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Being Actors Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Do Other Things – Zack Orji

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As Nollywood actor, Zach Orji, goes deeper in the Lord’s vineyard, he is a bit disturbed that decisions by some actors to go into other businesses or callings attract what he sees as undue attention or comments.

zack-orjiAccording to the artist, who is also fluent in French, his colleagues are not doing anything out of the ordinary.

“All over the world, it is normal for people in any field of life to go into something different when they get to a certain level. Here in Nigeria, civil servants and teachers try their hands on different things besides their regular jobs.

So, I don’t know why those of actors should be any different. This is a normal human endeavour. More so, most times your salary is never enough to take care of your responsibilities.

“So, I don’t know why that of an actor should be considered different. Being an actor does not stop us from doing other things. So, let’s not look at it as abnormal. People can always choose to express their talents in other areas,” he says.

Orji, who was recently ordained a pastor at the Powerline Church, in Lagos, also countered claims that he had quit acting due to his new calling.

“While it is true that I am now a pastor, it has not in any way affected my career. I have featured in various movie projects lately, the most recent being Chimamanda Adichie’s best-selling novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, which was recently adapted for screenplay.

Besides, I have been on various sets. I won’t be able to tell you their titles because most times all the producers do is to bring you scripts, without a title. I will be on set of a new movie by ace Nollywood producer, Rosemary Ingbi, next week,” he adds.

Although Orji, who is most famous for his gentlemanly movie roles, maintains that these actors are simply expressing themselves, for some of his colleagues, this is not the case. Apart from losing juicy deals to music stars, some consider this move as a basic survival instinct.

After all, it seems that it no longer pays to be just an actor, with piracy and absence of structured distribution networks threatening the fabric of their industry’s existence. Some are even tempted to say that Nollywood is no longer in vogue.

Some actors have tried their hands in music, though it can be argued that this is often a show of other talents. Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw and most recently, Nollywood bad girl, Tonto Dikeh, are examples. Yet, pundits have said that it is important to note that the success of an actor’s decision to delve into music goes way beyond just being a popular face or possessing good looks.

Before now, one area where a good number of the screen stars had found consolation is in endorsements by corporate organisations, especially telecom giants that include Globacom and MTN. But the tides is changing. Many music makers now own the day and in turn, call the shots anywhere they go. They are also fast becoming role models to many Nigerian youths, who hitherto revered Nollywood actors.

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“If I die, I die” – Actress Nazo Ekezie shoots her shot at Don Jazzy

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Nollywood actress, Nazo Ekezie has boldly declared interest in starting a relationship with Don Jazzy.

Nazo shared a photo of the Mavin records boss on Instagram and wrote: “I’m shooting my shot….. if I die… I die. @donjazzy I don’t know if you remember I met you the other day at imax lekki…… me I’m not slim… so I will never ever stress you about loosing weight…. I like you like this please let’s go on a date @donjazzy happy birthday my crush.”

Reacting to the post, Don Jazzy wrote “Kai Oya let’s set the date o. I will definitely love to. Thanks a lot ❤️”

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Reekado Banks Trashes His Song With Wizkid After He Called Him A Fool

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Recall that Wizkid lost his cool on Reekado Banks a few weeks ago after he took to his Twitter page to promote his song while the whole of Nigeria was protesting against the brutalities from the police.

Wizkid called Reekado a fool and ask him to pull the post down since it wasn’t the right time. Reekado on the other hand, out of anger, has trashed his song with Wizkid from his collections of songs.

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Nigerian man proposes to his girlfriend with fleets of drones (video)

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A Nigerian man has won the heart of his lovely girlfriend after proposing in a spectacular way.

Tolulope Fatunbi, the founder of Quadrev LLC made a grand proposal to the love of his life using a fleet of drones flying in the air with one carrying the ring to her.

The act has left many tongues wagging on social media.

Watch video below:

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