Entertainment is an art and a form of amusement, little wonder that many artistes often cross from their original field and venture into acting all to various levels of success. Here are top 10 Nigerian music stars who have featured in Nollywood movies so far.
Simi: Off her successful album and girl-next-door persona, Simi has been slated for a role in Kunle Afolayan’s forth coming movie titled ‘mokalic’. It has been apparent from her videos ‘Soldier’ for example that she has some acting skills.
Peter Okoye: Even though the group has been disclosed, this man is one of our favourite twins ever, after all the years of sold out shows and albums, Peter Okoye of p-square with several albums was cast in the forthcoming movie ‘Lion Heart”, directed by top Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji who also made her directorial debut with the movie.
Falz: Is there anything Falz cannot do?
He asked himself on a song with Davido and Olamide, which other musicians do you know that won an AMVCA? Falz’s character as ‘Seye’ in Jenifa’s Diary was unforgettable, surely fans would be looking forward to seeing him again in a move.
Banky W: Fans didn’t know it at the time but Banky’s life was showcased when he played the lead character in “The Wedding party”. The move was so great that they got paid twice and then did a sequel. Obviously , he’s been taking a few lessons from Mrs W.
Chidinma: Every one’s favourtite, Chidinma Ekine also known as “Miss Kedike launched into the music industry after she emerged winner of the reality show, MTN project fame. She also made her big break to the big screen with the move ‘The Bridge’. She played the lead role along side other top Nollywood actors.
Phyno: Phyno’s career may have started as a producer, rapper and later singer, but he has made the transition into an actor in Genevieve Nnaji’s movie, Lion Heart:
Davido: In 2015, Davido got a minor role in the movie ‘John Zerebe’, but when you consider his several music videos and love for snap chat it’s clear that he’s camera ready.
Ice Prince: Ice Prince also broke into Nollywood with the movie, ‘Heart of Gold’ in 2013. He also started in an edition of MTV ‘Shuga’ recently.
Tiwa Savage: Marvin Records first Lady Tiwa Savage has also featured in the Nollywood space with the series and came appearance on J.
2Baba Idibia: Legendary Nigerain artiste, Innocent Idibia is not left out here, as the popular musician has many feathers to his cap including acting. 2 Baba featured alongside Omawunmi and Denrele in the movie “Make a Move”.
Why Women In Nollywood Have More Money Than Men – Linda Osifo
Ebony Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo has opened up on why women in the movie industry are more successful than their male counterparts.
When asked why women do better, have more cars than the men in the industry, Osifo, speaking during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbing Minds, said there are so many more avenues for women to make money than men.
According to her, actresses have ambassadorial deals from wig brands, skin care, clothing brands, which is why some of them have more money than men and are able to acquire houses.
“As a woman compared to a man I have more options to get more jobs than a man.
“I can advertise hair, wigs, shoes and a wide range of clothes from brands which most men cannot. The ratio of men to women is 1:3 which makes the market wider for us.
“I’ve become a brand ambassador to skincare brands and that’s an industry that men don’t dominate and conquer so this is how women are more successful.
“Women have more opportunities to make money.”
The 29-year-old actress said the mentality of the society that a woman can’t make it on her own is the reason for the rumours that most actresses have illicit affairs.
“I’ve come to understand that society has the mindset that most women can’t succeed on their own. It’s a big problem because there are many women who are doing so much for themselves,” she added.
She noted that social media plays an important role in an actor’s career because we are in a digital world but talent sustains your success.
“The more people on social media platforms, the more you can market to them, but at the end of the day talent sustains success,” she said.
The Voice Nigeria 3: How Darey Pushed Esther To Victory
The Voice Nigeria Season three came to a crescendo last Saturday night when 23-year-old Esther Benyeogo emerged as the winner of the music reality TV show.
With Esther’s victory at the keenly contested competition, Darey Art Alade has engraved his name on the list of the Voice Nigeria coaches whose talent emerged winners.
The journey to victory for Esther began with a blind audition that had a total of 32 talents performing to get the attention of any coach in order to get a turnaround.
In the third week of the show, Esther made her first appearance at the blind auditions. Her rendition of Andra Day’s ‘Rise Up’ erupted the first teary emotion on the show as coaches Darey, Waje and Falz turned to canvass for her acceptance into their teams. After her rendition of the song, Waje couldn’t hold back her tears as she got emotional and cried while heaping accolades and commendations on the graduate of the University of Benin.
Settling into Team Darey with Rachel, Ayomikun, Jeremiah, Blescene, and Dapo, Esther made no mistake of saving her powerful voice for the last round, she displayed her dexterity and brilliance from the knockouts where she was sent straight to the battles after her rendition of Westlife’s ‘Flying Without Wings.’
The Delta indigene didn’t settle for less as she conquered Jeremiah on the battlefield to qualify for the live show.
Her final performance at the grand finale elicited cheers and claps from the studio audience.
Though not new to winning singing competitions, Esther says, winning The Voice Nigeria 3 is special because she’s recognised for her singing abilities.
“I am grateful to The Voice Nigeria and my fans out there for this amazing experience. It has been my utmost joy to come on your screens every week and share my gift on such a huge platform. This win is even more special for me because it is one thing to know you have a gift, but it means everything to be recognised for that gift. I must however give thanks to God without whom I would not be here today and also appreciate my family and friends for their love, support, and prayers,” she stated.
With every of her step, Darey couldn’t help but shower accolades on Esther, who had won God’s Children Great Talent Season 7 contest in 2017 at age 19, after she emerged first runner-up in the Next Big Teen talent in 2012.
“Of course, I am thankful to my Coach, Coach Darey, for making my time here truly rewarding, and for equipping me with the skills to give this my best shot,” she said of her coach.
I Hope Nobody Else Dies Before PSquare Reconcile – Ayo Animashaun
Media entrepreneur, Ayo Animashaun, has urged former PSquare duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, to settle their differences and not wait until they lose another person.
The executive producer shared a photo of members of the defunct Plantashun Boyz, 2face Idibia, Blackface and Faze after they had made peace at the ‘Night of Tribute’ in honour of late Sound Sultan in Terra Kulture, Lagos State on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
The singers were at some point called upstage and urged to reconcile as a way to honour the late singer, who was their bosom friend and colleague.
They agreed, embraced peace and even performed their classic songs together on stage.
Holding photo of the Plantashun Boiz which he described as his ‘picture of the month’, Animashaun called on the Okoye twin brothers to follow suit while hoping they do not lose any life before they eventually do the needful.
He wrote: “My picture of the month….I hope we don’t lose another life before @iamkingrudy and @peterpsquare realise it’s their turn to bury the hatchet. @therealblackfacenaija @fazealone @official2baba.”
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