NOLLYWOOD: GENERATION NOWPosted on Monday, February 5th, 2007 at 8:20 AM
The mere mention of the word, ‘Nollywood’ makes some people break out in hives – they just hate it! While for others, Nollywood is much more than watching movies – it is a lifestyle. They know the names and personal details of their favourite stars and cannot let a day go by without viewing a Nollywood movie.
Welcome to the world of Nigerian movies – the industry is growing in terms of fans and quantity of movies produced but many are complaining that the quality of Nollywood movies is simply deplorable.
Whatever your side of the fence, you have to admit that Nollywood’s impact is growing. It is considered the 3rd largest movie industry in the world (only eclipsed by Hollywood and Bollywood).
Almost every African knows the Nollywood major stars – Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola and RMD but do u know the new generation of stars?
While Nollywood’s major players were ‘banned’ by movie marketers for over 2 years, this was an opportunity for some new stars to emerge.
I present – Nollywood: Generation Now!
She is rumoured to be dating D’Banj and is one of Nollywood’s most sought after actresses. Check out her website – HERE
From Akwa Ibom State
Is 24 Years old – Born 19 April 1982
Attends the University of Calabar and is studying Theatre Arts
You can see her in the new movie, ‘Girls Cot’
He is selective about his movie roles and always brings something special to the characters he plays.
Is 26 Years Old
He’s a ladies man
Signed with a US talent agency
Watch him in ‘Black Bra’
Chioma Chukwuka is considered a ‘good girl’ in Nollywood. Ever since she started acting, Chioma has not been involved in any scandal or rumoured romance with co-stars. She got married last year and is still riding on a wave of success.
Studied Banking and Finance at the Lagos State University
Attends House on the Rock church
Watch ‘Growing Up’
Studied Theatre Arts at University of Port Harcourt
You can see her in ‘Girls in the Hood’
‘Fair Mike’ as he is fondly called entered Nollywood a short time ago but has delivered in quite a number of movies.
Studied Accounting at Federal Polytechnic Oko and Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Reportedly dated Ini Edo
Known as Nollywood’s golden boy
Oge Okoye has been acting for a couple of years but the last 2 years have been exceptionally recognized. She has played the lead role in several high profile movies and hads legions of fans. Oge recently gave birth to a baby girl in London.
Her husband’s name is Stanley
She is a Theatre Arts graduate from Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Check out ‘Face of Africa’
Attends the University of Calabar
Baby Daddy is reportedly Musa Danjuma, the younger brother to Rtd Gen. Theophilus Danjuma
A graduate of Mathematics/Statistics from the University of Calabar
From Abia State
Also writes and produces movies
See her great performance in ‘Games Men Play’ which she co-wrote
Let us know what u think.
Nollywood – Love it or hate it?
Would you encourage your younger sister/brother to pursue a career in Nollywood?
What do u think about these actors and actresses…let us know!
Have a great week!