Ambassador Leonard Hosts Creative Community, Hails Growing U.S.-Nigeria Cultural Ties

The U.S. Mission supports Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry and creative community with its participation at the 10th annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).   In addition to sponsoring two masterclasses in partnership with American Film Showcase and Global Media Makers, representatives from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and U.S. companies including Amazon, Macro […]

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WIZKID SHINES BRIGHT AMONGST GLOBAL STARS WITH ‘BEST AFRICAN ACT’ WIN AT 2021 MTV EMAs

The “2021 MTV EMAs” returned live from the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary with a global celebration of Music for ALL.  Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, edged out his co-star on the global smash hit “Essence”, and first time EMAs nominee, Tems (Nigeria), as well as other African superstars – Focalistic (South Africa),Amaarae (Ghana) and Diamond […]

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BHM Celebrates Nigerian Media And Tech Executive, Alex Okosi on UK Powerlist Nod

BlackHouse Media (BHM) has saluted Nigerian media and tech executive Alex Okosi after he was named as one of Britain’s 100 most influential black people in the Powerlist 2022. Now Managing Director, Emerging Markets, YouTube (EMEA), Okosi formerly helmed Viacom’s African operations, including music channel MTV Base. The Powerlist is an annual event that recognises […]

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The United States Mission Kicks Off Busanyin Shrine Preservation Project at Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove

Documentation and Conservation Efforts for the Busanyin Shrine at the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove launched in Osogbo on Thursday. The United States Mission to Nigeria has a long history of supporting the protection and preservation of Nigerian cultural heritage through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Mission’s implementing partner CyArk, a California-based non-profit, […]

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Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi’s Farafrique takes Jimmy Odukoya to Hollywood

Known for celebrating the acting profession, talents and the industry at large, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi’s platform, Farafrique has recently helped open the doors of Hollywood to Nigerian actor Jimmy Odukoya.   The Nollywood actor will be joining an elite cast in soon-to-launch historical Hollywood film  ‘The Woman King’, which will premiere on September 16, 2022. The […]

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“I am just trying to get myself now” Ada Umeh discusses daughter’s death, grief and career

On this episode of #WithChude, award winning actor and entertainer Ada Umeh, opens up to host Chude Jideonwo about her life’s journey, discussing career, early motherhood, and her daughter’s death.  Known for her excellent interpretation of scripts and her roles in movies and TV shows such as The Johnsons, My Village People, Domitilla, Phone Swap, […]

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BURNA BOY SHUTS DOWN STOCKHOLM, PARIS; PREPARES FOR 6 MORE CITIES ON HIS SPACE DRIFT TOUR

The world is giddy with captivating performances from the Afrofusion pioneer, Burna Boy as he takes over musically, on his Space Drift Tour 2021/2022. After widely acclaimed and sold-out shows in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom, the party, energy and gallantry continue with other countries waiting impatiently to escape into the wonderful […]

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