Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Bullies Are the Reason Why Nollywood Actress Halima Abubakar Repeated a Semester at BUK

Bullies Are the Reason Why Nollywood Actress Halima Abubakar Repeated a Semester at BUK

Actress Halima Abubakar has taken to Instagram to share her own experience with bullies.

The actress noted that bullying is a reoccuring issue and it usually gets covered up. Also alleging that there are bullies in Nollywood, the actress further revealed that she repeated a semester at Bayero University, Kano, because of bullies.

She wrote;

The perpetrators should be brought out .
And justice served .so Sylvester can have closure and finally Rest In Peace .





I repeated a semester at BUK because of bullies. There are also bullies in Nollywood - Halima Abubakar

Saturday, 4 December 2021

How God led me to Adesua –Banky W

How God led me to Adesua –Banky W

Singer and actor, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has said that though people often think his wife and actress, Adesua Etomi, made him to take his Christian faith more seriously, it was actually the other way round.

Speaking during a radio interview which he shared on Instagram, the singer said, “First, God has been part of my backbone and credit for that goes to my folks. The Bible says train up a child in the way he should grow and when he is old, he will not depart from it. A year before I met Adesua, I made up my mind that I would go to church regularly. Even if I went to a club on Saturday, I would still go to church on Sunday. That was how serious I wanted to be for God. People used to say Adesua led me to God. It was actually the opposite. God led me to Adesua. Both of us rehearsed for five weeks for that dance video, ‘Jo’. One of these days, I would upload our rehearsal video.”

Wellington also stated that he named Wizkid’s debut album, ‘Superstar’, because he wanted people to see the singer that way. He said, “I am proud of what Wizkid is doing. I named his first album, ‘Superstar’, because that is what I wanted people to refer to him as, not as an up-and-coming act that he was back then.’’

“That is why it is good to invest in people. We played a small part in their beginning but look at what he (Wizkid) is now doing for others. As an artiste, it is important to find one’s voice. One can adopt anything from anyone but one should be the best version that one can be. That is what has been working for me.”

The 40-year-old entertainer also spoke about his decision to shut down his record label, Empire Mates Entertainment, some years ago. He said, “I think that was the best thing for us. I think we had done the label part and the majority of those who were under the label found their feet in the industry when they were with us. As far back as 2016, I knew I didn’t have the energy for managing an active label. A year after I shut down the record label, I focused more on working with corporate clients.’’

Friday, 3 December 2021

Meghan Markle Speaks Out After Court Victory, Slams ‘Deception and Intimidation’

Meghan Markle Speaks Out After Court Victory, Slams ‘Deception and Intimidation’

Meghan Markle has spoken out after her court victory over the Mail on Sunday.

The Duchess of Sussex sued Associated Newspapers Limited  – the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline –  over five articles that reproduced parts of a “personal and private” letter to her father Thomas Markle Sr., 77, in August 2018.

The newspaper today, Dec. 2, lost its appeal against a summary judgement which ruled the paper breached Meghan’s privacy by publishing a letter she had written to her estranged dad Thomas Markle.

The duchess won her case earlier this year when a High Court judge ruled in her favour without a full trial. But the publisher brought an appeal and, at a three-day hearing in November, argued the case should go to a trial on Meghan’s claims against the publisher – including breach of privacy and copyright.

Three senior judges handed down their decision on that appeal at 10am today, Dec. 2, in which the appeal was dismissed.

Reacting to the court’s decision, Meghan said: “This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”

Her statement continued: “From day one, I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of right versus wrong.

“The defendant has treated it as a game with no rules.

“The longer they dragged it out, the more they could twist facts and manipulate the public (even during the appeal itself), making a straightforward case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers – a model that rewards chaos above truth.

“In the nearly three years since this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation and calculated attacks.”

The statement added: “The courts have held the defendant to account and my hope is that we all begin to do the same.

“Because as far removed as it may seem from your personal life, it’s not. Tomorrow it could be you.

“These harmful practices don’t happen once in a blue moon – they are a daily fail that divide us and we all deserve better.”

Giving a summary of the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss, Sir Geoffrey Vos said: “The Court of Appeal upheld the judge’s decision that the duchess had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of the letter.

“Those contents were personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest.

“The articles in the Mail on Sunday interfered with the duchess’ reasonable expectation of privacy and were not a justified or proportionate means of correcting inaccuracies about the letter.”

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Republic of Malawi Persuades Mike Tyson to Be Their Marijuana Ambassador

 Republic of Malawi Persuades Mike Tyson to Be Their Marijuana Ambassador

The government of Malawi has asked boxing legend, Mike Tyson to become the official ambassador for the country’s marijuana crop.

Agriculture Minister Lobin Low sent a letter to Tyson inviting him to take up the role, and said legalisation in Malawi had created new opportunities for the sale and distribution of Marijuana.

Tyson, a former world heavyweight boxing champion, is a marijuan entrepreneur and has a very big Marijuana farm in the US.

“Malawi may not go it alone as the industry is complex [and requires] collaboration. I would therefore like to appoint you, Mr Mike Tyson, as Malawi’s Cannabis Branch ambassador,” Mr Lowe wrote.

The United States Cannabis Association was facilitating the deal with Tyson, the Malawian Agriculture ministry said on Wednesday, November 24.

Local media in Malawi reported that Tyson had been expected to visit the country last week but the trip was postponed.

Malawi legalised the growing and processing of cannabis for medicinal use last year, but stopped short of legalising it for personal use.

The country’s agriculture ministry has encouraged farmers to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes as well as Indian hemp for industrial use.

In the past Tyson said smoking cannabis improved his mental health and turned his life around. Some studies, however, have suggested smoking potent cannabis can increase your risk of serious mental illness.

The Centre for Public Accountability, a Malawian civil society group, has criticised the government for its latest move due to Tyson’s previous crimes.

He was jailed in 1992 after being convicted of rape in Indiana. He was released in 1995 after serving less than three years of his sentence.

“The CPA is failing to comprehend why Malawi would want to have a convicted rapist as its brand ambassador, more especially, at this time, when efforts to curb violence against women are part of the government agenda,” the group’s acting director, Kondwani Munthali, said in a statement.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Kenya’s Flamboyant Pastor, Lucy Natasha Is Engaged to her Indian Prophet Lover

Kenya’s Flamboyant Pastor, Lucy Natasha Is Engaged to her Indian Prophet Lover

Sultry Kenyan pastor, Lucy Natasha has announced her engagement to fellow preacher, Prophet Stanley Carmel.

The founder of Empowerment Christian Church (ECC) said ‘yes’ to Prophet Carmel during an event that took place at a five star hotel in Nairobi on Saturday, November . The stylish preacher later took to her official social media accounts to share photos from the engagement ceremony.

“I Said Yes” she captioned photos of Prophet Carmel down on one knee proposing to her.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11” she added.

Friday, 15 October 2021

Ace Photographer Gives Us A Taste Of True Egyptian Beauty In Jaw Dropping Editorial


Lands were invaded, noses were shot off and the real beauties of queens like Het Heru, Nefertiti, Cleopatra and more will always be a mystery with the breed of Egyptians that have occupied the land of great civilisations.

However, amazing talents like Nigeria’s Samson Adebayo known as @kvngspice_ on instagram still maintains the vision and true beauty of the original Egyptians. In a new editorial with the stunning Model @bayciti, styled by @wayeofficial with makeup by @bayciti, the photographer decided to bring to life original Eygptian beauty.

According to Samson the editorials were ‘Channeling Neferneferuaten Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh’.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Liquorose Set to Write Books and Re-open Salon


Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye first runner-up, Roseline Afije, better known as Liquorose says she is ready to bring some of the talents she was unable to display in the house to light.

The popular dancer in an interview on Wazobia FM on Friday, October 8, 2021, said she plans to make movies, write books and restart her beauty salon soon.

She said, “I have done some short films in the past; I have recorded some contents for my dance crew which have yet to be released, but most people only knew about my dancing career before I participated in the Big Brother Naija show.

“I applied to be on the show to unveil my talents because Big Brother Naija is a big platform where one could promote themselves. That was why I showcased some of my other talents which also helped me win so many games in the Big Brother House. I will soon bring to light the other talents that I was unable to display on the show since I’m now out of the house. I write poems and songs, so I’ll unleash my music talent — make movies, and write books. I’ll also restart my salon which I lost sometimes back.”

When asked if she learnt hairdressing from anyone, she said she learnt the skill at the age of six when she used to braid her grandmother’s hair.

“I didn’t learn hairdressing from anyone, I started practising by braiding my grandmother’s hair when I was about six years old,” she said.

She added that the skill earned her some money when she started braiding her neighbours’ hair.

Liquorose, who braided hair for many housemates during the show, said she mastered the skill for survival.

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