Nigeria entertainment titbits: GUS, Pasuma, Onyeka

• Director General, NCWD, Mrs. Onyeka Onwenu with students of the cake-making class during her tour of the NCWD facilities

• Director General, NCWD, Mrs. Onyeka Onwenu with students of the cake-making class during her tour of the NCWD facilities

GUS Contestants Divided Into Tribes

As this year’s edition of Gulder Ultimate Search, the contestants of the show are not staying in a single camp. Besides, the tradition of contestants building their camp as their first task was broken as the contestants had to form two tribes each and stay in different camps – Red camp and Yellow camp.

One Tribe would be known as The Swords and the other The Spears. They also had to perform a task to determine which particular location in the jungle each tribe would stay.

To know which tribe each contestant belonged to, the Warriors had to ‘Dig For Tribes’. Twelve boxes were buried underneath a swampy field and each contestant had to dig up a box which contained either a yellow or red object.

The members of the Swords are: Edmond Umebuani, Ezidi Bobby Nzube, Sheidu Onozare Halima, Chapele Tracy, Salako Oladimeji Olukunle and Mary Adeboye. The Spears consist of: Okike Dennis, Brosu Anthony, Ifunanya Onike Michelle, Ijeh Peter Oseleka, Etido Ema Ebong and Martha Adeboye.

Ezugo Egwagwu, winner of Gulder Ultimate Search 1 and Dominic Mudabai, winner of Gulder Ultimate Search 4, were unveiled as Gatekeepers.

They were to pick a Tribe and motivate and guide them to win as many tasks as possible. The Gatekeepers each tossed a coin to choose the tribes they would mentor.

Ezugo picked the Spear Tribe which had lost their game the previous day. He reasoned that he could make winners out of them.

Dominic went for Swords Tribe which he had described as the winning team. The Spears won the second challenge against the Swords tagged Get the Food’.

The Swords won the third next three challenges: the Fruit Juice and Leaf challenge; The Pyramid and Building Blocks. In the Fruit Juice and Leaf challenge, Mary Adeboye was pitched against her identical twin Martha; and the former outsmarted the latter. Both had made it clear that they would jettison the spirit of kinship and battle each other for The 10th Symbol.

—Funsho Arogundade



9ice, Sean Tizzle To Honour Pasuma

9ice and Sean Tizzle have been pencilled down as some of the music acts that will honour fuji music star, Pasuma Wonder as he celebrates 20 years on stage. The event is slated for 20 October at Anchor Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos.


Other artistes that will perform at the event include Jaywon, Waconzy, Minjin, Oritshe Femi, DJ Sose, Omo Baba , Omini and Koffi.

“It’s 29 years since I became a professional singer, but I didn’t record my first album till 1993. I started my career in 1984 and recorded Recognition, my first album in 1993. So it’s been 20 years since I have been recording albums and I thank God for his mercy. I have also put together a compilation CD, which will be launched and released on that day. The compilation CD consists of hit tracks from my entire album,” Pasuma hinted.

—Bayo Adetu



 Onyeka Onwenu Resumes As NCWD Boss

Nigeria’s pop music icon, Onyeka Onwenu has called on the staff and management of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to increase their sense of commitment to move the centre forward.

Ms. Onwenu, who was recently appointed the NCWD’s Director General, made this call when she met with members of staff of the Centre shortly after she assumed office.

• Director General, NCWD, Mrs. Onyeka Onwenu with students of the cake-making class during her tour of the NCWD facilities
• Director General, NCWD, Mrs. Onyeka Onwenu with students of the cake-making class during her tour of the NCWD facilities

The DG, while expressing confidence in the team she is to work with, stated that it is a new beginning and a new time to showcase the potentials of the centre.

While soliciting for their support, she stressed that the success, or otherwise of the centre rested on each and every member of staff, and as such they must ensure that the centre achieves the objectives for which it was established.

“The centre was primarily set up to promote the total development of the Nigerian woman through training, research, documentation, advocacy and counselling. The NCWD is strategically positioned in the unique task of transforming the nation through the total development of the Nigerian woman.

Everything concerning the woman is on our table,” Onwenu explained.

Noting that the staff is the backbone of the organisation, Onwenu enjoined all to take their responsibilities seriously and be ready to go the extra mile whenever the need arises.




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Etisalat Hosts Nneoma Anosike

Etisalat Nigeria has organised an after-party to celebrate 18-year-old, Nneoma Edith Anosike, winner of this year’s Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria.

At the Cloud 9 party, held at Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos, on Monday, 30 September, 2013, the telecoms giant used the event to appreciate the latest star model.

Present at the party were top shots of the company led by Matthew Wilsher, Chief Commercial Officer, Etisalat Nigeria. Others are Ebi Atawodi, Head, High Value Events and Sponsorships, Etisalat Nigeria, Elohor Aisien, Chief Executive Officer, Beth Models, among others.

Nneoma, a Lagos-based model, beat 13 other models to emerged winner of the competition recently at the grand finale held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event was hosted by British born international model Tokunbo Daniels and Ill Rhymes with music performances from Wizkid, Praiz, Chee, Seyi Shay.

—Funsho Arogundade



Rita Dominic Soars

Star actress, Rita Dominic has been busy and not for nothing. She is ending the year with 11 combined award nominations in four different categories.

Rita, who just returned to the country from New York, USA, where she went for holidays and to receive the Best Lead Actress award from the Nigeria Entertainment Award, NEA, has also been nominated in the Best Actress category of Nigeria Movie Awards, NMA, taking place at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos tomorrow. The popular award is run by United Kingdom-based Channel 329.


Following NMA is ELOY Award where Rita has two nominations in categories of Best Actress and Best Producer.

Exquisite Magazine is the promoter of the award which is billed to take place later in the year. ELOY stands for Exquisite Lady of the Year.

For her role in Desmond Elliot’s Finding Mercy, Rita also got two awards in Best Supporting Actress category and the unusual category of Best Kiss in the Best of Nollywood, BON awards.

Ending a busy year for Rita will be Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, GIAMA, which comes up on 19 October. Her role in Finding Mercy also earned her another nomination in the Best Actress category.

“I am truly excited that all these organisations are recognising the hard work I have put in many of my works. The two films: The Meeting and Finding Mercy are good films and I am proud to be nominated for them,” Rita said.





 Two Gone, Still Counting Hits Screen

Two Gone, Still Counting, a new series of This Life, the family drama by Wale Adenuga Production, WAP, has hit television stations across Nigeria.


According to Wale Adenuga Jnr., Managing Director, WAP, “viewers are really going to enjoy this fresh, suspense-filled This Life story because of the many life lessons to be learned by every member of the family.”

Two Gone, Still Counting, is based on a story by Oyindamola Afinnih, scripted by Lamson Yesuf, and directed by Bolaji Dawodu. It stars acts like Livinus Nnochiri, Moji Olaiya, Kunle Coker, Feyikemi Olayinka, Funsho Adeolu, Yeni Ejide, Kola Olaiya, Biodun Majekodunmi, Kelvin Ikeduba, Dayo Davis, Roseline Okodute and Deji Bakare.



Femi Adebayo Gears Up For Fuji Tabi Theatre

Yoruba movie star, Femi Adebayo, will premiere Fuji Tabi Theatre, his music video series on 10 November at Anchor Events Centre, Lagos.


Jelili, as Femi is fondly called, shot the musicals recently at a location in Omole Phase 2, Lagos. The piece features Alabi Pasuma, Sefiu Alao, Sanyeri, Golugo, Dayo Amusa, Funsho Adeolu, Ronke Oshodi Oke and other movie stars.

–Bayo Adetu

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