Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, has made her debut in a movie produced by award-winning, and proudly Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan. The movie, Citation, is created to correct one of the greatest ills – rape and sexual molestation – which affect the educational system and indeed societies around the world.
Mrs. Awosika plays the role of the dean of a university faculty, overseeing the senate hearing panel of a female postgraduate student (Moremi), played by Temi Otedola, who has been a victim of sexual harassment. The movie was shot to lend a voice to support victims of sexual harassment and rape, beyond the university environment. Ibukun Awosika was chosen due to her leading impact on women advocacy and leadership.
Unveiling Ibukun Awosika, the surprise cast of the movie, Kunle Afolayan posted on his official Instagram handle; “It all began in 2018 with the pre-production of Citation, then the production in January 2020, and now the 30th of August, we officially had the first private screening of Citation at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
“Why OAU? Well, not only was Citation shot at the University, but our surprise cast is an alumna of the school.”
Expressing her delight on the movie, Mrs. Awosika said; “the physical and psychological effects of sexual harassment have a considerable toll on individuals and institutions in terms of cost. The effects of can hamper growth and the potentials and can stop the victims from engaging fully in life. We must, therefore, (as stakeholders, governments, institutions of learning; parents; media etc.), collectively rise against this menace and never let the deplorable behaviour of sexual harassment to fester.”
“I remain upbeat about this project – being part of a collective goal to continually keep dreams and hope alive; sacrificing and holding strong to our commitment to reignite the lost values. The casting experience has been very enriching and impactful to me. I am delighted to be amongst the very amazing casts in such an intriguing and brilliantly scripted movie.
Obafemi Awolowo University played host to the movie which was written by Tunde Babalola. Other stars in the movie include; Joke Silver, Jimmy Jean Louis, Sadiq Daba, Gabriel Afolayan and Temi Otedola, amongst others.
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.”