Egbuson made this known during his recent interview with Sunday Scoop while reacting to insinuations that he is being stereotyped, he said, “People that feel I am being stereotyped have probably not watched all my movies. I have done over 60 movies. How many have they watched? When you find out how many they have watched, you would realise that they have not seen half of the movies I have starred in. I don’t think there is any character my colleagues have acted that I have not played. I have acted as a bad boy, poor boy, rich boy, lover boy, ‘yahoo boy’ and others. A few years ago when I didn’t have haters or trolls, I was very worried. I knew that success without haters meant that one was not really on top. Now that the haters are coming out and I am hearing these other opinions, it just makes me happy.”
The Elevator baby actor also said that those who feel he had a fast rise in Nollywood are just being myopic.
Egbuson, who won the Best Actor in a Drama category at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2020, said, “I have been in Nollywood for 11 years. From years of not being given AMVCA invites to getting nominated and winning. I don’t think that is a fast rise. I went through every step required. I once attended an audition of 4,000 people in Surulere, Lagos. I have experienced many rejections. Anybody that thinks it’s a fast rise is just myopic.”
Asked if he is satisfied with how far he had come, the Breaded Life actor said, “I am satisfied with my background. I know for a fact that it is the grace of God. I cannot take anything for granted. I can never complain or be upset. I have shot about 27 movies that have not even been released. I don’t have any other job. This is what I do for a living and I have been able to use it to sustain myself and my family.
The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) has opened up and expressed disappointment over the alleged sexual of a 14 years old girl for 7 years by actor, Olarenwaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha.
TAMPPAN, in a statement sent to Sunday Scoop on Saturday and signed by its Director of Research and Documentation, Yemi Amodu, said it would never support any hideous act but would support the Lagos State Government in ensuring that justice is served.
The statement read in part, “We find it obligatory to condemn in totality the odious occurrence of paedophilia confessed to by Mr Olanrewaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, as confirmed by the police. Our association, TAMPPAN, is crestfallen about this act and will reproach and remonstrate the committer of such sexual harassment to prepubescent...
Famous for his Igbotic Yoruba accent, popular actor, Lateef Adedimeji, in a recent interview with Sunday Scoop recalled a total stranger who is supposedly a fan gave him a hot slap out of excitement.
He recalled, “Out of excitement, a fan suddenly gave me a ‘hot’ slap. She said, ‘Oh my God! Lateef Adedimeji’. I moved back in anger and saw her smiling. I just had to say ‘thank you’. I had smile by force, by fire. Things like that happen. We just have to manage them because they are out of love. We cannot push them away.”
Adedimeji also stated that he always made sure to mix his personal life and career. He said, “It has not been easy (staying out of drama) because as actors, we lead two lives. Our lives on...
Again, Nigeria’s Mixed Martial Artist, Kamaru Usman, has honourably retained his title after knocking out his opponent, Jorge Masvidal, in the second round in the main event of UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, April 25.
UFC welterweight champion landed a perfect right hand that took the lights off Masvidal with him landing five hammer shots to close up the fight. The knockout came at one minute, two seconds.
The fight is the first UFC card in front of a 15,000 capacity crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down spectator sports in March 2020. With Sunday’s victory, Usman recorded the second-longest winning streak in UFC history. Earlier, Usman tied with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jon Jones with 13 straight victories