Actress, Anita Joseph has lambasted those criticizing her for not being pregnant yet, 16 months after she officially tied the knots with Fisayo Michael, a Nigerian hype man popularly known as MC Fish
The Anambra State movie star described such people who put pressure on married celebrities and other individuals to get pregnant, as being silly.
She said,“I am always in high spirits but I have also had to fight some private battles. I don’t even know how to put some of the things I have experienced in words. It is funny that people come to my social media page to ask me why I am not pregnant. People have said many unprintable things and I find them very naughty and silly. People that make those kinds of comments are just low lives. Some would even ask if my husband does not have sperm. However, I handle it well by ignoring them. I believe that if one is well mannered and has proper upbringing, there are some statements one would not make on social media. Words are very sensitive, so I have built an armour around myself. I have always said that marriage is beautiful and I am a testimony to that.”
Speaking about fake friends, the actress said, “Fake friends are everywhere, not just the entertainment industry. Everyone should live their lives the way it suits them. If one is not truthful to oneself, one cannot be truthful to other people. As a matter of fact, one cannot even be honest with friends if one is not true to oneself. I cannot stand people who are not comfortable with their lives making derogatory comments on my social media page. I can’t stand people with questionable characters attempting to bully, insult and body-shame me when I am better than them in all ramifications. I cannot also stand people who easily spew insults at other people or judge one based on what they heard about one on social media.”
On some of the benefits of marriage, Anita Joseph spills, ““Ever since I got married, I have become more beautiful and glow differently because I have peace. There are a lot of married people who do not have peace in their homes. Money and material possessions may finish but one’s peace is sacrosanct. I have heard people say that if one does not have money, one cannot have peace of mind. But, there are people that have money, yet don’t have peace. I am grateful for my husband. He is God-sent and we are content with our lives. Some of my friends did not expect me to settle down with a hype man but I am glad I did. Who does not need a hype man in their lives? My heart certainly beats for him.”
Comedienne and actress, Helen Paul, has said that divorce and other other scandals were part of what a particular celebrity management personnel asked her to entangle herself into to be able to get followers on Instagram.
The happily married mother of three said this in a recent Instagram live session.
In her words, Helen Paul, who is now a lecturer in the United States of America said, “I once told someone that I really loved his work and that I would like to work with him. I had seen him manage two female artistes successfully.
However, his response was, “Helen, if I am going to work with you, you may not like my pattern. We may have to create one or two scandals for you so...
Singer and politician, Bankole Wellington better known as Banky W, has described the Federal government's decision to suspend Twitter operations in the country as a clueless move.
In a series of Tweets, Banky said the government cannot stop kidnapping and other vices plaguing the country but they can come out to ban Twitter.
He proposed that since the retirement age in Nigeria is 65, Nigerians should form the habit of not voting into office, politicians who are above 65.
His tweets read: ''Nigerian Government bans Twitter, and announce the ban ON Twitter. You can't make this up. Clueless.
They can't stop kidnapping, armed robbery and terrorism... the country is as unsafe as ever... yet they can seize passports and block bank accounts of peaceful protesters. They ban cryptocurrency....
The Canadian and the British missions in Nigeria have expressed their concern over the federal government's ban on Twitter operations in the country.
Gill Atkinson, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, noted that Nigerian citizens have the right to freedom of speech and the federal government must not take actions that will suppress their human rights freedom.
“All Nigerians have the right to freedom of speech and the responsibility not to misuse that right. Any action taken by Government must be measured, proportionate and not supress basic freedoms,” @GillAtkinson11 tweeted
Also, the High Commissioner of Canada in Nigeria, Nicolas Simard, via his Twitter handle said, that freedom of speech is fundamental human rights protected by the constitution and a cornerstone for democracy across the world.