Friday, 30 December 2016


Veteran Nollywood actor, lawyer and former Delta State Commissioner of Culture and Tourism Richard Mofe-Damijo took to Instagram to convey a loving message to his wife on their 16th wedding anniversary yesterday. RMD found love with the former AIT Lunch Break presenter, Jumobi Adegbesan a few years after the death of his wife in 1996; journalist and Mee & U talk show host Mary Ellen Ezekiel Mofe-Damijo. He and the current Mrs. Mofe-Damijo got married in 2000; the wedding officiated by Pastor Chris Okotie. His message to her:

“Jumobi to the world, Aabike to me. The mother of my kids, love of my life, my rock, my shield, my baby, my woman, my everything. I want to say thank you but that’s not enough, I want to say I love you that’s still not enough, I want to say God bless you and that also seems inadequate for all you have been to me and the kids.
“You have kept me grounded, loved me unconditionally, prayed with me and for me and gone without to ensure I shine. You know how when close friends and family ask “How is bros?” and you respond with “He’s there, I still haven’t killed him in his sleep yet” they laugh at the humour but I smile with admiration because I know the truth. The truth is that you have consistently tolerated me and all my excesses and for that I am extremely grateful.
“I don’t know how I would have done all I have done and I’m doing without your support.
“Thank you for deliberately taking a back seat to make me shine.
“You know baby, God has put to shame those who said we wouldn’t last. It’s amazing how far we have come. 16years and counting ain’t bad is it now?
“Yea, I know they are not enough but I’ll still go ahead and say THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU and GOD BLESS YOU my ABK. Happy wedding anniversary baby.”

Wishing the couple many more years together!

Thursday, 29 December 2016


After the sad news of George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ passing, comes the happy news of new life. Singer Pink gave birth to a baby boy on Boxing Day, her second child with husband- Carey Hart- with whom she has a daughter, 5 year old Willow Sage Hart. Pink announced her son’s (Jameson Moon Hart) happy arrival via Instagram.

Congratulations Pink and Carey!!!


Barely a day after losing her daughter, Debbie Reynolds, one of the few remaining members of Old Hollywood, passed away after a stroke. The veteran actress was 84.
Debbie Reynolds rose to fame after her first leading role in the classic 1952 movie, Singin’ In The Rain; co-starring with the late film and music legend, Gene Kelly. She married three times; her first husband was singer Eddie Fisher, with whom she had two children- Carrie and Todd. Fisher later left her to marry her best friend- fellow actress, Elizabeth Taylor. Reynolds however forgave and reconciled with Taylor several years later.

Her other notable films includes How The West Was Won (1964), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) where she played the memorable Titanic survivor Molly Brown and The Singing Nun (1966). She starred in her own T.V show, The Debbie Reynolds Show in 1969, receiving a Golden Globe nomination. She also made guest appearances in The Golden Girls, Wings, Will & Grace, starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Irene, for which she was nominated the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. In May 14, 2016, she and her daughter Carrie Fisher featured in the documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Reynolds was also a successful businesswoman, an avid collector of film memorabilia and headed several charitable causes. She is survived by her son, Todd Fisher and granddaughter, Billie Lourd.

Life is both faith and love. Without faith, love is only one dimensional and incomplete. Faith helps you to overlook other people’s shortcomings and love them as they are. If you ask too much of any relationship, you can’t help but be disappointed. - Debbie Reynolds in 1964.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016


The entertainment world is once again thrown into mourning, this time at the sad passing of veteran American actress, Carrie Frances Fisher. Fisher died today in Los Angeles, following complications from a heart attack. She had been on a ventilator at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre  after she suffered a cardiac arrest while on board a plane from London to Los Angeles, two days before Christmas. She was 60 at the time for her death.

Daughter of late singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher will be forever remembered for her iconic role of Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise; co-starring with Mark Hamill who played her twin brother Luke Skywalker  and Harrison Ford, who played her love interest (later husband) Han Solo. Her film debut was in 1975, when she featured in the comedy, Shampoo. In 1977, she made her first appearance as Princess Leia in Star Wars, starring with Hamill and Ford in the sequels- The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and The Return of The Jedi in 1983. In 2015, she reprised her role of Leia (now General Leia) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Carrie Fisher starred in several other films and was also a producer, author and screenwriter. She was married to singer Paul Simon from 1983 to 1984 and had a relationship with talent agent Bryan Lourd from 1991 to 1994. 
She is survived by her mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, brother Todd Fisher and half sisters; Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

Monday, 26 December 2016


The entertainment world received yet another shock, at the the news of veteran singer George Michael, who died in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas day yesterday. According to reports, Michael’s death was as a result of heart failure.  The 53 year old singer  began his career with former band mate and school friend Andrew Ridley, the duo forming the band, WHAM!- reaching No. 1 in the U.K singles charts 4 times; before embracing a solo career spanning almost four decades.
His family announced the sad news in a statement issued through Michael’s publicist. 

It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.’ 

George Michael-who was born Gergios Kyriacos Panayiotou- joins the sadly long list of celebrities who died this year; which includes David Bowie, boxing legend Mohammed Ali, former U.S First Lady Nancy Reagan, Prince, Patty Duke, Alexis Arquette, Rocky alumni Tony Burton, The Sound of Music alumni Charmian Carr, Harry Potter & Die Hard star Alan Rickman, Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts, Rapper/former member of Outlawz Big Skye and Growing Pains star, Alan Thicke. 


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Fifty Shades of Grey... Darker

REEL SUM UP: In the Part II of E.L James' erotic trilogy, Anastacia 'Ana' Steele  (Dakota Johnson) is urged by Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) to resume their relationship, this time under her own terms. However, their reconciliation is threatened when Ana faces a woman from Christian's past.

Fifty Shades Darker premires on the 10th of February, 2017.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Fawlty Towers' Andrew Sachs Dead: Co-stars Pay Tribute

British actor Andrew Sachs- best known for his comic role of the hapless and English challenged Spanish waiter Manuel in the 70s British comedy series, Fawlty Towers- has died. Sachs, who was 86 at the time of his death, struggled with vascular dementia; a disease which forced him to retire from public life after several years in television, film and radio. Sachs will be especially remembered for Manuel's catchphrase, "Que?"
His wife, Melody Sachs, told the Daily Mail: “It wasn’t all doom and gloom; he still worked for two years [after his diagnosis in 2012]. We were happy, we were always laughing we never had a dull moment.
“He had dementia for four years and it wasn’t very pleasant. We didn’t really notice it at first until the memory started going."

John Cleese, who created Fawlty Towers with his ex wife, Connie Booth, and played his manic employer - Basil Fawlty- paid tribute to Sachs.
"Just heard about Andy Sachs.Very sad.... I knew he was having problems with his memory as his wife Melody told me a couple of years ago and I heard very recently that he had been admitted to Denham Hall, but I had no idea that his life was in danger.
"A very sweet gentle and kind man and a truly great farceur. I first saw him in Habeas Corpus on stage in 1973. I could not have found a better Manuel. Inspired."
Fawlty Towers co-creator Connie Booth, who played the waitress/ receptionist Polly in the series, had this to say about her late co-star.
"People say that nobody but John could have played Basil; it's just as true that nobody but Andrew could have played Manuel, even though there was a time when Andrew, who was German by birth, wanted to play the character in German. The character became iconic."
She remembered one classic Fawlty Towers scene in which Manuel sets the hotel kitchen on fire. Despite the protective jacket he was badly burned.

"In that moment of panic and pain, Andrew remained calm... And again, in another scene when John whacked him on the head with a frying pan, he ended up slightly concussed but showed no pain," she said.
"It reminds me of my first question to Andrew about what makes something funny. He used the example of slipping on a banana peel. If an actual person slips on a banana peel, he said, we're concerned for him. To be comic, the audience must instinctively know he's hasn't been hurt, that he's OK. Off-stage or on, I never saw pain in Andrew."
Samuel West, son of Prunella Scales who played Mrs Sybil Fawlty, added:
"Creator of one of our most beloved EU migrants. Such warmth and wit; impossible to think of him without smiling."
Sachs died on Thursday December 1st, 2016 and was buried the same day.
Born Andreas Siegfried Sachs in Berlin, he and his parents (his father was Jewish) fled Nazi Occupied Germany in 1938.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, three children and a granddaughter.