This week Veteran actor, Richard Mofe Damijo marked his 60th birthday in grand style, Burna Boy marked his 30th and we witnessed yet another twist to the sexual harassment saga involving Omiyinka Olanrewaju a.k.a Baba Ijesa.
Catch all this and much more on this week’s EP of Vibez.
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Kemi Adetiba has announced that her much-anticipated movie sequel, “King Of Boys 2” will be a Netflix original.
The first installment of King Of Boys got several nods with fans singing praises of Sola Sobowale’s performance in the motion picture. Even though the first was seen in the cinema before it could be streamed on Netflix, the second will go straight to the streaming giant.
Adetiba shared the detail on social media through an Instagram post. The award-winning filmmaker wrote: “We’re editing KOB 2 and trying to organize all assets in proper order etc, and it hit me… So that big, flashing, neon-red @netflix “N” is gonna come first… Then my production company’s logo (see above ☺️) and then a “NETFLIX presents…” right after.
MY film is gonna be a Netflix Original!! I don’t know about y’all but ain’t no posing in my book. I might be EXTREMELY scared, nervous, my anxiety is definitely through the roof, but believe me when I say, that I’m also SUPER STOKED about it. Not bad for this Ekiti/Akwa-Ibom girl who many prolly thought wouldn’t amount to anything. Heck… Even “I” had very serious (and valid) doubts about myself at a time. But life is a journey. And as long as you have breath, you work hard, work smart, play fair (always), you got that killer drive, and are dogged about achieving your goals by any LEGAL (cos some of you…😒) means necessary… There’s always a chance you can drastically change your life story in a positively explosive way. I gotta tell y’all mine one day!!!
And I’m HERE!!! It’s not the end goal of course. Not by a long shot. But it’s a super amazing milestone that I’m both proud of, and grateful for.
But I don’t wanna be here alone… Let’s GOOOOOO!!! p.s. Don’t be scared of your dreams. I dream like a naive 16-year-old who life hasn’t shown yet 🤣
Like @jcolewrld said, “They say anything is possible. You gotta dream like you’ve never seen obstacles!” I dream of the mighty things I want to do and achieve. And I don’t think a single one of them is stupid, unreasonable or far-fetched.
Your dreams are just God’s way of showing you the blue print of what you are capable of. Have a happy, goal-achieving “hump day” today ❤️☺️😘 #NetflixShouldersLoading #HiDad 😜
“King Of Boys 2” written, produced, and directed by Kemi Adetiba, will include Sola Sobowale, Remilekun “Reminisce” Safaru, iLLBliss, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nse Ikpe Etim, Efa Iwara, Toni Tones, Jide Kosoko, Osas Ighodaro and more.
The first installment of King Of Boys enjoyed enormous Box Office success and was a fan favourite which makes movie lovers in the Nollywood movie space expectant of what is to come in the sequel. The cast and crew wrapped shooting in November and the motion picture is now in the post-production stage.
Veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo popularly known as RMD celebrated his 56th birthday on Thursday.
But the day wasn’t just about a birthday bash, as RMD was grateful to God as he shared his experiences and journey in life on Instagram.
As fans took to the social media to send in their wishes, the beloved actor went motivational, sharing his experience.
RMD who has been through thick and thin but stood strong made his life an open book, telling his fans that anyone can make – just like he did.
And that is where Patoranking came in. RMD’s theme song for the day was the reggae-dancehall artiste’s “Nobody wey nor fit to make am o”.
Keying into that, the charismatic actor explained how life wasn’t a bed of roses for him and, like many, he had found himself in situations were all that kept him going was that light at the end of the tunnel.
In an Instagram post, he said, “I believe my journey, like most journeys to greatness usually start from self-belief. It’s hard for me to believe I have done 34 years post-graduation. “There’s been struggles, uncertainties, living abroad seeking greener pastures, returning home, businesses have risen, flourished and some fallen.”
The former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State who lost his first wife May Mofe-Damijo in 1996 to the cold hands of death explained that there is always light at the end of a tunnel and that after every storm there is a rest.
“There’s been a marriage, a painful death, another blessed marriage, joyous births and more academic pursuits and degrees. There’s been my sojourn in government for eight years, the birth of my precious grandchildren and the return that was at first scary till I felt the overwhelming love and support of my ever growing fan base. What a journey. What a packed 56 years. I am indeed grateful and thankful,” he said.
He further stated how things good things don’t come easy but with faith, hard work and Self-development all things can be accomplished.
“No, I didn’t wake up like this (as RMD), No, I didn’t always know that I would “make it”. It’s been faith, hard work, self-development and more work. But above all, I have been more graced than my efforts could ever have done which is why in this journey, God is my ride or die and today I return all the glory to Him.”
Beyond being a theme song for the day, “Nobody wey nor fit to make am o” is a theme song for RMD’s life.
“Patoranking’s “Nobody wey nor fit to make am o” is the apt theme song for my life as I celebrate my 56th birthday today,” he wrote. “From Welfare Road Warri, Delta State to the Silver Screen, it’s been a surreal experience that anyone who has made it from a similar place of obscurity can relate to.”
The veteran actor has won different awards like Best Actor in Leading Role for 1st Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, Special Recognition Award for Best of Nollywood Awards in 2012, and Lifetime Achievement Award for 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.
The actor who is a father and grandfather has five children, four with his current wife and one from his previous marriage with MEE. Oh, and if you didn’t know, he is a grandpa. Two grandchildren back that up.
Filmmaker, J Franklin Jitubo, takes his craft one notch higher, with his first feature length movie titled ‘Dinner’ already showing at the cinemas.
It is his first work after recording impressive successes with the short film, ‘Once’, which screened at the Durban film festival, and the television film, ‘Daisy’s Secret’.
The movie, ‘Dinner’ follows a chain of events that ensued when five friends get together for a dinner party and find out secrets about each other’s relationships and the one person in the middle of it all.
Speaking of what inspired the film, Jitubo said, the story initially came as an idea for a short film and he drew the idea for his new film while on set of a television series.
The accounting graduate turned filmmaker, says his love for movies started from an early age.
According to him, he loved story-telling and enjoyed reading comic books while growing up, before he transitioned into screen writing in 2012 and later on started producing short films.
Explaining further about the process of film making, he said “once u have a story that is good enough, you can be rest assured that if the technical aspect falls in place, and you have the right team, then you can make a good film”.
When asked about how he was able to get veteran actors such as Richard Mofe Damijo to cast in his film , he said “everyone would be glad to be in a good film”.
However, he explained that it was easy getting RMD to feature in his film because according to him, “I was looking for someone to introduce me to him until suddenly one day, I came out of my house and I met him and we exchanged email addresses.”
He said he was able to get some of the cast after an audition while he met others along the line and was able to form a good team for the film, ‘Dinner’.
Popular Nollywood actor, and commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Richard Mofe Damijo, this morning survived a ghastly car accident in Warri, Delta State, that left his SUV damaged beyond repair.
The actor was rescued from the vehicle and taken to the hospital where he’s currently receiving treatment. But those who spoke to him since the accident said his injuries aren’t that serious and will soon be discharged.