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Movie Comedy Superstar Wale Adenuga: a new feat!

Juicy bits from Nigeria’s Entertainment World: Wale Adenuga, Omoni Oboli, etc

“The perfect Church”, Wale Adenuga’s new movie premieres  January 23

A new movie, ‘The Perfect Church’, by Wale Adenuga, famous for producing television soaps like Papa Ajasco, Super Story, and ‘This Life’, is set to premiere at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, on January 23.

The movie features Nollywood stars like Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, Funke Akindele, Ngozi Ezeonu, Hakeem Rahman, Yinka Olukunga, and is directed by Bambo Adebajo.

‘The Perfect Church’ tells the story of a group of people, each living their lives until one day, they all hear a message, which affects them all – but in different ways. This experience threatens to change their lives forever.

Sunlight treats Omoni to a luxury weekend in Dubai

Nollywood actress,Omoni Oboli, was recently treated to an all-expense paid trip to Dubai, courtesy of Sunlight detergent. This treat was one of the prizes she clinched after emerging the Sunlight Clean and Fresh actress of the year at the 2010 Best of Nollywood awards.

Omoni Oboli: Great reception!

The mother of three, who also went home with $10,000 after winning the award, was accompanied by her husband, Nnamdi Oboli. The treat came with a business class ticket to Dubai via Doha, a limousine on arrival at the airport, and an apartment at the World Trade Centre Jumeirah living residence.

Speaking on her trip, the Sunlight brand ambassador said, “This has been a great experience, undiluted fun and I’m still soaking it up in the sun of Dubai”.

“I’m very grateful to Sunlight 2-in-1 for the opportunity.” Omoni, who made her debut in acting in 1996 as a secretary in ‘Bitter Encounter’, is a French graduate from University of Benin”.

With her current work ‘Anchor Baby’, now in the cinema, Omoni has featured in several nollywood movies including ‘Sweet Tomorrow’, ‘Reloaded’, and ‘The Figurine’.

Stacie Turner happy in Nigeria

‘Real Housewives of DC’ star, Stacie Turner, has continued to express her love for Nigeria. “My brother! I absolutely love this country and feel right at home,” posted the TV star on her twitter page.

Turner, who arrived Nigeria on Tuesday, January 11, aboard an Arik Air nonstop flight from New York’s J.F Kennedy Airport accompanied by her husband, is in the country to meet her father. Turner, the only African-American woman cast on the reality TV series, recently discovered that her birth parents are Nigerians. It was after discovering this fact that she embarked on a journey to find her biological parents.

“I’m really excited about the prospect of meeting my birth father for the first time and it’s going to be an exciting time when I get to Mbaitoli (near Owerri, Imo State) where he resides,” Turner said on her arrival.

Stacey: Happiest moment

Arik Air senior vice president commercial, Kevin Steele, said of Turner’s visit and her choice of the airline, “Arik Air is excited that Stacie has chosen to fly Arik Air for this important mission. We will be flying Stacie around Nigeria on this first visit to her fatherland and I’m sure she’ll love it.”

“An unbelievable reunion with my papa in my village of Amaocha Afara, one of the nine villages in Mbaitoli,” she posted again on January 15 after the meeting.

The star, who has been travelling across Nigeria since her arrival, appeared on Silverbird Television’s ‘The Today Show’ yesterday morning, January 18. Though she is in town with only her husband this time, she has promised that her children will accompany them on their next trip in July.

Jojo Bodybeats performs at StreetStrike

Unique drummer and singer, Jojo Bodybeats, will perform at Street Striker, a six-aside football competition organised by Red Bull as part of its corporate social responsibility. Bodybeats, whose real name is Joseph Omotoye, is renowned for using his body, especially his cheeks, to produce rhythmic musical sounds.

The talented artiste will perform several numbers including the National Anthem at the grand finale of the tourney starting on Thursday, January 20 at the Gbagada playing field around Oshodi, Lagos. The competition, which ends on January 22, is a series of matches featuring five players, one goalkeeper, and two substitutes on each side, playing according to normal football rules.

Its uniqueness, however, is that participants are given a two – minute show time window to display their joggling skills to scintillating music.

A representative of Red Bull disclosed that the event, first held in 2010, is happening again this year because, “The competition has become a unifying factor among the diverse populace in Lagos who come to experience the always anticipated thrills associated with the loved game.”

Source: A NEXT Compilation.