•This is obviously the best of times for one of Nollywood's most promising actresses, Emem Isong.
Hope you folks have heard that she was delivered of a bouncing baby boy in far away London? Anyway, that's not the main gist. To double her celebration, Searchlight learnt that the beautiful actress will soon move into her new four-bedroom duplex in Surulere. So who says it isn't double celebration for Emem?
•Talk of an ambitious actress that is currently planning to re-package herself in the movie circuit, then Ann Njemanze is the person. Sources close to her squealed to Searchlight that Ann is currently planning to re-package herself in the industry.
•Who is Akinwale Elesho deceiving? That was the question asked by those who saw this albino actor at Feminar Cafe, LTV 8 Ikeja last Wednesday. As usual, Elesho, with a retinue of friends, were at the popular hang-out 'donwloading' one bottle of beer after the other. The surprise was that the actor stood up with his friends for a prayer session after having 'downloaded' a few bottles.
Elesho, who had already gulped about two bottles of small stout was so serious about the prayer that other customers kept wondering if Feminar Cafe had become a church or a crusade ground.
•Versatile actor and comedian, Okey Bakassi, is a big boy in the movie industry right now. Searchlight gathered that during his school days, Okey had a very small stature and as a result he was intimidated and bullied by classmates. According to him, a classmate had once pummelled him for doing nothing!
Okey said that was his most embarrassing moment in school and he has promised to avenge the beating if he's fortunate to ever meet the guy now that he is looking macho.
•It is only God that can save actress Tayo Odueke a.k.a Sikiratu Sindodo from controversy. The mother of one, who recently dropped out from the University of Lagos, is at it again. This time around, she is in the news over allegedly dating one Musiliu (surname withheld) and one of Pa Adedibu's sons in Ibadan. Searchlight cannot, however, tell how true these tales are. Some 'olofofos' squealed that Sindodo has been spotted with these guys on several occasions. Will Sikiratu Sindodo say something?