YAKLECH Entertainment Presents: DRUMS ENSEMBLE

Drums Ensemble is an intriguing concept developed by YAKLECH Entertainment – a duo made up of young Nigerian artistes Yaki Musa and Alechenu Abel. A fusion of rhythms and creativity of traditional African era and 21st century society, Drums Ensemble will deliver an exciting evening of prime traditional drumming, with a variety of other traditional instruments in accompaniment.

The aim of Drums Ensemble is to bring children, youth and the older generation in touch with tradition in this technological age. The show is a great way for the Jos community to interact and the two producers, students of the University of Jos, are excited to reinvigorate traditional African culture through its most iconic instrument – the drum. Also expected are about 10 well-travelled and experienced drummers who will perform their magic with a host of drums differing in shapes and sizes.

The Drums Ensemble train will be taking off from Jos and moving to other parts of the country, so be on the lookout, your city may just be next! Culture and tradition are coming with an explosion of sound and rhythm, are you ready?

Date: 24th of April 2014
Venue: Open Air Theatre, University of Jos main campus, Bauchi road, Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria.
Time: 4pm
Fee: N200

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ENTRY CATEGORIES FOR THE ABUJA RADIO AWARDS

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1. RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (RSY)
• HOT FM ABUJA 98.3
• ASO RADIO (A.B.C) 93.5
* BRILA FM ABUJA (Sports Radio) 88.9
• RAYPOWER FM ABUJA 100.5
• VISION FM ABUJA 92.1
• WAZOBIA FM ABUJA 99.5
• RHYTHM FM ABUJA 94.7
• KAPITAL FM ABUJA (FRCN) 92.9
• LOVE FM (Crowther Radio) 104.5

2. ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (OAP)
• ABDULFATAI OTORI (Radio Nigeria)
• UJU OHIAERI (Love fm)
• JOY MAKKA (Kapital fm)
• BIG MO (Wazobia fm)
• MEKA (Rhythm fm)
• MAQUIN JOSEPH-RESIDENT PRESIDENT (Raypower fm)
• AY SUGA (Brila fm)
• COMRADE MARTINS (Aso Radio)
• PIUS CHARLES-CHEEZY CHARLES (Hot fm)

3. RADIO DRAMA OF THE YEAR (RDY)
• PLAY OF THE WEEK (KAPITAL FM)
• THE COUNSELLOR (KAPITAL THEATRE)
• STORY STORY (BBC MEDIA ACTTION)
• STATE OF THE NATION (NIGERIAN INFO)

4. CONTENT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (CPY)
• SEYI ELLAMS (RAYPOWER FM)
• INYA ODE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• NDUBISI IKPEAGHA (RADIO NIGERIA)
• BIG MO (WAZOBIA FM)
• WALE OJO (RHYTHM FM)
• IFEANYI UGWUOKE (VISION FM)
• SHARAFA AKANNI BELLO (BRILA FM)
• SAM AKPAN (LOVE FM)
• EXPENSIVE (WAZOBIA FM)
• MARTHA GOWON (KAPITAL FM)

5. RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR (RDJ)
• BENDODO OCHE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• EMMANUEL OMEBIYE (KAPITAL FM)
• DJ ADX (LOVE FM)
• EDWARD SIMON (ASO RADIO)
• DJ SCOTT (BRILA FM)
• DJ ALEX (RAYPOWER FM)
• DJ OJ (RHYTHM FM)
• BIG MO (WAZOBIA FM)
• DJ TTB (COOL FM)

6. MUSIC SHOW OF THE YEAR (MSY)
• BIG BEATS SHOW (LOVE FM)
• COUNTRY ROADS (KAPITAL FM)
• COOL BEST 20 (COOL FM)
• NAKAWA TOP 10 (WAZOBIA FM)
• GREEN TOP 10 COUNTDOWN (RHYTHM FM)
• REGGAE ROCKERS (ASO RADIO)

7. SPORT SHOW OF THE YEAR (SSY)
• FOOTBALL 360 DEGREES (BRILA FM)
• RHYTHM SPORTS (RHYTHM FM)
• HOT SPORTS (HOT FM)
• SPORTS WAKA (WAZOBIA FM)
• SPORT TRACK (KAPITAL FM)
• SPORT @ FIVE (LOVE FM)
• GLOBAL SPORTS WATCH (ASO RADIO)
• SPORTS DRIVE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• VISION SPORTS (VISION FM)
• FOOTBALL FRENZI (COOL FM)

8. GOSPEL SHOW OF THE YEAR (GSY)
• BABA YOU TOO MUCH (RADIO NIGERIA)
• SONG BIRD (KAPITAL FM)
• PRAISE JAM (COOL FM)
• MAKE WE PRAISE BABA GOD (WAZOBIA FM)
• GOSPEL VIBE (RHYTHM FM)
• WHEN GOD & I TALK (RAYPOWER FM)
• GET YOUR PRAISE ON (HOT FM)
• TESTIMONY RADIO (LOVE FM)

9. NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW (NAS)
• BURGAMI (VISION FM)
• KONTRI TORI (RADIO NIGERIA)
• PEOPLES ASSEMBLY (HOT FM)
• MORNING CROSSFIRE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• THE PODIUM (LOVE FM)
• NIGERIA INFO (COOL FM)
• KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (RADIO NIGERIA)
• DEM SAY DEM SAY NEWS (WAZOBIA FM)
• SITUATION REPORT (RHYTHM FM)
• BACK PASS-THE FANS ASSEMBLY (BRILA FM)
• NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS (ASO RADIO)

10. YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (YAY)
• UFOMA EGURIASE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• NKEDILIM NWEZE (KAPITAL FM)
• VICTOR OGBONNA-VELMO (LOVE FM)
• MIRIAN CHIAZOR-MIMI (COOL FM)
• HAMOUDE HOMSI (RHYTHM FM)
• SYLVIA IWONG UGI (BRILA FM)
• OPERA DAVID (ASO RADIO)
• RITA EGHUJOVBO (HOT FM)

11. BREAKFAST SHOW OF THE YEAR (BSY)
• BREKETE (LOVE FM)
• DAYBREAK ON KAPITAL (KAPITAL FM)
• UNA WAKE UP SHOW (WAZOBIA FM)
• MORNING DRIVE (RHYTHM FM)
• ABUJA MORNING SHOW (VISION FM)
• ULTIMATE MORNING SHOW (RAYPOWER FM)
• THE BIG SPORTS BREAKFAST SHOW (BRILA FM)
• HOT BREAKFAST SHOW (HOT FM)

12. DAYTIME SHOW OF THE YEAR (DSY)
• TAKE LIFE JEJE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• MELLOW FLIGHT (KAPITAL FM)
• HAPPY HOUR SHOW (LOVE FM)
• THE RENDEZVOUS RADIO SHOW (HOT FM)
• BEYOND BOTHERS (BRILA FM)
• NAJERIYA A YAU (VISION FM)
• THE VIBE (RHYTHM FM)
• MIDDAY DIALOGUE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• OGA MADAM OFFICE (WAZOBIA FM)

13. NIGHT TIME SHOW OF THE YEAR (NSY)
• LEAN ON ME (KAPITAL FM)
• POWER PLAY (RAYPOWER FM)
• RHYTHMS OF THE NIGHT (RHYTHM FM)
• TORI WOWO (LOVE FM)
• CLOSING JOLLY JOLLY (WAZOBIA FM)
• WEATHERING THE STORM (VISION FM)
• CHAT STATION (NIGERIAN INFO)
• POPULAR SIDE (BRILA FM)
• THE NIGHT CRUISE (HOT FM)
• ARROWS OF LOVE (ASO RADIO)

14. BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW (BFS)
• KNOW YOUR BUDGET (RHYTHM FM)
• BUSINESS HOUR (RADIO NIGERIA)
• REDEFINING BUSINESS SHOW (LOVE FM)
• BUSINESS UPDATE (NIGERIAN INFO)

15. NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER (NAP)
• YAHAYA UMAR (RADIO NIGERIA)
• CHIKEZIE OMEJE (ASO RADIO)
• INYA ODE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• MEKA (RHYTHM FM)
• PIUS CHARLES (HOT FM)
• JAHSWILL STEPHEN (VISION FM)
• SAM AKPAN (LOVE FM)
• MAYOWA OGUNLEYE (WAZOBIA FM)
• JOHN KENNEDY (RADIO NIGERIA)
• CHRISTY & OFI (NIGERIAN INFO)
• MICHAEL OBASI (HOT FM)
• CHRIS OKENWA (RHYTHM FM)
• AY SUGA (BRILA FM)
• ARAFAT ALIYU (COOL FM)
• FRANK IDEMUDIA ALAPA-BIG ID (LOVE FM)
• ERNEST OSOGBUE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• CLINTON AGBOR AYUK (ASO RADIO)
• SINA ABIMBOLA (KAPITAL FM)
• OJ MATTHEW (VISION FM)
• TRIPLE ‘A’ (WAZOBIA FM)

16. BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER (BSP)
• BIG MO (WAZOBIA FM)
• MEKA (RHYTHM FM)
• JAHSWILL STEPHEN (VISION FM)
• AMBROSE SOMIDE (RAYPOWER FM)
• ABDULFATAI OTORI (RADIO NIGERIA)
• ARON THE BARON (BRILA FM)
• PIUS CHARLES (HOT FM)
• UJU OHIAERI (LOVE FM)
• JOY MAKKA (KAPITAL FM)

17. AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER (AP)
• BENNY ARK (COOL FM)
• MATILDA DUNCAN (RHYTHM FM)
• HASSAN UMAR (VISION FM)
• AMAKA UDEH (HOT FM)
• LADY ‘G’ (WAZOBIA FM)
• BENDODO OCHE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• DAPO ADEYEMO-CAPITAL BIG BOSS (RAYPOWER FM)
• KESEE LAFTA (LOVE FM)
• KIMBERLY (NIGERIAN INFO)
• ABDUL FATAI OTORI (KAPITAL FM)
• SYLVIA IWONG UGI (BRILA FM)

18. NIGHT TIME SHOW PRESENTER (NSP)
• EXPENSIVE (WAZOBIA FM)
• EMMA OMBIYE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• PATRICIA-TRISH (RHYTHM FM)
• OKWY (LOVE FM)
• BENDODO OCHE (KAPITAL FM)
• JOJO (COOL FM)
• ROSEMARY (NIGERIAN INFO)
• NATHAN WILLIAMS (VISION FM)
• IQUO UKPONG-IQ (RAYPOWER FM)
• SUPERFERD (BRILA FM)
• CHRISTIANA ENYAMAH (HOT FM)
• BONIFACE TYEKU-B FACE (ASO RADIO)

19. AIRED ABUJA ACT (AAA)
• TEKNO – HOLIDAY. FT DAVIDO
• BROWN-SHUGA– IN MY. FT TEKNO
• BENDODO – EKELE FT EXZEL
• GOSPEL ON DE BEAT – RAKAKA[REMIX] FT. KAY SWITCH & TEKNO
• SAMSONG – BIANULE
• SILVER SADDIH – HOME
• WHITE NIGERIAN – PRESIDENT FT. ECO

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©2014 Abuja Radio Awards | Road 16 House 16 | Efab Estate Lokogoma| Abuja – Nigeria

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Photos from Reading Rehearsals of “54 Silhouettes”

Check out pictures from reading rehearsals of our upcoming theatre production. 54 Silhouettes written & directed by Africa Ukoh. All photos by Victor Audu.

Venue: Alliance Française, Jos.
Date:16th November.
Time: 5pm.
Tickets: #500

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Check out other stories on the upcoming performance.

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Vcity Media

Our friends at Victoria Holdings Media are looking for creative minds to work with. It just may be something that catches your fancy. Check it out:

VictoriaH Media

VictoriaH Media is a social platform that connects continents. We share news on events and creative works from different parts of the world. We invite you to be a part of our multicultural website.

Our aim is to create a social platform for the world to share information from a range of perspectives to encourage varied exploration and promotion of culture.

We are looking for interns, content providers and talented guest contributors who are passionate about culture, literature, fashion, entertainment, travel, food, and lifestyle. Entries from all continents are welcome.

There’s a place for everyone… Whether you are a poet, playwright, gymnast or just a passionate writer. Send us your work and we’ll put it in the right category.

Here are a few suggestions

Culture: cultural awareness from different parts of the world. This covers cultural practices, festivals, history and dance, to name a few.

Entertainment: entertainment news is one of the catchiest subjects in the world. Let us know who the best artists are in your country and why. From time to time we will profile celebs from all over the world.

Food: food is loved by many. We’d love to know what you think about food, recipes and world food culture

Literature: prose, plays, love letters, odes. You can also share your art work for public interpretation… Or send in your own interpretation.

Fashion: Tell us about fashion in your country. Best shopping spots, dress code and fashion tip. We are also happy to profile upcoming fashion designers.

Beauty: Send us beauty tips, traditional products and their uses. Tell us what you think about the word beauty.

Photography: Tell your story with photography. Share fascinating photos from all over the world.

People: This section covers life and wellbeing. Travel tips, Relationships, legal advice, discussions and more.

Vcity TV: Make shows of all of the above and we’ll air it.

Please contact us if you’re interested in possible contribution or internship by sending your entries or CV to victoria_city@ymail.com

Website: http://www.victoriaholdingsinc.com
Twitter: @VictoriaH_Media
Email: victoria_city@ymail.com

Follow us on twitter @VictoriaH_media and like our page on Facebook.

Have You Heard About the 30 Nigeria House project?

What is 30 Nigeria House project?
30 Nigeria House (30NH) project is a legacy project aimed at making significant investment in the works of 30 young talented artists of Nigerian descent, as a means of developing the arts, culture and entertainment industries.

This groundbreaking project, an initiative of New World Nigeria in collaboration with leading UK theater company Theatre Royal Stratford East, has brought to surface stellar young talent in various fields of the arts in Nigeria and the UK. The 30 award winners (23 British-Nigerians and 7 Nigerians) are a diverse blend of emerging and established artists – actors, singers, dancers, poets, filmmakers and more.

Through the project, Theatre Royal Stratford East and New World Nigeria are supporting the artists with awards of £3000, thus making a major contribution to the development of their original creative works, ranging from film, to music, to theatre. Through the 30NH project, the young artists have made noteworthy contributions to the artistic communities in South Africa and UK.

54 Silhouettes by Africa Ukoh
Among the winners is young Nigerian writer Africa Ukoh, whose award winning play 54 Silhouettes was selected under the theatre category. A.R.T is currently developing 54 Silhouettes for theatrical performance.

The play tells the story of a struggling Nigerian actor in Hollywood who gets the chance to star in a blockbuster film but, upon discovering the film to be merely a stereotypical and derogatory portrayal of his country and continent, he finds himself at odds with the very same forces that would bring him success, as he fights to preserve the dignity of his African identity.

54 Silhouettes won the first runner-up prize in the 2011 BBC African performance competition. Listen to the BBC World Service broadcast of the play here and find out more about Africa Ukoh’s project here.

The Vision
Our dream for this project is to use theatre as an art form for promoting and empowering not only a positive image for Africa but a complete one as well. The expanse of the African story deserves to be told in its rich entirety.

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30NH reflects Nigeria’s recognition of its dynamically talented people and the importance of supporting its creative industries and talented people. A.R.T is excited to be working on this 30NH project and aspire to bring nothing less than a terrific theatrical experience to the African continent. The journey has only just begun.

Visit the 30 Nigeria House project page on the Theatre Royal Stratford East website to find out more.

Contact information
Do you believe in the power of African arts? We would love you to be a part of this project! To find out more on how you can get involved email us at: artheaterent@gmail.com

You can also visit our contact page or call +234 803 620 7841 or +234 818 663 0223.

Pictures from the Resurrection Laughter Easter Show in Abuja

Easter was a blast with the Resurrection Laughter show! Top comedic talent in Abuja gave the audience at the sold out event enough laughs to last them till next Easter. Check out some pictures from the event.

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The host Mc Bluetooth at the red carpet which was covered by Urban Reality TV. (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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Guests at the show were given a little red carpet celebrity treatment. (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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Mc Bluetooth and an artist being interviewed. (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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The man himself, Mc Bluetooth, opened the show with some rib cracking, laugh-till-you-throw-your-legs-in-the-air jokes. (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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Comedians D2 (left) and Warri Connection (right). (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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Comedians Jubilee (left) and Orolee (right). (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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The very talented dance group Magic Steppers thrilled the audience with some exciting moves. (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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Amongst the audience were renowned artists in Nigerian stand-up comedy. Seen here in the face cap is 6 Foot Plus. (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

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The audience kept getting entertained with more and more talented acts. (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

Abuja artists

Gully Ryder (left) and God Mouth (right). (Photo credit: Villagesquare)

African Jambalaya: official press release

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Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 7958165107
Email: afjam@damwin.co.uk
Website: http://www.africanjambalaya.com/

Damwin Media Announces the Date for ‘African Jambalaya’ – The Afro-beats Fairytale

On January 1st, 2013 Damwin Media announced the dates for ‘African Jambalaya’, an African themed showcase. The event would be held on January 26, 2013 at SYNC LONDON – 361 High Street Stratford, London, E15 4OZ. The evening promises to be a mix of diverse African culture with entertainment variety consisting of dance, music, poetry and drama among others.

About Damwin Media
Two young graduates from Brunel University have formed an alliance by creating a company called Damwin Media to create an Afro-beats theatre production called ‘African Jambalaya’ (An Afrobeats fairytale) The company has collaborated with different organisation like ‘Imperial Dynasty’ and ‘Smart Promo/SIP’ and worked on projects like Africa Unplugged amongst others.

On this project they have collaborated with a modern theatre group ‘Silhouettez in the Dark’ to create the first ever Afro-beats fairytale in theatres in order to highlight upcoming talent to the world.

About the Show
King Diamond (Desmond Elliot) strikes up a deal with ‘Oba Toh Badt’ (Adot Comedian) the most feared Babalawo of the land to save his daughter from her ashewo ways. Come and see the wahala that happens next!!!

Multi Award winning artist ‘Wande Coal’, Nigerian actor and director ‘Desmond Elliot’ along with the YouTube sensation ‘Adot Comedian’ and New comer ‘June Ubi’ are just a few names that will be taking part in this production.

Tickets can be purchased from ‘Ticketmania’ on 0208 555 0044 or http://www.ticketmania.co.uk Each ticket costs £25 but early bird tickets are £20