Biola Ige is an epitome of beauty. She joined the industry about four years ago and already she has become one of the most-sought- after actresses in Nollywood. Recently, she suffered a terrible growth of her thyroid gland that affected her neck, tongue, complexion and ultimately her budding career.
Then, it looked as if, all was over for her. But with divine intervention, she was flown to India where an operation was successfully carried out on her. And today, Biola can live to retell her story. In this interview, she talks about the operation, the rumoured controversy between Tonto Dikeh and her new-found faith- Hinduism. Enjoy!
How did you become an actress?
I have always wanted to be an actress since I was a child. Then, I wanted to star in Hollywood movies because my dad was a movie person. As a child, I had the opportunity to watch all the hit movies produced in Hollywood alongside my elder brother. My dad also supported my dream, but he wanted me to travel to America after my studies.
Unfortunately, when I completed my secondary education, my dad was not as wealthy as he used to be. He couldn’t send me to America again as he promised. As a result, there was nothing I could do. Like I said earlier, I fell in love with acting, but l wanted to act in Hollywood. When it didn’t work out because of lack of finance, l moved to Lagos after my University education. I went for auditions in Lagos and landed my first role in “Blindfold” produced by OJ Productions.
How many movies have you done to date?
Acquiring experience in whatever job you are doing is very vital and my experience has helped me star in more than fifty movies and I am still counting. Yes, I have been in the industry for about four years. I am proud of my achievement. I would have starred in more than fifty movies now, if not because of my sickness that took me to India. I am back in the country though lam not looking the same again. I am grateful to God for giving me my life back.
Which role has been the most challenging in your career?
The most challenging role for me was the one I played in the movie “Blackmail”. In that movie, l played the role of a model who married a rich man. Complications set in when the model’s old flame showed up as an employee in the company owned by her husband. And the situation became more complex when she fell again for the old flame who was already married to another woman. The intiruges at play were very challenging.
Comedian Basketmouth Talks About His New Album; Opens Up On Why He Initially Switched From Music To Comedy
Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth sat down for a chat with Pulse.ng and he talked about why he initially switched from music to comedy.
The comedian, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, recently released an album dubbed ‘Yabasi’ which also serves as a soundtrack to his new comedy series, Papa Benji.
On a new episode of #PulseOneOnOne, the comedian revealed that he started off as a musician before switching to comedy. The comedian noted that ‘music’ has always been his first love. The father of three recounted an experience he had back when he was still in school and he mentioned that he belonged to a clique of six. According to him, they called themselves ‘the psychopaths’ and that they used to do the opening act for the now-defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz. The comedian revealed that he had remixed a song by Fela which his friends loved it.
The comedian noted that he presented the song to a much bigger audience but some of them rubbished it so he began to tackle him. The singer said that two of his friends encouraged him to go into comedy after the incident. Basketmouth also disclosed how his stage name was birthed.
Watch the video below:
Davido’s ‘Holy Ground’ Featuring Nicki Minaj Becomes His Highest-Charting Song On Billboard
‘Holy Ground’, a track on Davido‘s latest album ‘A Better Time’ which features Nicki Minaj has become his highest charting song on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart.
It has peaked at number two after two weeks on the chart. This is not the singer’s first song to peak at the same number on the Billboard chart.
His 2017 hit single ‘Fall’ has also peaked at the same number on the chart.
Information Nigeria recalls the song got leaked on Twitter before the album was officially released. This did not deter Davido from promoting the album. Upon its release, Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram page to congratulate him for taking Nigeria to the world through his music.
See the proof below:
Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Others Nominated For The ‘Best African Act’ At The 2020 MOBO Awards
The nominations list for the 2020 MOBO Awards is out. After going on a brief hiatus in 2017, the awards is back to reward music artists of black origin.
In the category of Best African Act, Nigerian musicians who have been nominated are Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Fireboy DML, Rema, Adekunle Gold, and Wizkid. This has been confirmed from the official Twitter handle of the awards.
They are all up against South Africa’s Master KG, Nigerian boy-band from East London, NSG, Ivorian-born Afro B, and Ghana’s Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.
Tiwa Savage is the only female Nigerian artist nominated in the category.
See their official post below:
— MOBO (@MOBOAwards) November 24, 2020
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