Mike Ezuruonye’s Debut Movie as a Producer, “Brother Jekwu” reportedly makes N20Million in 10 Days!


Nigerians are definitely avid movie watchers.
Nollywood actor Mike Ezuruonye made his directorial debut recently with a movie called “Brother Jekwu” and according to reports, in the first 10 days of the movie being in the cinema it grossed approximately N20 million.
Amazing.
Mike Ezuronye’s movie which stars Mike Ezuruonye, Angela Okorie, Wofaifada, Funny Bone, Nedu, Klint D Drunk, Huddah Monroe, Sabrina Stadler, among others tells the story of a village man with native intelligence that is full of adventure, proud and conceited. He is lucky to make it to Kenya on the bill of his corrupt cousin where he gets lost in a tale of his adventure while exploring a new land and his encounter with other folks and two beautiful ladies led to the various comical scenes that add a twist to the story.
Watch the trailer below.
            
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Somkele Idhalama, Uche Jombo, AY Makun, RMD, "76" others Nominated for 2017 AMVCAs (Full List)


The fifth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) has commenced with the announcement of nominees. Nominees for the 2017 edition were announced earlier tonight Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.

Announcing the nominees was the duo of popular Nigerian actress and TV presenter, Mitchelle Dede, and renowned Kenyan actor, radio presenter and TV host Fareed Khimani during a special live broadcast which aired on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv.

Below is the list of nominees. What do you guys think?

Best Supporting Actress 
Ivie Okujaye - Something Wicked
Somkele Idhalama - 93 Days
Adunni Ade - It's Her Day
Ebele Okaro - Ebele Okaro
Kehinde Bankole - 8 Bars and a Clef
Khanyi Mbau - Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Namundi Mbusi - Vaya

Best Supporting Actor Movie/TV series 
Gideon Okeke - 93 Days
Warren Vasemole - Vaya
Kofi Adjorlolo - Ghana Must Go
Mpho Sebeng - The Jakes Are Missing
Rotimi Salami - Just Not Married
Nkem Owoh - Ghana Must Go

Best Art Director 
76 - Pat Nebo
93 Days - Bola Bello
Oloibiri - Chima Adighije
Happiness is a Four Letter Word - Gary Smith
Ghana Must Go - Godwin Ashong

Best Soundtrack 
Oloibiri - Rex Ricketts
93 Days - George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W
No Good Turn - Brymo
The Encounter - Michael 'The Truth' Ogunlade
76 - Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

Best Television Series
Jenifa's Diary
Sokhulu And Partners Season 3
Duplicity
Beneath The Lies
Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

Best Indigenous Language Movie Or Tv Series (Swahili)
Urembo
Siri Ya Mtungi (Season 2)
Mganga Bomba
Fihi
Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language Movie Or Tv Series – (Igbo)
Amonye-Bu-Onye
Obi-Eze
Obi Nwanyi Douye
Mmakwara Series
Ikpe Omuma

Best Indigenous Language Movie Or Tv Series – (Hausa)
Salim
Mafarin Tafiya
Yaki Da Zuciya
Maula

Best Documentary
Roots - Gambia           - Eboh Waggeh
Makoko: Futures Afloat - Femi Odugbemi
Alison              - Uga Carlini
Amaka's Kin- The Women Of Nollywood - Tope Oshin

Petra's Nabatean Heritage - Yvonne Bassey

Best Cinematographer 
Mrs Right Guy - Adze Ugah
93 Days - Yinka Edward
Happiness is a Four Letter Word - Lance Gewer
Oloibiri - Curtis Graham
76 - Yinka Edward

Best Actress in a Drama 
Bimbo Akintola - 93 Days
Ivie Okujaye - Slow Country
Rita Dominic - 76
Adesua Etomi - The Arbitration
Zimkhita Nyoka - Vaya
Meg Ottamwa - Derailed
Hannah Ojo - Love is A Prank

Best Actor in a Drama 
RMD - Oloibiri
Ramsey Nouah - 76
Sambasa Nzeribe - Slow Country
Gregory Ojefua - The Encounter
Olu Jacobs - Oloibiri
Femi Jacobs - Femi Jacobs

Best Actress in a Comedy 
Tina Mba - Meet the In-Laws
Uche Jombo - Wives on Strike
Dineo Moeketsi - Mrs Right Guy
Chioma Akpotha - Wives on Strike
Funke Akindele - Jenifa's Diary
Funke Akindele - A Trip to Jamaica
Omoni Oboli - Wives on Strike

Best Writer 
76 - Emmanuel Okomaiyi
The CEO - Tunde Babalola
A Trip to Jamaica - AY Makun
Oloibiri - Samantha Iwowo
Ghana Must Go - Tunde Babalolo
Vaya - Akin Omotoso

Best Actor in a Comedy Imeh 
Umoh Bishop - The Boss is Mine
Ayo Makun - A Trip to Jamaica
Bovi Ugboma - It's Her Day
Blossom Chukwujekwu - Ghana Must Go
Mike Ezuruonye - Brother Jekwu
Okey Uzoeshi - The Life of a Nigerian Couple
Amechi Munagor - Meet the In-Laws

Best Movie West Africa 
93 Days
76
Oloibiri
A Trip to Jamaica
The CEO

Best Movie South Africa 
Mrs Right Guy
Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Vaya
The Jakes are Missing
All About Love

Best Movie East Africa 
Aisha Kati Kati
Epidemic
Homecoming

Best Overall Movie 
Mrs Right Guy
Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Aisha
93 Days
76
Naomba Niseme

Best Short Film or Online Video 
Ireti
Loot
Meet the Parents
Cat Face
Light Diaries: Spin Around
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Watch all the FUN Moments from Mercy Johnson-Okojie’s Daughter, Angel’s 1st Birthday


Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie and her husband Prince Henry celebrated the first birthday of their daughter Angel over the weekend and it was well attended by friends and family.



       
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Nollywood Actor Bolanle Ninalowo Completes his New Home


Congratulations to Nollywood actor Bolanle Ninalowo on the completion of his new home. The “Husbands of Lagos” star took to Instagram to share the good news.

“And the Lord has completed it! Welcome to my new home… Thank God for completing this. A new home is a new blessing! Official house warming celebration, coming soon! All Glory to God 😇,” he stated.

He also took time to celebrate his parents:


"The second greatest gift a man poses after the gift of life is that of having good parents. I am privileged to have been conceived by these two who at no time in my life has forsaken me. I thank God almighty for such amazing and Loving father & mother. The duo who are always there to stand by me when i stumble and ensure that i never fall. Today i celebrate the completion of this new home with you. Your prayers, love and relentless support has brought me this far and all you have taught me through the years has equipped me to overcome any storm even when you are not there to comfort me. I am thankful to God for you and pray he continues to bless you both with good health, wealth and love unconditionally. By God and by you, I am who I am today. Indeed I am blessed."
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Ini Edo was on her way to Uyo Church Thanksgiving which Ended in Massive Tragedy


Nigerians are currently mourning the tragic incident which took place in Uyo resulting in the death of over 200 people after a church venue collapsed during a thanksgiving service. 

Nollywood Star Ini Edo has now revealed that she was scheduled to attend the thanksgiving service at Reigners Bible Church and was on her way when the tragedy occured. 

"2 days ago,I was very bitter about the unreliable nature of some of our airlines cancelling flights without prior notice thereby hindering my plans to attend a church service ceremony held in uyo. Now out of determination, I took a flight to calabar with the hope of being in uyo just in time for the service since the journey between calabar and uyo was just about an hour. The journey ended up taking over 7hrs because of an unexplainable traffic.No accident, good road no hitches just a headlock traffic. Whilst in the car, I started wondering why all my efforts to be at the service was being thwarted… then I got a call, that the entire church building had collapsed during the course of the service …. Once again, God had saved me.. My heart goes out to the families of the departed..may the good Lord grant them the heart to bear the loss. Everyday we see is a blessing..it’s not because we are special or better..It’s the exceeding Grace of our Lord Jesus. I am so humbled and grateful to God for preserving me… Happy thanksgiving….."

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Funke Akindele Bello Looks Stunning as the New Face of Womenswear Brand Ayo Van Elmar


The contemporary Afro-European label, Ayo Van Elmar has unveiled celebrated Nigerian actress Funke Akindele Bello, popularly known as Jenifa as her new face. The multifaceted actress has received several awards and recognition for her hard work and versatility in Nollywood.
Speaking about the brand Funke Akindele Bello said,
“I am delighted to be the face of Ayo Van Elmar, an aspiring global fashion brand with international standard. It’s great relief for me in particular knowing that I can patronize our made in Nigeria fashion pieces and still look classy’’.
Highlighting the rationale behind the arrangement, Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun, the Creative Director of Ayo Van Elmar said that Funke is an exciting muse and a source of inspiration, that she embodies the strength of the African woman and resounds the aesthetics of Ayo Van Elmar.




Credits
Model: Funke Akindele Bello
Makeup: Oge Makeup Artistry
Photography: BabzBamiro Photography
Wardrobe: Ayo Van Elmar | D E L I R I U M | Spring Summer collection 2017
Website: www.ayovanelmar.com
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Rukky Sanda shows off her stunning figure in new photos


The actress shared the stunning photos on her Instagram page.



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Ngozi Nwosu, Lisa Omorodion, Uti Nwachukwu, Layole Oyatogun, Ik Ogbonna & More Star in “The Inn”


Three couples come for a brief rest at the inn of Madam Chambers, and what started out as a well conceived mini-holiday turned chaotic as the hidden agenda of one of the couples clashes with the owner and the sanity at The Inn.

The Inn stars Ngozi Nwosu, Lisa Omorodion, Ik Ogbonna, Uti Nwachukwu, Layole Oyatogun, Chelsea Eze and Mofe Duncan. It was directed by Emmanuel Eme, produced by Lisa Omorodion and Grace Edwin Okon.

The Inn is a Platinum Studios production in Conjunction with Derwin Productions.










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Jocelyn Dumas, Van Vicker, Jackie Appiah & more at the Ghana Movie Awards 2016


The Ghana Movie Awards 2016 held last night, organised by Zylofon Media at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra.
See the list of winners below
Best Supporting Actress
Jackie Appiah
Discovery of the Year TV Series
John Peassah (Drogba) – YOLO
Favourite Actor
Kwadwo Nkansah
Favourite Actress
Nana Ama McBrown
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Funny Face – Cow & Chicken
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Babie Dapah – Cow & Chicken
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Bismark Nii Odoi – Cow & Chicken
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Grace Omaboe (Maame Dokono) – Guy Guy
Best Comdey Series
Cow & Chicken
Foreign TV Series (For TV Stations)
Kumkum Bagya – Adom TV
Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
Desmond Danso-Sakyi (King George) – YOLO
Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
Makafui Fela – YOLO
Best Drama Series
YOLO
Best Actor Drama Series
Aaron Adatsi – YOLO
Best Actress Drama Series
Queenstar Anaafi – YOLO












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Chika Ike Releases New Photos as she Relaunches her Website


Actress and Entrepreneur, Chika Ike has released new photos as she relaunches her website chikaike.com






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#AdenikeUncut My Thoughts on Toke Makinwa's On Becoming


So I read Toke Makinwa's book "On Becoming" and I was a bit disappointed. But I learned a few things though. Have you read it? What do you think?

Watch Below.

           


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MTV Shuga Season 5 Cast Revealed! Adesua Etomi, Emmanuel Ikubese & Nick Mutuma are Back in the Series for March 2017


Talented actors, Emmanuel Ikubese and Adesua Etomi are joining the likes ofVanessa Mdee, Thuso Mbedu, Mohau Mokoatle Cele, Jezriel Skei, Nick Mutuma as part of the fresh ensemble cast for the upcoming fifth series of MTV Shuga. Actors who are not returning are Sharon Ezeamaka (who played Princess in the 3rd and 4th season) and, Dorcas Shola Fapson.
Produced by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base, MTV Shuga, an award-winning ”edutainment” drama that has been proven to actively change behaviour relating to HIV prevention, is going into production in Johannesburg in December, turning its lens on the issues of sexual and reproductive health among teenagers and young women in South Africa.
Having successfully highlighted issues affecting young people in Kenya and Nigeria for nearly a decade, MTV Shuga is using powerful contemporary storylines and relatable characters to disseminate public health messages targeted squarely at South African youth, with a particular focus on adolescent girls and their vulnerability to HIV infection and unintended pregnancy.
Crowded with interweaving stories of heartbreak, love, betrayal and difficult decisions among contemporary South African youth, MTV Shuga is supported by South Africa’s Department of Basic EducationPEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), Marie Stopes International,  ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action MSM & Transgender Programme, CIFF (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) and FHI 360 (Family Health International).
The news follows a recent report from UNAIDS which demonstrates that the years between 15 and 24 are the most dangerous time for young women when it comes to HIV infection. Globally, in 2015, around 7,500 young women became newly infected with HIV every week and in southern Africa, girls aged between 15 and 19 years accounted for 90 percent of all new HIV infections among 10–19-year-olds.
Tanzanian TV and radio personality and recording star Vanessa Mdee will interpret the role of “Storm” – a dissatisfied trophy wife with a wandering eye. Also joining the cast is “Scandal!” actor Thuso Mbedu, who will play the role of Ipeleng, an ambitious schoolgirl who’s bringing up her younger brother after the death of her mother, while 17-year old Jezriel Skei, best known for his award-winning turn in “Four Corners” (2013) will create the new role of soccer-mad macho-man “Q” or “Quinton”.
Set in the cool clubs, hangouts and schools of Braamfontein and the fictional township of “Zenzele”, MTV Shuga will see the return of veteran cast member and former “Mr Nigeria” Emmanuel Ikubese in the role of “Femi”, a music promoter from Nigeria who’s been living with HIV for 4 years, while Adesua Etomi reprises the role of Femi’s girlfriend, “Sheila”. Also returning is South African actress Mohau Mokoatle Cele (who plays dissatisfied teenage singer, “Bongi”) as is Nick Mutuma’s “Leo” who’s looking to find some escape from his past actions.
MTV Shuga will premiere on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322)) and BET (DStv channel 129) and other terrestrial broadcasters and other MTV networks and third party broadcasters around the world from 8 March 2017. Other elements of the MTV Shuga campaign will include a radio drama series, peer educator programme, comic book, mobile information service, social media and a range of digital platforms. To continue the conversation about MTV Shuga, please go to www.MTVShuga.com, like MTV Shuga on www.facebook.com/MTVShuga, or follow MTV Shuga on Twitter or Instagram @MTVShuga using the hashtag #MTVShuga5.

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‘The Wedding Party’ Grand Premiere: An Experience Worth Reliving


 The much talked about Dubai Tourism Grand Premiere of ‘The Wedding party’, held on the November 26 2016 at the Eko hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The highly anticipated and most sought-after invitation of 2016 had a ‘White and Chic’ dress code that saw cast and guest alike step out elegantly to the flashes and clicks of cameras.
The sold-out evening left guests reeling with excitement starting from the Bridal Court where guests were welcomed with signature Baileys cocktails whilst posing for pictures on the red carpet. The train then moved to the Gourmet Board where a 3- course dinner was served.
Hosted by Bovi and Mimi Onalaja, the dinner had lots of surprises in store for guests from live performances by Seyi Shay, Isaac Gerald, Ruby Gyang and Timi Dakolo to raffle draws anchored by Headline Sponsors, Dubai Tourism. Some of the night’s standout prizes included luxury accommodation courtesy Arabian Falcon, theme park passes courtesy IMG Worlds of Adventure; helicopter rides courtesy Alpha Tours Helicopter Rides and other VVIP gifts.
After dinner, guests were moved into a custom built theatre for the movie screening. The full capacity audience laughed from start to finish giving the screening a standing ovation. After the screening, Director Kemi Adetibaintroduced her cast and crew lead by Executive Producers, Mo Abudu (EbonyLife TV), Kene Mkparu (FilmOne), Naz Onuzo (InkBlot) and Laura Jeyibo (Koga Studios).
The premiere also broke the record for the largest mannequin challenge in Nigeria with an entire theatre posing in tribute of the recent social media phenomenon.
The highlight of the evening was the Premiere After Party held in The Honeymoon Bay with  DJ Obi on the decks. Guests savoured delicious treats and themed cocktails from the Baileys, Ciroc and Johnnie Walker Bars not to mention Hans N Rene and Bollinger stands. It was a befitting climax to what had been an eventful evening.
Guests at the premiere included Alhaji Lai Mohammed (The Minister of Culture and Tourism), Phillip Oduoza, Tony Elumelu, Kennedy Uzoka, Ayodele Subair, Jimi Agbaje, Biodun Shobanjo, Ruth Osime, Nkiru Anumudu, Patrick Doyle, Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs. Others include The Deputy British High Commissioner, Osagie OkunborNicolas Vervelde, John Obayawuna, Peter Obiand his wife MargaretDebbie Ogene, Omobola Johnson, Mosun Ogunbanjoand Kaine Amacre.
The Wedding Party is poised to be the movie that keeps giving. In the unique “Win with The Wedding Party Promo” real life couples-to-be can win anything from Bridal Make-Up by Zaron Cosmetics, Cakes by Tosan, KOTS Catering, Complimentary venue hire courtesy of Dorchester Events Centre, Grooms’ Styling by Mai Atafo to Invitation Design by The Wedding Store.
Other sponsors of the premiere were Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Ciroc, Baileys, Airtel, Bank of Industry, Access Bank, Bollinger, Amstel Malta amongst many others.
‘The Wedding Party’ will be in cinemas across Nigeria from December 16 2016.

































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