The movie Half Of A Yellow Sun was adapted from the book written by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, which focuses on Nigeria during the struggle to establish an independent republic.
The film which had a personal significance with the book had Top celebrity casts like Chiwetel Ejiofor (Oscars Awards Nominee), OC Ukeje, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Tina Mba, Genevieve Nnaji, Zack Orji, Gloria Young and others.
The ’12 years a slave’ Oscar nominee who arrived Lagos State for the film screening which took place at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island at 11am ,also, was in attendance for the press conference which took place at the wheat Baker Hotel in Ikoyi.
Model, fashion designer and budding actress, Blessing Patrick, is fast making a place for herself as one of Nollywood’s new talents.
In a recent interview with the actress, she pointed out that despite the fast lane at which the entertainment industry is growing, the challenges faced are majorly with the movie directors.
“One of the challenges was that everybody wants to be an actor or an actress so there are lots of people struggling in the industry. It has to do with knowing someone in there who can make things work for you. It’s quite unlike those days when people went for auditions and got the Jobs.
The major challenge now is that if you are not connected, you will hardly get roles unless you give them what they (directors and producers) want.”
“The directors we have these days are not ready to make and discover stars; all they want is to promote people that are loyal to them.”
The indigene of Cross Rivers State who also doubles as the Editor, Infinity Fashion Magazine has featured in over 15 movies including World of A Prince, Enter The Place, Wave of Glory, Blast Of The Mafia, Sexy Vampires and Masquerade Dancer to mention a few.
Few days ago Nollywood actress and “hot”star Afrocandy took to her social media pages to solicit for funds to enable her pay her daughter’s school fees, she has revealed to Nigerian Tribune her reasons for begging for the funds. Here’s what she said:
“Actually, my daughter got a scholarship from the Ivy League universities that accepted her, but we were preparing, her school mates that were supposed to go to the same school opted out because they said the school is too expensive and didn’t get scholarship. So, because of that, my daughter said she did not want to go there alone because it’s far from where we live and more of a white neighborhood.
That was when it dawned on me.Yes, we opted for one of the schools that also accepted her, but the only thing is I have to foot the bills before I am able to get my money – that’s if I will ever get it.
The whole thing crushed my plans. I know most people will abuse me, but I count on the support from my fans. Lots of them have been calling in, sending messages, telling me they are worried about my situation. Even though some of them cannot afford to help me, it brings tears to my eyes to see that I’m still loved by so many.
That means the world to me. Some of them have even been sending in money through Paypal and bank account. Is that not something? So, I don’t bother about the people laughing at me.”
Nigerian lead vocalist of the singing group called Bracket, Nwachukwu Ozioko, popularly known as Vast has announced he will be celebrating his birthday with a cancer survival party.
“By this time last year I didn’t believe I would still be among the living, I thought it was over, but now I am still alive, stronger than before, God in heaven I thank you. Happy Birthday to me “the cupid man” Vast had said on his birthday.
In February 2013, he was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer of the blood) in London and also underwent treatment there also.
Vast will be going to Paris, France next week to celebrate his birthday party
Popularly known ‘American Basic Cable and Satellite Television Channel called BET (Black Entertainment Television)’ released an article recently to find out if ‘Whitenicious owner’ and singer Dencia is being threatened by ‘Dark skin’ and jealous of award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Reprudencia who is known to never let an opportunity to diss the Kenyan actress pass by, took to twitter to pour out her fury and lambast Lupita when the BET article showed up.
When does Dencia’s long running beef with the star actress likely to stop?
Flawless beauty Lupita Amondi Nyong’o was recently announced by ‘Music Television’ (MTV) to be among the stars who will be presenting trophies to the Awards winners at the 2014 Movie Awards.
The Kenyan-Mexican actress debuted after her win at the Oscars Award for ‘Best Supporting Role’ in the movie ‘12years a slave’.
The show which will be hosted by comedian and Late night host Conan O’Brien, confirms that International music stars Eminem and Rihanna, will take the stage for their first live performance of their number one smash hit, titled ‘The Monster’ on the 14thApril, from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater Los Angeles, United States.
Just when we thought the ‘Lupita Fever’ was finally subsiding, after singer Dencia called Lupita out the second time when she (Lupita) bagged recently, ‘The Face of Lancôme’, our ever stunning black beauty girl is still in the spotlight.
International acts expected to be in attendance and grant awards to winners, includes, Nicki Minaj, Cameron Diaz, Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell and many more.
Nigerian fast rising Pop singer from Benue State, Imelda Ada Okwori, popularly known as Imelda J, in a recent interview has debunked the speculated ‘hot romance’ between her and popular distinctive Yoruba singer Jaywon.
Jaywon, who first denied the affair earlier on, stated he never knew who Imelda J was. Unfortunately for him, the entire public became abreast of the fact that he lied when a recorded music video and single of the both of them showed up and went viral.
Apparently, Imelda J who kept quiet on the issue, was enjoying the whole buzz of being in the news, not until few days ago, in an interview with Hip TV the Pop artiste lambasted Jaywon.
“I didn’t have any romance or affair with Jaywon. Jaywon is dull and not up to the level of guys I date. Oops! I just bit my tongue!” the musical diva stated.
Before now, rumour had it that Jaywon; personally funded the bills for the video of the song he recorded with Imelda J and the two were planning to get married secretly in Lagos. It was rumoured that he even bought her a Chrysler automobile because he was so in love with her.
Could this be a tale of Love Gone Sour?
There must be a big but Becky phenomena going on that we’re not hip to. Apparently Coco, Kim K, Iggy, and new inductee Jen Selter are all in the clique.
‘Whootie’ Jen Selter is slowly coming for Kim’s crown. The fitness guru has amassed 3 million followers since putting that plum rump on display, and doing super flexi yoga poses in random locations throughout island of Manhattan.
Check out bikini photos she gifted followers with upon hitting 3 milli follower
Rave making artiste, Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele aka Oritse Femi, who recently buried his father, has stated that no matter his wealth and classical life style, he still belongs to the street.
According to the artiste, he said that he gets his inspiration from the streets because everything in life happens on the street and the essence of his songs is to make people reflect over certain actions.
The artiste, who his currently making wave with his recently released hit track, ‘Double Wahala,’ which is a tribute to the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, confessed that of all his songs, it was ‘Double Wahala’ that brought him fame beyond his imagination.
“I have sung lots of songs, but the song I respect most is the remix of Fela’s ‘Double Wahala’ because it really brought me fame and I thank God for that. One thing is for sure, I belong to the street, even late Dagrin, Olamide, and some other people belong to the street (too).”