A former President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, Fidelis Duker, has added another feather to his meritorious cap as he was recently honoured with a special recognition award in film and broadcasting by the Cross River State Government for his contribution to the growth and development of talents and businesses within the South-South region.
The prestigious event, which was held in Calabar, the Cross Rivers State capital, also saw the recognition of other dignities such as the Governor of Cross Rivers State, Mr. Ben Ayade, who was crowned with the Man of The Year award.
Beaming with smiles, the prolific filmmaker, who doubles as the Managing Director/CEO of FAD Radio, Calabar as well as a Project Director at Nutritious Food Fair, received his award in company of his beautiful and amiable wife, Temitope Duker, amidst cheers and applause.
Fidelis Duker, who is a seasoned Nollywood practitioner, and has had stints with the Actors Guide of Nigeria and Channels TV, is reputed to have discovered many actresses and actors who can hold their own in their diverse areas of the make-believe profession
Also the CEO of biggest film festival in West Africa, Abuja International Film Festival, a yearly event, Duker is blessed with a wonderful family
After Toni Payne, Adetola, 9ice Set for Third Marriage in December
Nigeria’s pop star and kongaso crooner, Abolore Adegbola Akande popularly known as 9ice is set to get married for the third time in December 2019 according Pulse.ng.
It was revealed that the singer will be getting married to his baby mama, Sunkami Ajala, who he has a daughter, Mitchelle with. The couple are expected to get married on an already fixed date in December 2019. Sunkanmi Ajala is an event planner based in Lagos.
Sunkanmi Ajala and 9ice have been in an off and on relationship before now. The two welcomed their first daughter, Michelle Abolanle Akande, five years ago.
9ice got married to Adetola Anifalaje, a United States based software engineer in 2018 (Second marriage). They had three wedding ceremonies which took place between March, July and August of the same year. The marriage with Adetola is blessed with a daughter, Milani- Francoise Imisioluwa Akande.
Back in 2008, 9ice married Toni Payne, and they had a child together. After the marriage collapsed, 9ice got into a relationship with Vickie Godis who bore him a set of twins.
Back in 2018, there were rumours that 9ice was expecting 5th child with another lady identified as Olori Oluwayemisi. Linda Ikeji had reported that the lady, a skin expert, was pregnant and expecting a child for 9ice.
John Legend Joins League of ‘Sexiest Men Alive’
John Legend has joined the league of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
This announcement was made yesterday, and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, took to her twitter to announce,
“My secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!” and “I cannot WAIT for people to get mad about John being the sexiest man alive. it’s my new Starbucks holiday cup.”
Speaking about it, John Legend tweeted:
“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m also following Idris Elba, which is not fair and not nice to me!”
Legend is the third judge on The Voice to be awarded by the magazine. Adam Levine graced covers in 2013 and Blake Shelton won in 2017. Levine, Shelton, and Legend are the only musicians to win the title since it began in 1985.
Recently, John Legend and his family graced the front page of Vanity fair magazine which was titled “Impeachment Special” where the couple opened up about their upbringings and hardships. Teigen also talked about her battle with anxiety which keeps her from holding on to memories of trauma or even triumph. Her wedding is described as a blur.
John married Chrissy in 2013 and they have 2 kids together.
Ovularia is Not Dead, Confirms Chief Zebrudaya
Chika Okpala aka Chief Zebrudaya of the now rested sitcom, ‘The New Masquerade, has dismissed claims that Lizzy Eveome aka Ovuleria is dead.
According to several reports, Zebrudaya debunked the death rumour when he was contacted on the telephone.
He reportedly said Ovuleria is hale and hearty, not dead.
“Who’s wishing her dead? I am telling you now that Ovuleria is not dead. You can call on the telephone and she will speak to you. Wishing death means that she will live longer,” Zebrudaya said.
However, Ovularia’s onscreen husband, Zebrudaya said the actress is currently suffering from arthritis as well as eyesight problem. “It does not mean that she’s dead,” he added.
Also, debunking the rumour, Tony Akposheri, who played the role of Zaccheus, Chief Zebrudaya’s house-help, told Vanguard that he just finished speaking with the thespian now, adding that she’s not dead.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Twitter user, Churchill Ebhodaghe tweeted about Evoeme’s death. The Twitter user had no details to back his claims.
In March 2017, Veronica Njoku, who is popular for her role as Ramota in ‘The New Masquerade,’ passed away. The late Njoku played the role of Chief Jegede’s (played by Claude Eke) wife and a close ally of Ovularia.
Her death was confirmed by Tony Akposheri, who played the role of Zaccheus, a street urchin.
‘The New Masquerade’ was a Nigerian sitcom that aired on the Nigerian Television Network during the 1980s until the mid 1990s. It was created and written by James Iroha who also acted in the sitcom as Giringori Akabogu.