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BN Exclusive: Glo brings Nollywood together as Stars bond in Jozi



Johannesburg set the scene for some poignant moments  as Nollywood, Gollywood and Ghanaian music stars bonded as they arrived in South Africa to film an advertisement for African telecommunications company – Globacom. After months of intense speculation on the identitities of the Nollywood stars chosen as Glo Ambassadors, the list of stars was finally announced in July 2009. Among the Nollywood stars are Ramsey Nouah, Desmond Elliot, Jim Iyke, Mike Ezuruonye, Nonso Diobi, Nuhu Aliyu, Funke Akindele, Uche Jombo, Chioma Chukwuka- Akpotha, Monalisa Chinda-Dejo Richards, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, Rita Dominic and Ini Edo-Phillip Ehiagwina. Ever since then, billboards, magazines, newspapers, TV and radio have been flooded with images, sounds and views of the adverts featuring the stars. The public’s reaction has been unabashedly positive mainly because of the wide appeal and reach of Nollywood actors and actresses. In Jozi, the Glo ambassadors filmed a TV commercial which will be targeted at the Ghaniaian market. Below are behind the scenes photos of the stars during their stay in Jozi – out sightseeing, shopping, at their hotel etc… It is really great to see them all getting along! Seems like one big happy family! Click back tomorrow as Bella Naija will bring you exclusive photos from the commercial shoot.

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Mike Ezuruonye and Jim Iyke with MonaLisa Chinda Dejo-Richard's cute daughter - Tamar

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Chioma Akpotha, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall & Desmond Elliot share a cheerful moment

Glo ambassadors Van Vicker, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina , Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic and Desmond Elliot bump into MI in Jozi

Glo ambassadors Van Vicker, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina , Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic and Desmond Elliot bump into MI in Jozi

Funke Akindele shares the love!

Funke Akindele shares the love!

Nonso Diobi & Ini chat away

Nonso Diobi & Ini chat away

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Photo Credit: FaceFront Concepts


  1. jules

    August 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Funke is really rocking the lace wig, it suits her! Go on people

  2. olachi

    August 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    chioma chukwuka is the 3rd actress in the 2nd picture…Bella dont tell me you guys dont know her?

  3. olachi

    August 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    funke is not mixing well with the others o-lol

  4. Bola

    August 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    omo I’m feeling this o- Mike Ezuronye, Nonso Diobi,Van Vicker, Jim Iyke +the ladies. This morning, I CANT SHOUT!

  5. iamspecialtoo

    August 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    she mentioned chioma.. she is now chioma chukwuka-apotha…
    bella used chioma apotha…

  6. eny

    August 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    i love the look of all of ’em 2geda (good times) ….but damnnn was it that cold? lol … all d guys look hot by the way … i wanna marry van vicker so bad lol …..

  7. J'burgchic

    August 26, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    yea,it could have been that cold considering it was winter in S/A around the time they were there.

  8. Lamide

    August 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Yay for Nollywood star power, lol!
    Not loving the lace front wigs though…

  9. mia

    August 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Van vicker *sighhhh*… doesn’t make sense for a man to be dat fineee and sexxxxxy lol…

  10. jess

    August 26, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    living the big life.see all my fav actresses ini,rita,jombo,chioma,kate and jenifa{glo was in my heart when they made you guys brand ambys} everyone is talking about the guys so i am not going to.

  11. udoka

    August 27, 2009 at 12:49 am

    whereis genny nnaji? is not fairthe way the are treating her oh……..she would have completed the set. however they all look good

  12. shi

    August 27, 2009 at 5:08 am

    for some funny reason it looks like suliat kan ayetoro kan is saying “as in, u know,see u, cash ya larer at glo event”…lmao

  13. uguysramazn

    August 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

    its dark already,wats with the frames…tisk tisk

  14. Stephanie

    August 27, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    i know he is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy fine i wish i could have s*x with him…. one day

  15. Tee

    August 28, 2009 at 5:28 am

    someone tell rita to throw that leopard skin leggins away! arrrrrgggh! so much for best dressed 🙁

  16. uguysramazn

    August 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

    and wat swrong with leopard leggins?

    • Jamna

      February 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Once I have urdpaged from Glo Lite to Glo Premium, do I get FREE UPGRADING for all future updates or enhancements? Is the price a lifetime price?

  17. KIKE

    August 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm


  18. Adaku

    August 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    WTF? lol…did you read that sentence back before you posted?

  19. Sia

    August 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Why are all of them fat?

  20. why

    August 29, 2009 at 4:15 am

    She married and stopped using Chukwuka innit. Bella is up to date lol!

  21. BIJOUX

    August 29, 2009 at 10:35 am

    i love you guyz

  22. wale olooro gbogbo bigs boys

    August 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    no mind dem…as bible talk..d heart of a man is wetin?? but diz 1 na mind of a woman..have sex?? and she go fit get BF or even fiancee like dat…well na wish y dem talk say if horses were wishes,beggars wld go find sumtin beta2do wit ur life dan fantasizing bout having sex with people..rubbishhh oshiii


    August 31, 2009 at 5:47 am


  24. wisdom

    August 31, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    She was just joking jo calm down

  25. Chiangel

    September 2, 2009 at 2:24 am

    LOL @ Sia! They are chopping their hard earned cash. I can remember how they all looked when they started out in the movie biz. Money talks. At least a big tin of peak powdered milk, fried eggs, pancakes, ice cream, those soft fufu like bread (I’m drooling) with some hot milo…….. The rest is history. Damn. Make I go take care of myself quick.

  26. Anni

    September 3, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Are nollywood stars all going to the moon??? sup wit the many jackets and scarfs on their neck….all in johannesburg

  27. tina

    September 6, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Where is genevevia and omotola , why are they always by themself,I love this group ,look like they get alone well,

  28. sly ashi

    September 17, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    i’m sure there R trying to get thier hollywood on by wearing the shades! Gosh i just hope they would stop trying too hard to be American/hollywood stars instead of real african that why i do appreciate jackie Appah’s outfit she keeping it real even though it always way over the top for the most part but htis one is real! like mama Africa.Not boots during the summer like those wanna be hollywood stars!! LOL!keep it real!

  29. sly ashi

    September 17, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    how much did they get for the commercial.Genevieve;s management was trying to get more but they Glo went for the other stars who i think were not asking too much. omotola did not contact the glo people on time thats why they r not there

  30. aaliyah

    September 18, 2009 at 12:11 am

    chioma appears friendly and sweet.

  31. Kess

    September 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I too love our nija ppl and their comments. OMG, there is nothing as intresting as reading ppl’s comments and point of view in this BN of a Blog.
    I love you all who contributes to BN gist.

  32. amaka

    November 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I just wanna say that i love all the actors and actresses that came.they all look really cute and lovely.i’m proud of all yall.

  33. Toni

    December 24, 2009 at 4:40 am

    they look good but will anybody speak the real or do i have to i havent been able to sit and enjoy a nigerian movie in oh i would say..11 friggin years since i moved away..the only time i do it is to bond with my mama who swears them shitz is the best thing since facebook…they suck major balls…and oh dear God can someone please tell desmond elliot about blu ray and hidef…i hate having to see his razor bumps in 3D while i eat, they jump out at you…that being said they do look nice( jo-burg gets cold sometimes)

  34. adonis

    February 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    congrat to all my nollywood star.but i must this,dat it pained me not seeing Emeka Ike among the glo ambassadors.i feel its important why?

  35. Gbe Margaret

    April 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    They were really having you guys all.well done,u guys are doing it well.

  36. QueenBee

    January 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    nice 2knw they r havn fun. If lace wig is d only thn dat makes them cute. Y complain abt it? Pls can sm1 tel me again wat they were in s/a for?

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