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Movies Tue, 22 Jun 2010

Jackie Appiah and Nadia Buari In Personality Clash

It has come to the notice of peacefmonline that the relationship between two beautiful Ghanaian actresses Nadia Sidiku Buari and Jackie Appiah Agyeman has gone sour.

The two, who are both Glo Ambassadors, no longer see eye to eye with each other, and they have not starred in the same movie since 2009. It is evident that the once good friends are now moving in parallel directions.

Peacefmonline investigations have gathered that the sour relationship between the two started in Nigeria at the 2007 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), where they were both nominated for different awards in the same movie. Nadia Buari was nominated for the “Best Actress”, whiles Jackie was nominated for the “Best Supporting Actress", for the role they played in “Beyonce”.

According to peacefmonline’s deep throat sources, there was a little misunderstanding with their passports when they arrived in Nigeria for the award. Jackie Appiah and her manager Samira, Nadia Buari, her mother, Director Frank Raja and Abdul Sallam Mumuni producer of “Beyonce”, were all on this trip.

The source disclosed that Jackie Appiah then had a Canadian passport which made all of them wait for a while, before they were allowed to go.

“Everybody was asked to give his or her passport to Frank Raja but Nadia and her mother refused,” the source said.

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So Jackie got irritated because Nadia and her mother refused to comply with the decision. Furthermore, the issue of her Canadian passport wasted their time before it was finally resolved. This anger and ego clash between Jackie and Nadia even deepened when Jackie won the award for “Best Supporting Actress” and Nadia failed to win the “Best Actress” award on the same night.

Chief Executive Officer of Venus Film Producer, Abdul Sallam Mumuni who was on the trip confirmed this to peacefmonline.

“I think there is a little personality problem between them. I don’t know if it is ego or jealousy but I do know they are no longer close like they used to be,” he said.

Sallam, who is the producer known for casting the two together in movies, said a lot of things happened between them at the 2007 AMAA and even after the awards night, and since then there has been some tension between them.

However, he denied rumours that they have refused to star alongside each other in the same movie.

“I don’t think they have refused to act together because any time I want to use them together in a movie, I will," he added.

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Asked why he has not used them since 2008, Sallam said “I wanted to introduce new faces because people were getting fed up with the old faces, but I am planning to use them together again very soon because I think I can now fuse them with the new faces.”

Nadia Buari and Jackie Appiah starred in “Mummy’s Daughter” as step sisters in 2006; they also starred in “Beyonce” as rivals in 2007, and then in “The King is Mine” as sisters. They also starred in "Heart of Men" in 2009. They have both won several local and international awards.

Nadia won ‘Best African Actress award’ at the 5th Continent Academy Award 2009 in New York, and ‘Best African Supporting Actress for the Year’ at the African Film Festival and Academy Awards (ZAFAA 2009) in London. She is the recipient of the maiden “Showbiz Honours” organized by Emklan, early this year, which Jackie failed to attend even though she was invited.

Jackie Appiah on the other hand has two AMAAs. She won the AMAA for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in 2007, and ‘Best Actress” in the African Movie Acedemy Awards 2010. She has also won an ACRAG Award for ‘Best Actress’.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com/