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Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by queen2(f): 3:20pm On Jan 25, 2006
CELEBRATING OMOTOLA

When Omotola Jalade Ekehinde made her debut about ten years ago in the emotional drama 'Mortal Inheritance' alongside Fred Amata, it was obvious a star was born. Her portrayal of a sickle cell anemia patient soon won her countless awards and quick recognition in a growing Nollywood. Since then, Omotola has appeared in a good number of flicks and stolen the hearts of countless film enthusiasts with her good looks and alluring persona. Born into the Jalade family about twenty six years ago, Omotola went to elementary school in Lagos and eventually proceeded to Command Kaduna for a secondary education. Shortly after graduation, she decided to pursue the 'not so glamorous' life of a Nigerian actress. Married with children, Omotola has been able to maintain a trim figure that has actually had her play a diverse number of roles. She has played mother to Grace Amah, girlfriend to Jim Iyke, wife to Chidi Mokeme and sister to Rita Dominic among several roles. Omotola also took the challenge of playing dual roles in Omotola is known as one of Nollywood's finest, though she was ban on several allegations, with a good number of her colleagues, it has in no way deemed her shine. Omotola has appeared on stage and has decided to spread her wings and also delve into music, her debut album should hit record stores soon. Omotola is also involved in a lot of humanitarian and charitable originations, she runs a youth program where she empowers and encourages the young. Omotola is young and is so talented it is pretty obvious she is going to stay on top for a good while. Her next flick would be a sequel to the pretty sensational Adim Williams 'Queen Of Hasso Rock', 'Fall Of The Queen Of Hasso Rock

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by queen2(f): 3:26pm On Jan 25, 2006
STELLA: NEVER LOST HER GROOVE

Stella Damasus has always been a star. Even as a child, she performed in front of her family, and it didn’t take a soothsayer to know that one day Stella would shine. That day began in 1996 when writer/ producer Emem Isong cast Stella to star in ‘’. Since then, Stella Damasus Aboderin has featured in more than sixty flicks which include Dangerous Twins, Midnight Scream, Engagement Night, The Bridesmaid, Games Women Play, Seduced, Behind Closed Doors, Cinderella, Missing Angel, Real Love and Red Hot to mention but very few. Stella Damasus (not Damascus) hails from Asaba, Delta state. Her surname was originally Ojukwu, but changed shortly after the civil war (her grandfather did not want to be mistaken for the infamous Ojukwu). Stella spent most of her childhood in Benin, Edo state but moved to Asaba later in life. Stella studied in Ghana, and then in University Of Lagos where she graduated top of her class. She got married to Jaiye Aboderin shortly after meeting him in a Lagos club and singing on stage with him. Jaiye died in December 2004 after a slight heart attack. Maybe besides her ravishing beauty, Stella is known for her impeccable diction and her sparkling voice. She and her late husband started a band and performed in exclusive circles, they were working on an album before his unexpected demise. Back on the block after almost twelve months away from the limelight, Stella has secured a music deal with Kingsley Ogoro’s label and would also appear in the Kingsley Ogoro flick ‘The Widow’, ironically she made the film before she actually became a widow. Young, gorgeous and gifted, Stella does not intend to give up her very successful movie career soon. Though placed on a ban late last year, Stella actually needed the time off to mourn her husband and put her life back together. Though she still misses him terribly, life must go on and for Stella its no holds barred.




THE REAL RAMSEY NOAUH JR.

Maybe you already know that Ramsey Noauh's career started alongside Pat Attah and Regina Askia in Zeb Ejiro's Ripples and from there, he moved on to become Nollywood's highest paid actor, grossing a million naira per picture. But what really do you know about this star apart from the things you've seen on T.V. Born to an Israeli father and a Nigerian mother (from Ondo State), Ramsey Noauh has been in the industry for over ten years and has appeared in more than two hundred flicks which include his heart warming dual role in Tade Ogidan's 2004's blockbuster Dangerous Twins which Ramsey admits was his most challenging role as an actor. He has also appeared in Heart And Soul, Handsome, Real Love, London Boy, London Lovers, Coming To South Africa, Hard Rain among several others. Ramsey's good looks have had him play several 'lover boy' roles, but his performance in 'Rip Off' and 'Dangerous Twins' gave the world a different impression of this talented star. Outside stardom, Ramsey is happily married with children and has been for over five year. Though he complains that fame does not allow him to enjoy his family and it could be extremely difficult, it is the big price he has to pay. While on location he misses his family and feels guilty that his kids don't get to see him too often especially because he grew up with a single parent and would not want the same fate for his kids. Ramsey enjoys hanging out with his friends, and his favorite hang out spot is 'Ojez' in Surulere, Lagos. He likes to keep his clothing casual (he loves T-Shirts, jeans, trainers) because he likes to feel free and liberal, but he also dresses down (formal dressing) when he dims it fit. He is crazy about BMW's but also loves his Mercedes Benz Though late last year, Mr. Noauh's name was included in the list of Banned stars by the Marketers Association Of Nigeria (MAN), until early this year he still appeared in various flicks which include Paradise To Hell. Mr. Noauh has returned to television where he initially started and now appears in 'Soul Food' (Nigeria). He has also discovered his music talents and is working on an album, but in the meantime, he would appear in the all star musical extravaganza being put together by Tade Ogidan. Ban or no ban, Ramsey Noauh is a star that would continue to shine.


INI EDO: NIGERIA'S SWEETHEART

She's hot! That's probably the first thing anybody who sees Ini Edo for the first time thinks. True, Ini Edo's striking beauty and luscious figure have made her a prominent name in Nollywood, but way beyond that, Ini's charisma in front of the camera is probably what has taken her to the heights of Nollywood. Born Iniobong Edo, Ini Edo hails from Akwa Ibom. The 23 year old literary student of the University Of Calaber made her first contact with the movie industry when she attended auditions in the year 2000. She was offered a role as an extra which she refused; talk about knowing your worth and accepting nothing less. Two years later (2002), she got a major role in 'Thick Madam' starring alongside Eucharia Anunobi- Ekwu and hit it big when she starred in 'Worlds Apart' and hasn't looked back ever since then. Popularly touted to be 'the next Genevieve', Ini Edo would rather not be compared to anyone she'd rather build a career of her own based on her own considerable talents. Ini was nominated in the best actress category at the maiden African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held earlier this year- this goes to show how hot she has become. Ini Edo's ability to portray almost anything has definitely made her a favorite on the Nollywood screen. From the Princess in Never End, to the house maid in Worlds Apart, to the greedy rich girl in Pretty Angels and the over ambitious second wife in Red Light, her roles have been as diverse as her talents. Ini has featured in a variety of movies and this year propelled to the top of the producers most wanted list – she is now arguably one of the highest paid Nigerian actresses. Ini's personal life has been a media magnet. She has been rumored to have been involved with quite a number of showbiz and movie personalities; but then when you are young, famous and beautiful, you are bound to set a lot of tongues watering- sorry wagging. So give it up for Ini Edo, Nollywood's Sweetheart. And here's hoping weight won't become 'too much' of an issue with her like it is with those that came before.


Rita Dominic: Discovering the girl next door.

She was born on the 12th of July 1975, and according to many witnesses who watched over her as she grew up, she has always been a lover of the arts, entering into dance competitions and also an avid lover of music. She later developed a deeper appreciation of the arts and went on to the University of Port-Harcourt where this love and her own talents matured into something that all appreciate today. Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha, known widely as Rita Dominic has in all areas lived up to her billing as one of Nigeria's foremost actresses. She first appeared on screens in such TV programs as Children's Variety and Junior Opinion. As time went by and her profile grew, she started receiving invitations from the most successful directors in the Nigerian Film industry leading to her first movie appearance in A Time To Kill (1998). From then till now, Rita hasn't looked back and has won the respect and hearts of colleagues, fans, rivals, critics and the press alike. Rita is one of those actresses who can truly capture a role and breathe life into a script. To her credit, she has played many diverse roles and has escaped being stereotyped into a particular character/role unlike some of her not so lucky colleagues. Her appearances with Jim Iyke have formed what would go down in history as Nollywood's greatest duo. They starred together in countless pictures and had so much chemistry together on screen the world believed they were in a relationship. When the ban came, Rita was not even in the initial list- this was surprising considering her high earning counterparts were almost all involved. This was mostly because Rita has always stayed away from doing more than she can handle. Recently, the love scene in Total Control caused a lot of stirs. Many were convinced Rita was Unclad in that scene. Nollywood is known for unconvincing love scenes, scenes where people after making love get out of bed in their cloths. The scene from Total Control changed that. The scene was so real many people's eyes popped. Michael Jaja used the camera well and a brilliant Rita Dominic helped make it possible. Some of Rita's most recent works include Faces Of Africa, Signs Of Time and Total Control. A true gem to Nollywood in particular and Nigeria in general, Rita is definitely a role model worth emulating for upcoming Nigerian actresses. Viva Rita.

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by michy(f): 2:38pm On Feb 10, 2006
those pics are really cute.
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by lowo(m): 7:12pm On Feb 23, 2006
well done , i would like to know you more if you dont mind
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by blackie22(f): 8:56pm On Mar 09, 2006
well i don't got no profiles of any actress, but holla at my gurl Rita dominic and my boo Ramsey Noah!
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by queen2(f): 4:34pm On Mar 10, 2006
PROFILE UPDATES

Fred Aseroma has been in the industry for over ten years but you might not know this especially because Fred Aseroma is one quiet person who would rather have his work do all the talking, and as his work is beginning to speak a little louder than usual, it is obvious we are going to see a lot more of the capable Mr. Aseroma. Fred Aseroma calls this his rebirth in one of the biggest families in the industry (which is the Remmy Jes family) as Fred has found himself moving from location to location shooting mostly Reemy Jes productions. Fred Aseroma says his rebirth began when he stumbled across writer/ producer Emem Isong in a wedding ceremony sometime last year. When Emem was about to shoot Men Do Cry, she called him and proposed a role for him. Fred liked the role and accepted it. After Mr. Emeka Eze the CEO of Remmy Jes productions saw Freds performance in Men Do Cry, he called Fred and offered him a lead role in the epic movie Secret Tradition which Fred says was very challenging (being his first epic movie) and definitely very interesting. The movie directed by Anayo Uzo Phillips should hit stores later in March. After Secret Tradition, Fred returned to make the upcoming Games Men Play, a reprisal of the 2005 blockbuster Games Women Play. Fred was cast alongside an all star cast that includes Jim Iyke, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Kalu Ikeagwu, Mike Ezuruonye, Chinedu Ikedieze, Ini Edo, Chioma Chukwuka, Monalisa Chinda and Uche Jombo and was shot in Asaba. Fred was also in the recently premiered Hidden Secrets alongside Chioma Chukwuka and Zack Orji amongst others. Before now, Fred has starred in Moment Of Truth, Django and Fall of the Queen of Hasso Rock among others. He would also appear in Beyond Imagination alongside Lillian Bach, the film which was directed by Lancelot Imasuen and shot in Hamburg Germany would be premiered in Hamburg later in the year. Fred Aseroma is also a model, a TV and radio presenter and presented Petroleum Perspective and oil and gas production that ran between 2001 and 2002. He is currently the Public Relations Officer for the Actors Guild Of Nigeria (Lagos Chapter), something Fred confesses has been another very challenging aspect of his career. Fred Aseroma is married with children, he is a man of great achievement, a multi talented person that wants his work to speak for him.

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by queen2(f): 4:36pm On Mar 10, 2006
One look at Chika Ike and it is not hard to imagine why this young lady is quickly becoming one of Nollywood's sensations and unlike many others, she is quickly carving a niche for herself and coming out with an identity people rather not compare but complement. Born on the 8th of November several years ago, Chika has always had love for the arts. As a child Chika loved to play short drama's by herself in front of mirrors and her family. She quickly bagged the nickname 'fancy Nancy', but even then Chika never imagined she would one day make 'real movies'. That day was sometime in February 2004, Chika encouraged by numerous peers decided to audition for Chico Ejiro's Sweet Love and got the role. It was a minor role, but soon enough, she bagged another role in Tchidi Chikere's 'Standing Alone', and weeks later, in 'Bless The Child'. Since then, Chika has gone ahead to make prominent appearances in 'Paradise', last years sensational drama 'Everything We Touch', 'My Prince And My Princess', 'Django', 'Emotional Blackmail', 'Wisdom And Riches' among several others. A student of the University Of Lagos, Chika admits it's very challenging mixing a career in film and an education that means a lot to her. She only recently flew to Sierra Leone to shoot the upcoming action thriller 'Assassin' alongside Mike Ezuruonye and Step Nora Falana. Chika seems to attract the action genre as she has been placed to play the lead female in several action flicks which include her debut in 'Bless The Child' alongside Sam Dede. While Chika is not working, she is reading, traveling or working out in her school's sport center. She has decided that her career would not encompass everything, instead she would be selective about the roles she plays. Chika is the fourth of six children, and while her dad was initially skeptical about her interest in the movie industry, he has become her biggest fan.

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Rhodalyn(f): 6:48pm On Mar 12, 2006
wow! the girly is really pretty
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by eveseh(f): 10:43pm On Apr 17, 2006
u can say that again

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by eveseh(f): 4:33pm On Apr 18, 2006
that's my girl

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by eveseh(f): 2:11am On Apr 23, 2006
pat all the way

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by sade511(f): 3:04am On Apr 23, 2006
What about Genevieve?
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by eveseh(f): 9:32am On Apr 23, 2006
too bad no one wants her file here,lol

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Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by sade511(f): 3:27am On Apr 26, 2006
Awwwww, I like her smiley.
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by lauryn(f): 12:40am On May 30, 2006
Is Pat Attah nigerian or Ghanian, his last name seems ghanian
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Hotstepper(f): 3:06am On May 30, 2006
Pat Attah as he is fondly called is A Nigerian from the Igbo tribe. He is a native of Awka in Anambra state. He is a cuzzin of my friend(Adaobi Attah) and 2 of his cuzzins also live in Toronto and active members of CHRIST EMBASSY
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Hotstepper(f): 3:13am On May 30, 2006
Chidi Mokeme is a guy I really admire. He gat it as far as physical appearance is concerned, here is a lil bio. of him

I’ m Not A Man Of Scandals - — GQ Chidi Mokeme, Ultimate Search Anchorman/Actor

He’s a born artiste. But his parents wanted him to go for the sciences and he obeyed them. After his secondary education at the Federal Government College, Minna, he settled for computer science.

Pharmacy was actually his first choice, but no thanks to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) which played its usual frustrating and discouraging role, he attended the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.

That was merely to satisfy his parents’ wish. Chidi Mokeme was art-inclined but couldn’t oppose them as they knew better and called the shots then.

Today, it is a different story. Art has eventually characterized in practical terms his life and runs through it, he has visibly gone more places; earned more fame and fortune, as well as garnered more respect which he mightn’t have done if he had embraced what he studied in the higher institution.

Chidiebere Geoffrey Azubuike Mokeme, born close to 33years ago in Ogidi, Anambra State, hails from Oba, Idemili LGA of the state. He is one man that many people now see as a role model, an actor, model, fashion designer and businessman.

The tall, handsome, baritone-voiced and amiable young man added another feather to his cap when he successfully presented Nigeria’s First Reality TV show, the Gulder Ultimate Search, courtesy Nigerian Breweries Plc.

He opened up on a wide range of issues recently in what could easily be described as a forced interview having ‘dodged’ it on account of tight schedules over the past months.

How has life been after the ‘ultimate’ experience, which visibly launched him into greater heights?“It’s been good. To some extent, you can say that it took me to more places and increased my fan base, being a programme that ran daily on national television, as well as a on cable station. So my fan base went wider than it used to be.”
You returned to movie locations immediately after?
“Yes, I’m back to the locations. I still design but for selected people since I rarely have time. I’ve been busy making so many movies. What saves the situation is that I make their clothes in bulk so it sustains them for a while before they request for new ones.” One man into three big-time deals. Which one of them sustains him more?
“The movies basically pay the bills. And how did he escape the recent ban on some of his colleagues? What’s his opinion about the ban?
“Like I have always maintained, the whole ban episode must have come as a result of dissatisfaction by the marketers as regards the way certain artistes have carried themselves in delivering their duties. I pride myself as a professional. When I take a job, I try to put everything into it and I like to concentrate. Acting is a very mental kind of job and if you don’t focus completely, you won’t bring out the desired effect. As a result, the producer on the long run who has made the movie for commercial purposes loses his money. I don’t believe in the idea of having to gather scripts up and down, here and there, and then holding people to ransom. I’m speaking not only as an actor but from a businessman’s point of view. When I invest, I ensure that I make returns. So if you have people who owing to certain attitude problems, want to tie down the capital you’ve put into an investment, you’re bound to react in some way.”
Away from the ban, how does he manage the largesse that has been tumbling down his way from different deals? “In all honesty, I must say that I shouldn’t complain. God has been really fair to me because a lot of people, way back, who started this race with me, are nowhere to be found. So, I must say that I’ve done quite well for myself. I’m looking into the future and I’m very determined to ensure that I make a success out of my life. I’m not waiting on luck. Every move that I make is geared towards more successes.”
Would he remain an actor, a designer or artist in future? “Acting is something I do with a passion and there’s nothing like working and getting paid for what you love doing. So, I’m going to keep acting for as long as possible because it encompasses every sphere of life.
How about joining the political train come 2007?
“Come 2007, I’m looking forward to a lot of projects. I would not want to divulge them for now. The movie industry is expanding rapidly that you don’t just have to be an actor to belong. So, I have plans to see what other areas one can venture into and take care of in a very professional manner.
Back to the Snake Island, camp of the Ultimate Search, how was life there?
“Have you lived in a jungle? That’s what happened when we spent about four weeks there. We all went through the same experiences but it was fun doing it. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
And his relationship with the contestants?
“I think I had an open door policy which, at the same time was firm. They knew when and how to relate with me and where their boundaries were.”
So, there was nothing like favouritism in picking the eventual winner as some people insinuated?
“I’m hearing that for the first time because it was a live programme on air for everyone to see. Much as people agree with the choice of the eventual winner, I’m not sure that most of the audience were looking towards him to win. If that be the case, then it answers the question. If they say I was biased towards one contestant, I wonder why that person didn’t win.”
How about his largesse from the deal, how much really did he pocket?
“I think you should ask NBL (laughs). Ask them, I think I set them back with a lot of money. Anyway, both parties were reasonable and paid commensurately for the services rendered. More than the monetary remuneration, it was more of a relationship-building process. I’m looking forward to doing it again next year because we’re trying to make sure that it gets better and bigger.”
Why is Chidi not married with all the money he is making?
“I’m making sure that I prepare a good foundation for the woman who’s coming in.”
The same woman he’s been talking about? We still don’t know her. “Yes, the same woman. You still don’t know her because that is the way she wants it. She doesn’t want to be known.”
When is it going to happen? “Very soon, by God’s grace.”
Before the end of the year? “The year is already ended. Don’t put me in a corner. But I tell you, you’ll soon hear about it. Sooner than it has ever been.”
Is Chidi a very rich man, how does one describe him with the way affluence smells around him? “I think I’d like to be described as someone who has got his eyes at some place and on the right path towards getting there.”
His parents, who are very much around — dad, a retired insurance executive and mum, a retired teacher, are quite happy and now convinced that he towed a path that suited him.
“Showbiz is addictive. At the onset, they couldn’t understand what kind of job I was doing. So we had problems initially but because I loved what I was doing, I stuck to it. Today, everybody is happier for it.”
He is the first in a family of four. “By God’s grace, I’m taking care of my responsibilities.”

Don’t they intrude into your marital status?
“I’m sure they’re probably worried. I mean, with the kind of industry I’m in where anything can happen. But I know that they also have faith in me — that I know exactly what I’m doing.”

How long has he been dating his fiancée?
“This is the fourth year. If you have to date anybody in the showbiz industry, you have to be patient. The fact that she is dating me shows that she has a lot of patience. She is an Igbo like me, from Ohafia, Abia State.”

He’s had a baby before, from her?
“Yes, I’ve had a baby before but not from her,. Sometimes man proposes, God disposes. When I had the baby, the mum and I were relatively young. He stays with the mum and visits me during the holidays. He is six years old now.”

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Hotstepper(f): 3:17am On May 30, 2006
another guy i dey admire ohhhh, 2nd 2 chidi mokeme, here is his bio.

Desmond Elliot is easily one of the fastest rising stars in the Nigerian home video sector. He shot into limelight through television soap operas and was soon to become a regular face in Nollywood movies such that tracking him down for an interview became almost impossible.

Elliot has also been to many parts of the globe, as his acting skills have made him a well sought after artiste. Besides, he has become a role model in Nollywood such that he often becomes first choice for every producer in search of artistes for romantic roles.

In a recent chat with Daily Sun, Elliot recalled how a friend lured him into acting. He also spoke about his ambition to become the executive governor of Lagos State in the nearest future and why he married an Akwa–Ibom woman:

Background
I was born to a Yoruba father and an Ibo mother. I grew up in the Northern part of the country and I am married to an Akwa-Ibom woman. I had my primary education at Air Force Primary school in Jos from where I went to St John’s College also in Jos. I studied Economics at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos and graduated in 2003.

It was a friend who influenced me to become an actor. My friend wasn’t an actor but he always felt that I was cut out for the entertainment industry. As a Christian, I felt that the best thing for me to do was to pray about it. I prayed and asked God to help me make a choice. It wasn’t easy but I thank God that He intervened and revealed to me that I should join the industry. I first started with soap operas such as Everyday People, One Too Much, Wale Adenuga’s Super Stories and Saints and Sinners. I still feature in Everday People but I moved into the movie industry gradually and today the rest is history.

Between Soaps and Video
Anywhere in the world, film and video have always been quite challenging and rewarding to practitioners. Even in more developed countries most great movie stars move from television to movies. For example, Bruce Willies moved from Moonlighting to movies and Will Smith went from Fresh Prince Of Barley to Men in Black. For me, movies are more demanding and rewarding than soap operas.

Becoming governor of Lagos
I am looking forward to becoming the elected governor of Lagos State in not too distant future, but definitely not in 2007. I want to serve the people of Lagos and I know I can do it. People say that politics is a dirty game, I don’t know exactly how dirty it can get but my intention basically is to serve humanity.

Why I run from women
Women chase me because I am an actor and if they don’t do that it simply means that I am not yet an actor. In fact, being chased is not the issue, what matters is that whenever I perceive that I am about to be chased, I run. I run because I have an ambition, which I don’t want women to ruin for me. I run from them if they want to go beyond the level of being my fans to another level.

Realising a character
When I receive a new script, I usually take my time to study it. Thereafter, I hold a discussion with the director on what is expected of me in the movie. Then I move on to develop a suitable character that will go well with what the entire production is all about.

Turn off
I don’t like people flashing me. I mean if you want to give a call, go ahead and do so, it is of no use flashing me.
I also feel bad when the up-coming artistes are not given the necessary opportunity to come into the industry and fully realise their potentials. Another thing that really puts me off is when some directors want to turn actors to zombies by casting them stereotypically into such roles as lover boy, gentleman, tough guy and all that. Personally, I like to see an actor take up different roles and interpreting them well.

Nollywood
The fact that the Nigerian movie industry is growing is what particularly turns me on, thanks to all those that are making it happen such as the marketers, directors, producers and others
Nollywood contributes to the nation’s economy because quite a number of people are involved and are earning their livelihood from it. The only problem is that our government is yet to fully realise the great economic advantage that lies in tapping into the industry. America and India have tapped into Hollywood and Bollywood respectively and the result is quite rewarding.
Government should come and invest in the industry, the marketers have done great jobs by investing their money to prove that the sector is lucrative.

Popularity
First, I did not pay for this talent, it is a gift from God and whatever comes from God is mine. At the same time, God gave it to me and reserves the right to take it back if you fail to use the gift to make people happy and contribute to the good of humanity. So, there is nothing star in my dictionary. I don’t see myself as a star, rather I see myself as someone who wants to manifest God’s gift to bless people, to bless myself and everything around me. I want people to be happy around me, not just to call me a star.

Relaxation
I basically relax with my wife whenever the opportunity comes, especially if I am in town and not involved in a tedious job. I have a special form of relaxation, I just choose a suitable time and free myself from every form of stress.

On AIDS
My advice is that people should abstain from sex or be faithful to their partners. There is no alternative to it This may be difficult but it is the only way a young person can save his or her life in this era of HIV. The rule is not merely playing the so-called safe but to abstain.


Piracy
Piracy is a crime that government and the people have to fight. It is unfortunate that the pirates make all the money from products they had no input in manufacturing. I also feel very bad when I hear or see a movie that I feature in being pirated.
Foundation for the less privileged
This is one of my strategies as a politician. I don’t want to be accused of corruption. I am looking at the vision of a Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwaznneger who both saw the need to put something back to society by leaving their glamour world for elective offices to serve the people.

Marriage
Although people say I got married late but the truth is that I dated my wife for about eight years before we finally got married. My kind of job may have exposed me to the opposite sex but the truth is that my wife means the whole world to me. I appreciate my wife and I married her basically for love and nothing else. She is so understanding and caring. These are the two vital attributes I find lacking in most women of today.

Upcoming actors
The Bible teaches that anything that happens to a man comes by time and chance. So, I urge the younger artistes to aspire to be great. They shouldn’t lose hope or get frustrated. They should face their career no matter the obstacle they may encounter and keep working hard.
For example, many people frustrated me before I could get to the level that I am now. But any serious young artiste can also overcome the odds. Above all, what every youth should do is to keep a low head and when the opportunity to shoot into limelight comes, grab it.

A true Nigerian
I understand the three major Nigerian languages but I speak more of Hausa because that is the language I grew up with.

Movies
They include:Magic Moment by Infinity Films Production; Last Oath: An Okoro Ugwu film, which equally starred Stella Damascus Aboderin and Ngozi Ezeonu. Others include: True Romance 1 and 2, directed by Chico Ejiro but produced by Arinze Ephrian; With Love, a movie directed by Osita Okoli but produced by Vitus Nnebue. The movie featured other artistes like Rita Dominic, Hanks Anuku, Ashley Nwosu, Abubakar Yakubu and Mike Nliams. Another movie I featured in is Wild Rose, which equally featured Omotola Jolade, Shan George and Fred Amata.

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Hotstepper(f): 3:21am On May 30, 2006
oge okoye, a gurl that I admire alot and my home gurl, here is her bio.

Oge was born in London to the Late Mazi Okoye and Lolo Okoye, both devout Anglicans. It was from them that Oge imbibed the virtues of honesty, sincerity, courage and fear of God. A native of Nnewi in Anambra State, Oge, who was born under the star sign Scorpio, had her early education partly in London, at the University Primary School Enugu and at the Holy Rosary College, Enugu. In school Oge was engaged in a number of theatrical activities, which got quite a number of people, including her teachers, convinced that she was cut out for a career in entertainment.

After her primary and post primary education, Oge gained admission into the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Akwa, Anambra State where she graduated four years later with a degree in Theatre Arts. It was during Oge's first year in the University at Akwa that the inspiration to become a 'big time actress' heightened. She felt that it wouldn't be out of place to try her hands on her long held passion.

"I started acting when I was in the university precisely in my first year in school. That was when I did the job 'One Dollar' after which I did 'Spanner' and then 'Sister Mary'. But indulged in little dramas back in those days. So when I grew up and found myself studying theatre arts, I decided to just start acting. I was opportuned to find a platform as soon as I made my intention known to a few people who knew that my passion for acting was boundless.

for more on her, go 2
http://nm.onlinenigeria.com/templates/?a=7244&z=3

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Hotstepper(f): 3:31am On May 30, 2006
Chioma Chukwuka who I would say is the most natural actress we have in the Nigerian industry gat beauty to match it up. She is a native of Oraifite in Anambra State and from a polygamous family and her mother is the 1st wife. She attended her primary school education in Lagos and went down to the east for her secondary school(she didn't mention it) but it was at FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIRLS' COLEGE ONITSHA because I was in the school and knew her then and was and still an intelligent girl. She is a final year student of Banking and Finance at Lagos State University. For more info. on her, visit
http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/features/celebrityfashion/2005/june/14/celebrityfashion-14-06-2005-001.htm

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Hotstepper(f): 4:00am On May 30, 2006
Chukwudi Anekwe fondly known as Chet by people is another amazing actor. He has acted alot of plays etc and featured in Phat Gurls and 30 Days. Ironically, she acted 30 Dayz with Genny who is his birth mate. Chet calls alot of places his home as in where he has lived like NY, ATLANTA, ZARIA, LAGOS and Nnewi in Anambra State. He is originally from Nnewi. I am proud of this cuzzin of mine. Keep doing the good work and keep making us proud. For more info. visit

http://www.momentummag.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=129&Itemid=113
or
www.chetanekwe.com

Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by ddizzle(f): 7:29am On May 30, 2006
i think ramsey is hot!!!
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by xkape(m): 10:01am On May 30, 2006
Nollywood is 90% crap !!!

Bad acting, bad production, silly plots, unnecessary sequels, ridiculous shows of the supernatural, in general Absolute Mediocrity.
The really annoying thing is, they can do better but they wont cos they know whatever rubbish they make , y'all will buy and as a consequence rot ur brains the more while thier bank accounts grow. The sad thing is a lot of our children are growing up on Nollywoood where they can learn nothing of global importance , cant improve thier vocabulary or diction or even the old african values that movies like Things Fall Apart or Egg of Life could impart

Even the name Nollywoood is amazingly disingenious. Hollywood>Bollywood>Nollywood what next, Abawood?

Nobody should say,its becos they dont have the funds or the equipment of whatever cos out of this same nollywood comes gems like Keeping Faith, Rattle Snake, Oleku, Osuofia in London and some other films that make one proud to be a nigerian

However, Nigerian movies are still better than the Ghanain variety which are the greatest display of naivety I have ever seen (my apologies to all Ghanains on the board, nothing personal, just my candid opinion)
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Shinor(m): 11:20am On May 30, 2006
Xkape, Good talk. Always been my view of Nollywood. I currently do no indulge in Nigerian movies because of the low quality (production wise) of most of the movies. But I am happy you said Nollywood is capable of doing better, Anyone remembers NTA drama festival? It was a yearly event where all NTA stations across the country would submit an entry and a winner would emerge. The all round production was fantastic.
Since the 1960's Nigerians have been doing movies that were worthy of international acceptance. I guess we all live in the "anything goes" and "get rich quick" era hence the nonsense we are fed from Nollywood.
Pa Ogunde's films were shown in the London west end. Great stuff can come out of Nollywood am positively sure.
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by dokey2g(m): 12:14pm On May 30, 2006
l'm proud of nigeria movie stars

keep the flag flying !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by queen2(f): 1:40pm On May 30, 2006
shocked


I dont know why and how pple wuld be so ridiculous, all they know is NOLLYWOOD ID CRAP even without checking out one movie, and not all the movies will be intresting, i dont know wat u can act u cant act and pple that are doing it, ur condeming them *kiss teeth*

I LOVE NOLLYWOOD.


*Like Tade ogidan said, Before asian wuld watch any other movies they will watch Bollywood's first*
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Reba(f): 1:45pm On May 30, 2006
Can any body put up a profile for Genevieve Nanji
I love her so much and i want to download it.
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by Akolawole(m): 1:48pm On May 30, 2006
If Anyone think NollyWood is crap, they should stop watching.

In Nigeria, we can criticize even God.
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by queen2(f): 1:57pm On May 30, 2006
lol@ akolawole

or they shld go jump inside lagoon cheesy
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by camara(f): 2:18pm On May 30, 2006
Hotstepper:

Chidi Mokeme is a guy I really admire. He gat it as far as physical appearance is concerned, here is a lil bio. of him

hum! Hotstepper"lil bio" huh? smiley
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by xkape(m): 2:20pm On May 30, 2006

don't know why and how people wuld be so ridiculous, all they know is NOLLYWOOD ID CRAP even without checking out one movie, and not all the movies will be intresting, i don't know what u can act u can't act and people that are doing it, your condeming them *kiss teeth*

I LOVE NOLLYWOOD.


*Like Tade ogidan said, Before asian wuld watch any other movies they will watch Bollywood's first*

We are not condemning anybody, just commenting on the painfully obvious. If u can stomach rubbish becos it was made by ur countryman, more grease to ur elbow, but I cant. Asians watch Bollywood, Nigerians watch Bollywoood, Americans watch Chinawood (even give them awards eg Crouching Tiger) cos they produce quality. U would watch Jupiterwood if it was good

And by the way, i have seen quite a few of them and my judgement is this ----- 90% CRAP


If Anyone think NollyWood is crap, they should stop watching.

In Nigeria, we can criticize even God.

Yes thank you, i have stopped watching except by special reccomendation
And that is the problem of most people,  cant take criticism, would rather swallow mediocrity. *shakes his head and walks off*
Re: Some Nigeria Movie Stars Profile by queen2(f): 2:27pm On May 30, 2006
W A T E V E R

I LOVE NOLLYWOOD

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