Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DESMOND ELLIOTT BATTLES THE BULGE


Nollywood star, Desmond Elliott, has hit the gym, in a serious effort to lose weight. According to the actor, he used to have a 34-inch waist before shooting up to 42 inches. The filmmaker and politician now hopes to go down to a size 36, or better still, a size 34. Good luck Desmond! See more pictures below.
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CHACHA EKE FAANI'S DAD BECOMES EBONYI STATE COMMISSIONER FOR EDUCATION


Nollywood actress, ChaCha Eke Faani, is in a happy mood right now. Her father, Professor John Eke, was today (July 1, 2015), sworn in as Commissioner of Education in Ebonyi State, under the administration of Governor Dave Umahi. The actress posted a picture of herself and her dad on Instagram, which was taken right after the swearing-in ceremony. The picture shows the actress and her dad, wearing matching hats. In the caption, she wrote: "Congratulations To My Daddyyy Prof John U Eke.. Newest Commissioner Of Education, Ebonyi State. #HappyDay #ThankYouJesus"

JUDITH AUDU SHARES NEW PICTURES TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY


Nigerian actress, OAP, and Blogger, Judith Audu (Tales of Eve, Yes I Don't), today shared some playful and beautiful pictures, which were taken in Copenhagen, where she is currently spending her vacation. Incidentally, today (July 1), also happens to be her birthday. She was styled and photographed by fashion blogger, filmmaker and photographer, Shenny Kings. See pictures below.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY: BAYRAY MCNWIZU


Hip Hip Hooray! Today (July 1) is the birthday of Nollywood actress, Eberechukwu Bayray McNwizu. She is from Anambra State, and she studied Philosophy at the University of Lagos. She was the winner of the third season of the reality TV show, Amstel Malta Box Office. Some of her movies are Cindy's Notes, Kiss & Tell, Lies Men Tell, Rebound, and Waterfalls. Join us in wishing her a happy birthday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

PHOTOS FROM THE PREMIERE OF BLESSING EFFIOM EGBE'S "IQUO'S JOURNAL"


Nollywood producer, Blessing Effiom Egbe, premiered her latest film, Iquo's Journal, in Lagos, last Friday (June 29, 2015). The premiere took place at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in Lekki. Some of those at the premiere were Femi Jacobs, Josephine Ewuru, Ralph Nwadike, Teco Benson, Emeka Ossai, Kiki Omeili, and Keira Hewatch. Iquo's Journal is a social drama starring Kate Henshaw, Femi Jacobs, Malachi Hart, Blessing Effiom Egbe, and Josephine Ewuru. Details of the movie are available here » KATE HENSHAW PLAYS AIDS VICTIM IN POWERFUL SOCIAL DRAMA, "IQUO'S JOURNAL." See pictures from the premiere below.

Monday, June 29, 2015

EBUBE NWAGBO, UCHE ELENDU, ZUBBY MICHAEL, STAR IN 'ARA SARAFINA'


Ebube Nwagbo, Uche Elendu, and Zubby Michael, star in a recently completed Igbo language movie, with the working title Ara Sarafina. The movie is about a man named Morocco (Zubby Michael), who loves women with big breasts. More than likely, the movie will have a different title when it is released. Also in the movie are Sarafina Amaechi, Paschaline Alex Okoli, and Egbeigwe Apama. The movie is a production of Pressing Forward Production Ltd., and it was directed by Amaya Uzo Philips. See some location pictures from the production, below.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MERCY JOHNSON, MIKE EZURUONYE, TONY UMEZ, STAR IN TCHIDI CHIKERE-DIRECTED 'MOON MAID'


Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson, is fully back to acting, following the birth of her second child, who was born October, last year. She is currently starring alongside Mike Ezuruonye and Tony Umez in a movie titled Moon Maid, which is being shot in Asaba. Also in the movie are Uche Ebere Agu, Blessing Nwankwo, Emma Emordi, Nichole Banna, Lizzygold Onuwaje, and Choma Chijioke. Moon Maid is a production of Emeka Anene's First Movies Production Ltd. It is being produced by Solomon Apete (aka Solo Amaco), and it is being directed Tchidi Chikere. This will be Mercy Johnson's third production since resuming acting. See some location pictures from the production below.

RMD ARRIVES NEW YORK TO STAR IN NEW MOVIE WITH ANNIE IDIBIA, PASCAL ATUMA


Nollywood legend, Richard Mofe-Damijo, arrived in New York on Friday (June 28, 2015) to play  lead role in an international film, anchored by the Nollywood Producers Guild of America. The film also stars Annie Macaulay Idibia, Chinny Chukwu, and Pascal Atuma. The film is being directed by John Uche and it is being produced by Pascal Atuma for the Nollywood Producers Guild and African Pictures Inc.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

KATE HENSHAW'S LEKKI HOME GUTTED BY FIRE


The Lekki home of Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw, was on Thurday (June 25, 2015), gutted by fire. According to reports, the fire started from an air conditioner in the building, from which it spread to other areas of the house. The fire outbreak is thought to have been caused by a power surge, which occurred after electricity was restored to the building, following a power outage. The fire was put out with the assistance of neighbors and passers-by, but not until after a substantial amount of property had been lost to the blaze. Fortunately, no life was lost in the incident.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

YAAAAY! STEPHANIE LINUS IS PREGGERS!


After three years of marriage, Nollywood star, Stephanie Linus, is finally pregnant. This is certainly welcome news to many of her fans and well-wishers, who have been expecting this for quite some time. Her pregnancy became public, when she was seen with a very noticeable baby bump, at the Queen's Young Leaders Award, which took place  at Buckingham Palace on Monday (June 22, 2015). We say congrats to her, and we wish her a safe delivery.

EUCHARIA ANUNOBI LOSES DAD


News has just emerged that Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, lost her dad at the beginning of this month. Her dad, Pa Felix Anunobi, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015. He will be be laid to rest on August 1, 2015. May God grant the actress the strength to bear this irreparable loss.

MOSUN FILANI, MERCY EBOSELE, DAMOLA OLATUNJI, STAR IN 'DIFFERENT STROKES'


Mosun Filani, Mercy Ebosele, and Damola Olatunji, are starring in a new movie dealing with various societal issues, titled Different Strokes. The movie is currently being shot in Osogbo. Also appearing in the movie are Ibrahim Chatta and Ronke Odusanya. The movie is being produced by Mosun Filani, and it is being directed by Damola Olatunji. See location pictures from the production, below.

YEMI BLAQ, GRACE AMA, IFEANYI OPARA, STAR IN SHORT FILM, 'NIGHT'


Yemi Blaq, Grace Ama, and Ifeanyi Opara, star in a new short film about domestic violence, titled NIGHT. The movie was directed by Labi Diya and produced by Ifeanyi Opara. The DOP for the production was Ogika Amenechi. The producer of the short film, intends to promote the movie on TV, at film festivals, and through NGOs. See some location pictures from the production, below.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SELFIE ALERT: STEPHANIE LINUS AND HUBBY SNAG A SELFIE WITH DAVID BECKHAM


Nollywood star, Stephanie Linus, and her husband, Linus Idahosa, snagged a selfie with former England international, David Beckham, on Monday. They met the soccer star at the Queen's Young Leaders Award, which took place at Buckingham Palace on Monday.

STEPHANIE LINUS AND HUBBY ATTEND QUEEN'S YOUNG LEADERS AWARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE


Nollywood star, Stephanie Linus, and her husband, Linus Idahosa, were at Buckingham Palace on Monday (June 22, 2015) to attended an award ceremony and reception for winners of the 2015 Queens Young Leaders Award. The event was hosted by Queen Elizabeth II of England. See some pictures below.

ZACK ORJI, EBELE OKARO, ZUBBY MICHAEL, STAR IN 'THE MOUNTAIN OF FIRE'


Zack Orji, Ebele Okaro-Onyiuke, Destiny Etiko, and Zubby Michael, are starring in a new epic movie, titled The Mountain of Fire, which is being shot in Enugu. Also in the movie are Sapphire Obi, Clemson Cornell Agbogidi, Sharon Joseph, Hodo Ebun, and Ijeoma Olisah. The movie is being produced by Michael Nwankwo for De Blessed Nnapeace Production Ltd. It is being directed by Don Single Ndubuisi, and the cinematographer for the production is Goodnews Erico Isika.

FATHERHOOD: CHECK OUT THIS PIC OF IK OGBONNA AND HIS SON


Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna, became a father last week, when his fiancee, Sonia Morales, gave birth to a baby boy. Sonia shared this tender picture of the Nollywood actor, cradling his newborn son, whom they have named Ace. See some more pictures of the beautiful baby below. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

PHOTOS FROM THE TINSEL AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SESSION IN ABUJA


Several cast members of M-Net soap opera, TINSEL, were at Silverbird Entertainment Centre in Abuja on June 13, 2015, for an autograph signing session. The cast members who were at the session are Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Funmi Holder, Gbenro Ajibade, Beverly Naya, Tomi Odunsi, Linda Ejiofor, and Udoka Oyeka. Check out some pictures from the event, below.

DOLAPO ONI, OC UKEJE, ALEXX EKUBO, LIZ BENSON, STAR IN 'DIARY OF A LAGOS GIRL'


Parables Entertainment, the studio that brought Tunnel (Waje, Femi Jacobs, Patrick Doyle) is gearing up to release their brand new film, Diary of a Lagos Girl. The romantic comedy was directed by Jumoke Olatunde, and produced by Nike Erinle. It stars Dolapo Oni, OC Ukeje, Alexx Ekubo, Liz Benson, Linda Ejiofor, Paul Adams, Adunni Adewale (aka Adunni Ade), and Femi Amusan. See behind-the-scenes pictures, and a teaser, below.

OMOTOLA ATTENDS THE 25TH AFRICAN UNION SUMMIT IN SOUTH AFRICA




Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, attended the 25th African Union Summit in South Africa, under the umbrella of the ONE Campaign. She was part of a recommendation panel on Child marriage and Crimes Against Underaged Children at the gathering. The event which held in Soweto had in attendance the African Union's Director of Social Affairs Ambasaddor Olawale Maiyegun and the UNHCR's representative to the AU Jane Okello. The day ended with a cocktail event hosted by the ONE Campaign, where Yemi Alade, Vanessa Mdee, Selmor Mtukudzi and Blessing Gabriella, performed.