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THEARTER: Daniel Kpodoh thrills Port Harcourt with a new spin of Ola Rotimi’s ‘Gods Are Not to Blame’

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Frozen from months of COVID-19 lockdown warmth is returning to theaters, galleries, stages and other venues as restrictions continue to be eased.

Famous comedian Angel ‘d’ laff, warmed the hearts of the audience followed by a serving of sonorous music supplied by the drama group as Ola Rotimi ‘s The Gods Are Not to Blame took the center stage in the Garden City of on the 13th and 14th May 2021, at the prestigious The Arena event center.

The stunning adaptation of Ola Rotimi’s classic The Gods Are Not to Blame by Daniel Kpodoh gave the ageless story a new spin with a fresh perspective, keeping the theater lovers on the edge of their seats as the drama rolled out.

  Daniel Kpodoh’s rendition is infused with a generous display of Yoruba culture in costumes, parables and incantations combined with the musical style to keep pulses racing across the theater.

With unique dance steps created by the director, the play placed the spotlight on the rich Yoruba culture with an emphasis on deities like Sango, Orunmila, Ifa, and Ogun –as King Odewale, King Adetusa (Odewale’s father), Queen Ojuola (Odewale’s mother), Aderopo (Odewale’s brother), the Chiefs and other characters in the book refer to them often.

Odewale’s character as acted by Amaebi Ekiye who experienced different phases of confusion, almost painful in its helplessness, that the viewers will become sympathetic to his plight, cursing fate for dealing him with such a heavy hand.

Odewale was in touch with his supernatural side, and was quick to call on Ogun, swearing on the deity which eventually led to his downfall.

It was also an interesting play to see how Odewale’s destiny led him back home, especially when he turned out to be a good ruler of his people. The Gods Are Not to blame is full of irony, despair, and disillusions. At the end, one is left with a ringing conclusion – one can never outrun fate.

The play the God’s are not to Blame as acted by DAl productions and the theater clan was a massive success with every act on stage giving a very good account of themselves.

Some dignitaries who graced the event include Pastor and mrs Olawale Arije, Pastor &mrs Abayomi Akinwole, Micheal kpodoh (art lord gallery), Michael Ogolo, Endy Ojo Abas, Deborah job, Kio London, Angel attah (angel the laugh), Kunle Tatafo, Dr Ovunda Ihunwo(NANTAP chairman rivers state), Iyowuna Obomanu, Clarizza Tammy, clarizza Tammy (KAFRICODIP ), Sunday Edum,and Florence Ekiye

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Ned Nwoko’s Family Feud Deepens As Actress, Regina Daniels Unfollows Her Co-Wife, Laila On Instagram

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New drama between two of Ned Nwoko’s wives, Nollywood Actress Regina Daniels and Laila the Morrocan, points to a brewing storm over the Nigerian billionaire family .

As seen on Instagram, Regina Daniels unfollowed her co-wife, Laila Charani, after the Moroccan reportedly unfollowed her few days ago.

The public display of niceties between the wives came to an abropt stop afert Regina posted pictures and sweet messages from Ned who had flown the actress and their son, Munir, to the United Kingdom for a birthday bash.

That seems to have ticked off Ned’s Moroccan wife Laila, who angrily unfollowed both Regina and their husband Ned.

Regina has now hit back as well by doing the same, the Nollywood star unfollowed Laila.

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Segxzy: Why We Released ‘Now Na Morning’

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In this interview with Eric Olusesan, based artiste and music producer Segxzy reveals the idea behind his latest release titled “Now na morning”.

Eric:Tell us about yourself?

Segz: I am Segun Ola-Fadunsin, popularly known as Segxzy. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering Auchi Polytechnic (HND) and University of Portharcourt (B.Eng), third child from our mother. Am also fortunate to be the CEO of Segz Records.

Eric: How did you start out in music?

Segz: My career in music kick started on February 2019 after I crashed on a 1200cc power bike. I call this a miracle to have been alive and fully healed in a space of 7 days. It was actually a gory experience which in turn inspired me to release my tales using Rhythm and sounds .

Eric: What’s your perception about the Nigerian music industry?

Segz: Not bad and not too good. I will say in a nutshell that we need unity in the Nigeria music industry. We all need to be our brother’s keeper. Not just in the industry but Nigeria as a whole.

Eric: Your latest single, “NOW NA MORNING”is currently the enjoying massive airplay, tell us more about the song?

Segz: My recent single titled “Now Na Morning” which I featured Godrik is an Amapiano style, ‘Now Na Morning’ means a whole lot. It’s a message to encourage everyone that in what ever situation you see yourself don’t give up but rather see it as the beginning of the day as the day starts with strength. It means so much and will take the whole day if I continue just on this, Now Na Morning is basically your own definition for most situations you find yourself in, So far, my fans have been positively encouraging with their incredible response to this single.

Less I forget the Inspiration actually metamorphosed from the challenges I have faced in life which in turn made me stronger by the day.

Eric:  What would constitute success for you as a musician?

Segz: We will see success when music industry in Nigeria turns out to be where you don’t need to be financially buoyant before your songs are been noticed. This is something I hope one day will come to play. I don’t see music as just you making fame but what you impact with your music.

Eric: Do you believe in public or social media display of wealth by celebrities? Will you do the same when you make it big?

Segz: Lol. This is not called for I must say. I rather not say if I will do same if I make it big like you ask. Food for thought (What makes you big)…..

I so much believe in this saying… IT’S NOT A PLACE THAT MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE BUT YOU MAKE A PLACE COMFORTABLE FOR YOURSELF. I do believe some people know me and they can testify if am the type that display wealth…

Eric: You also run a record label, tell us more about it?

 Segz: I am just lucky to be an Executive member of Segz records. Segz Records is into all it takes a media house to do… From Photography, DJ Services, Recording, Artistic Management, Training and lots more. We are located just in the axis of Igwuruta of portharcourt to be precise.

Eric: Who were/are your mentors in the music industry?

Segz: I like to keep that to myself for the now, cos Now Na Morning

Eric: Tell us about your little beginnings. How did you nurture your dream?

Segz: This is topic on its own. So far so good we have been coping doing our very own best to see it pull through.

Segz: What kind of atmosphere or mood inspires you to write your songs?

 It is highly unpredictable, most times from deep thinking, funny enough Now Na Morning was born right while on transit enroute Nigeria from the United Kingdom.

This and more are my forms of getting inspired but above all, God remains the greatest creator through which my contents are created.

Eric: How would you describe your style of music and what kind of people does it appeal

Segz: Waoh… if u look into my works properly you will notice it’s different. I don’t believe so much in a particular style of music. My aim is to pass a message across, so when people ask for the style, I simply say… GOOD MUSIC.

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