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Renowned Nollywood Actress, Rose Odika Loses mum

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In a heart-wrenching moment for Nollywood star Yeye Rose Odika JP, the acclaimed actress is grappling with the profound loss of her mother, Madam Grace Odika. The sad event unfolded on September 4th, 2023, when Madam Grace Odika, aged 75, peacefully passed away after a brief battle with illness.

Yeye Rose Odika, known for her stellar performances on-screen, is now faced with the difficult task of bidding farewell to the woman who played a pivotal role in her life. Madam Grace Odika’s passing leaves a void not only in the heart of her grieving family but also in the hearts of those who have come to know and appreciate Yeye Rose Odika’s remarkable talent in the world of entertainment.

Madam Grace Odika’s life, though brought to a close, will be celebrated for the love, care, and wisdom she imparted to her family throughout her 75 years. Her legacy will live on through her daughter, Yeye Rose Odika, who has become an iconic figure in Nigeria’s thriving film industry.

During this challenging time, friends, colleagues, and well-wishers of Odika have rallied around her, offering their condolences and support as she navigates the emotional journey of bidding farewell to her beloved mother. The Nollywood community, in particular, has extended its sympathies to the grieving actress, highlighting the strong bonds that exist within the industry.

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As Yeye Rose Odika, her family, and her friends mourn the loss of Madam Grace Odika, they find solace in the memories they shared and the indelible impact she had on their lives. The actress is expected to take some time away from her busy career to mourn and pay her respects to her late mother.

Madam Grace Odika’s passing serves as a poignant reminder of the impermanence of life and the importance of cherishing every moment with loved ones. Yeye Rose Odika’s colleagues and fans continue to offer their thoughts and prayers as she comes to terms with this profound loss.

The entire entertainment industry joins Yeye Rose Odika in mourning the departure of Madam Grace Odika, celebrating her life and legacy, and standing by their beloved actress during this difficult period.

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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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My rise to stardom was not “overnight success” – Asake

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Afrobeats star Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has said that it is difficult to get a job in Nigeria with tattoos.

The artist, who has a neck tattoo, said he couldn’t work for any company or do business because of the stereotypes about tattoos in Nigeria.

Asake, who featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine, said: “In Nigeria, if you have a tattoo on your neck, you can’t work anywhere. I can’t work for any company. I can’t sell anything.”

He also spoke about his “sudden stardom,” stressing that his rise in the music industry was not an “overnight success” as it seems.

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“You have to understand: I got there in two years, but I’ve been working for years. People are counting the days you’re successful. They don’t count the days you’ve been working towards it. Nobody gives a fvck about that,” Asake said.

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Why I couldn’t continue with Jonzing World – Ruger on fallout with D’Prince’s label

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Nigerian Dancehall sensation Michael Adebayo Olayinka popularly known as Ruger, has revealed why he parted ways with Jonzing World, a label owned by D’Prince.

Ruger, said he appreciates that his former record label brought him to the limelight, but he could not renew his contract because the label did not push his brand as much as he wanted to be pushed.

He accused his former record label boss, D’Prince, of abandoning him and using his music earnings to hunt for new talents.

Ranting in a series of posts on X on Thursday, Ruger said he has more to say but scared that he might get stabbed if he divulged more about the record label.

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He wrote, “As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to renegotiate the contract but I couldn’t imagine 5 years more without action.

As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to…

“Dey use my money Dey fund new artist, leaving me in the dark, not being transparent. I just laugh. How e be now?

I complained, I got angry, some people tell me say no be so dem Dey do things. I still go back HQ go collect fake hugs and handshakes. Nothing still change. I wan mad

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