It’s another dark dawn in Nollywood after reports confirm that another star actress has kicked the bucket. The sad news of the demise of Nollywood actress, Aisha Abimbola popularly known as Omoge Campus hit social media early this morning through a post by her colleague, Bisola Badmus.
Further reports confirm that the actress died from complications resulting from her battle with breast cancer. We hear Abimbola died last night in a Canadian hospital. Asiha Abimbola was only 46 years old before her shocking demise.
The family of the deceased have yet to release an official statement confirming the death of the actress but fellow Yoruba actors have taken to their social media platforms to share their condolences.
Ace Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe Damijo ( RMD) is out here dousing us with a good measure of Instagram motivation. The veteran actor who has remained relevant in the industry for decades decided to share some words of wisdom with his fans alongside a picture of him obviously on a set, . In his words:
If I wasn’t the six foot and some more, successful, famous, somewhat good-looking RMD, will you still love me? If not for the level of fame I have achieved and the success tied to my brand will you still scream my name? If I was a middle-aged, gray bearded, emaciated applicant hoping to be your driver, will you give me a second look? If I was a half literate Warri boy who said ‘Nyam’ instead of Yam, “Shorsh” instead of Church and “I chock” instead of “I was shocked”, will you not mock and laugh at my speech? If I as RMD, fell on hard times, lost my fame and fortune, became helpless and hopeless, will you show any sympathy?
I ask, not because I do not know the answers but so that he that has ears will hear and hopefully learn a thing or maybe, two. In your desire to be loved and accepted, it is important to ask ourselves how much of the love and admiration thrown at you are genuine. Know that many do not love you, they love the idea of you. It is the same people who sing your praises when you’re up, that tear you apart when you stumble, and stomp on you when you fall. Don’t let the number of followers you have, the likes and comments on your pictures or the hype fool you, one wrong move and the vultures will swoop down to feast. This is why I appreciate the love but stay super selective when it comes to letting people in. I keep my circle small, in fact, very small. I keep my private life, private and thank God for the grace to also keep my public life private. Don’t put yourself out there and start crying foul when it blows up in your face and hey, STOP trying to sit with the cool kids, YOU•ARE•THE•COOL•KID!!!! Know this and elevate above the clique mentality. #RMDSaysSo#ElevateWithRMD
Nollywood just lost another budding actress, Nora Ugo. The actress reported gave up the ghost over the weekend. According to reports which are currently hazy, Nora Ugo died in Lagos of a yet to be disclosed ailment.
The deceased actress’s sister, Tina Ugo has however confirmed the reports while a moving tribute on Facebook. She shared:
A STAR IS GONE.
It’s been hard for us all to accept this reality. I’ve been in denial for two days hoping it’s all a dream or that you were playing us all one of your usual Pranks.
You were a TRUE FIGHTER, that fought so hard to live, but I guess the pains and discomfort became unbearable for you two days ago so you succumbed to Death.
Sleep well my SISTER, Nora Nkiruka Ugo, I’ll forever cherish the moments we had.
Reports reaching us confirm that Nollywood comedian, John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu recently lost some millions of Naira to men of the underworld.
According to the Nation Online, the armed men invaded his house at about 3:00 am on Saturday the 6th of January, 2017 and did not end till about 4:25 am, carting away N 14 million cash as well as properties.
In a report released to the Police by Mr Ibu, his wife and kids were the only ones at home when the men attacked his residence. He shared “According to my wife, the operation started at about 3am and lasted till about 4:25am this morning after which they left with all my property and cash.”
As of today, reports reaching us confirm that some arrests have been made concerning the robbery and two of the suspected armed robbers have been arrested and detained at the Lagos Special Anti-Robbery, SARS for further investigation.
Nollywood actor, Yomi Gold took to Instagram early this morning to warn Nigerians to stay clear from the medical system in Nigeria after his close friend allegedly died from a surgery gone wrong.
The actor in a video of him crying profusely called out medical practitioners in Nigeria and pleaded with fans especially fans who have money to go abroad for their surgery as “Nigerian doctors kill people”. He added his assertion with the caption
“Am sorry this might get to some professional doctors… but who knows who that is real professional when it comes to visiting those hospitals in Nigeria.. my friend is gone bcus he decided to have his operation done in Nigeria. Too young to depart from us . Tope this is sad. I pray God should give his families a great strength to hold this down. I love u ore mi atata.
The bereaved actor also went on to share photos of his deceased friend who passed on following a surgery gone wrong.
Many Nigerians have wondered why celebrities and even the president of the country go outside the shores of the nation for medical attention, this clearly answers the question. If you are rich and need medical attention, don’t be patriotic with your health, go ABROAD!
The question is, what about those that can’t avoid to go abroad?
While we all slept the night away, Nollywood actor, Femi Adebayo was busy taking time out of his tough schedule to subtly announce that there might be fire on the mountain in his 1 year marriage to Lagos business woman, Tayo Sanusi.
We might just be overthinking the issue as celebs these days are learning to put their private lives out of social media but guess what? Tayo also unfollowed the actor on Instagram. Worthy of note is the couple made no attempt to acknowledge their wedding anniversary which was a few weeks back. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in Lagos on the 9th of October, 2016. However, Tayo who was a former air hostess before delving into catering and marrying the actor threw him a lavish birthday party earlier this year.
You would recall that Femi Adebayo was divorced from his first wife Khadijat for 8 years before deciding to settle with Tayo so this comes as a shocker to many of Adebayo’s fans who were honestly counting on this marriage to work.
The actor and SA to the Kwara state government is however yet to make a statement regarding this report.
Nollywood has been struck with another blow but this time, we pray that tragedy does not end it’s current predicament. Gist reaching us confirm that Veteran Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba has been diagnosed with cancer.
We gathered from a Nollywood filmmaker, Sonny Mcdonwho shared on Facebook that the renowned thespian has been diagnosed with the Leukemia and is in dire need of the prayers from both fans and colleagues.
Oh well, it is about time if you ask me! Nollywood returnee actress and evangelist of the gospel of Christ, Tonto Dikeh is once again in the news and this time, it has nothing to do with her marriage. It appears that folks have resorted to nagging the actress about her choice of outfit after claiming to be born again and a member of a popular church that shuns indecent dressing, makeup, tattoos and elaborate jewelry.
Tonto finally got tired of people’s complaint and last night took to her Instagram page to defend both her choice of clothes and her newly found faith.
In her words :“Being born again isn’t a license to be BORING,OR DIRTY IN APPEARANCE.. Beinh born Again is living a fun filled,Happy joyous life knowing that you have a mighty God by your side.. Being born again isn’t about not having friends or hanging out,it’s about having the right friends that will elevate,motivate,inspire you and most especially pray with you.. Being born again means having Access to the best and the most beautiful things of life.. Being born Again is having Peace and never been afraid to show how genuinely happy you are no matter who that affects.. Being born Again is having to see a hate word and still praying for them.. God wldnt call you only to make you A boring person or a less fashionable person,As a matter of fact I believe a born Again Christian shld have the finest things of life..Because if my life isn’t Colourful how then can I convince you that a LIFE IN CHRIST IS A BLISSFUL ONE.. My fellow brethren it is time for us to Allow the world see Jesus in us colorfully.. MY NAME IS TONTO DIKEH,I AM A RADICAL FOR JESUS,MY LIFE IS AS BRIGHT AS THE COAT OF MANY COLORS,I SPEAK IN HEAVENLY TONGUE AND AM AN ENTERTAINER”
Son of veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie, Yul Edochie shocked fans a few hours ago with the announcement that he would be contesting for his state governorship election billed to hold later this year. Yul who has earned his rights in the movie industry in the stead of his famous dad will be joining some of his colleagues who have taken the political route over the years.
He shared the news on his social media pages with a poster which announces him as a candidate for this year’s election with the caption “My name is Yul Edochie. And I’m running for Governor of Anambra State. 2017. #TheLastBusStop” . The movie star however did not unveil the political party he would be flagbearing.