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With 3000 casts, history beckons as Lateef Adedimeji gets ready for multi-million naira Lisabi movie



Foremost Nigerian actor and filmmaker, Lateef Adedimeji has revealed the details of his new movie entitled ‘Lisabi’, describing in a well-detailed form.

With 3000 cast expected to be in the movie and budget rising to over 200 million naira, the soft spoken actor said it is about time to movie industry witnesses something magical from him.

According to Lateef, Lisabi having watched the humiliation of his people, drew up a suicidal plan of going against the mighty Army of the Old Oyo Empire.

Adedimeji while speaking about his style, background, connection to the movie, and historical perception disclosed that he had to go to his hometown to make research about the story of Lisabi, one of the many warriors and liberators of Yorubas.

Although known more for his acting prowess, Adedimeji has over the years risen from a relatively low actor to a superstar whose brand is fast catching up with his contemporaraies not just in the Nigerian movie industry, but on the world stage.

This is just as he revealed that ‘Lisabi’ will show him in another light, bringing out the very best in him and exposing him to fans around the world in a new dimension that many have not seen before.

According to him, “I felt the need for us to know more about our culture and tradition, and also connect to our culture. Although we have so many books about our history, I think it is slowly dying with this time of technology, people do not really read anymore, and i think movies will appeal more to people. Who better to tell our story, than us.”

Tracing the history of movie making in the industry, he said “Talking about the early days of making movies in the country and tracing it as far back as the third quarter of 1988, many movie enthusiasts applauded the release of Nigeria’s first home video, Soso Meji, by the legendary filmmaker, Prince Alade Aromire, whose innovative exploit paved way for the 1992 released sensational two-part thriller, Living In Bondage, by veteran Kenneth Nnebue whose work many still insist is the first Nigerian home video to achieve blockbuster status.

“But, sadly, the creation of many things are responsible for the murdering of other things that used to have a similar function. Before the upgrade to VCD and DVD, we had VHS, then streaming platforms and wide availability of laptops to watch movies were responsible for killing DVD and VCD.

“Now, with the arrival of so many social media platforms, the reading culture is gradually dying among youths as most times when we pick up the phone to reach an ebook there is a lot of interesting stuff to distract us.

Furthermore, he revealed that his quest to educate people on the importance of culture and history led him to make Lisabi.

“Fast forward to 2023, in my quest to educate and entertain my fans through making great movies at AL NOTIONS, I have gone to my hometown to research about one of the many warriors and liberators of the Yorubas — a young energetic farmer cum warrior who felt his people have had enough of the excesses of the Ilaris of the Old Oyo Empire.

“The Old Oyo Empire, during its dreaded apogee (1650 – 1750), flexed its hegemony over many states between the Volta River in the west and the Niger River in the east.

“There were so many tributary states, and, in order to keep things in check, Ilaris, or Ajeles as some prefer to call them, are installed. These were the equivalent of Count or Earl in the British Empire.

“The Ilaris lived like kings and soon start to disrespect their hosts. LISABI is coming!” he said


‘This Is Pure Evil’ – Mary Njoku frown at Those requesting DNA Test From Mohbad’s Wife



Nollywood actress, Mary Njoku, has slammed critics questioning the paternity of the son of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

News Direct reports that Omawunmi, the wife to Mohbad, has come under heavy backlash over the son’s complexion, with some people calling for a DNA test for the child.

In a post via Instagram on Friday, Mary described the call as pure evil and advised that people should not add to the widow’s misery.

The movie star added that if late Mohbad didn’t doubt the child’s paternity, the public should not think otherwise but should focus on getting justice for him.

She wrote: “Asking a mourning widow to submit her son for a DNA test is pure evil. Haba! She just lost a husband, lost a father to her child, lost her helper and protector of 10 years! Let her mourn in peace.

“If you can’t support her don’t add to her misery! Small money don enter for DNA tests. Just because she isn’t rich, if her husband didn’t doubt the paternity, who are we to think otherwise?

“Abeg make una no let the dead pare for una o. Don’t frustrate his family. Let’s focus on getting justice for Mohbad.”

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Lateef Adedimeji, Woli Agba, others feature in ‘The Thorns’



Tope Adebayo Salami, the Director of Femi Adebayo’s ‘Jagun Jagun,’ is set to unveil another blockbuster, titled – The Thorns.

The movie features Lateef Adedimeji as lead actor.

Others in the movie include Omowunmi Dada, Woli Agba, Funke Ogunmola, Jumoke Odetola, Femi Branch, Peju Ogunmola, Shola Kosoko, Olawunmi Oluwapelumi, Ademola Amoo, Damilola Oni, and Omobolanle Adigun.

In the movie, Adedimeji as Pelumi, resolves never to love again because of the crisis he encountered with his two past marriages, until he meets the hilarious fake Prophet Egbojuayosoke, Woli Agba Ayo Ajewole, who prophesies that love is about to smile on him again

The romantic dramedy is produced by Beatrice Funke Ogunmola (BFO).

Ogunmola, known and referred to as BFO, is a Nigerian-American living in Texas, United State of America.

BFO is the producer of Love Castle, a film that won several awards from Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, Abuja International Film Festival, and West African Film Festival

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Hard to stay sane, clean in music industry – Korede Bello



Singer Korede Bello has said it’s difficult to stay sane and clean in the entertainment industry.

He made this known in a post via his X handle #koredebello on Thursday.

He wrote on how challenging it is to stay mentally sound and sober in the entertainment industry.

According to him: “People don’t understand how hard it is to stay sane in a seemingly crazy industry. It’s even harder when you choose to stay clean.

“ So if you want to help an artiste stay alive, contribute to their mental health, support them while they’re still here with whatever you have, even if all you have are your kind words.

“You may not love their art, but you can choose to love the soul of the artist in the human being.”

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