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I love sharing ideas with young creatives — Wale Adenuga

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Wale Adenuga, MFR, the popular and talented veteran cartoonist, producer of the soar away TV drama, ‘Superstory’; ‘Papa Ajasco and Company’ TV comedy; ‘The Babington Family’ TV drama, was a panelist at a recent workshop tagged, ‘Sketch and Satire: The Art and Impact of Editorial Cartooning’.

The event, which explored the roles of editorial cartooning and satire in promoting public discourse on political, economic, social, and cultural issues, was organised by the United States of America Consulate General.

Adenuga was said to have been invited as a key panelist due to his past works as a renowned cartoonist, with works, such as ‘Binta’, ‘Superstory’, and ‘Ikebe Super’. At its peak in the 1970s and 1980s, over 500,000 copies of the magazine were sold every month, making it one of the highest-selling magazines in Nigeria’s history.

Expressing joy at being one of the panelists at the event, Adenuga said, “I am honoured to be one of the panelists at this distinguished event, which celebrates the art of cartooning, and the overall strategic use of comedy to promote development. It is always a joy of mine to share my vast experience and knowledge with the emerging generations of writers, cartoonists, and creatives in general. That is why I really appreciate the United States of America Consulate General, and Punch Media Foundation for putting this event together, and inviting me to contribute.”

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Adenuga also seized the opportunity to share copies of his recently-published book titled, ‘An Unusual Biography: Wale Adenuga MFR; A Pencil in the Hand of the Creator’, to several members of the organising committee, attendees; and specially to Barbara Brandon-Croft, an award-winning cartoonist, who was invited from the US to be a member of the panel.

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Actress Obey Etok Chima loses father on eve of husband’s funeral

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Nollywood actress Obey Etok Chima has sadly experienced the loss of her father, occurring just hours before the scheduled burial of her husband.

Taking to her social media platforms, the actress shared the heartbreaking news of her father’s passing.

On Facebook, Obey revealed that her father departed in the early hours of Thursday morning, lamenting the timing as it coincided with the eve of her husband’s funeral.

Expressing her grief, she wrote, “What a tragedy, 2024. I just lost my dad early hours of yesterday 11th April. Just a day to bury my husband. It is well.”

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Via her Instagram account, Obey further reflected on the sorrowful happenings, describing the loss of her father as “another blow” amidst the already sorrowful occasion of her husband’s burial.

“Another blow on me. I just lost my dad and I am burying my husband today. It is well oo,” she penned.

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VeryDarkMan denies rumorus of leaked sex tape

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Some time ago, rumours were circulating that VeryDarkMan was involved in a scandalous video of a homosexual nature, partly instigated by Bobrisky, with whom VeryDarkMan had previous conflicts.

VeryDarkMan took to Instagram to address the issue directly, sending a message to curious Nigerians.

“All the people when say them get video of me and man,till now none of them drop video 2 if anybody get video E for don leak by now.internet is a yeye place……one thing about me I will show you evidences Good evidences……them get video na hin them no leak am since • all those things was to make vdm not talk about evuuul again..there is a reason i confessed all my sins before starting this whole online fyghtyn against evulll in the society.”

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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