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‘Almost 40,000 views!’ Austen-Peters declares successful Moremi the Musical screening (Photos)

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The Bolanle Austen-Peters Production has expressed great satisfaction and gratitude for the successful online streaming of its popular stage play, Moremi the Musical.

The play, which had premiered at the Terra Kulture Arena in Lagos in December 2018, was streamed on YouTube on Sunday evening as a creative effort to provide entertainment to millions of Nigerians many of who might be experiencing boredom and frustration as a result of the covid-19 induced lockdown.

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Almost 40,000 people from across the world joined the live streaming of the play, with commendations for the thoughtful initiative.

The musical, which tells the story of the legendary Ile-Ife heroine, Moremi Ajasoro, who sacrificed her only son in order to secure freedom for her people from neighbouring mauraders, was a collaboration among the House of Oduduwa, Rejuvenee and BAP Productions.

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“We are glad that the streaming was not just successful, but set a record as far as online streaming of a stage play in Nigeria is concerned,” says Joseph Umoibom, Producer of the Musical.

“It was like our own CSR to Nigerians and, more importantly, a gift to our teeming fans all over the world and to the cast and crew of the play whose sweat and labour of love have once again been appreciated by the wonderful comments while the streaming was on.”

Viewers watched from different parts of the world with an overwhelming sense of gratitude that such a beautiful play could be streamed live to fans free of charge.

“BAP has taken the appreciation of live theatre in Nigeria to another level, this is commendable,” wrote a viewer from Abuja.

Another person who hooked up from London wrote: “Although some of BAP’s productions have been brought to the UK in the past, this live streaming initiative gives us the hope that her plays can be seen even months and years after watching the original version on stage. Kudos!”

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Austen-Peters, whose credit includes Waka; Saro the Musical and Fela & the Kalakuta Queens, was the moving spirit behind the production of Moremi the Musical when it was staged in December 2018 and April 2019 at Terra Kulture Arena in Lagos.

Meanwhile, BAP Productions has reiterated its right on the intellectual property ownership of the play, maintaining that the signed MoU is a legal document that clearly stipulates the rights and entitlements of the collaborating parties on the project.

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New Generation Actors Have Money, Older Ones Know The Craft – Nobert Young

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Nobert Young, is very clear about the divide in Nollywood — old Nollywood and the new Nollywood.

Explaining what it is and what it portends, Young opened up about the differences he saw between the older generation of actors, and the newer generation of actors.

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“The pioneers of any industry go through a lot. It’s like they’re discovering the wheel so to speak. You’re charting a path that you know very little about and you’re searching.

“So you go through a lot, but you learn in the process and that is what you pass on to your younger ones. Nollywood started by somebody who just took a risk to put what we know as television play, television drama into VHS tape and sell to the public.

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“And that’s how it started. And Nigerians basically embraced it, and gave it life really and a lot more people came into it. Some of us gave advice that was not taken, some of us gave advice that was taken, and we grew. The pay was very negligent then. We couldn’t survive on it alone as compared to today when actors are comfortable. Their throats are very wide now.

“What I would dare not ask for is what these children are asking for. Even till now, they’re very bold. And you see a lot of them did what we didn’t do. In our time we were not taught the management part of this business, but that’s where the money is.

“The management part, the administrative part of this business. That’s where the money is, we were not taught that. But these ones came with their face turned to the back. They’re looking at the money first before the arts. And then they make all the money, they have good packaging.

“We don’t have good packaging. For us, it was just the show, for them it’s the show business. I think that’s the basic difference. But I challenge them, they are not better than us, the old generation, in terms of the art. They’re not better. They have the money, but we have the art.”

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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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