Finally, the much-talked about movie, military action and love thriller, 76 begins nationwide screening at the cinemas this week, starting on November 25. In the ground-breaking fashion that is has carried out every engagement concerning this movie, the producers have promised cinema goers, an experience like no other.
According to Executive Producer, Tonye Princewill, “this will be a total experience. In every single cinema across the country, we are going to have a members of the cast and crew, signing autographs and engaging the cinema viewing public in many creative ways that have never been seen before in this part of the world. We are not willing to disclose some of these strategies. We can assure everyone who comes to see the movie of a very rewarding experience.”
The nationwide screening of 76 has been themed, ‘HisStory, HerStory, OurStory’ to reflect gripping story line which conveys the narrative through the live of the lead actors, Ramsey Nouah and Rita Dominic and how its ties into the collective history of every Nigerian.
Some of the scenario that movie goers will be confronted with include cast and crew going round the country signing autographs, selling tickets behind the box office, taking pictures with ticket holders, doing raffle draws for prizes and giving tickets to winners.
There will be something to win every day in every cinema across the country from free tickets to weekend breaks and even free international flights and dinner with the stars.
Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Daniel K Daniel, Ibinabo Fiberesinma, Memry Savanhu, Ada Ofoegbu, Debo Oguns and Adams Shuaibu will all be involved along with the genius – Izu Ojukwu who is the director of the film. Adonijah Owiriwa who starred, produced and co-executive produced the film with Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill will also be on the tour..
MATT WESTSIDE RECORDS SIGNS NEW ACT
Fast rising record label Matt Westside Records recently announced its latest addition, a young male vocalist/songwriter, Deshinor.
Born Adeshina Joshua Aromolaran, the 20-year-old final year student of Mass Communication at the University of Lagos joins Henry Knight, who was previously announced in August 2016 at a boat cruise.
“All we intend to do is invest hugely on mainly talented artistes, we have a long way to go and we are just starting. I want to believe we have done a great job scouting for these acts and we are more than confident with Deshinor,” said Matthew Fab Ebhodaghe, the CEO of Matt Westside.
The announcement of Deshinor saw the release of the talented vocalist’s first single. Titled ‘New Wave’, the mid tempo song is produced by Kriz Beatz and is expected to become an anthem on radio, clubs and on the street because of the street appeal and the song’s theme.
“I am an ardent listener of music, and I have experimented with a lot of sounds before getting signed to Matt Westside, but as cliché as this sounds, I am in music to tell a story with my music, and make an impact,” says Deshinor.
Influenced by Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade and Asa, the musician’s sound can be described as a fresh and unique fusion of Afro Pop, Highlife and Afro Soul.
LUZOL, MAI ATAFO, AYO VAN ELMER SET FOR FASHION ART FUSION 3
The stage is set for the third edition of thee Fashion Art Fusion. In partnership with the Federal Government, this year’s theme ‘Wear Nigeria’ is geared to a call to action: buy more Nigeria-made fabrics.
For the first time, the fashion and art show will hold an exhibition where made-in-Nigeria fabrics and other artworks will be on display.
Notable designers that will walk the runway include iconic designer Mai Atafo, Ayo Van Elmer, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, alongside the brain behind the fashion show, Luzol.
Set to hold on November 27 this year’s show will be a celebration of fashion, culture and style.
The man behind the idea Austin Aimankhu is upbeat about the show and invite both fashion and art lovers to come and have a lovely experience at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos where the event will hold.
DREAM RECORDS SIGNS HYPA
Record label Dream Records recently signed its first acts, Hypa. Made up of two brothers who can be mistaken for twins and share similar style with the popular duo P-Square, the musicians started their musical journey from their neighbourhood in Bariga.
They were born Ekemode Rasheed Enitan and Ekemode Ganiu Omobolaji and to civilised parents who urged them to get educated before plunging into a musical career.
Growing up, the duo were nicknamed Hypa because of their energetic exuberance which is clearly seen in their new video ‘Alert’. The danceable hit tells the story of hardship that turned to blessings through a miraculous call for a job appointment. The twins related that a similar event happened in their life which inspired them to write the song. They described their style as a contemporary Afro Highlife which is heavily influenced by veteran artistes like Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey.
Dream Records signed a four-year contract with the brothers and express optimism that the relationship would be a lasting one and free of scandals.
“We feel this is the right time to announce our first acts Hypa because we have listened to what they have to offer and we are convinced that they have what it takes to compete in the Nigerian music scene. We are passionate about what is in the pipeline and we are looking forward to discovering others, “ said the CEO of the label Kehinde Oni.
KENNY SAINT BROWN RETURNS
For the first time in her very successful 18-year career, renowned musician, label executive and politician Kenny Saint Best has announced plans to hold her first ever concert in a church.
Tagged ‘KSB live in worship’, the music concert will hold on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at RCCG The Kings Court, 3 Keystone Bank Crescent, Off Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The concert will also feature an all women line up of musicians and entertainers including, Yinka Davies, Monique, Essence, Bola Udom, Efe Nathan, Lepacious Bose, Vibe Dancers and many more.
Speaking on the concert and its concept, KSB says, ‘I’ve had two different concerts in the past at Muson Center, but this one is very special to me because it’s the first concert I’ll be doing in a church auditorium and it’s an all worship concert’.