An actress, Aisha Lawal, is undoubtedly doing well in her career, but unlike some of her colleagues, she does not share much of her social life on social media.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, she stated that it was intentional. She said, “I am a typical Yoruba girl. I grew up in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Yorubas have a saying that what is hidden has more prestige. Also, my mum is a retired principal, and she does not take nonsense. I try as much as possible to avoid anything my children would be embarrassed to read about in the future.”
She added that though some actors believed that getting involved in controversies would boost their careers, it was equally important to have a clean record. She said, “There is a saying in the industry that every publicity (whether positive or negative) is good publicity. But, I think having a clean record is also good. Whatever one writes on a clean blackboard would be clearly seen, but of there are a lot of jargons on the board, whatever is written on it won’t be too clear.”
Speaking on her role in the trending movie, ‘Jagun Jagun’, the actress said, “There are some scripts one would get, and one would know that it is going to be a big deal. That was how I felt when I got the script of the movie.
“Whenever I get a script, I look out for how challenging my role is. I then consider the storyline, and ask myself if it is something I would want to be a part of. Lastly, I consider how much I would be paid.”
On why she is drawn to epic movies, Lawal said, “Most actresses in my age bracket run away from featuring in epic movies; perhaps because of the incantations and other things. But, I like standing up to challenges.”
The actress also noted that she was excited about current happenings in the movie industry. She said, “I feel good about the quality films that are being released these days. I have always known that we (Nollywood) have the strength in storytelling, though we had been under the radar. But, the industry is growing, and we are here to stay.”
‘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.”
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
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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