Another veteran Nollywood actor is dead

September 17, 2020 Editor 0

Blueprint has been informed of the passage of a veteran Nollywood actor, Jimoh Aliu. Popularyly known as Aworo, Aliu died at the age of 86 on Thursday in an Ekiti state hospital. Born in Okemesi-Ekiti, the deceased began acting in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group and left in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party, Read More

I’m ready to re-marry – Hadiza Abubakar

August 14, 2020 ALIYU ASKIRA 1

Nollywood actress Hadiza Abubakar, otherwise known as Ummi Gombe, has been in the Hausa film industry for more than 10 years. However, very little was known about her until recently because she hardly got prominent roles in high-budget films. Ummi Gombe’s fortunes may have turned for the better in 2020, as she has featured in several songs and dozens of Read More

Breaking: Nollywood loses another actor

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian veteran actor Jimmy Johnson is dead. He died in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja. Veteran actor Johnson popularly known for his character as “Okoro” in the then regular NTA TV series, “The village headmaster”, died at ripe age of 80. According to reports, Johnson died after a brief illness at Garki Hospital, Abuja.

Another popular Nollywood actor is dead

April 24, 2020 Editor 0

Veteran Nollywood actor, Yomi Obileye is dead. The actor died on Friday morning from an undisclosed ailment. Obileye was known for Tade Ogidan’s movie, Hostages in 1997. He was also known for ‘Palace’, a soap opera which featured Liz Benson, Jide Kosoko, Antar Laniyan, Dayo Adeneye, Jide Alabi, Tunji Bamishigbin. Nigerian actor and comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka who broke the news Read More

Breaking: Police arraign Funke Akindele, husband in Court

April 6, 2020 Editor 0

Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, has been arraigned in court by the Lagos state Police. They were brought before the court for organising birthday and invited celebrities, an action which flouted the lockdown order in Lagos state. Details loading…

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COVID-19 controversy as popular actor drops dead

March 26, 2020 Editor 0

Nollywood actor, Alkali Matt, popularly known as Dareng, has died while he was filming on set on March 24, 2020. But controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, said the actor died after he had contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus at the AMVCA 7. She wrote: “#Breaking, Dareng died today on the set of his movie. He was EXPOSED to Read More

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Nollywood loses popular actress

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

A popular actress Patience Oseni is dead. Confirming her demise, chairman Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, Wednesday in a statement, “With deep sense of sorrow but with total submission to the will of Almighty God, we announce the passing unto eternal glory of Patience Oseni, veteran Actress and member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria,” his statement read. Prominent Read More

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‘Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham not yet married’

August 16, 2019 Editor 0

There is an indication that, contrary to reports currently trending online, popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham’s marriage to Nollywood actor, Kolawole Ajeyemi, is yet to be completed. Abraham’s manager and spokesperson, Samuel Olatunji, in a telephone conversation on Thursday, shed some light on the actress’ current marital status.  “I don’t know where the information in those reports came from, but Read More

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Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham welcomes baby boy

August 15, 2019 Editor 0

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has welcomed a baby boy. The news of her delivery came after pictures of her wedding to a colleague, Kolawole Ajeyemi, surfaced on social media platforms. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 34-year-old filmmaker was previously married to Nigerian actor, Adeniyi Johnson, from 2013 to 2015. Abraham had initially left her over three million fans on Read More

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Nollywood actor Saka reveals marital regret, celebrates anniversary

May 25, 2019 Editor 0

Popular Nollywood actor, Afeez Oyetoro, popularly referred to as Saka, has taken to social media to celebrate his marriage anniversary. Saka expressed joy to be married to his wife for 16years, but disclosed that he got married to her just only sixteen years ago and not earlier than that. “Today, (May 24 2019), sixteen years ago, Olaide Saidat said “yes” Read More

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Nollywood Actor slams Tonto Dikeh over new boobs prayer

May 19, 2019 Editor 0

Actor Uche Maduagwu has slammed controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, who recently went viral after asking God for a new set of boobs as her birthday gift. According to him, Tonto Dikeh’s prayers are demonic, and God cannot answer demonic prayers”. His post reads: “… Stop asking help from Jesus for new boobs, when the one he gave you is Read More

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I regret not marrying the man of my choice–Patience Ozokwor

May 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chief Patience Ozokwor is a veteran Nollywood actress, musician, fashion designer and gospel singer, who has won several awards. Ozokwor was among the 100 Nigerians honoured by the federal government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014. In this interview, she talks about her journey in life. At 60, what are the things you are Read More

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Anxiety as another Nollywood Star dies

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Less than a month after top Nollywood producer, Ifeanyi Onyeabor, was snatched by death, during a production assignment in Jos, Plateau State, its cold hand hit another top producer, popularly known as Mr. Henry Mr Henry, an elder brother to another Nollywood practitioner called Image, who is also into film production, was until his sudden death, in a fatal motor accident Read More

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Another popular Nollywood actor is dead

May 1, 2019 Editor 0

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 of the country. Eke was Read More

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Nollywood popular actor ‘party’ with new born baby

April 22, 2019 Editor 0

Veteran Nigerian actor, James Ikechukwu, popularly known as Jim Iyke, has welcomed a baby boy. The 42-year-old, who started his acting career in 2001, is one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood. Popularly known for playing “lover boy” roles, the actor took to Instagram to announce the arrival of his son. He wrote: “I’m ultra-private with my family but Read More

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Breaking: After winning AMAA award, Nollywood star dies

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

Nollywood, Nigeria’s thriving industry, has been hit by the cold hand of death once again, this time, snatching Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA), award winner and top Nollywood producer, Ifeanyi Onyeabor. Though news of the incident is still sketchy, with cause of death unknown, the versatile producer, according to news making the rounds died while shooting a movie in Jos, Read More

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Omotola, Davido, others honored by United Nations

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Topnotch Nigerian entertainers, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Davido and others have been named among the most influential 100 people of African descent by the United Nations. The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) award distinguishes excellence in people of African descent from over 50 countries worldwide in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD). Nollywood Read More

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Comedian AY credits his success to Mr Ibu

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Ayo Makun aka AY has credited his success in the entertainment industry to comic actor, John Okafor also known as Mr Ibu. A.Y’s debut film `30 Days in Atlanta’, made the Guinness Book of World Records in 2017. The award winning actor from Ifon, Ose Local Government of Ondo State, but prefers to be referred Read More

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I won’t wait for my twins if I get suitor – Hassana Musa Abdullahi

December 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

Kannywood twins, Hassana and Hussaina Musa Abdullahi, are Hausa Fulani by tribe from Kano state. They were born about 25 years ago in Kano City. They joined the Hausa movie industry about four years ago and have featured in music videos by Sadik Zazzabi, one shot in Port-Harcourt and another on Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, which was shot in Abuja. Read More

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FG to honour veteran Nollywood actors 

November 22, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Film Corporation (NFI) is to posthumously honour veteran actors  and some living legends of the Nigeria Film Industry for their contribution to the growth of the sector. This will take place during the eight edition of the Zuma Film Festival scheduled to take place in Abuja between December 1st and 3rd, 2017.  Managing Director of the Nigeria Film Corporation, Read More