Nollywood actress Dayo Amusa survives car accident after movie premiere

Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa, on Sunday survived a car accident without as much as a scratch.

The accident took place along Ibadan-Ijebu road while Amusa was returning from the premiere of new movie ‘Pathetic’ in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The actress was in the vehicle with Yemisi Jacobs, a producer/director, and Dami Adenuga, a public relations executive.

Adenuga shared a video from the aftermath of the event on Instagram.

Amusa also reposted the video below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSa96J3BEyb/?taken-by=dayoamusa

Court stops launch of Nollywood movie “Okafor’s Law”, orders seizure of copies.

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of a film titled “Okafor’s Law” directed by Nollywood Producer, Omoni Oboli.

The court also issued an interim order, suspending the release and launch of the film, in any movie theatre or cinema house onMarch 31, pending the determination of a motion on notice before the court.

The judge ordered the seizure of all copies, materials, projections or infringing materials, relating to the subject matter.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the orders followed an ex parte application filed by a company, Rancoteur Productions Ltd, on behalf of a Canada based script writer, Jude Idada.

Idada lays claim to the film “Okafor’s Law” as his intellectual property.

The plaintiff had filed the suit through Anthony Idigbe, seeking an order, halting the premiere and release of the said “Okafor’s Law”, pending the determination of a copyright infringement suit filed against Oboli.

Joined as first to third defendants in the suit are: Dioni Visions Entertainment, Omoni Oboli, and The Filmore Ltd.

The plaintiff, in its exparte application, had sought an order, restraining the premiere or release of the said film, as well as an anton piller order, seizing all copies of the infringing material.

The exparte application was moved in terms by counsel from the law firm of Idigbe, O. Otudor, who urged the court to grant the orders as prayed.

Delivering his ruling on the exparte motion, Justice Buba granted the orders as prayed.

The court made the following orders:

“An order of interim injunction, restraining the first to third defendants, whether by themselves or their privies, from premiering the feature film “Okafor’s Law”, in Lagos or any part of Nigeria, pending the hearing of the motion on notice.

“An order of interim injunction, restraining the defendant from releasing the featured film in any movie theatre or Cinema house on March 31, pending the hearing of the motion on notice.

“An order of interim injunction, restraining the defendants from distributing the featured film, pending the determination of the motion on notice.

“An Anton piller order is granted to the plaintiff, to enter into the defendant’s premises, Cinema, Studio and other places of dissemination, to seize all copies of infringing materials relating to subject matter.

“An order, directing the defendants to deliver and surrender to the plaintiff’s solicitors, all products and packages with the inscription, “Okafor’s Law” and volume of transaction or trade which have been done by defendants.

“An order directing the defendants to permit the court’s bailiff, and such other persons not exceeding four (4), to enter the premises on any working day of Monday to Saturday at 8am to 8pm, to remove all products or packages with the name “Okafor’s Law”

“An order for a search to be conducted at Viva Heights Odudu Eleyiwo St, Block 15, plot 17 Oniru Victoria Island, and Plot 1378D Joseph Namah close, off Karimu Kotun St, Victoria Island and all other places where Okafor’s Law is stored and sold

“An order declaring that a failure of defendants to comply with the court’s order, will put the plaintiff at liberty to apply for committal to prison of such person,”

The court thereafter, fixed March 29 for hearing of the motion on notice.

NAN reports that the movie “Okafor’s Law” is billed for release on March 31,

The court’s order was, however, served on the defendants on the evening of March 24 shortly before the movie’s premiere.atthe IMAX Cinema in Lagos.

The order consequently, clogged the premiering of the debut movie.

Jude Idada had accused Oboli of copyright infringement on the “Okafor’s Law” movie, adding that she had stolen his story idea for the movie in September 2016.

He alleged that Oboli took the work he had done regarding “Okafor’s Law”, and developed it without giving him due credit.

He avers that the producer, however, went ahead to set March 31, as a release date for the movie, in spite of a demand letter sent to her, as well as a copyright infringement suit instituted.

NAN reports that “Okafor’s Law” stars: Richard Mofe Damijo, Toyin Aimakhu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ken Erics, Yvonne Jegede, Halima Abubakar, Gabriel Afolayan, Funke Bucknor among other Nollywood actors and actresses.

Oboli is a popular Nollywood Producer, actress, Director and script writer.

 

Source: NAN

Popular Yoruba actress, Mulikat Adegbola is dead.

Veteran Yoruba actress, Mulikat Adegbola is dead. Adegbola popularly known as Ashabi Iya Adinni died of brief illness.
Nollywood actor, Muyiwa Ademola broke the sad news via his instagram page.
According to him:“This is quite sad but who are we to question the Almighty? Sleep on Iya Adinni.May the Almighty forgive your sins.”
She is popular for her roles in movies like “Ìlù gángan” (2009), “Ogbologbo” (2003) and“Ogbologbo 2” (2003).

Actor Leonard Mezie, back to Nigeria after successful kidney treatment in London hospital.

Nollywood actor, Leonard Mezie, who was down with kidney failure and was receiving treatment in London, has returned to Nigeria.

 

Mezie was battling to survive collapsed kidneys after he allegedly took medications following wrong medical diagnosis.

 

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He was diagnosed wrongly with malaria, typhoid and pneumonia for over a year and the medications collapsed his kidneys.

 

The actor, last month, had appreciated friends and well-meaning Nigerians for their continued prayers and support.

 

Popular actress, Ani Amatosero, shared a photo on her Instagram page, saying the actor was back hale and hearty.

 

She wrote: “Yaaaaaaaaay!!! Guess who is back? Healthy and healthy and healthy.

 

“It’s Leo Mezie. Welcome back papi. This testimony na big one. The healing is divine# 1st to see you; I tap into this testimony.”

 

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Celebrity Birthday: Nollywood Producer, Emem Isong, Is A Year Older Today

The amazing Nollywood producer is one of the best we have around. Her movies are edgy and quite different from the usual we see everyday.

I love my make up by @prettifiersShe is also a mother of a set of twins and the wife of a lucky Cameroonian, Misodi Akama. She has an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for the  for Best Screenplay.

Today we celebrate not just any woman, but our very own EMEM ISONG!

Back to the grind. #gratitudetoGod #greatweek #greatthings #workmode #homesweethome #naijahustle

God is still in the business of blessing his children and my hands are full with his many blessings. Delay is certainly  not a denial. He is indeed a God of double portion. Giving Him my heartfelt  thanks this lovely sunday Ese o Baba! Make up by @facevillemakeovers and photo credit by  @facevillemakeovers #iyabeji #houstonchronicles  #tooblessedtobestressed #atimeforeverything #yummymummy #amazinggrace

All set for the Golden movie Awards Ghana. Styled by @yolandaokereke jewellery by @mercedesrichards24 and make up by @T_Melange Hair styled by @Nancyblaq

Fire Stunt Gone Bad During Nollywood Movie Filming, Actor Badly Burnt

A near death incident was averted on a Nollywood set recently when a promising actor, Ani Iyoho was badly burnt while playing a fire stunt on the set of a movie.

An actor on set with Ani said while the actor was burning, the fire extinguisher on set did not work and Stanlee allegedly shocked everyone by continuing filming with the intention of adding the real fire incident to the film.

Ani, as we write has been hospitalized, with his colleagues running around to raise money for him.

All efforts to reach Stanlee has proved abortive, and the producers of the movie Kelechi Udegbe and Ugochukwu Azikiwe have allegedly been on the run.

 

After the cut, see the graphic photos of the badly burned Ani on the hospital bed. Also, for those who think this is another publicity stunt, watch the disturbing video of the actor burning while the director allegedly films on.

 

 

Ani, before the horrible accident

The video. Be warned that it is very disturbing.

 

https://youtu.be/p44DoQgUi-E

 

 

 

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Jide Kosoko’s Wife, Henrietta, Dies At 53

Nollywood actress, Henrietta Kosoko is dead. She died on Monday morning.
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Henrietta, wife of veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, who only last week celebrated her 53rd birthday, was said to have slumped at home and was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Henrietta, until death, was married to veteran actor and former president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Kosoko.
A close family source who spoke under the condition of anonymity disclosed that she before her demise, she was battling diabetes for a while, causing her sugar level to fluctuate.

Nollywood Actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima Granted Bail

Embattled Nollywood actress and former President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima has been granted bail.

 

She was released on 2million naira bail from Kirikiri according to reports. The actress was released in the early hour of today under unconfirmed conditions.

 

Ibinabo is expected to present two sureties of like sum residing within the jurisdiction of the court, and they must both be a property owner in Lagos state.

 

She was represented by a team of new counsel led by Adeyemi Muiz Banire (SAN), former commissioner in Lagos state for twelve consecutive years
The actress was recently slammed a 5-year jail term by the Court of Appeal in Lagos after losing an appeal over the death of one Dr Giwa Suraj who she allegedly killed in an auto accident along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, 10 years ago.

 

Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur of the Appeal court said he was granting the actress bail pending the determination of a suit filed by her at the Supreme court.

Imo AGN Holds Candle Night For Late Nollywood Actor, Dede-One-Day

In preparation for the burial of late comedian turned actor, Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam popularly known as Dede One Day, members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) have scheduled Friday, February 12, for the candle night to honour the late thespian in Owerri, Imo state.
Billed to hold at Freedom Square in Owerri, the candle night will be hosted by the Imo state chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

Regreting the sudden death of the actor is the Chairman of AGN, Mr. Conac Umez who explained how friendly Dede One Day was with the Guild while alive. He went further to describe him as one actor whose role may not be replaced by another within a long period of time.
Promising to support the family, Conac assured them that the Guild will be at his country home after the candle night to offer the late popular comedian a befitting burial.
Dede One Day, who became popular for his ‘Laugh With Me’ work, passed on after battling with high blood pressure in the early morning of December 14, 2015, after performing at an event in Aba.

Dede who anchored a program for the Abia state’s Peoples Democratic Party Secretary, Mr. Charles Esonu in Aba later left there for Ugwunagbo for another event he was contracted to anchor, but he couldn’t conclude it.

He was rushed from the event to hospital over blood pressure related issue and later died. Fixed to be buried on Saturday, February 13 in his country home, Umuduruori Umuarusilam Umuagwuru Mbieri, Imo state, Dede One Day is survived by wife, children and family.

Nollywood Filmaker, Don Pedro Obaseki, Declares Intention To Run For Edo’s Governorship Seat

Nollywood filmmaker Don Pedro Obaseki on Thursday declared his intention to run for the Edo State Governorship saying that it time for his people to emerge from the dark abyss of tainted mafia-style politics in the state.

 

He has declared his intention to take-over from Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in 2016 in running the affairs of Edo state.
The ace broadcaster also signified his intention to seek nomination as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Edo State Governorship Elections. He made this known in a statement made available to newsmen.
Read his full statement below:

Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers. My name is DonPedro Osaro Agbonifo Obaseki.
I’m a bona fide son of Edo State. I live in Ward 7, Oredo LGA.
I herein, via this brief statement, signify my intention to seek nomination as the flag bearer of my party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2016 Edo State Governorship Elections.
After due and serial consultations with my immediate family, associates, friends, colleagues, as well as traditional, religious and civil leaders, I believe the time is nigh to Make Our Voices Emerge from the dark abyss of tainted mafia-style politics of our dear EDO.
Most importantly, I’ve sought and received, with utmost humility, the corporate Blessings/endorsements of the Elders Council of the Extended OBASEKI, OGBEIDE’OYO, BAZUAYE-EMEHI, & EZOMO Families (my paternal and maternal families) and these ceremonies will be placed in the public domain in a few days, across all mass media. As a child of Tradition, these endorsements are tangential to my aspirations and ambitions.
I beg you to join me in this arduous task. As the seeming youngest in the large field of perceived aspirants, I vision myself as the proverbial little DAVID in the clustered House of Jesse. Let’s write a brand new chapter in the chequered history of our Race. I beg you to join me to chart a new course for our Children and their Children’s Children.
We can do this. Together. Let’s M.O.V.E beyond the acrimonious bickering that put us back. Let’s M.O.V.E beyond the shame of the totemic “Motor-Park” democracy that envelopes our collective heritage. Let’s put EDO first.
In a few days, we shall launch our campaign to seek our party’s nomination, and the Mandate of our great people. God Bless Edo State. God Bless Nigeria. Omon’Oba n’Edo gható kpéré. Isé!

See Amazing Trailer To Niyi Akinmolayan’s New Movie “Out Of Luck”

Niyi Akinmolayan, director of the much talked about movie ‘Falling’ has released the official trailer for his upcoming movie ‘Out of Luck,’ and we totally love it.

A star studded movie, ‘Out of Luck’ features some of your favourite actors in characters you have never seen them in.

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‘Out of Luck’ stars Tope Tedela, Femi Branch, Linda Ejiofor, Adesua Etomi, Jide Kosoko, Chigurl, Wole Ojo, Kunle Remy, Sambasa Nzeribe among others.

Synopsis.

‘Out of Luck’ follows the adventures of a young lottery operator whose life turns upside down when a local gangster insists that he pays out on a lottery he did not win.

Tope Tedela, Wole Ojo, Adesua Etomi on set of ‘Out of Luck’

He attempts to pay the gangster by taking him on a thrill ride from the slums of Lagos Island to the mansions of Ikoyi and back again.

Watch trailer Below;

https://youtu.be/RcnHKnjYWzk

Iyanya’s manager, Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro’s court wedding photos

Tinsel actress, Lilian Esoro and Ubi Franklin today signed the dotted lines at the registry.

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The groom, Ubi Franklin is the Chief executive at Made Men Music Group and also the manager of popular Nigerian pop star, Iyanya.

 

The couple will be officially tying the knot on the 1st of November, 2015.

 

See their court wedding photos below…

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‘I’m Yet To Find My Wife’ – Nollywood Actor, Bryan Okwara

Handsome Nollywood actor, Bryan Okwara, is no doubt a lady’s man. His looks and dress sense have made him a hot cake to girls.
But despite these intimidating qualities most women pray to have in a man, he is still not married and the former Mr Nigeria said the reason for this is because he is yet to find his lost rib.
He spoke to Nigeriafilms.com on this and other issues:

What’s your definition of fashion?
My definition of fashion is 1, dress how you want to be addressed, 2, always be a gentle man, 3, dare
to be different, 4, exude confidence, 5, be original.
But you hardly wear native dresses

(Laughs), well, yeah, I just finished a campaign with Yomi Casuals and Sly Mone, I wore this Agbada, mehn, I’m killing it and he gave me a piece.

So, how many native wears do you have in your wardrobe?
Hmm, right now maybe four.

Why, don’t you support Nigerian fabrics?
It’s not that I don’t support Nigerian fabrics, it’s just about what is ready for me to wear, which goes with my brand. I wear natives of course. Like I said, I was on a campaign with Yomi Casual and native on Vogue fashion week in Port Harcourt, it was actually a native show. But naturally, I would rather wear a suit not because I have a preference, its something you are sooth in. If you wear something you are comfortable in, you will speak better, you will look better and act better. So, that’s my idea of an outfit.

Do you plan to cut your dreadlocks?
Well, you have to ask Kanu this question. If you are in the entertainment industry, different people pick different style, you pick different personality, so whatever goes with you, you go with it and if it does not go with you, don’t try to be somebody else.

When do you plan to settle down?
(Laughs), mehn, you guys just keep to your social media, you will know when the wedding bells will start ringing because this boy right here is going to the top and there is a saying that once a man has found a wife, has found a good thing, So hopefully I pray that some day that I find a good thing to go with.

Jonathan’s Govt. Didn’t Give Us $200m Nollywood Funds- Bank Of Industry

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has denied receiving $200 million Entertainment/Nollywood Fund from the former administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, for the development of Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

The bank described as untrue a news report calling for the probe of the bank on the premise that the former president had released the money to it, clarifying that the bank never received such money.

“The attention of the bank has been drawn to a news report titled “Probe Jonathan’s $200 million Nollywood Fund, Lari Williams tells Buhari” wherein Mr. Lari alluded to the domiciliation of $200 million with the Bank of Industry Limited for eventual disbursement to artists who are able to come up with viable business plans…”

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Jonathan’s $200 Million Nollywood Fund Likely To Be Probed

A veteran thespian, Lari Williams, on Tuesday urged the government to inquire into the current state of the grant the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration gave to the entertainment sector. Williams told pressmen on Tuesday that he and others needed to know what had been disbursed and what had yet to be disbursed.

Williams added that a proper management of the sectors’ resources would help to keep it dynamic with the provision of requisite infrastructure and training schools for stage and movie performance. “There was a cash grant for the development of arts in Nigeria disbursed to the sector by the immediate past president but the practitioners do not know how the grant is being disbursed…”

Read More: vanguardngr

Nollywood: The Story Behind Nigeria’s Domestic Movie Industry By Abba Makama

Despite having only 14 cinemas in a country of 170 million people, Nigeria’s film industry, dubbed “Nollywood”, churns out as many as 50 films a week, sometimes for as little as 18 million Naira a project. Many are released straight to DVD and sold cheaply on the streets for as low as 100 naira, with video rentals being the major source for people to get the opportunities to view such movies.

When it comes to sheer volume, the $5bn film industry makes more films than the US and is only rivalled by India, the world’s biggest movie industry.

So, how did Nigerian films become so popular?

Abba Makama has a story to tell from his angle and that of other video directors in the industry. What makes the Nigerian movie scene the third biggest in the world Behind Bollywood and Hollywood? what it entails, and what plans they all have for the nearest future . These Stories are truths that may inspire us to more greatness and more perfection because it is a major contributor to income for the nigerian and african populace from production, distribution and consumption.

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Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bruno Iwuoha Goes Blind, Cries For Help

  • Nigerian Actor Chief Bruno Iwuoha Goes Blind, Battling Diabetes, Needs N3.5Million For Eyes Surgery

Another Nollywood actor needs help urgently to restore his sight.

Veteran actor Bruno Iwuoha was a guest on a radio station in Abuja recently where he opened up on his current battle with a life threatening disease.
The talented actor talked about his battle with diabetes and how he has been battling Glaucoma for years without money for corrective surgery.
Mr Iwuoha who said diabetes has claimed his sight told the host of Brekete Family Program on 104.5FM in Abuja that he never knew he had diabetes until a violent armed robbery attack that
landed him in hospital.

A series of test carried out on him revealed that he has diabetes and since then he has been managing it until the condition affected his sight.
Hear him:

“I’ve gone to so many places; within the country, outside the country for treatment, until finally…finally, the thing [diabetes] claimed one of my sight. As I look at you now, I’m using only one sight. They call that glaucoma. And gradually, it’s affecting the other one [eye]. So, naim make, apart from places…the people who call me atimes, both the little cash they can give me…drugs and all that…but I discovered that this thing [the illness] is a lifetime something.

And it has robbed me of the job [acting]. And now, if I get a script, it will be hard for me to read it very well. And if I read it, if I strain my eyes for so long, it would look as if someone would lead me around the house or anywhere I want to go because it will affect the only one [eye]. So that’s my problem.”
The actor said he needs the help of kind-hearted Nigerians because he has been referred to a US-based hospital where he is required to have N3.5million.

So far he has about N200,000.

He said he got to know that Jonathan gave AGN money but Ibinabo Fiberesima never assisted him with any money when he reached out to her.

To help Chief Bruno, please contact the Brekete Family at Suite F9, Sheriff Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja or Call +234-80-33-22 11-49, BBM PIN: 2BD26968
Thank you.



Comedians Are Richer Than Actors, You Can’t Compare The Pay – Ali Baba

Ali Baba while still speaking about his career and success at 50 has hinted that Nigerian comedians are more richer than Nigerian actors and here’s why;

Nigerian comedians make a lot of money than actors. You wouldn’t believe but let me tell you. You shoot a movie, it takes 4 months for the movie to be released and they get paid. There is hardly an actor that charges N1 million or N2 million per movie unless you are in the top end of the hierarchy such as RMD, Genevieve, and Omotola. But then, there are comedians that charges N800,000 or N1 million per event.

In four months, such comedian would have done maybe 30 events but because he doesn’t do a movie that is on cable TV that can be seen in Kenya, South Africa, and all across the country, people do not think he is making that kind of money. Actors shoot a movie and it takes There are quite a number of Nigerian comedians whose wives do not have a job but they still live large. A popular comedian would have performed at 6 to 8 different shows in a month before a Nollywood actor wraps up shoot on set of a movie.

Nollywood Actress Kate Henshaw’s Lekki Home Gutted By Fire (Photos)

Nollywood top actress, Kate Henshaw’s Lekki Phase 1 residence went up in flames on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

According to a report by The Cable, the house caught fire at about 3PM on Thursday afternoon, which attracted a huge crowd to the residence as neighbours struggled to put out the fire.

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Kate Henshaw consoled by her neighbours

Eyewitnesses report that the fire outbreak might have been caused by an electric surge.

The actress who escaped unhurt was however reported to have lost personal properties and valuable items to the fire.

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Full List Of 2015 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Nominees

The full 2015 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominees list has been revealed. Movies from around Africa and the diaspora will slug it out in 28 different categories.
Kunle Afolayan‘s October 1 got 8 nominations including Best Director and Best Film while A Place in the Stars, Love or Something Like That, Invasion 1897 and Iyore all picked up nominations.

Box-office monster, 30 Days in Atlanta was nominated in the Best Comedy Film category.
The awards ceremony will take place in South Africa in September 2015.

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Stories of Our Lives ‘’Run’ – Kenya

Aisha’s Story – Nigeria
Gulped of the Blue Sea – Togo
Memoir of a Honest Voice- Sierra Leone
Twaaga – Burkina Faso
AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
The Throne – Nigeria
Alternative to Corporal Punishment – Namibia
The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria
Akorkoli – Ghana

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
Egypt Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt
The Dream of Shahrazad – South Africa
Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me- South Africa
Beats of The Antonov – Sudan
The Supreme Price – Nigeria/USA

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
TIMBUKTU – Mauritania
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Cheetanah – Nigeria
Juliet and Romeo- Burkina Faso
INumber Number – South Africa

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
Gone Too Far – Nigeria/UK
Thorns of Roses (O Esphinho Da Rosa) – Guinea Bissau/Portugal
Fevers – France/Morocco
Affairs of the Heart – Nigeria/USA

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
Sound of Tears- Canada
Hand to the Sky – USA
Calm – UK

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
Jimmy Goes to Nollywood- USA/HAITI
The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution – USA
Bound: Africans VS African Americans – USA
Black Panther Woman – Australia

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
Under the Starry Sky – France
CRU – USA
Supremacy – USA

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
INumber Number- South Africa
October 1 – Nigeria
Le President- Cameroun
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania

AMAA 2015 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Dazzling Mirage- Nigeria
Run – Cote d’Voire
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
October 1 – Nigeria
INumber Number – South Africa

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
Run – Cote d’voire
Iyore – Nigeria
Silver Rain – Ghana
INumber Number – South Africa
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
A Place in the Stars – Nigeria
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Iyore – Nigeria
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
Timbuktu – Mauritius

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
Invasion 1897 – Nigeria
Kpians – Nigeria
Run – Cote d’Voire
INumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
Lobraz Khan – South Africa
Le President – Cameroun
Run – Cote d’Voire
Timbuktu – Mauritius
INumber Number – South Africa

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
INumber Number – South Africa
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Timbuktu – Mauritius

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
October 1
INumber umber
Triangle Going to America
Run
Timbuktu

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
Le President
While You Slept
Timbuktu
Love or Something Like That
Run

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY FILM
30 Days in Atlanta
Iya Alalake
Last Three Digits

AMAA 2015- BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
Invasion 1897
Dazzling Mirage
October 1
Iyore
A Place in the Stars

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR
Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu
Joshua Ibrahim and Daniel Ibrahim- A Place in the Stars
STIGMA.

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
Demola Adedoyin – October 1
Vinjeru Kamanga – BELLA
Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage
Hassan Spike Insingoma -Boda Boda Thieves
Chiedza Mhende – Love the One You Love

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Israel Makoe – INumber Number
Paul Obazele – Iyore
Chumani Pan- Silver Rain
OC Ukeje – Love or Something Like That
Triangle
Going to America.

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Hilda Dokubo – Stigma
Toulou Kiki -Timbuktu
Reina Salicoulibaly- RUN
Prossy Rukundo – Boda Boda Thieves
Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Tony Kroroge – Cold Harbour
Sdumo Matshali – INumber Number
Abdoul Kareem Konate – RUN
Sadiq Daba – October 1
Gerard Essomba- Le President

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Lesliana Pereira – NJINGA: Queen of Angola
Queen Nwokoye – Cheetenah
Aida Wang – Juliet and Romeo
Jocelyn Dumas –Silver Rain
Ini Edo – While You Slept

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
Carey Mckenzie -Cold Harbour
Jenna Bass- Love the one you love
Destiny Ekeragha -Gone Too Far
Tawonga Taddja Nkhonjera –Bella

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Theodros Teshome Kebede- Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Theo Nel- INumber Number
Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu
Phillipe Lacote – Run
Kunle Afolayan – October 1

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Run – Cote d’Voire
Timbuktu – Mauritania
INumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
October 1- Nigeria

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‘Goodluck Jonathan Treated Entertainers Like School-Children’ – Saheed Balogun

Yoruba actor and film producer, Saheed Balogun has said the former president,Goodluck Jonathan treated entertainers like school children…According to Vanguard, in a recent chat with the actor, he decired piracy,saying he lost over 15 million naira on a recent movie..

We’re still looking to find who leaked it, but we don’t know yet. I lost over N15 million on that project. I’m still motivated to do more because it’s my dream. Soon, change will come to this country. Goodluck Jonathan treated entertainers like school-children. The last government was hosting us (Nollywood) as if they were hosting birthday parties for
kids.He said..

For one day, they never thought it fit to beg senators and members of the House of Representatives to pass appropriate laws on piracy “ I am seizing this opportunity to beg the new senators and House members who are in the committee in charge of culture to please pass relevant bills on entertainment. That is what they are elected to do, not to be shouting and jumping fence like they did the last time.”

Daniel Ademinokan: “Why I’m Crazy about Stella Damasus & Want Her in My Life Forever”

Award-winning filmmaker, Daniel Ademinokan has in a new interview revealed that he is madly in love with actress Stella Damasus and wants her to stay with him forever. Daniel made this known on a program on i2radio tonight while making a special dedication to her (Stay With Me – K.O. Kevin Olushola of Pentatonics ). In his words:

”I am so excited to dedicate this song to one person who has been a rock. Sometimes God just aligns things to happen at the right time. Stella Damasus – you are an amazing person and I appreciate you so much. The kind of mind you have, the way you think. It’s different and I’ll probably never meet anyone like you.

People don’t know the truth about how we got together. I appreciate you so much and you are a very blessed person.

There is something special about you.I have always said to you that the enemy will not
attack you if you aren’t special.You have been a source of encouragement to me.You have changed a lot of things in my life.

The way we came together is even a mystery to us.The world may know a lot of crazy things about you but I know who you really are.Thank you for loving me for who I am. We cannot show the whole world everything but you and I have conquered so much in a short time. I would not have been able to achieve a lot of the thing I have if I wasn’t with the right person.You are an actress, singer, writer, teacher, philanthropist, is there anything you can’t do? I love you very much and I’m dedicating this song to you because I want you to stay with me forever.”

About their kids, Daniel continued:

”Everybody knows I have a son David and i love him very much.But for those who don’t know, I have 3 kids now because of who I am in a relationship with now. Every time I see these girls, it makes me so happy! You girls have grown so much and transformed since the day I met you.

Isabel and Angelica I love you very much! I’m so happy that you have taken David as your own brother. I am so blessed to have you in my life!Anyone who sees all of you together will not know you and David are from different mothers.

Angelica you are the top of your class all the time and Isabel your voice is amazing! I can’t wait to produce your songs. I can’t wait for the world to see you! You are blessed, gifted and skilled.Thank you for all you girls teach David. I love you all so much! You are all special! I am dedicating this to all of you! Isabel, Angelica and David. Your mum is blessed to have kids like you.The world doesn’t know how much she does for you! She loves you all and I love you too.I am blessed to have all you as my kids.”

John Okafor Doubts Buhari’s Support For Nollywood

Lagos – Nollywood comic actor John Okafor, popularly referred to as Mr Ibu, is worried the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will not support the Nigerian film industry like the Jonathan-led outgoing administration.

He said that President Jonathan probably got his attention and we expected that they would work towards building a film village for the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

Mr Ibu added that the  place will have tourists  take a recreational tour, take photographs with actors and actresses just like Hollywood. He said with the new administration, the film village is a mirage.

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Don Jazzy And Mr Ibu To Star In Movie Its Don Jazzy Again ? See Details Here

So i dragged you here to come confirm if Don jazzy is actually going to  be in a movie with Mr Ibu but guys its Nolly wood again . I still wonder where they get their movie titles from , asuu strike, ebola virus, blackberry babes and a few others i cant remember now …. Guess as nothing of interest is really happening right now they just remembered Don jazzy and thought it wise to have a movie in his name . I still havent seen doro bucci but i surely know that movie is out there even if its not dorobucci i can stake the movie title would be called doro something cos Nolly wood no dey fall hand to fall hand ……….. see new movie posters below

jazzy use

 

 

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IK Ogbonna’s Girlfriend Gushes ; There Are Plenty Stars But There Is Only One IK

Popular Nigerian Actor IK Ogbonna and Sonia Lareinaa have been making headlines a lot lately with their love which looks like a fairytale one as both couple keep gushing about their undying love for each other.
She got to speak with NigeriaFilms in a recent interview and revealed quite a number of things. Find the excerpt from the interview below;

Can we get to know who Sonia is and what she does?

I was born 19th January 1991 in a family of three, as only girl and the oldest child. I study at University of Belgrade in Republic of Serbia, At Faculty of Political Sciences – Department of Social Policy to be more specific. At the moment I am busy with my masters. I also do work of a translator because I fluently speak Five languages (does pidgin count too? laughs). From time to time I do modeling jobs, but I really don’t take them truly serious.
Where are you based, Nigeria and Colombia?

All my life I have been citizen of a world. I hardly lived in South America though. I was mostly based in Europe at relation France-Holland-Serbia because of my education. Lately route Europe-Nigeria became very frequent in my schedule.

What do you find fascinating about IK and why did you accept to date him?

We are too much alike. If we were from the same country I would seriously doubt that he might be my long lost twin brother (laughs). He knows how I breathe!

What was your parent’s reaction about you dating him?

They all adore him in my family because of his amazing personality and the fact that he treats me like a real man should. Every normal parent is happy with their children’s happiness.

Are you dating him for fun or you expect something serious from him like marriage?

There is very, very small circle of people I let come close to me. I don’t have time or energy to let myself be around too many people. Ik is my best friend and a very special part of me.

How will you feel if he ends up not marrying you, won’t you see it as a waste of time?

If someone is part of your destiny, nothing and none will be capable of changing it. In any other case every experience is a priceless blessing we learn from- if we are smart enough of course.

If Ik was not a star, would you have still accepted him?

I didn’t even know he was a star before I came to Nigeria. As you remember, I’m not Nigerian neither I lived in Nigeria. Beside, takes much more than a “star” to impress me. There are plenty stars but there is only one Ik.

Do you believe in long distance relationship?

As I said, if someone was meant for you, no other person or situation can possibly change that. In that case, distance can only work in your favour and help you realize some amazing things.

What is your perception about career women in marriages?
Personally I could never feel complete, satisfied, fulfilled or happy by sitting home 24/7. I’m very ambitious person, i love challenges, my mind works extremely fast, I’m restless business-minded woman and I don’t see how a healthy marriage can affect my personal progress. Your man should support you, advice you, motivate you, encourage you, be proud of you, help you grow into better person by each and every day not control you or lock you in the kitchen. Remember, you are his partner not his child or a maid. Only frustrated, insecure, weak men will try to stop their women from their own professional progress. That’s not love!

Source – kokomansion.com