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Nollywood Top Actress, Chiege Alisigwe Missing In Action

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Remember her?, Beautiful Chiege Alisigwe is a famous Nollywood actress, model and philanthropist from Orlu, Imo State, but grew up in Enugu State. She was popularly known for her prolific acting in the movie ‘My Love’ where she featured alongside Ramsey Nouah.
In those days Ramsey Nouah and Chiege were our own Africa’s Romeo and Juliet. “My Love” story was so captivating that the movie was dubbed Nollywood best love film ever. The success of the movie led to the making of several other love films of the era.
She is good looking, creative, skillful and highly talented. She knows how to interpret movie roles very well and perfectly fits into any character assigned to her. She was one of the most sought after actresses in Nigeria before she disappeared from our screens.
She studied at Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, where she bagged her Higher National Diploma (HND).
Her passion for acting began in her secondary school days where she was a member of the dramatic society.
She was introduced into Nollywood in 1998 by a friend, Kelvin Ugwu, a broadcaster and an actor. Her first movie role was in ‘Igodo’-where she played the role of Agu’s wife. After that, she has featured in over 150 Nollywood movies some of which include: My Love, Keeping Close, One Dollar, Terrible Sin, Not Your Wealth Broken Engagement, Occultic Kingdom, Oganigwe Once A Soldier, My Folio, Sadist, End Of Dream, Pains Of Love, Forces Of Nature etc.
One of the movies that made her popular was Oganigwe. It was Nollywood’s own Cinderella story. It was a movie directed by Fred Amata Chiege featured alongside Patience Ozokwor, Jack Amata, Olu Jacobs Clem Ohameze and Kenneth Okonkwo.
Back in the days, over 20 years ago, Chiege was the reigning star actress in Nollywood before the likes of Mercy Johnson and Tonto Dike came on board. She was grabbing roles from producers because her beauty, height and acting prowess made her to stand out from the rest.
Chiege got married to a senior police officer, Tony Ebbe in 2002. He saw her on screen and pursued her relentlessly until he married her. Unfortunately the marriage only lasted for three months. She blamed the divorce on incompatibility.
After the crashed marriage, Chiege realized she was pregnant, when the baby was born she was named “Munachimsoaga”. Chiege has since remarried and had children with her new husband. Since after the divorce saga and re-marriage, Chiege simply disappeared from our screens and Nollywood make believe world.
She has been away from acting for so long that many of her fans started asking what went wrong. After the long hiatus in 2018, she came on hot demand, but we are yet to see her in any box office movie.

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Kunle Afolayan’s Film ‘Citation’ Hits Cinemas, August

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Renowned film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, ‘citation’, staring Temi Otedola.
Kunle’s sex for grades themed movie is gunning for an August 2020 theatrical release, the film maker confirmed this during a meeting live chat where he spoke extensively about the movie’s release.
He revealed that while the coronavirus pandemic may have affected productions, he is excited that his team had concluded primary photography before the coronavirus influenced lockdown.
“Thankfully we were able to complete the shooting of the film, we have also started post production before the entire COVID-19 started and we already have a hit, but because of the lockdown, things have slowed down.
The upcoming movie starring Temi Otedola, Jimemy Jeam Louis, Sadig Daba and Gabriel Afolayan will also be available on Netflix before the year runs out as confirmed by Afolayan who further revealed that he was already in talks with the American streamer.

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COVID-19: Emohua Monarch Cancels 116th Birthday Celebration

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Following the current global Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the monarch of Emohua Clan in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, His Royal Majesty V.C.B. Okor, (Mgbo XII) has cancelled his 116th Birthday celebration in compliance with the state government’s ban on social gathering to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the community.
In his birthday message to the people of the area, the monarch urged them to celebrate the birthday in their houses and abide by the various measures government has put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and stay safe.
The monarch who spoke through his son, Prince (Amb) Chigozi Okor noted that he is happy with the level of compliance and improved hygiene among the people, as they had been properly informed and sensitised on the dangers of non compliance by the town crier and health officials.
Eze VCB Okor commended the governor of the state for the various measures he put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the state. He noted that the temporary measures were taken in good faith to protect the lives of the people as he called for fervent prayer for God’s intervention and solution to the ravaging pandemic.
He called on the state and local governments to extend their palliative measures to the people of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The monarch thanked the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, (Engr) Emeka Woke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the community.

 

Jacob Obinna

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Multi Choice Rewards Customers With Package Upgrade

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DSTV and GOTV subscribers who have fully paid their subscriptions will enjoy an upgrade at no cost. The leading video entertainment company, multi choice Nigeria which made the announcement, Monday said it is part of its commitment to lessen the impact of the ongoing social economic crisis due to COVID-19.
“It is our priority to put customers at the heart of everything we do”, said the company’s chief customer service officer, Martin Mabutho.
“And in line with our mission to make great entertainment available even during the most trying of times. We are giving our loyal and valued customers base a chance to experience a wider range of the quality content we carry on our other packages. This is our token of appreciation for their continued support”, Mabutho said.
According to him, starting on Monday, April 20, DSTV customers on DSTV Compact Plus, Compact, Confarm, Family, Yanga and Access who pay for their current package or reconnect will be up graded to a higher package.
He added that this would afford them the opportunity of experiencing a wider viewing experience. DSTV Access Customers will have access to international shows on real time, Nollywood on Africa Magic Epic and Rok 2.
Mabutho stated that subscribers on the family bouquet will have access to movies and TV on TNT Africa and BET Customers on the compact package will have access to international and local entertainment on I Magic, Africa Magic Showcase and M-net movies Premiere and Comedy Central.
For GOTV customers, he said the offer will be available to GOTV Jollc, GOTV Plus GOTV Jinga, Value and Life Packages.
This provides GOTV lite and value customers access to E! Entertainment, FOX life and PBS, adding that GOTV Plus Customers will have more programmes on the GOTV Jollc Package such as CBS Reality and TNT Africa.
While GOTV Jollc customers will enjoy 75 channels options available on GOTV Max like BET, Starlife, Discovery ID and Cartoon Network.

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