According to Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life Films ,Chief Daddy which debuted over the weekend in cinemas across the country sold off over N40 million worth of films tickets in its first three days of regional release.
The film taken the top spot, surpassing ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Creed II’. The movie chalked up the second-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood film in 2018 and the third-highest-ever opening weekend for a Nollywood film. This makes it the fifth consecutive number one feature from EbonyLife Films, following Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2 and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel.
The N42.6 million debut has Chief Daddy officially surpassing The Wedding Party, Nigeria’s highest grossing movie, which had a N36 million opening weekend. The dramatic comedy is on course to deliver an impressive N70 million in its first week and up to N200 million before the year ends. The movie, which features the finest of Nollywood’s talents, places Niyi Akinmolayan as the first film director to have two number one movies in the same calendar year (The Wedding Party 2 and Chief Daddy).
Moses Babatope, COO of FilmOne, distributors of Chief Daddy, is elated at the news. “Chief Daddy maintains Nollywood’s 12 consecutive weeks of dominance at the top of the Nigerian box office since September 28. What looked like a very lacklustre year for Nollywood is proving to be one of the strongest years ever for the industry. Congratulations to Mo Abudu, Ebony Life Films, Niyi Akinmolayan, and the cast and crew for this wonderful performance.”
Weekend moviegoers have been giving Chief Daddy good reviews, which bodes well for the film’s continued success through the holidays.
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.