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My mum abandoned me as a baby – Charles Inojie narrates

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Nollywood veteran actor, Charles Inojie has revealed that his mother abandoned him while he was a kid. The iconic thespian stated that his mother left him after his parent’s marriage crashed.

During a chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the movie star revealed that after his mother parted ways with his father, he had to be breastfed by his grandmother.

While making the revelation the 52-year-old actor said that he spent about eight months with his father. In part of the interview he said, “Since I was born, I have only lived with my dad for eight months. It got to a point, my father’s mistress asked him to choose between her and me. And he chose her.”

Inojie continued, “The day I was to meet my mother for the first time, I had seen a lot so nothing moved me anymore. I had been on the street for too long. One of my uncles called me and when I entered his room, he was there with a woman. They were all quiet.

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“The next thing, I saw the woman cleaning tears. I said, ‘Brother Solo, it is like this woman is my mother.’ My Uncle replied, ‘Wow! Blood is thicker than water.’

“I said I was happy to see her but I do not know why she is crying. If she is expecting me to also cry and hug her, I am not going to do it. The marriage between my father and mother ended when I was still a baby. It was my grandmother who breastfed me.”

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Nollywood filmmaker Frank Igho Vaughan passes away

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Popular filmmaker and former Vice President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Frank Igho Okpokoro Vaughan, is dead.

Vaughan passed on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, after battling an undisclosed illness. The news was affirmed by the President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, DGN, Victor Okhai, in a recent telephone conversation with Vanguard.

“Yes, he died yesterday, but I’m yet to get the details of his death,” Okhai said.

Vaughan, who was born in the 1960s, recently became a pastor at Dominion City Church, Asaba, Delta State. He was also a seasoned TV producer and director, as well as a current affairs and political analyst.

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His death comes on the heels of actor Amaechi Muonagor, who died on March 24, 2024, at age 61 after battling a kidney disease.

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BREAKING: EFCC arrests Bobrisky for naira abuse

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested and detained controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, over abuse of naira, spraying of naira notes and currency mutilation.

Bobrisky, who has been embroiled in several controversies over the past weeks, was arrested in Lagos on Wednesday night, and has since been detained at the Lagos Command of the EFCC.

Confirming the development to our correspondent in a telephone interview on Thursday, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, noted that Bobrisky would be charged to court.

Oyewale said, “Bobrisky is with us. He was arrested last night in Lagos, and he is at our Lagos command. We arrested him for alleged abuse of naira notes, spraying of nara notes, and currency mutilation, among others.

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“We are very serious about restoring the dignity of the naira. Though our investigation is still ongoing, but he will definitely be charged to court soon.”

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How Mide Martins bullying made me start skin bleaching – Habibat Jinad

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Actress Habibat Jinad has revealed the reasons behind her decision to bleach her skin, citing pressure from a senior colleague, Mide Martins.

Speaking on Biola Bayo’s talk show, Talk To B, Habibat recounted an incident on the set of a movie directed by Mide’s husband, Afeez Owo.

During the incident, Habibat claimed that she was unjustly punished for a colleague’s mistake, and Mide Martins allegedly insulted her skin color in front of the entire crew, likening her complexion to that of a monkey.

These derogatory remarks deeply affected Habibat, leading her to consider skin bleaching in an attempt to conform to societal standards.

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“At a rehearsal ground at Afeez Owo’s set, something happened, a colleague of mine did something and I wasn’t the one who did that thing and they said we should kneel.

“Mrs. Mide Martins was there, my boss was there and some other people and Mide Martins compared it to a monkey’s skin. And it got to me. She even complained about my skin, saying I was too dark and this made me contemplate bleaching my skin to please her and others,” Habibat explained.

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