Clarence Peters: Lights, Camera and Action!

I’m hoping to be a part of the generation that will rejuvenate the movie industry. We have to kill off the one that we have right now and usher in the rebirth of a new industry. What is happening in Nigeria right now is not a unique case, it’s not something that has not happened anywhere else in the world. The movie industry has to die, TV has to take over for a while, before the movie industry will come back.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.

Taruwa Event: 15th July,2008

Another week, a new set of breath taking performances at Taruwa. TARUWA is a bi-weekly event hosted by Gbagyichild, spearheaded by the wonderful Lydia Idakula. It is an event which creates a platform for artistes to express themselves in an intellectual setting. It holds every other Tuesday at Bogobiri (N0. 9 Maitama Sule – off Awolowo road, Ikoyi Lagos) from 7pm to 9pm.

Tesleem

My names are TESLEEM TEMITOPE RAJI, I am the first child of a family of 3. My stage name still remains my name TESLEEM. I am from the northern part of Nigeria (Kano state) but reside in Lagos state. I’m an afro centric hip hop act which basically means, I do hip hop that come straight from the depth of the AFRICAN CULTURE.

Emamode Edosio

WRT met this young, energetic tomboy from Delta State, while covering Uru’s album launch this past weekend. She graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University with a B. Sc. in Computer Science. Like the rest of us, she tried to get a job with several banks but they firmly told her no, basically because she attended a state university.

Dr. Ernest Madu

Ernest Madu founded the Heart Institute of the Caribbean, a revolutionary clinic for cardiovascular diseases in Kingston, Jamaica — revolutionary for offering first-class health care in a developing nation. His next stop: Nigeria.

Taruwa Event

TARUWA is a bi-weekly event hosted by Gbagyichild, spearheaded by the wonderful Lydia Idakula. It is an event which creates a platform for artistes to express themselves in an intellectual setting. It holds every other Tuesday at Bogobiri (N0. 9 Maitama Sule – off Awolowo road, Ikoyi Lagos) from 7pm to 9pm.

Naeto C album launch party

WRT was at Naeto C’s album launch on saturday night. The event held at the extremely impressive Club Volar (Jade Palace). Now, let me say this, and clearly too…if you missed this event, you missed out big time! The place was packed with Nigeria’s grooviest elites, organisation was beautiful, everything was well orchestrated and there was lots to drink and nibble on.

Ehigie: Nigerian apparel designer based in London.

Ehigie means ‘God sent’ and I can personally attest to the full manifestation of that name. While opening a Fanta show for Tony Tetuila back at the University of Benin, the crowd got so wowed that they rushed on stage to grab a hold of the talented dancer; they crashed the stage, the show had to be closed. Same thing happened at Ambrose Ali University and some scenarios are better imagined. Nuff said anyways, let’s hear it all from the horse’s mouth…

Kel : More than ‘Alright’

The girl fine, yes. The girl sabi sing, yes. The girl young, yes. Those are some of the words that have been used to describe her. She surprised every hip hop head with her rendition on the award winning Ill Bliss song “You go wound o”; before we could gather our dropping jaws, she hit us with the smooth, suave and sultry hit track and video “Waa Wa Alright”. My people we are once again witnessing the birth of an international star. Ladies and gentlemen, WRT proudly presents Kel. Enjoy.

AY: the comedian, Interview

As a very creative person back in the days on campus, I used to do comedy scripts. I employed Ali Baba’s services (as a service to the student community) on a show I put together, as a student and after the show he was like “Wow, you mean as a student, you could do this kind thing? And yet it looked like one big entertainment company”. That’s how he invited me to Lagos to delve into full time entertainment, event packaging and event management.

Ashionye Interview

I started singing at an early age. I remember that I started singing at the age of four. My mum was in the choir, so I guess I picked up from her. I wrote my first song at the age of 9, it wasn’t like a full song; just four lines. The song was titled time and tide.

Tesleem Interview

I call my music Afrocentric hiphop. That’s because my music comes from the heart of Africa. I can sing in any language. I have songs with Obarafor and Pere (Ghanaian artiste). I even made music with a Senegalese artiste when I went to Senegal.

Kween Onokala: Beyond the afro and the sweet smile…

Bouncy, energetic, full of life and a welcoming spirit; that’s the easiest we can describe her, anything more profound than that will send us straight to the abstract. Kween Onokala stands tall with a tom boy swagger, rocking an afro that will impress even Erykah Badu. Fashionista, actress, musician and mother; she is an epitome of what the average young Nigerian woman would love to be. In this issue, WRT brings you Kween with absolutely no holds barred. Do enjoy.

20th September clothing line launch

Michael Stephens aka Ruggedman launched his clothing line called: 20th September Clothing. Click here to view/download pictures from the event.

Denrele Edun Interview

Virtually every Nigerian has passed an opinion or at least has an opinion about him. Arguments and counter arguments have ensued when he comes on air or his name gets mentioned; Holes have been poked about his fashion, his style of presentation, etc…one thing we all seem to agree upon is: like him or not…Denrele or ‘Rele has he is popularly known, has carved a niche for himself and he is here to stay. Read the excerpts from the interview werunthings.com had with this energetic and enigmatic young man.