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Behold 10 Nollywood On Screen Mothers …As Christians Celebrated Mothering Sunday

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Last Sunday was celebrated as Mothering Sunday in most churches, a day set aside to celebrate motherhood. Being a mother means many things which includes unconditional love and care, sacrifices and joyous moments, in Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry, the role of mothers take centre stage in most of the films. In the early days both the small and big screens have tried to capture what it means to be a mother using a variety of talented actors who have over the years become our favourite ‘On Screen Mothers’.
Below is the list of 10 Nollywood On Screen Mothers in no particular order.
Ngozi Ezeonu: She is your typical Nigerian mother, dramatic, caring, occasionally considered annoying, nevertheless, she is always looking out for her children and trying to figure out what is good for them. See “Mama Tiwa in Skinny Girl in Transit”.
Patience Ozokwor: In movies such as ‘Omugwo’ To Rise Again’ and ‘Behind Close doors’, Ozokwor represents every kind, playful, protective, concerned and caring mother out there trying to guide their children through tough or special situations.
Liz Benson: As a mother in ‘Worlds Apart’, Elastic Limit”, This Nollywood legend epitomizes the idea of the often. Feisty but devoted mother who just wants the best for her children and is scared of losing them to anything or anyone.
Joke Silva: In the 1999 movie “Curse From Beyond”, Joke Silva plays Mrs Raymond, a mother trying to solve her daughter’s spiritual problems. She stands by her through tough times giving her the strength to hold on and in Potato Potahto, she is Mrs Wilson, a mother and mother- in-law who always has some kind and wise words, respects her daughter yet allows her the space to make her own decision.
Sola Sobowale: As a mother in several Nollywood movies, “The Wedding Party”, “Diamond Ring” “Dangerous Twins”, Sobowale shines as a tough, dramatic and caring mother who fights, defends, supports, provides and makes her children happy.
Ebele Okaro: In most of her movies, “Silent Scandal”, “What Lies Within” and “Road To Yesterday”, Okaro is the reserved, lively and occasionally sarcastic mother who is always there for her children and family with unconditional love and support.
Hilda Dokubo: As a mother in several Nollywood movies, “Hour of Grace”, “World Apart” “Evil Forest”, Dokubo represents strong emotional and selfless mothers who are willing to risk all to protect their children.
Chinyere Wilfred: Compassion, warmth and honour are often Wilfred’s strong points as an on screen character occasionally epitomized every Nigerian mother who always speaks her mind without appearing over bearing.
As in series like “Invitation to Thunder”, she may fight with her son, make choices that invite regrets, but she is always protective working towards what she thinks is best for him.
Chinwe Owoh: In 2001 movie ‘Mothering Sunday’ Owoh is heart wrenching as a mother abandoned by her only son, Ejike, often taken up the role of mother in most of her films. Owoh is good at depicting the hard working, stubborn, emotional and selfless mother who will fight to protect her children from anything and anyone.
Ngozi Ezeonu: She is mostly the on screen mother who has been through everything but still perseveres no matter what she goes through or how much she cries, she is always determined to give her children the best.

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Reno Omokri Writes Open Letter To BBNaija Enthusiasts

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Reno Omokri has written an open letter to BBNaija enthusiasts.
In his letter, the former presidential aide asked ardent followers of the reality TV show to campaign for their businesses as much as they campaign for housemates who do not know them.
His letter reads
‘’Dear #BBNaija enthusiasts,
You see how you campaign for that housemate? Good. Campaign for your success like that. Instead of selling a housemate you don’t know and who does not know you, to me, use that time and energy to sell a product you can profit from to me. Do not be afraid of business or think that it is wrong to make a profit. It is not wickedness for lions to kill and eat antelopes. It is life’s natural order. Don’t be sentimental in business. Set your price competitively. Make your profit. Don’t exploit customers. But dont cheat yourself. A lion that does not kill will itself be killed!’’

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A review Of Tiwa Savage’s Water & Garri EP

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Nigerian multiple award-winning artist Tiwa Savage returns with a brand new extended play “Water & Garri. This comes less than a year after the release of her critically acclaimed third studio album “Celia”.
Water & Garri, a five-track body of work features Grammy Awards winner and veteran rapper, Nas, singer Brandy, the Nigerian underground artist Rich King and Alte singer and soul music stunner, Tay Iwar.
Since her return to Nigeria in 2012, Tiwa Savage has raised the bar for female artists. She embodied the almost frowned on sex symbol attribute in the music industry, her music is filled with flirting words and expressions. No wonder when she called herself African bad gyal, no one disputed the assertion.
Garri is a staple food among Nigerians, water is used to take or make Garri. The title as used in this context refers to her mashed style and global collaboration. She sticks to her heartfelt style in the course of making this album.
Tiwa Savage infused Rnb/Soul with Afro-fusion. The end product is a 19 minutes run of music with themes detailing heartbreak, love, hard work, perseverance, etc.
Nas and Rich King were on the opening track “Work Fada”, the pensive and reflective song preaches hard work and perseverance with Nas almost going preachy in his thought-provoking verse.
The six minutes long track is the perfect opener to the avarde garde album, who opens an EP with this type of lengthy play? Only Tiwa Savage could do such, the theme is distinct and it’s a well-calculated risk.
In 2016, Tiwa Savage’s marriage with talent manager Teebliz hit the rock. Five years later, she seems set to speak her truth. She reveals a little on the Interlude on her last album—Celia. On Water & Garri, Tiwa Savage dedicates two tracks to that ugly incident.
Ade Ori is a soft-light take on past relationships/marriage. She is now independent while she is hopeful about future handling. The lyrics drip with pain and regretful lines.
Tale by Moonlight was a popular weekly storied program on national television. Tiwa Savage details her fairy tale love expectations on this soulful 90s house music. Even though she flirts and gushing about the guy, she is cautious. Amaarae’s whispery vocals compliment Tiwa Savage’s flirt takes.
Seven years ago, American artist Brandy visited Nigeria. At a press conference before her performance at Classic FM Valentine show, she revealed she loved Tiwa Savage’s vocals, she liked it to a 14-year-old. Unknown to her, Tiwa Savage considered the Grammy Winner her role model and one of the reasons she is into music.
When they finally collaborate on “Somebody’s Son”, it is a perfect blend of two songstresses.
They complement one another, Brandy even sings in Yoruba. This track is one of the up-tempo songs on the EP. Its production is filled with Drums and mellow strings. Somebody’s son retains the themes of Ade Ori: it pleads for reciprocal love.
Tay Iwar and Tiwa Savage jointly closed the EP with a rollercoaster of deep expressive expressions. The horn-filled disco makes it sounds like a potential track for a Friday night out.
Veteran producer Pharell Williams called this project a classic but the fans failed to realize his caveat of it not becoming commercially viable. Tiwa Savage is unbothered if her recent promotional talks are anything to go by.
Water & Garri explores Tiwa Savage Rnb/Soul forte with an infusion of Afro-fusion, the EP is a dart between hope and despair. The production is pristine, however, the songwriting is underwhelming.
The featured artists almost overshadowed her. Although it’s obvious that this project is destined for the international market, the collaborations could have been lesser.

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Wizkid Makes History As ‘Essence’ BeComes Most Shazam Song In US

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Nigerian singer, Wizkid has made history in the United States.
The Grammy award-winning superstar made the history with his hit single ‘Essence.’
The 31-year-old father of three registered his name on the book of musical history when ‘Essence’ was announced the most Shazam song in the United States of America.
Apple-owned Shazam, through its Instagram account, announced Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ as the most Shazamed song in the country.
The app, which is used to identify music and TV shows by listening to a short sample of their audio, posted a pictured Wizkid with the caption: ”Big Congrats to @wizkidayo!! #Essence is now the most Shazamed song in the United States.”

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