Media personality/model, Uti Nwachukwu no longer appears in Nigerian movies. In a new interview with Punch, he says this happened because acting doesn’t pay much and he’s not ready to pretend all is well and waste his time doing things that don’t swell up his bank account.
Read what the Big Brother Africa All Stars winner told Punch when he was asked why he stopped acting for a while now:
“I haven’t been in the country, but I am back now. I took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much and I am not ready for that kind of life. I don’t want to pretend about it; so, I am only focusing on what brings greater remuneration, which is television presenting and hosting of events.
“Acting would just be a hobby because honestly, producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn. But I will not stay away from movies totally; I will pick only exceptional movies instead of featuring in all the ones I am invited to partake in. I don’t have so much time for little money. I am not here to pretend all is well. I am in the industry to make money; I am not in the industry to play.”
Uti Nwachukwu also dismissed claims that he didn’t attend Yomi Casual’s wedding. According to him, he did show up at the ceremony but spent only a short period because he had other things to attend to.
About why he’s not married yet despite the fact that his colleagues were getting married, Uti said he was not in a rush to do same.
“I will marry at the right time and marriage is not a competition. Once I find the right person, nothing will prevent me from getting married. I am an adult and my parents are educated. Therefore, they can’t force me to get married,” he added.
Nigerian Political Journalist and Critic, Funmi Iyanda has also learnt her voice to the trending Libya slave trade crisis.
Funmi who is known for her controversial opinions in a tweet which has gone viral said the only way to end slavery in Africa is to fix African states and economies.
See her tweet below
Mavin’s boss and producer, Don Jazzy who has never hidden how much he’s crushing on American superstar songstress Rihanna, has congratulated her after a street was named after her in her hometown in Barbados.
American singer, Rihanna is the number one crush of our own Mavin boss, Donjazzy and he has declared his love for her on different occasions.
The 29-year-old singer was honored in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Thursday, as the street she grew up on as a child was renamed after her.
Don Jazzy stormed Rihanna’s Instagram page to congratulate her after she shared the photo.
Here’s the photo:
Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, has stated that being a polygamist was not his destiny, adding that he was not supposed to be married to many women judging by his upbringing.
The actor said following the death of his wife, Henrietta, he was forced to remarry because his house was gradually turning into a brothel.
Speaking with Punch, the comic actor said as a human being, he felt bad when some persons accused him of using his wives for money rituals.
He said God is currently handling Kemi Olunloyo and others, who tried to rubbish his name.
The script interpreter said, “I have been blackmailed many times, but I sailed through.
“They have called me a ‘ritualist’ before, which means I am a murderer.
“Initially, as a human being, I felt bad. But my skin is too thick for all that rubbish. Instead of feeling bad, I will go on my knees and pray to God to give His judgment.
Singer, Oritshe Femi has said there was no basis for comparison between his wedding and that of Banky W even though they both held on the same day.
The Double Wahala hitmaker added that his wedding trended on Twitter as such, no one could say that Banky W’s wedding outshined his.
“Initially, I did not notice that people were comparing my wedding with Banky W’s but later, after the whole ceremony, I noticed it. I did not even know that Banky was getting married on the same day that I did. But to be truthful, I knew that he had a ceremony about a week ago so I thought that was his wedding. I have no issues with both of us getting married on the same day, if anything; it was more fun because like they say, the more the merrier. I was the one that got married and I am not even doing any form of comparison. All I wanted was to have a classy wedding and I got that at the end of the day.
“My wedding was well attended by highly respected people in the society. I don’t see any comparison because Banky even had his own in South Africa while mine was in Nigeria.
“Banky’s wedding did not outshine mine. Although I did not follow what was happening on the social media, I was told that my wedding trended on Twitter. I feel it was more fun for us that we got married on the same day and we were keeping people busy on the Internet. The Internet almost went crazy for both weddings. I don’t see any problem with it. Entertainers don’t see such as a competition but it is the fans that always start such comparison. All I know is that both weddings went well, they were classy and it would go down in history as one of the most talked about weddings of 2017. I congratulate Banky W on his wedding and wish him and his bride blessings,” he said.
Bailey Sellers was 16 when her dad died of Pancreatic Cancer but in a display of fatherly love even beyond the grave, he never missed sending her a birthday message each year.
The East Tennessee University student shared the amazing story of how her late father Michael had consistently sent flowers and a birthday note every year for the past 5 years.
Bailey’s story went Viral after revealing that before her father died when she was 16, he made arrangement for flowers to be delivered to her with a note for the past five years. Now that she was 21, she had received the last note her father would be sending her and she was heart broken.
She had started receiving the messages when she turned 17 and the first note informed her that should get the flowers and a note till she turned 21.
After sharing her story on Twitter, it went viral getting 1.5 million likes and 370,000 retweets. Many were touched by her story and have reached out to her in a show of support.
In his last note to her, Bailey’s father reassured her that he was in a better place and he wanted her to be happy.
Lota Chukwu is one of the young Nigerian actresses whom we have come to love within such a short time of starting her career. She has proven that there is more to her than a pretty face and a charming smile.
In 2014, she featured in the hit TV series, ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ playing the character ‘Kiki’, a name many of us now call her by. Since then, Lota’s face is one we have become familiar with and even now ascribe to a young Nigerian woman doing well for herself.
Further proving that she is not resting on her oars, the screen star launched her own food show ‘Lota Takes’ on the 29th of November this year the same day as her 28th birthday.
While we know that there are many sides to this young lady who describes herself as ‘weird’, here are 10 things you probably still don’t know about her
1. Lota Chukwu is the last of four kids
Lota is her parent’s last child and she grew up with her three siblings in Benin city, Edo State.
2. Lota has a degree from the University of Benin
She has a degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension Services from this institution.
3. Lota named herself ‘Elixir’
Although her full name is Ugwu Lotachukwu Jacinta Obianuju Amelia, Lota christened herself Elixir because she is a a big fan of mythologies.