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Amata, Others Mourn Olumide Bakare

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Fred Amata, President, Directors’ Guild of Nigeria (DGN), on Saturday said that the death a popular Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare, would not stop his legacy from living-on in the minds of people, through the theatre.

Amata said in Lagos that thespians, even after death, were always remembered because of their contributions to the entertainment industry.

Bakare, 65, died in the early hours of Saturday.

According to media reports, Bakare, who has been sick for more than a year, was discharged from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, last year, after he was allegedly diagnosed with a respiratory disorder.

The Ibadan-based actor and former NTA staff, fondly called Chief Koko, on the heels of his role in a TV series, ‘Koko Close’, had been battling ill-health since 2013.

“It is sad that we have lost one of our veteran actors in the entertainment industry but we must give glory to God for He is the giver and taker of life.

“Although Bakare is dead, but he will continue to live on through his works and contributions to Nollywood, in the minds of his fans and friends,’’ he said.

Amata condoled with the family of the deceased and prayed that God would grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Emeka Ibeh, President, Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), said, “I really do not know the deceased in person but from his works and contributions to the development of Nollywood, he would be greatly missed by his fans.

“I pray that God grants his family members the strength to bear the loss, at a time like this,” he said.

Ibeh urged thespians in the country to continue to impact positively in the entertainment industry, saying that their good works would definitely outlive them.

Afeez Oyetoro, a Nigerian comic actor popularly known as ‘Saka’, said that Bakare’s death came as a shock to him, although he was aware that the deceased was very sick.

Saka said that Bakare would be greatly missed in the entertainment industry and prayed for the family to have the strength to bear the loss.

Tope Babayemi, Founder, Different Aesthetics, Arts and Culture Management, National Theatre, Lagos, expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased.

Babayemi said that the entertainment industry had lost “yet another veteran actor who had contributed greatly to the popularity of our local innovation through the theatre’’.

Miss Aishat Kazeem, a fashion designer and a fan of Bakare, said that he would be greatly missed because she enjoyed the way he acted his roles in movies, especially Yoruba films.

“Sometimes, when I have a bad day and watch a movie that Bakare features in, it lifts my spirit because he makes me laugh during his presentations,” she added.

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”The Whole Government Should Step Down” – Burna Boy Reacts To Shooting Of Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

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”The Whole Government Should Step Down” – Burna Boy Reacts To Shooting Of Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate
”It will get worse but Please LET US NEVER BACK DOWN” – Burna Boy writes as he declares his love for Young Nigerians.

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Popular Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has reacted to the shooting of peaceful #EndSARS demonstrators at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.

Many were left injured while some dead after men dressed in military gear shot sporadically at them.

Taking to Twitter, Burna Boy wrote;

“These are the most serious times of our Lives. And Some people want to play games with me. May GOD help me and you to not lose focus.

“They removed the cctv cameras, turned off the lights and They are killing people and taking their body’s. The whole Government should step down!! I’m in so much pain.

“Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials – Petitions! We Need 100k signatures from UK Citizens for this to be tabled by parliament. Please Help is make our Killers pay.

“May the heavens open and celebrate all Martyrs and Fallen Heroes who Died today and all who have died for this Movement from the beginning . You are our Heroes and we will not let your death be in vain

“I am in London and Im doing my best to make sure sanctions are imposed against Nigerian Government Officials. I need all citizens of all European countries ,America , Asia EVERYWHERE to please Do the Same. THEY MUST ALL PAY!!”

Read Also: Burna boy calls for “institutional reform” in Nigeria, solicits for better salaries for police officers

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#EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” – Beyoncé

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#EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See The Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” - Beyoncé
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American singer, Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities agitating for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.

This comes after the unfortunate shooting of unarmed demonstrators at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos by security agents on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls Tiwa Savage had called on the music icon to lend her voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.

Beyoncé released a statement via Instagram on Wednesday in which she said that she is heartbroken about the current state of Nigeria.

In her words;

“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria.

There has to be an end to SARS.

We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.

To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.

Please visit Beyonce.com for a list of organizations to show your support.”

Read Also: “You cannot be quiet” – Tiwa Savage calls out Beyonce to Join the #EndSARS movement(Video)

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Actress Eniola Badmus Debunks Reports That She Was Shot During Lekki Tollgate Massacre

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Actress Eniola Badmus Debunks Reports That She Was Shot During Lekki Tollgate Gun Attack
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Popular Nigerian actress, Eniola Badmus has refuted claims that she was shot during the violent attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday.

Sharing a photo of herself, the movie star wrote;

“Against all speculations about me being shot or dead at the unspeakable incident that happened at the toll gate few hours ago, I would like to inform you guys that I Eniola Badmus is hale and hearty. Infact, I couldn’t make it there today to lend my voice on the #endsars movement.

But in truth, I am broken and scattered to see what my country has become. We are tired and it’s becoming one time too many, how is it wrong to demand for our right/ expectations and be killed at it. How?

We wont forget this day – 20.10.2020 in a long time.

May the souls of the fallen heros Rest In Peace!”

It didn’t end there as she also had an Instagram live session where she expressed her gratitude to people for checking up on her as she reaffirmed that she is hale and hearty.

Read Also: Eniola Badmus Celebrates 43rd Birthday With Stunning Photos

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