Nigerian Ghetto singer from Ajegunle, Friday Igwe is popularly known as Baba Fryo has come out to plead to Nigerians to save him from the depression he is battling.
A 58-year-old blind lawyer identified as Geoffrey Asadu has shown that disability is indeed not inability; not even visual impairment could stop this determined man from becoming one of the topnotch lawyers.
Physically-challenged Geoffrey Asadu went through all the difficult circumstances to become who he is now.
He aspired to become a lawyer with a clean record of not losing any case, and that’s what he has been doing for over two decades.
Geoffrey is reported to have told The Sun, that he was six when he suddenly went blind. He had a headache that lasted for about three days before he was rushed to the hospital, and that was the beginning of his blindness.
“As the headache continued, I was taken to Akulue Hospital, Nsukka, where I was administered with one drug by one medical doctor, who owned the hospital. I was given an injection by the doctor for three days.
“On the third morning, I was supposed to go to the hospital but I was surprised to discover that I couldn’t see. I became totally and automatically blind. I got up that morning but couldn’t see. I groped and started shouting that I wasn’t seeing again,” Geoffrey Asadu said.
All efforts by family members to ensure he regained his sight including visiting other hospitals proved abortive.
“We even went as far as Kano state but all to no avail. My sight couldn’t come back, till today. My father did everything he could to make me see again but it was no longer possible,” he added.
After every effort failed, Asadu decided to accept his condition in good faith but not to give up on his dreams. He pursued his law education and became a certified lawyer despite the visual impairment.
He said: “I have not lost any case in court since I started practising more than 25 years now. I am feeling so much fulfilled. I don’t think there is anything I could have achieved better or more if I was not blind.”
Geoffrey Asadu is married with seven children, two of whom are now graduates.
He urged fellow physically-challenged people not to see their condition as an excuse to degrade themselves but to aim high and pursue their dreams.
“It is not a certificate for them to start begging on the streets and other undignified activities. Let them look into themselves and see what they can do for themselves. They should start a small business or any craft, rather than begging.” Asadu advised.
He called on the governments of various countries to prioritize the welfare of physically challenged persons in their various jurisdictions to enable them to contribute their quota to the development of the society.
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Nollywood: We’ll Opt-Out Of AGN If Abbo’s Appointment Is Terminated – Northern Actors Threatens
Northern region Nollywood actors have reacted to the call by other actors of the same industry calling for the termination of the appointment of Adamawa senator, Senator Elisha Abbo as a patron of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Reports say that several members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria have come out to denounce the appointment Senator Elisha Abbo as AGN patron.
Reacting to the rejection of the senator, Northern actors threatened that they will opt-out of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) should the appointment be terminated.
Speaking on Abbo’s appointment, the Chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the AGN, Jimi Lot noted that the lawmaker bagged the appointment due to his philanthropic acts.
Jimi while speaking in a chat with newsmen said that the senator should not be deprived of his appointment because of his previous case of which he has tendered his apology.
He said; “Even Jesus forgives so why wouldn’t Nigerians accept Senator Abbo’s apologies and forgive him over the assault.
“The guild is not going to withdraw the appointment. We the northern actors will not agree on this and will not take this if the guild tries to do otherwise.”
“If they attempt to do that, we are going to secede. The northern actors will break up from the guild and form our own in the North since our choice cannot be respected,” he said.
Adamawa Times recalls the Senator is standing trial after a viral video of him beating a nursing mother in an Abuja sex toy shop emerged on the internet last year.
Kannywood: Why I chose a dog as main actor for my new film – Zaharadden
Kannywood’s Zaharadden Sani, popularly called Kannywood Macho Man, has told PREMIUM TIMES that for the first time Kannywood will see a film that will feature a dog as the lead actor.
PREMIUM TIMES: Why did you choose a dog as a lead actor in your film?
Sani: I always wanted to do something different in everything I do. If you remember, I was the one who did the first movie depicting Boko Haram atrocities (Abu Hassan). This time around, I am coming with another one, I am going to use a dog as a lead actor in my new film, titled (Haduwar Hanya).
PT: People will want to know how you intend to use the dog as a supporting actor that will act beside you in the film.
Sani: I have been planning for this for years. I watched movies like that but I know it is CGI. I want mine to be real and in Hausa. I bought the dog from Spain years ago. It cost me thousands of dollars.
I brought it home and started training it for this film. I taught the dog Hausa, I can talk to him and he will respond, I can send and all.
PT: Why didn’t you choose a human, is it that you don’t want to pay?
Sani: Not at all. My film (Haduwar Hanya) will feature the best of the best in Kannywood. King Ali Nuhu will feature, Rahama Sadau, Nafeesat Abdullahi, Usman Uzee and many others. These are big actors and great minds in the movie Industry.
PT: What is the film about?
Sani: The film is going to look around the current trend of how people take advantage of others in the name of lovers, and expose their secret encounters. In my film, I will expose some of the things people should watch out for. I will stop here.
It will be a mind-blowing movie and one of its kind in the industry.
PT: When are we likely to see the movie?
Sani: We are at the recording stage now. I will invite you to one of our locations to see how my dog runs things. Once I am done, you will tell the world.
PT: Okay. Do you have a message for your fans?
Sani: I always love my fans and want them to be proud of me. I think beyond the normal love-love romantic films but films that we can boast of coming from Kannywood. This film is a classic one.
PT: We want to see how your dog will thrill your fans.
Sani: Sure the dog will.