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“Why Nigeria’s Economy Will Boom If Government Takes Nollywood Seriously” – Actress Ini Edo Reveals

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Popular Nigerian actress, Ini Edo, has noted that if the federal government gives the entertainment sector the attention and support it needs to thrive, it will have a major impact on the economy.

The screen diva said so during an interview with The Punch when asked to expand on her comment that the film industry is a doorway to Nigeria’s development problem.

According to her, despite the entertainment industry being the highest revenue-generating industry in the country, some of the major challenges included inadequate public funding and a lack of the right structures.

In her words;

“It is one of the highest revenue generating industries in the country. It provides employment for millions of youths, not to mention the number of people taken off the street, and the huge investments. If only the people (in leadership positions) understand what the movie industry can be to Nigeria’s economy, I think the government will see to it that the right structures are put in place, so that the sector can thrive.
It is one thing to see (potential); it is a different ball game to do something about it. Imagine me having a production like Shanty Town, and I had to fund it myself. There was no support from anyone. The poor electricity supply is a problem, and the cost of production is very high. There is no way that it favours one.
I mentioned the government part of it. Another aspect is funding. Funding seems to be a big challenge in the industry but I think things are changing because people can actually work up to one and say they want to invest (in the industry).
A couple of people have said that to me in recent times since Shanty Town was released. What that means is that if we keep improving and growing as an industry, funding would become less of a challenge.”

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Davido Pledges N300M To Orphanages Across Nigeria

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Popular Nigerian Afrobeats singer, David Adeleke, known professionally as Davido, publicly promises to donate a large sum of money to orphanages in Nigeria.

The Afrobeats singer shared this commitment on February 20, 2024, on the microblogging platform, X, He also shared this commitment on his Instagram page.

 

 

 

He said it is an agreement between him and his foundation to fund the orphanages with the sum of three hundred million naira.

Davido stressed that this commitment is an annual gift as a contribution to the nation.

The DMW Boss tweeted;

“I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria … as my yearly contribution to the Nation .. details of disbursement tomorrow”

The Music executive also added that the details of the fund’s disbursement will be announced on February 21.

The Afrobeats singer’s pledge to fund orphanages has sparked much speculation on social media; Some are congratulating the singer on his humanitarian act, and others still ask him about the broken promise of the previous one.

See comments;

@bright__r Omo wrote: At this point ehn, person way dey orphanage home no know wetin God do for am 😂

@successodinoye1 wrote: All other artists no go wan help Nigerians at this trying times. But they forget. Na we dey push their career…

@kayzywizzzy wrote: What of the N20 million you promised people on Twitter?

@rosythrone wrote: Davido has given to Nigeria more than all our governments.

@honest30bgfan_wrote: The last one way you do nobody see anything collect, no go find food chop and pay up your debt…

 

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“I’m The Reason The $ Is Now N1,700 And Counting” – Basketmouth

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Popular comedian and actor, Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth, blames himself for the country’s inflation and other ongoing problems.

The comedian responded sarcastically to a netizen who recently attacked him, saying that he contributed to the problem in Nigeria.

He said the comedian had planned a concert on Election Day instead of going to the polls.

“Did Basketmouth Vote for Good Governance on Election Day?” Basketmouth, whose show was scheduled for February 25, 2023. He is part of Nigeria’s problem,” the tweep said.

In response, Basketmouth admitted that he was the cause of the problems currently plaguing the country, including the high cost of the dollar.

He wrote;

“Oh yes!!! I guess I am the problem!! I’m the reason the $ is now N1,700 and counting. I’m the one that keeps collapsing the power grid. I’m the reason the refineries don’t work. I’m the snake that swallowed $100,000. I guess I am the one.”

In other news, veteran Nollywood actor, Uwazuoke, has disclosed details about his early years, describing how his looks and stature gave him an unfair advantage.

The veteran actor recently spoke on Yancontentfactory about his earliest memories and shared how his father had a total of 11 children and for some reason, every time a male child reaches the age of 25, he dies. (Continue reading)

 

 

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“Nobody Agreed To Carry Me When I Was Born Because Of My Face” – Uwaezuoke

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Uwazuoke, has disclosed details about his early years, describing how his looks and stature gave him an unfair advantage.

The veteran actor recently spoke on Yancontentfactory about his earliest memories and shared how his father had a total of 11 children and for some reason, every time a male child reaches the age of 25, he dies.

The movie star recalled how the whole village celebrated his birth, but when they saw his face, they were repelled.

According to Uwaezuoke, his mother never received a gift from anyone and they always found reasons not to see or hold him.

The veteran Nollywood actor added that women usually lose interest in him once they notice his looks and height.

However, he maintained that nobody is better than him except God.

Watch him speak below.

In other news, popular comedian and actor, Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth, blames himself for the country’s inflation and other ongoing problems. The comedian responded sarcastically to a netizen who recently attacked him, saying that he contributed to the problem in Nigeria.

He said the comedian had planned a concert on Election Day instead of going to the polls.

“Did Basketmouth Vote for Good Governance on Election Day?” Basketmouth, whose show was scheduled for February 25, 2023. He is part of Nigeria’s problem,” the tweep said.

In response, Basketmouth admitted that he was the cause of the problems currently plaguing the country, including the high cost of the dollar. (Continue reading)

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