Leading figure in the faith-based movie genre, Biodun Stephen has released another banger titled ‘Breaded Life’.
The film is set to hit cinemas nationwide April 16.
Though ‘Breaded Life’ may not qualify as faith-based, it’s a remarkable inspirational thriller that evokes a mixed feeling of plenty of laughter, pity and tension.
If you are attuned with Agege Bread or have heard tales of the popular Agege Bread, then the movie fills your mouth with a satirical depiction of breaded life in that hood.
With a stellar cast that include MC LIVELY, Bisola Aiyeola, Timini Egbuson, Bimbo Ademoye, Bolanle Ninalowo and Adedimeji Lateef, ‘Breaded Life’ is a must see movie. There was natural sync in script interpretation and sense of humour in characterisation that makes the actions real, thus depicting real life scenarios in the minds of the audience.
Biodun Stephen surely scores another high in the movie plot, with several twists that drag the audience’s emotions high, with much comic relief to calm the nerves.
The movie premiered on Saturday, April 10 at iMax Cinema, Lagos to a select audience including Toyin Abraham, cast of the movie, the press and movie critics and enthusiasts.
The film, written and directed by Biodun Stephen, tells the story of an irresponsible young man who wakes to find no one can recognize him except a local bread seller.
Co-produced by Biodun Stephen, Tara Ajibulu and Kayode Sowade, the inspirational and comic thriller also features Tina Mba, Amuda Eko, Funny Bone, Jide Kosoko, Lizzy Jay, Nkechi Blessing Sunday, Tomiwa Sage and Karen Spikes.
The film’s director, Biodun Stephen recently confirmed that the comedy is a spin-off of 2016 romantic comedy, ‘Picture Perfect’.
“After Picture Perfect, people wanted a sequel but I was afraid; will it be as good? So I wrote ‘Breaded Life’ as a sequel that will feature some characters from ‘Picture Perfect’.”
Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha is dead.
Bruno reportedly died after battling with diabetes and going blind for years.
His death was made known by close associates and filmmaker, Derik Zai who revealed that the actor died at the National Hospital, Abuja.
According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about 3 weeks, and everything done to stabilize him couldn’t bring him back to life.
His remains has been deposited at the hospital mortuary.
His family members is yet to put out official notice and announce his burial arrangements.
Bruno Iwuoha’s death is coming weeks after Nollywood lost veteran actor, Sadiq Daba, who died on Wednesday, March 4 at a Lagos hospital.
Sadiq Daba’s last movie appearance was in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’ which was released in October 2020.
The ace broadcaster had gone public with his illness in November 2017.when he revealed he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will partner with stakeholders to establish a gas-fired power plant in Maiduguri, Borno state, to address the issue of power supply.
Mele Kyari, group managing director of NNPC, said this during a courtesy call on Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, on Friday.
This follows the destruction of electricity tower that supplies the state by Boko Haram members, throwing Maiduguri and other areas in Borno into total blackout.
The Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) restored power to the state after two months of outage.
“Our essence of coming to Maiduguri is to join you to resolve the power problem in Borno, particularly Maiduguri metropolis and its environs in the next four months,” Kyari said.
“We have seen the opportunities and the challenges faced by the people in this part of the country, and it is pertinent to support your people have light restored back to this city.
“We think it’s very possible to establish a dedicated plant in Maiduguri which will serve the current needs and potentially supply power to other neighbouring cities and even countries.
“We are seeing a very short time frame, between three to four months we should be able to put up a power plant that will serve Borno.”
In his remarks, Zulum lauded NNPC for its intervention to restore power to the people of Borno.
“Today’s event will change the narrative in our state as power is very essential in reducing the magnitude of poverty caused by insurgency in the state,” the governor said.
“The ongoing insurgency has cut off the entire Borno from the national grid in the last two or three months.
“We put on all our efforts and restored it back, we have seen the joy and jubilation the people of Borno demonstrated after the restoration. But unfortunately, after 48 hours, the same group of insurgents went back and destroyed the main tower again.
“We have no other alternative than to source for other solutions, instead of relying on the gridlines, as it is very difficult to man the poles.
“That informed our decision to contact NNPC and other power stakeholders to come to our aid, and I am very glad to have you here for this purpose.”
Zulum said the YEDC has the infrastructure on ground to link up and supply the people with power from the plant when completed.
Former Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show 2019 “Pepper Dem” season 4, Omashola Oburoh, has debuted in a new Nollywood movie: “The Amanta Twins.”
The reality show star said he was so excited for making the cover of the Nollywood new movie.
Oburoh took to his Instagram handle to congratulate himself and asked his fans to anticipate more.
According to him, this new movie has landed him a major role and he does not want to take it for granted as he shared the photos.
He wrote: “I remember back in the days before we buy Naija movies we go first check who de the cover Mad o.
“Nollywood lovers are you ready for ‘THE AMANTA TWINS’ with ur favorite actor Omashola.”
Oburoh is a model and an entrepreneur who became popular during his participation as a housemate in the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show.
He came to light during his participation in the reality show (Pepper Dem Gang) season 4 held in 2019.
The reality star is a model who is signed up to Boss model, Johannesburg, South Africa, and also one of the managers at Sumo night club.
For FunmiAyinke Waheed Adekojo every opportunity is a chance to help the needy hence her new show on Instagram which has been tailored to inspire and also motivate her teeming followers while also helping those who have talents to discover them.
The show has both Motivational talk and Talent Hunt segments with top celebrities and achievers, usually orators invited to speak on topical issues meant to strengthen the listeners belief in themselves after which youths who have sent in their entries are screened by a panel of judges that have been selected for the purpose.
The panel is selected in such a way that no member appears twice.
During the first episode 100,000 Naira was given to the first set of winners. By the fifth episode which took place penultimate weekend, 15 people won 160,000 each. 170,000 Naira was won by each of the successful talents last weekend.
Most of the participants send in their own pre-recorded contributions on the pre-selected topics into her Instagram page. Every Saturday at 10:00pm during a live program anchored by her, winners are picked by the judges during a program anchored by her. Before the selection process, the live audience listens to the motivational speakers for the day. And the audience have the opportunity of contributing as well as asking questions.
According to FunmiAyinke Waheed Adekojo, the essence of the money is to give those who need start up capital, encourage those who are already in business but need some cash to move to a new level.
Students and others who are in desperate financial situation are also believed to have benefited with the testimonies we heard from those who have benefited from the program.
The philanthropist who has carved a niche for herself for helping widows and youths and who recently veered into music and has released hit songs is said to have enjoyed some support from sponsors for the program.
According to her she feels fulfilled putting smiles on the faces of people especially in these hard times when there is nowhere to run to for most Nigerians.
Nigerian entertainment polymath, Don Jazzy has revealed on Instagram that he was once married to a lady known as Michelle.
The Mavins Records founder and head honcho revealed that he tied the knot at the age of 20.
He mentioned that his love for music made him file for a divorce at the age of 22.
Don Jazzy published this shocking story on his Instagram page on Saturday, April 4.
Here is what the music producer narrated;
“For so long everyone keeps asking me when am I getting married?
Well truth is almost 18 years ago I was 20 and I got married to my best friend Michelle @yarnstaswitch and it was beautiful.
I loved love and I loved marriage.
Michelle is soooo beautiful inside and outside with such a soft heart.
But then me being so young and full of dreams I went and fucked it up cos I was giving all my time to my Music.
Music became priority instead of my family.
We got divorced when I was 22 and it hurt.”
“I am still very much in love with my music and I wouldn’t want to marry another and fuck it up again.
So I’m taking my time.
Why am I just saying this now??
I really like to keep my relationships private actually.
Past or present. But I was watching the bounce interview with Ebuka which is almost like a tell all interview, and I felt bad skipping this huge part of my life. So yeah make una no vex o.”
Rite Foods Limited, a Nigerian leading foods and beverages company, has demonstrated its resolve to the promotion of talents in Nigeria through its Bigi brand, which sponsored the Prophetess Movie Premiere for select movie lovers in Nigeria; recently.
The movie with the theme, Celestial, Angelic, Heavenly, was shown at the Film House Cinema, Dugbe, in Ibadan, Oyo State, on March 26, this year and two days later, at Imaxx Cinema, in Lekki, Lagos.
It has the attributes of uniting the nation in its diversities, connecting families and communities, and packed with great football comedy as well as family entertainments.
The first show of the film was indeed very colourful, as it was an evening of excitement and humour, with lots of movie stars in attendance.
It was an evening of excitement and entertainment as many commended Rite Foods’ Bigi brand for supporting talents and the entertainment industry in the country.
It was also a pleasurable time of humour, with the celebrities and viewers who were over-the-moon acknowledging that the movie fit the bill of a modern creative storyline and quality production with the display of exceptional skills.
Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, Produced by Victoria Akujobi, Mimi Bartels, Matilda Ogunleye, the movie is about the story of Ajoke (Toyin Abraham), a local Prophetess, who made a spurious prophecy about a football match which sets off a chain of events beyond her control. Knowing that her life was in danger, she decided to seek assistance from her sister, and as events unfold, the narrative continues with awe-inspiring scenes that kept spectators marvelled.
Its casts include Toyin Abraham, Kehinde Bankole, DeyemiOkanlawon, Kunle Remi, Tina Mba, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Stan Nze, Seyi Awolowo, Lateef Adedimeji, Waliu Fagbemi, Remi Surutu, Chris Iheuwa, Blessing Obasi, Emeka Nwagbaraocha.
And it will be available in cinemas nationwide from April 2nd, this year, and would also be released on Netflix.
Eulogising Rite Foods, the Movie Producer, Victoria Akujobi, said the company has contributed immensely to the development of talent and the entertainment industry in general.
She commended the Bigi premium brand for its support which will help in taking the movie industry to an enviable height.
Commenting on the sponsorship, the Managing Director of Rite Foods Limited, Mr Seleem Adegunwa said the foods and beverage company is committed to the promotion of Nigerian talents in entertainment, special skills and ideapreneurship.
He added “We are particularly interested in the Nigerianess of positive invention, idea generation and talents that promote our common values.”
As a leading soft drink in the beverage sector, the Bigi brand has also aided the entertainment sector through the sponsorship of the Nigerian Idol, a music reality show, which began few weeks ago.
Rite Foods has set the pace for other soft drinks in the industry, with its variants, comprising the Bigi Cola, Bigi Cherry Cola, Bigi Ginger Ale, Bigi Orange, Bigi Apple, Bigi Bitter Lemon, Bigi Soda Water, Bigi Lemon & Lime, Bigi Tropical, Bigi Chapman, Bigi Ginger Lemon and Bigi Tamarind
Pat Obilor’s the Queen’s Wish” is a modern Nigerian Yoruba Afrocentric folktale, an adaptation from the historic Elizabethan tragic play of Williams Shakespeare’s KingLear”, a King who lost his throne and power to the deceits of his two wicked daughters in exchange for public affection and external validation.
Speaking on what inspired the project, Obilor noted that:
“For me, Kinglear is one of the most outstanding works of English playwright, Williams Shakespeare, and in the theatre world, before one publishes a work of art especially plays, one has to wrought it through the stage and I have deemed it fit to take up this task. fell in love with the story when she acted in its stage adaptation as an undergraduate. She said, “Few years ago, as a theatre student, I played a major acting role in the Shakespeare classic, ‘King Lear’. I fell in love with the story line and years later, I still see the need to re-enact the story in an African (Yoruba) play setting as it explores the glories and vile of social validation and feminist power prevalent in our modern society.’
When asked the relevance of the play in this digital age, Pat said,
‘The Queen’s Wish projects a reflective mirror of the human society and how we sometimes, give away the treasures bestowed on us because of public accolades and baseless affirmation from people. The message in this play is to encourage people to understand that it is okay if you are not being liked or celebrated, what matters in life are the impacts you are making while on earth and the legacy you will leave behind for your progeny. Hence, this play explores the need for self-reliance and communal love because family is not by blood, but by who has your back when the chips are down. It also taught one not to depend on external validation and public affection knowing that genuine love is more of action rather than of words.’
Explaining further on what the audience should expect from the play, she said,
“It is a storyline I believe people can connect with in these contemporary times, especially as it relates with our social-political and economic state, spiced with the ongoing global trend in women empowerment and feminism movement. Women will love it and me will be mesmerized by it.”
Speaking on the demands of producing the play, Obilor said, “This is a huge commercial project that took a lot of creative manpower and financial resources, but I am happy to take the plunge. I would be working with quite a few theatre industry experts, such as critics, actors, directors and production supervisors, singers/chanters, choreographers and dancers, set and props designers, and technical and lighting professionals and of course, not forgetting the Media too”
The Queen’s Wish is sponsored by her company, Sparkles Media Limited, and Obilor Theatre. The live performance is billed to hold at the Wole Soyinka Theatre, her alma mater, the University of Ibadan on the 30th April and 1st May respectively.
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New gospel duo, M&C have released their first single titled “Odopa”. The song expresses the love Jesus showed to all men when he left his throne of glory to come die a cruel death for man to be set free.
It is a special Easter song released to get all music lovers in the mood to reflect on the love of God in this season and also get the chance to dance to the glory of the Lord.
Mary and Cindy represent M&C and these ladies have come to stay. The song was produced by Shaa. It is available for download on digital music streaming sites.