Entertainment Scoop: Wizkid Signs Maleek Berry, Watch Gidi Up Episode 7 & 8

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Watch the final episodes Of Ndani TV’s Gidi Up – “Breaking Poin”t & “Dark As Knight.”

Wizkid has announced the official signing of UK based producer Maleek Berry to his Starboy Entertainment label.

“Half of a Yellow Sun,” an adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel has been ranked the most expensive movie in Nollywood.

The producer of “Two Brides and a Baby” Blessing Effiom-Egbe and her husband have welcomed their third child – a baby boy …similarly OAP Titi Oyinsan gave birth to twins on Monday.
Tinsel stars Chuks and Ene get married for real!

Read Scoop in Full Below:


Watch Final Episodes Of Ndani TV’s Gidi Up – “Breaking Poin”t & “Dark As Knight”
In these final episodes of Season 1 of Gidi Up, things take a dark and unexpected turn. Yvonne’s burnt bridges came in full force to haunt her, Eki and Tokunbo seems to be the only 2 with their head slightly above the waters.

Starring Deyemi Okanlawon, Oreka Godis, Somkele Iyamah, Karibi Fubura, and also Segun Arinze.

Written, Directed and produced by Jadesola Osiberu, Executive producer – Lola Odedina.

Watch Episode 7: Breaking Point
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Watch Episode 8: Dark As Knight
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Wizkid Signs UK Based Producer Maleek Berry To Starboy Entertainment
Wizkid always manage to pop up in the buzz every week and this time the young CEO has taken a giant step!

Wizkid has announced the official signing of UK based producer Maleek Berry to his Starboy Entertainment label, making him the first official signing to the label aside Wizkid.
Maleek Berry is responsible for so many hit songs that ruled the airwaves in 2012 and 2013 including Saucekid’s “Carolina,” Davido’s “Video” and “Enter the Centre,” Wande Coal’s “My Way” and more recently is Wizkid’s “Lagos to Soweto.”

Wizkid tweeted:
“Y&#39all pay attention to the name @MaleekBerry !! Officially signed to Star boy Ent!”


Half Of A Yellow Sun Rated Nollywood’s Most Expensive Movie
“Half of a Yellow Sun,” an adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel has been ranked the most expensive movie in Nollywood. The movie which has bears the same name as the novel is said to have cost about N1.27 billion ($8m) to make. It was shot at Tinapa Film Studio, Cross River State, and in the United Kingdom.

The yet to be released film, directed by Biyi Bandele, has most of its cast and crew flown from abroad. The cast comprised Britons and Nigerians such as Chiwetel Ejiofor (Kinky Boots, American Gangster, 2012, Salt); Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II, Crash, The Pursuit of Happiness); Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, For Coloured Girls); Joseph Mawle (Women in Love, Game of Thrones); John Boyega (Attack the Block); Nigerian singer Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji and Zack Orji.

The production quality of the film indicates the growing professionalism in Nollywood, an industry which ranks #3 in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood.


Producer Blessing Effiom-Egbe And Husband Welcome Baby Number 3
The producer of “Two Brides and a Baby” who also doubles as an actress Blessing Effiom-Egbe and her husband have welcomed their third child – a baby boy.

She delivered the baby, weighing 4.6KG on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Blessing took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express her joy and also respond to well wishers.

 

She tweeted: “Friends help me say thank you Jesus for this beautiful gift of life! Our 4.6kg big boy!!! It’s a miracle!”

Blessing is the C.E.O of B’Concept Network Productions and producer of the popular movie “Two Brides and a Baby” and the recent “Lekki Wives” drama series.

…OAP Titi Oyinsan Gives Birth to Twins.
In similar story on Monday, inspiration FM OAP, Titi and Husband Oscar Oyinsan on Monday welcomed twin girls as addition to their new family which they started last year April.


Tinsel Stars Chuks And Ene Marry For Real!
We are so happy for these lovers because they have brought their love to real life. M-Net Tinsel stars, Iyke Okechukwu (Chuks) and Florence Uwaleke (Ene) are so believable when you watch them on the popular soap Tinsel, they play college lovers in the soap. If they have left any room for doubt, they just took it away by getting married in real life!

Yup! Chuks and Ene (their character’s name) got married yesterday April 17th in Surulere Lagos. They already had their traditional wedding January this year.

We wish them happy married life… so happy for these ones!


 Words Aren’t Just Enough! Waje’s Announces May 1st Album Release Date
Haven released the video for her latest single “I Wish” that caused quite a “stare” (pun intended); Waje has finally announced the date for the release of her debut album.

She gave us a date last year but for some reason, she didn’t go through with it.
Now, the songbird has given out the release date of one of Africa’s most highly awaited albums –  “Words Aren’t Just Enough” as May 1st. Her management team has promised that more details will be revealed in the coming week.
Stay tuned (winks.)


Flavour To Perform Alongside Snoop Lion At MTV Africa All Stars Concert In South Africa
Nigerian high life artiste Flavour (@flavournabania) and South African House music sensation Zakes Bantwini (@ZakesBantwiniSA) will join the “all star” line-up at MTV Africa All Stars – KwaZulu-Natal, the sensational open-air concert brought to you by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KZN Province.

Bantwini and Flavour will join US entertainment icon and multi-platinum hip hop star turned reggae artist Snoop Lion (@SnoopLion) aka Snoop Dogg, at the 5-hour open air concert at the stunning Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park Durban on 18 May.

Speaking on behalf of MTV Base, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, commented, “We are delighted to welcome these two popular artistes as Zakes Bantwini and Flavour to Durban&#39s shores for MTV Africa All Stars – KwaZulu-Natal.  With Snoop Lion already confirmed, all eyes are going to be focused on KwaZulu-Natal as we put our hearts and souls into making this the music event of the year!”

 


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