Nollywood veteran, Pete Edochie is our feature throwback for the week. The first pic shows him on the set of the NTA adaptation of the Chinua Achebe novel – Things Fall Apart – while the second is a more recent pic. We definitely miss…
Linda Ejiofor is your typical down-to-earth actress who viewers have come to love and adore. Popularly known as Bimpe Adekoya on Tinsel, Linda has won the hearts of many with the realness of her acting.
The second of five children, she attended Ilabor Primary School Surulere and went on to Federal Government Girls College, Onitsha for her secondary school education. After secondary school, she started a diploma programme in Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan. That programme came to a premature halt after her dad pulled her out of the school stating no daughter of his will become a common actress. She then gained admission to study Sociology at the University of Port-Harcourt.
While waiting for NYSC, a friend convinced her to go for the Tinsel audition, which she did in 2007, and in 2008 during her service year, she got called in for the role of Bimpe, that was the turning point in her life.
She has graced that role for about 7 years and counting and has also acted in some feature films such as Secret Room and the most talked about Rita Dominic production – The Meeting. Linda’s latest project is her role in Dowry an Ebony Life TV Series.
We love you Linda, Keep up the good work and we wish you all the best in your endeavors!!!
Do you prefer Linda as Ejura (in The Meeting) or as Bimpe (in Tinsel)……. keep the comments coming 🙂
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Its throwback Thursday but I couldn’t resist making it into a quiz.
The quiz is too easy but the first 2 people to provide the correct answer will receive free airtime. Here goes:
I am beautiful, talented and a versatile actress with a sweet smile.
I started my acting career at the age of 8 in a popular television soap opera and at 35 I am a veteran of the Nollywood industry.
My lovely face has graced several brand and I own a clothing label
Who am I?
From the moment she graced our screens as ‘Ann Haastrup’ in the late Amaka Igwe production – Checkmate, Ego Boyo became a force to reckon with in the Nigerian movie industry.
She came into the scene as Ego Nnamani and blew us away with her very sophisticated and classy mode of acting. For five years she was one of those who kept Nigerians entertained every Sunday night. She went on to star in Violated, which she jointly produced with Amaka Igwe, which also left us in awe and wanting more from the screen goddess then all of a sudden …………. she disappeared, without a word and left her fans heartbroken 😦
As the CEO of Temple Productions, she still graced us with her cosmopolitan concepts in movies such as:
- To live again
- Keeping faith and;
- 30 days
In a recent interview with Jara TV, she disclosed making a comeback (still behind the screens though) very soon!!!
Ego Boyo is Homevida’s comeback star!!! which actor, off the grid, would you like to see make a comeback? 🙂
A cash prize of # 1, 000, 000 (One million Naira only) is up for grabs for the winning film in each category!!!
Simply nominate any film of your choice that promotes integrity and human development values.
Log on to http://www.homevida.org and start nominating.
This movie was shortlisted for the 2013 Afrinolly film contest. Enjoy! And have a good weekend…no do bad thing 😉
Ask a Nigerian the full meaning of NTA and they would immediately say National Television Authority. (Some might even say National Telecommunications Association).
Did you know…
…NTA (Nigerian Television Authority) was formerly called NTV (National Television)
…NTA also stand for national National Telefilm Associates founded in 1954, defunct since 1985 (Who borrowed who’s name? 😉 )
…NTA also stands for National Television Awards, a yearly British TV award ceremony initiated in 1995
The ball is in your court…share your own NTA Trivia!