Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

PayDay debuts in cinemas this weekend



PayDay debuts in cinemas this weekend

A feel good comedy, PayDay, follows the story of two best friends and flatmates, Paul and Ortega, who just before they renew their yearly rent lost their Landlord suddenly, and seemingly without any heir apparent.

The young men seize upon the unfortunate but good opportunity to ‘enjoy’ a little. Unfortunately, the Landlord’s daughter shows up and gives the boys a 24-hour notice to pay up or quit. They embark on an overnight scheme to recover the rent leading to a dangerous encounter.

Produced by Orwi Manny Ameh, written and directed by Cheta Chukwu, the movie features actors including Big Brother Naija Season 2 runner-up - Bisola Aiyeola, Baaj Adebule, Comedian Ebiye Victor, Mawuli Gavor, Meg Otanwa and Zack Orji. Revolutionary director, Cheta Chukwu echoes the newly formed perspectives of cinema goers in Nigeria, who are more concerned about resourceful stories rather than the faces, as he rowed his boat to a totally new direction by making use of young and talented actors in his cinema debut,

PayDay: “I want to tell African stories not just for Nigerians, but the global audience. With the success of Black Panther, the world has started paying attention to African Cinema and I feel that as filmmakers it is our duty to tell stories that are originally African to the world.’

Sharing his experience on set, Adebule, who played one on the flat mates, Paul said that this is his first time doing comedy adding that the set was more like an adventure to him.

“It took a lot of learning, research and patience. Interpreting comedy requires getting your timing right else your audience miss the joke. Shooting the movie however took longer than planned because sometimes planning can go wrong. We shot both in Lagos and Abuja and a lot of night shoots too, at the end it was all worth it.”


Onaiyekan, Ekweremadu, Tuface unveil Catholic social media app

The Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has unveiled a new social media app for adherents of the Catholic faith all over the world.

The unveiling ceremony of the social media app, known as “Wow Catholic”, was graced by prominent personalities including Archbishop John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, and Innocent Idibia also known as Tuface in July 15.

Speaking on the motives behind the initiative, Chief Executive Officer of the project, Fr. John Oluoma, told reporters the need to leverage on mobile technology for the promotion of scriptural teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church among its nearly 4.2 billion global adherents inspired the project.

The clergyman said the app which possesses the basic features of other social media platforms has extra modules for marriage courses, television and radio channels, as well as inter-religious dialogues among users.

Oluoma noted that while the new social media app was designed to accommodate all prospective users, special technologies have been deployed to filter hate speeches and inciting comments while fostering religious harmony among users.


I Go Dye shades Fayose over teargas incident

Social commentator and humour merchant, Francis Agoda, known by many as I Go Dye has shaded Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State over the teargas incident that happened last week at the PDP rally in Ekiti, which had the governor crying out to the international community for help over what he described as injustice and high-handedness of the federal government.

I Go Dye wrote on his Instagram page “When pensioners protested this is what they got. When we protested for fuel pump hike this is what we got. When we protested against bad leadership this is what we got.

“When we protested on power failure or increase of minimum wage this is what we got. This is a good experience for you and it will serve as a lesson to others, that they should join Nigerians when they face hardship and speak against it, because of corruption and the ills of the political class.

“Please get up, this is just a small thing compared to the injustice and pains that corruption have caused in this country. Oga governor, you are still among those governors that have short changed some of our youths destiny, even the president is not exempted from any of such consequences. Until all of us use our respective positions to promote what is right, every citizen of this country can face this kind of situation.”

However, the comedian who has a mandate to speak out on corruption on account of his ambassadorial endorsement by UKAid condemns the act of the law enforcement agencies by resorting to crude method to maintain law and order at the rally, by describing it as an abuse of Human Rights. ”


Call me “King Tonto” - Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has officially changed her name to ‘King Tonto’.

The actress, whose surname remains Dikeh, wants to be addressed as King-Tonto.

Tonto, who is yet to provide reasons for the change, posted a picture of her voter’s card on her Instagram page reflecting her new name.

“She wrote: “Officially changed my name to King Tonto that feels good. Bear with me while I opt for greatness, King Tonto.”

The development is coming several months after she separated from her husband Olakunle Churchill.














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