Leading Nollywood actress and diva, Mercy Johnson-Okojie's ban has ended according to Nollywood's producers and marketers. They claim she has resolved all issues with them and there's no reason for them to disturb her or her career any longer. 

The spokesman for the marketers and producers, Mr Norbert Ajaegbu said she's a wonderful personality; therefore to keep disrupting her work would be to infer prejudice. He said the association made the decision at the National Working Committee meeting held March 9th, 2014. 

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The fun, glamour and glitz of the recent  Africa Magic Viewers' Choice awards didn't end with the red carpet and awards session alone, it was carried into the event's after party where all guests had the time of their lives. From all signs, M-net (owners of Africa Magic) sure knows how to throw a party for the stars.

The party afforded them the opportunity to let down and let loose as they were seen dancing, hobnobbing and networking in a relaxed atmosphere. The roll call is exhaustive as all the movers and shakers were present. Once again, congrats to the winners and M-net for putting such a classy event together.

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Genevieve Nnaji

Van Vicker

Van Vicker

Ghanaian actor Van Vicker has reacted to reports Nollywood's golden girl Genevieve Nnaji called him a bad actor. He said he thinks she was quoted out of context as it has happened to him many times. He says he hasn't met her since the report came out and if he does, he'd ask her if it was true. 

He did say however that he would go on set with her at any time as he's a professional and his job comes first always. Pretty matured stuff coming from Mr Vicker, don't you think? 

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"The Contract" and "Nairobi Half Life" were the big winners at the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers' choice awards that held on Saturday. Both scooped four awards each in the glamorous event that held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. "Flower Girl" came in close with two awards that include "Best Supporting Actress" and "Best Writer in a Comedy". The event had all the industry celebrities in attendance and the red carpet was dazzling. 

The biggest surprise winner of the night was newcomer Tope Tedela who won the "Best Actor" award for his role in the drama "A Mile from Home". Surprisingly, it was a low budget movie and rumours are rife that he did the job for free. For some people, this lends credibility to the awards as he is not an industry heavyweight. Others that won include Funke Akindele, Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic, Pete Edochie who won the "Lifetime Merit Award" and Michelle Bello who won the "Trailblazer" awards. Congrats guys......

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The road to rich and fame is littered with many potholes.  Read this excerpt on Ramsey Nouah from Sunday Punch and gain some perspective

"Those were the times when things got really bad for my mother and I and we had nothing. It was so bad that we didn’t have a home or shelter to live in. We had to stay in a store, a small store that could take only one mat. My mother and I squeezed ourselves in that mat. We didn’t even have a cup to drink water not to talk of a stove to cook. And my mother had to borrow, beg and stuff like that. These were moments when I was young I didn’t realize the gravity of poverty we were in, I couldn’t tell. But it was a good orientation for me. It was moments that I thank God for making me past through, because that has sustained and helped me even as an actor. The ability to deliver all the roles they give me because I have tasted both sides of the coin." Ramsey said. Continue..
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Tell us about your growing up?
My growing up was like tasting the two sides of a coin. When I said tasting the two sides of a coin; I mean tasting being a rich man and a poor man. I grew up with my mother, and with a silver spoon, I had it all. When I began to realize that I had good things to show off, everything disappeared. We started from grace to grass; that has helped me a lot because it totally balanced the equation of life. It gives me confidence in all spheres. For instance, I can hang out with the enlightened or the rich. I can mingle with them very easily without any complication or complex whatsoever. Also, if it is the low class or poor people, I can mingle very easily with them. I can eat a fantastic dinner in a huge, expensive restaurant and I can go eat amala at a buka and I would not feel anything. I don’t care being a popular actor or a role model. I am a role model to everybody.

Are you saying that fame has not denied you anything in life?
It has denied me a few, but it has not denied me being as natural as I want to be. I won’t let that happen. It has happened to some of my colleagues. Fame has taken them away from what they wanted to do or be. There was a time I went to a bank to pay my NEPA bill and I was wearing a short and T-shirt, because it was on Monday morning somebody came down and said ‘Ramsey Noah, you are a role model, you shouldn’t have been wearing this’. I didn’t take it likely with him.

With all these experiences, what has life taught you?
Life has taught me never to look down on anybody because the person you disregard might just be your saviour tomorrow. I realized that all my mother’s property was washed away by rain. We couldn’t sleep all through the night because of the flood. It was really terrible. Like I said, it is a life lesson.

Is there anything that can make you cry or shed tears after all you passed through?
Yeah, those moments; those terrible moments when we had nothing and we were living off people. People were just helping us out. There were times we didn’t have food to eat three or four days. You haven’t eaten and your stomach is rumbling but you don’t have any place to go. There was a time I lived on the street, in shops. There was a time I slept under the bridge. It was unfortunate that there were no records so that we can have memories we could play back now. To me, I am so extremely grateful that I went through it. At that time I hated everybody around me. In fact, I used to question why God was doing this to me. But I think God knew that I needed this for my future.


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Mercy Johnson is letting you know that if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.

The Nollywood star recently had an interview with Saturday Tribune in which she spoke about her journey into fame, her family, her husband and why she is so much happier now.

Read Excerpts from the interview;
On getting to the top: “Sometimes when I cry in movies, it isn’t the script that makes me cry. When I recall my humble beginning, I give thanks to God. When I remember how we moved into an uncompleted building and had to take cover whenever it rained because of the condition of the house; how my brother did a menial job as a bricklayer to earn a living and those days when we rolled over a stick to cover the windows up till the point when I started acting and raised money to cover the roof… I recall those days we were living with lizards because the floor and the walls of the house were not plastered, or when I had scars as a result of my several falls.”


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