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Yul Edochie recounts how his father, Pete Edochie ‘gave him a beating that reset his brain’ after telling him he wanted to drop out of school

Yul Edochie recounts how his father, Pete Edochie
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Actor Yul Edochie who joined the social media conversation ignited by a video of a father beating his son for failing in school in spite of spending $21,000 on him, recalled how his father and Nollywood veteran actor, Pete Edochie dealt with him after telling him he wanted to drop out of school. 

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The actor revealed that his father ‘gave him a beating that reset his brain’ after he told him to open an electrical shop for him, instead of going to school. Yul further disclosed that this happened when he was in JSS 2. 

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He tweeted; 

In JS2, I told my father I didn’t want to go to school anymore, he should open electrical shop for me. He said ok. He Invited me to his room, locked the door & pulled out his belt. He gave me a beating that reset my brain to factory setting. Look at me today. Thank you Dad!

Yul Edochie recounts how his father, Pete Edochie
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Davido reacts after Kiddominant and Peruzzi revealed they wrote most of his hit songs

Davido reacts after Kiddominant and Peruzzi revealed they wrote most of his hit songs

Davido has reacted after Peruzzi and Kiddominant revealed during an Instagram Live session that they wrote most of his hit songs.

During the live video, Peruzzi revealed that he’s written top hits for Davido. He said he wrote FIA, Nwa Baby, Risky and Assurance. On his part, Kiddominant said he wrote hits for Davido, including Dodo, Fall, The Money, and Like Dat.

The singer, who was being discussed, appeared to be watching the live video and he dropped a comment to let viewers know that he too has written something.

He commented: “SHEKPE !!!…. at least I write that one.”

Davido reacts after Kiddominant and Peruzzi revealed they wrote most of his hit songs
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Producer of Nollywood & Bollywood film ‘ Namaste Wahala’ extend release date due to coronavirus

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Hamisha Daryani Ahuja announces new release date for ‘Namaste Wahala’.'Namaste Wahala' is an upcoming Bollywood film directed by Hamisha Daryani Ahuja [Instagram]‘Namaste Wahala’ is an upcoming Bollywood film directed by Hamisha Daryani Ahuja [Instagram]

Upcoming Nollywood and Bollywood collaboration, Namaste Wahala has joined the list of film projects affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja took to Instagram to officially announce that the film’s release date has been extended from April 10, 2020 to October 2020.ADVERTISING

According to the first-time director, the new release date was imperative due to the unavoidable extension of post-production schedules.ADVERTISING

The upcoming romantic comedy is reportedly a beautiful mix of Nigerian and Indian cultures. It stars Ini-Dima Okojie, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Joke Silva, RIchard Mofe Damijo and Segal Sujata.

So far, Hollywood has been the most hit by the pandemic with release dates of notable titles pushed back or productions halted. ‘Namaste Wahala’ is however, the first Nollywood production to be affected by the spread of the virus.

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Frederick Leonard is an afro-haired Jesus in ‘Our Jesus Story’ trailer

Frederick Leonard plays Jesus in ‘Our Jesus Story’ directed by Tchidi Chikere and produced by Ojiofor Ezeanyaeche.

The upcoming film is based on a Nigerian account of the trial of Jesus
The upcoming film is based on a Nigerian account of the trial of Jesus

Director, Tchidi Chikere toes the ambitious route in his upcoming film ‘Our Jesus Story’. It’s a theme that’s seldomly explored- a Nigerian account of the trial and death of Jesus Christ.

In the recently released trailer, Frederick Leonard is an afro-haired version of the Christian Messiah who replays the biblical account of his life, suffering and death.

The trailer for the upcoming Thriller also establishes a plot twist of ritual killings and a story of a Christian missionary trying to fight the system. It stars Eucharia Anunuobi, Zack Orji and Sam Dede and isbilled to open in cinemas March 27, 2020.

Chikere is one of Nollywood home video industry’s most respected filmmakers with best selling films including ‘Blood Sisters’(2003), ‘Stronger than Pain’ (2008), ‘Dumebi’ (2013) among others.

Producer, Ojiofor Ezeanyaeche on the other hand, is a veteran home video movie producer with credits for major hit movies including ‘Oracle’ (1998), ‘Abuja Connection’ (2003), and ‘Only Love’ (2005).

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Watch the trailer for ‘Mama Drama’ starring Osas Ighodaro and Kehinde Bankole

Here’s the official trailer for ‘Mama Drama’, in cinemas March 20, 2020

'Mama Drama' is coming to cinemas March 20, 2020
‘Mama Drama’ is coming to cinemas March 20, 2020
Osas Ighodaro and Kehinde Bankole battle child custody in the trailer for ‘Mama Drama’, produced by Joy Grant-Ekong.

The upcoming drama, a collaboration between RR Business Services and Writers Ink concepts, loosely tells the tale of two friends who become estranged following a legal battle for child custody. From the trailer, ‘Mama Drama’ touches on surrogacy, family ties and marriage.

Bankole and Ighodaro star alongside Femi Adebayo, Shaffy Bello, Chinyere Wilfred, Adunni Ade, Kunle Remi and Opeyemi Aiyeola. It opens in cinemas from March 20, 2020.

Watch trailer:

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Uche Nnanna calls out her colleagues for not rejoicing with actress Ibiwari Etuk after she was saved from kidnappers

Uche Nnanna calls out her colleagues for not rejoicing with actress Ibiwari Etuk after she was saved from kidnappers

Actress Uche Nnanna took to Instagram to call out “Nollywood people” for not rejoicing with actress Ibiwari Etuk who was lucky to escape from the hands of kidnappers after being held hostage for 3 days.

Etuk narrated how 4 boys kidnapped her and held her hostage in a bush for 3 days  (6th, 7th and 8th of January 2020) while they waited for her ransom to be paid.

After sharing her story, very few people reacted to it and Uche Nnanna called out her colleagues for it. She said if Etuk had died, they would all put up her photo and mourn her yet they have refused to celebrate her survival.

See what she wrote below.

Uche Nnanna calls out her colleagues for not rejoicing with actress Ibiwari Etuk after she was saved from kidnappers
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Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS

Last night, friends of Alex Okosi, the outgoing Executive Vice President and Managing Director of VCN Africa and BET International celebrated him for his contributions to the Media and Entertainment Industry since he took up the mantle of leadership at Viacom Africa 15 years ago.

Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS

From L-R; Bade Akintunde-Johnson, Country Manager for Nigeria at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, EVP and MD ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Alex Okosi,Co-GM, ViacomCBS Networks, Craig Paterson, and Co-GM ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala.  The party which was hosted by popular media personality, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru-Demuren and ace comedian Bovi, had in attendance captains of industries across different sectors including Founder Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, Nduka Obaigbena, Rita Dominic, D’banj, Toolz, Martin Mabutho and others.  

Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS

  Also in attendance were superstar actresses Rita Dominic, Michelle Dede and Nse Ikpe-Etim; comedians Basketmouth and Bovi, 2Baba, Falz, Tope Oshin, Dr Sid, Flavour, Ice Prince, and more top Nigerian celebrities. 

Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS

  Monde Twala and Craig Paterson who both take on the reins as co-General Managers for ViacomCBS Networks Africa in March as Senior Vice President for Editorial VCN and Senior Vice President VCN, respectively, also joined in the commemorations. 

Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS

  Alex Okosi is a graduate of St Michael’s College, Vermont, where he graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Business Administration and Economics bids ViacomCBS adieu after almost 2 decades at the helm of different roles including BET International at the global company.  

Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
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‘Sex for movie roles has wrecked many men in Nollywood’ – Yul Edochie

   Yul Edochie has warned men who have a thing for taking advantage of vulnerable women by asking for sex in return for a job position. [Instagram/YulEdochie]

Popular Nollywood Actor Yul Edochie has warned men who have a thing for taking advantage of vulnerable women by asking for sex in return for a job position. [Instagram/YulEdochie]

Yul Edochie reveals how demanding for sex for movie roles has wrecked a number of Nollywood stars.

Yul Edochie has warned men who have a thing for taking advantage of vulnerable women by asking for sex in return for job positions.

The movie star made this known via his Twitter page on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. According to him, any man who demands sex from a woman before giving her a job will face the repercussions in the future. He also said a number of his colleagues in Nollywood have suffered a similar fate.

“I condemn sex for jobs completely. If na ur way, hear this advice. If you promise a girl a job in exchange for sex, once she gives you make sure you do not fail her. If she swears for you, your own don finish. This matter has wrecked many men especially Nollywood practitioners,” he tweeted.

It is not clear who Yul Edochie is trying to shade but from his tweet, he obviously has a list of people in Nollywood who have been affected by this statement.However, this is not the first time Yul will be calling out his colleagues in Nollywood.  [Instagram/YulEdochie]However, this is not the first time Yul will be calling out his colleagues in Nollywood. [Instagram/YulEdochie]

However, this is not the first time Yul will be calling out his colleagues in Nollywood. Recall that in 2018 the actor revealed that the relationship between actors in the movie industry wasn’t as rosy as imagined

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Nigerian event organizers are planning to stop organizing shows in Ghana; here’s why

According to Nigerian radio presenter, Olisa Adibua, Nigerian event organizers are considering to stop organizing shows in Ghana.

Cardi B in Ghana (Photo: Abdul Arafat)
Cardi B in Ghana (Photo: Abdul Arafat)

The Lagos based Beats 99.9 FM presenter made this known to Joey B and Guilty Beatz, when they appeared on a show at the radio station for an interview. According to him, Ghanaians don’t welcome foreign events especially Nigerian events which have Nigerian acts.

“ In terms of your people, it seems they don’t like Nigerians coming through. I heard about one or two issues that happened with the Cardi B show as well recently… I heard somethings that were not good, and if you behave like that with Afronation, no one is going to come back to GHANA with a show” Olisa said.

The conversation ever since an excerpt of it made it to social media has attracted trouble for Joey B over concerns from fans that he could have spoken to defend Ghana on the matter. Watch the video.

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Ubi Franklin’s 4th babymama, Sandra Iheuwa buys a new car

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Ubi Franklin’s 4th babymama, Sandra Iheuwa took to Instagram to show off the new car she bought just few weeks after she welcomed her baby girl. 

The US-based businesswoman who has been at loggerheads with the music executive she accused of denying their baby, stated that “The best revenge is success” as she shared a photo of her new car. 

Sandra wrote; 

THE BEST REVENGE IS SUCCESS…..Moving from my old into my new new GLE 350 God is Good. The kids are too excited .

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