The veteran Nollywood actor Prince Jide Kosoko has insisted that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, is their choice for the office.
The FidelinfoNews recalls that the actors, which also included Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Yinka Quadri and Funke Daramola-Salako, were subjected to derision and condemnation by many Nigerians on social media after a video of them endorsing Tinubu for president emerged.
Some aggrieved Nigerians on social media were of the opinion that celebrity should not use their influence and star power to propagate any politicians.
Speaking in an interview with Punch, Kosoko said that the support was a payback to Tinubu for what he had done for the movie industry.
He said, “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is not just a leader of note, he is a father figure and benefactor.
“I have benefited from him and his wife. As a matter of fact, I have had a relationship with his family for a long time. He is a focused leader; a leader of all leaders.
“He has personally developed many people in our industry, especially those that had health challenges. For example, when actress, Moji Olaiya, died in Canada, he was responsible for everything that had to do with transporting her body back home.
“If you observe his wife, you will see that she is a very quiet woman that does a lot for people. I know the number of sick people (in the industry) that she has also sent money to.
“The film industry has enjoyed Tinubu, as he was the first person to give us several hectares of land in Badagry to construct a film village.
“The succeeding administration gave us reasons the place was not conducive enough, and immediately, an effort was made to give us another place in Epe.”
Kosoko also revealed that the former Lagos State Governor had always shown interest in the film industry by fostering unity in the leadership of associations in the industry.
Speaking on if practitioners in the film industry would be able to speak truth to power in the future, considering that they had publicly endorsed a particular candidate, he said, “If we ‘romance’ politicians as some people say and we are bold enough to tell them the truth through our productions, is there anything wrong with that?
Are celebrities the only ones that embrace politicians? Don’t we have engineers, lawyers and other professionals moving with them? Does being a celebrity mean one is no longer Nigerian and that one does not have the right to one’s opinions?”
Meanwhile, the thespian advised the Nigerian youths to participate in the upcoming elections by first getting their permanent voter’s card.
Singer Portable To Marry Girl He Met At A Party
Controversial street singer Habeeb Okikiola better known as Portable is set to marry his pregnant lover, Keji.
Fidel Info reports that The singer had introduced his pregnant lover to his wife,Bewaji whom he wedded months ago.
This was coming after it has been rumored that he brought the pregnant lady to live with him and his family.
Meanwhile, Bewaji upon receiving the news, got furious but was begged by family members before she eventually agreed to let things go.
According to report, Portable met Keji at a birthday party, before he confirming his plans of getting married to her.
A source said, “The name of the girl is Keji, and he has been dating her for about eight months.”
“They met between January and February at the party of a guy nicknamed, ‘Ogo Hookup’, in Agege, Lagos and He actually plans to marry her.
The Source further revealed, “The girl is the fourth girl in his life. He also has another lady called Asabi, and she is pregnant as well.”
“Bewaji got angry because she had been with Portable before he became popular.”
US:Stars Attend Takeoff’s Memorial in Atlanta
Thousands of fans have paid their final respects to the Migos rapper Takeoff at a star-studded memorial service in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fidel Info reports that Stars including Drake, Justin Bieber and Chloe Bailey were all reported to be in attendance at Friday’s “celebration of life” ceremony.
The 28-year-old musician died in a shooting at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas earlier this month.
Police are still investigating and have made no arrests.
Fans braved the rain to attend the roughly three-hour event at the State Farm Arena, a 21,000-capacity stadium.
Relatives – including the two surviving members of Migos, his uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset – led with heartfelt tributes to the young artist.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens gave the late rapper, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, the city’s highest honour: the Phoenix Award.
The event also featured musical performances from Bieber, Bailey, and gospel artists Yolanda Adams and Byron Cage.
No media was allowed inside the venue, and phones and recording devices were also banned but in images and videos leaked on social media, Drake and others were shown making heartfelt speeches.
Following the event, a motorcade was seen carrying Takeoff’s body to its final resting place.
The rapper was killed on 1 November by a stray bullet after an altercation broke out at a private party he was attending in Houston.
Police Chief Troy Finner, who has said at least 40 eye-witnesses may have been in attendance, has pleaded with the community to provide information.
BREAKING: Kwara Governor Announces Cute Abiola as Special Assistant
The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdukRasaq Announced Skit maker,AbdulGafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin,
popularly known as Cute Abiola as his Special Assistant on Creative Industries.
Eko Hot Blog reports that this is following a viral video on social media confirming the Comedian’s discharge from the Nigerian Nigerian.
The Governor also appointed Mr. Jerry Kolo as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations who up until his appointments was the chairman of the Kwara North Development Council (KWANDCO).
He also similarly named Ogundele Joseph Olabisi as Special Assistant on Community Engagement.
The appointments take immediate effect.
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