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I totally disagree with Pete Edochie - Olu Jacobs responds

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Veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs have responded to Pete Edochie's claim that he (Olu Jacobs) destroys the Igbo culture the way he plays the role of Igwe in tradional films. Olu Jacobs response was part of a lengthy interview where he was asked to share his opinion regarding Pete's statement. 

Below is what Olu Jacobs have to say regarding his colleague and veteran actor Pete Edochie:

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Nigerian government needs to inject money into the movie industry - Desmond Elliot

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Desmond Elliot is considered as one of the best actors in Nollywood. In this chat with Tope Olukole recently, the actor spoke about some issues in the entertainment industry.

Desmond Elliot
How has the journey been for you in the movie industry?
I would say pretty well. God has been there for me to give me a sense of direction.

What challenges have you faced?
The first is trying to make a name for myself in the career I have chosen, and it Read more »

Most people making movies are children and unintelligent - Pete Edochie speaks

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Pete Edochie started life as a broadcaster, fought in the Biafran Civil war, rose to the position of a director in the ministry before quitting what he has variously described as the drudgery of working in the ministry. He has exchanged that life with the excitement of life as probably the most recognized and famous actors in Nollywood.

His journey into stardom started on a massive high when he played Okonkwo in Nigeria Television Authorities production of Chinua Achebe's award winning book THINGS FALL APART. A role that made him the most recognized face on Nigerian nay, African television and has mostly defined his contribution to Nollywood.

A man voluble and eloquent, a national award winner, the and a man whose sons have towed his line by becoming notable actors themselves Pete Edochie (MON) has very strong views about Nollywood and what is going on in Ibo land.

We caught up with him in his Enugu Town home. With two jeeps and a couple of other cars parked in the garage he cut a perfect picture of affluence. It was ten in the morning. He had just come in from Abuja but his living room was already filled with people who had come to tap from his wealth of wisdom. He offered us palm wine when we arrived.

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Oby Edozieh Save Our Souls To Premiere In Lagos & Abuja

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Goal-getting top actress and producer; Oby Gold Edozieh is poised for the double world premieres of her latest movie, Save Our Souls, holding in Lagos and Abuja, respectively.

According to the sultry actress, the Abuja premiere holds on Thursday, August 26, at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton, while the Lagos outing rocks on Sunday, August 29, at the posh Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.

The effervescent thespian would also use the platforms provided by both premieres to officially unveil her Oby Gold Cancer Foundation, aimed at helping to alleviate the plights of those being ravaged by the ailment.

Shedding more light on the premieres and star-studded flick, which thematically dwells on the rampaging issue of Cancer and how effective awareness could help reduce its scourge, Edozieh disclosed that Save Our Souls, was her own little contribution towards the eradication of Cancer. Interestingly, the movie was shot in Nigeria, India and the UK respectively with high end production equipment.

'For the Lagos premiere, red carpet begins at 3p.m, while the main event starts at 5pm, after which the launch would commence. A sizeable amount realized from the launch of the Foundation will go to families and victims currently being ravaged by Cancer,' squealed the actress. Elaborating more on why she embarked on the laudable project, Edozieh who already has three quality films to her credit as a producer, maintained that she decided to lense a film on Cancer, in the memory of her loving dad, who died from the dreaded ailment over a decade ago.

'My loving dad, Chief Michael Edozieh was killed by Cancer at the young age of 56, as if that was not enough, my aunt also succumbed to that terminal disease a couple of years ago. Just of recent, Nigeria's former First Lady, Mrs. Maryam Babangida, a woman I admired so much, for her immense contributions to women development, especially at the rural level, also died from Cancer.

After silently nursing these pains over the years, I decided to shoot a detailed and well-researched movie on the dangers of Cancer, with the aim of taking the awareness higher. I'm also of the view that Save Our Souls, will also help create a national awareness on the dangers of Cancer and the plight of the daily increasing victims of this killer disease.

When completed, I intend going round the nation with this movie by using it as enlightenment cum advocacy tool. I sincerely believe that the kind of attention we give to HIV/AIDS, in terms of awareness and publicity should also be given to Cancer. I'm appealing to well-meaning Nigerians and corporate entities to join us in this fight against the scourge of Cancer,' she posited.
Oby Edozie: Nollywood director, actress, filmmaker

Speaking further, Edozieh, who just breezed in from Mumbai, India, where she shot the last scenes in the heart-wrenching movie with director, Moses Inwang, disclosed that the world premieres of the movie would be supported by First Bank Plc., Ministry of Health and the Oby Gold Cancer Foundation, respectively. 'It's an exceptional and very unique story, I'm also-optimistic that it will go places and further reposition story telling and filmmaking in Nollywood. We put a lot of professional expertise into this movie and so far, we have expended close to N20m, which is my personal money.'

Among the galaxy of stars that sizzled and sparkled in the forthcoming flick that will surely give the fight and campaign against Cancer, a big boost, include: Oby Edozieh, Segun Arinze, Kenneth Okonkwo, Chioma Chukwuka, Enebeli Elebuwa, Ebele Okaro and a host of other up and coming thespians.

While commenting on Save Our Souls, top actor and the national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Mr. Segun Arinze, asserted that the movie was very topical and contemporary, adding that the premiere will surely boost the war/campaign against the scourge of the deadly disease, which has caused pain to many families and their loved ones.

'We are looking forward to both premieres. We are very proud of Oby and will give her all the necessary support that she needs,' he added. Read more »