Generation next! Bold, beautiful & sexy starlets setting moviedom on fire (1)
They are young, hot, pretty, sexy and talented. They are also the new starlets setting Nollywood, and the entire local moviedom, on fire with their daring roles. In fact they are gradually and stylishly taking over the front rows from their senior colleagues Saturday Sun, Nigeria's king of the Tabloids, welcomes you to the exclusive world of these fast-rising actresses.
Busty and beautiful Cynthia is unarguably the hottest starlet tantalising Nollywood with abundant skills and endowments. The 'Village Toaster' star hails from Delta State. Aside acting, she is also into modelling. The one time Miss Oko Polytechnic, spent close to two months early last year in South Africa, doing some modelling jobs. She once confessed that she prefers dating white men to their Nigerian counterparts.
'Controversy' is probably the best word to describe dark-skinned Ini. One controversy after another has been trailing every move of this starlet who catapulted to fame with her scintillating outing in 'World Apart', few years ago. She was banned for six months last year by the Enugu State chapter of Actors Guild, for what was later described as indecent dressing and seduction – whoever set dress code for celebrities? She was, however, later pardoned after serving few months of the suspension. As a multi-talented starlet, pretty Ini, who is also an undergraduate shuttles between Lagos and Enugu movie locations regularly for roles. In fact, pundits are already calling her the new Genevieve Nnaji.
Quiet and easy going Chioma came to limelight with her superlative role in 'The Handkerchief (1-2)' - a best seller produced and directed by Theodore Anyanji few years ago. And ever since, Chioma who is also from Anambra State, has not looked back.
An undergraduate at the Lagos State University, she was once rumoured to have enjoyed a sizzling but brief romance with a top movie/music videos director. Pundits and critics are still praising her role in recently released '11:45' a flick she featured alongside Mwisho, a member of the defunct Big Brother Africa fame late last year.
At a close encounter with multi-talented Funmi, what comes to the mind of a movie-buff is that she is a carbon-copy of Jada Pinkett, the Hollywood star wife of even bigger star Will Smith. Petite Funmi, who is the last child of her family has not stopped dazzling Nollywood after her arrival few years ago. She says: “I have a passion for acting. Most people don't even know I'm studying a science-related course at the University of Ibadan”. Her first lead role in Madu Chikwendu's 'Bound by Destiny', late last year is still being applauded by movie followers.
Though an Enugu-based actress, Maureen, frequents Lagos like no man's business. Aside movies, another thing that made this “Songs of Sorrow” star more popular was her well celebrated whirlwind romance with screen hunk actor, Pat Attah. But unfortunately for love struck Maureen, the affair crashed not too long after taking off, thereby leaving her heartbroken and dejected for long. Despite the setback, she is still setting Nollywood on fire with her romantic roles and sexy shape.
Almost three years in Nollywood, Benin, Edo State-born Queen is now the toast of many producers and directors because of the way she interprets roles, especially wacky ones. She says: “I'm very daring when it comes to interpreting movie roles. Daring roles are meant for human beings to interpret. It is all make-believe, no strings attached”.
The pretty and ebony black 'Power of Trust' star had acted alongside virtually all the A-list stars in Nollywood movies.
Adim Williams, the cerebral and award-winning movie director, discovered and nurtured sexy and wild Jennifer to the level she is today. From Mbaise, Imo State, the 'House on Fire' star has also proved her acting prowess in over a dozen flick since her arrival three years back. Busty Jennifer is also a professional dancer-cum-model.
Beautiful and ever-smiling Blessing is unarguably the “Newest Face” rocking Nollywood to its very foundation. From Ichida, Anambra State, 'The Sinners' star started first as a model before veering into acting. In fact, she is to present day Nollywood, what repentant bad girl, Eucharia Anunobi–Ekwu, was in the early days of Nollywood.
Nollywood pundits say her biggest weapon is her charming smile. It was also once rumoured that she had a hush-hush affair with Chima Okoroji, an award winning movie director.
Sophia is pretty and intelligent. And she rode on the back of her director hubby, T-Chidi, to fame. According to insiders, the star of 'Standing Alone' could always be assured of automatic roles in many of her hubby's movies. But despite her abundant talents as a rising actress, she is always selective when it comes to roles. She does this because of her marital background .
Her daring and very challenging roles in hit movies like, 'Against All Odds', 'Bold Hearts', 'Just Once', 'Murder In Mind' and few others stand Funto Fatoba Thompson out in the league of rising actresses in Nollywood. Presently an English undergraduate at the University of Lagos, pretty is happily married to top movie director, Tarila Thompson. The Omotola Jalade look-alike starlet also models and writes and produces movies. She also costumes and runs a well stocked boutique called C'est Chic. Lagos State born Funto, is also a mother of one.