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Most Hidden Facts About Destiny Etiko

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Destiny Etiko, a Nigerian playwright, television personality, and model, has a large fan base. She is known for her work in dramatic, humorous, and romantic roles. Her hometown is Udi in Nigeria’s Enugu State. She is the epitome of what hard work and determination can do.

Nigerian film producers and filmmakers are more often than not free to cast her in whatever role they like. This is mostly because she makes it easy. Here are some little known facts about her

1. NYS

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Destiny Etiko joined the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in 2014 and completed it in 2015. In high school, she was involved in theater as well as other activities. She began performing in college, doing minor roles. Destiny Etiko began her career in Nollywood as a member of the National Museum’s GRAA Actors Guild at AGN in Enugu, Nigeria (AGN).
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2. Career

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Destiny Etiko was cast in a number of films after joining the Actors Guild of Nigeria as a professional actress. In a few short years, she moved from being a minor character to a large one to a giant super celebrity. She’s been dubbed “one of Nigeria’s outspoken actresses,” “one of the top performers,” “intellectual,” and “pretty.”
Destiny Etiko is an influential figure in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood. She’s earned a reputation for herself in Hollywood as a leading lady who can demand huge wages from top producers and directors. Destiny Etiko has appeared in films in both English and Igbo. She has collaborated with several individuals, including Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, ntaluagu, and others.

3. Nomination

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In 2015, she was nominated for an Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for best actress in Nigeria for her work in the Nollywood film “Idemili.” Etiko has appeared in over 130 Nollywood films. Among the many projects, she has worked on are Enuma and Black Xmas.
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She has subsequently established herself as one of Nigeria’s most brilliant and alluring visual artists. She does an excellent job at portraying the spirit of the character while yet coming off as a true performer.

4. Stardom

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Destiny Etiko rose to worldwide prominence after appearing in Ernest Obi’s 2012 Nollywood movie “Idemili.” She became a household name as a consequence of her role in the film.

Her performance in the film earned her an Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award nomination for Most Promising Actress. Ernest Obi directed the picture, which was produced by Onye-Eze Productions. The Nigerian cities of Asaba and Enugu were used as shooting sites

5. Relationship

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Destiny Etiko still hasn’t found a new lover. So far, the general public and the media have been kept in the dark regarding her private life.
She is said to be dating Nollywood actor Zubby Michael, while neither party has acknowledged the relationship. However,
Zubby Michael and Destiny Etiko are often seen together at nightclubs, parties, and other social gatherings.

6. Worth

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Destiny Etiko, a Nigerian actress with wealth in the six figures, is well-known in her home country for her work. Her Instagram and Facebook profiles have over a million followers each. Destiny Etiko is a model, film producer, and social media phenomenon.
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Many newspapers have referred to her as “one of Nigeria’s most sought-after celebrities” and “one of the highest-paid actresses.” Desiree Etiko is a rising star in Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry.

7.Education

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Destiny Etiko completed her West African Senior School Certificate and First School Leaving Certificate in Enugu, Nigeria, the same year. After completing her schooling, Destiny Etiko migrated to Anambra State, Nigeria. In 2012, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State.

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Godwin Maduagu comes out as gay after being blackmailed over sex tape

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Nollywood actor Godwin Maduagu has bravely come out as gay after being blackmailed by former friends over a sex tape.

According to the Daily Post Nigeria, Maduagu was blackmailed over the video and became “depressed” to the point of feeling suicidal.

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Homosexuality is illegal in Nigeria and publishable by up to 14 years in prison; he said in a previous interview that the impact of the video being leaked in 2021 led to him missing out on jobs and “getting broke”.

However in an Instagram story on Tuesday (27 September), the actor included an LGBTQ+ pride flag, revealing his family “saved me” with their support.

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Godwin Maduagu said: “After getting a better life for myself, my close friends set me up, blackmailed me, and leaked my sex tape. I became depressed and almost committed suicide.

“My family saved me by giving me words of encouragement and advice that kept me going. Look at me now living my truth because I’ve now gotten a strong thick skin.

“Love is love. Say no to blackmail.”

Nollywood stars have previously stood up against the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community in Nigeria despite the difficulty in speaking out; even those who attend a wedding or operate an LGBTQ+ nightclub in the country can be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In July 2022, Nigerian actor Uche Maduagwu was arrested after appearing to come out as gay and defending the LGBTQ+ community on Instagram, despite stressing that he is “not gay”, but saying he wanted to use his “celebrity status [to fight] for this beautiful community”.

That same month, actor Yul Edochie spoke out about the horrific sentence of death by stoning given to three gay men, aged 20, 30 and 70.

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Why I must marry from Abeokuta- Bimbo Akisanya spills

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Nollywood actress Bimbo Akisanya has sent a message to her potential suitors on the criteria she will be looking out for in her man.

The Yoruba actress who has been beamoning her single status for the past weeks took to her Instagram page to reveal the particular tribe she would be picking her suitor from.

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According to her, she would only marry a man who is from Abeokuta.

Her reason is that, Abeokuta men are very romantic. To prove her point, Bimbo posted a WhatsApp screenshot of a potential suitor eulogising her in his dialect.

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The actress added that she woke up to his romantic gesture and this has changed her mindset on the type of man she wants.

“So sweet waking up to this, I must marry omo Abeokuta this time around abi bawo????”.

Bimbo Akisanya had sent a strong message to her future husband as she bragged about her latest win over a man.

The mother of one shared a video of herself enjoying her favourite game, table tennis, while she boasted of her win over her partner, who was, unfortunately, a man.

Sharing the video on her Instagram page, Bimbo Akisanya urged her future husband to ensure that there was table tennis in their house.

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She wrote: Table tennis, my best game ever
And of course, I won. I won a man
Dear future husband, please make sure there’s table tennis in the house.

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Colleague celebrates Segun Arinze as Black Arrow turns 57

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A popular movie producer and director, Francis Onwochei, has described a colleague and the former president of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Segun Arinze, as a consistent thespian.

Fondly called Black Arrow, a name gained from playing a role in the 1996 classic movie Silent Night by the late filmmaker Chico Ejiro, Segun Padonou Aina, started his career professionally as a singer and an actor.

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In a heartwarming ovation, Onwochei described the respected actor, who is also president of Voiceover Artists of Nigeria, as a distinguished colleague.

“Today we celebrate our very dear Segun Arinze aka “Black Arrow”.

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“What is special with this distinguished colleague of mine is his unique background. Segun though born in Anambra state is of the Padonou family in Badagry, Lagos State, who grew up in both Kwara and Kaduna States. This will account for his dexterity speaking the three major Nigerian languages; Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa.

“A product of the University of Ife, thoroughbred actor and singer, I recall that after years of acting on stage and singing, Segun gained national prominence with his star performances.

“At the height of his career he rose to become President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and currently serves as president, Voice Over Artistes of Nigeria.

“Arinze has remained consistent in the acting profession since the mid 80s on stage and early 90s on motion picture. Some of his notable appearances are Vuga, Tatoo, Across the Niger,Gold Statue, Family on Fire, Oloture,Anini and the unforgettable Silent Night which brought him to National prominence where he also earned the sobriquet “Black Arrow”.

“Segun Arinze lives in Lagos, married to his darling wife Julie, and they have children.

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“Please, join me lets celebrate my fellow Anansa Playhouse (1985) team member as he turns 57years today 24th of September. May God grant you many fruitful years on earth in happiness. Happy birthday,” Francis Onwochei wrote.

Freelanews joins Onwochei to celebrate Black Arrow.

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