Category: Lifestyle

Queen of Ede Celebrates Birthday With Lovely Pictures

Today, Friday 24th of November is an amazing day in Ede Kingdom as sons and daughters of Ede join the rest of the world to celebrate the birthday of Queen Abdulsalam Aishat Yetunde, the Queen of Ede kingdom.

See pictures of the beautiful queen below:

We wish her a prosperous year ahead in long life and good health

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The Beauty of the Yoruba Culture is Endearing that Even Other Countries Are Interested in It – Ronke Adeniyi


Fast Rising producer and actress, Ronke Adeniyi had much to say about career, projects and culture when she bumped into one of our correspondent. Read more from the exclusive chat below.

WHO IS RONKE ADENIYI?
Ronke Adeniyi is the second child in a family of five, I am a native of Oyo state, born and raised in Ibadan. I am a producer, screen writer and an actress. I had my primary education at Kinder Land Nursery and Primary school. I attended the Polytechnic High School and then going further to obtain a National Diploma Certificate at The Polytechnic Ibadan. I also studied a two years course in Performing Arts at Mui Authentic Sch of Drama. Currently, I am an undergraduate at the National Open University of Nigeria.


TELL US THE GENESIS OF YOUR ACTING

I use to run a drama group in my church then. One day, a friend of mine in church who is also an actress invited me to her location. I met Muyiwa Ademola and he fell in love with my acting at the venue. As a new comer who has never faced the camera, he advised me to join his school for proper training and that was how the whole thing started  in 2007/2008.


WHAT WAS YOUR DEBUT EXPERIENCE LIKE?

My debut movie was EBURE in 2007. It was a bit challenging because this was the first time I am facing the camera and meeting one on one with superstars. However, I enjoyed every bit of it,trust me I did well. Thanks to my boss, Muyiwa Ademola who encouraged me.

WHICH OTHER MOVIES HAVE YOU FEATURED IN?

I have featured in a lot of films I can’t remember; IKU EWA, OYENUSI, JEMIRIYE, OGEDEDUDU, IRANRAN, FOOL’S PARADISE, ATORI, WOTO, ORISIRISI and so on.

SO FAR. WHICH OF THE ROLES THAT YOU HAVE PLAYED DID YOU FIND CHALLENGING?

None of the movies I have done is challenging. I am looking forward to a challenging role in a movie

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTION PROFILE
I am the producer of SIKEMI, IBOJU, AJAGA and OUR WIFE (AYA WA). OUR WIFE (AYA WA) is my latest project and it is out now.

WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS?
I have never been married but I have two kids

WHO ARE THE DIRECTORS YOU ARE LOOKING TO WORK WITH IN FUTURE?
Kunle Afolayan, frank  Rajah, Tade Ogidan and a whole lot of them

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AS AN ACTRESS WHO HAS ARRIVED IN THE INDUSTRY?

No, I am not there yet but by His Grace am going to get there sooner than expected.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE YORUBA CULTURE?


I admire the Yoruba culture because it is very interesting and original. The beauty of the yoruba culture is endearing that even other countries are interested in it.

YOUR WORDS TO UPCOMING ACTS

Rome was not built in a day, to be a successful actress you have to be patient , you have to be able to endure, don’t be desperate and be  consistent.

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Interview/Packaged by: Ayo Adams ( mrweezy15@gmail.com)

Editor-in-chief: Idris Bello ( Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com)

Cyberbullying is An Act That Should Not Be Encouraged – Abiola Tilewa

Nollywood actress and producer, Abiola Tilewa shares the movie journey, past and upcoming projects and also weighs in her thought on the issue of cyberbullying in this chat with Emiralty Africa. Read more below:


TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

Abiola Tilewa is the 3rd child in a family of 6. I am from Ogun state. I  studied Business Administration at the Lagos City Polytechnic.

HOW DID YOU START ACTING?
Acting has always been a passion for me while growing up. However, an opportunity was given to me by an Aunt (Lola Alao) to feature in her movie titled Aseoluwa in year 2000 and that is how it started.

TELL US ABOUT THE MOVIES YOU HAVE FEATURED IN?

I featured in Ojo Merinla, Aseoluwa, Oro, For the love of you ( a soap opera by WAP), Omotara , My Husband My Friend.


SO FAR, WHICH OF THE ROLES THAT YOU HAVE PLAYED DID YOU FIND CHALLENGING AND WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM IT?

My Husband My Friend was  challenging since I have been out of the entertainment industry for a while. I learnt the importance of proper communication in a relationship/marriage.
THE MOVIES YOU HAVE PRODUCED?

I produced Oro (wealth) in 2008. Recently produced Omotara; A movie about parent interference in their child’s choice of spouse and My Husband My Friend; A movie about some of the challenges couple face in marriage due to lack of proper communication. It is a must watch for every family.

WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY AND WHICH SHOULD THE FANS EXPECT SOON?

Omotara would be released by 5th of November on Yorubahood Youtube channel. My Husband My Friend would be released afterwards. Date will be communicated soon

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON CYBERBULLYING?
Cyberbullying is now a norm across various social media platforms. It is an act that should not be encouraged.
YOUR WORDS TO UPCOMING ACTS?

Starve your distractions and feed your focus.
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Interview by: Ayo Adams (mrweezy15@gmail.com )

Executive Editor:  Bello Idris (Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com)

My Mom Spent Almost Her Last Earnings to Make Me Walk Better- Abimbola Kazeem

In this exclusive chat with Emiralty’s Ayo Adams, Actor Abimbola Kazeem popularly known as “Jigan” bare it all about growing up, career motivation and upcoming projects. 

JIGAN AND HIS FAMILY BACKGROUND

I am Abimbola Kazeem also known as Jigan, born and bred in Somolu Bariga, Lagos state. I am from a family of eight; four girls and two boys, I am the fifth child, lost my mom some years back, but my father is alive supporting me everyday with prayers.

Meanwhile, Jigan is a personality that you can’t have a dull moment with when you are around him, he is full of life and has a big heart.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I had my  primary education at Odunlade primary school, furthered to Morrocco comprehensive Igbobi college, and Olabisi Onabanjo University where I studied business administration.

HOW I STARTED ACTING

I started as a musician, and courtesy of shows, I met the likes of Kunle Afod, Baba tee, Sodiq Adebayo, Funsho Adeolu and Lala Oladapo. Steadily, I built relationships with them and the journey kicked off in the process. 

However, Sodiq Adebayo introduced me to the Adebayo family, That was how I met Oga Bello, Femi Adebayo and Tope Adebayo, I was under mentorship yet a family friend.


YOU HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY SINGLE IN A LONG TIME, DOES THAT IMPLY YOU FINALLY DROPPED MUSIC FOR ACTING?

No, I dropped a couple of singles and even videos,  a musical video directed by Rymzo and another by Akin Alabi, I am still doing both, I compose sound tracks for movies. Infact, I composed soundtrack for Bolowoyokun; one of my movies set to be released this Saturday, I am dropping my album early next year by His grace.

THE BRAND “JIGAN” IS GROWING MORE POPULAR IN THE INDUSTRY, WHAT BROUGHT THE NAME?

I got the name from the role I played in a movie  titled “Ijewuru”, produced by Babatunde bernard (Babatee). 


WHAT INFLUENCE HAS THE NAME HAD IN YOUR CAREER GROWTH?

Actually, I need to say a big thank you to the producer of the movie, the name changed alot of things in my career, the movie/name gave me the push to limelight.

YOUR DEBUT MOVIE AND OTHER MOVIES YOU HAVE FEATURED IN?



I started acting far back as 2006/2007, I featured in Mr Kola, a production of Okiki Afolayan as directed by Funsho Adeolu. Some other movies I have starred include: Jelili, Igba, Ita, Agidi, Arewa Oru, and I am also the  producer of Ajasa.

TELL US ABOUT THE PROJECTS YOU ARE WORKING ON CURRENTLY?

Bolowoyokun would be released this Saturday on Libra TV YouTube Channel, Baba Oja and Asiyan are currently in the production process, I and my crew are working relentlessly to bring the best to the screen.

BEING IN THE INDUSTRY, WHAT HAS BEEN THE CHALLENGES TO YOU?

I have faced alot of challenges, but I am growing through them.

TELL US ABOUT ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS THAT TOUCHED YOU



Sincerely, if you know me better, nothing gets to me, all the challenges that I have faced are fun and lessons to me.


DOES YOUR PHYSICAL STATE POSE AS A CHALLENGE TO  YOUR WORK?

Yes it does, somehow restricting me from playing some certain roles, but I am doing my home work to make sure as an actor i can play any role and with God all things are possible

LOOKING BACKWARDS, IS THEIR A STORY BEHIND THE PHYSICAL STATE?


Yes, I heard in a story by my late mom that a particular nurse “Mama David” gave me an injection on the wrong part and that was how I was crawling for more than 2years, my mom spent almost her last earnings to make me walk better.  So far so good, I am thankful to God He gave me a loving family, I love them and I will continue to make them proud.


IN THE INDUSTRY, WHO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE YOUR WORKING CULTURE?

If the likes of Funsho Adeolu, Kunle Afod, Lala Oladapo did not accept my friendship then, I may not have the opportunity of meeting the Adebayo family who paved way for me in the industry, they all inspire me. I love all my friends and colleagues, they are wonderful.


YOUR WORDS FOR UPCOMING ACTORS SCARED TO STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE?

First thing they need is humility,it is very important and be friendly with everyone in the entertainment world, if you adhere, you are a star.

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Author/ Published: Ayo Adams (Mrweezy15@gmail.com, 08147091733)

Chief Editor: Idris Bello (Emiraltyafrica@gmail.com, 08024701285)

[Exclusive Video] Watch Official Trailer of My Secret- the Movie.

Marvelous film production presents the official trailer of the highly anticipated movie, MY SECRET  (Asiri Mi) .

The star-studded movie is suspense filled with spotlight on the themes of Revenge, Friendship,  Crime and Love.

It Stars action from Nollywood top acts such as Mercy Aigbe, Linda Adedeji, Funsho Adeolu, Afeez Abiodun Owoh, Regina Chukwu, Biodun Okeowo, Tayo Amokade Ijebu, Bose Oladimeji,  Richard Oluyinka , Dammy Alabi , Cjsun Adedeji, Dennis Erinfolami and many more. Continue reading “[Exclusive Video] Watch Official Trailer of My Secret- the Movie.”

Socialite,Dokun Olumofin Give Shocking Differences of A fuck boy and a Grand Yoruba Demon

After his brother ,Joro Olumofin took to his Instagram page to spotlight the person of the “fxckboy” which sparked mixed reactions from social media users.

Dokun Olumofin in a recent post on his Instagram page defines the difference between the fvckboy and the Grand master Yoruba Demon


He said:

“There are 2 types of Yoruba Demons; . Continue reading “Socialite,Dokun Olumofin Give Shocking Differences of A fuck boy and a Grand Yoruba Demon”

Nollywood Star Actress and Ace Producer,Yewande Adekoya bags an Ambassadorial Deal

Nollywood Star Actress and ace producer, Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun popularly known as “Omo Elemosho” and ‘Kudi Klepto’ has joined the list of worthy personalities who represent the Unique Slimming Tea brand- a product that is very efficient for weight loss and general weight management.

Yewande Adekoya is an award winning Nigerian actor and producer whose fan base keeps growing both home and abroad due to her ability to keep her audience entertained while she is on screen.

She is the producer of award winning movies such as Igbo Dudu, Emere, Omo Elemosho, Kudi Klepto, Ayanmo, Once Upon a time, Ota Ile and Kurukuru amongst others. Her most recent work, KURUKURU bagged her The  ACIA 2016 Best Actress Award in Atlanta USA earlier in the year.

Yewande’s commitment to her chosen career coupled with her cheerful relationship with fans pose as big factors for her being considered as an Ambassador of the slimming tea brand.

The Award Winning Actress got signed by the Unique slimming tea company on the 24th of December 2016.

Congratulations to Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun.
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Author: Idris Olakunle @emir_amofin

Publisher: Ayo Adams.

Lady Narrates How Friend Got Missing after Boarding Micra Taxi in Ibadan

 A twitter user narrates how her friend board a “Micra” taxi within the Ibadan metropolis and later found herself in Ondo state the following day without the belongings she took on board.

See tweets below;

“She came to her senses this morning,no phone,no bag,Nothing!She has no idea what happened to the other two ladies who took the cab with her.

All these rubbish Ibadan micra Taxi.May God just continue to protect us from all these ritualists in Ibadan” she said.