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Nigerian Movies Fail Eligibility Rule Test For Oscar 2022

The Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced that the cancellation of its plan towards Nigeria's participation at the 2022 Oscars.
This was made known by NOSC Chairperson, Chineze Anyaene-Abonyi in a letter to the AMPAS, disclosing that the committee could not proceed with the selection process, citing major concerns as films received fail the eligibility test.

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Joshua Johnson Is Dead

The actor reportedly died on Thursday, October 28, 2021, after battling an undisclosed sickness. Confirming his death, actor Abel Alechenu on his Instagram page wrote: “This one hit differently but all I can say is it is well. “When I called your phone and it rang I thought all I heard were just rumours until I was told by the voice which wasn’t yours that you’ve gone to be with the lord.

Mercy Johnson Calls Out Teacher Bullying Her Daughter, Seeks Justice

Popular Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has cried out and condemned the actions of a teacher who repeatedly bullies her daughter Purity in her new school. Mercy, mother of four kids in a long post shared on her Instagram page cautioned those who hate her and try to transfer the aggression on her children, stressing she will not take lightly any form of bullying on her kids. Pouring out her mind the actress said, since when is it a crime to be Mercy Johnson-Okojie’s daughter? She said before she consider herself a public figure, she is first a wife and a mother to her 4 kids, that is her priority in this life, and nobody can make her child fee less than who she is because her mother is a public figure. “What do you do when the teacher is actually the bully and your child the constant victim? Enough is enough, I have reported to the school authorities and I will see this to the end.”

‘Squid Game’ Is Netflix’s Biggest Ever Series Launch, Overtakes Bridgerton

South Korean drama ‘Squid Game’ has officially broken the record as Netflix’s most-watched television series of all time. The show topped ultra-popular Netflix show, “Bridgerton,” which was projected to have streamed in 63 million households within its first four weeks on the streaming platform. According to the movie streaming giant in a tweet on Tuesday, the series had hit 111 million worldwide views knocking off 2020 series ‘Bridgerton’ with its record of N82 million views. Earlier this month, it was announced that “Squid Game” which premiered in September, was the top show in 90 countries and was on track to be the No. 1 show in Netfilx history, Entertainment Tonight reports. Not only has it reached that No. 1 spot, it also is expected to be among the most popular Halloween costumes this year, and recipes for the show’s infamous honeycomb candy are all over social media.

BBNaija Documentary To Premier In November

The Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) is set to drop its first-ever documentary about the reality show in November, Lead Public Relations Officer, BBNaija, Njideka Akabogu said. The mini-documentary titled "BBNaija: The Fame, the Fans, the Frenzy" will premier on Africa Magic. In a statement, Akabogu explained that the documentary was produced by ID Africa's The Bang Studio will take viewers behind the scene, and reveal some truths about the show's production.

Kanye West Changes Name To Just Ye

American billionaire and rap artist, Kanye West has changed his name. West who was formerly known as Kanye is now officially “Ye.” A Los Angeles judge Michelle Williams granted the rapper’s name change request on Monday. The 44-year-old star filed the request in August, citing “personal reasons” The rapper hinted at the change as far back as 2018, when he released his studio album “ye,” and then several months later tweeted: “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

BBNaija: White Money Wins N90M Grand Prize

Hazel Oyeye Onou, popularly known as "White Money" has on Sunday emerged as the winner of the Big Brother Naija season 6 'Shine Ya Eyes' reality show, walking away with N90 million grand prize. Roseline Afije "Liquorose" and Pere emerged as first and second runner ups respectively.

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