Connect with us

Entertainment

Most Nigerian Men In UK Marry British Ladies To Get Papers – Iya Rainbow’s Son Confesses

Published

on

Excerpt of veteran Nollywood actress Iya Rainbow’s son, Femi Phillips recent interview with City People Magazine.

How Did Your Journey To The UK Started?

When I got to the UK, what I met wasn’t what I expected. The school fees were very prohibitive. I paid the first installment and I couldn’t afford the subsequent ones. I have to work to pay the fees. Along the line, I couldn’t believe that all the money I had been paying, if you have their papers or you marry a British lady, you would not need to pay a dime. You would be attending the school free and the authorities would also be paying you. Can you imagine that? So, later, I met a British lady in my church, we got married and my story changed. She presented me well to the authorities and I got my papers and I continued my studies.

What was your mum’s reaction when you told her you had married a white woman?

I was asking mama to send me some money for my school fees. Between the 2 of us, we knew that there was no money in the Nigerian movie industry especially in the Yoruba genre. We have many icons in the industry who don’t have the money and people think they do. My mum couldn’t pay the money because I was talking about nine million Naira per session and that is 17,000 pounds. The school authorities believed you were okay before you could come to their country to study, but they allowed us to work for hours and also come to school, it wasn’t easy at all. All these money we are talking about, if you marry their daughter, they would be doing it for free for you and they would be paying you for studying in their country.

That was why most Nigerian men used to marry British ladies to make things easy . I told my mum after I did it. I knew my mum wouldn’t agree if I had told her earlier because she is a pastor and she knew my fiancée in Nigeria before I travelled, who really understood me. I told her my movement and she supported me.

Only God understands the way He does his things. The white woman (my wife) was a type, who used to sleep at home today, sleep at the club, the following day, drinking and smoking all the time, which were against my wish. I don’t smoke and I don’t drink alcohol either.

That was the way we were brought up. From boarding house to church. Myself and the white lady were not compatible and we got separated after a while. The journey was so rough, but I thank God for where I find myself today. All I have in mind now is how to make sure that things are put in place in my father’s industry.

How were you able to continue your education after you parted ways with your white wife?

Once you have your papers, they can’t collect it back from you. We were married for 3 years and I had got my papers. The white people would appreciate you more, if you have a good job in their country because you are adding value to their economy.

If my salary is 1,500 pounds and I pay 500 pounds tax, would you want me to leave your state? That is exactly what happened.

Entertainment

‘Nigeria Should Be A YouTube Channel Or A Netflix Movie’ – BBNaija’s Kimoprah

Published

on

KimOprah
KimOprah

KimOprah

Reality TV star, Kimoprah, has likened Nigeria to a YouTube channel or a Netflix movie. The former BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ housemate took to her Twitter page to express that some of the events that have occurred in the past few days seem too unbelievable to be real.

In her words:

“This country is supposed to have a Youtube channel or be a movie on Netflix cos some things are just unbelievable You will wondering if they are real… God help us”

Read AlsoBBNaija: Kimoprah Trends As The Prettiest Girl Ever On The Show

She also weighed in on the COVID-19 palliatives stored in warehouses. To her, it is broad daylight robbery and greed to hoard what is meant to be shared to the masses.

See her post below:

The reality TV star’s posts

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Toke Makinwa Blasts Lagos Lawmaker For Saying He Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On His Birthday

Published

on

Toke Makinwa
Toke Makinwa

Media personality, Toke Makinwa

Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, has expressed her distaste for the Lagos Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade, who said he wanted to share looted palliatives on his birthday.

The media personality cum actress and author took to her Twitter page to describe the actions of the Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly as disgusting, adding that it is a means to profit off the poverty of the masses.

Read AlsoToke Makinwa Celebrates Drake At 34

In her words:

“Then someone said he was planning to share the palliatives on his birthday, I simply cannot can’t, my head is spinning from it all. How do you share what is rightfully ours on your birthday like as messiah saving the masses, you profit off their poverty? Disgusting. #endsars”

See her post below:

The OAP’s post

Continue Reading

Entertainment

‘We Need A Female President Now, More Than Ever’ – Actress Sylvia Oluchy

Published

on

'We Need A Female President Now More Than Ever' - Actress Sylvia Oluchy
Actress Sylvia Oluchy

Actress Sylvia Oluchy

Nigerian actress, Sylvia Oluchy, has called for the need to have a female president in Nigeria. According to the actress, Nigeria is in dire need of a feminine and motherly touch.

She took to her Twitter page to share her views. She also touched on the fact that Nigeria has never had a female president, attributing it to the lack of success in many areas of the nation’s development.

Read AlsoCheap gifts make no sense economically I hate them” – Actress Sylvia Oluchy

In her words:

“We need a female president now more than ever to run this country with feminine and motherly touch. Engaging only one gender is like using only half of your capabilities and ignoring the other half. You can never succeed that way! #EndSARS #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria”

See her post below:

The actress’ post

Continue Reading

Trending