Nollywood fast rising comical act, Funmi Awelewa is taking a giant stride with her plans to release the much awaited movie, OMO IBADAN alongside 3 other blockbusters, NATASHA, GBAKOJE and MORILI BILISI.
OMO IBADAN, a movie about life in West Africa’s biggest city and which enjoys the endorsement of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1, was produced in 2016. There has been a lot of publicity around the movie, especially on various social media platforms and this created a huge buzz for the movie which many movie buffs have been longing for it release but the very witty actress have been busy moving from one movie production set to another.
Funmi revealed the main reasons behind the delay, “The major reason I haven’t release the movie is because I don’t have another movie on ground the time I produced it and I want to avoid a situation whereby if I release a project I won’t be able to release another movie in another 8 months or a year. I want people to see more of me in movies and our industry isn’t like that. They want you to use what you have to get what you want. If you’re desperate, you will want to do that because of consistency, but I am not desperate. I worked for my money and make sure I get good stories to produce after OMO IBADAN. If you know the value of what you’re bringing to the table, you won’t be scared of eating alone. I am sure OMO IBADAN movie worth the wait”.
“Now I have 3 other fantastic movies I produced without contacting any marketer or producer which I planned to release immediately after the release of OMO IBADAN, the movies will be release back to back. They are NATASHA, GBAKOJE and MORILI BILISI,” she stated.
Funmi Awelewa is fast becoming an internet sensation with her funny and witty skits she’s posting online, especially on Instagram under the pseudonym, Morili.
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BON Awards 2018: Gov Ajimobi assures Nollywood actors unique experience in Oyo state
Few days to the most hyped Nollywood event in December, Best Of Nollywood, BON, Awards 2018; Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Chief Host for this edition of the pan-Nigerian annual award ceremony has officially been unveiled, and presented with the hosting right of BON Awards 2018.
Seun Oloketuyi, Executive Producer of BON Awards, led a constellation of Nollywood figures to the Agodi office of the Governor, in Ibadan.
Nollywood faces present at the hosting rights presentation are actors, Nkechi Blessing, Taiwo Ibikunle and other members of the BON Awards team.
In his acceptance speech, the Governor applauded the ingenuity and impact that the creative Industry has had on the country.
He appreciated the organizers of BON Awards, for deeming OYO State worthy of hosting this year’s milestone event, making allusion to the fact that 10 is a significant number. He assured his Nollywood guests that he will ensure that come Saturday, December 8, everyone visiting the state would have a taste of the uniqueness of OYO State.
BON Awards, which debuted in 2008, will this year be celebrating 10 years of rewarding exceptional filmmakers in Nigeria.
In a similar development, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District has endowed the ‘Movie with Best Sound’ at BON Awards 2018; imperatively, the category will be announced as ‘Senator Gbenga Ashafa Movie with Best Sound’.
BON Awards holds December 8, in the city of Ibadan, at the prestigious Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center.
Energy magnate, Louis Ekere, bags Doctorate Degree in America
THE billionaire businessman, Dr. Louis Ekere, Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited, is a man of great feats, who has made several contributions toward the development of many sectors of the economy, especially oil and gas.
Consequently, it was not surprising when he was conferred with the much-talked-about Doctorate Degree by Trinity International University of Ambassadors, Atlanta Georgia, United States of America last Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
The award is conferred on individuals deemed worthy, and who have great experience, knowledge and impact, doing great work at home and abroad. Incidentally, the conferment of the award is coming on the heels of his recent graduation from the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Dr Ekere, who has passion for humanity is not new to awards and honours from all over the globe. This alumnus of the prestigious IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain and the Lagos Business School, he was recently awarded the Certificate of Merit by the US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, United States of America (USA).
In his resolve to ensure Nigerians across every spectrum enjoy quality healthcare services, Dr Ekere recently opened the multi-billion naira WellMed Healthcare Ltd, an indigenous healthcare company in Lagos that offers one-stop diagnostic solution services with state-of-the-art medical equipment, including 1.5 Tesla MRI, 64-slice CT Scan, 4D Ultrasonography, fully digital X-ray, 3D Echocardiography, Resting and Exercise ECG and fully automated pathology laboratory with a menu of over 3,000 tests.
Apart from this, Dr Ekere is also involved in several philanthropic activities, the recent being the free medical testing on world Hepatitis Day, free medical outreach at Ajah, Lagos, and environs, where residents were screened for chronic lifestyle diseases including diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
He has offered free high-end radiologic and pathology investigations including MRI and CT scan, hitherto unaffordable, to indigent patients of public hospitals including Massey Street Children’s Hospital, General Hospital, Lagos and Epe General Hospital.
Dr. Ekere has employed and sponsored indigenes of host communities where Homeland IOS Ltd operates amongst several other activities.
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