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Without Oscar Nollywood Can Still Be Taken Seriously – Dakore Egbuson-Akande

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Actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, is of the opinion that Nollywood does not have to get validation from western countries to be taken seriously.

Akande stated this as a speaker at the eighth edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference, monitored by Saturday Beats.

She said, “We have come to the place where we are telling our own stories. We are stamping our authority and saying, ‘this is what we are about’. We have shown that we are competent, resilient and can grow. But, how do we move forward into this new era? I am not particular about us getting validation from the west. I believe we should get validation from ourselves. It is not about saying we have to win an Oscar (Academy award) first, before we know we are an industry.

“I have been fortunate because I take risks and that is what our young creatives have to do. I take risks with the kind of work I choose. The script has to suit me. I also consider what messages will be passed from having me in the film? One ought to have principles. Don’t just come into the industry because you want to be famous or chase clout; you would be frustrated. You have to be deliberate about your intention. What do you want to create? You have to ask yourself certain questions because that would shape how you present your work and your ideas to the world. Are you contributing to the conversation? Is it making the world better?”

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VIDEO: Fanatic Tattooed Tiwa Savage Face

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Fanatic of Nigerian music writer and singer, Tiwa Savage, has tattooed the singer’s face on her back.

Tiwa Savage shared the video on her verified Instagram page on Tuesday with a surprise emoji.

Watch the video below.

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Fact on How Most Nigerian Celebrities Became Popular

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Fact on how most Nigerian celebrities became popular in the entertainment industry.

Yemi Eberechi Alade also known by the stage name Yemi Alade, she is a Nigerian Afropop singer cum songwriter and Pan-Africanist. In 2009, Yemi Alade won the Peak Talent Show after which she immediately got signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single “Johnny” (I am looking for my Johnny) in 2014. That was how Yemi Alade became popular in the Nigeria Entertainment industry.


Chidinma Ekile, goes by the stage name Chidinma, she is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. Chidinma became popular in the entertainment industry when she won the third edition of West Africa Project fame In 2010. She recently released ” Lion of the Lamb by Chidinma“. That was how Chidinma the gospel singer became popular in the Nigeria entertainment industry.


Next in the list, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known by the stage name as Naira Marley, he is a Nigerian singer/songwriter.
Naira Marley is known as the president of his highly controversial fan base, “Marlians” the fan base which tripleshoot him into limelight after his release from EFCC detention. In 2019, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission arrested Naira Marley and his friends Zlatan, Tiamiu Kayode, Adewunmi Moses, Micheal “Taqueesh” Adenuga and Abubakar Musa. The arrest was made after the released of the video for the controversial single “Am I A Yahoo Boy”. Later on, the EFCC released Zlatan and three others but kept Naira Marley in their custody due to evidence against him. May 2019, the EFCC charged Naira Marley with 11 counts of fraud before a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. He released the single “4 Nights In Ekohtiebo” while still in prison. In it, he talks about his industry friends, foes and other people who have admired him. In May 2019, he was arraigned before the Federal High Court and pleaded “not guilty”, a bail hearing was set for 30 May 2019. On the day of the bail hearing, Naira Marley released “Why”, a song that was accompanied by an image of him in handcuffs. On 14 June 2019, he was released from jail fourteen days after being granted ₦2,000,000 (Two Million Naira) bail. A few days later, he released “Soapy”, a track about the sexual habits of the male inmates in detention.

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu known as Ric Hassani, he became famous in the Nigeria entertainment industry with the release of “Gentleman” and thereon his love type of music.


Folarin Falana, known by the stage name as Falz, he is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor, Falz the bhad guy became popular in the Nigeria entertainment industry after the release of “Soldier” with featured Simi.

Laycon had to go for Big Brother Nigeria and he won it due to the fact that he made a shocking revelation about him being a sickle Cell warrior, this tripleshoot him into popularity in the entertainment industry.

Wizkid First hit song “Holla At Your Boy” was stolen and when he was dragged by the Korean fans he got popular & he later added “Sampled” to the track on all platforms. Wizkid also Sampled Fela Songs for him to become more popular but it didn’t work out for him.

Burnaboy had to Sample almost all Fela Songs for him to get popular and he was successful in sampling them.

Davido became popular the day he dropped “Dami Duro “.. He pushed his mother land language to the world.

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Charles Okocha have Come out to React to the Viral Video of Damaging his Friend’s Car

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Charles Okocha Nollywood Actor

A viral video have showed up online showing that he destroyed his friend’s car, Charles Okocha have however come out to react to the Viral Video.

Popular Nigerian actor, Charles Okocha, has denied claims that he damaged his friend’s Sport Utility Vehicle after he spotted his daughter seating at the front seat cruising with him in the car.

In a viral video, with a caption, ‘Omoh!! Wahala happen for Lekki yesterday oh! Charles Okocha go see hin pikin for inside one big boy car, the rest is history,’(sic) the actor is seen in a fit of rage dragging a young girl out of the SUV and roughly escorting her into his car.

Shortly after the young lady whom many speculated was his daughter got settled in the actor’s car, Okocha was seen wielding a spade which he used to hit the windscreen of his friend’s car several times; hence damaging it.

Ever since the video surfaced online, it has sparked mixed reactions. While some believe the video snippet is from a movie or a comedy skit, some others believe that it happened in reality.

However, in a chat with The Punch, the actor cleared the air stating that the video snippet is from a movie role from a yet to be released movie.

In a telephone chat, Okocha said, “You should know me by now that I will never do a thing like that. I will want people to zoom into the video, look at the face of the lady and compare it with my daughter. That is not my daughter.

“What people saw is a scene from a movie I am featured in but it is not yet released. I will have addressed this issue since but I am currently filming in the east and I am very busy at the moment.”

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