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Why I stay low on social media, actress Aisha Lawal reveals

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Popular Nollywood actress, Aisha Lawal, has explained why her social presence is on a low-key as opposed to her colleagues.

She likened her limited behaviour and show offs to the rigid, disciplined and traditional training she had while growing up, adding that she threads carefully to avoid bringing shame to her children.

Growing up in Ibadan, Oyo state, Lawal embraces the Yoruba saying that, “what is hidden has more prestige.”

She emphasized her background as a “typical Yoruba girl” and pointed to her mother’s role as a retired school principal, who instilled a strong sense of values and discipline in her.

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In an interview with Saturday Beats, Lawal further reiterated the concept of maintaining a clean image in the entertainment industry.

She said: “I am a typical Yoruba girl. I grew up in Ibadan, Oyo state. The Yorubas have a saying that what is hidden has more prestige. Also, my mum is a retired principal, and she does not take nonsense. I try as much as possible to avoid anything my children would be embarrassed to read about in the future.

“There is a saying in the industry that every publicity (whether positive or negative) is good publicity. But, I think having a clean record is also good. Whatever one writes on a clean blackboard would be clearly seen, but if there are a lot of jargons on the board, whatever is written on it won’t be too clear.”

The actress, known for her role in the acclaimed movie “Jagun Jagun,” offered insights into her approach to selecting roles.

Aisha added: “There are some scripts one would get, and one would know that it is going to be a big deal. That was how I felt when I got the script of the movie. Whenever I get a script, I look out for how challenging my role is. I then consider the storyline, and ask myself if it is something I would want to be a part of.

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“Lastly, I consider how much I would be paid. Most actresses in my age bracket run away from featuring in epic movies; perhaps because of the incantations and other things. But, I like standing up to challenges.”

Expressing her enthusiasm for the current state of the Nigerian movie industry, Lawal noted the emergence of high-quality films.

She remarked that the industry’s storytelling prowess was always present but had remained somewhat concealed.

The actress noted: “I feel good about the quality films that are being released these days. I have always known that Nollywood have the strength in storytelling, though we had been under the radar. But, the industry is growing, and we are here to stay.”

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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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