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Tinsel’s “Angela Dede” Changes Once Again as Matilda Obaseki Goes on Maternity Leave! Meet the New Lady



BellaNaija Theresa Tinsel by Studio Wellbrook-3Africa’s most popular weekday soap, Tinsel, is making a major change to its cast. One of the key characters on the series, Angela Dede – played by Matilda Obaseki-Mozia – will be temporarily replaced by Nigerian actress, Theresa Edem. The change takes effect immediately.

This change comes as Matilda embarks on maternity leave to rejoin the series early next year. Matilda is currently expecting her second child. Her first child, a son, recently turned two.

Theresa Edem holds a degree in Animal Science and Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and a Certification In Acting from the Royal Arts Academy in Lagos. She has a background in television, film and theatre and has featured in a number of movies including Lonely Hearts, After the Proposal, The Antique, Take Back your Throne and Obio Iban.

Viewers should tune in to Tinsel on weekdays at 20:30 CAT on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151) to catch all the drama, intrigue, romance, deception and betrayal that the series brings to their screens.

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  1. Changing Faces

    September 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Can this tinsel be put to rest already? The plot gets more ridiculous by the day. Characters are not properly put to rest before they’re replaced by a new set. The main characters have all left, the initial plot surrounding the Ade Williams, reel studios, Telema, Kwame, Soji, odyssey and Brenda has just fizzled out without any clarity. Brenda is now busy chasing surrogates up and down, Amaka is fighting Sheila, Philip is nowhere to be found, Bimpe is, just being Bimpe…. if this series needs to go on, they definitely need a new set of writers with fresh ideas

    OK, I’m calm now 🙂

    • Ella

      September 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Especially that Amaka’s character …..enough already!!!!

    • Rick

      September 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      The “initial plot” from 7 years ago? You expected that to go on till this day?

    • chuchi

      October 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm


    • Miss_Flygerian

      October 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      I was telling my mom the same thing yesterday. The show has become uninteresting and ridiculous. 1. A storyline gets dragged on for too long. For example, that Caesar plot that lasted for almost 4 months. What for? 2. The characters doing unnaturally stupid things, e.g Amaka and Brenda. 3. Majority of the actors on the show are HORRIBLE!!!! Overrated and downright terrible actors. “Facepalm-ing” is all I do when watching their cringe-worthy acting.

      The show just needs to be killed immediately. It has now turned into garbage.

  2. megal

    September 30, 2014 at 11:43 am


  3. Uby-1

    September 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    You go, Theresa! Saw you in action yesterday and you were fantastic! Can’t wait to see the new dimensions you bring to the Angela character. Africa will love you! #diehardfan

  4. Avid Tinsel Fan

    September 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Theresa is a pretty lady. That said, i personally think its a tall order for any one to play the ‘Angel character’. Moreso she looks too young for the role; this can be corrected with appropriate wardrobe and makeup. Her dressing in yesterday’s episode gives a ‘Talewa’s character age group impression as against the angela character age group. The complexion variance is a big deal too for Angela Dede’s role. .

    • Genevieve Anaso

      December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Oh well said…..i tot i was the only who noticed she is too young for the angela dedes character and dresses same way also….pls Angela do make u come back

  5. yhemie

    September 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Congrats lurv…you gon kii all dia roles

  6. Ade

    September 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Love the new Angela! Fine acting too!

  7. Bbbbbbbbbb

    September 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Nobody can b Angela except maltida obaseki

  8. SANDY

    September 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    hmmmm tinsel really…where are the original characters na….chai…

  9. rynyx

    September 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I think she should just calm down and enjoy the role. it is a little too much effort trying to be Angela. I watched her yesterday and I thought she was trying a little too hard. why didn’t Leonora just come back? plus Tinsel is now 21:.00CAT. that 8pm Nigerian time, that’s when it showed yesterday. the up and down can be a little tiring but I am still a Tinsel Junkie all the way.

  10. If He no be Panadol he no fit b like panadol

    September 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    If He no be Panadol he no fit b like panadol #TeamMatilda


  11. sum1special

    September 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    End the series Tinsel already, it is a lost cause, no longer interesting.

  12. JD

    September 30, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I dont like her. im sorry but i think shes trying too much already. and she looks too young to be Angela Dede. Matilda was amazing. hope she return. and safe delivery too!

  13. Tony

    September 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    lol @ Brenda chasing surrogates. For real this was a smart and interesting tv show for all ages and gender. I strongly agree the series is loosing grounds and should come to an end now. Western TV Shows know when to stop. Its either the writers dig into the viewers expectations more or just go to sleep.

  14. Anonymous

    September 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Why could they not just make the “Angela” character go on a vacation or travel or something? Why bring a substitute? Then when Matilda comes back she’ll continue. It just doesn’t make sense…

  15. oluronbi enitan

    September 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Pls bring soji back, or add interesting character…what’s happening everyone is dying or travelling.. tinsel get ur acts together.. the show is loosing it’s touch… pls when is kona coming back

  16. deelamz

    October 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Erhmm is it every time she gets preggers that they put someone to replace her…It really doesn’t make sense..can’t the Directors or Producers think of a way to go round such…its not a good look at all!.

  17. Oge

    January 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    She looks and sounds just like Tiwa Savage!

  18. Mojojojo

    June 8, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    “Africa’s most popular weekday soap”………….really?

  19. feyi

    June 10, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    matilda Pls come Sebi you don born? come back o this Theresa don tire me!

  20. shirley bassey

    July 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Theresa is a great actress but I still prefer Matilda playing d Angela dede’s character. The tinsel soap is really getting boring and uninteresting, I think the writers shud go on break and try to refresh their brain inorder to come up with more intriguing and captivating story line. Thnx

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