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7 Nollywood movies that turns 20 years in 2018

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It’s a remarkable year for Nollywood movie anniversaries. 20 years ago pop culture staples such as “Witches” and “Diamond Ring” were made. And as we anticipate what Nollywood has to offer this year, we take a look at what the industry offered 20 years ago.

Check out seven classics turning 20 this year, 2018.

1. “Witches”

 

In 1998, this horror film starring the talented Liz Benson and Zack Orji, was released. “Witches” also starred Obot Etuk, Patrick Doyle, Bukky Ajayi, Larry Koldsweat, Tony One Week, Camila Mberekpe, Peace Kanu, Florence Onuma and Andy Chukwu.
In this classic Christian horror movie, Princess is born into witchcraft and initiated at a very tender age. When she falls in love with Desmond, she gets to hear from the Witch Council that she’s to remain celibate all her life.
After she goes on with the wedding, they decide to punish her.

2. “Scores to Settle”

Scores To Settle is one of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's standout moviesplay

Scores To Settle is one of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s standout movies

(Great Miovies/Ossy Affason Production )

 

This movie tells the story of Sade, who was rejected by her in-laws. She hits the streets with her two sons after the death of her husband, embarking on a long journey of suffering as she faces insecurity, poverty and hunger.
The movie starred Liz Benson, Richard Mofe Damijo and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.

3. “Diamond Ring”

Diamond Ring film posterplay

Diamond Ring film poster

(Instagram)

 

“Diamond Ring” was directed by Tade Ogidan and featured Teju Babyface (Teju Gbade- Oyelakin) as the young smart Chidi, who was cajoled by his friends to join a cult group. To prove his worthiness, he was instructed to rob from a corpse.
It also starred Liz Benson as Gladys, the dead woman from whom a diamond ring was stolen. Others include Sola Sobowale, Richard Mofe Damijo and Bukky Ajayi.

4. “Sakobi”

The poster for the Nollywood classic Sakobi released in 1998play

The poster for the Nollywood classic Sakobi released in 1998

(Zeb Ejiro Films )

 

This one scared the hell out of us with an opening scene of a snake turning into a woman, and an initiation scene made more scary by horrifying looking men and women dancing to an Enya music.
“Sakobi” starred Saint Obi and Susan Patrick.

5. “Died Wretched”

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Died Wretched

 

20 years ago, Nollywood released the classic drama, “Died Wretched.”
Directed by Kenneth Nnebue, who helmed “Living in Bondage,” the movie starred Tom Njemanze, Eucharia Anunobi, Rachel Oniga and Tony Umez as lead characters.
The movie follows the story of a man, who died poor, but was buried in a 2.5 million naira casket by his wealthy nephew.

6. “Most Wanted”

Ayo Adesanya, Genevive Nnaji in Most Wantedplay

Ayo Adesanya, Genevive Nnaji in Most Wanted

 

Genevieve Nnaji’s acting debut, this movie was directed by Tunji Bamishigbin. It also starred Regina Askia, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Ayo Adesanya, Liz Benson, Bob Manuel-Udokwuand Antar Laniyan.
The movie tells the story of four unemployed female graduates, who fail at getting a job. They decide to try robbery, disguising themselves as men and swiftly carrying out operations.

7. “Obstacles”

Directed by Chico Ejiro, the 1998 movie stars Ejike Asiegbu, Franca Brown, Patrick Doyle, Rita Nzelu, Kanayo O Kanayo, Uche Osotule among others.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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