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Fatal Arrogance: Islamic group petitions IGP over movie portraying them as terrorists, Pete Edochie, others in trouble

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Islamic group petitions IGP over movie portraying them as terrorists, Pete Edochie, others in trouble

Upcoming Nollywood movie, ‘Fatal Arrogance’ starring Pete EdochieDestiny Etiko, has attracted the wrath of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).

Islamic group petitions IGP

According to the Islamic group, the movie produced and directed by Anosike Kingsley Orji depicts their movement as a terrorist organisation bent on eradicating the Nigerian State.

The movie plot revolves around the incident between the Shiite Sect and the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai in Kaduna. The incident led to the killing of over 1,000 members of the sect including children of its leader Sheik El-Zakzaky.

Recall that Zakzaky himself and his wife have been in prison since the incident while the Kaduna State government proscribed the group. This has been the basis for the deadly protests by members of the sect in Abuja and Kaduna, calling for the release of their leader and his wife.

Islamic group petitions IGP

The new Nollywood movie portrayed men of the Nigerian Army who carried out the massacre of the Shiite members, sparking outrage from members of the group who petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu as well as the National Film and Video Censors Board.

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The group also noted that the movie’s storyline is not a coincidence as its title was gotten from a book “Fatal Arrogance” written by Kuanum Terrence and both convey same plot.

In a statement issued on Thursday, 10th September, the President of the Media forum for the Shiite group, Ibrahim Musa alleged that the movie which was capable of causing disunity in the country was being sponsored by the Nigerian Army.

Excerpts from the statement read…

“The Islamic Movement in Nigeria wishes to call upon the respected professionals of Nollywood to address this issue immediately.

“If film producers are not careful, some disgruntled elements in governance will make them side with the oppressors against the oppressed as the film “Fatal Arrogance” is meant to achieve. Genocide is involved here; any move to justify the brutal and inhuman Zaria genocide of December 2015 is an affront on the Rome Status of the International Criminal Court.

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“Evidently, for every Nigerian, these clips are meant to disparage the peaceful movement and portray it to the world as a violent armed movement.

Also, the movie on the pipeline has the same title as Kuanum Terrence’s book that died on its arrival, where he blamed the victims of terror for being their own nemesis. He had launched what he called a book titled ‘Fatal Arrogance: How El-Zakzaky Hypnotised IMN Members into Killing Themselves while Protecting Him’. As ridiculous as the name may sound, the content is not far from that too.

The IMN stated that the movie was capable of creating conflicts and discord in an already divided country.

“We want the world, Nigerians in particular, to bear witness that this film, ‘Fatal Arrogance’, can be used in creating conflicts among our diverse communities. It is a propaganda machine that can deceive millions, and it’s also an easy way to use for character assassination.”

“It can be used to distort the truth, free criminals and blame the victims as well as making the bad guys the good guys. We, therefore, call on well-meaning Nigerians to put pressure on the producers of that abominable film to stop it.”

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The Final Stage of Voice Nigeria musical contest Reality TV Show

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The Final Stage of Voice Nigeria musical contest Reality TV Show

By Gistflash News

July 20, 2021

The Voice Nigeria musical contest, a TV reality show, has entered its final stage with the top six talents seeking viewers and fans’ votes to win the contest.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Naomi Mac, Esther, Dapo, Kitah, Kpee and Eazzie scaled through to the semi-final stage out of the 25 talents who started the contest.

The coaches in the musical contest include popular artistes Falz, Yemi Alade, Waje and Dare.

Dapo and Naomi Mac in Team Falz, Kitay in Team Yemi-Alade, Esther and Kpee in Team Dare and Eazzie in Waje Team scaled through to the next stage by numerous votes from their fans.

The six talents will slug it out among themselves to determine who will scale through to the next stage that will lead to the final.

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Nancy Isime, the show’s host, said that all the six talents were in need of the viewers’ votes to increase their chances of climbing to the final stage.

The 17th edition of the reality show saw two talents: Nuel Ayo and Anu, exit the stage, leaving six talents to perform in the next episode.

Each talent needs more votes from their fans to enable them reach the next stage of performance as the contest gets tougher toward the final stage.

Mrs Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank Nigeria Ltd, the lead sponsor, said in a statement that, ”The Voice Nigeria 3” was a reality TV show designed to discover and promote talented singers in the country.

According to her, it is to actualise their dreams of becoming international stars which aligns with FirstBank’s commitment to providing a platform for nurturing and showcasing talents and driving social cohesion.

Ani-Mumuney added that the support was a demonstration of FirstBank’s commitment to contributing to the projected revenue of $86 million by 2021 from Nigeria’s music industry.

She said it was aimed at promoting a diversified economy in line with the Federal Government diversification policy.

NAN reports that FirstBank made its unique USSD 894 platform a verifiable avenue for the audience to vote in their favorites team to star prize.

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Wizkid and Tems “Essence” hits Billboard Hot 100, debuts at No. 82

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July 14, 2021

‘Essence’ by Nigerian  Ayodeji Balogun a k.a Wizkid featuring fast raising singer Temilade Openiyi a.k.a Tems, has topped the Billboard Hot 100, debut as no. 82, thereby marking a major win for the singers.

Billboard is an American magazine and website that produces news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style related to the music industry.

It is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Global 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres.

It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

The Billboard made the announcement and verification on their official Billboard Charts Instagram page @billboard, where they said “Essence” debuted at No. 82 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list”.

According to the post, it also verify that this is Tem’s first chart appearance.

“@wizkidayo’s “Essence,” featuring @temsbaby, debuts at No. 82 on this week’s #Hot100. It earns Tems her first career entry on the chart,” Billboard said.

Wizkid’s third chart entry followed the success of “ One Dance” which peaked at No. 1 in 2016. NAN

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What a dramatic fight at Ghanaian bar ‘over a seat’ (video)

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What a dramatic fight at Ghanaian bar 'over a seat' (video)

fight reportedly broke out at a Ghanaian bar known as Bloom Bar and located in the heart of Accra over the weekend. 

A man reportedly locked horns with a woman identified as Yaa Asantewa on social media over a seat at the cocktail bar.

Eyewitnesses said the man had left his seat to meet someone outside the venue. When he got back, the lady had already taken his seat.

It was gathered that after he asked the woman to vacate the seat, it led to exchange of words which degenerated into a fight at the bar. Eyewitnesses said the lady’s boyfriend intervened in the fight and took it to another level.

It took the intervention of bouncers to break up the two men and escort them out of the premises. Some bystanders got hurt while others fled the venue without paying for their drinks.

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