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Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun, Akande preview Bola Tinubu’s biopic, ‘Last Man Standing’

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s close allies, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Ogun State counterpart, Governor Dapo Abiodun, have previewed Seun Oloketuyi’s latest biopic, Last Man Standing.

On Thursday, March 17, a select number of Asiwaju Tinubu’s associates were hosted to a private screening of the biopic in Abuja.

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Speaking on the event, Oloketuyi explained that the private screening was not part of the original plan.

“We had planned to simply hold a premiere at the end of March, but a lot of things informed this private screening. First was the fact that people were talking about the movie a lot and both cast and crew were worried over misinterpretation, misrepresentation or could even be maligned before it was made public. We also needed to be sure that we had gotten things right. Based on the remarks I got from Asiwaju’s close associates, people who know him well, have worked with him, and can tell you facts about his life, I think we have done a good thing that we can be proud of.”

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He added that “As I said before, the movie is not a political material but a record of facts in history. I think people are getting tired of watching only feel-good movies, drama, comedy, and other genres. As an industry, we are now waking up to our responsibilities as gatekeepers of history like the bards of old.”

‘Last Man Standing’ is directed by Tunde Laoye and features Lateef Adedimeji, Gbenga Adeyinka, Jide Kosoko, Madam Kofo, Shushu Abubakar, Sam Olatunji, and many others.

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Yoruba Actor Muka Ray Becomes SSA on Culture & Tourism to Kwara State Gov Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

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Veteran Yoruba actor Muka Ray has landed a political role with the Kwara state government led by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak Muka Ray, an indigene of Kwara state, bagged an appointment as the Senior Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism The actor, who hails from Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara state, is popular for his roles in a number of Yoruba movies.

Popular Yoruba actor Eyiwumi Muka Aramide better known as Muka Ray, has been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism in Kwara state by Governor Abdulrahman Abddulrazaq. The state government made this public through a statement on its official Twitter account.

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Muka Ray, a native of Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara state, has joined the list of Nollywood actors who have bagged political appointments.

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2023: Actor, Nkem Owoh breaks silence on claims he rejected N10 million to endorse Tinubu

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh also known as Osuofia, has broken his silence on viral claim that he rejected N10 million to support the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the 2023 general elections.

News spread like wild fire over the weekend that the thespian allegedly rejected the offer and said N10 million cannot buy his endorsement because 2023 is very critical for the collective good of all Nigerians.

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It was alleged that Osuofia was initially offered the “usual N5 million” to endorse the presidential aspirant but he turned it down. They then doubled the offer but he still rejected it.

Shortly after the alleged report surfaced online, several Nollywood stars including Zack Orji, Benedict Johnson and others came out to endorse Tinubu as their choice candidate.

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Well, Sahara Reporters reached out to Nkem Owoh to confirm or deny the claims he rejected N10 million but the actor refused to comment on the issue.

“I don’t want to confirm it, I am not interested in politics,” he told the news outfit on Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, days after veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Orji, declared support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, netizens have dug out an old video of him asking that the 2023 presidency be zoned out to South-East. Watch here

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Funke Akindele: A valuable addition to Lagos PDP Guber race

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The candidate of People’s Democratic Party for Lagos West Senatorial District, Otunba Segun Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, has stated that the party’s choice of deputy gubernatorial candidate, Funke Akindele, is a valuable addition to the party’s ambition to occupy Alausa in 2023.

Recall that Nollytrailers reports how the Nollywood actress and successful movie producer emerged the running mate to opposition party’s flagbearer in Lagos, Dr. Olajide Adediran

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In the profiling authored by the former Action Democratic Party (ADP) gubernatorial candidate in Ekiti and made available to Nollytrailers, the choice of Akindele is already making the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, uncomfortable.

“Funke Akindele is a renowned filmmaker, philanthropist, entrepreneur, youths/women advocate and a lawyer. The 44 year old Ikorodu-born lawyer has for almost two decades provided job opportunities for thousands of Nigerians and discovered many talents through her creative enterprise. She remains a shining light to many young women aspiring to shatter the proverbial glass ceiling despite the societal biases and encumbrances.

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“The creative prodigy popularly known as Jenifa, due to her role in her famous epic production, Omo Ghetto, presides over a multi-million film production company that has become the toast of many super brands in the country. Sitting atop an international brand despite starting as a nobody speaks volume of her innate ability to make success out of every venture she goes into.

“Her over 20 million followers in the social media space is a staggering number. It is safe to say not all will like her but she remains a role model to many who truly appreciate her journey to success and the persona she projects to the world. She is, no doubt, a lady to reckon with,” he wrote.

Otunba Adewale revealed he exhibited some reservations about her candidature initially but was later convinced Jandor couldn’t have had a better running mate.

“I initially had my doubts regarding Funke’s choice as a deputy but later realized it was a huge addition in terms of Funke’s pedigree, steely resolve and innate ability hidden behind the camera. Like many of our youths today whose potentials remain latent until they are called to assume the mantle of leadership, my knowledge of Funke Akindele’s other outstanding qualities was non existent until I interacted with her at close quarters.

“Funke’s involvement as a deputy may not yield 1m votes of the 20 million followers she has within the cyberspace but even a meager 0.1 or 0.2% will bring additional 20k or 40k votes and I do trust her huge followership on social media will generate publicity and facilitate positive engagements towards the actualisation of Jandor’s Gubernatorial ambition.

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“Funke Akindele may have joined partisan politics recently but she remains a very popular personality. Just imagine how her joining the PDP has put the party’s quest to win Lagos in 2023 in the front burner of national discourse across social media and traditional news platforms.

“Jandor/Akindele ticket is already sending shivers down the spines of the APC. It is a potent and surefire combo capable of defeating the APC in next year’s Guber election,” he concluded.

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