Career of the Week – Bella Rose Okojie, On Air Personality

Bella Rose Okojie studied Mass Communication at Redeemer’s University, Ogun State, and works as an on-air-personality, amongst other things.

She is currently the host of the morning show on City FM 105.1, having been co-host on The Breakfast Show with Dan Foster on Inspiration FM 92.3 previously. We talked about her media career, future aspirations, and what she does when she’s not making hilarious skits, HERE.

 

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7 Mistakes Great Screenwriters Do Not Make

I love Nollywood. I’ve loved Nollywood since the days of Igbo movies subtitled in English, all the way to the days of Glamour Girls and True Confession.

The repeated pairing of Liz Benson & Sola Fosudo and Emeka Ike & Genevieve Nnaji could not quench this love, nor could soundtracks that told the entire story drown it.

I loved Nollywood when Stella Damasus was the most beautiful flower in the field, and nobody could cry like her, lip trembling and nose quivering. I can’t forget When the Sun Sets (I still have a crush on Bob-Manuel Udokwu!) because it introduced Kate Henshaw to us. I recall with fondness Ramsey Noah’s début role as “ajebutter” in Silent Night, the days when Segun Arinze was “Black Arrow” in our home. I watched with delight as Jim Iyke evolved from playing the useless drug addict who was always a thorn in his wealthy father’s side, to playing an utterly believable lover boy over and over again; my favourite is still his role as Lucky in Unforgettable with Rita Dominic.

I love Nollywood even more now that we’ve seen The Meeting, False, Kokomma, Falling, Mr & Mrs, Torn, Apaye, The Visit, The Wedding Party and many other movies we’ve thoroughly enjoyed, and are proud of. I love that there’s so much to look forward to.

However, every so often a movie comes along that leaves much to be desired, and you find yourself rolling your eyes, cringing, sighing and wishing every screenwriter would get with the programme already!

After observing screenplays written by the greats, and listening to them speak, it is clear that the major mistakes in such movie scripts are usually variants of one of these.

10 Questions for Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi’s fans may never know when exactly they fell in love with her. Was it in Brave, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, or Falling? Chances are we woke up one day and realized that this beautiful, talented actress born in Imo State to a Yoruba mother and an Esan father, had captured our hearts completely.

I had 10 questions for the star, who won Best Actress in a Drama at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, and has her sights on an Oscar someday. Read the interview HERE.

6 Reasons Why Funke Akindele Is Exceptional

It’s been nearly 10 years since Jenifa bounced into the hearts of Nigerians in that first movie, which birthed a sequel and more recently a TV series that still has fans in stitches. Funke Akindele, the woman behind the character in more ways than one, is a woman of many parts. Here are 6 reasons why this skilled actress, screenwriter, producer and director is simply exceptional. Continue reading…

10 Interesting Things About Stephanie Linus

Stephanie Okereke is a household name, and that’s not surprising considering the fact that she’s been working since she was a teenager. In what was no doubt a career milestone, Dry, a movie on Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) that she directed and co-produced, was nominated in 8 categories at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, winning Best Sound Editor and Best Overall Movie. Here are 10 interesting things about Stephanie Okereke that her fans may or may not know. Continue reading…

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Omoni Oboli

Charming actress Omoni Oboli needs no introduction. Her latest movie, Wives on Strike co-starring Chioma Akpotha, Uche Jombo and Ufuoma Ejenobor, returned to the cinemas last month by popular demand. In 2014 she co-produced, directed and starred in a romantic comedy, Being Mrs Elliott, which made waves in more ways than one, and in 2015 she lit up the screen as Maria in the movie Fifty. Here are 7 things you may not have known about her. Continue reading…

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Caroline Chikezie, “The Governor”

EbonyLife TV’s compelling new series, The Governor, is powered by a cast well known to Nigerians, except for the Governor herself! We know her father, her husband, her son, her Chief of Staff, and even her detractors, but the questions on many lips have been, “Who is this woman?” and “Where did she come from?”

The role of Angela Ochello, former deputy governor and now governor of Savannah State, is played by the charming, talented Caroline Chikezie. Here are some interesting facts about her. Continue reading…