Veteran actor, filmmaker, Baba Sala, dies at 81

FG, NANTAP, Kosoko, others mourn Comedy czar and filmmaker, Moses Olaiya Adejumo aka Baba Sala, is dead. The renowned comedian and one of the leading lights in the Yoruba language film genre died on Sunday about 8.30p.m., at his home in Ilesa, Osun State. He was 81. Until his death, he was the minister in charge of the Sacred Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Idasa Model Parish and Council District Headquarters. Baba Sala is survived by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His son, Emmanuel, who is also an actor and popularly…

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Multiple cinemas, way out of piracy –Bright

Bright Wonder Obasi is a filmmaker, scriptwriter, cinematographer, actor and Filmmaking Facilitator at High Definition Film Academy (HDFA), he speaks with Deborah Ocheni about his Script2screen Africa reality show, multiple cinema as the way out of piracy in Nigeria and sundry issues.   You released an album in 2009. Can you tell us what is happening to that creative part of you? Yes, I released a gospel album in 2009, but since then I think film swept me off my feet, at that point my music was too local and…

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I am sensitive, romantic, adventurous – Amah-Aluko

Filmmaker, actress and author, Lilian Amah-Aluko, in this interview, talks about her career, Nollywood and piracy among other issues. TONY OKUYEME You have been off the screen for some time, is it deliberate? Not really. I just don’t get offered the kind of exciting challenging roles I crave. The last intensely challenging and exciting role I played was last year as Nori in Hush. I thank the producers for that opportunity and the chance to again play opposite RMD. My career came full circle with the role of Nori. I…

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Historical documentation of Ubulu Kingdom

BOOK TITLE: The story of Ubulu Kingdom, A Historical Documentary of the People of Ubulu AUTHOR: Esther Nwogwonuwe Wright PUBLISHER: Opelsey Ventures Nigeria PAGE: 324 pages Tony Okuyeme   Inspired by the need to preserve her people’s cultural heritage, against the backdrop of the erosion of the country’s cultural heritage”, writer, theatre director and filmmaker, Esther Nwogwonuwe Wright, embarked the production of a film on the people of Ubulu. She therefore set out from Lagos to her hometown Ubulu-Uku in 2005. But as events unfolded, what she discovered and verified…

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I’m glad working with my husband – Judith Audu

An up and coming actor a few years ago, the career of Judith Audu is growing in leaps and bounds. Now a producer in her own right, she is working on her second feature movie and with the accolades she garnered in 2016, she said she is raring to go in 2017 in this interview with Adedayo Odulaja.     Your brand has become bigger in the past 12 months at least, how would you access your moves for 2016. 2016 was a very fantastic year for not just me…

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Filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, re-arraigned for fraud

A Nigerian filmmaker, Olajide Kazeem popularly known as Seun Egbegbe, was for the third time re-arraigned yesterday by the police before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged fraud. He was re-arraigned alongside Oyekan Ayomide, Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen Shoyombo, on a 40-count charge of alleged multiple fraud involving N39,098,100, $90,000 and £12,550. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The matter has been adjourned till April 26 for trial. The defendants were said to have defrauded about 33 Bureau de Change…

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