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Singer Timi Dakolo Responds To Criticism For Signing At Atiku’s Presidential Declaration Event

Singer Timi Dakolo surfaced atop the trending list on Twitter Nigeria when clips of him performing at an event for Atiku Abubakar’s declaration to run for presidency in the forthcoming 2023 elections surfaced.

The said clip was shared on the microblogging platform by the official Twitter handle of Atiku Abubakar, after which mixed reactions followed.

“The Unity song by Timi Dakolo. One People. One Future. One Country. #OneNigeria #AtikuDeclaration,” the former Vice President wrote alongside the 15-second clip.

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Mixed reactions soon trailed the post, notably, one Olaulu called out the ace musician in a post made to his Instagram page, with the handle, @olaolu_thaniel.

“…They have started singing in political rallies ohhh @timidakolo is live at Abuja international conference center singing and endorsing DPD’s Atiku. Let it be known that @timidakolo endorsed Atiku,” the user wrote on his Instagram page.

Timi soon responded, defending his actions, he replied, “I will sing and collect bread my Guy, if it pains you well well, go sing your own ?”

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Also criticizing Timi Dakolo was Twitter personality Dr. Dípò Awójídé (with the handle @OgbeniDipo) who wrote on his Twitter page; “Timi Dakolo for Atiku. K1 for Tinubu. Game on. Maybe M.I will play for Osinbajo and Fashola and Don Jazzy and his crew for Fayemi ☺️”

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However, one user replied Dipo’s tweet with a screenshot of his Tweet made in 2015 where he endorsed Buhari for President, insinuating that Nigeria would be better for it. Dipo’s 2015 tweet is often referenced whenever he criticizes other people’s political stance.

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Some Nigerians seemed to find nothing wrong with Dakolo’s #AtikuDeclaration gig. One Twitter user with the handle @ManLikeIcey wrote;

“I don’t see the problem with Timi Dakolo singing at Atiku’s Presidential declaration, he’s a celebrity and he’s doing his work. Only becomes a problem if a celebrity has constantly been dragging a politician and eventually sings or campaign for him, then that’s hypocrisy.”

Many Nigerians on Timi Dakolo’s side are of the reasoning that Timi’s performance at the event is not equal to endorsing Atiku for presidency.

A few days ago, Super Eagles legend and Pastor Taribo West was heavily criticized for praying for the success of Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the forthcoming polls. West alongside other retired Super Eagles players had visited the APC Chieftain at his Bourdilon mansion for an early celebration of his 70th birthday which will be marked on the 29th of March.

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“How Much Does An Average Actor Make in Nigeria?” – Actress Hilda Dokubo Bemoans USD100K Ransom Demanded For Kidnapped Nollywood Actors

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Insecurity is at an all-time high in the nation and our beloved celebrities are not being exempted from the increasing mayhem that continues to plague our communities and cities. Last week two Nollywood veterans (Cynthia Okereke and Cornel Clemson) were kidnapped with the captors requesting a whopping ransom of $100,000, approximately NGN71 million. Actress and Federal House of Reps hopeful, Hilda Dokubo has bemoaned the unfortunate incident.

In an Instagram post made on Sunday, July, 31st, Dokubo lamented over the incident describing how financial problems stemming from insufficient earing as well as terminal illnesses had become the bane of most Nollywood actors and actresses.

“Nollywood is about moving from one level of begging for alms to save an ill or dying colleague to now facing the worse of fears over two of their colleagues facing God knows what in the hands of kidnappers,” the actress wrote in the caption section of the Instagram post accompanied by a pictorial write-up that read; “One hundred thousand dollars ransom demand for 2 decent hardworking Nigerians whose only offense was that they were returning from work.”

Dokubo hinted at the poor judgment of the kidnappers saying how they were unable to differentiate between what was real and fiction portrayed in the movies by Nollywood actors.

She added;

“Where will we turn if not the public using our social media platforms? Well…Finally, the kidnappers have made their demands. They want money! 100k USdollars! From where? Unfortunately, they misjudged the financial status of the actors they kidnapped! And think that as it is in the movies that are how it is in real life. What a life!”

Dokubo further explained how she knew these two actors on a personal level and was sure that they had no such money anywhere to ransom their lives from their abductors.

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“Where will we get one hundred thousand USdollars from? God save all of us from this pain and give us your grace for this period. I know some actors paint the wrong picture on social media all the time but it is only in line with the “Show” part of SHOWbiz. Hopefully, you’ll understand what I mean.”

“I am pained because I know these two personally, have worked with them and I know the truth of how it is with them. Just been asking myself one question all day, How much does an average actor make in Nigeria?”

Over the weekend the news that both Okereke and Clemson were kidnapped made it to the airwaves via a statement by Monalisa Chinda, the Communications Director of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria (AGN). Both were returning from a movie set in Ozalla town in Enugu state on Friday, July 29 when they were unfortunately ambushed by the kidnappers.

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Actress Hilda Dokubo Confident In Labour Party’s Takeover of Rivers State

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Veteran Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubo has expressed confidence in the Labour party structure saying that the party has what it takes to displace the ruling People’s Democratic Party in her state of origin, Rivers State.

Hilda made this known while attending a Labour Party strategic meeting held in the state’s capital Port-Harcourt on Thursday, July 28th. Responding to criticisms that the third-force party lacked the structure to excel at the 2023 polls, Dokubo stated; “Individuals are the structures of every political party and we have our teaming supporters here in the state.”

Dokubo is flying the Labour Party flag vying for the Kuku-Toru/Asari-Toru Federal Constituency seat in the forthcoming elections. Dokubo who believes that a political revolution is on the horizon has frequently lauded youths for their increased participation in the electoral process and has urged them on on their demand for better governance across the country.

A few weeks ago, the actress-cum politician called on INEC to provide more electoral materials to rural parts of Rivers State in order to meet up with the high turnout of youths seeking to register for their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC).

Read Also: INEC Bows To Pressure To Extend Voter Registration Deadline

“For the first time in my life, I see young people who are hungry to participate in governance, in deciding who their leaders will be,” the actress said. She added, “That is so encouraging because we have been on that battle of young people and women participating effectively. Not just being represented but participating themselves.”

Criticizing INEC’s incompetence at handling voter registration the actress further said;

“We have seen huge turnout of young people across Nigeria but we have not witnessed that INEC collaboration. They have extended the period of registration but have they increased the number of machines that we need? I am actually saying to INEC; we need more machines, we need more hands. More people are interested. It is not like before when only few people come out.”

The INEC Voter Registration process will be ending in a few days on Sunday the 31st of July. However, there has been a wide clamor by citizens to extend the process until three months to the election day.

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Ebuka at 40 – Wife Cynthia Reveals 40 Things She Loves About Him in Sweet Birthday Message

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Our beloved screen god Ebuka Obi Uchendu has just clocked 40! And to celebrate that milestone achievement, his better half Cynthia Uchendu took to her Instagram page to type a heartfelt message that has us all feeling mush mush.

Cynthia posted a short clip including snippets of herself and Ebuka and a rare sighting of their 2 adorable kids. The video runs against the backdrop of Ellie Goulding’s heartwarming song How Long Will I Love You.

Cynthia took to the comment section to wish Ebuka a happy birthday and then revealed the highlight of the posts – 40 Reasons Why She Loves Ebuka. Cynthia is not one to often go over the top with her romance with Ebuka, so this was a welcome development that raised eyebrows and had many in a chokehold. Who doesn’t want to know more about the ever sleek hunk that is Ebuka?

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So without further ado, here are the reasons…

“This is 40 40 reasons why I love you.”
1: You are kind
2: You are an amazing father
3: You are loyal
4: You’re God fearing
5: You love your family
6: Your patience
7: Your sensitivity
8: Your constant support of me
9: Your charm
10: Your fashion sense
11: You have an open mind
12: You’re a feminist
13: Your eyes get tinier when you laugh
14: You never give up on me
15: You buy me nice bags ?
16: You’re my atm
17: You know something about everything
18: You’re extremely diplomatic (?)
19: You’re sexy
20: Your inner strength that helps you keep calm in the midst of chaos
21: You’re intentional with me
22: You make the kids and I feel completely safe
23: You know how to cheer me up (food)
24: You’re a realist
25: You have passion for all that you do
26: Your courage to chase your dream
27: You’re level headed
28: Your confidence
29: You are intelligent
30: You are disciplined
31: You have the most gorgeous smile
32: Your relationship with God
33: You keep to time( that’s extremely important to me )
34: You are a man of your word
35: You’re a hard worker
36: You accept and understand my moody personality
37: You are reliable
38:Your work ethic
39: Your humility
40: Your morals

Ebuka was born on the 14th of July 1982. He married Cynthia in 2016 and together they are parents to two daughters. Ebuka is a trained lawyer but is best known for his expert interviewing skills. He’s a popular TV host and has hosted among others; The Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Channels TV’s Rubbin’ Minds, and Blackbox Interview on Bounce Radio.

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