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FG sues Meta, owners of Facebook and Whatsapp.

The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria says it has lodged a suit against Meta Platforms Incorporated (owners of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms) and its agent AT3 Resources Limited at the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division. The regulatory body is seeking a declaration regarding the continued publication and exposure of various advertisements directed at the Nigerian market without ensuring the same is vetted and approved before exposure is illegal, unlawful and a violation of the extant advertising Law in Nigeria. ARCON is seeking N30bn in sanction for violating the advertising laws and for loss of revenue due to Meta Incorporated’s continued exposure of unapproved adverts on its platforms.

TEMS wins BMI Impact Award.

Afrobeat sensational singer/songwriter Temilade Openiyi’ Tems’ recently took home one of the biggest awards at the annual BMI London Awards. She won the Impact Prize, which spotlights and honours leading songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and Europe. The BMI Film & TV Awards are awards presented annually by UK-based performance rights organisation Broadcast Music, Inc.(BMI), honouring songwriters, composers, and music publishers in various genres.

Phyna is the BBNaija Season 7 Winner.

Phyna, aka Josephina Otabor, has emerged winner of the television reality show Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Season 7, taking home prizes worth N100 million. She edged out five other finalists – Bryan, Bella, Adekunle, Chichi and Daniella – to clinch the coveted status of the winner of this year’s season tagged ‘Level Up’.

The 25-year-old gets N 60 million cash prize, a new SUV from Innoson Motors, a Dubai trip for two, a year supply of Pepsi, a new techno phone Camon 19, a supply of Unik soap and a supply of home appliances from Nexus, among other mouth-watering prizes.

Nigerian Oscars Committee disqualify Anikulapo.

The Nigeria Oscars selection committee has disqualified Kunle Afolayan’s newly released movie, ‘Anikulapo,’ from the nomination list of the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. 

Announcing the development on social media, the Nigerian actor and producer also expressed his disappointment.

“I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tag ANIKULAPO film “a masterpiece “even though the Nigeria Oscar selection committee think it’s not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing”.

Last month, Nigeria’s Oscar Selection Committee announced they had received three Yoruba-language submissions: Aníkúlápó, Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman and King of Thieves. The committee ruled that the movies would not enter the competition as a majority of members voted that all three films were “non-eligible.

Adebayo Oke Lawal makes the BOF 500 list. 

Adebayo Oke Lawal, the Nigerian designer behind the Orange Culture Brand, made the BOF 500 list. Adebayo is at the vanguard of a movement challenging gendered fashion and blending traditional aesthetics with universal streetwear silhouettes. The BOF 500 list consists of people shaping the global fashion industry. It is curated by The Business of Fashion editors, based on nominations and on-the-ground intelligence from around the world.

Asa sues Joeboy over copyright infringement.

Nigerian singer, Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, has issued a copyright infringement notice to Joeboy following the release of his song, ‘Contour’. In a letter sent by her lawyers and to Joeboy (Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus), which he posted on his Instagram Story, she revealed accusations of a copyright suit stemming from the composition of Joeboy’s record. She also demanded from him the sum of N300 million, a 60% publishing split on the song, a written apology and asked that he immediately remove the song from all digital streaming platforms within 24 hours.

Dapo Abiodun gifts Tobi Amusan N5m and House.

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has announced a cash reward of N5 million and a house to the World, Commonwealth and African 100 metres hurdles, Oluwatobi Amusan. Gov Abiodun described Amusan as a role model to the girl-child and a practical example of a truism that what a man can do, a woman can even do better. He also named her the Ogun State Sports Ambassador.” 

FG approves ASUU faction, CONUA, as an academic union.

Following the disagreement between the federal government and the Academic Union of the Universities, ASUU, FG has presented a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics, a separate body of academic unions. CONUA is a separate body of academic unions with a presence in a few federal universities. It is led by its National Coordinator, ‘Niyi Sunmonu, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

Ozinna Anumudu launches Capsule Collection in collaboration with Private Label.

Fashion Enthusiast and Entrepreneur Ozinna Anumudu has launched a capsule collection with Women’s wear brand – Private Label. The collection, which would sell exclusively on her online fashion retail platform Ozinna.com has a clean, unfussy aesthetic focused on extreme wearability. Speaking on the collection, Ozinna says, ”I am always excited to have capsule collections on the website featuring some of my favourite fashion brands. With Private Label, the plan was to create an easy assortment of wardrobe essentials with modern, current details. My personal style comes through in all the pieces, from the casual comfy ones to the more elevated pieces”.

Entries for BIG BROTHER TITANS are open.

Following the announcement of the Big Brother Season 7 winner, M-Net is set to bring even more drama-filled entertainment to our TV as the brand has asked members of the public to send in entries for the Big Brother Titans.

It will be a new season of the popular Big Brother franchise, but with a twist: Big Brother Titans will feature brand new contestants from Nigeria and South Africa. All entrants must be 21 years of age by 30 October 2022 and must be a South African or Nigerian citizen or a permanent resident of either country.

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