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COMEDIANS all over the world, are known, loved, respected and celebrated for their inate abilities to provide comic relief for those who want it. Today, in Nigeria, it has become the in-thing in social circumference, providing a visible source of livihood for talented persons into such concern. Hence, corporate and comfortable persons take delight in paying handsomely to be part of comedy shows held in corporate venues.

Consummate entertainer, Julius Agwu is ready to burst loose once more in Port Harcourt on Xmas day (today) with an array of entertainers, including Okey Bakkassi.  He spoke to IFECHI OKOH shortly before he flew out.  It was a detailed interview which touched on all you need to know about the crowd pulling show bound to hit 10 years next years. Enjoy it!

Meet one of the most enterprising young entertainers in the country, Ill Rhymz, as he guides us into his personal life, his career, fame and perceived fortune, the ‘five women’ in his life, challenges and also as he speaks up against the misrepresentation of Nigerian girls in the entertainment industry in this interview with JOSEPH SAATER UNDU. Excerpts:

Actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of an Ondo descent from Lagos, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies.
The beautiful mother of four Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde paid a visit to New York’s world famous tropical Grill restaurant. She was there to sit down with journalist Ekerete Udoh, for an interview in which she gave some insight on her marriage to Captain Ekeinde.
In the candid interview she talked about her family life, the success and the challenges she may have faced, remaining true to her values, and vows in an industry where such vows are sacrificed.Excerpts:

As sexual assault allegations mount against him, Bill Cosby broke his silence to make a statement on the media coverage of the accusations.
“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby told a New York Post writer, who also writes for black media outlets, in a short phone conversation from his Massachusetts home.

THEATER arts experts know that the looks of actors and actresses on set are the handwork of costume makers.  But beyond this make-up thing, most star actors have been showing class in their dress code outside the set. On line up are those known for this. They include Ramsy Noah, Desmond Elliot, Jim Iyke, Chidi Mokeme, Nonso Diobi and Bob Manuel Udokwu.

The name Mong Kalu Mong, may not actually strike any instant cord in the ears of the average Nigeria entertainment  follower. However, those who were opportune to watch one of the editions of ‘Nite of a thousand laugh’ and Julius Agwu’s yearly popular show, ‘Crack Ya Ribs’ will easily place that name  as high standing entertainer. IFECHI OKOH, met him in the office of Julius Agwu, where he introduced himself, leading to this exhaustive interview which touched off on his background, formative years, early years as an entertainer, likes and hates, how he met Agwu and his influence on him. Enjoy it!

Beyond the humility of top music star , Innocent Idibia , massively addressed as Tuface on the beats scene, lay starting revelations.
Since he left his former plantashum boyz group to pursue a solo career , Tuface is yet to divorce his humility, simplicity and the home boy disposition . The Benue indigene still relates to people, especially friends he has known and associated with in Ajegungle and other ghettos in the  past.

Stories by Ifechi Okoh

Like a joke, his love for hip-hop music started, and with time, he delved into it, trying to do it better each time he composes and performs.
Today, Okafor Uzochukwu Noah, the younger brother to celebrated DJ Samborella can hold his own musically on stage, doing either other top acts songs or his.

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