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Why Leo Mezie Couldn’t Get Help From Colleagues – Actress Chioma Toplis

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Why Leo Mezie Couldn't Get Help From Colleagues - Actress Chioma Toplis

By John Michael Ojo
The Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, was on Saturday thrown into mourning following the death of Leo Mezie as a result of complications he suffered from kidney transplant.

Chioma Toplis who disclosed this while informing other colleagues and friends of Leo Mezie through her Instagram account on Sunday night has now revealed the scenario which led to Mezie’s death.

In a post on her Instagram account on Tuesday, the actress alleged that Leo took advantage of his ill-health to obtain financial favour from his colleagues and clerics  and never used the fund for its intended purpose.

She also stated that the deceased’s actions led to his abandonment by some of his colleagues even though he was able to secure funding for this kidney transplant through the help of his family members.

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Sharing a picture of the late actor on her Instagram account, she took to the caption section stating, “This is for people saying that Nollywood didn’t help Leo when he was alive/ill. Or blaming Nollywood for his death. In 2016 Money was contributed to his surgery including the huge some that Apostle gave him. He came to London with his then-wife for the surgery. I and another actress who was in London contacted him so we could visit him in the hospital but he did not allow us to come to see him. Months later he came back and didn’t look like someone that had such major surgery.

“He organised a huge thanksgiving service at the Apostle’s church where he said that he  was miraculously healed. That his failed kidneys were revived in London and the doctors there said that he didn’t need surgery. People questioned who then diagnosed him and booked the surgery for which money was donated?

“He continued living his normal life. News broke through Actress Chioma Okoye’s foundation that he was ill again and needed donations. Money was contributed to an extent before he asked the foundation to give him the money. The quarrel started between him and the foundation. They said it was not in their agreement, that they don’t give or contribute to individual accounts. At this point, a lot of people lost interest. Even the AGN President Emeka came into that matter then to make sure it was resolved. A lot of actors posted and solicited funds for him too.”

She continued, “So all these comment-seyy people (keyboard warriors) talking down on the Actors Guild I believe they were not aware of the story of Leo and his health or they just want to give a dog a bad name to kill it.

“Like I said a lot of people lost interest in his case even the Apostle that helped him the most. The plain truth is that he was enjoying the money he was making out of his illness. His wife left him and relocated to the US when she got a visa.

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“His family and extended family took over and helped him with dialysis, and raised the N17m for the transplant which was done about a week ago. Yes, he has family members, about three of them who live in the US. Unfortunately, he died on Saturday and his corpse was moved to Umuahia on Sunday. RIP Leo.”

 

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BREAKING: Funke Akindele’s Husband Ends Marriage With Actress

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BREAKING: Funke Akindele's Husband Ends Marriage With Actress

By John Michael Ojo
Barely 48hours after the Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party,  PDP announced Funke Akindele as a potential running mate to its governorship candidate in the forthcoming general elections in the state,  the actress’s husband Abdul Bello  who is also a movie producer and former singer has announced the dissolution of his marriage to Akindele.

JJC Skills as he is fondly called also alleged that the marriage which was seen by many  as perfect has been going through challenges for the past two years

He also revealed that the actress and a mother of two asked him to leave her house and has refused any form of amicable communication with him.

JJC Skills who disclosed this through his Instagram account, added that the once perceived beautiful union is now beyond repairs and at the time of making the announcement he is looking at how they can co-parent with ease and manage their joint business.

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“Dear friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best  to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now.

“3 months ago and at Funkes insistence. I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable matter to discuss the future of our relationship.

“I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives.

“We still have issues that need to be addressed such as custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interest which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other,” he wrote.

 

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Funke Akindele Tops As PDP Nominates Five Deputy Governors

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Funke Akindele Tops As PDP Nominates Five Deputy Governors

By John Michael Ojo
Multiple award-winning Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Funke Akindele better known as Jenifa in the home series ‘Jenifa’s diary’, has been named among the five candidates shortlisted by the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a potential running mate to Alhaji Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor by the main opposition party

Others on the  list are former governorship Aspirants, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA, former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo and Engr. Teslim Balogun.

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Funke’s nomination is coming days after a  colleague Tonto Dikeh was nominated by the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Mr. Tonte Ibraye as his running  mate in Rivers State.

 

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Cha Cha Eke’s Husband Speaks Over Alleged Abuse Of Wife

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Cha Cha Eke's Husband Speaks Over Alleged Abuse

By John Michael Ojo
Austin Faani, the husband to estranged Nollywood actress, Cha Cha Eke-Faani has denied claims made by the actress that he abused her.

Cha Cha while announcing her divorce from her husband yesterday, alleged that she was leaving the marriage as a result of domestic violence which she has been experiencing over a period of time now.

The mother of three,  also revealed that she had reported the matter to the appropriate authorities with evidence in case she goes missing while living her life.

But Faani while responding to the allegations on Wednesday through his Instagram page, said he had never raised his hand on any woman, including his wife as he is not a violent man.

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He maintained that the truth will be revealed in due course as darkness can never overshadow the light.

He wrote “I’m not a violent person. I detest violence in any form. I have never raised my hand on any woman in my life, including my wife.”

“Everyone close to this case knows the absolute truth, and it’s not in my place to divulge it.

“The one person who started the talk will, in due time, continue to talk. Let light lead.”

 

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