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Gospel singer, Akinade laments celebrity failed marriages.

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IT is not a gainsaying that the Nigeria Entertainment scene reign supreme and most of these celebrities are always identified as semi-god. They have made their way into the hearts of the people who dream to be like them, but there is one thing their fans would never pray for, which is failed marriages and heartbreaks.

The growing list of failed marriages in the Nigeria Entertainment Industry calls for redress as this development continue to increase, some of them have remained eligible spinsters and Bachelors, but this ugly act is more rampant among the female celebrities that suppose to be a good example to house wives, some of who pride them as role models. The list of celebrities in this category is endless and inexhaustible.

Mega Icon Magazine took up a gospel singer who has recorded tremendous success in her career, Evangelist Rachael Olubukola Akinade popularly known as “Senwele Jesu” on this ugly development.

Akinade expressed her dissatisfaction on this social malady which has turned to a social crisis especially among female Artistes.

In an encounter with Mega Icon Magazine, she said “the Bible even confirmed it that whoever find a wife, finds a good thing and obtain favour from the Lord, so being a celebrity or star does not give the chance or permission to be the lord over our husbands. The Lord has made our Men our heads, no matter whom we are as a celebrity or icon, we need to see our husbands as our heads, so inability to submit to their orders,  accord them respect and see them as our tin god is one of the causes of these failed marriages”, she stated confidently.

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The gospel music icon further revealed that most of these female celebrities see themselves on top of the World, believing that, they have attained the peak and above control.

“If their husband says, this is how I want it to be, they find it difficult to bend to their hubby’s wish and there is no man, no matter how gentle he is, if a woman tries to put on her ego, men would definitely reacts”, she reiterated.

Stressing further, she counseled that men must also honour their wives as respect is reciprocal, they should also see the female folks as a weaker vessels and handle them with great care while the celebrities should also pay back these kind gestures.

Evangelist  Akinade did not fail to appeal to celebrities to forget about their stardom, fame and whom they are when it comes to their homes, because without having a good home, even if, they progress in their careers, the respect would not be there.

While advising them not to compete but be submissive to their hubbies at least for a moment and make their opinion known in a polite way, since there is no perfect marriage, it is full of ups and downs, so we need to manage each other, she advised.

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By Idowu AYODELE.

 

 

 

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Lagos govt. grants pardon to Funke Akindele, husband over breach of COVID-19 regulations

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The Lagos state government on Friday granted pardon to actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, who had earlier  been convicted for an offence related to the disobedience of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

The Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, in a statement noted that the couple was granted pardon because they were non-custodial convicts.

The statement also revealed that 56 inmates from various correctional Centres were granted state pardon.

“A statement signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, said Mr. Sanwo-Olu acted based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, under the powers conferred on the Governor by Section 212 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended,” the statement read in part.

“The 56 released inmates were recommended by the Advisory Council after due examination of their case files and consideration of the length of time served, the gravity of offence, old age and ill-health among other parameters.

“The Attorney General has also enjoined the beneficiaries to be good citizens and stay away from crime”.

It will  be recalled that eight-member Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, headed by Dr. Abayomi Finnih was inaugurated by Governor Sanwo-Olu in December 2019.

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Nigerian film Eyimofe set for London premiere, debuts trailer

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As part of activities to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary, a film, Eyimofe (This is my desire) is set to premiere in the United Kingdom, at the BFI London Film Festival on October 11.

The film, which had its world premiere at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in February, is also billed to celebrate its U.S premiere at the AFI Fest on October 20.

Ahead of the London screening, which will create an opportunity for the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom to join in the country’s 60th anniversary celebration, Eyimofe has debuted its official trailer for the festival, which is already generating interest from the global film community.

A GDN Studios production, the 114 minutes film directed by twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, features Jude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Sadiq Daba, Tomiwa Edun, Jacobs Alexander, Tomiwa Edun, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah and others.

Funded entirely in Nigeria and shot in 16mm and filmed across 48 locations in Lagos, the two chapter drama follows the stories of Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), a factory technician, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores.

A passport, photos and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time.

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At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour and family structures are inextricably connected. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things at once near and far away.

It would be recalled that Eyimofe is the 2020 official selection for Vancouver International Film Festival, an annual film festival held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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PHOTOS: Odebunmi facilitates  film making training for constituents

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The lawmaker representing Ogo Oluwa/ Surulere Federal Constituency, Hon. Segun Dokun Odebunmi has facilitated an empowerment training program for members of his Constituency on Film Making and Cinematography for self reliance.

Odebunmi, who also chairs the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values on Thursday informed that the training was part of  his quest for human development.

Remarking, the lawmaker justified the training as  one of the ways of encouraging the youths to think out of the box and make use of the technology advancement to create another source of income.

” I grew up in this community and I know what majority of our people are passing through especially now that the economy of the world is being challenged, people need multiple streams of income and I am making  use of every opportunity to assist my people by training them on how to make use of their talents and make more money through entertainment”, he said.

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the  National Assembly for the opportunity, urging the participants to take the advantage to better their lots .

The lead speaker, Mr Maruff Ajibolu charged  participants to take full compliment of the training as Nigeria’s creative industries are slowly breaking new grounds and currently recognised as among the biggest globally.  This he noted led to its marking as a priority sector in the FGN’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan with a very high projected income  over the coming years and also led the Federal government to grant most segments within the creative industries including Nollywood conditional access to pioneer status incentives which include holidays from the payment of companies’ income taxes as well as withholding tax on dividends from pioneer profits for an initial period of three years.

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Also remarking, a key player in the creative industry, Mr. Muyiwa Ademola also harped on the huge potential subsumed in cinematography and film making. The Nollywood star further noted  that the event was a rare opportunity, because it has always been either FG , CBN and World bank projects.

“It was designed to help people discover their talents and passion with the intent of turning it into a source of income”, Ademola added.

The training which took place concurrently at Resource Centre, Igbo-Ile Surulere LG and Ajaawa Town Hall, Ajaawa, Ogo-Oluwa LG, had other notable speakers which included, Mr Yemi Ogunyemi,  Mr Ojo Oluwatona.

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