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Jagun Jagun nearly cost me my home – Director, Tope Adebayo

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The co-director of the highly successful Yoruba epic movie, Jagun Jagun, Tope Adebayo has opened up on the dedication, the grilling hours and sacrifices that went into the production of the movie. The movie’s journey to completion was not without its challenges, for the crew and the cast.

“I faced personal sacrifices during its preparation. The demanding nature of the project nearly cost me my home, as I was unable to concentrate on my family, thanks to my understanding wife. Despite these obstacles, my unwavering commitment to my craft and the support of my loved ones enabled me to overcome the hurdles and deliver a remarkable piece of work.”

Tope Adebayo’s dedication to his craft extends beyond the screen. He is passionate about showcasing Nigerian culture and storytelling to the world, and his work serves as a testament to the rich heritage and talent within Nollywood. With each project, he pushes the boundaries of Nigerian cinema, elevating it to new heights and solidifying his position as a masterful director.

Word of mouth quickly spread about Jagun Jagun, and soon, the film became a hot topic of conversation on social media platforms. Viewers praised the movie’s engaging storyline, powerful performances, and its ability to shed light on important social issues. The film’s success on Netflix was fueled by positive reviews and recommendations from satisfied viewers.

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Jagun Jagun’s exceptional success on Netflix not only brought recognition to the film and its cast and crew but also paved the way for more diverse and inclusive storytelling in the world of cinema. It served as a reminder that great stories can come

Tope Adebayo Salami, a renowned Nollywood director, has established a reputation for his exceptional talent in crafting captivating and high-quality films. With his track record in the industry, it comes as no surprise that some of his latest works, Inside Life, “Agesinkole” (King of Thieves) and “Jagunjagun,” have been met with resounding success.

“Agesinkole,” currently available on Prime Video, showcases Salami’s ability to create a gripping narrative that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The film tells the story of a master thief who navigates the dangerous world of crime with finesse and intelligence. His meticulous attention to detail and his ability to bring out the best in his cast and crew have resulted in a film that has captivated audiences and garnered rave reviews.

However, it is Tope Adebayo Salami’s latest directorial venture, “Jagunjagun,” that has truly catapulted him into the global spotlight. This powerful film, produced by Femi Adebayo Salami, explores themes of resilience, hope, and unity.

The success of “Jagun Jagun” has been nothing short of extraordinary. The film’s availability on Netflix has granted it access to a global audience, and it has broken several records since its release. Tope Adebayo’s ability to tell stories that resonate with viewers from diverse backgrounds has garnered him accolades and admiration from both critics and fans alike.

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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My rise to stardom was not “overnight success” – Asake

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Afrobeats star Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has said that it is difficult to get a job in Nigeria with tattoos.

The artist, who has a neck tattoo, said he couldn’t work for any company or do business because of the stereotypes about tattoos in Nigeria.

Asake, who featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine, said: “In Nigeria, if you have a tattoo on your neck, you can’t work anywhere. I can’t work for any company. I can’t sell anything.”

He also spoke about his “sudden stardom,” stressing that his rise in the music industry was not an “overnight success” as it seems.

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“You have to understand: I got there in two years, but I’ve been working for years. People are counting the days you’re successful. They don’t count the days you’ve been working towards it. Nobody gives a fvck about that,” Asake said.

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Why I couldn’t continue with Jonzing World – Ruger on fallout with D’Prince’s label

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Nigerian Dancehall sensation Michael Adebayo Olayinka popularly known as Ruger, has revealed why he parted ways with Jonzing World, a label owned by D’Prince.

Ruger, said he appreciates that his former record label brought him to the limelight, but he could not renew his contract because the label did not push his brand as much as he wanted to be pushed.

He accused his former record label boss, D’Prince, of abandoning him and using his music earnings to hunt for new talents.

Ranting in a series of posts on X on Thursday, Ruger said he has more to say but scared that he might get stabbed if he divulged more about the record label.

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He wrote, “As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to renegotiate the contract but I couldn’t imagine 5 years more without action.

As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to…

“Dey use my money Dey fund new artist, leaving me in the dark, not being transparent. I just laugh. How e be now?

I complained, I got angry, some people tell me say no be so dem Dey do things. I still go back HQ go collect fake hugs and handshakes. Nothing still change. I wan mad

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