Model With Cartoon-Like Features Sends Instagram Into A Frenzy As Fans Debate Whether She’s Real Or Not

With her plump lips, huge eyes and doll-like demeanour, she looks as if she could have stepped straight out of a video game

So perhaps it’s no wonder the latest Insta-famous model Lil Miquela has sent her fanbase of more than 65,000 into a frenzy as they debate whether she’s a real person or not.

Miquela regularly treats her Instagram followers to pictures of her posing in off-duty model worthy athleisure, visiting nightclubs and art galleries.

Briiverson16 asked ‘what is this girl?’, while queen_mykah said she was ‘so and mikaylaad added: ‘Wait are you real?’A

Waadthb said she’d never been more confused in her life, adding: ‘I literally don’t understand.’

But so far, she has maintained a mysterious silence which has left some feeling frustrated.

Kay_da_baebae recently appealed to Miquela: ‘Can you answer the whole flippin’ world and tell them your a fake computer generated SIM?’

Commenting on a recent picture of a recent picture of Miquela, Janettie_ declared: ‘She’s not real. Her skin complexity doesn’t match the real features.

National Theatre In Darkness For Unpaid N9M Debt

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) yesterday said electricity supply to the National Arts Theatre in Lagos was disconnected because its management was owing over N9 million debt.

Mr Idemudia Godwin, general manager, Media Communications of EKEDC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the complex was disconnected after appeals and demand notices went unheeded.

According to him, the debt is an accumulation of unpaid bills over time.

“We don’t disconnect without serving notice.

National Theatre

National Theatre

“Besides, we recently ran a newspaper advertisement informing ministries, departments and parastatal agencies (MDAs) of government that were indebted to EKEDC of our intention to disconnect them.

FG To Revive National Endowment Funds For Arts

The Federal Government has pledged to revive the moribund National Endowment Funds for the Arts in order to have a sustain system for funding of creative industry.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Saturday in Port Harcourt at the African Movie Academy (AMA) Awards night.
Mohammed said that the step was parts of government efforts to strengthen the creative industry and assist practitioners in the sector.
He said government would also develop regulatory bodies that would address challenges and promote service delivery in the sector.
The minister reiterated government commitment to encouraging and ensuring a vibrant motion picture industry that would positively respond to social, political and economic realities.
“Already we have taken some positive steps in this direction, one of which is our desire to assist practitioners in instituting the structure like the Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON).
“The council will device and supervise regulations to protect and enhance professional excellence and existence of viable indigenous filmmakers.
“We have also resolved to curb the menace of piracy and to help institute an equitable distribution mechanism.’’
Mohammed appealed to filmmakers across Africa to tell more stories that would project positive image of respective nation and the continent to the outside world.
He stressed that such stories should correct some of the prejudices, perceptions and the negative narratives about Africa.
The minister noted that as a powerful medium of communication, practitioners must leverage on the power of film to change the negative narratives and promote African culture and values in all its richness and diversity.
He expressed delight that AMA Awards had become recognised in Africa and the globe as reflected in the growing number of visiting filmmakers and film entries submitted for the award from all over the world.
He commended the organisers for showcasing and recognising African talents in the film industries for over a decade, and assured government’s willingness to partner with AMAA in the efforts to boost the industry.
“AMAA is our baby and we must do everything to make it succeed,’’ he said.
Mohammed also promised to host the Nigerian winners of the AMAA 2016 at a later date.
The host governor, Nyesom Wike, said he was delighted that the event was held in Port Harcourt, “the leading commercial enclave in Nigeria’’.
Wike said that Rivers was safe for tourists and investors contrary to reports in some quarters, and urged movie practitioners to tell the stories of investment and business opportunities in the state.
In a presentation by a 12-member jury of the awards, 485 movie entries were received from 60 countries for the 2016 edition among which 65 were considered in 26 categories.
The panel observed that there were more women participation in front and behind the camera in the 2016 edition, but decried the decline in children movies and actors.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that awards were presented to the winners in the 26 categories.
Dignitaries at the event included former Senate President David Mark, Majority leader in the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, and former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Edem Duke.
NAN reports that AMA Awards was founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe in 2005 and run through the Africa Film Academy.
The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African filmmaking as well as uniting the continent through arts and culture.



Britain To Support Cross River On Arts

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, on Sunday said his home government would partner Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) to develop creative art.


Arkwright, who stated this in Calabar after a facility visit to CRUTECH’s Craft Department, said thast the high embassy would get some British universities experienced in arts and crafts to partner the university.


He said, “I met two persons that are in CRUTECH that have won scholarship and have studied in the UK; so, that is already happening, when you talk about scholarship, they have benefited from that. But, we are ready to look at other partnerships which we can bring in British universities who got experience in the arts, who can partner CRUTECH and see what they can offer.

We have such range of opportunities here which we can explore. We will do our best; there are beautiful talents in CRUTECH. Let’s see what we can do to develop those talents.”


The high commissioner said that he was pleased with the willingness of its partners in the state in developing youths in entrepreneurship in partnership with the British Council.


“It is quite early but what we have seen is the willingness of our partners here. They include the governor, the private sector and the university through the British Council and a number of young artists and entrepreneurs. This is a very promising beginning,” he said.


He promised to return after a year to access those that had received training on event management and other entrepreneurship skills and see how they carried on with their own companies.

He said that the British High Commission would also look at the option of bringing investments from Britain to the state.


“Again, this is my first visit here so this is something that we need to consider. We are looking at British companies that might want to come and invest. I mentioned a couple to the governor. We have agreed that we will explore those opportunities.

Again there are also British companies that are already active here. We like more British companies to come here.

On infrastructure, we have relevant expertise and we want to apply those expertise in people here so they can partner the governor,’’ Arkwright said.