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Showing posts with label Nollywoodgist. Show all posts

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Why Nollywood Actress Foluke Daramola should be celebrated

Reason why Actress Foluke Daramola should be Celebrated in Nollywood .

Worthy of note, while exploring the backdrop and legacy of what would now become Nollywood today, is the efforts of actors who film audience and critics now describe as 'Veterans' today. Without diverging into categories, some of those 'Veterans' who have acted in their capacities to shape the Yoruba sector of the film industry include; Hubert Ogunde, Oyin Adejobi, Ifayemi Elebuibon, Duro Ladipo, Grace Adejobi, Ayo Akinwale, Adebayo Salami, Kareem Adepoju, Lere Paimo, Tunde Kelani, Ade Afolayan, Adebayo Faleti, Ebun Oloyede, Tafa Oloyede and a long list of others. .

In the midst of this, the character of Foluke Daramola cannot remain unsung; a popular Nollywood #actor and film producer who is refreshing hope of numerous veteran actors who have made indelible impacts in the industry. Through the combined efforts of Lagos State Government, colleagues, and her foundation, PARA; Foluke is engaging in a door to door outreach to these Thespians thereby sharing food items coupled with financial support to them. .

On her support for Veterans, she explained that "I discovered that many of the generational veteran in my industry are cut off from the activities of acting on our TV screens and are down with one form of health, emotional and economic issues or another, but without any existing concrete social or government platform(s) to help come in to intervene or address this situation.We can not continue to watch some of our aged veterans live in pains. We must not continue to abandon them to their fates. They need all of us now for support and care to live happily again." .

#nollywood #FolukeDaramola #nollywoodcircle
Via @ayoadams - @folukedaramolasalako

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

You are a disgrace to womanhood - Troll drags Moyo Lawal for exercising in see through yoga pants .

A #furious troll has attacked popular actress, Moyo Lawal, who is fond of flaunting her backside on her Instagram handle. .

The #actress recently posted a work out video that made most of her fans especially her female fans angry. .

Known for always #flaunting her #endowed voluptuous natural backside unapologetically, she posted the work out video and as you know her well-endowed body was also at full display to the fans. .

Moyo shared the video with the caption; ” Moyo who sent you ? Sha don’t collapse.. how fast can you go in 50 seconds ??? …….If I hear piiiiiim…….. …… ……… P.s ayam wearing yoga pants jare , and am light skinned ,you know with #Fierceglow everywhere blends cc “ .

Infuriated by this, an angry fan decided to attack her. “You’re a disgrace to #womanhood Useless she goat” the fan wrote. - #aranewstrends 

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Friday, 27 March 2020

Alkali Matt: Nollywood has lost another actor to the cold hands of death

A young Fast Arising Nollywood Actor Announced Dead While Filming On Set For Another Epic Movie

Nollywood has lost another actor to the cold hands of death.

36-year-old Alkali Matt reportedly passed away while shooting on a movie set on Tuesday, March 24.

Nollywood actor, Matt Alkali has died from complications resulting from a blood clotting condition. 
It sad to announce that the Nollywood industry suffers yet another loss with the shocking death of Matt Alkali, a fast rising popularly known as Dareng on popular Africa Magic TV series, 'Halita'. Akali Matt Aka Dareng of African Magic Series, Halita, has been reportedly to have died. He was rumoured to have died on set while filming another movie.

He died on 24th of March 2020 at a filming set of a epic movie in a village near Keffi.

However a facebook user "Dimbo Atiya" announced his shocking and sad Demise.

We pray may his gently souls rest in peace, Amen. - 
Source - #playground_ng

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

What to know about Balogun Abimbola Aina Florence.

Balogun Abimbola Aina Florence is a Fast Arising Movie Actress, which have been in the Nollywood Industry for Over 5 years.

Apart from been an actress , she is also a member of Saidi Balogun Global Film Production and a member of The golden movie Ambassadors of Nigeria.. 

She as Features in many Films like: Awele Mi, Ibitayo, Goriola, Ifetundun, Iya ' be , Ibitayo, Chosen one an English movie, Lies , affection and so many more...

Below are Photos of Balogun Abimbola Aina Florence with colleagues in the Nollywood industry 

To know more about Balogun Abimbola Aina Florence Follow and add her on her social media handles.

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Instagram - Abimbolabalogunainaflorence

Thursday, 11 July 2019

"Nollywood Actor Wale Legend Biography: History and Profile"

Wale Legend is a Nollywood Actor, Journalist, Script Writer, and Talent Manager. Legend is from Abeokuta South, in Ogun state, Nigeria. He is based in Lagos, Ikeja precisely.

 He started his career in the Entertainment Industry far back as 2007 as a Rapper/Singer, around Agege/Abule-Egba area of Lagos State. In 2010, he did a Mix Tap to Lagos Party by Banky W, titled "Lagos Effizy". 

The song got airplay in many Radio Stations that he never paid for the promotion of the song. This exposed him to limelight and he started gaining recognition in the Music/Entertainment Industry. In 2011, he got an admission into the Fed. Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, where he bagged a Diploma in Office Technology and Management. He later proceeds to the University of Lagos (UNI LAG) for a degree in public administration.

In 2014, he changed the face of his career in the Entertainment Industry, by launching into Nollywood. He was doing extras and waka pass in home videos, and a few TV Soap Series. In 2015, the story of his career changed, and the Table turned around for him, as he hit his screen recognition by his role of Mr. Idowu (the cruel Teacher) in the Popular TV Series "Mama & Me", a Segun Oseni Production. He also played the role of  Mr. Ojo The HR Manager in the Popular TV series "So Wrong So Wright", Produced by Genesis Studio, amongst others.

He has also featured in many other TV Series Like:

Tales of Eve
So Wrong So Wright
The One I Love
Mama and Me. And many others...

He was recently on the set of an upcoming TV Sitcom "It's a Crazy World" by Amanda Ebeye (2019) with other prominent Actors, like Bob Manuel, Grace Ama, Frances Odega, Amanda Ebeye and many others. He played the role of Ejiro, "a Film Producer".
He's currently shooting on the set of the  popular TV episode "The Couple", Segun Oseni Production.

He's also trained as a film director at the first edition of Africa Cinematography Festival in 2016, in Lagos. He was tutored by Akin Lewis, Teco Benson and Frank Macaulay.

He was one of the prominent Ambassadors of the first edition of "Walk Against Cancer" by The Invasion Radiography team. The program was designed to create an awareness on how to use walking out exercise as a tool for preventing health issues like Cancer. 

The other Ambassadors for the program are Dr. Joe-okei Odumakin, Falz d bad guy, Hon. Desmond Elliot, Saidi Balogun, Woli Arole and other public figures in Nigeria.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Nollywood actors reunite to hangout

Some of Nollywood’s finest actresses teamed up for ladies hang out and they shared pictures from their timeout together.

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Stephanie Linus shared a picture with Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde with the caption: Girls just wanna have some funπŸŽ‚πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸΎπŸ’‹❤️
Stephanie Linus, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Read what Actor Ninalowo says as he shares a throwback photo of himself and his wife — Actor Ninalowo

“If she was there when you were Nothing, Never lose her,”

"If she was there when you were Nothing, Never loose her" Actor Ninalowo says as he shares throwback photo of him and his wife

Actor, Bolanle Ninalowo has shared a throwback photo of himself and his wife Bunmi Ninalowo alongside a recent one as he spoke about his relationship.

The actor shared a photo taken 15 years ago and included a caption which spoke about travails in a relationship and the resulting breakthrough.

"If she was there when you were Nothing, Never lose her," Actor Ninalowo says as he shares a throwback photo of him and his wife

He wrote:

“If she was there when you were Nothing, Never lose her” Makanaki

Sometimes you realize it was all a test, a test of your perseverance, a test of your patience, a test of your determination! they say no pain, no gain! No happiness is without sorrow! The only way up is down! To go up you must come down! Can't have a breakthrough without a breakdown! Can't have a destination without a journey! Nobody wins a game of chess by only moving forward.

"If she was there when you were Nothing, Never lose her," Actor Ninalowo says as he shares a throwback photo of him and his wife

Sometimes you just gotta stop, breath, take a step back or many steps BACK if you must. cry if you have to because nothing can clean your eyes better than your own tears. Remember why because those who never lose sight of their reason never lose focus. Makanakiani

PRAY because Only God is king
Adufe wassup baby @queennino_b

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Babasuwe's Finally Speaks from U.s to Debunks his Death rumours

Popular Yoruba Comic Actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwehas finally reacted to rumors/several reports that claimed he had died.
The actor who is currently receiving treatments in the United States made a short video of himself debunking the viral rumor.

He spoke in his native language Yoruba, the translation reads;
My people, both the young ones and the elderly ones in Nigeria. I am currently in America where I am receiving treatments.. and they are treating me well. There is nothing wrong with me.
Whoever that wishes me death will die before me. Me as a person, I won’t die, but live long.
Thank you all. I really appreciate you all. This America that I am, it is all you. Thank you.

Mr Latin Debunk Fake Rumour on Babasuwe Death

 Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, is alive, Bolaji Amusan, popularly known as ‘Mr Latin, has said.

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Ara News reports that Mr Latin, who is the president of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), made this known in a short video clip on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Latin noted in the video seen by Ara News that Baba Suwe is currently undergoing treatment in the United States of America

Watch video here

Baba Suwe finally Fly out of Nigeria to United States for Proper Medical Treatment

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The Nollywood Actor and a comedian Baba Suwe has finally traveled out of Nigeria for the United States, for his medical treatments.
Ara news  understands that the actor’s trip to united state  comes after some funds were raised on his behalf to treat him chronic diabetes.

A friend to the actor and supposed spokesman, Yomi Fabiyi announced that Baba Suwe traveled abroad for medical treatment on Saturday, April 20.

Yomi Fabiyi disclosed that he was accompanied by his son, Sola Omidina and went ahead to thank everyone that came to the aid of the actor when news of his ill health broke out.

In his post, Yomi Fabiyi wrote; “Happy Easter to you all. Of course, before this season of love, enormous and rare love is being shown to the veteran actor and comedian Alh. Babatunde Omidina. With your help and love, Baba Suwe traveled out in company of his son Sola Omidina to the United States of America yester-night 20th April, 2019 to complete his medical treatment.

I must add that the Federal Ministry of Health through the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) were able to stabilize him in order to make the long haul with little or no acute discomfort.

On behalf of Baba Suwe’s family, his colleagues, friends, TAMPAN movie association worldwide, I humbly register an undiluted appreciation to each and everyone for this wonderful show of love. Thank you once again to our dear mother, Rev. Mrs Esther Abimbola Ajayi for footing the air tickets.
Depending on the treatment and prospective out-patient appointments, Baba Suwe should be return to the screen hale and hearty before the last quarter of the year. He will be treated in a hospital in Rhode Island, USA.

We owe this to God and you, I mean you that did one thing positive or the other to get him thus far. Thank you all for being there and thank you for humanity. Happy Easter and Enjoy your holiday.“

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Actress, Olabisi Monsurat dies 10days after childbirth

Nollywood actress, Olabisi Monsurat otherwise called Bisket has died from complications 10-days after childbirth.

Nollywood actress dies after childbirth lailasnews

Nollywood actress dies after childbirth Aranews

Bisket, a member of Theatre and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), passed away during the weekend barely 10 days after welcoming her new baby.

The death of Bisket, the CEO of Bisket Movie Concept, was confirmed to the media on Tuesday by fellow Yoruba actress, Omolola Olumide.

The late actress and producer was a member of the Lagos Island branch of TAMPAN.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Uche Jombo Condemn Governors

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Nollywood actress Uche Jombo Rodriguez released a message on social media, condemning how former governors use the senate as their retirement plan.

It is no longer news that most serving governors in Nigeria, and African leaders as a whole, when they are no longer in office, they find their way into another political position as a way of securing the bag.

Some of them until they are forcefully removed through the help of the military, are even ready to stay till a 100 years and die in office. Like in the case of former Zimbabwe president – Robert Mugabe and many others.

Getting forms to apply for these positions, run into millions of Naira that only the politicians looting the country’s funds can provide, because an average Nigerian youth cannot afford such, thereby making the wealth circulate around them and their families as if it is a monarchical system of government.

Thank God we now have the not too young to run bill signed into law, where youths can actively participate in electoral processes under various parties rather than make the country look like a two party system of government as opposed to the multi party system in the constitution.

The governor of Oyo state- Abiola Ajimobi, under the APC contested for the senatorial seat and lost to PDP’s Kola Balogun in Saturday’s election. Former governor of Lagos state, Babajide Fashola, currently the Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing and Adams Oshiomhole current national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) political party also an ex governor of Edo state.

These and many more are examples of leaders who after holding one position or the other for 8 or 4 years still have a way of remaining in political positions.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Baba Suwe is reportedly down with chronic diabetes- Mr Latin gives updates

News on the failing health of veteran actor Baba Suwe hit the internet yesterday and one other veteran in the industry, Mr Latin has responded swiftly to the situation.

Baba Suwe: Mr Latin gives update on veteran actor’s failing health

Baba Suwe Mr Latin gives update on his failing health lailasnews 2

Mr Latin, the National President of the Theatre Arts and Motions Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, in his reaction, denied rumors that the actor has been abandoned.

According to him, the medical bills of the actor is something the association has been taking care of since 2017.

He said:

“I have just instructed the Lagos State executive of the association to check on him (Baba Suwe) to ascertain his health progress.

“I can tell you that we have not abandoned him, as well as any of our members, as being speculated in some quarters by mischief-makers. ”

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Iyabo Ojo’s Kids Finally Meet Their Dad After 6 Years

Iyabo Ojo’s ex husband and kids

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo shared pictures of her kids and their dad hanging out together after 6 years of being absent in their lives.

Iyabo’s kids Festus and Priscila wrote on Instagram their side of the story each. Read here.

Festus wrote:

That is my dad for all those who have wondered what he looks like. Even though I have not see him in about 6years it felt like only weeks ago when I saw him today. Long story short I had a nice day.”

Priscilla wrote;

Hi guys meet my dad, we haven’t seen for about 6 years, I’m glad we got to hangout and reunite”

Friday, 27 July 2018

Tonto Dikeh Launch New Office


Movie star and philanthropist Tonto Dikeh is set to launch the office of her Youth Empowerment Initiative on Saturday, July 28th 2018

The startup is by her foundation the TontoDikehFoundation. The mum of one shared the picture on social media and captioned it.

Not all Thursdays are for throwbacks, some are for the FUTURE…
GO FOLLOW @td_yesfi

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Caroline Danjuma Recounts Victory Over Daughter’s Health

Caroline Danjuma

Read her post:

My darling 3 yrs old daughter .. in Christ you will grow and learn his ways .. counting Down to your 4th birthday SEP/13/2018 girl is growing .. born sep 13/2014 with two holes in the heart ..

I was battling with fibroid too while I carried you in my womb .. the doc told me to choose between you and I whom she should save if I had to be rushed in for a CS operation and for sure I chose you but God’s words are different from man ..

I serve a living God who never sleeps.. HE put you under his wings .. for once I have never had any reason to worry.. healed by his blood . I have been holding on to this testimony .. you have been nothing short of an angel .. the happiest little girl I know .. may God grant me the grace to be a good
mother to you

Stephanie Linus announces return of her reality TV show

Stephanie Okereke-Linus

Nollywood actress and producer Stephanie Okereke-Linus has announced the return of her reality TV show ‘Make Me Fabulous’ for the second season on Aug. 12.

The multi award winning producer of ‘Dry’ shared the news on return of the couple themed show on her Instagram page @stephanielinus on Wednesday.

Okereke-Linus who spoke further in a statement e-mailed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that Season 2 is set to be more exciting and would detail the journeys of 13 married couples.

She said, “When I saw how much of an impact Season 1 was, I knew we had to do this again. But we did it with a twist.

“Viewers would love the new direction the show has taken, but more importantly, we hope it touches their homes and marriages in a special way,” Okereke-Linus added.

Sharing a montage of the show and promotional posters, Okereke-Linus wrote, “Good news people! Make Me Fabulous is coming back to your screens with a revamped season 2!.

“It promises to be exciting and fabulous. Watch out…. August 12 by 6pm on DSTV. Thanks to our wonderful partners who made this season 2 special,” she said.

The unscripted, love-filled and one-of-its-kind Reality TV Show was created by Okereke-Linus in 2015 to rekindle the spark in marriages from newlyweds to old couples.

In the very successful run of Season 1, 13 couples were treated to a lavish and luxurious experience that ignited new meaning into their relationships.

‘Make Me Fabulous’ takes couples on a journey of transformation, giving them a chance to connect without distractions.

In each episode, these couples bare their deepest challenges, share their high and low points, and enjoy a fabulous experience.

An expert style and beauty team, together with a luxury treat and fantastic prizes made their experience even more memorable.

Okereke-Linus has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress and the 2006 Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress.

She also snagged three nominations for Best Actress in leading role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2010.

She was the runner up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty Pageant 2002.

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