The first lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, will be joined by others in unveiling the Best of Nollywood Awards’ nominees for the 2020 edition of the traveling and pan-Nigeria Nollywood industry awards.
The special unveiling event, which would be held via the Zoom platform, will be taking place tomorrow, November 15, 2020.
As the wife of Ekiti State governor and president of African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Erelu Bisi Fayemi, who also doubles as the host for the awards as scheduled to hold in the state come December 5, 2020, unveils the nominees for the Film of the Year, the CEO and publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu, has been confirmed to announce the Revelation of the Year award’s nominees.
Others include the chairman of the Aquila group of companies and Lawmaker, Hon. Shina Peller, who is saddled with the Director of the Year award’s nominees, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare will be announcing Actress of the Year, while a consultant at Valuejet, Temitope Ajijola, has been penned down with the Actor of the Year award.
Other personalities expected at the event include the Director-General of Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, and the best-selling author, Niran Adedokun to mention a few.
The founder of the award event, Seun Oloketuyi, revealed that this year’s edition is an iconic one as it is an opportunity to remember those who have contributed immensely to the growth of the industry, aside from awarding actors, producers, and directors for their works in the previous year.
BON has over the years taken Nollywood industry players and stakeholders on annual excursions to different states in Nigeria to celebrate the industry and award deserving stakeholders and Ekiti State, which boasts of the top 10 tourist centers in Nigeria, would be hosting the 12th edition.
“Mimi” Set To Break Record As First Nollywood Film To Premiere At The Beach, Viewers To Pay N100,000
Nollywood’s most anticipated movie of 2021, Mimi is set to record as the first Nollywood movie to have its premiere at the beach and it is billed to take place at the prestigious Wave Beach, Elegushi Lagos on the 13th of May 2021.
The high-octane event which has been themed the ‘’Movie and Music Concert’’ (MMC) would feature a movie premiere for Mimi and a music concert starring top Nigerian musicians such as Reminisce, 9ice, and DJ Neptune.
The glitz and glamour event will be hosted by Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba while the Red Carpet will be hosted by curvaceous Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede and Reality Star, Tobi Bakre.
Mimi The Movie features an array of Nollywood stars like Ali Baba, Ireti Doyle, Toyin Abraham, Prince Jide Kosoko, Bimbo Akintola, Deyemi Okanlawon, Lateef Adedimeji, Lizzy Jay, Bianca Ugowanne, Hafeez Oyetoro (Saka), Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri), Kiekie, Stephanie Isuma (Calabar Chic), Omotunde David (Lolo 1), Taiwo Adeyemi, Bro Bouche, Semilore Adewumi, Timi Agbaje, Officer Woos, and other amazing stars.
For the very first time in Nigeria, movie premiere tickets will be sold. The ticket is said to cost N100 000 and it will attract a couple.
The delightful family movie tells the story of a daughter of a billionaire, Mimi who despises poverty and poor people so much, but found out her extremely rich parents weren’t her biological parent and her real parent ‘sold’ her off at a young age to raise some funds to train her siblings.
In a bid to make her more responsible, her rich parents made her spend 2weeks holiday with her biological parent who lives in abject poverty in a ghetto. Her story is akin to leaving Banana Island to live in Ajegunle. The twist and turns of survival in the ghetto after 24 years of opulence and rich love gone sour makes the movie an interesting piece.
The event is sponsored by JAC Motors, Wakanow, Slice Media, and Wave Beach and attendees can win for themselves a return trip ticket to Kenya, a brand-new car, and a plot of land courtesy of Veritas Homes and Properties Limited.
The movie is executive produced by 007 Global and AUL Media Studios in Conjunction with SBD Global Media and it is directed by fast-rising movie director Samuel ‘’Bigsam’’ Olatunji, the director of Dear Affy and executive producer of Seven and a Half Dates.
Mimi which is set to be released on the 14th of May 2021 will be screened in more than 60 cinemas across the country.
REDTV’s TMC Named ‘Web Series Of The Year 2020’ At The Gage Awards 2020
The Men’s Club (TMC), Africa’s highly-anticipated online series powered by the United Bank for Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel, REDTV, has emerged the winner of Gage’s Awards’ Web Series of the Year 2020.
Following a thorough audit by the organizers of the awards, TMC which was nominated alongside four other popular online shows, clinched the highly coveted award, and was announced as the winner in an elaborate virtual event which was held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.
Now in its third season, TMC is one of the top hits from REDTV, producers of other popular shows like Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, RedHot Topics, Hotel Boutique, and a host of other entertaining content.
The Men’s Club has enjoyed a huge following since its launch in 2018, taking viewers on a roller-coaster ride with Africa’s hottest screen men – Ayoola Ayoola, Efa Iwara, Daniel Etim, and Baaj Adegbule. Their adventure filled with love, friendship, fear, betrayal, and Romance has had viewers clamoring for more. The show also stars top actors like Sharon Ooja, Mimi Chaka, Folu Storms and features some of Nollywood’s finest legends like Sola Sobowale and Shaffy Bello.
Executive Producer, REDTV, Bola Atta, thanked the organizers of the Gage awards for the recognition as she elaborated on the mission of REDTV since it was birthed five years ago. She said, “REDTV was set up to support Africa’s creative industry. Developing and nurturing talent is what we are most focused on as we make available opportunities for creative people across the continent. We do this through the creation of compelling and positive stories about Africa and Africans’.
Acknowledging UBA’s continuous investment in REDTV and in SMEs, Atta who is also the bank’s Director of Corporate Communications, said, “REDTV was birthed by the United Bank for Africa, to support the youths and the creative sector in Nigeria and across the African continent and for over five years we have been creating employment through entertainment. At UBA, we aim to empower talented and creative professionals in the pursuit of their dreams whilst they contribute to economic growth.
She disclosed that the online platform will be launching more pan- African content in the next few weeks, which she stated, will further connect African talent to the world, providing the best in entertainment and storytelling to its teeming fans.
Organizers of the awards, said the aim of the Gage Awards, which is in its second year, is to recognize institutions that have added value towards making the internet a haven for the development of African content.
REDTV is a fast-paced lifestyle channel that puts Africa on the global stage. Proudly powered by UBA, the network aims to entertain and inform through rich and engaging content that features the very best of Africa focused on fashion, news, music, sports, drama, travel, and much more.
REDTV collaborates with the most talented visionaries and creative minds who dare to believe in a New Africa, putting together content that reflects its vision.
How CCTV Facilitated Nollywood Actor, Baba Ijesha’s Arrest For Defiling Minor
Popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling a minor.
It was gathered that a closed-circuit television installed in the victim’s home captured Omiyinka allegedly molesting the victim while her mother was not at home.
It was learnt that the victim’s mother, who had been suspecting that her daughter was being sexually abused, installed the CCTV to uncover the perpetrator.
It was gathered that the victim’s mother monitored the situation in her home on her phone and to her dismay, she saw Omiyinka allegedly conducting himself in a suspicious manner around her daughter.
The thespian allegedly took the victim away from the sitting room into the kitchen, where there was no CCTV camera installed, and the mother, who rushed back home upon the discovery, allegedly caught Omiyinka defiling her daughter in the kitchen.
The victim’s mother was said to have been inconsolable after her discovery.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Thursday that Omiyinka was arrested after a case of defilement was reported against him, adding that preliminary investigation revealed that he had been sexually assaulting the 14-year-old victim since she was seven.
He stated that Omiyinka confessed to the crime, adding that the case had been transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.