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Nigerian comedian, Toyin Bayegun popularly known as Woli Arole, has expressed his desire to be recognised as a global star. In an interview with Unmask NG, Woli Arole said the Nigerian comedy industry is fast-growing. And as a result, being a global brand as a Nigerian comedian, for him, is...
Nollywood veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), in a recently-held interview, revealed that the raging COVID-19 has crippled every sub-sector of Nigeria's entertainment industry. According to him, movie-making, music, cinemas, comedy, amongst others, have indefinitely been shutdown due to the infectious disease. "Imagine how Nigeria has fared in the last two months,...
Nollywood's multi-award-winning actor, Kunle Afolayan has revealed that he's one of the beneficiaries of the Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) Creative Industry Financing Initiative (CIFI), a loan scheme for entrepreneurs and investors in the country's information technology, and creative subsectors. Afolayan, in a recently-held interview, said it was difficult to...
Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has unveiled the revised version of its broadcast code. The new policy will prevent payTV and streaming portals from making movies exclusive, and compel them to sub-license contents at prices NBC will regulate. Following the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, distribution platforms will now be...
For a couple of days now, the media space has been awash with multiple reports regarding dancehall music star, Madrina’s (formerly Cynthia Morgan) fallout with her former label, Northside Music Inc. While Madrina narrated all that transpired between her and Northside boss, Jude Okoye, which led to their fallout, the...
In what appears to be the first time in its two decades of hosting, BET Awards will be hosted this year (2020) virtually. The much-awaited event, which has already been scheduled to be streamed on Sunday, June 28, according to the organisers, will be streamed to audiences via innovative techniques...
Nigerian Afro-beat star, Oluwatosin Babajide popularly known as Mr Eazi, has disclosed that he made $5,000 (nearly N2 million) as revenue for the streaming of one of his songs on a streaming platform. The Sample singer who didn’t mention the name of the particular song and the streaming platform, sarcastically...
In late February 2020, Nigeria recorded her first case of the novel coronavirus, when an Italian businessman who travelled into the country on a Turkish Airlines flight, was diagnosed of the infectious disease in Lagos. As of Thursday, April 2, the number of confirmed cases has increased to 184. And...