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Men Don’t Make Funny Moves With Me, Thanks To My Wedding Band” …US Based Actress, Bukky Arewa



United States based Bukky ‘Arewa’ Amos, is one of the top-rated Nollywood actresses around. The former international model and CEO of Bukky Amos Production, in this chat during her brief call to Nigeria last week, shared with the Editor, FOLORUNSHO HAMSAT, her life story, journey in Nollywood, family and passion for the best. Excerpts…



You are a notable actress and movie producer. How do you sustain both conveniently without having to go begging for support?

All glory belongs to God. I am self-sufficient by God’s grace. My heavenly father promised me that I shall not beg, and He has always been a faithful God. Acting or producing movies does not pay my bills.

In the movie industry, who is your role model; in the other business that you do, who is also your role model?

In Nollywood, Auntie Joke Silva is my role model, and in Hollywood, Julia Robert and Tyler Perry are. In my other businesses and all that I do, my parents are my role models. I learnt hard work, independence, how to save, property investment, how to combine motherhood with hardwork, and more from my parents.

As secretary general of TAMPPAN USA, what is the body doing to stem the menace of piracy and what else is it doing to ensure that the distribution of movies is spread widely?

I am sorry, I have to take permission from my Governor, Abiodun Majekodunmi, before commenting. It is a rule. However, personally, I had written to U-Tube on piracy because online piracy is now growing fast and growing worse. My movie, Ajitannawo, was given another title, ‘Atupa Meje’ or so and was being downloaded on U-Tube. I am fighting piracy with all that is in me since some idiots won’t stop reaping where they have not sown. It’s very annoying.

Tell us about your style taste.

I used to be very flashy. I was a model. Now, age is taking on me, so, I’m now gentle. (laughter).

What fond memories of your childhood can you share with us?

Where do I start from? Well, I used to hawk Ogi (pap) in the morning starting from 5 am and then I would come back home and take my bread tray. I did all these before going to school. Coming back from school, after eating, then off I went hawking soft drinks and iced water. I had the best childhood ever. Glory to God for who I am today but my childhood played the best part; it made me. I will not be Arewa Bukky Amos if not for God and my lovely parents who taught me to be hard working. I started my first business at the age of ten with a 10 naira loan I got from my father selling egg.

Ajitannawo, no doubt, gained you popularity in Nollywood; what encouraged you to shoot the film, and then tell us about your other previous films and the success derived from releasing Ajitannawo.

‘Arewa’ actually gave me the popularity. Many people do not know my real name but refer to me as Arewa because of Arewa movie, my first production which was shot in year 2000. Ajitannawo added to the popularity. The movie was dedicated to my role models, my lovely parents. Ajitannawo is a true story of my life. I really wanted to say a big thank you to my parents and I believed then that Ajitannawo was the best way to do this. My parents were so happy that I appreciate their hard labour on me. Unfortunately, my mother passed away six months ago at the age of 89.

What are the challenges and benefits of staying permanently abroad while still being very active as a Nollywood member?

Living abroad is a challenge on its own and combining movie career is not easy. I have a lot of responsibilities both home and abroad but I believe that the challenges are being handled and conquered by almighty God. It is not easy.

Would you like to tell us about your family and what supportive roles are they playing in your career?

My family is my backbone. My husband is the best husband in the whole wide world. He gives me his full support. My children are blessings from God. I owe all to God almighty, my parents and my family. To ‘olowo ori mi, ade ori mi’, my husband, I say, thank you for being the best, to me and my children. Thank you for always being there and tolerating my extremely busy schedule.

Despite being married, how do you manage to keep at arms length men who admire your beauty and want relationship?

Thanks to my wedding band. (general laughter).

When do we expect your next movie?

To be honest, I have invested a lot of money on my movies, but piracy has to be controlled. I have more than ten scripts on my office desk but I am not ready to go on set yet.

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2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC



2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC

2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC




With the 2023 General Elections around the corner, Nigerians have been urged to vote for the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.



2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC


Addressing journalists at a press conference via zoom on Sunday, December 4, 2022, some past Lagos State “One Day Governors” stated that “there is no better candidate than our father, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Five of the past “One Day Governors” who spoke at the conference, and who are successful in their various endeavours, attributed their successes to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and have promised to mobilize the youths to go out enmasse and cast their votes for the former governor of Lagos State.

They urged fellow youths “to use our example and experience to liberate themselves from the campaign of calumny of those who had a similar opportunity to show love, to give care and to make effort to give youths in their states self-confidence and a secured future, but failed woefully to do so.


“A Tinubu presidency will give youths real sense of belonging and integrated participation.”

They emphasised that there is no doubt that Nigerians are preparing to set up a new democratic dispensation in February 2023, adding that elections are held every four years in line with the Nigerian Constitution to elect new representatives for the executive and legislative arms of government.

“This conforms with the principle of popular sovereignty which says the citizens must determine those to represent them.

“For power to come from the people and not, as we have had in our tragic military period, the barrel of the gun, the exercise of franchise by voting has been established as the global standard.

“We commend the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for putting in place policies and processes which have enabled the youths to register to vote.

For the first time since the return of democracy in 1999, INEC has released figures to show that majority of voters in the new register are voters,” they said.

According to them, as expected, not less than 18 parties have put forward candidates for the offices at House of Assembly, Governorship, House of Representatives, Senate and the Presidency.

“Campaigns have also started in earnest as candidates sell their track records and manifesto of their vision to the Nigerian people.


“A boy or girl is the product of his or her experience. We are Nigerian youths. Our experience has made it an obligation to come forward at this time to address this press conference.

“The condition and aspiration of students in Lagos State primary and secondary schools went through a revolution in 2001 when, for the first time, mentoring youths and nurturing them to imbibe values of achievement took a radical dimension with the introduction of the Spelling Bee competition.

“It was the pet project of Senator Mrs Oluremi Tinubu. Her husband, our father, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was the governor.

“Every child who has demonstrated some proficiency in the English Language was invited by school managers to compete so that the school could present it’s the best candidate in the inter-school competition,” they said.

They stated that the competition moved from local government education districts to state districts to the finals, adding that the best candidate to spell won.

“What values did we learn?

First, that your achievement in life is ultimately determined by your effort, not by the wealth or poverty of your parents.

“Second, the acquisition of knowledge and skills is critical to your success.

“Third, only leadership that cares for the youths and facilitates their development is serious about sincerely ensuring that the youths will be the leaders if tomorrow.

“Fourth, that performance is not determined by your tribe or religion or class. It is determined by how you use your talents and skills.

“Finally, we were taught to see ourselves as products of the investment of public resources and such must imbibe patriotism, enterprise and be our brothers and sisters’ keepers,” they said.

It was emphasized that “without any fear of contradiction, I wish to say, each and every one of us who emerged One Day Governors and our fellow winners who were deputy governors, speakers and commissioners have gone into the world and we are excelling.

“We wish to thank our father, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who, despite the fact that we were just teenagers, showed the highest example of love and humility for vacating his office for us to perform our role as One Day Governors.

“It also showed the huge respect he has for the womenfolk and our mother, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in particular, for not saying women could only function in the kitchen and not rejecting an idea that has transformed our lives

The above testimony leads us to a logical conclusion.

Some of the “One Day Governors,” who are successful in their endeavours, include Chukwuebuka Anisiobi, winner of the 2001 edition.

Anisiobi attended Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School and graduated in 2001. He later went to the

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, where he graduated in 2007 having read Computer Engineering, and graduated 2007. He later went to GE Oil & Gas University, Florence and got a degree in Oil and Gas Management in 2015. He is currently a Drilling Operations Engineer with Oando Energy Services, and he is married with one child.

Otiti Jasmine, who won the 2002 edition, has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport and currently works as a copywriter.

Emmanuel Oluwambepelumi Aiyenitaju, who won the 2003 edition, finished from

CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos

He later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry (First Class Honours), from the University of Lagos, Akoka in 2008.

He currently works with Akintola Williams Deloitte as Audit Senior in the Energy & Resources Department.

Tade Ajao, who won the competition in

2005 at the age of 14, and studied Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.

Ikechukwu Abundance Nlemadim won the 2006 edition of One Day Governor.

Nlemadim attended Ire-Akari Grammar School, Okota-Isolo, Lagos.

He holds Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Akoka.

He worked as a Graduate Technical sales Engineer with Richardson Oil and Gas. He

later joined PZ Cussons Ltd as a Category and Innovations Manager.

He is currently working with Diageo Nigeria as a commercial graduate and he is married to Itunu Bello and they are still expecting their first child.

Maryam Busari-Obadina was One Day Governor in 2007 at the age of 16.

She is a Legal Practitioner and currently works as State Counsel with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

Daniel Osunbor was One Day Governor in 2008. He graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 2014.

Olaide Adesopo won the Spelling Bee in 2009 at age of 16. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

She later underwent her Youth Service with the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

Oluwatoyin Adeosun was One Day Governor in 2010. She later proceeded

to The Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She later did her Industrial Training (IT) at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.

Akpakpan Iniodu Jones was One Day Governor in 2011.

He attended Baptist Senior High School, Obanikoro, and won at the at of 17.

He currently studying law at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Lilian Ogbuefi won the competition

in 2012. She attended Lagos State Model College Kankon. She studied at Senior at Fisk University, Nashville TN with double Major in Business Administration and English.


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Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa Comes To Pass



Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa Comes To Pass






The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa is currently involved in the toughest season of his administration as he has been proposed for impeachment by the parliament. He was accused of serious misconduct by an independent panel appointed by the country’s parliament.



Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa Comes To Pass







This has made him run from post to post because his future as the president of the country isn’t certain, especially for the fact that he will be seeking another term in office in 2024. This allegation and impeachment threat have rendered his political future uncertain.










Meanwhile, one man that has been warning Cyril Ramaphosa against this kind of crisis is Nigerian prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele, who is the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church.










Primate Ayodele is known for his prophecies to world leaders at different times. His Nigerian citizenship didn’t limit his prophetic reach, He speaks concerning nations beyond the African continent and it’s always mysterious how they always come to pass accurately as he put them.










Primate Ayodele warned the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa in different publications both online and in his annual book of prophecy titled Warnings To The Nations. The prophecy book contains prophetic revelation concerning nations, presidents, prime ministers, individuals, corporate organizations, to mention a few.






In the 2022/2023 edition of WTN which was released earlier this year, Primate Ayodele spoke extensively on what will befall the nation of South Africa and the trouble President Ramaphosa will face in the coming days. Some of the highlights of his revelations include workers going on strike, political tension in the country, and the president being accused of wrong doings.

These were his exact words

‘’….I foresee the country will face serious political tension as the president will take a wrong political step that will cause problems. The country needs a lot of prayers because of killings. Let us pray against bomb scare in the country and pray not to lose a king and a prominent person. The president will be accused of some wrongdoings and his party will create problems for him. The country needs a lot of prayers to succeed and the country should pray not to lose a prominent lawyer, educationist, judge and also pray against fire outbreaks especially in government quarters. Let South Africa pray against racism even as there will be police brutality in the country. The country needs to take care and be watchful to avert any serious backlash. There will be flooding, fire outbreaks and black out in the country. The country will witness trade crisis.’’

Apart from this, in an online publication in August, Primate Ayodele called the attention of President Ramophosa and said he foresees people rising up against him. The man of God also mentioned that his political party will kick against him and those he never expected will rise up against him.

These were his exact words

“South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa will face several challenges in his party, they will kick against him within his party and those he never expected will rise against him. He will cause political tension in South Africa, I see killings, troubles, and disorderliness in the country. The president must pray against antagonists. There will be rowdy session in the house because there will be moves against him even as he will come up with unpopular policy that will affect his government.’’ (

With the issues presently facing President Ramophosa and South Africa as a nation, there is no doubt that the prophecy of Primate Ayodele has come to pass.

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For the first time in the music industry, 25 artists will be launched into the scene to shake the devil’s camp and bring joy to the world’s people.

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