Genevieve Nnaji’s Fiance Calls Off Wedding in Milan.

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Genevieve Nnaji’s fiance, Ugo Udezua NBA Agent calls off wedding in Milan due to his father’s refusal to give his blessing.

 
The beautiful Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji was humiliated at Milan, Italy when her fiance Ugo Udezua called off their slated white wedding. He abandoned the actress and her invited guests and went back to Amsterdam.

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According to reports, the actress and her fiance had plans to tie the knot two weeks back, but unfortunately the wedding was called off by the groom when she least expected.

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When asked by the groom friends why he called off the wedding, the founder of African Basket Ball League, Ugo Udezua confessed that he was afraid the actress was up to something on her insistence to have a secret wedding.

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He also added…

My father refused to bless the union due to Genevieve Nnaji’s  request not to have close family members at the wedding ceremony.

It was reported that the actress pleaded with her fiance to make the wedding a very quiet one, she also kept her wedding plans away from her family members and her fellow associates. On leaving for Milan, she left with her friend Oluchi Orlandi and few close friends.

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Her fiance suspected there was more to her actions because she went as far as not inviting her parents for the scheduled wedding.  This led to the wedding being called off by the groom. Genevieve Nnaji was humiliated on her wedding day and had to return to Nigeria disappointed.

ugo Udezua

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Ugo Udezua happens to be one of the most popular Nigerian NBA Agents in United State. Sources disclosed that he has four children from his former marriages.

Presently Genevieve is in Canada for the TIFF with her fellow colleagues.

 

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See Photos From Love Like A Movie 3

Ini Edo at Love Like A Movie 3

Photos from love like a movie 3.

Yesterday, February 28, 2016, the most talked about event for the month, Love Like A Movie 3, took place at the Eko Convention centre.

The show which had International act, Ciara, in attendance, saw a lot of Nigerian Celebrities in attendance.

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Among the A-listers in attendance were: Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Toke Makinwa, Bovi, Cobhams, Gbemi Olateru, Yemi Alade, to name a few.

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Tope is an English and Literary Studies graduate of Ekiti State University. She has intense passion for writing and enjoys listening to music.

Genevieve Nnaji Slays In Black Jumpsuit

Genevive slays in black jumpsuit

Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji, slayed as she stepped out for Florence Ita-Giwa’s birthday last night.

Delectable actress, Genevieve Nnaji, looked stunning as she stepped out for Senator Florence Ita- Giwa’s birthday bash yesterday.

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The actress, rocked a black jumpsuit which she complemented with a  black clutch purse.

See photo below:

Genevive slays in black jumpsuit

Tope is an English and Literary Studies graduate of Ekiti State University. She has intense passion for writing and enjoys listening to music.

Genevieve Nnaji Throws Her Parents A Lavish Party

Genevieve Nnaji throws lavish party for her parents

Beautiful actress, Genevieve Nnaji, threw a two in one party for her parents on boxing day, December 26.

Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji, recently threw a lavish party for her parents.

The actress took to social media to announce that she had the best Christmas in a long time as she revealed that she decided to throw a party for her dad who recently clocked 80 and to also mark her parent’s 46th wedding anniversary, all in one day.

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The event which took place in her hometown, Mbaise, Imo State.

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Genny as she is fondly called by colleague, recently granted an interview where she discussed her single status.

According to her:

If I get married, I really want to stay married and staying married is not an easy thing. It means you are completely in tune with your partner. It means you have found your soulmate because you will have to be able to stand a lot of disappointments that would definitely come but then again you have to learn to forgive.

Genevieve who has a grown up daughter, was indeed herself a proud daughter as she made sure she gave her parents the best party yet.

Tope is an English and Literary Studies graduate of Ekiti State University. She has intense passion for writing and enjoys listening to music.

Ethereal: Genevieve Nnaji Stuns In New Photos

Geneviev stuns in new photo shoot

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji was every inch stunning in new pictures recently released.

Beautiful Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, looked ethereal in a new photoshoot done by brilliant photographer, TY Bello.

The pictures which made THISDAY style, had talented photographer,TY Bello , revealing the inspiration behind shoot.

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I started off my photography journey as a documentary photographer .. The images . Though they leaned towards portraiture were always very strong and gritty. Stronger images always seemed to have more depth.. And the images were successful too. I got to have them hung in prestigious galleries and biennales around the world..from the Palais des Beaux-arts to the National centre for photography in New York.

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My work was finding its place in the art world .There was always something missing though..and I knew it .I was secretly in love with beauty of a different kind.. It was missing in the work I put out on a pedestal. It became clearer when I had a long conversation with Cameroonian photographer Angele Essamba.
In the past, I would shy away from showing any one I respected in contemporary photography my portraits of beauty , they were not strong … I was right .. They were not . It wasn’t the beauty in the images that weakened them .. I just needed to grow. To understand beauty and to find my own approach.

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I’ve been on this journey for ten years. Always questioning the work .. And holding back .. Then pushing again. But every once in a while I photograph someone who helps me have those real conversations with beauty .. Conversations that go somewhere.

Genevieve Nnaji is one of those subjects ., maybe she has her own versions of those conversations within her self. Or maybe it’s because she’s a strong beautiful woman with a clear sense of who she is.

When I photograph her, I see someone not caught up in but truly understands the power of beauty . That its sometimes enough . It can have a voice in the image that doesn’t have to be vain and empty.
God makes Beautiful ..And it will always have our attention. How much sky do we really need? …for instance .And must the sun set so uniquely today.

 There’s power in making a beautiful portrait .. It’s power that I’m still leaning to understand .Letting every attribute and feature tell its own story.

These ethereal pictures not only shows how brilliant TY Bello is, but also shows how the world can be seen through a lens. Genevieve Nnaji, also did justice with her poses.

 

Tope is an English and Literary Studies graduate of Ekiti State University. She has intense passion for writing and enjoys listening to music.

Finally, Genevieve Nnaji Gets Marriage Proposal

Finally, Genevieve Nnaji Gets Marriage Proposal

Stunning and highly celebrated Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who recently celebrated her dad’s 80th birthday, has finally gotten a marriage proposal.

The marriage proposal was made on the red carpet of the premiere of Beasts of No Nation that was held on Saturday, December 12 at Silverbird Cinema, Lagos.

Chill guys, it’s only a mock proposal!

The mock proposal was made by Uzodinma Iweala, son of former finance minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and author of the book from which he movie Beasts of No Nation was adapted.

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Uzodinma knelt before Genevieve Nnaji on the red carpet in front of several guests and camera men at the premiere. Later he shared the picture on Instagram with the caption:

She didn’t say yes, but she didn’t say no either. Thank you to @genevievennaji for supporting #beastsofnonation. Your presence means so much.

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The movie starring Hollywood star actor Idris Elba and Abraham Attah, premiered on Saturday, December 12 at the Silverbird Cinema, Victoria Island, Lagos. Some months ago, Genevieve Nnaji also premiere her first movie as a producer titled “Road To Yesterday”. The movie received several positive acclaim.

A philosophy graduate with a fastidious taste for literature, movies, arts and classical music, Victor likes honesty and result oriented hard-work.

Genevieve Nnaji’s Dad Clocks 80 Today

Genevieve Nnaji Celebrates Dad As He Clocks 80 Today

Beautiful Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, took to her instagram today to celebrate her dad clocked 80.

Beautiful actress and producer, Genevieve NNaji, is taking a moment to appreciate God for her family.

The actress took to her social media page to celebrate her dad who turned 80 today.

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Genny, as she is fondly called, posted a picture of herself with her dad and captioned it:

Daddy is 80 today. God’s greatest gift to me this year.

The actress who started her career in Nollywood as a child actress in 80’s popular TV series, Ripples, have over the years carved a solid niche for herself in the movie industry and in the hearts of Nigerians generally.

She became an official movie actress when she featured in the 1998 movie, Most Wanted, before gradually starring in blockbuster movies.

She appeared in critically acclaimed movie Ije in 2010 and in 2009 was referred as the Julia Roberts of Nigeria by renowned talk show Queen, Oprah Winfrey.

Genevieve Nnaji has a teenage daughter and was at a time linked to Nigerian singer, D’banj. She has done a lot of modelling work which includes,Omo Detergent, Pronto Beverage and was the Face of Lux in 2004.

Tope is an English and Literary Studies graduate of Ekiti State University. She has intense passion for writing and enjoys listening to music.

Full Nominee List of 2016 Edition Of AMVCA

Organizers of The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards have released full nominees list for the 2016 edition of the annual event.

The nominee for the 2016 edition of the annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards have been released by the organizers.

Leading the list are Stephanie Okereke’s Dry and Genevieve Nnaji’s Road to Yesterday.

See the list below:

 BEST OVERALL MOVIE (AFRICA) 

Dry – Stephanie Linus

Freetown – Adam Abel and Garrett Batty

Ayanda – Sara Blecher

Tell Me Something Sweet – Akin Omotosho

Road To Yesterday – Ishaya Bako

Silverain – Juliet Asante

House Arrest – Joseph Kenneth Ssebaggala

 

BEST TELEVISION SERIES

Jane and Abel – Dorothy Ghettuba

How to Find a Husband – Erica Sugo

Anyadike Santalal – Gerald Langiri

Officer Titus – Olabisi Jinadu

Daddy’s Girls – Ariyike Oladipo

 

BEST WRITER OF A MOVIE/TV SERIES 

FREETOWN – Melissa Leilani Larson

ANNIVERSARY – Afe Olumoye

ROAD TO YESTERDAY – Emil B. Garuba

IQUO’S JOURNAL – BLESSING EGBE

AYANDA – Trish Malone  

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER (MOVIE/TV SERIES)        

  Dry – Uche Nancy

Silverain – Patrick Asante

Being Mrs Elliot – Byge Oru

The First Lady – Tomi Adeoye

Oracle Online – Ejiro Amos Tafiri/Vanessa Otarva

Cougars – Angel Nwakibie  

 

BEST MAKEUP ARTIST (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

Dry – Gabriel Okorie Ayanda – Louiza Calore

Jaja the Great – Innocent Abba

Ojuju – Funke Olowu

Being Mrs Elliot – Moses Ogunlana  

 

 

BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER (MOVIE/TV SERIES)      

  Common Man  – Stanlee Ohikhuare

Kpians-the feast of souls – Stanlee Ohikhuare

House Arrest – Francis Lubanjuma

Gbomo Gbomo Express – David Wyte and Paul Gambit

Being Mrs Elliot – Oluwole Olawoyin

 

  BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES)        

Officer Titus – Kelechi Udegbe

Stop – IK Ogbonna

Caught in the Act – Bishop Imeh Umoh

Head Gone – Bowoto Jephthah

Jenifa’s Diary – Folarin Falana  

 

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

 BREATHLESS – MIKE EZURUONYE

BEING MRS ELLIOT – MAJID MICHEAL

A LONG NIGHT – VAN VICKER

A SOLDIER’S STORY – DANIEL K. DANIEL

JAJA THE GREAT – SEGUN ARINZE

FALLING – BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU  

 

BEST DIRECTOR     

Road to Yesterday – Ishaya Bako

Dry – Stephanie Linus

Tell me Sweet Something – Akin Omotosho

Ayanda – Sara Blecher

Gbomo Gbomo Express – Walter ‘Waltbanger’

Taylaur Rebecca – Shirley Frimpong-Manso

 

  BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

JENIFA’S DIARY – FUNKE AKINDELE

BEING MRS ELLIOT – LEPACIOUS BOSE

SKINNY GIRL IN TRANSIT – ABIMBOLA CRAIG

AN AFRICAN CITY – NANA MENSAH

DESPERATE HOUSE GIRLS – INI EDO  

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

Road to yesterday – Genevieve Nnaji

Don’t cry for me – Mary Lazarus

Stop – Belinda Effah

Ayanda – Fulu Mugovhani

Falling – Adesua Etomi

The Visit – Nse Ikpe-Etim

 

  BEST PICTURE EDITOR     

Tell me Sweet Something – Vuyani Sondlo

Road To Yesterday – Chuka Ejorh

A Soldier’s Story – Frankie Ogar

Rebecca – Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Special Crimes Unit: Lasgidi Cops – Adeyemi Olowoshagba  

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY       

THE NEW AFRICA – Kagho Crowther Idhebor

FAAJI AGBA – Remi Vaughan-Richards

GOGE AFRICA ENCOUNTERS WILD GORILLA – Nneka Isaac-Moses

DEMYSTIFYING AUTISM – Dotun Akande

DAWN TO DUSK – Nanmet Anthony  

 

BEST MOVIE – SOUTHERN AFRICA         

Ayanda – Sara Blecher

Tell Me Sweet Something – Akin Omotosho

Lilongwe – Joyce mhango chavula  

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR         

A Soldier’s Story – Sambassa Nzeribe

Stolen Water – Blossom Chukwujekwu

Stigma            – Soibifaa Dokubo

A soldier’s story – Olumide Oworu

The Department – O.C. Ukeje  

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

BEFORE 30 – BEVERLY NAYA

TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING – THISHIWE ZIQUBU

BEFORE 30 – TUNBOSUN AIYEDIHIN

DRY – ZUBAIDAT IBRAHIM FAGGE

THE GREEN NECKLACE – LEPACIOUS BOSE  

 

BEST ART DIRECTOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

Stigma – Dagogo Diminas

Dry – Gabriel Okorie

Common Man – Stanlee Ohikhuare

The refugees – Frank Raja Arase

Elephant in the Room – Patrick ‘koinage’ Nnamani  

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (MOVIE/TV SERIES)        

AYANDA – Jonathan Kovel

COUPLE OF DAYS – Tolu LordTanner

THE REFUGEES – Okey Oku and Robert Peters

DRY – Angel Barroeta

COMMON MAN – Stanlee ohikhuare

TELL ME SOMETHING SWEET – Paul Michaelson

 

  BEST SHORTFILM OR ONLINE VIDEO    

Panic Button – Bongiwe Selane

Yawa – Kassim Braimah

A Day with Death – Oluseyi Amuwa

Blood Taxi – Folasakin Iwajomo

A Cup of Sugar – Bongiwe Selane  

 

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES – YORUBA

Taxi driver (Oko Ashewo) – Don Omope

Victims – Mercy Aigbe

Ayomi – Bukunmi Oluwasina

Shadow – Kazim Adeoti Binta

Ofege – Abiodun Jimoh and Jumoke Odetola  

 

Best Movie – West Africa (Drama/Comedy)

DRY – Stephanie Linus

STIGMA – Dagogo Diminas

THE VISIT – Biodun Stephens (Koga Studios)

THE REFUGEES – Frank Rajah Arase

SILVERAIN – Juliet Asante

COMMON MAN – Stanlee ohikhuare

ROAD TO YESTERDAY – Chinny Onwugbenu, Genvieve Nnaji, Chichi Nwoko  

 

BEST SOUND EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

Ayanda – Guy Steer

Road to yesterday – Kulanen Ikyo

Dry – Marquex Jose Guillermo

Candle in the wind – Bernie Anti

Bambitious – Maurice Kings

Tell me Sweet Something – Gavin McCullough  

 

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES- IBO         Chetanna – Chigozie Atuanya

The Missing God – Ubaka Joseph Ugochukwu

Udo Gba koi koi – Onyekachukwu Okeke

Nduka – Charles Novia

Usekwu Igbo -PAUL IGWE  

 

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES – HAUSA

Sarki Jatau – Bashir Abdullahi

Inji Yan’ Ca Ca – Najjashi SB

Jakara Sakaina – Abubakar mai shadda and Hafizu Bello

Baya Da Kura – Nuhu Abdullahi

Dadin Kowa – Salisu Balarabe  

 

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES – SWAHILI        

MYUMBA 10 – Damaris Irungu-Ochieng

SAMAKI MCHANGANI – Amil Shivji

FIHI – Caroline Mbaturia

SUMU – Neema Ndanu Kilon

KITENDAWALI – Josephat Lukaza

 

  BEST MOVIE – EAST AFRICA

HOUSE ARREST – JOSEPH KENNETH

SSEBAGGALA MAPENZI – Elizabeth Michael

CALL 112 – Joseph Kenneth

Ssebaggala KITENDAWALL – Josephat Lukaza

MPANGO MBAYA – Staford Kihore

DADDY’S WEDDING – Honeymoon Aljabri

The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards AMVCA, will take place on March 4th and 5th, 2016

 

Tope is an English and Literary Studies graduate of Ekiti State University. She has intense passion for writing and enjoys listening to music.

Genevieve Nnaji, Oris Erhuero stun in new photos

Genevieve Nnaji and her Road to yesterday co-star, Oris Erhuero stun in new photos recently released. The actors looked like they owned the camera as they sat through different shots.

Multi award winning actress, Genevieve Nnaji recently released some photos taken with her “Road to Yesterday” co star, Oris Erhuero.

Genevieve Nnaji

The actress who is also the movie’s executive producer, did the world premier some days back with Desmond Elliot, Funke Akindele, Chigul, Toke Makinwa amongst a few in attendance.

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Geneveive looked every inch exquisite in these new photos with her Co Star.

 

Genevieve Nnaji and Oris

Tope is an English and Literary Studies graduate of Ekiti State University. She has intense passion for writing and enjoys listening to music.

Genevieve Nnaji Speaks About New Movie & Relationship

Genevieve Nnaji Speaks About New Movie & Relationship

Celebrated Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji spoke about her new movie in a recent interview. The beautiful actress also disclosed that she is yet to find the right husband material.

Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji  spoke about her new movie “Road To Yesterday” as well as her recent relationship in a recent interview.

The Nollywood diva explained this, among other things, in an interview with Punch. She also credited African Magic for lending some help in making the movie project a success.

When she was asked why it took this long for her to produce a movie, Genevieve Nnaji had this to say;

I chose to be an actress. Acting was what I had always wanted to do. I don’t think that I ever imagined myself producing a film. I love acting. If the Nigerian movie industry was as stable as it should be, I probably would have been on the set of a movie every day of my life and not be bothered about what goes on behind the camera. So it is a matter of choice and preference.

The movie, which has enjoyed a relatively good buzz online since the trailer dropped, features Majid Michel, Ebele Okaro and Oris Ehuero amongst other actors.

A steamy bathroom scene was posted online over a week ago and has helped pique fans’s interests.

Explaining why she chose a unique set of actors for the movie she said:

It is part of our effort to open up Nollywood to more newcomers and to create opportunities for people who are very talented and who have the passion for this job. This is why we have somebody like Ishaya Bako in the team.

Oris Ehuero, who was formerely a model with years of international exposure, plays the role of Genevieve’s husband in the movie which is billed to premiere on November 18.

However when asked if she is gearing up for an actual marriage in real life Genevieve responded that she hasn’t seen the ideal partner.

Delectable Genevieve Nnaji also spoke about her relationship. She claimed that she is yet to find the right man.

I haven’t found the right man yet. When he comes, I’ll get married.

The 36-year-old screen goddess has almost 100 movie appearances till date. She was once likened to a Hollywoood great by Oprah Winfrey who described her as the Julia Roberts of Africa.

A philosophy graduate with a fastidious taste for literature, movies, arts and classical music, Victor likes honesty and result oriented hard-work.

Genevieve Nnaji Becomes Movie Producer

Genevieve Nnaji Becomes Movie Producer

The delectable actress, Genevieve Nnaji, is back to the entertainment industry as a movie producer.

The stunning Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji, who has been out of the movies for a while, is back as a movie producer.

For fans who have missed her, Genevieve Nnaji has returned with a bang in her first ever self-produced movie, ‘Road To Yesterday’.

A one minute trailer of her first movie has been released. According to reports, the movie will be premiered on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Lagos.

‘Road To Yesterday’ tells the story of an estranged couple, who tries to mend their relationship on a road trip to a relative’s funeral. Rather than make amend, when memories and secrets from the past are revealed, they discovered that a lot more is at stake than their relationship.

Written by Genevieve herself, ‘Road to Yesterday’ was directed by Ishaya Bako, Genevieve Nnaji plays ‘Victoria Izu‘, the lead role alongside Nigerian-British actor Oris Erhuerho.

The movie also features Chioma Omeruah AKA ‘Chigul’ , Majid Michel, Ebele Okaro among others.

A philosophy graduate with a fastidious taste for literature, movies, arts and classical music, Victor likes honesty and result oriented hard-work.

Things You May Not Know About Genevieve Nnaji?

Things You May Not Know About Genevieve Nnaji?

How well do you the renowned Genevieve Nnaji?

1. Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera “Ripples” at the age of 8.

2. She attended the Methodist Girls College Yaba before heading to the University of Lagos. While at the university, Genevieve began auditioning for acting jobs among the many Nollywood productions.

3. Her very first movie role was in the 1999 movie Most Wanted which starred Regina Askia, Ayo Adesanya and Ibinabo Fiberisima. Genevieve played a minor role as a reporter.

4.  Genevieve Nnaji discovered she was pregnant at the age of 17. And her preganacy was seven months before her parents knew

The pregnancy was seven months gone before my Catholic mum discovered it. She couldn’t believe it. 

5. She had a brief stint in music a decade ago, and released her debut album, One Logologo Line, in 2005. The most popular song on it was No More (I say move, move, move before I show you my fist!). Her first concert, in Sierra Leone, was a huge success.

6. In 2008, Nnaji launched a clothing line called St. Genevieve, which donates a percentage of its proceeds to charity.

7. In 2011 the Nigerian government honoured her as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic for her contribution to Nollywood.

8. In December 2014, Genevieve Nnaji was honored with a chieftain title of ‘ EzeAda of Amuzu Nweafor’ in Imo State.

A philosophy graduate with a fastidious taste for literature, movies, arts and classical music, Victor likes honesty and result oriented hard-work.

Premiere of Stephanie Okereke Linus’ DRY Attract Stars

Players, stakeholders and Nollywood enthusiasts gathered for the premiere of Stephanie Okereke Linus produced movie, DRY at the Silverbird Cinema in Victoria Island last Sunday, 2nd August. The critically acclaimed movie was seen by guests who gave very encouraging reviews after watching. The movie was written, produced and directed by Stephanie Linus, who also starred in it. DRY is based on a true life story.

Many celebrities attended the event to show solidarity to the award winning actress and her husband Linus Idahosa. Present at the DRY premiere include Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Sola Sobowale, Mo Abudu, Ruth Osime, Nkiru Anumudu, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Ray Kyles  and others.

The film stars Darwin ShawLiz Benson Ameye, Bill McNamara and Zubaida Ibrahim Fagge. DRY is produced by Next Page Productions and supported by the Office of the Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on MDGs, Diamond Bank, Ford Foundation, USAID Acquired Fistula ProjectVlisco and more.

DRY will be available in the cinemas from the 14th of August 2015. See photographs of Stephanie Okereke Linus‘s DRY premiere below.

stephanie okereke linus takes a photo with rita dominic at dry premiere
Stephanie Okereke Linus with her husband, Linus Idahosa
Stephanie Okereke Linus, Genevieve Nnaji and a guest at dry premiere
stephanie okereke addressing the media at dry premiere

 

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cross section of guests at DRY premiere of stephanie okereke linus

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MUD Nigeria CEO, Onyi Carter’s Ring Problem

mud nigeria ceo flaunts rings and says they are in conflict

MUD Cosmetics boss and daughter of billionaire Chief Izuchukwu Onwugbenu, Onyi Carter flaunted her 2 rings a few hours ago on instagram while commenting that the rings – one from her wedding and the other, a proposal ring – were having conflict on her finger… lol!!! Does that sound familiar ladies?

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Onyi wrote;

…..might be time to go bey/Kim style… #TheRockIsSelfish #SheDontWannaShareHerSpace #WeddingBandLooksLikeAnUnwantedFriend #TryingToBelong #TheRockBeLike #IWasHereFirst #Backoff

mud nigeria ceo flaunts rings

Onyi got engaged in November 2014 and got married to her heartthrob 2 weeks ago. Onyi Carter became a year older on the 25th April.

Onyi Carter is reportedly Nollywood‘s Genevieve Nnaji‘s best friend.

Mr. Kay serves as an Associate Editor at the Wazobians. He likes writing so much that he can do it for free. Creativity turns him on. And yes, he likes travelling!

Genevieve Nnaji shares Selfie with Pete Edochie

pete edochie and genevieve nnaji share selfie at africa magic launch in enugu

Nollywood actress and entrepreneur Genevieve Nnaji shared a selfie with Nollywood legend Pete Edochie at the Africa Magic Igbo launch in Enugu.

While Genevieve Nnaji started acting at the age of 8 when she acted in television soap, Ripples; Pete Edochie got his first acting breakthrough when he played the role of Okonkwo in the TV series adaptation of Chinua Achebe‘s Things Fall Apart.

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In 2011, Pete Edochie was rumoured to have died while the man was indeed in northern Nigeria promoting a new movie. His sons are said to also have careers in acting. Genevieve is one of Nigeria’s most successful and accomplished actresses in Africa. She recently started her own fashion line.

Mr. Kay serves as an Associate Editor at the Wazobians. He likes writing so much that he can do it for free. Creativity turns him on. And yes, he likes travelling!

Genevieve is Tonto Dikeh’s Woman Crush

Controversial Nollywood and D’banj Records artiste Tonto Dikeh has named fellow Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji as her “Woman Crush as social media users set today (and other Wednesdays) aside to celebrate the women they have regard for, hence the tag Woman Crush Wednesday” (or #WCW for short).

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Tonto Dikeh shared the photo of Genevieve Nnaji and captioned it;

#WCW
I call her Aunty Gene not cos of her Age
But her Strength**
@genevievennaji.

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Genevieve and Chimamanda Make Arise 100 List

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‎Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian award winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and President of OPEC, Diezani Alison-Madueke are among the Nigerian women who are listed on the impressive Arise Magazine 100 Dynamic Women which boasts of women like Angelina Jolie, Cherie Blair, Oprah Winfrey and other women.
The list celebrates women with great achievements. The list is divided into four categories namely; Business & Law, Culture/Media/Sport, Fashion, Politics/Activism and Science/Technology. See full list below;
Business & Law
Ayo Obe, Vice Chair, National Crisis Group, Nigeria
Bridgette Radebe, President, South African Mining Development Association, SA
Cherie Blair, lawyer, UK
Dambisa Moyo, economist, Zambia/US
Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia
Eva Muraya, co-founder and CEO, Color Creations Group, Kenya
Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Gambia
Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa, Tanzania
Hajia Bola Shagaya, founder and CEO, Bolmus Group International, Nigeria
Irene Charnley, CEO, Smile Telecoms, SA
Isabel dos Santos, investor and businesswoman, Angola
Jonitha Gugu Msibi, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, SA
Maria Ramos, CEO, Absa Group, Portugal/SA
Minoush Abdel-Meguid, co-founder, Union Capital, Egypt
Monhla Hlahla, Chair, IDC, SA
Ngozi Edozien, Director, Actis West Africa, Nigeria
Nombulelo ‘Pinky’ Moholi, CEO, Telkom SA LTD, SA
Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, CEO, Arcelormittal South Africa, SA
Phuti Malabie, CEO, Shanduka Group, SA
Rosalind Kainyah, Vice President, External Affairs & CSR, Tullow Oil, Ghana/UK
Stella Kilonzo, Chief Executive, Capital Markets Authority, Kenya
Susan ‘Santie’ Botha, Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela University, SA
Teresa Heinz Kerry, businesswoman and philanthropist, US
Thuli Madonsela, public protector, SA
Tsega Gebreyes, Managing Partner, Satya Capital, Ethiopia/UK
Wendy Ackerman, retail tycoon, SA
Wendy Luhabe, social entrepreneur, SA
Culture/Media/ Sport
Ahdaf Soueif, writer and activist, Egypt/UK
Angélique Kidjo, singer and campaigner, Benin
Angelina Jolie, actress, US
Buika, singer, Spain/Equatorial Guinea
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist, US
Charlize Theron, actress, SA/US
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author, Nigeria/US
Genevieve Nnaji, actress, Nigeria
Dr Johnnetta B Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, US
Kanya King, founder, Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, UK
Kerryn Greenberg, Curator (International Art), Tate Modern, SA/UK
Lira, musician, SA
Mariam Doumbia, vocalist, Mali
Oprah, media mogul, US
Oumou Sangaré, musician, Mali
Rungano Nyoni, filmmaker, Zambia/UK
Serkalem Fasil, journalist, US/Ethiopia
Sophie Okonedo, actress, UK
Thandie Newton, actress, UK/Zimbabwe
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, US
Tirunesh Dibaba, runner, Ethiopia
Wanuri Kahiu, film director, Kenya
Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer, SA
Fashion
 
Alek Wek, model and campaigner, South Sudan
Ann McCreath, KikoRomeo designer, founder of FAFA and Fashion for Peace, Kenya
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder, soleRebels, Ethiopia
Candice Swanepoel, model, SA
Deola Sagoe, fashion designer, Nigeria
Folake Folarin-Coker, fashion designer, Tiffany Amber, Nigeria
Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-chief, Vogue Italia, Italy
Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, model, Tunisia
Iman, model, campaigner and entrepreneur, Somalia/US
Laurence Chauvin Buthaud, designer and founder, LaurenceAirline, France/Côte d’Ivoire
Lisa Folawiyo, founder and Creative Director, Jewel by Lisa, Nigeria
Liya Kebede, model, Ethiopia
Nadiyah Spencer, Director of Sourcing and Production, SUNO, US/Kenya
Oluchi Orlandi, model, Nigeria
Sharon Wauchob, Creative Director, Edun, Ireland
Vivienne Westwood, designer, UK
Politics/Activism
Hon Aicha Bah Diallo, Chair of the Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya
Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Tanzania
Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, activist and writer, Somalia/Netherlands/US
Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, former Prime Minister, Mali
Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia
Elsie Kanza, Director, World Economic Forum, Tanzania
Graça Machel, advocate for human rights, Mozambique
Ida Odinga, Founder, Ida Odinga Trust, women’s health campaigner, Kenya
Joyce Banda, President, Malawi
Joy Phumaphi, Vice President, Human Development Network, World Bank, Botswana
Leigh Blake, founder, ACT V, UK
Leymah Gbowee, peace activist, Liberia
Melinda Gates, philanthropist, US
Mphatheleni Makaulule, founder, Mupo Foundation, SA
Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng, former Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair, African Union, SA
Odile Sankara, activist and comedian, Burkina Faso
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, speaker, Ugandan Parliament, Uganda
Sarah Brown, campaigner, UK
Waris Dirie, model, author, campaigner, Somalia
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician, SA
Baroness Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator, UK
Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Sierra Leone
Science/Technology
Dorothy K Gordon, Director General, Advanced Information Technology Institute, Ghana
Juliet Ehimuan, Google Nigeria Country Manager, Nigeria
Isis Nyong’o, Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, InMobi, Kenya/US
Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist and BBC presenter, Nigeria/UK
Dr Natasha Sauven, paediatrician, Sierra Leone/UK
Ory Okolloh, Google Policy Manager for Africa, Kenya
Tebello Nyokong, scientist, Lesotho
Thyla van der Merwe, Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering, SA

Ahmadu Khadijat, resides in the city of Lagos. She is a creative thinker, writer, and likes good music. Khadijat is playful, adventurous, outspoken, and yes, a foodie!

Genevieve and Mavin “Bombed” in Charles Novia’s AMVCA Review

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Charles Osa Igbinovia, popularly known as Charles Novia, is a Nigerian film director and producer. Charles, who is known for his critique on most entertainment events and entertainers didn’t slack this year as he recently blogged about his review of the 2015 edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Charles is not a stranger to publicly stating his thoughts about AMVCA yearly as this year is no different.

The Movie director who was also present at the event shared his views as follows;

At 21:52 pm CAT, when IK Osakioduwa and Vimbai, hosts of the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, had signed off from the show and brought in P Square, I was left scratching my head a bit as I walked out slowly out of the hall with some of the invited guests.

I was puzzled. There was something about this year’s AMVCA which lacked the punch the last two editions had. I couldn’t place my finger on it and it kept nagging me all night as I played the event over and over in my mind. You see, I have attended lots of high-profile events and the AMVCA is one I always look forward to attending, not just as a filmmaker but also as a reviewer and this year’s was no exception. And the chaps at MNET have told me a number of times that my annual reviews are read sometimes in post-event meetings and no matter how scathing the reviews might be in some areas, they good-naturedly take the corrections and plan to plug loopholes for the next edition.

And so, I decided to understand more of the behind-the-scenes planning of the AMVCA this year. A day before the event, I silently sneaked into the hall at Eko Hotels and Suites, where I watched the professional crew rehearse both the presenters and the host and hostess, painstakingly. No one really noticed me in the hall and the attention to detail during the rehearsals was impressive. I only spent thirty minutes in the hall but I appreciated the efforts put in by the crew.

And so, the evening of the show came upon us all. And walking on the red carpet to the main hall, one had to appreciate the fashion sense on display. I can bet that the fashion and make-up industry must have made a few millions in Nigeria yesterday because of the AMVCA. Everyone looked quite glam in their own estimation! Everyone? So, it seemed to me, even though I can safely say that the fashion on display was a combination of the outstanding, the outlandish and the outrageous! Fashion wise, I think the irrepresible Denrele Edun flew over the cuckoo’s nest. I noticed earlier a masked lady walking the red carpet and thought to myself that someone was perhaps doing an artistic Peter Cech of Chelsea on the red carpet. Imagine my surprise when the ‘lady’ walked up to me and called my name in Denrele’s voice! It was Denrele, dressed as a lady, with butt pads and all!

Uncle Charles, that’s the idea!’ He laughed as I took a picture with him, telling him in the process that he was crazy! Did I say he was doing a Cech? Change that to Bruce Jenner, maybe! I can safely say though, that Seyi Shay could take appropriate dress lessons from Denrele though, when next she’s performing for the President or top dignitaries!

But I digress.

The show started at 6.30pm CAT with an opening performance by an African dance troupe. An interesting monologue by Osas Ighodaro, dressed somewhat like an African queen, asked the niggling African question ‘What if I am African?’. I don’t know how the Shakira-styled hip shaking which Osas and a couple of female dancers did while that question was being asked, had to do with being African but I kinda thought those hips onstage lied a bit during the wriggle. The opening performance was average, in my opinion. It seemed more like the kind of performance for a boring gala night for African Heads of states than for a top profile event like AMVCA.

That flat opening skit set the tone for the drone first half of the show. The show dragged a bit and looking at some faces seated in the hall, behind the heavily caked make-up of some people in the hall, one saw a bit of irritation during the first thirty minutes of the show.

IK and Vimbai tried to spike up the show those first few minutes. However, I had the feeling that Vimbai’s sing-song voice wasn’t helping the nerves in the hall. IK and Vimbai tried a couple of banter which the audience received with polite laughter. IK cracked a joke about make-up and how a white lady he shagged turned out to be Mercy Johnson the next morning! Now, that was…well..politically inappropriate…for lack of a better phrase. That joke was overboard and IK got away with it, perhaps. Anyway, I think IK and Vimbai found their presenting mojo later in the show though.

Nonso Diobi and Linda Ejiofor came onstage to present the first award of the night. Nonso seemed to like the sound of his voice as he went on a bit about how it was a tough category and how every nominee bla bla bla.Next time, keep it straight and simple, please!

Next duo of Presenters were Akin Lewis and Oge Okoye. Oge Okoye got quite some appreciative applause from the audience for her outfit. By the way, I think her character in ‘Hotel Majestic’ is one of my favourite characters in the serial and she interpretes that role quite well.

During the commercial breaks in the hall, the audience was a bit restless. Last year, there was a Disc Jockey who spinned some vibes which kept the audience all hyped up by the time the cameras returned to the live event. I wonder why that was not the case this year? Africa needs to see excited faces all thrilled and happy at the end of such breaks. Little details such as those help the overall tempo of the event. And what was wrong with the cooling system in the hall? The temperature was quite humid in most areas inside the hall and not a few people were fanning themselves.

Tunde Babalola won two awards in the Writing categories and gave kudos to both Kunle Afolayan and Mildred Okwo, the Producers of the films which won him both awards in seperate categories.
Tomi Odunsi of ‘Tinsel’ and the dreadlocked actor in ‘Hotel Majestic’ presented the ‘Best Editor’ award to Victoria Akujobi, a young lady. She kept giggling shyly in her acceptance speech like a village virgin and her gush got the audience laughing too. It was heartwarming though to see that a woman won in that category, which is usually male dominated.

One of the disappointments of the event was the performance by the Mavins. It was below par. I do not know how it looked to those who watched it live on television but to us in the hall, it didn’t do jack. They performed their hit song ‘Dorobucci’ and I must say that maybe the audience was ‘Doro-weary’ because the performance lacked excitement. The artistes kept singing over each other’s lines in an ‘I-too-know’ kind of way. Dija sang ( or rather mimed) for Tiwa Savage who was absent probably for obvious reasons-pregnancy or another engagement? The performance was sluggish and received just some polite applause. I wonder why they didn’t move the audience much. I can only believe that it must be because their appearance in the awards was massively overhyped and people really didn’t have anything to look forward to. It was a bit too much of MTN to have hyped their performance so much before the awards that when they came up and we all expected a bomb (oops..no apologies to Boko Haram!) all we got was a firecracker!

Funlola Aifoyebi and Ali Nuhu had quite a good banter on stage as they presented the ‘Best Indigenous Language-Hausa’ awards. And when Fathia Balogun won in the Yoruba category, she identified with her roots by revealing that she’s just an Urhobo Babe who speaks Yoruba fluently, even though she had a couple of her Yoruba ‘supporters club’ members with her onstage. Obi Emelonye, who won in the Igbo category, commendably spiked the audience with his Igbo acceptance speech, after Mike Ezuronye had gingered the category with his ‘Igbo Kwenu’ greetings.

Comedians, Eddie Kadi and Basketmouth gave good account of themselves in their stand-up segments.

Tuface Idibia also performed. I felt it was an average performance. Maybe it had to do with the din from his live band or his raunchy-looking dancers onstage, which seemed unlike Tuface. I’m wondering if he’s trying hard at this period in his career to show us he too can do the lewd background dancers stuff too? I think he’s too much of a superstar to fall for that.

Ivie Okujaye, another actress who has impressed me in her outing on ‘Hotel Majestic’, presented The Trailblazer Award which was won by CJ Obasi. Obasi climbed up the stage and seemed to snatch the microphone from Ivie!

The late Amaka Igwe got a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented by Richard Mofe-Damijo, whose voice broke in pain when he called up Charles Igwe to receive the award on her behalf. The whole hall gave a standing ovation in her honour. Rest in peace, Amaka. It was heartwarming to note that she was remembered and honoured. Before that category, the names of the departed artistes in the past year scrolled across the screen, most poignantly was Muna Obiekwe’s.

OC Ukeje won the ‘Best Actor in a drama’ category, making it the second time he would be winning an AMVCA. He was gracious enough to recognise Peace Anyiam-Osigwe of AMAA who gave him his big break, according to him. His award was presented to him by Genevieve Nnaji , who really looked good in her evening gown. Genevieve though, made a slip when she extolled Amstel Malta. She announced that the winner in that category gets a million naira and six months of Amstel Malta, a brand which she endorses as a brand ambassador. She ended her speech by cheekily saying ‘Get fat!’. Huh? I thought Amstel Malta projects itself as a low sugar, healthy, low fat beverage? Why would a brand ambassador quip on international television that it has fat, even if it was light-hearted? If I talk now, una go say….anyway. Lef matter.

Kunle Afolayan won the ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Movie’ categories and I think it was well deserved. ‘October 1′ is quite a formidable movie. Congrats, Kunle.

The show ended with a performance by P Square, which was more for the watching viewers as most of the guests trooped out of the hall.

Having observed a bit of the rehearsals a day before, I must commend the organisers for planning an event which had less mistakes this year. Everyone seemed guarded and one could not really point to any bloopers during the awards. However, in my honest opinion, I think the event lacked the full punch.
Perhaps the show had been overhyped and one expected more? Or what? Let me put it this way; the show scores full marks for glamour. I am yet to see a more glamorous entertainment event like the AMVCA. But the excitement for the show itself was damp. My thoughts? Next year, give us a surprise guest appearance or something. I can bet that current raves like Kiss Daniels could have spiked that crowd. Give us better entertainment value. A movie award show should leave the audience and viewers gasping. This year, people are going to talk more about who wore what ( or is it who wore who as those sneer-inducing Naija red carpet presenters would ask!)than who won which. Perhaps a Bovi could join next year as host or even Eddie Kadi or Basketmouth? Perhaps something not expected could be added to the show? It’s Africa Magic, come on! Where did the magic go?

And something has to be upgraded about the writers who scripted the show? I didn’t feel the jokes, if any. The Presenters mostly improvised unlike last year which had a good script prompt. This year was quite bland.

The 2015 AMVCA had the best of glamour and much guts. I just didn’t see the glitter in the event.

Odd combination – fun loving but like keeping to self. Electrical Engineer by training but in love with the arts. My friends say I can be very unpredictable. This is me – Lola!!!

Uche Jombo Backs Genevieve Nnaji

Fellow Nollywood actress & colleague, Uche Jombo took to twitter to defend Genevieve Nnaji following critics questioning her marital status shortly after the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). Uche took to twitter not only defending Genevieve but every hardworking woman out there, stating marriage should not qualify a woman’s stand in the society. She tweeted;

Can’t believe some people on my TL.since when is marriage d ‘mark’every girl has 2reach?Hard work is nothing if an actor is not married?SMH

And here I was thinking everyone looked great & we’re all happily celebrating d year’s hard work..what do I know..#shitPpleTweet #AMVCA2015.

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Odd combination – fun loving but like keeping to self. Electrical Engineer by training but in love with the arts. My friends say I can be very unpredictable. This is me – Lola!!!

Critics Question Genevieve’s Marital Status

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Several hours after Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji was praised by her fans for being the best dressed female at the 2015 edition of African Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) which took place yesterday night at Eko Hotel Covention Centre, Victoria Island, a critic tweeted his disagreement as to why young girls choose the actress as a mentor when she is almost forty (40) years old and unmarried and that sparked some drama.

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Odd combination – fun loving but like keeping to self. Electrical Engineer by training but in love with the arts. My friends say I can be very unpredictable. This is me – Lola!!!