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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…
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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. …
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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…
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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…
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13 Feb 2015
THE multi-talented entertainer and later day politician has been there before. He sat in the hallowed chamber as the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate representing Idemili North constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly.      This was from 2011 to 2015. He even emerged a minority leader and some of his colleagues…
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6 Feb 2015
HE has scaled the high hurdles of securing the party nomination. Next will be to scale what some observers have described as the ‘taller wall’ of securing the mandate of the electorates in his constituency—Surulere, to represent them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.      D-day is February 28 and notable actor, producer…
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6 Feb 2015
THE cross-border comedy movie ‘30 Days in Atlanta’ which reportedly grossed N140 million naira in box office sales was last week named Film of the Year by the organisers of the annual Creative Industry Awards. The awards organised by the Creative Entrepreneur Association of Nigeria (CEAN) in conjunction with the British Council was instituted to…
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23 Jan 2015
YEAR was 2013. Time Magazine had released its annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. On the list were great personalities such as the President of the United States, Barack Obama and iconic Hollywood actor Steven Spielberg. But on that well-peopled list too, of icons and the world’s most influential people, was Nigeria’s…
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23 Jan 2015
ONE thing that has endeared Monalisa Chinda to many people is her willingness to always give back to society. Yearly, Monalisa, through her foundation the Monalisa Chinda Foundation (MCF) supports causes such as autism and slum children.  This time, her interest is providing sustained basis care for women with cases of uterine fibroid.     …
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16 Jan 2015
LAST week, we featured 10 screen celebrities that were nominated out of a pool of 50 celebrities, as players to watch in 2015. In this last part of the report, SHAIBU HUSSEINI randomly picks another 10 from that pool that were nominated by moviegoers based on an online poll. However, the list is not in…
16 Jan 2015
BRITISH-Nigerian comedy, Gone Too Far, opened in Nigerian cinemas yesterday. Directed by Destiny Ekaragha, and based on a play by Bola Agbaje, which won a Laurence Olivier award in 2008, Gone Too Far stars Malachi Kirby, OC Ukeje, Shanika Warren-Markland, Adelayo Adedayo, and Golda John-Abiola. Also in the movie are Tosin Cole, Miles McDonald, Eddie…

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