Nigeria's Next Movie Star 2012 – The Housemates Unveiled

16 housemates will be contesting in the 8th edition of the reality TV show, The Next Movie Star. The show has been discovering and grooming acting talent for the African film industry since 2005.

It brought notable stars such as Tonto Dikeh, Uti Nwachukwu and Lydia Forson to limelight.  The show will begin airing on November 3, 2012.

It will be on the NTA Network, as well as on several other TV stations in Nigeria. Following are pictures and profiles of the 16 housemates, who will be participating in the show this year. Keep reading to see the profile for each housemate.


Name: Perpetua Andy Sex: Female
Date of Birth: November 19, 1991
State of Origin: Anambra
State Audition Centre: Lagos Hobbies: Travelling, Cooking, Reading, & Acting
Biodata: I am a kind person. I love to travel and meet new people


Name: Mina Horsfall
Sex: Female
Date of Birth: September 15, 1985
State of Origin: Rivers State
Audition Centre: Lagos
Hobbies: Acting & Singing
Biodata: A graduate of Lagos State University and former Miss Value Nigeria Pageant Queen


Name: Tonia Ese Oria-Arebun
Sex: Female
Date of Birth: July 5, 1987
State of Origin: Edo State
Audition Centre: Lagos
Hobbies: Dancing & Acting
Biodata: I am simply sexy, stunning, and sassyI am simply sexy, stunning, and sassy

More pictures and contestants after the cut....


Ties That Bind - Ghanaian Movie Review

Three women bound together by a similar pain, the loss of a child, journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers.

Starring: Kimberly Elise, Ama K Abebrese, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, John Dumelo John Dumelo, Ebbe Bassey, Randall Batinkoff, David Dontoh

Written, Directed and Produced by: Leila Djansi

Watch my review of the Movie below, also included is where you can watch it.


THE TOILET THAT FLUSHES ITSELF......another embarrassing moment

Hey guys! So for the past few weeks, the conversation on this blog has been quite intense and serious, I thought I'd lighten up the mood by sharing with you guys another embarrassing moment of mine. If you have not read the initial one, click here Most Embarrassing Moment

I was studying for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and my Dad decided that the best place to study was at a public library (because all I did at home was watch TV), so my Dad drove me to the library and left me there with my books, snacks and drinks. Ok, let me do a small flash back so that you can better understand the story.

What Does Sex Have To Do With It? The Men Speak.......

My dear readers, this is one post you do not want to miss reading. These men answer the question "What Does Sex Have To Do With It?" and they hold NOTHING back! They tell it exactly the way it is.

The ladies have spoken, now it's men's turn to share their wisdom with us.

These 3 men are very good friends of mine who are God fearing, single, and successful in their chosen fields; they are young men who definitely know what they are talking about.  Here is what they had to say.

Nollywood Actress Oge Okoye Honored with a Doctorate Degree

Nollywood actress, Oge Okoye has been honoured with a doctorate degree by Wisconsin International University, USA. The beautiful actress was awarded on Friday, October 19, 2012 at an event held at The Auditorium, NECA House, Central Business District, Ikeja, Lagos.

 Oge disclosed that her movie role in the film 'Fulani' gave her the honour being bestowed on her today. She revealed that she is very happy to be honoured by the American university.


Nollywood Producer, Charles Novia Reacts to Tonto Dike's Music

Tonto's Terrible Tremolo by - Charles Novia
Below is a statement made by the popular Nollywood Movie Producer, Charles Novia, regarding Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh's Music:
"I have restrained myself for a couple of years from commenting on Tonto Dike's career after my last comments about her role in the soft porn movie she acted in two years back, were badly taken by her and she went on twitter to hurl infantile insults on my person with expletives and uncomplimentary remarks. My reaction to such then was just a dignified silence. After all, I had already spoken on her stunted talent as an up and coming actress and further comments on her incensed tweets were unnecessary. All through the past few hours, the social media networks have been abuzz with the new singles of actress, Tonto Dike. She seems to have joined the actors of her ilk who have the moonlighting itch to delve into singing. While no one can stop such an ambition by those artistes, I do think those who surround such artistes are their worst enemies if they can't tell them the truth about leaving their sometimes doubtful day job.
Well, I will! I listened to Miss Dike's two singles a few minutes ago and my initial speechlessness morphed to a nagging laughter and then subsided into a befuddled anguish. I'm a music label owner (November Records) and have produced and Executive Produced acts like Majek Fashek, Terry tha Rapman, Zubby Enebeli etc. I know much about music and the slant of commercial music. But after listening to Miss Dike's songs, I'm inclined to align with the majorly negative comments about them on cyberspace. Ah-ah! Whoever produced her knew she has a bad voice for singing and masked our listening torture with the Autotune effect. But even the Autotune rejected any attempt to make a bad voice worse and Miss Dike came out sounding like she was in mid-stream orgasm instead of singing! Her anguished tremolos would have been better reserved for a horror movie sound effect than an attempt at joining the revered profession of music. If Omotola got away with her last two terrible attempts at singing, it was because Omotola is a fantastic actress and her fans could forgive her musical failings after backtracking her body of work in Nollywood. With Tonto, I can't say much either for her acting depth. She's a one-dimensional actress in my opinion, who mistakes notoriety for fame. She needs more training in acting and this I say with all sense of professionalism as a movie Director. She might achieve greater heights in acting if she trains more. But she has no heights to achieve in singing. Only a downward plunge, the stuff bad endings in movies are made of."

"Big Daddy" An Amaka Igwe Short Film on Rape

Big Daddy is a short film which premiered at the Silverbird Cinemas in December 2004. Written and directed by Chris Ihidero, the movie was produced by Amaka Igwe and won 2 awards at the 2012 In-Short International Film Festival.
Big Daddy won the “Special Jury Award” and “Best Editing Award” at the 2012 In-Short International film festival which held on October 11 – 13th in Lagos. The movie also got four other nominations: best screen play, best sound, best cinematography, and best short film. Watch it below.


Nollywood Actress Stella Damasus, Releases New Single; "Love Me Quick"

Hours after Ms. Tonto Dikeh released her "singles", Nollywood Icon, Ms. Stella Damasus followed suit by releasing her own music titled "Love Me Quick". Did I miss the memo? Is it the "in thing" to venture into music now? Are we not satisfied with singing in our bathrooms any more? 

While I don't necessarily approve of this sudden interest in music by Nollywood Actresses, I think Stella Damasus's music is still far better than those that have come before it. It's simple, plain and classic. (Did I mention no autotune?). Listen (below) to her and Judge for yourself. 


What Does Sex Have To Do With It? The Ladies Speak...

 I asked these ladies and myself a question, "What has sex got to do with it?". These ladies are Christ believing ladies whose values and foundation are rooted deeply in the word of God.

Neither of us is married, so we understand the struggles that comes with been a devoted christian in this day and age.

Here is what we all had to say. 

Do you already have a Child (Children)? Are You A Mother? - Rev. Mrs. Funke-Felix Adejumo

"I Shall Not Labor In Vain" - this is the last message that I will be posting, for now. But definitely one that you will want to listen to. I urge you to listen to the first 5 minutes, you will not want to stop. Don't miss out on this.

This audio is a prayer session from a recent Womens' Summit that was conducted by Rev. Mrs. Funke-Felix Adejumo (see the picture). The summit was held at HarvestHouse Christian Center, Ibadan and I have to tell you that this session was powerful. Now, I'm neither married nor do I have children but I prayed those prayers just as hard. Who says I can't pray into my future?

So, even if you are not married, you can still listen to it, keep an eye on your future home, and send the word of God to go ahead of you.

Her Necessary Evil - Part 2

“ok, so she’s not pretty but she seems polite”, he thought to himself. Still pondering on his thoughts, he heard her ask, “Are you going for the graduation ceremony at Andrew Bates?” He looked up with a bemused expression on his face. She had finally caught his attention. “Yes, I am”, he replied. “You?”, he asked. She nodded. The winter graduation ceremonies were scheduled to take place on the 8th and 9th of December at the Grand music Hall, Edinburgh. Graduating students from the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Edinburgh Business School were scheduled for the 1st day while students in faculties of Engineering, Physical and Biological Sciences were to have their ceremonies on the 2nd day.

She was called Ademidun Ojonemi Agbabiaka. Born in October, 1987 to a Yoruba father; her mother was Igala from Kogi state. An indigene of the pace setter state, “Dedun”, as she was popularly referred to, was a down-to-earth, conservative and soft-spoken lady. She was the third and last child living with her parents in Lagos. With her two siblings married, the house had become boring. However, a friend of the family that lived in Akure had come to live with the Agbabiaka’s. Dolapo had only been to lagos twice and was excited to start her youth service at Landmark offices, Africa Reinsurance building, Oyin Jolayemi- Victoria Island, Lagos. Her twin brother Dipo, had completed his the year before and was currently working with a law firm in Akure. Dedun and Dolapo were age mates and they shared the same room at the Agbabiakas.

Sneak Peek From Kalu Ikeagwu's Latest Movie - The Black Widow

It's Detective Seyi Rotimi's last day but his curiosity cant keep him away from the Kapah case, thats why he agrees to assist his partner, Detective Chase Huntsman (Tyler Scott), with questioning the deceased's widow, Fanta Kapah (Diamond Sonpon). Seyi's instincts tell him there's more to Fanta's story that meets the eye but is unsure of how to prove it.
Is she really spinning a web of lies or is Seyi (Kalu Ikeagwu) still bitter from his recent divorce and taking it out on poor Fanta?


On the Set of upcoming Tony Abulu Movie: Doctor Bello

Pictures from the set of Tony Abulu Movie: Doctor Bello


I'll Take My Chances - Nigerian Nollywood Movie Review

 I'll Take My Chances - Nigerian Nollywood Movie I'll Take My Chances
Tradition demands that a troubled young woman take the position of priestess of the land or else allow calamity to befall the village. She refuses to accept her fate and is further convinced not to heed custom's call by a handsome stranger. Ini Edo, Sam Loco Efe, Bryan Okwara (2012)

Directed by Desmond Elliot. 


Part 2: Relationship Matters - Questions & Answers By Rev. Gbeminiyi Eboda

I'm highly honored and blessed, that so many of you found the Q&A message very helpful and you were blessed by it. So just as the bible says in Matt. 7:7, you have asked and you have received. Here' you'll find the Part 2 of the message.

Something to keep in mind though, is that due to the limited availability of space, I will have to delete the Part 1 of the message soon. So, if you are yet to listen to it, I recommend that you download it and safe it. So, I will delete the player, and leave you the download link. That way, you can listen to it whenever you want.

So many people I've lost their way when it comes to the relationships. It's better to learn from wisdom, than from experience. So why not listen to these Q&A so that you don't make the same mistakes.

Relationship Matters: Questions & Answers by Rev. Gbeminiyi Eboda

So I noticed that most times, people have relationship issues that are really weighing on their hearts and most times, they have questions but are too afraid to ask, because humans can be quite judgmental. So, I've decided to do something entirely different today. This will be worth your time, I promise! Just Listen to it.

[caption id="attachment_632" align="alignleft" width="214"] Rev, Gbeminiyi Eboda[/caption]

I'll be sharing with a message from my Pastor, my Father and my Mentor. Rev. Gbeminiyi Eboda. (That's him in the picture). He is the Senior Pastor of HarvestHouse Christian Center. This particular message consists of a question and answer session in which people asked all kinds of questions about relationships (anonymously) and he, in his God given wisdom, answered the questions. (The audio below)
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