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Hausa Actor Regrets Acting In ‘ Anti – Shiite’ Movie , Ready To Pay To Get Scenes Removed

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KANNYWOOD: I am ready to pay for damages to get my scenes removed – Yakubu Mohammed to film producer, Kingsley Orji Anosike
Kannywood actor, Yakubu Mohammed , has expressed regrets for featuring in a Nollywood film titled ‘ ‘Fatal Arrogance’ and has asked the makers to remove the scenes he appeared in.
Popular Nigerian Actor, Pete Edochie, plays the lead role in the film, which was shot in Enugu and produced by Anosike Kingsley Orji.
The film’s behind-the-scenes and a 12-minute-clip from the set are already generating controversy, especially among members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Shiites.
In a statement published on their official Facebook page on Tuesday, the group said they were shocked by the film ‘‘where the popular Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky are being depicted and badly portrayed as terrorists.’’
Mr Mohammed told BBC Hausa that he regretted appearing in the movie, even though he tried to persuade the filmmakers to correct some things in the movie he feels will not go down well by many people, especially in Northern Nigeria.
“I never knew some of the scenes in the film will be portrayed in that manner. I only acted (in) my scenes, which I appeared six times in different places. In the film I was shot, and later died.
“It was a film that showed the clash between Nigerian Army and members of the Shiite movement in Zaria, and many members of the group were killed. When I read the script, I saw nothing castigating Islam in it, but you know script can change at some point, that was what happened.
Mr Mohammed also said he has asked the producer to remove him from the film, and that he is ready to pay the producers damages for doing that.
“I have told the producer to remove all my scenes in the movie, that I am ready to pay for damages, which is what the rule says.”
According to the actor, the producers told him that the film was sponsored by an NGO.
“Yes, nobody threatens me but I have seen how people on social media pages are abusing and calling (me) names for appearing in the film.”
Mr Mohammed had also said “there is a place that every Muslim, if he sees it, must be concerned. There is a photo of Mr Pete Edochie walking around in a Muslim dress, with a bottle of beer in his hand and with a girl.’’
“I really regretted appearing in that movie.”
People who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday said the film should not be released at all and insisted that Mr Mohammed get himself out from the film.
“This is Northern Nigeria, and you know how our people think about things like this. For a film coming from the Eastern part of the country, and wrongly putting Islam in a negative way, that will not be accepted here.
“So, for me, the best thing that will happen is for the film not (to) be released and Yakubu should make sure he is not in that film. People will not understand him, especially the Shiite movement,” a social media commentator, (Abubakar) Hassan, said.
Kabiru Rabiu, a resident of Hotoro in Kano, told that justice was not done to Islam and IMN.
“I don’t share (the) same belief with the Shiite followers but it is beyond the group. They did not put Islam in a good limelight. The producers should have liaised with core Northern producers when writing the script and even during production. For me, that film should better be dropped” Mr Rabiu said.
Another resident of Zaria, Kaduna state, Kasim Bala said, ” I don’t know what is in the film, but it is totally wrong for an Igbo man to make film base on a book that talks about Islam and Muslim, especial in Nigeria, without consulting Muslim filmmakers to help with some scene.
“They way (they) see things is not what it is here. Yakubu should save himself and make sure he is not in that film. Thank God it is not out, it would have been another thing now.
Some commentators, who also spoke to our reporter, said it was an agenda by the Igbos to put Islam and the North in a bad spirit while some insisted that the film should not be released and advised Mr Mohammed to disassociate himself from the film.

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I can marry for money –Charity Nnaji

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Age disparity and money in marriages have often been the subjects of discourse on social media and actress , Charity Nnaji , is of the opinion that marrying a rich man would always guarantee happiness in a union .
In an interview with Sunday Scoop , the actress said, “ I can marry because of money . If one doesn ’ t love a man but marries him because of his money , one would later fall in love with him . But when one loves a man who does not have money , the love would later fade . I don ’t care how strong the bond is , once the woman is the one footing the bills, she may start getting angry . Money is like a solid foundation that holds marriage . An average Nigerian woman who is married to a jobless man would most likely cheat . Love is not enough as far as marriage is concerned . A young woman would only marry an old man if money is involved . If one marries a rich man, one would love him naturally without stress. I have seen a very lovely relationship that crashed because of lack of money . Money is like a spice that garnishes relationships.
“ With my past experience in marriage , anyone I would consider would have to be rich. I don’ t plan to burden him with my children’ s responsibilities but I cannot marry a man that I earn more than because he would feel threatened . I am not ready to settle for less . If one is married to a rich man, wisdom demands that one should save for the rainy days . If a rich man later goes broke , the survival of the marriage would depend on how the man treated the woman when he had money . If he treated one well , then one could endure with him. But, if he treated one unfairly , one would leave him even before the money ( totally ) vanishes .”
Nnaji, however noted that she would not want to marry an ‘ old ’ man. “ I don ’t fantasise about old men . I see them as people that had enjoyed themselves in the past and only want to take advantage of me . Life is too short to stay in a frustrating marriage . What is the point of having money in marriage when I am not satisfied sexually ? It would eventually lead to cheating , which is not good for a married woman ,” she said .
The mother of three also recounted how she was abused by the father of her three children . She added , “ I was a victim of domestic violence . Marriage is for the living. I can endure anything but not domestic violence . The more I prayed , the worse he got. I love my kids so much and I did not want them to grow in such circumstances . The last incident was terrible and after the fight , I decided it was over after 13 years of marriage . My mum tried to give me reasons to endure my marriage but I just could not stay any longer. ”

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Don Jazzy Calls For An End To SWAT , Gives Reasons

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Mavin Records CEO and music producer, Don Jazzy, has reacted to the formation of a new unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu had announced the formation of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to “fill the gaps” arising from the dissolution of SARS.
The IGP also ordered all operatives of the disbanded SARS to report in Abuja for debriefing and medical examination.
However, reacting to the development, Don Jazzy in a post via his Twitter account, insisted that the new unit SWAT should be ended before the Government starts listing unnecessary expenses used to set up the unit.
“They should just end this SWAT now before it starts o.
“’Nobi’ tomorrow now they will say they spent money to do logo, spend money to do uniforms.
“Don’t spend any money o, end it now before it matures,” he said.

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I Sincerely Apologize For My Actions – Lil Frosh Speaks On Battering His Girlfriend

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Nigerian singer, Lil Frosh has released a statement in which he apologized for his actions and also condemned domestic violence.
Recall that the singer whose contract with Davido’s DMW label was terminated, has been at the center of social media trends after being called out for assaulting and disfiguring his girlfriend.
The singer who finally broke his silence today October 11, stated that he is on top of the situation.

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