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OPEN LETTER: Dear Tonto Dikeh, Consider Licking Honey More Often To Deal With Your Bitterness — S. Faleye [MUST READ]

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Renowned American poet, singer and memoirist Maya Angelou, once etched these wise words about Bitterness;

“Bitterness is a Cancer – it eats up the host.
It doesn’t do anything to the object of it’s displeasure.”

When in 2006 you made a humbling entrant on the big Nigerian movie industry, you were received with expectations that your career held infinite promises, and you were going to be a significant reference point and success story to aspiring younger girls coming behind you. I must confess, you have disappointed a lot of us that believed you held promises, and you have beyond doubt faired extremely poorly too as a role model.

A simple fact check suggests that you have thrived more for internet sensationalism and controversies than you have at any point in your less than twenty years of career, that apparently held promises but which you murdered before it even took flight. Thanks to your apparent character stink.

You now reek of overt paranoia and covert bitterness, that you’ve now turned yourself into a butt of joke at bear palours, market square, campus hostels, amongst your colleagues, fans and Nigerians.

Like the proverbial insane person dancing in the market-square, where all onlookers are entertained watching on, but in real sense no one wishes to have the insane person as a relative.

Darling Tonto, people fall in and out of love everyday for numerous reasons including irreconcilable differences, incompatibility and mismatch. These things are part of life.

One lesson I consider pivotal for you to learn as a divorced single mum, is that, in cases of a fallout like this, rather than attacking your erstwhile partner, learn to confront issues.

You should be logically focused at underpinning circumstances that caused the rift between you two, rather than come to the public to demonize Olakunle Oladunni Churchill; while you try to smell like a rose. Healthy minds confronts situations; unhealthy, dysfunctional and bitter minds attack people.

Like you have been doing all along!

More often than not, you leave informed and deciphering minds like mine, wondering, if you assume that all internet-savvy Nigerians are as gullible and unintelligent as you’re (or as you’ve proven to be).

Actually, only your unsuspecting and uninformed fans scoop your lies without subjecting them to scrutiny.

Well, congratulations on your new relationship, and weldon with your acclaimed ‘celibacy’ too.

But really, if you have moved on like you try to make the world believe, why engage in a ‘reverse-psychology fight?’ When you come public, assassinating the personality of your ex-lover, by calling informing the world that he wasn’t man enough to pleasure a woman, it seem to me you’re deliberately attempting to discredit him, by making other women uninterested in him, thereby giving you a leeway to return to him when you deem fit.

Apparently, you haven’t gotten over Churchill!
He was a 40 seconds rider, a carrier of STIs, yet, you hung in, on the same penis for years, until things fell apart.

Howbeit, premature ejaculation isn’t even a terminal disease; if it were true he suffered that, he could get medical help after all. So, whatever it was you tried to achieve with that, was busted. Better luck next time.

You might also need to disembark from your disillusioned ivory tower, to realize that you were not worth anyone’s lies.

Your Ex-husband had a reputable family background, and it appeared, you were disillusioned thinking you could latch on that goodwill.

After Churchill lost his biological father about 22 years ago, he was raised into the esteemed gentleman he currently is today. It appeared upon realizing you turned out disappointed when you realized you couldn’t use the name ‘OBASANJO’ ; but your ex-husband was Olakunle Oladunni Churchill.

That didn’t sit down well with you! Realizing you might not be digging a goldmyne from the arrangement, you already started to show yourself a way out of the relationship.

The (only) existing Court Order over Andre’s custody; was dated 11th of October 2017 with suit no. FCT/CC/DU/CV/176/2017. The court ruled that all documents of your son must bear the surname of your ex-husband, Olakunle by right, while the international passport of your son must be kept in the bank, and must not be released except with written consent of both parent.
Yet, you fraudulently, go behind court orders to secure a new passport, with a change of name, with Andre bearing your surname.

You denied the father of your son access to his child, you also instructed his school not to give his father access to him.

Having done that, who would expect the man to keep paying for tuition of a child you have blocked him from seeing.

How would Churchill trust that if he kept sending you money for little Andre’s fees, you were not going to use his money to keep funding your glamorised lifestyle of drug abuse? Since you’re heavy on weed.

Recently, you sold a Toyota Prado belonging to your darling alleged ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ ex-husband, for 22million naira; why couldn’t you take Andre’s upkeep money from the pool.

You’re simply hypocritic.

Enough said already, it is just important you remember, that you can only protect three year old Andre from his father. When he stops being an infant years on, and he grows into an opinionated adult, he will know the truth about how you maligned his father from his childhood, thanks to your over bloated ego.

And all the venoms you have littered the social media space with, Andre will grow to see through the prowling deceit.

Bitterness is like taking a poison and hoping your enemy would die. Truth is end up hurting your own self. Actually, you don’t have an enemy in Churchill. The man has moved on, you should too.

And yes, you should consider honey on your diet menu lately, it helps deal with bitterness and you reek with it.

Best wishes

S.Faleye

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

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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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UBA Supports Creative Industry with REDTV’s New Series Assistant Madams [PHOTO]

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REDTV, the foremost lifestyle platform powered by the United Bank for Africa, has just launched its new and very much anticipated series, Assistant Madams. Creators of the hit series, The Men’s Club, REDTV has been engaging and providing opportunities for talented youths in the creative industry in Africa, since its inception.

The crème de la crème of the entertainment industry gathered at the prestigious and newly opened, Ebony Life Place in the bustling city of Lagos, to watch the premiere of Assistant madams. The story revolves around the life of three aspiring female Lagos socialites and their journey to ‘big girl’ status.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Producer of REDTV, Bola Atta said “REDTV was birthed by the United Bank for Africa, to support the creative industry in Nigeria and also across the African continent. For about four years now, we have been creating employment through entertainment. The potential revenue that can be generated in this industry is often underestimated and it is only in recent times that more people have had the courage to leave traditional professions and embrace the creatives. We want to encourage talented and creative professionals to pursue their dreams and to confidently feel that they are contributing to economic growth’.

‘The vision of UBA is to support entrepreneurship across Africa and through REDTV, the bank is connecting African talent to the world. REDTV will continue to harness these talents and to provide opportunities for those who wish to pursue careers in the creative industry’ Atta said.

Also speaking at the launch of Assistant madams, Co-producer and director, Tola Odunsi and Akins Akinkugbe expressed their delight at the reception which the new series is receiving. ’’We are pleased to partner with UBA and REDTV to create top-quality content and jobs. Assistant madams alone employed over 120 people during the filming of the series and this is significant’.

In attendance at the event, were Chris Ubosi, Mo Abudu, veteran photographer Kelechi Amadi Obi, Sola Sobowole, Patrick Doyle, Noble Igwe, Juliet Ibrahim, Toke Makinwa, Uru Eke, Obi Asika, Koye Sowemimo, Debola Williams, Sharon Ooja, Bollylomo, Funke Babs Kufreji, Obi Asika, Bisola Aiyeola, Osas Ighodaro, Tana Adelana, Sophie Alakija, Taymesan Emmanuel, Ayo Ayoola, Efa Iwara, and many noteworthy entertainers.

Assistant Madams will premiere on Youtube @itsredtv on January 15, 2020.

REDTV is a fast-paced lifestyle channel that puts Africa on the global stage. Proudly powered by the United Bank for Africa, the network is an entertainment platform with rich content that features the very best of Africa.

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Alaafin To Kwam 1: You Can No Longer Prostrate For Kings Who Club, Drink In Public Places, Smokes; They Don’t Deserve Respect

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Yoruba kings and chiefs who indulge in clubbing, smoking, drinking and other untoward behaviour are not worthy of honour and any respect, says the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Oba Adeyemi spoke in Oyo town on Monday during the installation of Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, as the Mayegun of Yorubaland.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the event. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, were also present on the occasion. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by Babafemi Ojudu.

Responding to reports in social media credited to him as saying that after Wasiu’s coronation, he was not expected to prostrate before some kings in the land, the Alaafin said, “I did not mean that he should disrespect the royal fathers.

“He understands the culture and I am not saying that he should disrespect the culture. But kings who go about clubbing and drinking do not deserve any respect.”

Turning to Wasiu, the monarch said, “Accord deserving honour and respect to kings; they are custodians of culture. But there are kings that are not worthy of honour and respect.”

On why the musician was chosen for the title, the oba said it was time Yoruba people honoured those who had distinguished themselves in their callings.

He said gone were the days when Yoruba people were silent about the exploits of their own while they were being honoured in other areas.

He made reference to the likes of IK Dairo and Haruna Ishola who died without being properly honoured.

Oba Adeyemi said, “As we all know, there are three tiers of government. We have the executive, the judiciary and the legislature. The media is regarded as the fourth estate of the realm, and musicians are a vital part of the media.

“Through music, some of them criticised the government’s excesses. A king who wants progress for his people should listen to good words of music that are deliberately picked to correct societal problems. I looked around and acknowledged the efforts of some of our musicians who are not just singing for the sake of it.

“For a long time, I have been documenting some of the works of our good musicians in Yorubaland. IK Dairo of blessed memory was honoured in the United Kingdom many years ago. Then, Sunny Ade was discovered. They called him King of Juju music. What we have done is to discover our own talents. The music of Wasiu is philosophical. It is time we honoured our own.

“I did not mean that Wasiu will not respect our culture after being installed. He will honour our kings but will not prostrate before kings who are ignoble. A king should not be drinking (alcohol) at clubs and in public places, and a king should not smoke.

“We have been on the issue of the Mayegun for the past 11 years. Today, the Mayegun has been installed. His duty is to ensure that things go well and right and excesses should be addressed.

Wasiu said his installation meant additional responsibility for him.

He said, “I give thanks to God Almighty for deeming me fit. I thank Kabiyesi Alaafin and all our royal fathers for supporting me on this occasion. The responsibility that I am given is about the unity of Yoruba.

“The music part of me is on one side while the Mayegun part of me is on another. Henceforth, I stand for the interest of the Yoruba nation.

“Eleven years ago when Kabiyesi first muted the idea of installing me, he sent me back midway apparently so that I could go for more tutelage. He sent me to learn about more life. I am better off today. I stand before everybody today and assure you of my readiness to play my role diligently.”

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