world over. Now that the Paris concert is done, the rest of the 2022 world tour moves to Montreal, Canada.

“I will also tour the rest of Africa which includes, Abidjan on Nov. 25 and then Uganda on Dec. 11.

“I am excited to announce these dates and I can’t wait to hit the stage and give my fans a show,” she said.

Yemi had returned to Paris after her first show in the city at the Le Trianon in 2017 as part of her successful European tour that year.

An excited Yemi thanked her fans in Paris for turning out in their numbers to be part of her second coming to the city of love.

Yemi continues to make giant strides in the global music industry; she is one of the top female musicians representing Nigeria and Africa on world stage.

Mama Africa’ or ‘King of Queens’ as she is widely known, also had other world famous acts like Maud Elka, Mo Eazy (Nigeria), Made in Paris, Bramsitoo among others on the line up of performers.

Yemi’s feat has reaffirmed her position as a mainstream sensation since winning the Peak talent show that brought her to limelight in 2009.

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