by UpNepa (Nigerian Entertainment Police Authority)
Americans have perfected the act of hero immortalisation, a deep contrast to the insignificance that trails the life and death of our heroes. That’s why the same African child who can quote lines from Martin Luther King Jr’s speech would stare at you like a moron if you asked him: “who is Julius Nyerere?”
From different fields of endeavour, the best of our true heroes live and die with great names that we are in a hurry to forget. Today the trend stops here. @upnepadotcom begins with the mention of any whose life or story deserves to have a movie made out of it… Be they alive or dead.
Picture a call for entry asking for the story of a Nigerian entertainer’s story to be told by Hollywood! Whose story would you submit and why?
#truenollywoodstory: Majek Fashek. Grass to Grace and back to grass tale. The journey from the streets of Benin to Hollywood. The drugs, wealth and poverty.
#truenollywoodstory: Genevieve Nnaji. Humble background, early single parenthood, hostile industry to Christiana Amanpour, Oprah Winfery, African stardom and teen idol status.
#truenollywoodstory: Cobahms Asuquo. From going blind to studying law in Unilag, to scoring hits to finding love, getting married, impressive wealth and celebrity status.
#truenollywoodstory: Chinedu and Ossi aka Aki and PawPaw. The unusual physical challenge. The lure of hopelessness to being mobbed by a loving fan base.
See the few stories that have truly inspires Nigerians on the timeline of @upnepadotcom. Good morning!