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Esther Ogbu narrates how she once slept on the floor for seven days to avoid being sexually molested

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The last is yet to be heard of the endemic sexual harassment in the Nigerian movie industry, as another actress Esther Ogechi Ogbu has recounted how she once slept on the floor for seven days to avoid being sexually molested by a production manager, who was supposed to be her “guardian angel” in the industry.

The actress is sharing her ordeal less than seven months after fast- rising actress Ogechukwu Anasor, better known as Bliss Thelma Joseph also shared a similar traumatic experience in a chat with NollyNow.

Esther, who made her acting debut in 2012, before she took a break to focus on her university education, described the experience as ‘a nightmare.’ The actress admitted that there’s sexual harassment in the limelight industry, as her experience was one out of several experiences of other victims.

Without naming anyone, Ogbu said that the ‘harassment’ happened while they were preparing to hit a movie location and when they returned at night. She said the production manager was being “predatory.”

Sharing her ugly experience, while in a telephone chat with NollyNow, the actress who staged a comeback to acting four years ago after her graduation revealed that she came into the movie industry through the production manager in question.

With little acting experience and no contacts, Esther said the production manager had invited her to a movie location, where she was supposed to land her first role in a movie. But unknown to her that all that glitters is not gold, she had her worst experience while trying to make her acting dream come true.

She narrated: “I came into the industry through the production manager. He was the one that contacted me, and when I arrived at the hotel, where he was lodging, he asked me to wait for him in his room, while he attended to other things before we would hit the location.

“When he returned to the hotel, rather than heading to the movie location, he started making advances at me. I told him, this is not why you invited me. I added that we were supposed to be heading to the location and not what he was doing.

“He agreed that we should be heading to the location. When we were done with the day’s shooting, we returned to the hotel and he started making advances at me again. At this point, I told him I wouldn’t exchange my body for anything. Immediately, he sent me out of his room that night and I was at the hotel lobby, until one of the crew members came back from where he went to look for food.

“He asked what I was doing at the lobby at that time of the night and when I narrated my ordeal to him, he just smiled. He then asked me to come and sleep in his room where he had four other people including himself. I joined them and practically had to sleep on the floor with the only girl who was with them for seven days. I was not bothered that I lost my purse the same day because I needed to achieve my mission no matter the odds,” the actress narrated. Sadly, Esther said she was not paid a dime after playing a minor role in her debut movie. But all that is history now, as the charming actress is constantly smiling to the bank. Since her return to acting, things have been looking good for the actress.

Interestingly, despite the initial challenges, the actress did not give up on her acting career. At the moment, she’s one of the busiest actresses making waves in Nollywood. In recent times, she’s been everywhere, featuring in movies such as “You Are Mine” produced by popular film director and producer, Ugeze .J. Ugeze, “Water the Waters”, “Strange Man” among others.

She said that she was not averse to dating her male colleague in the industry. “I will date an actor because he is a human being just like me. But that would have been possible if there’s no man in my life. Esther, who studied Psychology at Ebonyi State University believes that her craft would pave the way for her in the movie industry, and she’s stopping at nothing to be on top of the game.

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Justin Timberlake’s lawyer talks tough over his arrest for drunk driving

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The legal representative of Justin Timberlake, on Wednesday, broke his silence following the singer’s arrest in the United States.

The ace singer was arrested by the police on Monday night at Sag Harbor, on the eastern end of Long Island, for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI).

Timberlake was arraigned on Tuesday and charged with one count of driving while intoxicated along with citations for failure to keep right and failure to stop at a stop sign.

He was, however, released without bail on Tuesday after being formally charged. He is scheduled to appear virtually in court on July 26.

According to TMZ, Edward Burke Jr, Timberlake’s lawyer, vowed that he would “vigorously” defend him against the allegations.

Burke added that he wants to see what prosecutors have on his client.

“[We] look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations. He will have a lot to say at the appropriate time,” he said.

“He is currently awaiting full discovery from the DA’s office.”

Timberlake is on a tour to promote his latest album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was’.

The ‘Forget Tomorrow World Tour’ is scheduled to play host to Chicago’s United Center on June 21 and June 22, before heading to New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 25 and June 26.

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Saida Boj finally apologizes to Nigerians for over N20 million claims from men (Video)

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Controversial social media influencer Sarah Idaji Ojone, popularly known as Saida Boj, has issued a public apology to Nigerians, addressing the controversial claims involving over getting N20 million from various men.

The influencer took to her Instagram page to express her remorse and clarify the situation, stating that she did not mean to miseducate people with her claims.

Saida Boj became viral online after revealing that she can sleep with any man who gives her N20 million weekly during Wazobia Nedu’s podcast ‘The Hunch Podcast’.

However, she acknowledged her mistakes and stated that she regretted her actions. In her words, “Good morning guys, I just came to say I’m sorry for the late podcast. Initially, I did not want to apologize because I did not do anything wrong. You guys should not get me wrong, I did not mean to say N20 million, but if you have camera all over your face, you won’t know when you will say some things”.

“It was suppose to come out from my mouth, I am here to apologize to the men, women, boys, girls. I am so sorry for the. Actually, I be wan say N19.8 million. N29 million for what, shey na me give am money to keep for me. I wanted to say N19.8 million, I am not that wicked”.

Watch the video below:

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‘I’m flyest man on earth’ — Wizkid brags

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Wizkid, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has bragged about being the “flyest man on earth”.

Flyest refers to a person of great importance who knows how to handle money and is assertive in all aspects.

The ‘Superstar’ hitmaker boasted about his personality on Wednesday via his Instagram story.

“Flyest nigga on earth,” he wrote, without providing context to back his braggadocio.

The post was shared a few hours after the singer and Jada Pollock, his manager and baby mama, appeared at the Paris Fashion Week.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

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