Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Billionaire Otedola surprises cast, crew of ‘Citation’ movie









Bad news get more attention not good ones —Juliana Olayode

Juliana Olayode, known as Toyo baby of Jenifa’s Diary fame has penned a lengthy epistle about love and care.

The actress who wedded Lateef Oladimeji on the set of “Tomorrow is Now” last year, wondered aloud why people seem to care more about others after death rather than when alive.

The actress, who must have been terribly saddened by Kobe Bryant’s sudden death cried out to people to show love to one another when it can be better appreciated and felt when alive.

“I feel like people get more ‘love’ and get more ‘popular’ and get more ‘appreciated’ when they die than in their lifetime and it’s something that really hurts me, it’s something I still can’t wrap my head around. All of a sudden everyone knows that person and posting the person’s picture and writing epistles that they didn’t write in the person’s lifetime when the person could see it or read it.

“Let’s appreciate them as often as we can now that they are alive and can see, hear and read about everything they mean to us, because when they are gone, they no longer know what is happening here, they’ll never be able to read the epistle you post about them on social media, or hear the things you tell people about them, or know how much they made you smile and impacted you. Now is the time to do that; celebrate their birthdays, their anniversaries, their victories, be there for them when they fail, just let them know how much they mean to you.”


I’ll touch lives with my ‘Back-to-School’ Project - Face of Bayelsa 2020

Biobelemoye Ghandi, the 1st runner up and Face of Bayelsa 2020 at the just concluded Miss Bayelsa 2020 says despite missing the crown she intends to carry out a ‘Back-to-school’ project in order to touch the lives of teenage girls who are school drop-out.

Speaking in a telephone chat with Queen Ghandi noted that she is optimistic that the project will touch the lives of girls that have dropped out of school due to no fault of theirs but will use the project to encourage them.

According to her she is downcast for not emerging as Miss Bayelsa but with the crown of Face of Bayelsa 2020, she intent to carry out a ‘back-to-school’ project to touch the life of any girl-child that will cross her part in the next one year of her reign.

“I intend to carry out a ‘back to school’ project. With this project I'll be able to touch the life of any girl child I come in contact with, letting them know that you having a child doesn't stop you from continuing your education. Education is the greatest Legacy”, she said.

Queen Ghandi stated that she was delight for coming up 1st runner-up stating that the position comes with a crown and any crown comes with responsibilities.

“I feel lifted and delighted, that it's not only a crown title, but a responsibility which a crown gives and I'm going to make sure I make impacts in lives of young girls just as a mother successfully instils good qualities in her child”, the beauty queen said.

Queen Ghandi is an undergraduate student of Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa-State studying Medical Laboratory Science and from the hinterland of Brass Local Government Area.


I left my marriage to save my life -Bimbo Akinsanya

In the wake of the sad saga of Maryam Sanda who was recently sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, popular Yoruba actress and mother of one has voiced out why she left her marriage.

“I left that marriage when my son was just 3 months old. Do you think it was easy to make that decision? No. I left early because I didn’t want to die. I left early because I didn’t want to lose my child, I left early because I didn’t want to be a murderer, it’s a story for another day.

“I was married for a year and 4 months and it was hellish. Hello, do not kill another person’s child all in the name of marriage. I am also a mother and I know how I am striving to train and feed my son. Please, don’t pray or wish for a woman to labour in vain?” She wrote.

Maryam Sanda fatally stabbed her husband to death in Abuja on November 19, 2017. However, the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory ruled recently that Maryam should die by hanging, ruling “Maryam Sanda should reap what she has sown”.


Billionaire Otedola surprises cast, crew of ‘Citation’ movie

Nigerian billionaire, Mr. Femi Otedola, paid a surprise visit to the cast and crew of ‘Citation’, a new movie by award-winning filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan.

Otedola, who was at the Obafemi Awolowo University campus, Ile-Ife, Osun State where the movie is currently being shot, noted that his mission was to see what the making of a film looks like, adding that his new interest would be to support the fast growing Nigerian movie industry.

The billionaire whose daughter Temi Otedola is playing a lead role in the college drama was joined by another VIP visitor and cinematographer, Tunde Kelani on set of the movie.

The much advertised movie is expected to move locations to Senegal and the beautiful Island of Cape Verde in a couple of weeks. Exploring a subject of social decadence in the educational sector, the movie is about a female postgraduate student who has to find a way of dealing with the awkward situation of sexual harassment from a lecturer.

Boasting an ensemble of A-list actors of diverse nationalities, cast of the movie include veteran Nigerian actress and director, Joke Silvia; Haitian-French actor and model, Jimmy Jean-Louis; delectable Nigerian actress, Ini Edo; UK-based Nigerian fashion and lifestyle blogger, Temi Otedola; notable Nigerian actor, Yomi Fash-Lanso; Ghanaian actor, Adjetey Anang; Nigerian actor and singer, Gabriel Afolayan; man of Ivorian theater, Bienvenu Neba; veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba; upcoming Nollywood actress, Bukunmi Oluwashina; French-Ivorian actor and screen writer, Raymond Reboul; theatre educator, Toyin Bifarin; and veteran Nigerian film director and actor, Wole Olowomojuore, aka ‘Baba Gebu’.









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