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Man reveals trauma of being separated from children by Home Office

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Kenneth Oranyendu was detained on the morning of 9 March during a routine sign-on with the Home Office. He had dropped his three young children at school hours before. Their mum was in Nigeria for her father’s funeral, so there was no one else to pick them up. Nobody seemed to care.
“I told the officers my wife wasn’t in the country, But they kept me there and said they would deal with it. They kept me there until 10am, and then took me to a detention centre.

“I felt lost. I was thinking about the safety of the children. I couldn’t communicate with them. I didn’t know where they were.”

The 46-year-old, who has been in Britain since he was a teenager and has previously served a jail sentence for drug trafficking, was held for 12 hours before being driven to Colnbrook removal centre. It was another three days before he was able to communicate with his children.

“The day I did speak to them we were all crying on the phone. They were in care,” he recalls. “It was frightening for them. No one could explain what was going on.”
The Home Office refused to release Mr Oranyendu, and his wife was forced to return home early. He was granted bail six weeks later.
“Now the children are scared every time I go out – even if I just go to the shops. It’s too much,” he says. “They’re always scared the government is taking me away from them again. Whenever I’m not there, they are afraid I am abandoning them. We can’t be living like this.”

Mr Oranyendu’s wife, Eucharia Jakba, says the separation and being taken into care had a detrimental impact on the children, who she says now suffer from anxiety and panic attacks.
“They started bedwetting after that. Now they are always scared that we won’t be there,” she says. ”Even when we go to the shop and I go to get something, they start shouting. If they come back from school and don’t see their dad at home, they tell me to call him.”
Speaking of her husband’s drug trafficking conviction, Ms Jakba said: “He did something wrong and he did his time, but to separate him from his children.It’s punishing them for something they did not commit.”

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MOSES AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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Genevieve Nnaji marks 20 years in Nollywood

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Veteran Nollywood actress and film maker, Genevieve Nnaji, celebrated two decades in the film sector with a reflective New Year post.
Reports had it that Nnaji shared an appreciative message to her fans, which doubled as her New Year message. This, she did through her Twitter handle @GenevieveNnaji1.
Sharing a picture of ‘Lion Heart’s script, she wrote, “As 2018 comes to an end, I mark 20 years in the art of film making. I am grateful for my life, journey, and growth thus far.’’
“I am happy I could celebrate with you through a product that embodied all of me mentally and spiritually, for all of your pleasure. I love you guys! Happy New Year,” Nnaji said.

Awards
Nnaji, who recently premiered her directorial debut, ‘Lion Heart’, began acting at the age of 19 in 1998 with the movie, ‘Most Wanted’.
The 39-year-old won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award.
Nnaji was one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood in 2009, and was the first actress to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards.
She was also the first actress to bag the Best Actress award, by the Censors Board of Nigeria in 2003. In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey
In 2011, she was honoured with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic award by the Federal Government for her contributions to Nollywood.
In 2015, Nnaji produced her first movie, ‘Road to Yesterday’, which won Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
On Sept. 7, 2018, her directorial debut, ‘Lion Heart’, was acquired by online streaming service, Netflix; making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.

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Ezinihitte Celebrates Oji Mbaise Festival

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It was a celebration of culture at Ezinihitte Mbaise local government council, Imo state, southeast Nigeria as the people gathered to celebrate their yearly Oji Mbaise festival.

The event drew dignitaries from far and near, amongst whom was the vice presidential candidate of the peoples democratic party, peter obi.
The event was indeed a home coming for sons and daughters of Ife Ezinihitte.

The Oji Ezinihitte cultural festival is celebrated on the first day of january every year as a symbol of togetherness in the community
The vice presidential candidate of the peoples democratic party, peter obi and others spoke on the uniqueness of the culture.
The people of Ezinihitte Mbaise are known for celebrating the Kolanut festival since 1937, which they believe is the king of all cultures.

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Diversity to play a large role in Marvel’s future

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Marvel president Kevin Feige spoke on the future of Marvel Studios in a recent podcastFOLLOWING THE success of Black Panther, Hollywood has seen the true impact of diversity and the benefits of inclusivity in cinema – and Marvel have announced plans to double up on representation for future movies.
In a recent podcast, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, revealed that diversity will play a big role in its’ future in front of and behind the cameras.
On Variety’s ‘Playback’ podcast, Feige said: “[Black Panther] is the beginning. That worked out as well [and] has encouraged us to head in the direction we were going to head in anyway. But you look at that film, it is incredible. That movie would not have been what it was if everyone sitting at the table looked like you or me. And that is true for all the movies.”
Black Panther smashed box office records worldwide and became the highest-rated Marvel movie, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

“As Marvel Studios has grown, it is the same thing, almost half-man and half-woman. That may become more women in the coming years based on the newest team members who continue to grow. We try to grow and promote in house,” said the Marvel boss.
Feige added that “when you have diverse voices, you get better stories and you get more exciting stories, you get more surprising stories. And that is something that is very clear.”
In March, Captain Marvel will be the first MCU’s female-led film co-directed by female director Anna Boden. The studio plans to expand and fulfil their diversity agenda, by including a Black Widow solo film set to be directed by Cate Shortland and they’re also reportedly developing a Shang-Chi film.

 

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“Bible Of Fashion” WWD Names Jackie Aina “Influencer Of The Year”

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Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) also known as “the bible of fashion” has named Nigerian American Jackie Aina, Influencer of the Year for 2018.


Jackie Aina is a beauty YouTuber told Entrepreneur that she “kept getting told at makeup counters that the trends she wanted to try wouldn’t work for her complexion”.


This inspired her to her start posting videos of make-up videos showing people how to use products and called on beauty companies to be all-inclusive.
Because of this, companies started to make products that appealed to women of colour.

Since then, she has partnered with MAC Cosmetics, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Too Faced, Sephora and Sigma Beauty and Artist Couture.
Aina revealed to Bustle in 2018 that she would create a cosmetics line by 2019.
Also in 2018, she was awarded the “YouTuber of the Year” at the 49th NAACP Image Awards.
Watch one of Aina’s tutorial below:

 

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Winning Thursday with Omotola (@omohtee12 ): The Young Netpreneur for the Week

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The #Netpreneur Pick for the Week is Omotola (@omohtee12 ),CEO & Founder, Toj Fabrics.

@omohtee12 sells affordable and classy men fabrics!.

Please checkout Toj_fabrics on instagram for more pictures/details and enquires.

 

 

 

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Video: Cynthia Erivo apologies for messing up US national anthem

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The Grammy and Tony Award-winning musician said she was “nervous and tired” after performing Star Spangled Banner at a basketball game.

BRITISH-NIGERIAN actress Cynthia Erivo has apologised for forgetting the words to the US national anthem at a basketball game.
The Widows star was asked to perform Star Spangled Banner at the Nets vs. Lakers game in New York on Tuesday night, but the 31-year-old stumbled over the words as she struggled to remember the lyrics. She then stopped singing altogether to regain her composure, before starting over and singing the song again.

Erivo apologised for the mishap, telling fans she was “nervous and tired”.
She tweeted: “Some people have quiet mess ups, some people mess in front of the world. I’m human and I mess up in the same way as everyone else, so if you were watching tonight, I’m sorry, I was nervous and tired. I strive for perfection, so right now no one can beat me up more than myself.”

Erivo’s performance was defended online by fans, with one user writing: “You sounded brilliant! Words are words— 90% of Americans get the words wrong to that anthem. Your gorgeous voice was all I heard. Your view of failure is what everyone’s view of perfection is. Beautiful as always.”
2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Erivo, as she recently announced plans to release an album with music label Verve Record and will star in a Harriet Tubman biopic which is set to begin production next fall.

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President Buhari congratulates oil magnet, Ikpea at 62

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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a major investor in the oil and gas industry, Dr Leemon Ikpea, as he turns 62 on December 19, 2018.
The President appreciates the grace of God, which brought Chief Ikpea from humble beginnings to the topmost rungs of the business ladder and describes him as classic example of what God can do in shaping the fortunes of human beings who trust in Him.
President Buhari rejoices with family, friends and business associates of the celebrant, noting that Lee Engineering and Construction Company, of which Chief Ikpea is Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, is one of the home-grown investors in the oil and gas industry, through dint of hard work.
The President salutes the philanthropy of Chief Ikpea, which has seen him awarding numerous scholarships and bequests, to uplift the weak and downtrodden.
The Itsekiri, Delta State born chief, President Buhari prays, will continue to serve God and humanity, in good health and be endued with long life and prosperity.

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Ugandan crowned 2018 Miss World Africa

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Miss Uganda, Quiin Abenakyo was crowned Miss World Africa at the Miss World 2018 finals in Sanya city, China.
The world’s oldest running international beauty pageant, Miss World brings together beauty queens from all over the world.

By Saturday morning, Abenakyo had made the top 12 finalists in the competition. The other competitors were from Belarus, France, Scotland, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand and Thailand.
Born in eastern Uganda, the 22 year old is a graduate of business computing. She is the first Ugandan to win the Miss World Africa crown.

During the 2018 Miss Uganda competition, Abenakyo beat 21 other contestants to win the crown.
In the days leading to the final vote, Ugandans had been mobilising over social media to build support for Abenakyo.

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Linda Ikeji dumps baby daddy, then she gets lashed on Twitter

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Controversial blogger, Linda Ikeji triggered derision from fellow Nigerians on Twitter on Friday after she disclosed that she and her baby Daddy, Sholaye Jeremi have parted ways.
The 38 year old blogger had taken to her blog to give reasons why her relationship with her son’s father whom she met in Dec. 2015, didn’t work out as she had expected.
Instead of attracting sympathy, she was rebuked for her hypocrisy, of living the life of those she had criticised in the past, over issues such as pre-marital sex and single motherhood.
Ikeji, who welcomed her son, Jayce on Sept. 17 in Atlanta, Georgia, has had many Nigerians, before now, wondering the real story behind her and Jeremi.
In her `epistle,’ she shared the strength and shortcomings in her relationship with Jeremi which eventually ended after she got pregnant for their son.
” By mid-2017, we were both still single and we started seeing each other again quietly. There were times it was very intense and we talked about a future together, and there were times that I couldn’t figure out what exactly I was doing with this guy.
” We were not suited for each other. Totally different lifestyles and there was the problem of my fame so I walked away from this man a million times and he came after me a million and one times.
” No matter how much I pushed him away, he kept coming back to me, because I couldn’t find anyone else, I kept going back. Lol! So I was basically going back to my ex because I couldn’t find anyone else,” she said.
According to her, after she got pregnant everything became extremely weird between them.
“We went from talking about the pregnancy and being okay with it, to literally not talking to each other anymore.
“When I was about three months pregnant, he did come to see my parents and actually became very cool with my dad. They were literally exchanging WhatsApp messages every day.
“He later agreed to a traditional wedding which he didn’t follow through and then he switched. He began to treat me with so much hate and aggression that I and my family had to cut him off completely.
“To be honest if anybody had told me when we met three years ago, considering how deeply we cared for each other that I would fall pregnant two years later and he would completely turn his back on me for most part of my pregnancy, I never would have believed it but that’s what happened.
“I thought God sent him as my life partner but I guess he just used him as a vessel for my greatest blessing. Now his part in my story is over.This one is done and dusted,” she said.
Here are some Twitter reactions to Linda’s story:

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