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Olu Jacabs Was Once Called A Dog By A White Woman For This Reason

Nollywood veteran actor, Olu Jacobs has disclosed in a recent interview with Punch that he has been called a dog by a white woman.

The man who recently turned 75 was trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of the Arts in London and featured in a lot of British theatre and film productions till he returned to Nigeria many years later. But, many of them do not know that he had to disobey his father to make the journey to that country.

Jacobs described his father as the only obstacle that initially stood between him and a burning ambition to relocate to England and start a career in acting.

He said, “My Dad did not want me to go to England. I was his favourite child. When I said that I wanted to act, he said I should do something else and not anything that would take me away from him.”

However, he was determined to have his way. So he conspired with his older brother who was already living in London and eventually arrived in that country in 1966. Even then, he had to do something to pacify his father and get back in his good books.

When I got to London, I had to send him a message. As the closest person to him in the family, I knew the right thing that would calm him was tobacco. My father loved tobacco. He was a piper. So I bought him a new pipe and some tobacco and sent them to him through somebody who was travelling home. And he forgave me for disobeying him,” he said.

 

Jacobs also explained that he chose Britain because he felt it was the right place to fulfil his ambition.

“At that time, if you desired to do this job that we are doing in the arts, you had to go to either Europe or America. France was out of the question for me because I didn’t speak French. I still don’t speak French neither do I speak German or Russian. English was the language of communication that I knew and whatever I wanted to learn I preferred to do it in the language that I understood. And since we already had a relationship between Britain and Nigeria, it was much easier for me to go to England,” he said.

At a time most immigrants of African origin were having difficulty building a career or getting decent jobs, Jacobs was able to make it to the British arts scene with relative ease. Looking back at those days, he attributed it to good fortune. “Providence must have had a hand in it. I think good luck was following me everywhere I went. Back then, to become an actor in England, you must be able to have an equity card. The card was issued by the actors’ union in that country. To get the card, you must have a job. And to get a job, you must have an agent, ” he said.

I was a victim of racism all the time. You felt it in the way the people looked at you and in their attitude toward you. But you could not do anything about it. I could not take somebody to court for that,”the actor said.

Recalling an incident that occurred in the first year of his stay in London, he added,

“A white woman once called me a dog. She had a vacant room for rent. But when I approached her, she asked if I didn’t see the ‘No dogs’ sign on her door. Before I could respond, she said that a dog was better than me and then slammed the door in my face. I felt so bad that I almost decided to return to Nigeria.”

 

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Anthony Joshua Intends To Get Married In The Next 10-12 Years And Here’s Why

British-Nigerian boxer and World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has revealed that he doesn’t have much time for girlfriends as his training regime doesn’t leave him any spare time, hence he definitely won’t be settling down anytime soon.

In an interview with Evening Standard, Anthony said;

“If people can ride with me for the next 10 to 12 years I would really appreciate it, but if they can’t foresee the future I’d rather they jump off the boat because I can’t stop for no one right now.
“I was speaking to my coach, who worked with Carl Froch who had a 12-year career. One day it does finish and now he has all the time in the world to think about business, family.
“Not everyone likes the decisions I make but I’ve got to make my own decisions. Decisions I make impact others. And my time training means there is not much time for girlfriends either.”

 

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Here’s Why Wizkid Wants His Fans To Pray For Him

Award winning Nigerian music star, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has come out to reveal the bad condition of his health, as he cancels some of his international shows.

Wizkid on Monday, September 4, took to his Twitter handle to apologize to his fans for cancelling some of his shows.

The music star also seized the opportunity to urge his fans to pray for his as he intends spending his sick times with his sons until he recovers.

His posts reads:

“If I die today, I die a legend. Mad times. Apologies to my fans in Philly! Missed made in America yesterday but will make it up in a major way. New music b4 London show! Love y’all forever. I’ll be spending time with my sons’ and family while I recover!! My next appearance will be in London, September 29. Apologies to everyone affected by this.new dates for canceled shows soon. Sad I’m typing this but I’ll be moving dates on my tour to get my health up. I appeal to my real fans to understand and pray with me.” 

Here’s what he shared:

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This Is The Kind Of Woman That Turns Mayorkun Off

Adewale Mayowa Emanuel Popularly known as his stage name Mayorkun is a Nigerian singer and a songwriter signed into a record label called Davido Music Worldwide owned by Davido.

The ‘mama’ Singer took to Snapchat to say that ladies who know too many people are not desirable to him, that he’d just have sex with them and it’s over.

The singer recently rented out an Owerri cinema just to watch Banana Island Ghost movie which premiered nationwide weeks ago.

Mayorkun, who teamed up with Phyno for a soundtrack for the movie, bought the entire seats in an Owerri cinema, to show support he says.

Here’s what he shared:

 

 

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