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TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D’CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

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TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D’CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

 

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

 

Omoniyi Idris Oluwatosin, better known as D’code, is a hip-hop act cum model. He’s also into acting, and has equally been doing well. Omoniyi is also the owner of D’code Foundation, a charity outfit that has been putting smiles on the faces of the needy since its establishment till date.

In this interview with The Message International online a couple of days back at an event in Lagos, the 2018/2019 Mr Universe, Osun state, a content creator, top model and Ambassador for the less privileged opened up on a number of issues, including his career, love life and why he’s passionate about making others happy and more.

 

 

 

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

 

 

It’s been a long while we heard about you, what’s happening now, career wise?

Actually, I have been kind of mute for some reasons. It’s not as if I have quit music. I am still into entertainment, but there are some things I got to just need to sit down and strategize about. So, I still do music. And apart from music, I am also a professional model, and I got signed to Black Dove modeling agency. I still do the acting stuff too, though not as before because of my modeling career which now takes largest percentage of my time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a time we saw one your posts on Instagram where you’re reaching out to the less privileged, what’s the motive behind that?

That’s true. I have been busy with that for about one and half years back with my charity Organisation, D’code Foundation, helping the less privileged, including, aged women between the ages of 60 and 80 or more and children ranging from one year to five years. I have been supporting the kids with books, water bottles, school uniforms and all that while I also empower the aged women by giving them some little cash to start or support their various businesses. I realized that when they come to you today, and you give them N1000 each, they come tomorrow and you give them N1000 each as well. One day, you will surely be tired of doing that. So, the best thing is to find out from them the kind of petty businesses they can embark on for their survival. So, I empowered about 20 aged women. I gave them N50000 each to start small businesses that at least will be putting foods on their tables.

 

 

 

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

 

 

 

 

Is there anything you intend gaining from all these because a lot of people might have been thinking you have hidden agenda?

Nothing like hidden agenda. I am not doing it because I want to gain anything from giving out to people. I have been doing that for about 10 years, and I have not looked back. One thing is that my greatest joy us when I make others around me happy. If I can earn like, for instance, N100,000 from a modeling job, I don’t think giving 30% of out can affect me. I believe the more I give, the more God will keep blessing me because givers never lack. So, I am not doing it because I am looking for any political appointment from any government or individual. I am not getting any support from any government agency or Non Governmental Organisation (NGO). I just believe in putting smiles on the faces of the needy in my own little way, and God has been helping me on that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learnt you got married not long ago, how would you describe your love life now?

Yes, I got married about two years ago. Being married us a very beautiful thing, especially when you get married to your best friend. Someone that supports you in all you do, someone that keeps praying for you. So, it has been beautiful because my wife and myself run my organisations together and other stuff as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What next now in your agenda, especially as regards your charity stuff?

Now, I have about 10 kids I just discovered. They have not been going to school. I want to put them in school and take care if all the expenses that may be involved, including school fees, stationery, school uniforms and all that. Also, I have up to 20 women that I want to support their businesses too. That’s my plan for this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That means you do all these monthly?

Yes, I touch different lives every month with the little I am making from my modeling career. Not that I have the money, but I enjoy sharing with others the little I am making. And I have the belief that God will bless me in return, even in multiple folds.

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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

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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