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Toyin Abraham Thank Fans, Reach Out To Mercy Aigbe

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The last six months and the three months preceding it have been nothing short of fantastic. Yesterday, I got the new figure for The Ghost and the Tout and I almost cried. Not only have we sold more than the highest selling Nollywood movie this year, we have sold more than the highest selling movie this year by over 11Million Naira. I’m overwhelmed and grateful for loyal fans, good support-system, individuals and institutions that keep believing in me.
Over the weekend, I was in Ilorin Cinema with the First Lady of Kwara State. Officials of the mall and the manager of VIVA Cinemas where we went to do “meet and greet” for my movie ‘The Ghost and The Tout’ confirmed to me that the turnout of crowd was unprecedented in the history of the establishment.
Few months ago, I was in Agege, Mushin, Sango and Lagos Island for Nasco Cornflakes and the manager of the Agency handling Nasco campaign also confirmed that the turnout was unprecedented since they had been doing activation. Last quarter, I was in Kebbi. The turnout of my fans in the far North was unbelievably huge.
The love is real and it’s almost like I don’t deserve it. I’m grateful for the show of love and support, I don’t take it for granted.
Few weeks ago, one of the top players in the Nigerian economic space reached out to me personally to commend me for a job well done in The  Ghost and The Tout.  Details of our discussion is not for now. My point is, it has been a good six months or to put it better, it’s been a good nine months.
Toyin Titans, fans and the public generally, I do not know what I did to deserve this. I have had people accuse me of having fake fans, having fake accounts, and faking love, I really wish those people are smart enough to know the meaning of fake because the crowd in Kebbi, Kwara, Abuja, Mushin, Sango, Agege, and Island must be the new definition of Fake.
About 50,000 people that have seen The Ghost And The Tout are perhaps fake as well and over 12 cinema movies that I have appeared in–with 6 of them going on to be blockbusters–are perhaps also fake.
Now, we want to show them more fake by being the second woman in the history of Nollywood to have two blockbusters in a year as Seven And A Half Date hits Cinemas August 3rd, (Fams, trust me you will like this one).
If the life I am living now is what fake is all about, please leave me to it. It’s my fake, not yours.
When I was in the pit with some of these people, all of them loved me.
I was the sweetest Angel they have ever met. Immediately I decided to leave the pit to something greater, I became the demon with fake love and fake accounts (May God deliver us from friends who love us butdon’t want us to succeed or rise above a certain level of mediocrity).
For the record, it is the people who benefit from the “mediocrity” that don’t want you to leave the “mediocrity” behind. As for me, I’m not going back to pettiness and small mindedness that have made it difficult for some people to get attention except they mention my name. May God continue to make us the reason why some people shine in life.
Asides “Seven And A Half Dates” coming on August 3rd (Please, don’t forget that date, let’s repeat success), I will be making an announcement for two major things later this year, (man shall not live by movies alone).  There’s more we can do with our lives than rant on Instagram. Remember, when they go low, we go high.
I am a product of grace. Even in my deepest moments of “mess-up” and deepest hole of hell, God found me and gave me a second chance and aligned my path with grace. Do I mess up sometimes? Yes. Like the Mercy Aigbe slip, it was an error in judgment on my part. I was wrong and way out of line. I’ve since reached out to Mercy and we have sorted our differences. Yesterday, we still had cause to communicate.
I want to thank Toyin Titans for being passionate about the brand even though some of them are quite over-zealous. (LOL) Please, take it easy o. Let’s have more people go watch the movie as it’s still in Cinemas six weeks after release.
All the Cinemas that have supported this movie, I am grateful. The 12movie producers who have featured me in their works, I am grateful,
All the Cinemas that have kept my movie for six weeks, Filmhouse, Silverbird, Viva, Ozone, Kada, thank you for being part of the supposedly ‘’fake movement’’.
Filmhouse and Filmone, you guys have been amazing, Thank you.
BBB Media, thank you. Prestige Platform, thank you. Samuel Olatunji (BIgsam) Great guy, thank you.
All the corporate organizations that have chosen to work with me, thank you. If the last six months have been amazing, the experiences of the next six months will be out of this world.
I want to thank the Lagos State Government for trusting me as a host of Lagos Street Carnival and One Lagos Fiesta in December 2017. Thank You.
To the purveyors of bad news about me, keep waiting, God’s got a lot of things up His sleeves for me this year. To the Bloggers–professionals and non-professionals– help us report that Seven And A Half Dates is coming on August 3rd .
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I Learnt A Big Lesson In 2019-Maureen Esisi

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Thespian, Maureen Esisi, has revealed the biggest lesson she learnt in 2019.

The estranged wife of actor Blossom Chukwujekwu revealed she learnt never to force anything.

Recall that Blossom and Maureen parted ways earlier in the year with speculations that their marriage had hit the rock.

In an Instagram post, Maureen disclosed the biggest lesson she learnt this year is never to force anything which includes relationships, conversation, love and others, adding that whatever is forced is not worth fighting for.

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2019 IMD: NGO promises cash reward; other incentives for Nigerian men

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A non- governmental and not for profit organization, The Victoria Adeyanju Male Mentorship foundation(VAMMF) is set to reward Nigerian men with cash gift in celebration of this year’s International Men’s Day (IMD) 2019.
The NGO is focused on empowering and developing professionals that will contribute to the development of nation-building in Africa.
The International Men’s Day which is widely celebrated on the 19th of November 2019 will have  Nigerian men compete for the sum of Ten thousand naira(N10,000) only. Participants will post a two-minute video on Instagram of his male hero, stating why he stands out from others and why he is your male hero, with the hashtag (#mymalehero), (#VAMMF).
All entries close by the 29th of November as the winner who has the highest likes, repost, and friends tags will be announced on the  2nd of December 2019.
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Taiwo Ajai-Lycett Explains How You Can Go From Being A Mother, Dropout, Widowed And Victim Of Rape In A Lifetime

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79-year-old actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, has revealed how an individual can go from being a mother to a dropped out, a widow and a rape victim, all in a lifetime.

 

This is how she explained it:

“I have been through the fire, I emerged fortified. I was 15 years old when I had a child. By 16, I was on my own. I knew I was going to get a good education. I was going to be a lawyer.

But I knew that I was on my own. My family disowned me. I married one David Akinduro in 1959 after I relocated to the U.K, but I left him due to domestic violence.

I met Thomas Lycett long after I divorced my first husband. Eventually I married him. We had a blissful marriage. He died when I was 52-years-old. I remember him everyday.

He was the one that told me that I was better off being an actor. In 2006, I was robbed and raped in my house in Egbe. I was tied. I was beaten. I was brutalized. My health was ruined.

I was blindfolded and raped. The man who raped me complained that he couldn’t gain easy entry into me because I wasn’t wet. I told him ‘widows don’t get wet.’

I kept talking to them and asked them repeatedly, ‘Are you doing this to your mother?’ Angrily, they taped my mouth but I remained fearless and prayed all through the attack.

The police came. They expected me to pursue the case. I knew the masterminds. I could have gotten them incarcerated but I simply moved on.

Look at me today, I am over it. See, the mind is a beautiful thing. When you hold on to past hurt, you tie yourself down to grief. You get infected with its poison.

Rather than wallow in grief and self-pity, I picked myself up and sought medical help, ensuring that they hadn’t infected me with any STD.. That same year, the Obasanjo government got me the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) national honour.

Few years later, One of them came to prostrate before me, pleading for my forgiveness. I told him to seek forgiveness from God. I told him that I had moved on.”

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