Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Another awesome award for Omotola?

The nominees for the third annual Nollywood and African Film Critics' Awards have been released.

Among the list of nominees in various categories are Nigeria’s Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Monalisa Chinda and Uche Jumbo Rodriguez.

Organisers say the ceremony will take place on 14 September at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC and will be aired worldwide with more than 500 million viewers expected to tune in.

Here are some of the nominees:

Nollywood and African Peoples' Choice Awards:

Favorite Actor
Benedict Johnson
Joseph Benjamin
Majid Michel
Emmanuel Mensah
Chamberlyne Okoro

Favorite Actress

Ify Hollywood
Omotola Jalade
Fatima Jabbe
Monalisa Chinda
Queen Amina

Favorite Director

Kunle Afolayan
Prinze Whyee
Ibrahim Ceesay
Pascal Amanfo
Kathryn Fasegha

Diaspora Categories:

Best film in Diaspora
Le Silence Pure
Page 36
One Night in Vegas
Boys Cry

Best Drama Diaspora Film
Turning Point
Page 36
Boys Cry
One Night in Vegas

Best Screenplay Diaspora Film
Turning Point
Page 36
One Night in Vegas
Boys Cry

Best Cinematography Diaspora Film
Turning Point
Page 36
One Night in Vegas
Black Money
Le Silence Pure

Best Actor in a Leading Role Diaspora Film
Igoni Archibong for Turning Point
Pascal Atuma for Secret Past
Egbi Perez for Page 36
Montel Swaray for Temperamental
John Dumelo for One Night in Vegas

Best Actress in a Leading Role Diaspora Film
Yvonne Nelson for One Night in Vegas
Jackie Appiah for Turning Point
Uche Jombo for Unguarded
Marie Solo Peters for Le Silence Pure
Fatima Koroma for Nurses from Hell

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Diaspora Film
Ernie Hudson for Turning Point
Jimmy Jean Louis for One Night in Vegas
Ash Da Vito for African Connection
Van Vicker for One Night in Vegas
Michael Blackson for One Night in Vegas

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Diaspora Film
Merlisa Langellier for Page 36
KD Hubert for Turning Point
Sarodj Bertin for One Night in Vegas
Gloria Washington for Nurses From Hell
Chisom Oz Lee for Unguarded

Best Director in Diaspora Film
Mitchel A Jones for Boys Cry
John Uche for One Night In Vegas
Robert Peters for Le Silence Pure
Don Okolo for Page 36
Bethels Aguomoh for Unguarded

Nigerian model Fancy Tracy Acholonu Lands Honda Advert With Nick Cannon

Our Own Fancy Acholonu is a Nigerian model based in the States who just did a commercial Ad for Honda with Nick Cannon. She recently turned 21 and celebrated it in Las Vegas. Btw, she's dating NBA player, Blake Griffin. Woow Big congrats to her.

Miss United Nations Nigeria 2013 Speaks

Miss Makbere granted an exclusive interview with mienpamo where she said it all.

Why were you dethroned?

It all started when I got the Franchise for participation at the Miss United Nations Pageant on the 17th to 18th of April 2013.

Because I was getting late for everything, they immediately forwarded my invitation letter and other documents to facilitate my VISA application. In addition, they assigned to me an African Director whose job was to make sure I secure a Tourist Visa to Mexico were the finals would take place. I had all his details sent to me and I contacted him and we started working.

First he sent me Embassy requirements which I met but one thing never went well with me. And that was the Exaggeration of the visa fee from 30pounds to 700USD for each person and for 3 people, that would be #280,000 in Nigerian Currency, and I was to travel with my chaperone and personal director.

I paid him the sum of #70,000 for a start before he went ahead with the procession of visa.
Some days after we were invited for Biometrics and on getting there we also made another payment of 30,000. We got the Visa and promised to pay up when we return to Yenagoa.

When we got home, Mr Richard who was my personal director suggested I should do a Coronation Party for Recognition and attention and it came to pass with guests as Mr Zelly Mighty the African Director, Mr Jahn Basil the National Director, Sharon Mmezie Miss Unity Nigeria, Lynda Onwuka’ Queen Culture, Chisom Ubadike’ Miss Agulu, Amaka’ Runway Queen and so many others on the 19th of May.

The next day, 20th, I took them on a Courtesy visit to my State Govt’ Chief of staff and were received with warm hands. They were also given an Appreciation of 100,000.

Along the line, something camp up. I had a little problem and my personal director secretly suggested that I should be replaced by one Emilia Miebi. It came to my knowledge and I had him removed as my director.

A few weeks after, Mr Zelly invited us to Concord hotels for the Official unveiling of Delegates to Miss United Nations. I attended the event with my Manager/Chaperone, Miss Jessica. We were allocated to our rooms. While we were around, they called us for a meeting to discuss with us, I never knew they had it all planned. I was with Mr Zelly and he was beginning to irritate me with all Sex talks and proposals. Telling me, he can make me win if I go to bed with him. The next minute, I heard Jessica shouting out of annoyance and raining insults on Mr Jahn Basil for having locked up the room and attempted rape with force. We would have recorded the discussion but never knew the utilities of the phone we were using at that time. Though we had chats via sms on our phones. We also felt we would report to the UN pageant authorities by the time we arrive in Mexico.

We returned to our homes and went about flight bookings. But then, we got a message again from them saying they have been able to talk to some airlines in our favour and that they have reached a subsidised agreement of #420,000 instead of #456,050 flight ticket fee since we were travelling in numbers.