LIZ Anjorin, popular Yoruba actress and producer, who is now known as Aishat after converting to Islam a few weeks ago, is not ready to tie the nuptial nuts anytime soon. The Badagry-born actress and mother of one, Anjorin said in a recent interview to clear the air about the rumour making the rounds she would be getting married soon. “I think someone wrote a story along that line when I went to an event and they said my attire looked like that of a bride, maybe it’s the person that wrote the story that wants to kiss the bride,” she said.
Despite her decision not to get married soon, Anjorin recognises the importance of having a male partner in bringing up children. “My belief is that as a single mother you still need a man. The kid or kids also need a man, either their father or stepfather, someone to tell them you are my daughter, you are my son and I don’t want this or that. It’s true that being single is so sweet and interesting but as a woman a time will come when age will tell and the whole thing will clear off.”
“If you want to remain single or something, it will get to a stage that loneliness will set in because by that time the children would have grown and gone. In my own case, I don’t love to be a single mother, so I will surely settle down with a man, it’s just the time so I won’t rush out when I go in. If you think you want to remain single because of the freedom you enjoy, the freedom will turn to another thing when the time comes.”
On whether she would get married this year, Anjorin said: “If God says so, no problem but there are no plans for that now. I believe there is time for everything and I am an advocate of being happy always. So, I am happy right now and when the time comes for that I won’t hesitate to embrace it and be happy.”
J Martins Welcomes Baby
JUST a day after Dakore Egbuson, Nollywood actress and TV personality, welcomed her second baby girl, popular musician, Martins Okey Justice known as J-Martins and Nnezi Diana Mbila, his pretty wife, welcomed their baby son in the United States.
The new bundle of joy arrived a few months after the couple got married in Lagos. The baby was born at the Gwinnett Medical Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, on February 4.
According to reports, both the mother and the child, named Jason, were doing very well.
Flavour’s Surprise Visit to Old School
IN A rare show of philanthropy and love for one’s Alma Mata, Chinedu Okoli, highlife crooner, known as Flavour, took time out to visit College of the Immaculate Conception, Enugu, his old secondary school, where he was decked in the school’s uniform of white shirt over blue trousers. The artiste stormed the school’s assembly ground causing students and teachers to go wild with joy and ecstasy.
The visit marked the highlight of the college as the students screamed and shouted with delight at the realisation that such a celebrity actually passed through the institution.
It was learnt that the visit was facilitated by the Flavour Foundation, the singer’s non-governmental organisation. The star artiste announced that the foundation would be responsible for the payment of fees for some brilliant but indigent students.
He also took time to take pictures with some youth corps members serving at the school.
Mafikizolo to Sing for Africa Children, Fathers
MAFIKIZOLO, a South African super successful music group, could be penning a new song for children and fathers in Africa soon. Theo Kgosinkwe, a male band member of the group, revealed this little secret on twitter on February 5, saying the idea ‘will bring him so much happiness.’
The singer earlier tweeted his massive love for kids on Tuesday February 4, claiming they affected his entire being in a totally positive way. Do they inspire his music too? He wrote: “I love children and spending time with them brings me so much joy.”
The father of two children, who once debunked gay rumours last two years, responded to a tweet from a fan following his earlier post which asked him, “What inspired these words today Theo and have you ever written a song(s) for your kids?” The singer then replied: “You have just given me an idea; I think I should write a song about children and fathers as well.”
Mafikizolo is best known for their massive hit song, Khona but a song about children and maybe fathers could possibly land the group another gigantic success in Africa.
— Feb. 17, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT