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Nollywood Star Directs Hollywood Hit Movie …As Ireland Woos Nigeria Movie Clan

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A 31 year old Nigerian is currently doing the nation proud by directing a top rated Hollywood movie. The film titled ‘Legacy’ is featuring Hollywood actor, Idris Elba and will be shown at the Tribecca film festival in New York as well as the American black film festival.

The Director, Thomas Ikomi, who hails from the middle belt holds a literature and writing degree from Columbia University in New York. With this remarkable achievement, it is obvious that those who are saying that Nollywood is the next big thing in the world are actually not far from the truth.

Meanwhile, indication that Nigeria and Ireland are set to strengthen their bilateral relations using film came to the fore recently when Mr. Shane Stephens, deputy head of mission, Embassy of Ireland, Abuja, visited the Nigerian Film Corporation Jos.

Stephens accompanied by Dearbhia Glynn an Irish film director, said Nigeria has a rich cultural background reflected in the movies produced in the country and that the Embassy of Ireland is interested in also using film to sustain diplomatic ties between both countries.

According to the film director, Ireland as a country has developed excellent relations with Africa, especially countries of the West Africa sub region and was poised to forge new frontiers that would further improve cross cultural relations. This, he said, explains the production of the movie ‘Dambe’ which was shot in the Republic of Mali and directed by Dearbhia Glynn.

It was gathered that ‘Dambe’ portrays the rich culture of Africa, it’s people, land, food and religion and that he and Glynn were at the Nigerian film corporation to seek further ways that Ireland and Nigeria can partner in film and entertainment based on the fact that Nigerian films have a large viewing audience among the Irish people.

Glynn further stated that the giant strides recorded by the institute were enough reasons for the visit to explore partnership opportunities. Briefing the Irish team on behalf of Mr. Afolabi Adesanya, MD Nigerian Film Corporation, the director of the National film institute, Teddy Hanmakugh commended the embossing’s new interest in partnership opportunities between both countries using film.

The institute’s director assured that NFC will initiate appropriate procedures to ensure that the renewed interest by Ireland in Nigeria’s motion picture industry is given the attention it deserves.

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Guns Should Be Legalised In Nigeria – Iyabo Ojo

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Popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has stressed the need for guns to be legalizeds in Nigeria to deal with child molesters.
The mother of two made this known while reacting to a video posted by comedienne, Princess, on her Instagram page.
Princess, whose foster daughter was allegedly sexually abused by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, shared a video of a four-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by her teacher.
Alongside the video, Princess wrote: “Abuse of minors has become the new trend in Nigeria and only a few people are speaking up. Even in the animal kingdom, it’s not this bad. Our society stigmatises, even threatening victims and their parents, while the perpetrators like Baba Ijesha walk freely.
“Our children are being destroyed daily and most people see it as cruise.”
Reacting, Iyabo Ojo made it clear that anyone who messes with her children will be dealt with.
The mother of two wrote: “Can they just legalise guns because some demons need to be taken out as soon as possible?

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Comedian AY, Wife Welcome Second Child After 13 Years

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Popular Comedian, Ayodeji Makun, also known as AY, has welcomed his second child after13 years.
He announced this in a video shared on his Instagram page.
The birth of their second child is coming thirteen years after they had their first child, Michelle.
Alongside a video, AY wrote: “Our prayers in the last 13 years has been answered. Ayomide, thank you for making Mabel and I ‘Mummy and Daddy’ again.
“Thank you for making Michelle a big sister. Thanks to everyone who kept us in their prayers and never stopped feeding us with positive vibes.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight.
“God’s time is the best.”

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Living In Nigeria Becoming Crazier – Basket Mouth’s Wife

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Elsie Okpocha, wife of popular Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basket Mouth has called out President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over the increment in prices of groceries and foodstuffs.
Basket Mouth’s wife, in a recent post said is unfair that Nigerians have to constantly deal with the regular increase in prices.
According to her, it’s getting ‘crazier trying to survive in the ‘Giant of Africa’.
She urged the Buhari-led government to help Nigerians by making life livable.
On her Instagram story, she wrote: “Our dear government, do you want us all to leave this country for you.
“It’s unfair how we constantly have to deal with the regular price increment of foodstuffs and groceries.
“It’s getting crazier trying to survive in this country that’s supposed to be the giant of Africa.
“Abeg you people should help us and make life in Nigeria livable .”
The Tide source gathered that the prices of foodstuffs in the past few months have continued to increase in markets across the country.
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to lament the cost of eggs, bread, beans and other foodstuffs.

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