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Nollywood hasn’t been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

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Nollywood hasn't been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

Nigerian actress and filmmaker, Dayo Amusa has complained over not making any money from Nollywood even after shooting 12 movies and still counting.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Amusa revealed that she does other things that generate money for her but however expressed hope of making money from Nollywood someday.

“I do a lot of things that generate money for me. I have always done business even before I came into Nollywood and I am still in business. I came into Nollywood as an actress before becoming a movie producer and to date, I have shot 12 movies and still counting. Truth be told, I have not made money from Nollywood yet. After 12 movies I have not made the kind of money that I should make but I know I will make it. You see, there is a difference between making a huge profit and then, just getting your money back on your investment. I haven’t broken even” she said.

She also disclosed that her major challenge is that her movies are not yet being shown in cinemas.

“I love doing good movies and putting up good content. I think my major challenge now is that my movies are not showing in all cinemas in the country like I hoped and it saddens me. Their excuse is that my movies are indigenous and the titles are local but I am like ‘we get to watch foreign movies indigenous to different parts of the world yet subtitled and these movies are been shown in our cinemas so I ask the question ‘why can’t we encourage our local content?’ I want to believe that even if a movie is 100 per cent indigenous, that does not stop it from showing in cinemas as long as the movie is well subtitled.

“It has greatly affected me as an independent film maker, I do most of my productions from my purse. It is not like I get grants and it really eats moviemakers up when we don’t get the opportunity to showcase what we have.

“Even if they feel we are not getting it right, there is a way they can inform us that this is what you need to achieve this and that. But they just label it local content, indigenous this and indigenous that, giving what we do all sorts of names but the fact is, when you preview a job and story wise you have it, picture wise you have it, quality wise and artistic whatever you have it, then why the barrier? Why can’t such a movie be seen in all cinemas across Nigeria.

“But they are giving excuses that when cinema going audiences hear the title, they will not like it. Who says so? Yes, a title could have a very positive impact on a production but a title is a title, be it local or English or what have you. An indigenous title cannot stop a good film from flying at the box office,” she adds with emphasis.

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Vlogger, Grace Ajilore debuts baby bump, Nigerians react

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UK-based Nigerian vlogger, Grace Ajilore has shown off her baby bump, describing it as an early Christmas gift.

Grace who shared photos of her baby bump on Instagram stated that she and her baby daddy can’t wait to meet their bundle of joy.

She wrote;

My Christmas came early!
Me & daddy can’t wait to meet our beautiful baby

Grace Ajilore baby bump

Well, some Nigerians have reacted to the news in not-so-favorable words. Check out some reactions below;

Grace Ajilore

Grace Ajilore

Grace Ajilore

 

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Bobrisky purchases a Bentley, advises ladies to work

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Nigerian crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, who is popularly known as Bobrisky, has added a Bentley to his growing fleet of cars and some of advice for the ladies.

Recall a while ago, the male slayqueen bought a 2019 Range Rover to celebrate his 27th birthday. Despite the drama surrounding his birthday bash that never took place, the effeminate celeb was not letting a birthday treat pass him by.

Well, it appears he has decided to end the year 2019 with yet another fancy automobile in his garage. Bobrisky who shared the news of his Bentley acquisition on Snapchat, wrote: “My Bentley just arrived Lagos today. Clearing starts from tomorrow. God is wonderful.”

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Bobrisky who is fond of bragging about money gotten from men, surprised his fans when he dished out advice, telling ladies to work hard for their own money and not solely depend on men to give them.

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Ghanaian actresses, Moesha Buduong and Salma Mumin fight dirty on social media

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Ghanaian actress, Moesha Buduong has taken a dig at her colleague, Salma Mumin over hers comments leading into a full drag season.

In an interview with Emelia Brobbey on her Okukuseku show, Salma emphatically stated that she will never forgive the curvy actress, Moesha or talk with her again over an undisclosed incident.

Salma said;

”I have forgiven all those who have offended me this year because there is reason harboring that anger…As for Moesha, she is someone I don’t ever think I will talk to again. I don’t know what the future holds, but she isn’t someone I want to have a personal contact with.”

 

Slamming her colleague over the comment, Moesha alleged that Salma thinks she is better than her because she publicly admitted to dating married men in an interview with CNN. She insisted that she is not that girl Salma thinks she can control.

Moesha also accused her colleague of dating married men and still dating some of them, while covering that up with her businesses.

Nollywood hasn't been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

Nollywood hasn't been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

Nollywood hasn't been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

 

She also accused Salma Mumin of being bitter because her butt surgery wasn’t as successful as hers. Moesha wrote;

Nollywood hasn't been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

Salma Mumin who served a response to Moesha via an Insta-Live video stated that she has been quiet for so long which is why so many people misunderstand the situation and see her in a way she doesn’t like. She also alleged that Moesha was fake which was why she cut her off.

Also reacting to the controversy about her age, Salma stated that she is not the first person to lie about her age and if she says she is 30 people should leave it at that and not add more it.

Here is the video below;

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Nigerians react to Netflix movie which portrays Jesus as gay

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A Brazillian Netflix film about a gay Jesus has sparked a huge backlash with many Nigerians condemning the movie

The movie entitled ‘The First Temptation of Christ’ is a 46-minute comedy flick showing Jesus as a closeted homosexual.

It sees Jesus and a ‘friend’ named Orlando arriving at Mary and Joseph’s house for a birthday party. Jesus tries to downplay their relationship, while Orlando hints that they’re more than friends.

The Netflix description reads:

“Jesus, who’s hitting the big 3-0, brings a surprise guest to meet the family. A Christmas special so wrong, it must be from comedians Porta dos Fundos.”

The movie has sparked annoyance among Christians from all over the world including Nigeria — with millions around the world signing a petition for Netflix to bring it down and tender an apology to all Christians.

Taking twitter on Sunday, many Nigerians on the platform kicked against the movie, describing it as disrespectful.

See some reactions below

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Seeking social media validation can destroy your dreams, Tim Godfrey warns youths

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Seeking social media validation can destroy your dreams, Tim Godfrey warns youths

Popular Nigerian Gospel singer, Tim Godfrey, has admonished young people to stop seeking validation on social media.

 

Sharing at a programme tagged, Monday Night Live, Godfrey advised people to stop looking for love in the wrong places. In his word, “Stop seeking validation on social media. These days, we look for happiness in the wrong places. That is why some people’s joy is dependent on how many ‘likes’ their posts attract on social media. You are spending time focusing on all the wrong things. Every time you stay on Instagram, somebody is making money from it. Some of us have left our dreams and goals to focus on Instagram and Twitter.”

The multi-figted Nara crooner also shared his experience with an impersonator on Facebook. He added, “Someone once impersonated me on Facebook, posting my pictures and booking shows. He was discussing with people in Canada, asking to be paid. I didn’t know about it (on time). Every show I attended as I shared on my social media platforms, he shared it on the page too. The first thing one needs is to have integrity,” he said.

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Rihanna’s unnamed film sells for $25m to Amazon

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American giant multinational tech company, Amazon has purchased global rights to Peter Berg’s documentary about Rihanna, a Barbadian R&B star, for $25 million.

 

The firm, which specializes in cloud computing, digital streaming, e-commerce, and artificial intelligence, purchased the project shortly after Apple’s similar $25 million deal with Billie Eilish, a US songwriter.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project would offer “an unfiltered look” into Rihanna’s life” and provide a glimpse into her evolution as one of the world’s most well-known pop artists in a video spanning more than 1,200 hours.

Describing the experience working on the project, Berg was quoted to have said, “To go travel with Rihanna around Europe, and Rihanna is surrounded by girls. We were in France. She was going to do a concert on Bastille Day.

“And that truck driver who killed all those people plowed through them right in front of our hotel. So even in me trying to do something light, I had a very, very front-row seat to something that horrific.”

The American producer’s forthcoming project with Rihanna would be coming after the duo had previouslywork on Universal’s ‘Battleship’, a military science fiction action film that is loosely based on the board game of the same name.

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How I dated too seriously, did naive things at 20 – Toke Makinwa reveals

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Popular Nigerian on-air-personality Toke Makinwa, has sais she dated too seriously when she was in her 20s.

 

Sharing in a recent episode of her Toke Moments, a vlog show where the 35-year old OAP leverages on her personal experiences to offer lifestyle advice to fans, the OAP said she would re-live such experiences if given a second chance.

“Dear 20-year -old me, all you wanted to was to grow up, wear makeup, hang out with girls. You wanted to rush life. And then you realize that, as you grow older, you make the dumbest mistakes; look back asking, ‘what was I even thinking!’” she said.

“Dear 20-year-old me, don’t date too seriously. Meet people, go on dates, kiss boys. I feel like, when I was 20, I dated too seriously. It was like, ‘this relationship must lead to marriage!’

“I don’t really blame myself. When you look at how we grew up, women were raised to eventually be ‘someone’s wife.’ You never really think that your degree or what you’re doing with life mattered.”

“Some parents even made jokes like, ‘you’ll marry one day and be somebody’s wife. Is that how you’ll be when you’re in your husband’s house?’ Then, you begin to put so much pressure on yourself!”

Addressing 20-year-olds currently facing the dilemma of choosing a definite career path, those struggling to find self-worth, or grappling with unstable relationships, she urged that they breathe and explore.

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Tonto Dikeh busted by Instagram user for faking Dubai speaking engagement

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Tonto Dikeh has been exposed by an Instagram User after she claimed to have spoken at an event in Duba

The Nollywood actress had shared pictures of herself on a podium. In the pictures, the actress supposedly looked like she was speaking to an audience at a conference organized by Modul University Dubai.

But an Instagram user who took a closer look at the pictures said that the chairs were empty and it was just a facade.

He wrote ;

Tonto attends a conference, hangs around a conference hall after presentation is over, poses on the podium speaking to an empty room with imaginary audience (zoom picture) using powerpoint presentation of the last speaker, thanks the university for an amazing experience.

Now this is what we call packaging. You wonder how these foundations make their money? They have to package pictures, spin images to seem like what they are not, present all these as evidence to a big funding individual/organisation and get the fundings they need to continue their expensive living.

She has been introduced to people in that line of work, now go through her page and start noticing, she posts old charity pictures with disabled, aged etc. Shouting out about 10000 smiles for kids in Nigeria. I tell you they have found a mugu and now packaging the thing for him.

Snapping pics with foreigners, making it seem like a deal is being closed and finally today unveiled a foundation in her son’s name. All na format. If you know, you know. All these hustle to be able to afford a few fake designer bag and clothes”.

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Ned Nwoko bought Linda Ikeji a Bentley, Kemi Olunloyo reveals

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Ned Nwoko bought Linda Ikeji a Bentley, Kemi Olunloyo reveals

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has dropped another of her ‘blockbuster’ news on us as she reveals that Ned Nwoko bought a Bentley for popular blogger, Linda Ikeji.

Kemi disclosed this during an altercation with a social media user who compared her assets with that of Linda Ikeji.

Reacting to it, Kemi Olunloyo who claims to be a highly professional journalist, noted that Linda Ikeji is only living her past life, adding that Regina Daniel’s husband, Ned Nwoko bought Linda a Bentley.

Stressing further, Kemi Olunloyo stated that she was richer than Linda Ikeji during her own days and that the blogger is only enjoying what she has enjoyed during her younger days.

I was richer in my says at her age, she is living my past life, Let her enjoy my past with her smokescreen blog, Ned Nwoko bought Linda’s Bentley abeg”, Kemi said.

See the exchange below;

Nollywood hasn't been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

Nollywood hasn't been profitable for me – Dayo Amusa laments

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Check out Regina Askia’s cute 3 generations photo

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Check out Regina Askia's cute 3 generations photo

Regina Askia-Williams is looking all beautiful alongside her mother and her daughter in a recent photo.

The former actress shared the beautiful 3 generation photo which featured her bdaughter Tessa Williams

She captioned the photo, “3 generations of us! Mom, myself and Ms T. Thanks be to God! @pizza_teesa”.

See the cute photo;
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