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Committee Unveils Funeral Plans For Mr Ibu, Denies News Of Family Begging For Fund

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The funeral arrangement for late veteran actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu has been announced.

The late Nollywood icon will be buried on June 28, 2024, in his hometown of Amuri, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

This is also as the Central Planning Committee, some notable friends and family members of the late actor have distanced themselves from claims that the family was soliciting for funds to bury the late comic actor.

In a statement made available to journalists in Enugu on Monday, the Committee said the claims were made with intentions to ridicule Okafor’s family as beggars.

The statement was signed by the Chairman of the Committee, Monday Diamond Ani.

He described it as “manipulating, malicious, fabricated and engineered by the evil gang against Mr. Ibu even while on sick bed and after his death.”

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Central Planning Committee not minding the several millions of Naira consumed by the late John Okafor’s sickness in several hospitals in Nigeria had made several plans towards Mr Ibu’s burial.

According to him, the activities include a star-studded tribute performance which will be held at the Base Event Center Enugu, novelty match to honour Mr Ibu, among others.

“Among the artist expected are: Rudeboy, Flavour, Odumeje, Akpororo, Chinyere Udoma, Gozie okeke, Felix Ndukwe, Paul Nwokocha, Able Cee, Anyidons, Kola boy, just to mention few. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

“Star appearance include: Chief Pete Edochie, MON, Osuofia, Patience Ozokwor (Mama G), Osita Iheme (Paw Paw) and Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki), Mercy Johnson, Rachel Okonkwo (NKOLI), Destiny Etiko, Chinwe Owo, Victor Osuagu, Charles Anwurum, Ngozi Ezeonu, Amb Emeka Rollas, the AGN President, and many other star actors.

“A documentary of the life and time of John Okafor will be showcased.

“The night of tribute which is coming up on the 26th of June will be preceded by a novelty match which will be played on the 25th of June between celebrities and personalities against Rangers International football club of Enugu at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu,” he disclosed.

He warned the ‘evil-doers, image destroyers of celebrities on social media’ to desist from tarnishing Mr. Ibu’s personality to avoid the wrath of God.

“I want to make it categorically clear that there was never a time when such publication emanated from us.

“It’s the handwork of some miscreants, enemies of progress who must have wished for Mr. Ibu’s death and are perhaps happy that Mr. Ibu is no more and wanted to use this medium or avenue to tarnish the name of Mr. Ibu and the Okafor family in general.

“It is a fact that a fund is being raised to support the burial of Mr ibu which is customary in Igbo land where well wishers will be contributing funds to support the burial.

“Some will even bring live cows, provide financial support, provide help in logistics and that’s what is happening in the case of Mr Ibu, so it is not a taboo,” he stated.

Ani thanked the Enugu State Government and some individuals for the support given so far, especially in the provision of accommodations, security personnel in different categories, mobility, and some funds.

 

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5 Kenyan celebrities who scored A in exmas

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If you scored an ‘A’ in the 8-4-4 education system, then had it that you should take up a number of professions.

However, there is a couple of the 8-4-4 products who dared to follow their dreams and pursue their artistic talent despite performing quite well in school.

Today, we highlight some of the local celebrities who topped their class:

1 Fena Gitu

Fena, or if you like, Fenamenal, opened up about her academic life back in the days at Precious Blood Riruta. Arguably Kenya’s most sought-after female rapper, she disclosed that she was an ‘A’ student.

Speaking to Betty Kyallo, the sensational singer revealed that she scored A- in K.C.S.E, however, she still regrets not scoring an A.

2 wahu kagwi

Rosemary Wahu Kagwi definitely did not joke when it came to working hard in class. The 39-year-old mother of two was at University of Nairobi, where she studied for a Bachelor of Science degree and majored in Mathematics.

Even though she has never made her grades public, the former Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta student must have passed with ‘flying colors’ to gain an admission in that particular field of study. She also holds a master’s degree in communication…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>> READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

3 Dj creme

Surprised? Well, wait for it… George Njuguna aka Dj Crème was index one in primary school, scored an A- in KCSE and graduated with a second-upper division Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Kabarak University.

He is not only a master of disc joking, crème is a proven case of hard work never goes unpaid. Years back, deejaying was viewed as the easiest way out for those who did not do well in school. Dj Crème has disapproved the stereotypes.

4 king kaka

Kennedy Ombima, yes, we are talking about Kaka Sungura of the Kaka empire! The father of two was among the top KCSE students in 2006. An alumnus of Eastleigh High School, Rabbit scored an A- in the exams. He later joined Kenya College of Accounts where he graduated with a degree in accounts.

Rabbit, however, chose to rap instead of balancing books, a decision that, according to him, disappointed his parents.

 

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How Simeon Apata, The Military Father Of Nigerian Singer, Teni, Who Was Assassinated

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Nigerian musician Teniola Apata, better known as, Teni the Entertainer is enjoying all the acclaim, fame and wealth that music offers.Her ‘Case’ and ‘Billionaire’ songs fell on fertile minds and hearts as has others. She is the 2018 Headies ‘Rookie of the Year’, 2018 Best New Artiste at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, as well as the Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2018. She is also a 2018 BET Awards ‘Best New International Act’ nominee. Surely, her stock is rising.

Few people, however, know that Teni’s father, Simeon Apata, was a retired Army Brigadier-General with the Nigerian army. He was also a civil war veteran.

Apata’s legacy is that he founded the Apata Memorial High School – an elite military-style private boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria in 1980.

The school, reported to have about 1550 pupils and 150 teachers, is regarded as a leading school in Oshodi-Isolo local government and one of the best in Lagos state attracting wards of the Nigerian elite.

Those in the know also say while alive, the army man confronted armed robbers and killed some whose menacing acts in his locality were a source of worry. While making sure his area was a safe haven it might have cost him his life when he was assassinated by gunmen on January 8, 1995. His death stunned Lagos and left a vacuum in his home. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Of that experience, Teni said her ‘Wait’ song was of the incident and in memory of her father…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>>

Wait tells the love story between my mum and dad. I got the inspiration when my dad passed and my mum was crying, wishing he could have stayed back,” she said.

The Apata Memorial Schools, in Isolo, now managed by his three wives are thriving and while Teni said she wants to be a “billionaire” even though her “papa no be Dangote or Adeleke,” folks say she sure is an ‘Ajebutter’ (refers to someone who has been over-pampered) and not an ‘Ajepako

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Sad News: “Hawaii Five-0” Star Taylor Wily

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Taylor Wily, a Hawaiian-born former sumo wrestler best known for his acting appearances in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Hawaii Five-0, and Magnum, P.I., passed away at the age of 56.

A family acquaintance originally announced his death on Hawaii’s KITV; she did not specify the cause of loss. Hawaii Five-0 producer Peter M. Lenkov also confirmed the news on social media, posting a selfie of himself and Wily.

“I am devastated. Heartbroken,” Lenkov wrote. He later posted a more lengthy tribute:

“T, as I told you many times, I fell in love with you at the first audition. You came in with a towel on your head mopping up sweat, and I was smitten. You charmed me into making you a regular… on the show… and in my life. You were family. And I will miss you every day, brother…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>>

Wily also appeared as Kamekona on fellow CBS reboots MacGyver and Magnum, P.I. He also made a cameo in the 20th season of The Amazing Race. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

After the actor’s death, Wily’s sister Alyssa shared a video on Facebook of the family celebrating his life.

“Mourning and celebrating our favorite brother and uncle the way he would want us to,” she wrote. “Family, Food, Music and Good Vibes.”

According to Deadline, Wily is survived by his wife Halona and their two children.

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