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How An Incurable Disease Stopped Me From Acting Movies – Chidi Mokeme

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How An Incurable Disease Stopped Me From Acting Movies - Chidi Mokeme

By John Michael Ojo
Sensational Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has revealed why he stayed off from the movie industry for some while.

Chidi Mokeme whose name has resonated once again after his exceptional display of talent and interpretation of script in a recent movie, ‘Shanty Town,’ stated that he was down with Bell’s Palsy (a viral infection that causes a sudden weakness of muscles on one side of the face making it to droop).

Chidi who likened the infection to a stroke said it affected his personality as an actor hence he couldn’t make any public appearance.

He added that the doctors disclosed to him that the infection could only be managed as it currently does not have a cure.

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“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76. Before that  we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip for British International Film Festival.

“I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy. It comes like a stroke and affects one side of your face and this was something the doctor said was incurable; they didn’t know what caused it and how to treat it.

“As an actor you can imagine what I was going through”

 

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Ooni Of Ife Makes Demand From Daughter

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Oni of Ife and his daughter

By John Michael Ojo

Princess Adeola, the daughter of Ooni of Ife who turns 30 on May 20, has been urged to bring home a man for marriage.

The call was made by her father, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II in a now viral post on social media on Monday.

Ogunwusi while praying for the Princess, teased her to bring home her choiced husband as she is now ripe to be married out. The first class monarch also used the opportunity to reveal what his expectations has been towards her over the years.

He wrote, “Princess Adeola, Aanuoluwapo, Atutunini, Bamdefe Ogunwusi, Omo Ojaja II. I am truly grateful for the fulfilling life you have lived. May God Almighty continue to be with you in all your endeavours. Amen!

“When you turned 10, your father would talk to you about school and your future. At 20, he encouraged you to listen and understand the importance of morals and well-being, even as you sought independence.

“Now that you are 30, you are a grown woman. Your father senses that you no longer wish to be advised as independence has finally set in.

“I talked 10 to you and got your subtle independent behaviour in return. I talked 20 to you, and I still got your near-obvious independence behaviour in return. Now I’m talking 30 to a grown woman, so go and bring husband to daddy. With love from the throne of Oduduwa.

“Congratulations, and may God continue to guide you in all your pursuits,” he added.

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Asake Displaces Grammy Winner Tyla , Limoblaze Wins Best Gospel Act In MOBO Awards

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By John Michael Ojo

Ahmed Ololade professionally known as Asake, on Wednesday, clinched the award for the Best African Artist of the Year at the 2024 MOBO Awards held in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Asake who recently lost his Grammy nomination to South African singer, Tyla, was named the winner ahead of his counterparts in the music industry such as Davido, Rema, Ayra Starr and the 22-year-old Grammy Award-winning South African singer Tyla.

Also among the winners is fast-rising Nigerian gospel singer, Limoblaze who won the Best Gospel Act at the award ceremony.

While Drake and 21 Savage were joint winners of the Best International Act award, Soul II Soul was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

British rapper, Central Cee topped the winners’ chart with two awards: Best Male Act and Song of the Year for ‘Sprinter’ with British-Nigerian rapper, Dave.

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Popular Tinubu’s Loyalist Hits Presidency Hard Over N5b Presidential Yacht

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Seyi Law

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Popular Nigerian actor, comedian and ardent supporter of President Bola Tinubu’s led APC administration,  Oluwaseyitan Aletile, better known as Seyi Law, has criticised  the government over its plan to procure a presidential Yacht valued at N5 billion for the President from the supplementary budget it recently presented to the National Assembly.

Seyi Law who made his displeasure known via his official social media handle on X, described the President’s proposal as being insensitive to the plight of the people.

The comedian called on Tinubu  to demonstrate his astute style of leadership by listening to cries of Nigerians who are daily being hit by the economic crisis bedevilling the name and put aside his taste for luxury.

He wrote: “I am absolutely not in support of the procurement of the presidential yacht. It is quite insensitive to the plight of Nigerians at this moment to even rationalise it. I call on the president, @officialABAT, to once again prove to Nigerians that he listens. Thank you, your Excellency.”

President Tinubu was declared winner of the February 25 presidential election which many have also alleged to be one of the most rigged presidential elections in the history of the nation’s democratic rule. However his victory was recently affirmed by the Supreme Court despite evidence showing discrepancies in his age, schools attended and name in the document he presented to the electoral umpire, INEC before the election proper.

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