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Clarion Chukwura, Alex Osifo ridicule Efunseitan Aniwura (Review)

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The story of Efunsetan Aniwura is perhaps one of the most motivating thrillers in Yoruba political history and being a typical Yoruba man, you can imagine my excitement when another remake of the movie of the great Egba woman was slated to be dropped.

Aside from being of the same tribe with the epic Iyalode Ibadan, I’m deeply rooted in her origin as an Egba man too.

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I don’t watch movies for the fun of it. Ever since I decided to pick up a pen to be an oversight in the Nigerian movie industry, I always try to be as objective as possible.

The story of Efunseitan Aniwura, the daughter of Ogunrin from Egba Oke Ona, an ancient town in Abeokuta, is a story that defined the place of women in the Yoruba political history.

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Many storytellers have in the past tried to bring to life what transpired in the 1800s but none yet to beat the late Olusola Ogunsola’s version and as directed by the veteran lens wizard, Tunde Kelani, when a good storyline, casting and scripting are considered, even with less technology.

The latest attempt by Funmi Holder and directed by Joshua Ojo, is nothing to write home about.

Few seconds into the movie, I kept wondering whether it was meant to be a comedy or the director is just unserious!

Efunsetan was a story of a lone Yoruba woman in the 1800s when slave trade was still in fashion to fight for the right of the womenfolk in a male dominated world. And this she started right from a tender age. But as life would have it, everything and everyone she could call hers died earlier than they should.

From Funmi Holder’s version, her parents died the same day, and after she also lost her husband. As if that wasn’t enough, she lost something else which was believed to be instrumental in turning her into a beast. You may need to see the movie so I don’t add too much spoilers.

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As for me, the aftertaste of the movie is sour as I kept asking myself how on earth would anyone feature Clarion Chukwura as lead for such role, and …Continue reading here.

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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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