So what 's this latest rage called Colour Purple International Week hitting the news feeds of our media streams? 
Well, it's a week of FUN: raising awareness and funds for abused, rejected, physically challenged and marginalised women worldwide and you can partake remotely anywhere in the world.

It starts on the 1st of December 2013 - 7th December 2013 . WEAR ANYTHING PURPLE DURING THE COLOUR PURPLE WEEK AND DONATE £3 OR MORE via . There will be events in this 7 days period at different locations in England, the United States and Sierra Leone, so stay tuned.  Alternatively you can partake, take a picture of you in Purple, post on face book, twitter and other media sites and donate via the above link.
Let's make it a fun way to fund-raise for a good cause. Champions of this  Colour Purple International Week are Pauline Long - Founder of BEFFTA AWARDS, Fatima Jabbe - Nollywood Actress, Producer of Battered Movie, Fikelipi Jackson - Founder of Against All Odds and writer of Against All Odds I Survived Book, Susie Retiola - TV Host of Realities:  A Moment with Susie, Dele Onabowu - Founder and C.E.O. of Miss Black Africa UK Beauty Pageant and Nollywood Uncut, Nollywood UK Personalities:  Theodora Ibekwe- Oyebade, Ayo Dapo Oyebade  and Yvonne HaysAminata Wurie - Head of World Food Programme –Sierra Leone,  Laura Emonfomwan of First Impression Events, Mrs Rugie Wurie - Lamin -Founder & C.E.O. of Mrs Wedding Planner, Petrina Kamara - Founder & C.E.O. of Petiz Fashion Accessories, Kadi Sannoh Harris - Founder of C.EO. of Halle’s Beauty Company, Isatu Harrison - Owner of Euclase Beauty Salon, Genny Jones - Confident Queen from Britain Got Talent, Edward Kargbo - President of African Radio Salone (U.S.A) and Collin Nyamuka of Africa Showcase UK.

Colour Purple International Week will provide funding for Melqosh Mission International's  three- tiered missions:

1) Providing sustainable projects through our grant programme for female amputees whose limbs were barbarically hacked off during the ten year war in Sierra Leone, widows of the deceased amputees including their dependants.
2) Provide day or weekend relief to single mother who have children with disabilities worldwide.
3) Rendering care and support of women and girls who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence, rape, rejection, emotional, physical and psychological abuse .
Ask your colleagues at work, your friends, families or the children at school to wear purple for a week and make a donation of £3 or more.
For more info, pls contact 07985765646 or email 

Shameful Deceit's Marie Gomez Scoops Award at ZAFAA 2013

Marie Gomez with Chinwe Owoh and MC Marc Adebesin

The Shameful Deceit team, still basking in the euphoria of winning multiple BEFFTA awards, bagged another award on the weekend. Marie Gomez was awarded Best Newcomer in the face of stiff opposition.

MC Marc Adebesin, Marie Gomez, MC Fatima Jabbe Maada Bio

Marie Gomez

The hall erupted when her name was called as winner, Marie was hugged and kissed by Shameful Deceit producer, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade. She was congratulated by so many guests as she made her way to the podium; it took her a couple of minutes to finally give a humble thank you speech.

Marie came to prominence as winner of Class Act, organised  by legendary director, Ruke Amata; she was cast as lead in his film, The Past Came Calling. Her role in Shameful Deceit was very challenging but she handled it with aplomb.

She has appeared in other films, notably a comedic role in Nelson Spyk's London Na Wa and Helen Gold's production of 18 Carat Mama (in post-production).

ZAFAA night was full of glitz and glamour, a very well attended event from both sides of the Atlantic. The aforementioned Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade was the Face of ZAFAA
Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade
Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade
and looked amazing in her outfit; her beautiful hair and makeup by Libeks BC, as she received her special award in recognition of her contribution to African Cinema in the UK.

AGN President Ibinabo Fiberesima

Also present was the Actors' Guild of Nigeria president, Ibinabo Fiberesima along with the Aneke twins - Chidiebere and Chidinma; Chinwe Owoh; Chidi Ihezie Okafor; Chinyere Wilfred; ZAFAA chief juror, Fidelis Duker; Victoria Inyama; Charles Awurum; Frances Odega (Best Supporting Actor, House of Gold); Yvonne Nelson, whose films were the big winners of the night; MCs for the night, Fatima Jabbe Maada Bio, Marc Adebesin and Nana Sarkodie-Mensah; Steve "Ajebo" Eboh; Chimere Emejuobi; Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Governor of Kano State); representatives of the governor of Sokoto State and Akwa Ibom State; Mrs (Dr) Aishat Achimugu;
Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade and Mrs (Dr) Aishat Achimugu
representative of Mrs Farida Wada. The Nigeria and Sierra Leonean High Commissioners also sent representatives. The UK Nollywood personalities included Nnenna Ani; Helen Gold Osabutey and her husband, Godwin; Ng Thompson; The Minstrelle, Jedidah David and Ruke Amata.

Prince Samuel Anwuzia with Kano Governor

Kudos must go to ZAFAA founder and organiser, Prince Samuel Anwuzia. It was a brilliant night, a great networking extravaganza.

Enjoy some more photos from the night, courtesy of Nollywood Uncut; Michael Tubes Creations; iSmiles Photos; Nnenna Ani and Vickie Robert Hospitality.

The Aneke Twins with Chinwe Owoh

Chinyere Wilfred with Aneke Twins and Francis Odega

Chidi Ihezie Okafor with Vickie Robert

Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Governor of Kano State)

Fidelis Duker, Nnenna Ani, Ibinabo with Aneke Twins

Francis Odega

Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade with Vickie Robert

Marie Gomez

Yvonne Nelson with Marie Gomez

The Aneke Twins with Chinwe Owoh's Daughter

Chinwe Owoh with Aneke Twins

Beauty Pageant Maestro Dele Onabowu

Charles Awurum

DJ Abass with Miss Black Africa UK 2013

Chidi Ihezie Okafor

Charles Awurum

Vivian Elabor with Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade

Steve "Ajebo" Eboh

Fatima Jabbe Maada Bio with ZAFAA Chief Juror Fidelis Duker

Marie Gomez with Fatima Jabbe Maada Bio

Big winner of the night Yvonne Nelson

Chinyere Wilfred

Marc Adebesin, Marie Gomez with Fatima Jabbe Maada Bio

Onye Ozi star Ng Thompson

Mrs (Dr) Aishat Achimugu
Mr and Mrs Oyebade

Rita Nzelu’s Celebrity Birthday Bash Goes Off with a Bang!

Rita Nzelu with hubby, Simeon

Nollywood legend, Rita Nzelu-Okoro celebrated her birthday with her celebrity friends over the weekend. She was welcomed to London’s Club Favour in regal style by Malisha Da Queen and one of her pretty models.

Rita Nzelu

Rita was dressed to the nines, beautiful and glamorous. Her husband Simeon was all smiles as he met the guests.

Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade, Chinwe Owoh, Jayone Dominie

In attendance was Nollywood veteran, Chinwe Owoh along with the famous Aneke twins, Chidiebere and Chidinma. 

Rita Nzelu with Aneke Twin - Chidinma & Chidiebere

PR Guru and Producer, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade was hostess for the evening. Other personalities who came out to support Rita included, George Kelly Toghanro (Director); Francis Uwadi (Director); Desbo Radebe (Producer); Frank Nollywood (Promoter); Ada Snoop (Singer); Tiya Odebode (Actress); Tyna Sonuga (Actress); Malcolm Benson (Director); Riyike Alayande (Actress); Jayone Dominie (Promoter); P Collins (Producer) and Princess Pink.

Nollywood Birthday Cake

Later in the evening, Rita cut her appropriately styled cake and had it shared out. She went around the club to greet and thank every guest individually, taking numerous photos with her fans.

It was a night of great music and equally good dancing.

Enjoy some more photos from the event.

Tyna Sonuga, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade

Riyike Alayande, Tiya Odebode

Chinwe Owoh, Aneke Twins, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade

Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade and Hubby

Photo credits: Riyike Alayande

Filming has started in London for new romantic comedy 'Mum, Dad, Meet Sam' starring Joseph Benjamin.

OKP PRODUCTIONS in association with RUKI LONDON bring you a New British/Nigerian Romantic Comedy starring the highly acclaimed JOSEPH BENJAMIN (Tango With Me, Mr and Mrs, Project Fame), the hysterically funny A DOT COMEDIAN (Friday UK, Wild N Out, Crack Me Up) and some other familiar faces in Nollywood.

The film is being directed by Tony Sebastian Ukpo (Fighter’s Ballad) and is being produced by Segilola Scott (Love Prevails) and Co-Produced by Edith Nwekenta (Unspoken).

Also, we still need help completing this film. Our kickstarter (crowd-funding) ends in less than 2 weeks, so any amount you donate would be much appreciated. It's all or nothing, so if the full amount is not pledged, the project will not get funded. 

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Here are some behind the scenes pictures from set:

Outside Scene

Daniella & Joseph

Producer -Segilola Scott