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Juliana Olayode pens down heartfelt apology to Funke Akindele

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Juliana and Funke

Nollywood actresses, Juliana Olayode and Funke Akindele have reconciled after Julina issued a heartfelt apology to her senior colleague Funke Akindele after their fallout of over 6 years.

The rift between the two actresses started in 2017 following Juliana’s appearance in Funke Akindele’s popular series “Jenifa’s Diary.”

In a lengthy Instagram post, Juliana Olayode reflected on her sudden rise to fame after playing the lead role in Funke Akindele‘s movie. She acknowledged the instrumental role Funke played in bringing her into the spotlight and expressed how overwhelmed she became by the newfound fame.

Juliana also admitted that her lack of understanding of the intricacies of the entertainment industry, combined with the influence of a misguiding manager, manifested in her behavior. She revealed that her manager had sent an email behind her back to Funke Akindele’s production company, leading to their fallout.

While Juliana Olayode had already privately reached out to Funke Akindele to apologize and reconcile, she felt it was important to publicly express her remorse. She wrote:

Juliana’s apology to Akindele
As a teenager, my career in the mainstream entertainment industry started where many people who have put in years of hardwork could only dream of, how could a neophyte even start from the mainstream, if not for a miracle?

In my own case, the mercy of God and unmerited favour was evident, I broke into the industry by playing a friend and co lead with a screen goddess who had put in decades of hardwork and unprecedented creativity even as at that time.
God used Aunty Funke Akindele @funkejenifaakindele to put me into the limelight. It was a shocker for me, especially at that tender age, when I had barely left secondary school, the kind of fame I earned from playing Toyosi in Jenifa’s Diary was too enormous for my understanding.

However, the lack of industry nitty gritty started manifesting in me, coupled with the fact that I had a guardian (manager) who didn’t understand how the entertainment industry works, and I believed anything he feels and says.

My guardian sent an email to Scene One TV, the producers of the Sitcom, which entire content I wasn’t aware of until recently.

The story of my goofs at the take off of my career can not be exhausted in a million words, I want to use this opportunity to apologize to Aunty Funke Akindele, ọmọdé ò lè mọ ẹ̀kọ́ jẹ, kó má ra lọ́wọ́, I am incredibly sorry for how I hurt you and how the email that was sent hurt you.

Please forgive me for my childish mistakes of the past, I am deeply sorry for everything.🙏🙏
I love you eternally Aunty Funke.
❤️❤️

NB: I just feel the burden to make this official, it’s not an attempt for people to help me beg her, I have met Aunty Funke, she has forgiven me, she hugged me, prayed for me, cooked for me like she used to in those good old days, Jollof rice elemi meji, fried rice and sweet chicken.(lol)
I am her baby forever. She is such a sweet soul. The good days are back and you should probably anticipate 🤐. I love you all, thank you 😍.

Funke Akindele’s quickly responded to the apology nd wrote
“My Juliana.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I miss you. I will bite you. 😂😂😂😂 omo mi. I love you. See you soon.”

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In other news – Davido, Burna Boy set to headline 2023 Afro Nation event

Nigerian mus Davido and Burna Boy are set to take center stage as headliners at the 2023 Afro Nation event in Detroit.

For the very first time, Afro Nation is making its way to Detroit, with the festival scheduled to take place on the 19th-20th of August 2023. Learn More

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This is why Women rejected me due to my looks – Stephen Alajemba speaks out

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Veteran Nollywood actor Stephen Alajemba, aka Uwaezuoke, has revealed that he experienced rejection from women and people in general while growing up due to his physical and facial appearances. The thespian said his mother told him that as a baby, people refused to carry him because he was not looking attractive.

He disclosed this in a recent interview with popular YouTuber, Yan Kontent Factory.Alajemba said he promised his mother that he was going to make her proud because she told him that he did not “earn anything good” for her as a child.

 Stephen Alajemba

He said ladies “run away” whenever they see his face. The comic actor said he was unable to attract a lover until he was 20, adding that he got married to his first love at 23.

“Any lady who sees my facial look and stature runs away,” the actor said.

“Unfortunately before one accepted me I was already 20 to 22 years old. I married at 23. So the first person tasted it and confirmed it and she did not leave me anymore

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In other news – Young Jonn undergoes hair transplant surgery

Nigerian record producer and singer, John Saviours Udomboso, aka Young Jonn, has undergone a successful hair transplant surgery.

Young Jonn

The ‘Xtra Cool’ crooner shared a video and photos from the surgical room in Spain via his X handle on Wednesday. Read more

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Nigerian government benefiting from dollar-to-Naira increase – Senator Ndume

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Senator Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume says the federal government is not losing out from the naira depreciation against the dollar but gaining more revenue to fund its 2024 budget. Ndume explained that the 2024 budget, which was presented last November, is a ‘dollarized’ budget in terms of income, as most of the government’s revenue comes from crude oil exports, which are priced in dollars.

Speaking during an interview with Channels Television monitored by DAILY POST, Ndume noted that as the value of the dollar increased, the government would have more naira to spend on its expenditure, which is denominated in naira.He further stated that Nigeria’s major product, crude oil, is still in high demand in the global market, stressing that the country would benefit from the current dollar-to-naira exchange rate.

“Don’t forget that this budget is a ‘dollarized’ budget, especially in terms of income. And when it comes to the terms of the expenditure, it’s in naira. So if we are getting our money in dollars and the value of the dollar is up, that means we will have more naira in terms of what we spend because we are not spending in dollars, we are spending in naira, while we are getting our revenue in dollars.

“Truly, the value of naira against the dollar has fallen but we are selling our major product that generates income in dollars. And that means any dollar we get now will also be valued at the current dollar-to-naira exchange rate.

“So if you do the analysis critically, it may mean if you balance it up, we may have more money to fund our budget. So technically, Nigeria is even benefiting from the dollar-to-naira hike,” he added.

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In other news – Alia moves to resolve land dispute between Air Force, Benue communities

Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia has met with a delegation from the Nigerian Air Force, as well as representatives of Ugondo and Mbaivur, to deliberate on ways to peacefully resolve the lingering land dispute between Air Force and the two communities.

Alia

In his address during the meeting on Wednesday in Makurdi, Alia said he was pleased to host the warring factions, stating that peacefully resolving the dispute around the area will attract more Federal Government presence, thereby bringing more development to the state. Read more

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I keep my relationship private because of my past mistake – Mercy Eke

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Big Brother Naija reality star, Mercy Eke has claimed she keeps her dating life and relationship private because of her past experiences. Speaking in a recent episode of the Celebrity Quickies posted on comedian AY’s YouTube page, Eke disclosed that she found love again but decided to keep the identity of her new lover secret.

She said, “I consider my dating life private. I think I have made a couple of mistakes with my dating life, putting out everything on social media. But lately, I can say this part of my life is still very private.Eke disclosed that she can’t go a day without talking to her mystery lover.

 

Mercy Eke

She said Nigerian celebrities are under a lot of pressure, stressing that most of the pressure is from the people around them The reality star said regardless of that, Nigerian celebrities are breaking new grounds.

Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke and her colleague, Pere Egbi, a few months ago clarified that they were not dating contrary to speculations that they were an item following their onscreen chemistry at the twilight of the Big Brother Naija All Stars reality show.

Mercy had previously dated her BBNaija colleague, Ike. Their relationship, which began during the ‘Pepper Dem’ edition in 2019, ended shortly after the show.

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In other news – Peter Obi, Sowore wouldn’t have ended suffering experienced under Tinubu – Daddy Freeze

Nigerian media personality Daddy Freeze has said the presidential candidates of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, and his counterpart from African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, might not have ended the sufferings Nigerians are experiencing under President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

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He, however, noted that a younger president like Sowore or Obi would have attracted more investments to Nigeria unlike Tinubu’s administration. Read more

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