It didn’t come as a surprise to many when news broke that notable Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze has been elected president of the Association of Voice Over Artistes (AVOA) Nigeria.
Those who have followed the shining career of the Badagry, Lagos born entertainer, know that outside acting, the other thing that has distinguished Segun Arinze is his voice which he has put to good use as a singer, master of ceremonies and voice over artiste.
Segun’s smooth voice had laced anumber of commercials, Adverts and indeed the voice over industry. Segun, one time president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is regarded as a guru, so when it was time to elect a new president, members of AVOA overwhelmingly elected Segun Aina Padonu also known as Segun Arinze to lead them as president and to do so with an executive council made up of the Vice President, Joy Ogbekene, Director Finance, Tessy Brown, Director Publicity, Udeme Udom and Director Business, Michael Nnabuchi.
An elected Segun who has already been sworn in, thanked members for the confidence reposed in his ability to lead the association to the next level. The award winning actor also canvassed the support from stakeholders and members of the executive council.
In the words of the actor of vast credits who is popularly known as ‘Black Arrow’, “I am grateful and thankful for this huge honour bestowed on me by my colleagues. Together, we shall move AVOA to greater heights, Thank you and God bless you”.
First known nationally for his portrayal of the role of Black Arrow in the action movie of the 90s produced by Chico Eyiro titled, “ Silent Night”, Segun Arinze walked into limelight as a singer with an irresistible voice, one whose hit track front his debut album, ‘Nwanyi Nganga’ made waves on radio. Later Segun, son of the late Bamidele Padonu of Badagry became notable as one of Nigeria’s most gifted show host and voice over artiste, who makes jingles and commercials a delight to listen to.
And when Nollywood ticked, Segun instantly became a house hold name, he emerged as one of Nollywood’s undisputed bad boys and the producers first choice for an actor who can add zest to a picture.
Since he joined Nollywood, Segun Arinze’s rating has not dropped. The talented and resourceful actor is one of the not too many actors in Nigeria screen acting space, whose popularity is so overwhelming and whose simple precepts are roundly admired.
My Victory Resulted From Steadfast Prayers, Says MBGN Winner
Winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021, Oluchi Madubuike, yesterday said that her victory was as a result of steadfast prayers.
Madubuike, who was crowned Miss Nigeria World 2021 on Saturday, took to her Instagram page to appreciate her family and other people who supported her in the journey.
According to her, she was victorious because of the steadfast prayers, love and support that she received from well wishes.
She said, “The little girl in me is screaming with joy at this new reality of mine. I’m sure my dad is with the host of angels in heaven celebrating me!
“I am so grateful to God most importantly for this opportunity and the hand of favour He placed upon my life. I am a living testimony of his divine work.
“To @silverbirdgrp , all our sponsors and partners, thank you all for this opportunity. I promise to maximize it to my fullest potential.
“This victory was a result of the steadfast prayers, love and support. I pray that God will find a way to repay everyone who contributed in a thousand folds.”
Madubuike would be representing Nigeria at the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant to be held on December 16, 2021 in Puerto Rico.
Nigerian Female Celebrities Are Not Prostitutes -Movie Producer
Nigerian movie producer, Samuel Olatunji, popularly known as Bigsam has debunked the idea that successful women in the entertainment industry earn their money through questionable means.
The Public Relations expert took to his Instagram page yesterday to condemn Nollywood actress, Nnaji Charity, who in her Instagram stories wrote that “being a female celebrity in Nigeria is more like an advanced prostitution.”(sic)
“To say her post is uncharitable to women is stating the obvious. What is more uncharitable is the fact that she is a woman (that, I believe because these days, you never can tell), “ the producer said.
He added, “What you are implying is that all these successful female celebrities, both in entertainment and outside entertainment are prostitutes, got to where they are, or are maintaining what they are by prostitution? Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Naming celebrities such as Linda Ikeji, Toyin Abraham, Funke Akindele-Bello, and Ini Edo, the Dear Affy producer attested to lucrative means by which several female celebrities he has worked with, make their money.
He said, “There was a time someone called me to say Linda Ikeji must be doing fraud or advanced prostitution to make the kind of money she has, that year, Linda was charging 50k per post (now it is 150k). I asked the person to open the blog and we did counting of sponsored post for that day as at 6pm, Linda has done about 20 sponsored posts. That year, Linda was raking in about 2 million daily. Before Covid and after, Toyin Abraham was making over 5 million monthly.
“About 10 years ago, we struck a major deal for Ini Edo, my first cut in the money was over 1.5m. Till date, Ini is making legitimate money quietly and in quick succession to have warranted talk that she’s the richest actress in Nigeria. About two or three years ago, Funke Akindele Bello made over 1 million USD from just one of her projects.”(sic)
Also mentioning the likes of Kemi Adetiba, Uche Jumbo, and Lizzy Jay, Bigsam said, “If you see all these women living life and living well, don’t let your limited brain deceive you that they only make it by gracing beds of powerful men (some of these men actually live off them).”
“Women are doing well and it is possible for the upcoming one to do better without turning to prostitution,” he continued.
He further encouraged ladies to ignore the claims by Nnaji as “she doesn’t know what she’s saying.”
Wizkid, Omah Lay Bag High Nominations In AFRIMA 2021
The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list, which was released on Wednesday, features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.
Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’. Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.
- Rivers3 days ago
Group Wants Ekpeye People To Pursue Common Goal
- Politics3 days ago
Reps Query Presidential Committee Over Assets Seized From Past Leaders
- Politics3 days ago
Sanwo-Olu Signs Anti-Open Grazing Bill Into Law
- Politics3 days ago
Chieftain Urges Kanu, Ighoho To Join APC
- Editorial3 days ago
For A Greater Rivers Utd FC
- Opinion3 days ago
OurStateOurResponsibility: An Insight
- News3 days ago
- News3 days ago
NYSC Advises Corps Members Against Risky Engagements