Outspoken veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu has said the success of Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry is incomplete without his contributions.
The revered thespian made this known in a chat with newsmen in Enugu.
According to him:
“There is no way you can talk of the history of Nollywood without me occupying a substantial part of it. I had my theatre group known as the ‘Inspirers’ in those days. I acted in many NTA programmes, like the ‘Ikoro’, produced by Joe Onyekwere; ‘Things Fall Apart’ in 1986, after which I put together a soap ‘The Advocate’ which never saw the light of the day. In 1987 I went to Lagos, where I featured in ‘The Ripples’ produced by Zeb Ejiro. I played the character of Chief Abunna, the Okemilinaezoluora 1 of Etiti and the Odezulumba of Ogbunike town.
“I conducted the first ever audition of what later became ‘Living in Bondage’ a film from the stables of Kenneth Nnebue that produced stars like; Kenneth Okonkwo, Kanayo O. Kanayo and many others. From there we moved on to the production of ‘Taboo’ , where I played the role of Ichie Ogwu and numerous productions in the 90s. So whatever is happening to our children concerns me. So having come this far, people should look at me to steer the ship of state, but because of my mild ambition, I am where I am today.” Why must we insist we must be president, governor, chairman and this and that?”
Agu also urged the individuals at loggerheads in the Actors Guild of Nigeria, (AGN) to kill their over ambition for the association to move forward, stressing that that no society can progress where there is violence.
“I want stakeholders to begin to do away with over ambition. That this post is good for me to occupy is okay, but when you struggle for it for too long and you see that it doesn’t work, you can leave it. If you ask me, I am the most qualified to run the affairs of Nollywood. I started my career in 1981 in Enugu so I had been in the scene acting 12 years before the advent of Nollywood, of which I am a pioneer.”
Popular Actress Ada Ameh Mourns As She Loses Her Daughter
Popular Nigerian actress, Ada Ameh was thrown into a state of mourning following the loss of her daughter, Aladi Godgifts Ameh.
Ameh broke the sad news via her Instagram page on Tuesday.
The film star revealed her daughter passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.
Sharing a photo of her daughter, she wrote;
“Fams!!! My lovely people . Pray for me
My beautiful darling Child choose to go and be with the Lord early hours of today.
Aladi Godgifts Ameh
@lalas_touch why did you choose to leave me now? Ladi how you want make i do na?
I will be strong !! GOD Has to help me.”
See her post below:
BBNaija’s TolaniBaj Celebrates 28th Birthday With Lovely Photos
Former BBNaija season 5 housemate, Tolani Shobajo alias TolaniBaj shared a couple of lovely photos as she turned 28-years-old on Tuesday.
The reality TV star showed off a huge cheque of 1 million naira which she received.
The content creator, who was born in the United States on October 20, 1992, penned a brief birthday message to herself which reads;
May all your wishes come tru”
The reality TV star moved back to Nigeria in 2018 after finishing her studies overseas.
TolaniBaj rose to fame when she joined the highly-coveted reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.
Some of the ex-housemates took out time to wish the ebony queen a happy birthday.
See screenshots below:
#EndSARS: Toke Makinwa Reacts To Lagos Curfew
Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, has reacted to the Lagos state curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The media personality believes it is not a sensible action to take.
Her reason is that power will be given back to the police whom the protesters have been fighting against, adding that the government is operating a sick system.
Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“The government, the sick system, how can you announce a curfew when people are already out? What happens to those who can’t get home before 4? You’ll give power back to the police we are fighting against? Make it make sense #EndSARS”
See her tweet below:
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