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FirstBank’s Ibukun Awosika Makes Movie Debut, Features in Kunle Afolayan’s Citation 

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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.

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I Have over N1bn, Bobrisky Exposes Ecobank Account Details

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Controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, alias Bobrisky has flaunted his account balance on his Instagram page.

The self-proclaimed Male Barbie shared the screenshot of his balance which is at almost a billion naira.

The drag queen then bragged about being able to boast of such account balance at the age of 29.

He captioned the photo thus:

“Eco bank dis my balance long o! I cover 2 figures, God thanks so much. At 29 I dey see almost 1billion in my account haaaa I haven’t added all my cars MACHINES, house mehnnnn…Note: I don’t have just one account o! I have over three accounts o”

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You Are a Mistake, Actress Tells Husband, Ends Two Months Marriage

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Actress, Princess Shyngle took to Instagram to allege that her husband, Gibril Bala Gaye, physically abused her as she announces her marriage is over after a few weeks.

She came online to make the revelation after her husband went on Instagram live to tell the world that his wife locked him out of the house after a little disagreement about 8 weeks ago and he hasn’t seen her for 7 weeks. He added that she’s in New York doing “her thing”.

Princess Shyngle said she had no intention to bring her marital woes online but since her estranged husband was already giving the impression she’s a bad woman who left her husband for 7 weeks, she has to come out with her truth.

In an Instagram live video, she told the world that her marriage has been shaky for over 8 weeks. She said her husband was violent and “put hands” on her so she decided to divorce him.

“Youre a fu*king mistake. I’ve divorced your as* so leave me the f*ck alone,” she wrote.

Only weeks ago, Princess Shyngle announced she’s married to her best friend who she’s crushed on since 8th grade and has been best friends with for over 10 years (read here). Now, she says she has no idea he was violent.

Audios she shared as ‘proof,’ show someone admitting to laying his hands on her.

9 weeks ago, on January 30 precisely, Shyngle announced she is married. Going by her revelation on her Instagram live that the domestic violence incident happened 8 weeks ago, leading to their separation and then divorce, it means their marriage lasted only one week or thereabout.

Shyngle also shared a photo of herself and wrote in the caption,

“Having a good time with the true love of my life #myself &$$$$”

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South African Rapper, AKA, Loses Fiance in Tragic Fall

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South African superstar rapper, AKA’s fiance, Nellie Tembe, has fallen to her death at Cape Town’s Pepper Club Hotel in the early hours of Sunday.

AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, and Nellie got engaged in February this year. In March, he paid lobola to Nellie’s family, describing her as ‘the love of his life’ when he announced their engagement on social media, Newzimbabwe reports.

According to reports, Nellie fell from one of the upper floors of the hotel to the intersection of Loop and Bloom streets in the Cape Town central business districts.

A statement from the Tembe and Forbes families confirmed her untimely passing.

The statement read, “It is with the deepest regret that we, Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiance, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22). Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021.4.11.

“We are still in shock and are dealing with our emotions as she was an exceptional and gifted young woman with so much life ahead of her. She had a sweet nature about her and was always nurturing those around her.

“Her fiance, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friends. At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal.”

Speaking to the media, Pepper Club General Manager, Efi, said, “At 7:30 am, we got a call that there has been an incident. We called the police subsequently. What I can tell you is that there is an investigation; it’s a young girl age of 22 and at this stage, the police is still investigating.”

Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain Frederick van Wyk, said investigations were still underway.

“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel at about 7:45 AM at the corner of Loop and Bloem Streets in the Cape Town CBD. The body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.”

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