The Nigerian movie Industry
popularly known as Nollywood has not only gained global recognition, but has produced very rich and popular celebrities over the years. Below are five of the riches Nollywood actors in the Industry.
1). Richard Mofe Damijo
Richard Mofe Damijo better known as RMD was born on July 6, 1961 in Warri, Dalta State Nigeria, he is not only a Nigerian actor of repute with many awards, but also a politician. In 2005, he got the African Oscar award also known as African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) as the best actor in a leading role. In January 2009, he became a commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, he Studied in Middle-West College, Warri and Anglican High school also in Warri and later proceeded to university of Benin and graduated in Theatre Arts in 1997 from the university of benin. He later studied legal laws at university of Lagos and received a diploma in 2004.
2). Jim Iyke
Jim Iyke began his acting career in 2001. Today he is one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood, he is also one of the most successful stars in the industry and has featured in more than 150 movies. Recently, he established his own movie production company which he called ‘untamed productions’. Jim as he is popularly known is also a skilled film producer. One of movies, which he has created recently, is called ‘I dollar’. It has a great success among admirers. He has made continuation of the same movie called ‘2 dollars’. Now he works on other block buster movies under the name ‘Shades White’, which promises to be the most successful among Jim’s movies. The Nollywood bad boys has started on his own musical label and his own first album called ‘Who I am?’, in which some most successful musicians of Nigeria, such as TuFace Idibia, Sound Sultan and so on have taken part. However, the most part of the income from his album was offered to shelters. Besides that, he is a professional film actor, producer, musician and businessman. Jim Iyke is also a philanthropist, he has set up a non-governmental organization (NGO) aimed at the education of needy children or children with limited opportunities.
3). Nkem Owoh
Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor and comedian. In 2008, he won African Oscar Award for the best actor in a leading role. Owoh was born in Enugu, Nigeria. After his elementary and high school, he proceeded to university of Ilorin and studied Engineering. Already during his study at the university, he began to take part in various telvesion and film productions. He played a lead role in the movie ‘Osuofia in London’. He is also known for song in the movie ‘the owner’. However, this song was forbidden by the Nigerian censors board. In 2007, the actor was arrested in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as a result of 7-month ‘investigation by the Dutch Police under the name Operation Apollo. Nkem Owoh was arrested during a musical show and later released. In November 2009, he was kidnapped in Eastern Nigeria. His abductors demanded a ransome of 15 million. The man was released after his family members allegedly made a payment of 1.4 million Naira.
4). Osita Jheme (Pawpaw)
Jheme was born in Mbaitoli, Imo State in a family of five children. After end of primary and secondary education in the state, he entered the Enugu State university and studied Mass Communications. The actors Chenedu Ikedueze (Akis) are often mentioned as a small duet. Rare appearance of Iheme has given him advantage. He became different and unique from all actors in Nollywood. In 2003, he gained more popularity through his acting prowess in a comedy movie titled Aki na Ukwa, in which he played the role of ‘pawpaw’ that is a harmful child. The actor played a role of ‘baby’ in many movies but has begun to take part in more mature and serious Nollywood movies. He became more popular and has received respect both in the Nigerian film industry and among admirers. Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan also honoured him with a national award.
5). RamseyY Nouah
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah was born in the state of Edo, Nigeria to an Isreali father and a Yoruba Mother on July 16, 1973 he is married to Emilia and has two children, he is a graduate of Mass communication from University of Lagos, he speaks three languages; Ibo, Yoruba and English. He loves boxing, golf, soccer, martial arts, swimming, driving the bicycle, basketball and tennis. He is a very popular actor and skillfully carries out his movie roles. He received an award as the Best Actor in a leading role in the 2010 edition of AMAA. His movie career began when he played a major role in Nigerian television soap operas. Since then he had appeared in numerous movies where he played leading roles. He was called lover-boy because of numerous
Tiwa Becomes Ambassador Of Smart Phone Brand
Afrobeats songstress, Tiwa Savage has been unveiled as latest brand ambassador for a popular smartphone brand.
Before her official unveiling, the smartphone had teased its followers to guess who their latest ambassador by sharing a foggy image of the singer.
Officially welcoming her to their fold via its Instagram, as their ambassador for ‘Camon19Launch’, Tecnomobileng wrote: “Queen of Afrobeats! Mama Africa! Multitalented singer! Superstar extraordinaire and confirming the news in the comment section, the “Koroba” singer wrote: “The sexiest phone ever.”
Taking to her social media pages, Tiwa announced to her fans that she is the newest brand ambassador for smartphones.
Sharing an advert snippet of the brand, Tiwa wrote: “This one is highly approved by the No1ABG, Your girl is on board with one of the coolest brands ever – TECNO!
Jungle Justice: Police Order Portable To Report Himself
The Nigeria Police has ordered a Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself over a viral video.
The Tide source reveals that Portable was seen in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife’, asking her to advise him to stay away from his friends for they had no glory.
In the video, the ZaZu Zeh crooner asked the young man to name his friends whom he was accusing of having no glory.
Without allowing his victim to say a word, the singer asked his boys to beat the helpless guy.
As they pounced on the victim, Portable was heard in the Yoruba language, saying “e luu pa”, that is, “beat him to death.”
Reacting, the Portable was asked to report to the Ogun State command as the incident happened somewhere within the state.
The Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while describing the act as unbecoming and barbaric, asked the singer to surrender himself or be declared wanted.
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media, where a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him. The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.
“The flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person,” Oyeyemi said. statement on Monday.
Davido Earns N144.5m From Boston, Toronto Ticket Sales
Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido, who is currently on a North American tour labelled: “We rise by lifting others”, which began on June 16, at Brooklyn, New York, has made N144.5 million from the sold out ticket sales from History-Toronto, and House of Blue in Boston.
Figures released by SeatGeek showed that the award-winning singer’s tour tickets were generally sold for as little as $41.00, with an average price of $74.00. Davido made $185,000 (N76.8m) and $162,800 (N67.6m), totalling N144.5m based on an average ticket sales rate of N415.37 and the capacities of History (2,500) and House of Blues (2,200), according to BusinessDay.
Reports indicate ticket purchasers would go online to search for ticket prices using sites such as SeatGeek’s Deal Score Function which ranks tickets by value and shows buyers how good a deal they are getting when purchasing tickets.
While speaking with Trevor Noah, the daily show on the tour, Davido stated that his main aim of the North American tour was to showcase Africa in its entirety and to carry everyone along, especially Africans.
Award winning Nigerian singer, Davido Adeleke, has offered full scholarship to Suleyman, a young boy who got parallel A1 in WAEC exams.
Despite getting such an impressive result, Suleyman has been sitting at home due to lack of funds to sponsor his education at the tertiary level.
Fortunately for him, Davido heard about his condition and has promised to sponsor him through school and also take care of his allowance and accomodation. Davido tweeted: “We have contacted Suleyman who lives in Ghana and he has been given a full 4/5 year scholarship to Adeleke university.. accommodation and allowance included ! God bless y’all ..”
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