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Executive producer of Nigeria’s prestigious annual music Awards, The Headies, Ayo Animashaun is set to launch an Online Radio Station, StreetHop.
2013 Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards is set to hold in the month of April.
Duo of Peter and Paul Okoye (P-Square) seems to be spreading their tentacles towards the oil sector.
Winners of the Afrinolly Short Film Competition have been announced.
Iyanya and DTunes have parted ways.
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Ayo Animashaun Launches 24 Hour Online Radio “StreetHop”
Executive producer of Nigeria’s prestigious annual music Awards, The Headies, Ayo Animashaun, is back in 2013, set to once again take the Nigerian entertainment scene to another level.
Over the years, he has consistently positioned himself and his brands as pioneers and remarkable leaders in the Nigerian Entertainment sector. This will not be a different year in this regard as plans are set to launch an Online Radio Station, StreetHop.
According to Ayo Animashaun, “This is a 3-year idea that we’ve always had. It’s going to follow the steps of Hip On TV and Hip Hop World Magazine, but this time, it’ll be more daring… radio and online.”
Confirming the proposed date to launch this latest project off his stable, Ayo Animashaun said, “We plan to launch it on April 1, 2013.”
Work is currently on-going at the Smooth Promotion Secretariat, where finishing touches are being put in place and internal test transmission is in progress.
StreetHop, the new radio station will also be available as a mobile application for Blackberry, Android, iPhones and iPads.
A new audiovisual studio has also been set up to enhance Hip TV production. Watch the 24hour Online Channel streaming live on Hip TV Bookmark Hip Hop World Magazine and Hip TV for updates on this.
2013 Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards To Hold In April
The city of Abuja is getting set for a night of glamour and recognition of the outstanding personnel and groups within its axis with the 2013 edition of the Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards (AYE Awads) on its way.
The award, organised by Fusion Lifestyle Limited and promises to be a night of celebration, recognition, glamour and entertainment, will infuse music from top Nigerian musicians, comedy and a fashion show.
Awards will be given in 13 categories as well as 3 honorary awards for outstanding entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
“There has been a recent boom in entrepreneurship in young individuals in Abuja… The AYE Awards were created to celebrate these young achievers and place them on a platform for the rest of the country, and indeed the world to see, whilst also encouraging the younger generation to see entrepreneurship as a viable and satisfying life option.” The founder of the awards Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed said.
The nominees for the award Fashion and Design category include” Fati Aliyu-Garba (House of Farah), Tessy Uyah (Serendipity), Jennifer Adhigije (House of Silk), Hudayyah Fadul (Hudayyah Couture), Ogwa Iweze and Ofure Adive (Dzyn Couture).
Other categories include Fashion Accessories, Media and Art, Hospitality and Event Management, Entertainment and more.
To see full list of nominees and vote for your favourite, visit AYE Awards website
The Award is set to hold on Friday, 19th of April at Abuja International Conference Centre, Herbert Macaulay Road, off Tafawa Balewa Way, Garki, Abuja
P-Square Takes On The Oil Sector?
The singing duo of Peter and Paul Okoye are not just the only partners in the Music industry that seem to have ‘held it together’ for a long time, it looks like they are also going to be the first to partner on other grounds apart from music too.
Peter Okoye posted a picture of him and his brother/partner in a tank farm amidst security men and added the tag:
“Hustle must continue…. Oil business tinz….. No time.”
If you ask, this wasn’t very well encrypted has there are a lot of giveaway clue in the tag, however, the statement was not denotative but if we are to connect the dots, tank farm, oil tankers and seashore can only mean oil money!
Afrinolly Announces Winners Of Short Film Competition
Afrinolly Short Film Competition designed for emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium has announced the next generation of film makers – those who emerged winners in the competition!
The strictly online competition was judge by a panel as well as public voting.
This fisrt of its kind competition was supported by MTN Nigeria, Blackberry, iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, Goethe Institut and Google.
In the Short Movie Category, “Dara Ju” by Anthony Onah won the $25, 000 prize money while Bemigho Awala won the first prize for “Hustle On A Mile” in the Documentary category.
See full list of winners in the Documentary Category
See full list of winners in the Short Film Category
Iyanya And Producer DTunes Part Ways
Earlier this year, DTunes produced two singles for Sean Tizzle under the label Difference Entertainment, little did we know then that DTunes and Iyanya were on the verge of going their separate ways.
Words going round now have it that Dtunes and Iyanya have officially gone their separate ways.
From “Kukere’ to “Your Waist” and finally to “Flavour”, the prolific producer, D’Tunes and Triple MG label mate, Iyanya found a hit-making formula that boosted Iyanya back into the spotlight.
Details are however still sketchy but what is for certain is that DTunes has floated his label and Sean Tizzle is prove of the fact.