The residence of leading Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw in Lekki phase 1 area of Lagos caught fire on Thursday.

The fire started around 3pm and neighbours struggled to put out the fire.Kate-Henshaw
According to witnesses, the outbreak might have been caused by an electric surge. This is according to a publication by The Cable.

Henshaw is a Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Henshaw was born in Cross River State, Nigeria, the oldest of four children. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar Read More →

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FilmOne Distribution and Rok Studios are set to release the highly anticipated film “Thy Will be Done”, by multiple award-winning director, Obi Emelonye. The movie is expected to hit cinemas across Nigeria from May 15, 2015.Nolly

Obi Emelonye, renowned for directing box office hits such as The Mirror Boy and Last Flight To Abuja, will have moviegoers swarming in great numbers to watch his latest work.

Ramsey Nouah and Mercy Johnson–Okojie, who were ex-lovers in 30 days in Atlanta, team up to render a heart endearing film as a married couple and are joined by Mary Njoku, to set off a thrilling chain reaction in this romantic drama. The movie has been dubbed by movie pundits and critics as a must-watch. Read More →

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With generous government grants and numerous appearances on the red carpet, Nigeria’s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan made a mark in Nollywood – the country’s home-grown movie industry turned billion-dollar enterprise. As Jonathan prepares for his exit, it is uncertain times for Nollywood, reported the Voice of America on Thursday.Goodluck-Jonathan
In the more than 20 years since Nigeria’s Hollywood emerged, Nollywood has grown from low-budget movies sold on VHS tapes to a $5 billion movie industry.

In a 2006 UNESCO study, Nollywood was ranked the second-most productive movie industry, ahead of Hollywood and behind only India’s Bollywood. Read More →

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Some stakeholders in Nollywood on Saturday said that scriptwriting could be improved through exposing budding scriptwriters in advanced courses overseas.Nollywood-faces

They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that although the efforts of present scriptwriters were not being undervalued they needed to be improved on urgently.

A Movie Producer, Lancelot Udoh, described scriptwriting as a constantly evolving process, saying that Nollywood scriptwriters needed to constantly evolve with it. Read More →

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Lagos state House of Assembly hopeful and All Progressives Congress chieftain, Desmond Olusola Elliot, was allegedly caught sharing money to woo voters in Lagos state, according to an image by a citizen reporter. In the said image, the Nollywood star who wore a native attire with his initial DOE boldly written on his cap, was surrounded by policemen and others.Desmond-money

However, he has denied the allegation, arguing that he did not need to bribe anyone. He didn’t give further information on why he shared the money.

“Please remain focused and prayerful, I didn’t bribe my way to where God has placed me, is it now that I will start.. and what am I bribing them for again?” he said in a tweet.

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by Ozioma Ubabukoh, Enugu

 


A secondary school teacher, Mrs. Gloria Ayogu, on Sunday said she would consider legal actions against Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh, popularly known as Osuofia, if he failed to pay damages for allegedly demolishing her house in Enugu State.

Owoh (L), Ayogu and her children in front of the demolished building | credits:

Ayogu, a widow and an employee of Federal Government College, Enugu, has since 2008 been at war with Owoh over a piece of land at 9, Ikpeama Street, Emeheluaku Layout, Trans-Ekulu in Enugu metropolis.

The widow said she had long reported the case to the police and vowed to see the matter to the end.

She said her late husband bought and registered the landed property before he died in 2004.

She claimed, “Osuofia and his thugs appeared in 2008 and threatened me for four years against building on the land.”

According to her, shortly after she completed the bungalow, which she said she built with a loan, and was on the verge of moving in, “Osuofia finally made good his threats and pulled down the house on September 30, 2012.”

Narrating her story further, Ayogu said, “The property was bought same year my husband died and was registered in his name. We started developing it until my husband took ill and later died, about three months after we relocated from where we were living.

“Some years later I discovered that the documents to the property were missing. I searched everywhere but could not find them. I went to the man who sold the land to us and he advised that I report to the state Ministry of Lands. I went there and they asked me to put up a newspaper publication on the missing document, which I did in about three different newspapers.

“I first went to the police and obtained police extract before the loss of document was published. I also put a caveat on the property so that no buyer would come in case people attempted to use it for fraud.

“We were living at Egwuaga Street then, so we relocated to 9, Ikpeama Street in Trans-Ekulu, Enugu. The land registrar gave me new documents covering the property and he advised me to be vigilant and look after my land.

“In 2006, Nkem Owoh, popularly known as Osuofia and some people came to ask me who I was and if I was the owner of the property.”

Ayogu stated that Osuofia also asked her if she was legally married to her late husband, and if she was ready to go to court should the need arise.

She said, “I didn’t see them for some time until one day he resurfaced and said I have to stop work on the site because at that time I had started building. Not long afterwards, he demolished the house.”

Ayogu added that she would not be intimidated and was not ready to lose the only property her late husband left for her and her children.

However, when contacted by our correspondent, the actor denied the allegations.

Osuofia said, “This woman is going to put herself in trouble. I bought a land and the land is causing trouble between the woman and her husband’s first wife. They are struggling over the same piece of land, so why would the woman say it was me that demolished her house?”

“Why is she trying to scandalise my name when she knows there is a family dispute over the land? I don’t know anything about the demolition. I bought the property but they are having problems there, I mean the two wives. Why wouldn’t this woman go to court and sort these things out once and for all?”

While Owoh insisted Ayogu and her co-wife were struggling over the land, the widow maintained that she was the only wife of her husband and that there was no tussle over the land.

When Osuofia was asked to give the contacts of whoever sold the land to him, he said it was long he bought it and had lost touch with the people.

 

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