Jide Kosoko’s Zanku, Cardi B’s Drama And More: The Week In Showbiz


After having ‘A Good Time’ in 2019, from what was arguably a successful music year for Davido, as well as the anticipation of his wedding to his lover, Chioma, the newyear started off on a rather dramatic note for the singer.

The drama started after photos of himself and his first baby mama, Sophia Momodu surfaced online, sparking rumours that the two were getting back together.

Meanwhile, American Rapper, Cardi B, has continued to shake social media with her talks about filing for a Nigerian citizenship.

The latest in her series of banter, was her asking fans to pick a Nigerian name for her.

“Let’s settle this once and for all, Chioma B or Cadijat”, she tweeted.

And trust Nigerians not to pass on a good banter. They went on with various comments and hilarious reactions. Read More

In Nollywood, Actress, Mercy Johnson has added a new feather to her filming cap with the release of the trailer for her debut production, titled The Legend Of Inikpi.

The film features a stellar cast of Nollywood Heavyweights including herself, Sam Dede, Odunlade Adekola, Saidi Balogun, Paul Obazele and others.

Kunle Afolayn is also set to give fans another hit movie following his 2019 production, Mokalik.

According to him, the movie titled ‘Citation’ will explore the notorious sex for grades practice reported in some higher institutions of learning and colleges.

It features Hollywood actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis and celebrity fashion blogger Temi Otedola who would be cutting her teeth in Nollywood.


Hollywood Stars Shine On Globes Red Carpet

‘I Was Raped Repeatedly At 19’ – Lady Gaga

Catch all these and more in this week’s showbiz recap.

Simi Drops New Music Video Featuring Jide Kosoko

Singing Sensation, Simisola Ogunleye has dropped a new music video off her self-titled album Simisola.

The Extreme Music artiste today, November 8, released the visuals for her song titled “Owanbe.”

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The video, which is produced by AJE Films, features Nollywood actors, Jide Kosoko and Odunlade Adekola with their hilarious and comical expressions adding drama to the video.

The video is the setting of a typical colourful Lagos Owanbe party, with party lovers grooving to Simi’s sonorous voice.

Watch the video below:

I Got The Beating Of My Life After My First Performance – Jide Kosoko

Actor, Jide Kosoko

Veteran Actor, Jide Kosoko has said starting up entertainment as a child actor was a herculean task as he had to combat with his parent’s approval.

Speaking on Channels Television, Rubbin’ Minds, Kosoko said both his father and mother didn’t approve his sojourn into the entertainment scene as a child and his mother even flogged him bitterly after she saw his first performance.

“Back then, no parent wanted their child to come into this (Entertainment Industry). Especially my father will tell me, “Jide you are a royal Prince of Lagos, you should not be entertaining people, in fact, people should be entertaining you.

“My mother was a bit on the aggressive side, she doesn’t take it easy with me at all but I was able to maneuver.”

He narrated how he successfully auditioned for a role as a child actor without informing his parents. Kosoko said he felt like a hero when he got back to his neighborhood after his first performance but his mother flogged him on that day.

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“One of our tenants, Dele Toyinbo, I never know he was a member of a traveling theater group. When I eventually knew, I invited him to my primary school where he taught us some things on our entertainment day.

“So, when they wanted to have a production in their group, titled Makanjuola, he thought of me as the lead child character that they needed. So, I went there and I was picked after the audition. This was like a dream come true. I hid all the information from my parents to ensure I meet up with the programme.

“So after the transmission of the programme and I returned home, people started hailing me. I never knew they all watched me. After I dropped at the bus stop they started hailing me and I felt like a hero.

“I never knew my mother also watched it and laid an ambush for me. So when I got home, I got the best beating of my life that day. But to God be the glory, I continued to convince them that I will try as much as possible not to let it affect my academics.

The veteran actor said that fame in the entertainment industry is easy to attain but only a well-trained actor can remain relevant for a long time.

“What I continue to tell people now is that you need to be trained. Getting popularity may come as luck sometimes but the truth is that if you are not trained, you may fall.”

When asked to express his opinion about the country on the 57th Independence Day celebration, in comparison to the situation of things in October 1st, 1960, he said, “Development continues, no doubt about that, but then, we had more peace. We cannot really compare because of the population of Nigeria, back then. There has been a tremendous change, both positive and negative.

“I continue to be a very happy Nigerian. We are intelligent by all standards. We are smart, although we are not using it for the development of the country. But then, I am happy to belong to the most populous country in Africa.”


The Meeting finally premieres

The much awaited movie produced and directed by Rita Dominic  and Mildred Okwo premiered on Friday at the grand ball room of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.

Gracing the occasion were the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, representatives from the Vice-President, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa amongst other dignitaries

Also on the role call were Nollywood actresses and actors including Genevieve Nnaji, Ego Boyo, Iretiola Doyle, Joke Silva and many others.

Some Nigerian artistes including Tuface Idibia, Tiwa Savage, Waje, Lami Philips and Weird MC also graced the occasion.
The movie starred Kate Henshaw, Chinedu Ikedieze, Jide Kosoko, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Tariah Basorge Jnr, Femi Jacobs, Bankole Kehinde, Rita Dominic and many others.

The storyline is about a Lagos-based corporate executive, Makinde Esho who works for The Audrey Silva Company(TASC) and finds himself at the mercy of political patronage, trying to adapt to the culture and routine, falls in love with a youth corp member when he embarked on a one day business trip to Abuja to secure a government contract.


I’ll Take My Chance storms Italy!

The Blockbuster movie produced by Ini Edo and Emem Isong storms Italy.

The movie premier will hold on the 28th and 29th of April 2012, in two different cities in Italy.

venue:La Secchia Rapita, Corso Canal Granda 4, Modeno Centro. | Time:7.00pm.

I’ll Take My Chance features acts like Jide Kosoko, Late Sam Loco-Efe, Bryan Okwara amongst others.

Actors protest against piracy in Lagos

Members of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, (ANTP), on Wednesday gathered at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Lagos, bearing placards to protest against piracy.

The protesters, including Jide Kosoko, Funke Akindele, Antar Laniyan, among other popular Yoruba actors, gathered to call for the complete shutting down of the popular Alaba International Market, Lagos, which according to them, is the breeding ground of piracy in the entertainment industry.

The protest kicked off from the premises of Lagos Arts and Culture Centre at Radio bus stop, Ikeja before heading to the State House.
While carrying out the protest, security men blocked the actors from gaining access into the house of assembly premises in a bid to protect the activities taking place to mark the 60th birthday of a former governor of Lagos State and ACN leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Also, Police allegedly used tear gas and fired shots in the air to disperse the protesters.