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Titans Celebrate As Tacha Gets Verified On Twitter

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Natacha Akide aka Trident Queen just got verified on Twitter and her Titans have been rejoicing over it.

Recall that the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey followed the reality star on Twitter some days ago and it raised predictions that Tacha’s account was going to be verified soon.

Apparently, their prediction was absolutely right as the Trident Queen’s Twitter account is currently verified. Not only that, her followers are presently more than 100k.

Following the verification, Titans have taken to social media platforms including Instagram to jubilate over the verification of their fave.

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Kate Henshaw Regrets Bashing A Lady’s Car As She Tenders An “Apology” Online

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Popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has taken to Twitter to narrate the awful thing she did to a woman who tried to help her.

According to her, she was at Lekki roundabout and the kind woman created space for her to move her car. There wasn’t enough space to manoeuvre and she ended up bashing the woman’s car.

The kind woman, however, got upset but didn’t react, rather she drove off saying, ‘Kate Henshaw you bashed my car’.

Feeling remorseful, Kate tweeted about the incident, wishing she can just turn back the hands of time to apologise properly to the lady and make amends.

Her story goes;

“A lady gave me room on the road this afternoon by Lekki one r/about. There wasn’t enough room to manoeuvre and I ended up scrapping her car… she was a bit upset but she just drove off. I feel terrible. Wish I could apologise properly and make amends..😥😥”

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Rayvanny “I Love You”

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WCB Wasafi recording artist, Rayvanny unleashes another hot banger titled “I Love You”.

It comes after his previous record and visual for “Slow” which features Nigerian indigenous rapper, Phyno.

Lastly, the catchy song was produced by Gach B.

Listen, download and share!

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Young John “Mama Yo”

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Young John – Mama Yo

Nigerian record producer, singer, and songwriter, Young John, comes through with a brand new banger dubbed “Mama Yo”.

The new song “Mama Yo” was produced by Young John himself, with guitar by Fiokee. It’s a follow-up to his last record “Ello Baby”, which featured Kizz Daniel & Tiwa Savage.

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Fuse ODG Ft. Kwesi Arthur “Timeless”

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UK based Ghanaian music producer/songwriter; Fuse ODG recruits the new generation boy; Kwesi Arthur for new single titled Timeless.

The melodious love song is a potential anthem to look out for.

Watch the video and enjoy.

DNA “Ifesinachi” (Must Dance)

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Mavin Records talented duo, DNA (Clinton and Blair Roberts) has unlocked the music video to their latest song titled, “Ifesinachi (Must Dance)”.

The new song “Ifesinachi” served as their second official single for the year. Also, It’s a follow-up to their previous joint tagged, “Star”.

In addition, the video is fresh and eye-catching, a befitting one for the ditty song.

Watch the video and enjoy it!

WOW!! Burna Boy To Donate Concert Money To Victims Of Xenophobic Attacks

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Award winning musician, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu aka Burna Boy has promised to donate part of the proceeds of an upcoming concert to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

This comes month after he vowed not to step foot in the country due to repeated Xenophobic attacks. Remember he had an exchange with AKA who has since promised to attend the show and see what comes off his threat.

The recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa reportedly caused the loss of lives and properties of many Nigerians habiting in South Africa.

To show his concern and support for victims of the attack, the ace singer has decided to give out cash from the upcoming #AfricansUnite concert to the victims of the attack.

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“Thank You For Your Undying Love For Me” – Tacha Sends Goodwill Message To Titans

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Reality star Natacha Akide aka Trident Queen has sent a goodwill message to her fans via her Instagram page, thanking them for their support so far.

In her goodwill message, Tacha thanked her fans for being the best supporters and for their undying love, which she has sworn not to trade for anything.

The Trident Queen has also promised to strive harder in order to make her Titans proud. She further stated that she’s just one call, text, tweet and DM away.

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10 things you may not know about DJ Cuppy

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DJ and music producer, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy was born in Lagos to a business tycoon, Femi Otedola.

Here are ten things you might not have known about the cheerful disc jockey:

1. She began her career at the age of 16 as a DJ in London, playing in clubs using second-hand equipment.

2. She was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2014. She also launched her music label, Red Velvet same year.

3. She was appointed as Nigerian tourism ambassador by the Minister of Tourism in 2014.

4. She won the best female DJ award at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA).

5. She grew up in Ilupeju, Lagos.

6. She chose the name ‘Cuppy’ out of her love for cupcakes.

7. She is the only African DJ to be featured on Forbes Magazine.

8. She was the official DJ for Buhari’s inauguration in 2015.

9. She interned at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

10. Cuppy is worth over $200, 000

“My Wedding Will Be Small And Less Stressful” – DJ Cuppy

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Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy, says her wedding ceremony would be less stressful while addressing her father, Femi Otedola at the very first-ever Gold Gala for Cuppy Foundation.

The charity event held in Abuja to raise funds for the advancement of children-related humanitarian causes in north-eastern Nigeria.

Speaking during her address at the event, the entertainer thanked Yemi Osinbajo, vice-president, her father and all those in attendance.

Read what she said below:-

“This is a very emotional night for me. It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you to the first-ever Gold Gala hosted by the Cuppy Foundation. 26-year-old, soon to be 27-year-old me, I’m so humbled that you’ve taken time out from your busy schedules. People have flown from around the world and the country and I’m so grateful,” she said.

“I stand before you in my capacity as an ambassador for Save the Children. But, most of all, a daughter; a sister; a friend and a performing artiste to most of you. While many know me as DJ Cuppy, the Gelato Fanatic, I stand before you today as a young philanthropist with a big vision for our country Nigeria.

“I’d like to thank his excellency the vice president for joining us tonight. Your presence has already made this a very special night for me. I pray you’ll stay and enjoy some Gelato, sir. To Mr Otedola, the Gelato King himself, don’t worry. My wedding would be much smaller and less stressful.”

Speaking further, she said, “I founded this Cuppy Foundation as a way of giving back to children. As many of you know, I’m very passionate about what I do. And, through this foundation, I have contributed to many Nigerians; those with disabilities, visiting places around the country. I have also supported children through music,” she added.

“Save the Children has exposed me to a world I never imagined. However, nothing prepared me for my recent visit. I was able to visit Save the Children’s work in Maiduguri, Bornu State. At their stabilization centre, the first child I met in the hospital was only two years old. She was so malnourished that she needed a blood transfusion.

“After then, I met more and more sick children dying, including a 16-year-old mother who was also malnourished. Because of how serious this problem is, I was told that I was only meeting the lucky few who were able to make it the medical centre. My heart broke and it’s still broken as I stand.

“Ever since that visit, my determination to save Nigerian children has grown. I have committed my time, my strength and my passion for this Gold Gala to help Nigerian children. I beg you all to join us in supporting the Save the Children cause. A quick note to all of you, I’m happy to add extra zeros to any amount you want to donate.”

VP Yemi Osinbajo, Aliko Dangote, Billionaire businessman, Bukola Saraki, former senate president; Adams Oshiomole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC); and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, and Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor were among those present at the event.

Femi Otedola Gives Daughter, DJ Cuppy N5B For Her Foundation

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Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola has donated N5 billion for his daughter’s foundation.

Florence Otedola, popularly known as ‘DJ Cuppy,’ had on Sunday launched the Cuppy Foundation, with eminent dignitaries in attendance at the Gold Gala night.

At the event were Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo; the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Governor of Ogun State, Dr. Dapo Abiodun and many other dignitaries.

Otedola said he made the N5 billion donation in support of the Cuppy Foundation.

Also, Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote donated N100 million for the foundation.

The primary aim of the foundation is to support and improve the lives of Nigerian children.

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Duncan Mighty “Omila”

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Mighty Records release a new single titled “Omila“. The king of melody and Port-Harcourt 1st son, Duncan Mighty made this heavy jam. As we all know Wene Mighty doesn’t tap into trends, he always comes through with his own style and vibe.

2018 is a perfect year for an example, while other artistes were switching to the tend (raving music style), ‘Shaku Shaku’, Duncan came into the music scene with ‘Fake Love’, something different from the loud sound. Now he is back at it again as he ignores the Zanku sound for a new tune.

‘Omila’ is a song specially made for all the ladies with the biggest Barka, something you can’t overlook. Listen!

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Di’Ja ft. Thelma “Miss You”

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Mavin Records songstress; Di’ja shares the music video for her latest effort dubbed; Miss You.

The song features rising femcee; Thelma, video was co- directed by; Lekan and Nonso for Mavin Films.

Di’Ja ft. Thelma “Miss You”

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Mavin Records singer and songwriter, Di’Ja put out another classic single titled, “Miss You”.

This time, Di’Ja links up with talented female rapper, Thelma to bless her fans with this new love-theme song.

Finally, the catchy song was produced by Egar Boi.

Listen below.

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MAD MONEY! See The 55 Million Naira Wrist Watch Davido Just Bought (Photos)

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Davido just copped a new asset and it is a £119K (N55m) Richard Mille watch which he proudly showed off on Instagram.

The singer who recently held a naming ceremony for his son he recently welcomed with his fiancee Chioma, revealed that the amount spent on the watch did hurt his account.

Davido wrote as he shared the photo “It hurt my account but I had to do it #AGOODTIME”

Richard Mille is a Swiss luxury watchmaking brand founded in 2001 by Dominique Guenat and Richard Mille and based in Les Breuleux, Switzerland.

The characteristic Richard Mille case shape is now the principal element of the brand’s visual identity, ensuring that the watches are clearly recognizable, as are the spline screws visible on both the case and the inside of the movement. The movement is always visible in a Richard Mille watch.

If You Have 55 Million Naira Now, What Will You Do?

Jide Kosoko floats pro-environment group

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Veteran actor, producer and director, Prince Jide Kosoko, has floated a voluntary grassroots environment, health and security advocacy and support group, Environment Monitoring Volunteers.

Kosoko, who was appointed an Environment Ambassador of Lagos State on 5th of June, 2009 by the then state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, in an interview with journalists in Lagos, said the Environment Monitoring Volunteers, is a voluntary group that will bring together thousands of Nigerians who are passionate about clean, safe, healthy and secure environment.

Kosoko said: “The group seeks to liaise with government at all levels through relevant agencies in helping to instil the culture of cleanliness, proper care for the environment, healthy practices and ensuring that our communities are safe and secure.”

Speaking further, he said the group seeks to carry out its objectives from the ward level through education, enlightenment and serving as “brothers’ keepers”, by giving timely information to security agencies on suspicious activities and persons.

Kosoko, a direct descendant of King Kosoko of Lagos, explained that he had been actively involved in environmental issues for the past 10 years when Fashola appointed him an Environment Ambassador.

According to him, his active involvement in environmental issues led the United Nations Children and Education Fund (UNICEF) to commission him to produce and direct an environmental issue-based docu-drama titled Battle for Life.

“We shall coordinate periodic voluntary clean up exercises in markets, motor parks and other public places.

“We are already in talks with different organisations, including government, for partnership and collaboration on the task ahead and fortunately, the feedbacks have been encouraging,” the thespian concluded.

Education more important than ‘big bum’ – Maj replies Naira Marley

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Female Nigerian singer, Maj has reacted to the claims by her celebrity colleagues; Naira Marley and Etinosa Idemudia that having big butts is better than acquiring Masters Degree in Nigeria.

Maj, who recently dropped the video of her latest single, ‘Remember’, said that education is power and key to success and not physical attributes.

“Women and girls should keep moving towards educational excellence! Keep moving higher! Keep pushing for equality. Let no one tell you it’s not worth it. Physical beauty, a nice body will surely fade if your are lucky enough to get old, but knowledge can never be taken away,’ she said.

In addition, Maj who is signed to K20 Entertainment had broken the internet with her ‘Light Skin Girl’ cover, clearly stated that she is not ready to join the baby mama trend which is gradually becoming a norm in the entertainment circle.

She says, ”I’m my own train. No need to have a baby to be a part of another people train. I want children when the time is right and the relationship is right. But until then, my artistry is my baby.”

Few days ago, Maj portrayed a different side of hers when she wooed her fans with new sexy pictures.

Wondering what inspired such a daring shoot? She says, “I believe that all women are beautiful. I mean; birth, love and forgiveness and humanity. And I wanted to celebrate that in it’s rawest form. It wasn’t so much about sexuality to me. It was about celebrating the natural essence of femininity. And I feel we did it in a tasteful, respectful way. I’m very happy with how it turned ours.

”The responses were mixed, while some had issues with me posing the way I did, others loved the creativity behind the shoot.”

Comparing Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade, Maj said that the two singers are like soccer superstars, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

“I think Yemi Alade is bigger career-wise because she has covered more ground than Tiwa but yet again, it is about time we retire this whole discussion about them always having issues. They are like Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, they understand the game and are keen on being the best at all time which to me is worthy of celebrating. Both of them are a source of inspiration to us all and have continued to make Nigeria proud. These are two grown women who even if they have issues, know just how best to resolve it,” she said.

FOLUKE DARAMOLA-SALAKO: I briefly left acting when it became monotonous

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She is not just an award-winning veteran actress, or an excellent movie director and producer, but also the founder of a non-governmental organisation, Passion Against Rape and Abuse in Africa (PARAA). In 1998, she made her film debut in a series titled Palace. Ever since then she has featured in several Yoruba movies. In 2013, her film, Cobweb, which she produced and starred in, got her Africa Movie Academy Awards best-supporting actress nomination. Her prominence in that sector of the movie industry has earned her a reputable status.
The Nollywood actress has now also gained credence in the political sector of Nigeria. In an exclusive interview with Omolara Akintoye, Foluke Daramola-Salako talks about her career, marriage, challenges facing veteran actors in the industry, why government needs to invest more into the entertainment industry, among others.

Who and what inspired you to go into acting?

Well, three people inspired me to go into acting while I was growing up. The first person is Uncle Tunji Bamishigbin, second is Ralph Nwadike and the third person is Charles Omiyele. I started with a talk show at DBN. I was in secondary school then. I would go after school and later when I finished school and we were invited for an audition on AIT ‘Our Time’, it was during the shooting that I met my mentors.  If you span back, it’s over twenty-five years; but the truth of the matter is over time I have been able to climb the ground at my own pace. I have gone through audition and I was not given any role. I have paid my dues; I was not just paying my dues alone, I was also combining it with education.

So I always had a choice outside acting. I would be doing some other things. I always had my hands full at each point in time and I took acting as a career not as a lifestyle. A lot of celebrities do not understand being an actor or actress is a career and not a lifestyle and as a career, you shouldn’t start infusing that into your life because it is not easy to sustain that kind of life.

If you are struggling and you start seeing yourself as a celebrity and living that life, you cannot sustain it. So, I saw acting as a career.

How was your growing up like?

My growing up was filled with love, though not in abundance because I lost my father at a tender age (three years); so we really didn’t have the privilege of knowing a father but my mum played both the role of the father and mother while I was growing up.

One thing that was predominant in our lives as a family was being contented with what we had, coupled with love and hard work. That was what I knew while I was growing up.

Fond memories while growing up

One major significant thing I can remember is that whatever we had, we shared together in love and any form of dishonesty was never accommodated in my family. We didn’t have a choice than to be hardworking.

Your educational background

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile Ife and a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the prestigious University of Lagos (Unilag) among other qualifications in executive, leadership and filmmaking professional courses. I am a mother and responsibly married to Olukayode Salako, the Head of National Secretariat, Buhari/Osinbajo Mandate Group in Abuja. I have always worked with my husband on credible social and political projects.

What are some of your achievements in life?

My greatest achievement is that of my family, husband and children; my career is secondary. My greatest joy is seeing people around me to love me. Achievement is being alive, then my family. The fact that you see people around you to love you, that is the greatest achievement of anyone.

When was the turning point for you?

I started acting at a very young age. I’m still very active in the acting industry; it’s just that I’ve tried to streamline it to other things such as management, producing, directing. What made me to digress a bit was the fact that acting became too monotonous for me. For me, I was finicky about scripts so I needed to do something more challenging and more interesting by going into the managerial part of making the play.

It wasn’t quite challenging for me any longer and for me I needed to do things that were more challenging.  That was why I decided to add more feathers in my cap. So I went into the managerial part of a play by becoming a movie producer.

Tell us some of the plays that you acted in or directed

Well I have a whole lot of them but for the ones I did for others or the ones that I acted, the one I did for Saheed Balogun – Obanla; for Lekan – Aiyekan; for myself and the one I produced Cobwebs and the recent one My Blood. I have a whole lot of them.

What are the challenges you encountered and how were you able to overcome them?

Well, for me, I won’t call them challenges per se, because life itself is a challenge. Coming from where I was in the industry and getting to where I’m today is not a child’s play; it takes a lot of consistency, hard work and prayers. For anything you want to do in life, nothing good comes easy. All these actually toughened me to be able to work hard to achieve the set goals that I wanted to achieve in life.

Let’s compare when you started acting and now, what has changed?

When I started acting, my parents didn’t want me to go into it. My mum would say “you want to go and meet those people acting and coming from my background.” For my mum being a widow, it was not easy at all. I could remember taking some of my mentors to my mum to be able to convince her to allow me go into acting. I had to assure her that I was going to represent the family name well, so I had to sign an undertaking with my mum then that I was going to be a graduate and represent my family name well by not doing anything detrimental or derogatory to my family. That is why I did my best after my first degree. I also did my masters before I started acting and I try as much as possible to keep my home as well. Unlike now that most of our young actors just go into acting without the consent of their parents and they are doing exceedingly well.

In what ways has acting changed your lifestyle?

I would say it has made me to be careful in what I do. There is an adage that says ‘someone that people are looking up to is not looking elsewhere’. You that people are looking up to as a role model or a mentor, you have to set the right pace so that you don’t give the wrong impression about yourself. For me, this mindset has made me to be more careful in whatever I do in life because I don’t know who is watching. First impression, people say, always lasts longer. As much as possible, this has moulded me to watch my ways and what I do in life.

What changes would you like to see in the entertainment industry?

Having better structures being put in place by government, that is why I’m happy doing what I’m doing.

I’m not so happy with most of our veteran actors now. These people had made positive impact in my life one way or the other and I always look up to them, now it’s sad to say that some of them are now sick. It’s only very few of them that are doing well, not all of them. I want a situation whereby these people can be proud to say that they have served their country and their country is taking care of them by impacting back into their lives and not for them to be living in misery and penury. That was why I set up a nongovernmental organisation in order to take care of our ailing actors, because a lot of my older colleagues are undergoing health challenges. So, for me, the changes I would like to see in the industry are structures that will cater for actors by the current administration. The reason is that Nollywood is the third in the world, and for the entertainment industry to make our country that proud, and then the industry deserves better attention. With all sense of humility, apart from corruption, one good thing Nigeria is known for is Nollywood. I for one with some others are afraid and don’t pray to experience what some of our older colleagues are going through now, that is why we are somehow making preparations for our retirement because there is no structure of provision in place by government. This is not obtainable in the developed countries at all.

You were recently nominated as Brand Ambassador to Eliezer Properties, what impact has this made on you as a person?

Well, apart from Eliezer Properties, I was also a brand ambassador for Suru Group Investment; the contract just got expired. Now to me as a brand ambassador, I’m not just there as a figure head but rather to see how to make the company to move forward. So, basically, as their brand ambassador I try as much as possible to bring in new initiative, innovative ideas for the company to move forward. This automatically will elongate my ambassadorial appointment with them. My being their ambassador implies that I must add value to them coupled with the fact that their market has a touch of the elitist class and that of grassroots. What my managing director of the company wanted was a mixture of both and someone coming from my background of someone that is well read and I relate well with the middle class and the grassroots. My being the brand ambassador fits in properly. He told me that I can fulfil the three classes perfectly well, hence I was nominated.

Let’s talk about your upcoming event, what is it all about?

The event will hold at Anchor Centre. We don’t want a situation whereby we will organise a seminar and people will not attend. It’s our fifth anniversary and I started Passion Against Rape and Abuse in Africa (PARAA) five years ago. Every year, I try as much as possible to give back to the industry and my community. Last year, I sponsored four young women that were involved in unwanted pregnancies by empowering them financially and materially and today that are doing well. This year, I want to reach out to my veteran colleagues in the industry. A lot of them have done so well for Nigeria and they deserve more.

So in my own little way, I said to myself what can I do to bridge the gap between the actors and the people out there as a representation of Nollywood? So I’m organising a pension scheme through which PARA will be supporting about 10 veteran actors financially. Aside this, we will also be giving them stipend every month for their upkeep, all on November 29th.

 But for other veteran actors, we’ll be celebrating them, giving them awards. The aim is for people to understand that we are doing serious business and are having fun at the same time and we are celebrating life. Apart from the veteran project for this year, I’m also unveiling my clothing line on that day and it’s majorly for male. Most times I’m the one that styles my husband and this is how I developed passion for male clothing line and accessories, so I’m launching the clothing line on that day.

What is your definition of style?

My definition of style is to wear or use whatever I’m comfortable in and what makes me feel good. For me, style is not something that has to be elaborate or expensive, but something that makes me look good.

What do you treasure most in life?

My family: husband, children, my mother. My career is secondary.

How do you relax?

I read a lot, play games. I prefer to be indoors or I travel out of the country (at least three-four times a year) whenever I want to relax, because I spend most of my time outside.

Do you believe in mentorship?

Yes, of course, I do.

Who are your mentors?

My mother is my mentor; she represents true value of womanhood. My husband is my greatest critic. I was someone that was very impatient, but my husband has taught me to be patient. In America, Anita Baker represents entertainment and family. She is doing well in the industry and her home is intact. Celine Dion is also my mentor.

In Nigeria, Aunty Joke Jacobs: she represents someone that has been able to combine the corporate world with Nollywood industry. Shola Shobowale represents motherhood’s true definition of professionalism, doggedness and determination. They all have what they represent in my life. To every individual I met I try as much as possible to learn or gain some things from them.

What kind of person is your husband and how did you meet?

My husband is Mr. Kayode Salako. He is a human rights activist. There was this programme he was doing at that time; that was how we met. We started as friends and today we are married. It’s been five years that we are married and I give God all the glory.

Describe him in one word

He is dogged and patient.

How have you been able to joggle your marriage, career, humanitarian work together and are still sane?

I place everything on a scale of priority; my family comes first. I will not jeopardise my family for anything in this world. Followed by my career, then others. I’ve been acting now for over 25 years; at a point it became monotonous to me,  that was when I started the humanitarian work.

What is your assessment of women in the entertainment industry?

I say kudos to the women in the entertainment industry. Every individual in the industry has a message to pass. You can’t take anybody for granted; we all have our calling in the industry. For women that struggle to bring out stories in the industry, I say kudos to them.

Any plan to go into politics?

Yes, of course. I’m first of all a celebrity before I became a politician. All my life I’ve been a card-carrying member, and I try as much as possible to be involved now because if you are not involved, you cannot complain.

What is your philosophy about life?

Live well, try and impact positively into humanity make a difference.

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