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I’ve not made money from Nollywood – Dayo Amusa laments

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Actress and filmmaker, Dayo Amusa has lamented over not making any money from Nollywood even after shooting 12 movies and still counting. Actress and filmmaker, Dayo Amusa has lamented over not making any money from Nollywood even after shooting 12 movies and still counting.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun disclosed that she does other things that generate money for her but however expressed hope of making money from Nollywood someday.

 

She said:  “I do a lot of things that generate money for me. I have always done business even before I came into Nollywood and I am still in business. I came into Nollywood as an actress before becoming a movie producer and to date, I have shot 12 movies and still counting. Truth be told, I have not made money from Nollywood yet. After 12 movies I have not made the kind of money that I should make but I know I will make it. You see, there is a difference between making a huge profit and then, just getting your money back on your investment. I haven’t broken even” she said.

 

“I love doing good movies and putting up good content. I think my major challenge now is that my movies are not showing in all cinemas in the country like I hoped and it saddens me. Their excuse is that my movies are indigenous and the titles are local but I am like ‘we get to watch foreign movies indigenous to different parts of the world yet subtitled and these movies are been shown in our cinemas so I ask the question ‘why can’t we encourage our local content?’ I want to believe that even if a movie is 100 per cent indigenous, that does not stop it from showing in cinemas as long as the movie is well subtitled.

“It has greatly affected me as an independent film maker, I do most of my productions from my purse. It is not like I get grants and it really eats moviemakers up when we don’t get the opportunity to showcase what we have.

“Even if they feel we are not getting it right, there is a way they can inform us that this is what you need to achieve this and that. But they just label it local content, indigenous this and indigenous that, giving what we do all sorts of names but the fact is, when you preview a job and story wise you have it, picture wise you have it, quality wise and artistic whatever you have it, then why the barrier? Why can’t such a movie be seen in all cinemas across Nigeria.

“But they are giving excuses that when cinema going audiences hear the title, they will not like it. Who says so? Yes, a title could have a very positive impact on a production but a title is a title, be it local or English or what have you. An indigenous title cannot stop a good film from flying at the box office,” she adds with emphasis.

 

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Tom Cruise Attends Wimbledon Finals with Mission: Impossible Costars

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Tom Cruise attended the Wimbledon women’s singles finals on Saturday alongside Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff.

There the trio watched as Australian Ashleigh Barty faced off against the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova, with Barty ultimately Winning the match

The official Twitter account for the tennis championship also shared a pair of fun videos in honour of Cruise, who wore a sharp blue suit for the outing.

A set down, it isn’t mission impossible from here to win for Karolina Pliskova,” they joked alongside one video that showed the group enjoying the big match.

Meanwhile, another video showed Cruise waving to the crowds.” Take a bow, @TomCruise,” they captioned the clip.

Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise attend Wimbledon Championships Tennis Tournament at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2021 in London, England.
The outing came a month after production was briefly suspended due to a positive COVID-19 test on set.
“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,” a studio spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly, in a statement at the time. “We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”

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“There’s been a spectre of death around my life : Veteran Actor RMD.

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“None of my parents lived to be 60, so life for me is just about to get started.”

“There’s been a spectre of death around my life, that’s what I’ve been dealing with last year till this year. When I turned 59, it was a big deal for me, a big deal for me! My mom died at 59, my father died at 57/58.”

“So, it was like, can I break it? When people see me and I go on a weight loss, people think that… you know, it’s health. Both my parents were diabetic and hypertensive, I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to be diabetic and hypertensive, I want to be healthier. At least give me a fighting chance to change that whole cycle. Yes, I’m a Christian now, so I’ve broken that yoke but I have to also help myself.”

“Becoming 60 for me is even a bigger deal, so when July comes and I become 60. You know how the Bible says old things have passed away, I will truly become a new man because that is when I’ll make a bucket list. So all these things that you think I’ve achieved or done, for me it’s nothing, like zero.”

“So I’m going to now sit down when I’m 60 and do a bucket list … and then we’ll start.”

Credit: @chudeity

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UAR is a joke i will return when the name ‘goes back’ to Nigeria: Tekno

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Nigerian singer, Tekno has announced his now based in the United States.

According to ‘Tekno, he left Nigeria because the country’s name was “changed” to UAR. He said he would only return when the name ‘goes back to Nigeria.

The tag UAR is a joke that started after the House of Representatives received a proposal from a tax consultant to change Nigeria’s name to UAR which suggests Uthe united African Republic or Uthe united Alkebulan Republic.

 

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