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Director Of ‘Blood Sisters’, Biyi Bandele Is Dead

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Director Of Blood Sisters, Biyi Bandele Is Dead

By John Michael Ojo
Nigerian playwright,  novelist and director of Nollywood blockbuster movie,  ‘Blood Sisters’, Biyi Bandele is dead.

His death was announced by his daughter, Temi Bandele, via a statement posted on her Facebook page on Monday night.

A heartbroken Timi who disclosed that the 54-year-filmmaker died on Sunday in Lagos State wrote: “As Biyi’s Daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father, Biyi Bandele.

“Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and filmmaker, as well as a loyal friend and beloved father. He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and wisdom which spoke boldly through all of his art, in poetry, novels, plays and on screen. He told stories which made a profound impact and inspired many all over the world. His legacy will live on through his work.

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“He was taken from us much too soon. He had already said so much so beautifully and had so much more to say. We wish everyone to please respect the privacy of his family and friends as we grieve his loss,” she added.

Also, while commiserating with the deceased’s family,  EbonyLife Group CEO and executive producer of ‘Blood Sisters’, Mo Abudu, said “Biyi worked with us at EbonyLife Media, directing several of our projects, including ‘Fifty’ (2015), ‘Blood Sisters’, episodes 1 & 2 (2022) and the forthcoming film Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman, for which he wrote the screenplay.”

She added that “Elesin Oba will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Biyi had an eye for a story, was always passionate about his work, and had a great love for Yoruba culture.”

Biyi will always be remembered for his role as director of great movies such as ‘Half of a yellow Sun’, ‘Blood Sisters’, ‘Fifty’, ‘Nigerian Prince’ and the soon-to-be-released ‘Elesin Oba’ on Netflix.

 

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Ex-wife Of Billionaire Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Quits Second Marriage

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Ex-wife Of Billionaire Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Quits Second Marriage

Mackenzie Scott, erstwhile wife of billionaire Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has filed for a divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett, two years after divorcing Bezos.

New York Times reports that Scott filed a petition for divorce in the King County Superior Court in Washington State Tuesday and court records published on Thursday show Jewett did not contest the divorce.

Scott who is reputed as the world’s fourth richest woman, had divorced Bezos in 2019 to get married to Jewett, a former high school science teacher.

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The 52-year-old Scott who divorced Bezos after 25 years of marriage, got married to Jewett in March 2021

Following her separation from the Amazon billionaire, Scott, received a 25 per cent stake in the online retailer, making her one of the richest women in the world.

According to Forbes, Scott’s real-time net worth stands at $34.9 billion as of September 29.

 

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Mary Njoku Reveals Cheapest Thing Any Woman Can Get From Her Man

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Nollywood Actress, Mary Njoku Reveals Cheapest Thing Any Woman Can Get From Her Man

By John Michael Ojo
Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Mary Remmy Njoku, has shared a cryptic message asking women to prioritise their decision when choosing their life partners.

The CEO of ROK Studios stated in an Instagram post that the cheapest thing any lady can get from her boyfriend is money.

Mary Njoku also said ladies who are not driven by momentary gratification such as the quest to have the latest phones will understand her point.

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She however, added that she is also at peace with those who share a different perspective from hers.

“The cheapest thing your boyfriend can give to you is money.

“Only ladies who don’t think with their rent and the latest iPhone will understand this.

“If you think that I am wrong, fine,” she wrote.

 

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Maverick Music Parts Ways With Singer, Dante Bowe

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Maverick Music Part Ways With Singer, Dante Bowe

By John Michael Ojo
Maverick City Music has ended their relationship with award-winning singer, Dante Bowe.

This was made known on Tuesday in a post via the group’s social media handle.

Maverick who gave Bowe’s behaviour as the reason for their action wrote: “Due to behaviour that is inconsistent with our core values and beliefs, we have decided to put a pause on our professional relationship with Dante Bowe,

“Decisions like these are not easy because of the level of nuance, both professionally and personally, but we felt it necessary to address them,” read the statement in part.

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While Maverick failed to reveal the said behaviour that led to the termination of their relationship with the 29-year-old singer, they however, maintained that they would grant the Grammy award nominee an unconditional support as he navigates his path forward.

“Each of us needs God’s grace and our hope is that we all pray and give him the same opportunity to grow in Christ as we give ourselves,” said Maverick.

 

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