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Nollywood: 12 Nigerian Film projects pitched for co-production with French producers

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Twelve Nigerian film projects have been presented to French filmmakers at the maiden edition of the French- Nigeria Cinema Days for co-production deals .

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the films written, and to be directed by Nigerian filmmakers, were announced on Wednesday at the event holding from July 2-3 at the Alliance Francaise in Lagos State.

Mr Yoann Talhouarne, Regional Audiovisual Attaché, Embassy of France in Nigeria, while making the announcement, said that over 50 Nigerian film proposals were submitted, from where the 12 were selected.

After the announcement, the Directors of the proposed films then have a ‘one-one’ presentations with some of the French film professionals and distributors, including Loco Films,Canal+ International,Arizona Films, Orange Studio and Les Filmsd’ici.

Others include Colona Films, Indie Prod and JBA Production and Page 49, with areas of possible collaboration to include funding, production, marketing and distribution.

Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censor Board (NFVCB), expressed delight over the feat in an interview with NAN on the sideline.

He noted that the collaborative venture will, among other incentives, encourage and promote the distribution of Nollywood movies in France and Europe.

“This event is preceded by an earlier agreement to have a platform where investors, producers, distributors and other stakeholders in the motion picture industries of both countries could meet for mutually beneficial deals.

“The French distributors take delight in releasing movies from many different nationalities, whether big or small, as it is their belief that the French movie goers love movies from around the world.

France prides itself as a country of moviegoers with over 5,000 screens, while in Nigeria, we are proud to say that we have achieved 200 screens, from 39 in the last two years.

“Its film industry is acclaimed to be living ‘La vie en rose’ (life in roses), that its Nigerian counterpart would love to attain,” he said.

NAN reports that the French-Nigerian Cinema Days is organised by French Embassy in Nigeria in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, National Film and Video Censors Board(NFVCB) and the Bank of Industry and other industry stakeholders.

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Rapper Drake Loses $615,000 Bet on Joshua vs Ngannou Fight

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Canadian International  rapper, Drake,  has  lost a massive 600,000 dollars bet after Anthony Joshua knocked out Francis Ngannou in their  much-hyped heavyweight showdown in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Reports says that Anthony Joshua  secured  a brutal knockout(KO), against   Francis Ngannou in the second round of  the ‘Knockout Chaos’ clash  on Friday night.

The superstar recording artiste, known for placing massive bets on sporting events, posted earlier on Instagram that he was  betting $615,000 on Ngannou to beat Joshua outright.

“Betting on a scary man,” Drake said.

Drake joined several fans of combat sports to believe that Ngannou could get the job done against Joshua, and if the bet had clicked, it would have paid out $1.

9million .

Although Drake has recorded some big wins and losses in betting, he has gained notoriety with the “the Drake Curse”, assertion by fans accusing him of ‘cursing’ athletes and teams after being pictured with them.

The ‘curse’ has affected numerous victims such as quarterback Johny Manziel,UFC fighter  Kamaru Usman, Tennis star Serena Williams,  and even the entire Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team in the United States.

In January, the rapper  lost over half-a-million pounds when he incorrectly backed Sean Strickland to defend his UFC middleweight championship against Dricus Du Plessis.

One of Drake’s biggest bets in 2023   was on YouTube boxer,  Logan Paul to knocout Conor McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis in their Misfits Boxing fight.

The rapper won $1.3million after Danis was disqualified in the final round for trying to choke Paul unconscious, prompting a massive brawl to break out in the ring.

Earlier before that fight, Drake missed out on a $920,000 payout after Nigerian born Israel Adesanya lost his UFC middleweight title to Sean Strickland.

Drake was routing for Adesanya to knockout Strickland in their world title clash, but Strickland produced a massive upset to win on points.(NAN)

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Nollywood Stars, Fans Celebrate Veteran Actor Pete Edochie at 77

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Nollywood stars and fans have felicitated with veteran actor, Pete Edochie as he clocked 77 on Thursday, March 7. expressing gratitude to God for his life.

Actress Rita Edochie, who happened to be  the celebrant’s  brother’s wife, took to her Instagram page @ritaedochie to  celebrate the Nollywood icon.

According to her, the celebrant has been loving, caring, concerned and amazing, adding that she is delighted to be his sister-in- law.

She thanked God that she had no regrets knowing Edochie as her brother-in-law due to the kind of person he is.

” In over 30 years of knowing you as my dear husband’s brother, I have never  known any regrets nor discomfort .

“Ibobo , you have been remarkably loving, caring , concerned and amazing. I am greatly delighted to be your sister-in- law.

“I have said it before and I will say it again, in my next life , I will surely be married by the Edochies.

 “On this special day that marks another year of wonderful existence, I want to take a moment to celebrate the incredible person you are.

“Happy birthday my great husband, your charisma, wisdom and warm heart  have left an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to know you.

“May this year bring you so much  joy, success, unforgettable moments. As you blow out the candles, may your wishes soar high and your dreams come true.

“Your presence in our lives is a true blessing, today is a reminder to cherish the remarkable soul that you are.

“Here is to another year of laughter, love and unforgettable memories, cheers to you my great brother-in- law like no other.

“I will always love and respect you, live in longevity and soar immensely. Wishing you more of March 7,  the great lion of Africa,”she wrote.

Also,  actor Yul Edochie,  son of the legend, took to his Instagram page to wish his daddy a remarkable birthday celebration.

He wrote, “A very happy birthday to you, Daddy. The Lion of Africa. The Legendary Chief Pete Edochie @peteedochie. The most handsome 77yr old man. Ibobo Umueri,  The Greatest. I wish you many more beautiful years filled with God’s blessings.May God lead you always..’

Actor Kanayo O Kanayo wrote, “We are birthday mates. He makes it a duty to call me on  March 1. Ebubedike,  Ogadagidi, Mmuo nabu. Great to celebrate you while you are alive and kicking wellA fan @amoson_01: “Happy birthday, living legend. My Godfather. God bless your new age. Many more fruitful years to come sir.”

Another fan @donracy wrote, “Happy birthday Ogadagidi nwoke ike. Age in grace sir.”

Meanwhile, the celebrant Pete Edochie, also known as ‘Lion of Africa’,  has taken to his Instagram page @peteedochie to celebrate himself for the gift of life as he marked  77 years on earth.

Edochie flooded his Instagram page with adorable pictures in different outfits with a warm smile to specially celebrate his 77th birthday with a caption ‘Ibobo 77.” (NAN)

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German-based oil Company Unveils Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie as Ambassador

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A Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, was on Saturday, unveiled as the brand ambassador of Rowe Motor Oil distributed by a German based company, 9th Integrated Energy Solutions Ltd.

Speaking during the endorsement held in Enugu, Mr Okechukwu Benjamin, the Managing Director, of the company, said the deal was a multimillion Naira contract that would last for two years.

The managing director said the deal was renewable after its expiration in 2026.

He said the company chose Edochie because of his class and impeccable character in Africa and beyond as a reputable movie star.

He explained that 9th integrated Energy Solutions Limited was a German company that brought Rowe oil into Africa and owned the franchise for the whole of Africa.

“We are here today to officially unveil Chief Pete Edochie, as the brand ambassador of Rowe oil Nigeria and we are glad that he accepted the offer.

“Our product is a German premium oil that comes with a seal which makes it difficult to be adulterated in the market.

“We have different categories of the oil that would improve Nigerian vehicles, their engine efficiency and save fuel for them.

He added that they sold the oil based on specification of vehicles.

Reacting, Edochie thanked the company for choosing him noting that companies endorsed him as their brand ambassadors because of his reputation and impeccable character.

Edochie popularly known as “Okonkwo and Ebubedike” by his fans, said he had managed to live above board within a society marked with criminal tendencies, describing the offer as a “credible achievement”.

“I am glad to be here and to be made the ambassador of Rowe oil and I am stating my reputation on the quality of this product.

“I have enjoyed a very international marketable reputation for a very long time and I am glad to say that if you go outside this country, first thing they come across as a thespian is Pete Edochie.

“It is a not magic. When I did Things Fall Apart, I became so celebrated even before the Nollywood came into existence.

“There are some parts of the world I am being  moulded and people lean on them to take photographs and pay,” Edochie said.

Speaking on his endorsement, the Nollywood actor, who expressed gladness over the organisation’s choice, said the Rowe oil was unique as it sustained the life of a car.

He said Nigeria had come of age to be introduced into things that were  modern and scientific, hence, there was need for them to patronise the oil due to its quality and effectiveness. (NAN)

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