Nigerian Hollywood star, David Oyelowo is about to add another major landmark to his career as he will portray the famous James Bond and other characters in a recording of Trigger Mortis, a new Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz.
After appearing as Martin Luther King to much acclaim in the film Selma, Oyelowo considers the new role a great achievement, especially since the estate of Ian Fleming, 007 creator, invited him to play the character.
“I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say ‘I am the new James Bond’, he said, adding “even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be’ speech.”
There have been speculations that actor Idris Elba may replace Daniel Craig in the movie, a role Oyelowo says his colleague is “ripe” for.
Afro-pop music star, JJC Skillz has dismissed rumours of a romantic relationship with actress Kate Henshaw after pictures from a music video shoot went viral on social media.
The singer, speaking with Entertainment News, explained that his relationship with the actress is strictly professional.
In a telephone chat, the “We Are Africans” crooner explained that the music video for ‘See Us Now’ is “basically about Nigeria; about the future I see for Nigeria and how I feel things should be and would be”.
Asked if there’s a special attachment to Kate Henshaw as she makes a second appearance in his music video, JJC Skillz said “a lot of people think so”.
He revealed they first met on the set of the music video shoot for his song African Skank, where she did “amazingly well” and “since then (obviously) we’ve been friends”.
He also heard the actress sing the National Anthem at an event and was “blown away by her vocal ability”, which was when he invited her to the studio for a recording session on the song “See Us Now”.
Star Boy, Wizkid is getting more international recognition as Grammy award winning singers, Alicia keys and her singer/producer husband, Swizz Beatz have endorsed the young star and his latest album, Ayo.
Alicia keys and Swizz Beatz both posted videos of themselves dancing to Wizkid’s Ojuelegba and Caro on their instagram pages, which have a combined followership that’s 4.6 million strong.
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Singer, Darey has said that the third edition of his annual musical concert tagged Love Like A Movie (LLAM) will hold before the year runs out.
In an exclusive telephone chat with Entertainment News presenter, Mayowa Ogundele, Darey revealed that the show, which was supposed to hold in February as is the tradition, had to be cancelled as a result of the general elections which had been scheduled for the same date; February 14.
LLAM has been credited as one of the best produced shows in Nigeria and the choice of popular international celebrities as co-hosts always serves as a major attraction for music lovers.
Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian as well as singer Kelly Rowland were co-hosts during the first (2013) and second (2015) editions respectively.
Asked which celebrity will be invited to co-host for this year’s edition, Darey chose to keep the name under wraps.
Comedian Basketmouth has been honoured with his own day in the city of Houston, Texas, in the United States of America.
The Mayor of the city of Houston ‘Annice D. Parker, has declared the 17th of July, 2015 as Basketmouth Day in Houston, Texas in recognition of Basketmouth’s contribution in integrating the Nigerian American community through his art for the past 6 years in Houston.