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Funke Akindele

Ms Akindele was the running mate to the PDP Governorship candidate, Olajide ‘Jandor’ Adeniran.

Nollywood actress turned politician Funke Akindele has finally spoken up after losing the elections held on Saturday.

INEC’s Returning officer Adenike Oladiji, who announced the result, said incident Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu secured 762,134 votes against his primary challenger Olajide ‘Jandor’ Adediran of the PDP, who polled 62,449 and, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the LP, who got 312,329 votes.

Ms Akindele, the running mate to the PDP Governorship candidate, Jandor, addressed the public after their loss.

Beginning her address, she described her first attempt at a political journey as a fantastic run.

“It has been an amazing and insightful experience on my journey to the ballot, and I must say, it was an absolute learning curve for me. A lot of things have been learned and unlearned. I sincerely do not regret taking this huge step of running for office,” she wrote.

Giving her first vote of thanks, she addressed her supporters and acknowledged those against her.

She said, “I, therefore, want to thank the people of Lagos state for believing in me and supporting my decision to run for office. I saw every message of support online and offline; I heard of all the places where people supported me and challenged those who tried to discredit me.

“I remember every warm welcome during our campaign tour and the faith you all showed in me. The elections might not have panned out as we hoped, but it was an honourable run for us. We fought a good fight indeed,” she added.

Ms Akindele, who is also a graduate of law from the University of Lagos, also encouraged those who meant well to exercise their civil rights, urging them not to choose the path of apathy.

“I also want to encourage all who mean well for the Nation and the state of Lagos not to give up. I understand that some of us are beginning to develop apathy towards the system; however, if we do not speak, we will never be heard. I’m glad that we could at least speak up,” she said

Ending her address, she thanked her supporters and promised to continue advocating for Lagosians.

“Thank you once again, Lagos, for showing your daughter support. As I consider my next moves in life, I will continue prioritising the good of the people and the integrity of my position as an advocate for the people. Eko oni baje !” She wrote.

The actress cum film producer deleted all politically related posts from her Instagram page.

The actress also unfollowed her ex-husband AbdulRasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, on Instagram.


Reacting to the actress’s address, many commended her spirit of sportsmanship even when she did not congratulate the winners of the governorship race.

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Rema Visits Barca Players During Training, Gets Customised Jersey



Nigerian music sensation, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has pulled up at FC Barcelona training facility to pay a special visit to the club’s stars.

The “Calm Down” crooner took to his Twitter page on Thursday to share his exhilarating experience in the company of some Barcelona stars. 

In one of the images he shared, Rema could be seen posing alongside Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie and Alejandro Balde. 

He was presented with a customised Barcelona jersey as part of the warm reception he received from the club staff. 

Taking to his Twitter account, Rema captioned the post, saying,

“Pulled up to see my brothers in training 👊🏾⚽️ @FCBarcelona_es.”

Pulled up to see my brothers in training 👊🏾⚽️ @FCBarcelona_es— REMA (@heisrema) June 1, 2023

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Yul Edochie Congratulates Tinubu, Shettima, Prays For Them



Controversial Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has prayed to God to give President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima, all that they need to lead Nigeria to greater heights.

Edochie said this in a tweet on his official handle on Monday while congratulating Tinubu and Shettima for taking their oath of office.

Tinubu and Shettima were sworn into office by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, at Eagles Square in Abuja on Monday morning.

During his swearing-in, Tinubu promised to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the constitution of Nigeria.

This comes after he defeated the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate Peter Obi, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP.

Edochie in his congratulatory tweet said, “Congratulations to our new President & Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu @officialABAT His Excellency Kashim Shettima @KashimSM May God give you all you need to lead our country to greater heights.”

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Fela’s Daughter, Yeni Kuti Breaks Silence On Father’s Death




Nigerian dancer and TV presenter, Yeni Kuti, has broken the silence on the cause of her father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s death.

Naija News recalls that Fela died on the 2nd of August 1997 in Lagos.

Twenty-six years after the demise of the Afrobeat pioneer, Yeni acknowledged that their father died of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Speaking during a recent chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Yeni said though the whole family had rejected the move by her uncle, Dr Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, to announce that Fela died of AIDS, it was the best decision he made.

She noted that there was a series of arguments when Olikoye vowed to publicise the cause of Fela’s death, but the children later accepted his decision after persuasion from family members.

Yeni acknowledged that the announcement by her uncle put aside speculations by people and journalists.

She said, “Then, I didn’t think the decision by his brother [Dr. Olikoye Ransome Kuti] to announce that he [Fela] died of AIDS was the best.

“I remember we [Fela’s children] had a big fight with my uncle at a time. They had already diagnosed Fela with AIDS at the hospital.

“Uncle Koye wasn’t in town when the diagnosis came. And he came maybe about two days later…Then he called us, Femi, Shola and I, ‘you know what has happened, I’m going to announce to the press that he has AIDS.’

“We said, ‘No, way’. At that time, we still thought Fela would survive. We said, ‘look, it’s not your place to announce that Fela has AIDS, if Fela survives, let him.’ And he said, ‘Okay, you have a point.’

“But then, Fela now died. And he [Dr. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti] said he is going to announce that Fela had AIDS.

“We quarrelled with him. The whole family started talking to us, ‘it’s not good to lie, people are still going to discover.’ So, reluctantly, we agreed.

“But I have to say it now, I think it was the best decision that my uncle made. If he had not announced it, till now they [journalists] will still be doing underground ‘what killed Fela?’”

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