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Just In:Nollywood Actress Dies After Slumping



Nollywood actress, Emilia Dike, died on Wednesday, May 20, after she reportedly slumped in Enugu.

Movie Director and Producer, Mr Okechukwu Oku, while announcing this via his Instagram page, expressed shock and sadness over the actress death.

he wrote, “Why is death taking the best people???? I’m confused oooo.

“Just filmed with Mama here on my 2 last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today.

” A woman with a heart of gold, Aah noooo. Will miss you Mrs Dike.

“Nollywood has lost a gem in you. This is messed up.”

Some Nollywood stars like Uche Ogbodo, Anita Joseph, Belinda Effah, Ken Erics and others have expressed shock at the news of her passing.

Dike featured in Nollywood movies such as “Ignorant couples”, “Dust of yesterday”, “Kings Guard”, “Where Money Never Sleep 1 and 2”, and many more.




Why I Abandoned Football For Music — Pasuma




Nigerian Fuji ace Wasiu Alabi, popularly known as Pasuma, has shared a turning point that led to his successful music career.

In an interview with Iyabo Ojo, Pasuma recounted how a setback in his football dreams cleared the way for his legendary journey in the music industry.

The popular musician reflected on his dashed hopes of competing for Nigeria in the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship in China.

Pasuma revealed that his hopes of wearing the Nigerian jersey were dashed when he was not selected for the national team, which finally caused him to turn his attention and enthusiasm to music.

“I was a footballer but I decided to go into music because I was not picked to go to Kodak for the World Cup,” he said.

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“So I now said I want to be a straight musician. I was a footballer before.”

Pasuma was raised in the Lagos state neighborhood of Mushin.

Inspired by his role model, K1 de Ultimate, he began creating songs in 1984.

In 1993, he released “Recognition,” his debut album.

Since then, he’s put out more than 30 albums.

Among the most popular musicians in the Fuji genre is Pasuma.

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Full List: ‘Oppenheimer’ Wins Top  Prize At 30th SAG Awards




“Oppenheimer” took top honors at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday, as Hollywood stars partied at their union’s first prize-giving gala since staging its longest-ever strike last year.

The prestigious prize for best performance by a cast at the SAG Awards is historically a strong predictor for the Oscars, and makes “Oppenheimer” a formidable frontrunner for best picture.

Christopher Nolan’s epic drama about the father of the atomic bomb also took the awards for best actor for Cillian Murphy, who plays the titular scientist, and best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr, portraying his bitter rival.

“Thank you for the invitation to play a genuine part in making this scarily important film,” said Kenneth Branagh, speaking on behalf of the cast.

The mood at the gala was celebratory all round, as members of SAG-AFTRA — the union that represents some 120,000 performers, including A-list stars — congregated in numbers for the first time since the strike ended in November.

Branagh recalled how the film’s cast had walked out of their London premiere last July as the work stoppage was about to begin.

“We went from the red carpet and we didn’t see the film that night. We happily went in the direction of solidarity with your good selves.

“So this, this is a full circle moment for us,” he said, to loud applause.

The guild ultimately extracted hard-fought gains including better pay and protections against artificial intelligence (AI) from studios including Disney and Netflix.

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You survived the longest strike in our union’s history with courage and conviction,” said SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher.

Warning that AI could “entrap us in a matrix where none of us know what’s real,” Drescher said “seminal” gains made in talks would “set the trajectory for many generations to come.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”
Colman Domingo, “Rustin”
Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”
Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer” *WINNER
Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Annette Bening, “Nyad”
Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon” *WINNER
Carey Mulligan, “Maestro”
Margot Robbie, “Barbie”
Emma Stone, “Poor Things”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown, “American Fiction”
Willem Dafoe, “Poor Things”
Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer” *WINNER
Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt, “Oppenheimer”
Danielle Brooks, “The Color Purple”
Penélope Cruz, “Ferrari”
Jodie Foster, “Nyad”
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers” *WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

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“American Fiction”
“The Color Purple”
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
“Oppenheimer” *WINNER


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Matt Bomer, “Fellow Travelers”
Jon Hamm, “Fargo”
David Oyelowo, “Lawmen: Bass Reeves”
Tony Shalhoub, “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie”
Steven Yeun, “Beef” *WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Uzo Aduba, “Painkiller”
Kathryn Hahn, “Tiny Beautiful Things”
Brie Larson, “Lessons in Chemistry”
Bel Powley, “A Small Light”
Ali Wong, “Beef” *WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Brian Cox, “Succession”
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
Pedro Pascal, “The Last of Us” *WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Elizabeth Debicki, “The Crown” *WINNER
Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us”
Keri Russell, “The Diplomat”
Sarah Snook, “Succession”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
Ebon Moss-Bachrach, “The Bear”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear” *WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” *WINNER
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“The Crown”
“The Gilded Age”
“The Last of Us”
“The Morning Show”
“Succession” *WINNER

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary”
“The Bear” *WINNER
“Only Murders in the Building”
“Ted Lasso”


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”
“John Wick: Chapter 4”
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” *WINNER

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

“The Last of Us” *WINNER
“The Mandalorian”



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Moment Chizzy Alichi, Laide Bakare Took To The Ring In Celebrity Boxing Match [VIDEO]




Yoruba actress Laide Bakare and her colleague, Chizzy Alichi, are back on the trending list after both took to the ring in a celebrity boxing bout.

The fight reminisced that between Charles Okocha and Portable who resorted to taking to the boxing ring to have their rift settled.

Chizzy sported a red boxing ensemble with gloves, while Laide adorned a blue outfit with gloves as they unleashed a series of playful punches.

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Chizzy Alichi emerged victorious in the fight, defeating Laide Bakare decisively.

Taking to her Instagram page, she graciously extended love to her rival, reminding her of the promise to celebrate with champagne.

Nigerian street-pop artist Habeeb Badmus, aka Portable emerged the winner of the celebrity boxing fight against Nollywood actor Charles Okocha.

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The fight, which was sanctioned by Heritage Boxing Entertainment, held at Landmark Beach in Victoria Island, Lagos State, kicked off past 1 a.m. and lasted for about 40 minutes on Wednesday.

The pair had finally settled their scores with their fists after Portable alleged contractual issues, which led them to engage in an online feud over an alleged N40 million rip-off.

Portable claimed Okocha cheated him out of the money, only sending him a small amount, contrary to a contractual agreement.


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