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I was depressed when my father died – BBNaija Star, Maria speaks

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Maria Chike, a reality TV star, has revealed that she was depressed after her father passed away.Maria, in an interview with popular On Air Personality, OAP, Chude on Wednesday said her dad was her best friend and they shared a deep bond.The former Big Brother Naija housemate stated that her dad’s death was like a changing point in her life because he did everything for her.”My dad died in 2013, he was like my best friend; I was very close to him. He literally dragged me and said, ‘you aren’t going anywhere’.“So, when he passed away, I was like, ‘what am I going to do with life?’ I didn’t accept it until months after he was buried, I was in denial. I fell into depression,” she said.Maria added that when she finally got out of it, she told herself that her dad would have wanted her to be a great woman, so she had to do something.

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Why i quit Nollywood 3 years ago – Ifu Ennada

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Ex-BBNaija housemate, Ifu Ennada, has spoken about why she quit acting three years ago.In a recent interview with Punch, Ifu Ennada said she left acting to open and focus on her skincare brand, BeautIFUSkin.“I have not been acting for about three years now. I decided to take a break to focus on my business. I wanted something that would fit my lifestyle, which I would be able to take a break from.“As an actress, one cannot do that. But, if one has a business, one can always do whatever one wants. I could be away from my business for about a month and still be making money.”

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Why i performed for free at Alex Otti’s Inauguration – Davido

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Nigerian Afrobeat star, David Adeleke aka Davido has revealed that he performed free of charge at the inauguration of Alex Otti as Governor of Abia State. He made the revelation on his Twitter page. Recall that Davido had on Monday thrilled an elated audience at the inauguration of Otti. Reacting to the reports, Davido, via his Twitter, disclosed that he had known the Abia governor all his life, and believes that he will do right for his people . He added that he wasn’t given a dime for the performance. His Tweet reads: “Not a dime. I’ve known his excellency all my life an i am sure he will do well for the peopple of Abia state.”

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Why Fela should have been a National Father, not a Parent – Yeni Kuti speaks

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The legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti’s daughter, Yeni Kuti has said that her father should have been a national father and not a parent.In an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the media personality, Yeni shared her opinion on Fela’s parenthood.She said that she and her siblings did not feel favoured by Fela despite being his biological children.Yeni added that they never addressed him as daddy.“I don’t even think he should have had children, I think he should have just been a national father,” she said.“We didn’t feel any special bond that we were Fela’s children or he was going to favour you because you are his child.“You are just another human being as far as he was concerned.“It was different because we didn’t call him daddy for instance.”Yeni is the first daughter of Fela Kuti and matriarch of the Kuti clan.It was due to her father’s inspiration that she embarked on a music and dance career.Yeni became a member of Egypt 80, her father’s band.She showcased her talents as both a dancer and a backup singer.She later formed her own band called Yeni Kuti and the Positive Force.There, she continued to promote Afrobeat music and carry on her father’s musical legacy.Yeni Kuti currently serves as a co-manager of the New Afrika Shrine alongside Femi Kuti, her brother.

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