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‘I’m not fulfilled yet’ – Jide Kosoko opens up on life as a veteran actor


For veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, who has been in the business of making movies for over three decades, he is yet be fulfilled, despite his numerous achievements.

“I am not fulfilled yet. The industry has not got to the stage I want it to get to. As such, I must continue to ensure that the industry is sanitised. Yes, I am trained but at a point, the training would become outdated. One must retrain oneself in order to be current. Also, a lot of prayers are needed for one to succeed. I pray about my movie roles a lot, no matter how small it is I pray to God so I can deliver in a superb manner. Until my director smiles at me (on set), I don’t relax. In 2005, I was at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, to study Performing Arts and Film Studies, as a way of updating my knowledge. Also, I meet different actors every day and I learn from them. When I see good scripts, I love to be part of them. I may not even charge my regular fees just to ensure that I participate. I don’t like not being part of fantastic productions. I love good works and I always want to be associated with them,” he said in an  interview with Punch.

The popular actor also noted that he was happy that his children were toeing his footsteps in the movie industry. He said, “I have made a lot of sacrifices for my career. When I started in the movie industry, it was a case of ‘scratch my back and I would scratch yours.’ I have also learnt to be tolerant, as well as constantly train and retrain myself. When I am on set with my children, we are colleagues. Whether one is a senior or junior colleague, one just has to interpret the role given. Seeing my children doing well in their chosen careers is enough happiness for me. I am so happy with the friendship and relationship that we all share. They copy what I do. I always want my family to be united. We solve individual problems together. My problem is their problem and vice versa.”

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You have turned many obstacles into stepping stones – Cobhams Asuquo honors wife

Well loved blind music producer, Cobhams Asuquo has showered encomiums on his beautiful wife, Ojuola as she turns a year older today.

Sharing a photo of her on his Instagram page moments ago, the father of two wrote "Wonderful wife, amazing mother, Bestest friend and all-round good girl! Good girl? anyway, I’ll save my personal birthday message to you for your ears only; I don’t think they can handle it! but today I raise a glass to a wonderful woman who has turned many obstacles into stepping stones. Sweetie, I know It is not easy; but you do it with more grace than many and I appreciate you.

So, on this special day, I pray for you: May your life be easy, May your dreams come true, and I wish you “plenty money” today...

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Dating younger lover is nightmare – Ruth Eze warns ladies

For seasoned Nollywood actress, Ruth Eze who just turned a year older yesterday, July 16, one of her worse nightmares was dating a younger lover.

In a recent interview, Ruthy as she is fondly called by close friends says," As I turned a year older, I feel very grateful for life, for good health and God's grace upon my life. I feel so happy. However, my birthday wish is to be happily married before the end of this year 2021. I dread to remain single but I don’t ever want to have anything to do with a younger lover; just forget it. They are nightmares. I'll also pick money over sex and love because without money, love becomes sour. No sweet love without money."

As she grows older, Ms Eze says she would love...

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FG claims Sunday Igboho is trying to get new passport to flee Nigeria

Sunday Igboho

The Federal Government has claimed that Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, is working towards fleeing Nigeria, after being placed on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest.

In the security circle, a person whose name is on the stop-list is denied all constitutional rights and privileges a citizen is entitled to.

The Federal Government’s directive against Igboho was contained in a letter by the Nigeria Immigration Service dated July 9, 2021, addressed to the Director General, Department of State Services, the Inspector General of Police and the DG, National Intelligence Agency.

The activist, a spearhead of the separatist agitation for the Yoruba Nation, had been declared wanted by the Department of State Services on allegations of stockpiling arms to destabilise the country, which he has...

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