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Yinka Quadri celebrates 63rd birthday in style

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Veteran actor Alhaji Akanni Olayinka Quadri is 63 today, September 6.

The filmmaker and producer has penned an heartfelt note to all his lover, supporters and gam for constantly supporting his brand.

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For him, his birthdays are special because he receives love and joy from everyone who cares about him.

He appreciated all who not only makes his birthday but everyday of his life wonderful.

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Yinka declared that he wouldn’t be holding back any joy as he would love minute of today and laughing as much as possible because it’s his day.

“06-09…… Happy birthday to me; birthdays are special because I receive love and joy from everyone who cares about me.. So, I would like to use this birthday to thank everyone who makes not just my birthday but everyday of my life wonderful. I am not holding back any joy today. I will love every minute of today and laugh as much as possible because it is my day. Heartfelt Birthday to me”.

Last year, in elebration of his 62nd birthday, Yinka Quadri had asked God to give him the grace to live long and put smile on people’s faces.

Sharing a photo of himself on his Instagram page, the happily married actor, father and grandfather wrote “There’s no other way to say I am grateful for life. Many are in the Great Beyond and oblivious of the passage of time. I desire to live long to put a smile on people’s faces. Everything has been orchestrated to favor me in this new year. I wish myself a glorious birthday.”

Yinka Quadri had given his wife a surprise birthday treat.

The actor’s wife, Alhaja Sadiat Adenike Quadri clocked a new age on July 7.

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In celebration of her big day, the veteran and his children threw a family birthday bash for her.

Taking to Instagram to share photos from her big day, Yinka Quadri rained prayers on her.

Yinka Quadri expressed how much he loves and adores her. He described her as his angel from above.

“Happy birthday to the woman who gave me everything! Our children our beautiful home, our happiness and our life. You mean more to me than it’s possible to describe in words. My birthday message to you this year, my dear wife is simple and sent with love, just to say how much I adore you, my angel from above…. I have only the most heartfelt wishes reserved for you today as we celebrate another beautiful birthday of yours and another fabulous year together wutg you by my side as my wife. Alhaja Sadiat Adenike Quadri, may this year and beyond be filled with only the greatest things for you my love…”.

 

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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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Woli Arole recounts extraordinary thing he did for Lateef Adedimeji and Mo Bimpe

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Comedian, actor and prophet Woli Arole has recounted the extraordinary thing he did to prove his loyalty and love for actor, Lateef Adedimeji.

Lateef Adedimeji premiered his latest movie in the UK over the weekend and Woli went the extra mile for him.

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He revealed how despite his busy schedule, he still made it to the actor’s event and took the hosting duties.

“Learn…. Quality relationship and friendship is very key, despite our #FriendsFellowhsip physical meeting yesterday, and also my trip to Northampton a day before I still made it for @adedimejilateef event. It was almost an hour drive from where I was but I got there. He was so happy, I did Emcee, cracked jokes for the people there and coordinated the event.

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His wife @mo_bimpe asked him “Are you sure Arole is coming?”, “He replied “Ore mi, will definitely come”. This same Lateef was part of my groomsmen, he followed me to church. Guys learn from this. Nurture and cherish quality relationships in your life, don’t take GOOD people for granted. Don’t see relationships in your life as means of always REQUESTING, try to add VALUE too. Congrats @adedimejilateef and @mo_bimpe. It’s a blessing knowing you GUYS @mrmacaroni1 we miss you here!!!”.

Lateef Adedimeji and Woli Arole had caused a stir online after photos surfaced online of them bonding together.

Woli had taken to his Instagram page to appreciate his friend, Lateef Adedimeji.

He revealed that they had spent quality time together as they share great bond and had many things in common.

Woli disclosed that they spent time talking about spirituality, Lateef’s exploit and win and lots more.

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Advising his fans to surround themselves with friends with pure hearts, he added that he missed their third clique, Mr Macaroni.

“Spent quality time with my friend @adedimejilateef. We share a great bond, our love no be here. We have a lot of things in common. He’s a STAR am a STAR too. He’s spiritual, I am Spiritual too. We learn from each other. We spoke about his exploits, celebrate his wins. My Gee is 2nd Highest grossing Actor in Nollywood. He has gotten a lot of Awards too. He also celebrate my Sold Out Show At Eko Hotels. #aroledrevelation. We miss our number 3 @mrmacaroni. Maka Nla!?? Surround yourself with friends with pure heart, you guys would keep winning. Lateef we have a lot to still do. Let’s shock the world. Let the game begin!!!!!”.

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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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