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Muyiwa Kayode leads global team to produce Nigeria's 1st animation series

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Nigerian kids and indeed kids around the world are set for an exciting time as a new proudly Nigerian cartoon will hit the screens in August!
Adventures of Turtle Taido - an animated cartoon series will soon air on African television. The series is about the adventures of a super-powered, bubbly turtle, Taido, who travels to all the cities across Nigeria in search of knowledge and adventure. Through his journey, he forms incredible friendships with characters of all backgrounds, and learns about the rich cultural attributes of each place he visits.

TURTLE TAIDO reinforces the message that the more we learn and understand other people’s cultures, the more respect and tolerance we will have for diversity. This concept is so important to teach young ones in light of what is going on in the world today.

According to the creator and executive producer, Muyiwa Kayode, “Culture is perhaps the most important element of a people’s identity.However, there is a gradual erosion of our culture in the…

It's about that time of the week, guys!

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Come get caught up in the mind blowing suspense and mystery at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, City-Mall, Onikan. The much awaited “Jurassic World” is here! So is 'Hot Pursuit'! And guess what guys, 'The Guest' has arrived.

Are you a lover of Bollywood? Then “Kamari AdhuriKahani” is for you. All these & more, showing on the Big Screen at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, City-Mall, Onikan! For Bookings and Enquiries, contact: Cecilia- 08090366111, Lillian- 08077269202.

Award Winning Poet, Titilope Sonuga is Intel® She Will Connect Spokesperson for 2015

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After performing her thought-provoking and stirring poem at the swearing-in of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015; a historic moment for the country and the first time a poet had ever been invited to perform at a Nigerian inauguration ceremony, Titilope Sonuga achieves another first. She has been named the first Intel® She Will Connect spokesperson in Nigeria.
Intel® She Will Connect is an initiative of Intel Corporation to bridge the Internet’s gender gap by connecting millions of girls and women to opportunities through technology. By partnering with various female focused NGOs across the continent, its goal is to reach 5 million young women in Africa by 2020. The program offers an innovative combination of digital literacy training, an online peer network and gender-relevant content to females which will afford them the opportunity of acquiring or improving their digital literacy skills and expanding their understanding and use of technology.
Titilope Sonuga is…

Sodas & Popcorn Movie Review: Jurassic World

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When a Steven Spielberg influenced project, filled with dinosaurs, is set to grace the big screens, one thing is very certain, a spectacular visual experience. But what will definitely be in question is Jurassic world living up to the reputation of the groundbreaking Sci-Fi classic, Jurassic Park, the first in the franchise. The long awaited Jurassic World picks up twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (JP) in a way disregarding Jurassic Park 2 and 3 (I don’t think I even saw them) This resulted in a “kinda reboot”. With the explosive success of the movie in its few weeks of release, be sure to expect a “Jurassic Galaxy” next. Jurassic World is still set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, which is now a fully-functional dinosaur amusement park after being bought over by an Indian billionaire played by Irrfan Khan. The first half of the movie basically plays catch up to remind fans about events from the Jurassic Park and this takes us on rides round the …

Work Placements for Nigerian Students – (Best UK University For Employment HESA)

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Robert Gordon University, Scotland is proud of its outstanding record in graduate employment. Work Placements play an important role in this success, giving our graduates a valuable advantage when it comes time to start their careers.

Over the years many Nigerian students have had the chance to put into practice the skills and knowledge they gained on their course, as well as gaining experience in the workplace.

Employers can also benefit, gaining an employee who has up to date knowledge and a desire to learn.

www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/placements Meet with the Robert Gordon University Representative : VENUE-BCIE OFFICE 80 Aba Road, Opposite the Government Craft Centre, Port Harcourt. DATE:29th June, 2015 TIME:11am – 3pm For more information please contact the RGU Representative in Nigeria: British Canadian International Education (BCIE)
Valley View Plaza,
99 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
e-mail:  rgu_nigeria@bcie.co.uk
Telephone:  01-4533052
Mobile:  07086273884

Union Bank launches Smarter Banking Centers

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In line with its efforts to build a “Simpler, Smarter bank“, the management and directors of Union Bank over the week launched new smarter banking centres at MM2 Lagos Airport, E-Center (Yaba), Silverbird Galleria (Lagos and Abuja). Speaking at the launch Emeka Emuwa (Group Managing Director, Union Bank of Nigeria) said that “The smarter banking centre is designed for technology savvy customers who want quick, easy, on-the-go banking“. The bank is expected to roll out three more centres in Lagos in June and more than ten centres around the country before the end of the year.

New Video: Wasiu Alabi Pasuma – Oruka

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Baba Wasi!
Wasbar Records‘ boss – Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has released the video of his latest love tune, Oruka. Directed by Clarence Peters, the beautiful video shows a wedding ceremony with cameo appearances by Nollywood stars including Adebayo Salami, Fathia Balogun, Yinka Quadri, Iyabo Ojo, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Murphy Afolabi and more. We’re definitely looking forward to the Fuji artiste’s hip-hop album slated to drop on Friday 30th July 2015. Watch!

An Interview with Nigerian Idol Season 5 Winner, K-Peace

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How did you feel the moment you were announced winner of the Etisalat-Sponsored Nigerian Idol Season 5?

The feeling is unexplainable…It was like a dream to me. Instantly, the crowd went wild in jubilation and my friends and family members started singing praises to God and dancing uncontrollably. It was a sheer moment of ecstasy! In a nutshell, it was an awesome moment for me and till date, the best moment of my life. What changes have you noticed in yourself (personally and in terms of music) from when you entered the competition and now?

I am still the same jolly good fellow, though very popular now. However, I am a better singer and performer after having worked with experienced hands like Timi Dakolo and Evergreen Band. How has Nigerian Idol molded your career in the music industry?

Undoubtedly, the competition was a huge platform to thrive and also birth the ‘Fujirembi’ music genre, which is exclusively mine. Kindly summarise your experience throughout the show?

It was an…

MTN Project Fame Auditions Wrap Up in Abuja & Port Harcourt | Next Stop, Ibadan!

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If there ever was a doubt about MTN Project Fame being West Africa’s biggest talent hunt competition, the Abuja and Port Harcourt auditions certainly dispelled the doubt. The event drew a multitude of music enthusiasts from the two cities, all of them seeking a shot at the grand price of N5,000,000, a brand new SUV and a recording deal worth millions of naira. The venues for the auditions, Bolingo Hotels in Abuja and Vointel Hotel, Port Harcourt, were a beehive of activities during the two days. For the wannabe superstars, it was all or nothing as they tried to impress the judges comprising of  Tyeng Gang, Matilda Duncan and GodpeOnDebeatz in Abuja and Mary Ann Okon, Ada Onwusiribe and Chuks Robert in Port Harcourt. The Abuja audition had an added twist with the presence of Geoffrey, winner of last year’s edition of MTN Project Fame. Being a past contestant from Abuja, Geoffrey’s presence was a morale booster for the teeming crowd that turned up for the auditions. The Benue …

Introducing the World Trade Center Abuja…

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For those of you who haven’t heard of the World Trade Center (WTC) Abuja, being developed by the Churchgate Group, this is an opportunity to get firsthand knowledge of a project that is already changing the skyline of Abuja and attracting global business to Nigeria. A peek into the project on www.wtcabuja.com reveals a master-planned, 8-tower complex made up of luxury residences, AAA offices, a five-star hotel and upscale shopping. The project offers unparalleled luxury and comfort to those seeking a lifestyle above the rest. Each building within the WTC Abuja complex has been uniquely designed to appeal to global businesses that require premier services such as formal meeting space, topnotch security and the highest standard of interior finishes.
Construction of the WTC Abuja started a few years ago and is now at the completion stage of its Phase 1 which comprises the Commercial and Residential Towers. See the amazing photos of the residential show apartment after the …

Seyi Shay Becomes Labelmates with Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris & More as She Signs with Island Records

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Island Records, a major American record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group, has signed on Nigerian music star Seyi Shay. The signing took place in London at the Universal Offices in South Kensington yesterday and Seyi Shay was all smiles as she inked her new deal. The label’s US division has artists Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Taio Cruz, the Vamps, Kiesza, Nikki Williams, Shawn Mendes, Neon Trees, Tove Lo, Avicii, Bon Jovi, Madison Beer, American Authors, and Fall Out Boy. The UK division includes U2, Jessie J, John Newman, Enrique Iglesias, Hozier, Nicki Minaj, Afrojack, Childish Gambino, Weezer, Gotye, Disclosure, Leona Lewis, Ariana Grande, and Calvin Harris.

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3 Shades of Black Beauty! See Beverly Naya, Zainab Balogun & Di’Ja on TW’s 2015 Beauty Edition

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It’s a bevy of beautiful ladies for TW Magazine’s June Beauty Edition with model & TV host, Zainab Balogun; Mavin Records member, Di’Ja & Nollywood actress Beverly Naya! According to the magazine; Beautiful, intelligent and talented with stories that inspire. The 3 starlets were chosen not by chance but for the spectrum of their complexions. These women’s stories of some level of discrimination in some quarters because of their skin colour; their growth, success and physical appearance, sends a powerful message that beauty indeed, comes in different shades. Also featuring in the issue are celebrity stylist & producer, Ifan Ifeanyi Michael, who is making a transition from fashion to movie making. In his interview he talks on the hard life lessons he has learnt, and the making of his debut film “Lotanna”. TW also has award winning Gospel singer – Rachel Kerr; Beauty & Art Photographer – Ari Labadi & Bimbo Shittu, the co-founder of Gidi Culture Festival. Tha…