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Jide Kosoko, Adebayo Salami, Yemi Shodimu, mourn Orishabunmi

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Many Nollywood actors mostly in the Yoruba genre including Jide Kosoko have paid tributes to the late actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as “Orishabunmi” who died late Tuesday at the age of 61.

Kosoko on Wednesday described the late actress as a very jovial fellow who would make peace with people around and conceal her anger.

He said, “Folake did her best, fought and conquered as far as I am concerned. Her contributions to the growth of the entertainment industry can’t be erased; we cannot forget her so soon.

“One good thing about her is that she was very jovial, fond of playing with everyone, in fact she used to conceal her annoyance.

“We will miss her. I pray her soul rests in peace and may God console her family.”

Actor Yemi Shodimu said that the late actress was a good woman with a large heart and had left a huge vacuum in the entertainment industry.

Shodimu urged other Nollywood actors to emulate the late actress’s dedication to the promotion of Nigerian arts and culture.

“This is too much of a shock for me. She was not just a notable artiste, she had left her foot prints on the sand of time.

“She was a good woman with a large heart and had left a vacuum which would be difficult to fill.

“We are going to miss her history, radiance, competence, kindness and friendship. She was dedicated to her profession. May her soul rest in peace.”

Adebayo Salami said, “Please, I am sorry, I cannot comment now, it is a painful loss.”

Orishabunmi was famous for playing the role of a priestess with magical powers expressed in incantations and some other mysterious manifestations which had endeared her to her fans for many years.

The late actress hit stardom in the 1980s when she starred in the TV series “Arelu”, alongside her ex-husband, the late veteran Actor Jimoh Aliu.

This was shortly after she was discovered by Jimoh Aliu while she was working as a teacher in Kwara.

Orishabunmi first appeared in a stage play “Ori Ma Binu”.

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Nkechi Blessing bashes critics of ‘dildo’ souvenirs at mom’s remembrance

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Actress Nkechi Blessing has hit back at critics who carpeted her for sharing ‘dildo’ as souvenirs during the remembrance service of her mother.

Many were outraged after the actress shared a video where she distributed ‘dildo’ to guests.

Over the weekend, the film star hosted prayer/party in remembrance of her mother, Gloria Obasi Sunday who died on September 22, 2021.

“My learned friend representing the EFCC will also agree with me that this court will either stay proceeding or strike out the charge.

Lawyer to Destra, Tochukwu Onwugbufor, who agreed with Osigwe, recalled that while determining the appeals by Metuh and Destra, the Court of Appeal voided the judgment of the Federal High Court that had convicted them and ordered a retrial.

Onwugbufor added that besides the prosecution, which appealed against that judgment at the Supreme Court, Metuh and Destra also appealed against the Appeal Court judgment.

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He said the main issue in the appeal by the EFCC was the contention that the Appeal Court did not determine the whole appeal.

Onwugbufor added: “Actually, what was determined at Appeal Court was the issue of bias. But the EFCC is asking that the Federal High Court judgment should either be reinstated or send back to Court of Appeal for retrial.

“My client is also asking the Supreme Court that the Appeal Court did not take into consideration that the whole trial was a nullity and should be dismissed in its entirety and discharge and acquit the defendants.”

Although Adeola prayed the court to adjourn indefinitely pending the out come of the appeals at the Supreme Court, Onwugbufor agreed with Osigwe that the court possesses the discretion to either strike out the charge or adjourn it indefinitely.

He however noted that even after the Supreme Court’s decision on the pending appeals, the case may no longer come back to the Federal High Court.

He added: “This is so because the matter can be heard at the Appeal Court and it will go back to Supreme Court for final decision.”

In a judgment on February 25, 2020, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja convicted Metuh and Destra on money laundering offences.

They were found guilty of laundering N400 million which they got from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) then headed by Sambo Dasuki in 2014, preparatory to the 2015 general elections.

They were also convicted In relation to a $2 million cash transaction executed without going through a financial institution in violation of money laundering law.
Metuh was jailed seven years, while Destra was wound up, a decision Metuh and his firm appealed at the Court of Appeal.

In a judgment on December 16, 2020 the Court of Appeal set aside the proceedings leading to the conviction and sentencing of Metuh and Destra and ordered a retrial, on the grounds that the trial judge exhibited bias against them.

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Chichi, Phyna, six others for BBNaija 7 final after Groovy, Sheggz, Hermes eviction

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  • How fans voted out the three housemates

Eight housemates have made it to the final week of Season 7 of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show after three housemates were on Sunday night evicted from the House.

Groovy, Sheggz and Hermes were evicted in the Sunday eviction night show out of the six housemates that were earlier up for eviction.

The finalists are Chichi, Phyna, Daniella, Adekunle, Bella, Chizzy, Bryann and Rachael.

Head of House, Chichi, was last Monday shortly after her emergence as HoH, given the veto power of saving two fellow housemates while the rest would be up for eviction.

She picked Phyna and Daniella for the grand finale, and the remaining housemates, Hermes, Adekunle, Bella, Sheggz, Groovy, Chizzy and Bryann were up for eviction.

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, one of the housemates will go home with the coveted N100 million grand prize.

Out of the seven housemates, who have made it to the final of the show, only five are in contention for the N100m grand prize as two of them – Chizzy and Rachael – are fake housemates referred to as Riders in the show.

Show host, Ebuka Ob-Uchendu, also announced that by 9pm this Sunday night, voting for the finale would be open.

Below is how fans voted as obtained from NaijaCover:

Hermes – 15.83%
Groovy – 14.63%
Shegzz – 13.26%

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“Polygamy is a life choice I can’t accept” – May Yul-Edochie

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Yul Edochie and wife, May

Polygamy is a valid life choice for individuals that she has chosen not to be part of, May, the estranged wife of popular actor, Yul Edochie has said.

The mother of four stated this in a viral Instagram post, months after she fell out with her husband for marrying a second wife.

May said polygamy does not align with her values and faith, and she, therefore, chose not to be a part of it.

“The ability to accept or tolerate challenges and problems in life is a virtue, and should not be misconstrued. There is no point making an already bad situation worse, hence the need to remain calm is crucial.

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“I understand that we all have our weaknesses and limitations as humans, and I personally believe everyone deserves an opportunity to make things right when they stray… Forgiveness is divine.

“Beyond all the unnecessary facades, Polygamy is a life choice and no one should be compelled to accept it. It is something I think all parties involved should embrace willingly, and it’s okay for anyone who chooses it. Some religions traditions allow polygamy and I have nothing against it.

“However, I am ABSOLUTELY certain that I will not be NUMBERED as a wife or be cajoled to accept a practice that does not align with my faith and family values,” she wrote on Thursday.

Recall that Yul sent tongues waging in April when it emerged that he had taken a second wife.

Announcing his second marriage to colleague, Judy Austin, the actor also disclosed the birth of their son.

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