Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appointed Olamilekan Moshood Agbelesebioba, popularly known as Laycon, winner of the just concluded Big Brother Naija, as the Youth Ambassador of the State.
Governor Abiodun, who made the announcement when he played host to Laycon, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, also gave Laycon a three-bedroom bungalow and five million naira only.
Abiodun expressed the hope that his good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity, would serve as a model to youth in the State.
“It is hoped that you will help inspire our teeming youths to channel their energies towards positive engagements and shun vices such as robbery, drug abuse, cultism, advanced fee fraud, cybercrimes and kidnapping amongst other negative tendencies”, he said.
He described LAYCON’s conduct in the House as a demonstrating the Omoluabi component, the primary ingredient of an Ogun State born Nigerian, observing that despite all the odds, temptations and provocations, he was able to come out unscathed and uninvolved in any scandal or immoral act.
“You have also demonstrated with the way you carried out your assigned tasks in the House with comportment; intellectual responses to questions and; your spirit of fair-play, that your academic achievement at the University of Lagos was earned. This has also shown that our Universities can and still produce graduates that are found worthy in character and good learning.
“Indeed, what we are celebrating today is much more than the entertainment that the House provided, but what you represent: a rare combination of prodigious intellect, academic excellence, multi-faceted talents, character and resilience. I believe, your career will draw inspiration from great sons and daughters of Ogun State who have made their mark in their choosen careers”, he added.
The Governor said he was impressed with LAYCON’s display while in the House, admonished parents and guardians to help in nurturing individual talents of their children and wards to enable them be useful to themselves and the society in the future.
Parents and guardians, the Governor opined, should realize that there was life outside the four walls of classrooms, as entertainers are also successful men and women who are contributing to national development.
To achieve this, Prince Abiodun revealed that plans are at advanced stage to build an Entertainment Village for film makers, artists and musicians where their skills could be nurtured with added value for our socio-economic development.
An excited Laycon praised the Governor for his youth-oriented programmes and promised to work with him to ensure that the “Building Our Future Together” Agenda of his government is successful.
Nollywood Actor, Ernest Asuzu Dies
Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu is dead.
The actor reportedly slumped and died on Tuesday night.
Recall that the news of Asuzu’s ill health flooded the social media after he suffered stroke for years.
A viral video also showed him begging for alms.
The actor was, however, supported by well meaning Nigerians including the wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Willie Obiano.
Asuzu began his acting career in the late 90’s and was popular for hit man roles alongside the likes of Hanks Anuku, Jim Iyke, Emma Ehumadu and Alaso Wariboko.
The deceased rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, ‘Another Campus Queen.’
Nigerian Lady Rates Dogs over Men (See Why)
A lady’s recent post on social media saying that all men are dogs has evoked wild reactions from netizens thereby setting the relatively serene Twitter landscape.
The twitter user identified with handle @mariiamariiee who clearly has issues running haphazardly in her thinking faculties said men should even not be equated to dogs because they surpass them in that regard.
we need to stop saying “men are dogs” cause that’s an insult to dogs please. dogs are better than men. shalom.
‘I Prefer a Cheating Man to a Stingy Man’
Nollywood actress, Queeneth Agbor, has given her opinion on the kind of man she can cope with.
According to the actress, she revealed she doesn’t mind if her man cheats on her as long as he spoils her lavishly with gifts.
Queeneth Agbor stressed that she can cope with a cheating man but not a stingy man.
She made this known in an interview with the PUNCH she said, “I can cope with a cheating man, provided he ‘cheats responsibly’. He could cheat then make it up to me by spoiling me. A man who cheats would eventually get tired of doing that, the same way King Solomon in the Bible got tired. History never fails to repeat itself. He would definitely get tired and change but a stingy man would remain like that for life. Stinginess is not permitted around me.”