The President in a show of support for the third largest film industry in the world on the 2nd of March hosted its stars at an exclusive Presidential dinner at the State House in Marina,Lagos.
The First lady Patience Jonathan, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra State governors and other important personalities were present at the dinner.
The order of the hush-hush dinner was as;
Guest arrival at TBS at which point they were conveyed in buses to the State House.
The main dinner started at 8 pm.
Nollywood stars present at the ceremony included: Genevieve Nnaji, Chidi Mokeme, Aki and Paw Paw, Olu and Joke Jacobs, Segun Arinze, Stephanie Linus, Patience Ozokwor, Zack Orji, Madam Kofo, Desmond Elliot, Chiwetalu Agu, Cynthia Amadi, Amaka Igwe, Dickson Iroegbu, Zeb and Chico Ejiro, Kunle Afolayan, Tunde Kelani, Andy Chukwu and some others.
Highlights of the dinner was when the President unveiled a pictorial book on the “Icons of Nollywood” while he also pledged to support the indutry with a princely sum of 3 billion naira.
The Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State also promised to initiate a N50million ‘Goodluck Jonathan Prize Award’  which will be shared by the best Nollywood actor, actress, film maker and other award categories.


In an interview with Tribune Newspaper, the widely celebrated gospel musician admitted that his dates over several years made him famous.
He said “Unfortunately for me, all the women I had relationships with, were very popular and
powerful women way ahead of me in the entertainment industry. I once dated a Miss Nigeria, a very popular actress and a few
others. What made me popular was like a mystery. When people wanted to know who I was and how I got to date those women, they started digging and that was how I became relevant. It was not the awards I received that
brought me fame, it was the ladies I was connected to.
The gospel singer once dated Miss Nike Oshinowo,former Miss Nigeria and Stella Damasus,popular actress and widow of Jaiye Aboderin.


Who would have thought that this Nollywood actor is nothing but a cheap fraud and a trickster.
The actor went about telling everyone who cared to listen to him that the matter brought against him in court was thrown out.
Incensed by such allegations,the lawyers of the Plaintiff came out to send press release stating that the actor begged to settle the matter out of court.
Here is the statement;
Dear Sir/Madam,
Our notice has been drawn to an article published on your blog and other media and we have been mandated to put the facts straight.
We would like to say categorically that
the accused (Mr. Jim Iyke) confessed to all the charges that were brought against him which said charges includes criminal breach of trust, assault, criminal force, cheating, criminal
misappropriation and obtaining by tricks etc.
The court closed the case not because of insufficiency of prove, but it was because the victim (Mrs Abubakar) accepts to settle the case amicably.
Pursuant to his confession and guilty plea, the accused ( Mr. Jim Iyke) would have been sent to jail but for the magnanimity of the victim, Mrs
Abubakar who, after listening to all the pleading from Jim’s family that he was their bread winner, decided to temper justice with mercy.
As it was not the interest of the victim to ruin his career nor cause his family unnecessary pain, the moral decision was taking to withdraw the case on
the condition that he will refund all the money he fraudulently obtained.
At the instance of our client, the case was only discharged for amicable settlement (and not thrown out) and the accused was not in any way acquitted.
We expect that Mr. Jim Iyke will concentrate on finding ways of fulfilling the debt repayment agreement signed by him rather than the unnecessary show of braggadocio and deliberate misinformation, as the agreement
clearly states that should he default on two consecutive installment payments, the case will be re-opened, all waivers suspended, and the law will take its cause.
He remains liable and must desist from bringing the court, the law enforcement officers and all parties involved to disrepute or the full wrath of
the law will be brought upon him.
In the case of inability to provide the refunds, the case will be re-opened, and with both parties in agreement, the court orders full wrath should be brought on him.
Please find attached evidence and documentation in respect of the above.
Thank you for setting the records straight.
Zuby Njoku