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Veteran Actress Orisabunmi Dies At 60

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Veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, is dead.

The news of her demise was broken by the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Baba Latin.

According to Baba Latin, the late Orisabunmi died on late Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

She was aged 60.

Her death came four months after the demise of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu popularly called Aworo, under whose tutelage she rose to prominence in the film industry.

Another senior TAMPAN member Tunde Ola-Yusuff also announced the death in a Facebook post.

“She left without goodbye. The sudden death of Mrs. Folake Aremu (ORISABUNMI) has been announced.

“Really a shock on everyone. Iya Oosa, may God rest your Soul among the righteous,” Ola Yusuff wrote.

Born on October 10, 1960, in Ilu Ola, Kwara State, she became popular in the 80s TV series Arelu starring her husband and others like Fadeyi Oloro.

Jimoh and Folake Aliu had a very rocky marriage.

The two were separated long before Aworo died in September 2020.

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Gospel Singer Sammie Okposo Apologizes Publicly, Suspends Self From Ministry Over Infidelity

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Sammie Okposo, a popular gospel singer, apologized publicly to his wife, Ozioma, and his fans on Tuesday after admitting to cheating on her.

The Wellu Wellu master, as he is affectionately known, turned to Instagram to explain that he was in an intimate connection with another woman when he traveled to the United States.

He wrote, “Dear Friends, I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know that this is the right thing to do.

“On my recent trip to the USA (Late 2021), I got intimately involved with a lady, knowing that this was not appropriate as a married man and a minister of the gospel. I am ashamed and regret my actions as it has caused a lot of pain to my dear wife, Ozioma, my family, and I.

“As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking His forgiveness, I am suspending myself from all ministry work until full restoration as this is what is proper and what I know I owe God and His people.

“To my wife, Ozioma, I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you.

“Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgment is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day forth.

“I want to take this moment and apologize to all fathers and mothers of the Faith and ministers of the Gospel for my behavior and moral failure.

“I won’t be here if not for your investment and belief in what God has called me to do. I sincerely apologize for this embarrassing situation.

“To all that have been a part of my ministry, followed my ministry, or know me personally, I am truly sorry for disappointing you.

“I regret any pain or disappointment that this news of my moral failure and poor judgment may cause you and I am truly sorry for disappointing you.

“I humbly ask that you continue to pray for me.”

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All Set For HighPoint Event Centre Opening – Omolara Adebiyi (C.E.O)

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A new date has been fixed for the opening of the latest super event center in Lagos: HighPoint. With Thursday, February 3 2022 confirmed as the D-day, the opening of the HighPoint Event Center will be nothing but spectacularly grand.

The brains behind HighPoint, Mrs. Omolara Adebiyi intends to give the guests something to think and talk about as 2022 unfolds. Thus, with her status as HighPoint CEO, her colorful achievements will be matched with the colorful event in which her relatives, friends, business associates, and admirers can clink a glass or two in her honor.

Mrs. Omolara Adebiyi CEO HighPoint Event Centre

Lest the public assumes that HighPoint is like every other event center in Lagos, a trip to the heart-beat of Lagos, Alausa in Ikeja should wind down any such erroneous assumption. Omolara established HighPoint over an enormous stretch of land that is estimated at 10,000 square meters. Inside this superb piece of real estate are features that can send the mind into a trance. These include two fitly framed floors that can accommodate a total of 3,000 individuals, For the capacity, Banquet style is 1000, while theatre style is 2000.

HighPoint’s VIP lounge is something else that stretches the natural limits of the eye. The 18 single-bed rooms can only be described as Dubai-level luxurious. And how does one describe the 2-bedroom suites for lodging and accommodation or the 500-vehicle car park with its air-tight security? Indeed, HighPoint as a masterpiece is set to change the face of event centers in the city of aquatic splendor. It is a testament of class, pristine and exquisitely polished.

HighPoint Event Center

Really, the building emphasizes without much effort the sheer tastefulness of the owner. The attention to detail that characterizes the structure is excellent. Irrefutably, both the interior and exterior decor were carefully chosen and planned with flawless finesse.

All of these will be showcased to the event guests come the third of February. Naturally, the lucky guests are expected to delightedly help Omolara inaugurate the next-level edifice, laying the foundation for future copies from peers.

With the introduction of HighPoint, it is now clear that Omolara’s ceiling of vision and achievements is farther than the azure sky. She continues to distinguish herself as an industrious woman of substance, accomplished industrialist, and entrepreneur par excellence.

As a virtuous woman, Omolara will always find reasons to add more to her husband’s high-flying fortunes. She will continue to take great steps in this dimension, especially when her husband is widely acknowledged as being in the vanguard of great achievers and pioneers in Nigeria.

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Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Others Nominated For 2022 NAACP Award

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Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage, Kidi, and Omah Lay were on Tuesday night nominated for the NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding International Song category, organized by the National Association for Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP).

Wizkid received a nomination for his song “Essence,” which features Tems and Justin Bieber, and Fireboy DML received a nomination for his smash song “Peru.”

Tiwa Savage was nominated for her song “Somebody’s Son,” which features Brandy, while Kidi and Omah Lay were nominated for their songs “Touch it” and “Understand,” respectively.

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards honor exceptional achievements and performances by persons of color in film, television, streaming, music, literature, and podcasts across more than 80 categories.

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday in a virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel, hosted by actress Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor, Marcus Scribner, and singer Tinashe.

The winners will be announced during the two-hour live television special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards winner, Anthony Anderson, airing on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET.

Netflix leads nominations across motion picture and television plus streaming categories while  Insecure received the most nominations in the television plus streaming categories.

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