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Actors Guild Launches Fund For Ailing Members
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Actors Guild Launches Fund For Ailing Members

Piqued by the spate of life-threatening ailments and sudden deaths that have engulfed the Nigerian movie industry in recent times, the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has launched an internal appeal fund to support the families of their deceased members as well as provide quick medical interventions for those who are bedridden for various ailments. This was made known in a statement issued, Monday, by Kemi Adekomi, Senior Special Adviser to AGN President on Media and Publicity. According to the statement, AGN President, Emeka Rollas is highly saddened by the recent spate of deaths in the industry. The statement read: “As is his usual style of carrying members of the Guild along in all he does, the President has been making a passionate appeal to members and Nol...
Actors’ Guild of Nigeria speaks on death rumour of Veteran Actor, Olu Jacobs
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Actors’ Guild of Nigeria speaks on death rumour of Veteran Actor, Olu Jacobs

The Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has debunked the rumour about the death of actor, Olu Jacobs. The guild labelled the rumour ‘fake news’ in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Monalisa Chinda, and shared on Instagram on Tuesday. “This is to inform the general public that our legendary Actor, Olu Jacobs is alive, very hale and hearty. Disregard the malicious rumor about his death making rounds especially on social media. It is fake news…,” it reads. Actress, Lala Akindoju, had earlier shut down the rumour on Twitter, saying she had just got off the phone with the 77-year-old actor. “Uncle Olu Jacobs is alive and well. Very much so. I just got off the phone with him. Please stop spreading fake news,” she tweeted. Olu Jacobs was last seen in a video shared...
Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni Dies
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Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni Dies

Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni has died. The actress died on Monday, February 17, 2020, in Calabar, Cross River State. Her daughter, Augusta Akomolafe confirmed the actress' death to the National President of AGN, Ejezie Emeka Rollas. Oseni was a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and the organization is mourning her demise.
Tonto Dikeh and Churchill: AGN Issues Warning to Actress
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Tonto Dikeh and Churchill: AGN Issues Warning to Actress

Board of Trustee (BoT) of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has warned Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh to desist from her recent outbursts and attacks on ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, on social media. The board said her utterances were unbecoming, adding that the separation issue was being over stretched. The actress has not only dragged Churchill, but every other celebrity that criticizes her action. Speaking to NewstimesAfrica, Prince Ifeanyi Dike, Chairman, AGN BoT, said: “Tonto Dike is exhibiting bad behavior that we will no longer condone. What she should realize is that every marriage has its own issue. No one’s marriage is perfect. “Issues like that are private. It is very unbecoming of her to portray us in bad light. There are so many actors who have issues with t...
“I Am Not A Murderer” – Ibinabo Fiberesima Shares Untold Story Of The Accident That Killed Dr. Suraj
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“I Am Not A Murderer” – Ibinabo Fiberesima Shares Untold Story Of The Accident That Killed Dr. Suraj

As beauty queen and film-maker, Ibinabo Fiberesima, indicates her intention to contest local government election in Rivers State, some Nigerians have begun to challenge her. They are particularly questioning her role in a 2006 road crash in which a medical doctor, Suraj Giwa, was killed. The former beauty queen has been in and out of prison following that ugly incident. The last was in 2016, when the matter returned to court again after she was slammed with a 5-years jail term. However, two years after she regained her freedom, the former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, has taken time out to recount her tales of woes. In an interview she granted to seasoned journalist, Azuka Jebose, which he posted on his Facebook page, Ibinabo apologized to Nigerians for whatever wr...
How We Will Tackle Sexual Harassment In Nollywood – AGN President, Ezeji
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How We Will Tackle Sexual Harassment In Nollywood – AGN President, Ezeji

The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has assured that it will eradicate all forms of alleged sexual harassment of its members by some producers under the pretext of allocating juicy roles to them. The president of AGN, Emeka Ejezie told newsmen in Lagos yesterday that it was part of his leadership’s efforts at sanitizing the industry. Ejezie said, “Allegations against film producers by actresses may either be true or false, but we are going to raise eyebrows to ensure it does not exist. ”We will restore sanity into the industry by campaigning against sexual harassment of our members and ensure it begins to occupy its pride of place.” According to him, the guild would also develop a database that would checkmate the activities of those who come into the guild with other motives rathe...
Kunle Afolayan Reconciles Veteran Yoruba Actors
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Kunle Afolayan Reconciles Veteran Yoruba Actors

…Casts ANTP, TAMPAN, NANTAP, AGN in new movie In what appears like a first step at reconciling top members of the Yoruba film sector who have been divided along professional association line, notable filmmaker Kunle Afolayan is making good is promise by casting the ‘sworn enemies’ in a film production, currently ongoing in Ilorin, Kwara State. The film, with the working title, ‘Stella and Oba’, stars veteran actors, Jimoh Aliu (Aworo), Lere Paimo (Eda Onile Ola), Wole Olowomojuore (Baba Gebu) and Olajumoke Ray Eyiwunmi (Mama Ray), all of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) playing alongside the association’s estranged members like Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello) and Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero) who are now of the newly established Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Asso...
Olarinde Famous-Cole Hosts Actors Guild Of Nigeria
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Olarinde Famous-Cole Hosts Actors Guild Of Nigeria

The Actor Guild of Nigeria, Lagos chapter, on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the new Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, (ASP) Olarinde Famous-Cole. The courtesy visit which was led by the Chairman of the guild, Don Pedro Aganbi was to commemorate the appointment of the new PPRO in office since his resumption on 15th of February, 2017. During the courtesy visit, the AGN discussed challenges facing their industry as actors and seek the support of the Lagos State Police Command especially the office of the PPRO to help tackle these challenges. “The Lagos State Police Command is also aware of the challenges faced by actors in Lagos state we are already on it; in fact we working tirelessly to curb these challenges, and we will see it through”, Famous-Cole said. H...
Two Porn Movies Shot In Makurdi
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Two Porn Movies Shot In Makurdi

Benue Association of Movie Producers (AMP) and Actors Guide of Nigeria (AGN) have disassociated themselves from two pornographic movies recently shot in Makurdi. The two movie productions; the “IPhone 7 Babes and Feast of Death”, were shot in locations within Makurdi in December 2016 by film producer, Derrick Walter of Nollyniz Gate Productions. The associations on Saturday in Makurdi, condemned the content of the movie productions and said the actors that featured in them were not their members. A joint statement by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the AMP and AGN, Rose Okwoli and Benjamin Ukwueze, respectively, described the productions as “archaic, barbaric, uncivilized , illegal and against acceptable moral and cultural norms which they are out to project”. They also dista...
AGN Abuja Chapter Curses Emeka Ike Out For Insulting An Elder
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AGN Abuja Chapter Curses Emeka Ike Out For Insulting An Elder

The battle line has been drawn between the Abuja chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, and actor Emeka Ike, following a recent face off which the latter had with one of the veteran actors and a staunch member of the chapter, Chief Tony Nworisa. The chapter claimed that Emeka Ike insulted the veteran actor without any justification for his action. It, therefore demanded an apology from the actor, insisting that unless he apologizes to the chapter, none of its members will have anything to do with him again. The chapter recalled that on the 24th of November, shortly after its monthly meeting which held at Asset Gardens Garki Area 8, where some members of the chapter were invited for a casting at Febson Hotel. Chief Tony Nworisa was one of them. After arriving Febson Hotel at abo...

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