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Nollywood star, Jaiye Kuti Becomes ‘HOPE By Kiki Okewale’ Fashion Brand Ambassador

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Seasoned Nollywood actress, Jaiye Kuti has just been announced as the new face of HOPE By Kiki Okewale, a thriving Lagos fashion brand.

Jaiye, one of the most sought after in the Nollywood industry, who recently showcased as one of the brand ambassadors of a popular dairy product, has taken to her Instagram page to share the exciting news of her fresh endorsement deal with friends and fans.

Announcing the deal via her handle @jaiyeola_monje, the actress said: “It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the face of HOPE By Kiki Okewale @hopebykikiokewale Fashion Brand. I am absolutely thrilled to be associated with this fast-rising and leading performance fashion brand. My people, let’s show her how it’s done.”

The HOPE Fashion Brand has 3 units —HOPE By Kiki Okewale for fabrics; KO Ready To Wear for party/evening and casual dresses and lastly, Bling By Kiki for jewelry, shoes, and purses/clutch bags.

With nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, the swashbuckling accomplished thespian is expected to use her clout as a notable influencer to push all HOPE brands and help the brands connect with its customers on a more personal level.

As its brand ambassador, Jaiye is also expected to raise awareness for the HOPE new designs through activities like wearing its clothes, attending fashion shows, or through other promotions either in person or via social media.

Speaking on the deal, style icon, and HOPE Brand CEO, Mrs. Kiki Okewale, said: “We are so excited to have my beautiful big sister, Jaiye Kuti on board as the face of our fast-growing fashion brand. By this relationship, we already feel the grace of God upon her life and it will be mutually beneficial.”

For the Ilaro, Ogun State-born crossover actress, she made her acting debut in 2002 via a TV series, ‘Laff Pattern’. She has gone to feature in several other full-length movies and hit soaps including ‘Everyday People’, ‘One Love’, ‘Face to Face’ and presently running series, ‘Borokini’.

Jaiye is also a producer and businesswoman. She is the Chief Executive Officer at Jaylex Aesthetic Production, a company that specializes in film, television, and video production.

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‘‘Forget Social Media, I Respect Her A Lot, We Talk’, Toyin Abraham Speaks On Alleged ‘Beef’ With Funke Akindele

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Contrary to the belief of some people that there is a ‘silent beef’ borne out of a battle of supremacy between Nollywood heavyweights, Funke Akindele-Bello and Toyin Abraham, the latter has cleared the air, stating that Akindele-Bello is her senior colleague and she looks up to her.

In a radio interview, Abraham noted that Akindele-Bello is one of the few people in the Nigerian movie industry that she looks up to and respects a lot. She stated that whenever she sees her in public, she kneels down to greet her as a sign of respect.

Abraham said, “She is my senior colleague and she is someone I respect a lot; so, I do not know what people are talking about, trust me. She is one of the few people I look up to. Sometimes, people do not understand that we are colleagues and not family. So, you cannot be talking to all your colleagues. We talk, we follow each other.

“If I see her, I will kneel down and say, ‘Aunty Funke se wa okay,’ (meaning Aunty Funke are you okay?). A lot of people do not understand that we are working in the same space; we do not have to be close friends. When we see ourselves we greet each other. Forget social media, trust me.”

The filmmaker is clearing the air shortly after her friend and colleague, Iyabo Ojo, made claims that Akindele-Bello paid a movie review platform to rubbish Abraham’s recent movie, The Ghost and The Tout Too.

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REVEALED: How Davido’s Personal Photographer Died Today In Lekki

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Davido’s official photographer Fortunate Umunname Peter aka Fortune is dead.

He died three months after the hit maker’s close friend and associate, Habeeb Ademola Uthman aka Obama DMW passed on.

Davido had also lost his bodyguard of six years, Ogbeide Tijani Olamilekan (Teejay) in 2020.

In 2017, Davido lost two friends and team members, Tagbo and DJ Olu.

According to reports, Fortune was invited to a video shoot location at a private beach In Tarkwabay for a video shoot where he was supposed to take the footage from the shoot.

On their way to the shoot, the boat conveying him and the rest crew capsized.

According to a close source, “it was a location for a video shoot and they were already in high spirit before the boat they rented to convey them capsized due to the waves on the sea.”

Fortune should have survived like many people did on the boat but he was not wearing a live jacket that’s why he drowned when the boat capsized. Before the rescue team arrived at the scene, he has drowned drinking lots of water”. It was a scary scene as his death is on the list of those around Davido who has lost their lives in the past 4 years.

“It’s a shocking situation coming after the 30BG crew are yet to recover from Obama 44’s death few months ago. We pray and comfort with his family because he is the breadwinner of his family and he is a jolly good fellow.” the source further added.

 

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King Sunny Ade’s Wife, Ex-Lagos Lawmaker, Ajoke Adegeye, Dies On His 75th Birthday Eve

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Juju music legend, King Sunny Ade, has lost his wife of 43 years.

Hon. Risikat Adegeye, 62, was a former member of the Lagos State house of assembly representing Amuwo-Odofin.

The beautiful Lagos politician died a day before her husband’s 75th birthday. The music maestro was born on September 22, 1946.

Hon. Adegeye’s love for Sunny Ade’s music dates back to the ’70s. She was first attracted to Sunny Ade’s music while in Form 3 in secondary school. That year, Sunny released a hit, ‘Oro To Nlo’, in response to the public’s rumour of his fight with then main ‘rival’, Ebenezer Obey.

When KSA clocked 70 years old in 2016, Alhaja Risikat organized a big bash to honour him and celebrate their love.

It was at that event she reportedly promised to throw even bigger ones for her husband both at 75 and at 80.

Unfortunately, this dream would not be coming to fruition.

The deceased who was also a former Chairmanship Aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday.

Adegeye, a devoted and loyal party member of the APC, died after a brief sickness.

As of press time, the cause of her death was unknown. A source, however, opined that the death could have been as a result of cancer which the deceased had battled for a long time before she succumbed finally to death.

However, Mr George Folarin Olawande confirmed the death on behalf of the family in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement read in part: “We wish to formally inform, friends, well-wishers, political associates, and the general public that Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye passed on after a brief illness during the early hours of Tuesday, 21st September 2021.

“Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye was an Honourable Member in the 6th Assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

“She will be greatly missed not only by her immediate family but also by her political associates and followers. Further information in respect to her burial ceremony will be announced later after extensive consultations with the family.

“Thank you as we pray that she continues to rest peacefully and eternally with the Almighty God.”

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