Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) and Osita Iheme (PawPaw) are no doubt one of the most popular actors to come out of Nigeria's movie industry known as Nollywood. Widely recognized for their hilarious and mischievous acts in Nollywood movies, Aki and PawPaw are everyone's favorites.
Nollywood gist flying around lately is that of Osita Iheme (PawPaw) and popular Nigerian blogger Stella Dimoko-Korkus. Osita allegedly published a photo about marrying blogger Stella Dimoko-Korkus, as you can see in the photo below.
Nollywood Actor Osita Iheme fantasizing about marrying Stella Dimoko-Korkus
The multi-talented actors were in Gambia on March 17 for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination night, and they caused a stir right from time they landed at Banjul International airport. Ghanaian stars, Majid Michel and Jackie Appiah were also in Gambia for the event. The nomination night was a success, and was attended by celebrities, Gambian government functionaries, and captains of industry from across Africa.
Aki and PawPaw outside their hotel in Gambia
Osita Iheme, Tony Anih, & Chinedu Ikedieze at Banjul International
Osita Iheme relaxing at the beach in Gambia
Chinedu Ikedieze with young fans in Gambia
Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme with a fan in Gambia
Chico Ejiro, Sonny McDon, Chinedu Ikedieze, Majid Michel and a fan
The nomination night for the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) took place over the weekend (March 17) at the Kairaba Hotel in Banjul, Gambia.
Present at the event were various celebrities, top government officials, including Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, Majid Michel and Jackie Appiah. Several popular actors and actresses also received nominations, including Majid Michel, Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic, and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
Following is a full list of 2012 nominees:
AMAA 2012 BEST SHORT FILM JAMAA – Uganda Look Again – Kenya Maffe Tiga – Guinea Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria Hidden Life – South Africa Mwansa The Great – Zimbabwe Chumo – Tanzania The Young Smoker – Nigeria
AMAA 2012 BEST DOCUMENTARY African Election – Nigeria / Germany Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda Awa Ogbe An African Adventure – Algeria Dear Mandella – South Africa White & Black, Crime And Colour – Tanzania The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle – Nigeria How Much Is Too Much – Kenya
AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE Toussanat Louverture – France Ghetta Life – Jamaica High Chicago – Canada Elza – Guadelupe Better Must Come – Jamaica Kinyanrwanda – USA
AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany White Wash – USA Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadeloupe All Me The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert – USA
AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM) John Doe – USA White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA The Lost One – USA
AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya Oba – Nigeria Climate Change Is Real – Kenya Egu – South Africa Chomoka – Kenya
AMAA 2012 BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD Mystery Of Birds – USA / Nigeria Housemates – United Kingdom / Nigeria Ben Kross – Italy / Nigeria Paparezzi Eye In The Dark – USA / Nigeria / Ghana
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN Somewhere In Africa – Ghana Phone Swap – Nigeria Otelo Burning – South Africa Adesuwa – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN The Captain Of Nakara Adesuwa – Nigeria Rugged Priest – Kenya Somewhere In Africa – Ghana Queens Desire
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP Rugged Priest – Kenya State Research Bureau – Uganda Adesuwa – Nigeria Somewhere in Africa – Ghana Shattered – Kenya
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK Otelo Burning – South Africa Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria Adesuwa – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS Behind The Mask Somewhere In Africa – Ghana Adesuwa – Nigeria State Research Bureau – Uganda Otelo Burning – South Africa
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND State Of Violence – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Man On Ground – South Africa Algiers Murder – South Africa
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa Rugged Priest – Kenya Masquerades – Ghana Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING Algiers Murder – South Africa Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria Unwanted Guest – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY Ties That Bind – Ghana Mr & Mrs – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa Unwanted Guest – Nigeria Two Brides And A Baby – Nigeria
AMAA 2012 BEST NIGERIAN FILM Unwanted Guest Family On Fire Alero’s Symphony Adesuwa Phone Swap
AMAA 2012 BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE Chumo – Tanzania State Of Violence – South Africa Family On Fire – Nigeria Otelo Burning – South Africa Asoni – Cameroun
AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) – Behind The Mask Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank Job Benjamin Abemigisha and Racheal Nduhukire (Derick and Margaret) – JAMAA Ayinla O Abdulaheem – ZR-7
AMAA 2012 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR Neo Ntatleno (OJ) – State Of Violence Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning
AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How To Steal 2 Million Fano Mokoena – Man On Ground Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone Swap Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two Brides And A Baby Godfrey Theobejane – 48 Lwanda Jawar – Rugged Priest
AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Terry Phetto – How To Steal 2 Million Ebbe Bassey – Ties That Bind Empress Njamah – Bank Job Ngozi Ezeonu – Adesuwa Thelma Okoduwa – Mr & Mrs Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties That Bind
AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Menzi Ngubane – How To Steal 2 Million Majid Micheal – Somewhere In Africa Chet Anekwe – Unwanted Guest Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning Karabo Lance – 48 Wale Ojo – Phone Swap Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man On Ground
AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr & Mrs Yvonne Okoro – Single Six Ama K. Abebrese – Ties That Bind Rita Dominic – Shattered Uche Jombo – Damage Millicent Makheido – 48 Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai – Playing Warriors
AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun Ties That Bind – Leila Djansi Rugged Priest – Bob Nyanja How To Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla State Of Violence – Khalo Matabane Man On Ground – Akin Omotoso Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher
AMAA 2011 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM State Of Violence – South Africa Adesuwa – Nigeria Otelo Burning – South Africa Rugged Priest – Kenya How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Ties That Bind – Ghana Man On Ground – South Africa / NigeriaRead more »
PawPaw finds love too? Some newspapers were agog with the recent marriage of Chinedu Ikedieze, aka, Aki but that news is already becoming stale. The most current gist now is that Osita Iheme, aka, Paw Paw, like his friend Aki has equally found love or so it seems.
The reported romance however did not reveal the identity of the lucky lady but Paw-Paw was quoted to have admitted being in a serious relationship.
Paw-Paw who was recently honoured by the Federal Government with a national honour has a knack for following closely the foot-steps of his screen ‘twin-brother’ Aki who was the first amongst the duo to receive a national honour and also the first to find love.
The duo are reputed for their mischievour roles in movies and they are said to have acted in over 80 movies. Osita, Paw-Paw Iheme and Chinedu Aki Ikedieze are said to be doing very well materially.
Deaconess Clarion Chukwurah? Screen goddess Clarion Chukwurah was rumoured to have been ordained a Deaconess at Jesus Dominion Assembly, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja Lagos. The rumour mills said she was ordained alongside her other colleagues in the Assembly.
The new title of the star actress, we gathered was given to her, based on the fact that the actress is now born again and has been evangelizing. But busy-bodies think it is just a publicity gimmick for the church.
Clarion is known to have married several times but none of her marriages worked. A new gist about her is that she was caught with her former beau and father of her first son Shina Peters in a cozy atmosphere at an event but it wasn’t clear what was being insinuated. Grapevine never stated they are back together.
But the latest gist making the rounds is her ordination during which the ordination pastor was said to have advised Clarion to desist from her ungodly activities and every appearance of evil.
Rumour mills quoted her pastor as saying; ‘Clarion, you are now a new creation in the Lord, go away from your unholy ways”.
But another gist master has wondered whether Clarion was not properly born-again for her pastor to be advising her thus.
Bukky Wright re-marries! Star actress Bukky Wright is again in the news. After swearing to commit the rest of her life taking care of her kids, Bukky is being rumoured to have recently married a U.S Big Boy. Matinee cannot confirm the truth of this as the actress is not picking her calls but those who claim they are in the know said her new husband is a US-based guy by name Wale who lives in New Jersey and has a thriving business in the country.
According to recent reports, Wale’s marriage to Bukky Wright took place at the City of Trenton Registry in New Jersey in June 2011 and was presided over by the resident judge and witnessed by Wale’s friends . Some of Bukky’s female friends and family members are said to have witnessed the exchange of vows.
Further account on the marriage claims that Bukky now has a residency permit in the US with her two sons, OJ and OS, who are currently living with their step-father.
The account also alleges that her new hubby has taken over the upkeep of her children and he is now sponsoring their education.
The new hubby was said to have lost his first wife to cancer , leaving him with four children made up of three boys and a girl.
Genevieve, Akon, Osaze Odemwinge, now brand ambassadors! Screengoddess Genevieve Nnaji, Nigeria’s version of America’s Julia Roberts and the award winning multi Grammy nominee and platinum singer, Akon as well as star footballer, Osaze Odemwinge have reportedly been named the brand ambassadors of a new international beverage brand that was launched in Nigeria recently.
The brand is said to have originated in the USA before proceeding to South Africa and now Nigeria. It offers a range of beverages.
Karen Igho tweets for a husband BBA’s Karen Igho and famous winner tweeted recently and guess what? She wants something nice from Santa Claus this yuletide season and her request will blow your mind! For being a good girl this year, Karen is requesting for some goodies; goodies as in a boyfriend or husband!
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The year 2011 has witnessed the release of many movies with better production, and outstanding performances by various actors in both English and non-English movies.
Actors like Ramsey Nouah, Kalu Ikeagwu, Kelvin Ikeduba, OC Ukeje, Odunlade Adekola, and Femi Adebayo all distinguished themselves with wonderful performances all through this year. So, who would you choose as your best Nollywood actor of 2011?
Other actors you may also choose as your best for 2011 include:
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