Wednesday, 25 May 2016

“I was sexually abused”- Rita Edochie

Popular Nollywood actress, Mrs Rita Edochie said she was a victim of sexual abuse many years ago and called on parents to regularly communicate with their children. 

 Edochie revealed this in an interview on Wednesday in Abuja. Edochie, who was a guest at a seminar to end violence against children, told NAN that she was sexually violated at a young age by a family friend.

 “I was a victim of sexual abuse; that was when I was in primary six; I was going to the hospital and somebody called me. 

“The boy used some diabolic means and sexually violated me; when I could not see my period, I refuse to tell my mother, because she was very strict. 

 “I love sharing my experience because at the end of the day I succeeded; If I had not succeed, I would not have been able to be saying it,” Edochie said. She explained that the pregnancy was about seven months before her mother noticed it.

 Edochie added that her mother was shocked at the pregnancy because she thought her being strict would not allow such a thing to happen. 

 “My mother asked how it happened and I told her everything; my brother picked a knife and wanted to kill me, but my mother stopped him. 

“It happened that the mother of the boy that violated me was my mother’s friend; the boy’s mother was surprise but the boy denied. 

“My mother took me to hospital to abort the pregnancy with a plan of taking me to my grandmother’s place at ‘Ogede’ to stay for one week before returning home. 

 “I told her I may lose my life in the process; and because she loved me, she then aborted the planned abortion; I feel it was God that spoke through me. 

 According to the actress, “my mother took care of the baby while I went to school; if not for my mother I would not be where I am today.” 

 The veteran actress called on parents to communicate regularly with their children and make them their best friends. 

 “Parents should always listen to their children’s complaints on happenings both in and outside the home.”

Thursday, 19 May 2016

All set for MBGE Pageant 2016

All is now set for the 2016 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl In Eko Beauty Pageant. The event will take place at the Bamboo Event Hall, Omole, Ojodu, Lagos on June 27, 2016. Funmi Bolatiwa Quadri, Executive Director of Ereon Pageantry, said this year’s MBGE Beauty Pageant has been upgraded, with a reloaded website She further explained that six beauty queens would emerge in six categories as winners in this 2016 edition. 

DStv, GOtv to air choice African shows

As Africa Day, 25 May, approaches, viewers are in for a treat, as DStv and GOtv bring more exciting locally-produced quality programmes.

The treat is in celebration of exciting content produced in Africa and for Africans. EbonyLife TV, a Pan-African Entertainment channel, in association with Wakanow, a travel portal, has produced an upmarket travel show,Destinations Africa.

Photos: Rescued Chibok girl handed to meet with President Buhari

The rescued Chibok school girl, Amina Ali, was airlifted by Nigeria Air Force Super Puma aircraft from Damboa to Maiduguri alongside her baby and supposed husband, Mohammed Hayatu. Prior to that they were examined at the Air Force medical facility and were found to be stable and normal blood pressure was observed. 

Thereafter, she was released to the Operation LAFIYA DOLE headquarters for further investigation and handing over. After preliminary investigation, the rescued girl and her baby has been handed over to Borno State Governor, His Excellency, Honourable Kashim Shetima, at Government house, Maiduguri this evening by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu in a brief ceremony. 

 It is believed that she will be brought to Abuja today along with her parents to meet with Mr President. Meanwhile, the supposed husband is undergoing further investigation at the Joint Intelligence Centre. 

It should be noted that Mohammed Hayatu is well treated in line with Operation LAFIYA DOLE Rules of Engagement regarding insurgents who voluntarily surrender to the military. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Mercy Johnson and husband step out in matching outfits

Veteran Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson is really enjoying her marriage.

The well endowed actress has shared more new photos. In this set of new picture, herself and her husband, Odi Okojie stepped out in matching outfits.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

My Lips Gave Me The Name Kiss- Kiss Daniels

My Lips Gave Me The Name Kiss- Kiss Daniels 

Fast rising singer, Kiss Daniels is one of the promising young Nigerians with a future in the ever competitive and dynamic entertainment world. In this interview with SAMUEL ABULUDE, the singer whose real name is Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, speaks of his rise to fame, challenges and his album concert holding this tomorrow. 

 How are preparations towards your album concert? Preparations are ongoing, I’m bringing my A-game to the party. Same with other artistes. 

Fans should come and watch and excellent concert. How did you get all these artistes to perform at your concert? It is the marvellous work of my label. G-Worldwide Entertainment. 

The likes of 2Baba, Banky W, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Iyanya, Burna boy, Tekno, Reekado banks, Cynthia Morgan, Wande Coal, Vector Da Viper, Sugarboy, Ycee, Young6ix and others are storming Eko Hotel on Sunday. 

Also comedians like AY, Akpororo, Ushbebe, Sheyi Law, Pencil will be cracking ribs. It’s gonna be lots of fun out there. My album concert will set a New Era for artistes in this part of the world. How did you come to answer Kiss Daniel? 

 The name was actually given to me when I was in secondary school. Some girls for no reason, maybe because of my lips, started calling me Kiss. It kind of stuck with me for a long time so that when it was time to get a name for my brand, Kiss Daniel came in naturally. At what point did you know you would earn a living from music? 

Popular Music Star, African China Turns Hairdresser

Chinagorom Onuoha aka African China , the singer, famed for phenomenal tracks such as ‘Mr President’ ‘If You Love Somebody,’ and ‘Crisis’ went under the radar after he was embroiled in a rape scandal in the United Kingdom about 10 years ago. 

Though he has released some songs after that ugly incident, they did not record the kind of success his first tracks attracted. 

 However, Vanguard reports that the young Ajegunle-born singer has decided to tow a different path business-wise. He is now the proprietor of a hair salon known as Chyna Town Unisex Beauty Salon, which is located at Festac, Lagos.