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Meet the Faces to Watch in Nollywood this Year

Source: Ugochukwu Favour-Mayor/Nigeriafilms.com
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The presence of these faces have brought a refreshment to the Nollywood industry, which means that new crop of artistes is about retiring the old ones who have been busy for years moving from one location to the other. Currently, the choice of these celebrated faces have kept them on the fore-front of movies, appearing on different movie posters, taking leads in movies and so on. Their presence has lit up the atmosphere of the Nollywood industry, and they are topics of discussion. Relax as Ugochukwu Favour-Mayor gives you the gist.

Frank Artus
He is now the choice of every marketer. His carriage in interpreting roles has placed him in the fore-front of movies; both the already released ones like Dirty Secret, Heart of Widow and few of others where he gave his best without regard of condemnation from viewers or his fans. But what make him the choice of all are his real acts, especially movies with the theme of romance, incest and betrayals.
Biola Ige

This is one actress who people don't understand her act. She is always ready to interpret her roles in movies. What makes her special is her style of romance, as she gives good coquettish acts on screen to murder the opposite. One thing about her again is the breast which she leaves in the mouth of the male acts for sucking, which few of her fans describes her good for soft porn movies, as she is always ready to strip her panties.

Eve Esin
Asaba is now her second home or base, and indeed it have made her to be closer to what she knows better of doing. She has a very good working relationship with movie practitioners, not that this gives her roles, but because of her sense of delivery on screen which makes her fans ask for more. The Oron lady has indeed made her way into the Nollywood map now waits for a hike in price for appearance in any documentary.

Halima Abubakar
She came into the movie scenes in 1999, and has managed to hang on. She gained notoriety for flaunting her body in movies and magazines. It earned her a lot of unprintable names. Halima became more popular for posing nude than any memorable role; the talk in every blog is her hip, which no man will see without admiring. This year, she will end up drawing fans from Tonto Dikeh who she, Halima now assists in lead roles. It would not be a surprise that for the love of Tonto's movies, fans will begin to thrill for her style of acting.

Juliet “Safo” Ibrahim
A Piscean, born to a Lebanese father, Mr. Hussein Ibrahim and a half Liberian and Ghanaian mother, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Ibrahim. When it comes to intelligence she is endowed, talent -oriented, friendly, ambitious, highly-spirited, honest, humble, and smart with a bubbly personality. The way she handles her role with much passion and agility have made her become the target of major films. Nollywood is gradually becoming a homestead for the Ghanaian sultry actress as she moves on from one movie set to the other, exhibiting a great and versatile acting prowess.

Andy Ikeh
As lady she has the world of fashion and art in her pocket. She is the CEO of Able Hands Production, personally she has empowered and as well discovered some of the reigning screen divas, and especially those in the A-list of Nollywood most preferred acts. Ada-Mazi, as she is preferably called is currently investing millions into her talent discovery project that will involve discovering, training and harnessing of youths with talents into different categories of making a full film. She was also one of the faces that featured in Dirty Secret, and she is much seen in movies produced by Divine Touch Productions and future ones to be premiered.

Ali Nuhu
He became a trendsetter being the only one to have successfully cut across the Northern and Southern axis of Nigeria as an actor. Having arrived at the peak of his career, he has over a 100 Hausa and 50 English movies to his credit and 15 awards to with at least 10 from a competitive category. As a household name, he is presently one of the Ambassadors to Nigeria's leading indigenous telecom network company, GLOBACOM NIGERIA.

Kadiri Ruth
It's been a decade and she's taken the number one spot as Nollywood's hottest female act. Even as a screenwriter, she is not playing games choosing acting as a career. A lot of her fans don't even know where she emerged from, but her sultry, sexy and sassy style has got them hooked. She carries an aura of sensuality around her, something her counterparts have not been able to do for years. Maybe it's just the right time a new diva emerges, taking a completely different approach from the old and reigning divas who one can say were more graceful and conservative.

Funke Akindele
She is Lagosian who rose to become a force in the English and Yoruba movie genres, where she rose from being an outsider to one of the major players in the industry. Her movie, The Return of Jenifa, a sequel to the popular movie, Jenifa, went on to become the fastest box office movie at the cinemas, grossing millions in just three cinemas. Last year, she became a bona fide brand and Globacom renewed her appointment as Ambassador, while she starred in So Klin promo advert and reportedly pocketed several millions of naira for her efforts.

Ogeh Cynthia

As a successful show maker and one of the top-rated A-class actresses, she has been to several locations for movies and art exhibitions, and has extended it beyond the shores of Nigeria. From her unique opportunities, she has underscored the necessity and desirability of fashioning out sound advocacy campaign for human capacity building as a speaker and blunt activist, these has endowed her giving her best on screens. As a motivational speaker, her professional activities have impacted positively on the lives of the youths.

Tonto Dikeh
If she's not making news with her out-of-the-world and eye-popping displays in numerous nude movies; she is getting people to talk about her tattoo. If you didn't see Tonto's tattoo in 2011, you definitely didn't get to know what real news is in the past 12 months; and expectedly, her fans are all on standby to see her do more.
ChaCha Eke

She is sexy and good. Very romantically killing, she is known for using the lyrics of some reigning musicians in the country, like when she used the one of Wizkid in the movie she starred with Michael Majid and Mercy Johnson. As the name sounds, ChaCha lives in the minds of new generation movie lovers. When one of the top rated movie producers, Ifeanyi Udokwu died, it was as if there was a shake with her career, but what she does well still brought her on track.

Zubby Micheal
If he maintains his style of dressing for movies, it will add credit to his reign in the industry. He is creative and knows how to manage fame. Love by all for his versatile way of living, very accommodating with people and environment. He is already known, but waiting for a hike in price for a movie or documentary.

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Biola Ige

This is one actress who people don't understand her act. She is always ready to interpret her roles in movies. What makes her special is her style of romance, as she gives good coquettish acts on screen to murder the opposite. One thing about her again is the breast which she leaves in the mouth of the male acts for sucking, which few of her fans describes her good for soft porn movies, as she is always ready to strip her panties.

>
Eve Esin

Asaba is now her second home or base, and indeed it have made her to be closer to what she knows better of doing. She has a very good working relationship with movie practitioners, not that this gives her roles, but because of her sense of delivery on screen which makes her fans ask for more. The Oron lady has indeed made her way into the Nollywood map now waits for a hike in price for appearance in any documentary.

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Halima Abubakar

She came into the movie scenes in 1999, and has managed to hang on. She gained notoriety for flaunting her body in movies and magazines. It earned her a lot of unprintable names. Halima became more popular for posing nude than any memorable role; the talk in every blog is her hip, which no man will see without admiring. This year, she will end up drawing fans from Tonto Dikeh who she, Halima now assists in lead roles. It would not be a surprise that for the love of Tonto's movies, fans will begin to thrill for her style of acting.

>
Juliet “Safo” Ibrahim

A Piscean, born to a Lebanese father, Mr. Hussein Ibrahim and a half Liberian and Ghanaian mother, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Ibrahim. When it comes to intelligence she is endowed, talent -oriented, friendly, ambitious, highly-spirited, honest, humble, and smart with a bubbly personality. The way she handles her role with much passion and agility have made her become the target of major films. Nollywood is gradually becoming a homestead for the Ghanaian sultry actress as she moves on from one movie set to the other, exhibiting a great and versatile acting prowess.

>
Andy Ikeh

As lady she has the world of fashion and art in her pocket. She is the CEO of Able Hands Production, personally she has empowered and as well discovered some of the reigning screen divas, and especially those in the A-list of Nollywood most preferred acts. Ada-Mazi, as she is preferably called is currently investing millions into her talent discovery project that will involve discovering, training and harnessing of youths with talents into different categories of making a full film. She was also one of the faces that featured in Dirty Secret, and she is much seen in movies produced by Divine Touch Productions and future ones to be premiered.

>
Kadiri Ruth

It's been a decade and she's taken the number one spot as Nollywood's hottest female act. Even as a screenwriter, she is not playing games choosing acting as a career. A lot of her fans don't even know where she emerged from, but her sultry, sexy and sassy style has got them hooked. She carries an aura of sensuality around her, something her counterparts have not been able to do for years. Maybe it's just the right time a new diva emerges, taking a completely different approach from the old and reigning divas who one can say were more graceful and conservative.

>
Funke Akindele

She is Lagosian who rose to become a force in the English and Yoruba movie genres, where she rose from being an outsider to one of the major players in the industry. Her movie, The Return of Jenifa, a sequel to the popular movie, Jenifa, went on to become the fastest box office movie at the cinemas, grossing millions in just three cinemas. Last year, she became a bona fide brand and Globacom renewed her appointment as Ambassador, while she starred in So Klin promo advert and reportedly pocketed several millions of naira for her efforts.


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