Yoruba actor, Olaniyi Afonja has apologized to adherents of traditional religion after he depicted masquerades in a film he acted .
A picture of Afonja and 2 other popular Yoruba actors wearing the costumes of masquerades was posted on social media some few days ago.
The two other actors were Femi Adebayo and Kamilu Kopo.
The picture sparked outrage among traditional worshippers who felt the actors portrayed masquerades as evil and irreligious.
However, Afonja, who is fondly referred to as Sanyeri has come out to clarify and state his own position.
In a post on social media on Friday, Afonja stated that the picture in question was from a film he did about six years ago, noting that he had begged leaders of the masquerade association when they expressed their rejection of the film then.
He noted that he had since produced a film, Alagba fully devoted to masquerades.
According to him, he used the film to correct the belief that masquerades are bad omens, noting that the film changed the narrative and reintroduce the masquerade as a colorful, playful and benign entity.
He stated that he had no intention to arouse fear or stir up or incite hatred towards any religion.
He again begged the masquerade association for forgiveness over the film.
He said he was offering the apology on behalf of himself and the two other actors.
‘Na God’ – Funke Akindele celebrates her latest achievement
One of Nigeria’s most successful actresses, Funke Akindele has announced her latest achievement and as expected, congratulations are in order already.
According to the Omo Ghetto crooner, she was announced as the most popular actress by Thenetng.
Speaking about this achievement, the mother of two said she owed the popularity to God, her hard work and her fans
Taking to her official Instagram page to celebrate, Funke wrote;
“Na God, hard work and my fans bring this popularity!! Chai!! I’m blessed. Thank you @thenetng
Oya #jenifans let’s keep keeping on o!!! #shemustbeobeyed is #comingsoon from #sceneoneproductions #funkeakindele #funkeakindelebello #mostpopularactress #contentcreator #filmmaker #actress #mamaibeji #iyawojjcskillz”
Reacting to this;
@officiallolo1 wrote “Congratulations tribes woman mi”
@iam_alesh wrote “Yassssssssssss congratulations ma”
@iteledicon01 wrote “Congratulations Bosslady”
@mustiphasholagbade wrote “Congratulations auntie mi. More”
‘Your knees no dey pain you?’ – Fans react to Toyin Abraham’s show of respect to elders
Fans of Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham have reacted to how she is always so quick to kneel down to her elderly ones to show them some respect.
This comes after the mother of one shared a video where she had a meeting with some people in Lagos and in the video, Toyin was seen kneeling down to greet all the elderly people she came across.
Captioning the video, the Alakada crooner wrote;
“A huge thanks to Baba wa Baale Ikota and my Ikota family… Thanks a lot for allowing us shoot in Ikota without any issue(mi o ri iru e ri)no stress,no wahala,no fight,just pure love from my Ikota family… Eshey modupe and lastly to my godparent for making it possible @tayofak @bashwale Thanks for always”
Reacting to Toyin’s display of elderly ones,
@april_esi wrote “Your kind of respect for people is something I must learn from you”
@chiming_surprises wrote “Your knee no far from ground”
@topsyshado1 wrote “U are well trained Mummy Ire.”
@wunmitrends wrote “This woman knee isnt far from the ground chai”
@i_am_candydessie wrote “The way you Dey knee down knee no Dey pain you ni”
@akinyomboadefunke wrote “She can knee down for africa”
@adeyemiasenuga wrote “As in see respect see as she Dey kneel down for everyone”
Actress Ronke Oshodi-Oke pays condolence visit to Prophet T.B Joshua’s family
Nollywood actress Ronke Oshodi-Oke has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua.
The prophet was reported dead on Sunday, 7th of June while heading to the hospital. And since then, Nigerian celebrities, politicians and citizens have mourned the 57-year-old clergy.
Taking to her Instagram page, Ronke Oshodi-Oke shared photos of her visit, which captured the moment she was signing the condolence register.
The actress bid a farewell to the popular clergy and wrote: Good night Daddy, till we meet and part no more. odaro sir.
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