The fact that the
relationship between two A-list Nollywood actresses, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji is that of cat and dog is quite obvious.
In the past several fans of the two screen drives had computed among themselves to determine who among them is the number one actress in the make believe industry in Nigeria. It was gathered that in such occasions they had given acting skills to Genevieve, beauty to Omotola and vice versa.
However, a recent report has it that Omotola has edged out Genevieve especially in the International Scene. The report notes that although Genevieve first went on CNN Via Oprah Winfrey show and later African Voices and also mentioned as among the African most influential women in Forbes List.
Omotola’s Listing among the 100 most influential personalities in the world literally by Times Magazene erased Genevieve’s records.
According to the report, only Omotola has in recent time worked on her personal profile, becoming one of the most talked about African showbiz personalities in the continent. She has also made appearances at a few, but very important world showbiz events including the Oscar awards.
Another Feather For Segun Arinze’s Cap
It didn’t come as a surprise to many when news broke that notable Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze has been elected president of the Association of Voice Over Artistes (AVOA) Nigeria.
Those who have followed the shining career of the Badagry, Lagos born entertainer, know that outside acting, the other thing that has distinguished Segun Arinze is his voice which he has put to good use as a singer, master of ceremonies and voice over artiste.
Segun’s smooth voice had laced anumber of commercials, Adverts and indeed the voice over industry. Segun, one time president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is regarded as a guru, so when it was time to elect a new president, members of AVOA overwhelmingly elected Segun Aina Padonu also known as Segun Arinze to lead them as president and to do so with an executive council made up of the Vice President, Joy Ogbekene, Director Finance, Tessy Brown, Director Publicity, Udeme Udom and Director Business, Michael Nnabuchi.
An elected Segun who has already been sworn in, thanked members for the confidence reposed in his ability to lead the association to the next level. The award winning actor also canvassed the support from stakeholders and members of the executive council.
In the words of the actor of vast credits who is popularly known as ‘Black Arrow’, “I am grateful and thankful for this huge honour bestowed on me by my colleagues. Together, we shall move AVOA to greater heights, Thank you and God bless you”.
First known nationally for his portrayal of the role of Black Arrow in the action movie of the 90s produced by Chico Eyiro titled, “ Silent Night”, Segun Arinze walked into limelight as a singer with an irresistible voice, one whose hit track front his debut album, ‘Nwanyi Nganga’ made waves on radio. Later Segun, son of the late Bamidele Padonu of Badagry became notable as one of Nigeria’s most gifted show host and voice over artiste, who makes jingles and commercials a delight to listen to.
And when Nollywood ticked, Segun instantly became a house hold name, he emerged as one of Nollywood’s undisputed bad boys and the producers first choice for an actor who can add zest to a picture.
Since he joined Nollywood, Segun Arinze’s rating has not dropped. The talented and resourceful actor is one of the not too many actors in Nigeria screen acting space, whose popularity is so overwhelming and whose simple precepts are roundly admired.
Disney Reveals Production Details For Iwaju
Disney has revealed production details for Lagos themed animated series, Iwaju. Wait, Disney animation studios have announced details on Iwaju series, the first of its kind of collaboration with African comic book Entertainment Company, Kugati.
Disney, in a statement released at the ongoing Annecy International Animation Film Festival, confirmed that production had commenced with talents working remotely from Nigeria, Uganda, London, Montreal and Burbank.
Although details of the series remain under wraps, Kugati’s cofounder and series Director, Ziki Nelson revealed that Iwaju will share themes of inequality and class divide that’s the everyday reality of life in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
The consequence they have on a society and challenge the status quo set in futuristic Lagos Kugati Cofounder, Tolu Olowofoyeku, noted the team’s chance of the commercial city, highlighting how its unique distinction feel provided an interesting base for the story.
Kugati is founded by three Nigerian comic artists, Tolu Olowofoyeku, Ziki Nelson and Hamid Ibraham.
Osuofia In London Streams On Netflix
The Nollywood comedy starring Nkem Owoh popularly known as ‘Osuofia’, released in 2003, to critical acclaim surprised its Nigerian subscribers with the Nollywood classic, ‘Osuofia in London’.
Parts one and two of the Kingsley Ogoro directed hit movie are currently available to stream on the Netflix platform, produced by Ogoro and Kola Munis, the comedy follows a hilarious story of the title character who leaves Nigeria for London following the demise of his brother, Donatus, who had left him as sole inheritor in his will.
When Osuofia arrives England, he attempts to convince his brother’s British fiance, Samantha, of the Nigerian custom of becoming part of the inheritance. It stars Nkem Owoh, Mara Derwent, Sebastine Hall, Mara Ashton, Charles Angiama and more.
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