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Ekiti College of Education expresses readiness to collaborate with Council of Arts and Culture

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Authority of the College of Education , Ikere-Ekiti, yesterday pledged its renewed commitment to collaborate with Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture in rejuvenation and promotion of creative arts, music and theater in the state.

The College Provost, Dr. Vincent Kehinde disclosed this while hosting the management of the council led by its Director General, Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre in the school.

Dr Kehinde, who was represented by Dr Babatope Omoyajowo, Dean Postgraduate studies said the school was opened to any form of collaboration that would enhance academics , skill acquisition, discovery of talents and showcasing the diligence of its students and lecturers to the world.

” We have quality lecturers and diligently committed students who are adept, skilled , horned and professional in the major aspects of the creative industry, music, theatre and fine arts and who are ever ready to work, collaborate and form a synergy of creative purpose with the government”, he said.

He commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for instituting a regime of cultural and value renaissance at this point in time when the society has lost it moral sense

The Heads of Department of Music, Dr E.O. Olusegun,Theatre Arts, Dr Omololu Abe and Dr Odunayo Ajayi of Fine arts in their remarks commended the Ojo Lanre led management of Arts and Culture for the bold step taken in involving the academics as part of the stakeholders in Arts and Cultural sector in the state.

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They also assured him of their support in organizing events, exhibition, performances and other activities that will enhance their skills and showcase their talents to the world .

The DG, Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre in his address averred  that the citadel of learning is noted for its outstanding record in developing talents in creative industry.

He added that the council will involve, consult and encourage all tertiary institutions and other stakeholders in building a formidable team that will champion and enhance Ekiti Arts and Culture through music , drama and others.

“Our mandate is to rebrand, rejuvenate and reawaken the consciousness of our people on development of arts and cultural rejuvenation in the state which is in line with the value reorientation of Dr Kayode Fayemi led administration.”

Ojo lanre, who was accompanied by two directors of the Council ,Director ,Arts and Artifacts Mr Tunde Adewumi and Director , Research and Documentation,  Mr Abdul Babalola said that the task of enhancing the cultural and arts potentialities of Ekiti state was a collective endeavour which required all hands to be on deck .

 

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Met Police to investigate Khafi for appearing on BBNaija ‘without permission’

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The Metropolitan Police says it is investigating Khafi Kareem, a Big Brother Nigeria housemate, for appearing on the reality show without permission.

The 29-year-old police officer is said to be on unpaid leave from the Lambert Station where she has been working since 2015 as a PC.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Met said Khafi’s request to take part in the reality show had been declined and that the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) in London would investigate the situation.

“A PC attached to the Met transformation command requested permission to take part in a reality entertainment show in Nigeria. Permission was not given,” the Met statement read.

“The Met Police is aware that the officer has since appeared on the show without authority. The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and would be carrying out an investigation into the circumstances.

“The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent Met while appearing on the show.”

The Sun UK had reported that Khafi might lose her job for having sex on the show, which is aired live.

Khafi had told BBNaija she joined the police after her friend was murdered in 2007 adding that she was on Met’s female genital mutilation team.

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In a statement released on Monday, her team had threatened to sue The Sun UK for publishing an article that is “damaging to the image and livelihood” to her.

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Davido, others mourn as DJ Arafat dies

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Popular Ivorian musician, Houon Ange Didier, popularly known as DJ Arafat is dead.

The 33-year-old died on Monday at about 8am following a bike accident Sunday night in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire.

According to reports, his motorcycle was hit by a car driven by a journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire.

DJ Arafat was reportedly unconscious while being rushed to the hospital before he died on Monday.

According to BBC Afrique, he was a highly celebrated and accomplished Coupe Decale Artist.

He won the Best Francophone Award at the 2015 MAMAs and was nominated for Best African Act at the 2015 MTV EMA.
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In May 2019, DJ Arafat’s Moto Moto hit 1 million YouTube views in less than 24 hours.

Music superstar Davido took to his twitter and Instagram pages to pay tributes to the late artiste.

He simply wrote: “RIP Yorobo. I love you”.

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Nollywood needs government’s support to prevent it going into extinction – Iya Rainbow raises alarm

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Veteran Nigerian actress, Mrs. Idowu Phillips popularly  known as Iya Rainbow, has  declared that the only way to prevent the Nigerian film industry from going into extinction is for the government to support actors and actresses with financial aids. 

Phillips,  who  posited that the advent of social media, internet and modern technology has negatively affected the practitioners in the industry, also lamented  that it is worrisome that most producers and film makers run at loss after producing home videos, because most of the films have been on the internet even before they are out for sale.

The octogenarian made these assertions recently while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital shortly after the kickoff of her 77 birthday ceremonies organised by Gulf Platform, titled “Unveiling Mama Rainbow at 77 in Dubai”, which is expected to take place in October and November this year.
The event had in attendance, the Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) Oyo state chapter, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye who chaired the occasion, Nollywood actors and actresses among whom are Saheed Balogun, Peju Omobolanle-Ogunmola, Toyin Adegbola, Razak Olayiwola, Yemi Sonde and Mr. Olusegun Davies and Mrs. Juliana Afonrinwo.

Iya Rainbow, while thanking the organisers for recognising her, appealed to the federal government to “save film industry from going into extinction because of the adverse effects of internet and the social media.”

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She stressed that the introduction of internet has reduced the patronage for home videos which has made many actors, actresses and producers to be in “debts after producing home videos.”

According to her, “I want the government to support us, to give us money that we can be making use as loans. It is the marketers that are borrowing us money and we don’t get our money back again. You will see a situation when someone spent two million for a film and he get six hundred thousand naira in return because the film has been on the internet before it is even out for sale.

“I appeal to government to support us to avoid this profession going into extinction. I don’t want it to go into extinction. We are begging the government, we are urging them to look at our side. The marketers are the ones giving us money in the past, but we don’t get what we spend on the films now, that is why we don’t get support again. Before a film is out, it is already on the internet.

Speaking on the attitude of young actors and actresses, she maintained that it is only those who are not wise that are showing up their wealth on the internet.

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“It is those who are not wise that are showing their wealth on the internet. How can you be showing that you have fifteen million when you don’t have five million. Those who are still exposing their bodies, we are still talking to them at the locations because I don’t like it. I don’t want them to go astray. God said that we should cover our body, why do you have to expose yourself.

“Lack of role models and masters is another issue. In the past, we have masters who train people and many upcoming actors and actresses will be under that person, but now, someone with money will just come without enough training, that is one of those things killing the industry, Iya Rainbow added.

Directors of Gulf Platform, Mr. Olusegun Davids and Mrs. Juliana Afonrinwo while speaking, informed that the organisers decided to celebrate the octogenarian because of her contributions to the theater industry in Nigeria.

“Today, we are kicking off the 77th birthday of Iya Rainbow. We are gather here to appreciate her contributions and that is why we are honoring her as she turns 77 on October 16th.”

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