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Big Tony pens heartfelt tribute to late Ada Ameh



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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


And she made a mark for herself.

She was a fighter.

She was an overcomer.

“O death where is thy sting”

Adieu my sister!


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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Why vitamin N is a prerequisite for success [Video]




Vitamin N, which means the ability to say No to yourself is very essential for success. The reason is stated in the video below:

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Chioma Nnadi makes history as first black female head of British Vogue



Fashion editor and podcaster Chioma Nnadi has been named as the new head of editorial content at British Vogue, becoming the first black female head of the industry-leading fashion publication.

The 44-year-old is set to succeed Edward Enninful as the editor of British Vogue but her title will be Head of Editorial Content, unlike previous editors who were described as Editor-in-Chief.

Nnadi posted on Instagram: “I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m the new head of editorial content for @britishvogue. Huge thanks to Anna Wintour, @edward_enninful, and Roger Lynch for giving me this opportunity.

“I’m truly honoured and so excited to be coming home. Stay tuned!”


As editor of New York-based, with recent cover stories have featured stars such as Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Erykah Badu, Nnadi spent 13 years as a writer and news director for Vogue, and also co-hosts the publication’s podcast, The Run-Through.

“As someone who was born and raised in London, the energy of the city — its boundary-pushing style and creative scene — has shaped the way I look at the world,” Nnadi said in a statement on Monday, in the middle of London Fashion Week.

“Now, more than ever, it feels like a moment to look beyond borders while also celebrating the broad scope of what it means to be British,” she added of her return to her hometown.

“I’m looking forward to engaging a loyal and inspired digital community that is energised by our access, point of view, and storytelling.”

Anna Wintour, Vogue’s chief content officer and global editorial director, who inspired Meryl Streep’s character in the film The Devil Wears Prada, said Nnadi was “beloved among her colleagues” and “an editor and writer with an impeccable reputation — both here and in the fashion industry at large”.


Enninful will remain as an editorial adviser to the UK title but move into a newly-created job next year aimed at growing the brand globally.

Born to a Nigerian father and Swiss-German mother, Nnadi worked at magazines Trace and The Fader as well as Evening Standard’s features desk before joining Vogue in 2010.

Her new job will commence from October 9.

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When Nollywood Celebrates FilmHouse Czar, Moses Babatope @ 40



All roads led to The Podium events place in Lekki, Lagos, on the night of Friday August 25th when the cream de la cream in the movies and media industry trooped out to celebrate one of their own.

It was the 40th anniversary of the gentleman that family and friends call Muyiwa but whom the generality of the creative and technical stakeholders in Nollywood simply cherish as Moses Babatope.

It’s impossible not to acknowledge the immense contribution of this suave, debonair and business savvy gentleman in Nigerian cinema since he returned to the country from the United Kingdom where he was was educated in Banking and Finance for his first degree and International Finance for his Master’s.

Several friends, colleagues abd well-wishers spoke glowingly of his passion for the industry, his humility and generosity, since his days as a young film buff that assisted in getting many Nollywood films screened at Odeon Cinena, in Surrey Quays, London.


They also applaud his exemplary career as co-helmsman at FilmOne/FilmHouse/Imax group.

The birthday dinner was sumptuous. The documentary clip about the celebrant was revealing. Music was awesome and the afterparty was as classy as it was sassy.

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