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Tunde Kelani’s Ayinla records N70.49m in box office

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Tunde Kelani's Ayinla makes over 70m in a month

Ayinla’, the latest blockbuster by ace moviemaker, Tunde Kelani has recorded an impressive N70.49 Million in the Nigerian box office.


The movie produced by Jade Osiberu’s Greoh Studios, is currently in its fifth week, and it has grossed the astounding figure of N70,490,250.

According to CEAN, the movie in spite of its limited release (it was released in 35 cinemas) and language is currently on number 28 of the top highest grossing Nigerian movies.

The film premiered on June 13, 2021, in Lagos and was released to theatres on June 18, 2021.

‘Ayinla’ centres on the events leading to the tragic demise of Apala legend, Ayinla Omowura.

Ayinla tells the life story of Ayinla Yusuf popularly known as Ayinla Omowura, an Apala musician who was stabbed to death by his manager named Bayewu in a bar fight on May 6, 1980, at Abeokuta.

“Àyìnlá” features some of Nollywood’s finest stars including Adedimeji Lateef who plays the role of Ayinla Omowura, Kunle Afolayan, Bimbo Ademoye, Mr Macaroni, Omowunmi Dada, Ade Laoye, Jumoke Otedola and Bimbo Manuel.

Tunde Kelani’s last blockbuster was the 2015 film, ‘Dazzling Mirage’.

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Tonto Dikeh returns to Nollywood scene

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Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh has returned to Nollywood after nearly 4-year hiatus.

The actress is currently on the set of ‘Beggars Children’ alongside Angela Okorie and Doris Ogala.

The is movie produced by Benedict Jonshon and directed by legendary home video filmmaker Tchidi Chikere.

Dikeh recently shared BTS photos from the ongoing production in Abuja.

Dikeh also shared some BTS photos to announce her return after nearly four years of the scene.

Dikeh last starred in Pascal Amanfo’s 2017 movie ‘Celebrity Marriage’.

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2face, Blackface reunite as ‘Plantashun Boiz’ perform at Sound Sultan’s memorial

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Nigerian Music legend, Innocent ‘2Face’ Idibia has put aside his long term beef with Blackface.

Recall that 2face, Blackface and Faze were members of a music group ‘Plantashion Boiz’ before their split.

After their split, Blackface repeatedly accused 2baba of stealing his song, insisting he wrote African Queen.

He also accused the ‘African Queen’ crooner of being gay, alleging that 2face engaged in same-sex intercourse as a sacrifice for his success.

However, it seems the long term beef ended on Sunday night as they performed one of their hit songs in honour of late Sound Sultan.

Recall that Sound Sultan was confirmed dead on Sunday, 11th of July after battling with cancer.

Some artists on Sunday night paid tribute to the legend as they performed at ‘A Night of Tribute’ organized in respect of the ‘Jagbajantis crooner’.

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Erica and Laycon shock fans as they reconcile hours to start of BBNaija season 6

Former BBNaija housemates, Laycon and Erica have settled their differences.

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After a long feud, Erica and Laycon, former Big Brother Naija housemates, have reconnected to become good friends.

This happens less than 24 hours before Big Brother Naija season 6 premieres on July 24, 2021.

On their Instagram stories, both ex-housemates posted a video of themselves yelling each other’s names with the caption “we are okay.”

Erica stated that she will not reconcile with Laycon during the just concluded BBNaija reunion show, and that she regretted and felt foolish for interacting with him. 

Erica and Laycon were really good friends during their stay at Big Brother’s house until their relationship worsened. 

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