Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pulse Movie Review: “Potato Potahto” is an anomaly; a comedy about divorce

In “Potato Potahto,” Shirley Frimpong-Manso puts a hilarious twist on divorce; a serious topic often accompanied by stigmatization shrouded in religion and culture. Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s “Potato Potahto” is an anomaly; a comedy movie about divorce.Divorce is a tricky topic in Africa, often accompanied by a never-ending stigma and shrouded in religion and culture.Couples who divorce are often made to feel a sense of shame and failure; their plight even become a subject of public conversations and ridicule.An African parent is likely to panic once their child mentions ‘divorce,’ forcing couples to avert divorce for as long as they can. There’s also the bad blood that tends to follow an ugly divorce.

Remy Martin: All star party to hit Lagos, Port Harcourt this December

Remy Martin All Star has always been big with past performances from stars such as Wizkid, Davido, Phyno, and more.
You don’t want to miss out on one of the biggest parties of the
year! Remy Martin All Star has always been big with past
performances from stars such as Wizkid, Davido, Phyno, Runtown,
BurnaBoy and many more. Lagos and Abuja experienced an awesome
night with amazing dancers presenting routines to hit songs by
famous pop stars as well as theatrical performances and Vegas
aerialists’ in breathtaking performances. It’s no surprise that
attendees described the Remy Martin All Star party in June as EPIC!
Sounds from DJs Jimmy Jatt, Baggio, Neptune, Yosir, Kenny and DJ
moma (USA) kept everyone on a musical high the entire evening.

Ara: Famous female “Gangan” drummer to build N600m drum academy

Ara told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the project was expected to commence in January, 2018. Famous cultural musician and player of talking drum called “Gangan”,. Aralola Olumuyiwa, popularly known as “Ara’’ has expressed her readiness to build a drum academy meant to groom talented youths and individuals across the globe and also to promote creativity.Ara told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the project was expected to commence in January, 2018.She said that her purpose of initiating such project was to expose talented youths in African drumming and other cultural heritage for them to be able to compete with their peers from outside the country. The renowned drummer said that foreigners could learn about the African culture and style from the academy.

Burna Boy: Singer doesn’t need a police case, the music is all that should...

Over the past weekend, a conversation on social media about the place of Burna Boy in Nigerian music erupted. Many believe that the fusion artist was terribly underrated by fans in Nigeria, and deserves some more.The argument for this was solid. This was a guy with a string of achievements in his career, including recording with Drake, touring packed venues across the world, and more recently, being the only guest artist on Fall Out Boy’s tenth studio album. Musically, Burna Boy possesses one of the most unique sound formation, with an artistry that is neither limited nor hindered. An artist with his quality and range of music talent should be competing in recognition and success with Wizkid and Davido. The man has enough quality to have that. He is that good.

Dr Sid: Singer’s three years marriage is reportedly in crisis

It has been reported that the three years marriage between Dr. Sid and wife, Simi might be hitting the rocks. Dr. Sid’s marriage to Simi Esiri is reportedly in crisis. Linda Ikeji reports that the marriage has hit troubled times. “They’ve been having issues for a very long time. it got so bad that Simi has had to move out of the house a couple of times”  an undisclosed source told Linda Ikeji. A recent picture posted by Simi Esiri on her Instagram account shows the mother of one without her wedding ring. She also reportedly deleted their wedding anniversary picture which was on her Instagram previously. Pulse also confirmed that the couple have unfollowed each other on Instagram. ALSO READ: Dr.

Kevin Hart: Comedian welcomes baby boy with wife, Eniko

Kevin Hart announces the arrival of his new born baby with wife, Eniko Hart. Kevin Hart has announced the arrival of his newborn child, Kenzo Kash Hart with wife, Eniko.The comedian who could not hide his joy took to his Twitter account on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, where he thanked everyone for their prayers and support.”God is truly amazing….Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45 am ….He is Healthy & already smiling. Thank you all for your prayers!!!! We love & appreciate ya #Harts,” he tweeted. Kelvin Hart on October 1, 2017, threw a baby shower for his wife, Eniko Hart at the  Casamigos Beach Club, Malibu, was well attended by close family and friends of the Harts.According to TMZ, it was reported that the couple was spent $117, 855 on a The Lion King-themed shower.

Mercy Johnson: Watch actress as she sings to her husband in bed

Watch Mercy Johnson sing to her husband, Prince Odi as they relax during a romantic getaway. Mercy Johnson is never shy to show everyone the love she has for her husband on social media.This time, the beautiful actress has released a video on her Instagram page on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in which she is singing to her husband in bed.According to her, they are on a three-day romantic getaway. “Nothing for me ooo. 3days getaway with my besty@princeodiokojie and trust me he was tired of my singing        wats mine? Am warming up for my album sha…hmmm featuring who ooo?Hey Friends….Be anxious for nothing,” she captioned the video.These sure do know how to have fun despite already having a big family and busy careers.

Pulse Opinion: Burna Boy, it is time to stay out of trouble

Burna Boy needs to be focused and responsible if he wants to succeed. Burna Boy is an immensely talented Nigerian music act and he is equally a troubled one. Only last week was it reported that he would be featured on Fall Out Boy’s album. Now, we are stuck on a story that feels like the beginning of a James Hadley Chase novel. For every good song he puts out there it seems he makes a bad public move. With his latest legal troubles, Burna Boy comes off as the tortured genius whose potential is blocked by his demons. ALSO READ: Burna Boy to hold concert in Lagos this December Every genius has his eccentricities and struggles. Burna Boy seems to have gotten more than a fair share of the quirks that plagues creatives.

26 countries to participate in 2017 Calabar carnival – official

No fewer than  26 countries are participating in the 2017 Calabar carnival, Mr Ikobi Ikobi, a Commissioner in the Carnival Commission in charge of Media and Publicity has said.
Ikobi, who spoke in an interview on Tuesday in Calabar, listed the countries to include, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Greece, Brazil, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda amongst others.
According to Ikobi, the countries have shown interest to participate in the 2017 edition with the theme, “Migration’’.
He said that the annual month-long carnival brings tourists from all over the world to the state and has been the melting point of Africa’s hospitality due to its diverse tourism events and sites, the green environment and the warm hospitality of the people.
“The 2017 edition of the carnival will play host to over 26 countries.

M.I. OAP claims he didn’t show for Banky W’s wedding because of rapper

On-Air personality, N6 has given the reasons why he didn’t attend the wedding between Banky W and Adesua Etomi. On-air personality, N6 has said the reason he didn’t show up for Banky W’s wedding is because of M.I. The Cool FM OAP made this claim on his Instastory on Monday, November 20, 2017. “No, i didn’t attend the wedding. Thanks everyone for asking. I guess they didn’t want a fight to happen between me and Short man Devil. HML Bubu and Susu. Lmao!!!” he wrote.  This claim is coming a few weeks after N6 and M.I. had a war of words on Twitter. It would be recalled that on Thursday, November 9, 2017, M.I  posted a tweet on his Twitter page where he called out the OAP.”N6 is trash.. don’t blame the industry for him..

Regina Daniels: Nollywood actress responds to pimping, sex, blackmail allegations

Regina Daniels has been accused of leaking her best friend’s nudes for refusing to sleep with a movie producer. Nollywood actress Regina Daniels has responded to reports that she threatened to release her friend’s nudes.According to a blogger Amanda Chisom, Daniels threatened to release her friend’s nudes after the latter refused to sleep with a movie producer for roles.The blogger shared screenshots of alleged conversations between her and Daniels, who she reached out to, threatening to expose her. Chisom also promised to reveal the identity of the filmmaker who she claims sleeps with younger actresses in exchange for movie roles.

Branagh, Friel Win Best Actor And Best Actress At International Emmys

(L) Kenneth Branagh poses in the award room after winning the award for Best Performance by an Actor. (R)Anna Friel poses with award for best performance by an actress in Marcella. Photo: Don Emmert / Dia Dipasupil / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFPIt was a British acting double at the International Emmy Awards in New York on Monday, as Kenneth Branagh and Anna Friel won best actor and best actress for portraying television detectives.
Branagh, five-times nominated for an Academy Award, scooped the award for his lead role in hit BBC series “Wallander,” adapted from the best-selling Swedish detective novel series.
Friel won the best actress for her lead role in gritty drama “Marcella,” in which she plays a London police detective on the hunt for a serial killer while grappling with the breakdown of her marriage.

Video: Airboy – ‘Ayepo’ ft Burna Boy

‘Ayepo’ remix features Burna Boy and it is the first single off Airboy’s forthcoming EP titled “Vibes”. Aquila Records’ golden boy Airboy has had an amazing year, and as he celebrates his birthday today, he’s gifting fans everywhere the remixto his hit “Ayepo”, featuring Burna Boy.Ayepo dropped back in 2016, and has since gone on to become one of the biggest songs on the continent of Africa, peaking at no 5 on the iTunes Africa chart.’Ayepo’ remix features Burna Boy and it is the first single off Airboy’s forthcoming EP titled “Vibes”. It is produced by Aquila Records resident producer, Phantom, and mastered by George Nathaniel.The funky, colorful and all-round beautiful video was shot on location in Lagos by Adasa Cookey’s Squareball production team.

Beyonce emerges world’s highest paid female singer

Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday.
The Pop Diva edged out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift.
Singer Beyonce, winner of Best Urban Contemporary Album for ‘Lemonade’ and Best Music Video for ‘Formation,’ poses in the press room during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. /Getty Images/AFPThe R&B singer earned some 105 million dollars from record sales and from her “Formation” concert tour, according to Forbes.
She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests.
Adele, whose “25” album broke first-week U.S.

Branagh, Friel In British Double At International Emmys

(L) Kenneth Branagh poses in the award room after winning the award for Best Performance by an Actor. (R)Anna Friel poses with award for best performance by an actress in Marcella. Photo: Don Emmert / Dia Dipasupil / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFPIt was a British acting double at the International Emmy Awards in New York on Monday, as Kenneth Branagh and Anna Friel won best actor and best actress for portraying television detectives.
Branagh, five-times nominated for an Academy Award, scooped the award for his lead role in hit BBC series “Wallander,” adapted from the best-selling Swedish detective novel series.
Friel won the best actress for her lead role in gritty drama “Marcella,” in which she plays a London police detective on the hunt for a serial killer while grappling with the breakdown of her marriage.