Nollywood actress and film producer, Biodun Okeowo popularly known as Omobutty, has recounted the challenges she faced after she had an unwanted pregnancy, 18 years ago.
The actress, who took up Omotola Jalade’s challenge on successful women telling their story with #yetIwon, revealed that she survived by doing menial jobs, sold doughnuts and Chin chin and still graduated from school.
Biodun Okeowo finally stated that her unwanted pregnancy shaped her life and pushed her into becoming an entrepreneur, before she carved a niche for herself in the Nigerian movie industry.
Read her story below;
Eighteen years ago, I got pregnant. A mistake I thought has ruined my life. People laughed, jeered and mocked me… #YetIwon#
The embarrassment was too much, that it gave me strength to decide I must go back to school. I enrolled at L.A.S.U (part-time)
With no support from anyone except my mum. I did so many menial jobs to cater for myself and the new baby.
I fried doughnuts and Chin chin, which I supply to retailers on campus.
I sold rice outside mummy’s shop on days that I have no lectures.
I sold hair extensions, make hair, ‘stay awake overnight to make hair for people (one million braid) was in vogue then.
I remembered a particular day I fed my son with soaked garri! Yes, I couldn’t afford a tin of even the cheapest ‘My boy’ baby food then.. #yetIwon
I struggled, refused to beg, worked, toiled, laboured to be able to stand on my feet. Whatever you are going through be strong, positive, hardworking, and steadfast.
And No matter how poor you are, invest the little you get into something.
Fast track to 2006 I joined the movie industry after my IT at The Lagos State Television Agidingbi. Acting is another chapter in my life. I experienced mockery, intimidation. I was called different names, looked down upon, aliases like “Biodun oni cut and sew” and “Tolani Alankara”
I could not afford the expensive cloth/costumes. I was not sophisticated enough. #YetIwon.
Dresses/dressing didn’t pave way for me neither did it stop my success. However, my God given talent make it all possible and easy.
The name people call you today doesn’t define you… be content with whatever you have.
I almost quit because of intimidation, but that strength of “i must make it” came into play. I refused to be intimidated,bow to pressures,or borrow.
I was contented with my “cut and sew”. #yetIwon
Then came the trial that pushed me into becoming an entrepreneur.! For two years I was ignored, no movie jobs, not because of inexperience but because of… yet I persisted. #yetIwon.
I prayed,fasted, and believed in myself. Thereafter, I did a movie that launched me back into reckoning.
Omoni Oboli, Husband Celebrate 20th Wedding Anniversary
Popular Nigerian actress, Omoni Oboli and her husband, Nnamdi have been married for 20 years and the couple are celebrating the huge milestone.
The couple are parents to three handsome boys.
Taking to Instagram, Nnamdi penned a sweet tribute to his wife on Wednesday to mark the special day.
Share a heartwarming photo of them, he wrote;
“Happy 20th Anniversary to us!!!
Time really flies!
It’s been 20 years???
I thank God for the years.
For the beauty of a relationship amidst all the fears.
The pain and sorrow and grace we’ve seen.
The journeys and places and levels we’ve been.
We don’t take it for granted that we got this far.
The children and blessings that show us God is truly extra.
We hurt, we cried, we live, we die.
We know and pray, for on God alone we rely.
It’s so easy to look back, forget, and think we made alone.
I’m grateful that we’re still a work that’s not yet done.
I wish you, my wife, many many more years together.
I certainly couldn’t have asked for someone better.”
See his post below:
Bobrisky Flaunts His Newly Acquired iPhone 12 Pro (Photo)
Popular Nigerian cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, alias Bobrisky, recently took to his Instagram page to flaunt his newly-acquired iPhone 12 pro.
The self-proclaimed male barbie is quite known for flashing his most-prized possessions on social media.
Bobrisky, who often gives his fans glimpses of his luxury lifestyle, revealed that he purchased the latest iteration of Apple’s flagship phone for a whopping sum of N710,000.
Taking to the photo-sharing app, the controversial celebrity shared a photo of his recent acquisition along with the caption;
“My iPhone 12 pro is here 710,000.”
See the post below:
#EndSARS: ‘The Only People I Pity Are The Poor’ – Actress Caroline Hutchings
Nigerian actress, Caroline Hutchings, formerly known as Caroline Danjuma, has revealed that she pities only the poor during this trying time of End SARS. The movie star took to her Instagram page to share why the poor are the most affected during this period.
She also said that a lot of celebrities ranting on social media have passports that will enable them elope easily if things get out of hand. In her words:
“So much that I want to say .. history will teach you a lot .. the only people I pity are the poor .. forget all the ranting on social media, some of us have our passports ready to elope ..
some of us cant speak up because we still consider the contracts with our political friends, it is all about our pockets. Some of us can’t talk because we really do not care since our kids were birth abroad.
So much I want to say .. but here I am weeping in silence .. I wish I could turn it around.”
See her post below:
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