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.
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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