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Leo Mezie, born Leonard Chimezie Onyemachi on January 25, 1976, was a remarkable actor in the Nigerian film industry, affectionately known as Nollywood

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His journey began in 1996 when he actively participated in film auditions, initially securing small roles. However, it was in 2003 that his star truly ascended, capturing global attention and accolades for his outstanding performance in the critically acclaimed Nollywood movie, “Labista.” In this memorable film, Leo Mezie shared the screen with renowned actors such as Emma Ehumadu, Jerry Amilo, and the late Ernest Asuzu. His portrayal of a skilled fighter seeking vengeance for the murdér of his considered family left an indelible mark on audiences.

Beyond his on-screen talent, Leo Mezie was known for his humble demeanor and striking handsomeness. His versatility as an actor allowed him to collaborate with other Nollywood luminaries, including Jerry Williams, Gentle Jack, Zack Orji, and Chidi Mokeme. His extensive filmography includes titles like “Full Wrestle,” “No Man’s Land,” “Coronary Heart of an Enslaved Person,” “Shut Enemy,” “King’s Sleepless Night,” and more. Unfortunately, Leo Mezie faced health challenges, enduring a kidney transplant. Despite the support from Apostle Johnson Suleman, colleagues, and well-wishers, Leo Mezie passed away on May 14, 2022—a loss that reverberated throughout Nollywood, leaving a significant void in the industry. Continue to rest in power.

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Skiibii reacts to Nicki Dabarbie’s ‘ritual’ accusation

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Skiibii reacts to Nicki Dabarbie’s ‘ritual’ accusation

Nigerian singer Skiibii has broken his silence following accusations made by video vixen and influencer Nicki Dabarbie, alleging that he attempted to use her for “ritual.”

Dabarbie has been vocal on social media, claiming that Skiibii and Mayorkun tried to involve her in a “ritual” during a boat cruise arranged by Skiibii. She also accused them of summoning “fake police” to assault her and confiscate her phone because she was live-streaming on social media.

In response, Skiibii has refuted Dabarbie’s allegations, labeling them as “false” and asserting that she is attempting to tarnish his reputation.

He further stated that he has reported the incident to the police.

On his Instagram story, he wrote: “I typically remain silent when people come for me in the media, but I feel it’s necessary to address recent events, especially when false information is being spread. I will no longer allow anyone to tarnish my image because they know Skiibii won’t run to the media to speak.

“Although I’ve remained silent on all issues to preserve peace, I believe it’s time to reconsider that approach. In due time, the truth will come to light.

“Firstly, I want to clarify that the narratives being circulated by people and various blogs are completely false, and the truth will come to light on all fronts.

“I have reported the incident to the Nigeria Police Force because there’s nothing to hide, and I trust that they will conduct a thorough investigation. I will let the law take its course to its full measure this time.”

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AGN president, Emeka Rollas vows legal action against Adanma Luke production

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AGN president, Emeka Rollas vows legal action against Adanma Luke production

Emeka Rollas, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, has announced intentions to pursue legal action against the Association of Movie Producers (AGM) and Adanma Luke’s production in relation to the passing of Junior Pope.

In a recent interview on Arise News, TV anchor Rufai Oseni directly questioned Emeka Rollas about the timing of his planned lawsuit against the movie productions involved in the boat mishap that led to the loss of Junior Pope and other crew members.

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The prominent TV anchor expressed concerns about alleged negligence regarding the provision of life jackets and emphasized the importance of legal action to prevent such incidents from recurring.

In response, Emeka Rollas affirmed that the issue is actionable, with the association’s legal team already in the process of preparing necessary documentation.

He assured that both the AGM and Adanma Luke’s production would be legally pursued, mentioning the formation of a small committee tasked with providing a detailed account of the events surrounding the tragedy as part of the process.

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Chess Marathon: Tunde Onakoya battles health challenges, refuses to give up

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Chess Marathon: Tunde Onakoya battles health challenges, refuses to give up

The chess master Tunde Onakoya, who is aiming to break a Guinness World Record, faced a health setback during his marathon but refused to surrender.

Gift of Chess, a New York-based non-profit organization, revealed that Tunde experienced severe vomiting and stomach pain during his ongoing marathon on Thursday.

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Despite these challenges, Tunde, along with his United States counterpart Shawn Martinez, is striving to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon at New York City’s iconic Times Square, with the event scheduled to conclude on Friday, April 19.

Although there were concerns about his health and doubts about his ability to continue the record-breaking endeavor, Tunde Onakoya demonstrated unwavering determination to persevere.

Gift of Chess reported this in a post via the X platform while urging his supporters not to give up on him.

Chess Marathon: Tunde Onakoya battles health challenges, refuses to give up

“That’s @Tunde_OD curled over in pain. Yesterday we did not think we could continue, as he was experiencing intense vomiting & stomach pain.

When given the choice to quit, he said I will play on for the dreams of millions of children.

Tunde has never quit on the kids, let’s not quit on him. Everyone who has liked a photo we ask you now to donate. $5 dollars is way more than enough.”

It is worth noting that Tunde’s donation hit over $40K when he surpassed the 40-hour milestone in the chess marathon.

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