Academy

WATCH How Kizz Daniel Ended His ’02 Academy’ Concert in Style

Award winning Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, known within the showbiz circles as Kizz Daniel delivered an amazing performance at the O2 Academy Brixton in London The raving Nigerian recording artiste who is currently touring the world made a stop in the United Kingdom where he gave music enthusiasts a night to remember as he […]

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Mayweather hits Amaechi’s house, plans Boxing Academy

Floyd Mayweather, a well-known American boxer and promoter, wants to create a boxing academy in Africa, especially in Nigeria, to train young boxers. Mayweather, a former WBC Super featherweight champion, stated this when he paid a visit to Rotimi Amaechi, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Aspirant and Minister of Transportation, at his Abuja residence early […]

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Gov Soludo urges Bayern Munich to establish Academy in Anambra

Governor Chukwuma Soludo has expressed readiness of Anambra state to host a Bayern Munich FC football academy. Soludo made this known on Saturday when he welcomed the Bayern Munich technical team who were in the state for the National Youth Cup. Speaking through Tony Oli, chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission, the governor said the […]

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The Music Business Academy for Africa returns with training program

The Music Business Academy (MBA) for Africa, now in its second session, is back with a training program aimed at producing Africa’s next generation of music business executives. The MBA was created by iManage Africa in collaboration with Music Ally and Dr. Carlos Chirinos of New York University’s Music Business Department. This year’s version is […]

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Wizkid’s sister, Busayo Balogun calls out Recording Academy after Grammy loss

Project management consultant, Busayo Balogun, who is one of the siblings of Nigerian Afrobeat star Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, has reacted after her brother’s loss at the Grammy Awards that took place on Sunday, April 3. The singer and songwriter was nominated in the Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performances categories of […]

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Saweetie, Chloe Bailey & More Stars Shine At The Recording Academy Honors

Saweetie, Chloe Bailey & More Stars Shine At The Recording Academy Honors

Ahead of tonight’s GRAMMYs ceremony, the stars were out in Las Vegas to celebrate another event: the Recording Academy Honors. Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Presented By The Black Music Collective, the star-studded event took place just one night before the biggest night in music is set to go down in the same city, with […]

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Will Smith Resigns From Academy Amid Oscars Backlash For Chris Rock Slap

Will Smith Resigns From Academy Amid Oscars Backlash For Chris Rock Slap

Will Smith announces he is resigning from the Academy amid backlash over slapping Chris Rock during Sunday’s Oscars. Source: David Livingston / Getty This week has been dominated by talk about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during last weekend’s Oscar Awards. Since that hectic night, everyone has dropped their two cents on the situation, regardless […]

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Academy Says Will Smith Refused To Leave Oscars, Sources Say’s He Wasn’t

Academy Says Will Smith Refused To Leave Oscars, Sources Say’s He Wasn’t

As the Academy begins its investigation and disciplinary process for Will Smith after he slapped Chris Rock, they revealed he was asked to leave the show, but refused. On the contrary, a source who was there says they never asked the actor to leave. Source: Future Publishing / Getty After Will Smith slapped Chris Rock […]

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Academy Issues Statement; Diddy Says Will Smith & Chris Rock Reconciled

Academy Issues Statement; Diddy Says Will Smith & Chris Rock Reconciled

After the unexpected slap Will Smith delivered to Chris Rock during last night’s Oscar Awards, the Academy issued a statement on the situation. Plus, Diddy offers an update saying Will and Chris have already made amends. Source: Lionel Hahn / Getty The world is still discussing, meme’ing, and digesting last night’s Oscar Awards and it […]

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Academy Museum 2022-2023 Season: ‘Godfather,’ ‘Boyz n the Hood’

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures revealed the first round of exhibits for its 2022-2023 season on Monday, including a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film “The Godfather” and its first permanent exhibit, “Hollywoodland,” dedicated to the founders of Hollywood. Other newly announced additions to the museum include “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” a tribute […]

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Reveals Season 3 Premiere Date

The third season of “The Umbrella Academy” will premiere on June 22, showrunner Steve Blackman announced at SXSW on Sunday. Netflix also dropped first-look images of the cast and a Season 3 teaser, which shows the Umbrella Academy face-to-face with their new counterparts, the Sparrow Academy. After going back in time to 1963 and saving […]

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“Drive My Car” wins eight Japan Academy prizes

Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s Oscar-nominated “Drive My Car” took eight prizes at the 45th Japan Academy Film Prize ceremony, held on Friday at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takawana in Tokyo. In addition to the best picture award, the film won best director (Hamaguchi), best screenplay (Hamaguchi and co-writer Oe Takamasa) and best actor (Nishijima Hidetoshi). The […]

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ABC Releases Key Art For 94th Academy Awards Featuring Hosts

ABC released key art for the 94th Academy Awards on Friday — and it features the first official shot of this year’s three Oscar hosts. The 94th Oscars will be held March 27, with an in-person ceremony at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre that will air live on ABC. Last month, the Academy announced that Regina […]

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Recording Academy Names Ryan Butler VP; Def Jam Links Kendrick Lamar

The Recording Academy has announced the appointment of Ryan Butler as vice president of diversity, equity & inclusion, effective immediately. He fills a role previously occupied by Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, who was promoted to co-president last year, and to whom Butler will report. Butler leads diversity, equity and inclusion internally and externally for the Recording Academy and its affiliates. He […]

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Jane Campion Reacts to Academy: ‘I Would Have Included Design’

Jane Campion has become the second filmmaker to speak out publicly about the Academy’s decision to pre-record eight craft categories and present them during the live telecast. Campion was bestowed with the Cinematic Imagery Award during the ADG Awards Saturday evening, celebrating outstanding production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, animated features and music […]

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Irish Film and Television Academy Rising Star Nominees 2022 Unveiled

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) has unveiled its Rising Star nominees for 2022. The nominees are writer and director Benjamin Cleary (“Swan Song,” pictured above), writer and director Colm Bairéad  (“An Cailín Ciúin”), actor Hazel Doupe (“You Are Not My Mother”), writer and director Kate Dolan (“You Are Not My Mother”) and actor […]

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Academy Defends Moving Eight Categories from the Live Telecast

Oscars leaders are trying to clarify and justify their decision to move eight categories from the live telecast and ensure that the nominees don’t feel sidelined. “The board has discussed and agreed on the need to make changes to the broadcast, to allow for a celebratory show that also doesn’t ​run well over ​three hours,” […]

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European Film Academy Strongly Condemns Russian War

The European Film Academy (EFA) has issued an unequivocal condemnation of President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine after Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa expressed his dissatisfaction with their earlier statement and resigned his EFA membership. On Feb. 24, after Russia invaded Ukraine, the EFA had issued a statement pledging their support to the Ukrainian filmmaking community. However, […]

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Television Academy Assembles Black Industry Professionals

As chairman of the Universal Studio Group, Pearlena Igbokwe is the first Black woman to run a major television studio. But when she got her start, she had no connections in the entertainment industry, little information about how to break into the business and very few mentors to look up too. One of her first, […]

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Drama as Actress Wunmi Toriola unveils her school of art weeks after Seyi Edun celebrated 1st anniversary of her film academy

The drama between two Nollywood stars and former besties, Wunmi Toriola and Oluwaseyi Edun, seemed unending. Since the duo parted ways, they have not stopped competing, even as Wunmi Toriola always publicly expresses her love for Toyin Abraham. In April 2021, Wumi Toriola joined the league of entrepreneurs in the movie industry by launching her […]

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