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CHIKE OKOLI FOUNDATION STAGES 16th GALA NIGHT

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CHIKE OKOLI FOUNDATION STAGES 16th GALA NIGHT

CHIKE OKOLI FOUNDATION STAGES 16th GALA NIGHT

 

CHIKE OKOLI FOUNDATION STAGES 16th GALA NIGHT

 

Chike Okoli Foundation (COF) celebrated its 16th Heart and Soul Gala in grand style on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Shell Hall Muson Center, Onikan Lagos.

Chike Okoli Foundation, named after the Late Chike Edward Okoli, is a non-profit organisation founded in May 2006 to fight poverty and disease while fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among Nigerian youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the last sixteen years, the Foundation has reached over I.5 million people across Nigeria and sensitized them on the dangers of cardiovascular disease and how to make lifestyle interventions.

In 2011, COF completed and opened the CHIKE Okoli Centre of Entrepreneurial Studies (COCES) at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, to provide entrepreneurship training.

 

 

CHIKE OKOLI FOUNDATION STAGES 16th GALA NIGHT

 

 

 

 

The centre runs a two-year Diploma Programme on Entrepreneurship. This programme has trained over 2,000 entrepreneurs and also runs the University general course on entrepreneurship for every 200/300 level undergraduate student irrespective of discipline.

COCES is also the Enterprise Development Centre partner for the Pan Africa University and serves as the training centre for the South/East zone in Grooming Enterprise Leaders (GEL) and the YOU Win program projects of the Federal Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Main objectives of the Chike Okoli Foundation are;
• To use all proper and culturally acceptable media to draw attention to CVDs, working closely with various youth development organizations/institutions.

• Publication and distribution of health information materials on cardiovascular diseases for public enlightenment.
• Partnership with leading health institutions to provide free screening, consulting and referral services to members of the public who require such services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heart and Soul Gala night, is an annual event organised by Chike Okoli Foundation to reflect on its activities, celebrate the short but eventful life of Chike Edward Okoli as well as raise funds to support the principle and ideals for which he lived.

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Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes After Six Years

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Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz Marriage Crashes

 

 

Nigerian singer and producer, Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz has announced his separation from Nollywood actress, Funke akindele.

The veteran rapper, made this announcement on Instagram to inform the public that they are officially separated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JJC skillz and Funke akindele, got married in 2016, and they welcomed their first set of twins in 2018. It was reported that, Funke akindele’s marriage to jjc skillz was her second.

Rumors of separation surged between the two, but funke akindele cooled it down with her fathers’ day message to JJC Skillz. She wrote on social media saying;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Happy Father’s Day darling!!! Thank you so much for being a wonderful and caring father. We love you God bless you more Baba Ibeji of life!” she wrote at the time.

Taking to the comment section of the post to react, JJC reacted with: “Awwwww thank you darling God bless and protect us #familyfirst #thebellos.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the truth couldn’t be covered anymore, as JJC skillz  finally expose what was going on in their marriage, thereby declaring their separation. He wrote on Instagram saying; ‘

Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. 3 months ago and at Funkes insistence I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship. I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other’

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Nollywood Needs More Funding-Wale Osagie Muraina

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Nollywood Needs More Funding-Wale Osagie Muraina

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Nollywood Needs More Funding-Wale Osagie Muraina

 

Nollywood producer of note, Wale Osagie Muraina has made a case for more financing for Nollywood movies.

Muraina, who has a track record of producing superb movies like Dear Affy, Mimi, City of Dreams, Kafaya Undercover, Honeymoon Palaver and P.A from hell, says Nollywood movies cannot compete adequately without proper funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking to journalists at a recent hangout event, Muraina who has a reputation for judicious management of funds says the fact that he manages funds well and has a reputation of working below budget doesn’t mean the industry can thrive without good funding.

‘I know people already tag me as Mr. Fix it of Nollywood. It is true that I have a reputation for managing funds well and working with the budget and left with funds but that should not be mistaken to mean that Nollywood can thrive without good funding’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Filmmaking is business; it is not a charity work. People need to get that. You hire men and women who have dependents to come to the movie set and work for 20 days or more, they are professionals, they should be well paid. Film making is work. We should first get that out of the way. Look at the way some people live well, drive good cars and take care of their loved ones, filmmakers deserve that as well, so we need to fund the industry’.

 

Speaking further, Muraina says, quality is costly. ‘You see all those things we admire in foreign films, colour, costumes, sets, locations and props, they cost money. Those professionals that will make your film pop and the post production that add a little extra to the film that make them extra-ordinary are costly. Those things that will make our films competitive that we see in foreign films, and give the extra ‘wow’ effect, cost money, Nollywood needs good funding. Funding and good planning will make our films great.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking on production ability of Muraina, Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji, a film maker of note who has his jobs across many platforms, said Muraina is an asset to any production team. ‘I like his commitment and how he ensures that you get value for every penny and takes care of the crew member. I am glad our paths crossed. He understands production and the most important thing is that he understands film. It will be difficult for any crew member to play a fast one on Wale. And he understands the psychology of treating actors right’.

Wale Osagie Muraina who studies at University of Benin is born of a Yoruba dad from Ijebu and an Edo woman. He grew up in Benin and has a Yoruba heritage from Ijebu. He presently lives in Lagos.

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UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

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UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

 

 

This might be the moment of joy for one of Nollywood favourite actors, Oluwajuwon Quadri as she is about to give marriage a second chance.

The mother of one who is based in UK, recently posted a picture ring on her micro-blogging page; Instagram with caption ‘marriage again..!’ but those who are close to her in the Queensland disclosed that actress who has been rumoured to have intimate relationship with ace actor Femi Adebayo is indeed giving marriage another shoot.

 

 

 

 

According a source in UK, juwon is in a serious relationship with a UK-based businessman and she flaunted it at her last movie premier; Jibola, which hosted numbers dignitaries here in London.

The actress fondly called Juwon is a producer with many film productions to her credit such as ‘Okan Mi’ ‘Fikemi,’ ‘Igboran,’ ‘Etan,’ ‘Adanwo nla,’ ‘Ewawumi,’ ‘Orun,’ ‘Odun marun,’ ‘Tianshi,’ ‘Secret of tomorrow,’ ‘Eku Imura.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oluwajuwon who is the CEO of TGL Logistics company based in London, gained prominence after the release of her debut film as a producer, ‘Okan mi,’ in 2014.

She has remained a positive force on the scene.

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