Month: November 2017

Queen of Ede Celebrates Birthday With Lovely Pictures

Today, Friday 24th of November is an amazing day in Ede Kingdom as sons and daughters of Ede join the rest of the world to celebrate the birthday of Queen Abdulsalam Aishat Yetunde, the Queen of Ede kingdom.

See pictures of the beautiful queen below:

We wish her a prosperous year ahead in long life and good health

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The Beauty of the Yoruba Culture is Endearing that Even Other Countries Are Interested in It – Ronke Adeniyi


Fast Rising producer and actress, Ronke Adeniyi had much to say about career, projects and culture when she bumped into one of our correspondent. Read more from the exclusive chat below.

WHO IS RONKE ADENIYI?
Ronke Adeniyi is the second child in a family of five, I am a native of Oyo state, born and raised in Ibadan. I am a producer, screen writer and an actress. I had my primary education at Kinder Land Nursery and Primary school. I attended the Polytechnic High School and then going further to obtain a National Diploma Certificate at The Polytechnic Ibadan. I also studied a two years course in Performing Arts at Mui Authentic Sch of Drama. Currently, I am an undergraduate at the National Open University of Nigeria.


TELL US THE GENESIS OF YOUR ACTING

I use to run a drama group in my church then. One day, a friend of mine in church who is also an actress invited me to her location. I met Muyiwa Ademola and he fell in love with my acting at the venue. As a new comer who has never faced the camera, he advised me to join his school for proper training and that was how the whole thing started  in 2007/2008.


WHAT WAS YOUR DEBUT EXPERIENCE LIKE?

My debut movie was EBURE in 2007. It was a bit challenging because this was the first time I am facing the camera and meeting one on one with superstars. However, I enjoyed every bit of it,trust me I did well. Thanks to my boss, Muyiwa Ademola who encouraged me.

WHICH OTHER MOVIES HAVE YOU FEATURED IN?

I have featured in a lot of films I can’t remember; IKU EWA, OYENUSI, JEMIRIYE, OGEDEDUDU, IRANRAN, FOOL’S PARADISE, ATORI, WOTO, ORISIRISI and so on.

SO FAR. WHICH OF THE ROLES THAT YOU HAVE PLAYED DID YOU FIND CHALLENGING?

None of the movies I have done is challenging. I am looking forward to a challenging role in a movie

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTION PROFILE
I am the producer of SIKEMI, IBOJU, AJAGA and OUR WIFE (AYA WA). OUR WIFE (AYA WA) is my latest project and it is out now.

WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS?
I have never been married but I have two kids

WHO ARE THE DIRECTORS YOU ARE LOOKING TO WORK WITH IN FUTURE?
Kunle Afolayan, frank  Rajah, Tade Ogidan and a whole lot of them

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AS AN ACTRESS WHO HAS ARRIVED IN THE INDUSTRY?

No, I am not there yet but by His Grace am going to get there sooner than expected.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE YORUBA CULTURE?


I admire the Yoruba culture because it is very interesting and original. The beauty of the yoruba culture is endearing that even other countries are interested in it.

YOUR WORDS TO UPCOMING ACTS

Rome was not built in a day, to be a successful actress you have to be patient , you have to be able to endure, don’t be desperate and be  consistent.

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Interview/Packaged by: Ayo Adams ( mrweezy15@gmail.com)

Editor-in-chief: Idris Bello ( Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com)

Cyberbullying is An Act That Should Not Be Encouraged – Abiola Tilewa

Nollywood actress and producer, Abiola Tilewa shares the movie journey, past and upcoming projects and also weighs in her thought on the issue of cyberbullying in this chat with Emiralty Africa. Read more below:


TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

Abiola Tilewa is the 3rd child in a family of 6. I am from Ogun state. I  studied Business Administration at the Lagos City Polytechnic.

HOW DID YOU START ACTING?
Acting has always been a passion for me while growing up. However, an opportunity was given to me by an Aunt (Lola Alao) to feature in her movie titled Aseoluwa in year 2000 and that is how it started.

TELL US ABOUT THE MOVIES YOU HAVE FEATURED IN?

I featured in Ojo Merinla, Aseoluwa, Oro, For the love of you ( a soap opera by WAP), Omotara , My Husband My Friend.


SO FAR, WHICH OF THE ROLES THAT YOU HAVE PLAYED DID YOU FIND CHALLENGING AND WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM IT?

My Husband My Friend was  challenging since I have been out of the entertainment industry for a while. I learnt the importance of proper communication in a relationship/marriage.
THE MOVIES YOU HAVE PRODUCED?

I produced Oro (wealth) in 2008. Recently produced Omotara; A movie about parent interference in their child’s choice of spouse and My Husband My Friend; A movie about some of the challenges couple face in marriage due to lack of proper communication. It is a must watch for every family.

WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY AND WHICH SHOULD THE FANS EXPECT SOON?

Omotara would be released by 5th of November on Yorubahood Youtube channel. My Husband My Friend would be released afterwards. Date will be communicated soon

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON CYBERBULLYING?
Cyberbullying is now a norm across various social media platforms. It is an act that should not be encouraged.
YOUR WORDS TO UPCOMING ACTS?

Starve your distractions and feed your focus.
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Interview by: Ayo Adams (mrweezy15@gmail.com )

Executive Editor:  Bello Idris (Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com)