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Jamel Debbouze was born 18th June, 1975 in Paris. His family, from Taza, moved back to Morocco the following year. They returned in 1979 and settled in Trappes in 1983, in the Paris region, where Debbouze spent the rest of his childhood. He is the eldest of six siblings: Jamel, Mohamed, Hayat, Karim, Rachid and Nawel Debbouze.

On 17 January 1990, at the train station in Trappes, he was struck by a passing train travelling at 150 km/h. He lost the use of his right arm in the accident, which killed another young man, Jean-Paul Admette, the son of the singer Michel Admette from Reunion. Debbouze was sued by the victim’s family for manslaughter but the case was dismissed for lack of proof. In December 2004, he was going to perform on stage on the French island of Réunion, but Debbouze cancelled, claiming illness, as Michel Admette’s parents had organized a demonstration against his arrival.


In 1995, he was spotted by the bosses of Radio Nova, Jacques Massadian and Jean-François Bizot, who made him famous (Massadian became his manager). He debuted on Radio Nova, with a film review show, Le Cinéma de Jamel and on television around 1996-1997 on cable channel Paris Première, in a TV show co-produced by Radio Nova and the channel. He took Le Cinéma de Jamel to television on Canal+ in 1998. On the same channel, he contributed to another show, H, along with Éric Judor and Ramzy Bedia.


He is a French-Moroccan actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer and director. Best known for his stand-up comedy sketches, he also worked with director Alain Chabat in several films and other notable French humourists such as Florence Foresti, Fred Testot and Gad Elmaleh. He has starred in a number of box-office successes, including Amélie, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Hollywood and HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami. He is the founder of the Canal+ television show Jamel Comedy Club.
He acted in the movies Zonzon (1998), international box-office hit Amélie (2001), domestic hit Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002), and Angel-A (2005, directed by Luc Besson).


In 2006, he acted in the historical movie Days of Glory (which he co-produced), paying tribute to the North-African soldiers who fought for France during the Second World War. For this movie, he got the prize for best male actor at the 59th edition of the Cannes Film Festival with Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila and Bernard Blancan.


In April 2008, Debbouze opened a comedy club, called Le Comedy Club, in Paris aimed at launching newcomers on the stand-up scene.
On 29 March 2008, Debbouze became engaged to French journalist and news anchor Mélissa Theuriau; the two married on 7th May, 2008 and subsequently had two children.
In 2009, Debbouze collaborated with the rap band 113 and Awa Imani for the project Maghreb United of Rim’K’.


On 1 December 2010, Debbouze’s new DVD named Made in Jamel featuring the likes of Gad Elmaleh, Florence Foresti, Élie Semoun, Stromae, Didier Bourdon, Youness Ait Benouissaden, Noureddine Oussayah and Sophie Mounicot was released.
His show, Jamel improvise, debuted in January 2011, before playing every evening’s Tout sur Jamel from 1 to 20 January at the Casino de Paris.
He was the chairman of the 2013 César Awards.
In March 1999, Debbouze started his new show Jamel en Scène. In this show, Debbouze talked about his beginnings, his childhood and show business. The show played at La Cigale and then at the Bataclan in Paris. He went on tour throughout France in 2000. At the end of the year, he returned to Paris with his show at the Olympia for three weeks.


In 2002, Debbouze returned with a new show, 100% Debbouze. For three years this show played in the top Parisian theaters: the Casino de Paris, the Bataclan, Le Zénith, and the Olympia. He then toured France, Morocco, Tunisia, Switzerland, and Belgium. The DVD of the show went on sale in 2004, and sold more than 1 million copies.
In 2006, Debbouze became the presenter of a new program, Jamel Comedy Club, which featured a half-hour of the new generation of French humorists each week. With this troupe, Debbouze went to the Casino de Paris in 2007 for a new show, Le Jamel Comedy Club Envahit le Casino de Paris. This show was very successful, its run was extended and it also played in Canada.

In 2006, Debbouze played one of the most important parts of his career in the film Indigènes (Days of Glory in the United States). The film told the story of four North African soldiers who participate in the liberation of France during World War II. Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila and Roschdy Zem shared the prize for the best male performance at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

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“I Have Been Making Tangible Effort To Support Nigerians” – Anthony Joshua

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Boxing champion ;Anthony Joshua, tells Nigerians the length he is going to see that their voices are heard. Joshua said that he will be sending care packages to Nigerians who have been gravely impacted by the recent protests, and also plans to visit the country after his world title clash against Kubrat Pulev on December 12.


Joshua also said in his tweets: “The situation has escalated, the violence and killings are horrendous. All because of people saying they want to live in peace?
“I pray God opens the gates for the heroes of Nigeria! This was never a trend for me! It’s real life and I want to learn how to make lasting change.
“I’m looking at hospitals to support, along with food and care packages in the time being.”


Anthony Joshua who has Nigerian heritage, shared a video in which he offers aid to hospitals urgently tending to the injured.


“This is a message for my people in Nigeria, even though I’m not there with you in the physical, I’ve been making some tangible effort to support your protest on the ground. I know it’s getting to a stage where things are heating up and tensions are high, but in my prayers at night I’m praying for peace and positivity, cos the people on the ground are trying to be heard for their own benefit and it’s in the benefit of the next generation” he said in the video.


He added that at times, he’s remained silent while learning about issues impacting Nigeria to avoid being misquoted, but that behind the scenes he’s working hard to provide aid and has plans to visit the country soon.
“me myself have had to take time to understand the issues that Nigerians are facing while sometimes I’m silent is because I’ve let my silence can’t be misquoted. “

Talking about what he has been pulling his weight to help Nigerians, Anthony Joshua says distance is not a barrier and he is been pulling his weight to support Nigeria and promises to return to Nigeria as soon as he I’d done competing.


“Me, my family, my close friends have been trying to do some tangible things and organising many camp packages for Nigerians on ground, even now I’m in my training camp in London and we can support you guys from a distance. After competing I’m going to try and make it to Nigeria and meet some my friends and family and meet some of the people trying to make some changes” he said

Anthony Joshua reassures Nigerians that their voices are being heard all over, he also encouraged them to keep pushing because it is for a positive cause.

but for sure from London and far and wide your voices are definitely being heard, so keep on pushing, keep on striving you’ve my support through and through my ears and my eyes are being opened. I understand the issues you guys are facing and for some people who I’m going to do enough and will be enough and some will not be enough but for together we hold hands and push through bad change we will all move forward in a positive direction, so keep on pushing your voices are already heard in my ears and your definitely have my support. God bless”

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Dencia Blasts Nigerian Celebrities For Encouraging Protesters, Without Leading The Protest

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Reprudencia Sonkey, known professionally as Dencia, is raging as the #ENDSARS protest goes south at Lekki toll gate. Dencia however has put all the blame on Nigerian celebrities claiming they all saw it coming and protected themselves, their friends and families.

In her words,” Now all the rich folks and celebrities are tweeting from the comfort of their homes while the people die. All the internet curses, why don’t you have your parents call their friends who have friends who also have friends in places ?”

The Cameroonian-born singer, entrepreneur and fashion designer said those who encouraged the Nigerian youth to go and protest are not good people and they deliberately set the protesters up for failure and that Nigerian celebrities were pre informed about the move by the military men stating scenarios where military men had been deployed and it did not end well.

“No good to anyone who’s encouraging people to go protest and die, y’all really ain’t good. People are already gone thru it.Y’all start things, set them up for failure, y’all were chilling in ur homes on the day things went left cuz u were all informed it was going down. It’s crazy, once the military is deployed, there’s no negotiations, they do that in America, in France etc.”

The artiste adviced young Nigerians to stop being a follower to celebrities who will chicken out when things do not go as planned and turn out right.

“STOP FOLLOWING THESE RICH FOLKS AND CRACK HEAD CELEBRITIES WHO WILL RUN & hide when things goes bad STOP.”

Dencia also called her friends out, implying they are being double standard, and they hide at the back of their keypads encouraging people all from the comfort of their homes.


“The audacity of my friends talking rubbish on the internet, acting like they care from the comfort of their homes. Y’all are piece of trash.”

The singer completed her rage online by dropping bigger nugget saying; “If you can’t be at the forefront fighting, DON”T ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO, NO ONE SHOULD DIE FOR ANYONE OR ANYTHING BUT THEMSELVES….. WHO IS THE LEADER”

Recently, Dencia came for Tiwa Savage who called on Beyonce and her team to help use their platform to amplify the #ENDSARS movement

“You can’t be quiet on this. The country where you got all the creatives for the Black Is King from is on fire. That country is on fire now“, Tiwa Savage had said in the video”

Dencia had replied Tiwa saying; “Lol because the Nigerian government cares about what Beyonce is saying, the police is listening to Beyonce. She spoke & sang against the 1 in America, what changed”

The cameroonian implied that calling on Beyonce would do Nigeria no good, in her reply to Tiwa, she said that Africans always seek validation from people who cannot come to their aid and rescue.
“ Africans we always seeking unnecessary validation from things & people that can’t help. #EndPoliceBrutality”



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Some Of The International Celebrities Who Lent Their Voice To The #ENDSARS Protest

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Many celebrities are using their platform to speak out about the tragedies taking place across Nigeria right now, as SARS (the Special Anti Robbery Squad) stand accused of shooting and killing peaceful protestors (and wounding multiple others). Widespread protests began two weeks ago after a video circulated showing a man allegedly being badly beaten by SARS officers – those peacefully demonstrating say they are hoping to bring change against police brutality, sparking the #EndSARS movement.

These international celebrities have in one way or another benefited from Nigerians and Africans at large, and have come back to use their platforms to speak out about the unrest happening in Nigeria at the moment.

Nigerians are happy about this, some have made comparison between these celebrities as to who should have done what and who shouldn’t. Here are some of the celebrities who do not only come to Nigeria for Detty December, but also have Nigeria’s best interests at heart


NICKI MINAJ




Nicki, who recently gave birth to her first child, tweeted, “Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard.

Rihanna



Rihanna wrote a message on her Instagram Stories which she also shared on Twitter. She shared her moving words alongside a harrowing tribute of a blood-stained Nigerian flag: “I can’t bare to see this torture and brutalisation that is continuing to affect nations across this planet! It’s such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by!” The Fenty designer added, “My heart is broken for Nigeria man!! It is unbearable to watch. I’m so proud of your strength and not letting up on the fight for what’s right! #EndSARS.”

Beyonce


The Lion King star shared a moving statement on Instagram: “I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS. We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.” Beyoncé continued, “To our Nigerian brothers and sisters, we stand with you. Please visit Beyonce.com for a list of organisations to show your support.”




Gabrielle Monique Union


The American actress, voice artist, activist, and author has been so passionate about this cause, she amplified the #ENDSARS movement on her Instagram and on her Twitter.

”#EndSARS We need everyone’s voice to amplify what is going on as we speak!! The world is watching”



Nina Parker


The co-host of E!’s “Nightly Pop” and an E! News correspondent did not only lend her voice, but she also educated people about what the protest is all about and how they can help.

“WHAT IS SARS?
Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS)
Is a special unit within the special police force
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM
The unit has been using violence, torture and extortion against the civilians it was meant to protect. It has become a threat to the livelihood of all Nigerian citizens especially the Youth and women
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE PART?
If you care about justice and human rights, you should take part. We need you to speak up with Nigerians that are fighting against oppression.”



Naomi Campbell



Also sharing a haunting image of a blood-stained Nigerian flag, the supermodel petitioned the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.

“President @muhammadubuhari, please stop the violence that is killing the Bright and promising future of Nigeria. Our youths and young generation are our leaders of the future. Show the world who are watching… BE THE HEAD OF STATE THAT SETS AN EXAMPLE! #ENDSARSNOW 💔🇳🇬🦅 .”


Chance The Rapper



The musician urged the world to sit up and take note, referencing the killings in Lekki specifically. “

There is a massacre happening in Lekki. Firing squads mass murdering young people in Nigeria. The world needs to engage #endSARS.”


Estelle



The GRAMMY Award winner shared details for a candlelit vigil in LA, in memory of those slain at SARS protests, as well highlighting issues in other African countries, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“There’s a crisis on the continent. The people on the ground in Africa need your support and solidarity. Indeed colonialism is everywhere therefore Black Lives Matter everywhere… I’ve tagged a few accounts that you can pay attention to & find out what’s happening, if you are on the same page as me… also feel free below to add leaders in the communities and tag your friends who are organising and helping people on the ground in diff countries. #AfricaUnite #ThePowerIsWithThePeople #ANewTime #ANewDay.”




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