Friday August 22nd, 2014
Friday August 22nd, 2014
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Van Vicker quits set for fear of Ebola

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It thus sounds like many of the jokes being peddled about the Ebola scare but award winning Ghanaian actor, Van Vicker, doesn’t see anything about the virus as a joke. The actor who has a Liberian lineage, has made it open that he is scared of going back to Liberia to shoot the second part of his movie, ‘Bendu Sudan’ because of the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country,

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

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Kristama

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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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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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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Ejike Asiegbu stages comeback to big screen

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After disappearing from the screen for almost a decade, veteran actor Ejike Asiegbu has finally staged a comeback to action, starring in a big-budget movie titled, “End Game”.

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Clarion Chukwura set to make another history

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Seasoned actress, Clarion Chukwura, who won the Best Actress award at this year’s edition of the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards,AMAA, for her role in Emem Isong’s “Apaye” is about to make another history.

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Nollywood practitioners divided over MOPPICON bill

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National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, Ms Ibinabo Fiberesima two months ago raised the curosity of stakeholders in the movie industry after she dropped a hint that the draft of the long awaited Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria Bill,MOPPICCON would be returned to them for onward review and possible approval.

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Mo Abudu, the pie that made her rich

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By Florence Amagiya Mosunmol Abudu has no doubt carved a lasting niche for herself in a world where men are known to have called the shots. She is undeniably wealthy and is regarded by many as the “Oprah Winfrey of Africa” due to her Moment with Mo Talk show. Her EbonyLife channel alone on DSTV

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Lancelot Imasuen goes spiritual

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Producer of the highly anticipated historical movie, “Invasion 1897” which is bound to raise the bar in Nollywood when it finally hits the cinemas later this year, Lancelot Imasuen has gone spiritual. The celebrated director was recently involved in the production of a gospel documentary drama, “Faith that Rocks”which experience, he described as “awesome and

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Unveiling Zik Zulu’s Oasis

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After the success recorded by his popular TV series, Heaven’s Gate, Zik Zulu Okafor has returned with a brand new TV series called, Oasis. It’s a 39-episode sitcom billed to hit the screen in the last quarter of the year.

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Mcnwizu to host BON awards 2014

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A unique film event, Afridocs Film Week featuring diverse and exciting range of African documentary films screened across 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, which coincides with the Durban International Film Festival, the largest film festival in South Africa has commenced.

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RMD set to get Chieftaincy title at Igbo film festival

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Delta State Commissioner for Arts and Culture and Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo popularly called RMD will be the toast of many enthusiasts of Igbo language films come August 27, as the organisers of the 4th Nollywood Igbo Film Festival(NIFA 2014) conclude plans to confer on him the title of “Dike Oha na Nollywood” during the three-day festival.

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I break men’s heart —Lisa Henry Omorodion

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By BENJAMIN NJOKU Lisa Henry Omorodion is one of Nollywood’s starlets who debuted in the industry last year with her first movie, “First Cut,” directed by Chico Ejiro and which starred the likes of Monalisa Chinda, Joseph Benjamin, and Bobby Obodo. The feisty actress was one of the actresses that graced this year’s editon of

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Gordons, Plenty Mouth, others for Pastor Chris Ekeh’s birthday bash

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Top comedians, including Gordons, Plenty Mouth, MC Danfo, Eboh da Bomb, MC Above, and Mr. Patrick are among the celebrities that will be storming the Word and Spirit Assembly Church, Waterside, Ijegun Satellite Town, Lagos, tomorrow for the birthday anniversary of the presiding pastor and founder of the church, Pastor Chris Ekeh.

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AFRIFF 2014: Organisers extend date for film submission

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Organisers of the prestigious Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, which is billed to take place in Calabar, the tourism hub in Nigeria, from November 9 through16, are calling for film entries from African filmmakers, with a closing date now extended to July 24, 2014.

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I was named after an animal – Antar Laniyan

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BY ADERONKE ADEYERI First class veteran actor and seasoned movie director, Antar Laniyan has been around long enough to know what works and doesn’t in the Nigerian movie industry. He has seen both the worlds of English-speaking and Yoruba-speaking sectors to qualify as a good judge and analyst on the state of our movie industry.

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Even my kids ask me to marry, Ibinabo confirms marriage rumours

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The hot rumour in town right now is about the President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima getting married after five children. The rumour has it that the actress, who is holidaying in the United States of America, with her undisclosed hubby, would be walking down the aisle in Portharcourt by December of this year.

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Tracy Obonna, Mama G go head to head in new movie

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Toronto, Canada-based Nigerian model and actress, Tracy Obonna, known worldwide as the Nigerian Bombshell on account of her voluptuous curves has made another imprint in Nollywood as she recently featured in a new movie made up of mostly Nigerian cast and crew.

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Half of A Yellow Sun Producers announce new premiere date

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After the tussle for its release in Nigeria, “Half of A Yellow Sun”, a screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s bestselling novel,will be available in cinemas across the country from the 1st of August 2014. The film was one of the 77 movies recently approved by the National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB.

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Nkiru Sylvanus’ kidnap saga resurrects at Oriental hotel

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Could you recall two years ago, when actress Nkiru Sylvanus alongside her lead actor, Kenneth Okolie were kidnapped while shooting her film in Owerri? The stars were in the kidnapper’s den for weeks before a ransom was paid to secure their release.

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All hail Miss United Nations!

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Nollywood actress cum model,Precious Chikwendu who represented Nigeria at this year’s Miss United Nations beauty pageant, was crowned one of the queens of the beauty contest during the week in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Endless love as Judith Audu joins beau in Denmark!

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Fast rising actress-turned-blogger, Judith Audu is having a swell time in Denmark at the moment. She has found peace in the arms of ‘a distance hubby’, Morten Foght whom she has confessed her undying love for.

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Censors board to destroy pornographic movies worth N10m

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) is to destroy two million copies of pornographic and unwholesome movies valued at N10 million.

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Nigeria censors board finally approves Half of A Yellow Sun for viewing

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The Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB, on Friday finally approved one of the most acclaimed movie from Africa, Half of a Yellow Sun, for wide release.

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Going nude is no big deal – Sylvya Oluchy

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Sylvya Oluchy

Sylvya Oluchy is a beautiful, classy and highly intelligent lady. After graduating from Nnamdi Azikiwe University with a degree in Theatre Arts, she went on to Nollywood and has starred in a couple of TV series and movies.

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AFRIFF set to boost African cinemas again — Keith Shiri

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Ahead of flagging off of this year’s edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), which holds from November 9 through 16, Programmer of the festival, and international film curator,Keith Shiri has expressed the resolve of the organisers to use the festival as a platform to rewrite the history of film making on the continent.

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Onuoha Cynthia confesses: ‘I have a crush on Majid Michel’

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In an online interview with HVP, Cynthia confessed, ‘I am crazy about Majid Michel.” The delectable actress is also aspiring to work with him on set. Even though she has never met him, the actress is making efforts to control her emotions. Unfortunately, the playboy actor is married with kids. But nevertheless, the show can still go on. Who knows!

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Uru Eke wages war against rape

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Since she debuted in Nollywood after she walked out of her lucrative job in the UK few years ago, Uru Eke has not looked back in her quest to rule the big screen.

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Puzzle over Omotola’s age?

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fans of top Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, have continued to express deep concern over the real age of their idol.

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