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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

omotola and genevieve not in talking terms ?

Real reasons Genevieve and
Omotola don't talk
Not many people know that screen
goddesses- Omotola Jalade-
Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji are
sworn enemies in real life. But the
interesting thing is that both of them
will always deny such reports.
Even sometimes in the
past, they employed
elaborate media
camouflage to hide the
fact that they are perhaps,
Nollywood's biggest rivals
since Clarion Chukwura
and Barbara Soky battled themselves
during Zeb Ejiro's Ripples a few years
back.
Showbiz People gathered that the
rivalry between the two actresses
started over movie roles and the
contention between them over who is
Nigeria's biggest screen diva after Liz
Benson and Regina Askia quit the
stage some years ago. In 2003, the
battle between Genevieve and
Omotola reached a crescendo with
the explosion of Genevieve as the
hottest and most sought after actress
in Nigeria.
While Genevieve reigned, Omotola's
pals were always eager to pass scant
remarks on the Mbaise, Imo State-
born movie queen, describing her as a
"hustler", while also using other
uncomplimentary terms to qualify her.
The truth is that between 2002 and
2004, Genevieve grabbed most of the
leading roles in the movie industry,
leaving Omotola trailing behind.
As a reply to Genevieve's moving up
the ladder, Omotola increased her
appearance fees movies and became
the first in that category to earn
above N800,000. Genevieve later
caught up with Omotola and in 2003,
both ran neck-to-neck earning
between a fee of Nl million and N1.3
million. Again, Genevieve broke the
tie when she grabbed N3 million to do
a semi-nude movie; a whopping Nl.5
million above what Omotola received
in 2002 to star in the controversial
flick, "The Prostitute. "
Rumour merchants are
also quick to reveal that it
was at the Coal City of
Enugu that the rivalry took
a new dimension. As the
story goes, it was yuppie
producer, Tchidi Tchikere,
who played up the rivalry between
the two actresses. Most people
believe that Tchikere in 2002 and
2003, was the eastern marketers'
production choice and he settled for
Genevieve in his major flicks. By
2003, Tchikere was said to have
shifted his choice from Genevieve to
Omotola. But little did he know that
the duo were having a clash, with
Genevieve reportedly accusing
Omotola of using "extra" means to
become Tchikere's first choice actress
in 2003.It was Tchichi who paid
Omotola the first N800,000 and set
the tone for the fee's war between
Genevieve and Omotola.
But the war has only recently gone
personal, with both actresses
allegedly passing derisive remarks
about each other. In 2003, there were
media reports that both had a fight,
but the following week after the
reports, Omotola granted interviews
calling Genevieve "my sister", with
Genevieve doing the same thing in
another interview.
These days, Omotola's supporters are
quick to point out that Omotola is the
better of the two, what with her
stunning figure even after four kids.
Although Genevieve herself looks
smashing after one kid, but Omotola's
camp say her figure cannot be
matched by Genevieve should she be
in similar child bearing circumstance
as Omotola. Besides, they insist that
Genevieve is not material
enough without a husband and that
Omotola's wedding-in-the- air cannot
be rivalled yet. They even argue that
Genevieve, with all the razzmatazz,
has not been able to win The Movie
Awards (THEMA), which Omotola won
in 1997/98.
Genevieve's supporters are however
vocal in their praise of 'our' girl. They
flaunt her City People Awards for
Excellence as a proof that she is a big
star in her own right. They also beat
their chest that Genevieve was rated
number one between 2002 and 2004
in the industry. Above all, they point
to Genevieve's several modelling
roles and recognition within the
African continent, especially the Face
of Lux advert, which will eventually
hit the screen this year, while also
observing that Omotola's dress sense
is nothing compared to that of
Genevieve.
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