INI EDO: I’ve learnt from my crashed marriage

It’s been three years since Nollywood belle, Ini Edo, parted ways with her American-based husband, and it’s amazing she’d just opened up on what crashed the celebrated marriage. During an appearance on Rubbing Minds with Ebuka Obi Uchendu, the actress cited irresolvable differences and incompatibility as the major reasons for the crash of her marriage. She said: “Maybe being together would have helped keep us together because it would enable us to study and understand each other more. May be it would have helped but I’m not sure.” Asked if…

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Not all men are guilty in violent marriages – Empress Njamah

Nollywood actress, Empress Njamah, has reacted to the incessant cases of domestic violence in the society. The reaction from the actress comes after a fellow actress, Mercy Aigbe, was allegedly assaulted by her husband of seven years, Lanre Gentry, which reportedly led to her hospitalisation. The Nollywood actress who noted that men are not always at fault in domestic violence situations urged women to play an active role in helping their men to be better in managing issues of temperament. The actress further noted that some women are bent on…

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SAHEED BALOGUN speaks @ 50 I lost N40m to piracy but life goes on

Vivacious actor, Saheed Balogun, clocked 50 and the industry looked away. His golden anniversary wasn’t ignored as it may seem, his celebration was delayed in honour of some of the industry finest who passed on recently. About turning 50, regrets and more, he speaks to LANRE ODUKOYA.   Why did you accept the script to act in the movie title: Banana Island Ghost (BIG)? I felt the script was good and if you check the past records of Biola Alabi, the producer, and the director especially who has done a…

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Harvest of deaths in Yoruba movie industry as five die in five months

It’s been a harvest of deaths in the Yoruba section of the Nigerian movie industry midway into the year, and these tragic developments have created a haunting panic among industry stakeholders. Nothing really captures the mood of the sub-sector right now more than the groaning of veteran actor, Yinka Quadri, upon hearing of the death of popular actress, Moji Olaiya, whose death occurred two days ago. A 42-year-old mother of two, Olaiya died of heart attack in a hospital in Canada. She had been delivered of a baby girl in…

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Singer, John Mako, preaches passion above money

There’s no denying the groaning of many under the austere times occasioned by economic recession. However, a few still share glimmers of hope messages through their music. John Maduekwe whose stage name is John Mako is a native of Umuhu in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. He was a successful businessman but had to veer from trading to professional music recently. He says he took the decision because of his passion for music. He said: “I have been playing music for a very long time but not as…

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How Chris Brown got featured on the remix of my song –Ayo Jay

Ayoola Ogundeji, better known as Ayo Jay, might not be as popular as Davido or Wizkid on the home front right now but there is a reason he was the first Nigerian artiste to be signed to Sony Music RCA Records. His singing and song writing abilities were discovered at a young age but knowing education is key, he relocated to the United States after high school to pursue a college degree in finance and investment from Baruch College. In this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, Ayo Jay, who is the…

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Di’ja, Kiss Daniel, Runtown, Timaya stir Calabar at Glo music concert

Last weekend, telecoms giant, Globacom, held its rave of the moment music concert, Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour, in Calabar, Cross River State, with the country’s leading musicians entertaining the crowd at the city’s Cultural Centre. From Marvin Records sultry singer, Di’Ja, to Kiss Daniel, Omawumi, Runtown and Timaya, the stars delivered incredible performances that left the guests which included the former Minister for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Edem Duke, First Lady of Cross River State, Dr. (Mrs.) Lynda Ayade, Cross River State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Comrade Asu…

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