How I Tricked Omotola, Genevieve Into Acting Together In IJE -Chineze Anyaene


Unlike the popular saying that ‘when two elephants fight, the grass suffers’, the case is not the same with the two elephants in the Nollywood industry, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji as there seems to be no grass that suffers as a result of the rivalry.


Though, there have really not been an open confrontation between these two talented and Africa’s queens of the movie world, but it is clear that there is an unwritten rivalry between them mainly brought about by their respective fans. 

What makes their rivalry healthy unlike the rivalry witnessed among Fuji musicians in Nigeria is that their fans may have had a better understanding that it is better to keep the rivalry healthy rather than brutal like the Fuji fans. 

Interestingly, both have acted in more movies as sisters than any other rivals in Nollywood. So, when both acted again as sisters in Ije, a movie by Chineze Anyaeze, which was her project work at the film school, many wondered how Chineze convinced the two screen divas in acting together again as sisters in the film.


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