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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.

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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.


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Story: Idris Bello.

Compiled/Edited: Ayo Adams

Seun Egbegbe: Caught In The Act Again!

Several weeks after his alleged iPhones theft, popular socialite and ex-lover to Nollywood actress,Toyin Aimakhu is back in the news with another episode of theft scandal.


According to a report by an Instagram User,Peral9ja; Seun Egbegbe was caught at the Gbagada Hospital while trying to rip off an unsuspecting Mallam the sum of 10million naira under the guise of a medical doctor. Continue reading “Seun Egbegbe: Caught In The Act Again!”

Our New Generation Actors lack Morals- Actress Chioma Akpotha Shades Gideon Okeke

Actress Chioma Akpotha may be responding to Tinsel’s Gideon Okeke’s recent comments about senior actor,Chiwetalu Agu on his use of Vulgar language in the movie scene.

Chioma perceive Gideon’s comments as uncalled for and being disrespectful in a bid to sound intelligent on social media. Continue reading “Our New Generation Actors lack Morals- Actress Chioma Akpotha Shades Gideon Okeke”

I love You and Wish You so much happiness and Peace- Mercy Johnson Forgives Tonto Dike


Just some moments after Tonto Dike apologized about her ills toward colleague’s child, Mercy Johnson Okojie via her gram. 

The offended party has responded and accepted her apologies in a recent gram post that justified Mercy Johnson has forgiven her colleague.

Mercy writes: Continue reading “I love You and Wish You so much happiness and Peace- Mercy Johnson Forgives Tonto Dike”

Tonto Dike apologizes to Mercy Johnson for Speaking Ill about her child in 2013

Actress and wife to one of the former president of Nigeria’s son, Tonto Dike has  regretted and apologized for one of the statements she made about fellow actress,Mercy Johnson’s child in 2013.

In her new post on the gram,she writes:

“Good morning world Since I have your undivided attention I better make good use of it and not miss the blessing in this lesson!!!
@mercyjohnsonokojie Ever since I had my baby I have been reminded constantly about an ill statement I made about one of your kids a very long time ago.I want to use this media to say I am so sorry,I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart.I had no right to say what I did,I totally disgraced myself with that.

As a mom I do realize a lot of things I take in because of the love of my son and I know you only took my insult because of that same love..



I am sorry MJ,I am sorry to your lil’ girl or boy..We don’t have to love each other to realize when we are/went wrong••

I have/had no excuse for my behaviour and I also apologize to the fans I hurt/Let down with my words that day many years ago ..To Err is human but to forgive is divine!!!

Am not trying to be the better person,You deserve this apology for your Child for the Love I have for God..I found God and everything in my life changed,Let me tell you about him sometime..

God bless you and yours!!! Happy new year…

Take your time with the process of forgiving my ill mannered words to your infant but pls eventually do!!”

Yewande Adekoya Sparks Rift Between Ibrahim Chatta and Damola Olatunji

Yewande Adekoya Sparks Rift Between Ibrahim Chatta and Damola Olatunji

 A man who has no or low regards for culture,will soon have no place to call home. Our values are reflections of the tradition that birth us; the beliefs that breed us. 

Watch out for “IYAWO ADEDIGBA” (ADEDIGBA’S WIFE). It centers on Love, Passion, Power, Crime, Revenge and many more.

The movie to a large extent, displays the beautiful culture of the Yoruba people in the areas of Language, expression, values and norms.

A detailed Movie that focuses on cultural values while telling an intriguing suspence filled story. The multi-million naira project written and produced by Yewande Adekoya is well-researched and highly entertaining.

Directed by ace filmmaker, Adebayo Tijani, It features skilled and seasoned professionals of Arts such as Mercy Aigbe, Ibrahim chatta, joke muyiwa, Damola olatunji, Yewande Adekoya Abiodun, Afeez Eniola , Fatai Odua and Taofeek Digboluja  among others.”

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9Year Old Boy Who wished To Be A Yahoo Boy Bags Endorsement

 

The kid bagged an endorsement deal with a fashion brand known as Magnum Stitches.

9year Old Segun Wire who caused an internet outbreak recently through an Instagram video where he was saying emphatically that his wish is to become a yahoo boy when he becomes older.
 This development caused an uproar among internet users who criticize the boy’s wish while some others blaming the state of the economy for such occurrence.


However,an Instagram account has since then been opened with handle “Segun_wire” where activities of the boy are  posted. It seems he is no more interested in being  a yahoo boy as his profile claims He is an entertainer and aspiring actor.


Segun wire has been noticed and shown love by celebrities like Reminisce,Solidstar,Sexy Steel who even used the boy’s viral slang “Walaitalai” in an Instagram video, while another Nollywood producer,Kunle Afod is already grooming the boy for movie production to step up the little boy’s career.

[Photos] Faces at Kenny George’s Birthday Party

  


The Place Club,Ikeja record colorful moments of exultation yesterday as award-winning Nollywood producer/actress,Kenny George celebrates her birthday party.

Kenny George is the CEO of Ejika films whose exceptional interpretation of her roles has made her  queen of the screens.

With movies such as, “koto”,“diary”, “ishanna”, and many more to her credit,she is a motivational figure to whom the next generation thespians look up to.

Meanwhile,Her Birthday party was graced by nollywood faces such as Saheed Balogun,Pa Lola the Olaiya,Seun Olaiya,Sunkanmi Bolanle,Oyita,Tolu Originator and top Lagos socialites.
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