Friday, 23 September 2016

Nollywood star, Segun Arinze to host Daylight’s Bowler Hats Bash...Holds October 1


Nollywood super star and revered entertainer, Segun Aina Padanou globally known as Segun Arinze, has been specially chosen as the host of this year’s Bowler Hats Bash (BHB), season two.
Proudly and painstakingly organised by leading daily online newspaper,, the high-net-worth evening of relaxation, networking and entertainment holds elaborately at upscale Coliseum Events Centre, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, on October 1, (Nigeria’s 56thIndependence Day) amid glitz, grandeur and razzmatazz.

The glamorous and unforgettable evening of comedy, music, dance and more, will be graced by leading entertainers, celebrities and upwardly mobile revellers with taste for premium events.
According to a statement issued today by the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of, the reliable online newspaper, Mr. Azuh Amatus (NGE), who is also the Founder and Initiator of Bowler Hats Bash, the choice of Segun Arinze, as host for the second edition of Bowler Hats Bash, was unanimous and highly commendable.

“We are very happy and proud to announce legendary actor, multiple award winning thespian and Nollywood super star, Mr. Segun Arinze as the host of this year’s Bowler Hats Bash. 
His accepting to anchor BHB 2016 is a big honour and we are indeed, very grateful. 
He is a multi-talented thespian and a very versatile entertainer whose unequalled and deep entertainment talent cuts across acting, singing, voice over, compere, TV host and more.
Mr. Arinze is bringing his over three decades wealth of experience as a thorough-bred entertainment guru to the premium event as its host and anchor.
We cannot wait to have him direct proceedings on October 1,” hinted Azuh, the multiple award winning journalist.
Badagry, Lagos State-born Mr. Arinze, in a brief chat, equally thanked the organizers for picking him as host for BHB 2016.
In his words: “Bowler Hats Bash is a lovely concept. Kudos to the organizers for bringing to reality this unique style of unwinding on October 1, which we all know is Nigeria’s Independence Day. I look forward to relaxing with family and friends with good comedy, lovely music, pulsating dance steps and more. I was at the maiden edition as a special guest and wholeheartedly enjoyed myself. I look forward to doing so again on October 1,” Arinze declared.
In a related development, top fashion house, CK Couture will be clothing Mr. Arinze as host of BHB. 
According to boss of the famous fashion outfit, Mr. Charles Anyabuike, they will be providing Mr. Arinze with an Afro-Centrik wardrobe that will stand him out at the memorable and fun-filled night.
“This is our own little way of supporting this laudable initiative called Bowler Hats Bash,” Anyabuike added.
Meanwhile, top Nigerian comedians expected to wow and dazzle high profile guests at the grand gathering include: Okey Bakassi, Elenu, Dauda, Elder O. Mr. Patrick, Makati, Ajebo, Danni B, Moran Cee, Omini, Kesh Ofuobi among other wave making ribs crackers.
Reggae legend, Orits Williki, will be performing live as the Special Guest Artiste at the show alongside JKL4Real, from Ghana and South African-based Kalifonia

Amazingly, sensational dance groups, Nero Sexy Dancers and Scatter and Sons, will be storming this year’s Bowler Hats Bash with their full squads, to further raise the roof of the venue with tantalising dance steps and moves.

While award winning Heritage Band will be live on stage dishing out melodious tunes, wave-making DJ Kelvinator, has vowed to add verve and vim to the grand gathering by electrifying guests with hit and trending songs from his wheel of steel.

“It’s strictly a hat affair. A hat on your head allows you into the venue of the show and that is the dress code for the spectacular soiree”, Azuh stated.

Fan Milk Seller Gets N3Million Gift From Kid He Gives Free Yogurt Years Back

This man sold yoghurt for 30 years on the street in Kaduna and he is nice to young children as he gives them free yoghurt when they don't have money. The good he did came back to him when one of his awoof customer several years later came and surprise him with 3 million naira cheque......

Revealed! How MTN, 4 Banks And Serving Minister Laundered 12B Dollars

The Nigerian Senate has heard how South African telecom giant, MTN, allegedly laundered billions of dollars over a number of years, failing to pay necessary tax in the country.

Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West, raised the matter on Thursday. He accused MTN of removing $12 billion from Nigeria illegally.

Members of the upper chamber were clearly angered  when the revelations were made on the floor that the company connived with four commercial banks and a serving minister to ferret out money from Nigeria.

Mr. Melaye, representing Kogi West, said on Thursday in Abuja at the senate that MTN, has been involved in gross money laundering.

Mr. Melaye said, “Between 2006 and 2016, the MTN, in collaboration with four commercial banks and with the help of a serving Minister, has moved over $12bn out of this country”.

He made the revelation under order 42 of the Senate rule and said it was particularly painful that the company was involved in illegal money movement at a time Nigeria was in economic mess.

“All hands must be on deck to recover every loot in the country. We are in a precarious situation and now is the time to recover every stolen money in the country,” he said.

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, approved Mr. Melaye’s request that the matter be formally tabled with necessary prayers on Tuesday, an indication the senate is likely to launch full investigation into the scam.

The Senate is hearing the case nearly a year after a Premium Times’ investigation exposed how MTN for several years, sidestepped Nigerian laws to ship billions of dollars abroad — in so doing, paid less tax in Nigeria.

The 11-month-long investigation showed that the company had been running circles around Nigerian revenue authorities using a complex but noxious tax avoidance scheme called Transfer Pricing.


-Premium Times

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Atorise celebrates 365days of Praise and Prayer mountain

Dr Lanre Teriba's Mountain of Praise and Prayer to Celebrate 1st Year Anniversary 
All machinery to celebrate the one year anniversary of Oke Sioni, the mountain founded by God Almighty through Dr Lanre Teriba to Praise and Pray to HIM has been set in motion. Information emanating from the inspirational music act who is currently on a musical trip to the United States of America (USA), is that come Wednesday 28, it will have been a year that the sacred place of praise and prayer was founded.

Explaining on the reason behind the need for such place Dr. Lanre Teriba popularly known as Atorise informed that he was inspired by God to start a place deliberately set aside to praise God, he explained further that because there's supplications in songs which is also prayer, that is the reason Oke Sioni  mountain of praise and prayer was found.

The activities to mark the anniversary will be made known before the set day as the inspirational musician is currently on his American tour, he had cut short his London trip days back to entertain his numerous fans, only to return to continue with his annual musical tour.

First Pictures of King Sunny Ade's 70th Birthday Celebration In Ondo

Here wishing the King of African Beats  many happy returns


At the end of its meeting today 21st September 2016, the Bauchi State Executive Council has approved contracts for the rehabilitation, expansion and construction of roads across the State.

The projects, spanning between 12 to 18 months duration, include;

1. Dualisation of Miri-Zaranda-Gidan Mai-Awalah roundabout, Bauchi.

2. Dualisation of Awalah-Giwo Academy, Bauchi.

3. Repair & resurfacing of Awalah to Central Market, Bauchi.

4. Repair & resurfacing of Kofar Gombe to House of Assembly, Bauchi.

5. Construction of Tafawa Balewa Housing Estate roads, Bauchi.

6. Construction of Ibrahim Bako Housing Estate roads, Bauchi.

7. Construction of Entrance & other link roads at Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP), Bauchi.

8. Rehabilitation of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University's Permanent Site link road, Bauchi.

9. Construction of Eight (8) Intra-City roads in Misau.

10. Dualisation of Jama'are road and the rehabilitation of Sule Katagum road in Azare.

11. Rehabilitation of Udubo-Gamawa (Federal) road.

Other Service Roads;

12. Design & Construction of Itas-Atafowa-Magarya road in Itas/Gadau LGA.

13. Design & Construction of Hanafari-Jurara-G/Babani-S/Kafi-D/Jeji road in Jama'are LGA.

14. Design & Constitution of Darazo-Gabchiyari road in Darazo LGA.

15. Design & Construction of Maraban Ganye-Jajuwal-Ganye-Gwalfada-Dokayel-Bakin Kogi road in Toro LGA.

The projects will be funded from, partly, the CBN Infrastructure Intervention loan of N10bn which was recently accessed and also from other inflow sources of the State Government.

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Special Assistant to His Excellency the Governor of Bauchi State on Communications 

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SOS To Ogun Governor As Comrade Segun Akanni Makes Case For Magboro Road


Senator Ibikunle Amosun FCA 
Executive Governor of Ogun State, 
Ogun State. 



This is to remind you of your promises to the people of Magboro in Owode-Obafemi Local Government, just at the back of Mountain of Fire Headquarters. 

In 2011 when you came to campaign in Magboro for Governorship race, i remembered vividly that you promised to give us good road  and stable electricity. Nothing has been done up till now. 

In 2015 again, you came around to campaign for second term, you gave us the same promise that our road will be tarred as well giving us stable electricity. All what we benefited from you through First August Construction Company was the half constructed drainage system which contributed negatively to the worst, bad and deplorable situation we never experienced even before the channeling of the so called drainage. We change our Cars shock absorber every month. 

This same road was reportedly to have been commissioned by your government at the Mountain of Fire axis with less than 100 meters construction of road in 2015.

Your Excellency Sir, let me make it clear to you that Magboro comprises of more that Twelve  communities, such as Abule-Oko, Magada, Ganhun, Magboro 1, Magboro 1, Ajegunle, Shote, Makogi, Abule-Oba, Ishefu etc. Now that 2019 is coming closer, we are appealing to you to come to our aids, fulfil your promises by  providing at least 15 hours electricity daily and good road. 

My four and half years old last born doesn't know what the popular slogan "UP NEPA" is all about, as we've never experienced power since we came in to Magboro almost 6 years ago. Our houses have also become Generator sets  depots.

We are not asking for too much sir. Just the road and at least 15 hours daily electricity. 

Thank you sir. 

Prince Segun Akanni, 
Magboro, Ogun State. 

Attached are the different pictures of Magboro road inwards Gas Line.


Following the successful release of the full Nominees List for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the African Union Commission, AUC, and the International Committee of AFRIMA have entered into partnership with Felabration 2016, the annual festival organised to celebrate the late music maestro and Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

The decision to support the 2016 edition of Felabration with theme “Everybody Say Yeah Yeah” was disclosed by the Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Ms. Adenrele Niyi to the Founder of Felabration and daughter of the late music legend, Ms. Yeni Kuti, when she paid a courtesy call to the AFRIMA Secretariat in Lagos on Thursday, September 15.

According to Ms Niyi, AFRIMA will be fully involved with Felabration 2016 from the first event, the Senior Secondary Schools Debate, which holds on Wednesday, October 5, and from Monday, October 10 when the week-long festivities commence.

“There’s no better way to begin this partnership with Felabration than through the school debate for secondary school students in Lagos State. It creates the perfect platform for the AFRIMA Foundation to purse her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Lagos State, the 2016 Official Host City for AFRIMA through our CSR initiative, Educate-A-Child (Our Voice). It is an Africa-wide campaign that took AFRIMA to Bakoteh Proper Lower Basic School, Banjul, Gambia, in May 2016 to interact with the teaching staff and students. The visit to the school was part of the programmes lined up for the AFRIMA-AUC joint media/cultural conference held in Gambia on May 24, 2016. During our visit, AFRIMA donated educational materials, computers and musical equipment to the school.”

The Associate Producer stated that in keeping with the objectives of the CSR to raise the standard of education in Africa and create conducive learning environments for African children, participating schools and winners at the school debate would benefit from the Educate-A-Child endowment.

“We are set to replicate this commitment to education in Nigeria by donating prizes in the form of educational materials and equipment to both participating schools and winners at the Felabration 2016 Schools Debate. Our goal is to encourage young people that education is rewarding and to show that learning will help them understand and take pride in their cultural heritage. Remember Fela won the 2016 AFRIMA Legend Award which tells you that we are proud of Fela Kuti’s achievements and legacy as a music composer and artiste. Naturally, we are excited to be associated with a brand that celebrates artistic excellence as AFRIMA does.”

Responding, Yeni Kuti thanked AFRIMA and the AU for the gesture and urged more organisations to emulate AFRIMA.

“We are delighted that AFRIMA will be participating in Felabration 2016 starting with the school debate; it’s been a challenge hosting this school debate and to have AFRIMA come in through the Educate-A-Child CSR is a relief. Each year, the debate has been very interesting and the schools and students benefit greatly in terms of exposure to new knowledge and the opportunity to increase the educational materials available for learning.” Ms. Kuti added that the topic for this year’s debate, “Reparation: Yes or No?” will challenge the students to delve into African history and learn new things about their heritage. “We want to keep Fela’s love of culture and learning alive among young people,” she said.

While concluding the discussion, Adenrele Niyi urged the Fela Foundation to also get involved in the AFRIMA 2016 programme of events from November 4-6, 2016 which includes the Africa Music Business Summit on Friday, November 4 and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed music stars, also on Friday, November 4.

In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, AFRIMA 2016 grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with thousands of guests expected in Lagos for the various events.


The Lagos State Government has called for caution by all parties as it relates to the interpretation of the Appeal Court ruling over the use of hijab by female Muslim students in the State’s public primary and secondary schools, advising that the relative religious peace enjoyed in the State should not be sacrificed on the altar of religion.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, stated that it was misleading and an attempt to misrepresent the general public that the right to wear hijab has been granted in Lagos State-owned public schools when the appeal process has not been exhausted.

The statement emphasized that while it is an indisputable fact that the Court of Appeal in its judgment of 21st July, 2016 upturned the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, which had inter alia ruled that the use of hijab is not part of the school uniform in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State and the rights of the Applicants under Sections 38 and 42 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended has not been violated, the State Government had since appealed the ruling of the Appeal Court to the Supreme Court.

According to the statement “It is not in dispute that the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division on 21st of July, 2016 upturned the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State which had inter alia ruled that the use of hijab is not part of school uniform in public primary and secondary school in Lagos State and the rights of the Applicants under Sections 38 and 42 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended has not been violated.”

‘’Just as the Applicants counsel exercised the constitutional right of appeal by appealing against the judgment, the state government has also appealed against the judgment of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court,” the statement concluded.

The statement added that it was the position of the State Government that the issues that arose from the judgment of the Court of Appeal touches on the interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution and it is for the purposes of clarity that the Notice of Appeal together with the Motion on Notice for injunction pending appeal were served on the counsel to the applicants.

It therefore enjoined all those involved to allow the legal process to take its course on the matter and await the determination of the appeal lodged at the Supreme Court emphasizing that it was in the best interest of all parties and jurisprudence that the matter be given final interpretation by the Supreme Court.

The State Government however acknowledged the position of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria and other segments of the Muslim community while urging understanding and restraint on their part, pending a final determination of the matter in the Supreme Court.

King Sunny Ade: One of Nigeria's Greatest Musicians- Gbenga Daniel

The legendary juju musician, King Sunny Ade has been described as one of the greatest musicians that Nigeria has known.

The immediate past governor of Ogun State, Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel stated this in his congratulatory message to the king of world beats on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary.

According to the former governor, "with a career spanning over five decades and unparalleled honours, awards and encomiums garnered both locally and internationally, KSA, as he is fondly called, remains one of the most influential musicians of all time.

As he steps into the Septuagenarian Club, Daniel and his family join others to felicitate with him while wishing him many more years of positive contributions to the growth of the entertainment industry the world over.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

GTBank Fashion Weekend – Promoting Enterprise

Leading African bank, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, has announced the debut of the GTBank Fashion Weekend which will hold in Lagos on the 12th and 13th of November 2016. The two-day consumer focused event is themed “Promoting Enterprise” and is set to create an ultimate fashion experience, where the most promising and talented retail brands will showcase the latest fashion trends and products to a large and diverse audience of consumers, fashion aficionados and industry professionals. 

Positioned as a sequel to the GTBank Food and Drink Weekend, the GTBank Fashion Weekend is part of the Bank’s initiative to strengthen small businesses in key economic sectors through non-profit consumer-focused fairs and capacity building initiatives that serve to boost their expertise, exposure and business growth. 

The Weekend will be headlined by top fashion industry experts,trend setters as well as locally renowned designers and style authorities. Attendees will be treated to a series of fashion events such as Entrepreneurial and Fashion MasterClasses and Retail Exhibitions.

At the heart of the GTBank Fashion weekend are the fashion Master classes facilitated by renowned local and international fashion experts. This year’s Master Classes will cover relevant topics addressing challenges and opportunities across the entire industry value chain including: Fashion Entrepreneurship; Perfecting Design; Brand Positioning, Growth & Profitability; Product Development; The e-Commerce Leap and several others. 

The Retail exhibition will showcase dozens of leading Small Businesses within the fashion and beauty industry, offering a diverse range of affordable and luxury apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty items, and much more. As part of the exhibition experience, there will be a craft section, featuring handcrafted indigenous garments and accessories. Culminating each day will be a series of Runway shows featuring collections by renowned Nigerian and African Fashion brands. 

Commenting on the GTBank Fashion Weekend, Mr Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “We are thrilled to be the first in the Nigerian financial sector to pioneer an initiative that will assist in unlocking growth opportunities for businesses in the fashion industry. We believe we have a fundamental responsibility to ensure that our customers have all the necessary tools to achieve success within the global economy.  We will use our strength, global reach, expertise and relationships to make a positive impact for our customers and invariably our communities.  We are committed to growing SMEs in a sustainable manner that is not driven by profits but focused on empowering our customers and growing our economy collectively.” 

GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Ogun PDP commends Maikarfi, Sheriff on Reconciliation

The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Hon. Sikirulahi Ogundele has commended the move by the factional leaders of the party, Senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Markafi to end the crisis which has been plaguing the party for some months now, saying this has proven that the PDP is one indivisible entity that is ready to re-position to take over the leadership of the country at the centre.

In a statement signed on behalf of Ogundele by the Publicity Secretary of the party in Ogun State, Alhaji Malik Olamilekan Ibitoye and made available to the media, the party Chairman said the reconciliation was long expected, but that it came at the most auspicious time.

"We are really impressed by the meeting between the foremost leaders of our great party. It is the best thing that has happened to the country at this time that she is experiencing the most difficult economic situation occasioned by directionless and ruderless leadership being provided by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

"The PDP is now battle ready to contest the next general elections and it is certain that this is what the teeming population of the country was waiting for as our party has the solution to the myriad of problems confronting the nation at this material time. We have gone through the process of rebirth and millions of our members across the nation are ready to Change the negative change that has been fraudulently foisted on Nigerians," the statement read.

Ogundele also enjoined the PDP in the 36 states of the federation to join hands together to move the country forward, adding that the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government does not understand the dynamics of governance.

Ibitoye further quoted the state party chairman appealing to the leadership of state chapters of the PDP, where factions exist to  borrow a leaf from the exemplary and selfless display of political maturity by leadership of the national organ of the party, and join hands to reclaim the position of the party in the country.

The statement added that the trust reposed in the party by majority of Nigerians is indisputable and that the party has put the past behind it and is set to continue from where it stopped in 2015 by the year 2019 "when we are sure that the people of Nigeria would do the needful and return us to power at the federal level and in many states of the federation."

The two leaders of the PDP, Senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Markafi had earlier today met at an undisclosed location where they agreed to resolve all the issues affecting the party. 

At the end of the meeting, representatives of each faction had jointly addressed a press conference where they said their leaders were working together to reposition the party.

While the Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ben Obi represented Makarfi, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, represented Sheriff at the briefing.

In the joint statement, which was read by Ojougboh and corroborated by Obi, the two leaders said that their meeting was without prejudice to all outstanding matters in court.

The statement said, “This is without prejudice to all outstanding matters in court. At a meeting held this morning between the two of us, a holistic review of the state of affairs of our great party, PDP, was deliberated upon.

“In reviewing the crisis that has engulfed our party since the loss of the 2015 general elections after 15 years of uninterrupted leadership at the centre, it became obvious to both of us as principal actors that it is time to heal the wounds and bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party that can bring sanity to our democratic process.”

Again President Buhari Meets With US President Obama

President Buhari in bilateral meeting with United States President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting (UNGA 71) in New York on 20th September 2016.


In an effort towards  ensuring safety, enhancing socio-economic activities  and reducing road accident, Niger State Governor, Alhaji  Abubakar  Sani Bello has pleaded with the Federal Government to complete the abandoned dualisation of Suleja-Minna Road.

Governor Sani Bello  made the plea during an inspection visit and interaction with  key officers of the Company handling the project, Salini Nigeria Limited, and stakeholders , at a failed section of the road at Bonu Village in Gurara Local Government Area of the State.

 The Governor who expressed concern over the present condition of the road which is a Federal road, said something urgent needed to be done to address the situation.

He explained that the state Government has made several effort in maintaining the road but did not yield the desired result due to volume of traffic, heavy  duty vehicles and lack of routine maintenance of the road since it was constructed over two decades ago.

"Even though , it is a federal road, we have tried as a state Government to fix it. Indeed, I directed continuous maintenance  of the road, but due to high volume of traffic, heavy duty vehicles and age of the road,  it didn’t last long. It is clear that considering the strategic importance of the road,     the final solution is  for the federal government to complete the dualisation project started over 6 years ago. " the Governor appealed .

 "it is absolutely necessary that Federal government through ministry of works intervene  as a matter of priority.  Ordinarily the journey from Minna to Abuja which is about 1 hour 30 minutes,  now takes  over 3 hours  resulting in discomfort,  and waste of human resources. "  
Governor Sani Bello therefore appealed to the Federal Government to expedient action through adequate budgetary allocation to enable the contractor complete the road in record time.

Earlier in his explanation, the Project Manager, Engr Paolo Campanella disclosed that inadequate funding was responsible for slow pace of work adding that only 20per cent has been released for the project since it started .

“The project is suffering inadequate  budgetary provision. Only 20 percent of funds have so far been released. The total cost of the project Phase I and Phase II, is N34 billion naira, but in six years only  N6 billion naira   was released which is inadequate.”

The project manager who expressed delight over the interest shown by Governor Sani Bello revealed that the project was designed to be completed in 3years.

"This is a project of 30 months duration. Phase I was awarded at end of 2010 and suppose to be completed in July, 2013 now the time has elapsed redoubling the contract period". Phase II, was  awarded in February 2015, although,  there was no mobilisation to kick-start the work and largely due to the outstanding debt we have in phase I, we couldn’t go ahead with the project.” 

In their remarks, former caretaker Chairman , Gurara local Government, Alhaji Yakubu Garba, and District Head of Bonu, Alhaji Ibrahim Baba Shaba appreciated and applauded Governor Sani Bello for maintaining the road and assured of him their  support  to government policies and programmes.

Even though, about 70 per cent of Federal Capital Territory,FCT, was carved out of  Niger state, it is the only state close  to FCT  which has not been linked by dual carriage way.  Kaduna, Nasarawa and Kogi have all been linked  to the FCT by  dual carriage way. 



Theatre and Motion Picture Practitioners of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) South Africa a.k.a TAMPPAN-SOUTH AFRICA is one of the international state branches of the Theatre and Motion Picture Practitioners of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) established and incorporated in Pretoria, South Africa. The branch was formed based on the need for the body representing professionals of the second largest entertainment industry in the world (Nollywood) to bring into the body’s fold members off the shores of Nigeria, thereby taking the professional body, to an international level. 

The story is now that Theatre and Motion Picture Practitioners of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) has gone international by having its South Africa organ coming into existence, thanks to the unwavering efforts of the Board of Trustees of the South Africa branch led by Olamilekan Ojo a.k.a Gbatami.

TAMVAAS AWARDS, is initiated by Nollywood veteran act, Olamilekan Ojo popularly known as Gbatami who see need for actors and actresses as well as personalities behind the scene to be recognized both within and outside the shore of Nigeria.

In his words "It is the platform for the promotion of entertainment excellence through recognition of professional entertainment artworks in theatre and motion pictures of Nigerian and South African origins."

The brains and hands behind this innovative project includes; Otunba Wale Balogun, Victor Okafor, Prince Fube Danor, Adekunle Adebowale, Emiola Afolabi, Friday Eromosele, Reinett Mahlodi Ekoh, Otunba Olufemi.

Meanwhile, there are other African entertainment award events recognizing performance in Africa, TAMVAAS is specifically designed to recognize the input of professionals in the Nigerian and South African entertainment industries:


However, this maiden edition will witness the presence of; Dele Odule as Guest of Honour, Speaker of the Day - Taiwo Abdulrasheed Abdullah - Hon House of Assembly Kwara State, Father of the Day - Otunba Olufemi Luliluli - CEO Luliluli Hotel SOUTH Africa and many more notable personalities from different works of life.

Date is 1sr of October, 2016 at The New Maroela Hotel, Pretoria North, South Africa, time is 2pm - 9pm.


Based on this, TAMVAAS has created awards for the following categories:









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