Actor Yul Edochie who joined the social media conversation ignited by a video of a father beating his son for failing in school in spite of spending $21,000 on him, recalled how his father and Nollywood veteran actor, Pete Edochie dealt with him after telling him he wanted to drop out of school.
The actor revealed that his father ‘gave him a beating that reset his brain’ after he told him to open an electrical shop for him, instead of going to school. Yul further disclosed that this happened when he was in JSS 2.
In JS2, I told my father I didn’t want to go to school anymore, he should open electrical shop for me. He said ok. He Invited me to his room, locked the door & pulled out his belt. He gave me a beating that reset my brain to factory setting. Look at me today. Thank you Dad!
Davido has reacted after Peruzzi and Kiddominant revealed during an Instagram Live session that they wrote most of his hit songs.
During the live video, Peruzzi revealed that he’s written top hits for Davido. He said he wrote FIA, Nwa Baby, Risky and Assurance. On his part, Kiddominant said he wrote hits for Davido, including Dodo, Fall, The Money, and Like Dat.
The singer, who was being discussed, appeared to be watching the live video and he dropped a comment to let viewers know that he too has written something.
He commented: “SHEKPE !!!…. at least I write that one.”
Hamisha Daryani Ahuja announces new release date for ‘Namaste Wahala’.‘Namaste Wahala’ is an upcoming Bollywood film directed by Hamisha Daryani Ahuja [Instagram]
Upcoming Nollywood and Bollywood collaboration, Namaste Wahala has joined the list of film projects affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja took to Instagram to officially announce that the film’s release date has been extended from April 10, 2020 to October 2020.ADVERTISING
According to the first-time director, the new release date was imperative due to the unavoidable extension of post-production schedules.ADVERTISING
The upcoming romantic comedy is reportedly a beautiful mix of Nigerian and Indian cultures. It stars Ini-Dima Okojie, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Joke Silva, RIchard Mofe Damijo and Segal Sujata.
So far, Hollywood has been the most hit by the pandemic with release dates of notable titles pushed back or productions halted. ‘Namaste Wahala’ is however, the first Nollywood production to be affected by the spread of the virus.
The video merges alte fashion choices and props with the clear picture of a typical mainstream video.
Date: March 4, 2020
Song Title: Geng
Video Director: Dammy Twitch
Details/Takeaway: The most anticipated Nigerian music video of 2020 has finally be released. While it’s a little disappointing for being too posh when it just need to be very ‘street,’ it will still serve its purpose.
Frederick Leonard plays Jesus in ‘Our Jesus Story’ directed by Tchidi Chikere and produced by Ojiofor Ezeanyaeche.
Director, Tchidi Chikere toes the ambitious route in his upcoming film ‘Our Jesus Story’. It’s a theme that’s seldomly explored- a Nigerian account of the trial and death of Jesus Christ.
In the recently released trailer, Frederick Leonard is an afro-haired version of the Christian Messiah who replays the biblical account of his life, suffering and death.
The trailer for the upcoming Thriller also establishes a plot twist of ritual killings and a story of a Christian missionary trying to fight the system. It stars Eucharia Anunuobi, Zack Orji and Sam Dede and isbilled to open in cinemas March 27, 2020.
Chikere is one of Nollywood home video industry’s most respected filmmakers with best selling films including ‘Blood Sisters’(2003), ‘Stronger than Pain’ (2008), ‘Dumebi’ (2013) among others.
Producer, Ojiofor Ezeanyaeche on the other hand, is a veteran home video movie producer with credits for major hit movies including ‘Oracle’ (1998), ‘Abuja Connection’ (2003), and ‘Only Love’ (2005).
Here’s the official trailer for ‘Mama Drama’, in cinemas March 20, 2020
Osas Ighodaro and Kehinde Bankole battle child custody in the trailer for ‘Mama Drama’, produced by Joy Grant-Ekong.
The upcoming drama, a collaboration between RR Business Services and Writers Ink concepts, loosely tells the tale of two friends who become estranged following a legal battle for child custody. From the trailer, ‘Mama Drama’ touches on surrogacy, family ties and marriage.
Bankole and Ighodaro star alongside Femi Adebayo, Shaffy Bello, Chinyere Wilfred, Adunni Ade, Kunle Remi and Opeyemi Aiyeola. It opens in cinemas from March 20, 2020.
Actress Uche Nnanna took to Instagram to call out “Nollywood people” for not rejoicing with actress Ibiwari Etuk who was lucky to escape from the hands of kidnappers after being held hostage for 3 days.
Etuk narrated how 4 boys kidnapped her and held her hostage in a bush for 3 days (6th, 7th and 8th of January 2020) while they waited for her ransom to be paid.
After sharing her story, very few people reacted to it and Uche Nnanna called out her colleagues for it. She said if Etuk had died, they would all put up her photo and mourn her yet they have refused to celebrate her survival.
Last night, friends of Alex Okosi, the outgoing Executive Vice President and Managing Director of VCN Africa and BET International celebrated him for his contributions to the Media and Entertainment Industry since he took up the mantle of leadership at Viacom Africa 15 years ago.
From L-R; Bade Akintunde-Johnson, Country Manager for Nigeria at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, EVP and MD ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Alex Okosi,Co-GM, ViacomCBS Networks, Craig Paterson, and Co-GM ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala. The party which was hosted by popular media personality, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru-Demuren and ace comedian Bovi, had in attendance captains of industries across different sectors including Founder Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, Nduka Obaigbena, Rita Dominic, D’banj, Toolz, Martin Mabutho and others.
Also in attendance were superstar actresses Rita Dominic, Michelle Dede and Nse Ikpe-Etim; comedians Basketmouth and Bovi, 2Baba, Falz, Tope Oshin, Dr Sid, Flavour, Ice Prince, and more top Nigerian celebrities.
Monde Twala and Craig Paterson who both take on the reins as co-General Managers for ViacomCBS Networks Africa in March as Senior Vice President for Editorial VCN and Senior Vice President VCN, respectively, also joined in the commemorations.
Alex Okosi is a graduate of St Michael’s College, Vermont, where he graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Business Administration and Economics bids ViacomCBS adieu after almost 2 decades at the helm of different roles including BET International at the global company.
Nigerian actress Alice Iyabo Ojo has stated that what goes on in the Nigerian film industry, commonly referred to as Nollywood is dark and spiritual.This is coming after an Instagram blogger, Gistloverupdate, had alleged that Ojo’s perceived shade at her colleague Fathia Balogun is because the latter had snatched her lover who the blogger also claimed is responsible for sponsoring Balogun’s birthday
Iyabo Ojo, however, took to her Instagram page to debunk the claim;
“The Last thing i Alice Iyabo Ojo will ever ever do is fight any woman bcos of any married or single man …. ko Jor. God forbid gistlover o por ooooo ……. worst scenario I will just ignore you ni……”
In the same post, Ojo stated that there is more to the story and that what is going in the Nigerian film industry is more than what the public knows.
Ojo implied that some actors in the industry are fetish. This, she claimed has been going on since the days of Hurbert Ogunde (10 July 1916 – 4 April 1990), the Nigerian actor, playwright, and musician who founded the first contemporary professional theatrical company in Nigeria. Ogunde has been described as the father of Nigerian theatre, or the father of contemporary Yoruba theatre.
“What goes on in our industry is beyond allthat gist you write oooo, is beyond what you can ever comprehend hmmmmm o deep gan, o dark gan, o spiritual gan ni ooo, o dey tun loud gan ni ooo…. it has been in the days of pa Ogunde & it will remain forever & you can never be prepared. But as e dey hot I dey ready.”
Oluwatoyin Alausa, an actress commented on Ojo’s post saying that:
“I Like the “o Spiritual gan ni ooo” part .. 😂😂😂🙌.. Ahhhh the spiritual rules the physical 🙅”
To which Ojo replied, “you know as e dey go 🤣🤣🤣“.
Iyabo Ojo had earlier thrown subliminal shades at an unnamed person in a now-deleted Instagram post. Ojo accused the person of betraying her. Social media users were quick to link the rants to Fathia Balogun.
“You never cease to amaze me & I’m not surprised bcos you remain number one agbaya in Nollywood … no self-respect @ all, you envy the younger ones and pretend to Love the ones that you benefit from somehow but at the end you still anit loyal o ku ku si ma tun te bo ni be ni ishhhhhhhhhhh, After all, I did for you 2 years ago to celebrate your bday in Turkey, you still snitched on me giving media fake news that I was in coma for 3 days! you wish 😆😁😄😃😃 bcos you knew about my surgery, I knew you hoped & prayed I died.
“That’s why you never came to see me afterward but guess what my God pass you, he is mighter than you, my God disappointed you & your team 🤣🤣 . I’m still living girl 🤪😜😛 You are a Witch!! Yes O!! O gba enu ni but guess what I’m that lioness who will always come out victorious no matter how hard you try to pull me down or destroy my name spiritually….. Darkness & Light can never be on the same page & I make bold to say you are a terrible person …….. Back off witch 🧙♀ 🧙♀ 🧙♀ Enjoy your birthday @islandlounge7 remember I named it 👌😜 #nononsen #2020zerotolerance”
On Tuesday morning, actress Bimbo Afolayan, took to Instagram to cry for justice after her mum was allegedly attacked by a landlord in the estate where she resides. Read here.
Internet trolls who saw the videos Bimbo shared showing her mum’s bruised body, asked her to go rent a “better” apartment for her mum as the current one doesn’t suit her status as the actress’ mother. They went as far as labelling her a poor actress.
Enraged by their comments, Bimbo posted series of videos on her IG page where she laid serious curses on those trolling her instead of sympathizing with her.
My mother ! My mother !!! I I don’t do social media rubbish but not my mother and I face my business because I know most of you are miserable and I know some of you useless people that does eye service and begging for money will be using fake pages to type ! May God punish your entire generation ! And your mother and fathers will be treated like this for saying I don’t take care of my mum !
THIS HAPPENED TO MY MUM JUST BECAUSE SHE SAID THE LANDLORD ASSOCIATION WASNT DOING ANYTHING TO THE AREA! AND SHE IS NOT PAYING ANY BILL TO THEM ON HER HOUSE ! AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SO CALLED LAND LORD ASSOCIATIONS DID ALL THIS TO HER! SHE WAS DRIVING MY DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL AND SHE WENT THROUGH ALL THIS ! AND ALL YOU USELESS FAKE INSTAGRAM MOFOS ARE TYPING UNDER FAKE PAGE SAYING SHIT! MAY YOUR ENTIRE GENERATION SINK FOR SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT ME CRYING FOR HELP FOR MY INNOCENT MOTHER.
My mother is receiving treatment Awon oloriburuku! Mad people everywhere for those that started saying bad things about my mum on my page !may every curse of mine happen to your entire generation !! May your mothers and your children infact your entire generations go through this. ! I have never been on social media before to join the set of your role models because I know it’s not worth it ! Buh for you all to start saying rubbish without caring and even concerned about an old woman ! May you carry your curse all around ! I am in for all of u!” she wrote