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Working as motorcycle repairer inspired me to be well educated — Actor, Muyideen Oladapo

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Actor, Muyideen Oladapo, aka Lala, pleasantly surprised many during the week when pictures of his convocation in the University of Lagos surfaced on social media. The actor had bagged a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Lala stated that he had always had the passion to be well educated since childhood. He said, “From a tender age, it has always been my passion to be educated. My parents never had the opportunity to send my siblings to school but they ensured that we acquired skills to put food on our table. But I was not happy, especially when I saw my mates passing by the workshop where I learnt how to repair motorcycle. But at some point, I became resolute to go back to school, not minding that I had to start from enrolling for the secondary school certificate examination. My success at that after two trials spurred me to take the Universities Matriculation Examination. I was eventually admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, where I bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts in 2015. After that, I became determined to go for my second degree and I am delighted that dream has come to pass.”

On how he felt sitting in class with younger students, the actor admitted that it was tough. He said, “The process was tough because it was not easy for me. I initially wanted to enroll for the Master’s degree in 2018 but I did not pass the entrance examination. However, I was not discouraged, and I put in for it again in 2019. As God would have it, I passed the entrance examination and the rest is history. I have never been discouraged, even when I returned to secondary school as an adult.

“I was happy to mingle with my classmates. I was delighted when I realised I was classmates with Gboyega Akosile, the media aide to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; a veteran actor, Hilda Dokubo, and some other notable personalities.”

The actor also stated that he believed that his new achievement would open more doors for him in his career. He said, “I thank God for the grace to raise my brand from a mere lout people think I am because of the roles I portrayed in movies. There is more to me now.”

Sparing some advice for other colleagues who may want to get degrees but are feeling discouraged, Lala said, “I know my story will be a great inspiration to others. I have seen the signs. Mind you, I am not flexing muscles about this because I see it as a rare privilege. I want to urge everyone, both young and old, especially those who have passion for academics to ignore shame and mockery, and go for their goals.”

 

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Osun gov-elect, Davido, others bag Afro awards

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The Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, his nephew and singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido and legendary African drummer, Chief Tajudeen Amoo-Adeleke, are among Africans and Americans to be honoured at the Afro Award 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

This was contained in a statement issued by Founder and Executive Producer of Afro Awards, Mr. Taiwo Oduala,.

Also to be honoured is the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Maada, Founder and CEO of Pan-African Film Festival, Ayuko Babu and renowned Nigerian journalist, Seye Kehinde.

He said the awardees as are among Africans and Americans, who distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours.

 

The event is billed to broadcast live on Sunday, November 6 at Regal La Live 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015, USA.

“The main focus of the award is to support people who have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence in various fields, ” he said.

According to him, since inception, the Afro Awards has hosted and honored over 5,000 individuals at the core front of humanitarianism and philanthropy in American and African communities.

Oduala, who is also a film director gave names of some of the 2022 honorees to include; Curtis Young (Son of Dr Dre), Masika Kalysha (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop; We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop),

Others are Tina Weisinger (Founder of HAP Awards), Hubert Nakitare (Hip Hop Artist and Activist), Lea Cher Pump (Owner of The LadyLike Foundation), His Royal Majesty Oba Yisa Olaniyan (Humanitarian and Founder of AHBEAH Awards)

Also to be honoured are Rochel Pamphile (CEO of Rocky R&P Entertainment), Dr. Lance McCarthy (Business Consultant and Humanitarian), Fatimoh Muhammed (Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Afro Nation (World Biggest Afrobeats; Humanitarian), Sam Anwuzia (Founder of ZAFAA Awards; CEO Nollywood Entertainment; Humanitarian).

Others are Ade James (African Legendary Photographer; Humanitarian), Yinka Rythym (Musician; Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Charmaine Blake (Owner of Charmaine PR Firm), Kandias Conda (Owner of Celebrity Brand) and Madam Lara Okunnubi (Philanthropist/Humanitarian).

The director explained that the red carpet arrivals start by 5:00pm with the main event at 7:00pm and an after party at 10:00pm.

He said the host for this year’s event is VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Star, Masika Kalysha.

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“Sheggz set a template by which every girl wanted to be treated in the house” – Hermes (Video)

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Ex-Big Big Brother Naija housemate, Hermes speaks about the most controversial relationship of the season – SHELLA.

Earlier, during a visit to the beat 99.9, Hermes gave his take on Bella and Sheggz’s relationship and according to him, Sheggz was exceptional in the house.

 

'Sheggz set a template by which every girl wanted to be treated in the house' - Hermes (Video)

 

Furthermore, Hermes revealed that he expected Sheggz to be a playboy in the house, but the opposite was the case.

He stated that Mr. Ikoyi as he is fondly called only had eyes for his love interest, Bella. He also stated that Sheggz did set a standard by which other ladies in the house wanted to be treated.

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Kizz Daniel achieves life dream as he acquires a mansion by the waterside

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Congratulations are in order for Kizz Daniel as he acquires a new mansion.

The artiste claims he always wanted a house by the water for his wife and kids and his wishes appear to have been granted.

 

Kizz Daniel achieves life dream as he acquires a mansion by the waterside

 

He shared the good news on Instagram. In his words,

“WHAT A YEAR‼️ ALWAYS WANTED A HOUSE BESIDE THE WATERS FOR MY WIFE AND KIDS , SO , GOD AND THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD HELPED ME #BUGA 🦚🤗 THANK YOU. _#RTID💰 TO BE POSTPONED TILL NOVEMBER…. BUT #ODO😷 OUT OCT 14th 🫶🏾🙏🏾 #afroclassicworldtour2022🎙”

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