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Dosunmu, Mo Abudu, Ramsey Nouah Join Academy Of Motion Picture
The American Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Science or Oscars for short has turned the spotlight on Nigeria and its massive movie industry—Nollywood again as the prestigious body has admitted three Nigerian filmmakers United States based Andrew Dosumu, motion picture Amazon Mo Abudu and award winning actor and director Ramsey Nouah into the Academy Voting Board. They are to serve as voting members of the Academy.

It will be recalled that the Oscars had previously invited a couple of Nigerian and Nigerian born filmmakers to serve as voting members of the Academy. Those invited include award winning actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, filmmaker Femi Odugbemi, notable Director Akin Omotoso and veteran filmmaker Tunde Kelani. Observers say that the invitation extended to Dosumu, Mo Abudu and Ramsey Nouah is a well-deserved recognition not just for the filmmakers but also for Nollywood, which is clearly Africa’s undisputable movie making factory.

By this invitation too, Dosumu, Mo Abudu and Ramsey Nouah will join the over eight thousand accomplished men and women working in and out of cinema that have been admitted into the world’s pre-eminent movie award body.

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Lancelot Reaches Out, Clarifies Movie Credit
BIRTHDAY ‘boy’ and notable filmmaker Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun reached out to MoviedomExxtra last week to say how grateful he is over the special birthday shout out on the column last week. The Edo born filmmaker was, however, quick to clarify that he now has ‘four children’ as against three children that was mentioned in the special birthday shout out.

The multi award winning filmmaker also clarified that he never shot and directed the movie Idahosa as credited to him. “I didn’t direct or make Idahosa and I have four children now—four girls. But I appreciate you guys for the shout out. Please greet your editor and the team for me. Tell them I really appreciate,” he surmised.

Iyabo Ojo Eats Her Own Pie
SULTRY Nollywood actress Iya Ojo has apologised to the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) over her consistent outburst on social media since news of an alleged sexual assault involving fellow actor Olarenwaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha broke.

TAMPAN had, through the associations Board of Trustees, issued a stern warning to Iyabo Ojo and another actress Nkechi Balogun to stop further comments on the matter. TAMPAN insisted that the comments and accusations by the actresses “were bringing shame to the association.”

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The association had threatened a total ban if the duo “continued to make unproven and needless accusations and brining shame to the body.”

Just when fans and supporters were squaring up for an epic battle between Iyabo and TAMPAN, words filtered in that the actress had shared a video where she apologized to the leadership of TAMPAN. So, next time you see Iyabo around TAMPAN members, just know that she has apologised and her apology has been accepted.

Kannywood Actress Hajiya Zainab Booth Is Dead!
NEWS broke on Friday that notable Kannywood Actress Hajiya Zainab Booth had passed on after a brief illness. It was popular actor Ali Nuhu who broke the news of the untimely death of the actress on his social media handles.

Nuhu disclosed that the actress passed on Thursday and would be buried according to Islamic injunctions on Friday. An actress of vast credits, Hajiya Zainab is the mother of notable Kannywood actress Maryam Booth.

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