Damage hits cinema
Nollywood actress and Glo Ambassador, Uche Jombo’s movie, Damage — My Life, will be shown in major cinemas across the country from today. However, the movie will not go straight to DVD release except the cinemas. Uche hinted that the movie would only be sold online at www.damagemovie.com.
City People Awards… this Sunday
THE third edition of the City People Entertainment Awards will hold on August 7, 2011 at the new HNK Event Centre, Admiralty Road, Lekki, Lagos. The duo of Gbenga Adeyinka and Julius Agwu has been confirmed to host the event. Also on-air personalities, DJs, music/movie producers, directors, record label owners and entertainment companies will be honoured for their contribution to the growth of Nigerian entertainment industry.
Slated to entertain the over 3,000 showbiz stars and over 200 Ghanaian stars that have shown interest in attending the award ceremony are Mo’cheddah, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Sound Sultan, Kaffy, Sheyman, Choedate City All Stars, Ruggedman, Olamide, Sexy Steel, Jah-bless, Pasuma, 2Shotz, Goldie, Tiwa Savage, Kennis Music All Stars and Maheeda.
Garden City Book Fair 2011 beckons
As part of the activities of the Garden City Literary Festival (GCLF), the Garden City Book Fair (GCBF) is billed take place from September 12 to 17, 2011 at the Atlantic Hall of the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Exhibition outlet will be available to all booksellers, bookshops, publishers, artists, gift shops. Further information on registration and participation can sourced through www.gardencityfestival.com
Other highlights of the literary festival include writer’s workshops, interactive sessions and book signing with authors, various literary forums, performances, and special events for children. Keynote speaker this year is Prof. Chinua Achebe (via Satellite), Ghana’s Ama Atta Aidoo and America’s Rev. Jesse Jackson. They would be joined by several other writers from within Nigeria and abroad. With Literature and Politics as theme, the festival is organised by the Rainbow Book Club in collaboration with the Rivers State Government, while Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), PEN International and the British Council serve as partners.
E-Star TV presents Sting In A Tale
AWARD winning Ghanaian film, A Sting In A Tale hits the airwaves on Sunday, August 7, by 10pm. Produced and directed by ace cinematographer-Shirley Frimpong, the film is currently enjoying rave review across Ghanaian cinemas makes an entrance into Nigeria Star time Subscribers home, office and restaurant across the country and other parts of Africa.
Bayo Adebiyi, CEO of Proudly Africa Media, owner of E-STAR TV, said, “the showing of this film reflects our commitment to showcase entertainment contents that mirror the society and educate as well. It is a sheer delight to see our teeming viewers, nearing a million, looking forward to this belt when they can be engaged for two hours with first class African Movies.”
Books for presentation
Heatstrings, a collection of poems by journalist and company executive, Sam Umukoro, will be presented at 4pm on Sunday, August 7 at the Bogobiri House, 9, Maitama Sule Street, South West Ikoyi, Lagos.
The Denkyira Chest by Kanmi Olatoye is also billed for presentation on August 11, at the Nigeria Airforce Officers’ Mess, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Time is 11am.