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Rise and rise of Nollywood’s Eva Banks

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A product of the American International University where she obtained a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, Eva who is best known for producing the critically acclaimed movie Caught in The Web, starring Ghanaian actor Van Vicker, disclosed in this interview that she is fulfilled in her careers both as a Nollywood actress, producer and director and an administrator at her own Healthcare Company.

The Journey Here
I STARTED my acting career decades ago in Nigeria, acting with most of the legendary renowned actors like John Dumelo and the veteran actress Patience Uzokwo (Mama G). Later, I decided to produce my own movies. The very first movie I wrote and produced was titled Caught In The Web, which got us five outstanding nominations at the Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) in 2011 in North Carolina, USA.
Upon relocating to the US, I became part of the Nollywood movie industry that was already in existence. I have played major roles in its development and am still doing that till date. I have produced many television series, television commercials and films such as Family Secrets, Love Betrayal (a soap opera/TV series) and Blind Folded, which premiered in Houston and featured actors like Kalu Ikeagwu and Moses Efret.

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Blind Folded got multiple nominations at the Los Angeles Film Awards and the movie Directors, Stanley Acholonu and Ikechukwu Onyeka won the best Director Awards category.

Challenges Encountered In Nigeria and The US
As an actress, my talent was hidden for a long time at the beginning of my career in Nollywood, just like most upcoming acts. But when the time came, it exploded and like they say the rest is history. However, as a producer, I was faced with multiple problems in raising funds for a movie project in an environment that was yet to consider making an African movie a viable venture.
Well, in terms of distribution, especially online distribution, I am happy with what is happening with the collaboration between Nollywood and Netflix. Nollywood is currently experiencing significant transformation in its mode of production and distribution. The missing quality and content problems have been moved up to speed by the supervision of Netflix as evidenced by the films that are being streamed to worldwide audiences. I consider the union between Netflix and Nollywood a highly commendable union.

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Also, the collaboration with Netflix has made many Nollywood filmmakers whose movies are not yet Netflix compliant start embarking on far-reaching transformation driven by the adoption of tech-savvy applications and models for making good films. The bottom line here is that Netflix has raised the bar very high in the Nollywood film industry. Everybody is now trying to catch up. This is a good development in our movie industry.

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Why I must marry from Abeokuta- Bimbo Akisanya spills

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Nollywood actress Bimbo Akisanya has sent a message to her potential suitors on the criteria she will be looking out for in her man.

The Yoruba actress who has been beamoning her single status for the past weeks took to her Instagram page to reveal the particular tribe she would be picking her suitor from.

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According to her, she would only marry a man who is from Abeokuta.

Her reason is that, Abeokuta men are very romantic. To prove her point, Bimbo posted a WhatsApp screenshot of a potential suitor eulogising her in his dialect.

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The actress added that she woke up to his romantic gesture and this has changed her mindset on the type of man she wants.

“So sweet waking up to this, I must marry omo Abeokuta this time around abi bawo????”.

Bimbo Akisanya had sent a strong message to her future husband as she bragged about her latest win over a man.

The mother of one shared a video of herself enjoying her favourite game, table tennis, while she boasted of her win over her partner, who was, unfortunately, a man.

Sharing the video on her Instagram page, Bimbo Akisanya urged her future husband to ensure that there was table tennis in their house.

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She wrote: Table tennis, my best game ever
And of course, I won. I won a man
Dear future husband, please make sure there’s table tennis in the house.

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Actress Adunni Ade pens heartfelt letter as she proudly celebrates her first son’s birthday

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Nollywood actress and mother of two, Adunni Ade, has penned a heartfelt to celebrate her son, D’marion’s 15th birthday today, the 26th of August 2022.

Adunni Ade, proud of her boy, shared lovely throwback photos on her Instagram page. The photos comprise beautiful moments between herself and her first son.

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Sharing the photos online, Adunni Ade expressed herself in a letter about how joyful she is to celebrate her son’s 15th birthday. She revealed that her heart is gladdened to watch her son grow into maturity.

The mother of two boys also showered prayers on her boy, wishing him to be blessed in every way possible.

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She wrote: “My heart is filled with so much Joy and Happiness, D’marion, as I celebrate with you on your 15th Birthday.
“You are an amazing son, my heart gladdens daily of the young man you’re growing into. I am most grateful for all the special moments we’ve shared together, and I am looking forward to more happy memories we will make in the years to come. May your walk and path of Life be blessed in every way possible. May God’s Will be your portion.
“May today be a day filled with all the things that make you happy, especially your books 😂😂 @dmanyoung
Love Mom ❤️.”

Adunni Ade marked her 46th birthday with jaw-dropping photos and a touching tribute to herself.

The beautiful actress appreciated God for making her live to celebrate her birthday. She revealed how she had managed to stay strong despite her trials.

She wrote: “Many many years ago, God you have me a life that day I was born, and I hope I will send all my life and do as much as I can show you my love and gratitude. This past year has proven how strong-hearted I am and that I can conquer whatever I put my mind to.

I am a living testimony of perseverance! Countless sleepless nights, so many nights of tears, being aches and pains, wondered if I’d see another day! Lost my younger brother (God bless your soul Douglas). Oh! The time I stepped into the big girl shoes, executively produced my first movie. A budget of N34m but ended up spending almost N50m. Humm! Story for another day! I promoted the movie like my depended on it! Well, it did! I had casts who f’ed me over upon all the contracts signed but like I said, story for another day! With all my push, my sweat! I scaled through, and my movie ranked 9th biggest movie in the country! On my first try? God is the greatest!

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I have got to add this to those who randomly showed so much love to me, thank you! To those who intentionally tried to kill my joy, thank you! You made me push harder coz I don’t accept defeat! Look I say this often because I live and breathe by this! For as long as you’ve got life, you’ve got hope! Do not be intimidated to accepting fear and defeat! Stand strong and go forth to achieve greatness. What more can I ask for? I’ve got the best children and family members. A few great friends and my beautiful family. Without you, I’m no one. We go hard this new year”.

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Who can help me with divorce papers?! Hilda Dokubo cries out

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Veteran actress Hilda Dokubo has lamented over how stressful a divorce process takes.

The actress via Instagram hours ago, pleaded for help on how to file the divorce from her on-screen husband, Bimbo Manuel, as she complained about the judge’s nonchalant behavior.

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Sharing a photo of her and the actor, the light-skinned actress noted how she has starred as his wife in several movies and wanted a change.

“I have married this @manuelbimbo too much, please who can help me with divorce papers? This judge is doing anyhow…me I am too happy enjoying the sweetness inside”.

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Joke Silva who was left speechless with her move left a comment on her page.

The veteran wrote, “Hmmm Hiiiilda…”

Years back, Hilda Dokubo opened up on reconciliation with her husband.

The actress stated that as a Christian, she should be able to forgive and live a life that Christ would be proud of.

Hilda added that she did it for herself, her children, others, and most importantly God.

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Hilda Dokubo said, “Everything in life has stages and time. If I say I’m a Christian and love God, then I should be able to live a life that Christ would be proud of. It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong in a relationship. We did it for ourselves, our children, others, but most importantly for God”.

Speaking on the lessons she learned about marriage, Hilda said, “Patience. Don’t think anyone else can help you build your home, because you alone can do that. Don’t give up so quickly when it becomes so tough.
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