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Hosted by two of Nigeria's hottest stars, Uti Nwachukwu and Helen Paul, Jara gives you the current gist straight from the hub of Nigeria's dynamic film industry.

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Premiere: Covert Operiation on Jara

Covert Operation brags some big names on it's actors list and tonight Jara will show you clips from the premiere.
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Storify: Nigeria's Independence Day

This week's episode of Jara will focus solely on Independence Day, with even the Jarazzi crew tasked with giving some of our celebs a 'how well do you know Nigeria' quiz.
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The Jara pillow is a must have!

The Jara pillow is by far one of the most sought after accessories when visiting the set of Jara. We show you some of the guests that have received their very own pillow!
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Being a mother is a joyous experience

Jara's Helen Paul describes being a mom as exciting, as it sets one on a whole new level that had never been experienced before in one’s life.
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Don't miss Jara's special tribute show

Tonight Jara will pay tribute to some of the fallen stars of Nollywood who passed away in 2012 and early 2013.
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2012 the year of movie premiere’s

This year Nollywood was abuzz with premiere launches of world class movies.
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Helen Paul: "Everyday life inspires me"

Jara presenter Helen Paul a.k.a Tatafo, says she draws inspiration for her comedy from society and all the daily happenings in her life.
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Jara special: live stream

Make sure you bookmark this page for the special, live streaming event, with hosts Uti Nwachukwu and Helen Paul, on Wednesday 19 September
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Femi Adebayo fact file

Yoruba actor Femi Adebayo is our studio guest on Jara this evening. We thought we’d prep you with a few fun facts about this seasoned actor, ahead of the show.
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He said, she said with Uti and Helen

You can't miss Helen and Uti's on-screen chemistry when they bring us Jara (Wed at 21:00 on AfricaMagic Entertainment). But, how well do they know each other?
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Uti Nwachukwu

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Uti Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actor, TV presenter, model and MC from Lagos best known as one of the 12 housemates on the third season of the reality television competition Big Brother Africa, in 2008.

The BSc. Ed (Computer Science) graduate lists some of his good qualities as: 'understanding, down to earth, fun to be with, accommodating, genuine...' and that's possible what placed him on the winning seat of Big Brother All Stars in 2010.

Commenting on why he wanted to be on another season of Big Brother Africa, he said it was another chance to show: "who he really was and of course another shot at a bigger prize money!"

Months after being crowned the All Star housemate, Uti was approached to co-host Jara, which is now in it's second season.

Helen Paul

Susan Younis hooked up with Jara's presenter Helen Paul to ask her a few question about life and things.

Nickname: Tatafo

Biggest Nollywood Crush:
I have ‘father figure crush’ for Pa Olu Jacobs and Pa Pete Edochie

If you weren't a presenter, what would you be?
A Lawyer

Biggest Fashion Disaster:
I can’t recall any as I wear whatever suits me and makes me comfortable

Tell us a secret we don't know about you:
I had to alter my report cards in primary school twice to read first position instead of 12th, to avoid being punished by my grandma.

Biggest Turn off in the opposite sex:
A lack of dress and grooming sense.

Which celebrity has made you starstruck?
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

What's your life motto?
“Make money, make more money, make the most money” (Lol, ok, seriously - “Live each day, one day at a time”)

What is the best dish you can cook?
Ogbono soup and eba

Who would be your dream Jara guest?
Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo

What's the craziest rumour you have heard about yourself?
That I’m making plenty money (abeg I still dey find “chop money” o!)

Tell us some gossip about Uti?
He’s lily-livered!

Who is your favourite person you follow on Twitter and why?
I can name two off the top of my head. Tonto Dikeh - she’s down to earth and says it as it is! Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde - she has a simple approach to issues. And here’s an opportunity for me to holler “I love you” to all my sweethearts (please pardon me for not mentioning names, you’re too numerous to mention)

What was the last lie you told?
That I’m in traffic when running late to work (don’t I always do that to you guys! Lol)

Where would you like to be in 10 years time?
On top of my game, making people laugh as usual, making money whilst doing it, making a huge landmark in both the music and movie industries. Most importantly, I’ll have an academy for training people of different ages in respect of various vocations.


23 Apr: Episode 151

This week’s countdown focuses on action movies we would like to see adapted and played by our own Nollywood stars.

Also Featured:

Profile of Eric Aghimien: We have a chat with the director of A Mile From Home.

Countdown: Top 5 Action Movies we would like to see adapted our own Nollywood stars: 5) Mr. and Mrs. Smith –played by Genevieve and Uti in Weekend Getaway 4) Chalies Angels played by the actresses in Desperate House Girls 3) Tope Tedela in the Bourne Identity series 2) Tomb Raider played by Ivie Okujaiye 1) Jim Iyke as 007.

Action Flick Skit: Our Jara crew put together an action flick.

Half of a Yellow Sun Screening: We were at the first ever screening of the movie Half of a Yellow Sun in Nigeria, where we spoke to the producers and some cast.

Kevin Ikeduba is our guest this week.

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16 April: Episode 150

Tonight our countdown focuses on actresses turned producers.

Also Featured:

Premiere Apaye: Jara was at the premiere of a new film titled Apaye, it stars Clarion Chukwura and Kanayo O Kanayo among other talented new faces. They said the film shows what mothers go through.

Top 5 Countdown – Actresses Turned Producers: 5) Njoki Muhuhu 4) Rita Dominic 3) Michelle Bello 2) Shirley Frimpong Manso 1) Sara Blecher.

Profile of Rachel Oniga: We have got our spotlight one of our very prestigious female screen veterans.

Movie Review of The Contract:
Our Jara movie reviewer puts the AMVCA winning movie The Contract on the chopping board.

Actress Clarion Chukwura is our guest this week.
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09 April: Episode 149

This week we attend the movie premiere of Tunnel, produced by Stanley Ohikuare.

Also Featured:

Movie Premiere - Tunnel: Jara was at the premiere of the anticipated flick Tunnel directed by Stanley Ohikuare and featuring Femi Jacobs, Waje and other great actors.

Countdown - Top 5 First Time Producers: 5) Dimeji Ajibola-Hood Rush 4) Ashionye Raccah Journey to Self 3) Mr and Mrs –Chinwe 2) Living Funeral – Orode Uduaghan 1) A Mile From Home-Eric Eghimien.

BTS a Few Good Men: There is a new movie being produced by Femi Jacobs and we caught all the action live on the set.

Profile of Uzee Concepts: We have another hot producer in the house this one is from Kannywood, an AMVCA winner.

Our guest this week is Orode Uduaghan & James Omokwe.
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02 Apr: Episode 148

This week AMVCA winner Desmond Elliot chats to us about movie making and how he keeps his ideas fresh.

Also Featured:

7 Inch Curve: Jara was on the set of a new movie titled 7 Inch Curve; it features Ivie Okujaye, Victoria Kimani, Gabriel Afolayan among others.

Countdown: Top 5 Nollywood New Era Movies: 5-Lies men tell 4) Torn 3) Flower Girl 2) Confusion Na Wa 1) Phone Swap.

British Council Stage Play: We attended an open air stage play by the British Council where we saw the likes of Lala Akindoju, Tope Tedela and many others in action.

Movie Review of Finding Mercy: Our Movie reviewers put a spot light on one of the New Era Nollywood movies titled Finding Mercy staring the likes of Uti Nwachukwu, Blossom, Desmond Elliot and a host of others.

Renowned Nollywood actor/producer and director Desmond Elliot is our guest this week.
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26 Mar: Episode 147

This week we countdown Chinedu Akidieze’s top 5 movies!

Also Featured:

Chinedu Ikedieze’s Wife Fashion Store:
Chinedu Ikedieze a.k.a Aki is one of Nollywood’s great talents and apparently talent runs in his family. His lovely wife recently launched her fashion line and his comrades from Nollywood came out in support.

Countdown: Top 5 Chinedu Ikedieze’s Movies 5) Two rats 4) Hero 3) Fighter 2- Tom and Jerry 1) Akin and Paw Paw.

Helen Paul’s Single Night Out: Our very own Helen Paul put together a night of entertainment that featured performers like Yinka Davies, Tee A and other class acts.

BTS of Desmond Elliot’s/ Rukky Sander’s Movie: We hit the set of an upcoming movie by one of Nollywood’s hot filmmakers.

Our guest this week is actor Chinedu Ikedieze.
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19 Mar: Episode 146

Tonight we bring you an hour long special of the AMVCAs 2014!

Also Featured:

Pre AMVCA Activities: The AMVCAs not only bring African film talent together, but also helps to improve the craft of filmmakers in tangible ways. We decided to bring the scoop on what happened when Africa stormed Naija in preparation for the AMVCAs.

AMVCA Set Up, Rehearsals and Pre Award Interviews: We got an exclusive look at all the intricate set ups, meticulous rehearsals and the massive preparations for this year’s AMVCAs.

Highlights of AMVCA Main Show Red Carpet Performances: From beautiful celebs on the red carpet to the proud winners of the night the wonderful performances the sizzling hot after party, we decided to open you up to a night of true magic.

Our guest this week is film maker is Tope Tedela.
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12 Mar: Episode 145

This week we profile the work of actress and voice over artist Omowunmi Dada.

Also Featured:

Stolen Lives Auditions: We were at the auditions for a new movie titled Stolen Lives where hopefuls came out in their numbers to try their luck at acting.

Countdown: Top 5 female triple threats in the Yoruba movie industry - no5) Mercy Aigbe 4) Toyin Aimaku 3-Iyabo Ojo 2-Fathia Balogun 1) Funke Akindele.

Love is Blind Stage Play: We visit the theatre this week to discover up and coming talent.

Profile of Actress Omowunmi Dada: Voice Over artist and actress Omowunmi Dada is our star profile this week.

Our guest this week is film maker Funke Fayoyin.



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05 Mar: Episode 144

This week we countdown the 5 most nominated AMVCA 2014 movies!

Also Featured:

Highlight of AMVCAs 2013: We take a look at some of the captivating moments at the AMVCA 2013.

Countdown: Top 5 Most Nominated movies at Amvca 2014 and at No 5) Flower Girl 4) Last Flight to Abuja 3) Nairobi Half Life & Siri Ya Mtungi 2) Living Funeral 1) Contract.

Profile on the movie Awakening:
We spoke with the directors and some of the actors in the movie awakening.

Profile of new era nominees: Now this year, a new Category was added to the AMCVAs and its one I personally applaud because it celebrates the trend setters that helping to move the industry a new level. It is called the new Era in film making and we spoke to some of the nominees.

Our guest this week is actor Majid Michel.
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26 Feb: Episode 143

This week we countdown the top 5 writers of Nollywood that have recently produced outstanding work that has made us head to the cinemas and theatre.

Also Featured:

Feature of Ojuju: We did a feature on an upcoming horror flick starring Gabriel Afolayan amongst other great actors, and it’s titled Ojuju.

Countdown:
Top 5 Writers of Nollywood hits 5-Uche Jombo & Nicole Ndigwe -Damage 4)Samuel Tilson & Chineze Anyaene Ije 3) Ashionye Raccah –Journey to Self-2) Kemi Adesoye-Phone Swap 1) Kenneth Gyang & Tom Rowlands-Rees – Confusion Na Wa.

Premiere of Brother’s Keeper:
We went to see our stars that shine on the screen at the premiere of a new move titled Brother’s Keeper. Majid Michel…Omoni Oboli and Beverly Naya are all in the starting lineup.

Profile of Tamara Etiemo:
We caught up with Tamara and she gave us the full gist about her nomination and her future plans.

Our guest this week is Tunde Aladese.
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19 Feb: Episode 142

This week we countdown the top 5 Yoruba comedy movies.

Also Featured:

Profile of The Seed: We profile the new Yoruba movie titled The Seed. It stars prominent actors like Said Balogun, Rachel Oniga and Jide Kosoko among others.

Countdown: Top 5 Yoruba comedy movies and at No5 ) Osas 4) Jelili 3) Opa Kan 2) Miniru ari Ambali 1) Jenifa.

Konkoction –Stage play: We attended one of the funniest plays to be presented on stage in recent times and its titled Konkoction.

Profile of Elvis Chucks: We caught up with the filmmaker and other people involved in the nominated movie to share feelings about the AMVCA nomination.

Our guest this week is Mercy Aigbe.


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Jara: Clarion Chukwura Talks About Motherhood

Actress Clarion Chukwura talks to Jara's Helen Paul about motherhood and how it changed her life for the better.

Jara: Top 5 First Time Producers

The Top 5 First Time Producers .5) Dimeji Ajibola-Hood Rush 4) Ashionye Raccah Journey to Self 3) Mr and Mrs –Chinwe 2) Living Funeral – Orode Uduaghan 1) A Mile From Home-Eric Eghimien.

Jara: Chinedu Ikedieze Talks About Acting

Actor Chinedu Ikedieze talks to Jara about his acting career and his wife's fashion label.

Jara: Tope Tedela Interview

Our guest this week is film maker Tope Tedela.

Jara: Top 5 Yoruba Female Triple Treats

Top 5 female triple threats in the Yoruba movie industry.

Jara: Majid Michel On The AMVCAs

Our guest this week is actor Majid Michel.

Jara: Top 5 Nollywood Movie Writers

This week we countdown the top 5 writers of Nollywood that have recently produced outstanding work that has made us head to the cinemas and theatre.

Jara: Mercy Aigbe Interview

#AMVCA2014. Our guest this week is Mercy Aigbe. She also talks about her AMVCA Nomination.

Jara: Tinsel's Ene & Chuks On Love

Tinsel’s it couple Ene and Chuks are our guests this week.

Jara: Stephanie Wilson Interview

Uti speaks to AMVCA Nominee Stephanie Wilson.

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The Jara pillow is a must have!

The Jara pillow is by far one of the most sought after accessories when visiting the set of Jara. We show you some of the guests that have received their very own pillow!

On set with Jara

Take a look at some of the awesome guests we've had on Jara.

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Premiere: Covert Operiation on Jara

Covert Operation brags some big names on it's actors list and tonight Jara will show you clips from the premiere.
Read More

Storify: Nigeria's Independence Day

This week's episode of Jara will focus solely on Independence Day, with even the Jarazzi crew tasked with giving some of our celebs a 'how well do you know Nigeria' quiz.
Read More

The Jara pillow is a must have!

The Jara pillow is by far one of the most sought after accessories when visiting the set of Jara. We show you some of the guests that have received their very own pillow!
Read More

Being a mother is a joyous experience

Jara's Helen Paul describes being a mom as exciting, as it sets one on a whole new level that had never been experienced before in one’s life.
Read More

Don't miss Jara's special tribute show

Tonight Jara will pay tribute to some of the fallen stars of Nollywood who passed away in 2012 and early 2013.
Read More

2012 the year of movie premiere’s

This year Nollywood was abuzz with premiere launches of world class movies.
Read More

Helen Paul: "Everyday life inspires me"

Jara presenter Helen Paul a.k.a Tatafo, says she draws inspiration for her comedy from society and all the daily happenings in her life.
Read More

Jara special: live stream

Make sure you bookmark this page for the special, live streaming event, with hosts Uti Nwachukwu and Helen Paul, on Wednesday 19 September
Read More

Femi Adebayo fact file

Yoruba actor Femi Adebayo is our studio guest on Jara this evening. We thought we’d prep you with a few fun facts about this seasoned actor, ahead of the show.
Read More

He said, she said with Uti and Helen

You can't miss Helen and Uti's on-screen chemistry when they bring us Jara (Wed at 21:00 on AfricaMagic Entertainment). But, how well do they know each other?
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