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First call: Tales of Eve returns

After months of critical planning, shooting, production and post-production, TV drama series, Tales of Eve will start airing its fifth season, March 1. Producers of the series say it comes with promises of high end entertainment.

Produced by Genesis Studios, the new season is titled, Thanks for Coming, and as producer of the series, Olaegbe Olatubosun explains it. The thrust of this season is prostitution on campus, otherwise called runs.

In his words, aside the need to entertain, Genesis Studios also embarks on human angle concepts, stories that impact lives, talks about moral values and overcoming challenges.

“We know this is the kind of society where people go through a lot but if they are determined and they are focused, they can always come out and be successful.We know the importance of womanhood, we know the importance of women. They are our mothers and without them, a lot of things won’t go right. That is why we decided to create a content built around them,”Olatubosun stated.

Shot on location in the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and other environs around Lagos, Thanks for Coming is set in a glamorous world of three undergraduates, Irene, Boma and Eric whose paths cross by providence, but become intertwined by the circumstances that life throws their way as they navigate their way through university.

Irene and Boma are completely different girls who form an unlikely friendship. Irene is your ultimate femme fatale. A 300 level student of Business Administration whose painful past turned into an unrepentant runs girl. Boma, on the other hand, is a young jambite who faces family problems and financial constraints.

Fate brings to the fore an inevitable friendship as Irene is forced to confront with the shadow of her past through Boma who is about to become involved in the illicit trade of their bodies.

Irene’s life takes a different turn when she falls in love with her classmate, Eric, a young intelligent man. Eric’s relationship with Irene brings Eric more heartbreaks than he envisaged. As Irene becomes more involved with Eric, she longs to live a clean life. But the question is…Will her love for Eric win over her desire for wealth?

The path these three students recklessly tread is much steeper and darker than they imagine as it is one in which they may be unable to find their way back.

Director of the series, Imoh Umoren describes the season as replete with amazing performances and real stories. “I am very impressed with the actors who delivered the whole story professionally. A lot of times, the scenes don’t look like acting. They look more like real life and people will be able to relate to it because a lot of things that the girls fight in the story are things that everyday students in Nigeria are struggling with. Technically, the cinematography is amazing so it will be top notch,” the Canada trained director said.

The new season of the drama series features the likes of Nancy Isime as lead act, Judith Audu, Adeniyi Johnson, Jerry Smart Ordu, Ifeoma Ifeka and a host of others.

 TIMAYA INSULTED AT D’PLACE

Famous musician, Timaya was insulted by a guy at D’Place by Papas, on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 night.

Surprisingly maintaining his cool in the face of the provocation, one of his guys however, took on the rude boy. And if not for the timely intervention of the club bouncers and the management, it would have been a dirty free for all.

Timaya and friends left D’Place in three cars, a Mercedes Benz and two SUVs, including his 2014 Lexus jeep.

AHMED UHWUBETINE RELOCATES TO US

Owner of defunct 11:45, Ahmed Uhwubetine has finally relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, US. He told friends in a recent visit to Nigeria, it was pressure that forced him out of the country.

Ahmed, who claims he has a small business in the States, was at the Marquee at the Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos, Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

JULIUS AGWU, AKEEM SODEINDE MEET

High-flying entertainer, Julius Agwu and boss of rested Movida niteclub, Akeem Sodeinde had a meeting on Thursday, February 19, 2015 night. The meeting which lasted for only 20 minutes held inside Sodeinde’s Infiniti jeep.

FRANK OKAMIGBO TO HOST E-MONEY

Come February 27, 2015, D’Place by Papas would be hosting millionaire mogul, Emeka Okonkwo (E-Money). The event which is in collaboration with KCee and Harrysong is in commemoration of E-Money’s birthday.

Emeka Okonkwo is the chairman of Five Star Music. That’s KCee and Harrysong’s stable.

ARA CALLS @ D’PLACE

Ara, the talking drummer lady, was spotted at D’Place by Papas on Friday, February 20, 2015 night. She wore a white attire to the fun house. Ara, 40, was accompanied by Mr. Wale Oluwaleimu and Puffy T, a music producer.  The trio were at the club till about 4:30am.

SHINA PELLER JETS OUT

Mr. Shina Peller of Quilox nightclub has jetted out to the US and the UK. We learnt he travelled for business and he’s expected back to the country in two weeks.

SS LOUNGE SHUT!

SS Lounge, the popular club on Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, Lagos, has been shut down. We learnt the fun spot would remain so until after the April elections. Renovation has been cited as the reason the place is on recess.

ELVINA IBRU’S HEART OF GOLD

Elvina Ibru on the night of Tuesday, February 17, 2015, assisted a man who claimed his wife was sick with N10,000. We overheard the billionaire daughter warning the man to use the money for the purpose he claimed, so that the sickness would not be his own portion.

RICHARD NNADI’S N18 M BIRTHDAY GIFT

Richard Nnadi of Xcape nightclub celebrated his birthday on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Richard who is in charge of operation at the Xcape nightclub, took delivery of the 2014 edition of Landcruiser jeep recently. We learnt the customized jeep cost him N18 million!

His associates said the ride is a befitting birthday gift for the dude.

2FACE GROOVES WITH OLU MAINTAIN

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015 night, at about 2am, 2Face idibia and Olu Maintain of Yahooze fame stormed D’Place by Papas.

While in the club, fans rushed to take photographs with the duo as the club’s DJ played 2Face’s songs. While champagne was popped, people took turns dancing. They left the club at exactly 4:40am.

BACCHUS NOW CLUB 57

Former Bacchus nightclub owned by the Priddy family has changed its management. And the new management, after renovation renamed it Club 57.

On Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, details of the new management is still sketchy.

GENERAL TAMUNO’S BIRTHDAY BASH

General Tamuno, a Niger Delta war lord, celebrated his birthday at D’Place by Papas on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 night.

It was a night of champagne after the celebrant was driven into the club premises in a red G-Wagon Benz jeep with police escort at exactly 2am. He left with his guys at exactly 4:35am.

DIA PRAY: THE STAFF OF THE WICKED IS BROKEN

Divine Increase Assembly will hold a 3-day fasting and prayer programme entitled, The staff of the wicked is broken  Isaiah 14:5 from Wednesday, February 25 to Friday, February 27, 2015, at Increase Land, 16/18 Summit Street, Victory Estate, by Iyana School bus-stop, LASU/Igando Road, Iba, Lagos.

According to the General Overseer of the church who is also ministering, Pastor Emmanuel Phillips, the programme with be concluded with Increase Night on Friday at 12 midnight.  Wednesday and Thursday meetings start at 6pm.

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