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Networth of Baba Sala before and after his death.

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Baba Sala: Moses Olaiya(18 May 1936 – 7 October 2018), was a Nigerian comedian, dramatist, and actor.

Olaiya was born in Ilesha, Southwest Nigeria, he was raised in colonial Nigeria and grew up in the Northern provinces.His father worked as a teacher and later as an accountant and the family moved quite often, living in Jos and Kano. As a young boy, Olaiya played the class clown and sometimes dressed outlandishly to please people. While he chose to develop a career in entertainment his parents wanted a path that will lead to a professional career such as in medicine or law.

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Olaiya worked as a health inspector for the Lagos City Council but as a young man with interest in entertainment, he formed musical group, the Federal Rhythm Dandies which had a young Sunny Ade as a member. The group played briefly before Olaiya switched from music to drama, he wrote and staged dramatic plays similar to the style crafted by the forerunners of genre, Ogunde and Ladipo.

However, seeking to do something new, he dabbled into comedy and founded Alawada group. In 1965, the group got a break when it won a contest organized by Western Nigeria Television that led to the creation of a t.v. show. The group became more known when their comedy sketches were aired on WNTV. Olaiya’s main character in the group was Baba Sala, a pensioner who sometimes wore torn and out sized trousers and a table clock as a wrist watch.

In 1982, Olaiya made his big screen debut in Ọ̀run Móoru directed by Ola Balogun and co-produced by Olaiya. He plays his signature character Baba Sala, a man from a poor background who had built some wealth selling electronics in the city only to lose it to greed assisted by the advice of a dubious babalawo.

The movie was well received but was bootlegged which affected box office receipts. Olaiya then directed and produced his next film, Aare Agbaye in 1983.

Baba Sala’s third film Mosebolatan was directed by Ade Folayan with Tunde Kelani as cinematographer. The movie was artistically and financially successful. In the 1990s, Olaiya dabbled into the home video market with Agba Man and Return Match two slapstick comedies which lack the technical qualities of his early films.

In October 2018, Baba Sala died of what was referred by his media aide as “old-age related sickness”.

After his death, Best of Nollywood Magazine announced that the category “comedy of the year” will now be known as “Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year” to honour him for his contribution to the industry.

 

Some of his movies were;

 

Orun Mooru (1982)

Aare Agbaye (1983)

Mosebolatan (1985)

Obee Gbona (1989)

Diamond (1990 Home video )

Agba Man (1992, Home Video)

Return Match (1993, Home Video)

Ana Gomina (1996, home video, )

Tokunbo (1985, TV)

 

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Living Soul Boss celebrates Helen Ijeh on her birthday

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The CEO of Living Soul Assembly, Living Olusola Ayobami has showered praises on Mrs Helen Ijeh on her birthday.

Mrs Ijeh who is the CEO of Charline Enterprises Nigeria Limited, celebrates her birthday on every 18th of May.

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However, Living Olusola Ayobami according to his video post on Facebook,  describe the celebrant as someone who is fearless, selfless and energetic.

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Nollywood actress Tolulope Onamade recounts her ordeals as a prostitute

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“I started Olôshö Business And My First Client Almost Used Me for Møney Rítuals” Nollywood actress Tolulope Onamade reveals what happened to her after her friends introduced her to Hook-ûp business that almost gor her k!llêd

“When I joined my friends for hook-up, a guy wanted to use me for möney rituals.

“The guy said I would stay with him for a week and promised to give me a hundred thousand naira, but my friend stole 100 dollars from the guys, and she was caught, and they vowed to use both of us for möney rítuals.

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“They later released my friend, but they didn’t release me, and they took me to Ogun State in Ijebu, but the day the native doctor was ready to use me, he told the guy that they should release me because I’m not useful to them.” she said.

Omo! sometimes I da throway cap for Hook-ûp ladies sha, I mean it takes a strong heart to follow a man you barely know to his house spending the night, some us barely sleep out not even in our best friend’s house let alone in the house of a complete stranger🤦, gírls can actually do better, Ashawó no be work😞😒

 

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Piracy: Court grants 25 million naira to Femi Adebayo

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Veteran Nollywood actor, lawyer, producer, Femi Adebayo has pocketed 25 million naira for the unlicensed use of his film ‘Jelili’ by a video streaming channel.

Adebayo said: “The Nigerian film industry has experienced exponential growth over the years, but we haven’t been able to maximise the true dividends of this business because of dare devil pirates who benefit where they didn’t sow. The guts with which they even perpetrate this evil is so alarming.

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“This is a major reason why investors find it hard to commit their funds to filmmakers. However, through persistence and the use of the legal framework covering intellectual property, we can bring their activities to a gradual halt.

“Many times, I have been a victim of movie pirates and I never spare them. I recently concluded a legal battle with a notable media company that owns a big radio station and also engages in Youtube content distribution.

“During the cinema run of “Survival of Jelili” in 2019, my movie was gathering good numbers at that time. They decided to use my movie poster and title to promote a movie on their platform, thereby deceiving fans and diverting revenue accrued to me.

“It took three years, but my trust in the legal and justice system remained unwavering. With the dedication of our legal team, Bola Adebowale & Co Legal Practitioners, who are seasoned professionals with wealth of experience in handling such cases. They presented undeniable evidence, put up a strong argument, and took the case to trial.

“Their promptness, efficiency, and attention to detail played a huge part in the direction of the case. We won and were awarded a total of N25m.

“This isn’t just my win as a filmmaker and content producer but a win for all of us. We need to be ready to fight IP theft and piracy at all levels. Every win brings us closer to protecting and getting the true economic value of our works.”

 

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