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‘I was molested as a child’ – US rapper Common reveals

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'I was molested as a child' - US rapper Common reveals

US rapper and actor Common has revealed he was molested as a child.

In his recently released memoir title ‘Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir, Common opened up about the molestation for the first time ever.

Common who was born Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, revealed he was molested at the age of 9 or 10 years.

The rapper/actor said the memories started surfacing after he and his friend, actress Laura Dern, were prepping for their the 2018 dramatic film, The Tale.

In his words; “I caught my breath and just kept looping the memories over and over, like rewinding an old VHS tape…I said ‘Laura, I think I was abused.’”

“I was excited for a road trip I was about to take with my family. My mother; my godmother, Barbara; her son and my godbrother Skeet; and his relative, who I’ll call Brandon…”

Upon getting to his Aunt’s house in Cleveland, Common says he and Brandon were made to sleep in the same bed r one night of the trip.

“At some point, I felt Brandon’s hand on me. I pushed him away. I don’t remember saying a whole lot besides ‘No, no, no.’”

“He kept saying ‘It’s okay, It’s okay,’ as he pulled down my shorts and molested me. After he stopped he kept asking me to perform it on him. I kept repeating ‘No’ and pushing him away,” the rapper writes. “I felt a deep and sudden shame for what happened.”

To cope, Common said he “buried” the painful memories. “I just pushed the whole thing out of my head,” he writes. “Maybe it’s a matter of survival—Even now, two years after that flash resurgence of memories, as I’m writing, I’m still working through all of this in myself and with my therapist.”

Common said he never spoke about the one-time incident with the accused of his and others’ sake. “I want to be a person who helps break cycles of violence,” he writes. “This is love in action and I intend to practice it.”

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Nse Ikpe-Etim Reacts To Desmond Elliot’s Call For Social Media Regulation

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Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has reacted to the call for social media regulation by popular actor cum Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot.

A fan had tweeted at the movie star and a few of her colleagues known to be friends with Elliot requesting their opinion on his speech.

@HenshawKate, @uchejombo, @IshaSesay, @NseIkpeEtim, @MichelleDede … Respectfully asking; don’t you guys still hangout with Desmond? I sincerely think if you guys do he would be better at representing the people“, the fan asked.

Read AlsoNse Ikpe-Etim Goes Into Self-Isolation After Returning From UK

Ikpe-Etim retweeted the tweet with a comment that reads:

“A basket can hold many seeds, not all would be worth planting. This reply is also respectfully.”

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‘If You Are Arrogant, Stay Away From Public Service’ – Film Director, Mildred Okwo Tells Lawmakers

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'If You Are Arrogant, Stay Away From Public Service' - Film Director, Mildred Okwo Tells Lawmakers
Mildred Okwo

Movie Producer, Mildred Okwo

Nollywood film director and producer, Mildred Okwo, has advised arrogant people to stay away from public service in Nigeria. The award-winning filmmaker took to her Twitter page to dish out the advice.

She also shared her take on the lawmakers who are blaming the recklessness of some Nigerian youths on social media.

In her words:

“If you are arrogant, stay away from public service.”

Read Also‘Testing Cast And Crew For COVID-19 Is Expensive’ – Filmmaker Mildred Okwo

“Dear Reps, one or two of the youth on social media you malign are supposed to be in your employ to help you read & understand ur constituent’s needs. You are also supposed to create avenues for the hoodlums who helped put you in power to become responsible citizens”

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Rapper Pepenazi Ties Knot With His Fianceè, Janine

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Rapper Pepenazi Ties Knot With His Fianceè, Janine
Pepenazi and his fiancée, Janine

Pepenazi and his fiancée, Janine

Nigeria rapper, Pepenazi,who is also media personality Dotun’s brother, finally tied the nuptial knot with his fiancée, Janine on Friday.

According to reports, the couple got married at the Ikoyi registry, Lagos in the presence of their close friends and family.

OAP Dotun broke the exciting news on social media and he also shared photos from the civil marriage ceremony.

In the photos, Pepenazi, who is now a married man, wore a dapper tuxedo while his bride donned a beautiful white gown.

Information Nigeria recalls the pair got engaged in February.

Read Also: Singer Pepenazi Proposes To His Girlfriend (Video)

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