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How my parents supported my acting career

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Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has debunked the story making the rounds that her parents were initially against her taking acting as a career. According to the multiple award-winning actress, her parents were never opposed to her acting career. Rather they supported her and made sure she succeeded.

Silva, who celebrated her 60th birthday recently, made this disclosure in an exclusive interview with TheNEWS. According to her, her parents were never opposed to her career choice but were a bit scared about the life that awaited her as an actress, adding that they wanted her to take acting as a hobby and something more stable as a profession.

“I don’t know why people keep saying that. It wasn’t that they didn’t like it. I think they were just a bit scared. They were scared that the life of an actor is very hard, you know. It is. And so they just wanted me to have something else, something more stable, to fall back on when the acting was not sustaining one. But I was a bit headstrong. And they also realized that it was where my passion was,” she said.


Silva, one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria and who is married to legendary actor, Olu Jacobs, said her parents were supportive till the very end.

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“And they were very supportive, right till the very end. My father always came to every single performance that I did in theatre until he fell ill. He came to everyone.

“And my mum was the same. She came to every show that I did. She died at the age of 89 and she saw a show of mine, let’s say about two, three months before she died. She supported me all those years.

“As I said, I’m 40 years an actor this year. Right from the early years, they supported me. I think they would have preferred me to have it as a hobby. But when I insisted that it was going to be it, they said okay,” Silva maintained.

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Stop misleading younger generation – Deji Adeyanju slams Tiwa Savage

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Popular Nigerian activist, Deji Adeyanju, has slammed Tiwa Savage over her alleged sex tape, which leaked online and has since gone viral.

Recall that Tiwa Savage had earlier mentioned that someone was blackmailing her with a sex tape with her current boyfriend.

The short video, however, leaked online on Monday night and has since generated reactions from fans who encouraged her to stay strong to those who blasted her.

Adeyanju on his Twitter page said there is nothing to stand by Tiwa Savage, adding that she should face the consequences of her actions.

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According to him, Tiwa Savage is misleading the younger generation.

His tweets read: “There is nothing to stand by Tiwa Savage for. Let people face the consequences of their actions. Stop misleading the younger generation.

“Next time if you want to record a sex tape, make sure your partner’s face also shows. Stop acting the fool always.

“Why even make sex video in the first place? As per fantastic porn actor abi?”

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We arrested actress Tonto’s ex to help him regain his sanity

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Men of the Nigerian Police authorities at the Force headquarters in Abuja have disclosed the reason they arrested actress Tonto Dikeh’s ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogiri.

He was arrested on Tuesday morning, October 19, after he reportedly bypassed Police authorities, took two police officers to an hotel where Tonto lodged and thr*atened to open fire at her if she did not hand over the keys of an SUV.

According to Vanguard, Kpokpogiri who is currently facing a pending investigation at Force CID, at a point became vilent and was allegedly raining inslts and c*rses on the Police officers while all entreaties for him to calm down failed.

Consequently, when the DIG in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, DIG Joseph Egbunike, was briefed about the conduct of Kpokpogiri, he ordered his arrest and the policemen that he came with.

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The Police told newsmen that his arrest is to enable him to regain his sanity after which he would be questioned on the issue about ownership or otherwise on the vehicle in question.

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Tiwa Savage’s alleged sex tape: Stop dating street boys

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Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha, has waded into the controversy surrounding the alleged leaked sex tape of Tiwa Savage with her boyfriend.

The short video, which appeared online on Monday night, has since gone viral and generated reactions and backlash.

Onuoha, via her Instagram page, advised black women to be careful and avoid dating street boys or thugs who have nothing to lose.

According to her, “A man who loves and respects you will never pick up the phone to record intimate moments.”

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She also advised women not to engage in acts that will embarrass their children or grandchildren, adding that the Internet never forgets.

Her post read: “Sex is a beautiful experience shared by two consenting adults. Dearest black beautiful women be careful.

“Don’t trade bedroom intimacy for online gratification. Remember someday we will all grow old and grey and our children and grandchildren will love to take pride in us.

“Live well, love accordingly the Internet never forgets. Let’s live a legacy that our will mii oh t embarrass our children and grandchildren.

“Stop dating touts, thugs and hanging around people who have nothing to lose.

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“Be wary of people around you who you call friends. The world and its people are wicked and becoming vile.

“Exercise caution in your escapades.”

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