The ever busy Nigeria
movie industry popularly known as Nollywood, the third largest movie industry in the world after Hollywood of America and Bollywood of India has released new block buster movies that are making waves and holding viewers spell bound in the various cinema houses across the country and beyond. Among the new movies that are currently showing at the silver bird cinemas, former Obi Wali cultural centre Abonnema wharf road Port Harcourt include:-
Head Gone: This is a comedy movie of errors that features Nigeria’s finest entertainers. The story is about a psychiatric hospital bus driver who loses some patients on referral to a federal hospital in road mishap. To cover up their mistake, the driver and nurse assistant picks up unsuspecting commuters to substitute the patients, the plot thickens in conflict as the sane commuters tries to prove their sanity in a psychiatric instruction and the escapees patients try to adjust to a new environment.
The hilarious movie features to Nigerian entertainers like Ali Baba, Basket mouth, 2 face Idibia, Barsorge Tariah Jnr, Ik Osakioduwa, Akpororo, Eniola Badmus, wale Oje and Yomi Obileye. Others include Tunji Shoti Mirin, Tunde Balana, Hafeez Oyetoro aka-Saka, Zack Orji, Sound Sulfan, Director Dare Fasasi aka Baba Dee etc.
Folly (Beyond forgiveness): This drama and crime movie features Yvonne Nelson, Uche Jumbo, Joke Sylva, Benjamin Joseph etc. synopsis:- it is about when a strange wife brutally murders her own sister and her beloved husband for having an affair. She must face the repercussion of her actions with the fruit of that affair.
This is a drama movie that features Mayid Micheal, Alex Ekubo, Mbong Amata and Rosemary Zimu etc. Synopsis:- it is about a young couple, Tare and champagne who have fallen and hard times and decides to engage in an open marriage to make ends meet. At first things seem to be going well until they met the enigmatic Douglas who takes them in a direction they never thought they would go.
Gone Too Far:- This is a British/Nigerian comedy produced by Poisson Rouge pictures and cofounded by the British film institute starring O.C. Ukeje, Adelayo Adedayo, Malachi Kirby, Bhasker Patel, Poojah Shah, Tosin Cole and directed by fast rising female British/Nigerian Director in the UK, Destiny Ekaragha
Ikudayisi (O.C. Ukejeh) travels from Nigeria wearing socks and sandals to meet his estranged brother, Yemi for the first time in Peckham Yemi (raised in the UK questions both his judgement and Africa heritage .O.C. Ukeje plays the comical role of a typical bush African in the midst of fush folks. A day on the estate filled with danger, excitement and romance teaches them the values of family self respect and makes gone too far a movie you cannot afford to miss.
Heaven Hell: A psychological thriller produced and directed by Katung Aduwak (Big Brother Nigeria Winner) will hit cinemas on January 23rd 2015. The movie stars Nse Ikpe Etim. Bimbo Akintola, Damilola Adegbite, Chet Anekwe, Fabian Adeoye Olojede, O. C. Ukeje, Kalu Ikeagwu and Gideon Okeke.
Hevens Hell is based on a true story, unveils the lives of two housewives who are best friends (played by Nse and Bimbo) and that of their husbands (played by Fabian and Chet). Their lives are held together by a rock solid friendship but soon laced with deceit, betrayal and lurking darkness. It is a movie that will keep your eyes riveted on the big screen.
The Department: This movie is a break away from the usual norm of storytelling. A secret organsiation tagged “The Department” run by young professionals, blackmails, to executives into selling their companies to the man behind the Department. Two loves opt out of the Department and the pressure, intrigues, blackmail from the group soon tests their love for each other. The action, romance, crime genre parades stars such as Majid Michel, Osas Igbodaro, Jide Kosoko, Desmond Elliot, Funky Mallam and Seun Akindele.
The movie is billed for release today, January 30th 2015.
Don’t Cry For Me: Starring Susan Peters, Joseph Benjamin, Nti Nwachukwu, Yvonne Nelson and Mary Lazarus.
Synopsis: A young woman prays that the man in her life will propose to her, her prayer is soon answered in a totally different and strange way.
N20m For Grabs As Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Others Contest
Nigerian social media space is bustling with activities as top Nigerian celebrities drawn from music, movies and football sectors lock horns in an online engagement contest hosted by the Nigerian Social Media Awards whose grand finale is slated for December 11, 2021 at Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island Lagos.
Celebrities competing in the Naija Game of Thrones category are 2Baba, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Olamide, Don Jazzy and Genevieve Nnaji, while Phyno, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, King Rudy, Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele Bello, Timaya and Mr. P are contesting in the Naija x Factor category.
A confirmation of the degree of engagement the celebrities have with their online fans, the contestants involve the fans visiting the website to vote for them to boost the celebrities opportunity to win N20 million grand prize that would be paid to the celebrities to support his/her corporate social responsibility project.
The project manager Nigeria social media awards, Francis Amirize in a statement said the social media which a few years ago started as a fun spot has today metamorphosed into an opinion shaping part of existence which can no longer be ignored in the marketing of brands projects and personalities.
Egwu Ogba Holds, August 9
The Umu-Akoku Family of Erema Town, Egi in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State has fixed 9th of August, 2021 as date for this year’s Egwu Ogba festival.
August 9, according to the family source, falls within eight Nkwo market days from the nineth of July 2021, when the declaration was made.
The declaration of the date was made by Elder Elijah Obulor on behalf of Elder Andrew Nwaoma who is the eldest member of Umu- Akoku family of Erema at the ancient Anamaoji play ground.
Speaking earlier in an interview with The Tide, the oldest member of the Umu-Akoku Family, Erema, Elder Andrew Nwaoma said the festival has no iota of fetism in it, stressing that it is a celebration of the culture of the Egi people.
Elder Nwaoma said Egwu-Ogba also fosters peace and unity, stressing that it is a celebration of all persons irrespective of their religious creed.
Also speaking, the head chief of Umu-Akoku Royal Family of Erema, Chief Ikenna Obulor said the celebration has remained the same despite the influx of different religions into Erema.
Chief Obulor said Egwu Ogba brings peace, prosperity and oneness to the entire Ogba Kingdom.
He used the occasion to refute alleged rumour of fighting during the ceremony, stressing that the entire place is peaceful.
The eldest son of Andrew Nwaoma, Bro. Kayedi Nwaoma said the present generation will ensure that the festival does not die.
Also speaking, the Eze Egi of Ogbaland, Eze (Prof) Anele Uzondu Wokoma said Egwu Ogba represents the feast of passover for the Egi people.
Wokoma said the festival brings bumper harvest to the Egi people as well as fosters unity in the Kingdom.
By: John Bibor
BB Naija Season Six Begins, ’Morrow
Multi Choice Nigeria, Monday, revealed that Season 6 of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show will begin on July 24.
Disclosing this while briefing journalists, Multi choice customer officer, Martin Mabudu, said that this year’s edition of the reality show would run for 72 days and end on October 3, 2021.
Recall that Olamilekan Agbeleshe also known as Layon won BB Naija lockdown edition last year. He went home with N30 million cash prize, a two bedroom apartment, courtesy of Revolution Plus, a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, a trip to Dublin, courtesy of Guinness and home appliances courtesy of Scan Frost.
Others are trip to Dubai, packaged by Travel Beta, a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste, a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller trip to watch the UEFA Champions League final and a branded new oppo mobile smartphone.
In 2019, BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money as well as other mouth-watering gifts.
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