Reaction of Peter Okoye of P-Squre pop singers on issues of ban on shooting movies and music abroad might cost him some rest now that the All Progressives Congress youths are asking for his arrestt.
Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had, on Saturday when he visited the headquarter of Copyright Society of Nigeria, said the Federal Government has taken steps to amend the Nigeria Broadcasting Code to discourage the production of Nigerian movies and music outside the country.
Peter criticised the move, calling it shameful and also said he was ashamed to be called a Nigerian because of the new policy made by FG.
He wrote on his Twitter handle: “Sometimes am ashamed to be called a Nigeria because this people Tufia Kwa. Another Nationlity Loading…Dear FG, for your information! All the Shame wey una dey bring for this our country na we dey entertainers dey cover una Nash Ndi ala.”
Following Peter’s comment, many celebrities also took to social media to vet their dissatisfaction about the development.
But Youth Chapter of APC is not taking the backlash easy with the pop singer, as they have called for his arrest.
In a statement released by group National Secretary, Collins Edwin, the youth chapter labelled Peter “Son of Darkness”, and called on his arrest.
The statement reads: “We read the scurrilous remarks credited to Mr Peter Okoye of the Psquare group against the Federal Government’s job-saving policy in the entertainment industry with great anger and vexation.
“Least of all persons to make scathing remark against the government is the Psquare group which the local content policy of the Federal Government dusted-up from the valley of obscurity.
“Where was Peter Okoye or Psquare brand in 1999 when foreign music dominated our airwaves? If not for the government policy which mandated all broadcast stations in Nigeria to pay attention to Nigerian music by playing 95 percent of Nigerian songs every day, would Peter Okoye or Psquare be known to anybody in Nigeria today?
“Or would they have competed with better American music which dominated our airwaves then? After the government have used its policy to brush them up from nothing to something; instead of giving opportunity to other people, they are taking Nigerian jobs to foreign countries through the shooting of music videos abroad. Now that government have intervened to raise great and better entertainers again, Peter Okoye has the gut to insult the entire Federal Government by calling our great leaders ‘Ndi Ala’ which means mad and stupid people. How dare you say that Psquare?
“We, therefore, urge the security agencies in the country to arrest Mr Peter Okoye for disrespecting our government and bringing it to a disrepute. If you cannot produce in Nigeria and hire Nigerians, then leave the industry. We must export Nigerian culture to the outside world through our music and videos”.
Nigerian musician and composer Fela Anikulapo Kuti performs on September 13, 1986 at the “Party of Humankind” of the French Communist Party at La Courneuve in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Nigeria’s foremost entertainment news platform, NET TV has set out today to celebrate Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti popularly known as Abami Eda, who died exactly 20 years ago.
The musical genius had been a cultural icon since the early 70’s when he created the Afrobeat genre. 20 years ago, the world was shocked by the news that one of Africa’s most iconic figures Fela Anikulapo Kuti had passed away.
As a musician, he was unequalled. His music was a delightful fusion of classical music, highlife and traditional African music. The result was a sound like no other and Fela’s fame was global.
Fela’s music describes the life of the average Nigerian who is constantly suffering, but smiling through the pain, believing in the rewards that await them in the afterlife due to the teachings of religious leaders, who themselves live the most lavish lives, enjoying the so-called earthly pleasures. He warns people to open their eyes to this injustice and stop being blind followers of religion.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Legend’s death, Thenetng compiled a series of video tours of the Kalakuta republic, the place where the legend lived until his death; see links to videos below;
Ever since report on her decision to kiss 3 fans at the YFM Area Codes Jam in Kumasi a year ago, almost every report about Ghanaian songstress Sista Afia has had to do with sexuality than her music although very talented and it gets us somehow worried.
Well, in a new interview with Showbiz filed by Delali Sika, Sista Afia reveals her selling point is not her boobs although she is extremely proud of them since they are nice and a lot of young girls wish they had exactly what she has.
Read the report below;
Although Highlife artiste, Sister Afia loves to make an exhibition of herself by showcasing her boobs the least chance she gets, she wants to erase the perception that her cleavage is her selling point.
The Jeje singer who leaves little to the imagination with her skimpy outfits believes her talent is enough to keep her relevant whether she covers up or not.
“I just don’t get why people seem to have issues with what I wear and my boobs. People keep asking me if apart from my boobs, I have nothing else to show. For the records, my boobs are not my selling point, not at all. I am very talented.
“I don’t get up in the morning and tell myself, today, I want to show my boobs, no, it depends on how I feel. My boobs, my talent, and everything form part of the package,’ she said in an interview with Showbiz.
According to Sister Afia, though her boobs are not the reason why she is in the limelight, she is very proud showing them.
“I am very proud of my breasts. They are beautiful and nice. Most girls of today are all over looking for ways to enhance their bust artificially and if I am blessed with them naturally, why should I be ashamed of them. Honestly, I am blessed I must say and I won’t trade them for anything.
“Infact, I cannot do anything about the size of my boobs and how they stand out in clothes. I just have to love them and that is what I am doing. I don’t really care what anyone else thinks. So those who have been talking about them, I cannot help you.
“ I remember people had issues with my bikini pictures I released some weeks ago but the question is, what were they expecting me to wear at the beach. If they are not confident with what they have been endowed with by God, I am and I want to flaunt it,” she said.
Sister Afia who is in the studio currently is working on releasing songs with some of the makers and shakers of the music industry in Ghana and beyond.
“I want to come out with a number of songs by the end of the year and I hope to feature some of the big names who have paid their dues in West Africa like Sarkodie, Davido, and Patoranking,” the Borkor artiste said.
Talking about working with AMG rapper, Medikal on her latest song Borkor, she said, “Working with him was interesting and enjoyable. He was spot on with his rap deliveries and knew the right words to use.
“The video shoot was crazy, I wished the day never ended. He had the right attitude and his composure throughout the shoot was amazing. Medikal is a professional, a gentleman and I would not mind working with him again.
Born to Joe Essoun and Madam Perpetual Duncan Williams, Sista Afia said her favorite Ghanaian musicians are E.L, Efya, and Kaakie all of whom she plans to do collaborations with some day.
Songs she has to her credit include Kro Kro No, Borkor, Jeje, Are You Ready, Yi Wani and Due.
The Divisional Finals episode of ‘World Of Dance’ brought the chills, thrills, tears and EPIC performances! And, one duo even made Jennifer Lopez cry! See who made it to the World Finals!
Talk about an epic week! On the August 1 episode of World Of Dance, the winners of each division were crowned the best in their categories!
And, there wasn’t one performance that didn’t exceed our exceptions! Diana Pombo took a bold risk when she performed an edgy routine; the opposite of her usual performances.
But did it pay off? And, Les Twins had to battle through one of the brother’s injury to his lower leg. The French twins made us believe that a wheelchair wasn’t on the stage! And, that was only the half of it!
At this point in the competition, all of tonight’s performers beat out 13 other acts to get here. So, you know tonight’s Divisional Finals are crucial. We mean, we’re only one week away from the World Finals! SO, let’s get to the performances!
This week was extremely taxing on the twins from France because one of the brothers injured himself just days before the DF’s. So, they were already at a disadvantage. But, when the injured brother came out and killed it in a wheelchair, they took the competition to another level.Their emotional dance, combined with the fact that they turned a negative into a positive, swayed the judges.