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RMD, Osas Ighodaro to feature in season 4 of MTV Shuga Naija

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RMD, Osas Ighodaro to feature in season 4 of MTV Shuga Naija

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MTV Shuga is a television drama series that was first aired in November 2009 on MTV Base as part of an initiative dubbed “MTV Staying Alive ignite”.

The new season of the long-running drama series, which is directed by Tope Oshin is scheduled to premiere in September 2019.

The movie is featuring some returning members of the cast and new injections, among the injection are Funsho Adeolu, Tobi Bakre, Omowunmi Dada and Belinda Yanga.

The returning cast also include Funlola Raimi Aofiyebi, Timini Egbuson, Rahama Sadau, Yakubu Mohammed, Bukola Oladipupo, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Amal Umar, Alvin Abayomi, Helena Nelson and Ruby Akabueze among others.

Oshin expressed excitement as she speaks on the project and the areas they focused.

“I’m elated to be producing the new season of MTV Shuga… We have so many issues in the world and while we entertain our audience.

“We also talk about serious issues raised in our communities.

“MTV Shuga is entertaining, witty and fun but also effects change within communities and inspires the next generation of young people to serve the world better.” Oshin said.

Timini Egbuson, who happens to be.one of the returning cast could not hide his joy as he speak on the movie.

” I am so excited to be back on MTV Shuga Naija, I couldn’t be prouder to be such an integral part of this conversation.

” Helping to educate young people on effective ways to manage pressure from society and to make informed decisions about their sexual health.

” This is my fourth series of MTV Shuga and not only have I learned so much from being involved, but I’m sure that our fans have grown with us too.

“MTV Shuga Naija continues to make a positive change in Nigeria, and I’m thrilled to be back on set again and to meet the new cast”he said.

MTV Shuga Naija has featured top Nigerian music star, Tiwa Savage amongst several notable movie stars.

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‘Made in Heaven’, featuring RMD, AY hit cinemas

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 A star-studded romantic movie ‘Made in Heaven’’, featuring Nollywood veteran Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) and ace comedian Ayo Makun (AY) is released in cinemas  on Friday across Nigeria.

The movie is directed by Toba Mcbaror with Newlink Entertainment, Peekaboo Global Consulting and NewOhens  as co-producers.

The movie also features ace actors Jide Kosoko, Toyin Abraham, Blossom Chukwujekwu and BBNaija ex-housemate, Kemen, Nwaefuna, among other stars.

Shot in different locations in Lekki and Ajah area of Lagos, the plot of ‘Made in heaven’ is the love tale of Richard and Angela, two romantics who have always fallen into bad and abusive relationships.

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Nollywood: ‘Butt enlargement, boob lift’, cannot make you happy- RMD

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, has advised against ‘butt enlargement’ and  ‘boob lift; and all such artificial body configurations , saying  they  cannot guarantee true happiness in life.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the thespian and Lawyer stated this as he  took to his IG page  to share insightful thought on “Finding True Happiness.”

The admonition is coming at a time when the spate of butt and boob enhancement, especially among celebrities, increasing.

He wrote: “True happiness comes from knowing who you are (self discovery) and loving yourself, anyone who can live without caring about the validation of others is the one who has found true happiness.

“A woman who is secure in her looks has no urge to go under the knife for enhancement, think Michelle Obama.

The 58-year-old superstar and and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, is a foremost Nollywood actor.

He is acclaimed for his roles in ‘Out of Bounds’, ‘Hostages’, and ‘Diamond Ring’ ,among other masterpiece.

In 2005 he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016, besides other feats.

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Romantic movie, ‘Zero Hour’, featuring RMD, Ali Nuhu set for cinemas

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Romantic movie, ‘Zero Hour’, featuring RMD, Ali Nuhu set for cinemas
By Joshua Olomu
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Abuja, Feb 19,2019 A star-studded romantic movie “Zero Hour’’, featuring Nollywood veterans Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) and Ali Nuhu, is set for premiere in cinemas across Nigeria on March 22, its producers have said.
Native Media, its Co-producer, has released the trailer of the acclaimed movie shot in Abuja and Accra, Ghana.
It is produced by Rogers Ofime, a Nigerian born Canadian based film maker and television producer, known by notable series `Tinsel’.
The movie also features ace actress Eucharia Anunobi, Alex Ekubo, Rahama Sadau, Ene Oloja and Halima Yusuf, among others.
The plot of the movie follows the story of Alhaji Danlami (played by RMD), a two-faced individual, and Zamani (Ekubo), a heir to an empire who returned home after his father passed on to take over his business.
‘Zero Hour’, directed by Robert Peters who also directed AY’s blockbusters “30 Days in Atlanta’’ and “A Trip to Jamaica’’, is a blend of Nollywood and Kannywood.
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Actor RMD frowns against fake life style on social media

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo aka RMD has advised his followers to desist from living ‘fake lives’ for online buzz.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that in his New Year message shared on his Instagram page @mofedamijo, he charged young people to do better in 2019.

In the last weeks leading to the end of 2018, social media buzzed with pictures of new cars and houses displayed by users from all walks of life.

Reacting to the display, RMD said that there was no need to fake success in the bid to attract real success as it mounts unnecessary pressure on people.

“I am no longer surprised when people who earn next to nothing allegedly buy multi-million dollar cars and homes, after all the catch phrase is “fake it till you make it”.

“But the question is, is faking it a guarantee to making it, absolutely not. I have never believed the principle of faking it till you make it because it is a faulty principle.

“It often puts people in trouble, so I want to share a principle that has worked for me, which is the principle of faith and utter total trust in God’s word.

“The principle that is sure to not only produce results but results that are long lasting, not the fleeting fame and fortune that comes with faking it.

“So welcome to 2019, and instead of faking it again this year, I dare you to faith it till you make it, Happy New Year again people. One Love,” RMD said.

RMD came into limelight in the 1980’s with the hit show ‘Ripples’ and has since won several awards including the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2005.

He is also known for his roles in “The Wedding Party’’ and its sequel, “Castle and Castle’’, “A Trip To Jamaica’’ and “Three Wise Men’’.

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Otedola to settle actor Victor Olaotan’s hospital bills – RMD

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Billionaire, Femi Otedola has agreed to settle ailing actor, Victor Olaotan’s medical bills, says Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Nigeria News Agency reports that Olaotan was reported to need 50, 000 dollars for medical treatment abroad following a ghastly car accident in 2016.

A go-fund-me account was opened on his behalf for friends, fans and industry colleagues to donate towards his treatment.

The veteran actor reportedly faces possible amputation of both legs to stabilize his condition

Mofe-Damijo took to his Instagram page @mofedamijo on Wednesday to share the uplifting news that Otedola will clear all the medical expenses.

He said, “so, a few days ago, I reached out to @femiotedola asking for help for my friend and brother, Victor and just this morning Femi calls to tell me that he would take care of ALL of Victor’s bills.

“He told me that he is already on it and that his people are talking to Victor’s wife. Is God not awesome?? I can’t even contain my joy and gratitude.

“Thank you Femi @femiotedola you are a man and half and thank you to my young friend @gbenroajibade for championing this cause.

“They don’t make them like you anymore. Thanks for being such an amazing ‘child’ and I am proud to know you.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported one way or the other. It’s been a long time coming,” Mofe-Damijo wrote.

NAN reports that Olaotan is best known for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the long-running television drama, ‘Tinsel’, “Three Wise Men.’’

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RMD, Joke Silva, others win AMAA 2018 in Kigali

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Veteran actors, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Joke Silva have emerged winners at the 14th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Kigali, Rwanda.

While RMD emerged the overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his role in Cross Roads, Silva, bagged the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for her character in Potato Potahto.

Below are some of the winners from Nigeria

Best actor in Supporting Role: Gideon Okeke- Cross Roads (Nigeria)

Best Actress in Supporting Role: Joke Silva- Potato Potahto (Nigeria)

Best Actor in a leading Role: Richard Mofe-Damijo- Cross Roads

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Dakore Egbuson- Isoken (Nigeria)

Best 1st Feature film by a Director: Michael Mathew- Five Fingers of Marseille

Best director: Frank Rajah Arase- In my country (Nigeria).

AMAA was established in 2005, aimed at facilitating the development and relevance of African film and cinema by providing a reward & recognition platform for film makers on the continent.

The Awards is the most prestigious award in Africa, showcasing and rewarding great talents in the film industry.

It has since become the most – hungered after – event in African movie world.

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RMD, Joke Silva, others win AMAA 2018 in Kigali

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Veteran actors, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Joke Silva have emerged winners at the 14th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Kigali, Rwanda.

While RMD emerged the overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his role in Cross Roads, Silva, bagged the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for her character in Potato Potahto.

Below are some of the winners from Nigeria

Best actor in Supporting Role: Gideon Okeke- Cross Roads (Nigeria)

Best Actress in Supporting Role: Joke Silva- Potato Potahto (Nigeria)

Best Actor in a leading Role: Richard Mofe-Damijo- Cross Roads

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Dakore Egbuson- Isoken (Nigeria)

Best 1st Feature film by a Director: Michael Mathew- Five Fingers of Marseille

Best director: Frank Rajah Arase- In my country (Nigeria).

AMAA was established in 2005, aimed at facilitating the development and relevance of African film and cinema by providing a reward & recognition platform for film makers on the continent.

The Awards is the most prestigious award in Africa, showcasing and rewarding great talents in the film industry.

It has since become the most – hungered after – event in African movie world.

EAL/

Edited by: Ekemini Ladejobi
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True love is not found on social media, says RMD

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Veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) on Thursday advised people searching  for true love on social media to be cautious so as not to fall into the snare lies of `I love you`.

RMD in his Instagram page on the social media said this advice was necessary as the Valentine Season usually celebrated on Feb.14 on an annual basis draws closer.

The former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta said that he wanted to share his intellectual, motivational and thoughtful insights to guide appropriately those finding love on the internet to guide them against being jilted.

He said on his Instagram page, “ If I wasn’t the six foot, successful, famous, good-looking RMD, will you still love me?

“If not for the level of fame I have achieved and the success tied to my brand; will you still scream my name?

“If I was a middle-aged, gray bearded, emaciated applicant hoping to be your driver, will you give me a second look?

“If I was a half literate Warri boy who said ‘Nyam’ instead of Yam, “Shorsh” instead of Church and “I chock” instead of “I was shocked”, will you not mock and laugh at my speech?

“If I, as RMD, fell on hard times, lost my fame and fortune, became helpless and hopeless, will you show any sympathy?

“I asked, not because I do not know the answers but so that he that has ears will hear and hopefully learn a thing or may be, two, “he said.

He continued by saying, “In your desire to be loved and accepted, it is important to ask yourselves how much of the love and admiration thrown at you are genuine.

“Know that many do not love you; they love the idea of you.

“It is the same people who sing your praises when you’re up, that tear you apart when you stumble, and stomp on you when you fall.

“Don’t let the number of followers you have, the likes and comments on your pictures or the hype fool you, one wrong move and the vultures will swoop down to feast.

“This is why I appreciate the love but stay super selective when it comes to letting people in. I keep my circle small, in fact, very small.

“I keep my private life, private and thank God for the grace to also keep my public life private.

“Don’t put yourself out there and start crying foul when it blows up in your face and stop trying to sit with the cool kids, you are the cool kid. Know this and elevate above the clique mentality.

“This is really the truth, you only gain attention because of what you are achieving, “he said.

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Supermarket manager in court over alleged stealing  

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A 35-year-old manager of a supermarket, Francis John, on Thursday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’

Court in Lagos, for allegedly stealing items worth N665,000 from his employer.

John, who resides at Surulere area of Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution, Sgt. Rukayat Ogundeji, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 19 at Tip Top Supermarket, Ogunalana Drive, Surulere, Lagos.

Ogundeji said that the defendant stole the items from the complainant, Mr Christian Ezeagu.

She said some of the items stolen by defendant include: six bottles of Moet wine worth N132, 000; six bottles of Hennessey- N67, 000; five bottles of V.S.O.P valued at N100, 000

According to her, they also include: 10 bottles of Charmdor wine value at N20, 000, and eight bottles of Andre wine costing N20, 000.

Ogundeji said that the defendant also stole other valuable items and N126, 000 cash.

She said the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the section stipulates seven years jail term for stealing from one’s employer.

The Magistrate, Mrs Oluwalase Abayomi, granted the defendant bail of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Abayomi adjourned the case until March 11 for trial.

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