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Yinka Quadri’s Wife, Nike Speaks On What Sustained Her Marriage After Converting To Islam

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Adenike Quadri is the beautiful wife of veteran actor, Alhaji Yinka Quadri and they have been married for 30 years now and blessed with four children, Muyiwa, Yewande, Olajuwon and Folarin Quadri. They are also blessed with grandchildren.

As a Muslim and a top theatre practitioner with women always hanging around him, many people expected the veteran actor to be married to more than one wife.

“I am with one wife; we have been together since 1985. But before we got married, I already had a child from someone else. I had a normal wedding ceremony with the woman, but along the line, we discovered we were not compatible. We would stay together in a week, that makes 7 days, we would fight for 5 days and just be friends for 2 days, so we were not compatible and we did that for 5 to 6 years, so our parents decided it was better we went our separate ways. And after she left, I met my wife, Nike in 1985 and we started having kids in 1989 and she is the only woman in my house.” Yinka Quadri once revealed in an interview.

In this interview, Nike Quadri reveals the many secrets that have kept her marriage with Alhaji Yinka Quadri intact for 30years and still counting.

Excerpts.

How did your relationship with him start?

Alliamdulilai, I thank God that I met Yinka Quadri in my journey of life. Like I said, he’s a great man. He was the one who introduced the Islamic religion to me. He made me a Muslim. I was born in a Christian home, but I’ve never had any regret ever since I became a Muslim. If I should rate my husband, I will give him 99%. He doesn’t fight or get angry. I’ve known him for the past 30years, but he has never changed a bit. We have never kept malice for a minute. I understand him to a large extent, which is why I’m reaping the fruit of my good labour in his house today. I’m enjoying the patience and understanding I used in co-operating with him and running the family.

How did you meet 35 years ago?

When I finished my school certificate programme in 1983, I went to a catering school for a diploma for 2 years. After my diploma course, I met Yinka Quadri. The first day we met was the same day he said he was going to marry me, but I told him to let us leave everything for God. That God would put us through. Lo and behold! We started the relationship but I never planned to marry him. My plan was just for us to enjoy the friendship and move on. But one thing I will forever appreciate God for is that I made the right choice and agreed to marry him, because I’ve never for one day, regretted our union. I used to tell a late sister of mine that if it’s possible for one to come back to this world again and marry, I will still marry Yinka because he’s a very caring man. He takes care of me, the children and every other responsibility. I owe everything I’ve achieved in this life to God and to him. His nature of job is very powerful, a worldly job for that matter, but we understand each other. I make sure that I love what he loves. He’s a man loved by many and he also loves people around him.

Was he acting before you met him?

Yes, I met him on the job. I really thank God who created me because any woman who wants the progress of her husband, especially those who know the nature of her husband’s work must learn to overlook so many things. I respect my husband a lot and I always overlook so many things because I love his work. I do pray for him every day; even if I go to any prayer session, I always make sure that I give money to Alfas for special prayers for him, that people must love him, that his star will not suddenly fade away.

Was there any difficulty he had in life that is not known to people but to you his wife?

Ever since I knew Alhaji Yinka Quadri, we’ve never faced any difficulty. We’ve never had any serious challenge, why because I pray a lot and he also prays too, and God has always been answering our prayers.

You came from a Christian family, but you married a Muslim family. How did your parents take that?

My husband and I are from the same town. My father was very popular and very wealthy when he was alive, the same thing with my father in law. The two families knew each other very well. So, it was so easy for my father-in-law to succumb and support our union 100% irrespective of our religious differences because he knows my father’s pedigree. Moreover, my family doesn’t discriminate. Though my father was already late then but my mother played a big role in our relationship. She was one of the people who chose my husband for me. She was very happy with my husband and accepted him wholeheartedly. Alhamdulillah, we have been very good friends since then. Like I said, my husband and I never fought for 1minute. You know it’s not easy to keep a woman or live with a woman without misunderstandings, but any moment I want to get angry and my countenance changes my husband knows how to calm me down. Ever since I got married to him, nobody, not even my family has ever interfered in the affairs of my home, and I’m enjoying it and I will enjoy it for the rest of my life.

Tell us about your life as a celebrity’s wife, how has it been?

Alliamdulilai, I thank God for everything. I’m an easy-going person. Everybody knows me through God and my husband. At times, I do show people that I’m Yinka Quadri’s wife. People also love to associate with me. I do smile when I’m being recognised as his wife. I was a petty trader, but it was Yinka who made me popular, and I became an international woman. I gave birth to my last born overseas and my children are there as we speak. I pray to God to always protect my husband for me. I will also like to advise every woman out there especially celebrities’ wives, patience and endurance are the keywords. Let us learn how to overlook some things in order to keep our home. We need no one to tell us that the work of our husbands exposes them to so many things, so we need wisdom to keep our home.

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Popular Mount Zion Film Actor In The 90s Evang. Israel Ore- Adewole is Dying, Needs Help

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Veteran actor of the popular Mount Zion Films, Evangelist Israel Ore- Adewole earnestly requests financial assistance from Nigerians and government at all levels. In the 90s, Ore- Adewole was so prominent in the Mike and Gloria Bamiloye led Mount Zion Faith drama Ministries as he featured in many of its popular home movies like Agbara Nla (Ultimate Power), Ayamatanga, Ide Esu, Captive of the Mighty, One Careless Night, Just A Little Sin, Apoti Eri and Blood On The Altar among others.

Unfortunately, Evangelist Israel Ore -Adewole urgently needs Nigerians help as the prolific Thespian and Film Producer’s health was challenged in 2015when he was diagnosed with Retrosternal Goiter in a London hospital when he was there to shoot a movie.

Alas, his vocal cord was damaged during the corrective surgery to remove the goiter. Consequently, he needs $60,000 (Sixty Thousand US dollars), about 22 million naira to fund another corrective surgery at Cleveland Hospital, Ohio, USA.

His account details are: Account Name: Ore-Adewole Israel Account Number: 0042002161 Bank: Access Bank Domiciliary Dollar Account Name: Great Light Film Productions Account Number: 2082002326 Bank: Eco Bank For further enquiries, please contact: 08037285467 Please no amount is too small to #get Israel Ore-Adewole back to action#.

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Soundcity MVP Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Naira Marley, Davido Win Big As Wizkid Loses Out

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Burna Boy, Davido , Rema and Naira Marley on Saturday took home awards at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards

The award ceremony held at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos Nigeria, hosted by South Africa’s finest media personality Bonang Matheba.

Artistes like Joeboy, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz performed their hit songs as they thrilled the audience.

Some of the winners of the night included Burna Boy, Prince Kaybee, Rema, Naira Marley, Joeboy, Fireboy, Davido etc.

However, Wizkid despite being nominated for Best Male MVP, Digital artists of the year was not given any awards.

See the full list of 2020 Soundcity MVP Award Festival winners below:

Best New MVP
FireBoy DML (NG)
JoeBoy (NG)
Marioo (TZ)
Rema (NG) – Winner
Simmy (SA)
Wendy Shay (GH)

Best Collaboration
Blow My Mind – Davido [NG]
Daz How Star Do – Skibii [NG]
Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith [GH]
Killin Dem – Burna Boy [NG]
Inama – Diamond PlatNumz [TZ]

Best Pop
Innos B [CG]
Nandy [TZ]
JoeBoy [NG] – Winner
Otile Brown [KE]
Kizz Daniel [NG]
Teni [NG]
Mayorkun [NG]
Rayvanny [TZ]
Naira Marley [NG]

Best Hip Hop
BlaqBonez (NG)
Falz (NG)
KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner
Kwesta (SA)
Medikal (GH)
Shinski (KE)
Sarkodie (GH)
Reminisce (NG)
Ricky Rick (SA)
Zakwe (SA)

Best Duo
Black Motion (SA)
Blaq diamond (SA)
DopeNation (GH) – Winner
Ethic (KE)
Show Dem Camp (NG)
Toofan (TG)

African Producer of the Year
Cracker (NG)
Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jay Synth (NG)
Kel P (NG)
MOG (GH)
Ozedikus (NG)
Pheelz (NG)
Rexxie (NG) – Winner
S2Kizzy (TZ)

Best Female MVP
Betty G (ETH)
Daphne (CMR)
Nandy (TZ)
Sho Madjozi (SA)
Teni (NG) – Winner
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
King Promise (GH)
Sjava (SA)
Wizkid (NG)
Zlatan (NG)

African DJ of the Year
DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)
DJ Kaywise (NG)
DJ Neptune (NG)
DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner
DJ Vyrusky (GH)
DJ Zinhle (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Year
Cassper Nyovest [SA]
Davido [NG] – Winner
Diamond Platnumz [TZ]
Kizz Daniel [NG]
Mr Eazi [NG]
Yemi Alade [NG]
Wizkid [NG]

Listeners’ Choice
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)
Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)
Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)
Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)
Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG)

Viewers’ Choice
49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)
Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG)
Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)
My Level – Shatta Wale (GH)
On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Video of the Year
49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner
Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)
Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)
Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)
Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Song of the Year
Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)
Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Malwhede – King Monada (SA)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Case – Teni (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

African Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Shatta Wale (GH)
ShoMadjozi (SA)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Excellence in Philanthropy: DJ Cuppy – Winner

Excellence in Sports: Anthony Joshua – Winner

Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence: Bright Jaja – Winner

Community and Socio-Political Development: Adebola Williams & Jude Jideonwo – Winner

Excellence in Music: Innocent Idibia (2Baba) – Winner

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‘I wish I knew how to relate with death’ — Kunle Afolayan mourns Alabi Yellow

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Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian movie star and film producer, has joined other celebrities to mourn the death of Samuel Akinpelu, veteran actor better known as Alabi Yellow.

The veteran actor reportedly passed away at his home in Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Sunday.

His death came months after he was diagnosed with stroke following the demise of his wife.

Esther Ajayi, a philanthropist better known as Iya Adura, was said to have placed the actor on N10 million lifeline in April, to aid his recovery.

His death has, however, drawn tributes from several celebrities, with many commending him for his various roles in the development of Yoruba movies.

Joining others to mourn the veteran actor, Afolayan took to his social media page to pen an emotional tribute, saying he had always wanted to feature alongside him in movies.

“I just wish I knew how to relate with death and human demise but the honest truth is that, I don’t,” he wrote on his Instagram page.

“I have always wanted to work with the veteran Alabi Yellow since TK and I discussed having him in a film titled ‘Dog on a lion’s trail’ over 15 years ago.

“However, the project didn’t take off for some reason. Reconnecting and working with the veterans in the industry is something I am passionate about, hence my featuring the likes of Papalolo, Baba Eda, Baba Gebu, Aderupoko and the late Alabi Yellow in Mokalik. I believe his sojourn in life has fully fulfilled the essence of why he was created.

“On behalf of the entire Golden Effects team, we hope the Almighty grants his entire family the grace and fortitude to bear this huge loss. Ki Olorun fi orun ke won. Ase.”

Alabi Yellow had a remarkable career in the country’s film industry before his death, featuring in several movies. He was also the author of ‘A ba Oko Ku’.

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