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‘COVID-19’ BON donates 1000 facemasks, organises celebrity calls to mark Children’s Day

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The Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards, the most consistent movie industry award in Nigeria, recently made good its promise to donate custom-made facemask for 1000 children in Ekiti State in commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day celebration.

The 1000 pieces of BON branded facemasks, which was delivered to the state government and shared with the excited kids, were parts of the corporate social responsibility activities of BON Awards in helping the government fight the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

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According to the founder of BON Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, the usual book reading by the host state’s first lady on Children’s Day had to be replaced with the donations because of the pandemic.

“This is our own little way of giving back to the society that has given so much to us.

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“As a tradition, BON Awards organises book reading for the kids on Children’s Day, which is usually anchored by the hosting state first lady. But unfortunately this year, we had to suspend this due to COVID-19 pandemic and support the government in its fight against the virus.

“And we thought to ourselves, what better way to celebrate the children than teaching them that coronavirus is real, while also teaching them the best practice to staying safe,” he said.

And to add glamour to the event, a popular Nollywood actress, Jumoke Otedola, coordinated the donation.

While not stopping at that, the organisers of Best of Nollywood Awards also ensured that the Children’s Day celebration was a day to remember for children from other parts of the country by organising celebrity call-in for the children.

“We understood that most children would not be going outdoor to have fun on the special day, so we decided to still make them happy by giving them the opportunity to chat with popular Nollywood actors and actresses.

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“And over 2000 exited children had their wishes fulfilled as they bantered with twenty five (25) Nollywood stars,” Oloketuyi concluded.

BON Awards is a leading movie industry award event, which annually rewards outstanding achievements in Nollywood. This year’s edition, which is scheduled to hold in Ekiti State, has set June 30 as deadline for entries.

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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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