Your one stop shop for all things Nollywood! If you are a fan of the third biggest movie industry in the world, then Jara is the show for you.

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.

Want to go behind the scenes in Nollywood? Want to catch up with your favourite Nollywood stars?

Then tune in to AfricaMagic Entertainment Channel 128 on Wednesdays at 21:00 CAT, and on AfricaMagic Channel 114, the channel that puts Nollywood on the spotlight on Saturdays at 20:00 CAT!

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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.


17 Sep: Episode 172

Our Jara reviewer put up another movie on the chopping board and this time it's 'Murder at prime suites'.

Also featured:

Profile of number 1 fan: Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim recently took a bold step and joined the League of Nollywood Producers Her first work which featured herself, Yemi Blaq, AY the Comedian, Emmanuel Meensah was a story of the challenging life of an African movie star. We were at the premiere and brought it all just for you

Top 5 Rita Dominic movies: 5) White Waters 4) Distance Between 3) All my Life 2) Shattered 1) The meeting

Premiere of Aluna-Let the Child Live: Jara was at the Premiere of Aluna – Let the Child Live. Produced by Samila Vangawa and directed by Emeka Madu, it paraded the likes of Ebele Okaro, Abiola Segun Williams, Abraham Nwodo and so on.

Guest: Rita Dominic
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03 Sep: Episode 170

We countdown Top 5 of our favourite actors who are 40 and fabulous!

B-T-S OF METOMI: Jara was on the set of Yomi Fabiyi’s new movie, Metomi. It features several big names from the Yoruba movie industry like Buki Ajayi, Toyin Aimakhu Johnson, Ngozi Nwosu, Yomi Fabiyi.

COUNTDOWN -TOP 5 FAVOURITE ACTORS FAB OVER 40: No 5) Nike Pella 4) Moji Olaiya 3) Bimbo Oshin 2) Buky Wright 1) Fathia Balogun

PREMIERE OF THE VOICE: It is a thriller that was written and directed by Afe Olumowe and featured amazing actors like Nkiru Sylvanus, Kenneth Okolie, Larry Briggs and so on.

GUEST: Iyabo Ojo
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27 Aug: Episode 169

For another dose of masculine charm, we find out what makes Mr Nigeria 2014, Emmanuel Ikubese tick.

 Also featured:

Profile of Ramsey Noah: For several years, this guy has continued to win several hearts especially that of women! He’s fine and exudes so much charm. He’s unarguably the most Handsome Nollywood actor. Ramsey Noah shares some his career moments with us right here on Jara.

Top 5 Hunks in Nollywood: No5)  Mofe Duncan 4) Tope Tedela 3) Blossom Chukwujekwu 2) IK Ogbonna 1) Ifeanyi Kalu

Tope Tedela Style Revamp: Tope Tedela who was recently awarded the Best Actor in a Drama at the 2014 AMVCA is known for a serious sense of style. Blue suit, red tie, red rocks everything pam, pam, pam. But this time, we get him to relax.

Guest: Ifeanyi Kalu

 
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20 Aug: Episode 168

We review put yet another movie on the chopping board and this time it’s a movie by Nollywood’s acclaimed Director Obi Emelonye, titled 'Mirror Boy'.

B-T-S 'The Birthday Bash': Jara went behind the scenes of the movie ‘The Birthday Bash’ directed by Desmond Elliot. This movie is mainly a comedy and features my mentor, better pikin Julius d genius Agwu and Funky Mallam, but it also has artistes that are not known for comic roles like Tope Tedela, Yul Edochie, James Onworha, Bobby Michaels

Memorable Nollywood characters: No 5) Ahanna 4) Nneka the pretty serpent 3) Segun Kadiri (CHECKMATE) 2) ANN NJEMANZE (Domitila) 1) SEGUN ARINZE (Black Arrow)

Premiere of Darima's Dilemma:  Jara lenses recently caught the excitement and glitz at the movie premiere of ‘Darima’s Dilemma’ that featured Majid Michel, Ubong Amata, IK Ogbonna, Diana Yekini and many talented actors. It’s the story of how destructive it is to keep secrets in marriage. A work of First Time Producer and hottest hottie, Ubong Amata

Guest: SEgun Arinze
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13 Aug: Episode 167

Our Jaralicious fans had the opportunity of re-enacting their favourite scenes by their favourite actors.

Also featured:

Profile of Ann Njemanze: The 1996 movie Domitila directed by Zeb Ejiro has been described as one of the Evergreen movies Nigerians can’t forget anytime soon. It told us all the different runs that single girls in those days used to do in their hustle to survive.The star actor in Domitila was Ann Njemanze who recently shared her experiences with us.

Top 5 Memorable Nollywood characters: No 5) Jenifa 4) Aki and Paw paw 3) Mama G 2) Mr Ibu 1) Usuofia in London

Open mic theater: We go to another set where brilliant actors got a chance to show their skills at the Open Mic Theater. Great performers like OC Ukeje, Tope Tedela, Kemi Lala Akindoju and a few new faces wow-ed the audience.

Guest: Kemi Adesoye

 
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30 Jul: Episode 165

This week we countdown the top 5 actresses turned video vixens.

Also Featured:

My Nollywood by Dr Sid: He opened up to us about His Nollywood and also talked to us about his favourite actors and his movie plans.

Countdown - Top 5 Nollywood actresses in music videos: No 5) Kate Henshaw in African Skank 4) Rita Dominic in Special Fever 3) Genevieve Nnaji in Fall in Love 2) Funke Akindele in Kpakurumo, Surulere 1) Helen Paul in Surulere, African Skank, Go down low by Olamide.

Musical stage play, Joromi: In recent times, stage plays have gained increasing popularity. Joromi was a stage play with a difference.

Movie review: Our reviewers put another movie on the chopping board and this time it is the musical thriller titled Hood Rush directed by Demeji Ajibola.

Movie director and writer Udoka Oyeka is our guest this week.
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23 Jul: Episode 164

Ever wondered how to make a hit web series? Well wonder no more as this week’s episode is dedicated to all things webisodes!

Also Featured:

How to make a webseries: A webseries is a series of scripted videos released on the internet in form of episodes. Grab your writing materials for a lecture on this exciting topic as an expert talks us through on how to make a web series.

Countdown - Top 5 web series: 5) Knock Knock 4) How she left my brother 3) Kpians 2) 1010 1) Gidi Up.

Jarazzi: An interesting couple in our Jarazzi crew today decided to swap phones in order to deal with the issue of trust in their relation.

Profile of Knock Knock: We profiled a web series titled Knock Knock starring OC Ukeje, Zainab Balogun, Deyemi Okanlawon and Bayray McNwizu.

Lekki Wives creator Blessing Egbe is our guest this week.
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16 Jul: Episode 163

This week our Jarrazi goes out and looks for the infamous skirt chaser Johnny...

Also Featured:

Stage play, Belong: Jara got front row streets at the stage play titled Belong which was simply about Nigerians who sometimes go abroad and when they come back, it’s difficult to fit back into the society.

Countdown - Top 5 strong supporting characters:
5) John Okafor & Charles Nnoji in My Yori Yori 4) Ada Ameh & Nse Ikpe- Etim in Phone Swap 3) Uti & Blossom in Finding Mercy 2) Gabriel Afolayan & O.C Ukeje in Hood Rush 1) Bikiyat & Damilola Adegbite in Flower Girl.

Profile of co-stars: We are putting the spot light on characters that share great chemistry and we sat down with two hot co stars who gave us the scoop on what it was like working with each other…find out who it is in this insert!

Jara skit titled Johnny: Our Jarrazi crew put up yet another skit and this time the spot light is on a pretty young woman who is looking for Johnny…mmmhh!

Tamara Eteimo is our guest this week.
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09 Jul: Episode 162

This week we profile some of our biggest stars, including Rita Dominic, Chinedu Ikedieze and we also speak to some of the stars who star in MultiChoice's latest initiative for a united Africa, Africa Rising!

Also Featured:

Top 5 Countdown - Top Stylish Female Celebs
: 5) Beverley Naya 4) Joselyn Dumas 3) Omotola 2) Genevieve Nnaji 1) Rita Dominic.

Majid Michel’s Profile: Jara put a spot light on one of Ghanaians very hot and talented actor Majid Michel.

Flower Girl Premiere: We give you the glitz, glamour and fabulous outing of the heartwarming romantic comedy Flower Girl. It features the gorgeous Damilola Adegbite, dashing Chris Attoh and the ever so lovely Eku Edewor presenter turned actress.

Chinedu Ikedieze's Profile
: Jara puts a spot light on Nollywood petite actor Chinedu Ikedieze and why he is one of the best to be reckoned with in the industry.

AMVCA Highlights: Sexy sirens and swanky gentlemen stepped out in style for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards 2014: It’s the biggest night for the movie industry, courtesy Africa Magic and Multichoice. We bring you highlights from the grand award ceremony.

Rita’s Profile: Another guest who graced ours hot seat is one of the most sought after actresses in Nollywood and the very diva who tops our countdown.

Africa Rising Intro:
On the last feature on the show, some of Africa’s most talented musicians put their voices together for the theme song for African countries at this year’s Soccer World Cup.They came up with such an inspiring piece. It just makes you want to rise up and do something exciting.
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02 Jul: Episode 161

This week’s episode pays tribute to late Amaka Igwe.

Also Featured:

Amaka Igwe Tribute: A tribute event for Amaka Igwe was put together by her family, friends and people she has impacted in the movie industry. Jara was there to pay our last respects to this great woman.

Top 5 Countdown – Ego Boyo Movies: 5) Forever 4) Fuji House of Commotion 3) Violated 2) Rattle Snake 1) Check Mate.

Amaka Igwe Feature: To celebrate her amazing legacy in Nigerian film and TV, we put together an in-depth feature on her works over the years and the lives she’s touched along the way.

Our guest this week is veteran actress Ego Boyo.

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Jara: We Love Nigeria

Jara has some of Nigeria's favourite celebrities tell the world what they love so much about their country.

Jara: Top 5

Today we countdown our top 5 favourite costumes in movies.

Jara: Rita Dominic

We have a chit-chat with studio guest, actress Rita Dominic.

Jara: Top 5

We countdown Top 5 of our favourite plays.

Jara: 40 and fabulous

We countdown Top 5 of our favourite actors who are 40 and fabulous!

Jara: Kemi Adesoye

Our guest today is script writer Kemi Adesoye.

Jara: Top 5

We count down Top 5 Nollywood actresses in music videos.

Jara: Blessing Egbe interview

Lekki Wives creator Blessing Egbe is our guest this week

Jara: Tamara Eteimo interview

This week Uti talks to Tamara Eteimo.

Jara: Top 5 strong supporting characters

Jara 09 July: Countdown - Top 5 strong supporting characters.

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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?
Read More

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