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Just like yesterday, one of the very consistent and stable reality show in Africa, The Next Movie Star is 10 years old.
And the one decade event which has over the years produced many stars that we see today ranging from Tv , Radio, Red Carpet anchors, Movie Stars among others, has done it again by bringing together many talented youths across Africa to achieve a great deal with their inbuilt talents.
On Thursday November 20, 2014, the organisers of the much talked about reality show,NMS, Digital Interactive Media welcomed the Press into the house of the next movie star located somewhere in Lagos suburb to meet with the contestants who will be delighting us on our TV’s for the next few weeks.
Society Reorters NG was there, and we present to you the house mates of the next movie star 2014, Tagged “Africa Reloaded”.

Blessing Saxone (Nigeria)
Blessing Saxone is a 21 year old beauty from Nigeria and a Graduate of English from the Kaduna State University who loves Acting and Singing.
She sees herself as a lovable and adorable lady, who also loves meeting people, enjoys travelling and partying. According to her she hopes to use the Next Movie Star Platform to lunch her acting career.

Chigozie Onyeche (Nigeria)
Chigozie is a perfect example of the slogan that says ‘Big things come in little packages). Chigozie is talent personified.
Born 21 years ago this petit bundle of talent who is the first of 7 siblings, is set to take the whole of Africa Spell bound with her cool mien and Charming Persona.

Eghosa Steve Enagbare (Nigeria)
Eghosa Steve Enagbare is a 27 year old Actor and Model from Edo State Nigeria. The last of five siblings, this dude grew up in the northern part of Nigeria studying Civil and Water Resources Engineering at the University of Maiduguri.
Egosa who has been acting for about three years believes his ability to speak fluent English, Hausa and Bini Language will position him to the African Viewers during the Next Movie Star Show.
He loves Meeting People, Playing games Reading and Swimming.

Joseph Ochei Udeh (Nigeria)
Joseph Ochei Udeh is a perfect example of an entertainer. This 24 year old dude with a Vibrant and charming persona is a student of Benue State University in Nigeria.
John who is the last of seven siblings also loves organizing Events, a fact given credence to by his status in the North central zone of Nigeria where he has organized A-List events featuring top celebrities. According to him ‘I am an all round entertainer’.
He also loves acting, reading and watching

Moviesudith Ugbe (Nigeria)
Judith is a 23 year old diva who works as an HR personnel. With a skin that glows and a smile that can melt any heart, Judith is a bundle of talent ready to be unleashed into the Nigerian and African Movie Industry.
A graduate of ATBU Bauchi state Nigeria, she believes she is very meticulous and tenacious with a strong passion for acting. She has participated in local plays back in school.
She loves cooking, dancing and singing.

Okeze Sheila Onyeka (Nigeria)

Onyeka Emechebe (Nigeria)
Onyeka Emechebe 27 is a bundle of talent rolled in one, a fact given credence to when she was given an automatic pass into the house at the auditions for impressing the judges.
This graduate of Economics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria loves acting with a passion and also sees herself as a calm, fun loving and sometimes crazy person.
She loves swimming, Dancing and Singing and hopes to use her talent to open doors using the Next Movie StarPrecious

Muonong Offre (Nigeria)
Precious is a perfect representation of big, bold and beautiful. Born 21 years ago, and the second from the family of eight, she hails from Boki in Cross River state Nigeria.
According to her on quote ‘I am happy and easy going young lady with a passion for acting. Fashion and make up catch my fancy as well as a guy with a decent sense of humor’.
Precious loves dancing, Travelling and Modeling and with her you Never say Never.

Ron Solomon Maxwell (Ghana)
Ron is a 27 year old hunk from the Gold Coast of Ghana. In his words ‘I am outspoken and ambitious but very friendly with excellent interpersonal skills. I believe in hard work, dedication and patience’.
Ron who also works as a fitness coach has featured in a couple of TV series in Ghana and thinks the time is ripe for someone else to be crowned winner of the Next Movie Star show from Ghana after Enoch Hammond did it in 2007
He loves swimming, travelling and Martial Arts.

Segun-Dabo Olaetitan Juliet (Nigeria)
Segun-Dabo is a 21 year old diva and a total package rolled in one. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo State Nigeria, she oozes charm at first sight.
Segun-Dabo has taken part in a couple of stage productions and hopes her loving and charming personality will endear her to the African audience during the Next Movie STAR Show.
She loves reading, swimming and traveling.

Sheila is a 26 year old smart, determined and much focused personality with the aim of conquering the Nigerian and African Movie Industry using the Next Movie Star Reality show as a platform.
In her words ‘I am funny, down to earth and a good dancer’. Sheila is a diva who is also a lover of singing.

Victoria Lebene Mekpah (Ghana)
Victoria is a 25 year old actress, model and entrepreneur from the Volta region in Ghana. An Ewe by lineage, she loves showbiz and anything that has to do with impact on people’s lives.
This charming diva is a head turner anytime and has taken part in a lot of TV series, Movies and countless stage plays in her native Ghana.
Victoria loves cooking, reading, swimming and dancing.

Ezeiruaku Vitalis (VICH) (Nigeria)
Vitalis is a 27 year old hunk from Anambra state Nigeria, who is ready to take the Nigerian and African Entertainment Industry by storm using the Next Movie Star Platform.
According to him, ‘I am a young man with a lot of passion for entertainment, I love my life and God and I believe my experience as an mc will put me good stead in pursuing my dreams using the Next Movie Star.
Vitalis sees himself as a playful and easy going person, also loves talking, Acting and hanging out with the Ladies.

Wisdom Sosu (Ghana)
Wisdom Sosu is a second year fashion design student at the Polytechnic of Accra, who loves acting dancing and playing video games.
This multi talented hunk who also loves to make people laugh also doubles as a model and choreography Instructor. He believes it time for the whole of Africa to take notice of ‘Shegelabobor’ a name given to him by his fans for his dexterity on stage.

Yetunde Barnabas (Nigeria)
Yetunde Barnabas is a Nigerian beauty to behold, at 5ft 7 inches tall she is cute, charming and sexy in all sense of the word with a skin that lights up darkness. This former beauty queen was born 22 years ago to a Kogi Father and an Ekiti mother.
According to her “I believe in the three p’s Prayer, Perseverance and patience, an attribute that has helped her to produce her first movie titled LOLADE.
She is a student of the University of Lagos studying Public administration. She loves Acting, Dancing and Modeling.

Egerue Zamillah Chidozie (Nigeria)
Zamillah is a 27 year old theater arts student of the University of Port Harcourt.
With a weird and crazy personality, Zamillah sees herself as an epitome of fun, love and entertainment rolled in one. According to her ‘I am that crazy contestant that the Next Movie Star needs to experience’
This half caste loves dancing drawing and singing.

Okere Onyeka Sheila (Nigeria)
Sheila is a 26 year old beauty from Delta State who sees herself as funny and down to heart. This very focused and determined diva and actor loves dancing, singing and talking a lot.
She hopes to use the Next Movie Star platform to announce her talent to the whole of Africa.

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BREAKING: Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope is dead….




Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo has died.

According to reports, four actors including Junior Pope fell into Anam River in Anambra State, on their way to a movie location and their bodies have been recovered.

The actor had earlier shared a video of himself and others on a boat, on their way to the movie location.

Captioning the video, he wrote: “See me lamenting….The risk we take to entertain you; crossing river 9ja yesterday with no life jacket…. Na wahooooo Who does that ??”

Some of his colleagues reacted in the comment section of the video shortly after his death was announced.

“Jesus! Oh Lord! Oh Lord,” Tana Adelana wrote.

“I’m so sad. can’t believe this. Big Sam where are you? am shaking,” Yvonne Jegede wrote.

The 39-year-old was married to Jennifer Awele.

They have three children together.


I don’t say much here anymore for a lot of reasons but I’ll say this, this was all preventable deaths if the minimum standards of safety was followed. If we in this business take ourselves a bit more seriously and practice this profession with all the seriousness it deserves. Nobody should go into a boat without a life jacket. Period. No producer should send people into one nor should anybody cast/crew enter anyone. How many deaths are enough?…… Richerd Mofe Damijo….


What a tragedy ! What a shame ! How could these young men take this kind of risk. No life jackets and you can’t swim. Ahhh. This is so,so sad.

May God receive their souls. Amen🙏….. Zik Zulu Okafor



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Comedian AY, wife separate after 20 years




Popular Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, and his wife, Mabel, have separated after 20 years of “friendship/marriage”.

The comedian confirmed the development in a post on his Instagram page on Sunday.

He said he had reached a stage where he could no longer entertain the public with “deep personal family issues.”

He wrote, “Many people believe that staying silent simply means that one is incapable of dealing with issues. Projecting a negative narrative against someone who is not struggling to defend himself doesn’t mean he is weak. Some of us are just logical enough to understand the difference between opinions, values, beliefs, and facts.

“The personality and ability that I possess simply confirm that I have reached that stage in my life where I can not be entertaining the public with deep personal family issues. They just might be too much to handle concerning the individuals involved. Not even when I have a grown-up daughter who has access to social media. Her mental health needs to be protected from seeing things she can not be proud of online.

“Yes! Without compromising my family, I have found myself doing some things that I am not proud of today. It is one thing to watch my friendship/marriage of 20 years slip off my hands, but it’s another thing for the parties involved to understand how to appropriate the blame in a space that is designed for most women to always play the victims and win. I can tell you for free that no one is completely innocent enough to cast stones.

“Presently, I am loving the way that lies about me in all these blogs are travelling faster than the truth. But my painful truth will eventually beat away all the lies.”

Also, in a post on her Instagram page on Sunday, Mabel said she had stopped reacting to disrespect.

She wrote, “Distance is my new response to disrespect. I don’t react, I don’t argue. I don’t dive into the drama. I just remove myself.”

Ayo and Mabel got married in November 2008, and they are blessed with two children.

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It was an evening of happiness, conviviality, and camaraderie, on Saturday, March 30, 2024, as members of the Realtime Moviearts group hosted a reception in honour of the new Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Dr Shaibu Husseini.
Members of the Realtime Moviearts group, made up of publishers, editors, and ceo’s of media outfits, gathered inside the arena of the COSON house in Ikeja to rejoice with and celebrate Dr Shaibu.
The reception, designed as an informal evening of fun and yabis for members, in the usual Realtime manner, had veteran entertainment broadcast journalist, Segun Adebowale, as the compere, and COSON chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji and GM, Bernice Eriemeghe, as special guests of honour.
The close-knit event kicked off with prayers by Business Day topshot, Nonye Ben-Nwankwo, after which members of the group were introduced.
A number of Realtimers used the opportunity to talk about the Shaibu they knew. From Nonye Iwuagwu Ben-Nwankwo, to Dorah Osas, Bidemi Dairo, Alozie Uzokwu, Yemi Oladeinde, Nkarenyi Ukonu, and Juliet Bumah, it was one word of praise, endearment, and appreciation after the other for the man fondly called CJ by Realtimers.
The eulogies weren’t complete until COSON chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, spoke about the Shaibu he knew and The Nation’s Assistant Entertainment Editor, Gbenga Bada aka BARON gave the toast at the event.
With food, chops, and drinks in the house, all the 27 members of the group urged Chief Okoroji to present a plaque to Dr Shaibu, who attended the reception alongside his adorable wife, Ruth.

The new ED, a versatile dancer himself, led his friends to the dance floor after a heartwarming and promised filled thank you speech that took over 10 minutes.
Before Segun Adebowale officially declared the reception over, members of Realtime, who are now based in diaspora were connected and they equally had one good thing or the other to say about the actor, dancer, culture administrator, journalist and film critic as well as communication teacher, who would henceforth supertend the NFVCB.
Realtime, conceived as a whatsapp group with eminent entertainment journalism practitioners, as members, was founded over 10 years ago by Justin Akpovi-Etsade with Dr Shaibu Husseini as the coordinator.

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