18 Apr 2015
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.
3 Apr 2015
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…
3 Apr 2015
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.
21 Mar 2015
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.
21 Mar 2015
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”.
14 Mar 2015
NOTABLE Nollywood producer, director and actor Kunle Afolayan emerged the biggest winner at the 2015 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, which held last Saturday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
14 Mar 2015
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.
6 Mar 2015
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…
27 Feb 2015
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,…
27 Feb 2015
IT was the birthday of foremost cinematographer, Tunde Kelani, on Thursday, February 26, and rather than call an owambe party, even though it is not typical of him, the prolific filmmaker called out his friends, colleagues and fans to a small film screening ‘soiree’ at one of the cinema’s screening his latest feature Dazzling Mirage. …
20 Feb 2015
IT was St. Valentine day on February 14 and so some top Nollywood celebrities particularly those categorized as ‘celebrity couples’ said they actually stepped out to commemorate the day. A few of them who volunteered comments on the significance of the day confirmed that they took some time off work, to remind themselves of those…
13 Feb 2015
POPULAR actress Rita Dominic caused a statement to be issued on her behalf last week where she shared her thoughts on the 2015 general elections. The multiple-award winning actress and producer opened with a passionate appeal to her fans and Nigerians to shun electoral violence. She said: “We should not murder relationships and in some…