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Nollywood Actor Ibrahim Chatta, in a recent chat with Saturday Beats, has stated that he was aware of all the negative things written about him but never felt it was necessary to speak up.

He said that he had always been careful so that his words would not be misconstrued to suit the purpose of some online news outfits. The versatile artist seemed to have been forced to voice out when he was tagged a wife beater, an appellation which he described as wicked and false. The thespian said that unknown to many of the authors of the write-ups, he has been denied so many endorsement deals. He further challenged anyone who calls him a wife beater to present a proof which shows him battering his wife.

He said, “I am aware that if one should search for my name on the internet, most reports that would pop up would be that I am a wife beater but all those things are false. I have just one question to ask the media and public; if truly I am a wife beater, how come there is no proof or evidence to support that fact? We are in the age of social media and if truly I am a wife beater, one of my alleged victims ought to have taken to their social media page to post a picture of bruises or a black eye but there is nothing like that. Does it mean that of all the women I had dated and allegedly beaten up, none of them has proof or a scar to show that those stories are true?

“There were so many speculations when I got married to Salamat who is the daughter of a senator. We parted ways because she admitted to me that she no longer trusted or loved me. I begged her to come back home because I was worried about what my fans and friends would think about me as I am a role model to many. My ex-wife told me that she had been acting all the while we were together as she had stopped loving me since 2012, shortly after our Nikkah. Despite that, I still begged her to come home because the way Nigerians judge when it comes to marriage, the man is always at fault. The case is normally worse for us actors because they see us as flirts. After pleading with her, I had no choice but to let go and the next thing I heard people say was that her mother came to my house and found it unfit for her daughter to stay.

“I live in a four bedroomed apartment with two sitting rooms. I have dependants because I like people around me. She knew this about me before we got married and when the rumour mongers realised that their initial rumour did not hold water, they said that I beat her the same way I beat my baby mama. My question has always been this; how rich can I be to beat the daughter of a politician, a senator and I would not have been locked up? Anyone that claims that I am a wife beater should present proof other than mere hearsay.

Chatta said that contrary to rumours that he had got married for more than three times, he said his marriage to his current wife is the second. “I have only had two marriages. The first was with Salamat and the other I have is with my present wife. I also had a baby with a lady earlier in life. I wish her well most especially because she bore my first child. We maintain a cordial relationship and we are still friends till date. I am not a womaniser or serial lover. The nature of this profession makes it easy for women to flock around us. It has always been like this for us.

Chatta who described himself as an emotional person said most of those write-ups make him cry. “I always feel very bad when I read untrue stories about myself. I used to cry a lot until I had to tell myself that there is really nothing I can do about it. I have decided to let God be the judge. Everything I have done is to make people happy through the roles I interpret; so it is very sad that people prefer to peddle lies about me. What people read about me most times is false, it is not who I am.

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Ace Musician Eedris Abdukareem Arrested For Beating Landlord In Lagos

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Popular hip-hop musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his landlord, Oladipo Abimbola.

Abdulkareem was said to have been reported at Area F Police Command in Lagos State.

He was subsequently arrested.

According to available information, Abimbola, who owns the property at Valley View Estate in the Ikeja area, accused the hip-hop star of fraud, harassment, and intimidation.

The confrontation that led to the arrest was said to have occurred on January 3, 2020, after the landlord instructed officials of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company to disconnect Abdulkareem from power source due to overdue and unpaid accumulated electricity bills amounting to N535,000

The artist was said to have stormed Abimbola’s compound over the issue.

The landlord said he was unaware that Abdulkareem was to be his tenant when he rented out the flat.

According to him, Abdulkareem’s wife rented his apartment on behalf of her husband.

He also stated that Abdulkareem is an antisocial and dangerous person who constantly owes him rent and would stop at nothing to carry out his threat of assault.

Although Abdulkareem was said to have admitted having warned his landlord, his counter-accusation was that Abimbola sexually harassed his wife in his absence and refused to respect their privacy by wantonly encroaching on their side of the compound without permission.

He claimed that his landlord has once been arrested for a previous case of sexual harassment against another (female) tenant.

The matter is still with the police.

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Official Trailer For ‘Dear Affy’ Movie Finally Released [WATCH HERE]

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All is set for a new kind of love experience this valentine as the trailer for the much-awaited romantic comedy, ‘Dear Affy’ is finally released.

The producers of ‘The Ghost and The Tout’ and ‘Seven and a Half Dates’ have now released the trailer for Dear Affy starring legendary and famous stars such as Kehinde Bankole, Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Ademoye, Hafiz Oyetoro, Chiwetalu Agu, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Ali Nuhu, Enyinna Nwigwe, and fast-rising star, Timini Egbuson.

‘Dear Affy’ is a romantic comedy with a lot of humor, passions, intrigue, ambition and power skirmishes. An amazing plot twist which tells the story of a beautiful career lady who is about to get married to the man of her dream who is on the verge of sealing millions of Naira worth of contract. However, he is faced with the devil and the deep blue sea as sealing the contract is hinged on him having an intimate affair with the female billionaire contractor by all means just a few weeks to his wedding.

The trailer was released today on the movie’s official social media account and all other channels as part of an effort towards building anticipation for the final cinema release date on Feb 14, 2020.

The director, Samuel Olatunji has hinted that people should prepare for an unforgettable experience across the theaters when the ‘Dear Affy’ is finally released.

Watch the official trailer below and leave your comments

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Dear Affy; New Character Posters Revealed As Movie Nears Premiere Date [PHOTOS]

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Dear Affy Poster

With just 25 days left to the premiere the much-anticipated movie ‘Dear affy’, Movie director, Samuel Olatunji is popularly known as ‘Bigsam’ has unveiled new character posters for the casts of the movie ‘Dear Affy’.’

The new posters which he described as ‘‘bedazzling and captivating in unique ways’’ were revealed through the ‘Dear Affy’s Instagram page on Tuesday, 21st of January 2020 and will immediately subsequently be up on all other social media platforms online.

Much to the excitement of fans and well-wishers of ‘dear affy”, the new posters will feature prominent casts and stars of the movie like the talented musician and entertainer, Teni entertainer, who recently received the award for the best new artist. The ‘billionaire song” crooner plays the role of ‘little angel’ in the movie, ‘dear affy’ much to the delight of her fans and supporters.

Also, the new posters feature famous classy acts like Toyin Abraham who recently got married last year to fellow actor Kola Ajeyemi. The ‘Alakada’ diva plays the role of ‘Temi the blogger’. Also featuring in the new posters is famed comedian and actor, Odunlade Adekola who plays the role of ‘Capo skillachi’.

Bigsam also added “The movie ‘dear affy’ is gradually shaping up to be one of the biggest movies of the year in the movie industry and I am proud of all movie casts and how they interpreted their various roles and as for these new posters, they are extremely pleasurable to the eyes and I expect everyone to be as thrilled and excited as I am about these posters! Everyone will love it!’’

Other exciting acts in the newly unveiled character posters include Bimbo Ademoye who plays the role of ‘Tochi’, Enyinna Nwigwe who plays the role of ‘Michael’ and is also one of the lead characters in the movie. Also, Kehinde Bankole who holds the major role features in the posters as ‘affy’

The movie will premiere on the 9th of February,2020 and will hit the cinemas and silver screens on the 14th of February 2020

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