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SYNOPSIS TO THE MOVIE: BLACK PANTHER



MARVEL STUDIOS

PRESENT
BLACK PANTHER

CAST

Chadwick Boseman acted as T’Challa / Black Panther; Michael B. Jordan acted as Erik Killmonger ; Danai Gurira acted as Okoye ; Martin Freeman acted as Everett K. Ross; Daniel Kaluuya acted as W’Kabi; Letitia Wright acted as Shuri; Winston Duke acted as M’Baku; Sterling K. Brown actesd as N’Jobu; Angela Bassett acted as Ramonda; Forest Whitaker acted as Zuri; Andy Serkis acted as Ulysses Klaue
Florence Kasumba acted as Ayo; John Kani acted as T’chaka; David S. Lee acted as Limbani; Nabiyah Be acted S lIND; Isaach De Bankolé acted as River Tribe Elder; Connie Chiume acted as Mining tribe elder; Dorothy Steel acted as Merchant tribe elder; Danny Sapani acted as Border Tribe Elder

WRITTEN BY RYAN COOGLER AND JOE ROBERT COLE BASED ON MARVEL COMICS BY JACK KIRBY AND STAN LEE

PRODUCED BY : KEVIN FIEGE, DAVID J GRANT

DIRECTED BY : RYAN COOGLER

DURATION: 2 HOURS 4 MINUTES


SYNOPSIS

AFTER THE DEATH OF THE KING THAT RULED THE AFRICAN NATION OF WAKANDA- TCHAKA(ATANDWA KANI), HIS ONLY YOUNG SON T’CHALLA(CHADWICK BOSEMAN)IS SUMMONED BY THE TRIBAL ELDERS OF WAKANDA TO TAKE UP THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP AND BE THE NEXT KING OF THE NATION- WAKANDA. THE WAKANDAS HAVE ALWAYS LED WITHOUT ANYONE/TRIBE CHALLENGING THEIR LEADERSHIP. HOWEVER, T’CHALLA IS APPALLED WHEN SOMEONE FROM THE JEBARI TRIBE WANTS THE THRONE AS WELL AND HE IS MBAKU (WINSTON DUKE). T’CHALLA DEFEATS M’BAKU DURING THE CEREMONIAL CHALLENGE AFTER WHICH HE IS CROWNED KING AND GIVEN HERB TO DRINK; THE HERB GIVES HIM THE STRENGTH OF BLACK PANTHER AND LIKEWISE THE ABILITY TO DEFEAT HIS FOES.

MEANWHILE, THERE IS AN UNTOLD SECRET OF THE LATE KING- T’CHAKA, WHO UNINTENTIONALLY KILLED HIS YOUNGER BROTHER- N’JOBU (STERLING K BROWN)AND FLED ABANDONING HIS ONLY SON ERIK KILLMONGER(MICHAEL B JORDAN).

ERIK GROWS UP WITH THE PURSUIT FOR VENGEANCE IN MIND. KNOWING THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS FATHER’S DEATH, HE IS BENT ON SENDING THAT PERSON ALSO TO WHERE HE SENT HIS FATHER TO. THOUGH THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS FATHER’S DEATH IS DEAD, ERIK HOWEVER VOWS TO KILL HIS SON AS WELL -T’CHALLA NOT MINDING THAT THEY ARE RELATED. HE TRAVELS TO WAKANDA TO ACHIEVE THIS MISSION. THERE IS A CEREMONIAL CHALLENGE BETWEEN ERIK AND THE ALREADY CROWNED NEW KING- T’CHALLA.

BEFORE THE CHALLENGE, ERIK MAKES A CARICATURE OF T’CHALLA FOR HIS INABILITY TO DEFEAT THEIR ENEMY (ULYSSES) WHOM HE EVENTUALLY KILLED. DURING THE DUEL, ERIK DEFEATS T’CHALLA AND THROWS HIS BODY INSIDE WATER. WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN NEXT? FIND OUT IN THE PLOT

MOVIE PLOT

In the year 1992, King T’Chaka (Atandwa Kani) visits his brother Prince Njobu (Sterling K. Brown) who is working as undercover in Oakland, California. Prince Njobu is with his friend Zuri (Adult-Forest Whitaker; Young- Denzel Whitaker) T’chaka tells Zuri to leave the room that he wants to chat his brother, but Prince Njobu tells him that Zuri is his trusted friend that he should let him stay, oblivious that Zuri is also an undercover as well and has close and loyal friendship with his brother. King Tchaka tells Prince Njobu about the attack in the country by Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) who stole a quarter ton of vibranium from them. He tells Prince Njobu that Ulysses triggered a bomb at the border to escape which cost the lives of Wakandans. Tchaka at this moment tells his brother that Ulysses knew where they hid the vibranium and how to strike because he had someone on the inside leak the information.

Tchaka knowing his brother- Njobu is the one behind it (Njobu believes Wakanda’s isolationist policies have done more harm than good. He recruited black-market arms dealer Ulysses and had let out their secret by sharing their technology with people of African descent around the world in order to help them conquer their oppressors) confronts him and slams him for betraying Wakanda. Tchaka however tells Njobu to return home to face the counsel and tell them his crime. Feeling betrayed by his friend Zuri, he tries to hurt him, but his brother Tchaka comes to Zuri’s defence and in the process, Prince Njobu dies. Tchaka in a bid to hide this from the people of Wakanda, abandons his brother’s son- Erik (Young Rirk- Seth Carr; Adult Erik-Michael B. Jordan) and leaves the surrounding.

The present day

A tourist attack leads to the death of Tchaka in the hands of Helmut Zemo who disguised as a masked James Barnes. Meanwhile, a call is being made to Tchaka’s son- Tchalla (Chadwick Boseman) to return home and assume the Wakanda throne.

Tchalla along wIth the leader of the female fighting force “Dora Milaje” – Okoye (Danai Gurira) go and bring Nakia (Llupita Nyong’o) from Sambisa forest in Nigeria who is doing an undercover job. Nakia is Tchalla’s former lover . T’challa and Nakia chat for a while and he tells her that his father is dead and he will be crowned king and wishes her presence in the ceremony. The others in sambisa forest are saved and are told not to tell anyone what they had seen

Nakia visits T’challa’s mum- Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and consoles her and her daughter- Princess Shuri (Letitia Wright)on the king’s death, the queen afterwards re unites with her son T’challa. They all go and prepare for the ceremony ahead. While princess shuri who is a technology expert, makes jest of his brother at how he might have shivered seeing his former lover Nakia again.

During the ceremony, the leader of the fifth tribe, the mountain dwelling Jabari- M’baku (Winston Duke) comes out to challenge him for the throne. Mbaku dares T’challa to fight him making a caricature of T’challa for his inability to safe his father, which makes M’baku feel he is incapable of leading the Wakandans. The two engage in a tough combat but T’Challa conquers him and spares his life.

In London, Late Njobu’s son- Erik Killmonger (ex-U.S. black ops soldier), and other gang led by Ulysses Klaue steal from a museum a Wakandan artefact

While receiving treatment from the wounds inflicted upon him by Mbaku during the fight, Tchalla falls into trance. He remembers his father and how he died in his hands. He asks his father(John Kani) how best to protect Wakanda, he tells him to surround himself with the people he trusts after which he wakes up

While the Wakanda elders gather to hold their meeting, they discover that a misidentified Wakanda Artifact is missing in a british museum. They also discover that Ulysses Klaue has re-surfaced and he plans on selling the vibranium to an American buyer in South Korea the next day.

Meanwhile W’kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) is still hurt about the memory Ulysses Klaue left him with as he his parents died the day the dealer attacked their place. He enjoins T’challa to ensure he catches him so he can suffer for his past deeds after 30 years that they have been trying to get him. Tchalla promises to bring him back.

Meanwhile, Tchalla’s younger sister- Shuri prepares him for the mission ahead where he intends to bring down Ulysses. She makes new technologies that will aid T’challa mission. T’challa tells Shuri that he would be going on the mission with Okoye and his former lover Nakia.


The trio comprising T’Challa, Okoye, and Nakia obstruct Ulysses Klaue at an underground casino in Busan where he is about selling the artifact, but Khlaue however suspects a set up. The buyer is CIA agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman). Khlaue sensing trouble flees from them but they chase after until they finally apprehend him.

CIA agent Everett Ross questions Khlaue while in their custody on the reason he stole from Wakanda, and he reveals Wakanda’s secret to the CIA who thinks it is a fairy tale. He tells Everett that wakanda has mountain of vibraniums and that T’challa’a shoes, clothes are more are made of them. Everett goes to meet T’challa demanding to hear the truth about the vibranium from him. Just then, Erik Kilmonger (Michael B. Jordan) shows up saving Khlaue and shoots Tchalla. Also, the Everett takes a bullet meant for Nakia during the attack which makes them unable to continue the pursue. Everett is taken to Shuri who uses their technology to save his life.

W’kabe is full of anger that T’challa is unable to bring down Ulysses Klaue. Meanwhile killmonger kills Khlaue moments after saving him from the hands of T’challa. Knowing fully well how much the Wakanda’s want him dead, he takes his body to them.

Tchala goes to Zuri demanding to know the truth seeing. Reluctantly, Zuri tells Tchala the secret behind Prince Njobu’s death, letting him know that his father killed his brother and then abandoned his son- Erik. This saddens Tchala.

Shuri is able to heal Everett. When Everett wakes up, he is amazed at the wonders of Wakanda’s technology. Shuri tells him that she used the vibraniums to save him. Shortly after, Shuri receives a message from Okoye telling her that Erik has the body of their enemy- Ulysses klaue in his hands. She tells Shuri to try and reach T’challa her brother as she is unable to reach him. Shuri is able to reach Tchala and tells him he is needed urgently. Meanwhile Tchala is with his former lover Nakia. He tells her how displeased he is with his father’s past for killing his brother and concealing it. More displeasing to him is that he abandoned the son. Nakia advises him and tells him not to let his father’s mistakes define who he is.

While the tribal elders are in a meeting, Erik shows face and tells them he wants the throne. They rebuke his words as well as King T’challa who later orders his men to throw him out, but Erik reveals his identity and they all appalled. He tells them that he has the right to the throne. T’challa accepts the challenge

T’challa and Erik are about to start the challenge, however, T’challa tries to make peace with Erik but he turns it down letting him know that he has always wanted to kill him.

Erik while fighting T’challa tells the people that Tchala has failed them and he is unfit to lead the people. Erik finally conquers T’challa. He tries to use the sword to finish him, but Zuri tells him to kill him instead that he is responsible for his father’s death not T’challa, which he does. He afterwards throws T’Challa over a waterfall. They crown him as the new king but the people painfully surrender to him

Nakia goes to meet Okoye and pleads with her to dethrone Erik but okoye tells her that she is loyal to the one who seats on the throne

Erik drinks the herb that gives him the powers of the Black Panther. He falls into trance and remembers his father. He remembers his father regretting not taking him back home to Wakanda.

He wakes up afterwards and asks them to burn all the things of their tradition including the herbs but Nakia secretly takes out one.

While in a meeting with the tribal elders, Erik tells them that they should be known as conquerors but Okoye tells him that Wakanda only fights when necessary. Erik plans to execute his father’s plan to ship Wakanda’s weapons and distribute to Wakandan operatives around the world.

Queen Ramonda, Nakia, Shuri, Everett flee from their place and go and see Jabari king- Mbaku to tell him what had befallen T’challa. Mbaku without mincing words says T’challa has been defeated. They tell him that an outsider is on their thrown and they need him to to stop him for them. Mbaku leads them to a room where they are stunned to find Tchalla’s body. He tells them that his fishermen found him at the edge of the river border. T’challa is kept in snow as this keeps him still alive and prevents him from joining the ancestors.

Queen Romanda collects the herb from Nakia. She calls upon the ancestos to heal her son after which she gives him the herb to drink. T’challa falls into trance and sees his father who tells him to join him in his world. He asks his father why he didn’t bring the Erik home and he replies that he chose the truth. T’challa tells him he can’t stay with him. He says he must take the mantle back and then wakes up afterwards. His family are happy.

T’challa fully alive and healthy seeks help from Jabari leader- M’baku but he turns him down. T’Challa returns to Wakanda to fight Erik in order to get back the throne. But Erik tells him that he is now the king and there is no challende again. However Okoye lets him know that the challenge is not over since he is still alive. Soon, Okoye and the Dora Milaje turn against him telling him that he is not fit to be a king because his heart is full of hatred.

There is a long battle but T’challa eventually conquers Erik. He stabs him in the chest. T’challa however tries to save him but Erik prefers to join his ancestors as he says he is not ready to go to prison. He pulls the dagger out of his chest and dies.

T’challa thanks nakia for saving him and his family and then kisses her afterwards. He pleads with her to stay which stipulates that he wants her back in his life. T’challa buys the building his dad killed his brother Njobu and other buildings and turns it into the first Wakanda Outreach center.

WATCH MOVIE HERE


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OGEFASH’S MODEL OF THE WEEK SAYS “…I WILL DELIVER NIGERIA FROM THE CLUTCHES OF CORRUPTION”



“Gentle as a lamb” is what best qualifies the personality of pretty model- Oluchi Phillipa Ubozoh, however, don’t you dare take her gentleness for stupidity.
The sociable Imo state indigen is currently studying Plant Biology & Biotechnology at the University of Benin. She is action-oriented which is synonymous with those with the zodiac sign- LEO. She was born July 23rd. She is fondly called “Luchy”.
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The bundle of talent acts, sings and dances as well. One certain skill you can’t compete with Luchy is her skilful use of the skipping rope. She has various tactics of skipping aside the usual front and back styles. She is a movie junkie. She loves to visit new places and meet new people. Her kind of person can’t be regarded as gruff as a bear; certainly not her.


However, there is more to Luchy than just being sociable. She is a terrific reader as well. She is a curious and fast learner.

Luchy is one student that loves to work while schooling in order to make extra cash for herself. She has featured and danced in a lot of music videos. The model has also appeared in TV series like Jenifa’s Diary and Mtv Shuga. She is one personality you would surely savour watching on your screen. She is currently developing her web company


One thing people don’t know about Luchy: She is self motivated

Turnoffs : Lousy, loud and arrogant people.

Likes: Confident, determined, ambitious and kind-hearted people

Movie: Practically, I love action, comedy, romantic-comedy, or sci-fi movies

Music: Hip-hop and Blues… Then Afrobeat as well

Actor: Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Jim Iyke, Majid Michel, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Kevin Hart, Hugh Jackman, James Franco

Musician: The then P-square, Ed-Sheeran, John Legend, M.I, Chris Brown, Phyno, Davido, Sauti Sol, Beyonce, Cardi B and Usher

Best Food: Mostly Junk food (chocolates,pastries)

Best Drink: Malta Guinness (Herbal and non herbal) and yogurt.

Best Place: That would be anywhere that makes me feel good, peaceful and safe

Luchy is: Extremely talented, determined and self-motivated


Wishes for Nigeria: To become the great country it is meant to be, and that means the country must fully utilize the great resources at its disposal as well as come out from the clutches of corruption we currently find ourselves in.

President for one day: I will first of all make sure able-bodied, intelligent youths are put in power; youths have the strength and zeal. Then I would focus on putting more favorable policies not just for the elite but also for the masses in the Agricultural, Educational and Economical sectors because these sectors propel the country forward.

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THROWBACK MOVIE: MATILDA


Yeah, did I hear you screech? I think I just heard someone say “That old movie”. Let me help you out with the year it was released and refresh your memory on this movie created based on Roald Dahl’s book.

The movie Matilda is a 1996 movie about a little girl named Matilda (Mara Wilson). Matilda had powers she was oblivious of until a certain age when she realized it and practiced how to use her powers till she was perfect at it. Her power dwelt basically in her eyes. With her eyes, she could lift things up, move things towards her or to anyone else, break the TV screen, make the lights come on, the music come on, make a newt jump on someone, spin people, lift a cup; she basically controlled things using the powers of her eyes. Matilda also used her powers to protect other kids from the fury of Miss Trunchbull (Pam Ferris) I am sure you all didn’t take note that the intimidator never married in the movie (Yeah). Common! who would have married that tyrant?

As a little child, Matilda was already used to taking care of herself which includes, getting off herself and preparing for school, cooking, doing laundry, dressing herself and so on as her parents neglected her. They were too busy to look after her and see her abilities. Even when she was 6 years old, her parents Harry and Zinnia Wormwood (Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman) thought she was still four, (My eyes are rolling right now)

Matilda was an interesting character. Remember when she replaced her daddy’s hair stimulant with her mother’s blonde hair dye? Remember also when she applied glue to her father’s most used hat so it got stuck when the poor man wore it in his head and his wife struggled to pull it off his head- LOL.

Remember how Matilda dealt with Miss Trunchbull? She used her powers to write on the chalkboard, pretending to be the ghost of Miss Honey’s dead father Magnus which terrified Miss Trunchbull and she ran away from the school. She also used her powers to restore all that belonged to Miss Honey which was illegally taken by Miss Trunchbull

However, beyond the powers she had, she was an outstanding intelligent student which endeared her to her class teacher Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz). She loved to read. She was a great reader, writer and thinker. At a young age, she had finished reading all the children books in the library and moved on to the adult books. She did things that are age mates couldn’t do. She was fast at calculating big numbers adults like her parents and teacher would naturally struggle to calculate.

However Matilda was lucky to find a teacher like Miss Honey who loved her so much and treated her like a daughter which was what she had always wished for. When her parents planned to relocate, Matilda was left with no option than to tell her parents- Harry and Zinnia Wormwood that she wants to be with Miss Honey. Would the Warmwood let go of their daughter?

WATCH VIDEO CLIPS HERE

Director: Danny DeVito (He played Matilda’s father in the movie); Story by: Roald Dahl; Screenplay: Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord

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THE CAST OF ”MATILDA” MOVIE- THEN AND NOW



One movie that was really, and I mean really talked about and watched in the 90’s was certainly Matilda. This interesting movie was released two decades ago- 1996, 22 years ago precisely. Which means, the cast of the movie are actually twenty two years older. Did I hear you scream OMG! Yeah, you probably would. They are older now, they are plus 22.Ogefash brings to you their faces then and now, enjoyyy…

MATILDA CAST – THEN AND NOW

Matilda

MOVIE NAME: MATILDA WORMWOOD / REAL NAME: MARA WILSON

Matilda! You remember her right? The six years old child actor who had powers in the movie. She wanted to go to school at all cost but her parents were reluctant about sending her to school. However matilda did not relent till her parents finally sent her ot school. She was different from the rest of her family- Wormwood. She loved to read a lot. Remember when she blew the television with her powers when her daddy snatched the book she was reading and forced her to watch the TV? Remember how she read a lot of books in the movie, well Mara Wilson is not only a book reader now as she writes as well. Mara Wilson was born July 24, 1987

Matilda’s father


MOVIE NAME: HARRY WORMWOOD / REAL NAME: DANNY DEVITO

Remember him? Matilda’s father right? He was always escalating the prices of his vehicles. He would usually buy condemned vehicle parts and still use in his automotive industry thereby endangering the lives of vehicle users. He was known for always cheating and doing illegitimate transactions. He made excess gain in his business. He once bought a vehicle for a thousand dollars and resold at seven thousand dollars (OMG!). He even told his son to be like him. He reluctantly sent Matilda to school and when she clocked 6, he argued with her that she was still four years old (Really funny).
Danny Devito directed the movie- Matilda and he is actually married to the woman that played his wife in the movie –Zinna Wormwood (Rhea Perlman. Though they are currently separated but not divorced ; this won’t be the first time. Devito is a film and television producer. Danny Devito was born on November 17, 1944

Matilda’s mum


MOVIE NAME: ZINNIA WORMWOOD / REAL NAME: RHEA PERLMAN

Yeah! Zinnia Wormwood never created time for Matilda, not even her children. She was always out playing bingo. Infact, she was the most unconcerned mother in all the 1990 movies I watched(#Winks). She just neglected her duty as a mother. Remember when she and her husband forgot Matilda in the vehicle. Remember when Matilda got back from school and she asked her how school was, Matilda tried replying her, but she was actually not interested in her reply- Phew!

She is married to Danny Devito, the man that played her husband in the movie and they have been married since 1982; 36 years precisely. Though they are separated now. Rhea Periman was born March 31, 1948

Matilda’s brother


MOVIE NAME: MICKEY WORMWOOD / REAL NAME: BRIAN LEVINSON

He was just Matilda’s brother and could be silly at times. Remember when he threw a carrot at Matilda? Well with her magical powers, Magila was able to reverse it to him before the carrot hit her, and this time into his mouth. Brian Levinson was born October 27, 1982

The tyrant headmistress


MOVIE NAME: AGATHA TRUNCHBULL / REAL NAME: PAM FERRIS

One unforgettable adult character in this movie would be Mrs. Pam Ferris because of her hostility to people especially the children of Crunchem Hall. I mean, her giant stature was scary enough not to talk of the cruel way she handled those children like throwing them out of the window – Jeeez; forcing them to eat big cake more than enough for a wedding party; locking them up in the choker; tugging their hair and spinning them with it. She was indeed heinous, unkind and really maltreated the children. Her method of disciplining children who did no wrong talk less of those that did wrong was inhuman. Remember when the children gave her water to drink that contained a live newt?

She was also Miss Honey’s aunt. She also criminally took what rightfully belonged to Miss Honey and made it hers. Ofcourse, she got what she deserved at the end of the movie. She didn’t even marry in the movie. I used to feel her stature in the movie was just some camera tricks. Pam Perris was born 11th May, 1948

Matilda’s teacher- Miss Honey


MOVIE NAME: MISS HONEY / REAL NAME: EMBETH DAVIDTZ

Miss honey was the very capable, loving and fun to be with teacher that every student would want as a teacher and the head of the school; which she later was. Remember how Miss Trunchbull stripped her off her father’s property after his death. However, Matilda with her powers, restored all back to her. She was so motherly. She loved Matilda and tool her like her own daughter. Well she eventually became Matilda’s mum. Embeth Davidtz was born August 11, 1965

The chocolate boy


MOVIE NAME: BRUCE BOGTROTTER / REAL NAME: JIMMY KARZ

He surely looks familiar. He is so trimmed now and better. Remember the boy that was forced to eat that big chocolate cake enough to serve wedding guests? OMG! Surely, he had his own revenge back. Remember when Miss. Trunchbull was chased out of the school, he also forced some cake into her mouth, though it was small compared to what the former forced him to eat. But really, I love his shape now, preferable now. When I watched the movie then, I felt his shape was some camera tricks. Bruce Bogtrotter was born July 26, 1984

The girl with spectacles


MOVIE NAME: LAVENDER / REAL NAME: KIAMI DAVAEL

Remember that child actor that wore spectacles all through the movie. She was Matilda’s friend in the movie and they are still close pals till date. Remember when Miss Trunchbull wanted to harm her in the second to the last scene, but Matilda used powers to save her from Trunchbull’s wrath. She lifted her up. What did Lavender say afterwards “Wow, I didn’t know I could do that” so funny. Kiami Davael was born August 21, 1986

The girl in the garden

MOVIE NAME: AMANDA THRIPP / REAL NAME: JACQUELINE STEIGER
She was also Matilda’s friend in the movie. Remember the small girl who Miss. Trunchbull tugged her hair using it to fling her into the garden. However, she landed safely because Matilda used her powers to save her. Guess what she brought back from the garden? Flowers! Oh Sugar, that must have really pained Miss Trunchbull. Jacqueline steiger was born December 26, 1986


Rememeber the Police men that wanted to arrest Batilda’s daddy- FBI Agent Bill (Tracey Water) and FBI Agent Bob (Paul Reubens)

Reference- Wikipedia

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“CELEBRITY FOCUS” YOU THINK YOU RECOGNISE HER? REMEMBER MATILDA?



OGEFASH’S CELEBRITY FOCUS- MARA WILSON

She does look familiar right? Our celebrity focus for this month is Mara Wilson; the child actor in the movie- Matilda. I can practically tell you that people know her more as Matilda than her real name- Mara Wilson. Mara was born on the 24th of July, she is in her early 30’s and she says she is not thinking of getting married anytime soon. Mara makes good chocolate chip cookies. She says ‘I’m a good baker, but I am a terrible cook.”

Though Mara Wilson hardly acts and may not be the usual face you see on your screen as she in the early 2000’s went back to school. However, after graduating from Idyllwild School of arts and music (2005), John Burroughs High School (2005) and from New York University [2009], Mara opted for another career.

Remember how she used to love reading in the movie- Matilda? Well, Mara Wilson is not only a book reader but a proficient book writer as well. She is the author of the book “Where am I now”

Concerning her acting career, Mara says on her personal blog that “I don’t have any plans to pursue film acting. It’s not my “thing” anymore, if it ever was.

Mara Wilson’s acting career started at the age of five. She took interest in acting desiring to be like her brother who is also in the field. However, as a young child, her parents were reluctant to release her into the movie industry, after so many pleas, they reluctantly let her go for her passion. Sadly, her mother died of breast cancer when she was on set of the 1996 movie- Matilda; perhaps the reason her interest in acting reduced.

Mara Wilson was just nine years old when she acted the movie- Matilda. She had always had interest in acting even though she believes it is time consuming as they (actors) have to redo a particular tole till the director is well pleased.
According to her- she gets to act a role in a way that pleases the director even if it doesn’t please her.

You all remember the terrific 1998 movie “Parent trap?” Well Mara Wilson actually auditioned for a role in the movie. She was meant to play dual roles of ‘Annie and Hallie’, but she did not get the role because as at that time, she was said to be too young for that role. The role was given to actress- Lindsay Lohan.
Mara also did not get picked in the cast of the movie – “The safety of objects”. She auditioned for the role of Sam Jennings, but the role was eventually given to Kristen Stewart (she acted as Bella in the twilight series) neither did she get the role of Sam’s friend known as Sally as it was given to Charlotte Arnold.

Mara turned down the role of Samantha in the 2001 movie- Donnie Darko. In an interview on Nostalgia Critic, she expressed strong dislike for the 2008 series (Sorry Mara, but I am a great lover of this movie, I totally love it! Can’t count how many times I have watched it along with the beauty and the beast series).

Mara is currently a full time writer. Check out her personal blog at http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com/ .The play ”Sheeple” written by her was produced in 2013 for the New York International Fringe Festival. She lives in New York and is involved with New York storytelling and comedy

Mara Wilson’s movies
• Played Natalie Hillard in the 1993 movie Mrs. Doubtfire
• Played Susan Walker in the 1994 remake movie Miracle on 34th Street
• Played in the 1994 movie A Time to Heal
• Played Matilda Warmwood in the 1996 movie Matilda
• Played Anabel Greening in in the 1997 movie A simple wish
• Played Lily Stone in in the 2000 movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad
• She also starred in other movies like Melrose Place (1994), A time to heal (1994), Pearl (1996), The tutor (1999), Batman Beyond (Tamara’s voice- 1999), Mind games (1999), Balloon farm (1999), Broad city, Burning Bridges, BoJack Horseman(Jill Pill’s voice- 2016)

AWARDS
Mara Wilson won the ‘Young Artist Award’ for her role in the 1997 movie ”A Simple Wish”, a Young Star Award for ”Matilda”

References: Wikipedia, Mara Wilson’s website

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“FOR THE ‘MMM’ THAT YOU SEE TODAY, YOU SHALL NEVER SEE AGAIN FOREVER…”


“FOR THE ‘MMM’ THAT YOU SEE TODAY, YOU SHALL NEVER SEE AGAIN FOREVER…” Well the above statement is self explanatory; MMM has gone on permanent vacation, they have officially shut down worldwide.

The management of the ponzi scheme has been trying to keep up a year after the death of its Founder- Sergey Mavrodi who died of heart attack, but their effort failed.

The management has however come out to say it can no longer keep up due to the founder’s death and were shutting down. This has automatically left millions of people who tied their destiny, survival and future wealth to the scheme stranded and shattered


The statement goes thus:

“Dear participants, after much deliberation, we have made the conclusion that continuing the System operation, without our leader and ideological inspirer, is impossible and makes no sense. We all carried out the tasks he assigned to us, since we had no doubt in his genius and rightness of the path he had chosen. We are firmly aware of the fact that none of us has a full view of his conception’s profoundness and sequence of all the actions to achieve a final goal, declared in the “MMM’s Ideology”.

Sergey Mavrodi’s broadmindedness scale is unprecedented. Therefore any attempts to continue the System operation without him are bound to fail. We respect him immeasurably and cannot afford to allow that our unskilled actions may cause profanation of his concepts. In view of the above, with deep sadness, we have to announce the ultimate and irreversible MMM closure.

We also remind (as a matter of form) that all initially were fully aware of the risks and read the WARNING and confirmed that by checking the relevant box when registering. “Hoping for your understanding, Administration.”

МММ meaning Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM) was a Russian company that perpetrated one of the world’s largest Ponzi schemes of all time, in the 1990s.

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 74)


Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA: DON’T/KADA KU ; FIGHT/ YAKI; SHOW LOVE/NUNA SOYAYYA

ENG: DON’T FIGHT THEM
HAUSA: KADA KU YAKI SU

ENG: FIGHT THEM
HAUSA: YAKI SU

ENG: DON’T FIGHT HER
HAUSA: KADA KU YAKI TA

ENG: FIGHT HER
HAUSA: KU YAKI TA

ENG: DON’T FIGHT HIM
HAUSA: KADA KU YI YAKI DA SHI

ENG: FIGHT HIM
HAUSA: KU YAKE SHI

ENG: BUT SHOW LOVE
HAUSA: AMMA, NUNA SOYAAYYA

ENG:DON’T FIGHT THEM BUT SHOW LOVE
HAUSA: KADA KU YI YAKI DA SU, AMMA NUNA SOYAYYA