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Funke Akindele, Joke Sylvia, Ruth Kadiri And Others Top YNaija’s “The Nollywood 100” List

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Under the sparkling lights of January 15th, 2024, a prestigious event unfolded, orchestrated by The Nollywood 100 and their esteemed partner, EbonyLife. This exclusive gathering served as a vibrant celebration of the Nigerian film industry, a vibrant tapestry woven with the threads of talent and dedication. The evening shone a spotlight on the true visionaries—those who made their mark on the cinematic landscape throughout the preceding year, leaving an indelible impression on the hearts and minds of audiences. It was a night to honour their invaluable contributions and toast the ever-evolving brilliance of Nollywood.

Among the esteemed awardees were the renowned actress Funke Akindele, the acclaimed filmmaker Adeoluwa Owu, and the captivating actress Ruth Kadiri. Joining them were countless other luminaries like Shaffy Bello, Timini, and many more, each a testament to the vibrant tapestry of talent that defines Nollywood. This momentous event was not only a celebration of the present, but a resounding affirmation of the bright future that awaits Nigerian cinema.

The Nollywood 100

The Nollywood 100 serves as a powerful platform, championing the voices and talents of rising stars and newcomers. This ensures that the next generation of filmmakers receives the well-deserved recognition they have earned. As Nigeria’s film scene undergoes continuous transformation, this initiative shines a light on the crucial role storytelling plays in shaping cultural narratives and fostering artistic expression.

See the full list below:

  1. Tobi Bakre
  2. Editi Effiong
  3. Mary Njoku
  4. Niyi Akinmolayan
  5. C.J Obasi
  6. Tobi Bakre
  7. Tunde Apalowo
  8. Kelechi Udegbe
  9. Onyinye Odokoro
  10. Nse Ikpe-Etim
  11. Oge Obasi
  12. Richard Mofe Damijo
  13. Funke Akindele
  14. Bimbo Ademoye
  15. Olumide Oworu
  16. Timini Egbuson
  17. Jade Osiberu
  18. Emeka Nwagbaraocha
  19. Biodun Stephen
  20. Yinka Edwar
  21. Scarlet Gomez
  22. Lateef Adedimeji
  23. Rahama Sadau
  24. Barnabas ’Barny’ Emordi
  25. Funlola Aofiyebi
  26. Kehinde Bankole
  27. Lala Akindoju
  28. Chimezie Imo
  29. Fawaz of Ikorodu Bois
  30. Eku Edewor
  31. Ruth Kadiri
  32. Paul Nnadiekwe
  33. Femi Adebayo
  34. Pat Nebo
  35. Taiwo Adeyemi
  36. Adedapo Idowu
  37. Damola Ademola
  38. Zulumoke Oyibo
  39. Dimeji Ajibola
  40. Naz Onuzo
  41. Martha Ehinome
  42. Adebowale “Mr Macaroni” Adebayo
  43. Bolaji Ogunmola
  44. Gabriel Afolayan
  45. Olarotimi Fakunle
  46. Adim Isiakpona
  47. Toyosi Etim-Effiong
  48. Chioma Ude
  49. Uzoamaka Aniunoh
  50. Mimi Bartels
  51. Ini Edo
  52. Mautin Tainu
  53. Anita Eboigbe and Daniel Okechukwu
  54. Oris Aigbokhaevbolo
  55. Ikeade Oriade
  56. Stephanie Linus
  57. Wilfred Okiche
  58. Omowunmi Dada
  59. Donald Tombia
  60. Kenneth Gyang
  61. Lonzo Nzekwe
  62. Mo Abudu
  63. Ireti Doyle
  64. Chidi Mokeme
  65. Shaffy Bello
  66. Toyin Abraham
  67. Xavier Ighorodje
  68. Uzee Usman
  69. Chioma Chukwuka
  70. Jay Franklyn Jituboh
  71. Ifeanyi Barbara Chidi
  72. Showmax
  73. Prime Video
  74. Netflix
  75. Lagos Fringe
  76. Africa Magic
  77. Nollywood Film Club
  78. Nollywire
  79. FilmOne
  80. Ink blot
  81. Anthill
  82. Genoveva Umeh
  83. Okechukwu Nwankwo
  84. Oluwatobi Makinde
  85. Uche Jumbo
  86. Zubby Michael
  87. Tina Mba
  88. Daniel Etim-Effiong
  89. Sam Maurice
  90. James Omokwe
  91. Uzor Arukwe
  92. Joke Silva
  93. Kayode Kasum
  94. Adeolauwa Owu
  95. Nancy Isime
  96. Jide Kene Achufusi
  97. Lani Aisida
  98. Ade Laoye
  99. Dami Elebe
  100. Inechi Opara
  101. Iyebiye Adeitan
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10 Iconic Stages Davido Has Headlined

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Famous singer Davido is one of the musicians who helped make Afrobeats popular around the world. Davido talked about his early career on The Bridge interview. He became famous when he was still a teenager. Davido has headlined so many stages and events.

Davido said he performed for a huge crowd that filled a stadium in Mali and another big venue in France. These big shows early in his career show how he became one of the most important African musicians.

Here are 10 iconic stages Davido has headlined

Davido made history in a few ways! First, he was the very first musician from Nigeria to be featured in a World Cup theme song. The song was called “Hayya Hayya,” and it was the official song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He sang it with two other artists, AISHA and Trinidad Cardona. But that wasn’t all!

Davido also performed the song live at the closing ceremony of the World Cup. This made him the first Nigerian artist to ever perform at the World Cup final. The ceremony took place at a giant stadium in Qatar called Lusail Stadium, which could hold a whopping 88,000 people!

Davido keeps breaking records. In 2017, he achieved something amazing: he became the very first Nigerian musician to sell out a huge concert all by himself at a place called the Arena.

This venue is massive and can hold 20,000 people! But get this: that wasn’t the only time he sold out the arena. Davido did it again two more times after that first concert, proving how popular he is.

Davido feels a close connection to Atlanta because that’s the city where he was born. Performing there is always special for him and the fans. The venue he plays at is called the State Farm Arena, a giant place that can hold 16,000 people.

During his “Timeless Tour,” Davido had a major concert in France! He was the main performer at the Accor Arena, a huge venue that holds 20,000 people.

The crowd went wild for Davido’s performance; he played his hit songs, and it was an unforgettable night for everyone there.

Afrobeats music is a big hit in Houston, Texas! One of the hottest Afrobeats artists, Davido, performed there as part of his “Timeless Tour.” The concert was a huge success and sold out all 19,000 seats at the Toyota Centre. That’s a lot of fans who came out to see Davido live.

Davido has achieved something that only a few other Nigerian musicians have done. He has performed as the main act at a giant concert venue in Washington, D.C., called the Capital One Arena. This place is massive and can hold a crowd of 20,000 people.

Davido made history in July 2023! He became the first musician ever from Nigeria to sell out a giant concert venue in Canada called the Scotia Bank Arena.

This arena is huge, fitting 16,000 people, and Davido sold every single ticket. That’s an amazing accomplishment!

8. 2017 AFCON Opening Ceremony

In 2017, Davido kicked off the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon in style! He wasn’t alone, though; he shared the stage with other famous musicians like Flavour and Akon. It must have been an amazing concert to open up the big soccer competition.

In 2017, Davido’s hit songs “IF,” “Fall,” and “FIA” were super popular all over Africa. He became a superstar across the continent! This was clear when a huge crowd of 60,000 fans came to see him perform in Mali. That’s a lot of fans!

Davido’s concert in Sierra Leone in 2017 was a massive success! The National Stadium was packed with over 50,000 fans there to see him perform.

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Egungun Of Lagos Proposes To Long-time Girlfriend

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Nigerian content creator Kuye Ogbenevwede Adegoke, better known by his online alias Egungun of Lagos, took a big step in his relationship by proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Pashotah.

Nigerian content creator Kuye Ogbenevwede Adegoke, who has become a social media sensation under the name Egungun of Lagos, took to the internet to share his exciting news. Egungun, known for his popular catchphrase “That’s massive” and his unique way of reviewing fashion items and property prices, posted a collection of pictures on his social media page. The photos documented his recent proposal to his girlfriend, Pashotah.

The post captioned “It’s time to plan a wedding. Ring it on!” signals the couple’s exciting new chapter together.

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The joyous occasion wouldn’t be complete without being shared on social media. A heartwarming video of the proposal quickly began making the rounds online. In the clip, Egungun was kneeling in front of Pashotah. Their friends and colleagues surrounded them, and the beautiful decorations around them created a truly romantic atmosphere, perfectly capturing the special moment.

Egungun joyously kneeled on one knee, eager to put the ring on his girl’s finger. One of his friends reminded him that he hadn’t asked the question yet.

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OdumoduBlvck, Made Kuti, To Perform At Alte Culture Festival This Easter

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Alté Culture Festival gears up for its highly anticipated 3rd edition! Mark your calendars for March 30th, 2024, because Muri Okunola Park is transforming into a vibrant hub for all things innovative.

This fast-growing youth gathering has become a defining force in Nigeria, inspiring young people to embrace their individuality. Alté Culture isn’t just a fest; it’s a movement. Blending music, art, fashion, and lifestyle experiences fosters self-expression and ignites a cultural revolution.

It was founded by Q21 Solutions, a leading Nigerian corporate experience design firm. The Alté Culture Festival perfectly exemplifies the fusion of creativity and professionalism. Attendees can expect a meticulously curated experience—a journey into the heart of contemporary Nigerian youth culture.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Get ready to be captivated by electrifying performances from a stellar lineup. The lineup features artists like OdumoduBlvck, BOJ, Made Kuti, Prettyboy D-O, Lady Donli, Jeriq, Winny, Somadina, and Dante.

Alté Culture Festival: See Artists To Perform This Easter | Fab.ng

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Interactive art installations and cutting-edge fashion showcases will tantalise your senses and spark your imagination. From the freshest new talents to established icons, the Alté Culture Festival provides a platform for everyone to shine and connect.

Eunice Adeyemi, the visionary founder of the Alté Culture Festival, perfectly captures its essence: “Our goal is to reflect the community in the most authentic way possible.” This commitment to genuine expression resonates throughout the entire festival experience.

Be sure to stay tuned for more updates! Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this groundbreaking movement.

Official Media Partners: Boomplay, Culture Custodian, Deeds Magazine, and The Lagos Weekender.

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