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They are finally getting it – McFish celebrates as filmmakers add his surname to wife’s name in movie production

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MC Fish, a Nigerian event host and a hypeman who is married to popular Nollywood actress Anita Joseph, took to social media to celebrate after his surname was added to wife’s name.

KFN recalled that MC Fish, issued a stern warning to actors regarding his wife’s name.

According to MC Fish, Anita Joseph is married, and all stakeholders of Nollywood, including directors, marketers and producers, should take note and stop excluding her new surname ‘ Olagunju’.

MC Fish added that his message is directed to the Actors Guild of Nigerian, and they should do the needful before he starts calling people out on social media.

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Taking to his Instagram story, MC Fish shared the End Credit of a film that his wife featured in and was heard lamenting the exclusion of his surname ‘Olagunju’ his wife’s name.

Following his rant, filmmakers listened and began to include his surname ‘Olanginju’ in Anita’s name.

Reacting, McFish posted a video on Instagram celebrating the new development.
The hypeman who emphasised the importance of speaking up if you don’t like something, described the update as a step forward, noting that those in the film industry now recognise his wife as a married woman.

He wrote:

They finally getting it, I give glory to God

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Dallas International Yoruba Movie Awards recognises Lateef Adedimeji for his role in Ayinla (Pix)

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The prestigious Dallas International Yoruba Movies Awards (DIYMA) has bestowed the special “award of excellence” on the multi-talented and cross-over actor Lateef Adedimeji for his outstanding performance in the movie “Ayinla”.

Mr and Mrs Kogberegbe, the CEOs of DIYMA, presented the award on Wednesday, 25th January 2023, during a “Meet & Greet” event organised in honour of the celebrity couple- Lateef and Adebimpe Adedimeji in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

According to the organisers of the awards, “DIYMA recognises outstanding crafts and celebrates same as the opportunity presents itself. The interpretation and representation of late Ayinla Omowura (eegunmogaji) in the eponymous musical film presents a rare nostalgic experience that only the professionalism of Lateef and Dr Tunde Kelani can offer.”

Speaking further, the CEOs challenged the Yoruba indigenous filmmakers to do more in promoting the indigenous language film because language is critical to cultural identity. “On our part, we shall continue to support the Yoruba film industry in our little way. We believe strongly in the industry. We understand that promoting our language is key to preserving our culture. And our culture is the only undisputable commodity we can sell to the world’s admiration.”

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In his remark, Lateef Adedimeji expressed his happiness for the harvest of awards that “Ayinla” is attracting months after it was released. “I am proud and happy that ‘Ayinla” keeps getting the recognition and the accolades that it deserves. Thank you so much, Dallas International Yoruba Movie Awards (DIYMA). God bless you. Okay, guys, let us keep working; more to come”, he said. Adedimeji Lateef will be officially honoured at the DIYMA award night, set to take place on 25th June 2023 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Directed by the foremost cinematographer in Africa, Tunde Kelani, “Ayinla”- an eponymous musical genre film on the late Apala musician, Ayinla Omowura, was produced by Jade Osiberu and grossed 92 million naira from the cinema exhibition only.

The DIYMA awards, now in its third edition, celebrate the outstanding performances of actors, producers, and filmmakers in the Yoruba movie industry and provide a platform for recognition and growth. This year, DIYMA is proud to announce an increase in cash prizes, with winners receiving between N100,000 Naira and N300,000 Naira, depending on the category.

DIYMA invites producers, actors, and filmmakers to submit their movies for consideration before the closing date of 27th February 2023. Eligible movies for this award must have only been uploaded on YouTube in 2022.

For more information on the DIYMA awards, please stay glued to our Instagram page @officialdiymaawards.

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D’banj, Patoranking set to thrill as Vanguard Personality of the Year Award holds Today

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The Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, is bound to be filled to capacity on Friday as celebrities, politicians, business moguls and creme-de-la-creme of the society gather for this year’s edition of the annual Vanguard Personality of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony, which honours distinguished Nigerians who have excelled in their chosen careers will be hosted by beautiful actress and TV presenter, Zainab Balogun alongside her male colleague, Deyemi Okanlawon, who’s best known for his role in Funke Akindele’s blockbuster movie, “Omo Ghetto:The Saga.”

The two movie stars will set the tone for the night by dishing out rib-cracking jokes and moderating the day’s proceedings. It will have in attendance the cream of the society, including Nollywood stars as they storm the event to support one of their own, Pete Edochie, who will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement award on the night.

Among them that have confirmed their attendance include,National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, Paul Obazele, Shirley Igwe, Fidelis Duker, Cossy Ojiakor, Angela Eguavoen, Nosa Rex. Others are top actress Etinosa Idemudia, Uche Elendu, Seyi Hunters, Bose Alao, Amaka Obi, Joke Lawal , Peju Johnson among others.

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Meanwhile, on the lineup to thrill guests tonight include, reggae-dancehall singer, Patoranking, Laolu Gbenjo, multi-talented singer, ,Eltee Skhillz and MC Remote.

Laolu Gbenjo and his Band will take the guests down memory lane, dishing out evergreen songs and bringing to the table live band experience like never before.

Eltee Skhillz, who’s the son of veteran actor, Jide Kosoko and his late wife, Henrietta will be making his first appearance at the awards show. He came to limelight last year, after he released his breakaway song ‘ODG (Odogwu Na The Spender)’ off his debut EP titled ‘Body Of Work.’The song emerged as the most Shazamed song in Nigeria at the time of release and trended on social media platforms.

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Iyabo Ojo’s step-daughter, Vanessa Onyinye marks 26th birthday in style

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Vanessa Onyinye, the step daughter of actress, Iyabo Ojo has penned a self note as she marks her 26th birthday today, January 25th, 2023.

The daughter of talent manager, Paul Okoye stuck to her usual birthday rituals by being grateful. Every year, Onyinye always pens a gratifying message to her family, friends, business associate and all.

Making this year’s own different, Onyinye penned a self note to appreciate herself. Onyinye highlighted several reasons why she is grateful to herself some of which includes, learning how to survive, listening to her father, among many others.

“This year like always I am thankful and grateful.

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I have lots of people in my family, my network and my circle of friends who love me, acre about me and support me. And I owe them the same love back.

But this year I want to also take a page from the book of @snoopdogg and thank myself.

I Thank me for not giving up.

I thank me for working hard.

I thank me for seeing the best in other people.

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I thank me for always looking at the future and bigger picture.

I thank me for learning how to survive in all conditions and circumstances.

I thank me for listening to my father.

I thank me for opening doors for others.

I thank me for putting my people on.

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I thank me for being there when people needed me.

Most of all I thank me for believing in God and never giving up.

Happy Birthday to Me +1″.

 

 

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