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I Will Soon Release A Movie Bigger Than Osofia In London-Nkem Owoh

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Comic thespian and movie producer, Nkem Owoh, qualifies in all ramifications to be tagged a veteran of the Nigerian make-believe industry. Famed for highly successful movies such as Osofia In London, Stronger Than Pain, Ghana Music Go, and more recently Chief Daddy and Lion Heart, the actor spoke about his retirement from the movie industry, making a flick bigger than Osofia In London and what he hopes to fall back to after retirement in this interview with Lukmon Akintola.

You have been shooting movies with younger actors and actresses in recent times, how does it feel?

It feels good particularly when they think that you are retired, but other people are saying that you are still relevant. It feels good.

Are you really retired?

I am about to retire, but young movie producers are not allowing me to retire. And that shows that I am still relevant. When the younger generation says come we still need you, it means that there is still something in you that they cherish.

What has kept you going in the movie industry?

It is the ace, the ability to remain relevant that makes moviemakers still call me to come and work with them. That is what is still making me relevant in the industry. Moviemakers calling me shows that what we have done and what we are still doing is creating a very big and positive impact on younger generations. So, they calling me makes it look like they are grabbing something from what we have initiated and what we are doing.

You acted in some of the biggest flicks in the Nigerian movie industry; do you still have any major plan?

Now that we are almost at the retirement age, it is young producers who have to do creative things, and bring us in. To be honest with you, since we started this Nollywood thing and I happen to be one of the pioneers of the industry, I think we have done our own part. At least, when I look around and I see what Nollywood has become, it makes me happy. I will like to see more, but it is on the younger generations to create things that will involve us so that we can show the part of ourselves that has not been unveiled.

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Are you satisfied with the crop of actors in the movie industry presently?

No, you cannot be satisfied with all of them. I am not satisfied with all of the things in the movie industry, but I don’t try to throw blames at them because of the situation of things in the country. Everybody is looking for how to feed. So, they try their hands here, they try their hands there. And until things start to stabilise, and people start to go to their own discipline things cannot be better. Some of them who do not have the talent to come into the entertainment industry are there. But if you have the talent, you have it in you. Just like me, I studied Engineering, but now I am in the entertainment industry. That means that there is a spark in me that entertains people. But because of the economic situation of the country and everything, people jump into what they are not supposed to get into, and that is why I said that I will not blame them. But I am not happy that up till now people haven’t found out where they belong.

What is your take on the movie industry?

I give them kudos for the state of the industry. If I check Hollywood and Bollywood, it took them a very long time to get to the stage they are now, but in a very short time, we are shooting the guns and people are hearing.

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Can you tell us what you hope to fall back to after retirement?

Well, the thing is that I have already established one or two things. I have a school now; there are other things that I have. I have some private businesses even outside the shores of this country. So, I am too busy as it is, but if producers say that I am relevant, and they call me to act in a movie, I will always come.

When most actors retire, they end up setting up production outfits, is that your plan too?

I had a production company as far back as 2008. I have a studio, and as a matter of fact, the camera we used to shoot ‘Osofia In London’ was my camera. So, I have been established a long time ago. But as things are coming, you begin to retreat for other people to have space. If you continue to stay there, then you are trying to eat into other people’s time.

Tell us about your next big project.

There is something coming out very soon, but I won’t let the cat out of the bag. There is something in the offing now, and when it comes, it is going to be bigger than ‘Osofia In London’.

Please give us a hint about what it would be like?

It is going to be a blend of both international and local collaboration, just like ‘Osofia In London’. I know that you want me to give you more information, but this is a cliff-hanger, and we in the entertainment and drama industry like to leave cliff-hangers. When you get there, you will begin to anticipate, and that would arouse you and arouse people around you.

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Kayode Salako Refutes Claim Of Crashed Marriage***Says My Marriage Intact

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Kayode Salako, husband of thespian and moviemaker, Foluke Daramola-Salako has refuted claims that his marriage has crashed.

In an exclusive interview with www.theoctopusnews.com, Salako said that the story is false and not true.

The news is not true. If anything like that is going to come out, it will come out through me. If it is not coming out through me, if anybody is writing their imagination, then it is rubbish. There is nothing like that. My marriage to Foluke Daramola is fully intact.”

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Recall that Daramola-Salako recently honoured long-serving Nollywood actors in a colourful event tagged “2019 Nolly Veterans Gala Event and Awards”.

The event packaged by PARA Africa Foundation held at Anchor Event Centre, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, November 29, and Kayode Salako her husband was very instrumental to the success of the event which attracted notable personalities such as  Yomi Fash Lanso, Ayo Adesanya, Arike-to-ta-lenu, Elewuola, Laide Bakare, Saidi Balogun, Bisola Badmus, Lola Margaret, and Adeniyi Johnson.

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Reactions Trail Arrest Of Cross Dresser, Bobrisky

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Cross dresser, Idris Okuneye popular as Bobrisky has been arrested.

Bobrisky was arrested by police officers in his Lekki home and whisked to an unknown destination.

His arrest has not been isolated from his lifestyle choices. There are those who believe that aside from being a cross dresser, Bobrisky is also gay.

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However, mixed reactions regarding the arrest have also been pouring in with some people commending the police for arrest, while others have kicked against it saying that there are more serious issues bedevilling the country.

Recall that in 2019, the police shut down the cross dresser’s birthday party leading to waste in drinks and food prepared for the shindig.

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Why I Had To Fix My Eyes- Mike Ezuruonye

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Thespian, Mike Ezuruonye, has detailed the experience he went through in surgery while fixing his eye.

According to him, surgeons spent eight hours fixing his eyes due to growth which had encroached into the pupil of both of his eyes.

Blaming the situation on harsh movie production lights, he revealed that doctors advised that he should undergo surgery to prevent permanent damage, adding that he is grateful for the gift of sight.

Advising people to spend less time staring at phones and laptops screens, Ozuruonye said that they would be at risk if they continued.

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He wrote: “Forgive being Reluctant but just had to share…Many don’t know what we go through in the course of our work (FILM MAKING)…

“Had a growth encroaching the pupil of both eyes cos of overexposure to HARSH movie Production LIGHTS over the Years…(Heard looking into your PHONE/COMPUTER for too long also puts one in Danger)…Advised to get Surgery done, I was Scared…

“After Surgery, for over 8 hrs, I was without sight as my eyes were Demanded Tightly Closed, Tightly Shut by the Ophthalmologist Team of Doctors…Hmmm…

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“These Made me Appreciate more the GIFT of Sight GOD gave me…Goshhhh that I can never ever take for Granted..Scary experience…But GOD is always Faithful…Glad Surgery was SUCCESSFUL and I will be back real soon to my work and Passion…

“Thanks to my FANS and TRUE SUPPORTERS..(NOTE Pls: Don’t adhere to any IMPOSTOR who would want to take advantage to defraud anyone of his or her money…Pls I am Fine and Healing) I love you all always”.

 

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