March 27, 2017

Nollywood celebrates Omotola! See all the glamorous PHOTOS!

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was the toast of Nollywood earlier this month. The star actress was celebrated by the industry she has worked in for several years now. The event took place on Sunday, August 4 and the singer and actress, who was recently adopted in the famed Time Magazine list of top 100 influence people, got some recognition from her own peers. Colleagues like Fred Amata, Olisa Adibua, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo and husband, Chidi Mokeme, Keppy Epkeong Bassy and wife, Zeb Ejiro, Segun Arinze, Emeka Ossai, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Dimeji Alara and many more were there to celebrate the ...

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Genevieve Nnaji was NOT cut from “Half of a Yellow Sun” movie; check her out in new trailer

Contrary to the rumors abounding, Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji was not cut from the upcoming highly anticipated film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”. They were reports in the online media, dating as far back as February, that Genny’s role as Mrs. Adeola was cut from the film because the creators of the film didn’t deem it necessary. Well, we can clear that up as false. Another trailer for the award-winning book turned film was released and shows the stunning Nollywood sweetheart rocking an afro and a hot red dress. The actress stars alongside Thandie Newton and ...

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#ChildNotBride: Stephanie Okereke’s new movie “Dry” tackles Nigeria’s controversial topic (WATCH)

I will preface this post by saying a big JOB VERY WELL DONE to Nollywood actress and producer, Stephanie Okereke, who is using her skill to shed light on the hot and controversial issue of child brides in Nigeria. Steph has just released the trailer for her new movie “Dry”, which tackles the dirty topic of Vesico Vaginal Fistula, a disease common among child brides. VVF is an occurrence of an abnormal hole between the bladder or Rectum and the Vagina, characterized by continuous and uncontrollable leakage of urine. A recent report from the National Demographic Health Survey revealed this ...

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Funke Akindele in her own words: “Yes, my marriage has crashed”

She made it official with a press release from her spokeswoman, but Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has also spoken out for the first time publicly about her divorce from husband Kehind Almaroof Oloyede. In an interview published on 360nobs.com, the Jennifa star is cited as saying “yes my marriages has crashed” The couple, who married last year, announced their split late last week, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Oloyede announced the split on his Facebook profile, which he has now deactivated. And in a statement from her publicist on Friday, Akindele confirmed the split. In the latest interview, the Nollywood actress clarifies ...

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Nollywood actress Funke Akindele confirms split from husband after one year

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele finally admits her marriage to Kehinde Almaroof is over, after a year. The Jenifa star’s publicist and sister Ayo Ola Mohammed, in a short press release on Friday night, said: “On behalf of our client, star actress, Funke Akindele, we want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she’s now separated from Mr. Kehinde Oloyede as his wife. “She hereby urges her fans and all that this is the first and only official statement from Funke Akindele on the matter and will be glad if her wish is respected.” News of the split ...

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Real life tragedy! Nollywood director gets jail term in Malaysia

A Nollywood director in Malaysia, Ifeanyi Johnpaul Aguonu was sentenced to 10 strokes of the cane and 15 years in jail for drug possession. The 38-year old film maker at the heart of this gripping real life tale was arrested upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 11, 2011, when he was caught with a 2.4kg stash of methamphetamine. Justice Abdul Alim Abdullah, the High Court judge who passed down the sentences lamented the high number of Nigerians who enter Malaysia with drugs, in blatant disregard for the law. “Our country has a strict rule when it ...

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Chris Attoh’s new film “Devoted” set to air on Ebony Life TV; see the short film that inspired his latest work

Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh has announced the release of his upcoming made for television movie “Devoted”. It is the actor’s first shot at directing and he also stars in his self-made film. Attoh said he film was not made for the big screen, but will air on Ebony Life TV (DSTV 165) “sometime in July”. “Devoted has everything,” Attoh explained. “It’s got thrills, it’s got suspense, love, jealousy” – so pretty much something for everyone. The film’s trailer (watch above) shows a whole lot of kissing and jealous rage, but Attoh promises that this movie will have something other Ghollywood ...

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Omotola talks about meeting her idol Steven Spielberg and what Hollywood star had her star struck

Nollywood screen Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde still hasn’t gotten over being on the Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list, and can you blame her? It’s not a rank easily achieved. Sitting on the Juice couch with Toolz, Omosexy gives us details of her time at the Time Magazine Gala and meeting her idols. A star in her own right, Omotola said she couldn’t “form” about being star struck herself. The “Last Flight to Abuja” actress said she was seated between two of her idols, Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis and had to talk herself into playing it cool. She ...

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TRAILER: Joseph Benjamin, Monalisa Chinda and Ireti Doyle in “Torn”

This Nollywood film has promise. Producer Moses Inwang is set to release his latest suspense-filled movie, “Torn”, starring Joseph Benjamin, Ireti Doyle, Monalisa Chinda and Bimbo Manuel, with a special appearance by comedian Julius Agwu. “Torn” is a psychological thriller about two friends, Ovu and Nana, who are torn apart when it is revealed that they are married to the same man. The movie, which is set to premiere in August promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seat, wondering which woman is in the right, who has lost their darn mind and what the hell that man ...

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WATCH: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde makes Hollywood debut in US television series

Top Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde made her Hollywood debut when she made a cameo appearance in VH1 series “Hit the Floor”. Omotola plays herself on a date with American singer Akon, at what appears to be an auction. It was the fifth episode of the new series and her bit lasts for all of five seconds or so, but she looks totally flawless delivering the one liner. Check it out below: ...

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