Ayo Makun (Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y) is a multi-award winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and T.V presenter, actor, writer, director and MC. He hails from Ondo State but prefers to be known as a ‘Warri boy’. He is the C.E.O of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria and the host of the A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits.
AY has become the ‘father’ of many upcoming acts and established acts that are doing well in the industry, through the monthly AY’s Open Mic Challenge that held every third Sunday, at The National Theatre and later at The marquee of Federal Palace Hotels and Casinos, Lagos.
The AY Show, arguably the best Comedy Show on Nigeria TV, shows on many terrestrial television stations across the country including Africa Magic, winning BEST TV COMEDY SHOW in 2008, and has from its onset become a must watch for its teeming fan base. His first self-produced movie, 30 Days in Atlanta which was directed by Robert Peters holds the 2017 Guinness Book Of World Records number box office spot in Nollywood till date with 1 million dollars.
Adesua Etomi (born February 22) is a Nigerian actress. She studied Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, in City College, Coventry, United Kingdom. She is a graduate of Drama and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton. She hails from Edo State, Nigeria.
Adesua is clearly someone whose love for the arts runs deep. Her first encounter with acting was at the age of 7, when she joined the drama club at her primary school, Corona, Victoria Island, Lagos. Her talent was untapped, unexplored and dormant until 2004 when she fought her fears and proceeded to study it in college where she graduated with triple distinctions and at the University where she graduated with 1st class honours and ‘The Foursight Theatre Award’. This award was presented to her by the university for best performance in a devised piece of theatre in the whole drama department and got featured in newspaper as one of the students who the city and university were proud of.
Adesua returned to Nigeria in 2012, but she wasn’t planning to move back to Lagos when she did. She quit her job over there because she grew discontent and restless. The idea was to visit for three months but now it is clearly more than that. She stayed because Nollywood welcomed her and her love for acting refused to take a back seat anymore.
She came back and started performing in several stage plays like : Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Saro, Shattered, The Grimm Tales, Anatomy of a Woman, Crystal Slipper, The Crucible, Fractal, Not my cup of Tea, The Millers Tale (August 2012, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Jesus Christ Superstar (Musical), Miss Saigon (Musical), Les Miserables (Musical), to mention but a few…She made her first film debut in 2013 with Royal Arts Academy Production.
Adesua Etomi made her big screen acting debut in April 14, 2014 when Knocking on Heaven’s Door was released in Nigerian cinemas. Her riveting performance as the abused Debbie announced Adesua Etomi as one to watch. With stellar performances first as Layo in Brave and as Sharon in Gidi Up Season 2, Adesua Etomi proved to critics that she had the requisite acting chops. In August 2015, she joined the cast of MTV’s HIV/AIDS edutainment series Shuga 4 as Sheila and in October 2015, Adesua Etomi was unveiled as a cast member of a Crime and Investigative drama series titled Special Crimes Unit: Las Gidi Cops which debuts in February 2016.
Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD as he is widely known and fondly referred to is the biggest male actor to come out of Nigeria in particular and Africa as a whole. He has starred in well over 60 movies and TV Series locally and internationally.
A Creative Fire-brand, RMD wrote for several prestigious newspapers and publications including Concord and Guardian. In his early 30s he published Nigeria’s first all-gloss magazine for men, ‘MISTER’ which he sold for several millions at 33 years old. A man of many parts, RMD is a Writer, Lawyer, Creative Content Creator, Producer, Life-Coach, Public Speaker, Showbiz Impresario amongst other talents.
In 2008, RMD was called to serve in government in his home state, Delta State, Nigeria, 1st as a Special Adviser to The Governor and subsequently as The Honorable Commissioner of Culture and Tourism.
The fact that RMD was greatly missed by fans all over the world is clearly seen in the way he broke the internet when he returned to the scene and reactivated his social media accounts. Since his return to the scene RMD has as always, been the toast and desire of not just fans but journalists, photographers, stylists, brands, writers and film makers. RMD has since his return to acting in the past year travelled the world starring in TV Shows, Movies, TV commercials and representing Nigeria in the global scene of which the 007 SPYFIE, is one.
Having endorsed many brands in the past, RMD is presently brand ambassador for Africa’s largest and fastest growing telecommunications network.
RMD owns one of Nigeria’s foremost PR outfits WHITE WATER LIMITED® which he still actively runs alongside his production company RMD Productions Limited®, owners of RMDTVNG® and RMDTHEACTOR®.
RMD has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions all over the world. RMD studied Theatre Arts at the University of Benin and also has a Law degree from University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2005.
RMD is a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Actor, PR Consultant, Style Influencer, Connoisseur (Wine, Spirits, Etc).
Gbenro Ajibade was born in Maiduguri, Borno State on December 8. He is the fourth child born into a family six children. He attended Makurdi International School and later Mount Saint Gabriels Secondary School. He then completed his education by graduating from Benue State University with a degree in Biology.
He is a leading character in the popular soap operaTinsel and has acted in Gbomo Gbomo Express and The Wages. Ajibade won Most Outstanding Actor/Model of the Year at the 2011 Nigerian Model Achievers Awards.
Juliet Safo aka Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian actress whose fresh faced beauty alongside her amiable nature has endeared her to her numerous ever growing fan base. She is very intelligent, talent -oriented, friendly, ambitious, highly-spirited, honest, humble, and smart with a bubbly personality.
She loves reading, writing, listening to music, dancing, modelling, shopping and travelling. Considered the “fresh face” of Ghollywood (Ghana movie industry) Juliet made her film debut in Crime to Christ, 2007 co-starring Majid Michel one of Ghana’s brightest male acts.
Juliet was born in Ghana on the 3rd of march 1986 to a Lebanese father; Mr. Hussein Ibrahim and a half Liberian/Ghanaian mother; Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Ibrahim. She is the eldest of three siblings: Sonia, Nabil and Nadia and was rased in Ivory Coast and Lebanon.
Thenjiwe ‘Tay’ Moseley from Kwa-Mashu in Durban – who is now based in England says she resigned from her job as a lawyer because her heart and mind was not in what she was doing, she then pursued a career in comedy. She got her first gig at her local Wokingham Theatre.
Known to many for her hilarious YouTube comedy skits which have become viral and made her a household name. All topics are fair game for this comic diva who gave up her career in Law to pursue stand-up comedy full time. Don’t let her sexiness and serious face fool you, it is the total opposite of the rubbish that will come out of her mouth, from her sex life to poking fun at comic relief.
In the first year of her comedy career Thenjiwe made a big impression on the comedy circuit, reaching the final of five major new talent competitions including the Funny Women Award Final, held at the Leicester Square Theatre.
Innocent Ujah Idibia (born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria), better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur.
He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected Tu-baba as his stage name.He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. He is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa.
2Face has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.
Celeste Ntuli is a South African stand-up comedienne and actress best known as one of the Top 10 contestants on the second season of the SABC1 reality competition series So You Think You’re Funny!, in 2009. Celeste was born in Empangeni and after matriculating moved to Durban to study entertainment technology at the Durban University of Technology. She made her acting debut as one of the main cast members of the Mzansi Magic telenovela isiBaya, in 2013.
Before entering So You Think You’re Funny!, Celeste was working as a bookseller and part time as a stand-up comedienne, since 2005. She came third on the show. The exposure she received on the show allowed her to pursue comedy as a fulltime career and she has since performed at many major comedy festivals, as well as on television, radio and film.
She featured on the Blacks Only comedy showcase in 2010 and in 2012 performed a set at the South African Comic’s Choice Awards. She also performed in the first Stand Up Zulu comedy show at the Durban Playhouse, in 2011.
Aside from her appearance on So You Think You’re Funny!, she has also made guest appearances on the eNCA show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, on the third season of the Mzansi Magic prank show Laugh Out Loud and on the community television station Soweto TV.
Amanda Du-Pont is a Swazi-born South African actress. She was born in Swaziland, on June 26, 1988, currently resides in South Africa. In addition to acting, she is also a television anchor/host, voice over artist, model, brand ambassador, live event MC, and business woman. Du-Pont was born on 26 June 1988 in Manzini, Swaziland. She is of Portuguese, Chinese, French and Swazi descendant. She was born and raised in Manzini but she later moved to Mpumalanga to finish her schooling at Uplands College.
Du-Pont had a leading role in the 2014 feature film, Between Friends, a recurring role in the hit South African television program Skeem Saam, and is the co-host of Real Goboza. She has also starred in the CBS/Hallmark drama Life is Wild, SABC 2’s Muvhango, Intersexions, Generations, Skeem Saam, Mzanzi TV’s Loxion Bioscopeseries, and the 2015 feature film Hear Me Move.
In 2011, du-Pont was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance (‘AFDA’) located in Johannesburg, and one year after, she had graduated from the New York Film Academy in New York City, where she was awarded a full scholarship for scholastic excellence.
At the age of 21, she was awarded a Life Time Achievement award by Swaziland’s Department of Arts & Culture for her early achievements in film and television and her promotion of the Swazi language and culture.
Mercy, now Mercy Johnson Okojie is a Nigerian actress who made her acting debut in the movie, “The Maid” in which she played the role of a possessed house help. Her performance in the movie shot her into the limelight and has acted in other major movies ever since. Mercy reveals she got into the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) because she failed her Jamb exam. Johnson has appeared in over 60 movies.