The Nigerian movie scene has seen another masterpiece from one of Nollywood’s culture-centric actress, director and producer, Kabirah Kafidipe, as her latest work “A date with Asmau”, premiered on 11th of October in Lagos at Ostra Halls and Hotel, Ikeja.
The talented actress remarkably made a return to Nollywood with the faith themed movie which centres around polygamy in Muslim homes and stands to propagate the act of consciousness in Islam.
The actress who rose to stardom with her role as Araparegangan in the famous Yoruba classic, Saworo-Ide by Tunde Kelani, a political satire movie about Governance in Nigeria, has written and featured in a number of movies after her first-ever appearance in a short film titled “The White Handkerchief” also produced by Tunde Kelani of Mainframe productions.
The movie, a twist of faith, self and fate, tells the story of Asmau (Kabirah Kafidipe), a presenter of an Islamic programme on TV, in her early 30s who runs an NGO that supports women and children welfare. She is respected for her tenacity, kindness and truthfulness.but is faced with a lot of challenges and insecurities later in life, including the one associated with her marriage to Abdul Wahab (Ibrahim Chatta), until her fears become a reality.
“A date with Asmau” shot in Lagos Nigeria features prolific Nigerian actor, singer, writer, and producer, Ibrahim Chatta, together with Afeez Oyetoro, Nigerian actor popularly known as Saka.
The movie according to Kabirah “will trigger a lot of emotions, create a better understanding of Islam on some issues especially marriage, polygamy, family, among others and put them in the right context as against the stereotypes peddled in the society which in most cases have no basis in Islam” she further stated that the movie promises to be entertaining to viewers as well.
“It has always been my goal to do what I know how to do best; acting, but as a conscious Muslim that I am, I had to think of ways that I can make my voice heard in the most appropriate manner” She also certifies that ‘A Date with Asmau’ is one of many more to come.
Aisha Adams of Siddiqah foundation who makes her debut with a role in the movie described her experience as exhilarating and eye-opening. She urges Nigerians to look forward to an educational and entertaining film.
The premier housed a special feature of Round Table Series which featured prominent personalities in Islam such as Amir, 1Ummah Convention, Sheikh Abubakar Muhammad; Life Coach, Sheikh Abdul Fatah Adeyemi, Mufutau Adebowale and many others who uniquely projected a conversation around Islam and Entertainment in today’s generation. The movie also stars notable Muslim personalities like Ni’mah Akashat of the Your View programme on TVC, Aminat Adams, amongst many others.
L-R: Amir,1Ummah Convention, Sheikh Abubakar Muhammad; Life Coach, Sheikh Abdul Fatah Adeyemi; Movie Producer, Kabirah Kafidipe and Rizqah Sodique-Lasaki during the movie premiere of ‘A date with Asmau’ in Lagos recently
Poison scare: God will Expose Wicked People Around Me- Davido
Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, Davido, has taken to his verified Twitter account with over nine million followers to state that God will expose any “wickedness” around him.
In his tweet, the iconic singer wrote, “God will expose and deal with any wickedness around me; near or far, Amen. I’m blessed.”
His tweet comes shortly after a video snippet surfaced online where a cleric claimed that he had a revelation the pop star would be poisoned by someone living under his roof.
“I told you about one singer, Davido. They will poison him; I don’t know him and I have never seen him in my life. They will put something in his drink; he will be rushed to the hospital, will be admitted, and unconscious. The person that will poison him is sleeping in his house,” the cleric said.
More so, the singer’s former personal assistant, Aloma, in a recent interview, revealed that in 2017, he was offered N100m by someone in the music industry to implicate Davido in the death of his friend, Tagbo.
Aloma said, “When we were at the Police station, Lion Building, they took me to a room and said that I am a ‘fall man’. Beware of this music industry, everyone is trying their best to pull David down.
“They told me to write a statement which will state that David killed Tagbo. They gave me a cheque of N100m just for me to write that David killed Tagbo.”
Actor, Donyayo Dumps Etisalat Lucrative Job, Plans Double Movie Release
Adeyemo Adeyemi aka DONYAYO, a Nollywood Actor, was born in 1981 Oct 31st into a family of 5..four boys and a girl.
Yayo Who is from the Brown roof city of Ibadan, the political capital of the Yorubaland,attended Ikolaba Grammar School and passed through The Poly Ibadan and Later graduated from the University Of Ilorin.
Well traveled, Adeyemi has visited a lot of countries in Africa and outside Africa of the continent. Donyayo, started his art career in 2004 and produced his first Movie in 2005. He has since then produced many other movies.
Among them ALE EREBE ,OMO KAMPUS, OPA ORO, BACHELOR’S EVE, SCHOOL LIFE with his latests awaiting release :DONYAYO and DRAMA which features saidi balogun, shola kosoko, rotimi salami, bukola awoyemi, bose akinola, ayoola Benedict and tunde odejimi. The movies are directed by BEN O BEN..
A dedicated and focused worker, Yayo once worked with Etisalat, now 9mobile. in his quest and passion for entertainment he dropped his white collar Job with the telecommunications outlet, for car selling business.
LAGOS CLUB CUP SEASON 3 ENTERTAINERS, HOSPITALITY OWNERS PLAY FOR PEACE IN LAGOS.
Entertainment Celebrities and Hospitality Business Owners are set to kick off the 3rd Edition of the annual Lagos Club Cup (LCC), which will hold between Sunday 13th & Monday 14th of June 2021.
The football competition, which is in its third year, is aimed at promoting social interaction through grassroot football in the country.
This year’s edition tagged #FootballForPeace, will see Entertainers and hospitality companies ranging from different night clubs, lounges & Bars in Lagos gather at the Landmark Beach Football Arena in Victoria Island for a novelty match against Entertainment Celebrities in both male and female categories.
Speaking ahead of the event, Project Manager and Lead Consultant at 5Stars Football Consultancy, Olumide Aturu explained that this year’s edition is aimed at lending voices towards peace advocacy for the country amid the violence, insecurity and social injustice.
According to Aturu, “Considering the whole unrest and other vices in the country, this year’s edition is tagged #FootballForPeace, because we intend to create awareness about the role of Nigerian Youths in becoming lead advocates for Peace and not Violence in the country”.
Notable Stars including Ex-BBNaija & Supersport Analysts, Ozo, Neo, Jimmy, YoungJohn, Naira Marley, WofaiFada, Beverly Osu, Pearl Hart and popular Instagram and YouTube comedians like Josh2Funny, BelloKreb, Amadi Man will feature in the match, which will have English FA Cup Winner, John Fashanu & Ace footballer Odion Ighalo in attendance.
Beer barn won the inaugural edition of the Lagos Club Cup in 2019 after beating Quilox in the finals, before they were dethroned by current holders, Czars lounge who won the last edition.
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