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First Bank Chairman, Awosika Makes Screen Debut In Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’

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Chairman of First Bank, Dr Ibukun Awosika, has made a surprise debut in Kunle Afolayan‘s upcoming movie, ‘Citation’, one news coming as a big surprise in the entertainment industry.

Sharing the news on Instagram on Monday, filmmaker, Afolayan, said that the choice of Dr Awosika is due to her leading impact in women’s leadership and advocacy.

The movie was shot in Obafemi Awolowo University and in three countries, and it focuses on the ordeals faced by female students in Nigerian Universities.

Dr Awosika plays the role of the university faculty dean, heading the senate hearing panel of a female postgraduate student (Moremi), played by Temi Otedola, who has been a victim of sexual harassment.

“It all began in 2018 with the pre-production of Citation, then the production in January 2020, and now the 30th of August, we officially had the first private screening of Citation at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

“Why OAU? Well, not only was Citation shot at the University, but our surprise cast is an alumna of the school.”

Other major casts include; Jimmy Jean Louis, Sadiq Daba, and Gabriel Afolayan.

“Now, the exciting gist for the day! While observing the COVID-19 preventive measures at the exclusive screening, it was an honour to welcome both the principal authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University and friends of the institution. This was the moment we unveiled our surprise cast

“Playing the role of the university faculty dean, heading the senate hearing panel of Moremi (Temi Otedola) and Lucien (Jimmy-Jean Louis), we present Dr. Mrs Ibukun Awosika!

“You may know her as the chairman of First Bank Nigeria, an entrepreneur, an author, or a motivational speaker, but we know her for what she represents – women’s leadership, which is the sole objective of Citation. Her actions and initiatives for change in Africa and women empowerment is one to be desired.”

Citation Advocacy

The movie, written by Tunde Babalola, goes “beyond the act of sexual harassment, it’s centered on how to address such a situation in the University”.

The award-winning filmmaker said the production is a result of a partnership with the Ford Foundation and it aims at propelling women to become great leaders.

“On that note, although Citation is ready but yet to be released, we are pleased to announce that it will be available for private screenings in September and October 2020.”

 

 

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BBNaija 2020: Leave Nengi alone – Neo warns Ozo

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Neo on Sunday morning warned Ozo to leave Nengi alone.

His warning came after Nengi and Ozo had an altercation on Saturday night at the party lounge.

Ozo had approached Nengi professing his love but Nengi bluntly told him to keep his stupid love and love himself first.

Ozo then approached Neo who then told him to stop putting pressure on Nengi.

According to him, “Just let her be, she would come around if she wants to.

“Stop killing the vibes, leave Nengi alone.”

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Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 86

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Veteran theatre practitioner, Chief Jimoh Aliu (popularly known as Aworo), is dead.

Aliu died on Thursday during a brief illness at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, aged 86.

A source and close associate of the late theatre practitioner said, “The corpse of the deceased would be moved to his residence at Adebayo area in Ado-Ekiti before being taken to his hometown, Okemesi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state, where he would be buried tomorrow.”

Aliu, who was working on five movie projects expected to feature top Nollywood actors, died while producing the first one titled, ‘Olowo Ite’.

The theatre practitioner, who was born in Okemesi-Ekiti, began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group.

He left the theatre group in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party.

He had produced and featured in various Yoruba movies including Arelu, Yanpan Yarin, and Fopomoyo.

He was a former President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners.

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Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)

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Music and fashion icon, Kanye West took his attacks on the American music industry to another level as he posted a video on Twitter on Wednesday purportedly showing him urinating on his Grammy award, while posting more tweets threatening Universal music.

This comes after he blasted Universal Music Group and other music labels for giving out slave contracts to artistes and then alleging that the company doesn’t want him to buy off his music masters because they want to make billions off him even in his death.

Now he has taken his attack to a different level, even revealing details of his contract and praising Hit boy, a Grammy award-winning producer who was motivated by Kanye’s tweets and came out to reveal he has worked for Universal music for over 10 years but is still ‘enslaved’ by their contract.

See his tweets below and watch the video below…

 

Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)

 

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