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Actress, Ireti Doyle dissociates herself from her daughter

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Nollywood actress, Iretiola Doyle has released an official statement to dissociate herself from her daughter, Kachi’s business after she was accused of scamming people.

Ngozikachi Abimbola Onyeulo, the Chief Executive Officer of Kachi Beauty, has been called out repeatedly for swindling people of their hard-earned money.

According to reports, she started a wholesale distribution business and collected money from unsuspecting buyers but failed to supply the products.

One @dotphyll wrote on Instagram, “Kachi, even if you don’t have the fear of man, pls fear God. This is a year and 3 months gone that I paid for hairs and you have refused to deliver. When I complained, you blocked me. You are just busy doing sales upon sales without delivering. You are holding the money 5 different people paid to you in my family alone without delivering their hairs. This is pure wickedness and scam. Karma doesn’t need an address, remember.”

In reaction to the saga, actress Ireti Doyle has now informed the general public that she has no connection with her daughter’s business. According to her, Kachi is just “one of my biological offsprings and that is the extent of the relationship.”

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She further informed those affected to contact her daughter directly.

Read the statement below,

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Tributes pour for Halyna Hutchins accidentally killed by Alec Baldwin

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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins accidentally shot dead by 63 year-old Hollywood star Alec Baldwin on the set of Baldwin’s movie Rust, has been remembered as a ‘brilliant talent’ and a rising star.

The 42 year-old was injured when a prop gun was discharged by Baldwin on Thursday, October 21.

The mother-of-one was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital by helicopter, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Hutchins was born in the Ukraine and grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle before attending Kyiv National University.

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After graduating with a degree in international journalism, she worked as an investigative journalist for British documentaries in Eastern Europe.

However, Hutchins’ true passion lay in filmmaking, and she moved to Los Angeles, where she got work as a production assistant and a grip electric.

She also shot her own short films, inspired by cinematographers including Christopher Doyle and Sergey Urusevskiy.

On the advice of cinematographer Robert Primes, Hutchins enrolled the filmmaking MFA programme at the American Film Institute Conservatory in 2013 and graduated two years later.

In 2018, Hutchins was one of eight female cinematographers selected for the inaugural 21st Century Fox DP Lab, and in 2019, she was chosen as a Rising Star by American Cinematographer magazine.

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Hutchins went on to work on films including horrors The Mad Hatter and Darlin’ and police drama Blindfire, and the BET+ series A Luv Tale: The Series.

She also worked on the Joe Mangianello mystery thriller Archenemy, which premiered at Beyond Fest 2020 and received a nomination at the Sitges International Film Festival.

Manganiello wrote on Instagram: ‘I woke up to the messages and read the news and I am in shock. I was so lucky to have had @halynahutchins as my DP on Archenemy. She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person. She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer that you wanted to see succeed because you wanted to see what she could pull off next. She was a fantastic person. There was no amount of pressure she couldn’t handle. She was a great collaborator and an ally to anyone in front of her camera. Everyone who knew her was rooting for her.

‘I can’t believe that this could happen in this day and age… gunfire from a prop gun could kill a crew member? This is a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family and especially to her son. I am so sad today for everyone who knew her and worked with her…’

Archenemy director Adam Egypt Mortimer also tweeted: ‘I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set. She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film.’

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Two days before her death, Hutchins had reposted a cast and crew picture from Santa Fe, New Mexico, as they supported the IATSE trade union action.

She also shared a video of herself horse-riding, and wrote: ‘One of the perks of shooting a western is you get to ride horses on your day off:).’

The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the incident, and a statement said no charges had been filed.

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How to stop marriage from collapsing

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Kemi Olunloyo, a social media personality, has shared her thoughts on why divorce is now rampant and gave some hints on how to stop marriages from collapsing.

According to Olunloyo, life is not only about sex, expensive hairs, luxury mobile devices, and exotic vacations.

Kemi Olunloyo opined that finding a partner who is peaceful and willing to invest in their significant other is a key factor in avoiding divorce.

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The daughter of the former Oyo State governor told her thousands of followers on the micro-blogging app, Twitter, to date people who are interested in their personal development.

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In her words; “Stop dating people not interested in your personal development. This life is beyond sex, bone straight wigs, iPhone 13, Domino pizza, Coldstone, and KFC. Find a partner who is stress-free, willing to invest in you. Never been married but I see many of y’all divorced so soon,” she tweeted.

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How I lived with depression for 7 months – Boma

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Big Brother Naija star, Boma Martins Akpore, popularly referred to as Boma has revealed how an ankle injury ended his football career and plunged him into seven months of depression.

The 2021 BBNaija housemate spoke about his short football career in an interview with Chide Jideonwo, TV host.

He said people promised to help him emigrate, prompting his exit from Nigeria and relocation to New York.

The actor, and model also disclosed that he became stranded after those who promised to help him relocate stopped communicating with him.

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Narrating this experience he said, “As soon as I got to New York, JFK, the guy didn’t pick his call again”.

Desperate for a way out of his predicament, Boma said he tried his hands on many things, one of which was football.

His pursuit of a career in football led him across countries. He went from the United States to Belgium and finally to Poland where he played in a small club.

Later on, Boma travelled back to Belgium where he got in contact with an agent who tried to sign him to a club for the Scottish premiership.


“I went to Poland, played in a small club, put myself together. I went back to Belgium from where I had contact with an agent, now to Scottish Premiership. I had a small injury I was nursing,” the reality TV star narrated.

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“I usually don’t get injuries. If I’ll get injured, maybe muscular injuries at the gym or something. I kicked the floor and that muscle, that was it, men. I was trying. They injected me in that spot while I was in Scotland.

“I had to sign, I was already there, man. Despite the injection, the pain wouldn’t leave. Whether climbing the stairs or riding a bike, I felt it. I tried that week, I couldn’t. That injury just never left. In all my games, I couldn’t run well.

“Everyone including the agent was disappointed. It wasn’t my fault. That pushed me into serious, heavy depression. I still get messages in my inbox saying, ‘I didn’t believe you would leave football after everything you did’.”

Describing the period as a “defining moment” in his life, Boma said he lived seven months depressed in the United States.

“That injury was a career-ending injury. I packed my bag, left Scotland, and went back to Belgium to pack my other bag. I was back in the United States. 2017, March 8. That was the end of my career in football,” he added.

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“My depression was bad. I would just wake up and sit on the floor. I’m not moving. Seven months. I didn’t want to do anything. My friend told me, ‘Bro, you can’t be living like this. There are people in Nigeria depending on you.’”

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