No one has yet broken my record at Kannywood – Mansura Isah

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mansura Isah, the tall lanky and extremely beautiful wife of popular Kannywood actor and producer, Sani Musa Danja, was born in Kano on February 25, 1985, in Anguwar Gama Kasuwar Takari to the Alhaji Isah Naira da Kobo family. She tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this brief chat that none of her colleagues has been able to break her record at Read More

Another popular nollywood star slumps, dies

January 27, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. Asusu reportedly died Tuesday night after slumping. The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed his death.  Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’. He was the toast of Nollywood until his career nosedived after he Read More

Breaking: Popular Nollywood producer dies on Christmas day

December 25, 2020 Editor 0

A popular Nollywood Chico Ejiro is dead. Ejiro who had underlying health issues died in the early hours of December 25, 2020. The filmmaker reportedly concluded directing his new movie on Christmas Eve before he died in the early hours of Christmas day from a seizure. Born Chico Maziakpono in Isoko, Delta state, Ejiro is a movie director, screenwriter, and Read More

Nollywood and cultural revolution in Nigeria

December 16, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood named after the American Hollywood has come of age. The coining of the term Nollywood is credited to A New York Times journalist, Norimitsu Onishi in 2002 ten years after Kenneth Nnebue’s ground breaking film: Living In Bondage that revolutionized the movie industry was released. Although this piece is not about the Read More

Crown Premium Pasta signs actress Chioma Akpotha, as brand ambassador

December 4, 2020 Blueprint 0

Leading Nigerian pasta brand, Crown Premium Pasta, has unveiled Nollywood actress and movie producer, Chioma Akpotha, as its brand ambassador. The actress was unveiled at a ceremony in Lekki, Lagos where she is expected to market the company’s Premium Pasta product. According to her “Like all other amazing brands under Crown Flour Mill Ltd, Crown Premium Pasta is a healthy Read More

Shocker! How man stormed friend’s wedding with 6 pregnant women

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, a nightclub owner from Nigeria, caused a stir after turning up to a friend’s wedding with six pregnant women on his arm, claiming he’s the father of all the kids When at a wedding, you’d hope all eyes were on the bride and groom and that nothing was detracting from their special moment. But following Nollywood actor Read More

VIDEO: I want to bury my daughter, Nollywood actress cries out

October 22, 2020 Administrator 0

Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh, popularly known for her role in the TV series ‘The Johnsons’ has called on President Buhari and Sanwo-Olu to please allow her bury her only daughter who died 2 days ago in Abuja. Ada made the plea in a recent video that was uploaded on her Instagram page. The actress, with tears in her eyes, begged Read More

Happening now: #EndSARS protesters shutdown Abakaliki, insist on meeting Ebonyi gov

October 15, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

#EndSARS protesters are currently blocking the road leading to old Government House Abakaliki, Ebonyi state Police Headquarters, State High court insisting that Governor Dave Umahi or his deputy Kelechi Igwe should address them. The protesters led by a popular Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, refused being addressed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and border peace, Stanley Okoro-Emegha. Two days Read More

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 0

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