Nollywood in Politics: Why Mercy Aigbe voted for Change

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Mercy Aigbe voting at the Polling Booth for Nigeria Presidential Election

Nollywood in Politics: Why Mercy Aigbe voted for Change

Nollywood in Politics: The highly anticipated Nigerian election 2015 has come to pass, and many are happy with the outcome. Popular Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has voiced out the reasons she voted for Change; a vote which collectively denied Goodluck Jonathan a second term as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; NollywoodSocial.Net is reporting.

Speaking recently at a social media forum, Mercy Aigbe reportedly revealed that one of the reasons she joined other citizens to vote the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, was to show the incompetent leader Goodluck Jonathan that the public have the sole power to choose and determine who leads the nation.

Here’s what she said, in quote:

“We voted Jonathan out not because Buhari is a miracle worker, not because the alternative was the Best!! But so that incompetent leaders will know, fear and understand the people’s ability to select, Elect and De-Select.”

“Why should we endure another four years with PGEJ simply because we fear the Unknown? If the Unknown comes in and performs at the same level or worse, we vote them out as well! Until our leaders start to lead correctly, we will continue to change them! Tears of joy for Nigeria, I am so proud of all of us! May god continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, Mercy Aigbe concludes.

On March 28, 2015, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry was one of the many Nigerian celebrities who took to the polling booths to exercise their civil responsibilities when they cast their votes at the concluded Nigerian presidential election held on Saturday-continued on Sunday; in which former Military General and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Muhammadu Buhari emerged the winner.


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Dan Ibro dead RIP-Kannywood

Popular Kannywood actor, Dan Ibro, dies of kidney disease

NollywoodSocial.Net: Breaking news coming from Kano State, is the sudden death of popular Kannywood comedian actor, Rabilu Musa (aka ‘Dan Ibro‘) who died at the age 44 of a kidney disease in the early hours of Wednesday (December 10, 2014), leaving behind 3 wives and 15 children. More on this sad news below.

Mohammed Lere of Premium Times Newspaper (Abuja), broke the news about the passing of Kannywood’s celebrated comedian, Rabilu Musa, aka ‘Dan Ibro’ who died in the early hours of Wednesday and has been buried according to Islamic rites in Kano (Nigeria).

According to news report, Dan Ibro passed away after suffering from a kidney disease. One of his colleagues, Falalu Dorayi, said the Kannywood industry will never have one like Ibro. He said in quote:

“Ibro is a special kind of actor, I don’t think Kannywood would have his kind again,” Mr. Dorayi said.

“Many of us who have worked with him will miss his hilarious and comical acting skills that no other actor at the moment can portray.”

Dorayi also said Ibro had been having health issues for the past fifteen days.

“Earlier he was diagnosed of suffering from kidney disease and he was taken to India for treatment. After he came back, he seemed to get well and just recently he got too sick. Today, we heard the news of his death,” Dorayi said.

OGA ABUJA Kannywood-Nollywood Movie

OGA ABUJA, a Kannywood-Nollywood Movie

He prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Kannywood legend.

Usman Uzee another producer of the late actor, said he will always remember the star.

“I featured him alongside Nkem Owoh – ‘Ukwa‘, in my movie – Maja, ‘Oga Abuja‘ alongside John Okafor, Hassana da Hussaina also featuring Patience Ozokwor. I really know that his skills and talent can never be measured. We will miss him in the Kannywood industry,” Uzee said.

Dan Ibro is believed to have acted in more movies than any present Kannywood actor.

Popular among his movies are Oga Abuja, Maja, Doctor Ebola, Hassana da Hussaina, Wuta Sallau and many others.

Dan Ibro leaves behind three wives and 15 children. May his soul continue to rest in peace, our condolences go out to his family and loved ones. Ameen. Allah knows best! – NollywoodSocial.Net is reporting.


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Juliet Ibrahim Shattered Romance movie

Meet Juliet Ibrahim at Shattered Romance Movie Premiere

NollywoodSocial.Net: Come Friday December 5th, fans would have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with popular Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim at the movie premiere of Shattered Romance at the Silverbird cinema in Accra Mall, Ghana.

SHATTERED ROMANCE, a Jewelz Production, is a Ghallywood movie featuring both Ghanaian and Nigerian Actors. Starring Juliet Ibrahim, Bryan Okwara, James Gardiner, Gbenro Ajibade, Pascaline Edwards, Fred Amugi, Paulina Oduro, and Sonia Ibrahim, among others. Directed by Eddie Nartey, and produced by Juliet Ibrahim.

When Juliet Ibrahim shared this picture via Instagram few hours ago, here’s what she had to say:

“I can’t wait to take some amazing selfies on my #lumia930 with my fans on #december5th at the #SHATTEREDROMANCE premiere. Tickets start selling this weekend at the silver bird cinemas for 30 Ghc only guys c Ya!” -Juliet Ibrahim via Instagram

Juliet Ibrahim Shattered Romance movie

Juliet Ibrahim is the producer of Shattered Romance Movie

Will you be attending the premiere of Juliet Ibrahim’s movie ‘SHATTERED ROMANCE‘? The date is December 5th 2014, and time is 6PM, at the Silverbird cinema in Accra Mall, Ghana; NollywoodSocial.Net reports.


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Majid Michel News-Nollywood

Majid Michel testifies against Facebook impostor in court

Have you heard? That popular Ghanaian-Nollywood actor, Majid Michel, testified against a Facebook impostor in court, yesterday (November 25th). The imposter allegedly attempted to defraud one of Majid’s fan who is based in the US.

MyJoyOnline has been covering all story about the Majid Michel impersonation case. The most recent story being several hours ago, when they reported the following:

Ghanaian actor Majid Michel appeared in court Tuesday to testify against a 37-year-old Nigerian who was arrested by Ghana’s La Police for impersonating him.

The Nigerian, Kelvin Ogodogu, was arrested on Saturday, November 15 through the help of some of his neigbours in Kosoa in the Central region for trying to defraud a US-based Ghanaian lady.

The Nigerian, posing as Majid Michel on Facebook, solicited funds from unsuspecting persons, including the US-based Ghanaian lady, Ikay, to bury his mum.

Kelvin Ogodogu was arraigned before the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) Magistrates’ Court in Labadi on Thursday, November 20 where he pleaded not guilty to the charges of impersonation and attempted fraud.

Majid Michel (Ghanaian-Nollywood Actor)

Majid Michel (Ghanaian Nollywood Actor)

During the second hearing on Tuesday, November 25, presided over by Judge Charles Yaw Boateng, State Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Ophelia Denteh led the award winning actor to give his evidence.

Majid Michel gave an account of how he met Ikay and how the lady informed him about the imposter on Facebook. His 45 minute narration also included an account of how he set up a surveillance system to help apprehend Kelvin.

Kelvin asked Majid what he discussed with Ikay when they met in the US which the actor answered.

The accused also quizzed the actor when Ikay realized that she was dealing with an ‘imposter’ on Facebook. Majid responded that it was a day after the event that the lady realized.

The court after taking Majid’s account then adjourned the case to Thursday, November 27. The court, Myjoyonline.com gathers, will also hear Kelvin’s testimony during that hearing.

  • If the accused is found guilty, how many years in jail do you think he deserves?

Credit: MyJoyOnline


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Stephanie Okereke-Nollywood actress

Nollywood: Stephanie Okereke condemns brother’s act of Rape

Popular Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke has come out to condemn her brother’s act of rape, in a statement titled “Rape is rape, no matter who the face of the accused is“. Remember we reported few days ago how Prince Daniel Okereke, a former banker and now a musician, allegedly raped a 300 level female UNILAG Student, at his house.

Read Stephanie Okereke’s statement and reaction to her brother’s shameful act of rape. She is definitely not covering up for him, rather suggesting the accused be justified according to law – while also using the opportunity to bring awareness to projects she’s working on. Her statement below:

I am distraught and devastated to hear of the recent allegation of rape brought against a relative of mine, Daniel Okereke (my brother).

While it is a very difficult time for me, and my family; I feel the need to make clear my position, lest there be any doubt. Rape is rape, regardless of who the face of the accused is.

Indeed, the irony is not lost on me. I have spent my lifelong career advocating and living my conviction that women around the world should be able to live free of violence, sexual harassment or any form of abuse against their persons. This conviction led me to be involved in numerous initiatives combating violence against women in several countries including the U.S, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The conviction also led me to place much of my energy on my work with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF), a passion that dates back to my time at the University of Calabar.

As a student, I heard a story about young girls who had been forced into early marriage and were suffering the negative and embarrassing effects of VVF. The story stayed in my consciousness and drove me, for years, to seek ways to raise awareness on the condition; leading to my work with a team of dedicated doctors to carry out repair surgeries for VVF victims across the country; and my self-produced, soon to be released movie, ‘DRY.’

Stephanie Okereke (Nollywood Actress)

Stephanie Okereke (Nollywood Actress)

So, again, it is indeed heart breaking for me to receive and deal with news alleging a family member of mine is an alleged perpetrator of sexual violence against a woman. I am devastated.

This case is now in Nigeria’s criminal justice system as the accused awaits arraignment. I have also encouraged and assured the alleged victim of my stance against rape and applaud her for her bravery to upset the culture of silence, in Nigeria; even as I accord deference and patiently wait for the criminal justice system to determine the guilt or innocence of my brother.

For Nigerian press and blogs; I call on you to please report this case in an ethical manner. I am a married woman living my life. The alleged transgression of my relative does not make it mine. The focus should be the impact of rape on the alleged victim, and resources for other alleged victims, not me.

Some members of the press and blogs have turned me into the accuser; using my name for sensational headlines and putting my images, exclusively, in their stories. This is a form of victimization of me as a woman, its unethical and extremely hurtful. I am not the alleged accused.

I therefore please ask all bloggers and the media who have placed my pictures and name to this story to refrain from further using me to sensationalize this story.

I thank my fans, and all well-wishers for your continued support and ask for your continued prayers.

God bless.

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The NollywoodSocial.Net editors would like to briefly address Stephanie Okereke’s comment when she said “Some members of the press and blogs have turned me into the accuser”, and her other comment that “Nigerian press and blogs; I call on you to please report this case in an ethical manner. I am a married woman living my life. The alleged transgression of my relative does not make it mine”

In our news report titled Stephanie Okereke’s brother accused of Raping UNILAG Student, we definitely did not insinuate in any manner that Stephanie Okereke is the accuser, but we rather made it clear – that the victim or the accuser – is a 300 level UNILAG student.

Before reporting the ordeal, we also did our research to confirm if Prince Daniel Okereke was truly Stephanie’s brother. This is because other Nigerian press and blogs were wrongly classifying or identifying Prince Daniel as Stephanie’s nephew, cousin, etc.

Lastly, we want to address Stephanie Okereke’s comment when she suggests that her brother’s atrocities are not hers, and her name shouldn’t be mentioned in such reports. Well, no one is saying her brother’s transgression is hers; but she should expect her name to be mentioned when any of her relatives is in the news for something, whether for good or for bad.

For instance, when her same brother was in the news late last year when he dropped a single titled “Seek Ye First“; he was referenced in Nigerian press and blogs as “Stephanie Okereke’s brother” – nobody heard any complaints from Aunt Steph. But now that her brother is in the news for something bad, she is complaining to Nigerian Press and Blogs the alleged rapist shouldn’t be referred as her brother.

  • Is Stephanie Okereke publicly denouncing her own brother?

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Stephanie Okereke Brother Prince Daniel Okereke

Stephanie Okereke’s brother accused of Raping UNILAG Student

This is the type of shameful news Stephanie Okereke might not want to hear or read about, as her musician brother (Prince Daniel Okereke) has been accused of raping and assaulting a female UNILAG student. See full gist below, and share your thoughts after reading the story.

The NollywoodSocial.Net team stumbled upon a news published on DailyPost NG yesterday (Nov. 22) titled “Nollywood star Stephanie Okereke’s brother arrested for allegedly raping UNILAG undergraduate“; where a 300 level UNILAG female student by the name ‘Arionla’ accused the popular Nollywood actress’ brother (Daniel Okekeke) who also happen to be the cousin of former Director–General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, of raping her severely.

According to her, the suspect – Prince Daniel Okereke (age 37), lured her into his home at Mende, Maryland, Lagos, on November 6th, subdued her with the aid of his security guard before pouncing on her and raping her severely.

Interestingly, the 22 year old victim (Arinola) claimed she met the accused (Prince Daniel Okereke) online. Will some women ever hear word? Upon all the dangers and warnings about meeting strangers online – some still chose to risk their lives.

Anyway, below is the victim’s story, an ordeal she narrated to journalists:

Stephanie Okereke (Nollywood Actress)

Stephanie Okereke (Nollywood Actress)

“We became friends online and I gave him my number. He kept calling requesting to see me in school and I kept giving him one excuse or the other. He actually said that he wanted me to be his friend and I declined that I am a student and should be allowed to face my studies. On November 6, 2014, he called me that he was in my school compound. I was sick and told him that I was about to head to the pharmacy to get drugs.”

“He volunteered to drive me to the pharmacy. I was impressed and grateful for such a kind gesture. After buying the drugs, we drove to the fast food and bought food. He asked me to join him to a seat out joint where I can relax and eat the food. I was surprised when he drove straight to his house at Mende, Maryland.”

“When we got to his house, I told him that I was not interested in having sex with him, he called two of his security guards to help him to tie me up and seal my mouth. He then brought out his belt and started flogging me. He raped me severally till he was satisfied. He later removed the ropes and ordered me to get out of his house. I was in pains and knew that since the law will finally release him because of his status, I needed to destroy anything within reach. It was the neighbours whose car was destroyed that alerted the police at Area F, Ikeja.”

“I wrote my statement and went to the hospital for examination. I was not surprised when I was told that he was granted bail the same day. My family had to report the matter to Panti and he was re-arrested.”

When Stephanie Okereke’s brother was confronted with the alleged rape report, he did not deny raping the victim but rather blamed the devil for the act. According to DailyPost NG, here’s what Daniel Okereke had to say when confronted:

“I am so ashamed of myself. We are family of professionals whom you know very well. I don’t know what got into my head. I am sorry and plead for forgiveness,” Daniel, who said he was single and still searching, pleaded.

When asked why she destroyed the property in his house, Prince Daniel said: “She thought I was going to force her to have sex with me. She started destroying everything which is so expensive. Yes, I had sex with her. I am very sorry, I need a way out.”

A Police Public Relations Officer by the name ‘Kenneth Nwosu; said the suspect (Prince Daniel Okereke) would be charged to court for rape and assault.

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  • What do you have to say about this?
  • What advise or suggestions do you have for the rape victim or Stephanie Okereke’s brother?

By the way, Prince Daniel is also a musician, but was once a banker before joining the Nigerian entertainment industry. If you Google his name you’d find more information about him; NollywoodSocial.Net concludes.


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30 Days in Atlanta Cinema Showtimes

Nollywood: Cinema showtimes & venue for 30 Days in Atlanta

Nollywood: Are you looking for where to watch the Nollywood-USA movie 30 Days in Atlanta? NollywoodSocial.Net presents to you the Cinema showtime and venue for 30 Days in Atlanta (The Adventures of Akpos).

Before we proceed with the Cinema venues and movie showtimes across Nigeria, get yourself familiar with the movie synopsis first, so you know exactly what to expect:

30 Days in Atlanta Movie Poster - Adventures of Akpos

30 Days in Atlanta Movie Poster

30 Days in Atlanta Synopsis: Sharp Warri boy,” aptly describes the Akpos character. He is our very own Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) and Chris Rock rolled into one. In Akpos In Atlanta, he wins a 30-day holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia. He takes his cousin (Richard), an IT specialist on the all-expense paid trip.

Akpos In Atlanta is an adventurous love story – spiced with lots of action and hilarious moments. This a-laugh-a-minute story has been fully researched and well written. It paints, in beautiful colours, the hugely popular (and social media trending)  Akpos character which was created from the AYShow’s Who Wants To Be A Billionaire hilarious skits.

Right from Warri until he landed in Atlanta, Akpos flung his unique personality, showing-off his smartness and foolishness in an exciting mix of rhetoric and witty humour. An impromptu social commentator and self-appointed psychologist, Akpos finds relevance in everything and everyone around them.

In Atlanta, Akpos met three very peculiar people: Uncle Wilfred, a friend and self-acclaimed oil Firm employee, and lots of ‘Fellow Nigerians’.

Soon, he begins to enjoy his stay in Atlanta. His Warri accents and instincts almost turned him into a Hollywood Celebrity.

Akpos, like all of us, is human. He would have his high and low moments. He would fall in and out of love. He would break hearts and get heartbroken himself. He would make mistakes and learn from them. And at the end of the day, he would remain a Vintage Akpos – the boy from the World’s only WARRI.

30 Days in Atlanta Cinema Showtimes

30 Days in Atlanta Cinema Showtimes

30 Days in Atlanta Cinema Venues & Showtime

  • SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, VICTORIA ISLAND
    30 Days in Atlanta : 11:45am,1:45pm,6:30pm
  • SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, IKEJA
    30 Days in Atlanta : 2:25pm,6:35pm
  • SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, SEC Abuja
    30 Days in Atlanta : 1:30pm,3:40pm,5:50pm,8:00pm
  • SILVERBIRD CINEMAS CEDDI PLAZA , ABUJA
    30 Days in Atlanta : 11:10am,6:40pm,8:50pm
  • SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, PORT HARCOURT
    30 Days in Atlanta : 11:50am,2:00pm,4:10pm,6:20pm,8:30pm
  • SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, WARRI
    30 Days in Atlanta : 5:20pm,6:50pm,9:10pm
  • SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, UYO
    30 Days in Atlanta : 11:45am,1:50pm,4:00pm,6:10pm
  • OZONE CINEMAS LAGOS
    30 days in Atlanta: 2:50pm, 7:10pm, 9:10.
  • GENESIS DELUXE CINEMAS LAGOS
    30 Days in Atlanta : 12:00pm,5:309pm,8:00pm
  • GENESIS DELUXE CINEMAS, PORT HARCOURT
    30 Days in Atlanta : 3:45pm,7:30pm
  • GENESIS DELUXE CINEMAS, ENUGU
    30 Days in Atlanta : 12:10pm,4:30pm,9:15pm
  • FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, LAGOS
    30 Days in Atlanta : 12:30pm,2:40pm
  • FILM HOUSE CINEMAS,HERITAGE MALL, IBADAN
    30 Days in Atlanta : 2:00pm,6:35pm,8:35pm
  • FILM HOUSE CINEMAS SAMONDA
    30 Days in Atlanta : 10:00am,12:05pm,2:10pm
  • FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, CALABAR
    30 Days in Atlanta : 10:00am,12:00pm,4:30pm,6:30pm

30 Days in Atlanta (The Adventures of Akpos) – Trailer

Website: 30DaysinAtlanta.com


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Omotola MFR National Honour award

Omotola Ekeinde receives National Honour Award (MFR)

Popular Nollywood actress and mother of 4, Omotola J. Ekeinde, who is globally known for her social activism on issues affecting the country, received a national honor award from the Nigerian presidency on Sept. 29 in Abuja, and is now a Member of the order of the Federal Republic ( MFR).

The beautiful actress expressed great appreciation via her social media pages days after receiving the award. Nigeria Movie Network has the full story here: Omotola shows appreciation after receiving Nigeria National Award (MFR)


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