Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Chelsea set trump Arsenal and Man Utd for Julian Draxler by offering Kevin De Bruyne

CHELSEA are hoping to make a huge breakthrough in the race to sign Arsenal and Manchester United target Julian Draxler by offering winger Kevin De Bruyne as part of a mega transfer deal.

Chelsea, CFC, Chelsea news, Chelsea transfer news, Chelsea team news, Chelsea transfers, Blues, The Shed, Julian Draxler, Arsenal, AFC, Arsenal news, Arsenal transfer news, Manchester United, Man Utd, Man Utd news, Man Utd transfer news, Man Utd transfersChelsea are set to launch a mega bid to secure the signing of German star Julian Draxler [GETTY]
Draxler, 20, has been attracting interest from a host of top European clubs after breaking through into the Schalke first-team in 2011 helping his side qualify for the Champions League last season.
However the attacking midfielder is growing increasingly frustrated by being played out of position by manager Jens Keller and voiced his concerns earlier this week.
According to reports in Germany, Chelsea are seeking to end Draxler's frustrations by offering out-of-favour winger De Bruyne as part of a deal to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea, CFC, Chelsea news, Chelsea transfer news, Chelsea team news, Chelsea transfers, Blues, The Shed, Julian Draxler, Arsenal, AFC, Arsenal news, Arsenal transfer news, Manchester United, Man Utd, Man Utd news, Man Utd transfer news, Man Utd transfersDraxler impressed against Chelsea in the Champions League this season for current club Schalke [GETTY]
“If you want to achieve the big goals, which every world class player has, you have to play at the biggest clubs”
Julian Draxler
Draxler, who has four-years left on his current contract, has a £40m buy-out clause inserted into that deal and Schalke are expected to still command a large fee to allow their young star to leave.
Arsenal and United have also expressed an interest in the German international, who made it clear earlier this year that his goal was to play for the biggest clubs in the world.
He said: "I’m telling you honestly that my dream is to play for one of the big clubs at some point.
"If you want to achieve the big goals, which every world class player has, you have to play at the biggest clubs.

TEAM NEWS: Eriksen and Rose back for Spurs, Adebayor left out ahead of Anzhi test

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN returns for Tottenham for tomorrow night's final Europa League group match against Anzhi Makhachkala at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham, Tottenham news, Tottenham Hotspur, THFC, Tottenham transfer news, Tottenham team news, Spurs, Spurs news, Spurs team news, Spurs transfer news, Spurs transfers, Christian Eriksen, Eriksen, Christian Eriksen is expected to return to Tottenham for their Europa League clash Anzhi Makhachkala [GETTY]
The Spurs playmaker has been out with an ankle injury picked up last month on international duty with Denmark, but returns for the match against Anzhi. 
Full-back Danny Rose is also available after overcoming a toe injury, however centre-backs Vlad Chiriches (knee), Younes Kaboul (quad) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle) are all out.
Emmanuel Adebayor has been left out of the squad despite being fit, with manager Andre Villas-Boas expected to give youth team players Shaquile Coulthirst, Ryan Fredericks and Laste Dombaxe a run out against the Russian side.
Spurs will look to end their group stage with a perfect record having already guaranteed top spot in Group K with five wins from five.
Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Friedel, Gomes, Walker, Fredericks, Rose, Naughton, Dawson, Fryers, Sandro, Capoue, Dembele, Paulinho, Lamela, Lennon, Eriksen, Dombaxe, Townsend, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Holtby, Kane, Defoe, Soldado, Coulthirst.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish lifts lid on what it's like to manage Luis Suarez

KENNY DALGLISH spent £23m on bringing Luis Suarez to Liverpool. It was to prove a master-stroke.

Luis SuarezKenny Dalglish shares an embrace with Luis Suarez [GETTY]
Suarez, wearing the same No.7 shirt that legendary Dalglish made his own at Anfield, is now regarded as one of the best players on the planet.
On the same day as Suarez was unveiled on Merseyside, so was Andy Carroll. He cost £12m more than the Uruguayan - but flopped.
Carroll found the net 11 times for the Reds at a cost of more than £3m a goal.
Luis Suarez, Kenny Daglish, Andy CarrollKenny Dalglish signed Luis Suarez back in 2011 [GETTY]
Suarez, meanwhile, has 65 - and a stunning 14 Premier League goals already in a season where he missed the first six games through suspension.
The star striker's brilliance couldn't keep Dalglish in his job and he sacked in May 2012.
But now he's back at Anfield as a director and is loving watching the man he splashed the cash on.
Dalglish said: "Luis has been fantastic. He's a great entertainer and he's a humble guy.
"He's somebody that really enjoys working in training, he is never a problem in training. And he's fantastic on the pitch.
"It's a real joy to see him play sometimes. The goals he has scored have been hugely influential on the position that Liverpool are holding in the league at the moment."
Luis SuarezSuarez has netted 14 Premier League goals this season [PA]
While Scotland were missing from the World Cup draw last week, Dalglish was watching on with interest as Uruguay were paired with England.
Italy and Costa Rica make up the group of death and Dalglish said: "I would have thought that when the World Cup draw was made, there were a few English defenders thinking 'Oh no, I've got to play him again - it's bad enough twice during the season.'
"You couldn't write the script."

Mourinho claims Ashley Cole's future is at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea boss Jose 

CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he sees Ashley Cole's future at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.
Cole, Chelsea, CFCAshley Cole given boost in bid to remain at Chelsea [GETTY]
Cole's position at left-back has been taken over by Cesar Azpilicueta in recent weeks, which has led to speculation that the England international could leave in the summer.
But Mourinho has given the 32-year-old hope ahead of Chelsea's Champions League clash with Steaua Bucharest, where Cole is set to make his first start in eight matches, claiming he is still very much part of the Blues' future.
"The club politics, and these are correct politics I have to say if you analyse it by the club's perspective, is not to give long-term contracts to players over 30/31 years old," Mourinho said.
"But these players, Ashley, John and Lampard, Petr Cech, all these guys are very positive guys in the club even if they are not playing match after match, like for example Ashley Cole isn't.
England, ColeLeighton Baines could replace Cole in the England back four [GETTY]
"But they are very, very important, our club is a fair club, it is a club that understands what the players give to the club and what they have to give.
"Normally by the lesser part of the season they have to renew their contract and to stay for one more season I think that's the logical evolution of the situation.
"In the same way the club trusts them and I think they trust the club. Everybody is calm and nobody is speaking about it every day because we think the situation will be a no problem situation."

'Some sort of fairy tale' soldier in shock after receiving UK's first mind-controlled arm

A SOLIDER whose arm was blown off in Afghanistan has become the first person in the UK to receive a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.

Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, Afghanistan, Lost arm, Miracle, Ministry of Defence, RPG, Arm, Bionic,Defence Minister Anna SoubryINCREDIBLE: Corporal Andrew Garthwaite lost his arm in Afghanistan but has learned how to operate his bionic arm [PA]
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, 26, lost his arm when a rocket propelled grenade exploded during an operation in Helmand, Afghanistan, in 2010.
But now he has benefited from a revolutionary form of surgery which involved the rewiring of his nerve system.
Cpl Garthwaite, from South Shields, said: "When I first got told about the operation I thought it was some sort of fairy tale, that someone was taking the mickey.
"But here I am today with this arm that is fitted and works off my mind. It's unbelievable."
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, Afghanistan, Lost arm, Miracle, Ministry of Defence, RPG, Arm, Bionic,Defence Minister Anna SoubryRARE: Only two centres in the world are able to perform the operation to instal the bionic arm [PA]
“When I first got told about the operation I thought it was some sort of fairy tale, that someone was taking the mickey”
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite
Defence Minister Anna Soubry, who met with the soldier today, added: "It is the stuff of almost science fiction coming to reality."
Cpl Garthwaite is the first person in the country to undergo the procedure known as Targeted Muscle Reinnervation.
The amazing operation involves rewiring the patient's nerve system so that nerves which originally controlled the person's arm and hand were redirected to his chest muscles.
The procedure is so new and complex there are currently only two centres in the world which are able to carry out this type of surgery - one in Chicago and the other in Vienna.
Cpl Garthwaite's operation was carried out in Vienna in 2011 at a cost of £60,000, paid for by the Ministry of Defence.
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, Afghanistan, Lost arm, Miracle, Ministry of Defence, RPG, Arm, Bionic,Defence Minister Anna SoubryRPG: Cpl Andrew Garthwaite had his arm blown off by a rocket propelled grenade in Afghanistan [PA/GETTY]
The war veteran has spent 18 months learning how to operate his new arm with his mind by focusing his thoughts.
Today he demonstrated his ability to carry out every day tasks such as potting a plant and making a jam sandwich.
"It has been a really long journey, enjoyable in some places but frustrating in others," he said.
"I'm just glad it's coming to an end on Friday.
"I'm going to have a nice Christmas with the family and my wife. I'd like to go in to TV presenting in the future. Whatever doors open, I'm looking forward to what is out there."
The 26-year-old was praised by one of the men responsible for his rehabilitation.
Tim Jones, a rehabilitation consultant at Headley Court who treated Cpl Garthwaite, said: "He's shown incredible resilience to get to today. You have to rewrite your whole brain.
"There is no reason why this shouldn't be allowed on the NHS too."

British woman to sue New York City for £16.7million after losing leg in cab crash

A BRITISH tourist is set to file a $27.5 million (£16.7 million) damages claim against New York City after she lost part of her leg when a taxi swerved off the road.

Sian Green, forced, amputatedAMPUTEE: Sian Green was forced to have part of her leg amputated [INSTAGRAM]
The lawyer of Sian Green, 24, has claimed the reckless cabbie should not have even been on the road.
In the claim notice, Ms Green's lawyer Dan Marchese has argued the taxi driver had seven points on his license at the time and should have been automatically suspended.
Marchese wrote in the notice. “The Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) should have suspended his license BEFORE the time of the accident.
He added: “Admittedly, due to a ‘computer glitch,’ TLC failed to ensure pedestrian safety, and specifically [Green’s] safety and well-being.”
Sian Green, leg, pavementPAVEMENT: The car mounted the pavement and severed Ms Green's leg [REUTERS]
“The Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) should have suspended his license BEFORE the time of the accident.”
Dan Marchese, Ms Green's lawyer
It is believed Ms Green was hit by the taxi when driver Mohammed Faysal Himon swerved on to the pavement when trying to avoid hitting a bicycle outside the Rockefeller Center in August.
One bystander described the "terrible scene" saying Ms Green was conscious but "wished she would have passed out".
Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz and bystander David Justino helped the poor woman as she lay helpess on the floor.
Ms Green said “I’ve learnt that there’s good people in this world, very good people in this world that I can’t thank enough.
“They saved my life. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be sitting here right now telling this story.”

She was later taken to hospital but surgeons were forced to amputate the lower part of her left leg.
Rockafeller Center, incidentBUSY: A crowd had gathered after the incident outside the Rockefeller Center [PA]
The driver's suspension would have lasted for 30 days and the TLC revealed the "glitch" allowed thousands of cabbies to remain on the roads at the time.
In November, Ms Green was "incredibly dismayed" to learn that Himon would not be facing criminal charges.
The Green family blasted the decision and a spokeswoman for the city Law Department has since said the agency “will review the claim.”

'I smuggled cocaine on planes': Demi Lovato couldn't go 30 minutes without drugs

MERE hours after reports surfaced that former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is to be charged with a drug offence, X Factor USA's Demi Lovato has spoken of her drug addiction.

Demi Lovato cocaine, Demi Lovato drugs, X Factor USAIN RECOVERY: Demi Lovato couldn't last half an hour without cocaine [WENN / EMPICS]
The former Disney princess confessed she could barely go half an hour without snorting cocaine, and even smuggled the class-A drug onto planes.
During a candid interview – to coincide with the release of autobiography Staying Strong: 365 days a Year – the 21-year-old said her dependency was fuelled by her ability to manipulate people.
Demi explained: "I couldn’t go without 30 minutes without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes.
"I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep, and I would do it right there or I’d sneak to the bathroom and do it.

Xbox One sells more than 2million consoles in less than a month

NEW Microsoft console flies off the shelves across the globe with huge sales in the run-up to Christmas

Xbox One Sales, Xbox One, Xbox MicrosoftHOT PROPERTY: The Xbox One has sold over two million units [PH]
The Xbox One went on sale just a couple of weeks ago and has already shifted a staggering 2million units.
With the world going console crazy, Xbox One sales have been averaging more than 100,000 per day.
Millions of fans around the world who have purchased the Xbox One have been hooked with the all-in-one games and entertainment system.
Users have spent more than 83million hours on games, TV and apps on the Xbox One since the system launched on November 22.
Xbox One salesFANS: Gamers grab their consoles at the Xbox One launch [PH]
“Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong”
John Love, director of video games at Amazon
Sadly, most of the major retailers have run out of these sought-after consoles and you might struggle to get your hands on one before Christmas.
John Love, director of video games at Amazon, said: “Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong.
"At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1,000 units per minute on"
Will such strong sales it looks like it'll be a very happy Christmas indeed at Microsoft.

Andy Murray is biggest favourite in BBC Sports Personality of the Year history

WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray is on course to be one of the most popular winners in BBC Sports Personality of the Year history.

Sports Personality of the Year, Andy Murray, BBC, Wimbledon, Winner, Favourite, Odds, Bookies, Second, Runner-up, Tennis, Sport, Sue BarkerOVERWHELMING: There has not been such a clear favourite for Sports Personality of the Year for some time [GETTY]
The Scot, who ended Britain's 77-year wait for a mens singles champion at SW19 last July, is a priced at a staggering 1/50 to win the coveted prize on Sunday night.
Bookmakers William Hill are so confident that the two-time Major winner will win the award that they are offering odds of 1/2 that Murray will be the first winner in at least five years to receive over 50 per cent of the vote.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "The fact that Andy is not going to be there on the night will make no difference as we finally have a British Wimbledon winner.
“It is not a question of will Andy win the Sports Personality but by how far will he win it by”
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams
"It is not a question of will Andy win the Sports Personality but by how far will he win it by."
Due to Murray being the overwhelming favourite the real competition looks set to be over the battle for second place behind the tennis ace.
Double Olympic and World Champion Mo Farah is the current favourite at 11/10 with champion jockey AP McCoy priced at 7/4.
Amazingly Tour de France champion Chris Froome is priced a 7/2 while if you think Americas Cup hero Sir Ben Ainslie will finish second you can get odds of 14/1.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year is one of the biggest nights in British TV with the great and good of sport and entertainment heading to Leeds this weekend for the live show.

Chelsy Davy 'drove him nuts' with calls

Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend 

PRINCE HARRY was being bombarded by calls and texts from "needy" ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy while the royal was at Sandhurst, the court heard.
Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry, hacking trialEX-LOVERS: A court heard how Chelsy was driving Harry nuts with her calls and texts [GETTY]
In claims heard at the phone-hacking trial of ex-News of the World staff, journalists said on-off lover Miss Davy was "driving him nuts"by "blitzing him with calls and texts" when training at the military base.
Royal Editor of the newspaper at the time, Clive Goodman, emailed Editor Andy Coulson in August 2005 saying how the royal should have been concentrating on his training but was being bombarded with contact from Miss Davy.
The email read to the court said: "Chelsy is driving Harry nuts, she won't leave Harry alone.
"He's not allowed to use his mobile at Sandhurst until he's off duty but she's blitzing him with dozens of calls and texts when he should be concentrating on his training.
"Family likes her well enough but they're worried that she's incredibly needy just at the time when Harry needs to be concentrating on himself."

Goodman, who was convicted of hacking-related offences in 2007, said in the email she had tried to ring his mobile 60 times in a month.
It read: "We've been having a very quiet look at this independently and it works out in just over one month she's put in nearly 60 calls to his mobile.
"That's on top of texts, Harry can only field these after he's finished his training duties sometimes after 10pm."
The final sentence of the email read: "He keeps the phone on, but on silent – it buzzes and vibrates so frequently with new M [sic]."
Harry, blitzing, SandhurstEX: Chelsea is claimed to have been "blizting" Harry when at Sandhurst [GETTY]
“Chelsy is driving Harry nuts, she won't leave Harry alone.”
An email from Clive Goodman
Goodman, from Addlestone, Surrey and Coulson, 45, from Charing, Kent, face two allegations of working together to commit misconduct in public office.
Earlier in the trial, the jury heard how the newspaper had allegedly hacked phones to get stories about the Royals.
The prosecution alleged that information from a story titled "Harry's aide helps out on Sandhurst exams" was discovered in a voicemail illegally accessed by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
Goodman claimed Mulcaire, known in an email as "Matey", was a useful source for getting royal stories.
In another email to Coulson, he wrote: "This contact has become increasingly productive in recent weeks, especially since William started at Sandhurst.
"We are the only paper getting any information out of there at all about his movements and Kate's."
In reply, all Coulson says is: "I'm sorry he has to go."
Mulcaire has already pleaded guilty phone-hacking related charges.
Four people, including Coulson have also been charged with conspiring to hack phones.
Former News Of The World editor Rebekah Brooks, News Editor Ian Edmondsen and Managing Editor Stuart Kuttner are also accused.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Nelson Mandela

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Most people knew Nelson Mandela as the first black president of South Africa, a man who became a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement, and one who gave up nearly 30 years of his life in prison. He remains a hero to South Africans as well as to the international community, and will continually represent the struggle for freedom. But it’s easy to forget that even legends are human. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Nelson Mandela.

Mandela in prison Jurgen Schadeberg
Mandela in prison
Jurgen Schadeberg
1. Mandela’s tribal nickname is “Rolihlahla,” meaning “Troublemaker.”
Other accounts translate Rolihlalhla to mean “to pull a branch from a tree,” which, of course, is something only a troublemaker would do. It was his teacher, Miss Mdingane, who gave him the English name “Nelson,” much to the relief of journalists everywhere when he became famous.

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A young Mandela
2. Mandela was expelled from university after less than a year.
After finishing boarding school, Mandela headed to Fort Hare Missionary College. Less than 12 months later, he was expelled from college for helping to organize a strike against the white colonial rule of the institution. One might call this foreshadowing

Nelson Mandela the day after he was released from prison in 1990, at the age of 72
Nelson Mandela the day after he was released from prison in 1990, at the age of 72
3. The United Nations decreed his birthday as Mandela Day.
In 2009, the U.N. declared Mandela’s birthday, July 18, as Mandela Day to mark his contribution to world freedom. The holiday calls on individuals to donate 67 minutes to doing something for others, reflecting the 67 years that Mandela had been a part of the anti-apartheid movement.

Qunu, Eastern Cape - the village where Mandela spent much of his childhood CNN
Qunu, Eastern Cape – the village where Mandela spent much of his childhood
4.  Mandela is often referred to as Madiba, his Xhosa clan name
Mandela was a member of the Thembu, a Xhosa clan, and was often referred to by his clan name, Madiba. It is a sign of the incredible diversity of people and languages in South Africa. The country has 11 different official languages.

Mel B blasted for 'misleading' Christmas trip to stay with controversial Rwanda president

EX-SPICE GIRL Mel B has caused a storm by revealing her plans to stay with Rwanda president Paul Kagame over Christmas.

Mel B, Scary Spice, Spice Girls, Paul Kagame, RwandaROW: Human rights group have questioned Mel B's trip to stay with Rwanda president Paul Kagame [WENN/ GETTY]
Human rights groups have questioned the singer's trip to the African country, to stay with its controversial head of state.
They claim star's jaunt could "trivialise" the situation in Rwanda, as well as providing a "misleading message" with regards to Kagame's regime.
Kagame was recently accused of funding rebel groups, claimed to be responsible for rapes and killings in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As a result, the UK government followed other donor countries in suspending aid payments to Rwanda.
Kagame, 56, has also been criticised for shutting down opposition groups since coming to power in 2000.
BIZARRE: Mel B wants to see TIGERS and BEARS in Africa [WENN]
“By giving the impression Rwanda is a simple and straightforward place to visit is a misleading message”
Carina Tertsakian, a senior researcher on Rwanda for Human Rights Watch
Mel B is making the trip to stay with Kagame, having become friendly with his son and daughter in New York.
The America's Got Talent judge told the Mirror: "We’ve got this amazing trip planned and we’re staying with the ­president, Paul Kagame.
“I know his son and daughter because they live in New York and they’re adorable people. They invited us out there.
She added: "I said to the kids do you want to go to Africa and see lions, tigers and bears, or stay at home and watch TV all day? It was a no brainer.”
CLAIM: Kagame has been accused of ruling 'in a very oppressive manner' [PA]
As well as pointing out there are NO tigers or bears in Rwanda, a human rights campaigner urged the 38-year-old to consider concerns about the country's ruler.
"If she goes she should be aware of the complexity of the country," said Carina Tertsakian, a senior researcher on Rwanda for Human Rights Watch.
"It is only just coming out of one of the most dramatic and horrific events in history.
"This sort of thing trivialises the situation, not only with regards to the genocide but also the current situation in Rwanda.
"Kagame should take some credit for leading Rwanda out of the genocide era. But he has since ruled in a very oppressive manner."
She added: "By giving the impression Rwanda is a simple and straightforward place to visit is a misleading message."

BORNO: Boko Haram Abduct 36, Recruit Innocent To Replace Terrorists

Photo: Boko Haram terrorists abduct 36 in Borno
It has been gathered that at least 36 people including motorists and passengers were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists to an unknown destination on their way to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
This is even as the military authorities has said that, the Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to forcefully conscripting young people into their fold following the deadly attacks by troops in the last few days at the Sambisa forest and other camps where members of the sects lost hundreds of their fighters.
Commenting on the situation to the journalists in Maiduguri, Col Muhammadu Dole, Spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army said that the terrorists are now moving around villages and other highways to abduct and forcefully recruit innocent people to replace their falling heroes who were killed by troops.

PHOTO: David Beckham And Wife, Victoria, Get Sexy On The Cover Of Vogue Magazine

Football star David Beckham and his celebrity wife Victoria recently got sensual as they grace the cover of December/January edition of Vogue Paris.

In the magazine itself, the couple also showed off family photos, unseen pictures from of Victoria’s spring 2014 collection and their holiday gift ideas.
The couple who got married in 1999 have four children together

TRUE LOVE: ‘My Husband Proposed To Me In Two Weeks’ – Omoni Oboli (PHOTOS)

They say "when you know, you know", and Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli's beau knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her two weeks into their relationship.

The ‘Figurine’ and ‘Anchor Baby‘ actress talks about her job, her children and of course her marriage in a recent interview;
On how she found her way into acting:
 I was a ‘waka pass’ in my first experience. I played a secretary in one movie and Liz Benson‘s maid in another movie, ‘Shame‘. For me, any role was better than no role. I was too excited to be in the movies to worry about what role I played, and I was protected then by the producers and actors who saw my talent and were all too willing to give me the chance I needed to get ahead in the industry. I remember Opa Williams always making sure that I was okay and that I wasn’t being harassed by anyone. Those early days were just fun and goofing around for me. I was just passionate about being in the movies and when Fidelis Duker gave me the lead role in two of his movies, ‘Not my Will‘ and ‘Destined to Die‘, I was elated. This opened the door for Hilda Dokubo to give me the lead in her own production, ‘Another campus tale‘. I wonder where those movies are now? I would love to have a copy myself.
Her love story:
I met him when I first started acting in Lagos in 1996, but just for about a few minutes. He later found me four years later in my final year and we started dating. He proposed to me two weeks into our relationship and the rest is history. There’s a great love story there somewhere. (Laughs) He must have rocked my world to the point of me saying yes, because I was just 21 years old! Many felt I was too young, but I thank God that their opinion didn’t sway my decision.