Nollywood A-list actresses Funke Akindele, Genevieve Nnaji and Rita Dominic were all at the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards which took place at the Eko Hotel. All three actresses came out dazzling in their fly dresses, but who would you say is the best dressed? Take a look at the photo below and cast your vote!
You thought Tonto Dikeh abandoned acting for singing huh!? Well, not anytime soon as we can confirm Tonto Dikeh and Ini Edo both starred in a soon to be released Nollywood romantic comedy titled "Playing Safe".
As nollywood continues to undergo revolution, a lot has become at stake and the stars are very much ready to up their game. The days are also fast approaching when actors and actresses who cannot deliver would be relegated to the backyard and pay dearly for it.
2012 therefore promises to be an exceptional year in nollywood for a lot of reasons. First, there are a lot of upcoming actresses and actors who desire to permanently stamp their place in nollywood. Secondly, those who have been in the industry for a long period of time wants to proof some critics wrong and show that the deserve all the applause and praise they are receiving from fans all over the globe.
Whatever the situation maybe, nollywood is not going to remain the same and we are surely going to witness a better, bigger, entertaining and an improved nollywood come next year. These are the list of actresses that would rule and dominate the headlines in nollywood by 2012. They would stir up fire in nollywood like never before.
1.Nse Ikpe Etim
You can simply say ‘’Amazing Nse’’ the beautiful actress would certainly headline the game in nollywood by 2012. She just won the best actress in the English category at the just concluded BON awards. An online website once described her as the ‘’Silent Tsunami’’ and ‘’The Next Big Thing’’ in nollywood.
Nse ikpe etim may not be far from this description as she has proven times without number that she can stand the heat and deliver in difficult movie roles.
Called by the name ‘’Omoze’’ in the movie reloaded, the actress has continued to rise and there seems to be no limits. Nse was discovered few years ago by nollywood veteran emen isong and she has since remained part of the royal arts academy family. She has got everything by her side to be the best of the best, the talent, the right network, the working knowledge of the industry, the diversity and the personality.
Be ready to see her rock it next year in kunle afolayan’s movie Phone Swap, monalisa chinda’s Kiss and tell, and the latest and first movie production by rita domique. She is unarguably the best actress at the moment alongside tonto dike and mercy Johnson.
2. Tonto Dike
Tonto dike’s best is yet to come and her fans are waiting. It has been said in the industry that nobody loves nollywood more than uche jombo and tonto dikeh. Like a bomb tonto would explode come 2012. She has got the swag and the experience to make her compete with the best of the best in the industry.
Although often being criticized by the media based and on the roles she chose to act, but she is fast crossing her bridge to reach her best form. Watch out for tonto in 2012.
3. URU EKE
The British returnee has never had it better in the industry until now. If you are not acquainted with her movies then you need to go check these movies out, ‘’Forgive Me Father,’’ ‘’Ebony,’’ ’African Soldier,’’ ‘’The Gift,’’ ‘’Return Of Ogidi’’ Timeless Passion,’’ the soap ‘’Catwalq.’’
She has just finished working with the royal arts academy group on the movie ‘’Weekend Getaway, and she is presently working with Nigerian Hollywood star hakeem ka kazeem on obi emelonye’s movie ‘’Last Flight To Abuja.’’ Her time has come to finally register her brand strong in nollywood.
4. Chelsea Eze
She may not be your regular girl on screen but come 2012 she is bound to reign as one of the best. She has got the beauty, talent, and touch that make her completely irresistible. She emerged the first runner up for miss Taraba State in 2006 and has seen found herself in mainstream nollywood.
She won the BON revelation of the year award in 2010. The movie ‘’Silent Scandal’’ which she featured alongside genevieve nnaji and Ghana’s majid Michel eventually pushed her into limelight. She also featured in one of the best movies of the year ‘’Two Brides And A Baby’’ alongside Stella Damascus. She is presently in the United States where she is casted alongside Hollywood stars.
5. MBONG AMATA
By 2012 her name is bound to ring like a siren when the movie ‘’Black Gold’’ hits the cinema. Coming all the way from the amata dynasty, mbong amata has been very impressive. An actress and a model, 2012 will eventually see her compete at the highest level in nollywood.
6. BEVERLY NAYA
She was presently the host of nigeria’s leading men’s lifestle magazine ‘’Mode Of Men’’. An epitome of beauty, no other actress in nollywood is favorably tipped to hit the top spot in 2012 apart from beverly naya. She may have not spent a long time in nollywood, but the time is ripe enough. She has initially been involved in the movies such as ‘’Make Me A Heart’’ Mystery Of Destiny’’ ‘’Home In Exile’’ ‘’Guilty Pleasures.’’
Nollywood fans all over the world are now ready to see her best performance ever in the yet to be released movies ‘’Weekend Getaway’’, ‘’Allan Pozza’’ and the latest from nollywood veteran tarrila thompson’s ‘’ Up The Creek Without A Paddle.’’ Since after returning to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, she has developed so much passion for nollywood and that has actually proved to be her power.
7. OMOTALA JALADE EKEINDE
She has always been among the best of the best and nothing so much seems to have changed. But however, 2012 would see her try to claim the title once more. She is another actress also tipped to make a huge impact by 2012.
Fans are also ready to see her in these yet to be released movies ‘’Ties That Bind’’, teco benson’s ‘’Blood In The Lagoon’’ and obi emelonye’s ‘’Last Flight To Abuja.’
8. GENEVIEVE NNAJI
For close to two decades running, Genevieve has remained the best and most talked about nollywood actress. It was her breathtaking performances that have helped to move nollywood this far. In east African countries, it is said that genevieve is even more popular than some of the leaders of those nations.
She has been tested in the industry and now she is even more connected and has more passion to showcase her talent to the world. Always cheerful, happy, humble and calm genevieve would certainly make a statement in the industry like she has always done come 2012.
9. INI OBONG EDO
Everything seems to be working for her at this moment. She is stable in her marriage and career. She is also connected to highly notable personalities in the industry and this gives her the edge and room for improvement. Her movie ‘’ I Will Take My Chances’’ from the stables of the royal arts academy would hit the cinema by January. It promises to be one of the best movies ever in the history of nollywood. Ini seems to be winning more fans everyday and she is ready to stand up to the responsibility.
10. STELLA DAMASCUS
She has repacked herself and fans are going to see her best by 2012. The movie ‘’Two Brides And A Baby’’ is only the tip of the iceberg. She is presently working on her movie ‘’Unspoken’’ which she is the executive producer. You are going to be seeing her in another dimension by 2012.......
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The movie industry is no doubt blessed with beautiful and electrifying queens. It was almost a believe at a point that the criteria for being made to act in movies was being fair skinned and charming.
This insinuation, according to fans of the movie industry in Nigeria who love to watch films released on DVD on their TV screens, was born out of the fact that 90% of Nollywood actresses were fair skinned.
But it is still a big surprise to many fans of some Nollywood female superstars who have in one way or the other not still obeyed God’s
commandment of a woman leaving her parents, clinching to a man in becoming husband and wife.
While some took the giant step in obeying God in 2011, many others, who are in the eyes of their numerous fans, taking their ages into consideration, are still rocking their spinsterhood to its fullest.
Among those who got hooked in 2011 are Mercy Johnson, Oby Edozieh, and others.
Going to the list of the eligibles for 2012, there is no doubt that the list will be endless.
Genny, as this acting queen is fondly called, is one of the princesses of the movie industry in Nigeria that many fans would be happy see finally get married in 2012. She has severally been romantically linked with many men in the industry and outside the game. The list of reported romance with top guys in Nollywood is almost endless. The height of it was when she was reported to be lubricating then the sitting number two man of the country during the reign of Baba Iyabo. What is keeping this 32 year old and mother of one screen goddess waiting is still a mystery to her fans. Will 2012 be the lucky year for Genny? All fingers are crossed.
For Rita Dominic, not much of her being romantically linked with colleagues has been reported except for the Nigerian fine Nollywood actor that loves to Americanized his talks. This high-heel shoe lover is really happy with her present status. When she was recently asked by a reporter when she would be getting married, she simply told the reporter to do that for her. It very certain that anytime news get to the public that this well over 30 years old light skinned actress is getting married, it would make headlines of many papers and bloggers. Fans only hope 2012 doesn’t just pass by without a rim on her fourth finger of her left hand
Funke Akindele has been in the game for a long time now, but was thrown into limelight around late first decade of the new millennium through her blockbusting flick, Jenifa. She has since then moved into the A-list category of her section of profession. Jenifa, as she is fondly called by fans, is in her late 30’s and is still very much single. Her love life is mostly not of the Romeo and Juliet type as we reliably learnt that she loves enjoying herself very well when she feels like. Before now, she has been reportedly linked with seeing the married Femi Adebayo (Jelili) to the extent of almost breaking up his marriage. She is one of those actresses fans would be happy get married in 2012. Will the bell ring in 2012?
One of the actresses that would be expected by fans to walk down the aisle is surely going to be Uche Jombo. Her 10 years romance with Super Eagles player, Ikechukwu Uche, who she was denied of ever having any romantic feelings for or ties to, was recently reported to have hit the rock. Though no reason has been given for its failure but feelers have it that that event made it impossible for Uche not to tie the knot with Ikechukwu this year. What her fans would be happy about is seeing their role model finally get someone to say I Do to in 2012.
For this Kanekalon and LG brands ambassador, getting tied to man is not crossing her mind as we were hinted by a close source. After getting crashed in her former marriage, she is taking her time to get into being a man’s wife. She is also enjoying the fun her jara job is giving her. She has been linked to some men in the past, especially with some in the presidency, which pitched her against another bigwig in the business.
This Imo State 2002 runner-up of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria has since 2007 after three years of marriage, when she officially dissolved her marriage to former fringed Super Eagles player, Chikelue Iloenuosi, been without a steady man as a husband. Will 2012 change her status?
For Queen, her innocent look is really working for her in the industry. When the bad girls of the industry are called, she is surely not going to be among them for now. She recently won Scandal free actress of the year, after saying in the industry since 2004 without any scandal attributed to her. But what is surprising to the fans of this Sociology and Anthropology graduate of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka is the fact that she is till not married. When recently asked about her boyfriend, she said she was single but not searching. Some of her fans have wondered when this gentle and good girl of Nollywood would get married. When would the right time, as they always, say come 2012?
Annie Macaulay, the push away of Nigerian Africa’s songster, Innocent Idibia, who is well known as 2 Face, has since her failed romantic relationship with Tu Baba, as 2 Face is also called been without a man in her life. Her romance with 2 Face produced Isabella. What is still wondering Annie’s friends and fans is the fact that Annie fights any woman that dares come close to 2 Face. Some have asked if Annie still thinks she has a future with Tu Baba, after having five children with three different women. Some close associates of Annie said that what is baffling them is the fact that Annie doesn’t want to open the security tight and locked door of her heart to any other man except the father of her daughter, Isabella, who is three years old. The prayer of her friends and fans is for them to see 2012 change for this actress in being a wife with a husband.
At Nigeria Movie Network, we believe our Christmas wish is the ideal way to pray for love and peace for all our Nollywood fans in any part of the world including our celebrities.
Whether you know a person or not, you must wish them a merry Christmas this season. It is the way to share your feelings and happiness with all those whom you come across on this sacred occasion. You never know; you might make a lonely person smile because of your Christmas wish :)
The idea of Christmas wishes can go a long way in maintaining relationships and creating a bond that can only become stronger with time. Christmas wishes come in many different forms but have one single essence - To spread peace and happiness on this sacred occasion.
So, on behalf of our Nollywood actors and actresses, producers, directors, script writers, and so forth....we wish each and every one of you that supports Nollywood wholeheartedly a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. May God's anointing blessings enhance each and every member of all your families lives, may peace and love reign abundantly in your homes, may our Nigerian Film Industry continue to grow and improve as we enter the new year. And above all....God bless Nigeria!
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Wish you a Merry Christmas and may this festival bring abundant joy and happiness in your life!
May this Christmas be so special that you never ever feel lonely again and be surrounded by loved ones throughout!
You are special, you are unique; may your Christmas be also as special and unique as you are! Merry Christmas!
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