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Nigerian Stars In The Diaspora

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gimbiya

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Originally posted by lady_vexy
wat nas been naija:confused:

yup that's what I heard. his full name is Nasir Jones, though born in Long Island NY. He's the son of a jazz musician Olu Dara...(so his father most be nigerian then) right?
 

solatoks

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Originally posted by Gen Sani Abacha
M-A-M-A R-I-S-I-K-A-T-U !!!!

Caroline Chikezie actually spent 2 years of her life in Nigeria, and speaks fluent Igbo. I have known of, and been reading about her for years !!! She was in one of these London based Nollywood flic's a few years ago. I think it was called "cabman" or something, but I don't remember the title ( I haven't watched it ). It was produced by Ayoola Shonaiya, London based Naija actor/producer film maker.

Other Uk based naija media-related names:

1) Ayoola Shonaiya ( As mentioned above). Couldn't find any link for Ayo. He is a man, Yoruba, Naija raised etc. His first flick was the 1997 "King of my country", based in London.

2) Misan Sagay - Stage actress and film producer. Most prominent work “The secret laughter of women” 1998, starring AA Nia Long. Misan is a Naija Itsekiri woman. Links found:

http://www.spring.net/karenr/mdbro/slow3.html


3) Carmen Ejogo - Actress. Starred alongside Eddie Murphy in 1997’s film Metro. British born & raised, Naija Igbo woman. Links

http://trickygirl66.tripod.com/carmenbiography.html:


4) Bridget Nzekwu - Producer and presenter/co-anchor channel 4 news UK. Naija Igbo woman.


5) Sophie Okonedo - Actress in several British features. A minor ( ? ) role in Dirty Pretty Things. Her surname seems to be from the Edoid peoples of Nigeria. Links below:

http://members.aol.com/actorsite3/add00/soindex.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka/interviews/okonedo/index.shtml


6) Rakie Ayola - Actress, british birn and raised Naija woman. Has been in several British features and series. Maybe a Naija Yoruba woman. The 3 links below supply more details:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/being_april_taneshia.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2004/01_january/08/sos_rakie_ayola.shtml

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/DetailsServlet/epid-0/showid-0/personid-89592/moduleid-38



7) Cyril Nri: Actor, currently plays Detective Superintendent Adam Okaro on the Bill. A British police drama series on ITV1. Check this link for more info:http://www.thebill.com/characters/ch_okaro.html


All the above are UK based.


Regards yawl
ayo shonaiya is actually the instigator of ben tv in the uk and his profile can be located by going to www.r70.com and following the link. He's a great guy though i must admit
 

mamarita

OJODTROUBLELOVER
Footballer wives

Ok so Jackie found out on National telly that Jaycee is getting back with his wife, and her kid is an hermaphrodite and there's nothing she can do about it......

Whats up with the foreign guy and the rich girl? Talk to me
 

2nd Bass Jare

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I actually agree with solatoks. Ayo Shonaiya is the man. I have been a big fan of his since his first film More Blessing, and he is also the main guy at BEN TV in London as the brain behind Intro and Black Variety Show, they even brought Tony Tetuila and the Trybesmen to London for a concert last year, WOW!

I was fortunate to be in Naija when he showed his new film Spin in Ikoyi, and I also met him briefly. That is the same film that launched Caroline Chikezie's career. I hear the film will soon be out on VCD or DVD or something. When you guys see the film, you will bow. Can't wait.

PS. I love this forum.

2nd Bass Jare
 

toyin

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Originally posted by 2nd Bass Jare
I actually agree with solatoks. Ayo Shonaiya is the man. I have been a big fan of his since his first film More Blessing, and he is also the main guy at BEN TV in London as the brain behind Intro and Black Variety Show, they even brought Tony Tetuila and the Trybesmen to London for a concert last year, WOW!

I was fortunate to be in Naija when he showed his new film Spin in Ikoyi, and I also met him briefly. That is the same film that launched Caroline Chikezie's career. I hear the film will soon be out on VCD or DVD or something. When you guys see the film, you will bow. Can't wait.

PS. I love this forum.

2nd Bass Jare

Welcome to naija rules Jare:)
 

lady_vexy

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Originally posted by 2nd Bass Jare
I actually agree with solatoks. Ayo Shonaiya is the man. I have been a big fan of his since his first film More Blessing, and he is also the main guy at BEN TV in London as the brain behind Intro and Black Variety Show, they even brought Tony Tetuila and the Trybesmen to London for a concert last year, WOW!

I was fortunate to be in Naija when he showed his new film Spin in Ikoyi, and I also met him briefly. That is the same film that launched Caroline Chikezie's career. I hear the film will soon be out on VCD or DVD or something. When you guys see the film, you will bow. Can't wait.

PS. I love this forum.

2nd Bass Jare
yesss.ooo we all love it
 

2nd Bass Jare

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I'm told there is another Nigerian on screen here in the UK, her name is Jocelyn Gee, but I hear she disguises her Nigerian surname.

She's one of the three girls in that 3 Non Blondes programme on BBC3. I hate that programme but still watch it. These three girls go around London making a fool of themselves to unsuspecting people who all happen to be white, like pretending to urinate in the tube or something disgusting like that. I guess she's just making her money, abi?

I hope I don't get addicted to this forum, I have to go to work now.

2nd Bass Jare.
 
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Dessy

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Originally posted by 2nd Bass Jare
I actually agree with solatoks. Ayo Shonaiya is the man. I have been a big fan of his since his first film More Blessing, and he is also the main guy at BEN TV in London as the brain behind Intro and Black Variety Show, they even brought Tony Tetuila and the Trybesmen to London for a concert last year, WOW!

I was fortunate to be in Naija when he showed his new film Spin in Ikoyi, and I also met him briefly. That is the same film that launched Caroline Chikezie's career. I hear the film will soon be out on VCD or DVD or something. When you guys see the film, you will bow. Can't wait.

PS. I love this forum.

2nd Bass Jare

Absolutely incorrect! Ayo Shonaiya runs a production company called R70. He is the director of BVS, Intro, and also directed some musical videos for trybesmen, solek crew and so on.

The main man and instigator of BEN Tv is actually Allistair Soyode. He is Ayo's boss, the CEO of BEN TV.
 

2nd Bass Jare

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Originally posted by demab
Absolutely incorrect! Ayo Shonaiya runs a production company called R70. He is the director of BVS, Intro, and also directed some musical videos for trybesmen, solek crew and so on.

The main man and instigator of BEN Tv is actually Allistair Soyode. He is Ayo's boss, the CEO of BEN TV.

Thanks Demab, I stand corrected. Although I did not say Ayo Shonaiya was the instigator of BEN TV. I have been a fan of his works long before BEN TV came on the scene. He was the one that sent out emails when he started making programmes for them and he seem to be the one making all the programs then, that's why I called him the main man.

I'm a big fan of BEN TV but lately it has become more AIT, don't you think?

2nd Bass Jare
 
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