How to pick friends in Nollywood – Ufuoma McDermott tells her fans
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Nollywood actress, Ufuoma McDermott, is one damsel who has been able to sustain her relevance in Nollywood, despite the challenges of marriage and motherhood.
Although, there are speculations that Ufuoma’s friendship with her colleagues – Omoni Oboli, Uche Jombo and Chioma Akpotha had since packed, as it couldn’t stand the test of time, mother of two would not want to talk about that aspect of their lives.
However, going further, the actress revealed how to sustain friendship in Nollywood.
She said, ”I don’t think, I have ever sat back and drawn a plan, saying this person is going to be my friend. It just happens; your spirit just flows with certain kinds of people. You allow them into your inner circle. They look out for you, you look out for them. It is something that just happens, it is not planned.”
Explaining how she has been able to achieve a balance between being an actress, a wife and a mother, McDermott said, “I don’t there is something special because its entertainment. It’s the same way with doctors who have to go out for days and weeks. Even teachers can be transferred, diplomats who travel up and down. At the end of the day, balancing your family is dependent on you as a person, what you consider your priority and how you plan your life.”
Speaking further, the filmmaker added that she had never been under pressure to fit in as a public figure.
“It’s a case of to each their own; you will feel pressured if you want to be pressured. So I don’t feel any pressure. I am a working actor; I am not a social media actor. I act for real. Acting is my day job, so I am like the banker who gets up in the morning, goes to the bank, finishes from the bank and goes home. It’s the same for me. If I am on a movie set, I go do my job and I go home. I don’t feel any pressure as long as I don’t put it on myself,” she said.
Jare Ijalana: 'Most Beautiful Girl' in the World set to rock runway for London Fashion WeekSometime in 2018, a modest Nigerian family identified as the Ijalana’s woke up to the news that forever changed their lives and sealed their names in the hearts of many after a 5-year-old member of the family, along with her 9 and 7-year-old sisters took the entirety of the internet community with their pure and innocent beauty. Many news outlets reported that little Jare is perhaps the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ after a solo photo of her without her sisters made the rounds on social media.Now, when the buzz around the news seems to be settling a bit, it has been gathered that little Jare Ijalana will be at the London Fashion Week and will be walking the runway with other models. In a post shared on the Instagram page dedicated to Jare and her sisters, the good news was revealed. The video showed little Jare who is already in London, strutting as she was captured on camera telling fans that she is already in the city. The caption of the post reads: “Jare @the_j3_sisters in London for the London fashion week! Too blessed! It's so amazing and am so honoured to be doing runway show with all this amazing designers from all over the world! And grateful to God Almighty! My mum who works tirelessly around the clock for me! And to my daddy!words cannot Express how much I love and grateful for all the love and sacrifice! ❤❤To all my beautiful sister Joba and Jomi who could not be here!am representing you in spirit! I love you.
Abimbola Olaiya passes awayHighlife music legend Victor Abimbola Olaiya (also called Dr Victor Olaiya) has died.The popular musician passed on at noon on Wednesday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).His record label, Evergreen Music Company Limited, broke the news in a statement in Lagos.“This untimely incident happened at LUTH in Lagos State at noon today (Wednesday, February 12, 2020). We pray that the doyen of highlife music find repose with the creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. And to my name sake, Abimbola Olaiya, I will miss your contribution to highlife music.”Olaiya sang the world-famous song, titled: Baby Jowo.He was 89.In July 2013, he released a music video remix of the song with 2Face Idibia and was received with much acclaim.Speaking on the future of highlife genre, the trumpeter was quoted in an interview: “High life has a great future because for it I live, for it I shall die.”
People Kill Themselves Online For Nothing Sake, Wizkid & I Are Cool – Davido SaysDavido has revealed it is fans who argue and get toxic about his relationship with Wizkid and nothing more.The superstar singer who currently is basking in the euphoria of his recently released sophomore album; “A Good Time,” made this revelation in a recent interview he had in the United States.The OBO said in the interview that although himself and Wizkid had owned their differences in the past, he revealed it was more because they were quite young during those periods.He said being the two biggest Nigerian artistes, all they are focused on now is moving the Afrobeats culture forward rather that go at each other’s throats.Watch the video below:A GOOD TIME JORDAN@Talk2jordan_leeAnd we are here killing ourselves everyday on top DAVIDO and wizkid matter, lol I feel betrayed fam
Burna Boy Talks about his intention of Collabo With KoffeeWhen the African Giant crooner Burna Boy lost the 2020 Grammy World Music Category award to Beninese vocal powerhouse, Angelique Kidjo, he affirmed that he isn’t losing hope or grit in expanding his work this year. With a new song featuring recent Grammy winner, Mikayla Simpson, popularly called Koffee, in the works, it may seem that Burna is pursuing his post-Grammy resolutions.The singer announced this informally by dropping a minute-long snippet of his self performing at his Grammy nomination celebration party in Los Angeles and recording new music with the reggae ‘ragamuffin’ sensation, Koffee, on his Instagram page. He is yet disclosed further information on the joint track.It could be recalled that both individuals have publicly expressed profound interest in each other’s musical journeys, in recent times. In a July 2019 interview with U.S.-based magazine, The Atlantic, Burna tagged the Toast crooner as his ‘spiritual sister.’ Koffee had also affirmed in a tweet four months prior that she was eager to work with Burna boy.Since her meteoric rise to fame, following an Instagram repost of her ode to Usain Bolt, by the Olympian athlete himself, in 2017, 19-year-old Koffee has since affirmed her position as a Jamaican musical powerhouse, by becoming the youngest Jamaican to win a Grammy award, as well as the first woman to win in the Best Reggae Album category she was nominated for, for her debut album Rapture.With her signature ragamuffin style, succinctly flavoured with melodious and socio-conscious lyrics, Koffee previously demonstrated that she is very musically compatible with the Port-Harcourt born Burna Boy, after two breath-taking covers of Burna’s 2018 hit single Ye, in March 2019; the first during her first UK show and the latter on BBC’s 1xtra Live Lounge. Burna also remarked the impressiveness of the performance on his Instagram page during that period.
Trending: 'Geng' ft MayorkunAdewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist. He was discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of one of Davido's "The Money" featuring Olamide. He was later signed to Davido's DMW in 2016 and released his first single called "Eleko".
Timi Dakolo Appointed As SA To Bayelsa State Gov’t On EntertainmentPopular R&B singer, Timi Dakolo, who recently signed a recording deal with Virging EMI Record, a British label owned by the World famous Universal Music Group has been reportedly appointed as a special adviser to Bayelsa State Government on entertainment. The singer who recently celebrated his wedding anniversary got his appointment this week.
Lovely New Photos Of Some BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ HousematesDon’t you just love it when you see your favourite Big Brother Naija housemates getting along pretty well, because we love it.Our faves, Elozonam, Seyi, Nelson, Venita, Sir Dee and Ike brought a whole lot of spice to this photo, and we can’t get enough of it.Check out the photos below:
MI explains reason behind leaving Chocolate City.Nigerian rapper, Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI, recently announced his exit from his record label of 13 years, Chocolate City.There was a time when talented Nigerian rapper, MI Abaga, was known as one of the best rap artistes in the country. Well, time changes a lot of things and a lot have to be done to maintain relevance in this highly competitive entertainment industry. MI Abaga was known to be under the Chocolate City management for so long that many even assumed that he was a partner in the company. Well, MI was not and he recently took to his social media page to announce his exit from Chocolate City after being with them for 13 years.The rapper did not elaborate much on the reason behind his exit but he made sure to explain that the parting ways was not on negative terms. In a new interview with ChannelsTV, he spoke on the reason he left Chocolate City.According to MI, he remains family with Chocolate City for life. He said: “Chocolate City is family. It is time for me to do a new thing musically. Generally, I have had a no-press policy on this issue. The reason is that I don’t want my words to be twisted. I am careful who I answer.” MI also said he left the label because he feels it is time for his music to take a new direction but that he is grateful for everything. He said:“After a while, it is time to do a new thing and I am grateful for everything that was, I think right now, it is time for incredible music and for MI to move.”
“Don’t sleep on your rights” – Blackface speaks on settling out of court with 2face IdibiaOn Wednesday, November 27th 2face Idibia and Blackface opted to settle their legal battle out of court after turning up in court.In a statement to confirm the new status, Blackface took to Instagram this afternoon to say, ‘I am a human being and a Nigerian who fights for his rights. The problem with many of us is that we are afraid to speak up for what is right or defend the truth when we know it’.See the rest of his statement below…No be say i too talk my people but I’m just trying to inspire somebody or ‘trying to make common sense’ like Mr Ben Bruce would say My people “Don’t sleep on your rights” and users of peoples works make sure the writers/contributors are credited properly When you speak out, things happen and that’s why I said I will be done with this issues this year 2019 and behold here we are…I can say that the 50 Million defamation suit filed against me by Mr Innocent Idibia aka 2face and his manager Mr Efe Omorogbe has been settled out of court as they both have withdrawn their case filed against me It’s true that they sang my song without permission and truly it pissed me off, but that doesn’t legally make them thieves as the lawyers made me to understand Sometimes the words we use matter, that’s why I apologised for using that word when my lawyers advised me…Finally they admitted they made mistakes with my songwriters and publishers rights which they should have informed me before but they never did ,they have promised to rectify them so we wait and I hope they honour this this time and furnish me details to that effect.To all my fans, friends, family ,followers and #BFNNation Thank you all for your support I O U guys a big concert #BFNLIC1 Can we now go back to the music ?The #album #risingsun soon be available