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AY’s Movie “30 Days in Atlanta” Enters 2017 Guinness World Record

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The comic movie “30 Days In Atlanta” which was produced by Comedian Ayo Makun popularly known as AY has been officially recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records.

This was made known by AY, who excitedly took to his instagram page to share the good news.

Warri boy don enter the 2017 Guinness World Records with ’30 Days In Atlanta’ ooooo The movie has been officially recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in the territories of Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood. The record breaking movies listed are ‘PK’ from India, ’30 Days In Atlanta’ from Nigeria and ‘Star Wars’ From The United States of America. This is the first time ever that the Nigerian film industry which is one of the largest in the world, will be achieving such a tremendous success that will be registered by the ‘Guinness World Records’ since 1955 when it was first published. I am dedicating this milestone in my career to all the casts and crew of 30 Days In Atlanta. Also to everyone who went to the cinemas to see the movie when it came out. Let’s do it again with my new movie ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ premiering on September 25th, and showing across cinemas in Nigeria from September 30th.

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Grossing 76million Naira just seven weeks after it’s premiere, the movie “30 Days in Atlanta” became the highest grossing movie in the Nigerian cinema history with a box-office total of 137million Naira.

The star studded movie which stars AY Makun, Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Karlie Redd, RMD, Ramsey Noauh, Desmond Elliot, Mercy Johnson, Rachel Oniga, Ada Ameh, Uti Nwachukwu, Kese Jabari, Majid Michel, and Juliet Ibrahim tells the story of “Akpors: Sharp Warri boy” who wins a 30 days holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia. He takes his cousin (Richard), an IT specialist on the all-expense paid trip.

Robert Peters- Director of the Movie 30 Days In Atlanta accepting recognition

Robert Peters- Director of the Movie 30 Days In Atlanta accepting recognition

“30 Days in Atlanta” was directed by Robert Peters and shot on location in Lagos and Atlanta.

AY also recently produced another upcoming comedy film titled “A Trip to Jamaica” which is a sequel to the box office record breaking movie “30 Days in Atlanta,”

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Why Fela Kuti Married 27 Women In One Day – Seun Kuti

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Seun Kuti, the son of the late Afrobeats pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has shared the reasons behind his father’s decision to marry 27 women. These women included his backup singers and dancers, all in one day.

In 1978, Fela Anikulapo Kuti made headlines worldwide by marrying 27 women in a single day. The act was seen as extremely bold and unconventional. This group marriage was not just a spectacle but had deeper motivations behind it.

Seun Kuti explained that Fela’s female dancers and band members were frequently subjected to harsh media scrutiny and were often labelled as prostitutes. This negative portrayal deeply concerned Fela, who has always challenged societal norms and media propaganda. To counter these damaging accusations and preserve the honour and dignity of these women, Fela decided to marry all 27 of them at once.

Seun elaborated that this act was Fela’s way of showing solidarity with his band members and dancers.

It affirmed their importance and value in his life and work. By marrying them, Fela aimed to protect them from societal stigma and ensure they were respected.

In a recent interview on the “Fresh Off The Boat” podcast via Skype, Seun shared these insights. He highlighted his father’s commitment to challenging societal norms and defending the people close to him. This act of marrying 27 women was another example of Fela’s rebellious spirit and desire to stand up against injustice and societal prejudice.

“My father was under immense media propaganda. He was very scrutinised. And most of it were directed to the women that were in his life—his female backup singers, dancers.”

“They all lived together with my dad, but the media started calling them prostitutes. So my dad, in order to preserve their honour and dignity, asked them if they would choose to be his brides, so nobody would call them names anymore, and they all agreed. That was how the marriage happened.”

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Tiwa Savage On An Actor She Would Like To Work With

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Tiwa Savage, a multi-talented musician and actress, recently revealed a surprising preference when it comes to her acting career. In a CNN interview, Savage, the star of the Prime Video original “Water and Garri,” playfully admitted a desire for attractive co-stars.

When asked about dream collaborators, Tiwa Savage joked that a hefty paycheck might make an unappealing kissing scene more bearable, but her ideal scenario would involve a co-star she finds attractive. This lighthearted condition didn’t prevent her from discussing her acting future. Savage went on to reveal that she hadn’t yet thought of any specific actors she’d love to work with, leaving the door open for future collaborations.

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UK-Born Actor, Wale Ojo Says The Japa Mentality Of Nigerians Is Embarrassing

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Actor Wale Ojo is concerned by the trend of Nigerians, like skilled doctors, leaving the country for better prospects abroad. Ojo himself spent a significant amount of time living outside Nigeria, but his love for his homeland never wavered.

His vision is for a future where Nigerians won’t feel pressured to emigrate in search of a better life. He believes a strong and prosperous Nigeria can provide its citizens with fulfilling careers and a sense of belonging. This will keep them from feeling the need to “japa,” a slang term for leaving the country.

“I have a lot of aspirations. Over the years it would have been extremely easy for me not to come to Nigeria at all. I could easily have stayed in the United States, or United Kingdom, or Germany or even Russia. And I know I would have been okay doing what I do there. But I love Nigeria, and I will always love Nigeria no matter what,” he said.

Wale Ojo strongly disapproves of the “japa” trend. He believes it’s a shame that so many Nigerians feel they have to leave their home country to succeed.

“And I have a lot of visions for Nigeria. And that vision is one that encompasses a country where everybody doesn’t want to ‘japa’. The ‘japa’ mentality I think is embarrassing. I think it’s unfortunate, you know where doctors think they go and do their stuff elsewhere and whereas when I go to the United States or go anywhere, Nigerians are applauded for their ingenuity,” the actor explained.

Wale Ojo acknowledges that Nigeria has its problems, but that doesn’t discourage him. Instead, he emphasises that he wants to be part of the solution. He wants to contribute to making his dream of a better Nigeria a reality.

“When you will come home there are many problems, I want to be a part of the solution; I don’t want to be talking about the problem I want to be a part of the solution. I put a lot of things in place to bear the solution if the government wants to engage with the creative industry they need to come and talk to people like us because we have a vision for the country; we don’t do ‘follow-follow.”

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