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“HELP advertise my event in your own way and win airtime” posted Sounds Sultan on his twitter account. In case you haven’t heard Sound sultan is set to mark his 12 year career with a conert come 16th of September at Eko Hotel and suites, Lagos. Sound sultan promised to perform all his classic Live at the event that will also feature big names like 2face, D’banj, eLDee, Babadee, W4, Tiwa Savage, M.I, Ikechukwu, Iceprince, Banky W, 9ice, Lami and others.

THE serene community of Usaka, Akwa-Ibom State, has been revealed as the location for the 2012 edition of Nigeria’s first 100 percent local content reality TV Show, the Gulder Ultimate Search. Winners of this year’s event, which has been tagged, ‘The Gate Keeper’s Fortune’, will walk home with the whooping sum of N9m, the highest prize money since the  inception of the event, along with a brand new SUV and N500,000 ‘swagger’ allowance.

The unveiling of this year’s edition, the ninth in the series, took place during a special media parley organized by Nigerian Breweries Plc., makers of premium lager beer, Gulder, held at the impressive Oriental Hotels, Lagos.

ANNUAL Short film Script Competitions To further consolidate ongoing national and anti  corruption reforms in the country whilst targeting the youth, HOMEVIDA has put up short film script competitions focusing on young people between the ages of 16  30 using the film award preset criteria as basis. Shortlisted winning scripts will be turned into short films and same is entered into the HOME VIDEO INTEGRITY AWARD short film category.

The criteria are arrived at by the organization and their partners working with skilled specialists, and the endowing institution. It is then disseminated to all script writers, directors and producers in Nigeria in good time to influence their choice of genre, characters and plot in which their stories are told.

YOUTH Alive Commission is a regular program that is committed to reaching out to the youths of Nigeria. The latest event held at Mr. Biggs, Behind United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ikotun, Lagos, was tagged Singles and mentors summit (SMS)-Awake as it featured speakers, Ayo Victor Phillips, Priscillia Adenike and Ambassador Collins Benjamin, as well as performers who thrilled the participants to motivational, inspirational and educational talks on Money, Marriage and Ministry. Akobi and the tribe of praise musical group where there to whet the appetite and feed audience with songs as they sang and dance to the rhythms of Omobaba sax.

LOUIS Armstrong they say is the Godfather of Jazz, He handled the Trumpet  like a pro and together they created beautiful music. I still have the picture in my head, that visual picture of a shirtless man taming all the instrument on stage, one after the other, beating the drums, playing the trumpets, and treating other instruments with pleasantries that produces music and performances that the fans love to see and hear, Fela Anikupokuti, was such. Dabi Debo Ayanlola Kanyin sola is another figure in the present that has wooed music and presently dating an instrument that over time has stood as a symbol of cultural heritage and values. Dabi has mastered his partner so well that he dare not go to the stage without his passionate philosopher. Yes, his instrument has such pedigree of a sage, seer and why not call it a philosopher. The talking drum is a philosopher and Dabi is its percussionist that marries words with sweet sound that brings serenade to our ears and takes us to cloud nine in search of serendipitous discoveries. Gangan is the native name the Yorubas have given to the talking drum.

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