Nigerian Nollywood Loses Veteran Actor, Sadiq Daba
Globaltimesnigeria.com learnt that the actor died on Wednesday at about 8:30pm.
According to his close friend, Joe Odumakin, the actor had been ill for a while before his demise.
“We have lost Sadiq. It is so painful because I spoke to him a few days ago when his wife became a permanent secretary. I called his number some hours ago but his son picked it. I told him to give the phone to his father but he told me that his father is gone. I had to ask; gone to where?
“His wife just called me now and we spoke. She said that she was at the morgue. I asked what happened and she told me that about a week ago, he had been ill but he had been home and that he went to the hospital late afternoon today.
“She explained that he had not been eating much and that as soon as they got to the hospital, they started conducting different tests on him including Covid-19. They put him on oxygen but he died around 8:30 pm.”
Recalled in 2017, Daba announced that he had been diagnosed with Leukemia and Prostate Cancer and was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians.
Before his death, Daba worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority. His acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn.
He was in blockbuster movies like Citation, October 1, among many others.
Charms, Sexual Harassment Rules Nollywood – Ruby Ojiakor Reveals
Nigerian Actress, Ruby Ojiakor, has claimed that some actresses go as far as using charms and other diabolical means to gain fame and attention in Nollywood.
She also stated that some movies were substandard because producers and directors refused to pay good fees to talented actors.
Ojiakor told Saturday Beats, “One of the challenges in Nollywood is the (poor) fees paid to actors, and that is partly because the movie industry is crowded. When one states one’s price, they tend to offer a lesser amount. If one does not accept, some filmmakers would then look for someone else, even though the other actor cannot give them the quality the former one possesses.
“That is why some movies are substandard. I don’t charge very high fees. I believe my fees are affordable, and some producers know my worth. However, there is a high influx of girls into the industry and some of them are ready to even pay the producers to get roles. The result is that the inexperienced actors mess up the movie productions. I am grateful for the producers that know my worth and pay me well.
“Also some (actresses) use voodoo and go diabolical just to get attention from movie producers.
This then makes them sought after, compared to other actors that are lobbying and struggling to get roles. However, with God on my side, things have been fine. I believe that juju (charms) work very fast and the people who use it in the industry get rapid fame. I think that is also a challenge in Nollywood.”
Ruby also noted that she had turned down numerous sexual advances in the course of her career. She said, “Sexual harassment is everywhere. I think every actress has experienced it at one point or the other in their careers. The people (who engage in it) do not care whether one is ugly or beautiful. All they want is to get laid. But, the question is, does one want to toe that path?
Unfortunately, that is one of the things that slowed down my career. I refused to give in to the numerous sexual advances. I am not where I should be. These guys would deny one of so many jobs that should have aided one’s career growth. However, I am not bothered. If I don’t get a job, they can give it to someone else.
“How many men does one have to sleep with to always get roles?
Sadly, those guys are ‘kiss and tell’ and word would have gone round in their caucus that one offers one’s body for movie roles. Automatically, everyone would want to take advantage of one’s loose morals.
“However, some directors and movie producers are professional and would give one’s due respect and also appreciate one’s talent. I think the problem is that some up-and-coming actresses are too desperate. They want to ‘trend’ and reign almost immediately they start their careers. And, some movie makers would promise them heaven and earth just to get between their legs.”
Nigerian Nollywood Star, Zubby Michael Openly Told Ini Edo, He Would Unfollow Her On The Instagram
Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael took to the comment section of Ini Edo on Instagram to notify her that he would be unfollowing her on the platform.
This comes after the 38-year-old actress decided to disturb social media users with some sizzling photos of herself in a bikini.
According to Zubby, He can not stand Ini Edo’s hotness and he needs to unfollow her on Instagram.
Kemi Filani recalls that Ini Edo launched her skincare line and according to her, it is a dream come through and it has officially been launched and the products are ready to be purchased.
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