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Nollywood’s Jaiye Kuti Becomes ‘HOPE By Kiki Okewale’ Fashion Brand Ambassador

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Nollywood's Jaiye Kuti Becomes ‘HOPE By Kiki Okewale’ Fashion Brand Ambassador

Seasoned Nollywood actress, Jaiye Kuti has just been announced as the new face of HOPE By Kiki Okewale, a thriving Lagos fashion brand.

Jaiye, one of the most sought after in the Nollywood industry, who recently showcased as one of the brand ambassadors of a popular dairy product, has taken to her Instagram page to share the exciting news of her fresh endorsement deal with friends and fans.

Announcing the deal via her handle @jaiyeola_monje, the actress said: “It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the face of HOPE By Kiki Okewale @hopebykikiokewale Fashion Brand. I am absolutely thrilled to

be associated with this fast-rising and leading performance fashion brand. My people, let’s show her how it’s done.”

Nollywood's Jaiye Kuti Becomes ‘HOPE By Kiki Okewale’ Fashion Brand Ambassador

Nollywood’s Jaiye Kuti Becomes ‘HOPE By Kiki Okewale’ Fashion Brand Ambassador

The HOPE Fashion Brand has 3 units —HOPE By Kiki Okewale for fabrics; KO Ready To Wear for party/evening and casual dresses and lastly, Bling By Kiki for jewelry, shoes, and purses/clutch bags.

With nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, the swashbuckling accomplished thespian is expected to use her clout as a notable influencer to push all HOPE brands and help the brands connect with its customers on a more personal level.

As its brand ambassador, Jaiye is also expected to raise awareness for the HOPE new designs through activities like wearing its clothes, attending fashion shows, or through other promotions either in person or via social media.

Speaking on the deal, style icon and HOPE Brand CEO, Mrs. Kiki Okewale, said: “We are so excited to have my beautiful big sister, Jaiye Kuti on board as the face of our fast-growing fashion brand.

By this relationship, we already feel the grace of God upon her life and it will be mutually beneficial.”

For the Ilaro, Ogun State-born crossover actress, she made her acting debut in 2002 via a TV series, ‘Laff Pattern’. She has gone to feature in several other full-length movies and hit soaps including ‘Everyday People’, ‘One Love’, ‘Face to Face’ and presently running series, ‘Borokini’.

Jaiye is also a producer and businesswoman. She is the Chief Executive Officer at Jaylex Aesthetic Production, a company that specializes in film, television, and video production.

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Obi Cubana Breaks Silence On Contesting For President

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Popular socialite and businessman, Obi Iyiegbu better known as Obi Cubana breaks silence on alleged plans to run for president of Nigeria.

Obi Cubana while speaking during a live Instagram interview FreeTheSheeple Movement leader, Daddy Freeze said he has no interest in Nigerian poltics, he would rather continue being his brother’s keeper.

He said, “I have zero interest in politics. I don’t have ambition to be a governor or anything, I just like being my brother’s keeper.

“All I like to do is give and help people and that’s enough for me.

“I am the Governor of Cubana empire. That’s enough for me, let’s leave politics.”

Meanwhile, Obi Cubana became popular in 2021 during his last year massive burial for his mother in Oba town, Anambra State.

Shortly after the burial, he was questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in November 2021 and accused of being a “picker” for internet fraudsters.

Just recently, he was qizzed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over foreign transactions involving payments and transfer of huge foreign currencies linked to convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.

Reacting to the arrest, Obi Cubana noted that he felt so low to be linked to drugs

He said, “I was in detention for four days and three nights. I didn’t feel bad because I knew the agency would do a thorough job and if I am cleared, I’d be let go.

“There was no witch-hunting, nobody was after me. But to link me to drugs? I’ve never felt so low. To me, it’s repulsive.”

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Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Oko Is Not Dead

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Sidikat Odukanwi, popularly known as Iyabo Oko is not dead, Crystal News reports.

Confusion has trailed the health status of Veteran Nollywood actress, Sidikat Odukanwi, popularly known as Iyabo Oko.

Iyabo Oko (62) was previously announced dead by popular news platforms but further verification by Crystal News reveals that she is not dead but critically ill.

Iyabo Oko’s death was early announced by actress Foluke Daramola-Salako and Bisi Aisha (daughter) on Wednesday night but hours after the announcement Iyabo Oko came back alive.

Giving an update on Thursday morning via Instagram, Bisi Aisha, “Wonderful being, she moved her hand after being confirmed dead three hours ago. God, we will forever praise your holy name.”

Foluke Daramola-Salako also later updated that Iyabo Oko is no longer dead.

“Just heard from her daughter again that she moved her hand and she is still alive. Hallelujah! She is alive.

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“It was her same daughter that announced her death before and she was the one that says is alive now.”

Iyabo Oko was diagnosed with ischaemic stroke about five years ago but chose to keep her health issues away from the public.

Now that her health status has been made public, the family is calling for financial assistance.

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Movie Review: A Naija Christmas (2021): A Tug At Our Heart Strings

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A Naija Christmas (2021) Synopsis: Determined to carry out their mother’s one wish, three young men scramble to find wives they can bring home by Christmas, as she sets out to plan the most beautiful Christmas celebration ever.

Cast

  • Rachel Oniga: Agatha Agu (Mama)
  • Segilola Ogidan: Ajike
  • Kunle Remi: Ugo
  • Efa Iwara: Obi
  • Abayomi Alvin: Chike
  • Ade Laoye: Kaneng
  • Linda Osifo: Vera
  • Lateef Adedimeji: Tony Torpedo
  • Carol King: Deaconess Fakorede
  • Mercy Johnson Okojie: Mrs. Bliss (Sammy)
  • Onikosi Bukola Abisoye: Gym Lady (as Onikosi Abisoye)
  • Uzoamaka Aniunoh: Cassie
  • Jude Chukwuka: Prof. Zeb
  • Joseph Jaiyeoba: Javelin
  • Imoikor Joseph: Pastor
  • Temitope Olaiwola: Taxi Driver
  • Alabi Pasuma: Special Gala Artiste (as Wasiu Alabi)

Crew

  • Kunle Afolayan: Executive Producer
  • Segun Akintunde: Line Producer
  • Seun Soyinka: Producer

A Naija Christmas: Review

A Naija Christmas weaves the story of rich boy, poor girl around the story of Christmas. At the same time, it is not your regular Christmas story. Neither is it your regular rich boy, poor girl story, but an eclectic mix of romance, comedy, music, and dance. There is the smiling villain, unrequited love, and Nigerian Christmas tradition. It is the sweet story you didn’t know you needed to watch.

 A Naija Christmas

A Naija Christmas

If there is one thing Kunle Afolayan has down to a science and an art, it is tugging at our heartstrings with the right mix of Nigerian flavoured stories that have you smiling, because you recognize yourself in those stories. He also has a way of bringing together his actors, old and young, in a mix that has everyone recognizing themselves in the characters.

The acting in this movie is top-notch, and it is evidence of the skill of the director. Likewise, the cinematography gives such beautiful picture quality, you want to see it again and again.

It is heart-warming to see the late Rachel Oniga in her element, and the tribute to her is sweet. Segilola is a breath of air; she is not your helpless poor girl in a rom-com, but a strong, self-assured woman. I like the portrayal.  Kunle Remi, as usual, gives a good report of himself as the incurable playboy, but who wants something and would do anything to have it.

The contrast to him is Efa Iwara; it is interesting to see Efa portray the brilliant and clueless art person, who has puppy love for someone who won’t reciprocate. It is a departure from his usual role of the self-assured man. He has a range that I look forward to seeing more directors explore.

A Naija Christmas takes us from the idyllic Ikoyi, where everything is calm and high-class, to the bubbling Mushin, where you can be obtained if you don’t stand well. You see the beauty of Lagos at night, when it is well lit. You feel the real Naija Christmas spirit, and you want to share it with others.

NollyRated Score: 4/5 (Great Movie) 

NollyRated uses a 5-level scoring system, as follows:

  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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