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By By Shaibu Husseini
03 December 2022   |   2:40 am
It is two weeks of glad tidings in Moviedom. Here is a pick of personalities who made headlines for the right reasons… Call Her Rita Dominic Anosike It is official. Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic has now been well taken and will henceforth be addressed as Mrs. Rita Dominic Anosike. The multi-award-winning actress has officially…

It is two weeks of glad tidings in Moviedom. Here is a pick of personalities who made headlines for the right reasons…

Call Her Rita Dominic Anosike
It is official. Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic has now been well taken and will henceforth be addressed as Mrs. Rita Dominic Anosike. The multi-award-winning actress has officially tied the knot with a newspaper publisher, Fidelis Anosike, at Abbey, North Yorkshire, England, on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Actress Chioma Akpotha, Michelle Dede, Ego Boyo, Blessing Egbe and Kate Henshaw were some of the gaily-dressed Nollywood celebrities that witnessed the wedding.
The couple first had their introduction/traditional wedding back in April 2022. Rita Dominic is a notable Nollywood actress and Fidelis Anosike is the founder of Folio Media Group, a multi-media company, which owns Daily Times Nigeria.

Joke Silva Is Now Trustee Of AGN
Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has been admitted into the registered Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). President of the AGN Ejezie Emeka Rollas announced the appointment of the veteran and internationally acclaimed actress as a Trustee of the AGN during the week.
Rollas also announced the appointment of star actress Ufuoma McDermott as Director of International Affiliations of the AGN. With this appointment, ‘Auntie Joke’ as younger colleagues refer to the actress of vast credit, will join founding members of the BoT, including Sunny McDon W and Emmanuel Ogugua on the board.

Ibinabo Excited About New Movie Amanayabo
IF you see actress, filmmaker and former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Ibinabo Fiberisima and find that she is super elated, then it is because she has wrapped postproduction work on her epic feature film titled Amanayabo, The Eagle King. The highly anticipated movie was shot in Okrika Town in River State and it stars a load of notable Nollywood and UK born actors, including Nkem Owoh, Monalisa Chinda, Columbus Iroasanga and Lucien Morgan from UK.

Sources say that the ex-beauty queen, model and corporate events manager is planning on a first quarter 2023 release of the film that has the directorial imprint of ace director and actor Fred Amata.
“Haaaaa Izon. We are our stories. The truth of the Ijaw is the spirit, the people and her longevity. We shall tell our stories about us by us. Hear our story; understand our people. Proudly Ijaw,” the actress wrote on a post she shared on Facebook to announce the completion of work on the movie that is produced by QueenBae Production.

Fredrick Leonard And Peggy Still ‘Honeymooning’

Newly wed Nollywood star actors, Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard and his colleague, Peggy Ovire Enoho are still ‘honeymooning’ since their November 19 wedding or so, a bird whispered to Moviedom. The bird maintained that the Leonards have not been seen anywhere near a movie set since they vowed to remain man and wife for the rest of their lives.
The relationship between Leonard and Peggy dates back to 2015, when Frederick confirmed they were dating. However, in 2017, Peggy in an interview denied romantic affiliation with the actor. She described the actor then as a “friend who encourages her.”

However, in October 2022, the couple confirmed they were in a relationship. They later got engaged traditionally in Warri, Delta State.

Dagogo Diminas Returns To Helm Lasgidi Sitcom
Germany based but Nigerian-born filmmaker, Dagogo Diminas returned to Berlin, Germany, during the week after about 90 days in Lagos. Diminas was in Lasgidi to co-direct Lasgidi, a comedy series.
Diminas announced a wrap on the series on November 24, with a post on his social media handles where he acknowledged his co-director Mostert Gerhard, Producer Mike Dube and the cast and crew including Soibifa Diminas, Samuel Ajibola and Ngozi Osuji.

In another post Diminas shared this Thursday, the filmmaker who made name and won awards in Nollywood with his 13 Fatman Creative Design group, hinted that he was off to Germany after a successful shoot and will be back soon.

“I spent about three months in the most magical place on earth, Nigeria, where dreams come true for us. Even in the face of uncertainties, we strive for greatness. I am proud to be a Nigerian. I am proud to be South African, I am proud to be German.”
An alumnus of the University of Port Harcourt and a Rivers State native, Diminas is best known for his makeup and special effects work in Nollywood films. His 2013 debut feature, Stigma, received two nominations at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Peace Ayiam Osigwe Goes To School
WEEKS after delivering a successful eighteenth edition of the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), CEO and Founder of the global reward system for filmmakers in Africa and the diaspora, Peace Ayiam Osigwe, has hinted that she is off to school in the UK in about a week.

At a media parley she addressed during the week to announce the call for entries for the 2023 edition of the AMAA’s, President of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) who holds the national honour of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR), said in passing that it was time for her to head to school in the UK.

Those who heard her thought she meant that she was going to UK to rest after such a busy year with the AMAA’s and the Africa Film Academy (AFA) Film-in-a-Box training initiative, but the writer, filmmaker and President of the Federation of Nollywood Guilds and Association clarified that she was heading to the UK to take a course in filmmaking.

“There’s a lot that is going to happen in the production space in Nollywood in 2023 and beyond and so, it is time to go and recharge for the task ahead,” she said, adding that the countdown to the nineteenth edition submission for the AMAA’s started from December 1st 2022, with late entry deadline fixed for June 30, 2023. Information on submissions can be sourced at

Ego Boyo Kills Two Birds With One Stone In London
ACTRESS and Producer, Ego Boyo, was at Selby Abbey in London to witness the gorgeous wedding and all glam wedding ceremony between Rita Dominic and Fidelis Anosike. But unlike a few celebrities, including Chioma Akpotha and Mildred Okwo who had to travel from Nigeria to the United Kingdom for the wedding, the honcho at Temple Productions and producer of critically acclaimed movies such as A Hotel Called Memory and The Ghost and the House of Truth was already in London for the premiere of her sixth movie titled The Ghost and the House of Truth (TGHT). So, Ego who showed up and stayed through the wedding and reception in a gorgeous black and white attire used a stone to kill two birds— superintend over her premiere, which held between December 12 and 16, at the Court House Hotel in London and also witness the union of the year.

TGHT is Temple Productions second collaborative work with award winning director Akin Omotoso. It stars multiple award-winning actress Kate Henshaw, Fabian Olojode and Lala Akindoju.