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Bridget Harris, the mother of a South African Boy who was killed by policemen, has pleaded with Protea Magistrate Court against granting the accused officers bail.

Nateniël Julies, a 16-year-old Downs Syndrome patient, was shot dead by the police, on the night of Wednesday, August 26, after he failed to respond to questioning. His family said that he had gone to the tuck shop to buy biscuits when he encountered the officers.

Gauteng premier David Makhura said the boy was caught in a shoot-out between a gang and the police.

Police arrested Sgt Scorpion Simon Ndyalvane, Const Caylene Whiteboy and Sgt Vorster Netshiongolo of the Crime Prevention Unit in Eldorado Park in connection with the killings. Ndyalvane and Whiteboy are charged with premeditated murder, defeating the ends of justice, discharging a firearm in a public space and unlawful possession of ammunition while Netshiongolo is charged with accessory to murder after the fact, defeating the ends of justice, possession of prohibited ammunition and accessory after the fact.

On Thursday, when the trio appeared in court Bridget pleaded with Magistrate David Mhango for justice, and that the accused not be granted bail.

Magistrate Mhango remanded the accused in custody and adjourned the matter to September 22 for a formal bail application.

Jules was buried on September 5.

More than 130,000 people have signed an online petition to demand justice for Jules.


Omotola to star in rattle snake the movie.

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde will play Lady Maimuna Atafo, a fictional character in the remake.
The Veteran actress will star alongside Osas Ighodaro, Stan Nze, Efa Iwara in the upcoming remake.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been unveiled as the latest cast of ‘Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story’, Play Network studios’ remake of Amaka Igwe’s 1994 crime thriller.

The information was made known via the play network studios Instagram page.

The Nollywood star actress will play the role of Lady Maimuna Atafo, a fictional character in the upcoming remake directed by Ramsey Nouah.
Speaking on her character and the movie, Ekeinde shared: “It feels great being a part of this remake…There’s a lot of youth and drama, culture. I like that there is a human story to it. People will be able to relate to it because they can find themselves in the story plus it’s a classic and you can’t go wrong with a classic”.

The anticipated remake written by ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’ writer, Nicole Asinugo will also star newly unveiled cast, Ayo Makun alongside Osas Ighodaro, Bucci Franklin, Efa Iwara, Stan Nze, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Elma Mbadiwe and Odera Adimorah.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR born Omotola Jalade, 7 February 1978) is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has dubbed the Screen Nation “Best Actress” as the “African Magic”.

She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.
Beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. Omotola is one of the pioneers of the video film era of Nigerian cinema, becoming one of the most watched actresses in Africa. In the year 2013, she was honoured in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.

In the year 2013, Omotola made a brief appearance on VH1’s scripted series, Hit the Floor. On 2 November 2013, she spoke at the 2013 edition of the WISE- Summit, held in Doha, Qatar. In the year 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.

Omotola got her first big role in the critically acclaimed film Mortal Inheritance (1995). In the movie, she played a sickle-cell patient who fought for her life despite the odds of survival. Omotola’s character overcame the disease and she had a baby. The film is regarded as one of the Nigeria’s best movies ever made. Since then, she has starred in several blockbuster movies, including Games Women Play, Blood Sisters, All My Life, Last Wedding, My Story, The Woman in Me and a host of others.

After a career defining role in Mortal Inheritance, Omotola’s portrayal won her “Best Actress in an English Speaking Movie” and “Best Actress Overall” at the (1997) Movie Awards. She was the youngest Actress in Nigeria at that time to achieve this feat.

In ( 2012), CNN Travel noted Omotola’s famous tongue (accent) on their list of the world’s twelve (12) sexiest accents. The Nigerian accent ranked 5th on the list. The following year, Omotola was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine for their annual TIME 100 list. She appeared in the icons category. In (2015),she was listed among the highest-grossing movie stars one has ever heard of; the listing included: Shah Rukh Khan, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel, Mickie McGowan, Michael Papajohn, Martin Klebba, Clint Howard and Chris Ellis.
We look forward to seeing the star on screen yet again.

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Nigerian heavyweight Ajagba hungry for Rice



Nigeria’s heavyweight boxing prospect Efe “The One and Only” Ajagba will hope to keep his winning streak intact when he faces veteran Jonnie Rice in a 10-round clash as the co-feature to the Jose Pedraza-Javier Molina junior welterweight main event at the MGM Grand Las Vegas on Saturday 19 September. The 6ft 6in knockout artist has a fearsome record of 13 wins from 13 fights with 11 knockouts.

The fight will be his first since March, a 9th round knockout of Razvan Cojanu in Brooklyn. It will also be his first under a new management, promotion and training team.

The Rio 2016 Olympian who is based in Stafford in Texas, USA, signed a promotional deal with Top Rank this summer, coming shortly after teaming up with highly influential boxing manager James Prince. Ajagba also changed from previous head trainer Ronnie Shields to new coach Kay Koroma.

“I didn’t feel I was at a championship level, which is why I changed my trainer,” Ajagba said.

Koroma is urging Ajagba to box and to no longer be hung up on his power.
In that regard, he compared him to long-reigning former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

“When Klitschko finally learned how to use his power behind his boxing, that’s when he really took off and things got so much better for him,” Koroma said.

“Muhammad Ali was great with his power, but he used it wisely. He knew how to box and that set up his power. He just didn’t come out using power right away. Efe’s learning to hide it behind his boxing. That’s when he’s really going to show power. The basic power is there, but when he uses it with his boxing is when you’ll see a difference.”

The 26-year-old, who is known as “The One and Only”, joins a loaded Top Rank heavyweight stable as part of a trio of 2016 Olympians that includes France’s 2016 Olympic Gold medalist Tony Yoka, Italy’s Guido Vianello, along with American prospect Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of Manchester, England.

“I’m excited to be back again doing what I love,” Ajagba said. “The only disappointment is that my (first) fight will not have fans in attendance. I really feed off of the fans, they motivate me and give me energy in the ring.”

“But of course, this is what it takes to fight (these days), so I will be ready. And the fans not being in attendance, means that they will be watching at home. They will be pleased with what they see this weekend.”

His opponent Rice (13-5-1, 9KOs) suffered a 10th round stoppage at the hands of Australia’s Demsey McKean (18-0, 12KOs) in his last fight, on the same day as Ajagba’s previous contest though on the other side of the world in Queensland, Australia. Prior to the loss, Rice had won three straight, all taking place in Tijuana. Saturday’s bout will mark his first in the United States since September 2018.

Koroma described Rice as a mover, which makes him happy because he’ll get to see how Ajagba acts under duress when an opponent isn’t standing frozen in front of him.

“We want to break him down and use the ring and cut the ring off,” he said. “It’s going to be interesting to see if he reverts to the old Efe or if he’ll stay with the program and stick to what we have been working on.”

Ajagba insists he’s going to stick with the program no matter how things go because he likes what he sees from Koroma’s plan, and he believes it’s the best for him.

His goal, he said, is simple, and Koroma is there to help him achieve it.

“I want to be the heavyweight champion of the world,” he said. “I know I can achieve [that goal], but I have to do the right things.”

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born 22nd August, 1967. He is an English actor, director, and former fashion model. Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin, who were students in the UK. When he was six weeks old, his biological parents gave him up to a white working-class family in Tilbury, Essex.

His foster parents had at least ten African children, including Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s two sisters, living in their house at certain points. His foster father made a living as a lorry driver and struggled to support the family financially. When he was eight years old, his biological parents brought him back to Nigeria but, as he was unable to speak the Yoruba language and forbidden by his parents to speak English, he was returned to Tilbury shortly thereafter.

The brief exposure to Nigeria left him struggling to reconcile his heritage with the distinctly British culture and environment he was raised in. As a young boy, facing a cultural identity crisis, he joined a local skinhead gang in order to escape racial persecution at their hands. At 16 years old, having become a thief, his foster parents sent him to a boarding school in Surrey where he ultimately attempted suicide before coming to terms with his background and turning his life around.

He went on to earn a Law degree from King’s College London and a Masters in Law from the University of London International Programme. While a university student, Akinnuoye-Agbaje worked in a clothes shop where he was introduced to the world of modelling.

He is known for his roles as Simon Adebisi in Oz, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, Killer Croc in Suicide Squad, Mr. Eko in Lost, Malko in the fifth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones and Dave Duerson in the NFL biopic drama Concussion.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s feature directorial debut, Farming, wrapped production in 2017 and had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s modelling career led him to Hollywood, where he began his acting career with a 1995 role in Congo.
His best-known acting roles have been as the imposing convict Simon Adebisi in the 1990s HBO prison series Oz and as Mr. Eko on ABC’s survivor drama Lost. Film roles include The Bourne Identity, in which he played a deposed African dictator, Hitu the police officer in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, and Heavy Duty in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

He was also featured in the video for singer-songwriter Grayson Hugh’s hit “Talk It Over”, which was in heavy rotation in 1989 on MTV and VH-1. In 2009, Akinnuoye-Agbaje was in talks with Marvel Studios to play the superhero Black Panther in a proposed film of the same name. In an interview, he stated his excitement about the possibility, saying that “the timing is so right” for a black superhero, and “while I’m in my prime, this is the time… I’m going to keep knocking on their door.” In 2014 Marvel did announce a Black Panther film, though with Chadwick Boseman in the title role.

He portrayed Kurse in the Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World. He portrayed the character Malko in the fifth season of Game of Thrones. In 2015 it was reported that Akinnuoye-Abaje voices the lead character of Bilal, a film about the life of Bilal Ibn Rabah set to be released in the second half of the year. In 2016, he co-starred in the DC Comics film Suicide Squad, as the Batman villain Killer Croc.

In 2012, Akinnuoye-Agbaje stated that he had been developing a film about his life story, which he also planned to direct. The film is called Farming, in reference to the practise of Nigerian parents “farming out” their children to white UK families. In May 2017, he announced that casting on the film had begun with Damson Idris in the lead role as Enitan, Kate Beckinsale playing his abusive, neglectful foster mother and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as his teacher and mentor.

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