Tuesday, 30 December 2014

AFRIMA Awards 2014 unites Africa at spectacular ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria

L-R: All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA's co-host, Maryse Acotie (Togo) and AFRIMA's host, 2face Idibia (Nigeria) at the 2014 AFRIMA awards ceremony held at Grand Ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Lagos recently
The 2014 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, brought together some of the best talents from the five regions of the continent to the 2014 main award ceremony held on Saturday, December 27, at the Grand Ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Lagos Nigeria. The event which was hosted by Nigeria's 2Face Idibia and Togo’s bilingual radio and TV personality, Maryse Acotie witnessed awards picked up in 31 categories by Africa's best musical acts. 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

NOLLYWOOD MOVIES now on VIRGIN MEDIA 835 - XMAS & Boxing Day on Nollywood Movies


You can now watch your favourite Nollywood movies NOT not only on SKY 329 but also on VIRGIN MEDIA 835 and TALK TALK 477. You can subscribe using your Visa / MasterCard by calling our customer service team on 0845 880 8015 or 0207 856 1308. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Photos from the London premiere of Bibi Shadbolt's AFUA'S DIARY

Check out photos from the London premiere of Bibi Owusu-Shadbolt's AFUA'S DIARY which held last friday night at Odeon cinema Greenwich, London. In attendance were the cast and crew which included lead actor Fabio Abraham, lead actress Cleopatra Wood, director Ben Owusu, Mike Rob, producer Bibi Owusu - Shadbolt and others alongside industry personalities and celebrities. Check out more photos after cut (Photos by Fem Star Photography)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Photos from the London premiere of Shirley Manso's LOVE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

(L-R) OC UKEJE, JOSELYN DUMAS & JOHN DUMELO

The London premiere of Shirley Frimpong Manso's LOVE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT held last friday at Odeon cinema Greenwich - The mecca of African cinema in the UK. Among invited guests present were the celebrity cast of the film - Joselyn Dumas, O.C Ukeje, John Dumelo and producer Shirley Frimpong Manso. Other personalities present were Ellen Thomas, Ruke Amata, Wale Gates, Chioma Matthews, Dj Abrantee, Dj Abass, Theodora Oyebade, Segun Jegede Danny Erskine and Shoggy Tosh. Photos by Daniel Sync. Check out more photos after cut..

Sunday, 2 November 2014

PHOTOS: John Dumelo, Ama K Abebrese, Abrantee, Atumpan at DOUBLE CROSS London premiere

(L-R) David Kufuor (Exec Producer), John Dumelo, Abrantee, Adjetey Anang & Ama K Abebrese
Top Ghallywood stars Ama K Abebrese, John Dumelo and Adjetey Anang were among the many celebrities that graced the red carpet at the London premiere of Double Cross at Odeon cinema, Greenwich. The event which was hosted by Capital Xtra's Abrantee also had in attendance actor Chucky Venn, Afrobeats recording artiste Atumpan ("Small girl you don't know the ting") and Miss Ghana UK 2014 Eloise Naa Yaa Dickens. Photos by Fem-Star Photography. Check out more photos after cut..

Friday, 17 October 2014

Sat/1st/Nov – ADES Cash & Carry host A London Family Fun Day Out 2014




EVENT: 
ADES Cash & Carry
FAMILY FUN DAY OUT 2014 
(A Black History Month Special)


Monday, 6 October 2014

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Photos from URBAN RHYTHM London Movie Premiere

The London gala premiere of Michael Ibiayo's URBAN RHYTHM was held last friday at the Lighthouse venue in Camberwell, London. The evet which was hosted by Dj Abass featured a red carpet that buzzed all night and was 'glammed' up by the cast and crew, invited celebs and industry personalities. Urban Rhythm is an Afrobeats movie shot in the UK telling the story some musicians (most of whom played themselves) and their road to stardom. The movie starred Lateef Lovejoy, Material, Maydaz, Taiya Soul, Yvonne Hays, Deejay Gabe, Bayoz Musik, Zeeza Sadiq and a host of other. It was produced by Yinka Kuponiyi & Siji Akindolire, and directed by Michael Ibiayo. More photos after cut....

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Ade Solanke’s PANDORA’S BOX set to hit London theatres (October Dates)


The acclaimed, award-winning British-African family drama, Ade Solanke's PANDORA'S BOX, embarks on the London run of its national tour from Wednesday 8 October at Millfields Arts Centre, Edmonton and ending on Saturday 1 November at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston. Check out full London dates after cut...

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Photos: GONE TOO FAR London Premiere & After Party...




The London 'celebrity' premiere of the much anticipated movie GONE TOO FAR which held at the Hackney Picturehouse was truly awesome!!! It was indeed a celeb fest! In attendance were the movie director Destiny Ekaragha, writer Bola Agbaje, producer Rob Watson, cast & crew and industry / media personalities. The after party followed at Stage 3 Bar. Gone Too Far is out in UK cinemas from October 10. Click HERE for screening info. Check out more photos after cut..

Sunday, 28 September 2014

BEN TV AWARDS 2014 Press Conference (Lagos, Nigeria)



The first in a series of press conferences for the much awaited Ben Television Entertainment Awards was held last week at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. The event had in attendance veteran Dj Jimmy Jatt, UK based recording artiste May7ven, Larry Ijaola (Regional Director for BenTv), Femi Amusan (BenTv Head of Entertainment Division), Chief Executive of World PR Media,  Tayo Afolabi and BenTv Project manager Lucky Odion. Read full story HERE

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Photos: KWAM1 shares stage with daughter HONEY-B at London concert


The London Edition of De Ultimate Concert organised by Homes Of Music which held yesterday at Troxy featured King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM1) alongside his daughter Honey-B performing live on stage for the first time ever in London. They both performed Honey-B's cover version of his hit track Sempe amongst other songs. The event which was hosted by showbiz personality Alariwo of Africa also featured UK acts Tipsy, Moelogo, Dejavuh, D3 Dancers amongst others. Check out more photos from the show after cut..

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Photos: KWAM1 arrives London for De Ultimate Concert


Music legend King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM1) arrived London via Heathrow airport yesterday. KWAM1 will be headlining the much advertised De Ultimate Concerts (London - today  19th and Manchester tomorrow 20th) alongside Oritse Femi, Honey B, Moelogo and May-D.   For tickets to the event, www.homesofmusic.com. More photos after cut...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

More photos from AFRICA UNPLUGGED Concert 2014 ft Davido, Tiwa Savage & Diamondz

Billed as the biggest African concert in Europe, Africa Unplugged Concert 2014 lived up to expectation as the iconic O2 Brixton Academy throbbed to the squeals of the capacity packed audience. Headliners Tiwa Savage, Davido and Tanzanian star Diamondz produced great performances. The event which was anchored by the duo of DJ Abass and Sporah Njau also featured UK acts Abdulala, Shanky, D3 Dancers and CEO Dancers. The Manchester edition will be held on Sunday 21st at The Ritz. More photos after cut..

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

PHOTOS: Davido, Tiwa Savage At the Official Press Conference for AFRICA UNPLUGGED Concert


The official press conference for the second edition of Africa Unplugged Music Festival was held yesterday at Vox Africa Tv Studios, London. The press conference which was hosted by media personality Shope Olajide had in attendance confirmed headline acts Tiwa Savage and Davido alongside event organisers Toba and T-Money (Diamondz Platinumz who is the 3rd headliner is due to arrive friday).   Africa Unplugged Concert 2014 take place on the 14th of September 2014 at the 02 Brixton Academy and on the 21st of September at the RITZ Manchester . More photos after cut..

PHOTOS: At the private London media screening of URBAN RHYTHM

 
A private media screening was held on Tuesday 9th of September 2014 for Michael Ibiayo’s Urban Rhythm film at Odeon Greenwich. In attendance were top media and entertainment industry personalities and executives who had the opportunity to see the movie for the first time. Guests included radio personality Wisetola, broadcasters Shope Olajide and Lola Ogunbadejo, J2Konsult dons Joe Ehi and Julie, actress Theodora Ibekwe and event host Dj Abass. More photos after cut..

Saturday, 6 September 2014

(PHOTOS) Echoes Of AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON 2014


The AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON 2014 was held last month at Olympia London. This 4th edition of the London version had over 200 exhibitors and designers in attendance. More photos after cut..

Friday, 5 September 2014

Photos from London BFI screening of FINDING FELA

(L-R) Rolari (Yeni Kuti's daughter), Made (Femi Kuti's son), Rikki Stein (Fela's manager) & Salewa (Fela's daughter)
The BFI screening of FINDING FELA which was held last thursday was warmly received by the full capacity audience in attendance. The Q&A session was anchored by Fela's manager and friend Rikki Stein and panelists included Fela's daughter Salewa, Femi Kuti's son Made, Yeni Kuti's daughter Rolari and former Egypt 80 band member and Afrobeat maestro Dele Sosimi. Finding Fela is now out in UK cinemas. Click HERE to find a cinema near you. More photos after cut..

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

DADDY SHOWKEY headlines the NIGERIAN CORNER at the Notting Hill Carnival 2014 (PHOTOS)

DADDY SHOWKEY on stage
Thousands of Nigerians defied a very rainy London monday to attend the Nigerian Corner at the Notting Hill Carnival 2014. The event which was headlined by dancehall legend Daddy Showkey was hosted by the trio of Dj Abass, broadcaster Yaw of Wazobia Fm and comedian Mc Abbey. Special guests at this years' event include veteran broadcaster Bisi Olatilo, Dayo D1 Adeneye, Hip TV's Ayo Animashaun, ace video director Moe Musa, Femi Amusan (BenTv), Shope Olajide, Alariwo of Africa and many more. Event co-producer Ayo Shonaiya of RMG said "This years attendance defied all odds due to the torrential rain fall but the Nigerian spirit shone through as thousands came out". G.I Roadshow's Andrew Okocha also gave kudos to all performing acts "They were awesome". There were live performances by UK Nigerian pop likes like Ada Snoop, Sona, Afrika, Dizzy VC, Abdul, Jaycee, D-Soul, Big Tobs and Ejyki. Music was provided by Nigerian DJS UK courtesy of DJ's Whateva, Shola-B, Neptune and Spencer. Check out more photos after cut...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

AFRICA UNPLUGGED CONCERT 2014 (UK) - The African Invasion!!!


Europe’s largest ever African Music Festival returns! Africa Unplugged dubbed the Glastonbury of the African music scene, is kicking off in London at the flagship O2 Academy Brixton on Sunday 14, September and ends at The Ritz Manchester on Sunday 21, September 2014.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fri/19/Sep: KWAM1 to headline De ULTIMATE Concert (London) ft May-D, Oritse Femi & Honey-B



KWAM1 Live 
(with live band from Nigeria)
at 
De Ultimate Concert 
featuring 
Oritse Femi & May-D


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Behind the scene photos from WANDE COAL's 'Baby Hello' video shoot

Check out behind the scene pictures of Baby Hello video shoot  by Wande Coal of Black Diamond Entertainment . The video was directed by Sesan Ogunro of Film Factory on location within Lagos Nigeria . Yemi Alade was featured as cameo in the video and is set to be released soon. More photos after cut

Monday, 21 July 2014

NEW DATE: Fri/22/Aug: The 4th Annual NIGERIAN DJS UK Green & White Industry Party 2014



EVENT: 
The 4th Annual Nigerian DJs UK 
Green & White Industry Party 2014. 
  
DATE: Fri/22/Aug
(Carnival Friday)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Mon/25/Aug: The NIGERIAN CORNER 2014 at The Notting Hill Carnival - The Countdown is ON..


The countdown is on to the 2014 edition of the Nigerian Corner at the Notting Hill Carnival. Billed as the largest annual gathering of Nigerians in Europe, this years' edition will feature musicians, comedians, fashion and the very best of Nigerian food and drinks. The Nigerian Corner has been a permanent feature of the Notting Hill Carnival since 1986 and has become the biggest summer outing for Nigerians (both home and abroad). This years' edition will hold on ADELA STREET, LONDON W10 5BA (Off KENSAL ROAD and LADBROKE GROVE). Closest tube - Kensal Green (Bakerloo Line & London Overground). More info - 07946811253. VIDEO: Watch last years edition after cut..

Saturday, 12 July 2014

FUNMI OLAWUMI presents Yoruba Soul at Vortex Jazz Club, London (30 & 31 July)


Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, performs an intimate show with her 9-piece band as she premiers songs from her soon to be released CD (Yoruba Soul) which takes off from the success of her current CD “Funmi Ti De” (Joyful Noise Records). The new recording “Yoruba Soul” brings together all the glorious elements of Nigerian rhythms of afrobeat, hi-life, juju and fuji into one infectious naija rhythms. Details after cut...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

GLAM AFRICA UK Launch set for London Fashion Week February 2015



Glam Africa UK is a new platform established to promote African fashion and culture in London and surrounding areas through a yearly fashion show, daily updated fashion/ lifestyle website and free glossy fashion/ lifestyle magazine which will be distributed in London.

Win Tickets to AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON 2014

It's been tagged one of the biggest African Fashion Shows outside of Africa and the 2014 edition is on Fri/8th and Sat/10th August 2014 at Olympia, Kensington. There will be catwalk shows as well as the exhibition and tickets have gone on sale. More info after cut...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Photos from HUMOUR ABOVE THE LAW (Comedy Show - London)



The debut edition of the comedy brand Humour Above The Law was held last sunday at the Catford Broadway Theatre. The event featured Adot Comedian, Akpos, A.D.E (Africans Do Everything) and a guest appearance by Wale Gates. The show was was put together by Akinlolu Jekins' Slimz Promotions also featured musical performances by UNG BOYZ, Deji and Prince Dolla. Photos by Coucou Fotoz and Michael Tubes. More photos after cut...

Photos from the NIGERIAN CENTENARY AWARDS UK (Full List Of Award Recipients)


The city of London last friday hosted the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK celebrating and honouring 100 outstanding Nigerians in the United Kingdom. The sold out event was held at Waltham Forest Town Hall and had in attendance amongst other invited dignitaries the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Alhaji Dalhatu Tafida. The event was organised by an awards committee comprising Nigerian UK community leaders in conjunction with Ben Television. Full list of recipients after photos. All photos by Michael Tubes. More photos after cut..

Monday, 23 June 2014

Sat/12/Jul: NIGERIA DIALOGUE hosts 'The Next Generation of Nigeria Leadership" Town Hall & Book Reading Session


The focus of this event is to answer the questions around "The Next Generation of Nigerian Leadership".

Date
 Saturday, July 12, 2014

Host
NIGERIA DIALOGUE 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Team Nigeria UK (U15) win African Nations Cup UK. Beat Zanzibar 1-0


TEAM NIGERIA UK a.k.a British Eaglets won the African Nations Cup UK U-15 Tournament yesterday by beating Zanzibar 1-0 in a pulsating final. There were many football scouts and agents present and according to the team reps,  some EPL club academies have also requested friendlies with the winning side. More photos after cut..

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Fri/27th/Jun: THE NIGERIAN CENTENARY AWARDS UK 2014 (The Countdown Is On)

 EVENT DETAILS
 
Fri/27th/Jun: THE NIGERIAN CENTENARY AWARDS UK 2014

VENUE: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, London, E17 4JF

UK Movie company - TALKING DRUM ENTERTAINMENT - To Go Into Film Production

PRESS RELEASE

Talking Drum Entertainment the visionary UK Company dedicated to the development and distribution of black film and TV content is to develop and produce its first slate of feature films alongside a number of exciting new filmmakers.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tyme Out with TEE-A coming to LONDON, Accra, & Johannesburg this year...

The award winning television variety show Tyme Out With Tee-A will be hosting a series of live special editions in three major cities of the world this year - London, Accra and Johannesburg. Tagged the Tyme Out With Tee-A Live Edition Concert Tour 2014, it will feature stars of the show Tee-A, Prof Abbey & Madam Princess alongside a select line-up of top musicians, comedians plus live interviews with celebrities on the hot seat. Full details out soon

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Announcing GLAM AFRICA Fashion Night 2015 (London)..

Watch out for GLAM AFRICA Fashion Night 2015 - an evening of glamour, fashion and music in an exquisitely carved out environment with style and panache in London. Full details out soon. www.glamafrica.com

Team Nigeria UK (U15) make final of African Nations Cup UK football tournament


Team Nigeria UK (Under-15's football team) are through to  the finals of the African Nations Cup UK tournament 2014, after beating Somalia in their semi-final match 3 goals to 1 on sunday.

The Date for the finals is : Saturday 14th June 2014.
Venue: BARKING FC ARENA, RM8 2JR. More info after cut..