Tonto Dikeh has a message for people who get carried away with the flamboyant lifestyle of people they see online. [Instagram/Tontolet]
Tonto Dikeh admonishes fans to not be influenced by the lifestyle they see on social media.
Tonto Dikeh has a message for people who get carried away with the flamboyant lifestyle of folks they see online.
The actress made this known via her Instagram page on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. According to her, people should not be deceived into thinking it’s that easy as it looks on social media.
“Quick advice for young hustling people: A lot of you come on social media to see people who are having a great time with exotic trips and vacation, and you slip into depression, what you don’t know is that many people plan and save towards their trips. Some people plan a year before or even two years. A beautiful photo that shows a vacation might be a result of saving for many years. Don’t be deceived into thinking it’s that easy. It is not.
“Even the flashy cars and houses and phones you see with rich people, they plan and save towards it. They won’t tell you, all you know is that they just got a house. Go and ask them how long it took to save up, and the sacrifices they made to gather up the finances. See, it’s never really too rosy for people as it seems on social media. Just keep working hard. Save for important things. Save to spoil yourself. ❤️,” she wrote.
Tonto Dikeh has a message for people who get carried away with the flamboyant lifestyle of people they see online. [Instagram/Tontolet]
This is not the first time Tonto Dikeh will be advising her followers on social media about not getting confused with the lifestyle some people showcase to that of reality.Joke Silva had at some point shared the same sentiment with Tonto Dikeh about the misconception people have about the lifestyle of celebs they see on social media
Other celebrities like Joke Silva and Funke Akindele have at one time or the other shared the same sentiment about the misconception a lot of people have about the lifestyle they see on and off social media.
Popular Nollywood Actor Yul Edochie has warned men who have a thing for taking advantage of vulnerable women by asking for sex in return for a job position. [Instagram/YulEdochie]
Yul Edochie reveals how demanding for sex for movie roles has wrecked a number of Nollywood stars.
Yul Edochie has warned men who have a thing for taking advantage of vulnerable women by asking for sex in return for job positions.
The movie star made this known via his Twitter page on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. According to him, any man who demands sex from a woman before giving her a job will face the repercussions in the future. He also said a number of his colleagues in Nollywood have suffered a similar fate.
“I condemn sex for jobs completely. If na ur way, hear this advice. If you promise a girl a job in exchange for sex, once she gives you make sure you do not fail her. If she swears for you, your own don finish. This matter has wrecked many men especially Nollywood practitioners,” he tweeted.
It is not clear who Yul Edochie is trying to shade but from his tweet, he obviously has a list of people in Nollywood who have been affected by this statement.However, this is not the first time Yul will be calling out his colleagues in Nollywood. [Instagram/YulEdochie]
However, this is not the first time Yul will be calling out his colleagues in Nollywood. Recall that in 2018 the actor revealed that the relationship between actors in the movie industry wasn’t as rosy as imagined
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The Nigerian film industry witnessed some of its biggest achievements in the last decade.
Several Nollywood female actors distinguished themselves in the decade but 10 remain unique with their role interpretations
Between 2010 and 2019, the film industry and its practitioners broke records, won awards and made a tremendous impact on the international scene just like the music industry.
Despite some hitches, the decade managed to produce some of the best films that graced our cinemas, festivals and won awards.
Nollywood female actors are some of the best at what they do and here’s why. [Instagram/ritadominic/funkejenifaakindele/solasobowale/adesuaetomi]
Some veteran actors reinvented themselves while the young new faces made serious impacts in the Nigerian cinemas. Based on commercial success, impact, critical acclaim, awards, and international acclaim, here are the top 10 female actors of the decade.
10. Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham worked her way to emerge one of the best actresses of the decade despite the controversies that trailed her love life. [Instagram/ToyinAbraham]
Despite the turbulence in her personal life, Toyin Abraham refused to be distracted in her career. She rose to become a cross-cultural actress by featuring in some of the biggest Nollywood films of the decades. She became the darling of the public after the release of her comedy film, ‘Alakada.’ The success of the film saw her getting a role in two big movies, ‘The Ghost and the Tout,’ and ‘Seven and a half dates’.
9. Omoni Oboli
Omoni Oboli produced several movies and featured in few that stood her out as one of the actresses that gave their best in the decade. [Instagram/omonioboli]
Omoni Oboli spent the better part of 2010 – 2019 producing several movies. Riding on the success of her role in Kunle Afolayan’s 2009 hit, ‘The Figurine’, Omoni began 2010 with her role in the critically-acclaimed film, ‘Anchor Baby’
Combining the roles of a producer and a lead actress, Omoni Oboli made the list of the best actress of the decade featuring and producing several movies including ‘Okafor’s law’, ‘wives on strike’, ‘Moms at War’, ‘Being Mrs. Elliot’ and ‘Love is War’.
8. Adesua Etomi-Wellington
Adesua Etomi-Wellington took on several challenging role this decade and one can rightly say this is her decade. [Instagram/Munathemovie]
Adesua Etomi-Wellington is another actress that made an incredible mark this dwindling decade. From taking up a major role in the highest-grossing Nollywood film to displaying her martial arts skills in ‘Muna’ and ‘The Set Up’, Adesua left made her impact on the industry felt by viewers and colleagues. Adesua’s acting abilities were recognised by Vogue as she was dubbed Nollywood’s rom-com queen. Adesua joined 14 other ‘global superstars’ from 14 countries across several film industries including Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood to appear on a special cover for Vogue magazine.
7. Dakore Akande
Dakore Akande’s brief hiatus in the industry has been compensated with some of the impressive roles she played this decade. [Instagram/dakoreakande]
From 2012 to 2019, Dakore remains relevant on the scene with at least one huge project to her name. In 2012, she featured in ‘Journey To Self’ after which she took a deserved break. She returned in 2015 to feature in EbonyLife Films’ ‘Fifty’, and ‘Lunch Time Heroes’. In 2017, Akande became the talk of the town with her role as Isoken in Jade Osiberu’s ‘Isoken’. 2018 saw Akande featuring in two big films, ‘New Money’ and ‘Chief Daddy’. Akande won herself the 2018 award for Best Actress at the AMAAs while the film went on to win the 2018 Best film at the AMVCAs.
6. Ireti Doyle
Iretiola Doyle is a thorough actress and this list would have been incomplete without her inclusion owing to her achievements in the decade.
From ‘The Wedding Party,’ to ‘Fifty’ and ‘The Set Up,’ Iretiola Doyle remains relevant this decade. The screen darling didn’t limit her acting abilities to the cinemas as she remains an integral arm and part of the longest-running TV series, ‘Tinsel.’ She picked up a couple of award nominations for her roles.
5. Kate Henshaw
Kate Henshaw is an impressive actress and she made a memorable impact in the decade.
Kate Henshaw continues to make an impact on the Nigerian film industry with her abilities to beautifully interpret roles. The biggest of her films this decade is her role as one of the daughters of ‘Chief Daddy’. The EbonyLife production is touted to have grossed several million. Henshaw also featured in ‘New Money’, ‘Fourth Republic’ and ‘The Ghost and the House of Truth’ in 2019. She won herself the best female performer at the AFRIFF 2019.
4. Nse Ikpe Etim
Nse Ikpe-Etim blessed the decade with her acting prowess and she has remained distinguished in the industry. (YNaija)
After gaining prominence with her role in 2008 hit, ‘Reloaded’, Nse Ikpe Etim didn’t look back for the better part of this decade. She returned this decade featuring in Ikechukwu Onyeka’s hit film, ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ which was adjudged one of the best Nollywood films of the year. In 2014, Nse won herself the Best Actress in a Drama at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for playing “Nse” in ‘Journey to Self’.
3. Sola Sobowale
Sola Sobowale currently occupies a that is unique and might take a long time before getting overthrown. [Kemi Adetiba]
Sola Sobowale is one of the many Nigerian actresses that has proved their worth. After ruling the last decade with her role as ‘Toyin Tomato’ and ‘Asewo To Re Mecca,’ Sobowale took over this decade by featuring in two of Nollywood’s biggest films of the decade. Her role as Tinuade Coker in the two installments of ‘The Wedding Party’ and her critically acclaimed role as Eniola Salami in ‘King Of Boys’ are some of the projects that catapulted Sobowale’s relevance in the film industry. She won the award for Best Actress at the 2019 AMAA
2. Funke Akindele-Bello
Funke Akindele-Bello has done so well for herself that she ended the decade by developing a game with her character ‘Jenifa’. This is a first for the actress and Nollywood. [Instagram/funkejenifaakindele]
Funke Akindele-Bello became a force to reckon with in the Nigerian film industry between 2010 and 2019. She leveraged on the success of her film, ‘Jenifa’ which was released in 2008 to become a leading actress and producer. She turned the film into a television series that instantly became a huge success. With teeming fans enjoying the life of Jenifa, Akindele-Bello is fast taking a cue from American actor and producer, Tyler Perry. On screen, the Nollywood superstar had prominent roles in flicks like ‘Moms at War’, ‘Maami’, ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ and ‘Married but Living Single’. She also appeared in films like ‘Isoken’ and ‘Chief Daddy’ to continue her dominance in the scene.
1. Rita Dominic
From the role as a government secretary to the pregnant wife of a soldier and an envious lady, Rita Dominic took charge of the decade to wow viewers. [Instagram/ritadominic]
Rita Dominic successfully sits on the list one of the top 10 female actors of the decade with her impeccable contributions. From co-producing one of the industry’s films, ‘The Meeting’ to playing the lead character in the critically acclaimed film, ‘76, Dominic remained outstanding between 2010 and 2019. She ended the decade on a high note by co-producing and playing the lead female role in the upcoming film, ‘La Femme Anjola’.
Burna Boy’s album, African Giant got nominated in the Best World Album category.
On November 20, 2019, nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced at 2:30 pm.
Burna Boy’s album, African Giant got nominated in the Best World Music Album category. He was nominated in the category alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
Nominees were led by Lizzo with eight nominations. She is followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with six nominations.
Burna Boy follows in the footsteps of Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade in getting nominated in that category at the Grammy Awards. Other Nigerian Grammy nominees include, Babatune Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya and Kah Lo. The only Nigerian to win a Grammy Award remains Sikiru Adepoju.
But since the news broke, Nigerians have been reacting on Twitter.
Troll South Africa for Burna Boy;
But amidst the joy, trolling has ensued for 9ice, Skales, MI Abaga, Eedris Abdulkareem, Tekno and other Nigerian acts. The trolling stems from 9ice’s claim on ‘Street Credibility. He sang, “Don’t doubt me, I go bring home Grammy…” For Skales, he basically dedicated a song titled, ‘Heading For A Grammy’ in 2010.
Funke Akindele-Bello has developed a game for her fictional character, ‘Jenifa’.
‘Jenifa’, the fictional TV character created by Funke Akindele-Bello has become a gaming feature.
FunkeAkindele-Bello in an interactive chat revealed that her team has completed a game, ‘Jenifa Spells,’ which is built around Jenifa’s character.
She said, “I (Jenifa) am out with a game now. We are launching the ‘Jenifa Spells’ which teaches people how to spell. It is an educational game that was developed by our team.”
The 42-year-old wife and mother of two also attributed the creation of the game to the immense support and advice she has gotten from her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz.
In 2008, the director and producer wrote and co-produced a comedy-drama, with the major character being ‘Jenifa’.
After the huge acceptance of the film, which saw Akindele-Bello winning the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, the leading actress made a sequel to the film, ‘Return of Jenifa’ in 2011.
Akindele-Bello went on to work with her team and major brands to make the fictional character a regular feature on TV. In 2015, Akindele-Bello launched hit TV series, ‘Jenifa’s Diary’, which documents the life and activities of Jenifa. The series is currently in its 17th season.
From the reports coming in, it appears Burna Boy will be not going to South Africa for his planned show.
There are reports that Burna Boy’s planned show in South Africa has been cancelled.
According to South Africa’s media house, Timeslive, the organisers decided to cancel the show because of the outrage it had created. It also reports that the organisers of the show talked with Burna Boy’s management and decided to withdraw him from the concert and cancel his show.
“The decision to cancel the Africans Unite Concert comes after the call from the Tshwane Entertainment Collective to boycott the Africans Unite concert in Tshwane. With the increasing threats of violence from other unfortunate segments of the public and without any government intervention, Phambili Media and Play Network Africa were prompted to take the threats and warnings seriously, as the safety of all artists and attendees could not be guaranteed. We then decided to cancel the concert. The safety of all attendees, artists, and crew comes first,” the statement reads.
There are reports that Burna Boy’s planned show in South Africa has been cancelled.[Instagram/BurnaBoyGram]
They said the decision to cancel the shows came after warnings of a shutdown from a group of artists and event organisers under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective.
Burna Boy and AKA when the going was good. (1st News)
It would be recalled that South African rapper, AKA had demanded an apology from Burna Boy over his comments about the xenophobic attacks melted on Nigerians, before stepping into the country. Burna Boy dragged the South African rapper in his tweets months ago during the xenophobic attacks in the country. He went as far as vowing not to step into the country.
Burna Boy’s now-famous tweets…
In a series of tweets, Burna Boy took direct shots at AKA for his stand on the Xenophobic attacks on Nigeria in South Africa. (Instagram/TheBreakfastClub)
In a series of tweets, Burna Boy took direct shots at AKA for his stand on the Xenophobic attacks on Nigeria in South Africa. On Tuesday night, September 3, 2019, Burna Boy took over his Twitter account, which has been handled by his management for the last three months to air his views about the raging Xenophobic attacks.
In one of his several tweets, Burna Boy threatened to ‘deal’ with the South African rapper when next their paths crossed.
Burna Boy has threatened to deal with AKA if and whenever the get to see.
He wrote, “And @akaworldwide I knew you was retarded but I didn’t know it had gotten this bad. Next time I see you you better have a big security bro, On Gambos Grave ur gunna need it.”
The ‘African Giant’ further narrated how he suffered Xenophobic attack in 2017 and had since refused to return to the Nelson Mandela country.
In a series of tweets, Burna Boy took direct shots at AKA for his stand on the Xenophobic attacks on Nigeria in South Africa
“I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans and because of that…..I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the fuck up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this,” he wrote.
The BET 2019 award-winning music act also warned rapper, MI Abaga to desist from his seeming support for AKA or lose his respect. [Instagram/BurnaBoyGram]
The BET 2019 award-winning music act also warned rapper, MI Abaga to desist from his seeming support for AKA or lose his respect.
Kizz Daniel has been dragged back to court by his former record label, G-Worldwide who are seeking N500m in damages over an alleged breach of contract.
The Label in the lawsuit filed by its counsel Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), are seeking the sum ofTwo Hundred Million Naira (N200,000,000) in damages, One Hundred and Seventy-Nine Million, Four Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty-Seven Naira (N179,499,957) in special damages for breach of contract, One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N150, 000, 000) for contract exit fees, among other reliefs.
Recall a court injunction issued against the singer stopped him from performing throughout December 2017, hence the name change to Kizz Daniel as his former stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ was trademarked by G-Worldwide. Kizz Daniel was then able to float his record label ‘Flyboy Entertainment’ and also released his sophomore album ‘No Bad Songz’.
When the matter came up before the Federal High Court on Monday, October 7, 2019, GWW through its Solicitors informed the Court that it had filed an application seeking two alternative prayers; A prayer for stay of proceedings pending reference of the matter to arbitration as provided under the enabling contract between both parties and a prayer granting leave to amend its originating process.
The case which was brought before a High Court sitting in Lagos was adjourned till January 21, 2020.