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Movie Review On LIONHEART: “It Was Genevieve’s Directorial Debut And She Totally Nailed It” : Anoke Adaeze

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It’s better stale than not at all, aye?

I’ve been up to my neck with a million and one things to do since the inception of this delightfully new year, but I know this girl wouldn’t quite forgive herself if she totally failed to give her two cents on Netflix’s latest original, LionHeart.

First off, the LionHeart cast couldn’t have been better selected.

Something about seeing Nkem Owoh, Genevieve Nnaji, Phyno, KOK, Onyeka Onwenu, Kalu Ikeagwu, and the man after my own heart, Pete Edochie threw together in a classic mix which steadily gravitated to a rich creamy blend- warmed me all the way to my toes.

I low-key expected that, like the typical Nollywood movie plots where conspiracy theories are woven from even the most innocuous of situations, Godswill Obiagu would seek to oust his brother and niece from the family business.

My Nollywood movie prediction skill was put to shame and it felt good to be wrong this once.

There were hilarious scenes, like when Madame External Auditor said she went for teeth-whitening and then proceeded to display dentition that reminded me of blighted maize.

I was absolutely chuffed with the infusion of culture in such a way that was somehow, neither intrusive nor painfully cliché to watch.

The way Adaeze’s mum interrupted a serious conversation to chip in a characteristically maternal ‘don’t slouch’ mild reprimand, is very typical of Nigerian mothers. Mine, very inclusive.

Be it a Nollywood classic or a Nollywood Awkuzu film, Nkem Owoh never fails to bring his own vintage flavor to the table.

I found myself instinctively smiling whenever he appeared on the screen.

Yeah, I dubbed the category of Nollywood movies that try in vain to mess with my IQ, Nollywood Awkuzu and the twenty-first-century sort, Nollywood Classic.

No offense meant to the Awkuzu people.

The movie was pleasantly indigenous and even though it was subtitled, I don’t think non-Igbos got the real essence from the Godswill Obiagu character as the subtitling did not almost do justice to the character.

I could barely take my eyes off the screen when Adaeze was on it. It’s no news to anyone who knows me that Genevieve Nnaji can do no wrong in my sight.

LionHeart managed to meld Nollywood Awkuzu and Nollywood Classic in an even delightful blend. Didn’t think the day would come when I would think that. Yeah.

The story of LionHeart is an impressive tale of leadership, mentorship, and succession.

It is the ultimate wish of a responsible father to groom his children to succeed him when he is old, frail or gone.

The comic moments were very natural.

It was Genevieve’s directorial debut and she totally nailed it. I’m glad she hit pay dirt with this one. It was totally deserved.

I hope her next movie leaves this one in the dust.

LionHeart in three words. Quaint. Refreshing. Hilarious.

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I Won’t Return The 2019 VGMA Plaques I Won : Stonebwoy Tells Charterhouse

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Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla has stated that contrary to Charterhouse’s request that he and Shatta Wale return the plaques they won at this year’s VGMA’s, he will never return the plaques.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy after their unpopular VGMA brawl were indefinitely suspended from partaking in the subsequent VGMA’s and were asked to return the plaques they won on the night.

The artiste/popular of the year which we were told by Sefa Kayi belonged to Shatta and Stonebwoy was as also not announced because of the fracas.

In an interview with Andy Dosty on Accra-based Hitz FM today, 20th September 2019, Stonebwoy reacted Charterhouse’s statement, indicating that asking him to return a plaque he won with his fan’s vote is a sign of disrespect for him.

According to Stonebwoy, he did not steal the awards, so why must he return the plaque adding that he deserved the awards because of his hard work.

Stonebwoy described the actions of Charterhouse as haste and judgemental.

Speaking on the unfortunate incidence, he apologised and noted that people could have died because of the pandemonium that occurred on that day so for him and his fans to lose their lives for nothing is alarming.

“What happened at the VGMA’s was a turning point for me and the music industry”, he added.

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I Feel Disrespected Over Vodafone And Charterhouse Snub After VGMA Fracas : Stonebwoy

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Stonebwoy has expressed disappointment on the part of the organizers of the annual Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Ghana and headline sponsor, Vodafone after his VGMA brawl with Shatta Wale.

Stonebwoy today, 20th September in an interview with Andy Dosty on Accra-based Hitz FM stated that immediately after the unpopular incidence, he sent an apology letter to the organizers, Charterhouse.

Stonebwoy in his narration noted that he sent a first letter which wasn’t replied. He followed it up with subsequent letters and they all haven’t been replied to date.

According to him, he isn’t happy about Charterhouse and Vodafone’s snub; and feels disrespected by that act.

“I was the first one to apologize to Charterhouse. I sent apology letters, and I did not even receive replies; which I also deem disrespectful. I sent apologies to VodafoneGhana. No reply”.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are currently standing trial for causing a commotion during the 20th VGMA’s.

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace, while Stonebwoy is facing another charge of displaying a weapon in public place without permission.

The two have since been banned indefinitely from participating in future VGMA events.

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I Can Now Boast Of A New Car And A New House : Fameye

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Fast rising Ghanaian musician, Fameye after crying of not having anything to his name has now revealed that his financial strength has soared and can now boast of having money.

According to Fameye in an interview, he has been able to purchase a new car, relocated to a new house and putting his life on the right track.

Fameye who looked all grateful during the interview said his immediate interest was to secure his daily meal and a place to lay his head before really amassing wealth and he has now been able to do that.

He went on to say initially he never wanted to buy a car but looking at the pressures that comes with being a musician he decided to get it to make his rounds easy.

Born Peter Paa Kwasi Famiyeh, the amazing musician had his greatest breakthrough in the industry this year with his hit song “Notin I Get”.

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