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34 Nigerian cinemas ‘generated N3bn’ in 2017

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Adedayo Thomas, executive director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says 34 cinemas in the country generated over N3 billion in 2017.
Thomas made the disclosure on Thursday in Warri during the ‘2018 World Intellectual Property Day’ organised by the ‘Friends of the Creator Foundation’ in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering, Delta State University.
The theme of the event is ‘Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity’.
Thomas said the creative industry, dominated by the womenfolk, was the next business destination in the country with its abundance low hanging fruits.
He urged the women not to see themselves as inferior before their male counterpart stressing that there was a reason for their creation.
“The film industry is the third most lucrative industry aside oil and agriculture,” he said.
“In 2017 alone, 34 cinemas generated over 3 billion and the industry is waxing stronger and dominated by women.
“Our women should not feel inferior, they should continue to take advantage of the creative industry.”
‘The Wedding Party 2-Destination Dubai’, which cost N300 million to make, has raked in over N500 million, making it the highest-grossing Nollywood film ever.

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My husband knows about my lesbian status – Popular actress

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Ghanaian Nollywood actress, Cecilia Konamah has confessed that she was once a lesbian, adding that her husband is aware.

Speaking in an interview with Hello FMs, the actress who, according to her, stopped the lesbianism practice three years ago, said her husband was very comfortable with the fact.

She said, “My husband is aware of that. Yes, he knows that I was a lesbian and he is very comfortable with me in our marriage.

“He also said even if I had once stood on the streets as a hawker, he likes me as I am.”

The actress noted that any attempt from her friends to bring up her past won’t work as her husband was already aware.

“I was introduced into the act by some friends. If somebody thinks she wants to bring it out just to break my marriage, then let me tell the person that my husband is aware.”

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Top 10 Richest Comedians In Nigeria 2018

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So today we talk about the richiest Nigerian comedians as of 2018. No net worth estimation is attached but certain details about their wealth and how they make their money are mentioned below.
The list is based on how much they charge per show and how often they get called for shows, their endorsement deals and assets, their successful shows and digital market’s worth.
So enjoy as you go through..

10. Yaw
He is quite a very popular comedian. He makes money from MTN adverts, radio presentations, event anchoring, equipment leasing and so many other businesses. Yaw has his own share of exclusive properties among the elite.

9. Okey Bakkasi
Okey Bakkasi is a comedian, actor and politician, he started acting and doing stand up comedy while still in the university.
Okey Bakkasi was the Senior Special Assistant to the former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim. He is a household name in the entertainment industry.

8. Seyi Law
Seyi Law won the AY Comedy competition in 2006 and since then he has been blossoming as a stand up comedian. He is always at most events for performance and has his own show “ I must laugh ”.
He is the big deal in southwest he attends almost every show or concerts organized in any southwestern state. Seyi often attend many shows outside Nigeria too.

7. Julius Agwu
With two popular events namely: Crack Your Ribs and Laugh for Christ Sake, he has bagged millions by charging 2-3 million Naira per event .
He owns properties spread across 3 states in Nigeria and is the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment . He made over 20 million Naira from a book launch and reports says he takes home tens of million Naira annually

6. Mark Angel
Well, most of you may not believe this but we are proudly telling you this guy is crazily rich right now. Sure you know this guy and the popular comedienne Emmanuela they’ve taken over the skits world since 2015.
They make the most of their money from Youtube,their blog and shows. Mark Angel earns the most from the group. He makes at least 3 million naira per month from Youtube only.

5. Bovi
Presently, he is probably the hottest in the industry. He has made millions from organizing tours adverts, and events.
There is always a rush for tickets and if you are not early enough it would have sold out. Bovi also signed a multi million naira deal with Glo in 2015. He often headline most shows in Nigeria every year.

4. I Go Dye
This comedian doubles as the CEO of Revamp Construction Company, a real estate and road Construction Company.He is also an Ambassador to the United Nations Millennium Development Goal.
With a lot of assets this guy is quite one of the top dogs in the industry.

3. Ali Baba
Having hosted several events for dignitaries amongst which are past Nigerian presidents, he gets paid a lot.
His residential home in a Lekki is a mansion valued at over N300 million Naira . He also has a chain of businesses in Lagos and is a motivational speaker besides his professional comedy business.
He charges an average rate of 4-4.5 million Naira per event , and only hosts a minimum of two events weekly.

2. Basketmouth
This is another comedian that takes entertaining his fans very serious. He has also become the Brand Ambassador for companies like Globacom Ltd. and Amstel Malta .
He hosts events in London, America and South Africa which are always sold out and through his Basketmouth Uncensored platform he has gained too much popularity.
He reportedly has an endorsement deal worth over 120 million Naira annually, he is definitely the richest comedian in Nigeria.

1. AY
This comedian rose to fame at a rate faster than was expected, he charges a performance fee between 1 and 2 million Naira per event and makes tens of million naira annually via his A.Y. live events.
He also owns an event company and MVP club. AY’s worth has skyrocketed since he ventured into the movie industry having a lot of successful movies to his name.

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R&B singer Lloyd poses completely nude for his album cover…18+

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American R&B singer, Lloyd , 32, is set to release his new album “Tru” and for the cover art, he went completely nude and strategically covered his eggplant with a guitar.
The album which boasts of 11 tracks will drop on the 31st of August.

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