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Aliu Oladele Gafar’s numerous award-winning feature film redefines filmmaking

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The Nigerian movie industry, nicknamed Nollywood, has undergone several revolutions through the years with creative players adding values in a bid to ensuring that the dynamic make-believe industry meet up with international standards.

Today, not only that the Nigerian industry can now compete with the best in world, Nollywood is globally recognised as the second largest film producer in the world.

And this is no thanks to the likes of Aliu Oladele Gafar, a movie producer in the Yoruba-genre, who joined the industry exactly twenty two years ago.

Gafar paid his dues in the industry before he made up his mind after fifteen years of entrance to become a movie producer in 2015.

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The producer, who now has six movies to his credit, dropped his latest movie flick, Peregun, featuring several veteran acts in the Yoruba movie industry in 2021.

According to him, Peregun has gone on to becoming his most successful work ever.

“After being spurred by the success of Irawe Igbo, which opened me to the world as I was able to travel to United States for the first time because of that in 2018, I decided to put all my might into movie production.

“So for Peregun, from the script, cast to post production which included effects, I ensured that best hands in the industry were engaged,” he said.

And these efforts seemed to pay off.

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Peregun, a story of a warlord entangled in a fairy tale romance, went on to win several awards and nominations even beyond the borders of the Nigeria.

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The movie was recently nominated for Best Makeup in the 2022 edition of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) with the likes of Voiceless, Amina, Omo Ghetto (The Saga), Nneka The Pretty Serpent, Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story and La Femme Anjola – Abiola Popoola. Peregun was also nominated at the 2022 edition of Afro Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Awards.

Before these, Peregun clinched the International Feature Film award at the Bridge Festival in Canada in 2021 and International Feature Film award at Mile High International Film Festival.

Aside from these, several foreign film festivals had featured the movie in the past since release.

In an interview Gafar said that his love for movies right from a tender age was what influenced his decision to join the industry.

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“I’ve loved watching film since before I can remember; and that’s when I was still very young.

“I started acting when I was in Primary 3 and that was when I met a man called Mr Eesuola. He was a teacher and also a stage director then. I approached him one day and told excitedly ‘Sir, I would be so honoured to work with you and be a stage actor’ and that single decision cemented my journey into the world of movies,” he said.

Peregun, which has amassed over two million views on Youtube, features the producer himself as Opeki, Ibrahim Chata as Okewunmi, Yewande Odukoya as Molete, Dupe Jaiyesinmi, Tunde Usman popularly known as Okele and many others.

According to the storyline, the love-struck warlord acquires every beautiful things of the world, becomes a demi-god and rules with an iron-hand. And just like any dictator, he wants more, which leads to events spiraling into twists and turns.

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WATCH THE MOVIE HERE (https://youtu.be/NOpVnlQQXQ4)

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Why I started dating again barely one year after divorcing Korra Obidi – Dr. Justin Dean

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Dr. Justin Dean, the estranged husband of popular Nigerian dancer and singer, Korra Obido has revealed why he started dating again barely one year after his union with the dancer packed up.

According to the question and answer he had on social media, Dean said he only lives once, so he is allowed to enjoy his life to the fullest.

A fan asked are you dating again and he responded ‘Yes’

Another asked why he jumped into a new relationship so quick, the father of two said, ‘YOLO’ which means You Only Live Once.

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Recall that a few months ago Dr. Dean opened up on how broken he was since their marital crisis started.

Via his Instagram page, he lamented that Korra Obido doesn’t care about their marriage and that he had to leave the marriage for his mental health.

Posting a photo of himself on Instagram, Dr. Dean wrote, “I’m heartbroken! Anyone that knows me or watches me online knows that I’m a dedicated family man to both Korra and my children.
This is honestly the hardest decision of my life, but necessary. I’m walking away from this marriage for my mental health and to be the best version of myself. I must set a healthy example for my children. This has nothing do with postpartum depression. I’ve been betrayed once again and she is unbothered, which pretty much summarizes our marriage.

My apology to the all the young men and women that believed we had a “perfect marriage”. Marriage is based on mutual love, respect, humility, accountability, empathy, apologies and most of all effective communication to understand the other person’s perspectives. Likes and views shouldn’t be the highlight of your relationship. Men: Your mental health matters! In order to be strong, you have to be happy.”

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Papaya Ex becomes latest homeowner in Lagos, shows off interior

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Popular influencer, Raheem Abike Halima better known as Papaya Ex spend 10k daily on data.

influencer Papaya Ex joins the league of homeowners as she splashes millions of naira on a palatial house.

The socialite took to her social media to announce the news to her fans and colleagues.

A video she shared on her Instagram page showed the luxurious and it’s interiors furnished superbly.

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Niniola Set To Collaborate With Diddy After Years Of DMing Him

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Dreams come true indeed and has for Niniola as she actualises a long-standing dream to work with Diddy years after DMing him.

 

Nigerian vocalist and the Queen of Afrobeats, Niniola, has secured a collaboration with American musician and mogul, Did.

A story of divine providence and destiny, the two had connected over a video call with an excited Diddy telling Niniola how he wanted them to approach the collaboration saying; “I want you to do it all and send it to me one time when you feel like I’ve given this song my all cause it’s our song. This is what you manifested a long time ago”

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Then Diddy had shared how he got the collaboration with Niniola. He said; “I was looking for somebody to be on the Afrobeats remix and Spinalk told me about her. I go to message her then I see that you sent me a message… 2018 saying I want to work with you one day but I’m calling her saying I want to work with her.”

So far, there are no details on what particular Diddy song Niniola is set to submit a verse on but the media mogul had in June this year, put out a 16-track project– Bad Boy Celebrates Diddy: The Artist, featuring diverse talents from Keyshia Cole, R Kelly, Mario Winans, the late Notorious B.I.G and other famous acts. In addition to this, Diddy had put out a single, Go On with Bryson Tiller. As a result, the collaboration which Diddy mentioned was an Afrobeats remix, could be any of these songs.

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