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I Don’t Want To Die, Nollywood Actor Remy Ohajianya Cries Out

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I Don't Want To Die Nollywood Actor Remy Ohajianya Cries Out

By John Michael Ojo
Popular veteran Nollywood actor, Remy Chukwuemeka Ohajianya, popularly called Remy Ohajianya, is seeking the support of well meaning Nigerians and his  colleagues in the film industry for financial assistance as he is currently dealing with multiple health challenges.

Ohajianya made the plea in an interview with media personality Uncle Jay recently where he disclosed that he’s suffering from multiple diseases such as liver infection, prostate cancer, diabetes and deafness which are gradually dragging him to his grave.

While providing a proof of the medical report , he called on the public and industry players to help him out because he doesn’t want to die.

” I don’t want to die, I’m too young to die. I’m only but 60 years old; 60 plus months.”

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“So many things are actually wrong with me. But I have to start from a particular point. And I want to crave the indulgence of people all over the world, that nobody should judge me from my voice. I have a theater-trained voice. My voice echoes for people to hear. If you want to judge me, you will say that I’m well all over.

“Again, my body look is very deceptive. It looks good outwardly to the extent that people think that I’m well, not knowing that it’s dead internally….. It started in 2016, but it became worse in 2017 till date.

He continued: “I have been living with numerous aliments. I have liver infection. It has been there for years without me knowing until it began to develop  to the extent that I don’t wear shoes again…..I also have what the doctor described as a weak sense of my body.

“They described it that I’m dying slowly or gradually…. As I talk to you now, I can’t stand for five minutes or trek for five minutes. If I do, from my waist to my leg will be vibrating to the extent that I will be hearing the sound…. I know that I have diabetes, I have prostate.

“And to worsen it all, since December last year to January, February when it became so severe, I have been suffering deafness….. I have spent a lot of money on medication since 2016 when this started: all the money I get goes into medication. In 2020, I would have been gone (a dead human) until someone introduced me to a product.

“The cost of the medicines in 12 months amounts to N4 million, 104 thousand naira, and I don’t have it,” he added.

 

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Nollywood Loses Another Ace Filmmaker, Otu Njama

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Nollywood Loses Another Ace Filmmaker, Otu Njama

By John Michael Ojo
The Nigerian film industry Nollywood has been thrown into mourning once again following the death of another filmmaker,  Otu Njama.

This comes barely 24hours after the death of his colleague, Biyi Bandele,  on August 7.

According to reports,  Otu Njama was found dead at about 9pm in his home in First Unity estate in Badore, Ajah, Lagos state, on August 9.

The story surrounding his death says the filmmaker had visited his doctor for a check- up prior to his death and was told to take a rest because he had a high blood pressure.

Njama reportedly declined the advice, stating that he had a show billed for tomorrow August 11.

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Further reports say that after he took a meal and retired to his home that night, his body was  later discovered .

His sister reportedly said a drug was found in his apartment and a check on Google showed it was for blood pressure. She stated that her brother never told her about his health issues.

 

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How Armed Robbers Raided, Demanded N20m From Saka

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How Armed Robbers Raided, Demanded N20m From Saka

By John Michael Ojo
The home of veteran Nollywood actor cum lecturer, Hafiz Oyetoro popularly called Saka was yesterday attacked by robbers in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

This was confirmed by the actor’s friend, Kayode Soaga in  a statement on Tuesday.

According to Soaga, “The robbers broke into his (Saka’s) home at about 2 am. Heavily armed with pump action guns, matchetes, breaking in tools,” while his  security guards were tied down and demobilised.

“Three other houses on the street were robbed with more devastating effect. They broke the burglary proof and went straight to him demanding N20 million or his life. Threatening to kill and destroy.

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“He (Saka) begged and pleaded. They later came down to N3 million which he said he doesn’t have. They dazed him with a resounding slap etc. The armed robbers packed all Android phones, iPhones laptops and all available cash in the home. Also collected all ATM cards. The robbers came with POS to empty money in accounts.

“Saka’s security guards were demobilised while the guards of his neighbors were not too lucky as they were shot several times in the arms. We thank almighty GOD for Saka’s life as he’s doing fine.”

The 59-year-old actor who is married to Olaide Oyetoro is said to be doing fine with his family after the shocking incident.

 

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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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