Sunday happens to be the least favourite day for housemates nominated for eviction. Last Sunday, and for the second time in a row, level two housemates were up for nomination for losing the week’s Head of House games.
Tonto Dikeh has reacted after the Board of Trustee (BoT) of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) threatened to sanction her over her continuous outbursts on social media.
“I hope this fastens your sanction from your board!! Stupid fool you have not sanctioned the actresses going to Dubai to open their mouths for old men to poop inside or the ones pushing drugs! Oga shove it up your Ass nigga. If only there was an EMOJI FOR WAKA,” Tonto said in response to the threats.
Ifeanyi Dike, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Actors Guild of Nigeria threatened to sanction the controversial actress if she continues to exhibit bad behaviour, portraying the motion picture industry in a bad light.
This comes as the actress vowed to continue to fight dirty with her ex-husband and father of her son, Olakunle Churchill, because “she has no shame.”
Speaking to Newstimes Africa on Saturday, Mr Dike was quoted as saying, “Tonto Dike is exhibiting bad behaviour that we will no longer condone. What she should realize is that every marriage has its own issue. No one’s marriage is perfect.
“Issues like that is private. It is very unbecoming of her to portray us in a bad light. There are so many actors who have issues with their marriages without getting the public involved. Her actions do not speak well of the industry.
“We are not interested in her private matters; rather we are concerned about her attitude which is rubbing off negatively on other actresses.
“Actions like this portray the industry as having unserious ladies. That is why men are scared of marrying actresses.
“Thank God that we have good examples in the industry. If she is looking for sensation, she should look for something else to use.
Meanwhile Tonto on Friday also revealed the only reason why she might consider getting back with her husband.
She said, “Am I hurt? F*ck yes! (don’t use me then come out to the world and lie on me. Use me and keep walking. Do I want him back? Even he knows the answer, Only maybe to KILL him (which I will never DO cause my baby gonno Holdup on me + I’m better than Murder).”
I’m Sorry, Disqualified BBN7’s Beauty Tells Fans
“When I learned I was accepted into the Big Brother Naija season 7 house, I was the happiest person on Earth. It felt like the world was my oyster, and I was excited for a chance to play the game, while remaining true to my authentic self,” she wrote.
Sterling Premieres Anthology of Nigerian Literature with Farafina
Sterling Bank Plc has collaborated with Farafina Books, Nigeria’s leading independent literary publishers, to launch a premier anthology of the best of Nigerian writings spanning 200 years, from 1789 to 2018.
The anthology, titled: “A Possible Future,” was curated to preserve the gems of Nigeria’s literary history, promote a reading culture in the country as well as to support featured authors in the distribution of their timeless books. The 411-page book features some of the best works of 46 literary authors in the country.
Featured authors include Olaudah Equiano, D.O. Fagunwa, Gabriel Okara, Cyprian Ekwensi, Obotunde Ijimere, Chinua Achebe, Duro Ladipo, Chukwuemeka Ike, Christopher Okigbo, Elechi Amadi, Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, J.P. Clark-Bekederemo, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Isidore Okpewho, Mobolaji Adenubi, Buchi Emecheta, Femi Osofisan, Niyi Osundare, Tanure Ojaide, Odia Ofeimun and Ben Okri.
Others are Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Dulue Mbachu, Ikeogu Oke, Biyi Bandele, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Aisha Osori, Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi, Yemisi Aribisala, Lola Shoneyin, Teju Cole, Yejide Kilanko, Eghosa Imasuen, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Niran Okewole, A. Igoni Barret, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Taiye Selasi, Jowhor Ile, Tope Folarin, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Helen Oyeyemi, Uche Okonkwo, Gbenga Adesina and Wale Lawal.
Addressing lovers of literature, authors, influencers, and other stakeholders at the event, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, Chief Executive of Sterling Bank said the institution decided to collaborate with Farafina on the project because ensuring continued literacy, being a key component of education, is in line with the education component of the bank’s HEART strategy. The other sectors are health, agriculture, renewable energy, and transportation.
He said besides this, the Bank has for some time now been supporting the literary arts through the Ake Arts and Books Festival, an initiative of the Book Buzz Foundation, which is driven by Lola Shoneyin, an award-winning writer and poet among others.
Also, in the foreword to the book, Mr. Suleiman noted that, “In the long stretch of time between 1947 when Professor Molly Mahood declared that Nigeria, at the time, had no literature and today, the country’s literary tradition has established itself as a force in the world.
“This is not to agree with Mahood that Nigerian literature is only as old as British involvement in the country’s affairs. In fact, by the time British colonialism invaded the geographical space that would later become Nigeria, there was already a deep-rooted literary tradition in the north of the region going as far back as the 15th century. So, we had literature long before we practiced the art in the colonial tongue.”
He said, “Modern Nigerian literature may have been ‘founded’ by the English based on an assumption – a falsehood, in fact – but the lie does not have to hold any longer. When we decided to believe in ‘A Possible Future,’ we did so with the understanding that Nigerian literature was already of age. While its story is still unfolding and the yardage of its potential still vast, nay infinite, the baby Emecheta, Nwapa and Tutuola once nurtured in verse, prose and on stage, no longer crawls.
A possible Future is a primer for anyone – and I cannot imagine who, in this age – just getting introduced to Nigerian literature.”
According to him, “Kachifo Limited and Farafina Trust have created a definitive, yet not conclusive text that summarises our literary journey and gestures to its destination. The details of which we do not know yet except that, in that future, everything is excellent, anything is possible and we are here for it.”
The Sterling Bank CEO also read excerpts from Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe, which featured on pages 41 to 42 of the anthology. Temilade Aina, a lietrature curator, took the second reading from the works of Biyi Bandele’s Burma Boy.
The event also featured a panel session made up of Professor Niyi Osundare, Eghosa Imasuen, A. Igoni Barrett, Wale Lawal and Temilade Aina. The session was moderated by Faniyi Kayode, a writer, book critic and editor.
The panel commended the anthology and described it as a premier national work and expressed the hope that subsequent ones will accommodate the works of other writers which are not covered now.
BBN 7: Khalid, Ilebaye Become Third, Fourth Housemates to Be Evicted
For week three, housemates Ilebaye and Khalid unfortunately left the race as the third and fourth housemates to be evicted from the show.
Recall that the housemates were nominated alongside Bryann, Groovy and Phyna. The top two housemates with the highest votes this week are Phyna and Bryann.