It goes without saying that Nollywood is one of the biggest film industries not only in Africa but also globally. Nigerian Nollywood Movies has grown very quickly over the years to become the second largest film industry in the world in terms of annual film productions, ranking ahead of United states Hollywood and just behind Indian Bollywood, according to CNN reports, Nigerian movie industry is a US$250 million movie industry, producing some 200 videos for the home video market every month. With the numerous stars and star makers, you definitely expect a lot of news from the industry. In most cases, such news about these celebrities are usually controversial. As much as there are controversies, there are also good news which give a reason to smile about.
These events will keep you updated on what your favourite celebrities has been up to
1. Hollywood and Nollywood came together for the premier of the movie “Half of a Yellow Sun”
The premier of the new movie “Half of a Yellow Sun” brought together some of the biggest acts from the two biggest film industries in the world (Hollywood and Nollywood). The actors and actresses were all looking stunning but it was Nollywood actress Genevive Nnaji who stole the show with her stunning looks.
2. Mercy Johnson Okojie is expectant
Again Mercy Johnson will usher in a bundle of joy into the world. She and her husband are expecting their second baby. This means that she will be missing from action for some time as she will be nursing her newborn. As much as she will be missed by her fans, all the best and congratulations to Mercy!
3. Nollywood stars nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
Once again Nollywood stars have proven that they can compete even on the biggest stage. Nollywood actors and actresses have been nominated for the upcoming Africa Movie Academy Awards. Some of the stars who have received nomination are: Patience Ozokwor, Uche Jumbo and Desmond Eliot. Additionally, there are some Nollywood films which have also received nomination under different categories.
4. Uche Jumbo is expectant!
This is another piece of good Nollywood news. Another Nollywood star is going to usher in a bundle of joy into the world. Uche Jumbo and husband Kenny Rodriguez are expecting their first child. All the best to Uche and Kenny!
5. Patience Ozokwor launches Plaza in Enugu
Nollywood stars have shown their taste for business. Most recently actress Patience Ozokwor opened a new plaza in Enugu. It was a day of celebration as she was joined by other Nollywood stars. The beautiful blue dress she wore to the occasion cannot go unmentioned.
6. Nollywood director reveals nasty marriage secrets
Renowned Nollywood director, Tchidi Chikere who recently got married to his second wife, Nuella had something to say about his collapsed marriage. The director revealed some nasty secrets about his first marriage. However, the drama did not end there as his first wife Sophia responded to what Tchidi had said.
7. Nollywood actresses stun at Moses Inwang’s wedding
It was all pimp and color as Nollywood director/producer, Moses Inwang tied the knot with model/actress, Emem Udonquak. Some of the actresses who stole the show are; Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda and Mbong Amata.
8. Damilola Adegbite and Chris Attoh expecting their first child
You might know this couple from the famous television show Tinsel. They are also preparing to welcome their first-born into the world. This has led to the cancellation of their wedding which was scheduled for April 2014. However, best wishes to this couple.
9. Designer attacks celebrities fashion sense
Designer Emmy Collins has built her name, thanks to her criticism on celebrities outfit. It seems she will not give anyone breathing space as she is quick to pinpoint fashion mistakes by celebrities. She recently criticized actress Mercy Johnson for wearing a three thousand Naira dress and apola shoes. However, not only Mercy Johnson has fallen victim of her criticism but also: Chika Ike, Monalisa Chinda and Funke Akindele. She has also gone to an extent of criticising Anita Isama wife to Paul Okoye of Psquare and Annie Idibia wife to famous singer 2face idibia. It is clear that she is a trouble maker or just hating.
10. Nollywood actress turned thief
This is one of the most shameful Nollywood news. She may not be a household name but her sticky fingers have made her popular. This is no other than Yetunde Akilapa. She has the ability to open any door that you locked. She has on different occasions been caught pants down doing what she does best. Most recently she was caught in Ibitayo Street. A bunch of master keys was also found in her possession and this was a big evidence that she has been involved in the mentioned case.