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‘I Got Burnt While Playing Sango In Church’ – Wale Adebayo

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Wale Adebayo, the Nigerian actor who became popular in 1997 after he played a lead role in the movie ‘Sango’ has disclosed that he got burnt while playing same character in church.

Wale Adebayo who sympathised with a student of the University of Ibadan who recently got burnt while playing the part of Sango, said;

“I have been playing the part of Sango since I was a kid. Even when I was in the church, we had a cultural troupe and I always acted Sango and of course, I would need to make fire come out of my mouth.

“This was in 1988. When I got into the university in 1992, the church was opening our Ibadan missionary building. The Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria presented a cultural play as we had always done since we were children. During the play, when all the ladies bowed before Sango, I came from behind and breathed fire.

“What I had always done, which worked was to put kerosene in my mouth and spit it out, then the fire comes out. That has always been the routine. On this particular day, reverend fathers, governors, and other dignitaries were seated. I did my normal stuff, but unfortunately for me, the play was done outdoors and it was a windy day. I did not take cognisance of the wind and that was how I got burnt. I still have the scars on my hand till date.

“Immediately I breathed the fire with kerosene in my mouth, the wind blew it back at me. My mother was in the crowd, I am her only son and she was so scared that I heard her shout before I started feeling the pain. I still had to finish the show. So, anytime someone tags me in any of those Sango mishaps on social media, they do not know that I quickly go to the victim’s page to make sure the person is alright. I would make a comment and probably follow the person. People do not know why I do that but it is because I have had a similar experience before.”

On if there could be more to such experiences than meets the eye, Wale Adebayo told Saturday Beats;

“I would not say that it is diabolical but there are things that are just beyond explanation when it comes to the African culture and religion. We might have successfully alienated ourselves from it but it is something we should take seriously. I am confused. I know my religion as a Catholic is strong but I also know that when we were practising the African religion, it was strong as well.

“Anything that has always been strong has the potential to haunt you if you disrespect it. For me, if we disrespect our deities, they would come back to haunt us. If we go out of our way to disrespect it, there would be consequences regardless of how little they are. There are stories that I could tell but I would not want to go into them,” he said.

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Thug attacks police station in Lagos, steals DPO’s uniform (Video)

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Thug attacks police station in Lagos, steals DPO’s uniform (Video)

Men of the Lagos Police Command have paraded a hoodlum who attacked and burnt a police station in the state, carting away the DPO’S uniform

 

The suspect was arrested while rocking the uniform of a DPO.

He was paraded before newsmen by the Lagos state police command today October 27.

Watch a video of him while being paraded along with others below:

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Burial arrangements of killed #EndSARS protester, Anthony Unuode, announced

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Burial arrangements of killed #EndSARS protester, Anthony Unuode, announced

The burial poster of an endSARS protester, Anthony Unuode,  who was attacked and stabbed to death by hoodlums in Abuja, has been released by his family members.

Unuode, who joined other Nigerians to protest against police brutality in Kubwa area of Abuja, was attacked and killed by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful protest.

 

He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

He was 28 years old.

According to his obituary, Anthony who was 28 years, will be interred on October 30.

See his obituary below:

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Army denies shooting #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

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Army denies shooting #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

 

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that it shot and killed peaceful end SARS protesters at Lekki toll plaza on October 20.

The denial was disclosed in a statement released by the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA)

The Acting Director Army Public Relations (ADPR), Major Osoba Olaniyi, however, confirmed the involvement of soldiers in restoring order in Lagos following the imposition of a curfew on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Read the statement below:

“The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video on social media in which it was alleged that civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki Toll Plaza. This allegation is untrue, unfounded and aimed at causing anarchy in the country.

At no time did soldiers of the Nigerian Army open fire on any civilian. From the onset of the ENDSARS protest, there was no time personnel of 81 Division Nigerian Army Lagos were involved.

However, the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government (LASG) after a 24- hour curfew was imposed.

This was as a result of the violence which led to several police stations being burnt, policemen killed, suspects in police custody released and weapons carted away.

The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that LASG requested for the military to intervene in order to restore normalcy.

The intervention of the military followed all laid down procedures for Internal Security operations and all the soldiers involved acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement (ROE) for Internal Security operations.

Finally, Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army reiterates Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities did not shoot at any civilian as there are glaring and convincing evidence to attest to this fact.

This allegation is the hand work of mischief makers who will stop at nothing to tarnish the image of the Nigerian Army. The general public is hereby enjoined to discountenance this allegation as there is no iota of truth therein.”

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