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“Mercy Johnson Is Not My Friend” – Tonto Dikeh say

by NMN (Staff) / 6,929 Views

The celebrated wedding of Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie has come and gone and the newlyweds are probably somewhere now having some “Us Time”.


However, shortly before the wedding the Actors Guild of Nigeria under the leadership of Segun Arinze appealed to all members to put up an appearance except it is unavoidably impossible. As obedient members, many actors and actresses who are friends and foes of MJ showed up at the wedding venue to celebrate with one of their own...


Amongst those not present at the event was Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde who was not in the country. But another A-list actress who was conspicuously absent at the event with no tenable excuse was Tonto Dikeh.

In a recent interview, Tonto said she did not attend the wedding because Mercy was not “her friend”. “You can’t just be a friend to everybody, it’s a normal thing and Mercy Johnson is not just my friend,” she said.

Probed further to see if her decision was based on a serious quarrel she had with MJ in the past? She responded; Even if I had, I had let go everything. It doesn’t really matter to me anymore.

Everybody is doing well, it’s just because we are not close, and we only did about two or three movies together. We have never been close friends”. Read more »


I didn't act nude - Tonto Dike speaks

by NMN (Staff) / 6,119 Views

You'll recall that Tonto Dike has been under virulent criticism for acting a “nude scene” in Dirty Secret. Many accuse her of debasing African culture while others said “… she was only being professional…”.

Tonto hasn't spoken on the whole saga but on Twitter last week, we got her respond to some questions and one major argument she put up was her being professional. According to her “…all I know is that I'm asked to interpret a character in a story and I do my best to achieve that. That is my job…”.


However, respected Nollywod actor, Charles Okafor thinks differently as he believes that “… lack of fear of God is responsible for such tendency among actors adding that when we overreach the barricade of decency, propriety, fear of God and decorum , actors hide behind the deceptive veneer of professionalism...may Nollywood not transmute to pornwood. You may wish to have Tonto call me…” he said.

But Tonto said she didn't act a nude scene . “Seriously Sam, of the over 30 movies I've been in, in how many did I act nude scenes? Maybe the question we should ask is, what is the universally accepted definition of a “nude scene”? I've never done a nude scene and I doubt the NFVCB would approve a movie with any lewd scene. All I know is I'm asked to interpret a character in a story and I do my best to achieve that. That is my job”, she said.

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When Nollywood Meets Hollywood

by NMN (Staff) / 1,518 Views

Ever wondered what the revolution in the African film industry would be like when Nollywood meets Hollywood? Though Hollywood is way way ahead in the game and one of the oldest film industry in the world; Nollywood is surely catching up - even if at a slow pace.

Left-Right: Rita Dominic, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chidi Mokeme, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

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