In 2019, Nigeria’s first-ever entry for the international feature film Oscar category, “Lionheart”, the directorial debut movie of Genevieve Nnaji was struck out of the Oscars as it predominantly features English dialogue, (95-minute comedy mostly in English, with a short section in the Igbo language). The disqualification was based on the Academy rules stating that […]
The Nigeria Official Selection Committee For the Academy Awards Submission announced this. The post Oscar 2021: Academy ‘approves Nigerian Pidgin English as foreign language’ appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
Nigerian Singer, Brymo shared his opinion on what he believes language should be Nigeria’s First language. The singer took to his Twitter page to suggest that Pidgin be used as the official language of the country because it is spoken in every part of the state. According to him, it is still the English language […]
Ever wondered how good of a makeup artiste Taymesan is? Well, this is one opportunity to find out. PS: Don’t judge his work with the above photo. Beauty vlogger and makeup artist Dodos gave Taymesan a chance to give her a makeup and it was quite… let’s say interesting to watch and very funny. You need […]
<p class="">Head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) <strong>Mr. Abayomi Shogunle</strong> has advised Nigerians to communicate with police officers in Pidgin English to avoid getting into trouble with them.</p> <p class="">Shogunle tweeted a video of the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, <strong>Tunji Disu</strong> addressing police officers in Pidgin about <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/kolade-johnson-lagos-police-unit-sacs-kills-nigerian-man/e7sngt2" id="afde699d-892e-4797-aee2-5efaf2b982e7">recent killings</a> of […]
Nigerians have taken to their Twitter handle to fire heavy shots at the head of Police Crime Reduction Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, for saying it is better to speak pidgin English with the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) than queens English when held by the security operatives. According to Nigerians, this statement is quite wrong […]
After 3 ½ years away from the stage to marry and start a family, on Tuesday evening composer and songstress Helen Epega aka www.thevenusbushfires.com is back with a bang; along with billionaire Sir Chief Olu Okeowo’s Gibraltar Orchestra for the first Nigerian showing of Song Queen: A Pidgin Opera. The novel performance took place at […]
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Incumbent governor of Delta State and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 2, 2019 election, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Great Ogboru were on Thursday conspicuously absent at the governorship pidgin English debate organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The […]
His entry was chosen from amongst 18 other entries submitted by talented young African writers. The post 21-year-old wins BBC News Pidgin essay competition appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
Sometimes 'two birds one stone' comes effortlessly. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce is a polarizing character amongst Nigerians. To some people, he is an eloquent character who cares about people. To others, he’s just an attention seeking politician. However, on September 20, 2018, he played both sides of his public perception for positivity; he upped his approval […]
Portuguese influence contributes to why these Nigerian cities speak dope pidgin. On September 19, 2018, news broke that Nigerian businessman and senator, Ben Murray-Bruce offered a woman, Dekpe Kate a job as Pidgin English Newscaster on Silverbird TV. The news was broken by controversial Nigerian writer, Reno Omokri via his twitter page @RenoOmokri. Once […]