Omoni Oboli Gets Surprise Birthday From Hubby
The biggest entertainment news this week was the surprise birthday party which popular actress Omoni Oboli’s husband, Dr. Nnamdi Oboli threw in Lagos for his darling wife shortly after they arrived Nigeria from a short trip abroad. The surprise party held at Oriental Hotel where close friends and colleagues of the actress including Monalisa Chinda and Tara Durotoye were already waiting to felicitate with her. Those who made it to the surprise shindig said the actress, producer and director could not hold back tears as she hugged and hugged and hugged her hubby until she was told by guest that ‘the hugging things was enough’.
Kunle Afolayan Retracts Hate Tweet, Tenders Unreserved Apology
The tweet which was sent a day after the Oba of Lagos reportedly threatened Igbos in Lagos, sparked a delirium seconds after the award winning actor hit the send button. To say that it went viral would be stating the obvious. And not a single person on his twitter handle who was of Igbo extraction spared him.
Judith Audu: Shijuwomi as Her First Big Slice in Moviedom
Not only is Judith playing lead in the film adaptation of Rasheed Gbadamosi’s book, ‘Behold My Redeemer’’, she is playing alongside some of the industry’s best hand in acting including the veteran stage and screen actor Ayo Lijadu, Bimbo Manuel, Olu Okekanye, Tina Mba and Jude Chukwuka. Directed by award winning director and screenwriter, Niji Akanni, the book was adapted for screen by the trio of Prof Ola Rotimi, Dr. Femi Olugbile and Mr. Bayo Awala who is Producer of the film.
Nollywood, AMAA Mourn A Friend Of Nollywood, Oronto Douglas
An environmentalist and a leading human rights attorney in Nigeria, Douglas was a great lover of the arts and the Nollywood industry. He is the architect of most of the achievements that President Jonathan recorded in the entertainment industry.
Top Movie Producer And Marketer, KUSH, is 51
There was plenty to eat and so much to drink at the quiet shindig organized by family and friends to commemorate the birthday anniversary of one of Nollywood’s outstanding film producers and distributors, High Chief Rotimi Aina Kushoro, aka KUSH. The High Chief who is from Yewa in Ogun State and who has marketed and…
Here Comes Nollywood’s ‘New Man’, Chidozie ‘Sambasa’ Nzeribe
You cannot miss the acting chops of Chidozie Sixtus Nzeribe if you have seen Eric Aghimien’s award winning movie ‘A Mile From Home’. The tall and well-built actor and product of the Creative Arts Department of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who is popular as ‘Sambasa’, pulled off a great performance in that movie that chronicled the life of a university student who joined a gang in his quest to avenge an injustice meted out to him by a notorious gangster. Sambasa played the role of Suku, the leader of the avenging gang and the Anambra native showed from his performance that he worked harder than other actors in the low budget but yet smartly helmed movie. Easy going and very humble, Sambasa speaks about his career as an actor, and life.
Married, Yes. But The Rhythm Won’t Stop For Emem Isong-Misodi
This year, I will focus on the Academy and work with the students some more. We are also working on getting more facilitators to groom the students. We are introducing a short film competition for the students where we will have a grand premiere of the short films and give prizes to the best three short films. Then there is family to be with and take care of. So, it is a loaded year for me.
More Support For Ibinabo As AGN Appeals High Court judgment
Meanwhile, a cross section of Nollywood practitioners have pledged their allegiance to the Ibinabo-led AGN government. Former AGN Lagos State Chairman and a ‘repentant’ supporter of the Emeka Ike-led faction of the AGN, has expressed support for Ibinabo. He expressed the hope that the appeal will be speedily determined so that “Ibinabo will continue to lead the guild to greater heights”.
Celebrity ‘Mums’ And The Joy Of Motherhood
IT is Mother’s Day and it is that time again when attention will be focused on motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Some Nollywood celebrities who are themselves mothers say they will not be left out in the ‘honours party’ for mothers and motherhood.
In Search Of These Acting Celebrities
THERE was a time they lit up the screen. A movie was not complete or ‘would not sell’ without their faces. But they have somewhat taken the back seat and there is a lot of growing concern about their whereabouts. Jim Iyke There was a time when Jim Iyke was the poster boy of…
Another Toast To ‘A Decade Plus’ Celebrity Marriages (2)
LAST week, we had indicated that the list of celebrities whose marriages has endured for over a decade was not in any way exhaustive. We had a long list and we purposively selected eight for mention. But trust inquisitive Nollywood fans; they won’t let us be. They wanted to know why their favourite celebrities,…