A lot of spicy gossips and trending topics are generated from Instagram everyday. We spotted a few photos today and we decided to share. View the top trending Instagram photos of the day below. Enjoy!
1. Amaka Igwe’s death
Today Nigeria and Nollywood lost one of its great movie producer Amaka Igwe. She was confirmed dead yesterday after suffering from a severe asthma attack. Amaka, 51, is known for her top soaps: Fuji House of Commotion and Checkmate. (read more about Amaka Igwe here). A lot of Nollywood stars took to Instagram to pay tribute to the deceased producer.
Rita Dominic wrote:
“AMAKA Ene Igwe, MFR(1963-2014) – A Brief Elegy. Born 2nd January 1963, Amaka Igwe (nee Isaac Ene) may be the singularly most important WOMAN in the creation & evolution of Nollywood. Starting out as a young Lecturer Assistant at the then Anambra State University, Amaka Isaac Ene dedicated her young adult life to the creation of CHECKMATE (a Soap-Opera that leveraged on the previous success of Lola Fani-Kayode’s MIRROR in The SUN). Her star actors were the 1st Stars of Nollywood. Her RATTLESNAKE movie trilogy, though came out a few weeks after Living in Bondage, was the 1st artistic success of Nollywood’s videography. With her FUJI House of Commotion, Amaka redefined the landscape of Situation Comedy on national TV. Married to ex-banker-turned-Film producer/marketer Charles Igwe in April 1993, Amaka was Nollywood’s female colossus. And together, Amaka & Charles Igwe strove to evolve a seismic paradigm shrift in Entertainment Content provision in Nigeria, the latest being TOP FM Radio, Lagos. Toe-to-Toe with men she stood! In recognition, she was awarded national honours as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). Last night, Amaka was on set of her current movie! And Last Night, Amaka Died, still working on a Movie! Goodnight, great woman! Goodnight!! :'( Tears rain down. Rest in Peace, Great Amazon. Rest. We Won’t Miss you, because everywhere we turn in Nollywood, we see you! We feel you, Amaka!! I remain ur friend, even in the afterlife! – Don Pedro OBASEKI, PhD (Enogie-Isi of Benin Kingdom).. Your body of work will be an inspiration to many generations.. Adieu Aunty Amaka till we meet to part no more.. #Nollywoodmourns”.
Rest in peace Amaka Igwe.
2. Toyin Lawani’s daughter is a year older
Top designer Toyin Lawani’ s daughter is a year older today and the celebrity designer gushed out affectionately on her IG account today.
Toyin Lawani’s fiance Trigga Kess also sent his birthday wishes:
Toyin Lawani is the CEO of Elegante by Tiannah Styling. Congratulations to her adorable daughter!
3. Waje’s note to her daughter
Besides Waje’s singing and her ‘Guguru and Epa’ post that we cannot ignore, we love the fact that she’s a good mother to her teen daughter.
She took to Instagram to share some emotional words in a note addressed:
“To My daughter, if you ever begin to wonder if he is the one ask yourself…”
4. Davido’s fans in Senegal mob his hotel singing ‘Aye’
Davido is currently on tour in the West African Country of Dakar where he performed a series of sold out shows over the weekend. Yesterday his fans in the capital of Dakar, showed him love when they made their way to his hotel, where they gathered outside singing his latest hit, Aye!
On hearing them Davido and his entourage went out to the balcony to sing-along with them.