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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Actress Mercy Aigbe Celebrates Her Daughter At 23

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Today, July 11, 2024, Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe took to social media to celebrate her daughter Michelle’s birthday. Aigbe shared a bunch of photos from Michelle’s recent birthday photoshoot. The photos showed Michelle all dressed up in a stunning long black gown.

In the accompanying caption, Aigbe went beyond just birthday wishes. She expressed her immense pride in the young woman Michelle has become, highlighting her positive qualities and accomplishments. Aigbe also showered her daughter with love and well wishes for her future.

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Actress Joke Silva Celebrates Husband, Olu Jacobs At 82

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In a heartwarming display of love and appreciation, Nollywood actress Joke Silva took to Instagram to celebrate her husband, Olu Jacobs at 82. On July 11th, 2024, she crafted a special post dedicated to her longtime partner.

The post featured a beautifully compiled video montage that showcased Jacobs’ life and their enduring love story. It weaved together candid moments of Jacobs, perhaps caught off guard and simply living life, with cherished photos from their younger years.

The video offered a glimpse into their journey as a couple—from the spark of youthful romance to the comfort and joy of a life built together. Silva’s accompanying caption wasn’t just a birthday acknowledgement; it brimmed with unspoken emotions and well wishes for her husband. This social media tribute is a beautiful testament to their enduring bond and Jacobs’s special place in Silva’s life.

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My Wife’s Allowance Is Very High – Seun Kuti On Marriage Challenges

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In a lighthearted moment during a recent interview, Nigerian singer Seun Kuti gave a funny response to a question from his wife Yetunde. They were playfully quizzing each other about their marriage and relationship. Yetunde asked a seemingly serious question: “What is the most challenging thing you have endured in our relationship?”

Seun’s answer, delivered with humour according to the report, was a surprising twist. He revealed that the biggest challenge he faces in their marriage is his wife’s allowance! Jokingly, he highlighted how expensive it is and the effort it takes for him to manage it every month.

He said,

“Her allowance is very high—seven figures every month,” he said in between laughter. “I’m not joking; her allowance is very high and she has a high taste. That’s challenging because I have to work for the money and it’s not easy. It’s very, very high. I don’t know how we negotiated it; I must have been under duress during negotiations.”

Yetunde then asked, “Have you had any regrets since we got married?” in response, Seun pointed out that he does not believe in regrets and therefore has no regrets.

He asserted, “I don’t do regrets; I don’t regret anything in my life so I cannot regret anything in our marriage. I don’t do regrets; regret is for the weak.”

Seun, keeping things lighthearted, then turned the tables on Yetunde.

He playfully asked about the things she was grateful for in their marriage. Yetunde said, “I’m grateful for him, grateful for our daughter; what else?”

“What about the sex?” Seun interrupted.

“I’m grateful for the sex as well; I almost forgot that part because I didn’t know that we were supposed to talk about that here,” Yetunde responded, laughing.

Yetunde wasn’t done teasing Seun! She playfully asked him what, if anything, he would change about their marriage if he had the chance. Seun, sticking with the humorous tone, replied that he’d make a special request to their ancestors: to bless Yetunde with a few extra inches in height!

Seun Kuti said, 

“I would ask the ancestors to give her more height; the Lord should help her and help me raise her up a bit. Our daughter is almost taller than her and she’s only ten years old. That’s the only thing I think they should change. And oh, her mouth!”

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