Month: January 2019

LIONHEART: It was Genevieve’s directorial debut and she totally nailed it” – Anoke Adaeze

It’s better stale than not at all, aye? I’ve been up to my neck with a million and one things to do since the inception of this delightfully new year, but I know this girl wouldn’t quite forgive herself if she totally failed to give her two cents on Netflix’s latest original, LionHeart. First off, the LionHeart cast couldn’t have been better selected. Something about seeing Nkem Owoh, Genevieve Nnaji, Phyno, KOK, Onyeka Onwenu, Kalu Ikeagwu and the man after my own heart, Pete Edochie thrown together in a classic mix which steadily gravitated to a rich creamy blend- warmed me all the way to my...

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CBS Talent Show names Kate Henshaw new judge.

See who is making waves on the international talent competition scene!  Veteran Nigerian actress, Kate Henshaw has been named a judge on New Global Talent Competition Show ,‘The World’s Best.’  Yeah,you read right. She will be joining the likes of Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Andre Charles and Faith Hill as judges on the international show. Hosted by James Corden, The World’s Best​ is a first-of-its-kind global talent competition that features acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. They not only have to impress the all-star line-up of American judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and Faith Hill, but the acts...

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John Mikel Obi joins Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Nigeria captain, Mikel John Obi on a free transfer after leaving Tianjin Teda, signing a contract until the end of the season. “I’m pleased to get him in. He is a man with a lot of experience and quality. He has a winning mentality and he wants to be here be a part of what we are looking to achieve.” Boro boss, Tony Pulis announced. The Ex Tianjin Teda Captain who had an 11-year spell with Chelsea, making more than appearances was recently linked with AS Roma and Wolfsburg. They are currently 5th in the...

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Usain Bolt retires from football.

His football career was almost unnoticeable. Usain Bolt has announced his retirement from football after a short-term attempt to make it professional. The Jamaican took a bow after playing two games and scoring twice in an eight-week trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners which ended last November. “It was fun while it lasted, I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it not the way we should. And you learn your lesson, you live and you learn. It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team...

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Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud.

Ronaldo has officially pleaded guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward was accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities in 2017 after failing to pay £13m from image rights to the Spanish Govt from 2011-2013. The Portuguese football legend has accepted a €18.8 million fine and a suspended 23-month jail term for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday.  He arrived at the Madrid court after Juventus’ 3-0 Serie A win over Chievo, hand in hand with Georgina Rodriguez and dressed in an all-black outfit finished off neatly with white trainers and shades and gave a thumbs up and grin to...

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Movie Review: Chief Daddy |By: Deoye Falade.

Director: Niyi AkinmolayanGenre: ComedyProducer: Mo Abudu, Temidayo AbuduScreenplay: Bode AsiyanbiCinematography: Muhammad Atta AhmedCast: Linda Ejiofor, Shaffi Bello, Bisola Aiyeola, Funke Akindele-Bello, Zainab Balogun, Folarin Falana, Dakore Egbuson, Kate Henshaw, Uti Nwachukwu Year Of Release: 2018 Reviewer: Deoye Falade Language: English, YorubaCountry: NigeriaRating: 4.5/10 If it’s humour you’re looking for, Chief Daddy is guaranteed to serve you with loads of it. Powered with an ensemble of Nollywood’s who-is-who and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, Chief Daddy delves into the family drama that ensues upon the death of Chief Beecroft – the titular character. It’s a rich area with ample opportunity for exploring a wide range...

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Petr Cech to retire at the end of the season.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech has announced he will retire at the end of the season. “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of this season. Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve. I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season,...

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Ronaldo, Messi, Hazard, others named in UEFA Team of the Year 2018.

UEFA have announced the 11 players for its official 2018 Team of the Year. They include Ter Stegen; Ramos, Van Dijk; Marcelo, Modric, Kante, Hazard; Mbappe, Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo. While Messi received 107326 votes, his rival Ronaldo garnered 108423. With 4 players included in the current Best XI, Madrid have now overtaken Barca for most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year. UEFA.com fans’ Team of the Year 2018 GK: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona & Germany) DF: Raphael Varane (Real Madrid & France) DF: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain) DF: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool & Netherlands) DF: Marcelo...

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Movie Review: “Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” Is Unapologetically Nigerian”|By: Deoye Falade

The simple story has become an endangered species and this couldn’t have been more evident than with Lionheart, Nigeria’s first ‘Netflix Original’ and veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut. Much as been made of what it could have, should have been, largely due to Netflix’s involvement as it is expected that the streaming giant’s association with any artistic effort would automatically make it gold. However, there are quite a number of films in this regard that for all the awesomeness of Hollywood, fail to even have a few sprinkles of bronze on them – this applies to both films produced...

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#CAFAwards18 : Full list of winners.

The 2018 edition of the AiteoCAF awards was held on January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. Below are the list of winners. Morocco and Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi was named CAF African Youth Player of the Year 2018.  Egypt Mohamed Salah is the CAF African Player of the Year 2018 for second time.   Africa Best XI 2018. Onyango, Aurier, Benatia, Bailly, Koulibaly, Keita, Partey, Mahrez, Aubameyang, Mane, Salah The CAF Women’s Team of the Year 2018 is Nigeria.  The Super Falcons have now won the Africa Women Team of the Year award for a record four times. 2010:...

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Egypt to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

CAF have announced Egypt as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt have won the hosting rights of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2006 after beating South Africa 16-1 in votes. The Pharaohs have won it 2 out of the 3 times they have hosted; in 2006 and 1986. The tournament will run from 15th June to 13th July, 2019. According to reports, one of the main differences in the bids was thatEgypt had full governmental support whereas South Africa was the opposite. Egypt will use 8 stadia in 5 cities (3 in Cairo) Port...

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Opinion: “2019: Time to Disrupt the System” ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

We’ve all made it through to the year 2019. Thank God! Now it’s time to disrupt the system! Donald Trump is  still the President of the United States of America as is Theresa May still the PM of Great Britain as is Mohammed Buhari still the President of Nigeria: in the land of the blind the one-eyed man will continue to be King! In the absence of credible leaders the world will be continually ruled by hapless Heads of States. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world all these hapless leaders’ rules are creating hardship, inequality and uncertainty....

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