By Tony Ogaga
Are you a fan of top actresses Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde aka Omosexy or Genevieve Nnaji? Have you been missing them on screen and wondering what ever happened to them?
Once upon a time these thespians were the most sought after female talents in Nollywood. They were the stars to beat and movie makers and marketers just couldn’t have enough of them, as they seemed to possess a magic wand that made every flick they featured in a box office success.
Now, TS Weelemd can authoritatively tell you that they may not be back for a while. Reason: they don’t charge peanuts, and besides, many young talents have emerged thus giving them a run for their money.
An industry source in the know squeals: “They dominated the industry like Nollywood was going out of fashion. Marketers, directors and producers were scrambling for their services. At some point there was the controversy of either the pair trying to out do each other or jealous of each other and this only made them more appealing.
“However, as the demand grew beyond their dreams, they both priced themselves out of the market, coupled with the poor economic situation of the country, marketers were forced to look for fresh talents to drive their projects. But while it lasted, the ride was worth it.”
Tee Mac flaunts youngest son – Mourns Nefertiti
Have you seen ace flutist, Tee Mac Iseli lately? Have you noticed the young lad who’s been following him everywhere? Well, he is Kingsley, his last son.
“Tee Mac is so proud of his son. He is like his handbag accompanying him everywhere, and the chemistry between them is awesome! The flutist never misses any opportunity to flaunt him.
“They share a strong resemblance and John has displayed talent for music and the flutist is hell bent on giving him his best as far as music education is concerned. At last, Tee Mac is confident that he has found a son who will step into his shoes,” a source said.
Meanwhile, Tee Mac is bereaved! He lost one of his best friends, his furry pal, an Alsatian he named Nefertiti.
Muma Gee proves unstoppable
It is obvious that the ‘Kade’ singer has thrown her fears and worries over the melt down of her marriage behind her and is ready to forge ahead.
And to prove that she had wrapped her mind around the prospects of being single, Muma Gee made her first public appearance performing her latest single, ‘Stolen From Africa’ at the Silverbird Man of The Year Awards in what has been described as ‘outlandish!’
Muma Gee was on song again during the recently held AMVCA where she wowed on the red carpet clad in a white evening gown. The climax was when she was hosted at The Hard Rock Café, Victoria Island, Lagos, penultimate Wednesday
Meanwhile, talk is on about a multi-million naira record deal for the new album of the coordinator of The Muma Gee Foundation, which drops anytime soon.
TOPS unleashes G-Wilz
Lagos came alive recently when Tony Okoroji’s record label, TOPS, unveiled its latest artiste, G-Wilz.
Amidst the fun and excitement, TOPS rolled out three songs by the act namely Karma, Asiwaju and Remember Me.
“G-Wilz is like no other rapper on the scene. This young artiste takes no prisoners and fears nobody. He is hot, fresh and daring. He is different. G-Wilz has the uncanny ability to start a rap line in uppity English, swing to Igbo, pivot to Yoruba, come back to pidgin while keeping the beat pumping and his audience spell bound,” Okoroji boasted while unveiling the act.
Speaking at the event, G-Wilz said: “I am G-Wilz. I am the King of the Word, the Toastmaster-General and the Minister of Rap. I am lyrically licensed to kill!.
“I do what I have to do and say what I have to say. I grew up wanting to be a very good dancer but I gave all to music irrespective of what eve
ryone said to me. I am the third child of my parents and I have strived hard to become somebody in order to avoid mediocrity. At this point, I don’t think there is any amount of discouragement that can break this wed-lock of my music and I.
“I am a musical change agent. I am a radical. Yes, music is supposed to entertain but music must also bring change. It must speak to injustice, intolerance, hate and bigotry. Every great musician is a teacher and a philosopher. You must be a man of the people, an ambassador of the down trodden. Ask yourself why Bob Marley is immortal. Why do we still celebrate Fela many years after his death?”