A popular Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke, on Sunday urged her colleagues to be the best among equals in their professional output.
She is one of the pioneers of Nollywood, and has featured in hundreds of movies, always playing the role of a motivator-in-chief and crusader for moral values. In the early days of the industry, her face was ubiquitous – almost every movie director desired to have her as part of his cast and she became a darling of millions of Nollywood lovers.
Global recognition has come the way of Nigeria’s Integrity Film Awards, HomeVida, as the United Nations, the world’s foremost unifying and development platform has embraced the film awards’ initiative.
If this news is anything to go by, then it would be safe to say that, fun seekers would soon witness a series like never before, as, Victor Fakunle, has decided to give entertainment a new dimension with the debut of his reality show, “Take It Back”.
Like most Nollywood stars, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha is not given to pretence. She’s always ready to vibrate and return fire-for-fire. Last Sunday evening was not different. chioma
Comic actor, Hafiz Oyetoro popularly called Saka has become a household name in the country. From his distinct roles in movies, drama series and sitcoms, to his humorous advert campaigns for telecommunications company Etisalat, Saka is fast proving himself as an enigma in the nation’s entertainment industry.
Although the award ceremony sprang up surprises among the audience, the ninth edition of the annual African Movie Academy Award, AMAA, which held last Saturday night, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State lived up to its billing.
After five weeks of nomination process the first ten contestants of the eventual 25 to run in this year’s Sexiest in Nollywood quest has emerged. The ten emerged over the last five weeks of voting after polling the highest votes so far.
The stage is set again, and Africans are full of expectations. With celebrities from all walks of life storming Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa State, this evening, for this year’s edition of the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards, the question on the lips of everybody is who becomes the next queen of the screen in the continent?
Room 027 is undoubtedly the most controversial film on the Nollywood scene till date, and it hasn’t even been released yet! The trailer of the movie features Collins Onochei and actress Chinelo Ememchukwu in steamy scenes that many say will put Tonto Dike’s Dirty Little Secrets to shame.
Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ikedieze and his wife, Nneoma were the cynosure of attraction at the annual Encomium Magazine’s White and Black ball party which held last Saturday at Ruby Gardens, Kilometre 11, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
As days go by, more facts have continued to emerge about the past life of Nollywood actor Solomon Akiyesi who had his April 13 attempted marriage to Uloma Agwu dashed by wife Lilian Akiyesi in a very dramatic move now being overtaken by events as new information emerging put it that Solomon’s enraged wife Lilian had married Solomon while he was and still is allegedly legally married to another lady, Ezinne.
Since ‘Sexiest In Nollywood’ started in 2008 there has never been an inclusion of movie stars from other climes except from Nollywood. The first two editions which had Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and Mercy Johnson (for Sexiest Woman 2008) and Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike and Desmond (for Sexiest Man 2008), then Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji and Chika Ike (for Sexiest Woman 2009) and Desmond Elliot, Chidi Mokeme and Richard Mofe-Damijo (for Sexiest Man 2009) never had contenders from the Ghanaian movie industry even though there was always request by members of the public to have the Ghanaians stars included in the ‘quest’.
Shortly after the uproar caused by Lilian Akiyesi who stormed the Overcomers Church World Outreach in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos on Saturday, April 13 to stop a wedding service about to make her husband Solomon Akiyesi and Ms Uloma Agwu man and wife, Overcomers church released a statement signed by Chika Moses a media representative of the church partly condemning Lilian’s actions.
The wedding scheduled to take place last Saturday, April 13 at the Overcomer’s Church, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos between Nollywood actor Solomon Akiyesi and one Miss Uloma Agwu now bares many names, shame, sham, disaster, tragic if you want to go too far and that’s because Solomon unknown to many is a married man and when his eight months old pregnant wife Lilian Akinyesi based in Port Harcourt got wind of the wedding taking place in Lagos, she stormed the venue and all hell was let loose.
The first quarter of the year ended on a good note with many cinema releases. With the record set by Stephanie Okereke’s “ Through the Glass” and Funke Akindele’s “Return of Jenifa” few years ago when they hit the cinemas, Nollywood films have continued to be top on the chart.
Late Ola Rotimi’s popular play,“The Gods Are Not To Blame” which reflects critically on the most cherished myth of cultural transmission has been adapted for the big screen.
The quiet town of Oria, Abraka in Delta State was a bee-hive of activities as top Nollywood stars heralded by Urhobo-Isoko in Nollywood, Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, other dignitaries and associations stormed the place to witness the committing to mother earth, the remains of veteran actor, Chief Justus Esiri.
Nigeria’s top actress, Dakore Egbuson, comedian AY, and Ghanaian Ama K. Abebrese have been named as hosts for this year’s African Movie Academy Awards, holding next Saturday, in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State.
Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe is currently upset following a recent story published online where she was accused of cheating her hubby.
IT’S bound to be ‘good night’ as the remains of legendary Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri who died nearly two months ago, will be laid to rest this morning in his home town, Abraka, in Delta State.
When without any preparation, I jumped out of regular employment around 1978, it was clear I was headed for deep waters. At 29, it didn’t really matter, as I foolishly believed I could conquer the world even with my bare hands! But the reality was vastly different.
There was no dry eye at Catholic Church of the Ascension, Lagos, yesterday, as family, friends and colleagues of late Justus Esiri gathered at a service of songs held in honour of the veteran actor.
Malawian actress, Suya who is a top contender in this year’s Best Actress category at African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA which is scheduled to hold later this month, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, has declared her intention to ply her trade in Nigeria.
Nollywood most-sought-after actress, and mother of one, Mercy Johnson who is currently missing on screen, following her continues sojourn in the United States after giving birth to her first child, Purity, is set to reconnect with her fans again through the release of last movie, “ Baby Oku in America.”
The nomination process continues for another week to accommodate showcasing more faces in Nollywood. We have showcased the new faces in Nollywood for the first two weeks, now we continue with established names to make their entry into the game. Some of these names have made it into the last top ten in previous editions of Sexiest in Nollywood.
Preparations to stage world’s first orange beauty pageant, known as the Face of Nigeria has begun with the organisers- All Times Nigeria promotions Limited fixing the grand finale of the beauty show, in July this year.
A Lagos-based film actor, Mr Michael Okon, on Sunday urged all tiers of government to put structures in place, to ensure the survival of the film industry in Nigeria.
The nomination process continues for another week to accommodate showcasing more faces in Nollywood. We have showcased the new faces in Nollywood for the first two weeks, now we continue with established names to make their entry into the game.