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Isale Eko indigenes want to sue ‘Gangs Of Lagos’ producers for ₦10 billion Isale Eko indigenes want to sue ‘Gangs Of Lagos’ producers for ₦10 billion

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Isale Eko indigenes want to sue 'Gangs Of Lagos' producers for ₦10 billion

The group is dissatisfied with the filmmakers for depicting Isale Eko (Lagos Island) as a den of criminals and the Eyo masquerades as murderers.

According to ThisDay Newspaper, the Isale Eko Descendants’ Union and a couple of applicants have taken their complaints to court.

Chief Ayodele Bajulaiye, on behalf of the Bajulaiye Chieftaincy Family and Eyo Iga Bajulaiye, and Chief Abdul-Waheed Ayeni, on behalf of the Sasore Chieftaincy Family and Eyo Iga Sasore, make up the rest of the complaints.
They are seeking to impose the fine on the producers, which include Jadesola Soberu, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Adesegun Adetoro, Demi Olubanwo, Olumide Soyombo, Bankole Wellington, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Kola Aina, Greoh Limited, and Amazon Web Services Nigeria.

The complaints are also calling on the National Film and Censors Board (NFVCB) to withdraw the approval granted to the movie.

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After hearing their case, a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square presided by Justice Idowu Alakija has granted them leave to apply for judicial review and seek an order of mandamus directing the Attorney General of Lagos State and the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board to sanction the film producers under the Cinematograph Law of Lagos State.

“To apply for judicial review and to seek an order of mandamus directing and compelling the attorney general and Lagos State Video and Film Censors Board to perform their statutory duty under the Cinematograph Law of Lagos State, impose a fine of ₦10 billion against the producers of the Gangs of Lagos movie, and demand an account of the proceeds from exploitation and streaming of the illegal and defamatory depiction of Isale Eko as a den of criminals and the Eyo Masquerade as a gang of murderers and assassins in the Gangs of Lagos movie,” the court document reads.
This case comes after the Isale Eko Descendants’ Union initially expressed their disappointment with the portrayal of the Eyo masquerade as soon as the movie started streaming in April 2023.

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Noting the historical heritage of the masquerade, the union frowned at its being portrayed in a “despicable and insensitive manner.”
Scene from ‘Gangs of Lagos’ (left), Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right)
Like the union, the Lagos Government has also registered their displeasure with the portrayal of the Eyo masquerade as a gun-wielding villain.

Gangs of Lagos is the first African Original for Prime Video and part of Osiberu’s three-year overall deal with the streaming platform.

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Nigerian man living abroad returns home, transforms friend’s dilapidated living conditions

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Nigerian man living abroad returns home, transforms friend’s dilapidated living conditions

A young Nigerian man living abroad has gone above and beyond to improve the living conditions of his friend and his family.

Roger Stone, known on social media as @rogerstone3350, was shocked and deeply moved by the dire state of his friend’s living situation upon his return to Nigeria.

After receiving a distressing phone call from his friend, whose identity remains undisclosed, Roger Stone decided to document the appalling conditions in a video.

The footage showed a cramped and dilapidated apartment where his friend’s family was struggling to make ends meet. Determined to make a difference, Roger Stone took it upon himself to initiate a transformation that would improve his friend’s life.

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Filming the entire process, Roger Stone can be seen emptying the apartment of its meager belongings and embarking on a renovation project. He repainted the walls, providing a fresh and uplifting atmosphere for his friend’s family.

Additionally, he purchased a new mattress, ensuring a comfortable sleeping arrangement, and provided new flooring to replace the worn-out surfaces.

Moved by his friend’s plight, Roger Stone expressed his commitment to do even more to uplift his friend’s living conditions

Netizens Reaction…

@NjikeNjike said; “I scattered my friend house rebuild it within 3month to do his mother burial. you did well.”

@Elha_ayirebi said; “God richly bless you.

@Richie said; “Bro you really tried you good friend.”

@lady koi koi said; “U are doing well, may God bless you richly.”

@Sandy’s Home Essentials said; “God bless you, you really did well.”

@brisl_service_company said; “You did well….God will never forget you.”

@yankybf said; “Bro abeg arrange better money for him to start better business.”

@joyimade739 said; “God bless you for doing this may God send you help and helpers when you need help in Jesus mighty name amen.”

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17-year-old Nigerian boy defies UTME failure, makes N14.5m from comic books he writes

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17-year-old Nigerian boy defies UTME failure, makes N14.5m from comic books he writes

A Nigerian boy who faced disappointment after failing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) twice has found immense success by tapping into his talent as a comic book writer.

The inspiring story, which went viral on Twitter thanks to user Dev Tobs, sheds light on the young boy’s journey to financial prosperity and academic pursuits.

According to the Twitter thread, the unnamed boy attempted the UTME twice but did not achieve the desired results.

However, his family recognized his gift for writing and encouraged him to explore it further.

In a fortuitous twist, his brother, a close friend of Dev Tobs and a software engineer, advised him to publish his comic books on popular platforms like Amazon, Etsy, and others.

The boy channeled his efforts into his newfound passion and began publishing his comic books on the online platforms. The response was overwhelming, with readers appreciating his creative storytelling and unique artistic style.

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As a result, his comic books started gaining significant traction and popularity, leading to substantial financial success.

The Twitter thread revealed that the talented writer amassed an astonishing sum of N14.5 million (approximately $19,000) within a span of two years.

Overwhelmed by his success, the boy made a life-changing decision to pursue his dreams further by relocating to Canada to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The tweet reads;

“He wrote JAMB twice with no major headway, but his folks noticed he had a flair for writing, hence his brother who’s my close pal, also a software Engineer, advised he starts hoisting the comic books he writes on this Amazon thingy, Etsy and one other one.” He has made so much money from it.

“Yes, you didn’t misread, he made $19k (N14.5 million). Two years down the line today, I got news he’s moved up to Canada for his bachelor’s and I couldn’t stop but feel happier.”

Netizens Reactions…

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@thefavourigwe said; “The Amazon thingy is called Amazon KDP and yes people make a whole lot of money uploading comics, novels, activity books (coloring, puzzles) etc… Different kinds of books basically.”

@ebenofere commented; “This is beautiful. You can make anything out of yourself if you really want it. Where there is a will, there is a way.”

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“E no balance”-Netizens react as Bobrisky shows off new shape days after surgery

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“E no balance”-Netizens react as Bobrisky shows off new shape days after surgery

Idris Okuneye Olanrewaju, better known online as Bobrisky, is a well-known transgender in Nigeria who recently stirred up controversy by displaying her newly acquired backside.

After calling for prayers as he underwent surgery for yet another BBL to accentuate his hips and bum, Bobrisky, the self-described “Mummy of Lagos,” has become one of the topics of discussion online.

A few days ago, Bobrisky announced that his BBL surgery had been successful and, consequently, exposed it to the public, noting that he had received several bruises.

He wrote;

” Got myself a new bum, 😍 I pray all my bruises clear ASAP”

To show that he is still in pain from the BBL surgery, Bobrisky shared a new video of himself at the clinic being tied in a wrapper and limping while working.

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Check out the video below to see how the internet reacts to crossdresser Bobrisky showing off her newly developed backside following a successful second BBL procedure;

smarty.lee: Dem no suppose arrest this man so burst dat he yansh wit pin. How man go dey do yansh 😢.

shinejohanna_: Our problem in Nigeria is letter B Buhari, Bobrisky, Blessing CEO, Boko Haram, BBnNaija, Bet9ja, Bestie & Bola T 🤦🏼‍♀️😂😂.

paulagram__: Nigerians problem start with letter “B” 😂Bob Risky , BetNaija, Bola Tinubu , blessing CEO , BBL , Bumbum , Boko Haram , BBNaija, Daniel Regha, Portable , Uche ,

storm001__: Do you guys still remember that he’s still a man ?

adenugayetundewalimot: It’s well, it’s how this man is always misleading young youths 😔.

awele231: Wetin be dis 😂😂 senior man dey waka like lady wey just come out for labour room 🤣🤣 I don die.

_toby_loba: At this rate Bob fit go win Miss Nigeria o😂😂.

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