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Genevieve Nnaji tells CNN why her new film could be Nollywood’s big break

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CNN’s Richard Quest speaks with Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji as part of Quest Means Business. The actress discusses her new film and explains why she thinks it’s time Nollywood broke the global market.

Why do you think Netflix picked this film to showcase?

“I think the authenticity of the story- which is what I loved about it. It’s provided an environment where I could showcase things that made me proud of our culture, our talents, our values. It was really about that authenticity and the story speaks for itself, plus we focused a lot on the quality this time”

Where did you get the money and expertise to focus on the quality?

“Expertise would be over two decades of experience in the industry, for money we had to self-fund unfortunately. Unfortunately we don’t have adequate funding for movies that we intend to go global, there isn’t that provision yet”

Is it hard for Nollywood films to break into global markets?

“What I discovered is that everybody was able to relate to the story in the cinemas. I’ve realised that language is the only barrier we have, we can all identify with culture. We all identify with pain and with love, our stories are very similar and I think it’s important that we stay true to ourselves.

It was amazing, we had a very diverse crowd and everybody was able to relate to it, I mean it was remarkable the kind of accolades that I got for the film”

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Credit: CNN’s Quest Means Business

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Allegations of me planning to Islamize Nigeria is wicked – Buhari

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Nigeria News

President Buhari has described allegations that he plans to Islamize Nigeria as wicked, deceptive, and ungodly.

Buhari stated this earlier today in a statement from his Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina.

The President stated that the allegation is coming up again as a result of the 2019 general elections. Read the statement below;

It has come to the notice of President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of the forthcoming elections, that some unscrupulous Nigerians are again falsely and wickedly claiming that the administration has an agenda to impose Islam on Nigeria.

The objective is clearly to stoke up religious division for political gains. Some of these same persons made these devious and fabricated claims ahead of the 2015 election. They failed woefully.

The President strongly affirms the oath he took before the Nigerian people to faithfully defend the Constitution of Nigeria. That Constitution guarantees freedom of worship for every Nigerian. It is this guarantee that enables all Nigerians to practise their faiths or religion without hindrance.

President Buhari further affirms his commitment to freedom of religion and worship for all Nigerians, and that under no circumstance will any religion or faith be imposed on any Nigerian.

It is dangerous, deceptive and ungodly to play politics with religion.

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Yemi Alade & DJ Cuppy in Abidjan for Special Project

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Singer, Yemi Alade and DJ Cuppy are fast becoming BFF.

The two entertainers are right now in Abidjan working on a new project, which they said will be hitting the Nigerian entertainment cycle soon.

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Nigerian lady advises women to allow their husbands cheat

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A Nigerian lady has shcoked many social media users, after she advised women to allow their husbands cheat and have sex outside marriage.

The young lady shared a video advising Nigerian women to allow their husbands have sex outside marriage with concubines, slay mamas and slay queens.

The video was then shared by Wale Gates on Twitter, who wrote;

When I tell una say Nigeria is the best place to be a married man. Una go dey fight me. 🤷🏾‍♂️
Anyway! Ladies, Please listen to your sister

The lady said that it is safe for women not to know if their husbands or boyfriends cheat, as they can’t stop him. See what she said below;

“whether your husband or boyfriend cheats, to be on the safe side, it’s better you don’t know.”

“Don’t even snoop around because he will cheat when he is ready to cheat. You can’t stop him. The best is to share him with the other lady he cheats with.”

“It’s the lady he cheats with outside that’s keeping your home……”

“You go fit nack everyday? You go fit do all the sex styles, you go fit do snake in the monkey shadow? You cannot…….”

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