Popular nollywood Actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde bagged an honorary degree in Doctorate of Art from Igbinedion University on Friday, 30th November.
President Goodluck Jonathan, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), and Mr. Sow Bertin Agba and Chairman Business International Management were also conferred with honorary degrees.
Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, the vice chancellor of Igbinedion university said the awardees were honoured for their contribution to human development and progress at both national and international levels.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was introduced into nollywood when she accompanied a friend to a movie audition.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde ‘s first big role was in 1995 in the movie “Mortal Inheritance”. After then, she starred in several blockbuster movies, such as Blood sisters, Games women play, Last Flight in Abuja, All my life, etc.
Omotola had her tertiary education at Obafemi Awolowo university and Yaba college of technology. The actress studied Estate management.
In 1996, the star actress got married to Captain Matthew Ekeinde. They are blessed with four kids.
In a recent interview with punch, Omotola Spoke about the reason why she has remained relevant in the entertainment industry over the years:
” I would credit that to my ‘spiritual stem’. I have always held on to my source of strength, which is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Being focused on my goals and not getting distracted by things happening with others or around me has also helped in no small measure.
Also, staying grounded and persistent, while being socially active— even on social media— have helped to get me to where I am today.
Emotional video of late Chisom Chukwuneke talking about her illness from hospital bed
Chisom Chukwuneke, a brilliant student who emerged the best 2019 candidate of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE, in her school, recently passed away after battling blood cancer.
Felix Chukwuneke, a Nigerian professor identified as the father of the deceased, took to Facebook to narrate how Chisom’s sickness started as leg pain.
He said this had prompted him to fly her to South Africa for medical care. She reportedly died after a prolonged treatment in South Africa.
Blood cancer, also called leukemia, is a disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leucocytes, thereby suppressing the production of normal blood cells.
Watch heartbreaking video below:
Sinach Gives scholarship to Boy Who Sells Satchet Water In Educative Way
Gospel singer, Osinachi Kalu Egbu aka Sinach as offered scholarship to a young boy who sells satchet water and educates people while selling it.
A video of the young boy where he was seen educating people on the inportance of water and its effect in the human body went viral, this prompted Sinach to ask for his contact details.
The boy’s marketing strategy included defining water, listing the qualities of good water, and discuss importance of water while focusing on its energy giving feature.
He would also go ahead to discuss the role water plays in helping the body system fight against coronavirus.
When he is sure to have fully educated his potential customer on why they need to drink enough water, he would then proceed to plead with his potential customer to buy water from him.
Sinach has met the little boy and also offered him scholarship so that his intelligence will not be wasted.
Get approval before using Youth Corpers uniform in nollywood movies — NYSC tells filmmakers
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged filmmakers to always seek proper approval before using corps members’ uniform while shooting their movies.
Mr Christian Oru, NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, said this in Lagos during a meeting between National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders on enabling laws and strengthening of professional guilds and associations
“For any film maker that wants any of his casts to wear the corps members’ uniform while shooting movies, we require that you write an application letter to NYSC to indicate your interest.
We also demand that you submit your script to us for proper vetting to know how NYSC will be represented.
We know the script is your copyright and we will do everything to ensure confidentiality,” he said.
Oru also noted that filmmakers will pay administrative handling charges before the use of the uniforms.
“We want a token from what you generate from the production of such movies where our uniforms are used, this is known as administrative charges.
This is because we spend money to produce these uniforms, we will like to work with you and we promise that we will all be on the same page to ensure we are developing the industry and the nation as well,” he said.
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