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Why I Left Oil, Gas Job For Acting – Daniel Effiong

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Why I Quit Oil, Gas Job For Acting - Daniel Effiong

By John Michael Ojo
Nollywood actor and director, Daniel Etim Effiong, has disclosed why he left his job in the oil and gas sector as a chemical engineer for a career in the make-believe industry.

He said he made such  a decision  after working for about  three years and couldn’t find fulfillment.

Daniel Effiong who is popular for his role in the movie, Plan B as Dele Coker, revealed this in a recent interview with popular TV host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

Effiong said his friends thought he was crazy when he told them he wanted to switch from studying chemical engineering to the arts in his third year at the university.

He added that his family had to call for meetings as a result of the decision he was trying to take and that distracted him but did not kill his dream.

“I studied chemical engineering because I was great at it, having done the sciences in secondary school and my teachers asked me to do it.

“I had members of my family who were in the oil and gas industry that blazed the trail for us. I decided to go into oil and gas and did just that. I was in oil and gas for two-three years. I wasn’t getting satisfaction and fulfillment.

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“I was also doing art on the side, doing open mics and spoken word in the evenings. That gave me more fulfillment. I got great feedback and had a little chat with my folks and decided I was going to do it full-time.

“Doing acting wasn’t about money. I tried and failed to make the switch before when I was at the university. I told my folks in my third year I wanted to leave chemical engineering and start over with theatre arts from scratch.

“They thought I was crazy, called family meetings, distracted. That killed the dream. Then it came again two years into oil and gas. I didn’t tell anyone. I really thought about it and made the leap. I’ve been flying since.

“Acting was my first love. I did it at church, at school, and at every opportunity I had. But storytelling, directing, and producing came as a soft landing for me.”

Effiong has been involved in a number of movies and→ directed some.

 

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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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