Month: July 2017

Actress Remi Surutu Launches Foundation in Memory of Late Daughter

Veteran nollywood actress, Remi Surutu has announced the birth of a charity foundation in memory of her late daughter, Ayomikun Oladayo.

The information was passed through her Instagram page where she shared the name, purpose and aim of the foundation.  She wrote:

“The AYOMIKUN TONGUE OUT FOUNDATION is established to carry on the values that Ayomikun Oladayo stood for- charitable causes, music and comedy.

The TongueOut was her trademark gesture. She loved it, and it was a sign of her happiness.

Ayomikun lived an interconnected life. A lot of people knew her for good deeds.

As a sickle cell anaemia carrier, she didn’t let the situation define her standards. She rose above it all. She was always happy and of course, contented.

We enjoin you to follow @ayomikuntongueoutfoundation and repost for wider outreach,as we shall in due time roll out schedule of charitable activities in memory of our beloved Ayomikun.

Thanks.”
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Author: Idris Olakunle,08024701285, Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com

Editor: Ayo Adams,08147091733 (Mrweezy15@gmail.com)

15 Facts You Don’t Know About Late Adebayo Faleti

 In the early hours of July 23rd 2017, Ace broadcaster and custodian of the Yoruba culture, Adebayo Faleti passed to the great beyond.

  However, we have compiled  15 facts about  Adebayo Mosobalaje Ajibade Akande Faleti (OON, D.LITT, FNAL, JP, JP)- 1921-2017.


What else could a man have wished for in life or achieved?

1. Translator of Nigerian national anthem from English to Yoruba

2. Translator of President Babangida’s speeches to Yoruba

3. Translator of Chief Earnest Shonekan’s speeches to Yoruba

4. Translator of Governor Bola Ige’s speeches to Yoruba

5. Former General Manager, BCOS

6. Former Oyo State Director, MAMSER

7. Former Senior Research Fellow, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

8. He has more than 10 authored  books to his credit.

9. Author of more than 100 journals and papers

10. Columnist of Nigerian Tribune

11. Former chairman, Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture

12. Honorary Dr. of Letters: (D.Litt)  of Ladoke Akintola University

13. Officer of the Order of the Niger

14. Fellow, National of Academy of Letters

15. A great hunter and many more.

Indeed, an illustrious son and a prince of Oyo empire has gone. 

A great Nigerian has passed away 

Adebayo Faleti lives on!
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Author: Idris Olakunle,08024701285, Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com

Editor: Ayo Adams,08147091733 (Mrweezy15@gmail.com)


Top Pick Movies on Yorubaplus TV this Weekend


Yorubaplus TV is serving esteemed viewers with the best movie culture this weekend.  Enjoy the ride with the tailored movie list made for you alone.

See the list below:


1. Four Couples: With over 170k views in the first week of release is a  creatively-weaved movie that reveals the various uphill battles faced in marriages. 

2. Aduke Alajo (OWO MMM): An hilarious drama that explores the travails of a young thrift collector with a high hope/plan for greener pastures. What would she do when her plans fail? Full story on Yorubaplus TV

3. Ija: a story about two young ladies with similar nightmares. They are challenged with a hidden myth which requires an arduous task to manifest. Find out how they solve their mystery on Yorubaplus

4. Alaso Funfun: What is your perception about reincarnation? Do you think it is a myth or reality? Find out now in this yet another intense drama about life and death.

5. Blackmail: A wealthy man in politics has a hideous secret he thought was safe. A blackmailer pays him a dreadful visit and it seems all hell is about to break loose. What fate awaits our wealthy politician? Visit Yorubaplus TV for more.
6. Arojinle: It tells the story of few individuals who engage in degrading acts to fulfill their selfish interests. Find out how these acts ruined relationships, reputations and more in Arojinle this weekend.

7.Arulogun: An epic movie about a powerful warrior and demi-god destined to save her people from autocratic perpetrators.  Watch and thank us later!

8. Ola Inu Kan: Tells an emotional story about a financially handicapped family. All efforts to opt out of their life-saddening moments is thwarted by their closest confidant. Find out how they made their breakthrough on Yorubaplus TV.
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I am in a competition with myself- Tolulope Oke

In this exclusive time out with fast rising producer and actor, Tolulope Oke, We had her sharing the journey so far in the movie industry and her long term aspirations. Read the tell-all interview below


Good day, could you please give us a brief overview of yourself?

My name is Tolulope Oke, a film producer and an actor, I am from Ilobu in Osun state. I have a  christianity background. Studied sociology at the university of Lagos and also Dramatic Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo university.

When did you start professional acting?
It all started in 2005, the first movie  I featured in was Awure Eni produced by Muhydeen Oladapo


What inspired your drive to become an actor?
When I was young, I had always wanted to be a news-caster, but as time flies, I changed my mind and then go  into acting, I had the zeal to express myself through this dynamic art.

Tell us about your training as an actor.

I was trained on the stage and doing live performance was part of the training too.

What is your view about talent and knowledge?
Talent is God’s given gift while knowledge is a craft and research to know more.
Tell us about the movie projects you have been part of, Can you name the total number?

I have featured in couple of movies like Dazzling Mirage, Kurukuru,Kosofe, Orindola, Arewa Okunrin, Jenifa’s diary, Industreet, Eje,Biala, Sunmisola, Alebu, zone222, ogede,ijoba Ominira, Ijoba Ose kan,Ayomi, Isina, Araba, Awuru and more, I have lost count.


What motivated you to becoming a producer?
I just had the drive it is something I could do.



Your first movie production, OMIRAN, enjoyed massive positive feedback, what brought about the story?
Omiran is not my first production, I have produced 3 movies before Omiran. Omiran was my 4th production, the first three were Biala, Eje, Alebumi and Omiran. Different elements were put together for Omiran 

How has the momentum been for you since the production of your first movie?
The  momentum has been great.


Do you see yourself in competition with anyone in the industry?
No No No! I am in a competition with myself. Always trying to become a better person because that is all that really matters 
As a fast rising producer, what are your aspirations?
I just want to keep pushing myself to greater heights. It can only get better.
Which directors would you love to work with anytime soon?
Any good director, I love people with good work ethics.

What’s your take on the issues of piracy, funding and film marketing?
Piracy is killing our industry and I implore the government to kindly help us do something about it 

Who are your role models in this chosen career?
Funke  Akindele for Her Hard work, Genevieve Nnaji for her simplicity, Rita Dominic her style, Mo abudu for her tenacity. These are women I have watched closely while growing up and I am happy they are doing very well in their chosen careers, Tope Alabi inspires me too, I am inspired by her genre of music too. 
Do you see Nollywood growing to the level of Hollywood in ten years time?

Well, everything is in our hands, but you know the state of the nation,in as much as we try to put things in place in the film industry, it practically may not yield neccessary efforts as is expected.

Words to your fans and aspiring filmmakers
To my fans out there, thank you for your comments and critics, they actually finetune us in a way.  To those who are aspiring to join the film industry as writer, producer, actor , makeup, Costumier etc, Don’t stop grinding hard, don’t stop networking and make God the center point of your life.

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Edited by: Ayo Adams

Faces at Wumi Toriola’s Exclusive Birthday

It was an evening of fun and joy yesterday as friends and colleagues converged to rejoice with Wunmi Toriola on her birthday.

In attendance were  Oluwaseyi Edun, Adewumi Fatai, Sunkanmi Omobolanle, Aremu Afolayan, Folorunsho Adeola, Seun Oloketuyi, Olaitan Olaide, Afeez Owo, Abimbola Ogunnowo, Joke Jigan, Temitope Osoba, Victoria Kolawole, Temitope Solaja, Kemi Afolabi and a host of notable personalities.


See pictures below:

Story: Idris Bello.

Compiled/Edited: Ayo Adams