Showbiz December 20, 2012 News Summary

  [ Masterweb Reports ] - Igbo Forum of Nollywood Practitioners Demands Sylvanus Release:  Igbo Forum of Nollywood Practitioners has demanded immediate release of their member, Miss Nkiru Sylvanus from her abductors with immediate effect. Sylvanus was kidnapped in Owerri last Sunday around 2.30 pm by gunmen on  motorcycles after she came out from a movie shooting in Owerri New Capital Territory. The bandits demanded N100 million for her release. Excerpts from the press statement by  Igbo Forum of Nollywood Practitioners read: “We the members of Igbo Forum in Nollywood, a socio- cultural group, charged with the responsibility of projecting, protecting and preserving Igbo language and culture, a body concerned with…..Read All News Below.

 

Igbo Forum of Nollywood Practitioners Demands Sylvanus Release

 

Igbo Forum of Nollywood Practitioners has demanded immediate release of their member, Miss Nkiru Sylvanus from her abductors with immediate effect. Sylvanus was kidnapped in Owerri last Sunday around 2.30 pm by gunmen on  motorcycles after she came out from a movie shooting in Owerri New Capital Territory. The bandits demanded N100 million for her release.

 

Excerpts from the press statement by  Igbo Forum of Nollywood Practitioners read:

 

“We the members of Igbo Forum in Nollywood, a socio- cultural group, charged with the responsibility of projecting, protecting and preserving Igbo language and culture, a body concerned with the overall welfare of Ndigbo in Nollywood and the Nigerian entertainment industry at large, hereby state that the state government under the able leadership of Okorocha should be more proactive in securing the release of Nkiru Sylvanus, a Nollywood actress, and face of Ndigbo in Nollywood.

 

“We are not comfortable with the increasing kidnappingof Nollywood stars in South-east. We urge the security operatives in the region to work harder and arrest this deadly scourge, and better still, bring this illegality to an end. We implore Okorocha and security operatives in the state to quickly unearth the mystery behind the kidnap of Sylvanus and deploy every means to quickly secure her release.

 

“Kindly do the needful and save Sylvanus. No city can survive without entertainment and entertainers. We will not run away from Igboland because of kidnappers. We are Igboand will always come to Igboland to serve the people and put smiles on their faces. Government should make the region safe for us.”

 

Nkiru Sylvanus is Special Assistant on Public Affairs to Governor Rochas Okorocha of  Imo State.

 

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Tom Cruise loves filming in London.

 

The 50-year-old actor has had a blast over the past five months shooting his new action flick 'All You Need Is Kill' in the UK capital and other parts of the country and thinks British crews and set designers are among the best in the world.

 

Speaking in the new issue of Britain's OK! magazine, he said: "I've been here for almost five months. I love it here. I've made so any films here and the time I've spent, it's wonderful, you've got so many great crews here, great craftsmen. Of course, I've worked with so many of the actors here and it's a wonderful place to live."

 

The Hollywood icon - whose divorce from 'Dawson's Creek' star Katie Holmes was finalised in July - admits one of his motivations for getting into acting was to experience a jet-set lifestyle, because he loves to travel.

 

Even though Tom misses his six-year-old daughter Suri - who lives in New York City with her mother Katie - while he is in England, he insists the cast and crew on 'All You Need Is Kill' have become like a family because they have bonded so well.

 

Tom enthused: "I love travelling. I dreamed of being able to travel to different places, there's not just one particular thing. I've made a lot of films here so a lot of the crew I've known since I was a kid, so it's just a real pleasure."

 

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