OGEFASH’S MODEL OF THE WEEK

Her name is Cherida Mohammed Audu. She is a writer. She is a student of the University of Lagos. Pretty Cherida calls herself that ‘Igbo-Hausa’ girl. Her mum is Igbo while her dad is Hausa.

Favorite movie/series: One tree hill
Favorite song: Ed sheerans “Give me love”
Best drink: Cranberry juice
Best food: boiled yam and sauce
Best place: Jamaica
Hobbies: Loves to have fun, loves making people happy and reminding them that they are loved and mean a lot to her.
Phone number: 09059360945

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MOVIE REVIEW: TRUE DREAMS


The movie “True Dreams” was about a village girl- Kambili (Darlene Odogbili). She was not educated but she wanted to marry an educated man. Kambili dropped out of secondary school after her dad died and did all sort of menial works such as helping people out in the farm in order to contribute to the family’s needs.
One day, Kambili dreamt that she found true love in with an educated, rich and caring young guy, but he never proposed to her all throughout the dream. Because her dreams always turn to reality, Kambili held on to the dream hoping that one day she would meet the guy Marcus (Jerry Daniels) she dreamt about. Kambili turned down suitors telling them she was already in a relationship. One day, she finally met Marcus, the guy in her dream, but he was just the opposite of who she had seen in her dream. He was hostile to her, not caring, poor; only one thing in the dream was real, he was educated. That didn’t deter Kambili from reaching out to him; though the more she drew closer to him, the more Marcus distanced himself from her. So, why was Marcus distancing himself from Kambili when it was obvious that he didn’t have a girlfriend? Find out here….

This movie “True Dreams” is what you call “extremely hilarious”. I loved everything about this movie. The village setting and the way the video was shot can make you yearn to visit the village this Yuletide season. The high-spirited actors interpreted their roles well. You are sure to have tons of laughter with this movie. The issue I have with the movie is that, in some scenes, some of the actors made use of the Nigerian easterners’ language “Igbo”, but didn’t translate it on the screen, so that viewers who don’t speak the Language can understand the conversation. Also, at the end of the movie, I couldn’t find the real name of the chief as well as Kambili’s mother on the cast list. It was also difficult to tell the number of days, weeks, years that had passed after the shooting of a particular scene; it was as if the events were happening immediately.

The movie is very easy to understand. No boring scenes, I can assure you. The movie lasted for about 1 hour 20 minutes. The stars in the movie are Yvonne Jegede, Oma Nnadi, Darlene Odogbili, Jerry Daniels, Onny Michael, Darene Odogbili, Okey Zubelu, Suzan Zayat and many more.
The play was written by Darlene Odogbili and Okey Zubelu.
Costume wise: Lovely
Sound wise: Terrific! I think I need to find the person behind the beatzzzzz

Just thinking:
• Marcus told Kambili he was going for a two year course and would comeback for her, like he was going immediately, but I was surprised to see him in the village 6 months after getting married to Kambili

• That Kambili’s English was too polished for a secondary school dropout, except she worked on herself, and there was no scene that emphasized that. If she was not hanging out with her close pals, then she was either doing home chores or working in the farm.
• I was just wondering why Marcus decided to settle in the village, he was a city boy. I thought the only reason he came to the village was because his uncle wanted to marry; so I was expecting him to return to the city and not stay back.

• One pacticular secene, I am still yet to figure out why Kambili delayed the woman like that, even if she didn’t know her, she could have called her spouse. She just stared at her and said nothing. Meanwhile, it was her first-time of even meeting Marcus’s mum. She was not welcoming, if I was the boy’s mother, that her attitude is enough to make me tell my son not to marry her.
• It was not also realistic that Kambili killed her mother in law in the dream and Marcus was just flippant about his mother’s death. His mother died while eating the food prepared by his spouse and he said nothing about that. No argument, no questioning; that scene was not real. Obviously, Kambili didn’t pack the woman’s food, she just went out to call her boyfriend to pick her up, so I am sure Marcus met his mum on the floor with the food still on the table. That scene was absurd. That scene should have been yanked off. For Christ sake that scene wasn’t realistic. She did not even pack the food.

• That woman self was even funny. She made it obvious to the girl that she didn’t like her relationship with her son, she now had the boldness to eat her food.
• This particular scene, how could she have heard from that distance when the lady told Kambili that her name was Tega and not Vera


Confusing scenes: Nil
Thumbs up:
• That Kambili is a terrific actress. The transmission from the city girl to the village girl was flawless; I could barely recognise her. Though, her acting seemed similar to that of Nkiru Sylvanus

• Also that Chijioke’s acting for an illiterate was spotless; I loved his skillful use of words as an illiterate.

• The three friends (Yvonne Jegede, Oma Nnadi and Darlene Odogbili) acted like they have been friends forever or even before the movie was shot, I could feel their bond.


Overall rating for True Dreams
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Though, I think the director was too much in a hurry to end the movie, there should have been more clips on Marcus and Kambili before or after the wedding)
• SOUND: Terrific
• DIALOGUE: Terrific
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Awesome!
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Good
• REMARK: It is certainly one film that will command your undivided attention. A film like this, you certainly cant afford to be distracted as your eyes will be glued to only one place, and that is the screen. The film is interesting.
• RATE: 7/10

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December 9th was fun!


It was all fun as children all looking stunning gathered at the venue for the the Home Edition of “Ogefash’s Tales” which held this last saturday. The children were filled with excitement at the tons of activities they were presented with at the show.

The high point of the show was when the children set out to display their various skills. All were wowed when Joy Agada danced to Beyonce’s hit track “I was here”. Also Gbemisola Adeleye took to the dance floor and did a remix of the dance “Alingo” by Psquare. Munachi Mogbogu also composed a song on the show.

The children learnt not to be greedy after listening with an undivided attention to Ogefash’s Tale titled “The Greedy Pat and the Greedy Rat”. There were lots of other exciting features. The children also mingled with one another. There was also much to eat and drink and the children took away terrific parcels after the show.

Ogefash’s Tales “Xmas Edition” was sponsored by Ogefash and supported by Modees kitchen @ 08023001953- modeeskitchen@gmail.com -IG-@modeeskitchen

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GOVERNOR OKOROCHA SHOULD ALSO HAVE A COMMISSIONER FOR SADNESS (EHEN! WETIN HAPPEN WITH OGEFASH- EPISODE 9)


WETIN HAPPEN?
So, the Imo state governor- Rochas Okorocha created the ” Commissioner for happiness and purpose fulfillment” …

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This week on wetin happen with Ogefash, Ogefash Blog decided to ask the public what they feel on this. You can click to watch people’s reactions. Also share with us what you feel about this. Let’s see you react to this, common bring it on…

THROWBACK MOVIE: THE HOUSE BOY


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A young lady (BUKKY A RAJI) and her family were very poor that she couldn’t even afford hospital bills for her sick grandma. She approached her wealthy friend for help, but he told outrightly that he needed to buy a car first before considering her request. With no one to help, her grandma died and she was forced to do evil things to survive. She started as a prostitute, then she moved on to stealing after which she started doing rituals. Her victims of rituals were men than smiled at her. She went as far as charming her husband (ADEKOLA ODUNLADE) and turned him into her houseboy. You want to know what happened to the young lady? click to watch…


The film lasted for over two hours and featured great actors like MURPHY AFOLABI, ODUNLADE ADEKOLA, FUNSHO ADEOLU, LUKMAN RAJI, TAIWO AKINWADE, BUKKY A RAJI, ANTAR LANIYAN, KELVIN IKEDUBA, OMOGORIOLA HASSAN, RASAK OWOKANIRAN, IBRAHIM YEKINI, OLUWOLE COLE, YETUNDE WUNMI, JOY ANIWEZE, AJIGI JAGA AND MANY MORE.
THE FILM WAS WRITTEN BY Bukky. A Raji, the lead actor in the movie.
This movie is a must watch…

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RAMSEY NOAH CALLS FOR THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL FASHION


Nollywood actor, Ramsey Noah, has called on Nigerians to appreciate and patronise indigenous fashion designers to move the fashion industry forward.
The veteran actor made the statement when he addressed guests at the Tozali African Fashion and cultural week on Friday in Abuja.

“It is good we love and appreciate our own designers. We have the best in the world and by patronising them, the industry will experience positive change for the better. Let us wear our own and show the world that we have it all,” Noah said.

The event showcased models on the run way in works of fashion designers from Nigeria and Ghana. Some of the designers are, Hauwa Katu with her “Just Quilts” designs, Bilkisu Audu with her “B-Gorgeous” designs and Maria Valhagan from Ghana with her “Maria ValHagan designs.
The event was put together by Maimuna Abubakar, publisher of Tozali Magazine.

SOURCE: NAN

MAN CRUSHES WIFE TO DEATH WITH HIS JEEP


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A traditional ruler in Ise Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Taibu Ogunbanjo, is currently cooling his heels in police custody for allegedly crushing his wife to death. The baale runs a block-moulding factory at Folu, a community in Ibeju Lekki.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Taibu and his wife, Rotimi Ogunbanjo, got married three years ago, but the marriage had been fraught with misunderstanding and fights. On Thursday, December 7, 2017, the couple reportedly had a disagreement. After the altercation, Rotimi was said to have gone to the baale’s factory and damaged some blocks on the premises.

Taibu reportedly entered his Toyota Highlander, and was driving out of the premises in anger when he knocked down his wife.

A community leader, who identified himself simply as Akinsipe, said the wife died on the spot, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the Epe General Hospital.
He said, “He (Taibu) is the baale of the community. He and his wife had been having issues since they got married. I did not know what actually happened between them on that day, but I learnt that they had a disagreement in the morning. She went to his block factory and destroyed some blocks arranged on the premises. He entered his vehicle angrily and as he was driving out of the premises, the wife tried to stop him. He hit her and she died on the spot.”


Akinsipe stated that the matter was reported at the Akodo Police Station, adding that the baale had been arrested.

A police source told our correspondent that the suspect’s family reported at the police station that the death resulted from an accident. The source said, “The baale and the woman got married three years ago without a child and they had been having disagreements. On that particular day, she destroyed some blocks at the industry. The man became angry and as he was driving out, he crushed her with his vehicle on the factory premises.

“The relations of the suspect have said that it was a case of an accident. But looking at the circumstances surrounding the incident, the accident claim is untenable.He could not have lost control of the vehicle on the premises as a result of speeding. There is a limit to the speed the car can go on the premises.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, who confirmed Rotimi’s death, said the command would investigate the matter to unravel the motive behind the baale’s action. He said, “We are investigating the matter to find out what transpired between the man and his wife before the incident happened. They were having family issues, which led the woman to the block industry to destroy things. We want to know whether what the man did was a reaction to what his wife did. We believe there is more to the ‘accident’ than meets the eye because there was an altercation between them before the incident occured.”

The PPRO added that the case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
SOURCE: PUNCH

‘HUSBAND KILLER’ DENIED BAIL


Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Jabi, Abuja, yesterday refused the oral application for bail made on behalf of Maryam Sanda, and ordered her returned to Suleja prison pending her re-arraignment next Thursday.

“I will not grant her bail; all arguments about her bail shall be taken together at the next adjourned date when other co-defendants will be in court. Therefore, the defendant shall be taken back to prison,” he said.

At the last adjourned date, the FCT Police Command, in a two-count charge, accused Maryam, daughter of a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans, Hajiya Maimuna Aliyu Sanda, of killing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, the son of Alhaji Bello Haliru Muhammad, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The police said Maryam caused Bello’s death “by stabbing him on the chest with a broken bottle; this you did with the knowledge that your act is likely to cause his death.”

Upon her arraignment on November 24, the court ordered that she be remanded in prison after she pleaded not guilty to the charges.

But yesterday, Police Prosecutor James Idachaba told the court of an amended charge before the court, which added Maryam’s mother, Maimuna Aliyu, and two others, as defendants.

He, however, said efforts to serve Maimuna and others were unsuccessful, urging the court to adjourn till next Thursday to enable the police bring all defendants to court to take their pleas.

Maryam’s new lawyer Chief Joseph Daudu (SAN) urged the court to listen to the bail application filed on her behalf.

He also made an oral bail application, pleaded with Justice Halilu to release Maryam on temporary bail, saying the prison condition was unwholesome for Maryam’s six-month-old baby.

“It is unfortunate that a life has been lost already, but we should not take more lives,” he pleaded.

But with another objection by the police prosecutor, Justice Halilu held that he is not disposed to grant the oral application since issues have been joined on the formal application for bail.

But Justice Halilu ruled in favour of the prosecutor, saying the bail would be taken after the re-arraignment.

“The defendant, in the mean time, shall be returned to the prison pending Thursday, December 14,” the judge said.

He earlier ordered Maryam’s daughter, who is in the custody of a relative, taken out of court for crying.


SOURCE: THE NATION

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 34)



Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…
BRING/KAWO; BUCKET/GUGA; POT/ TUKUNYA; MONEY/KUDI; CHAIR/KUJERA; TABLE/ TEBUR; CLOTHES/TUFAFI, ZANE; SHOE/TAKALMA; FOOD/ABINCI…

ENG: BRING BUCKET
HAUSA: KAWO GUGA
ENG: DON’T BRING BUCKET
HAUSA: BA KAWO GUGA

VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSBANJO SAYS CORRUPTION WILL KILL NIGERIA…


Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo at the launch of ‘Corruption Busters’ by Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Lekki, Lagos State’ has urged Nigerians to change their perception about corruption toward developing a positive nation as corruption will kill the nation if it is not fought.

Osinbajo said “We should re-examine ourselves and move towardS changing our perception and our country will one day, overcome this menace known as corruption.’’
He also said “We need strong willed men and women who are committed to fighting corruption, though we have had notable committed persons but we need more people who are crusaders and zealous.”


According to him, the president has always reinstated severally that, “if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will definitely kill us”, which is why he had given strict instructions on tackling corruption.

Osinbajo said one of the very important resources in tackling corruption was not just arresting victims and detaining them, but having to reform them.

The event, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was organised by the civil society group to commemorate the 2017 International Anti-Corruption day.

SOURCE: NATION

THE MOST DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD MUST BE…



The most difficult people to understand and communicate with would most definitely be those that work in health and social care setting especially in Nigeria. They hardly smile and always love to carry this ‘long face’ about. Try approaching them for enquiries that’s when you will discover how unfriendly they are; that look they will give you. When you are even talking to them, they don’t give you their undivided attention. They are good at shunning patients. When you call their attention, they just ignore you. They hardly listen to what you say at all and if they are going to speak with you, they talk to you in a bad mannered way. Even their countenance will make you forget what you want to ask them;especially the elderly ones. When you see them smile with someone, it is either the person is their colleague or that they just received bonuses. They do not smile with patients at all. I hope this coming 2018, there can be a ‘change’ to that…

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A MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING A TEENAGE ACTRESS


Beautiful 17 years old Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim via a video post on her Instagram account, claimed she was molested by a man aboard “Vistara flight” from Delhi to Mumbai. Zaria said the man kept nudging her shoulder and rubbing his foot on her neck and back while sitting behind her on the flight…

The Indian police have arrested the accused person whose wife had defended saying that her husband was sleeping when his leg accidentally touched Zaria’s hand, to which he immediately apologized. Investigations on this case are still ongoing.