The New Face of Mud Cosmetics: Genevieve Nnaji Premier

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The Nigerian beauty industry keeps developing at an impressive rate. The latest entrant into the Nigerian cosmetic market is MUD Cosmetics and they have chosen superstar Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji as the face of the brand in Nigeria.

Make-Up Designory (MUD) is an international make-up company that has been creating genuine make-up products and providing quality education for over the past decade. In the international community, MUD has been the expert choice of make-up professionals, as its renowned make-up schools have produced renowned make-up artists on a global scale. With a huge focus on true quality make-up, MUD promises long lasting wearability, flawless application, and radiantly accurate color.

At the press conference held on the 19th of May 2009, the co-Managing Directors of Bellezza Cosmetics and Spa (the official franchise owners and distributors of MUD in Nigeria), Chinny Onwugbenu and Onyinye Onwugbenu shared that “Bringing Genevieve onto the MUD team was not a difficult decision. A MUD woman represents beauty, grace, elegance, as well as glamour. Genevieve epitomizes all of the above, as her glamour and yet understated style has such enduring appeal to women of all generations.

Genevieve plays more than a role as the Face of MUD. She is part of the MUD family, and will be involved in every aspect of bringing MUD products into the make-up purses of every Nigerian woman”.

This is not her first foray into the beauty industry. She represented international brand Lux as the face of Lux a few years ago. We are also happy with the recent spate of celebrity product endorsements. It shows that companies now value the star power and influence of the entertainment industry.

The MUD brand is all about making every woman look and feel like an icon. Over the next couple of months, we will be turning this dream into reality with so many exciting opportunities which include our infamous make-up seminars and workshops, one-of-a-kind fashion shows, as well as the launch of various MUD studios around Nigeria.

Isn't Genevieve the most beautiful actress in Nollywood till date? or who do you think is more beautiful?
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New Movie:

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The trailer for eagerly anticipated Nollywood movie, "Holding Hope" has just hit the web. The Royal Arts Academy production was written by Uche Jombo, Emem Isong, and Uduak Isong Oguamanam.

One of the reasons the movie has elicited so much buzz is because this is the dramatic role which Uche Jombo lost a significant amount of weight to play. There has been some talk that Uche delivered Read more »

Interview with Chineze Anyaene - Producer of Ije: The Journey

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From her undergraduate days as a Theater Arts student at the University of Abuja, Film-maker Chineze Anyaene has always been fascinated by the intricacies of the motion picture craft. Now, armed with a master's degree in Directing from the New York Film Academy (NYFA), the 26-year-old producer makes her feature film debut with IJE (The Journey), which stars Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji.

The movie, shot in America and Nigeria, follows the lives of two Nigerian sisters, Chioma and Anya. The latter relocates to the United States in search of the American dream, but ends up in jail on charges of murder. This compels Chioma to travel to the US to help secure her sister's freedom, with the help of a young, unproven attorney.

With IJE, produced by Anyaene's production outfit, Xandria Productions', the ambitious and tenacious director - the first student in the history of the NYFA to shoot a feature film while still in school - is determined to leave a lasting impression in Nigerian cinema and home video. In a discussion with NEXT, Anyaene shared her film-making experiences especially in relation to IJE. Click here to watch the trailer.

What's the inspiration behind IJE-The Journey?

I wanted to tell a story about love and immigrants in the US. Most of the time immigrants in the states are accused of crime and so I wanted to tell a story about love - not the usual boy/girl love but a relationship between two sisters.

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A Moment with Omotola Jalade (Nollywood Actress) - Interview

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Omotola J. Ekeinde is one the most popular and respected Nollywood Super Stars in the industry. A moment with her confirmed that she is a very sweet, emotional, and intelligent individual. Enjoy!!

In a recent interview with Golden Icons, she talked about her career, life, and goals as a role model.

GI: I have watched almost all your movies. I can definitely say that you are one of the most recognized faces in Nollywood. What do you attribute your success to?

Omotola: I presume people who watch my movies just like the flare, and my aura. I am sure that I am not the most talented actress around or the prettiest. I think it Read more »