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I Met Baba Ijesha In 2008, He Tried To Date Me But I Turned Him Down, Princess Tells Court

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Comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, on Monday, narrated how she met embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in the Ikeja area on Monday.

According to Princess, she met Baba Ijesha in 2008 at an event and the two decided to start making comedy skits together.

The comedienne also claimed Baba Ijesha wooed her in the process of their work relationship but she rejected his proposal.

Princess said she got close to the actor afterward, especially after her marriage crashed around 2013.

The comedienne claimed she invested in Baba Ijesha’s education and the actor visited her at home thereafter.

Baba Ijesha, actress Iyabo Ojo, amongst others were in court as Princess further narrated the allegation of child molestation against the actor before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

Baba Ijesha was yet to speak as of the time of filing this report. He was represented by Babatunde Ogala SAN, amongst others while the prosecutor, the Lagos State Government, was represented by Olayinka Adeyemi.

Baba Ijesha has been in the eye of the storm since April 22, 2021, when the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of Princess.

The actor, who is being tried by Justice Taiwo over charges bothering on rape, sexual assault, and abuse of a minor, was granted bail on the ground that it was his fundamental human rights.

The actor was charged on six counts of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault, which contravene sections 259, 135, and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, as well as 135, 263, and 262 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The court subsequently granted Baba Ijesha bail on June 24, 2021.

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Metronwews At 10: Otuba Femi Davis To Shutdown Lagos With A 3-In-1 Event

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A seasoned journalist and publisher of Metronews magazine, Otunba Femi Davies, has promised that the highly frenzied 10th anniversary of the news platform, which is billed for October 10, 2022 at the prestigious Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja GRA in Lagos, will be an evening that would echo for a long time in the Nigerian media and entertainment industries.

In a statement signed and made available to the media by the media juggernaut, a committee of industry brilliant minds has been working tirelessly in ensuring that the three-in-one event is befitting of the reputation of the Metronews brand.

While mentioning events lined up for the evening, the organisers hinted that a new movie by the publisher would be premiered. In addition, a special edition of Metronews print copy, planned to be a frequent publication of societies’ movers and shakers, would be unveiled.

“Aside from all these, not less than 35 Metronews Special Recognition Awards for the Decade would be given out that night to celebrate brands and accomplished individuals across different sectors for their excellence and consistency,” Otunba Davies stated.

Multiple award winning Otunba Olufemi Davies is a respected journalist of many years and is always looking for ways to impact excellent and consistent practice most relevant to the future of the Nigeria’s media industry.

He is a well-sort after PR consultant, publicist and brand manager with an outstanding career that has spanned over two decades. Otunba Davies has helped major Nigerian and multinational brands and organisations including politicians take charge of their narratives and sailed through the storming waters of crisis communications.

As an industry veteran, Otunba Davies has trained and groomed several proteges who have gone on to become major assets to the media industry. He is reckoned with as the crown prince of softsell with his imprint visible in the practice of several professionals who have passed through his mentorship programme or worked and served in one of his several major projects or business undertakings.

Otunba Femi Davies is a journalist per excellence, brand communicator extra-ordinaire, movie producer, artiste manager, actor, entertainer and people builder, who has made tremendous impact in the society through his work in the Nigerian media industry as a social networker.

He is a Rotarian, the president of the Society of Digital Newspaper Owners of Nigeria (SDNON) and a director at Dux 94.7FM, a fast growing radio broadcasting outfit founded by Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku.

A man with several chieftaincy titles like Otunba Gbobaniyi of Arigidi-Akoko and Bobajiro of Iwoye-Ketu, FM, as he is fondly called, is also a director at Afrika Konnekt News Network presided by the American-based Ayo Sogbuyi.

Metronews’ 10th year anniversary promises to be a night to look forward to.

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DJ Jimmy Jatt Narrates Experience After Successful Kidney Transplant [VIDEO]

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It was a celebration galore after Eedris Abdulkareem a few weeks ago, another music veteran underwent a kidney transplant.

“The Lakreem Entertainment Inc. boss has recently been diagnosed with kidney failure and has been undergoing dialysis since the detection at a reputable hospital here in Lagos, Nigeria,” part of the statement released by his management read.

According to the music star’s team, his wife was the donor.

Again, Nigerian veteran disc jockey, Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu popularly known as Jimmy Jatt, has disclosed that he has had a successful kidney transplant.

The popular disc jockey made this known via his Instagram page on Friday, September 16, 2022, while showcasing a video of his journey through the surgery. The disc jockeys surgery was done at a Nigerian hospital.

According to the doctor who narrated the video, the disc jockey was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and needed a transplant.

He was, however, convinced to carry out the surgery in Nigeria after he initially opted for an operation in the United States of America.

DJ Jimmy Jatt revealed that he was happy that the surgery was a success and a chance at life for a second time.

“For me I’m excited. I’m happy I have a second chance at life. That is the most important thing to me. What will happen after, I think God will guide us,” he said.

The veteran said he is ready to go on any social media platform to spread the gospel about kidney diseases and their treatments.

I want to be the face of the survival of kidney disease. I have been through it,” he said.

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Lancelot Imaseun’s Comeback Movie, Gbege, Gets Oct. 7 Release Date

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  • Makes powerful cinema return with Gbege

The audacious movie producer and actor, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, made a big comeback to the cinema with the release of Gbege.

Known for his love for cultural preservation and projection in his works, Imaseun was able to creatively infuse tradition in his new film that would be released on October 7, 2022 in cinemas near you.

Gbege is a story of a troubled man, whose father died while he’s serving a life imprisonment. All he wants is a chance of release to perform his father’s burial rite, but the law is no respecter of tradition.

According to the award winning producer and master storyteller, the twists in the storyline are so captivating, moviegoers are assured a worthy time at the cinemas.

Gbege parades some top Nigerian thespians like Jide Kosoko, Ebele Okaro, Sam Dede, Mercy Aigbe and Ini Edo.

Others include Zubby, Sanni Muaizu, Charles Inojie, Harry B, Broda Shaggi, Nosa Rex, Junior Pope, Angela Equeavoen and so on.

Imaseun, who also doubles as a director, has worked in the film industry since 1995 and his films feature unexplored aspects of the African experience including tribalism, witchcraft, crime, poverty, religion, and folk beliefs.

In 2008 a Canadian documentary Nollywood Babylon co-directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, and produced by AM Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada in association with the Documentary Channel, followed Imasuen while he was shooting his 157th film Bent Arrows.

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