Connect with us
Advertisment

celebrity radar - gossips

How Ajobiewe settled long-standing feud between movie stars Yinka Quadri, Ogogo

Published

on

How Ajobiewe settled long-standing feud between movie stars Yinka Quadri, Ogogo

How Ajobiewe settled long-standing feud between movie stars Yinka Quadri, Ogogo

 

Advertisment

The internet was stirred up when a video of two veteran Nollywood actors, Yinka Quadri and his colleague, Taiwo Hassan, popularly known as Ogogo, surfaced on social media platforms on Wednesday evening.

 

Advertisment

 

 

Although, PUNCH Online could not confirm when or how the disagreement started between the two actors, they were seen settling their differences in a now viral video.

Advertisement

 

 

 

In the video, one of Nigeria’s legendary Esa Oriki Orile exponents, Sulaiman Ajilara, popularly called Ajobiewe, was seen begging the veteran actors to put aside their differences and sheath their swords.

 

 

Ajobiewe made the peace call on Wednesday night during the birthday of actor Yomi Fabiyi.

 

When Quadri approached the dance floor, Ajobiewe insisted he call on his friend, Ogogo.

Afterwards, Ogogo joined Quadri while the chanter pleaded with them to settle their misunderstandings with his lyrics.

He sang in Yoruba, “Where is your Ogogo? Why did you come here alone? Call him for me. Tell him to come to me. I beg you, it is impossible not to have misunderstandings but I am begging you in the name of God, to settle whatever it is.

 

“Please hug each other and let it end there. I do not want to hear anything about your misunderstandings anymore for God’s sake.”

The two then hugged and smiled at each other.

Reacting to this, some Nigerians commended Ajobiewe for reuniting the actors, noting that it was good to see them back together.

Lanre Adeola, tweeting with the handle @lanreadeola said, “That’s lovely. An elder that doesn’t allow the baby’s neck to twist in the market.”

A tweep, Olanrewaju, who identifies as @olanrewaju wrote, “Agba o ni tan lori le…May God keep Ajobiewe for us for many years in good health. This is so nice.

Others expressed shock that the two were not on good terms. Sope, who tweets as @Dcsopetie wrote, “Wow! I never knew they were not talking to each other and how they hid it from the public is beyond me.

Meanwhile, Quadri, in a video shared by a YouTuber, Kilarigbo, earlier on Wednesday, confirmed their friendship, saying they are five and six.

 

He said though they are not biologically related, they are more like twins, adding that they have been friends since they met in 1985.

He, however, hinted that they have their issues, noting that they settle their misunderstandings without a third party.

He also warned the public to desist from spreading rumours of their fight, noting that they can never be separated by any force whatsoever.

However, PUNCH Online observed that both friends were hardly seen together in public in recent times.

Efforts to speak to Ogogo proved abortive as he didn’t pick calls or respond to text messages sent to his phone as of the time of filing this report.

Reacting, PUNCH’s style Editor, Tofarati Ige, said though the cause of their rift was unknown to the public, they started appearing less in public together.

He said, “Originally, Ogogo and Yinka Quadri were known to be close friends, as they often appeared at events together. In many films, they acted as friends, and their relationship continued off-screen. In some instances, they even wore outfits similar to those for public events.

 

“However, for some time, they started appearing less at public events together. Even when Ogogo’s daughter, Shakirat, got married, Yinka Quadri did not attend.

“Though the cause of their rift was not made known to the public, there were different rumours that they had fallen out, but neither of them acknowledged it publicly.

“However, the rift was well managed, as it was only known to insiders and privileged sources in the industry.”

Speaking further, he noted that when Quadri was approached about the issue, he declined to comment on it.

“Personally, when I heard of the rift about two years ago, I asked Yinka Quadri a question about it at an event, but he refused to comment on the issue.

“Till date, there are just speculations as to what actually caused the rift, I am not privy to what actually happened. As regards reconciliation, I am not aware of any elder that had tried to mediate between them.

“But, they are both close to elders in the industry, such as Jide Kosoko and Oga Bello, who are likely to have attempted to broker peace between them,” he added.

 

@PUNCHNG

 

Advertisment
Continue Reading
Advertisement

celebrity radar - gossips

REVIEW OF, ‘THE LEGEND OF BURATAI 2’ By Hannatu Lot Dickson

Published

on

AMBASSADOR (LT. GENERAL RTD) TUKUR BURATAI, WOULD BE AN INVALUABLE ASSET TO THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT BOLA AHMED TINUBU. By Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi

REVIEW OF, ‘THE LEGEND OF BURATAI 2’

By Hannatu Lot Dickson

The Legend of Buratai Volume 2 is authored by General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the former Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army. The book was Published by Sprezzatura Publishing Ltd. Cover design by Mereo Books. It was published October 13, 2021 in English Language. It has 125 pages with ISBN-10: * 186151915X and ISBN-13: * 978-1861519153.

Advertisment

 

The author Tukur Yusuf Buratai CFR psc(+) NAM GSS ndc (BD) was born 24 November 1960. He is a retired Nigerian army lieutenant general, former Chief of Army Staff appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015, and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 1983 and has had multiple command, administrative, and instructional appointments.

Advertisment

 

The Legend of Buratai 2 is a novel base on true-life story of General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the former Chief of Army Staff. It is a novel of eight (8) chapters and has one hundred and twenty-five (125) pages. Each of these chapters and pages is so richly engaging and informative from start to finish.
Just a recap of the plot summary, the book is the enthralling true-life story in his own words, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army, who rose to legendary status by dint of hard work, bravery, diligence, excellence and honesty. His journey through life is presented as an exemplary story for all who would aspire to follow his path. His childhood and formative years were also captured.

 

Advertisement

 

The preliminary pages of “The Legend of Buratai 2” begins with the titled page where the titled of the book was boldly written and the author’s name. Then followed by the cover page design which contains the cover photo which was taken in Ngamdu. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai is clearly seen in the picture with troops during operations against Boko Haram terrorists at the Nigerian Army Special Super Camp Ngamdu, Borno State in April 2020. He was practically leading the combat operations. Them followed by the content page which outlines the book’s structure, listing chapters, which helps readers navigate the book’s organization and content.

 

The Photographic Acknowledgement section credits the sources of photographs used in the book, acknowledging photographs taken from the personal album of the author. Followed by a heartfelt message dedicating the book to all young people in Nigeria, and especially those of the Nigerian Military School and the Nigerian Defence Academy.

 

The Publisher’s Note and acknowledgement pages expressed gratitude while the Forward was written by Major General Paul Tarfa mni (Rtd), who described General Buratai’s records of service as Chief of Staff of Nigerian Army as legendary and cannot be surpassed. ‘He is a General who inspires his subjects by leading from the front’. He further, provided context, endorsement, and insights into the book’s significance.

 

 

The author begins chapter one by talking about the beginning which captures the lineage, nuclear family and the journey of Yusufu Buratai especially when he joined the RWAFF. Chapter four depict the miraculous escape from the pond as a child, Dr. Gidado Kumo and John Atanda spoke in chapter three and four, while chapter five and six described the author’s encounters with Snakes and Ghost respectively. chapter seven followed with matters bordering on patriotisms and chapter eight list several principles guiding Lt. General TY Buratai, a few out of those principles are: Do not bother about what people say,; Commit to improving yourself to the extent that you do not have time to compete or criticize others; Let excellence be your trademark anywhere you find yourself; Do not be too proud to retrace your steps back to the right path; Listen more and say less; Always lead with courage or not at all; Honour your words as your bond and never make a promise you can’t keep…
The plot is set in Buratai town, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State to Potiskum, Yobe State. The genre is non-fiction.

 

The book, ‘The Legend of Buratai 2’ is the best pick for young minds in need of inspiration and mentorship. It is a captivating and fascinating masterpiece, rich in original history, military tactics, strategies and important life lessons with a touch of spirituality straight from the mind and experiences of true and pragmatic General TY Buratai.

 

 

The Legend of Buratai 2 has the potentials to recoup reinvigorate patriotism to our fatherland Nigeria. It also has the capability and potentials to make a young mind dream and do everything in their powers to live their dreams just like Lt. General TY Buratai.

 

 

The book is so real, it’s not a conventional love story with a perfectly Happy-Ever-After. It was infused with strong themes, I love how Lt Gen. TY Buratai recollected his childhood and formative years, how he was educating us on how to be patriotic and how he described ‘the wretched rustic life of a terrorist’ infused in a poem titled, ‘ARE YOU A TERRORIST?’
The themes in “The Legend of Buratai: Volume 2” include

– Hard work: General Tukur Yusuf Buratai’s rise to legendary status is attributed to his diligence and hard work.

 

– Bravery: General Buratai is known for his bravery and military tactics.
– Excellence: General Buratai’s journey to excellence is presented as an exemplary story for all who would aspire to follow his path.

 

– Honesty: General Buratai’s honesty is one of the key characteristics that contributed to his legendary status.

 

– Patriotism: The book is capable of reawakening patriotism to one’s fatherland, according to Moses A. Uyang, author and humanitarian.

 

– Diligence: Buratai’s diligence is another factor that contributed to his success.

 

The book is practically a handbook or a catalyst for youngsters who dear to dream, who wants to love and serve their country whole heartedly, be patriotic and serve humanity in all earnest and honesty.

 

The book offers a wide range of literary appreciation and acceptance, historical sources, and educative values. It is a foundation for historical and otherwise critical evaluation.

Advertisment
Continue Reading

celebrity radar - gossips

Saturday Faaji : The Much Anticipated Neon Night With Osupa Saheed Is Here

Published

on

Saturday Faaji : The Much Anticipated Neon Night With Osupa Saheed Is Here

Saturday Faaji : The Much Anticipated Neon Night With Osupa Saheed Is Here

 

Advertisment

 

For some time now, the teeming fans of the undisputed King of Fuji Music, Saheed Osupa have been longing to see him back on stage on home soil due to his long absence oversee on tour.
Now, the much anticipated show, Neon Night with Osupa Saheed is here, the date is Saturday 18th May 2024, at prestigious RM Hall Magodo, Lagos.

Advertisment

 

 

Saturday Faaji : The Much Anticipated Neon Night With Osupa Saheed Is Here

Advertisement

Saheed Osupa would be thrilling his fans live on stage this time in another dimension, as all necessary things have been taken care of, including maximum security for this much anticipated event.

In the uniqueness of this Neon Night, with Osupa Saheed, the Lord of music will not be alone on stage as other fast rising artiste, Suave, The Omalicha’s crooner will also be performing on the same stage with Saheed Osupa alongside some other popular artistes.
It’s going to be a Bomb as this is the first show he would be doing in Lagos since he came into Nigeria.

A large percentage of his fans have been calling to register their joy that their favorite Fuji king would be performing that day. According to LAWBELL Manager in Nigeria ,OLABANJI ADELANA, he said the Canadian entertainment company packaging the show is fully prepared for the event and no stone would be left unturned

Advertisment
Continue Reading

celebrity radar - gossips

Ogun Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Oludotun, Conferred Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers In Abuja

Published

on

Ogun Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Oludotun, Conferred Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers In Abuja

 

Advertisment

 

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has conferred the prestigious honor of Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) on Engr. Taiwo Oludotun, the Ogun State Commissioner for Forestry.

Advertisment

 

 

 

Advertisement

Ogun Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Oludotun, Conferred Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers In Abuja
The conferment ceremony took place in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and is a testament to Engr. Oludotun’s dedication and expertise in the field of engineering.

Our correspondent reports that Engr. Oludotun, popularly known as Twinny, has had a distinguished career in engineering and public service.

The Forest Commissioner is also a registered engineer with the Council of Registered Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) and has held various leadership positions, including General Manager at Unistar Hi-Tech Systems Ltd and Commissioner for Rural Development in Ogun State.

His experience in policy development and leadership has driven inclusive and sustainable development in rural areas, improving the quality of life for residents and promoting social and economic progress.

The conferment of FNSE on Engr. Oludotun is a well-deserved recognition of his achievements and commitment to the engineering profession.

Engr. Oludotun is actively participated in various technical and management trainings, workshops, seminars, and conferences, both locally and internationally.

The Commissioner’s contributions to humanity have been recognized by various NGOs, and he has earned several outstanding awards and accolades.

Advertisment
Continue Reading

Cover Of The Week

Trending