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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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Glitz and Glamour At The All Colour Awards 2019

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It was colourful event with glitz and glamour at the just concluded exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA), an event-project to honour and recognize leadership in different sectors in Nigeria from the stable of Kanbitoons Company which took place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Abelinis Hub, located at No. 1, Erinola Salako Street, Behind Excellence Hotel, Ogba Lagos, Nigeria.

The talk of the town award ceremony made in grand style was witnessed by who-is-who in different sectors.

Those who should know disclosed that it was not just to organize an award but a memorable event that will surely help the recipients/winners gain strong recognition and consumer empathy.

The laudable event- All Colour Awards with limitless imagination and bold execution to foster unity and positioned to soar winners beyond known boundaries is definitely an event in December to remember right from the colourful red carpet anchored by Ajoke Oseni, the new queen on the red carpet to beat and copy.

No doubt All Colour Awards (ACA) took the centre stage as a spectacular event for all tradition, all costumes and all glamour in grand style with a great performance from the reputable hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Dammy.

The recipients/winners at the exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA 2019) are;

 

  • Sifax Group

Best Indigenous Conglomerate Brand of the Year.

  • Creativexone Limited

Brand Management Advertising Agency of the Year.

  • Wall & Ace Legal Practitioners

Most Outstanding Law Firm on Regulatory and Contractual Legal Issues of the Year.

  • Zebra Insurance Brokers Limited

Most Resourceful Insurance Broker of the Year.

  • 12 Baskets Foods Limited

Best Innovative Finger Foods Brands of the Year.

  • Abelinis Limited

Best Innovative Event-Marketing Company of the Year.

  • Brand Vision Media Limited

Best Creative Branding & Printing Company of the Year.

  • Z-Edge Consulting

Most Innovative Consulting Service Provider of the Year.

  • Samson Adewale (Mr. Miracle)

Best Afro Rock Musician In Diaspora of the Year.

  • The Architects Place Limited

Best Architectural Design & Construction Company of the Year

  • Laffmatazz

Most Outstanding Comedy Brand of the Year.

  • Pele Adesoji Clement

Most Outstanding Business Personality of the Year.

  • Olatokunbo Foundation

Most Outstanding Humanitarian Foundation of the Year.

  • Adedeji Michael Ademola

Best Use of Educational Technology Initiative of the Year.

  • Eye Candy Innovative Concepts

Best Innovative Ushering & Event Management Brand of the Year.

The creator of the All Colour Awards Kanbi Owolabi is very thankful and appreciates the reputable individuals, brands and organizations that made the event a huge success and he looks ahead to a bigger and better edition in 2020.

 

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Kano Govt Officially Accepts BON Awards Hosting Right, As Peugeot, Max Air and LaCasera Declares Support [PHOTOS]

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The executive governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, officially unveiled the right to host 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards.

The event, which took place at the government house, witnessed the presence of notable members of the Kano State government.

The governor, during the presentation of the certificate to him by the Chief Executive of Officer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, said, “We’re are excited that Best of Nollywood is taking here and this is history in the making for the good people of Kano State.”

Ganduje also used the opportunity to welcome the industry players to Kano State while promising them a peaceful and enjoyable stay.

The city of Kano State will be agog on December 14, 2019, as crème de la crème of the make-believe industry will storm the state for the 2019 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards.

In a related development, the makers of the luxury car brand, Peugeot, among others, has also thrown its weight behind the awards.

The French automotive manufacturer will be joining the likes of Max Air, LaCasera and others.

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Instagram Celebrity Mompha Arrives Court Ahead of His Arraignment By EFCC For ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’

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Popular internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha has arrived at the Lagos Federal High Court, ahead of his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mompha is expected to be arraigned on a 14 counts charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering.

EFCC had arrested Mompha for alleged internet fraud and money laundering recently at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The anti-graft agency made the disclosure in a series of tweets titled: “Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha.

Following the declaration in his arraignment, Mompha had on Thursday dragged EFCC before a High Court in Lagos State

Mompha instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit against EFCC for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days without charging him to court.

In the suit filed by his lawyers, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, the businessman is demanding the sum of N5m as damages from the anti-graft agency.

The self-acclaimed Bureau-De-Change operator also sought a court order directing the EFCC to release him unconditionally forthwith from its custody.

Mompha is seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining EFCC or any person whatsoever acting for or on behalf of the agency from arresting and detaining him in relation to the subject of the suit without recourse to due process of law.

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