Olawale Babatunde Animashaun better known as Wale Poh Poh, head of presentation at the popular Max FM radio station and also the anchor of prime time show, Wetin Dey shares some experiences where his iconic deep voice has come to his rescue.
He went down memory lane on how his voice once saved him from being attacked by street boys in the United States of America.
“It’s a two-way thing when it comes to my voice. It has helped me out in times of trouble and I can also say I have had reasons to be embarrassed over it also. I recall it once saved me in the US.
“There was a time when I was in the US and I was at a bus stop… I just came out of the train and it was late and these bad guys were coming towards me. Immediately they got close to me and I spoke and that was all. They had to retreat because the voice they heard really got them scared”.
“My voice also commands respect, especially with police men. Once they stop me and I go like, ‘good evening, can I help you?’ They go like, ‘sorry sir! Dey go!’ (Laughs)”, he added.
Wale also talked about some embarrassing moments he’s had to deal with on account of his deep voice.
“One thing I must state is that I know I can’t do news. I did news once and my oga back then in Ray Power warned me never to do news again in my life. I think the most embarrassing one for me was a day we went clubbing and I came back about 4 or 4.30am in the morning; I was tired and about to sleep then my phone rang and when I picked the phone from my sleepy mode and I go like, ‘Hello…’ and the person was like, ‘blood of Jesus’ and hung up immediately (General Laughter). I must say that was really embarrassing.”
AMVCA: Osas Ighodaro, Denola Grey Clinch ‘Best Dressed’ Award
Nollywood actress, Osas Ighodaro, has received recognition as the Best Dressed Female in the ongoing 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Her fellow Nollywood star and model, Denola Grey, won the male category of the Best Dressed award.
Ighodaro stormed the red carpet in a silver and gold lace dress while Denola Grey thrilled the attendees with his three-piece beaded suit.
Known as one of the most notable awards in Africa’s entertainment industry, celebrities annually showcase their fashion style as fans get to vote for their favourites to clinch the most anticipated ‘Best Dressed’ award.
Other elebrities such as Bimbo Ademoye, Adunni Ade, Belinda Effah, and others were enlisted as participants in the category.
Fans get to visit the Africa Magic official Instagram page to vote for their favourite celebrity with the best outfits.
As Osas Ighodaro and Denola Grey emerged with the highest scores, they were given the prestigious ‘Best Dressed’ awards.
FULL LIST: Funke Akindele, Ramsey Nouah, Oga Sabinus, Others Win Big At AMVCA
It was a festival of lights, colour and glamour at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos as film and TV royalty from across Africa graced the eighth edition of the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards on Saturday.
Actress Funke Akindele won the Best Actress award in a Comedy movie or TV series while actor Ramsey Nouah won the award for Best Director.
Popular social media comic, Emmanuel Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, became the first-ever recipient of the Best Online Social Content Creator, a newly created award category.
As part of the entertainment for the night, veteran afrobeat musician, Lagbaja, alongside Mavin superstar, Rema, thrilled the audience on the night.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Actress In a Drama
Osas Ighodaro – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Best Actor in a Drama
Stan Nze – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Funke Akindele-Bello – Omo Ghetto the Saga
Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Broda Shaggi – Dwindle
Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)
Omowummi Dada – Country Hard
Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)
Odunlade Adekola – Jankariwo
AMVCA Trailblazer Award
Ramsey Nouah – Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story
Best Art Director (Movie/TV series)
Tunji Afolayan – Amina
Best Picture Editor
Tunde Apalowo – For Maria Ebun Pataki
Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV series)
Jim Lively and James Nelson – Amina
Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series)
Mathew Yusuf for Rattlesnake- The Ahanna Story
Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)
Manie Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia and Biodun Stephen – Introducing The Kujus
Muhammed Atta Ahmed – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Pictorial: Funke Akindele, Belinda Effah, others dazzle at 2022 AMVCA
Balogun Abiodun – Omo Ghetto The Saga
Best Costume Designer
Millicent T. Jack – Amina
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)
Freddy Feruzi – Obambo
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa)
Rogers Ofime – Voiceless
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba)
David Akande, Demola Yusuf and Edgard Leroy – Alasie
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo)
Uche Nnanna Maduka – ‘Nne-Ka
Best Television Series (Drama/ Comedy)
Rogers Ofime – The Mystic River
Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku, Elena Schilling, Daniella Fritz and Ann Katrina Boberg – If Objects Could Speak
Best Short Film Or Online Video
Taiwo Ogunnimo – I Am The Prostitute Mama Described
Best Online Social Content Creator
Oga Sabinus – Mr Funny
Best Movie (Southern Africa)
Hairareb – Dantagos Jimmy-Melani
Best Movie (East Africa)
The Girl In The Yellow Jumper – Morocco Omar
Best Movie (West Africa)
Bolanle Austen-Peters and Joseph Umoibom – Collision Course
Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series)
Pascal Aka and Raquel – Gold Coast Lounge
Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series
Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series
Dimbo Atiya – The Rishantes’
Why My Marriage To Don Jazzy Crashed – Ex-wife
Michelle Jackson, the ex-wife of ace Nigerian music producer, Michael Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has revealed why their marriage crashed.
The PUNCH reports that Michelle, who is a United Kingdom-based model, returned to Nigeria in late April, 2022.
In an interview with Naija FM published on Friday, Michelle noted that music “got in the way” of her union with Don Jazzy, leading to the end of their two-year marriage.
“He just needed to go and be himself and go and do his music. Music got in the way of the relationship. We were very young as well,” Michelle said.
She added, “If I were in the same situation now, it might have been very different.”
The model noted that she was almost 22 years old at the time of the union.
When Don Jazzy first broke the news of his marriage in April last year, he revealed that he got married at 20 and ended the marriage when he was 22.
Michelle, who was also a singer, noted that she and Don Jazzy were both pursuing their music careers at the same time, adding that things became different when popular Nigerian singer, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skills, discovered her ex-husband.
She said, “We were both pursuing their music careers at the same time and then he got discovered by JJC Skillz. So it took him out of the home a lot more. I tried to put my music on the back burner to try and balance my home life. But he was ‘very’ into the music and it kind of got into the way.”
Her claims are not different from that of the producer who had earlier revealed that he gave up his marriage to pursue music.
“Music became a priority instead of my family,” Don Jazzy had said.
Following her recent visit to Lagos, Michelle had linked up with Don Jazzy.
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