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D'banj Will Make His Nollywood Debut in Jadesola Osiberu's 'Sugar Rush'

The film will reportedly hit the big screen this Christmas.

Over the past few years, Nigerian artist D'banj has been on somewhat of a hiatus. Following the success of his smash hit "Oliver Twist" from the 2017 album King Don Come, he admittedly flew under the radar for a while. In 2018, he returned to the music scene with a few tracks including "Something for Something", a collaboration he did with South African artist Cassper Nyovest, and "Shake It", a track he hopped onto with Tiwa Savage.

More recently this year, D'banj released the vibrant track "Shy" and went on to give a stellar performance at the inaugural edition of the Afro Nation Festival in Portugal. Now it seems that the artist is looking to flex his acting muscles in his debut role in Nigerian filmmaker Jadesola Osiberu's Sugar Rush.


Osiberu took to Instagram to announce her new project and some of the talent she's rounded up for it. D'banj will star in the film alongside Adesua Etomi, Bisola Aiyeola and Omoni Oboli. Whilst details of the film's storyline are yet to be revealed, it is reported that the film will be hitting the big screen this coming Christmas. No stranger to producing blockbuster hits within Nollywood, Osiberu was behind the 2017 romantic comedy Isoken as well as local Nigerian television shows Rumor Has It and Gidi Up.

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Nigerian Mental Health Advocate Chude Jideonwo Shares Practical Ways Of Coping During COVID

We speak with the founder of Joy Inc. about the mental health challenges facing Nigerians, how many have managed to find effective ways to cope, and the online resources available to the community.

Never in our lifetimes have we experienced a pandemic of this gravity. As COVID-19 cases rise in Nigeria, Nigerians aren't just worried about getting the virus, they are also concerned about a host of other challenges: our lack of efficient and effective healthcare—which is overwhelmed even without a pandemic—the lack of appropriate data, and the high levels of poverty and illiteracy in the country that make it difficult to enforce the strategies that will enable us to handle the pandemic and keep it under control.

In a bid to understand how Nigerians are dealing with mental health challenges now, on the ground, due to the pandemic—which has led to a lockdown restricting movement and also social distancing rules—we spoke with Nigerian journalist, lawyer and mental healthcare advocate Chude Jideonwo, who is the founder of Joy Inc. He shared insights from his experiences with The Joy Inc., which he founded in 2016 to help young people going through mental and emotional challenges. He aimed to help provide young Nigerians with tools to help navigate the world around them.

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