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Lanre Gentry, the husband of Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, has been remanded in Ikoyi Prison for alleged wife battering.

Yewande Aje-Afunwa, presiding on Tuesday at Ogba chief magistrate’s court in Lagos, ordered Gentry to remain in prison custody until his bail is perfected.

Gentry 52, was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum. The sureties must show proof of tax payment and own houses in Lagos with title documents.

The police charged Gentry with three counts of breach of public peace, assault and causing grievous bodily harm on his wife. He pleaded not guilty.

Police prosecutor, N. Peter, told the court that Gentry on April 17, conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by constituting nuisance and behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place.

Peter further said Gentry unlawfully assaulted his wife by beating her with physical blows all over her body.

Gentry was further alleged to have caused Mercy Aigbe grievous bodily harm after giving her a blow on the nose, with blood gushing out.

Peter said the offence committed by Gentry was contrary to and punishable under sections 157 (f), 168 (a) and 171 of the Criminal Law No II, Vol. 44 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

The case has been adjourned till May 12 for trial.

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PartyDreams CEO, Emmanuella Ropo Set To Throw Two Lavish Parties In December [Full Details]

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Lagos Socialite and CEO of PartyDreams Ltd, Emmanuella Ropo is set for a double celebration in December, the very elegant light-skinned beauty will throwing two major parties that will obviously shake the town in about 4 weeks from now.

The first on the list will be the 80th birthday celebration of her Dad, Chief Stephen Gboyega Odebiyi (JP) which will come up on the 7th of December, 2019 in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Emmanuella and her siblings are currently leaving no stones as they get prepared to give their loving father a befitting birthday party that will be the talk of the town for a long time to come.

According to Emmanuella, “The plan is to celebrate our Dad, a good man, in a grand style as a token of our appreciation for nurturing us all to successful individuals. For us, it is not a show-off, it is just to say thank you to a man that’s done so much for us all and to appreciate God for his beautiful life.

The major highpoint for Emmanuella will come up just a weekend after her Dad’s birthday, as the elegant Partydreams CEO will be confined with a chieftaincy title as the ‘Otun Iyalode‘ of Igbeyin land in Abeokuta on December 14th, 2019.

The event which promises to be a societal event will have many celebrities and socialities from home and diaspora gather in Abeokuta to celebrate Emmanuella Ropo as the new Otun Iyalode of Igbeyin land.

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BREAKING: BON Awards 2019, 2020 Hosts Announced!

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The Best of Nollywood Awards has confirmed the host and date for this year’s event.

Last year, the prestigious awards took place at the Kakanfo conference center in Ibadan, Oyo State with the former Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the Chief host.

According to the BON 2019 Media coordinator, Victor Ojelabi, aside from this year’s event being slated for December 14, 2019, in Kano, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Dr. Kayode Fayemi have been announced as Chief Hosts for 2019 and 2020 editions of the awards respectively.

Dr Ganduje, the Executive Governor of Kano State, stated that the center of commerce is more than excited to host this year’s edition.

“We are happy BON Awards will be bringing the nation’s movie industry to Kano to feel the beauty and tranquility that our God-given land is known for.

“Kano, which is the second-largest industrial center after Lagos State in Nigeria and the largest commercial center in Northern Nigeria, also boasts of several tourist centers for our guests to feed their eyes on,” the governor said.

He also assured the organizers of the state’s full readiness to host the awards.

“While preparations are already in top gear to ensure a hitch-free and grand event, Kano people are happy to embrace the Nollywood industry,” he concluded.

In a related development, the Chief Executive Officer, Best Of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, said that the Government of Ekiti State has also declared to host next year’s edition of the event.

“For the year 2020’s edition of the awards, the people of Ekiti would be opening their doors to the popular players in the Nigerian movie industry by the special grace of God.

“Ekiti government, under Gov. Kayode Fayemi, has in its quest in putting the state on the tourism map of Nigeria, made the state a destination for entertainment.

“We can categorically state that the efforts of Mr. Governor in terms of changing the narratives about the state is yielding great results, and BON Awards is excited to bring the whole Nigeria, through the Nollywood industry, to experience his great strides without being told,” Oloketuyi stated.

Best of Nollywood Awards is an annual industry event honouring outstanding achievements in the Nigerian movie industry.

The first edition, hosted by the then Lagos State government, was held in 2009 and so far, the events have held in 9 states across the country since inception.

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BON Awards 2019: Sadiq Daba, Iya Rainbow, Ngozi Ezeonu Announced Special Recognition Awards Recipients

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For the eleventh consecutive year, Best of Nollywood Awards, BON, has again chosen to recognise and celebrate the Nigerian movie industry practitioners with awards focusing on their hard work, tenacity and steadfastness over the years in ensuring that the Nollywood, as the movie industry is popularly known, is at the forefront and at par with same industries around the world.
Recognising the contributions of some veteran thespians, the organisers of the prestigious industry award would be specially recognising Sadiq Daba, popularly known for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in October 1; Idowu Philips, whose stage name is ‘Iya Rainbow’, and Ngozi Ezeonu, a popular actress with over 150 movies to her credit.
The award-winning actor, Daba, who once worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority, came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn.
Iya Rainbow was a nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre. She went full blast after the demise of her actor husband, Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips. She has featured in several Nigerian films, including Apaadi, Eru, and Aje Ni Iya Mi among others.
Ezeonu starred in Adesuwa, a role that earned her the Best supporting actress nomination at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
The 2019 edition of BON Awards, slated for December 14 promises to be memorable.
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