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Funke Akindele’s “Omo Ghetto” Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie
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Funke Akindele’s “Omo Ghetto” Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

“Omo Ghetto” ( The Saga), a movie by Actress Funke Akindele-Bello, popularly known as Jenifa has been declared Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time. Reports have it that the 2020 comedy film has broken a four-year record formally held by Kemi Adetiba’s ‘The Wedding Party’. In a statement released by Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), the 2020 comedy film has so far grossed N468,036,300 after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row. “Omo Ghetto’ has officially broken a four years record by knocking off Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 Comedy movie” The Wedding Party”. The movie had been Nollywood Highest Grossing Movie with N453,000,000, in the third place in ‘The Wedding Party 2 with N433,197,377,” the statement said. NAN also report that the A...
Five Highest-grossing Nigerian Films So Far
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Five Highest-grossing Nigerian Films So Far

The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai This is a 2017 romantic comedy drama film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. It is a sequel to The Wedding Party, which was released in December 2016. Principal photography for the film, which was shot in Lagos and Dubai, began in May 2017. It is currently the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time with N512,000,000 domestic gross. The Wedding Party The 2016 romantic comedy drama film was directed by Kemi Adetiba. It premiered on 8 September 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and on 26 November 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The film was released worldwide on 16 December 2016, and became the highest grossing Nigerian film; a record which was broken in 2017 by its sequel The Wedding Party 2. Chief...
Adesua Etomi Appears On 2019 Vogue US Magazine
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Adesua Etomi Appears On 2019 Vogue US Magazine

Our very own super star, Adesua Etomi-Wellington is one of the four women on the cover of Vogue US magazine’s latest issue. The April 2019 issue is tagged “The Global Issue” and has two covers celebrating 14 global superstars from 14 different countries. Read what they wrote about Adesua below... "The Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington can’t walk down the street in Lagos without getting mobbed, and if she’s with her husband, the actor Banky Wellington, forget it—a trip to the grocery store launches a thousand selfies. But unlike some of her cohorts on the shoot, she’s more of a third-culture kid, born in Nigeria and raised mainly in England. (She speaks in two fluent accents—Lagos and the British Midlands.) She went to school in Coventry, studied drama at University of W...
Adesua Etomi Is Out Here Glowing Like The Star She Is
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Adesua Etomi Is Out Here Glowing Like The Star She Is

Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi is all shades of beautiful in these new photos she shared on her Instagram page today.   The lovely actress encourages everyone to just be real and true to themselves in the caption of the pictures. She wrote;   Do you…the world will adjust   See more photos below; Recall that the Adesua who became a year older a couple of days back made a wish over the missing Yobe schoolgirls. The Wedding Party actress took to her Instagram party, to ask her fans and all Nigerians to pray for some students of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) who were recently abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. The girls went missing on Monday after members of the outlawed group invaded their school in Dapchi, the headquart...
Banky W Set To Open Restaurant
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Banky W Set To Open Restaurant

Nigerian singer and actor, Banky Wellington better known as Banky W made a revelation about his plans to set up a restaurant within a year or two. He announced this during a radio interview in Lagos. According to Banky W, he is most of the times considered a chef by his friends because of his culinary skills. He was then asked if there is going to be a Wellington restaurant. He replied; “It won’t be a Wellington restaurant…. but I have an active plan to put together a restaurant within a year and a year and half.” He added that he intends to start with an online service and push it further from there. On his foray into Nollywood, Banky announced that he’s writing a script and is almost done. He said this in response to the question on the kind of role he finds extremely challengin...
BANKY W: I’m My Biggest Critic
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BANKY W: I’m My Biggest Critic

Earlier in the year, celebrated musician, actor and video director, Bankole Wellington, set the entertainment scene on fire when he announced his engagement to co-actor, Adesua Etomi. OVWE MEDEME caught up with him at the media screening of ‘The Wedding Party 2’ where he talks about career, marriage, business and other issues. WHAT attracted you to the part two of The Wedding Party? I think it wasn’t just about the part two, but it was about the whole process; to be able to rub shoulders with those I consider icons in filmmaking, the RMDs, Aunty Ireti, the Aunty Sholas, the Alibabas; people who are like icons in entertainment in Nigerian history, just the opportunity to stand next to them, to learn from them, and to try the little bit that I know. I just feel very grateful. At that poin...
Why I Am Always Hard On Myself’ – Banky W
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Why I Am Always Hard On Myself’ – Banky W

After successfully carving a niche for himself in the music industry, popular singer Bankole Wellington, fondly referred to as Banky W, has crossed over to the world of acting and he is already gaining grounds there as well. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the singer noted that the only reason he is able to achieve such strides is simply that he is his biggest critic. He said that regardless of how anyone rates his performances, they are never good enough for him. The singer added that failure to criticise his works could lead to the end of his career. He said, “Anybody that has paid attention to my music videos would know that I have had this flirtatious love affair with the movie-making business because most of my videos are short films. I tend to tell stories with my music videos bec...
Father & Daughter: Kemi & Dele Adetiba Covers Genevieve Magazine’s June 2017 Issue
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Father & Daughter: Kemi & Dele Adetiba Covers Genevieve Magazine’s June 2017 Issue

Notable movie Director of The Wedding Party, and the producer of King Woman; Kemi Adetiba along with her dad advertising guru and former CEO of Lintas, Dele Adetiba grace the Father’s Day issue for Nigeria’s prestigious Genevieve Magazine. The magazine’s June 2017 issue is dedicated to a child’s first hero; The father. It is a celebration of fathers and the roles they play in a child’s life. According to the magazine, the words, body language and relationship between this father and daughter is one most millennials will like to have.     Credits Styling:  Ifeoma Odogwu | @Ifeomaodogwu Photographed:  Moussa Moussa |@Moussamoussa Makeup & Grooming:  Mary-Jane Ohobu for Zaron | @Mary-JaneOhobu Makeup assistant:  Elizabeth Allu | @Facesbykoco Hair:  Austine A...
‘Once You’re A Mom, Number One Thing Is – Who Is Looking After My Child’ – Actress Somkele Iyamah
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‘Once You’re A Mom, Number One Thing Is – Who Is Looking After My Child’ – Actress Somkele Iyamah

One of the stars of the upcoming 'Wedding Party 2', reveals the secrets behind her success. The actress is currently one of the thespians constantly working in Nollywood today. And that means, she’s ‘hot’. She’s in demand and she’s working her way up the ladder. She’s also very sweet, easy to talk to and one who will give you many ‘quotable quotes’ in one conversation. So, it is no surprise she has this whole thing on lockdown. However, as a mom of one, and in a fiercely competitive Industry, it was only right TNS asked her this – how does she do it? On how she easily combines work and the home front I do that with the support of my family; If I didn’t have my family, I couldn’t do anything. That’s the honest truth. I think once you’re a mom, number one thing is – who ...
Chiwetalu Agu Joins Cast Of “The Wedding Party 2”
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Chiwetalu Agu Joins Cast Of “The Wedding Party 2”

Nollywood veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu is the latest high-profile celeb to join the much-anticipated second part of ‘The Wedding Party“, just a day after actress, Patience Ozokwor was pictured on the set of the romantic comedy film. The photo was shared by Actor, Enyinna Nwigwe and we sure as heaven can’t wait to see the role he’s gonna be playing in the movie.
New Photo Of Patience Ozokwor On “The Wedding Party” Set
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New Photo Of Patience Ozokwor On “The Wedding Party” Set

MAMA G has come! Let's start praying for Dunni and Dozie because from the looks of it, She will be Dozie's Grandmother. Fire for fire!!!!!!!! This new photo surfaced online after it was confirmed Patience Ozokwor was starring in the Movie "The Wedding Party 2"
Banky W And Adesua Etomi On Set Of ‘The Wedding Party 2’
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Banky W And Adesua Etomi On Set Of ‘The Wedding Party 2’

Just few days after their engagement announcement broke the internet, Nigerian singer Banky W and his beautiful actress Fiancee, Adesua Etomi, have been pictured on set 'The Wedding Party 2' yesterday evening. The couple got married in the movie this, what happens in the sequel? Well, that's the suspense. More photos after the cut;
EFCC Reacts To Banky W And Adesua Etomi’s Engagement
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EFCC Reacts To Banky W And Adesua Etomi’s Engagement

The economic and financial crimes commission is not left out in the series of reactions trailing the engagement between Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W and Adesua Etomi. The duo starred in the the popular movie, “The wedding party”, that premiered on 8 September 2016. When asked of their take on the engagement, the EFCC responded via their twitter handle, “You may find this hard to believe Lance but it is not an economic or financial crime.” Several celebrities have congratulated the couple on their engagement including Phyno, FalztheBadGuy and Olamide.
Kemi Adetiba Debunks Rumors Of Rift With Mo Abudu
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Kemi Adetiba Debunks Rumors Of Rift With Mo Abudu

Following the announcement by CEO of Ebonylife TV, Mo Abudu that there would be a sequel to last year’s blockbuster, “The Wedding Party“, a lot of questions have been concerning the replacement of Kemi Adetiba as director. Speaking exclusively to Linda Ikeji’s Blog, Kemi Adetiba herself reiterated that she’s still good friends with Mo and there was no bad blood between them. She said:There’s really nothing to it, I’m still very good friends with the house, I speak to them everyday. I don’t want to make a statement right now, I’m still very close to Mo Abudu there’s no phony business going on. A statement will be out soon though Niyi Akinmolayan is the replacement directing the sequel:
Adesua Etomi Confirms Engagement To Banky W, Shares Their Love Story
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Adesua Etomi Confirms Engagement To Banky W, Shares Their Love Story

Actress Adesua Etomi has also confirmed her engagement to musician and actor, Banky W after he also shared their love story.She wrote... I went to an event in 2015 and I suppose that was the beginning of something amazing because once banky saw me, he decided that he was going to be my biggest fan. He slid into my DM and sent the funniest message and that was how we became friends. At the time, I wasn’t interested in anything but a friendship and he was very respectful of that and so we stayed just friends for about a year and a half. Our friendship opened my eyes to a lot of things. Opened my eyes to the type of man Olubankole is and WHAT A MAN. WHAT A MIGHTY GOOD MAN. Olubankole, Your Heart is pure and good, to the very core. You are proof that God is real, you are proof that what’s ...
Ruggedman Congratulates Banky W On His Engagement To Adesua Etomi
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Ruggedman Congratulates Banky W On His Engagement To Adesua Etomi

Rapper, Ruggedman has given a shoutout to singer, actor, Banky W on his engagement to actress, Adesua Etomi. He also called out Nigerian film industry, Nollywood that he is also available for a wife. "Nollywood/Entertainment has given Banky wife o. Nollywood here I come," he said. Banky W on Wednesday announced he proposed marriage to beautiful, Adesua Etomi and she said,  'Yes'.
Banky W Proposes To Adesua Etomi & She Says ‘Yes’
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Banky W Proposes To Adesua Etomi & She Says ‘Yes’

RnB singer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Empire Mates Music (EME), Banky W has proposed to actress, Adesua Etomi and she agreed to marry. The singer said this on his Instagram page on Wednesday. "Dear Susu (part II) In that time, I got engaged to you in my "made for you" music video... and by pure coincidence, we both got cast to get married in the wedding party movie.. but all the while we were the very best of friends. I guess, in our case, real life will now imitate art. "I'm not sure what the future will bring, but I'm completely sure that I am ready to face it with you by my side. I pray that God continues to build me into the kind of man that you deserve. I love you Susu.. I feel safe and at peace with you. You mean the world to me. Thank you for agreeing to be my lover and bes...
The Wedding Party 2: Niyi Akinmolayan Replaces Kemi Adetiba As Movie Director
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The Wedding Party 2: Niyi Akinmolayan Replaces Kemi Adetiba As Movie Director

On April 1, 2017 Mo Abudu, CEO of Ebony life TV announced that filming for the second installment of 'The Wedding Party' had commenced and we couldn't help but notice that Kemi Adetiba who directed the first part of the award winning and highly commercially successful movie was missing in action. Niyi Akinmolayan replaced Kemi Adetiba as the director for the part two of the movie. We reached out to Kemi to find out why she's no longer on the project and she told us, 'there's really nothing to it, I'm still very good friends with the house, I speak to them everyday. I don't want to make a statement right now, I'm still very close to Mo Abudu there's no phony business going on. A statement will be out soon though'.
Banky W To Marry Adesua Etomi
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Banky W To Marry Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi and Banky W are getting married. The news was both posted by Banky W on Instagram Congrats! *** Letter from the Groom Dear Susu We crossed paths 2 or 3 times since 2012, but I wasn’t paying enough attention. Destiny was staring me right in the face and I was too caught up in my own hustle and paper chase, to know it. In June 2015 however, God brought you my way again, and this time, I really SAW you. I was smitten by your grace, aura, and beauty. So smitten infact, that even though I didn’t get to say a word to you that day (because you were seated far across the room), I immediately called my best friend @captdemuren and told him I’d found my next girlfriend. LOL. He laughed. I asked one or two people about you.. your manager Isioma, who I’d worked with previo...
Part 2 Of 2016 Blockbuster, Wedding Party Is Loading
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Part 2 Of 2016 Blockbuster, Wedding Party Is Loading

The 2016 blockbuster movie, The Wedding Party, a Nigerian romantic comedy drama film , directed by Kemi Adetiba and premiered on 8 September 2016 at Tiff Toronto and on 26 November 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos will be back again. The director of "The Wedding Party," Kemi Adetiba, is not returning for the recently announced sequel. The sequel which commenced shoot on May 1, 2017, is being directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, who is popular for "Out of Luck," "The Arbitration," "Room 315," and "Falling." "The Wedding Party" isn't Akinmolayan's first film with one of the producers of the movie, Inkblot Productions. His movies "Out of Luck" and "The Arbitration" were produced by the production company. In "The Wedding Party" sequel Nonso (Enyinna Nwigwe), has continued his romanc...
David Oyelowo, Mo Abudu, RMD, Sola Sobowale, Kemi Adetiba, Banky W & More at The World Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’
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David Oyelowo, Mo Abudu, RMD, Sola Sobowale, Kemi Adetiba, Banky W & More at The World Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’

'The Wedding Party' premiered on the opening night of TIFF 2016 as a selection and most talked about film in the Spotlight City to City programme. The premiere received an arousing response from the full capacity Elgin Theatre audience in Toronto, Canada. RMD and Sola Sobowale were huge hits with the audience who laughed all the way through the Kemi Adetiba-directed romcom.  
David Oyelowo Will be a Special Guest at The Premiere of Kemi Adetiba’s “The Wedding Party”
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David Oyelowo Will be a Special Guest at The Premiere of Kemi Adetiba’s “The Wedding Party”

All roads lead to the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival as Nollywood movie “The Wedding Party” will be premiering tonight. Confirmed as one of the special guests to grace the red carpet tonight is British-American actor of Yoruba ethnicity, David Oyelowo. He will be joined by President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri; Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cameron Bailey; Executive Producer and Forbes Most Influential African, Mo Abudu; Leading Nollywood Director, Kemi Adetiba, and more special guests. Taking place at the historic Elgin Theatre on Thursday, September 8, the rom-com stars some of Africa’s biggest names including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Iretiola Doyle, Banky W, and Adesua Otomi. All of the st...
Singer Banky W Makes Nollywood Debut in ‘The Wedding Party’
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Singer Banky W Makes Nollywood Debut in ‘The Wedding Party’

RnB singer, Banky W made a huge debut in the new movie 'The Wedding Party' as a lead actor. The boss of E.M.E record label also matched down the altar as a married man in the same movie. He took to Instagram to list what film watchers will excitedly look out for in the flick. "There are too many reasons to be excited about "The Wedding Party" movie. Some of these include: 1) Kemi Adetiba's knocks her movie directorial debut out the park!!! 2) RMD & Ireti Doyle are just epic 3) Ali Baba & Sola Sobowale will kill you with laughter. 4) When you resurrect, Frank Donga, EmmaOhMyGod, Saka, AY will kill you with laughter, again 5) Queens of the Professional Fine Gyels Club Adesua Etomi, Somkele Iyamah, Beverly Naya, Zainab Balogun are ridiculously talented. And ridiculou...

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