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I Was Born To Be An Actress, Says Canada-Based Yetunde Adeyemi

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Yetunde Adeyemi is a Canada-based actress and movie producer.

She is also a beautician who makes other ladies look beautiful.

This stunning beauty is into make-up and Hair.

She spoke to Citypeople Magazine a few days back about her success story.

Below are excerpts.

Please introduce yourself to us and what you do for a living

My name is Yetunde Adeyemi “CEO” yetibae.beautymakeup

I was born to be an Actress

Am a beautician (eyebrow tech, makeup artist, hairstylist, and so on…)

How did acting start for you?

Felt like I was born with it … I started in my primary school … at the age of 12yrs whereby the school had to take us from one province to another to perform on stage …and I always felt awesome about entertaining people…

How long have you been acting?

Been into movie production since 2006 …15yrs

How challenging has it been sustaining your interest in acting abroad?

As an international producer, we struggle to get the development funding and also the cinema distributor, which is still healthy but different somehow …

Where were you born? Where did you grow up? Which schools did you attend?

I was born in Lagos, grew up in Lagos, spent my adult age in Abuja …

I attended a couple of primary schools…(federal government college ijanikin), I finished from a private school (Tedoa nursery school)

For my Secondary school, I attended Iludun Oro comprehensive high school in Kwara State …

I attended the University of Abuja.

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Made Kuti Releases New Single ‘No More Wars’

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Grammy nominee and Africa’s rising Afrobeat singer, Mádé Kuti, has released a new single entitled ‘No more wars’ via Partisan Records off his forthcoming album.

The single, which was composed, arranged, and authored by the young Mádé Kuti, was produced by GMK and Sodi Marciszewer, who recorded, mixed, or produced Fela’s last six albums.

Speaking on the release of ‘No more wars,’ Mádé says, “No More Wars is entirely about temper, control, and focus. It’s about experiences I’ve had that taught me to reflect intentionally before I react.”

Continuing, he said, “The lyrics are inspired by my father’s consistency in following his path despite dealing with an overwhelming amount of harsh, untrue, and deliberately cruel people inside and outside of his circle.”

The song features an impressive vocal performance from the multi-instrumentalist, who preaches the need to embrace peace and re-awakening of true values during trying times.

The young Kuti returns to the scene with the new single after the completion of the tour of the U.S. with his dad, Femi Kuti, and the Positive Force.

The record is coming after the success of ‘For‘e’ward, Mádé Kuti’s first album that was jointly released alongside his father’s album and titled Legacy+.

Mádé Kuti’s new music draws from a deep well and understanding of the insecurity and global wars and the Afrobeat storytelling tradition to fuse soulful Afrobeat chords, horns and voices in creating a unique sound that will be a hit among young and older Nigerians and international audiences alike.

With the release of this single and his forthcoming album, Mádé Kuti is set to once again remind Nigerians and his international audience of his lyrical prowess, vocal dexterity, and multi-instrumental abilities.

Over the years, this graduate of London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has been honing his musical prowess in the music industry – learning from his father and the legacies of his grandfather, Fela Anikulapo Kuti – before starting his Movement band to release his first album while still performing with his father’s Positive Force band.

“No more wars,” is now available on all streaming platforms

Praise for Mádé + ‘Legacy +’:

“Mádé Kuti is a one-man studio band…[he] merges the slow-simmering rhythm and implacable horn riffs of vintage Afrobeat with a looping, prismatic, multilayered production, doubling back toward psychedelia.” – New York Times


“Giddy and transcendent” – Paste

“With one listen through ‘Legacy +,’ it’s clear that the late Fela Kuti’s musical family tree remains both strong and fruitful.” – American Songwriter.

“A fresh take on the Afrobeat sound that Fela pioneered in the 1970s and ’80s. Made carries the torch for his family’s Black consciousness and activist politics.” – SPIN

“Throws Afrobeat to the future” – The Observer

“The dynasty continues” – Uncut (8/10)

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JUST IN: Kidnapped Nollywood Actors Regain Freedom

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Nollywood takes a sigh of relief as the kidnapped actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt.

Recall that PorscheClassy earlier reported that the duo were kidnapped.

The elated National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas announced their release by the abductors who were touched by the spirit of God to set them free and unharmed.

The Guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the victims.

On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during the trying period.

He urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all times.

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Again! Nigerians To Pay More On Calls, SMS And Data Services As FG Imposes Another 5% Tax

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The federal government has concluded plans to impose another five percent Excise Duty on all telecommunications services, including calls, SMS, and data services.

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance and national planning disclosed this at a stakeholders’ forum organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in Abuja on Thursday.

Ahmed said the decision was motivated by the federal government’s desperation to augment declining income from oil and gas.

“The issue of revenue is not something that need to be shy away from, our revenue can no longer take care of our needs as a country,” she said. “Also Nigeria is no longer making enough money in oil revenue hence the attention is shifting to non-oil revenue.”

Ms Ahmed, represented by Musa Umar, Assistant Director, Tax and Policy, urged stakeholders to support the implementation of the five per cent exercise duty on telecommunications services.

The minister defended the recently enacted tax by claiming that several African nations, including Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and others, have successfully tapped into this method of generating revenue.

She did however assure Nigerians, that the government is committed to implementing the regulation in a seamless manner that will not negatively impact Nigerians.

In response to the development, Engr Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, described the new tax regime as a strange move and unusual development.

He bemoaned that the newly imposed tax was a mishmash of 39 different taxes payable by the country’s telecom operators, implying that the new tax burden would be passed on to subscribers.

“It is a strange move, it appears a bit unusual. Excise duty is supposed to be apportioned to goods and products, but we are surprised this is on services,” he said.

“We currently pay a lot of taxes, running into 39 of them, so we can’t add more to the our existing burden. We won’t be able to absolve this on behalf of subscribers. The five per cent excise duty will be paid by the subscribers. It will collected by the operators on all voice and data services including OTT and remitted to the Nigerians Customs”, he added.

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