Nollywood legend and multiple award winning filmmaker, Ambassador Lancelot Oduwarene Imasuen, who is popularly known as D’Guvnor of Nollywood, will on the 20th of June, 2021, clock 50.
In celebration of this epoch accomplishment, a month long string of tremendous and pivotal events have been lined to take place in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, his place of birth and in Abuja, the Federal Capital City, as part of this peculiar celebration.
Now armed with other notable icons, colleagues, friends, families and those he has groomed, the event planning has been in top gear with numerous activities lined up.
These activities include;
A Filmmakers’ challenge, tagged; ”THE STATE OF THE NATION”, of which submissions have already begun and would end on the 20th of May, 2021. The winners of this competition, would be announced and awarded on Tuesday, the 1st of June, 2021, during The Film Directing Masterclass at Kada Cinema And Entertainment Centre, Sapele road, Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria. This event is sponsored by THE BENIN FILM ACADEMY.
Following suit is a Free Film directing masterclass which was birthed from the collaboration between THE DIRECTORS’ GUILD OF NIGERIA (EDO STATE CHAPTER) and THE BENIN FILM ACADEMY. It would be taking place on Tuesday, the 1st of June, 2021, by 10am, at The Kada Cinema And Entertainment Centre, Sapele road, Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria.
Subsequently, there would be a One week festival of Lancelot’s films, courtesy of THE MANAGEMENT OF KADA CINEMA AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE. The festival would kick off on Friday, the 4th of June, 2021, and carry-on till Friday, the 11th of June, 2021, by 12pm – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm daily, at Kada Cinema And Entertainment Centre, Sapele road, Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria.
Afterwards, there would be a Comedy night, themed; “LAUGHING WITH LANCELOT”, courtesy of Mc Casino and Mc Edopikin. The event would hold at Rehab bar on Friday, the 4th of June, 2021, by 6pm. This event is proudly sponsored by THE BENIN FILM ACADEMY in conjunction with REHAB BAR.
Next off, is the World premiere of the movie; “WEDE”, which would be taking place on Sunday, the 6th of June, 2021, at Citadel cinema, Uromi, Edo state, Nigeria, by 4pm . This event is proudly sponsored by THE MANAGEMENT OF CITADEL CINEMA and THE BENIN FILM ACADEMY.
Then, there would be a visit to the orphanage(s) in Benin city, Edo state on Wednesday, the 9th of June, 2021.
Coming next, is a poetic performance, also known as the Season of words, which has been badged; “JAKPA?”, which would take place on Friday, the 11th of June, 2021, at The National Orientation Agency Hall, along Boundary road, GRA, Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria, by 1pm. This event is powered by THE BENIN POETRY KLUB in conjunction with THE BENIN WRITERS’ SOCIETY.
There would also be a Novelty match; “Actors and film-makers” versus “musicians and comedians”, which would take place on Saturday, the 12th of June, 2021, at Vuvuzuela stadium, along airport road, Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria.
Afterwards, the World premiere of the Edo indigenous movie; “E’FENDRAL MAN”, would be taking place on Sunday, the 13th of June, 2021, at The National Orientation Agency Hall, along Boundary road, GRA, Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria, by 4pm. This event is supported by THE BENIN FILM ACADEMY.
Next is a Cultural night, which would take place on Wednesday, the 16th of June, 2021, at Surprise pub and café, 4A, Federal Avenue off Boundary road, GRA, Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria, by 6pm. This event is powered by SURPRISE PUB AND CAFÉ in conjunction with THE BENIN FILM ACADEMY.
Following suit is a Colloquium, which would take place on Thursday, the 17th of June, 2021 at Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state, Nigeria, by 10am. This event is powered by THE MANAGEMENT OF IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY, OKADA.
D’Guv’s birthday thanksgiving and reception with family and friends would take place on Sunday, the 20th of June, 2021, at his resident city, Abuja, Nigeria. This is powered by D’Guv’s wife, Mrs Aimuamwonsa Lancelot Imasuen.
Amb. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen says that these events, especially, The Film Directing Masterclass and The Orphanage visit are the most endeared to him as he states; “I wouldn’t have gotten to the level at which I am presently, if it weren’t for my Almighty creator and the society at large which has continually supported my art and craft for over 25 years and undoubtedly stood up for me… Therefore, this is my own little way of giving back to the society”.
Preparations for these activities have been on the apogee and one can already tell that D’GUV’s 50th birthday commemoration would be one that would leave a mark on the sands of time.
Poison scare: God will Expose Wicked People Around Me- Davido
Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, Davido, has taken to his verified Twitter account with over nine million followers to state that God will expose any “wickedness” around him.
In his tweet, the iconic singer wrote, “God will expose and deal with any wickedness around me; near or far, Amen. I’m blessed.”
His tweet comes shortly after a video snippet surfaced online where a cleric claimed that he had a revelation the pop star would be poisoned by someone living under his roof.
“I told you about one singer, Davido. They will poison him; I don’t know him and I have never seen him in my life. They will put something in his drink; he will be rushed to the hospital, will be admitted, and unconscious. The person that will poison him is sleeping in his house,” the cleric said.
More so, the singer’s former personal assistant, Aloma, in a recent interview, revealed that in 2017, he was offered N100m by someone in the music industry to implicate Davido in the death of his friend, Tagbo.
Aloma said, “When we were at the Police station, Lion Building, they took me to a room and said that I am a ‘fall man’. Beware of this music industry, everyone is trying their best to pull David down.
“They told me to write a statement which will state that David killed Tagbo. They gave me a cheque of N100m just for me to write that David killed Tagbo.”
Actor, Donyayo Dumps Etisalat Lucrative Job, Plans Double Movie Release
Adeyemo Adeyemi aka DONYAYO, a Nollywood Actor, was born in 1981 Oct 31st into a family of 5..four boys and a girl.
Yayo Who is from the Brown roof city of Ibadan, the political capital of the Yorubaland,attended Ikolaba Grammar School and passed through The Poly Ibadan and Later graduated from the University Of Ilorin.
Well traveled, Adeyemi has visited a lot of countries in Africa and outside Africa of the continent. Donyayo, started his art career in 2004 and produced his first Movie in 2005. He has since then produced many other movies.
Among them ALE EREBE ,OMO KAMPUS, OPA ORO, BACHELOR’S EVE, SCHOOL LIFE with his latests awaiting release :DONYAYO and DRAMA which features saidi balogun, shola kosoko, rotimi salami, bukola awoyemi, bose akinola, ayoola Benedict and tunde odejimi. The movies are directed by BEN O BEN..
A dedicated and focused worker, Yayo once worked with Etisalat, now 9mobile. in his quest and passion for entertainment he dropped his white collar Job with the telecommunications outlet, for car selling business.
LAGOS CLUB CUP SEASON 3 ENTERTAINERS, HOSPITALITY OWNERS PLAY FOR PEACE IN LAGOS.
Entertainment Celebrities and Hospitality Business Owners are set to kick off the 3rd Edition of the annual Lagos Club Cup (LCC), which will hold between Sunday 13th & Monday 14th of June 2021.
The football competition, which is in its third year, is aimed at promoting social interaction through grassroot football in the country.
This year’s edition tagged #FootballForPeace, will see Entertainers and hospitality companies ranging from different night clubs, lounges & Bars in Lagos gather at the Landmark Beach Football Arena in Victoria Island for a novelty match against Entertainment Celebrities in both male and female categories.
Speaking ahead of the event, Project Manager and Lead Consultant at 5Stars Football Consultancy, Olumide Aturu explained that this year’s edition is aimed at lending voices towards peace advocacy for the country amid the violence, insecurity and social injustice.
According to Aturu, “Considering the whole unrest and other vices in the country, this year’s edition is tagged #FootballForPeace, because we intend to create awareness about the role of Nigerian Youths in becoming lead advocates for Peace and not Violence in the country”.
Notable Stars including Ex-BBNaija & Supersport Analysts, Ozo, Neo, Jimmy, YoungJohn, Naira Marley, WofaiFada, Beverly Osu, Pearl Hart and popular Instagram and YouTube comedians like Josh2Funny, BelloKreb, Amadi Man will feature in the match, which will have English FA Cup Winner, John Fashanu & Ace footballer Odion Ighalo in attendance.
Beer barn won the inaugural edition of the Lagos Club Cup in 2019 after beating Quilox in the finals, before they were dethroned by current holders, Czars lounge who won the last edition.
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