Showbiz January 7, 2013 News Summary – Mysterious Deaths Rock Nollywood

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   [ Masterweb Reports  Mysterious Deaths Rock Nollywood:  At least 20 top Nigerian movie stars have died in two years. Once reviled as ‘not classy’ and ‘not western enough’ by some Hollywood fanatics, Nigerian movies have over the years crawled into Ugandans’ hearts across all classes and stayed put. The likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Tonto Dike, Ini Edo or Ramsey Nouah, command cult followings in different parts of Africa, Uganda inclusive. So when notable Nigerian stars bow out unceremoniously, it is only natural for Ugandan audiences to join other movie lovers across the world to mourn a string of sudden deaths that have hit Nollywood, in the last two years. Since its …..Read All News Below.
 
Mysterious Deaths Rock Nollywood

 
At least 20 top Nigerian movie stars have died in two years. Once reviled as ‘not classy’ and ‘not western enough’ by some Hollywood fanatics, Nigerian movies have over the years crawled into Ugandans’ hearts across all classes and stayed put. The likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Tonto Dike, Ini Edo or Ramsey Nouah, command cult followings in different parts of Africa, Uganda inclusive. So when notable Nigerian stars bow out unceremoniously, it is only natural for Ugandan audiences to join other movie lovers across the world to mourn a string of sudden deaths that have hit Nollywood, in the last two years. Since its development about twenty years back, Nollywood has had a great impact on the shaping of Ugandan cinema. Sadly, audiences have had to come to terms with the demise of over 20 top Nigerian actors in a time span of less than two years. Polly Kamukama here lists some of the famous deaths that have rocked Nollywood since 2011:
 
Sam Loco Efe, 66

 
Prolific stage/screen thespian Efe succumbed under unclear circumstances in his hotel room at the beginning of August 2011. Police reports later suggested the actor died of acute asthma, as two canisters of ventolin inhalers were discovered at the scene.

 
Ugandan audiences will, nonetheless, remember multi-award winning Efe as the gap-toothed funnyman who appeared in over 200 movies in a career spanning three decades, including the unforgettable Heart of Stone, Open Close, Husband My Foot and Away Match.
 
Pete Eneh, 68

 
Eneh’s death in November 2012 following a leg infection has largely been attributed to spiritual attacks, ironically in line with roles he excelled at in his screen characters. Doctors at a local facility opted to amputate the actor’s leg after an earlier improper treatment had left it swollen. The operation, however, soured the illness, causing his death.

 
Like Elebuwa, Eneh’s body is yet to be buried. Eneh is most remembered for his fatherly roles in Lonely Life, Divided Kingdom, Price of Ignorance, Heavy Rain and His Grace.
 
Geraldine Ekeocha, 56

 
Veteran screen princess Ekeocha passed away in September 2011 amid a fibroid operation. She is best remembered for her appearances in The King and the Maidens, Heavy Storm, Devine Twins and After My Heart.
 
David Ihezie, 70

 
One of the founder members of Nollywood, Ihezie died at his home in January 2012 following a short battle with Arthritis. Ugandans fondly remember him for his roles in David and Goliath, Brain Master, Player No 1 and King of the Forest.
 
Enebeli Elebuwa, 66

 
Face of Nollywood, Elebuwa died in December 2012 from a stroke he had suffered the previous year. In his quest for healing, the aging actor visited, among others, a controversial Nigerian pastor until finally being airlifted to an India hospital from where he died.
His body is due for burial sometime this month.

 
Burly and beardy Elebuwa was notable for his kingly gait which mostly saw him play snobbish characters. He is remembered for such films as Abuja Connection, Bent Arrows, Royal War and Lasting Love.

 
Ashley Nwosu, 57

 
Famed for playing villainous roles, Nwosu succumbed to a liver complication at a military hospital in his hometown of Yaba in April 2011. Ugandan fans mostly remember him in Endless Night, Between Two Walls, Power Brokers, Foreign Affairs, Gift from the Grave and Lagos Babes.
 
Enebeli Elebuwa, 66

 
Face of Nollywood, Elebuwa died in December 2012 from a stroke he had suffered the previous year. In his quest for healing, the aging actor visited, among others, a controversial Nigerian pastor until finally being airlifted to an India hospital from where he died.
His body is due for burial sometime this month.

 
Burly and beardy Elebuwa was notable for his kingly gait which mostly saw him play snobbish characters. He is remembered for such films as Abuja Connection, Bent Arrows, Royal War and Lasting Love.
 
Pat Edeh, 29

 
Young, vibrant and pretty Edeh was in December 2011 crushed to death by a fuel tanker while travelling on a motorcycle. She died on the spot. Ugandan audiences will nonetheless always remember her for her superb delivery in The High Class and To Love and Live Again.
 
Ahmed Alasari, 43

 
Comedian Alasari perished in a car crash in March 2011. The crash was reported to have been caused by a burst tyre, causing the car to veer off the road and overturn numerous times, killing him instantly. His last credit, Omo Nightclub, was a big hit in Uganda.

 
Source: UgandaObserver

 
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Selena Gomez is listening to Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ album to cope with her ongoing relationship drama with Justin Bieber.

 
The ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ singer was left furious when Justin, 18, recently spent time with her ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas, 20, and has been spending time with friends listening to Taylor’s album which contains break-up anthems including ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’.

 
A source told HollywoodLife.com: “Sel’s been hanging with a lot of her friends, and her family, too. We’ve all been listening to Taylor’s album a lot, too, and she loves it because its all about breakups.” Selena was left devastated following her split from Jonas Brothers’ singer Nick in 2010 after one year together and previously hit out at him for forcing her to keep their relationship hidden.

 
She said: “I was in a relationship previously where I had to hide everything and it wasn’t my choice. I had to go through different exits and take separate cars and do the craziest things, and it just really wasn’t worth it. It was like a year of my life completely wasted.”

 
Meanwhile, friends of Selena, 20, think she should dump Justin because he constantly upsets her. One insider said: “This is why they should break up. She keeps trying and she’s heartbroken. It’s not working.”

 
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Zayn Malik “looks after” Perrie Edwards.

 
The One Direction heartthrob is dating the Little Mix singer and her bandmates Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirwall and Leign-Anne Pinnock love Zayn because he treats Perrie so well. They told Teen.com: “Zayn is our favourite One Direction member because he really loves Perrie and looks after her.”

 
Perrie previously insisted she doesn’t get jealous when other girls are interested in dating Zayn. She said: “I just think it’s funny. You have to trust each other. Me and Zayn are really happy. We see each other quite a lot, the only time we don’t is when he’s in America. It’s really hard. But I trust him.” She added despite their busy schedules, they make their relationship work by staying in contact regularly.

 
She said: “It does get hard when you don’t see each other. It does make it more special when you do see each other though. “You just have to make sure you call and text each other all the time and tell each other what you’ve done each day and stuff.” However Perrie thinks that their often long distance loves is what puts the spark in their romance. She said: “It’s when you don’t talk to someone that you start missing them.”
 

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