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Genevieve Nnaji Says Role In Half A Yellow Sun Is “Definitely Not Her Most Challenging”



If you didn’t know by now, Nollywood queen Genevieve Nnaji plays the role of Miss. Adebayo in Half Of A Yellow Sun, a movie adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s book which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose and Onyeka Onwenu.

Gene had 3 very short scenes in the movie and fans of the star have expressed some disappointment with this.

In a recent interactive session with journalists, the actress who has made over 500 Nollywood movies said

Half of a Yellow Sun is one of the biggest films I have done so far, but definitely not the most challenging role I have played in movies. I have done a lot more challenging roles in Nollywood

READ: My Review Of Half Of A Yellow Sun The Movie – An Emotional, Gripping And Excellently Made Movie 

She also went on to say that didn’t have to experience the horrors of the Biafra war but hopes that in future if a different story is told about the civil war she will love play to the role of an Igbo woman where she would express what it meant to be an Igbo woman at that era.


Genevieve Nnaji In Grey Escada & Yellow Chanel At Half Of A Yellow Sun Screening



Nollywood actress & Etisalat brand ambassador Genevieve Nnaji was last Tuesday (15th April) at a private screening for the movie, “Half of a Yellow Sun“, which went down at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
For the event Miss Nnaji rocked a gorgeous Grey dress by Escada, which she teamed with a yellow Chanel clutch and Christian Louboutin heels.

Her long fringe and a bold red lip finished the look.

Catch another pic after the jump


Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Chika Ike & More Express Grief Over Abuja Bomb Blast. Death Toll Rises To 81



Just like many Nigerians, home and abroad, actresses Genevieve Nnaji, Chika Ike, Rita Dominic & Omoni Oboli have taken to social media to express their shock and grief over yesterday morning’s Abuja terror attack which occurred at the Nyanya Bus Park bombing and  according to reports claimed 81 lives with over 100 injured.

Genevieve Nnaji fresh off the Lagos premiere of Half Of A Yellow Sun, shared a picture of a burning candle on Instagram, with the words “May the souls of our brothers and sisters..who had this mornings gift of life taken from them without mercy, rest with The Lord Almighty. Amen!’


Genevieve Nnaji, Tiwa Savage & Ebube Nwagbo: Who Rocked The Fringe Best?



Rocking a fringe (or bangs as some people call it) can be hit or miss…and if you haven’t noticed the hot hairstyle is in this season, with some of the leading ladies in Nigerian entertainment rocking the look.

From Genevieve Nnaji to Tiwa Savage to Ebube Nwagbo, check out some of your favourite “fringed” beauties after the jump and tell us who rocked the look best.


Genevieve Nnaji, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chimamanda Adichie, Linda Ikeji & More, Red Carpet At Half Of A Yellow Sun Lagos Premiere



The premiere of Half Of A Yellow Sun went down last night at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island Lagos. Stars of the movie like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Gloria Young, OC Ukeje and others walked the red carpet in their fashion finest.

Others at the event were former recently retired Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido, Sanusi, writer of HOAYS Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, director Biyi Bandele, executive producers of the movie Yewande Saduku, Tunde Folawiyo and his wife Reni Folawiyo,  veteran actress Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, blogger Linda Ikeji and many more.

Check out all the red carpet fashion after the jump


My Review Of Half Of A Yellow Sun The Movie – An Emotional, Gripping And Excellently Made Movie

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This is my first attempt at a movie review so here goes…I was invited to a private screening for the movie Half of a yellow sun which took place yesterday at Silverbird Cinemas in Victoria Island.

I grabbed my popcorn (sugar please!) and sprite and headed into the theatre to watch the movie. By the way Silverbird still has the best popcorn…ever!

Read more below


Video Exclusive: Chiwetel Ejiofor Addresses Backlash From Not Claiming Nigerian Heritage.

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A few months ago Academy award nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor received backlash from Nigerians when he said during an interview on the Ellen show while promoting 12 Years A Slave that he was from London.

This did not go down well with many Nigerians who felt the actor did not identify with his Nigerian heritage at all.

Today during the press conference of cast and crew of Half Of A Yellow Sun which took place at The Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos, the Oscar nominated actor addressed the incident, saying he is “Nigerian-British” and proud of Nigerian heritage.

Watch what he had to say after the jump


D’Banj To Sue UK’s Daily Mail For Calling Him A Womanizer In Kenya Moore “Boyfriend For Hire” Article

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I am sure the UKs Daily Mail aren’t the first to call D’Banj a womanizer, but they are the first to get sued by the KokoMaster!

In the article which calls out reality star Kenya Moore  for her fake lifestyle & allegedly “renting” D’Banj for $40,000 to play the role of her boyfriend on hit reality show – Real Housewives of Atlanta. [READ THE STORY ABOUT KENYA ALLEGEDELY RENTING D'BANJ FOR THE SHOW HERE]

The Daily Mail article describes D’Banj as “a huge star in his home country, where is renowned as a legendary womanizer.” The article also goes on to say “D’Banj is known for his playboy lifestyle as well as his music. He calls girls who are good in bed ‘kokos’.”

Read more after the jump


D’Banj Addresses Dating Genevieve Nnaji & Real Housewives Of Atlanta Star Kenya Moore!



D’Banj and Genevieve Nnaji are reported to be very much in love, with sightings of the two coupled up at several events early this year. We have also heard that D’Banj will be making an appearance on the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Reunion show (which is set to start airing next week in the US). According to internet gist, he is appearing on the show as the “African boo” of one of the show’s stars: Kenya Moore.

The former Miss USA is alleged to have hired D’Banj to be her pretend boyfriend on the reality show.

While in London last week, D’Banj appeared on the Tim Westwood show where he addressed rumours about his relationship with Genevieve Nnaji & Kenya Moore.

Watch the interview after the jump


Hot Shots: Genevieve Nnaji Flawless In Black & White! Says Recent Endorsement Deals Make Her Feel Useful!



Screen goddess Genevieve Nnaji shared the picture above on her Instagram account & doesn’t she just look like a super star! She is giving us old Hollywood glam with the black & white photograph.

The actress recently became the brand ambassador for Amstel Malta & Etisalat Nigeria. In a recent interview with HIP TV, Gene spoke about her recent endorsement deals, saying they made her feel “useful”

Great to see Genevieve locking down those endorsements, especially after her & Omotola Jalade Ekeinde were described as “jobless”  by Director & Movie producer, Obi Emelonye. He has however apologized to the actresses, insisting he was misquoted.

Watch her interview after the jump


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