Nollywood actor, Funsho Adeolu’s wife marks 40th birthday

Tuesday, 5th of April is a special day in the life of the Funsho Adeolu's family as it marks the 40th birthday of the wife of popular actor, Funsho Adeolu, Victoria.To celebrate his better half, the Ondo State-born actor posted the birthday cake he got for her on Instagram with a caption which reads: ‘Come and join the party. My wife is 40yrs already, it’s like a dream’. Funsho Adeolu and his wife, who celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on December 13, 2016, are blessed with two lovely boys. Happy birthday Mrs. Victoria Adeolu. ...

Directors have right to ask me for sex, says Olayinka Hannah

TVC E - Hannah Adejoke Olayinka,  a rising Nollywood actress, tall and beautiful graduate of the Business Administration graduate from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been in the acting profession for six years. Within her short stay in the movie industry, she has starred in quite a number of home movies, including two 2014 flicks, Omolewa To Potch and Alaye Oko, playing the lead role in the two movies. “Though not happy but I returned to school, finished my secondary education and later gained admission to study Business Administration at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, and graduated in 2010. Upon her induction into the creative industry, Olayinka’s dream in the movie industry is to become a role model to young Nigerians by showcasing the best of the African values and avoiding scandals.  She believes that the movie industry in Nigeria is indeed moving forward and will continue to move forward, but that...

Meet the game changers in Nollywood industry

TVC E - Like the common saying, 'what man can do, woman can do it better' there are some women who without their contribution to the business, the Nigerian creative industry, Nollywood would have been less than what it is today. Undoubtedly, Nollywood as an Industry has grown immensely thanks to a lot of filmmakers who relentlessly put their efforts into building one of the biggest film industries in the world. This feat, according to key players in the industry, has been made possible with the ability to produce more movies than Hollywood and the consistency with which it does that. But while there may be some registered names that automatically pop up when the topic of how the Industry has come to grow comes up, there are women who without their contribution to the business, would have had Nollywood less than what it is today. Meet the game changers: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: Prior to her...

Nollywood: Lai Mohammed to energise agencies above groups

TVC E -  The minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reiterated the federal government's readiness to partner Nollywood institutions, rather than individuals and groups in a bid to  form the pattern of interaction with stakeholders in the motion picture industry. The minister made this known on Sunday, during an interactive forum with filmmakers at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Media Centre, Iganmu, Lagos. Lai Mohammed emphasised the need to strengthen agencies such as the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) and the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) as the true ears and eyes of government rather than the various groups of dissenting voices that Nollywood is known for over the years. This was just as some practitioners stressed the need for a common platform for practitioners. Mohammed who spoke with profound knowledge of the film industry; its prospects and challenges, said he will also make moves to bring the Nigerian Copyright...

Kate Henshaw urges Lai Mohammed to honour late entertainers

TVC E -Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has urged the minister for information and culture, Lai Mohammed to immortalise movie and music stars who has passed away. Henshaw raised the idea during a meeting with the honourable minister at News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Media Centre, Iganmu-Lagos. She urged the minister to see that Federal Government dedicate some days in a year for the remembrance of some industry musicians, actors and actresses who had passed away. Henshaw said that this would create events for Nigerians and people from other countries to come to celebrate great people in the industry who had given up the ghost.  ...

Stakeholders express worries over spate of death in Nollywood

TVC E, MOVIE - The spate of deaths that hit the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, in recent times is generating great concerns among stakeholders in the sector. Speaking their minds in separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, key players in the industry said the situation demands urgent attention from all concerned minds. NAN reports that no fewer than six prominent actors in the nation’s film industry died in the past two months. The actors who passed on, mostly after brief illnesses included – comic actor, Dede One Day, 14-year-old actor Olamide Daramola and veteran thespian, Mike Odiachi. Others were- top Yoruba actor, Sikiru Adesina, popularly called “Arakangudu’’, veteran actor, Festus Aguebor and Kannywood actress, Aisha Dankano.  Speaking with NAN, Agility Onwura, President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Abuja chapter, described the trend as “very pathetic’’. He called on actors to always go for regular medical checks to...