Popular Nollywood actress turned singer, Angela Okorie has made a strong peace in the country, stressing that ‘we need to be united now that the elections have come and gone.’
The actress made this passionate appeal to Nigerians on Friday while interacting with her fans via Instagram live session which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York.
She, however, berated INEC for the general election which was marred by thuggery, violence, and vote buying.
For the legit queen, this is the time to heal and reunite the country despite the political and ethnic differences that played out during the elections.
The actress also turned down an invitation from some of her northern fans, who wanted her to come over to their region and show them love.
In another report, ahead of this year’s edition of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award, AMVCAs, Africa Magic has announced the return of renowned film director and producer Femi Odugbemi as the Head Judge for the 9th edition of the awards show.
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Odugbemi has served as head judge of the AMVCA from 2012 to 2014. He returned in 2019, as the Head Judge as well as this year. He’s also a voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States, a three-time head judge of the Uganda Film Festival (2014-2016), a juror for the 2016 British Council “Shakespeare Lives” project, the Emmy Awards in New York and the Academy Awards in 2018.
Dr. Busola Tejumola, Head of Content and West Africa Channels at Multichoice, announced Odugbemi’s return while addressing the press ahead of this year’s awards.
According to Tejumola, “the awards have become a yardstick for measuring excellence in the Nigerian movie industry and in Africa as a whole, and this edition is set to be unique”.
Speaking further, she disclosed that this year’s edition received 40% more movie entries than in 2022.