Single, Yes and So, What?

Fri, Jun 6, 2014
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Entertainment Briefs

BIMBO Akintola, Nollywood actress, is not in a hurry to settle down into matrimony. She also believes that she does not owe anyone an apology for her single status.

The actress, who is in her 40s, says she is not bothered about what people say about her and that no one can force her into marriage. While many of her fans see her single status as one of the factors militating against her career which has been experiencing some down turns, the Silver Stone star believes she has her life to live and does not believe in rushing into a marriage where she would rush out, as is the case with many of her colleagues in the entertainment industry.

Marching for Chibok girls

Marching for Chibok girls
Marching for Chibok girls

PERHAPS not to be outdone by other concerned organisations, some Nollwood stars led by Patience Ozokwor recently marched through Lagos streets, taking off from Allen Avenue. The protest march which was to solicit for the release of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls by members of Boko Haram sect, a terror group, in Chibok, Borno State, on May 14.

Some of the actors that took part in the protest march included Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki, Ejiro Okurame, Mercy Aigbe, Femi Ogedengbe, Thelma Okaz and Tony Akposhere.

They said the march was their own way of celebrating the Democracy Day, which was May 29, because they were unhappy that the kidnapped school children were still being held by the dreaded Islamic sect.

The actors, who marched with various placards with various inscriptions asking for the release of the girls, were later addressed by Adeyemi Ikuforiji, speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, who assured them that government was doing everything possible for the girls’ release.

Kuforiji said that the public might not be aware of things that were being done to release the girls but that government was alive to its responsibilities. He commended the actors for having the nation at heart and joining in the clamour for the release of the girls. Ikuforiji assured them that he would take their request to the government and thanked them for their efforts.


Brown Out of Jail

Chris Brown

CHRIS Brown is now a free man again despite being sentenced to 131 days in jail on May 9. He was behind bars 108 days.

Breezy as he is called was actually sentenced to one year in prison, but got credit for 116 days he spent in rehab, and another 59 days in jail.

The “Loyal” singer was thrown back behind bars because a judge ruled that Brown had violated his probation in the Rihanna case. Brown was charged for assaulting Rihanna, his former girl-friend in May 2009. He was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service.

He is expected back in court in a few months’ time for the felony assault on two men in Washington DC, on October 27, 2013. But for now, Brown can enjoy his freedom to the delight of his millions of fans. But will Rihanna and her fans be happy too?

— Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT