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Mo Abudu’s Short Films Considered For Oscars Awards

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“Her Perfect Life” and “Iyawo Mi (My Wife),” two of Nigerian media tycoon and film director Mo Abudu‘s short films, are officially eligible for consideration at the Oscars in the “Live Action Short Film” category. Abudu is also the CEO of EbonyLife Media. Abudu enthusiastically announced the news on her official Instagram page, expressing how happy and proud she was of the films. She expressed her sincere gratitude to the outstanding cast and committed crew for their unwavering love and support.

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A star-studded cast of “Her Perfect Life” includes Christian Paul, Pearl Thusi, Joseph Benjamin, Omawunmi Dada, Mary Lazarus, and Uzo Osimpka. Conversely, “Iyawo Mi” highlights the abilities of Jude Chukwuka, Segun Arinze, Bolaji Ogunmola, and Adedimeji Lateef. Now, both films have the opportunity to compete for the prestigious Academy (Oscars) Award in the “Live Action Short Film Category.” This recognition is a testament to the growing influence and excellence of Nigerian cinema on the global stage.

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About Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu is a well-known media mogul and businesswoman from Nigeria who has had a big impact on the entertainment sector in Africa. Her groundbreaking effort in developing and overseeing numerous media endeavours has made her most famous.

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Mo Abudu has worked in the media, public relations, and human resources fields, among others. She was employed by several businesses, such as ExxonMobil and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she gained extensive experience in human resources and public relations.

She made her initial entry into the media world in 2006 when she established Vic Lawrence & Associates, a specialised human resources development firm with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. But in 2013, she had a significant breakthrough when she founded the international media and entertainment network EbonyLife Television. Producing top-notch original content, EbonyLife Television has grown to become one of Africa’s most well-known media organisations under her direction.

Her production of “The Wedding Party” a hugely popular romantic comedy film that broke box office records in Nigeria, is one of her noteworthy accomplishments. In addition, Mo Abudu has produced several other popular films and TV shows, which have helped Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry flourish.

Numerous people consider her to be among the most powerful ladies in the African entertainment sector, with a focus on promoting African stories and talent. Mo Abudu’s work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, and she continues to be an advocate for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

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Omoni Oboli Reveals Her Favourite Thing About Being An Actor

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Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli is currently generating buzz for her upcoming Netflix series “Òlòtūré: The Journey.” As part of the promotional push, Oboli participated in a series of quick-fire interviews.

One such segment, titled “Hot Minute with Omoni Oboli,” was posted on the streaming giant’s Instagram page on June 24, 2024. In this fast-paced video, Oboli answered a variety of questions within a limited time frame.

One of the questions was about her background. Sharing details about her upbringing, she said, “I grew up in Delta Steel Company in Delta State.”

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Biodun Stephen’s “Muri and Ko” Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office

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The Nigerian box office witnessed a power shift this week, with Nollywood’s “Muri and Ko” making a surprising climb to the top. Let’s take a closer look at how these films are performing.

Debuting at number six, “Muri and Ko” defied expectations by surging to the coveted second-place position.

This heartwarming story follows the unexpected turn of events for a thief named Muri. After stealing a car, Muri discovers a child inside. Forced to go on the run from the police with a bounty on his head, an unlikely bond begins to form between Muri and the child.

This unique premise and strong performances seem to resonate with Nigerian audiences, propelling the film to financial success.

Hollywood’s action-comedy juggernaut, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” continues its reign at the top of the box office chart for the third week. This highly anticipated sequel to the popular “Bad Boys” franchise continues to rake in the big bucks. It grossed an impressive ₦100.8 million this week. With a total haul of ₦216.5 million so far, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

After holding the top spot for three consecutive weeks, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti,” a biographical drama chronicling the life of the famed Nigerian activist, has been dethroned by “Muri and Ko.”

This week, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” only managed to secure ₦15 million. The movie dropped down to fourth place with a total gross of ₦156.5 million. While it seems to have lost its initial momentum, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” still holds a respectable position at the box office.

The action thriller film, “Criminal,” took a hit this week. It experienced a significant drop in its position on the charts. Falling from fourth place to sixth place, “Criminal” brought in only ₦8.2 million this week. This brings its total gross to ₦45.7 million. The reason behind the film’s decline in popularity could be due to a combination of factors. These factors can be competition from new releases or negative word-of-mouth.

The Nigerian box office is a dynamic landscape, and these rankings can fluctuate from week to week. However, the success of “Muri and Ko” demonstrates the potential for Nollywood films to capture the hearts and wallets of Nigerian audiences. This can happen with captivating stories and strong performances.

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Kanayo O. Kanayo Vows To Disrupt Any Film Set That Engages The Service Of Actress Angel Unigwe

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Veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo is raising a red flag about working with young actress Angel Unigwe. In a recent Instagram video, Kanayo expressed his frustration with Unigwe’s mother, who he believes is managing her daughter’s career unprofessionally.

Kanayo admitted hearing rumours about unprofessional behaviour but didn’t take them seriously until he had a personal experience. He had apparently cast Unigwe in a film and reached an agreement with her mother, the details of which weren’t mentioned. However, the agreement wasn’t honoured, prompting Kanayo’s public warning.

Furthermore, Kanayo urged other movie producers to avoid working with Angel Unigwe.

He went as far as saying he would disrupt filming sets if he saw her working on a production. This is a serious move in the Nollywood industry. Also, it highlights the level of Kanayo’s frustration and his desire to protect other producers from similar experiences.

He stated,

“I am making this video to protect the entertainment industry in Nigeria. A particular woman has been holding producers to ransoms and it is unfortunate it has happened to me. Unfortunately, she is Angel Unigwe’s mother. A contract is breached by every producer, orally or written and it’s all respected but I found out that immediately this woman takes money from you, everything changes. She took her daughter at 9 pm when the particular date that we agreed hadn’t expired. She came at 9 pm and took her daughter.

“I have gotten reports from people before it happened to me. This is a Clarion call to producers, I beg you in the name of professionalism, from this moment to the first day of July 2024 any set that employs the services of Angel Unigwe, I will come to that set and make sure filming doesn’t hold. Her mother has been threatening many producers.”

 

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