The Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, have replied actress Kemi Akindoju, who earlier yesterday blasted the leadership of the association after they paid a visit to actress, Regina Daniels, and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko to congratulate them on their new born.
In a statement released last night, Monalisa Chinda Coker, the Director of Communications of the AGN, said ordinarily the organization would not dignify Lala’s ”repugnant and uninformed comment” but it is compelled to explain the reason some members visited Regina and her husband.
Read the statement below
”Our attention has been drawn to an unsavoury statement by An Actress though not an AGN Member. Kemi Lala Akindoju on social media about the visit of the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria to Mrs Regina Daniel Nwoko, one of our members who recently gave birth to a baby.
Ordinarily, the AGN would not dignify such repugnant, uninformed comment with any response. In this case however, it is important to correct a few impressions without joining issues with a non-member of the guild. And we also advise you crosscheck your facts before making allusions.
The simple intent is to establish our position and intimate the public on our policy direction and efforts of the present leadership to extend genuine care for every member of the guild.
1.An actor’s registration as a member instantly confers on him or her the privileges due to members which includes protection in their professional quests, welfare packages in their moments of need, celebration of their triumphs and many more.
2. Since assuming office, the current leadership of the Guild has prioritised courtesy visits to majority of her indisposed members across the country, offering moral and financial support since assuming office.
3. AGN has established a dedicated line and email for reports of sexual harassment and abuse cases in line of duty. AGN is also in strategic partnership with relevant agencies to counsel and persecute violations against any of our members.
4. AGN has introduced a highly credible Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to take good care of their health issues of all registered members.
5. AGN recently participated actively in two funeral rites of our dearly beloved members that passed on, Patience Oseni in Calabar and Ukwuak Asuquo, in Abuja. We remain completely committed to catering for all members irrespective of status or religion.
Once again, we therefore reaffirm our commitment to professionalism and unbridled responsibility to the welfare of our members.
It is the crystal goal of the Emeka Ejezie Rollas led Executive to bring about lasting change in and transformation of the industry as a whole.
We will remain undaunted and we will deliver the goods to our esteemed members.
Finally, it is expedient to add that visiting Mrs. Nwoko was not just ordinary but significant for us because beyond holding the leadership of our noble Guild in the highest esteem, she also reached out to us to break the good news upon delivery of her bouncing baby boy.
It is also pertinent to note that Mrs. Nwoko’s Mother, Rita Daniel is the able Vice President, South South in the current executive council of the Guild.
Her husband, Rt. Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko is the current Chairman, National Board of Patrons of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
This makes it absolutely germaine for the National President, who arrived Abuja on an official assignment to make time out for courtesy and congratulatory visit to a committed guild member.
The National President is also scheduled to reach out to other members who have various health challenges and reach out to the vulnerables with palliatives.
Kindly visit our website to read more about our numerous reach out efforts at such a time as this – www.actorsguildnigeria.com
Monalisa Chinda Coker
Director of communications AGN.”
Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bruno Iwuoha Is Dead
Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha is dead.
Bruno reportedly passed away on Saturday morning after battling with diabetes and glaucoma.
His death was confirmed by close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai.
He disclosed that the actor died on Saturday morning at the National Hospital Abuja.
According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about three weeks, and couldn’t be brought back to life.
His body has since been deposited at the hospital mortuary.
His family is yet to announce his burial arrangements.
Bruno Iwuoha’s death is coming weeks after Nollywood lost veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.
Davido Loses Bodyguard Of 11 Years
American-born Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is mourning his bodyguard, Tijani who has been working with him for 11 years.
The Fem crooner made the announcement of his bodyguard’s death on his verified Instagram handle @Davido.
He said, “please tell me I am dreaming … my Tj gone? What imma do without you uncle Tj ehn … 11 years you did all for me .. put me before you at all times.
“All the times I wouldn’t wanna wake up for a show or flight you’d carry me like a baby in the car … no matter what I did right or wrong you were there for me … to allow me to spend money sometimes nah problem.
“Every time ‘David don’t worry I’ll use my card ‘ .. you were such a big person with a baby heart … everyone loved you .. I wanna wake up late for a show so you’d come and carry me again … I don’t even know what I’m typing man … RIP UNCLE TIJANI … tired of being “STRONG!”
Why I Stopped Entering For Headies, Other Awards – Rapper, Vector
Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, has revealed why he stopped entering for the Headies and other awards.
The rapper in a post via his Twitter account on Saturday said he intentionally removed himself from getting involved in such competitions because he scrapped the idea of having to outdo other artists.
He also stated that he stopped competing with other rappers because he knows he can “easily beat them one on one.”
The rapper further revealed that he’s grown now and awards don’t mean anything to him anymore, adding that he doesn’t also care about money or clout and only wants to make music.
“Intentionally removed myself from the idea that I have to outdo mode9. It’s not necessary.
“Ask him about me in the studio and he will tell you. I don’t care about clout. I just want to make music. F*ck money too. That sh*t comes and goes anyway.
“I known how much my deal is worth as a rapper. But that’s not me because bragging only brings fake people around you anyways.
“Stay humble and live easy. Accolades are just accolades.
“Peace to everybody who deserves peace. As for the Headies, I stopped entering for it because I don’t want to compete with rappers (I can easily beat them on a one on one but that was Unilag).
“I’m grown now. Awards actually don’t mean anything to me anymore. Let new people win awards,” he said.