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The Village Headmaster returns to NTA with old, new stars in April

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The Village Headmaster, the longest running drama on the Nigerian Television Authority, is set to return in April this year, thirty-three years after it was rested.

It is coming with old and new stars and to be aired on NTA network in collaboration with Wale Adenuga Productions.

A clip of what to expect in the new drama series has been uploaded on YouTube showing Dejumo Lewis returning in his role as Oloja (King) of Oja.

Also returning are Ibidun Allison as Amebo, Dan Imoudu as Dagbolu, Dele Osawe as Teacher Fadele, Kate Adepegba (Folake), Lara Akinsola (Doyin) and Melville Obriango (Teacher Oghene).

Yemi Shodimu who had a small role as a kid actor in the old series takes on a bigger role as Dr Lekan.

Jide Kosoko will act as Chief Eleyinmi, a role formerly played by the late Oba Funso Adeolu.

Rachael Oniga, Mr Latin, Tega Abaga, Jide Alabi, Kristy Imanlihen, Rykardo Agbor, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Mide Martins, Abubakar Garba and Omo Ibadan are some other new faces in the drama series.

Chris Iheuwa takes on the role of headmaster, which was played at different times in the past by Femi Robinson, Ted Mukoro and Justus Esiri.

The Village Headmaster, which started as a radio programme in 1958, was created by Ambassador Segun Olusola. He died in June 2012.

It ran as a TV series from 1968 until it was rested in 1988 on NTA.

Its revival as The New Village Headmaster ended in 1991.

Tunde Oloyede, who produced 364 episodes of the series, died in December 2017.

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Joining witch society, better than Nollywood, says Olamide Odunlade

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Beautiful actress, Olamide Odunlade popularly known as ‘Olamideoyin Omomala’ has said joining witch society is better than Nollywood.

It is no big news that plenty of bad bloods flow freely in the Nigerian movie space known as Nollywood.

At least, many actors have voiced their frustrations at different times. So, when Odunlade penned her recent experience on her Instagram page, it came as no surprise.

According to the actress, the movie industry is not a lovable one, noting that so much hate abounds in the industry.

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“It is better to join a witch society than being in Nollywood but God is with me. I have always known that the industry we are in is not a lovable one,” she wrote on her wall.

Theeditorial.ng gathered that the actress was accusing a colleague of slandering her, telling lies about her.

“Feel free to say anything you like about me but make sure it’s the truth, tell them the real story of how everything happened. Mind you, I talk with receipts and evidence, I don’t just cook up lies and tarnish other people’s image. While you are busy telling them the bad side which is a lie, and you know it deep down in your heart, use that same energy and time to tell them the truth and the good side I have always shown you. I didn’t wrong anyone, and with God all things are possible,” she said.

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BBN: Chizzy, Rachel in surprise eviction, six housemates remaining

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Big Brother Naija housemates, Chizzy and Rachel have been evicted from the show.

The Riders were evicted on Friday night when Ebuka paid the house a surprise visit.

The two housemates were on August 5th introduced to the show as riders.

Ebuka had said they would act as agents of Biggie and cannot be disqualified.

He added that they are not eligible to win the N100 million grand prize.

Before their eviction on Friday, Ebuka had shown the housemates the highlight of their time in the house.

Although Ebuka did not inform the six finalists that Rachel and Chizzy were not real housemates, their eviction came as a surprise to fans of the show who expected them to stay till Sunday.

Their exit leaves Phyna, Bryann, Bella, Daniella, Chichi, and Adekunle battling for the prize during the grand finale on Sunday.

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Omotola relocates to Hollywood with family

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Leading Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has relocated to the United State of America with her family.

The Nation spotted the producer and practitioner and her family on Sunday, September 24 during a church service in West Hollywood.

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When asked if she was on holiday in the U.S, the multi-award-winning actress responded saying, ‘No, we live here now.”

Easily one of the biggest actors to come out of Africa, the former model made her Nollywood film debut in 1995 and has since acted in more than 300 movies that have sold millions of copies.

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