Thursday August 28th, 2014
Thursday August 28th, 2014
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Nollywood actor, Martins Amaihe set to star in Bollywood film

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Seasoned Nollywood actor, Martins Amaihe has broken the barrier many Nollywood stars have been trying to break for years by setting to be cast in a Bollywood, Indian film.

The actor, who has featured in top draw Nollywood movies like Silent night, Face-off, Rampage on Campus, among others said the casting for the Bollywood film is almost done and hinted he might have to travel to India soon to see the project to completion.

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Real reason we broke up KUSH — Lara George

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Lara George

Lara George began her musical journey in her Alma-mater school choir- Queens’ College Yaba Lagos. Years later, she transformed into a professional whose inspirational style of delivery helped define the new sound and direction of Nigerian gospel music.

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Top celebrity endorsements and their worth

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By DAMILOLA SHOLOLA Endorsements from various corporate bodies have become a major source of revenue for  top entertainment celebrities. Musicians, comedians and Nollywood stars now smile to the banks on account of what they get paid by these blue chip companie These endorsement deals are usually worth multi millions of naira and our celebrities are

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Why I can’t kiss any actor on set —Jaiye Kuti

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Jaiye Kuti is a woman of many parts. She is an actress, producer, businesswoman and the Chief Executive Officer of Jaylex Aesthetic Productions, a company which specialises in film, video and television productions. The sultry actress explains the secret of her success both at the home front and the make-believe world despite the peculiarities of her chosen career.

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I am a proud person not arrogant — Frederick Leonard

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Maybe he doesn’t have a profile as long and rich as Jim Iyke, or the fame and fortune of Richard Mofe Damijo but Anambra State-born actor, Frederick Leonard has the looks and passion most good-looking actors would wish they have. He hasn’t been around for long but he is already picking roles and having to

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Eddie Ugbomah writes to Uduaghan, Fashola …blasts their aides

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By BENJAMIN NJOKU Veteran film maker, and chairman, Board of Trustees of Association of Movie Producers (AMP) Chief Eddie Ugbomah has written an open-protest-letter to the governors of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and his Lagos State counterpart, Babatunde Raji Fashola, expressing his disappointment over the attitude of their aides who are bent on frustrating

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Nollywood needs a more reactive leadership

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“We need to have more focused, more responsive, more reactive leadership in Nollywood.” This was stated by the popular actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK) while speaking at the July edition of the

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Living in two worlds hepled to shape my future

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By BENHAMIN NJOKU Why are you in in the country? I am in Nigeria to promote my new single titled Take my Heart. I am a singer and a songwriter. I play gospel music. I am in the process of releasing an album, but this is the single that I have been working on for

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Why I allowed Nkem Owoh to touch my boobs

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Anita Joseph

Anita Joseph is a talented Nollywood actress known mostly for her controversial nature. The actress has over the years grown a thick skin to criticisms and wants people to know that she’s in the movie industry to be an actress in the true sense of the word.

Anita Joseph is a talented Nollywood actress known mostly for her controversial nature. The actress has over the  years grown a thick skin to criticisms and wants people to know that she’s in the movie industry to be an actress in the true sense of the word.

She has the ability excel in any role she is assigned and she has been a good source of entertainment for many fans.

In this encounter with Showtime celebrity Anita opens up on her music and movie career viv-a-vis other issues:Anita-Joseph-3

What have you been up to?

Work work work… Movies and music but I’m still recording

How many movies have you done so far?

The one that just came out is Akpabio, the Calabar Boy.   Then,   there’s Hips Don’t Lie, Festival of Village Girls, Wannabe Girls, Who runs the Village, Twins Blood, and lots of others. I can’t really count.
What is your style of music?

I do Hip-hop, I do slow songs, blues, I do every kind of music

Which songs have you released this year?

I’ve done Long Time and Go Gaga

Have you featured any artiste in your songs?

In ‘Nyem Something’ I featured Flavour. The video came out two years ago

You and Afrocandy were recently seen together, are you guys doing a movie?

Yes, we are. We’ve not done the job yet. She just did an audition and I was invited over to help in the casting. We did an audition at Excellence Hotel so I went there to help her cast and I’m part of the movie too

Is it a porn movie?

God forbid. It’s an African movie. Afrocandy does other movies too. The one she’s going to do soon is an epic movie like a village kind of movie. Then the other one is another kind of movie, we call it Glamour.

Glamour is the one you have many rich people but the epic is the village one. It’s not a porn movie, don’t mind what people are saying. I assure you it is not porn. Anita cannot do porn. You know why I can’t do porn? Because the money will finish but the movie won’t go.

It’s not something I would like to do. Everybody in life has what he or she wants to do. I don’t care what anybody does. Some people say you’re friends with Afrocandy and all that, So What?

Do you believe Nigerians are hypocritical about sex?

Oh yes they are, some of them do worse things behind closed doors. So don’t judge me. I do what I want to do but I can’t do porn. Anita is crazy, Anita is this, Anita is that, but I can’t do porn. There are some kinds of things I can’t do. If I’m doing business with Afrocandy, it’s movie business not porn and it’s my business. Nobody has the right to tell me I shouldn’t do it because she’s this, she’s that.   That’s their business.

Can you do sex in a movie?
No, I can’t

Not even kissing?

That’s a normal thing. There’s a way we do kissing in the movie industry, we don’t really do the real kissing but there’s a way we do it. It’s acting.

There was a movie I saw you,where Nkem Owoh was touching your boobs, what movie was that?

That movie was The Gamblers. In the script, they said he was supposed to touch my breasts; we have to make it real so I gave him my breast to touch and that thing blew people’s minds. That was the whole idea, he touched it for real.

Have you done any other stuff like that?

I do lots of stuffs like that. It doesn’t matter; it’s the kind of job I do, so it depends. It depends on what the script says, sometimes you just have to pretend to be there. Its pretense, Acting is all about pretense.

Which actor do you have chemistry working with?

I have chemistry working with everybody but there are some people you work better with, lots of them. If I start mentioning the names, you won’t leave here

What do you consider the sexiest part of your body?

Everywhere is sexy because everybody has what trips him or her. Some like the boobs, some like the back, some like my legs, I’ve seen somebody that loves my palm. My fingers are very sexy

You say you love tattoos, how many tattoos do you have?

I used to love tattoos. But I don’t do tattoos anymore and I’m trying to remove them. I’m not a tattoo freak anymore; I’ve grown out of that. In fact the tattoos on my body are mistakes. I advise people not to do tattoos. Tattoos are addictive. If you do one you want to do another, at the end of the day you’ll start regretting them. I don’t love my tattoos anymore. I wish I can clean them out.

Where is the most hidden place you’ve done a tattoo?

No hidden place, the most hidden one is the one on my waist and on my boobs

What do you find attractive in a man?

I love men that are simple. I don’t like men that are too loud, I love it simple

When did you get into music?

I started music professionally four years back but I’ve not released an album yet. I’ve not really been serious with my music because the movies took over but I’ve released two videos, Time No Dey and Nyem something

Are you currently in a relationship?

I’m single and not searching

Have you ever done a movie outside Nigeria?
Yes, I have, in South Africa. I did the movie last year but it’s not out yet

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How do you handle your male admirers?

They’re not easy to handle but I handle them well enough. In this kind of job, you have to be strong and bold because if you’re not, they’ll just mess you up. So, I handle them perfectly. I try not to be insulting in as much as some of them are very unbearable. Those that are unbearable, you just try and be subtle and manage them with a good smile.

What of your critics?

I love my critics because if they don’t criticise me, I won’t get better

Do you take to their advice?

I do listen but some of them don’t make sense. Some of them are beef, maybe it’s somebody that doesn’t like you, you didn’t do anything to the person but the person doesn’t just like you. They did it to Jesus Christ.

He didn’t do anything to them but some people hated him, so it happens.

Sometimes when you read some things you know that it’s just beef. You might not know the person but the person is beefing you.   I don’t care about what they say.   What I care about is I take from the ones that are good, I try to amend what is not right but the ones that I know that I’m doing right, I don’t bother

What is the craziest thing a fan has ever done when he saw you?

Hitting my bum. Someone has seen me in Shoprite before, hit my bum and ran away. There was nothing I could do. There was a movie I did Open and Close. I was a nymphomaniac in that movie, I had sex with everybody around me because it was the story. The guy said that thing you did in Open and Close, can you just do it to me? He started whining in Shoprite, mimicking everything I did in the movie, the way I was doing. I just turned to leave and the next thing he did was to tap my ass. I wanted to pursue him but I wore heels so I couldn’t pursue him.

If it were before, I would have chased him all the way. Another day someone called me and started moaning ‘Anita you’re killing me, Anita whine for me’, I said hello, he said ‘Oh please, it’s me please you don’t understand’. It was one of my pictures he saw. He uses my pictures to work on himself and he told me. Mostly he uses private numbers to call me so I wouldn’t be able to call back. That ‘s why I sometimes don’t pick private numbers.

What is the craziest thing you have done to a fan ?

There was this crazy guy that got my number from somewhere. This guy sends me message everyday of my life, everyday. Telling me how he loves me and how he wants to marry me, till date. At a point I had to call him and invited him over. I mean this guy has been sending me messages for more than two years straight, everyday.

My sisters, everybody in my house knows about it. One day I decided to invite him   over but when I came out to receive him, he was nowhere to be found. He later called that he could not face me.

What is the worst scandal of your life?

There was a time I was in South Africa, they wrote something about me that an Alhaji and I were getting married in America. It wasn’t true, I was in South Africa and they said I was in America. Then I was working in South Africa. They said that I went to his office and his wife saw me in the office and embarrassed me. They said me and the wife got into a fight, that people had to come to separate us. I had a relationship and I was very heartbroken. I’ve had lots of them like that. Some people actually believed that story but there was a mix up. That story shattered me at the time.

Why did you refuse a marriage proposal from your boyfriend

A man cannot just come out and tell me to stop what I’m doing because he wants to marry me. I’m not desperate for marriage. Marriage will come when it will come. My man will come when it’s the right time for him to appear. When my husband comes, he won’t tell me to stop what I’m doing. My husband would be my fan and love what I’m doing, my husband would encourage me.

Your boyfriend was telling you to leave acting for him?

Yes, and become a complete housewife. I’m an Anambra girl, we don’t do like that. We’re hardworking women. That’s the kind of blood I’m born with; I can’t just leave what I’m doing. Marriage is not a do or die affair

What about dating Senators, Governors and Politicians, is it true or false?

I have friends all over. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re dating the person but you know how the world is, if they see you with someone or you’re friends with someone, they conclude you’re dating the person.

What more should people expect from you?

Lots of new things, it would be a surprise package.

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PMAN set to unite Nigeria with music

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Questionmark Entertainment boss, Kevin Lucciano Gabriel, who recently emerged the new interim president of the Performing Musician Association of Nigerian (PMAN) shocked the industry watchers during the week when he openly declared that he has no intention to run for the president of the troubled union come next year when they will be conducting their general elections.

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My career has received a boost — Rodney

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Rodney Brown Edemhanria a.k.a ‘Rodney the Monster’ could be described as a rapper with a difference. Until he emerged the winner of this year’s edition of the Street Music Talents hunt, Naija Street Champ, which held recently in Lagos, nobody could believe, the singer who represented Ikeja zone in the competition has something to offer.

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What would you do if you catch your fiance cheating the night before your wedding?

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Nancy had known Donald since she was little. They’ve been dating for five years and six months ago he proposed. Donald showered her with lots of love. They commenced wedding preparations in earnest. Nancy couldn’t wait to get married to Donald, the man of her dreams. At last, the wedding day arrived, they were to be married at 12.00 noon, while the reception was to hold later in the evening.

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Jonathan hosts Omoni Oboli for private screening of her movie

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President Goodluck Jonathan received Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli, yesterday for a private screening of her movie, titled: “ Being Mrs Elliot”. The screening which took place at the Presidential Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja was graced by other dignitaries including Vice President Namadi Sambo,AY Makun, Lepacious Bose, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, and Chioma Ude among others.

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My parents are pushing me to be the best – DJ Cuppy, Femi Otedola’s daughter

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NOT minding her stupendously rich background, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, aka, DJ Cuppy, decided to pick a career in the world of music;waiting in line like everyone, picking the pieces of her life, to create a new world for herself. In this interview, the billionaire’s daughter, who has touched all facets of entertainment, from Disco Jockeying, to music, scriptwriting amongst others, talks about her journey into entertainment and her personal life

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Ruggedman professes love for Chidinma

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Rugged Man

NIGERIAN rapper, Michael Stephens Ugochukwu, aka, Ruggedman, has shown he doesn’t mind being a love-struck wreck for the Kedike crooner, Chidinma as he openly professed his love directly to the petite beauty in a radio programme which had two of them in attendance.

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Reactions as 9Ice declares political ambition

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GONGO Aso crooner, Abolore Akande, known as 9Ice who has somewhat disappeared from the music scene for a while has resurfaced, only this time as a political aspirant, of a yet-to-be declared political party. The singer officially made public his intent to contest for the House of Representatives seat for Ogbomosho North/South/Orire Federal Constituency of Oyo State in the February general election of 2015 on Tuesday

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I don’t see Olamide, Wizkid, others as threats —Lace

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TAIWO Agbohunsa popularly known as Lace, who said he looks up to Akon, Tuface and Wande Coal has just dropped a hot new single titled ‘Turn by Turn’

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Oge’s Sister is a movie that teaches family values– Uche Jombo

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UCHE Jombo Rodriguez, one of the foremost female movie producers in the Nigerian movie industry is out with a new movie titled ‘Oge’s Sister’

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Why I didn’t study music in school —NS Ben

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WITH educational background in Biological Science from Kogi State University, the rave-of-the moment, NS Ben, has opened up to his numerous fans on the reasons why he chose not to study music in school

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My talent is worth billions of dollars- Ikpa Udo

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In this interview, fast rising artiste, Ikpa Udo says his talent is worth billions of dollars. He also discusses the challenge of piracy and how it affects the Nigerian entertainment industry among other issues. Can we meet you? My real name is, Nsidibe Sunday Ukim, I’m a Nigerian born rapper, my dear fans know me

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I hate men who stand in the way of your success – Ella Martins

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Ella Martins

Ella Martins is a top Beninoise musician and actress who became popular in Nigeria after news about her and Genevieve Nnaji went viral that they are lesbians. Ella, who vehemently denied the allegation in a riveting interview with Potpourri said she has not known peace since that piece of news hit her country as many of her fans believed the story

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I can’t stand a stingy boyfriend – Oma Iyasara

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Oma-Iyasara

Oma Dinara Emmanuella Iyasara is an extraordinary, emerging talent, with a unique combination of good looks, enterprise, a good command of English with sophisticated diction. In 2011, she enrolled in the prestigious Royal Arts Academy owned by Emem Isong and she excelled as one of the favourite students in her time, with a certificate of excellence.

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Joe Phils, Mandy Eze get cozy on set

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Upcoming actors, Ghanaian Joe Phils and Nigerian Mandy Eze have never met each other before, until fate pitched them together as lovers on set of a movie, still in the making. No doubts, the duo cut an image of a perfect couple, because of their beauty and they are making the most of the act, also by displaying good chemistry on set

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9ice declares political ambition

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Gongo Aso crooner, Abolore Akande, known as 9Ice who has somewhat disappeared from the music scene for a while has resurfaced, only this time as a political aspirant, of a yet-to-be declared political party not in the field of music

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Patoranking, Reminisce, DJ Top, others thrill fans at ARS final

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Participants at the final of the season four, Airtel Rising Stars U-17 Tournament were treated to the best of music with live performances from dancehall artistes, Patoranking and Reminisce among others.

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I once thought of reducing my boobs – Ebinabo Potts-Johnson

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Maybe her chest isn’t as heavy as Cossy Orjiakor, or as monstrous as Foluke Daramola’s but upcoming actress and model, Ebinabo Potts-Johnson has a pair of mammary that stand out, far out from her chest to get you thinking you are seeing a trick of nature or something.

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What are Anita Joseph, Afrocandy up to?

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Since Nollywood actress and singer, Anita Joseph and acclaimed porn star, Judith Mazagwu known as Afrocandy got together recently, tongues have been wagging that Afrocandy is all set to offer Anita Joseph a role in a supposed soft-porn movie.

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I will never condone laziness in my man — Colette Orji

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Colette

Colette Orji, who celebrates her birthday today is known in some circles in Nollywood as the queen of epic movies because she seems to have the knack for bringing out the best in herself when it comes to epic movies.

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Why I want to be next governor of Rivers – Julius Agwu

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_Julius-Agwu

The success story of comedy in Nigeria cannot be complete without the mention of great comedians like Julius Agwu.The Choba-born comedian, actor and musician has joined pantheon of intending gubernatorial aspirants warming up to take the reins of power from Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State. In this chat with Potpourri, the diminutive entertainer talks about his political intent, his career and other things. Excerpts:

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What it takes Maheeda to go nude

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This is the concluding part of our exclusive interview with the controversial singer, Maheeda who says sex is like food to her. Read on…

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Folorunsho Alakija, the $billion queen of Oil bloc

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*Alakija

That she was born into affluence didn’t stop herfrom a strong drive for greater affluence. Today, she is worth billions of naira and known worldwide.

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I’v had many broken promises— Adebimpe Akintunde

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Adebimpe Akintunde   gained attention amongst movie buffs with her movie ‘Wasilat Coded’. The light skinned Nollywood actress and movie producer is becoming an household name with her talent , sex appeal, and versatility. In this interview, she opens up to Kehinde Ajose on how she got the name, Wasilat coded and why she can’t star

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