Popular social media comedian, actor and activist, Debo Adedayo, aka Mr Macaroni, has revealed in a recent interview that his activism comes at a cost. According to him, he lost a gig/deal after he was arrested for protesting at the Lekki tollgate earlier in the year. He revealed that the brand he was supposed to work with at the time cancelled a deal they had with him for protesting.
Mr Macaroni revealed this while speaking to Sunday Scoop, “On the day I was arrested at Lekki tollgate, I was supposed to have a shoot for a big brand. But, when they saw that I was arrested, they called my manager immediately and cancelled our deal. They said that they did not want to be associated with me at that time, so it wouldn’t seem like they were part of those fighting government. However, that is their fault, not mine. If they had done their research on me, they would have known that my love for humanity comes before any other thing. That is my priority. As a matter of fact, I believe that God has given me my platform to be able to use it to speak for myself and others. That is what I stand.”
The actor also stated that he usually turned down roles that were similar to the ‘sugar daddy’ role he plays in his skits. He said, “The beauty of being a thespian is that I am able to bring any character to life. Even now, when I am called to feature in a project, I am quick to turn down roles that toe the line of ‘freaky freaky daddy.’ I am working on a project now, ‘Professor Hard Life’, because I want people to see me in another character.”
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He also maintained that he is a well-trained actor who knows his onions. “I am a graduate of Theatre Arts and I was trained by the very best— Professor Ahmed Yerima, who is the former Director-General of National Theatre. The content we create is part of acting. It is also important to note that I had been acting professionally before I started churning out social media content. I am working on a lot of projects, so my fans should watch out,” he said.Mr Macaroni also stated that he intentionally featured many people in his skits. He said, “It is very intentional because I have grown to understand that theatre is communal. I am a big fan of bringing people in. By God’s grace, I have a platform and it is important I know what I am using that platform to do, such as developing others. It is a very big space and a lot of people can key into it.”
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Happy birthday to this dynamite – Linda Ikeji writes as she celebrates her birthday
Blogger, Kinda Ikeji is 41.
The celebrity blogger clocks a new age today, September 19.
Linda took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to herself,
“Happy birthday to this dynamite
I am alive. I am healthy. I am happy. I have conquered. God has been so good to me. I am grateful!
Was trying to be a little sexy for my birthday, hope I succeeded!
Thak you all so much for all you well wishes. Kisses!”.
See her birthday photos below,
Mercy Macjoe gets her own Hollywood Walk of Fame
Congratulations are in order for Nollywood actress, Mercy Macjoe as she gets her own Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The actress now has a customised star at the HF in Hollywood, California, USA.
The actress made this known on her Instagram as she shared photos and video from the moment she saw her star.
This is a big achievement for the actress.
Nobody on Earth needs an iPhone 13 – Reno Omokri
Reno Omokri is of the opinion that an iPhone 13 is not needed.
According to him, it is only a status symbol which can rob people off their real treasure when pressured into.
The advocate listed out several reasons why he believes nobody should aim at getting it.
“Noboy on Earth needs an iPhone 13. Absolutely no one. An iPhone 13 is a status symbol. Don’t let peer pressure rob you off your real treasure. If your old phone works, use it.you don’t need a new phone. You need a new investment. Invest. Don’t impress!
Below are 10 Things You Can Invest in Instead of an iPhone 13:
A plot of land in a low cost area 40 bags of rice at a rural area to sell at a profit in an urban area. Trade in forex Buy 3 Microsoft shares Rent a one bedroom and use it for Airbnb Buy treasury binds Start a POS business Join lending club and earn money lending money to people who are guaranteed to repay Invest in a course and learn an income generating skill”.