Veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama G has taken to her verified Instagram account to make known how she was ‘dragged’ into the Nigerian film industry.
The ace actress shared an old picture of herself and took to the caption section to hint that her colleagues, actors Chika Okpala also known as Chief Zebrudaya and the late Pete Eneh ‘practically dragged’ her to join Nollywood.
“Early years in Nollywood. Eyes firmly on the goal. Fun fact: I was introduced to Nollywood by Chief Zebrudaya (Chika Okpala) and Pete Eneh (may God continue to rest his soul). They were my classmates in Esute mature university program. They couldn’t believe how much I made them laugh every day in class. They practically dragged me into Nollywood (a story for another day). Before then I was doing radio drama and stage play,” she wrote.
Patience Ozokwor acted in the soap opera Someone Cares, but her second movie feature, Authority, which was released in 1999 shot her to fame. She won the Best Supporting Actress award in 2012 and 2013 at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards and has numerous awards to her name.
Throughout her years of acting in Nollywood, Mama G has more than 100 movie and TV credits to her name. Some of these include Chief Daddy, Blood Sister, Two Rats, Turning Point and Heart of a Slave. In addition, she has portrayed an onscreen mother to many Nollywood A-listeres, including Van Vicker, Ramsey Nouah, Ini Edo, and Rita Dominic.
Away from acting, Mama G is also a gospel singer and fashion designer. Ozokwor has released gospel albums.
One of Patience Ozokwor’s greatest achievements was in 2014, when the Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck honoured Patience, along with 99 other Nigerians, to celebrate the unification of the northern and southern protectorates.
Buhari celebrates national flag designer, Akinkunmi @85
The President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday congratulated the designer of the national flag, Michael Akinkunmi, on his 85th birthday.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari congratulates designer of national flag, Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, on 85th Birthday.’
Adesina quoted the President as saying that Akinkunmi upholds the values that every Nigerian emulate for nation building.
The statement read, “On behalf of all Nigerians and the government, President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to Michael Akinkunmi, OFR, on his 85th birthday, joining family members and friends to celebrate with the designer of the National Flag, whose creativity and patriotism remain remarkable.
“Akinkunmi, who is an honourary Life Presidential Adviser, upholds the values that every citizen should emulate for nation-building, which include humility, selflessness, integrity and a keen interest in seeking greater good for country and humanity.”
Buhari further prayed that God grants the octogenarian and retired civil servant longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the nation he loves so much.
Recall that Akinkunmi designed the Nigerian flag in 1959.
Then a 23-year-old engineering student at Norwood Technical College in London, Akinkunmi sent his entry for a competition to design the Nigerian flag.
His entry was selected; sealing his place in Nigeria’s history books.
Chidinma speaks on becoming gospel singer, says ‘I’ve had enough fame’
Popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has announced her switch to full-time gospel ministration, saying she regrets `wasting’ so much time doing secular music.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the singer turned actress stated that “the devil has been winning too long.”
She said, “Our God is faithful; He never lies and He does whatever He says. So, I’m here today. It’s been a long journey. I had an opportunity to spend time with Him; it’s a rare privilege to spend time with Him and He told me a lot of things and He said He has been waiting for me.”
The songstress made it known that she is not going into gospel music for the fame as she has had “enough of all of that”.
“God has been very intentional about me. He is very mindful of me. I’m not here because I want fame. I’ve had all of that and I think I’ve had enough of all of that. So, right now is the time to work for my Father. He is the one who has called me I did not bring myself here. As a matter of fact, I did not want to be here, but I’m going into ministry in full force,” Chidinma stated.
She added, “So, most of you might not understand my ways because you don’t know where I’m coming from, and that is because a lot of time has been wasted. So, I need to catch up with time. I’m moving with time, there is no time. The enemy has been winning for too long. I’ve had my share of influence and all of that, but now I’m using all of that.
“Everything the enemy thought he had given to me though was given to me by God, while he was lying that he gave them to me. Now I’m using all of that to work for my father. So, when you see me doing some very extreme things, just understand where I’m coming from, there is no time.
“There are too many people out there we have to bring back into the house. Jesus is coming soon; sooner than you expect. So, we cannot allow them to miss out on that. Now is the time to do the work.”
Chidinma is currently signed on with the Eezee concept and has released her first gospel song titled: “Jehovah overdo.”
Messi’s record-breaking boots auctioned for £125,000
Lionel Messi’s boots which scored him his one-club record-breaking goal have been bought for £125,000 at an auction.
The Barcelona captain scored his 644th goal for the club in last year’s December 3-0 win over Real Valladolid. The goal broke past record by Pele, who had netted 643 times for Santos, and set Messi as the player to have scored the most goals for a single club.
According to reports by ESPN, the pair of boots were donated to a charity for children’s health by the player, and sportswear company Adidas. They were thereafter exhibited in Cataluña’s Museum of Art (MNAC) in Barcelona for the auction which began on April 19 with a starting price of £40,000.
While the auction house, Christies, estimated the boots to sell for a maximum of £70,000, bids swamped in for the online auction at the last hour and bumped up the price till it was finally sold for a whopping £125,000 on Friday.
According to Christies.com all the proceeds from the sale are going to Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebrón Hospital where it will be used to “help children with cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as their families.”
Before the auction, Messi in a press statement released by Christie’s said, “Reaching the historic milestone of 644 goals with the same club gives me a lot of joy, but what’s really more important is being able to give something back to the kids struggling with their health, we hope this will raise a lot of awareness for this great cause.”
Applauding the generosity of the star player, Dr Albert Salazar, Managing Director of the beneficiary hospital said, “For the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, the funds raised through this auction will help us to continue to improve the health of many children and their families through the arts. I am sure that the generosity of Lionel Messi and Adidas will allow us to initiate further projects related to Arts and Health which are proven to have such a meaningful impact”
Again, gunmen raze Akwa Ibom police station, kill cop
I was written off but never gave up – Iheanacho
Eid: Put politics aside, pray for Buhari, Tinubu urges Nigerians
FG careful with kidnappers not with #EndSARS protesters, Omokri slams Lai Mohammed
Eid: Buhari asks Nigerians to pray against banditry, kidnapping
Six things you didn’t know about India COVID-19 variant
Osun mosque shut, sallah prayers banned as imams battle for seat
Southern senators back govs on restructuring, open grazing
Anex Azuzu of Nollywood is dead
Uzodinma V. Philip Umeadi
FCMB demotes Adam Nuru, appoints Yemisi Edun as acting Managing Director
Breaking: Nigerian multi Billionaire Bolu Akin-Olugbade dies of COVID-19
Umeadi Vs Uzodinma: Imo PDP Develops Cold Feet Over Delay In Supreme Court
Ohanaeze Youth Accuses Okorocha, Ibe Of Inciting IPOB Against Organization
Celebrating The Irrepressible Chioma Ohakim
Herdsmen attacks: Seyi Makinde seems to be paralysed by fear, says sports minister
News2 months ago
Presidency kicks as Onnoghen links Buhari, Atiku electoral contest to removal as CJN
Health2 months ago
COVID-19: NCDC confirms 135 new infections
News2 months ago
Akintoye rebukes Akeredolu for rejecting Yoruba nation
Global News2 months ago
Indonesia cathedral bombing an ‘act of terror,’ says president
News2 months ago
Tinubu ignored Lagos, Oyo market victims but donated N50m to Katsina —Omokri
COVID-192 months ago
Ofcom fines Pastor Chris channel N65.6m over COVID-19 sermon
News2 months ago
Calls for secession, not solution to the Nigeria’s predicament – Fayemi
News2 months ago
NIN: Court bars FG from blocking SIM cards