It is no gainsaying the fact
that Nigeria’s movie industry known as Nollywood, the third movie clan in the world after Hollywood of America and Nollywood of India is among the three main sectors of the nation’s entertainment clan, namely comedy, music and movies, but going by available records, Nollywood has recorded more controversies and scandals.
Some of the most celebrated in this field include the following actresses who are in the A-List (Class in the make believe industry.
Tonto Dike: She is seen by movie buffs as the most controversial and scandalized actress in the history of Nollywood. Apart from falling on stage in London, she is also fond of picking quarrels with her colleagues. Some years back she took on a popular Gollywood cum Nollywood actor Van Vicker, while on movie location in Festac town of Lagos State. She was reported to have puffed cigarette at the A-List actor and damned the consequence.
She was also reported to had not hidden her hatred for Mercy Johnson who many believe act more than her. Years ago, the Ikwerre, Rivers State born screen goddess was in the heat for controversies for her role in soft porm film released to the market where she acted alongside Jibola Dabo and Mona Obiekwe.
The fair complexioned role interpreter is also said to be friendly with alcoholic drinks and smokes heavily. She has been said to have had affairs with a few music stars including Don Jazzy Iyanya amongst others, but has not sustained any of the affairs for long. What makes her case surprising for many is the fact that she does not care about what some of her actions could do to her career.
Empress Njamah: Though she has been missing in action in Nollywood, these days, but prior to this time, she has been involved in few scandals that put her in the front page of entertainment magazines.
Her relationship with popular musician Timaya was without controversial news stores and gossips. It was reliably gathered that Timaya was reportedly beaten up by some military officers because of her.
Apart from that, news went viral on the internet about her alleged sex scandal with ‘big eyes’ (Segun Arinze) and taken the guy to a high level of romance, but the story turned out to be lies.
Ini Edo: This Akwa Ibom State born actress also had to do with many controversies, mostly sex scandals. Some years ago was alleged to have warmed the bed of a state governor from the south –south region of Nigeria.
It was even reported that the first lady of the state got wind of it and allegedly stopped the actress from her amorous affairs with the governor. Ini Edo who is now married to US based, Edo State born businessman, Philip Ehiagwina was in the news few years ago for allegedly patronizing a club with a man. The news raised dust at that time as her husband claimed she was not in the club as at that time as reported.
Genevieve Nnaji: She has also been involved in some scandals. Some years ago she was in the news for allegedly lubricating the “Lolly Pop” of a top and highly transit politician who obeys the land porting very well. Even that, the new brand ambassador of Etisalat was alleged to have fought dirty with a fellow actress over access to the presidency as well as the alleged romance with the Koko-master, D-banj.
The A-List actress has also been scandalized on issues that border on sex on several occasions and she is said not to be having a stable relationship till date.
Uche Iwuji: She is another actress with more than one scandal trailing her, some years ago, she was involved in a nude scandal mess with another lady while she was a student of University of Lagos (UNILAG). The same incident resurfaced late 2013. Apart from her nude photograph which went viral in the internet she was alleged to have had extra marital affair with a bank managing director.
It was reported that in late 2013, her marriage with an oil and gas bigboy, Juwon Lawal crashed because of the alleged affairs with the banker.
Last weekend, the Kogi born businessman released a statement that the marriage which was contracted in November 2012 has ended. The 15 month old marriage produced a baby boy in August 2013.
According to the oil magnate the marriage broke down due to irreconcilable differences bordering mainly on Uche’s alleged past alliances with men. She has always been unlucky with relationships as her past affairs with various men have always proved unrewarding.
She is seen as a god mother by some up and coming actresses in Nollywood especially those in the Yoruba movie industry. Sometime she was said to have pimped a colleague, Iyabo Ojo for Senator Musilnie Obanikoro during the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship stint in Ghana as High commissioner to the country.
It was during this time Iyabo took her crew to Ghana to shot some parts of her film titled ‘Arinzo’. The actress has also been romantically linked with some men in the past. She is presently married to an American based Nigerian.
Additional report from first magazine.
August 2020:Fans Expect More New Songs From Nigerian Artistes
For all the craziness that 2020 has blessed us with, one of the highlights of the year has been some really good music as well as the promise of new music by some of our favourite stars.From Burna Boy to Wizkid, OBO, Tiwa Savage and FireBoy, there is a long list of A list stars that are waiting in line to”burst our brains” with some good music this August.
Multi talented singer, song writer, instrumentalist and creative director, Dare, also known as Dare Art Alade has been trying his hands at some new interests over the last few years. His last time in front of the camera saw him host the music talent show “Access The Stars”.However, many will remember that Dare is still one of the most talented vocalists in Nigeria, nay Africa.
So with his recent social media posts hinting at new music after a four year hiatus fans are super stoked to hear what the music maestro has been up to.
Music heads like Joey Akan and Bizzle are already psyched at the announcement and the whole of Twitter was waxing lyrical about the potential of a 2020 album from Dare particularly after he teased some new music stars when he graced the stage with Teni during the BAFEST concert in Lagos.
COVID-19:Majek Fashek To Be Buried In US
Legendary Nigerian reggae musician, Majek Fashek will be buried in New York, United States of America where he died. The first child of the reggae sensation, Randy revealed this in a You Tube video recently.
Randy who is the first of three children born to Majek and ex-wife, Rita explained that the COVID-19 out break made it impossible to bring his dad home to Nigeria as well as to ensure the safety of fans, family and his friends as he appreciated them for their undying love and support to the family.
Randy who has raised an alarm about the activities of scam artistes out to defraud innocent fans by using his late father’s name, said the family has Majek’s best interest at heart.He said “all Majek Fashek’s related items will go through me and the family and there are no exceptions to that. Our purpose is to develop until we are in a position to help little children and that is what dad would have wanted,”he said. Fashek whose legendary music spanned over three decades died on June 1, 2020 at the age of 57.The singer died in his sleep in New York after battling with esophageal cancer that stalled his career for months.
Majek attracted international attention in 1987 with his self penned tune “Send Down The Rain.He is survived by four children and his ex-wife, Rita.”The date of his burial is yet to be fixed.
Burna Boy Releases New Album, Twice As Tall, Today
Top Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy is set to impress fans with another body of work.The grammy nominated singer recently revealed the news of his upcoming album called” Twice As Tall”.In a post shared on instagram, Burna Boy revealed that the album will be released on August14, 2020.
The Nigeria entertainment industry is no doubt a very competitive one for a number of artistes, but a few have been able to out do himself the following year.
However, things slowed down for a lot of entertainers in 2020 as the year took an interesting turn with various happenings all over the world particularly the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the obvious lull on the industry, Burna Boy is getting set to bless his fans.He recently took to his social media platform to reveal the name of his upcoming album as well as its release date.
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