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How My Father’s Death Affected My Childhood, Education – Osita Iheme ‘Pawpaw’

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How My Father's Death Affected My Childhood, Education - Osita Iheme ‘Pawpaw’

Multiple award winner actor, Osita Iheme better known as ‘Pawpaw’ has in a tweet on Twitter revealed a story about his life.

Pawpaw stated that he could not recall exactly when he stopped growing but that he just grew up to see himself like this and one thing he knows from his young age is that his dear father died.

“I was born normal but then stopped growing. I was born in the early 80s. I mark my birth every 20th of February. I was a normal baby when I was born. I can’t say that this was when I stopped growing but I just grew up to find myself like this.

“I can’t question God but I keep working hard to become somebody in life. I lost my father at an early age under mysterious circumstances. With my Daddy I know my academic ambitions would have been realised up to PhD level and so many other things I wanted to do if he were alive today.

“It really saddens my heart though. Recalling the sad event leading to the untimely death of my dear father, I was very young then. I can’t really say much about him because I was still a baby when he passed on.

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“From what I learnt, he was a trader who travels a lot and was into merchandising. He made sure that his children were well brought up. He raised us with a good moral upbringing and the fear of God. He was that kind of father. He was a tall man.

“I just grew up to find myself like this. I just found myself like this and I can’t question God but I keep working hard to become somebody in life. Definitely my mother must have been worried about my growth but what can she do? It has happened and she had to accept the situation the way it was.

“We are five children in the family including a girl and four boys. I am the last born. Two of my siblings are based in Europe, while the other two are importers. The only lady is working with an oil company.

“Raised in Aba: “My mother was very hardworking and determined. When I lost my father, she raised us alone. She single-handedly took care of everybody like a man would. She did everything to make sure that I become something in life and I thank God today that she is not disappointed.

“She is dedicated and hardworking. We were young when our father left us but she ensured that we didn’t feel his absence so much. She was just a trader. My childhood was rough. Like I said earlier, I lost my dad at a young age.<

“The kind of environment where I grew up, kids were expected to be up and doing and become survivors. Being streetwise in Aba prepared me for a great life ahead. The kind of orientation I got from that phase of my life taught me that even when there is no job employment, there are a lot of things one can lay one’s hand on and touch good money at the end of the day.

“If I can survive in Aba, then I can survive anywhere else. I schooled in Aba at College Primary School and National High School. I am currently in year one studying Computer Science at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

“I am in school now because if I had gotten the backing I wanted as a kid, I would have pursued my education up to the level of Ph.D. I was supposed to study Law; it is one course of study I love so much. Of course, I have played the role of a Lawyer in Criminal Law.”

 

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Nollywood Actor, Williams Uchemba Reveals Sacrifice His Wife Made For His Success

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Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba has disclosed that in a bid to see him succeed, his wife sacrificed her medical profession.

The actor made this known in an appreciation post to his wife and other good wives via his Instagram account on Friday.

Uchemba also acknowledged that being a wife is tasking, adding that she abandoned her medical career to help him handle most of his business.

”Shout out to all the wives that make life easy for their husbands.

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”I want to appreciate my wife and all the wives out there. Being a wife is tasking enough and being the wife of someone who is everywhere is another level of superhuman, and that is who you are.

”You put your medical profession on hold to help me build my goals and dreams, handling most of my business as I would still amazes me. Thank you!

”And thank you to all the wives out there that make life peaceful and easy for their husbands. You guys are the real MVPs,” he wrote.

 

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Nigerian Idol: Francis Atela Gets Govt Appointment

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Nigeria Idol: Francis Atela Gets Govt Appointment

Francis Atela, the runner up in the just concluded Nigerian Idol TV show was on Wednesday decorated by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom as the Youth Ambassador of the State.

Governor Ortom, who performed the decoration at the New Banquet Hall of Benue Peoples House Makurdi said Atela had showcased his thrilling performance to the world and deserved to be honoured.

He stated that Benue youth remain the hope of the state and Nigeria, stressing that their mature behaviour during the End SARS Protests and demonstration of competence in many other areas of endeavours were worth celebrating.

The Governor urged the youth to identify and develop their talents so as to add value to the state and country in general.

While acknowledging other artistes for their thrilling performances, the Governor announced his administration’s plans to organise a carnival or performance to showcase Benue talents to the world.

He noted that Francis Atela would be supported to fulfil his dream and to launch him out to the world, even as he directed his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase to liaise with Information, Culture and Tourism Commissioner to work out a plan of support for the honored.

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The Governor stated that the reception accorded Atela by Benue youth was a show of love and synergy by the youth and encouraged them to sustain the tempo.

The star singer, Francis Atela thanked Governor Ortom and youth in the state for the honour, saying he felt alone for a while when he started the Nigerian Idol show but brothers and sisters came in to make it happen.

Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Mr Terrence Kuanum, acknowledged the love always shown the Benue youth by Governor Ortom, pointing out that though Atela did not win the crown, he didn’t lose out.

Other Benue artistes who accompanied Atela to the Benue Peoples House also thanked Governor Ortom for his fatherly support to the youth and entertainment industry and pledged their commitment to make the state proud.

 

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Prison Break Star, Michael Scofield Diagnosed With Autism

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Prison Break Star, Michael Scofield Diagnosed With Autism

Hollywood actor, Wentworth Miller, popularly known as ‘Michael Scofield’ has been diagnosed with autism.

The Prison Break star disclosed this in a post via his Instagram account on Wednesday.

According to Scofield, the news came as a shock but not a surprise.

”Like everyone, life in quarantine took things from me but in the quiet/isolation, I found unexpected gifts.

”This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis which was followed by a formal diagnosis.

”I don’t know enough about autism. Right now my work looks like it is evolving my understanding. Re-examining 5 decades of lived experience through a new lens.

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”Meanwhile, I don’t want to run the risk of suddenly being a loud, ill-informed voice in the room. The autistic community has historically been talked over.

”If anyone’s interested in delving deeper into autism I’ll point you toward the numerous individuals sharing thoughtful + inspiring content on Instagram, TikTok… Unpacking terminology. Adding nuance. Fighting stigma.

”That’s the extent of what I’m inclined to share atm.

”I also want to say to the many people who consciously or unconsciously gave me that extra bit of grace and space over the years, allowed me to move thru the world in a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them, I just want to say thank you,” he wrote.

 

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