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Ini Edo debunks involvement with Empress Njamah’s arrested ex-lover

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo, on Tuesday, debunked tales circulating about her involvement with her colleague, Empress Njamah’s ex-lover, Nicholas Davis.

Disguised as George Wade, Davis was said to have leaked nude pictures and videos of Ms Njamah after their relationship went sour. He went on to blackmail her.

The ex-lover turned blackmailer was said to have been arrested by the Liberian police on Monday. After this, the police disclosed that he victimised 20 other women, including top Nollywood actresses.

Late Monday, screenshots of Ini Edo’s alleged video call conversation with Davis made a round on Instagram alongside a picture of her international passport.

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The speculations claimed that the video call clip and passport picture was found in Davis’ phone after his arrest, with many insinuating that the actress allegedly had a relationship with the suspect.

However, the actress, currently in Texas, USA, exonerated herself from the alleged involvement with Davis in an Instagram live on her verified Instagram page.

Debunking the allegations, Ini said people, who released the alleged evidence, picked on her because she barely responded to rumours about her.

Ini Edo’s side of the story

During the Instagram Live, the actress, who studied theatre arts at the University of Uyo, disclosed that Davis texted her with a foreign number last year about a film he wanted her to be in.

The actress, who co-produced ‘Shanty Town, said he introduced himself as a filmmaker, which ensued their conversation after claiming the colleague she knew gave him her number.

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Along the line, the Shanty Town lead said the conversation began personally and that Davis wanted to be in a relationship with her, which made her suspicious.

She said, “Someone texts me with a foreign number. It was around August to November 2022. He said he is a filmmaker and that he wants to make a film with me. I asked how he got my number and mentioned a colleague’s name.”

“He starts to chat me up about the film he wants to make. I literally had the entire chat the time this man was chatting with me. He drifts and starts to go personal, saying he wants to have a relationship with me, which I said didn’t add up. I’ve never seen this guy face to face. ”

Ms Edo, who started her film career in the year 2000, further revealed that Davis had requested that she send her passport and ticket, but she declined. She said she eventually blocked him. She didn’t have it anymore with where the conversation was going.

She stated that she did not know Davis, saying that the alleged blackmailer had called her on video call once, and she picked up, hence the screenshot of the video call he allegedly had in his possession.

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“He suggested we see him at my friend’s wedding in London, but I declined because I knew I had to go to South Africa for a paid gig I was committed to. He asks me to send him my passport and ticket. I declined. All these conversations, I forwarded to the guy in question. When the conversation wasn’t going well, I eventually blocked him.”

“The one time he called me on video call was when I was going to Akwa Ibom. Do you know when you just pick a random call because? I never saved his number. I later hung up and told him to call me on voice call. Then this guy saves the video. Why didn’t they release the audio of the video?”

The actress, who has appeared in over 100 movies, further noted that people had dragged her into their web of lies because she always kept quiet about it. She emphasised that all the allegations about her involvement with Davies are lies.

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On Monday, Nollywood actress Empress Njamah confirmed the arrest of her ex-fiance turned blackmailer, Nicholas Jack Davis, in his home country, Liberia.

In December 2022, the Nollywood actress alleged her ex-lover assaulted her and that he blackmailed her with nude videos she had shared with him.

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Ms Njamah, reacting to a video about being engaged, claimed that she met her ex-lover when she lost her good friend Ada Ameh and was in the wrong place.

She described the relationship as going well and had no idea of falling for a scam until her ex-lover got hold of her nude videos.

On Monday evening, a video of the Liberian police addressing the public on the arrest of Davis surfaced online.

The actress revealed that when Davis came to Nigeria, he claimed all his things were stolen, including his phones, credit cards, and clothes. He got into trouble needing lawyers, which led to her giving him money running into millions of naira.

The 42-year-old actress also revealed that the suspect had other victims, including her colleagues in the industry.

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Double Tees Productions Unveils ‘Aiyefele’ – A Cinematic Masterpiece of Resilience and Redemption

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Double Tees Productions, a renowned film production company, is delighted to announce the upcoming cinema release of its highly anticipated epic film, “Aiyefele.”

Scheduled to premiere on April 5, 2024, at Odeon Cinema in major cities across the United Kingdom, “Aiyefele” promises audiences an unforgettable cinematic experience filled with emotion, intrigue, and profound storytelling.

Set against the backdrop of colonial Nigeria and 18th-century England, “Aiyefele” unfolds the captivating narrative of a community teetering on the brink of despair. Plagued by a devastating epidemic, the inhabitants grapple with the clash between their traditional beliefs and the “visitor ”
The community faces existential threats, battling against self-destructive customs and malevolent forces, until an unexpected figure emerges to lead them towards liberation and hope.

Featuring a stellar ensemble cast comprising esteemed actors from the UK and Nigeria, including Odun Adekola, Mercy Aigbe, Femi Branch, Lucien Morgan, Desiree Faust, Bimbo Oshin, Biola Adebayo, Rotimi Salami, Dapo Opayinka, and Lara Aiyeomoni, “Aiyefele” promises to immerse audiences in a world of profound loss, sacrifice, and self-reflection.

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Toyin Moore and Tayo Utomi, passionate independent producers known for their commitment to thought-provoking storytelling, spearhead the project.

With a dedication to artistic excellence, “Aiyefele” pushes the boundaries of cinema, offering viewers a transformative cinematic experience.

The distribution of “Aiyefele” is managed by Evrit Films, ensuring widespread accessibility to audiences across the UK.

Film Credits:

Executive Producers: Oluwatoyin Moore, Omotayo Utomi
Director: Seun Olaiya
Original Story: Toyin Moore
Director of Photography (DOP): Babatunde Taiwo
Script: Moshood Yakubu Olawale
Linear Producer: Olakunle Olabode

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UK Unit:

Producer: Toyin Moore
Director: Niyi Towolawi
Director of Photography (DOP): Babatunde Michael

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Tayo Utomi
Phone: +447506008654
Email: Tayoutomi@gmail.com

Toyin Moore
Phone: +447496115260
Email: oyemi10770@gmail.com

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K1 to Tinubu: Nigerians are crying, suffering, wailing daily over high cost of food, poor living condition

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Renowned musician King Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as K1, has made an appeal to President Bola Tinubu, urging him to address the challenges faced by Nigerians amidst the soaring cost of living, food, and essential items.

K1, a staunch supporter of President Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC), played a pivotal role in Tinubu’s presidential victory, leveraging his influence in entertainment and social circles.

In an open letter addressed to the President and also in a video, K1 emphasized the urgent need for a reassessment of economic policies to alleviate the burdens of ordinary Nigerians.

The musician particularly highlighted the alarming depreciation of the Naira against the U.S. dollar, which has contributed significantly to the prevailing economic hardships.

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Expressing concern over the mounting socio-economic cries and sufferings of the populace, K1 urged President Tinubu to implement measures that would provide relief to the common man.

He underscored the disillusionment among voters who, having supported Tinubu in the 2023 elections, now felt disheartened by the lack of visible improvements in their daily lives.

Acknowledging the accusations directed at him for influencing people’s votes, K1 remained optimistic that President Tinubu would soon enact policies to reverse the current tide.

Despite the criticisms, the musician reaffirmed his belief in Tinubu’s leadership and expressed hope that the president would prioritize the welfare of the Nigerian people.

As K1 urged a review of economic strategies, he also stressed the importance of pushing out palliatives to cushion the impact on citizens.

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The open letter served as both a plea and a call to action, encouraging President Tinubu to address the concerns of a nation in distress and reaffirm the faith placed in his leadership during the electoral process.

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Showmax unveils refreshed brand, expanded content lineup across Africa

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Showmax, the popular streaming service in Africa, has introduced its enhanced platform, featuring a refreshed brand and a vast content lineup, signaling a new era for viewers on the continent. This development comes ten months after MultiChoice, Comcast’s NBCUniversal, and Sky announced a collaborative streaming vision for Africa.

The revamped Showmax app is set to be available in app stores starting January 23, 2024, as part of a phased rollout across 44 markets. The streaming platform aims to offer an unparalleled streaming experience, with a focus on both local and international content.

A significant highlight is the introduction of the world’s first standalone Premier League plan for mobile, known as Showmax Premier League. Priced at just N2,900 a month, this plan will provide access to all 380 Premier League games, offering a game-changing product for football enthusiasts across Africa.

Showmax offers two additional plans: Showmax Entertainment on mobile for N1,200 a month and Showmax Entertainment for N2,500 a month. The diverse plans cater to various preferences and viewing habits, making streaming accessible to a broader audience.

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Opeoluwa Filani, the GM of Showmax Nigeria, emphasized the strategic pricing of the Showmax Premier League plan, aligning with the massive smartphone penetration and the significant football fanbase in Africa. Richard Masters, CEO of the Premier League, expressed delight at the initiative, recognizing Africa’s importance to the Premier League.

At the core of Showmax’s streaming ambitions is a robust technical platform built to scale. Leveraging the Peacock streaming platform, which is active in over 70 countries, Showmax benefits from a world-class infrastructure that has successfully delivered major events, including the Super Bowl, FIFA World Cup, Olympics, and WrestleMania.

Showmax’s content library is set to expand with the introduction of 21 new Showmax Originals in February, including five Nigerian Originals. The platform aims to produce over 1,300 hours of original content in the coming year, marking a 150% increase in production output.

Showmax’s partnership with Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky ensures access to a diverse range of international content, including titles from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, NBC, Peacock, DreamWorks Animation, and Telemundo. The content lineup spans movies, drama series, and original productions.

John Ugbe, CEO of West Africa at MultiChoice, emphasized Showmax’s focus on the African market, building on MultiChoice’s deep understanding of the continent. The streaming service aims to revolutionize streaming in Africa in 2024, with competitive pricing, offline viewing options, and a growing network of payment options.

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Existing Showmax customers will receive information on accessing the new app, with the complete rollout scheduled to be completed by February 12, 2024. Showmax’s commitment to delivering quality content and a seamless streaming experience positions it as a leading player in the African streaming landscape.

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