Veteran Nigerian actress Ethel Aderemi, nee Ekpe, who is known for her role as Segi, in the now rested sitcom, Basi and Company, is dead.
She died of cancer on Wednesday in Lagos.
Dr Shaibu Husseini, the Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), announced her passage in a Facebook post on Wednesday night.
“I have been reliably informed that Ethel Ekpe, the screen beauty that delighted fans with her inimitable interpretation of the role of Segi in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’ has passed on.
“The actress and later day Pastor will be sorely missed. My family will particularly miss her because we named my second daughter Ethel, after her. Good night good woman,” he said.
Hardship: Help Us Beg Your Father, Actress Mercy Aigbe Tells Seyi Tinubu
Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has urged President Bola Tinubu’s son, Seyi, to plead with his father on behalf of Nigerians to take urgent actions in tackling the excruciating economic hardship in the country.
Mercy made the appeal after Seyi Tinubu admonished Nigerians to be patient with his father and endure the current economic hardship with the hope of reaping the gains of the administration’s economic reforms in the future.
But Aigbe described the present situation of the country as “terrible,” stressing that citizens are hungry, dying, and going out of their minds.
On her Instagram page, she wrote: “People are hungry! People are dying! People are going out of their minds!
“The present situation of the country is terrible! The government should, please, please, we are begging, they should do something about this economic hardship!
“It’s unbearable, @officialasiwajubat. @seyitinubu, please beg your father for us. O to ge!”
Davido Showers Wife, Chioma with Love on Valentine’s Day, Gifts Her Lamborghini (Photo)
By Eric Elezuo
Popular hip hop star and Grammy award nominee, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has gifted his wife, Chioma, a Lamborghini Huracan STO for Valentine’s.
The elated Chioma took to her verified X account to celebrate her latest addition. Sharing photos of the exclusive car, and using loads of love emojis, she wrote:
‘Got my dream car for Valentine’s Day Thank you so much baby, Davido. Officially a Lamborghini Huracan STO owner”
Lizzy Anjorin Denies Stealing in Lagos Market, Fingers Unknown Actress As Mastermind
Nollywood actress Lizzy Anjorin has denied stealing gold from a market on Lagos Island; an allegation that has sparked controversy.
A video had emerged on social media showing the actress in a sitting position in a store, attempting to ward off a crowd of people recording her amid loud voices.
Anjorin narrated that the incident is about a purported failed transfer of N91,000 that she paid to an accessories seller on Tom Jones in the Idumota area of Lagos.
She alleged that she was set up just like filmmaker Olajide Kareem, alias Seun Egbegbe.
She said that some months ago she had gone to the market to buy accessories for N91,000 and asked her husband to forward the money to a guy who sold the accessories to her only to return to the same market on the day of the incident, to be told that the transfer she made was fraudulent.
She however, accused a famous actress (name withheld) of being the mastermind of the embarrassment. It is a known fact however, that Anjorin and fellow actress, Toyin Abraham are not in good terms.
“At Tom Jones, do they sell gold there? That place is Tom Jones, where we buy wedding materials—all these ‘para para’ (cheap) stones that we want to use for clothes. I do wedding gowns; it depends on the money the bride is paying. So I cannot go to Idumota to go and buy accessories in peace, abi? ‘Shekpeteri’, how come you know the story so quickly if you are not behind it?” She queried.