Category: Lifestyle

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)

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[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.

Gambia Leader,Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Results

“A week after conceding defeat to his opponent in the presidential election, Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result.” The Nation reports

Citing abnormalities, Jammeh who lost to Adama Barrow of the opposition said he rejected the result after a thorough investigation and called for a fresh exercise.

“I lament serious and unacceptable abnormalities which have reportedly transpired during the electoral process.

“I recommend fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a God-fearing and independent electoral commission, ” Jammeh said

The results of the election were revised by the country’s electoral commission on December 5 , when it emerged that the ballots for one area were added incorrectly, swelling Mr Barrow’s vote.

The error, which also added votes to the other candidates, “has not changed the status quo” of the result, the commission said.

Responding to Jammeh’s turn around, Barrow accused the incumbent leader of damaging democracy by refusing to accept the result.

9Year Old Boy Who wished To Be A Yahoo Boy Bags Endorsement

 

The kid bagged an endorsement deal with a fashion brand known as Magnum Stitches.

9year Old Segun Wire who caused an internet outbreak recently through an Instagram video where he was saying emphatically that his wish is to become a yahoo boy when he becomes older.
 This development caused an uproar among internet users who criticize the boy’s wish while some others blaming the state of the economy for such occurrence.


However,an Instagram account has since then been opened with handle “Segun_wire” where activities of the boy are  posted. It seems he is no more interested in being  a yahoo boy as his profile claims He is an entertainer and aspiring actor.


Segun wire has been noticed and shown love by celebrities like Reminisce,Solidstar,Sexy Steel who even used the boy’s viral slang “Walaitalai” in an Instagram video, while another Nollywood producer,Kunle Afod is already grooming the boy for movie production to step up the little boy’s career.

[Photos] Faces at Kenny George’s Birthday Party

  


The Place Club,Ikeja record colorful moments of exultation yesterday as award-winning Nollywood producer/actress,Kenny George celebrates her birthday party.

Kenny George is the CEO of Ejika films whose exceptional interpretation of her roles has made her  queen of the screens.

With movies such as, “koto”,“diary”, “ishanna”, and many more to her credit,she is a motivational figure to whom the next generation thespians look up to.

Meanwhile,Her Birthday party was graced by nollywood faces such as Saheed Balogun,Pa Lola the Olaiya,Seun Olaiya,Sunkanmi Bolanle,Oyita,Tolu Originator and top Lagos socialites.
See photos below: