Guess what? Desmond Elliott, Monalisa Chinda, Jackie Appiah & Joseph Benjamin are on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine. This is super major. This is the first time ever that Nollywood Stars have been featured! Everything, including TV interviews, details of where to purchase hard copies of the magazine, so that you can read all the stars’ juicy inside page features, will be revealed on Monday (21st May, 2012)
Bernard (Desmond Elliot) and Ike (Joseph Benjamin) are friends and partners at BlueQuest a firm that they run together. They have a friendly rivalry when it comes to picking up girls. Ike and Bernard make a bet that if Ike sleeps with Delphine (Mona Lisa Chinda) a gorgeous divorcee that has sworn off men he will get 5 percent of Bernards’s company shares and if not he will give up 5 percent of his own shares which means that the person who wins will have a controlling share of the company. Ike enlists the help of employee Mimi (Uche Jombo) to search all the major networking sites to find Delphine so that he can conquer her and win the bet. Things are made even more difficult when Bernard throws a spanner in the works by telling Delphines’s friend Tena (Nse Ikpi Etim) that Ike is planning to bed her and that she should beware. Ike has ten days to accomplish the mission, who will win?
Nollywood screen diva Monalisa Chinda recently added another year and decided to spend the day with the autistic children of Patrick Speech & Language Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. Patrick Speech & Languages School is a special school that caters to children with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Asperger syndrome and other neurological disorders. The actress’ visit was to bring awareness to the little known condition facing many families in Nigeria.
Mildred played by Mona Lisa Chinda has been in Nigeria for 9 months following the death of her husband. She has been following the traditions as expected by her husband’s family but the traditions are never ending and she needs to return back to her life in London. She needs to go back to work and her children need to resume their studies. Her husband’s family refuse to let her return and hide the all the family members passports. She is called a witch and told to confess to killing her husband. Her life changes when she opens her door to a stranger who followed her home from church. Who is he and what does he want?
Banky Da Silva played by Ramsey Noah is involved in a serious car accident and ends up in the hospital with amnesia where Dr Dammmy played by Nse Ikpe Etim is his doctor. Doctor and patient grow very close to the point where they are soon involved in a torrid love affair. It is to the extent that when he is released from the hospital the doctor becomes a regular visitor at his home, cooking his meals and keeping him company. Halle Davis played by Ini Edo is an out of work desperate for work actress who goes on audition after audition and ends up landing a lead role after claiming her fiancé is Banky and with the promise that the will bankroll the whole movie. How will she get herself out of the big mess and web of lies she has entangled herself in?
Kelsee, Winnie and Clara played by Uche Jombo, Chika Ike and Ify Ejikeme work in an office run by their iron lady of a boss Barbara played by Mona Lisa Chinda. Chika is at risk of losing her job for not securing enough clients. Meanwhile Kelsee is the star of the team securing big clients using her feminine wiles. Her cousin Murphy suspects that she succeeds professionally because she is a cultist and so Winnie makes it her mission to find out what the tattoo on her neck is. Her nosiness means that she has now seen the “mark of the winning team” which is the cult tatto and must now be part of them.
Months after she declared interest to go into movie production, Screen Diva Ini Edo has finally decided to put her dreams to screen as she produces her first movie, along with industry veteran Emem Isong. which will be premiered on the 15th of October at 10A Ikoyi Avenue, off Macpherson Street, off Bourdillion Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. The movie tells the story of Halle an aspiring actress who had atteneded several auditions without getting a role. She finally gets her chance when she claims to be Bankole Da Silva’s fiancée, an oil magnate she’s never met.
Elvis played by Charles Inojie and Lucky played by Bishop Imoh are two out of work hustlers who want make a movie. With the help of Prince who provides sponsorship they set about trying to make this happen. Prince, however is adamant that his favourite stars Mona Lisa Chinda and Ramsey Noah must feature for him to be involved. It becomes quickly apparent to the two that with the budget they are working with that it is going to be virtually impossible. Schola works in a local pepper soup join tand dreams of becoming the next big thing. Elvis and Lucky decide that if they cannot afford Mona Lisa and Ramsey they will make them appear by force and use Schola to shoot the movie vigilante style.
Here’s the storyline. Boy goes to the UK to study. His parents go and visit him and ask him if he wants to marry the daughter of his mom’s childhood friend. Boy says yes because he knows the girl, but he says yes to get the parents off his back. His parents, though, are dead serious and go ahead to treat the girl as their daughter in law. Girl wants to marry boy, so she starts going and cooking at her ‘in-laws’ place, rejecting suitors, and basically parading around like she’s already married (which is normal – you’ve been promised). Well boy comes back, doesn’t want to marry girl because he has a girlfriend abroad. Boy basically disgraces girl, telling his parents he doesn’t want to marry her. Parents are more worried about being shamed in the community, so they harangue boy to marry girl and refuse any abroad daughter in law.
Marcus, played by Scot Robert is a thug and the thorn in his father’s side. On the one hand he can be a superb gentleman but on the flipside he can be mean, nasty and aggressive to those around him. He had 3 sisters that question why he does not take them out as other brother’s take out their sisters and try to get a closer brotherly sisterly relationship with him, but to no avail. He does not appear to be particularly interested in any of them until his friend CY, played by Dadi Uche comes to him with a proposition. CY wants to marry Marcus’ sister Lucy (Ejenobor). At first he is opposed to the idea but after accepting a car as a gift from him throws himself wholeheartedly into the mission of getting his sister to accept CY as a suitor. The only problem is that his sister has her eyes on someone else…