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Silverbird, others film Yoruba movies with 70% English at cinemas, actor claims

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Nollywood actor, Eniola Ajao, has accused most cinemas houses in the south western Nigeria of favouritism.

In an interview with The Nation, the actor claimed that the reason Nigerian English movies enjoy more acceptance than the Yoruba themed movies was mainly because the cinema owners prefer the former to the latter.

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She added that the only condition a Yoruba movie would be shown at the cinemas is when it’s 70% in English language and just 30% in Yoruba.

In response to why Yoruba movies are rarely shown at the cinemas, she said, “There are Yoruba movies in cinema. Yes. Some Southwest cinemas take it from us but if it’s not like 70% English and 30% Yoruba, some cinemas like Silverbird will not accept it from you.”

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She lamented that Yoruba movies are often perceived as local while English as ‘posh’.

“It is because they shoot their own films in English. There’s nothing spectacular about them and they can see us as razz people. Most of their productions are low budget productions. All those ones they did in Onitsha. They don’t have storylines. We do. Yorubas believe in helping one another. Feature in mine and I will feature in yours which doesn’t happen in English Nollywood movies.

“They (English Nollywood) are not doing anything spectacular. We have a better story line. But we need to invest. They are investing their money in it. That is all they are doing. Absolutely, nothing else. So we need to cut our low budget productions. If you want to produce like five films in a year, reduce it to two or one, put your money together and produce that just one film and make it a standard one,” the thespian said.

The beautiful Nollywood actor, who has been rumoured to be having an affair with Odunlade Adekola, also gave insight into what is the bane of the Yoruba Nollywood.

“Yoruba movie industry is always based on relationships which is killing the business aspect of the industry. It’s one of the things I’m not happy about. You call me for a role and you want to pay me 200k (Two hundred thousand naira) for a role I should collect like 1million (One million naira) for. It’s not nice. And if I agree to do it for 200k that means I will call you to do mine for me for that amount,” she said.

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The Nollywood actress, who jettisoned her qualification as an accountant to pursue her dream in the movie industry, promised to tie the knot soon.

This article was first published on Nollytrailers.com

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Mosun Filani blows hot, says she’s about to lose it

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Nollywood actress Mosun Filani Oduoye has hinted at causing havoc on social media.

The Yoruba actress, who always stays out of controversy, took to her Instagram page to vent out.

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Mosun Filani noted how she doesn’t look for trouble and is a peaceful person.

She added that she was about to loose her peace if the issue wasn’t addressed.

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“Everyone knows am a peaceful person and I don’t go looking for trouble…. But pls can English tell us why there is letter D in Fridge and there is no letter D in refrigerator….. bcos am about to loose my peace.

Our English Teachers/Lecturers come and defend ur career o…cos am about to cause trouble”.

Recall that Mosun Filani slammed those who didn’t support her when she was getting bodyshammed for being fat.

The actress who now claimed to be slim took to social media with claims that people were saying that they preferred her chubby look than her slimness now.

Mosun Filani wrote:

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“Flash back to this look. You all got used to my fat/chubby looks. Give it time, u will also get used to my trimmed looks again. You all didn’t use this same energy to always come to my defense “all those times I was being called fat and shapeless….. Now that I shocked u with my slim looks. Now you are quick to say we prefer ur chubby looks.
Chubby looks koor…. Orobo looks nii.
Awon alabosiaun gbogbo. You all are not ready walahi
If I hear pim…. Ijoba blocking”.

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Rita Dominic allegedly debunks reports she gave birth to twins

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, has debunked reports that she welcomed a set of twins with her husband.

Reports made the rounds on Wednesday that the Nollywood star who tied the knot with her husband, Fidelis Anosike, a few months ago, welcomed a set of twins.

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Reacting to the report, many social media users trooped to the actress’ social media pages to express their immense joy and congratulate the couple.

However, in an apparent reaction, Rita Dominic took to her official Twitter handle to affirm that the claim was false.

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Taking to her Twitter handle on Wednesday night, she shared a GIF displaying a surprised look while reading through a publication with the headline, “FAKE NEWS.”

See her post below,

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Lancelot Imaseun makes powerful cinema return with Gbege

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The audacious movie producer and actor, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, has made a big comeback to the cinema with the release of Gbege.

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Known for his love for cultural preservation and projection in his works, Imaseun was able to creatively infuse tradition in his new film that would be released on October 7, 2022 in cinemas near you.

Gbege is a story of a troubled man, whose father died while he’s serving a life imprisonment. All he wants is a chance of release to perform his father’s burial rite, but the law is no respecter of tradition.

According to the award winning producer and master storyteller, the twists in the storyline are so captivating, moviegoers are assured a worthy time at the cinemas.

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Gbege parades some top Nigerian thespians like Jide Kosoko, Ebele Okaro, Sam Dede, Mercy Aigbe and Ini Edo.

Others include Zubby, Sanni Muaizu, Charles Inojie, Harry B, Broda Shaggi, Nosa Rex, Junior Pope, Angela Equeavoen and so on.

Imaseun, who also doubles as a director, has worked in the film industry since 1995 and his films feature unexplored aspects of the African experience including tribalism, witchcraft, crime, poverty, religion, and folk beliefs.

In 2008 a Canadian documentary Nollywood Babylon co-directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, and produced by AM Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada in association with the Documentary Channel, followed Imasuen while he was shooting his 157th film Bent Arrows.

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