Stage or screen: Antar Babatunde Laniyan is king
It was the actress, Aisha Abimbola, who kept talking about him during the last interview she had before she passed on last week.The actress, who has been buried in Canada, credited the dependable and notable actor and director, Antar Laniyan, for being responsible for her emergence as an actress.
Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o, covers cinema in Lagos
Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o and her fellow Black Panther actress, Danai Gurira, are on the cover of the Olumide Iyanda edited Cinema in Lagos, the annual magazine on the Lagos domiciled motion picture industry, dubbed Nollywood.
And the beat stops for Aisha ‘Omoge Campus’ Abimbola
It was her close friend, Teniola, who buzzed to break the news of the untimely death of top Yoruba actress, Aisha Abimbola, who is popular as Omoge Campus. “Aisha has gone to sleep” was the voice from the other end, amidst sobs. “She finally gave up on Tuesday,” Teniola managed to add, sobbing uncontrollably. When…
Igwe Of Nollywood, Amayo Uzoh Phillip, turns 60
One of the leading players of the Nollywood industry, Amayo Uzoh Philips, is 60. The actor clocked 60 during the week and the industry did not spare any moment to celebrate the busy filmmaker, who is best known for directing the blockbuster, Aki Nu Ukwa, starring Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. A 1982 Theatre Arts…
Garlands for Nollywood veterans, Chinwe Owoh and Adebayo Salami
It was celebration galore during the week as two veteran Nollywood personalities, Chinwe Owoh and Chief Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, marked their birthdays.
Desmond Eliot, Kunle Afolayan in Cannes Filmfest for Lagos
Notable filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, and actor, filmmaker and politician, Desmond Elliot, arrived at Cannes, France, on Wednesday as part of the Lagos State delegation to the Cannes International Film Festival (CIFF), which opened last Tuesday.
Light dims on Hajiya Hauwa Maina: Kannywood cross-over queen
The Nigerian motion picture industry was thrown into deep mourning last Wednesday as the news of the untimely death of popular Kannywood and Nollywood actress, producer and director, Hajiya Hauwa Maina, broke on social media.
It’s lady presh for cultural ambassador, Isaac Izoya
The ancient town of Benin City, the Edo State capital, came alive last Saturday as notable filmmaker, show promoter, journalist and cultural ambassador, Isaac Izoya quit bachelorhood.
Stalking the diva, Kate Henshaw
She had ruled out running for political office after she lost the 2014 primaries to represent Calabar South Federal Constituency of Cross Rivers State in the House of Representatives. But when the delectable screen diva, Kate Henshaw, was listed alongside two titans of Nigerian politics- Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Sule Lamido, to speak…
Pius Bongolypso Amolo throws Arts City into mourning
It was a sad Wednesday for Arts City, as practitioners woke up to the news of the death of the stage and screen actor, singer and model, Pius Amolo. The busy actor and singer, who was popular for his Bongolypso brand of music, reportedly passed on on Tuesday from complications he suffered after a gas…
Mr. X Family: Dependable RMD and Ego Boyo set to tango
If you are a social media and television hobbyist and you have not come across a promo material on a new television series, Mr. X Family, then you may need to check your browser or update your cable subscription.