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Meet The Youngest Nigerian In ‘Coming 2 America’

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Many effortlessly noticed four Nigerians, especially David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, in ‘Coming 2 America’, the sequel to ‘Coming to America’.

But very few observed a US-based Nigerian child actor, Ayorinde Kemit, who the movie also starred.

Five Nigerians, including Davido, Ayorinde, Rotimi Akinosho, Lola Adamson and Olaolu Winfunke, starred in the movie premiered in the United States of America on March 4.

For one of the featured songs, Nigeria’s Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, teamed up with John Legend to feature Nile Rodgers in a song bearing the same title with the movie.

Koroba by Tiwa Savage; Waka Waka by Augustine Kelechi alias Tekno and Assurance by Davido also made the list.

Excited Ayorinde, after discovering that she made the final cut of ‘Coming 2 America’ also premiered in Nigeria on March 5, took to photo-sharing app, Instagram, to post visuals of her scene and name among the list of cast.

Through her Instagram handle, @djrindyroc, she posted on March 5: “Finally the movie is out!! I can’t watch it but I saw my part. Soooo happy I wasn’t cut out of the movie.”

Ayorinde Kemit on set with Teyana Taylor for filming of We Got Love music video

 

“We had sooo much fun filming on set at the Tyler Perry Studios. Only the beginning…,” Ayorinde subsequently posted on Instagram on March 6.

She went further to add ‘Coming 2 America’ to her bio on Instagram.

11-year-old Ayorinde, who was born on October 19, 2009, is the youngest of the Kemit family of six.

She had on January 23 hinted of her role in the movie when she posted a picture of a trailer’s door displaying her name at Tyler Perry Studios with the caption: “In 2018 I was in a major Paramount Pictures movie. It is going to be released this year. I can’t say what it is but this was the door to my trailer at Tyler Perry Studios. It was a lot of fun. I had a great time.”

Alongside her sister, Akanke, she had appeared in the music video of We Got Love by Teyana Taylor featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, following a recommendation by her Afrobeat dance teacher, Cece Tor.

It was released about a year ago on March 12, 2020.

Ayorinde was starred as a freestyle dancer in ‘Coming 2 America’ while Teyana Taylor as Bopoto, the daughter of General Izzi acted by Wesley Snipes, who holds an honourary Nigerian citizenship and a chieftaincy title as Ikemba of Mbaukwu in Anambra State after visiting Nigeria twice.

The multi-talented youngster belongs to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and is a dancer with the Anthony Burrell Center for Dance (ABCD).

The left-handed entertainer, who is also a disc jockey with the moniker DJ Rindy Roc, performed for the first time at her friend’s birthday party on January 24, 2020.

She has been costumed by Ruth Carter, the 2019 Oscar Winner for Best Costume Design in Black Panther.

She is a member of the Égún Ọmọde (children of the ancestors) Performing Arts Collective, a group based in Trenton, New Jersey, concerned with bringing the authenticity and excitement of West African culture and tradition to the stage.

Ayorinde is the writer of the Kemit Show directed and produced by her parent

The show, featuring Ayorinde and other members of her family, had its first episode on YouTube on April 13, 2020.

To confirm that the show is Ayorinde’s brainchild, her parents had about a year ago shared online: “Our 10 year old daughter, Ayorinde aka Rindy, loves the Cosby show, as most of us do or did.

“At the age of 8, she started writing a series of scripts loosely related to the Cosby show. With editing help from her Iya, her mother Makeda, we finished our first episode.”

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Princess Reacts To Baba Ijesha’s Bail

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Nigerian comedienne, Princess Damilola Adekoya, has expressed optimism that she would emerge victorious in a sexual assault case she brought up against Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha.

She made this known via a post on Instagram, saying that she would win.

The post was made a few hours after news broke that Baba Ijesha has been granted bail.

The comedienne, who stated that she trusts God to grant her victory, accompanied by her post with hashtags on rape and child molestation.

Some of the hashtags read, “Goddoesnotsleep, Godloveschildren, saynotochilddefilement, saynotorape, say somethingifyouseesomething”.

“I will win not immediately but definitely,” she posted.

The PUNCH had reported that Baba Ijesha has been granted bail.

His lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, confirmed this to The PUNCH on Monday.

“He has been granted bail. We are working to perfect the bail. He was granted bail on health grounds. He has not been released. He will be released after his bail conditions have been perfected,” he said.

Among the bail conditions listed by the lawyer for Baba Ijesha’s release are two reliable sureties – one of them must be a level-10 officer and the second, a direct blood relation, with N500,000 bail bond in like sum.

The PUNCH gathered Baba Ijesha was granted bail when magistrates went around police stations across the State, hearing cases of some suspects.

Ogunlana had in a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Police seeking Baba Ijesha’s bail on Friday that Baba Ijesha is looking abnormally weak and lean.

A copy of the letter obtained by our correspondent was dated, May 14, 2021, and titled ‘Re: Olanrewaju James Omiyinka application for immediate grant of bail’.

Part of the letter read, “We are aware that a piece of legal advice on our client’s matter has been issued about two weeks ago, disclosing prospective charges of bailable character.

“From all indications, the investigation has been concluded in his matter and it is inconceivable that the issuance of legal advice will now be a basis for the denial of bail as you have been widely reported in the press to have claimed.

“We submit that the continuous detention of Mr Olanrewaju James Omiyinka at your SCID Panti Yaba facility, for about thirty days now, in our respectful view, is in gross breach of his fundamental human rights as cognisable under the 1999 constitution the grand norm of the nation’s legal architecture.

“As of today when I met with Omiyinka in the company of his thespian colleague and ready surety, Mr Yomi Fabiyi, he appeared traumatised, emaciated, and walked with a limp in his right leg. May I assure you, sir, that Mr Omiyinka is not a flight risk and he is prepared to face trial.”

Nigerian comedian-cum-actress Princess had broken down in tears on social media while narrating how popular actor (Baba Ijesha) allegedly raped her 14-years old foster child.

In the viral video, the comedienne revealed how some parents had allowed their kids to stay with her after the crash of her marriage so she wouldn’t be lonely.

She said that the incidence happened while she was rendering help to Baba Ijesha, adding that it was during one of his visits that he molested one of the three girls living with her.

Princess said the defilement harmed the child as she began to sink academically and otherwise.

She said she wanted to catch him red-handed and had to call him for a meeting in her house where she set up a CCTV camera, and he was captured trying to molest the girl again.

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Actress, Stella Damasus, Reveals She Was Molested At Age Of 8

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus has revealed how she was molested at the age of eight.

In a live session with the veteran rapper, Bouqui, and monitored by Ripples Nigeria, the renowned thespian narrated how she was molested by a supposed relative at a tender age.

The 43-year-old mother of two shared her story while explaining why she had been calm about the rape issue.

“I hate it when people come and say this thing happened to you, why are you just talking about it now.

“Bouqui, it has happened to me, I don’t say this anywhere, I have never said this before, it has happened to me, it wasn’t rape, it was molestation, by someone who was supposed to be related to me.”

She continued;

“I was eight years old, I couldn’t talk about it for years because it traumatized me, nobody knew; I was dealing with it myself.

“Why couldn’t I talk, I knew what happened to others who had spoken up about it, they were disgraced; if you see the shame, even in school, once the word got out, it was about her being a prostitute even as young as we were, they would call you names, so man as seen you?”

In the latter part of the session, Damasus stated;

“Man has touched you?

“It’s not about what you’re going through, at the end of the day you spend years dealing with your trauma and we are not in a society that believes in “oh! go and see a therapist to talk about it for counseling,” said Damasus.

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Davido Set To Host His Debut Twitter Space

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Twitter has announced a special partnership with David “Davido” Adeleke, which will see the incredibly talented musician host his first Twitter Space to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first single and presence in the Nigerian music industry.

The Space will take place on Friday, 14th May 2021 at 6:00pm (WAT), and will be co-hosted by fellow musician and friend, Adekunle “Mayorkun” Mayowa Emmanuel.

The partnership has also seen Twitter launch two custom emojis triggered by the hashtags: #DavidoAt10, #TheBaddest10years, #OBOis10, and #Echoke, a popular term coined by the hitmaker himself.

On Friday, during the Twitter Space, “OBO” as he is popularly called will engage and answer fan questions and pinning the best tweets to the Space.

Davido is not only one of the biggest and most celebrated musicians in Africa, but he is also one of the most followed Nigerian users and mentioned account holders on Twitter.

Davido’s Twitter Space will enable his fans to connect with him on a new personal level through a live audio conversation for the very first time.

Spaces encourage and unlock real and open conversations and discussions with authenticity and nuance, depth and power that only the human voice can bring.

It allows for big discussions and intimacy, which allows users to build stronger and more valuable connections with thousands of listeners all over the world.

The Twitter space event will feature fellow record label mate Mayorkun, Davido’s manager, Asa Asika and DMW’s Creative Director, Black Tycoon.

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