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Big Tony pens heartfelt tribute to late Ada Ameh

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A popular actor, Tony Ogbetere, popularly known as Big Tony, has penned a tribute to a dead colleague, Ada Ameh.

Recall that Nollytrailers reported how the Nollywood actress slumped and died at an event she attended in Delta State.

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In the tribute, the inconsolable Big Tony described Ameh as a fighter and an overcomer.

Ada Ameh and I crossed paths around 1997 at Ekoas Hotel on Agboyin Avenue in the heart of Surulere.

Nollywood old hands will remember how a certain Pastor Terry moved the entire industry from Winnis Hotel to Ekoas, purportedly to produce a movie titled MIRAGE.

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And the movie ended up being a mirage.

But that’s a story for another day.

In the year 2000, I decided to invest in the business as an executive producer.

So I dusted up an old script that I had written back in 1997.

The script was titled DIRTY DIANA and it became my first job as producer and executive producer.

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I got my close friend and school mate Ernest Bhabor to direct the movie.

We agreed from the planning stages to get more of our old friends in the industry involved in the production the obvious ones being Jim Iyke, Fred Ariko, Ada Ameh, Rachel Oniga, Elfreda Rowlands, Peter Bunor Snr. (Deceased) and gold old Olu Jacobs.

My buddy McArthur Onuoha, Isa Abubakar and a host of others came in as crew members.

In that production, Ada Ameh was the only person who doubled as a cast and crew member.

She played my mother in the movie and also doubled as the caterer of the production.

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Nollywood folks would agree that it takes someone very close to your heart to secure both a cast and crew roles in one production.

What struck me when I met Ada in 1997 was her down to earth nature and the raw talent she possessed as a singer and actor.

Yes, many folks do not know that Ada also nursed a singing career that never happened.

There was never a dull moment with Ada.

She also had her boisterous side which made us disagree a good number of times, but she wouldn’t hesitate to call and apologize when she was wrong.

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Her biggest disappointment with me would be the fact that she wanted to matchmake me and one of her close friends and it never worked out.

She thought I was the perfect partner for her friend, but I thought differently.

Ada is the very first Nollywood personality to visit my hometown with me and memories of her still linger there till today.

She was in Warri to honour an invitation and she slumped and died in very sad circumstances.

Today I have lost a friend and a sister.

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The last time I was at her place, she brought out her blood pressure machine and checked my blood pressure when I told her that I was feeling a bit light headed.

Then she counseled me to buy the machine and make it a duty to check my blood pressure regularly.

In our last phone conversation, I was telling her that I want her to dance in a musical video that I was planning to shoot.

And her response was “Bros just hail me when you ready. Even if I get anything when I de do, I go postpone am because of you. Because among all my friends na only you and Jim Iyke no de ever forget me. I can do anything for both of you”.

That’s vintage Ada Ameh.

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I cried like a baby when the news of her passing was confirmed.

Egbon Segun Arinze and I have been on the phone catching up on the times we shared on the streets with this dear sister.

Ada is a Nollywood legend.

She came in as a young bold damsel.

She strode the industry with determination and perseverance.

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And she made a mark for herself.

She was a fighter.

She was an overcomer.

“O death where is thy sting”

Adieu my sister!

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You may be gone from our sights; but never from our hearts.

Friends and colleagues have continued to mourn and speak highly of the departed actress. May her soul rest in peace.

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Nollywood Actor Moses Armstrong Charged With Rape Of A Minor

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Nollywood actor Moses Armstrong was charged with the rape of a minor and supplying abortion drugs by a State High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

The four charges were read to Armstrong for the first time since his arrest on June 13. The actor pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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His defence counsel Emmanuel Pantaleon reminded the court of the bail application filed on behalf of his client on July 25 and sought the leave of the court to proceed to entertain it.

However, the prosecution, assistant state counsel I.U. Robert opposed the bail application, citing relevant judicial authorities and urged the court to dismiss the bail plea, which he described as an “abuse of court process.”

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After hearing from both counsels, judge Ntong Ntong upheld the defence counsel’s application, granting bail to Mr Armstrong to the sum of N5 million.

A Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Moses Armstrong, was arrested in June by men of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl.

The minor is allegedly a teenage girl whom he adopted and has been living with his family.

Armstrong was first arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Uyo on June 17, but the case was struck out after the Magistrate, Samuel Ukoima, ruled that the matter was not properly filed.

Reacting to the news of his arrest, Emeka Rollas, president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, described the case as “a very serious one” while announcing the actor’s suspension.

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“To get involved with a child as young as 16yrs is not something I and the association I do not represent, would not stand for. This is a very sad development involving a member of ours, but I wouldn’t want to comment any further on this case,” he said.

Rollas distancing himself from Armstrong’s actions, revealed that the case is being handled by the first lady of Akwa Ibom State, Martha Udom Emmanuel, through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.

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Most Hidden Facts About Destiny Etiko

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Destiny Etiko, a Nigerian playwright, television personality, and model, has a large fan base. She is known for her work in dramatic, humorous, and romantic roles. Her hometown is Udi in Nigeria’s Enugu State. She is the epitome of what hard work and determination can do.

Nigerian film producers and filmmakers are more often than not free to cast her in whatever role they like. This is mostly because she makes it easy. Here are some little known facts about her

1. NYS

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Destiny Etiko joined the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in 2014 and completed it in 2015. In high school, she was involved in theater as well as other activities. She began performing in college, doing minor roles. Destiny Etiko began her career in Nollywood as a member of the National Museum’s GRAA Actors Guild at AGN in Enugu, Nigeria (AGN).
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2. Career

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Destiny Etiko was cast in a number of films after joining the Actors Guild of Nigeria as a professional actress. In a few short years, she moved from being a minor character to a large one to a giant super celebrity. She’s been dubbed “one of Nigeria’s outspoken actresses,” “one of the top performers,” “intellectual,” and “pretty.”
Destiny Etiko is an influential figure in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood. She’s earned a reputation for herself in Hollywood as a leading lady who can demand huge wages from top producers and directors. Destiny Etiko has appeared in films in both English and Igbo. She has collaborated with several individuals, including Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, ntaluagu, and others.

3. Nomination

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In 2015, she was nominated for an Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for best actress in Nigeria for her work in the Nollywood film “Idemili.” Etiko has appeared in over 130 Nollywood films. Among the many projects, she has worked on are Enuma and Black Xmas.
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She has subsequently established herself as one of Nigeria’s most brilliant and alluring visual artists. She does an excellent job at portraying the spirit of the character while yet coming off as a true performer.

4. Stardom

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Destiny Etiko rose to worldwide prominence after appearing in Ernest Obi’s 2012 Nollywood movie “Idemili.” She became a household name as a consequence of her role in the film.

Her performance in the film earned her an Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award nomination for Most Promising Actress. Ernest Obi directed the picture, which was produced by Onye-Eze Productions. The Nigerian cities of Asaba and Enugu were used as shooting sites

5. Relationship

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Destiny Etiko still hasn’t found a new lover. So far, the general public and the media have been kept in the dark regarding her private life.
She is said to be dating Nollywood actor Zubby Michael, while neither party has acknowledged the relationship. However,
Zubby Michael and Destiny Etiko are often seen together at nightclubs, parties, and other social gatherings.

6. Worth

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Destiny Etiko, a Nigerian actress with wealth in the six figures, is well-known in her home country for her work. Her Instagram and Facebook profiles have over a million followers each. Destiny Etiko is a model, film producer, and social media phenomenon.
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Many newspapers have referred to her as “one of Nigeria’s most sought-after celebrities” and “one of the highest-paid actresses.” Desiree Etiko is a rising star in Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry.

7.Education

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Destiny Etiko completed her West African Senior School Certificate and First School Leaving Certificate in Enugu, Nigeria, the same year. After completing her schooling, Destiny Etiko migrated to Anambra State, Nigeria. In 2012, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State.

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Annie Idibia reacts as lady proposes to her boyfriend with a car (Video)

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Popular Nollywood actress, Annie Idibia has reacted to a clip which captured the moment a Kenyan lady went down on her knees to propose to her Nigerian boyfriend.

Taking to her Instagram story to share her thoughts on the clip, the mother of two solicited the opinion of ladies as regards the video.

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She claimed that she can spoil her man with loads of gifts and goodies, but going on her knees to propose may be what she cannot do.

In the clip, the lady could be seen on her knees with her ring while asking her man to marry her.

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To spice up the whole scenario, the lady also acquired an expensive Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) which served as a proposal gift.

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