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21  Forum / Business / Chinua Achebe rejects 50 Cent's $1m for Things Fall Apart movie on: 16-09-2011 08:46 PM
Popular rapper 50 Cent may be a super star in the United States of America where he plies his trade in the music industry, but his stardom was not enough to sway one of Africa's greatest playwrights and superstar novelist, Nigerian born Chinua Achebe when he attempted to adapt the theme Things Fall Apart for his new movie.

The rapper's latest movie has been renamed ahead of its release, due to a conflict with Achebe's most famous work.

" Things Fall Apart," published by Achebe in 1958, is Nigeria's most famous English-language novel and it has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.

Unfortunately, 50 Cent was not aware of this.

He spent the better part of 2010 shooting a film of the same name based on the story of an American football player diagnosed with cancer.

"It's a project that I wrote, produced and financed myself," he explained last year. Directed by Mario Van Peebles, it premiered at the Miami film festival in March, this year, and is expected to be released soon.

Unfortunately for Fiddy, his film will not keep its original title. After being contacted by Achebe's legal team, 50 Cent allegedly offered $1m to hold on to the title.

Achebe, 80, took this as an insult. "The novel with the said title was initially produced in 1958 (that is 17 years before 50 Cent was born)," replied his lawyers, according to Naijan[1].

"It is listed as the most-read book in modern African literature, and won't be sold for even £1bn." The film has now been renamed to All "Things Fall Apart."

Would you have accepted the money if you were in Chinua’s shoes as reported?
22  Forum / The Buzz Central / Nollywood Actress Tonto DikeTalks About Her Fight With Van Vicker on: 14-09-2011 01:22 PM
Tonto Dikeh is arguably one of the most controversial Nollywood stars at the moment because of her intriguing lifestyle and personality.

In a recent interview,Tonto Dikeh opens up on what transpired between her and Ghanaian star actor, Van Vicker on a movie set.

She said: "I don’t know where the story is coming from.Van is my friend,we are very good friends.

Yes,may be we had an argument on set but it wasn’t as big as what people are saying.

Nobody has ever instructed me to apologize to Van.It’s a lie.

Seriously speaking,Van is my friend and colleague.If I have a problem with him,we will resolve it.

Nobody actually asked me to prove anything.It’s just the handiwork of mischief makers."

http://news2.onlinenigeria.com/headlines/110550-nollywood-actress-tonto-diketalks-about-her-fight-with-van-vicker.html
23  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Nigerian Model To Co-Star In Movie With Brad Pitt on: 10-09-2011 01:49 AM
okay oooo,i hear
24  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: Think You've Got Swag? Beat This! on: 10-09-2011 01:40 AM
this is what we call colomental
25  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: "Why I Do Not Wear Pants" - Tonto Dikeh on: 8-09-2011 12:19 AM
noting do her,if she like ,let her be necked like mess johnson,i will even like to see her little honeypot,but finally i like tonto dikeh
26  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: DAMN! Igbo Man Arrested For Beheading His Aunty on: 8-09-2011 12:13 AM
hmmm heartless
27  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Nollywood Actress Don't Like Disclosing Their Age on: 8-09-2011 12:10 AM
there age is non of my business,if they wont let them be 18 or les than that
28  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Apologize To Van Vicker Or Don't Come To Ghana.Movie Directors Warns Tonto Dikeh on: 7-09-2011 06:57 PM
Tonto Dikeh dont own van vicker any apology ,if they dont wont to feature her in any ghana firm,then let them go ahead ,who cares ,phyuk ghanas  ,i hate them now
29  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Health Benefits Of Banana Fruit on: 2-09-2011 05:30 PM
wow wow,i like banana so much,it gives me Huh???
30  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Can You Marry A Stingy Man? on: 2-09-2011 05:26 PM
marry him and never look for his money,find something to do for your self,thats all
31  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Rebels Place $1.3 Million Dollar Bounty On Gaddafi's Head on: 26-08-2011 01:14 AM
o boy see money,infarct  Gaddafi should count him self alive,because i will not kill him but to catch him alive,so Libya here i go   
32  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Moammar Gaddafi wanted dead or alive, kill Gaddafi, get $1.3m! on: 26-08-2011 01:07 AM
Libya’s fallen dictator, Col. Moammar Gaddafi, was on Wednesday declared wanted “dead or alive” by the rebels who swept him from power. Gaddafi’s 42 years rule ended effectively on Tuesday after the rebels seized his fortress-like home.

The National Transition Council, the rebels’ highest decision-making body, also declared that a $1.3m bounty (two million dinars in the country’s currency) will be paid to whoever handed Gaddafi or his corpse in.

However, the whereabouts of the former Libyan leader hasn’t been known since Tuesday when rebels overran the Bab al-Aziziya fortress in Tripoli, the Libyan capital.

All through Wednesday, the whereabouts of Gaddafi was a subject for speculations. While there were suspicions that he might have fled the country, the chairman of the NTC, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, said Gaddafi might still be in or around Tripoli.

Jalil, who was one of Gaddafi’s ministers before defecting in February, said an unnamed businessman offered to pay the bounty placed on Gaddafi.

He said the incoming administration would offer amnesty to any remaining member of Gaddafi’s entourage who killed or captured him.

“To any of his inner circle who kill Gaddafi or capture him, society will give amnesty or pardon for any crime he has committed,” Abdel Jalil told a news conference in Benghazi.

Reuters quoted Abdel Salam Jalloud, a close ally of Gaddafi who switched sides in the past week, as saying that the former dictator had a plan to launch a guerrilla campaign once NATO air forces had been called off.

“I believe he is in Tripoli,” Jalloud said. “The rebels must open the roads, after they open the roads, he may dress in women’s clothes and leave Tripoli to Algeria’s borders or Chad.

“He is sick with power. He believes he can gather his supporters and carry out attacks...He is delusional. He thinks he can return to power.”

A message aired on two Arab networks, according to the CNN, purportedly from Gaddafi, however, confirmed that the Libyan strongman might not be prepared to leave power despite his losses.

Gaddafi, in the aired message, called on Libyans “to clear the city of Tripoli and eliminate the criminals, traitors and rats.”

“They are hiding between the families and inside the civilian houses. It is your duty to enter these houses and take them out,” the message said. But CNN said it could not confirm the veracity of the tape.

Meanwhile, Tripoli on Wednesday remained a war zone as rebels pushed to totally secure the capital city. For several hours, gunshots boomed around the city as rebel forces battled to repel the remnants of Gaddafi loyal fighter.

“Many of the loyalists are members of the fugitive leader’s tribe or professional soldiers, and are prepared to fight to the death,” BBC reports says.

There was also heavy gunfire earlier in the area around the capital’s Rixos Hotel, where about 30 foreign journalists had been confined for several days by armed Gaddafi loyalists.

“When we got driven out, we discovered we had been inside a 200 sq m piece of Tripoli, where two gunmen believed that they were fighting still on behalf of Col. Gaddafi, and that the battle was still going on for Tripoli even though the whole world had seen the city had fallen,” one of the trapped journalists, Matthew Price of BBC reportedly said.

Residents in the Libyan capital remained apprehensive throughout Wednesday. The streets were devoid of social and business activities as shops were closed. Rebels manned checkpoints along the main thoroughfare into the city from the west.

News reports indicate that people were defacing or erasing Gaddafi portraits and other symbols on the streets in a city where they were once ubiquitous. They painted over street names and renamed them for rebel fighters who had become “martyrs.”

A spokesman for Gaddafi said the Libyan leader was ready to resist the rebels for months, or even years.

“We will turn Libya into a volcano of lava and fire under the feet of the invaders and their treacherous agents,” Moussa Ibrahim said, speaking by telephone. Rebel leaders would not enjoy peace if they carried out their plans to move to Tripoli from Benghazi, he said.



http://news2.onlinenigeria.com/news/top-stories/108577-moammar-gaddafi-wanted-dead-or-alive-kill-gaddafi-get-13m.html
33  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Is The 87th Most Powerful Woman In The World on: 25-08-2011 01:44 AM
thats nice
34  Forum / Sports / Re: Samuel Etoo Is Now The Highest Paid Footballer In The World! (Page 2) on: 24-08-2011 05:12 PM
 I LIKE SAMUEL ETO'O,HE IS MY WORLD BEST FOOTBALL PLAYER
35  Forum / Sports / Re: King Taye Taiwo Is The Highest Paid Nigerian Footballer on: 19-08-2011 07:09 PM
nice one taiwo,he is doing fine in ac milan

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36  Forum / The Buzz Central / Mercy Johnson’s wedding to Prince Odianosen Okogie may be called off ! on: 12-08-2011 07:47 PM
Mercy Johnson’s August 25,26, and 27,2011, following mind boggling evidences we just received this morning by her fiance’s wife.

Recall, Christ Embassy reportedly told Lovely to produce her marriage certificate to backup her claims, but with this evidences, I am sure case settled.

Check it out below.

from lovelyn okojie, this is the petition dat odianosen sent to my father,and he said our marriage has been dissolved since 2007.i therefor send this evidence to proved that we are still married, since the whole thing started i have never lies. thank u all

Here is the second mail she sent

This is the copy of our marriage certificate,AGBEBOAYE is Odianose grandfather`s name which he was using as at then and he is also known as Garza.I sent this copy for you all to know the truth,i have never lied about this whole thing from the beginning,i see no reason why a man would deny his own children and accuse his wife of infidelity all in the name of being with another woman.

Thanks and God bless you all.

LOVELYN
37  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: "Thank God We're Not A Nigerians" - Ghana Boys Diss Nigeria [Music Video] on: 12-08-2011 02:33 AM
Quote from: babyleslie on 12-08-2011 12:56 AM
Thank GOD.I'm not a ghanian..Yea, "Thirteen" we say tharteen..Common doctor u goats say "dacta" Common "Brother" u goats say "brada"....We wear native yea, we're proud of our african wears..which one una dey??? copy copy...We started Nollywood and u guys end up with porniwood..THANK GOD I'M A NIGERIAN NOT A GHANIAN..Foolish!!! Dirty black bleachy bleachy yeye idiots...Bunch of cocoyams!!! (Anybody in d house?? somebody hold me make i no vex go slap my ghanian neighbour) LOL!!!


i hear you,you dey hott like fire,hahahaha no mind them,Ghanians are jealous,they have try everything they can,to be like Nigerians but is not easy for them,now tell me?do any Nigerian have time to do what they do,CAPITAL .NO. well i m still laughing on them,i love my sweet country,if they don't know,go and tell them that i love Nigeria more than  all the Europe and American country's,  i m still laughing huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu
38  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: SCARY: Pregnant Police Woman Murdered Before Giving Evidence Against Ritualists on: 12-08-2011 01:59 AM
Quote from: eomo on 12-08-2011 01:22 AM
Such a sad news. According to the story she said ‘Adura ni mo need’, meaning “it is prayer that I need” why did they carry to the hospital instead of a church? We take things (especially prayer) for granted sometimes. May her sould rest in peace.

you have a point there,why not take her to the church then,she said a very simple thing,call on god,sometimes i dont know what people call this Christ ,i m sorry lady ,RIP 
39  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: "The Photos Of Prince Odianose Okojie Were Fake, He Is Single" - Mercy Johnson (Page 3) on: 9-08-2011 01:21 AM
well well well,mercy Johnson,pls stop specking like a small girl,how can you call a divorce man with two kids ,a single man,bear it in mind that what you are going to be is a second wife,bec the first one have a male child,and she can comes back to there home at any time to stay,maybe not now,but wen her son grows up and have power to do anything in the family,he most bring back his mother home,by then you will see what we call problems in the family,pls be wise,i know it will be doing you ,like you are acting firm, you are not,so mercy Johnson ,this is a life matter
40  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Nigerian Boy Invents Generator Propelled Car [Pic Inside] on: 30-07-2011 12:25 AM
hmm i hope that is not new made bomb,pls take it out from abuja
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