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How We’ll Turn Around Entertainment Industry – Sanwo-Olu 

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration would be investing “heavily” in creative industry to give talented young people an opportunity to realize their potential. Entertainment and tourism industry, Sanwo-Olu said, is one of key areas his government would focus on for job creation and economic growth.

The APC candidate said he would deploy innovation and modern technology to unlock the potential of entertainment and tourism, adding an investment in creative industry would have direct impact on the economy and discourage restiveness among the youth.

Sanwo-Olu spoke when he hosted the 2018 housemates of Big Brother Naija paid him a courtesy visit in his campaign office in Ikoyi. Big Brother Naija, aired by Africa Magic, is one of the most watched television reality shows in Nigeria and Africa.

The APC candidate said his government would build entertainment hubs across the state where young people can hone their skills and promote their talents. Sanwo-Olu also pointed out that his administration would introduce a funding opportunity that would mitigate the risk and marketing challenges for innovative solutions generated by tech start-ups, stressing that young people would be engaged to drive the tourism programmes of his administration.

He said: “We have started a conversation with experienced practitioners in entertainment industry, with an objective to jointly come up with a general entertainment hub where talented young people can hone their skills in theatre, music, dancing and acting. We are looking at how the private sector can partner with us to build an entertainment destination where every Lagosian would be proud of.

“We are doing this to help the practitioners improve their creativity in film production, acting and entertainment generally. We hope this investment and effort would give our young people a new lease of life in terms of upgrading their skill and turning their skills to something valuable.”

The governorship candidate advised young people to embrace hard work and prepare themselves for opportunities that will help them realize their dreams.

He said: “Young people need to have the audacity to pursue your dreams, but they must have something that is driving them towards reaching their goals. What the government can do is to provide an enabling environment for their skills to thrive. This is what we are setting out to do if elected.”

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Nigerian Movies Generated N7bn in Cinemas in 2019 – NVFCB

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The National Film and Video Censors Board says Nigerian movies generated nearly between N6.4bn and N6.7bn at cinemas nationwide in 2019.

According to the body responsible for the regulation of movies in Nigeria, it was evident that the sector was going massively. The Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday.

The box office generated almost N7bn in 2019. Between N6.4bn an N6.7bn was generated. But from information at our disposal, money generated from DVD sales may have been higher. This is because less than 20 percent of the population is watching cinema,” he said.

According to the body responsible for the regulation of movies in Nigeria, it was evident that the sector was going massively. The Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday. [SaharaReporters]

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Justin Bieber Says He’s Been ‘Recently Diagnosed with Lyme Disease’

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Justin Bieber has come out to announce that he is battling Lyme disease.

The made this known via his Instagram page on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, while dispelling the rumours that the reason behind his frail look is because of the use of hard drugs.

“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like shit, on meth, etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health.

“These things will be explained further in a docu series I’m putting on YouTube shortly.. you can learn all that I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!! It’s been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP,” he wrote.

Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by the Borrelia bacterium which is spread by ticks. The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness on the skin, known as erythema migrans, that appears at the site of the tick bite about a week after it occurred.

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Jason Momoa Steals Show at Golden Globes with His Tank Top Fashion

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If there’s one person who can singlehandedly save every award show, it’s America’s sweetheart, Jason Momoa. Whether he’s simply playing with his own hair, rocking a scrunchie, or just being a hunky muscular dude, he can truly turn even the most cringeworthy ceremony into a monumental night. And he didn’t disappoint at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

One person even pointed out that this is the dude equivalent of taking your bra off at the end of a stressful day, which just makes it even more legendary.

You have to stan this beautiful, VSCO girl of a man.

As if the simple existence of his muscles wasn’t enough, it appears that Jason only took his blazer off to give it to his chilly wife, Lisa Bonet. I’m not crying! You’re crying!

Unfortunately, he did not present in said tank top, keeping the velvety blazer for that moment, and this is a disappointment that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

But, to be honest, his full outfit (tight black tank + buttery smooth blazer is pretty incredible, too. So I really don’t think we have anything to complain about, blazer, no blazer, no shirt, snowsuit, whatevs. Thank you for existing, Jason.

Courtesy: Cosmopolitan

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