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Desmond Eliot, Toyin Abraham, Seyi Law, Kenny Blaq Join Femi Adebayo in Survival of Jelili

Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo has pulled together a strong cast for a sequel to his Popular comedy movie, Jelili.

The movie is directed by Desmond Elliot, Produced by Femi Adebayo and features a strong cast of Nollywood Veterans and comedians. 

It features Desmond Elliot, Toyin Aimakhu, Recheal Okonkwo, Femi Adebayo, Bolanle Ninalowo, Yemi Shodimu, Dele Odule, Seyi Law, Kenny Blaq, Woli Arole, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Sunday Omobolanle aka Papi Luwe, Aisha Lawal, Razak Olayiwola aka Ojopagogo, Oshisko Twins, Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande, Woli Agba and several other actors.


The cast and crew started filming at Ibadan but have currently moved to Ilorin where they will wrap up. Filming is estimated to last for 21 days.
In a quick interview with Femi Adebayo, he said for those who have watched previous sequels, this promises to be very entertaining and leave you laughing all through each scene.

Movie Synopsis
Survival Of Jelili is a comic story of an idiot by nature, Jelili as he makes frantic effort to attain societal relevance. His quest leads him on a survival journey packed with lessons and lots of laughter.

The movie will be released soon for the cinema audience.
Follow the conversation on Survival of Jelili through #SurvivalOfJeliliMovie. See pictures and watch behind the scenes video below

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If You Do Not Plan Your Own Life, Nobody Will Plan It For You – Adewale Abdulrasak Sokoti

Adewale Abdulrasak Sokoti is a veteran actor and producer with experience spanning more than 20years in the movie industry. In this chat with Ayo Adams, he talks about career; the genesis, his achievements, contributions to the industry, past and upcoming projects in 2018.


CAN WE MEET YOU SIR?
Adewale Abdulrasak Sokoti is my name, I was born some sixty years, June 14th 1957 to be precise, a native of Ibadan, Ibadan North- East local government, I am a primary six leaving certificate older who ventured into my acting career immediately after primary education.

HOW DID YOUR CAREER KICK OFF?

I left Ibadan in 1978 for the north to start my career, since my father was not in anyway supporting my acting career, I was in Kaduna for years and later came back to lagos to advance my career in 1987.

TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE NORTH, SO YOU LEFT WITHOUT YOUR FATHER’S CONSENT?

Yes, I left without my father’s consent because, I had so much belief in my choice of career and very sure it is what I would do for a living.


WHAT IS YOUR ASSOCIATION WITH ANTP?

Earlier, I was the deputy governor of the association.  The next regime, I became national director of business and organisation under Adebayo Salami led administration. I repeated the same office for another four years during uncle Jide Kosoko’s regime.

ANTP AND TAMPAN, WHAT IS THE LINK?

We all decided to leave the old association: The ANTP, because of many reasons to float another association called Tampan (Theatre-arts and motion picture producer association of Nigeria), headed by Dele Odule, which presently, I am the  director of theatre-arts and chairman of our national troupe till date. I headed the first Tampan convention committee in 2016, which was host by kwara state chapter of the association. Also, I am one of the prominent member at the second convention that was hosted last year in Lagos headed by Bolaji Amusan, Mr Latin, who happened to be member of the convention I headed in 2016. 

LET US TAKE A LOOK AT WHEN YOU RETURNED FROM THE NORTH, WHAT WAS YOUR PARENTS’ REACTIONS?

When I returned, I still did not go home to meet my father, I just went directly from Kaduna to Lagos. However, I lost my mum when I was in primary two.

WHO WERE YOUR MENTORS WHILE GROWING UP?

I really had my oga, Alagba Supo Koseemani as my mentor , because he was the only person I know as a theatre practitioner then. I had my primary education in a typical village where I do not  know that cars and any smaller motor exist, except the big lorries that use to come and pick up cocoa and kolanut. In that village, I was living with my oga who was a teacher and junior brother to my late father.

WHAT WERE THE SIGNIFICANT KNOWLEDGE YOU ACQUIRED FROM  YOUR TEACHER AND ALAGBA SUPO?

The first thing I learnt was that if you do not plan your own life, nobody will plan it for you. That is why I had the confidence to tell my father that acting is what I would do. When I became popular and my father hear his name always on radio and TV then, he sent for me and told me that how proud I have made him. Then, I started taking care of him beyond his expectations but death took him away from me at a sooner time. Meanwhile,  I am happy he later enjoyed what I do for a living and he prayed for me a lot, going further to apologize for disturbing me.

MARRIAGE AND MOVIE- MAKING, HOW BEST CAN ONE HANDLE THE TWO SUCCESSFULLY?

It depends on your kind of wife, you know our wives tolerate a lot of things. For myself, I have never had any crisis before does not mean that I am a saint. It depends on my wife, some people are taking care of their wife and children more than I do, but they do not have the kind of wife they deserve.

WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY?

I am working on a TV serial, where I want to tell people about our culture and tradition.


WHICH ORGANIZATION, CHANNELS AND OTHER BODIES ARE YOU COLLABORATING WITH FOR THIS PROJECT?



I always do my things by myself, and there are some people who believe in me. Those are the people behind my little success till date because they are still there. The film you should be expecting first thing in 2018 is  OGBE. By the grace of God, we are commencing the shooting this January, it is  sponsored by Toymass holdings.


TELL US ABOUT YOUR PAST PROJECTS?

I shot my first movie, ALAGBEDEORUN in 1990, the second movie titled AWORAN, The PICTURE in 1992. I have produced more than 25 movies up to date.

WITH CHALLENGES HERE AND THERE IN THE INDUSTRY, WHAT SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT DO BEST TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF NOLLYWOOD?

We have not been asking government for anything in the past and that does not mean there is no challenge, we have been paying government a lot of money in the past till now, there was a time when we were shooting optical movies, that is cinema movies, we pay government through the board of internal revenue 10% of the total income of our generation from any viewing centre. Also, we have to pay to Nigeria Copyright Commission and National Films and Video Census Board on a single project. Yet, we are still sustaining the industry by ourselves till today and we are not tired of sustaining it. The only thing we want from government is how they will make a law that will protect our intellectual property and nothing more. Of all the films I have produced so far, government had spent no kobo, directly or indirectly.

SINCE YOU STARTED OUT TILL DATE, WAS THERE ANY GOAL YOU SET THAT IS YET TO BE ACHIEVED?

There will always be, because theatre itself had move away from where it is in the past. Therefore, we have to move towards the direction and blend with it.

WITH THE RISE OF NEW GENERATION ACTORS AND PRODUCERS, WHAT DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE THEIR CONCENTRATION, ARE THEY DELIVERING WELL ENOUGH TO UPHOLD THE NOLLYWOOD REPUTATION?

Yes, we are in a computer age now, most of the new ones are doing well, some of them went to university for training. Most of the time they tell us how to go about some things, but a Yoruba Adage says  “Bi omode bafese bi agba ojo ori kiije.” Simply put, they still need some thing to learns from the  older generation, most especially about our culture and more.

SO, WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO NEW GENERATION ACTORS/DIRECTORS?

They should be focused and steady.


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Interview/Edited by: Ayo Adams ( Mrweezy15@gmail.com, 08147091733)

Chief Editor: Idris Bello ( EmiraltyAfrica@gmail.com, 08079616924)

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)

Your Struggle Today Will Be Your Strength Tomorrow – Wumi Olabimtan

Delectable actress and filmmaker, Wumi Olabimtan had an exclusive time out with our correspondent, read more about the tell it all moment below.

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WHO IS WUMI OLABIMTAN?

Wumi Olabimtan is a Nigerian and a Yoruba lady from Osun state, Gbongan to be precise. I’m a UK based nollywood filmmaker. I went to The Polytechnic Ibadan to study mass communication and later traveled to UK to further my education, I relocated to the UK to start my family and at the same time further my education.

WHEN DID YOU START THE MOVIE JOURNEY?

I started my acting career in 2003 under the umbrella of Wemimo film school in Ibadan and later proceeded to Ayo Oluyemi filmmaking school, where I completed my filming course.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DEBUT EXPERIENCE?

I had my first appearance in Ayo Oluyemi’s Ologbon Meji, when I was plotted with Saheed balogun and the late Henrietta Kosoko, I was anxious on the set, I felt so terrified because all eyes were on me. I later bursted into tears when I couldn’t remember all the lines given to me due to anxiety. However, Henrietta Kosoko & Ayo oluyemi reassured me that mistakes are allowed on set, everyone on the set applauded me after the scene and that restored my confidence as a new actor.

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BEING A MASS COMMUNICATION GRADUATE, HOW DID YOUR PARENTS ACCEPT YOUR FILM IDEA AND CAREER?

My parents would not accept at first, I had a close relative in the industry who could have helped my career then but due to the fear of my parent who does not support it, I couldn’t meet him about my interest in acting because there was no way  he wouldn’t tell my parent. I did all my possible best to keep my acting career away from my parent and my relative until when my parent watched Baba wande movie, Ajantala and saw me, I couldn’t deny it anymore, but they warned me not to get involved again. I felt unhappy until Baba Wande convinced my parents to allow me  pursue my goal and promised to do all his best to encourage and support me. Since then, I have seen baba wande as my role model and my father in the industry.

HAVE YOU PRODUCED ANY MOVIE BEFORE?

Yes, I am the producer of ETI (THE EAR), OKETE, AKO ISE(DEADLY ASSIGNMENT), LAGATA and AMUNISIN (THE USER)

WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY?

ASHABI IYA AGBA (Written & Produced by me: Directed by Adebayo Tijani.

ALAGATA (Written & Produced by me: Directed by Adebayo Tijani).

AMUNISIN (THE USER) (Written & Produced by me: Directed by Muyiwa Ademola).

ALUMOONI (EPIC MOVIE) (Written & Produced by me: Directed by Muyiwa Ademola).

Expect any of these projects soon.

YOUR WORDS TO UPCOMING ACTS?

My advice to the upcoming actors will be  on focus, as this is the only track to success.  Never be distracted or allow the noise of others depress your talent, but keep doing what will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Your struggle today will be your strength tomorrow.

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

Editor-in-chief : Idris Bello (Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com, 08024701285)

Juliet Ibrahim Foundation Partners With ‘Education As A Vaccine’ To Assist Survivors Of The Flood In Benue State 

​Juliet Ibrahim, actress and philanthropist has announced her commitment to assist the survivors of the devastating flood in Benue state in partnership with Education as a Vaccine (EVA).


She made this known during visits this past weekend to the IDP Camp at the International Market and Akor, one of the communities that were flooded.
During her visit, she met with SEMA’s Camp Commandant of the Camp for the Internally Displaced Persons, Makurdi, James Iorhuna. She shared that the visit came as a need to meet those affected by the flood and find out what her foundation, Juliet Ibrahim Foundation in collaboration with EVA can do to support the survivors.
“I’ve once lived as a refugee and I have experienced a flood on a movie set in Ghana, so I know how people struggle to survive during this period. Lives have been lost and many families have lost everything. 
Things are not the same for them again”, said actress Juliet.
Appreciating the actress for her efforts and visit, James also commended the efforts of the government at all levels, civil society organisations and individuals who are contributing and working tirelessly to help cushion the effect of the flood on the affected people.
The Camp commandant explained the situations in the IDPs Camp and called on all well-meaning people to contribute to ensure the interventions are sustained through the provision of “food, safety boots, sanitary pads, mobile toilets, medical facilities and other basic needs”.
In response, Juliet Ibrahim promised to contribute her quota to return smiles to the distressed people.  
“With the information I have gathered from victims of the flood and village chiefs, I will be back soon with relief materials to cushion the damage this unforeseen circumstance has caused the people.”

To ensure those who are still in their communities are not forgotten, Juliet paid a visit to Akor village where the chief revealed to the actress alongside EVA’s team that the immediate needs of the community were “food and shelter.” “With the support of cements and zinc, we will be able rebuild our houses and live a normal life”, he added.

“With the magnitude of this disaster, we cannot leave you alone, we are coming back to assist you”, Juliet said.  She also noted the impact on the women and girls in the camp and communities, many were traveling for over an hour to find clean water and did not have access to sanitary pads and other needs.

The Juliet Ibrahim Foundation is ready to work with Education as a Vaccine, an organization with over 14 years of experience working in communities in Benue to help those in the camp and community rebuild their lives.

About Juliet Ibrahim Foundation 

Juliet Ibrahim Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on creating awareness on kidney cancer, kidney related diseases, malaria, HIV AIDS, Ebola and other diseases and providing necessary interventions to ensure a society free of such issues in Ghana, Nigeria and Africa at large.
For further information on the activities of the foundation, log on to julietibrahimfoundation.org or contact jifoundation@yahoo.com

About Education as a Vaccine

Education as a Vaccine is a non-profit organization created in 2000 to improve the health and development of children and young people.  EVA envisions a Nigeria where children and young people reach their full potentials and work to build and implement innovative and sustainable mechanism for improved quality of life for vulnerable children and young people. 
For further information, contact Education as a Vaccine via communication@evanigeria.org

I Want To Be A Legend And Inspire Other Future Stars- Shoneye Olamilekan

Fast rising actor and producer, Shoneye Olamilekan (Show) talks family, career and long term aspirations with Ayo Adams. Read more below:

WHO IS SHOW?

My name is Shoneye Olamilekan, most people call me (Show). I am the first child in a family of five and my parents hail from Ogun  state (Abeokuta). I  am an HND holder in computer science  from the Lagos state Polytechnic.
FROM COMPUTER SCIENCE TO MOVIE MAKING, HOW DID YOU START?

In life they say opportunity comes with preparation, I was just fortunate to be at the right place at the right time. So I was around where a shoot was going on, they were short of a cast, the director saw and approached me if I could help them out. Quickly, I obliged because it was what I wanted. After the shoot, I was commended by the casts and crew on the set. This gave me more courage to chase my dream fully which today, I am glad I did. However, that is one moment I would never forget because it changed my life forever.
WHEN YOUR PARENTS HEARD THEIR COMPUTER SCIENTIST HAS GONE INTO MOVIE MAKING,WHAT WAS THEIR REACTION?

At first it was tough, it was a tough decision for me too, but I knew I wanted more for myself than being an office person, same job description and routines for many years after graduation. So after working in a company for five years, I resigned to chase my dreams and it took a lot to  convince my parents because I needed to be the man i had always wanted to become and with God everything got clearer and i got their blessings.
YOUR DEBUT MOVIE?

Autism produced by Moji Smith. It was a great start for me being part of the project.
TELL US ABOUT THE MOVIES YOU HAVE PRODUCED?

I am the producer of Aiyelomo, Playboys, Ultimatum, Olamiotan and Owo. Trust me we have big things coming. Though Aiyelomo is out on dvd but Playboys and Ultimatum is out on youtube for viewing pleasure via nollywoodmoviebox. Meanwhile, Olamiotan and Owo are the next big thing to watch out for.

HOW ARE THE FEEDBACKS ON THE RELEASED PROJECTS?

The feebacks have been very postive in every aspect and that has pushed me to do and to strive for more. Trust me the sky is just the beginning.
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT NEXT?

Something massive and different is coming very soon. But before then, we have Olamiotan and Owo (Money) hitting the screen soonest.
WHAT IS YOUR PERCEPTION ABOUT AWARDS?

Awards have been causing a whole lot of controversies in the industry as we all know. My take however is that it shouldnt be based on relationship or sentiments, I strongly believe that nominations should be based on how much work has been put and contributions from potential nominees. I believe the organisers of the award can do better in that area.
WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE INDUSTRY?

I look up to God and endow respect to everyone in the industry. I adore everyone’s work.

DO YOU HAVE ANY CRUSH IN THE INDUSTRY?

Of course, I do have a crush in the industry but that is left to me, I won’t let the cat out of the bag.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOST CHALLENGING MOMENT ON THE FIELD?

It was a culture job, I was asked to speak a language which I wasn’t familiar with. It gave me a lot of stress because it wasn’t my style but as an actor you should be able to interprete any role given to you by the director and in the end, life was bliss.

WHAT IS YOUR SELLING POINT?

(SMILING) Let my fans decide that

WHAT ARE YOUR LONG TERM ASPIRATIONS IN THIS JOB?

I want to be a legend and inspire other future stars just like our fathers in the game. Make history and be a source of inspiration for others to do more.

YOUR WORDS TO ASPIRING MOVIE MAKERS

Believe in yourself, work hard, stay strong, respect everybody, fear no one and give God the praise and in the end, every dreams would come true.

My Mom Spent Almost Her Last Earnings to Make Me Walk Better- Abimbola Kazeem

In this exclusive chat with Emiralty’s Ayo Adams, Actor Abimbola Kazeem popularly known as “Jigan” bare it all about growing up, career motivation and upcoming projects. 

JIGAN AND HIS FAMILY BACKGROUND

I am Abimbola Kazeem also known as Jigan, born and bred in Somolu Bariga, Lagos state. I am from a family of eight; four girls and two boys, I am the fifth child, lost my mom some years back, but my father is alive supporting me everyday with prayers.

Meanwhile, Jigan is a personality that you can’t have a dull moment with when you are around him, he is full of life and has a big heart.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I had my  primary education at Odunlade primary school, furthered to Morrocco comprehensive Igbobi college, and Olabisi Onabanjo University where I studied business administration.

HOW I STARTED ACTING

I started as a musician, and courtesy of shows, I met the likes of Kunle Afod, Baba tee, Sodiq Adebayo, Funsho Adeolu and Lala Oladapo. Steadily, I built relationships with them and the journey kicked off in the process. 

However, Sodiq Adebayo introduced me to the Adebayo family, That was how I met Oga Bello, Femi Adebayo and Tope Adebayo, I was under mentorship yet a family friend.


YOU HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY SINGLE IN A LONG TIME, DOES THAT IMPLY YOU FINALLY DROPPED MUSIC FOR ACTING?

No, I dropped a couple of singles and even videos,  a musical video directed by Rymzo and another by Akin Alabi, I am still doing both, I compose sound tracks for movies. Infact, I composed soundtrack for Bolowoyokun; one of my movies set to be released this Saturday, I am dropping my album early next year by His grace.

THE BRAND “JIGAN” IS GROWING MORE POPULAR IN THE INDUSTRY, WHAT BROUGHT THE NAME?

I got the name from the role I played in a movie  titled “Ijewuru”, produced by Babatunde bernard (Babatee). 


WHAT INFLUENCE HAS THE NAME HAD IN YOUR CAREER GROWTH?

Actually, I need to say a big thank you to the producer of the movie, the name changed alot of things in my career, the movie/name gave me the push to limelight.

YOUR DEBUT MOVIE AND OTHER MOVIES YOU HAVE FEATURED IN?



I started acting far back as 2006/2007, I featured in Mr Kola, a production of Okiki Afolayan as directed by Funsho Adeolu. Some other movies I have starred include: Jelili, Igba, Ita, Agidi, Arewa Oru, and I am also the  producer of Ajasa.

TELL US ABOUT THE PROJECTS YOU ARE WORKING ON CURRENTLY?

Bolowoyokun would be released this Saturday on Libra TV YouTube Channel, Baba Oja and Asiyan are currently in the production process, I and my crew are working relentlessly to bring the best to the screen.

BEING IN THE INDUSTRY, WHAT HAS BEEN THE CHALLENGES TO YOU?

I have faced alot of challenges, but I am growing through them.

TELL US ABOUT ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS THAT TOUCHED YOU



Sincerely, if you know me better, nothing gets to me, all the challenges that I have faced are fun and lessons to me.


DOES YOUR PHYSICAL STATE POSE AS A CHALLENGE TO  YOUR WORK?

Yes it does, somehow restricting me from playing some certain roles, but I am doing my home work to make sure as an actor i can play any role and with God all things are possible

LOOKING BACKWARDS, IS THEIR A STORY BEHIND THE PHYSICAL STATE?


Yes, I heard in a story by my late mom that a particular nurse “Mama David” gave me an injection on the wrong part and that was how I was crawling for more than 2years, my mom spent almost her last earnings to make me walk better.  So far so good, I am thankful to God He gave me a loving family, I love them and I will continue to make them proud.


IN THE INDUSTRY, WHO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE YOUR WORKING CULTURE?

If the likes of Funsho Adeolu, Kunle Afod, Lala Oladapo did not accept my friendship then, I may not have the opportunity of meeting the Adebayo family who paved way for me in the industry, they all inspire me. I love all my friends and colleagues, they are wonderful.


YOUR WORDS FOR UPCOMING ACTORS SCARED TO STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE?

First thing they need is humility,it is very important and be friendly with everyone in the entertainment world, if you adhere, you are a star.

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Author/ Published: Ayo Adams (Mrweezy15@gmail.com, 08147091733)

Chief Editor: Idris Bello (Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com, 08024701285)

Adaslim Returns With 3 Blockbusters-Kenny’s Divas, Papa Bomboy & How to Play a Player

 

Showbiz entrepreneur, Adaslim has returned to the Nigerian movie industry with a bang.

The American trained movie producer cum TV presenter announced her return to Nollywood with the release of three hit movies namely Kenny’s Divas, Papa Bomboy and How To Play A Player.
 

After working behind the scenes on the production of the three movies for several months, Adaslim hinted that she’s back to redefine the art of storytelling and movie productions in Nollywood.
With Kenny’s Divas being on the front burner of the new movies from Adaslim, the movie tells an intriguing tale of tangled pasts, romance and struggle for keeping an empire from crumbling.
 

Speaking on the movie, Adaslim says Kenny’s Divas will leave fans on the edge of their seats as it is filled with immense suspense as well as an unusual tangled romance.

“Kenny’s Divas is one movie after my heart. Aside going all out to get my godfather, Pete Edochie to star in the movie, I was awed by the sterling performance each act on the movie delivered and this I can say is what will keep the fans on the edge of their seats all through.
 

“I’ve been working for a while and not many knew what I was up to but it was indeed a lot of hard work with lots of resources also put to good use by my team. We have three movies shot and ready for the market and they are Kenny’s Divas, Papa Bomboy a comedy and a romantic drama, How To Play A Player,” Adaslim revealed.

Starring Pete Edochie, Adaslim, Juliet Ibrahim, Bryan Okwara, Oby Somina Okafor and Ruby Dabbour amongst others, Kenny’s Divas puts Adaslim on a whole new pedestal as a Nollywood producer that achieved an uncommon feat.
Kenny’s Divas sees Pete Edochie struggling to keep his jewelry and precious stone empire from falling while fighting for his love for Juliet Ibrahim with his protégé, Bryan Okwara. 

 The movie producer also sees to veteran actor, Pete Edochie getting his first kiss on a movie set with Ghanaian beauty, Juliet Ibrahim.
Written and produced by Adaslim, Kenny’s Diva was directed by Adim Williams, co-directed by Ifenna Eze, Malcolm Benson and Alexis Robinson.
Also from the stable of Adaslim are Papa Bomboy and How To Play A Player.
 

While Papa Bomboy tells the hilarious story of a landlord that is faced with two financially challenged single female tenants and several events that unfolded when he got entangled with one of the tenants.  How To Play A Player tells the story of a hardworking young man caught in a love fiesta with three different women from different walks of life.
Directed by Kingsley Iweru, Papa Bomboy which stars Eniola Badmus, Dayo Davies, Ejine Okoroafor, Randi Ossy, Uchenna Nnanna and Degri Emmanuel, is written and produced by Adaslim for Afrolens Media Pictures.

 
Written and produced by Adaslim for Adaslim Productions, How To Play A Player stars Alexx Ekubo, Derenle Edun, Adaslim,  Nora Roberts, Onyi Alex and Uche Nnanna.

Watch trailer of Kenny’s Divas

Watch trailer of Papa Bomboy

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Story by: Idris Bello (EmiraltyAfrica@gmail.com)

Published by: Ayo Adams (Mrweezy15@gmail.com)

Funeral Arrangements for Late Adebayo Faleti

​THIS IS TO ANNOUNCE THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR OUR LATE PATRIARCH, ALAGBA PRINCE DR. ADEBAYO MOSOBALAJE AJIBADE AKANDE FALETI.
TUESDAY 5TH SEPT, 2017: NIGHT OF TRIBUTES & PERFORMANCES: 

VENUE: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN. TIME:4PM
WEDNESDAY 6TH. SEPT. 2017:  COMMENDATION SERVICE.

VENUE: SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH YEMETU IBADAN. TIME: 12 NOON

THURSDAY 7TH. OF SEPT., 2017:

 LYING IN STATE AT HIS RESIDENCE, OLORORO, OJOO IBADAN- 8-9.30AM. 
 LYING IN STATE AT BCOS- 10-11AM.

LYING IN STATE AT NTA IBADAN: 11AM. 

LYING-IN-STATE AT THE HOUSE OF CHIEFS- 11.30AM. 

BODY LEAVES FOR OYO. SERVICE OF SONGS/CHRISTIAN WAKE KEEP VENUE: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, ISOKUN OYO, TIME: 4PM                

 ARTIST NIGHT: PLAZA DE HARUNA HOTEL, OYO -8pm.
FRIDAY 8TH. OF SEPT., 2017:

FINAL BURIAL CEREMONY SERVICE, VENUE: ISOKUN BAPTIST CHURCH OYO.

TIME: 10AM

INTERMENT FOLLOWS THEREAFTER AT AGBOYE VILLAGE, OYO VIA OGBOMOSO. 

ENTERTAINMENT OF GUESTS WILL TAKE PLACE THEREAFTER AT LABAMBA HOTEL OYO.

Signed:

Ayoola Faleti Esq 

For and on Behalf of the entire family
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Story by: Idris Bello (Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com)

Published by: Ayo Adams. (Mrweezy15@gmail.com)