Pete Eneh Settles Mama G, Ibinabo Differences Over Alleged Split From AGN

Some weeks ago, exclusively broke a story of an alleged setting up of another Nollywood Guild named Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria by veteran actress, Patience Ozokwo popularly called Mama G.

The crisis came up just when Fiberesima Ibinabo, the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), assumed office. can now report that Mama G has now reconciled with her president, Ibinabo, by tendering an open apology to her.

Speaking with in a phone chat, when contacted on the issue, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of AGN, Frank Dallas, said that the two actresses reconciled their differences at the Tribute Nite held in honour of late veteran actor, Pete Eneh held in Enugu last week Monday.

Dallas said that Mama G, after mounting the podium to pay tribute to Eneh, used the opportunity to throw her weight behind Ibinabo’s administration and apologised for her actions. Mama G was said to have claimed that she was used by some people with other ulterior motives to attempt to cause ripples in AGN.

Dallas said the two are now back and that there is no more crisis in the Guild.

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Genevieve, Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson Nominated For AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards

The much-awaited first ever AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards (AMCA) nominees’ revelation was aired last night to millions of viewers in 47 African countries. The announcement was shown on a special edition of MNET’s lifestyle programme, 53 Extra.

Eku Edewor and Dolapo Oni were joined by Uti Nwachukwu and Helen (both of Jara TV) to present the show last night.

Genevieve Nnaji led others in her Best Actress in a Drama category that include Bubu Mazibuko, Nolwazi Shange, Funke
Akindele and Jackie Appiah.

Mercy Johnson and Funke Akindele also led the pack in the Best Actress in a Comedy category that also includes Lilian Esoro.

In the Best Actor in a Drama category, O.C Ukeje, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Kenneth Uphopho, Edward Kagutuzi and Jafta Mamabolo are at the mercy of the viewers to determine who among them wins the category.

Hafiz Oyetoro, Kunle Bamtefa, Bovi Ugboma, Francis Odega and Ikhide Isaac will slug it out with each other in the Best Actor in a Comedy category.

In the Best Movie Overall category, Skeem (Tim Greene), Man on Ground (Akin Omotoso, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Rosie Motene), Jozi King (Jamie Ramsay), Otelo Burning (Sara Blecher) and The Mirror Boy (Obi Emelonye) all made it to the awards’ category.

In all, South African movie, Otelo Burning, had the highest nominations of 14 closely followed by Nigeria’s ‘The Mirror Boy’ with 11 nominations. ‘Man on Ground’ raked nine (9) nominations, ‘Perfect Picture’ got eight (8), ‘Two Brides and a Baby picked’ seven (7), ‘Maami’ five (5) and ‘Skeem’ also settled for five (5) nominations.

110 nominees were chosen from 43 different productions from countries like Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

There are 28 awards for grabs in 26 categories. Viewers will determine, by votes, who wins in six categories of the awards while 18 more technically focused categories will be determined by an expert industry based judging panel, which will be announced at a later

These judges will select the rising star TrailBlazer of the Year, and the Industry Merit recipient, a veteran industry professional whose long term contribution will be honoured.

The awards holds in March. Voting for the six awards categories began last night and ends on March 3 midnight (CAT). Viewers can vote via WEB, WAP or SMS.

AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards will be screened live on DStv and GOtv platforms on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Wish all them lades will win…lol!!

“I Don’t Like That Other Boy Called D’banj” – Majek Fashek says

As the old school acts continue to give way to the new generation superstars, veteran reggae musician, Majek Fashek seems to be impressed with a few of the younger generation of Nigerian artistes.

Recently, Majek Fashek, who continues attempts to revive his career, expressed his approval for the kind of music played by pop-icon 2face Idibia and pop-sensation, Wizkid: “I like Wizkid and 2face, they play good music”, said the ‘rainmaker’.

But he knocked D’banj for his alleged ‘affiliation’ with the mystery cult, Illuminati.

In the interview, Majek said, “I don’t like that other boy called D’banj, those ones that went to join Illuminati. How can you go and sell your soul to the devil because you want to be famous. I don’t even like his music anyway.”

Majek Fashek, whose real name is Majekodunmi Fasheke, was a reggae path-finder and international star, tipped by many to lead the genre from where Bob Marley stopped. But years of alleged substance abuse and failed projects have ruined that hope. Many are now concerned for his mental health, even those close to him say he’s living in incredibly humiliating conditions.

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BBA’s Millicent Mugadi Wins Election In Kenya

Big Brother Africa Amplified, Millicent Mugadi, the tall and sexy Kenya actress has won the first stage of her ambition to become a council boss of her people in the on going Kenya elections.

Milly, as she is fondly called, has been causing a lot of stirs in the Kenya political environment as the only lady seriously working hard at her political party named TNA to beat the men to it. The presidential flag bearer for TNA is the son of the Kenya’s first President, Jome Kenyatta, Uhuru.

In a brief chat with Milly shortly after her victory at the primaries, she said “I won my party elections as the Councilor where I wrestled politically with the incumbent councilor. I will be battling out with other political parties come March 4th this year. I could not believe that politics and movies are different ball games entirely. In fact, acting is not the same thing as politics as I saw hell since my incursion into politics. But, sincerely, we must give it to African women who are making relevance in politics, they have really tried to beat the menfolk to it, now I know it’s not a day’s job at all. I am so humbled by the kind of support I received during the last primaries from my people and hope by 4th of March, God will give us victory over other opposition parties. For now, I’m the only lady so far in my area,” she said.

Actress Monalisa Chinda speaks on fame, single motherhood and charity

Monalisa Chinda is one actress that I like her acting skills so very well. And recently, she’s in the news for all the right things, she lends her celebrity status to charities close to her heart, she is a producer behind a well received TV series for those that dont know . In this interview with , she shares more about herself and being a mother and acting professional…

It’s a real pleasure to interview you. How would you describe yourself?

I’m a very joyful, determined, hardworking and highly motivated person. I’m straight forward and take things in stride in a very positive manner. Adventurous by nature and love new challenges as it gives me the zeal and impetus to work towards excellence.

Acting is a major part of my life but I am also very passionate about charitable work which includes promoting autism awareness across Africa. One thing I firmly believe in is that one should always strive towards individual betterment, in whichever form it may be. As such, I’m never tired of beginning where others end. I have a huge faith in God and He has been always faithful in many big ways.

In addition to your role as a celebrity actress, you are also a “mommy”. What does motherhood mean to you?

Motherhood is the most honorable blessing I’ve ever received. It has changed the way I live, think, feel and behave. Who knew you could feel so much love for someone? The only word I can think of to describe it is “Bliss”.

Who is your greatest motherhood role model?

My Mother, hands down! She is the strongest person I know – very supportive, caring, and spiritual. I am grateful for all her sacrifices for us and love her very much. She is a super woman and a super mom!!!

Your daughter has a unique name. What does it mean, and why did you choose it?

Tamar means – the Tree planted on the dessert… It is a symbolic name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree. The wind blows, the storm comes but the tree stays still. It also means the graceful and fertile woman.

What is the one thing you would like your daughter to associate with you?

That she’s got a phenomenal mother who the youths look up to and most importantly, that she’s got a mother after God’s heart.

What are your favorite activities to do with your daughter?

Tamar and I do a lot of fun things together – reading, her homework, coloring and watching her favorite TV shows. We also do some outdoor activities such as playing on the swing, bike riding and shopping, which we both enjoy a lot.

What is the most fun part of parenting at this point? What is your least favorite?

The pure love in her little eyes when I look at her! How her smile could melt my heart even on my worst of days. Knowing that I could create something so amazing and perfect all thanks to God! There is never a dull moment with Tamar. Each time we spend together is special. She’s a treasure, a sweetheart and I love her for life.

How do you create balance in your life, by having some “me” time and being a great mother and successful professional and philanthropist at the same time?

As a working mother, I try to always work around my daughter’s schedule. By doing this, I give my all to both my profession and taking care of my daughter. At the end of the day when she is all tucked into bed, I set aside some ‘me’ time. This is the time I will reflect over the day’s work, meditate and prepare for the next day.

What, if any, differences are there from how you were raised and how you are raising your daughter? What have you retained and what have you changed?

There are no differences from how I was raised and how I am raising my daughter. My mother taught me very good morals, to always put God first in everything I do, keep His word in my Heart and Hold unto His promises for my life. These principles are what I have retained and raising my daughter by.

Have you ever overcome a difficult life experience? If so, please share how you did.

There comes a time in any person’s life when you will surely undergo some difficult life experiences. How you react to these difficulties is the challenge. As for me, I embrace them as they come and I trust in my God to do that which only Him can do – give me resolution on overcoming them and moving on to the next phase in life.

It’s great to see moms like yourself lend your celebrity to great causes especially with the limited exposure Autism has. Between your birthday visit to Patrick’s Speech Center, and starring in Silverlining, do you have a special motivation for adopting Autism as a cause?

Autism is a cause very close to my heart. I have devoted myself to doing what I possibly can by God’s grace to raise its awareness across Africa.

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Theatre arts careers are not encouraged in our society, so we applaud you for your goal and plans with Arise Monalisa Foundation – can you expand on some of your planned initiatives?

Thank you. The Arise Monalisa Foundation is setup to increase autism awareness and empower youths to maximize their creative power. It is still in the early stages. More details will be provided as soon as we wrap up the preliminary stage phase. [blurb from site about Arise Monalisa Foundation]

As an actress, you’re in a unique position because your job requires that you take on roles that might be very different from who you really are. Does Tamar watch your movies, and how does that affect her perception of you in real life?

No she does not watch them but at the appropriate age, Tamar will be able to watch them if she chooses to.

How do you stay fit and maintain that gorgeous figure? What practical tips can you offer our moms?

Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!!! Combined with a healthy balanced meal daily

Finally, what advice would you give to working moms? There’s a bit of a distinction between your career as a celebrity and the career of an average working mother, but I think there are a lot of parallels, too. In general, what’s your advice to a working mother? Also, having been a single mother, what would you say to single working mothers, too?

Everything comes in stages, have a lot of patience, be flexible and don’t be a martyr. As a single working mother, I know it gets hard sometimes to raise a child on your own. Through your busy schedule, it can be easy to forget that you are not alone when you have so much to deal with. Building your own support system gives you a shoulder to lean on when it comes to all the things that come with raising a child. It’s great to surround yourself with like-minded people — or people you trust to be involved in your everyday life. In my case, I’m incredibly lucky to have family and close friends who are always ready to help as needed.

I love being a busy mother… Every day I feel enriched by everything that’s going on in my life and it goes without saying that Tamar is my favorite part…

Pete Edochie Visits Holy Catholic Church In Cross River

Nollywood veteran actor, Pete Edochie was reported to have visited Holy Catholic Church in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The visit, which was done was believed to have been embarked on just to give praise to God for sparing his life after series of death hoax trailing him and to show to some doubting ‘Thomases’, who still believe he is dead even after granting a visual interview debunking the death rumour. Info has it that Excitement filled the air at the church when he stormed the house of God.