Word on The Street: Genevieve Nnaji signs with a Hollywood agency, DJ Cuppy is at it again and more
Welcome to Word on The Street, your daily dose of gists you maybe missed yesterday. Someone we know signed an international deal, another we don’t really know wants to go international. Anyway, let’s get to the full gist already.
Genevieve Nnaji signs film deal with the United Talent Agency
The agency represents Hollywood heavyweights Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Chris Brown, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum, among others.
This is coming just months after Netflix announced its acquisition of the rights of Nigerian actress’ movie titled Lion Heart.
According to reports, the film deal will see Genevieve working closely with Hollywood film makers to produce African movies. Does anyone see an Oscar in her future? I know I do.
Nigerian Airways pensioners got a glimmer of hope yesterday
Yesterday, the Ministry of Finance announced on Twitter that the verification exercise of the pensioners of the liquidified Nigeria Airways will begin on October 15 across three geo-political zones of the federation.
This is coming after 15 years of getting paid nothing. The things that happen months before elections right?
This Nigerian model with tribal marks is trying to get Rihanna’s attention
And it’s working. Two days ago, the model, Adetutu OJ took to Twitter to ask people to help her reach Rihanna as she dreams to model for Fenty, the singer’s fashion line.
Many people immediately started tagging the singer underneath the tweet and encouraging her to also push on Instagram.
Barely 12 hours later, Rihanna followed her on Instagram. Adetutu is hoping to get that call from the singer soon. Talk about the power of the Internet.
Oluwacuppy and the live band
Yesterday, the Nigerian DJ released a video of her rehearsing with a live band on social media.
If you recall, last week Cuppy released the video of her latest song titled “Werk” featuring Skuki. Even though the song and video got mostly unpleasant reviews, the DJ isn’t letting any of that stop her.
We are assuming DJ Cuppy will be performing officially with her band pretty soon and judging by people’s reactions, Nigerians would rather it didn’t happen. I just think Cuppy is living her best life.