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Nollywood needs government’s support to prevent it from going into extinction – Idowu Phillips

Veteran Nigerian actress, Mrs. Idowu Phillips fondly known as Iya Rainbow, on Saturday declared that the only way to prevent the Nigerian film industry from going into extinction is for the government to support actors and actresses with financial aids. Phillips who said that the advent of social media, internet and modern technology has negatively […]

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Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry reels in foreign investors

Nigeria’s film industry, dubbed Nollywood, has long kept viewers entertained with tales of romance and riches, and now foreign investors are increasingly looking for a part of the action. (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 19, 2019, a customer stands in front of a shelf full of Nollywood movies in a shop at […]

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Police seek partnership with Nollywood on sustained positive image

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, has sought partnership with the Nollywood and the creative industry on sustained positive image for the police. *Nollywood films on display Balarabe made this call when the Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria led by its president, Sele Sele, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday at […]

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Nollywood loses another actor

Veteran actor, Fasasi Olabanke, popularly known as Dagunro has passed on. The actor who hails from Osun state and known for his roles in epic Yoruba movies died this morning. News of the death was confirmed by actor Adekola Tijani on his Instagram page. “Gone too soon boss! May your soul rest in peace. “Love […]

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How Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie survived ghastly motor accident [PHOTO]

Popular Nigerian nollywood actor, Yul Edochie survived a ghastly motor accident along Ore road on Tuesday. Yul, who is a son to one of Nigeria’s most popular nollywood actor, Pete Edochie hails from anambra and he is also married with six kids. The actor who is known in the industry for his incredible movies took […]

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Nollywood: Butt enlargement, boob lift, marriage can’t make you happy – RMD tells fellow celebs

Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, has advised against ‘butt enlargement’ and ‘boob lift; and all such artificial body configurations, stressing that they cannot guarantee true happiness in life. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the thespian and lawyer stated this as he took to his IG page to share insightful […]

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Belly dancer

Chioma Gabriel A strange wind is blowing in Nollywood. Scandals are breaking by the day and one cannot say for sure what is true, what half-truth is and what is complete garbage. But one thing is obvious. There is business lull in the industry and producers need to go back to work. An idle hand […]

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Nigerians react to Nollywood actor, Okon’s comments on Abuja police rape [VIDEO]

Popular Nigerian actor and comedian, Ime Bishop Umoh, often called Okon Lagos, has been put under heavy attacks by social media users. Okon who is popularly known for his comic character in movies took to his Instagram page on Saturday morning to air his view on the Abuja police rape which has been in the […]

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Policemen should not be charged for rape against prostitutes – Nollywood actor, Okon

…Says its stealing and not rape …Says prostitutes have no dignity …stands his ground in new video —So, what is your take on this subject matter? Type your comments below — Popular Nollywood actor, Bishop Ukoh, a.k.a Okon Lagos, has come under fire for absolving policemen who rape prostitutes of rape charges. Nollywood actor, Bishop […]

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Tonto Dike: ‘Your prayer for new breast demonic’ – Uche Madubuagwu slams Nollywood actress

Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has told controversial actress, Tonto Dike, that God will not answer for prayer for a new pair of breast. Tonto Dike had yesterday, revealed that she wanted to get new boobs on her birthday, which comes up on June 9. In a post she shared on her Instagram page, @tontolet, the […]

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Veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah is dead

Eddie Ugbomah, a veteran filmmaker in Nollywood, has passed on at 78. The sad news was confirmed by the Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Adebayo Thomas, on Saturday, according to The Cable. Thomas is also the Chairman of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee. Recently, Ugbomah had gone […]

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Zamafra: Nollywood stars blow hot over killings in Nigeria, vow to drag sponsors to UN

Nollywood actors on Wednesday alleged that the killings in some part of the North, precisely Zamfara State were politically-motivated. The group, under the umbrella of Concerned Actors and Seasoned Nollywood Stars, which was lead by former President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ejike Asiegbu at a rally held in Surulere, Lagos, called for an end […]

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Stop messing with my heart, or I’ll kill myself, Nollywood actress tells Wizkid

Idowu Bankole Nollywood actress, Uche Okoye has on Tuesday, threatened to kill herself after she was allegedly “snubbed” on social media by a Nigerian hip-hop singer, Wizkid. Okoye, says she has taken to her Instagram page several times to express her love for the singer but was snubbed.  She has this time around, however, giving Wizkid […]

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Tonto Dike vs Churchill: AGN BoT issues warning to Nollywood actress

Board of Trustee (BoT) of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has threatened to sanction actress, Tonto Dike over her face-off with ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill. The board said her utterances were unbecoming, adding that the separation issue was being over stretched. Tonto had revealed how she caught her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchhill on a red pant, with […]

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Bollywood makes inroad into Nollywood with ‘Deceptive Measures’

By BENJAMIN NJOKU The much-needed  international co-productions in film and television between India’s Bollywood and Nigerian motion picture industry  Is  underway, as Global Content Hub by Zee partners with the country’s based Mace Entertainment  to  launch  in the second half of the year  a world class TV series  titled ‘ Deceptive Measures.’ •Deceptive Measures team […]

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Zamfara killings: Nollywood celebrities name those behind banditry, kidnapping in North West

Top Nollywood actors have accused ex-governors, ministers and traditional rulers in Zamfara State of being behind the menace of insecurity in the state and the Northern part of the country. Led by veteran Nollywood actor, Larry Koldsweat, the celebrities under the auspices of Human Rights Monitoring group alleged that those mentioned were behind the killings […]

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Popular Nollywood actor, Prince Dammy Eke is dead

Popular Nollywood actor, Prince Dammy Eke is reportedly dead. PM News reports that sources close to the actor confirmed his death. The actor repotedly slumped on Sunday and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. Eke was remembered for playing prominent roles in movies that promote cultural values from the eastern part […]

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How I died, came back to life – Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu

Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor widely known as Mr. Ibu, has narrated how he was brought back to life by God after he was killed by unknown men. Mr. Ibu said he would not have been alive to tell his story if not for God who gave him a second chance to live. Ibu was […]

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Breaking: Nollywood super star ‘Ifeanyi Onyeabo’ is dead

Nollywood filmmaker, Ifeanyi Onyeabo is dead. He died on Friday as confirmed by the President of Directors’ Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Mr Fred Amata, saying he died while shooting a movie in Jos. Amata told newsmen in Lagos that Onyeabo’s death was shocking and unbelievable, and had left him pondering on what may have gone […]

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Nollywood producers, distributors advised to shun films that debase societal values

Industry stakeholders have called on producers and distributors in the Nigerian movie industry to eschew films and video works that erode values that define the African people. The stakeholders made the call in separate interviews with the Newsmen, on the sideline of a conference on Film and Video Classification and Censorship in Onitsha, Anambra State. […]

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Stakeholders to Nollywood producers: Shun films that debase societal values

Industry stakeholders have called on Nollywood producers and distributors in the Nigerian movie industry to eschew films and video works that erode values that define the African people. The stakeholders made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on the sideline of a conference on Film and Video Classification and […]

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Mr Ibu, popular Nollywood actor reportedly down with stroke

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu is reportedly down with stroke. The 57-year-old Nkanu, Enugu-born actor is famous for his comics in movies and stand-up comedy. Acording to a close family source, Ibu was hit by a mysterious stroke shortly after he returned from his recent trip to Owerri. The source also confirmed that […]

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Popular Nollywood actress dies after childbirth

Popular Nollywood actress, Olabisi Monsurat Ishola is dead. Bisket, a member of Theatre and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), passed away during the weekend barely 10 days after welcoming her new baby. The death of Bisket, the CEO of Bisket Movie Concept, was confirmed to the media on Tuesday by fellow Yoruba actress, Omolola […]

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Nollywood actor, Fiberesima joins APC after dumping PDP

Popular actress and former President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Miss. Ibinabo Fiberesima, has registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the party’s secretariat in Okrika, her hometown in Rivers State. Fiberesima had announced her defection to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Facebook, saying she was […]

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There’s poor pay in Nollywood – Popular actress, Sikirat Sindodo

Popular actress, Tayo Odueke, otherwise known as Sikirat Sindodo, has said in spite of the photographs of houses, cars and other material possessions flaunted by movie stars on social media, there is poor remuneration in Nollywood. She reiterated this during the weekend in a recent chat with reporters in Lagos. She said, “I don’t have […]