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New Lagos arena marks growing investment in sports and entertainment sectors

New Lagos arena marks growing investment in sports and entertainment sectors

CONSTRUCTION has commenced on the Lagos Arena, a cutting-edge sports and concert venue set to elevate Nigeria's entertainment and sports economy by hosting global events. “The Lagos Arena is not just a building; it's a beacon of possibilities for our entertainment industry and is setting the stage for world-class entertainment,” Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated at the launch event. With a capacity of 12,000, this state-of-the-art arena is situated adjacent to the Palms Mall in Lekki. Sanwo-Olu joined project developers to initiate construction on February 24, with a completion date set for December 2025. With the arena strategically located by a…
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Nollywood could see a major boost from Nigeria’s new copyright law – an expert explains why

Nollywood could see a major boost from Nigeria’s new copyright law – an expert explains why

NIGERIA has finally updated its 2004 copyright law, bringing it into the digital era – where the entertainment industry has been for decades already. Before the late 1990s, it was difficult even to get telephone services in Nigeria. And it was very expensive for private enterprises to make films. Since then, digital technology has unleashed a multitude of ways to receive information and entertainment. Author SAMUEL SAMIAI ANDREWS, Professor, University of Gondar With the arrival of digital technology, all a filmmaker needed was a simple video recorder and a group of talented creatives. Thus modern Nollywood – the Nigerian film…
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Formula One under scrutiny over balance between safety and entertainment

Formula One under scrutiny over balance between safety and entertainment

IAN RANSOM AFTER a dramatic Australian Grand Prix laden with crashes and red flags, Formula One takes a three-week break from racing but the debate over the balance between safety and entertainment may rage through to the next stop in Baku. Eight cars failed to finish Sunday's race and four crashed out within seconds of a standing restart as stewards failed to produce a winner from a two-lap sprint. Organisers also came under fire for security and safety failures at Albert Park after fans poured onto the track before the race was completed, while a spectator was struck by a piece of debris from…
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Nadia Nakai and Khanyi Mbau joins search for Africa’s next trender

Nadia Nakai and Khanyi Mbau joins search for Africa’s next trender

MPHO RANTAO SOUTH African rapper Nadia Nakai and media personality Khanyi Mbau have been named as two-thirds of a judging panel for a new African show that’s looking for the continent’s next Online sensation. Called ‘The Next Big Trender’, the show will consist of five up and coming African stars completing a set of tasks that will be by a panel that consists of Nakai, Mbau and Nigerian comedian Olalekan “Lekan” Olaleye. The show will be aired on new channel Honey, on Dstv channel 173.  Khanyi Mbau and Lekan Olaleye join the judging panel. Picture: Instagram The five contestants are…
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Nigeria to have its own ‘The Real Housewives’ reality series

Nigeria to have its own ‘The Real Housewives’ reality series

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER THE ever-so-popular award-winning reality television series is making its way to the Nigerian capital for a new instalment of ‘The Real Housewives of Lagos’.  Distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group, The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian instalment of the franchise, making it the third adaptation in Africa after The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) and The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (RHOJ).   “We’ve seen audiences across Africa devour The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban,” says Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content. The cast…
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The Mayhem that is Drake’s CLB and Kanye West’s Donda

The Mayhem that is Drake’s CLB and Kanye West’s Donda

MPHO RANTAO Donda, Donda, Donda. I love you, i love you, i love you, until I — Two very different introductions belonging to two of hip-hop's biggest names; setting the tone for two very different moods. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m talking about the week-apart releases of Kanye West’s DONDA, and Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.  If there were artists akin to a holy grail, these two would come extremely close and with good reasons. They are the wordsmiths part of a generation that has continued to shift cultural views on music, fashion and art.   The Donda album (left)…
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Cardi B and offset welcome baby no. 2!

Cardi B and offset welcome baby no. 2!

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER CARDI B has given birth to her second child, and Offset’s fifth.  The hip-hop couple announced on Instagram that they had become parents to a son, making Cardi’s first child Kulture, a big sister. Simply captioned as “9/4/21," Cardi B is seen sitting in a hospital bed cradling her baby boy ,  wrapped in a blue blanket and wearing a blue knit hat, with husband Offset dressed in blue seated next to her.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) "We are so overjoyed to finally meet our son," the couple wrote…
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Megan Thee Stallion brings hot girl summer to Sports Illustrated

Megan Thee Stallion brings hot girl summer to Sports Illustrated

MPHO RANTAO MEGAN Thee Stallion has brought her famous ‘Hot Girl Summer’ energy as the cover star for Sports Illustrated (SI). The Texan rapper was unveiled as one of the cover stars for the annual SI Swimsuit issue, along with transgender model Leyna Bloom and Tennis champion Naomi Osaka.  All three women appearing on the cover is a historic feat, with Osaka as the first female black athlete; Haitian and Japanese woman; Bloom being the first transgender model of colour, and Megan Thee Stallion being the first rapper. Previous cover stars of the swimsuit issue include Beyonce, model Tyra Banks,…
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Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett welcome twin boys

Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett welcome twin boys

MPHO RANTAO OLYMPIC runner Usain Bolt and partner Kasi Bennett have welcomed two new members to the family, elevating their eldest daughter, Olympia Bolt’s, role to big sister.  Bolt celebrated Father’s Day with a post on Instagram where he shared the news with a photo of his family from a photo shoot, including their one-year-old daughter, and first glimpses of their newborn twins named Saint Leo and Thunder.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Usain St.Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) His partner, Bennett, posted her own tribute to the Olympic sprinter, sharing more footage from their family photoshoot, calling…
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