Fashion-designer cum actress,Temi Otedola, who recently made her acting debut in Kunle Afolayan’s new movie ‘Citation’, has professed her love for acting while announcing her role in Kunle Afolayan’s movie, ‘Citation’,
The daughter of billionaire mogul, Femi Otedola who said she has been passionate about acting since her school days, has revealed how she got into acting in a recent interview.
Explaining how fate brought her back to her first love, she said:
“I have been watching Mr. Afolayan’s films like forever. From ‘Figurine’ to ‘October 1’, ‘Phone Swap’, and I was actually introduced to him, I told him that from university and through school I have always been into acting and that was my first passion in life and he told me about a script coming out and the lead character is actually a girl of my age and a university student and the story tells a tale of something that is so relatable and relevant to what is happening today, not only in Nigeria but all over the world.”
On why she took up the role, she said, “the lead character is a girl of my age and in the university while also treating a global issue that confronts women. So it is a story that is close to my heart, and I thought I could really bring that story to life.”
When asked why she’s kept the creative side of her life from the public for so long, she disclosed,
“for me, it’s all about timing, so, for me until this movie proposal had come, I don’t think I would have entered into this arena of creative work, but this script is perfect for me. I’m so happy that I waited for this time. With Kunle Afolayan’s film, it means I am starting at the top. So, I’m just so humbled to have been given this opportunity. The message is to tell women that we are hearing their stories, that we believe them. Women are being harassed in several ways.”
On leaving fashion for acting, Temi had this to say: “both of them are still very close to my heart; I will always be designing and doing fashion, but also, this is my one true love. So I’ll continue acting.”
Burna Boy’s ‘My Money, My Baby’ Among Songs On Michelle Obama’s Workout Playlist
It’s another win for African Giant, Burna Boy as Michelle Obama has revealed that his song, “My Money, My Baby”, is one of the songs that gives her an extra boost when she works out.
The former US First Lady tweeted: “It’s about that time when New Year’s resolutions get a bit harder to stick to. To offer a little inspiration, I want to share my go-to #WorkoutPlaylist with you. These songs always seem to give me that extra boost to get through my toughest workouts. What’s on your playlist?.”
Burna Boy was the only indigenous Nigerian singer whose song made it to the list.
Also on the list is Tobe Nwigwe’s “I’m Dope” featuring David Michael Wyatt. Though Tobe was born in Alief, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and is married to an African American woman, he’s of Nigerian descent.
‘Nollywood Actors Sleep With Sugar Mummies To Live Big’ — Uche Maduagwu
Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, who is well known for attacking celebrities on Instagram, has claimed that majority of actors in Nollywood sleep with sugar mummies to live big.
Going further, Uche asserted that there’s no money in the movie industry and the only way for the actors to keep up is to sleep around for money.
“#Nollywood actors sleep with sugar mummy to live big. #Truth is, there is no money in this movie industry, everyone is just packaging. I get up to twenty nude pictures from wealthy sugar mummies on a daily basis, asking to date me and for sex, but as the biggest actor in Naija that has ever gotten the attention of @chrissyteigen in #Hollywood, I have made up my mind never to sleep with a married woman for money.
I don’t want to mention names but more than 85% of popular male actors in our movie industry sleep with rich sugar mummies in Lagos and Abuja to maintain their affluent lifestyles. There is a particular actor in this industry that has even slept with his girlfriend’s mum – all because of money.”
Actress Funke Akindele And Siblings Refuse To Attend Father’s Burial
Nigerian actress Funke Akindele and her siblings have been called out by the Bishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Ikorodu, Rt. Rev Samson Osundina, after they refused to attend their father’s burial rite in Ikorodu on January 17, 2020.
Reports have it that their dad, Very Revd. Godwin Olusoji Akindele, was buried on Friday after he died on Saturday, December 7, 2019, aged 73, but his children were conspicuously absent at his Service of Songs.
While delivering the burial sermon, Rev. Osundina thanked the children for taking care of their father during the times when he was ill, but stressed the fact that paying him the last respect as children was very important and significant.
He enjoined them to retrace their steps by making amends wherever necessary. He then suspended the usual outing and thanksgiving service which are final programs in Christian burial, till the deceased’s children are available to attend.
Some Nigerians also didn’t waste time to lampoon Funke Akindele for neglecting her father’s burial.
Meanwhile, Funke Akindele and her friends are enjoying life in Dubai at the moment.