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Laycon grabs GOtv Nigeria Brand Ambassador



BBNaija Lockdown edition winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, has been unveiled as GOtv Nigeria latest brand ambassador.

This was made known at an event to launch MultiChoice’s festive season campaign for DStv and GOtv on Tuesday.

Laycon, a pop culture sensation, who has gained a huge fanbase, will star in the brand’s festive campaign for the GOtv Jolli package as well kick-off a GOtv city tour starting this November in Abeokuta, Enugu, Uyo, Abuja and Lagos.

According to Chief Customer Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, the decision to enlist Laycon as one of the faces for the brand is a perfect choice as both Laycon and GOtv are synonymous with creativity, passion and the ability to connect with audiences both young and old.

Mabutho said, “Laycon’s rise to fame on the platform of the hugely popular BBNaija reality TV show is one story that will never get old.

“His talent fuelled by passion made him highly relatable and endeared him to many.

“We are excited to have him onboard and we look forward to a mutually rewarding experience.”

Laycon, in his response, said, “I am excited to join the GOtv Nigeria family. This is a good one for me and I feel honoured to be a part of this leading pay TV entertainment brand.

“GOtv is about quality entertainment and that is something that resonates with my brand as a creative. I look forward to showcasing the amazing campaign we’ve worked on together!”

Speaking on the GOtv’s festive season offer, Mabutho said, “Starting Saturday, 21 November, customers can get a GOtv decoder and antennae with one month on Jolli package at N8,400.

“As always, our commitment is to enrich the entertainment experiences of our valued customers and with something for everyone during the holiday season with GOtv.”

He added that GOtv was ushering in the festive season with an exciting mix of programming for the entire family, including a line-up of festive movies, sporting action, kids’ entertainment and local content.

Some of the festive content to look out for are the Africa Magic Holiday Channel, with new seasons of Turn Up Friday with Pepsi and Infinix and Owambe Saturday with Goldberg plus a brand-new show, Jollof with Me sponsored by Cussons Carex and Morning Fresh.

According to the firm, people can also look forward to other big festivals such as the Calabar Carnival, The Experience (Global Edition), Festival of Champions and the Miss Africa pageant will make a grand return on the special Nigerian Festivals pop-up channel.

It also promised sports fans of an exciting festive season with LIVE football action from La Liga featuring the Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on November 21, 21st edition of GOtv Boxing Night on November 27 and WWE Survivor Series on November 29.


Veteran Nollywood actor Bruno Iwuoha dies at 68



A veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, died on Saturday at 68, after a prolonged battle with diabetes.

Actors Guild of Nigeria announced his death in a statement signed by its Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda Coker.

The statement read, “It is on a sad note that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha.

“He died in the early hours of this morning after a prolonged battle with diabetes.

“Bruno Iwuoha hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Umunumo Umuanunu kindred, Imo state. He was aged 68 years, survived by his wife and six children.”

National President of the AGN, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, commiserated with the immediate family members, friends and fans of the deceased and prayed that God would comfort them in their moment of grief.

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DMX officially announced dead after OD



Legendary rapper DMX has now been officially declared dead, a week after he fell into a coma, following a heart attack “triggered” by a drug overdose.

He was aged 50. The Westchester County native was born Earl Simmons.

The drug overdose had left him in a “vegetative state”, after his brain was deprived of oxygen for nearly 30 minutes following his OD, brain function never returned, and by Thursday his organs began failing while he remained in intensive care in  the hospital.

His death today at White Plains Hospital, in New York, was confirmed to AP by his family.

DMX is survived by 15 children.

His career  began when he catapulted to the top of the charts with his 1998 debut album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot.”

The debut record went platinum nearly five times over and peaked at No. 1 on the US charts.


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The Voice Nigeria Season 3: Episode 2 -Blind Auditions



Things get heated up as the coaches are spoiled for choice with amazing performances!

The Voice Nigeria is the ultimate talent contest. Darey, Waje, Falz and Yemi Alade are The Voice Nigeria’s celebrity musician coaches, while Toke Makinwa and Nancy Isime serve as Hosts. The show’s innovative format features four stages of competition: the Blind Auditions, Knockouts, Battles and Live Shows.

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