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Actor Lateef Adedimeji reveals playing role as Bola Tinubu in new movie is scary

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Nigerian actor, Lateef Adedimeji has described his role as Bola Ahmed Tinubu in movie “Last Man Standing” as scary.

 

“I really don’t know why I am always called upon to play these roles; this is going to be my fourth biopic. I did Ayinla, Ige, Strangers and now this.
“I believe it is the versatility and being able to key into other people and bring the character to life, that is you being an actor, studying other people and ensuring that you can drop you at a time you need to play them and bring them into reality,” he said.

The actor stressed that it was always scary playing a role when the person would sit and watch the movie and if the actors did not depict the character well, the person could say so.

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“It is a lot of work, I had to be on YouTube studying his mannerism, the way he talks, the way he moves, smiles and all of that and try to replicate that, it is about forgetting yourself totally for the duration of the shooting,” he said.

Adedimeji further said that through research, he found out that Tinubu had a very good sense of humour.
“I have been watching him closely, I have even read and what is most important is seeing the person a few times. Then closing your eyes and bringing all you have read and heard about the person and letting it flow naturally.

“Somehow, some way, you will key into it. That has been my pattern, from the way Asiwaju Tinubu talks slowly, picking his words one after the other and the way he drops his jokes.

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A lot of people won’t notice that he can be a comedian because he goes straight to the point, but if you pay attention, you will notice the comic quality in some of his words. I hope for the best with this production,’’ he said.

On 2023 presidential election, Adedimeji said that Tinubu was not just a politician but stakeholder in all sphere of life.
According to him, at first, he declined when called to play the role because politics can be scary and what came to his head is that this is politics and it is something his always scared of.

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“Now, Asiwaju is not a mere politician, he is a stakeholder, a man with a lot going on around him, lots of controversies happening at the same time, and thinking that in the peak of all these is when they want to put this out, I refused.

“But again, I know that it is going to be another stretch for me as an actor. I am taking this on because I want to challenge myself again; I want to see how far I can push myself, he said

Adedimeji said that acting as Tinubu would further define him as an actor, saying, “Yes, this will be one of the defining points because this is a tough one.

He said that at the end of it all, the man himself was going to have few things to say about his interpretation and pass judgment.

He said he was hopeful that he would perform the role beyond expectation and that viewers would see another form of him as an actor.
“I hope that it is going to be another stepping stone for me in my career. That is basically all I am about. This career is about the most important thing to me now.

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“Am putting lots of effort to see that the movie gets me to another level. I pray that am able to deliver it in a way that people will say, congratulations, you did well, he said.

The actor, however, described Tinubu as a philanthropist, go-getter and someone who goes after whatever he wanted, adding that there was a lot to say about him.
He added that the movie would give people better understanding about the personality of Tinubu.

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Portable declares self police ambassador days after his arrest

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Controversial musician, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has declared himself police ambassador a few days after causing a stir while evading arrest by police officers.

Portable made this known in a post on his Instagram page, where he shared photos of himself with his father and other high-ranking officers in the Lagos police headquarters on Tuesday evening.
Portable, his father, and other high-ranking police officers at police headquarters in Lagos State.

The Zazoo crooner regained his freedom the following day after being arrested for incurring a debt on the Mercedes Benz GLE he bought from a car dealer in Lagos.

The singer further went to his social media page to explain what transpired between him and the car dealer, alleging that he had spent more than required on the vehicle because it was faulty.

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Portable, his father, and other high-ranking police officers are at police headquarters in Lagos State.

Meanwhile, reaffirming his relationship with the police, he announced that he is now a police ambassador while adopting the oft-used phrase – ‘Police is your friend’.

He wrote, “ZAzuu Federal Government liability. Ọmọ ijoba Police Ambassador. I do music for a living ….Star don’t beg to shine. Akoi Grace Wey No Dey disgrace.
Portable, his father, and other high-ranking police officers are at police headquarters in Lagos State.

“I no fit run from God that’s all my believing God is over everything after God na government Police is our friends I believe in God my phone and sub any disappointment is a blessing. ZEHNATION many many inspiration.”

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However, netizens have begun to praise the singer for always taking advantage of every opportunity, whether good or bad. Some even call him an influencer who knows his onions in the field.

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A user who identifies as Alao Funmi on Instagram wrote, “This portable GRACE will only be Disgracing his haters. Son of GRACE.”

Another user, Jepptha Ogudu said, “One minute Zazuu de inside Wahala, the next minute, he is dining with kings and queens. Honestly, we have come to accept who he is.”

Toyin Black said, “Clear road for my one and only mentor. Konibaje fun e babami the sky is your limit seh, Akoi Grace.”

“REAL niggas understand. Anytime I fall I come back stronger. I too love GOD. Mercy too much KABIESI ELEDUMARE OBA ARA. SHINE ON OKIKIOLA,” Gbegesi wrote.

DJ Magic Beats said, “Smart musician.”
Portable, his father, and other high-ranking police officers are at police headquarters in Lagos State.

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One Babawale said, “The only person left for Portable to meet now is Tinubu. It is interesting how he throws every problem to opportunity. Give it to him. No one does it better.”

Recall that after spending 24 hours in custody, the “Zazuu” crooner shared a snippet of his new song – “Spiderman” in response to his arrest for defaulting on the payment plan for his car.

Produced by 2tuponthebeat, the song alludes to the singer’s flying power, referencing how he jumped over a gate to evade arrest.

The incident was captured in a video that circulated on Tuesday. The singer, dressed in a white and black stripe shirt, stood alongside eight other people and was seen climbing over a nearby gate before taking to his heels.

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I’m a proud Nigerian, not from Gabon – Zack Orji

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Nollywood actor Zack Orji has denied claims that he stated he is from Gabon, following a podcast video that went viral on Monday.

The video appeared to show the actor revealing that he was born in Gabon, which would make him a citizen of the Central African nation

According to Orji, his father’s job required him to travel extensively to various countries, resulting in Zack’s birth occurring in Gabon.

However, Orji has issued a strong disclaimer, affirming his Nigerian heritage and rejecting the fact that he is from Gabon.

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In a statement sent to Theheute on Tuesday, Orji said, “Not long ago, they said I was dead, and, by God’s grace and mercy, it eventually turned out to be a lie from the pit of hell.

“Now, another lie from the pit of hell has emerged, claiming that I said, “I’m from Gabon, I’m not a Nigerian”.

“I hereby issue a disclaimer dissociating myself from that lie. I am a full-blooded Nigerian, both of my parents are Nigerians.

“I am from Enugu State, the Coal City State. I am proudly Nigerian, and I am equally proud of my Nigerian heritage.

“God almighty will deal with whoever originated that lie as he dims fit.”

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Juju music sensation Dele Taiwo’s star-studded birthday bash in Lagos to hold on Sunday

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The cozy Avalanche Club is set to become the epicenter of a grand celebration this Sunday as renowned Juju musician, Asiwaju Dele Taiwo, affectionately known as Dele Taiwo, commemorates his birthday with a star-studded event dubbed “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo and Friends Live In Lagos.”

This highly anticipated celebration, powered by Otunba Femi Davies of Metronews and Otunba Bestman Nze Jumbo of Team Nigeria for Change, promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring performances from top Juju musicians such as Queen Ayo Balogun, Hessking, Fuji rave, Alh Wasiu Haruna Ishola son of the Apapa legend, Haruna Ishola. Boye Best is also top on the list of artistes that will thrill the birthday celebration audience.

The event is surely a testament of the profound respect and admiration the Nigerian music community holds for Dele Taiwo, a prominent figure in the industry.

Otunba Bestman, expressing his excitement, shared, “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo is my friend and a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music space. It is our style in Team Nigeria for Change to identify and celebrate such outstanding acts. So, myself and some friends believe it is not too much to celebrate such a person who has made huge impacts on his birthday.”

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The venue for this exclusive birthday celebration, Avalanche Restaurant and Lounge, is strategically chosen for its cozy and pleasurable ambiance.

Owned by Hon. Kehinde Paul Bankole, this upscale venue is located at 5, Bamako Estate, Opposite Omole Phase I, in Lagos.

Hon. Bankole emphasized the special nature of this event, stating, “Gentleman Dele Taiwo’s birthday celebration is a special appearance for me personally and I can assure our guests that the best treatment in terms of hospitality awaits them at Avalanche this Sunday.”

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Guests attending the event can look forward to a glamorous evening starting with a red carpet reception at 4:00 PM, setting the tone for a night filled with music, celebration, and high spirits.

Asiwaju Dele Taiwo’s birthday bash is not just a celebration of his life but also a tribute to his contributions to the Juju music genre, bringing together friends, fans, and fellow musicians in an evening of joy and festivity.

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