Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Various comments have greeted the increase in the show of nudity, like the one above, in the amplified version of the Big Brother Africa Reality TV show. Many have asked if this is the best way to represent Africa. Others have asked if this was really entertainment.
Anna Cole said: "Exactly,d whole idea of organizing Bb has changed....we Africans copy blindly n its a pity,dis trend of being nude is slowly dominating our movies...."

Our reknown flutist "Tee Mac Iseli also comments: " Big Brother is for those who love to waste their time with a bad, unscripted soap opera" Ayo Ajayi in London said: This is far from entertainment ! But the housemates are obviously oblivious of the views reactions and have continued to show us more of their inner properties. What do we think of this?


The BGYS Melodious members and their drummer Tunde
A group of Nigerian musicians - BGYS Melodious - will make their Doha debut in an “African Night” show scheduled for June 30 at the Ramada’s Giwana ballroom.
The show, which is the first of its kind in the country and the region, will feature live performance by the group showcasing Nigeria’s popular high life with a touch of the country’s South-Western juju music.
The night will also feature a comedy extravaganza by Doha-based Nigerian stand-up comedians as well as a performance by  Ghanaian cultural dancers.
Speaking to Gulf Times , BGYS director and manager Yemi Emiola said: “Having stayed in Qatar for some years now and being witness to its tremendous growth, I thought of how to be part of the development in the country, hence the formation of the group early this year, in February to be precise.”
According to him, the group, which will launch their debut album packaged in collaboration with a Qatari artiste in December, was conceived to serve as a platform for bringing Africans together in a bid for them to socialise more and get together.
“This BGYS Melodious with the name being an acronym of members’ names - Bosun, Gbenga, Yemi and Segun - was formed to showcase Nigeria’s musical talents and potentials among the Nigerians, as well as other African communities resident in Qatar. Our intention is actually not only to play music for people to relax, but also to convey positive message about Nigeria and try as much as possible to correct erroneous notions about the country among people belonging to various nationalities living in this country,” he said.
Emiola maintained that the African Night show will create more awareness and draw attention to Africans in Qatar as the group has already received a positive nod from Merweb Hotel to do regular performances.
“We have already signed a contract and secured a place with Merweb hotel to perform every Wednesday night from 10pm-1am and we are also holding talks with a number of other top-rated hotels such as the Rotana and La Cigale  in order to collaborate on performing frequent shows at their popular restaurants and joints,” he said.
Apart from hotel gigs, Emiola said that the group was available for performance at  any occasion be it wedding, naming or dedication as well as other community engagements.
In order to carry along with other expatriate communities in Qatar, he stated that the group hoped to perform with a number of Arab musicians from Qatar, Egypt and other African countries. 

- News item by Noimot Olayiwola

Sunday, 5 June 2011

BIG BROTHER Amplied latest: Bhoke and Ernest Evicted!

The love birds, Bhoke and Ernest, have been  evicted from the BBA Reality Show. There was  silence in the Tails House when their names were mentioned for eviction on Sunday.  For a while Housemates appeared to have been at a loss of words for what had just transpired. Miss P was relieved that she was safe, she could not hide her joy, although no one was ready to listen her. Who would be next?


She has made her name in acting, and she is said to be one of the best of Nollywood actresses. Sometime again, she tried to do the same in the music industry with the release of a musical album (Successfully?). Now we heard her talking about quitting acting for Estate Management. What should we expect?


LET’S PAINT holiday reality TV show is an art TV show designed and created for the benefits of children between the ages of 8 – 12 and our society at large.
It aspires to bring creative and talented children together in a fun forum for the purpose of enhancing their artistic capabilities, promoting leadership qualities and educating them on several aspects of our rich cultural heritage.
LET’S PAINT is fun show for kids, it explores their imaginative capability and their cultural and artistic knowledge.

LET’S PAINT is a fun filled project for artistic children who will for at short time be allowed to discover their artistic bent in a conducive environment for learning and play. ‘Play’ the word is almost anathema in modern day Nigeria but there is no denying that “play” is extremely important for humans from birth to death. Play is not meant to be just for children. It is a form of release and connection that can tap the creativity and can allow you the chance to connect with your inner mind and the inner mind of others.
It seeks to create an enabling environment where children from different social backgrounds can interact and interconnect under the auspices of the National gallery of art, seasoned and successful artists, art teachers and talent scouts whose job it will be to direct the child in his or her own creativity. This year's edition comes up in August. Watch out for details on this site.