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What a Birthday! Nollywood Veteran Fred Amata celebrates 50 with Novelty Football Match, White Tie Ball & Charity Event



Fred Amata @ 50 - BellaNaija - May2013

Actor, Producer and Director Fred Amata is counting the days to his big day as he turns 50. Friends and colleagues alike will be partaking in a flurry of events lined up to celebrate the Nollywood icon. The line up of events began on the 4th of May 2013 with the City People Media Group as they hosted Fred at ‘A Night with Fred Amata’ at Abibiz restaurant & lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The line up of events will continue with a football match titled “Battle of the Stars” which will include a celebrity mash up of comedians, singers, OAP’s and actors against the 1994 Nation Cup winners Ex-International. The after party will be sponsored by Hennessey and the half time entertainment will be courtesy Timaya.

Guest are requested to send their names as they would want it on their jersey and number choosing from 0-99 to [email protected] as jerseys will be printed for all celebrity participants. It should be of note that certain numbers are automatically seeded; No 1, No.10, NO.9 and especially NO.12 which is reserved for Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola who would be the Player of Honour on the Day.

The events will also include a white tie dinner and red carpet event which will showcase Fred Amata and other stars in a theatre performance of excerpts from Fred Agbeyegbe‘s stage play: “The King Must Dance Naked”. The celebration will conclude with an all star visit to charity to spread gifts and goodwill.

Meet & Greet with Coach Amodu Shaibu for pre-match training: 8th May 2013
Battle of the Stars: 15th May 2013
White tie Dinner & Red Carpet event: 18th May 2013.
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  1. Sexxie

    May 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    50 is gradually becoming the new 40. All the people that recently celebrated the big golden one didn’t look a day above 40. Guess people are beginning to take better care of themselves. Congrats Fred & happy birthday!

  2. BUCIE

    May 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm


  3. Chic

    May 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Misleading headline I came expecting to see birthday photos. BN the headline should have read “to celebrate” not “celebrates”

    • Joyce

      May 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      The same with…, quite disappointing.

  4. Sony Neme

    May 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Nice one Bella. U re surely a worthy media partner. The white tie dinner is surely going to be a show with a touch of class., star-studded and an event worth being part of. Thanks for the beautiful piece. the count down continues on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 as Shuaibu Amoudu, coach of the Nollywood team, takes his team on training. the team is made up of Fred Amata, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Ali baba, AY, SoundSultan, MI, Basorg Tariah Jnr, Emeka Ihiocha, Chidi Mokeme, Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze among others. The day will also have Fred leading an ensemble cast of celebrated theater practitioners in a rehearsal for the stage play: The King Must Dance Naked.


    May 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm


  6. salsera

    May 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    @poshilla did you read this at all? I t clearly says the celebration started with an event on the 4th of MAY and other events this week and next week.

  7. Princess Dee

    May 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    happy bday Fred.

  8. loveth .O

    May 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    looking this young at 50 oh mine

  9. Martha Kpolleh from Liberia

    May 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm


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