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People think I’m too ‘big’ to be broke

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Actress, Folorunsho Adeola, better known as Arike Gold, has said that some people have the impression that she is very rich. “It is really funny when people think one is worth more than N100m, not knowing that one is still striving very hard. People out there think I am a wealthy lady. Some even think I am too ‘big’ to be broke.

“My uncle once called me to buy him a car. Not just a car but an expensive one at that. However, I was not shocked at his request. It was because he sees me in movies and he feels I would have made a lot of money.”

Gold also disagreed with the notion that actresses were richer than actors. She said, “Actresses are richer than their male colleagues? I totally disagree with that. Our male colleagues are also very rich but don’t flaunt wealth like us (ladies). Women naturally love to show off. Some of my male colleagues could be running low-key businesses that make them earn good income but they don’t talk about it online, so people don’t know. On the other hand, actresses are business-minded. That is why most of us are engaged in one business or the other and we talk about them. That way, it seems like we are wealthier and our male colleagues are not making it big.”

Asked if she had ditched Nollywood for fashion, Adeola said, “I have always wanted to be a fashion entrepreneur but my love for acting did not give me the time to venture into it. I did not go into Nollywood for money. I love acting and I have always wanted to be seen on the screen. Whatever I get from Nollywood is just a motivation for me to keep pushing. I don’t see Nollywood as a business venture; it’s more of a hobby. I went into business because I wanted to make money aside from acting. I can categorically tell you that my passion for business has always been there, but my acting career did not give me that much time to pursue it.”

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Dancer Kaffy loses dad after surviving ailment

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Kafayat Shafau a.k.a Kaffy

Celebrity dancer, Kafayat Shafau, popularly known as Kaffy, has lost her dad, hours after she revealed that she survived an ailment that almost took her life.

She made this known on Tuesday via her Instagram page as she shared a picture of a candle, with the caption, “#RIP DAD”.

Kaffy’s announcement comes a day after she talked about how she survived from a fatal ailment via same platform.

She had written, “Lungs collapsing, eyes changing color, belly swelling, taking breathe feeling like pain. I was slipping into the dangerous sleep but mercy said no!”

“Thank you God for another chance. A lot don’t make it through these avoidable deaths. I am not better than them , I am grateful for your mercy. “Not today, said the Lord.”

“Be careful some medication can be lethargic to your system there are allergies we might not know of. God protect you all.”

After the announcement of her father’s death, colleagues and fans of the 41-year-old dancer took to the comment section to condole her for her loss.

Victoria Edeme, Punch News

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CharlyBoy drops new song inspired by King of Boys

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Eccentric Nigerian singer and songwriter, Charly Boy, born Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa has released a new song “Odudubariba”.

Odudubariba is a song inspired by his role in Kemi Adetiba’s movie, King of Boys. Charly Boy played the role of Odudubariba, an elder who tried to usurp power from Eniola Salami.

He announced on Tuesday, saying “My people, the eagle has landed. I been tell una say, I no dey finish.

“The long-awaited Odudubariba music film video has dropped today.

“Watch out, it’s playing on all your TV channels.”

When asked why he accepted the role in King of Boys despite turning down other movie roles, Charly boy explained that he accepted the role because he’s a fan of Kemi Adetiba and it was an honor to be invited for such a role.

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Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage songs get on new Netflix show

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Music created by stars Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage have been featured on the new season of popular Netflix show ‘sex education’.

The new season of the show was released on Friday.

Wizkid’s ‘Joro’ was most prominent among the songs on the show.

It appeared during a club scene in the sixth episode and blended right in.

Asides from Wizkid’s ‘Joro,’ Tiwa Savage’s ‘Attention,’ and Davido’s ‘Fall’ were also featured on the new season of the show.

Skales’ 2015 hit, ‘Shake Body’ was also featured in the new season.

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