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Ajirebi gets ambassadorial deal, car, land gifts

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Popular Nollywood actor, Kayode Olasehinde popularly known as Ajirebi on Tuesday got gifts of a car and plot of land from from a TV reporter turned estate developer, Dr Babatunde Adeyemo, the Chief Executive Officer, Pelican Estate.

Ajirebi who is also known as Pa James in the weekly comic relief series Papa Ajasco was also appointed the company’s brand ambassador.

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The gift of car and land was part of activities to mark Adeyemo’s 43rd birthday which he celebrated with fun and ecstasy with his colleagues at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) mosque where prayers were offered to Allah on behalf of the celebrant and his family.

Adeyemo who facilitated the building of the Mosque with assistance from Muslim brothers and sisters was full of praises to Almighty Allah for the grace to complete the building in spite of paucity of funds and low response from those called on to assist with the building.

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He said saw as the building as challenge that must be completed at a record time when he was appointed as the Chairman of the building committee.

His words ‘We did fundraising for the mosque, we were able to realize about N300,000, with Allah’s assistance, we had to put it on our shoulder by adding the balance of over Three million Naira to ensure that we delivered as promised.

He called on politicians and well to do individuals to take issues of masses welfare as a priority, saying that the situation in the country calls for people to be their brothers keeper.

At the Pelican Valley venue of the reception, the CEO, Pelican Estate, Dr Adeyemo gave out the branded car with a value of #4.5m to the Pelican brand Ambassador, Pa Kayode Samuel Olasehinde, a.k.a Pa James

Apart from the car gift, a plot of land worth three million naira was also added for Ajirebi or who attended the ceremony with his wife and son.

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The elated brand Ambassador speaking with Our reporter thanked Dr Adeyemo for the kind gesture.

He said the celebrant has brought enormous value to real estate business in Nigeria and had also impacted positively on his live.

Guests were hilarious as they were treated to both local and foreign dishes with highly priced wine and assorted drinks.

The celebrant, who was visibly elated, thanked God for sustaining him in the last 43 years.

He said, “For 43 years, God has been molding and reconstructing me. He encouraged me to be the man I am today”.

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“Today is highly symbolic for me, the mosque is so synonymous and the most important for me. As pelican is, we are known for doing whatever we say, and today that’s why we made the prayer at the mosque.

“The landscape in Pelican is something that you cannot see anywhere. Pa Ajirebi is an humble man and someone that is not really after money.

“I am doing this business not for money. You can’t see real estate company in this kind of difficult terrain, but God has used us to turn a rejected stone to a corner stone at Pellican-Valley

“We are not just here to make money we are in real estate to make the difference. As you see our landscape is extraordinary.

“Baba Ajirebi is humble. To me, humility is everything I don’t believe in advertising and land is not something that you are supposed to be advertising.

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“We don’t do adverts, all my clients are my Ambassador. Everyone that has ever bought plots in Pelican Valley advertises for me.

“Pelican brief is our newest baby, we have over 1000 Nigerians in diaspora who had already subscribed to it.

“Pelican brief is where we want to ignite a smart city.By September 11, we will be launching Pelican’s Ecostay Apartments and our farm Estate, The Pelican’s Greenish acres. The pre launch sales is on already and trust me, we are almost sold out on the new products.

The celebration, was graced by members of the real estate business in the Gateway State, men of the pen profession, friends and family members.

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We Started Nollycasting For Anyone Who Wants Be in Nollywood – Stephanie Linus

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Celebrated Nollywood star Stephanie Linus who is currently in the United States of America said she started her popular casting website, Nollycasting first to open doors for anyone who wants to become a successful actor and actress in Nollywood and also act in international movies.

“So anyone who wants to make it in acting like me, can have direct access to me and other top actors and directors in Nollywood without falling into the wrong hands of charlatans in the Nigerian film industry. And Nollycasting has been attracting casting directors from Hollywood and other film industries like Sky Italia came to Nollycasting for a young upcoming actress in Nollywood Onyinye and she went to Rome to act in a big crime thriller.”

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The young Nollywood actress, Onyinye Odokoro said:

“i had registered on Nolly Casting. I have been registered on there for like two years and had done two short films for Stephanie Linus, for her gender-based violence initiative. I think she took notice of me from those shoots. And according to the casting director of the Sky Original Unwanted. She said they were looking for original African actors, so she googled and came upon the Nolly Casting website and she sent an email to Stephanie. Stephanie put it on the website but sent it to me personally. She told me to do the audition and send it back to her. And so I did the audition. I was actually on the set of Dilemma when I got the call to do the audition. I did the audition and sent it to her and a few weeks later, I got a call from Stephanie and she told me I had gotten the job. That was it. Next thing I knew I was applying for Visa. I was going to Rome and I was shooting on this very big project. And it was exciting. Yeah.”

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Stephanie Linus, who is a multiple award winning actor, model, brand ambassador and director, starring in movies and TV series in Nollywood and Hollywood and TV commercials such as in the popular GREE air conditioner advert said there are on going casting calls for roles in new movies, TV series and modelling in Lagos London, Paris and other cities in the world.

Nollycasting is open to all actors and models of all ages and races worldwide for new and old actors and models including roles for established actors.

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Grace Agbo gives succour to indigent

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Beautiful Nollywood actress Grace Agbo has celebrated her promotion to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Fire1 (ASF1) at the Federal Fire Service by sending gift items to the less privileged.

Agbo secured a job as a firefighter because of her passion to save lives and help those in danger.

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The Idoma born actress has featured in many films that include ‘Black Out,’ ‘Mr Potosky,’ ‘Lost Pride,’ ‘Deadly Desire,’ ‘Palace of Sorrow,’ ‘Ada-Ide-Ichaka,’ ‘Haunted Palace,’ ‘Village Don,’ ‘The Calabash’ amongst others.

She said she remained in Nollywood despite being a firefighter.

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In a brief chat, she said, “I took up an appointment in Federal Fire Service in 2019 while still in Nollywood as a result of the passion I have for the job. Being a firefighter has given me the opportunity to contribute to society by teaching people how to prevent fire and the things to do when there is a fire outbreak. I have reached out to millions of people through social media and visited organisations, schools, and other agencies alongside my Special Duty unit team from the headquarters.”

On her new role, she said her new role will her to do more.

“Special duty unit is a unit under Inspectorate, Investigation and Enforcement (IIE) department which is saddled with the responsibility of inspecting buildings to see the level of their fire safety compliance, carry out training, excursion, issue fire certificate amongst other functions.”

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Ivie: Opa Williams returns big with movie against rape

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The veteran producer, Opa Williams, is back with a refreshing movie, Ivie, which he intends to use as a tool to fight against rape.

And this is coming after a hugely successful 3 Wise Men, a 2016 Nigerian comedy drama film, he produced and directed directed by Pat Ogbere Imobhio.

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Ivie shot few months ago and also directed by Oghere will hit the cinemas on September 30th and already movie buffs are predicting a major outing for the production.

IVIE – Synopsis

A 12 year old student, Ivie, must come out to save her mum, Enado (who has been abandoned by husband) and her 13year old sister, Isoken, a rape victim from the claws of Sanko.

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For shame of stigma, fear of betrayal and economic inadequacy, Enado is unable to confront a terror, fearless hardhearted rapist named Sanko.

Ivie believes, in her little world, that the society should be polite to its citizens, and despite a corruption, culprits should be made answerable for their actions.

Can Ivie take on the all powerful and ruthless Sanko who has raped her sister and been a threat to mum singularly?

“The movie will do two things. It would entertain and also pass a strong message to the society on the evil of rape,” Williams disclosed.

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