Biodun Kupoluyi is the publisher of the entertainment magazine,e E247. Before his sojourn into the world of publishing, he had been a top entertainment journalist and an editor. He has worked with media houses like Punch and Daily Independent. He is regarded as one of the authoritative voices in the entertainment sector in the country. […]
Omolabake Sofola-Ibukunoluwa is the managing director of United Courier who has turned the fortunes of the 23-year-old company around. In this chat with Senior Correspondent, Hazeez Balogun, she speaks about the challenges of the industry and how she made it to the top When did you join United Courier? I started my career 15 years […]
Isiaka Mayowa Abiodun Akinpelu, popularly known as Mayor Akinpelu, started his journey into journalism as an undercover reporter in the Kirikiri prison, and later became one of the most celebrated society reporters in the country. He speaks on why some of the publications he worked with in the past collapsed and how he eventually created […]
Omawumi Megbele has grown from the young woman who won the West African Idols talent hunt in 2007 to one of the highest paid artistes in the country. Though the journey is an upward spiral, there were many hurdles on the way. In this encounter with SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, Hazeez Balogun, she discusses her experience and many more.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba is the leader of the Nigerian Senate but his life goes beyond politics. In this interview with our Reporter, Adedayo Odulaja, the 57-year-old legislator speaks about his life as the son of legendary Justice Tanko E. Ndoma-Egba as well as a former commissioner, governorship candidate, cerebral lawyer and family man. Attaining the […]
Bright “Basketmouth” Okpocha has had his share of struggles as a young comedian. Today, he is on top of his game. If there is a name to call to represent Nigeria when it comes to humour, Basketmouth’s is usually on hand. Set to host Comedy Central in South Africa in some weeks’ time, he had a chat with Senior Correspondent, Hazeez Balogun, in Lagos recently.
Avid lovers of Yoruba movies will easily recognise Tope Alabi’s songs. But she is more than that voice you hear in soundtracks. A gospel artiste and actor with over 50 movies to her credit, this woman has been busy in the Lord’s vineyard. In this chat with SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, Hazeez Balogun, the former Miss Toyin […]
Bovi Ugboma is a man of many parts in the entertainment industry. The comedian, actor and TV producer from Delta State will take his craft to a personal high in Lagos tomorrow when he hosts a one-man show tagged Man on Fire. He spoke with SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, Hazeez Balogun, ahead of the engagement
Bukola Afolayan popularly known as BOUQUI is in a class of her own. She is a rapper, and rapping is usually a male-dominated genre. Again, she is a gospel artiste, which makes her work even more challenging. Many people still do not believe one can mix hip-hop with gospel music. But BOUQUI has no doubt achieved a lot. Today, she hardly stays in the country as she performs shows across the United States of America and Europe. Recently our Senior Correspondent, Hazeez Balogun, spoke with her on these and other issues.
Alafia Gbadebo is a model young man and an example of how hard work pays. While in school and at 21, he had started making millions. Today, his Strands Event Company is worth a fortune, and he is just 28 years old. The young entrepreneur invited Senior Correspondent, Hazeez Balogun, to his office last week […]
Though she studied law, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe found love in film and documentary production. After years of practice,
Popularly called CFR (Comedian of the Federal Republic), Gbenga Adeyinka will appeal to you any day as a natural anchorman and comedian.
After his stint as Nigeria’s ambassador to Ghana, many continue to ask what has become of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. Senior Correspondent, Hazeez Balogun, met with the politician at his Ikoyi residence, where he spoke about some hitherto unknown aspects of his life.
Ayobamidele Abayomi Ojutelegan Ajani Momodu has travelled the high and low roads to be where he is today.
Chief Executive Officer of Mediacraft Associates, John Ehiguese, does public relations for companies like Google, Mobil and Nigeria Breweries.
Founder of the Household of God Church and presidential candidate of the recently deregistered Fresh Democratic Party (FDP), Rev. Chris Okotie, invited SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, Hazeez Balogun, to his Lagos home for an interview recently and spoke on issues including politics, music, church and marriage.
Like many others in the comedy business, Owen Osamwengie’s journey to grace has witnessed many twists and turns. After trying his hands in dancing and music at an early stage, the man popularly known as Owen Gee has grown to become to of the most respected comedians in the country. This is his story as told to SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, Hazeez Balogun
Abubakar Jimoh is deputy director, Public Relations Unit, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). In this interview with SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, Hassan John, he bares his mind on a range of issues, prominent among which are the challenges he has faced as spokesperson the organisation and the risks involved in being in-charge of the media unit of NAFDAC.
Sesan Rufai is the owner of Goldmyne Entertainment, which produces various programmes including Hitz and the popular Video wheels. His journey started at Africa Independent Television (AIT), where Kenny Ogungbe introduced him to the world of programming. He later moved around stations in Lagos including Silverbird Television (STV). He had a chat with Senior Correspondent, Hazeez Balogun, at his Maryland office recently.