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Chiko Ejiro died in my hands – Wife

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  • FG, Nollywood actors mourn

Joy Ejiro, wife of Nollywood filmmaker Chico Ejiro, has said that famous filmmaker died in her hands.

Ejiro died in the early hours of Christmas day from suspected cardiac arrest

Commenting on her husband’s death for the first time, Joy stated, “I never knew it was going to be my last midnight gist with you. You died in my hands Chico, you left me so confused and devastated.”

She, however, said she was glad to have spent the past 26 years with him.

“This is a rude shock!!!! We had a lot of plans for Christmas. We spoke a lot about how the day will go. We were recounting how God has been good to us this year and how grateful we are to be alive,” Joy stated.

She also shared a picture of herself and Ejiro on Instagram on Saturday.

Joy and Ejiro, who got married in 1998, have four children together.

Ejiro’s death huge blow to Nollywood – FG

Meanwhile, the Federal Government, on Saturday, described the death of popular scriptwriter, director and producer, Chico Ejiro, as a “huge blow to the nation’s Creative Industry in general and to Nollywood in particular”.

Ejiro, who was popular for movies such as ‘Silent Night’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Blood Money’ and ‘Night Bus to Lagos, was said to be recovering from an illness and had just finished shooting a movie.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a statement on Saturday, sympathised with friends and families of the filmmaker who passed away on Christmas Day.

The statement was titled, ‘Minister Mourns Death of Veteran Film Producer, Chico Ejiro’ and signed by Mohammed’s aide, Segun Adeyemi.

The minister said the late Ejiro was “a prolific movie director and a shining star of Nollywood, which has – through its movies – stamped Nigeria’s creative presence all over the world”.

He urged the deceased’s “family and friends to take solace in the fact that his legacy will live on through the excellent works of the actors and actresses he helped to nurture over the years, and indeed in the progressive success of Nollywood”.

”Thanks to the pace-setting work of Mr. Ejiro and his contemporaries, Nollywood is today one of the biggest movie industries in the world, which is providing employment for many Nigerians and creating wealth for the nation. ‘May God grant repose to the soul of the departed and comfort his family and friends,” Mohammed stated.

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I may accept if Ooni proposes marriage — Peju Johnson

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An actress, Peju Johnson, has said that if the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, proposes marriage to her, she might accept it.

Recall that within months, the Ooni had recently married six wives in quick succession.

Johnson told Saturday Beats, “I may accept. But, it’s a ‘may be’. I am actually from a royal family in Ile Ife too. But, I am not a fan of going (marrying) into a royal family. I prefer regular people. Also, I have always said that I don’t want to marry from my town.  Men from Ile Ife are a different breed.”

The actress stated that she often got favour from her male fans. She said, “I have sweet fans all around that care about me.”

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Asked to recount a memorable moment she had had as an actress, Johnson said, “While shooting my movie, ‘Suliya’; one of the actors mistakenly hit my eye, and it affected me to the point that I could neither see clearly nor look into the sun. I thank God that I am fine now, and I’m able to see.”

The actress added that she saw nothing wrong in going under the surgeon’s knife and ‘fixing’ what one does not like about one’s body.”

Asked if she would go under the knife if given the chance, she said, “There is nothing wrong with fixing what one does not like about one’s body if one can afford it. That doesn’t mean one is insecure or one has low self-esteem and zero self-love.”

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I caught Kim Kardashian with another man, Kanye West alleges

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American rapper Kanye West has claimed he caught his ex-wife with another man.

He however did not state at what point he caught his ex-wife with the man identified as Chris Paul, American professional basketball player.

In a tweet, moments before Ye’s account was suspended, he made his intention known to ‘break one last window’ as his previous posts were also controversial.

“Let’s break one last window before we get outta here. I caught this guy with Kim. Goodnight,” he tweeted.

The former celebrity couple who tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at the historic Forte di Belvedere in Florence Italy on May 24, 2014, recently had their divorce finalised

Kim was pronounced legally single in March 2022 after filing for divorce in February 2021 citing irreconcilable differences is entitled to be paid $200,000 in child support.

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Help Rita Dominic’s chief bridesmaid, she begs for husband

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Actress Michelle Dede who served as Rita Dominic’s chief bridesmaid during her recey wedding has begged God to send her partner.

The 38-year-old in a tweet said she has played the bridesmaid’s role at seven weddings.

According to her, she caught the bouquet in four yet remained single.

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Dede wrote, “I’ve been a bridesmaid at seven weddings. Chief bridesmaid at four. Bridesmaid/MC at one.

“Caught a bouquet four times. Cried at all seven, yet the first time I didn’t want to try catch the bouquet, it’s handed to me.

“God oya o. May all the things #ritadominic whispered come true.”

Rita Dominic and her husband, Fidelis Anosike, had their wedding at Selby Abbey, North Yorkshire, England last Saturday.

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