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Why Veteran actress, Liz Benson returns to Nollywood

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Why Veteran actress, Liz Benson returns to Nollywood

Veteran actress Liz Benson, has made a Nollywood comeback after several years of time-off from acting.

The seasoned thespian is back to her first love as she features in a new film, “A Mother’s Son,” produced by ace actress Mercy Johnson and directed by Vincent De Anointed.

Mercy Johnson disclosed this in a behind-the-scenes video she posted on her Instagram page, with the cast expressing excitement as they welcomed the veteran actress.

According to her, the star-studded movie features a seasoned cast, including Mike Godson, Mercy Johnson, Evia Simon, Ozioma Maurice, and George Inaibeh, among others.

Liz Benson, who was surprised at the warm welcome by her colleagues, said’’, All the big people in Nollywood are here.

“You guys are doing exploits; God bless you. It’s nice to see all of you in real life.

I am meeting all of you for the first time. But I have come to see my daughter (Mercy Johnson).”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Liz Benson, 58, hails from Etinan, Akwa Ibom in southern Nigeria.

She started her career as a child actress in 1971 at age five but gained fame after being featured as Mrs Agnes Johnson, on a television soap opera titled ‘Fortunes’ on NTA in 1993.

Benson rose to stardom in the 1990s as she appeared in some classic movies and became a household name in those early days of Nollywood.

Some of the acclaimed movies she featured in include the ‘Glamour Girls’, ‘True Confession’, ‘Diamond Rings’, ‘Scores to Settle’,’ Evil Men1 and 2’, ‘Conspiracy’, ‘Dead End’, among others.

Before her return to Nollywood, Benson had disclosed that she is a born-again Christian and now preaches the gospel on fulltime basis as an ordained minister.

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‘Olu Jacobs Is Alive,’ Son Dispels Death Rumours

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Nollywood veteran Olu Jacobs is alive, his family said Sunday amid raging social media death rumours and speculations.

The first son of the acting legend, Soji, told Channels Television that his octogenarian father is not dead as trumpeted online.

Soji shared a video with one of our correspondents wherein the iconic thespian was seen calmly seated while he had his greyed beards shaved.

During the activity, the older and frail-looking Jacobs was heard having a terse dialogue with his barber and those around him.

The “death” of Jacobs, 81, has been rumoured a number of times since November 2021 when his actress wife, Joke Silva, opened up on the health struggles of her husband. But the family has debunked such incidents at several times, posting videos and photos of their patriarch to discredit rumour-mongers.

Back in 2021, Silva, the 62-year-old respected actress and longtime wife of Jacobs, revealed that her husband has been battling with Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) for a couple of years, hence, his absence from movie screens.

“He is dealing with issues and it has been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with Lewy Body. It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson’s type of disease, it affects the brain so you don’t see the shaking. It affects the person,” she had said in a Channels Television interview.

“It’s been hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and also on family members as well. We have gone through it over the past couple of years and we thank God.

“We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish I had the old you here so I don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity. I miss the times we worked together,” she added.

The veteran actor, who won a lifetime achievement award at the Africa International Film Festival Awards in Lagos the same year, would later share a frail-looking picture of himself on his Instagram handle, attracting a cocktail of sympathy, best wishes and prayers from friends and fans.

The legendary actor has also been seen at selected social functions, aided by his loving wife while fans continue to hope for his recovery.

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My music career incomplete without Don Jazzy – D’banj

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My music career incomplete without Don Jazzy – D’banj

Nigerian singer and rapper, Oladapo Oyebanjo, with the stage name “D’banj”, said his 20 years music journey would not have been complete without his business partner, Michael Ajereh, popularly known as “Don Jazzy”.

41-year-old D’banj took to his Instagram page on Tuesday with a display of a video to appreciate Don Jazzy and invite him to his 20th year anniversary dinner.

He described the two decades as years characterised by brotherhood, entertainment and that of unwavering support.

D’banj wrote: “My 20 year journey cannot be complete without It’s @donjazzy again! Giving him the invite to my anniversary dinner was a moment filled with nostalgia.

“As we both celebrate 20 years in the industry, I’m reminded of the countless memories and milestones we’ve shared together.

“Here’s to two decades of brotherhood, entertainment, and unwavering support. Love you always, Brother!.”

Don Jazzy also took to the comment section, saying: “Still finding it hard to believe it’s been 20 years bro. Feels like yesterday. Thank you for everything. Love you brotherLee. More blessings 🩶🐘.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Don Jazzy, a Nigerian record producer and Chief Executive Officer of Mavin Records, co-founded Mo’Hits Records with D’banj in 2004.

D’banj had earlier hinted of his plan to celebrate his 20 years on stage at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, with the theme “D’banj live @New Afrika Shrine”.

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E-Money arrests man who accused him of sleeping with Jnr Pope’s wife

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E-Money arrests man who accused him of sleeping with Jnr Pope’s wife

Famous businessman and billionaire, Emeka Okonkwo, better known as E-money has successfully arrested one of his accusers.

Recall that on May 17th, E-money launched a search for some persons who accused him of sleeping with Junior Pope’s wife, Jennifer Awele and also having a hand in the actor’s death on Facebook.

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However, a few days later, E-money successfully apprehended a man who spearheaded the malicious claim with the help of the police.

The man had accused E-money of having some escapades with Junior Pope’s wife and being among those that caused the actor’s death.

He alleged that even while Junior Pope was alive, he was suspicious about his wife’s movements. He added that doesn’t E-money’s move to cater for Jnr Pope’s children till they are mature is due to his romantic affair with Jnr Pope’s wife.

In the video, the man further raged at E-money and his gang whom he accused of plotting Jnr Pope’s death, stating that he can now have Jnr Pope’s wife to himself hence he has succeeded in eliminating the actor.

Taking to IG to announce the arrest, E-money wrote:

“I’m relieved to share that one of the individuals responsible for the character assassination against me has been apprehended by the Nigeria Police Force and will face prosecution. This is a significant step towards ending the scourge of cyberbullying.

My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the diligent officers of the Nigerian Police Force for their unwavering commitment to justice.”

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