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Ini Edo talks about Her Childhood, “Shanty Town” & Women’s Empowerment on “Tea With Tay” | Watch

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’s guest on the latest episode of his podcast show, “Tea With Tay” is Nollywood star Ini Edo.

In this episode, Ini Edo shares her experiences growing up in Akwa Ibom, being raised by strict parents, making friends that were older than her, going to Aba from Uyo for an audition, her first movie appearances, meeting movie celebrities, and then, when she got her big break, the movie Worlds Apart, women’s empowerment, and lots more.

Speaking about growing up in Akwa Ibom, she said;

“I grew up in one of the most peaceful places in the country. Always has been, still is. I grew up under really loving parents who had their values of course. Who still have their values by the way. I was a bit heady so of course, I would always butt heads but disciplinarians at the time when my father was still very strong. Unfortunately now he’s lost 90% of his energy. Glory to God, he’s aging gracefully. It was sort of interesting. I mean, I did have a lot of friends growing up which my mother hated. Which she would always harass me for. I think she felt like that was my greatest undoing, having too many friends and they were all literally older than me. I never used to make friends with people that were my age and I have to upgrade my age so I could fit into and they won’t look down on me and think I was younger than them. However, growing up for me was like my formative years because it actually did help to mould me and to train me and to teach me the things that helped me today in life.”

On her first big break she said;

“After those three exploits that I did, because I was out to test the waters. I went to back to school in UNICAL, then I had got an admission to do the degree in UNICAL. Apparently, law didn’t come through but I got an admission to study English and Literary Studies. So at a point where I am settling into school, the first phone call came, this really big production came, Great Movies. Great Movies used to be like one of the biggest guys then. You know, that Great Movies calls you on the phone, that’s like a big freaking deal. So I am in school one day, coming back from lectures and my phone rings and it’s Great Movies. He said he wanted me to come and do a film. He said the director would call me. The director calls and says to me, there’s this role, I actually don’t think you can pull it because it’s really really intense. I think you’re a bit immature for it but the executive producer has insisted that we should call you for the job. I said okay sir, send me the script. He sent me the script. As I read it, I was just laughing at myself. I said, who’s going to do all these. That was the Worlds Apart. Worlds Apart was my breakout role. Somebody had to even come home to speak to my parents to allow me travel because at that point, it was now obvious that I was sneaking around to do this thing.”

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Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Look Adorable In PDA Display

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were seen together in Los Angeles, displaying affection for each other. This comes shortly after returning from a quick trip to Japan with her children.

Pictures captured by photographers show the couple holding hands and sharing a passionate kiss during a lunch date in the Venice Beach area on Sunday. Ms. Lopez was dressed casually. She wore a beige long-sleeved top, a cream-coloured puffer vest, and loose-fitting jeans.

To stay warm, she bundled up in a light brown scarf. She then finished her casual yet stylish outfit with tinted shades, platform Uggs, silver hoop earrings, and a dark brown handbag slung over her shoulder.

Mr. Affleck, 51, opted for a relaxed look, sporting a black button-down shirt paired with a navy blue jacket and jeans. Completing his casual attire, the Academy Award-winning actor from “Good Will Hunting” added Nike sneakers and Aviator sunglasses. As they waited for their car, Ms. Lopez leaned against a wall, her arms affectionately wrapped around her beau.

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With eyes full of admiration, he looked deeply into her eyes before gently leaning in to share a kiss. This tender moment came just a few days after the dedicated mother of twins, Max and Emme, whisked them away on a delightful adventure to Tokyo to celebrate their sweet sixteenth birthdays.

The 54-year-old Jennifer Lopez, her highlighted hair sleeked back in a ponytail, stood beside her partner. She was beaming with a radiant smile as they entered their black BMW and drove off.

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The “Maid in Manhattan” actress, who co-parents her children with her former husband, Marc Anthony, with whom she was married from 2004 to 2014, offered her fans a glimpse into the heartwarming getaway through a charming video montage on Instagram.

She captioned the post, “16 🥥🥥 Birthday trip 2024 🤍🤍,” “Happy Birthday to my coconuts I love you.”

Jennifer Lopez also shares parenting duties for Ben Affleck’s children, Violet (18), Seraphina ( 15), and Samuel (11). Affleck shares these children with his former wife, Jennifer Garner.

This adds to what has already been a busy year for Lopez, who recently released her successful ninth studio album, “This Is Me… Now,” earlier this month.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first crossed paths on the set of the movie “Gigli” in 2001. Just one year later, he presented her with a stunning 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring from Harry Winston. While they originally planned to walk down the aisle in 2003, they ultimately chose to postpone their wedding celebration. Their paths diverged as they both went on to marry other people.

However, after nearly two decades, love found its way back to them. They rekindled their romance and officially said “I do” in 2022.

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Bella Shmurda Opens Up On Being A Father Again In New Documentary

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Nigerian singer Bella Shmurda recently participated in a documentary by WeTalk Sound. In the documentary, Shmurda spoke candidly about how fatherhood has significantly impacted his life and music career.

He revealed that the birth of his son has motivated him to become a better person and pursue personal growth. Additionally, Shmurda shared his aspirations to build a lasting legacy—one that would make his child proud to have him as a father.

“I think fatherhood inspired me. What’s in my head is ‘Wetin’ this boy go see in the next 10 years?’ I don’t want him to see my old videos, I want him to see the new Bella who is still doing things. I don’t want him to hear ‘history’ like his daddy used to sing. I want to be the type of father that when he turns on the TV, he’d see and then say ‘That’s my daddy’, that’s what I want to be to my child. He’s an inspiration to me,” he said.

In July 2023, Bella Shmurda shared the joyful news of his son’s arrival on his official social media platform. The post, which included a heartfelt message and a photo of his newborn baby, was met with an outpouring of love and congratulations from fans, followers, and fellow celebrities.

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However, the announcement also revealed a painful experience Shmurda had endured in 2022. He shared that he had suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child, expressing the emotional toll it had taken on him.

He wrote,

“A few days to the drop of my album last year, I was an emotional and mental wreck. I’d just gotten to the UK where I was scheduled to do some promotional activities when I heard the news that I’d lost the child I was expecting at birth. I got the news that my little boy is here. I’m happy and blessed. What’s lost can never be replaced, but I have another chance, a new lease on life. A new purpose. I’m a new Daddy; DO NOT DISTURB.”

In November 2023, Bella Shmurda was eager to share more about his growing family. He took to his social media platform to post new pictures of his son. Two of the heartwarming photos showcased the adorable child, giving fans a glimpse into Shmurda’s life as a father.

This update followed the initial announcement of his son’s birth in July, which was accompanied by a heartfelt message and well-wishes from many.

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“Ebuka Turns Up Africa” Debuts On Prime Video In March

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Get ready to be thrilled with Ebuka’s exciting adventure across Africa! The travel-reality seriesEbuka Turns Up Africa,” a Prime Video original, premieres on March 1, 2024.

Hosted by the renowned Nigerian TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the series takes viewers on an unforgettable journey as he explores Africa with his celebrity friends: actors Timini Egbuson, Zubby Michael, Jimmie Akinsola, Onoja Adole, and Alistair Englebert Preston.

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This group of friends embarks on a luxurious VIP adventure across the continent, creating a captivating series that delves deeper than just the tourist experience. It not only showcases the diverse beauty of Africa but also reveals the personalities of these celebrities beyond their public personas.

While exploring the continent, the friends experience moments of joy, ignited by their shared spirit of adventure. However, the journey isn’t always smooth sailing, as the press release hints at personality clashes and occasional disagreements. Ultimately, the series aims to capture the magic of friendship and the unifying power of shared experiences.

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Produced by Rapid Blue Productions Nigeria and executive produced by Ziyanda Ngcaba and Erika Klopper, “Ebuka Turns Up Africa” promises to be an entertaining and insightful watch.

Mark your calendars for the premiere on March 1st, with the first two episodes dropping, followed by episodes three and four on March 8th.

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