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My accent limits me in foreign movies – Bigvai Jokotoye

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Actor Bigvai Jokotoye, says his accent hinders him from getting certain roles in Hollywood movies.

Jokotoye, who is based in the United States of America, stated that “America is a big country, and Nigerian filmmakers are spread out across it, which makes it difficult for us to gather as one. That has really affected me, because I live in California which is far from other states where other Nigerian filmmakers live.

“Only a few of them can afford to pay for my flight ticket, provide accommodation and still pay for the job. That is why I have feature in only few movies. Some of them include ‘The Fight’, ‘Second Chance’, ‘Gunmi’, ‘Shadow’, and ‘Ailera’.”

Speaking on his experience featuring in foreign movies, Jokotoye said, “I have considered featuring in foreign movies. Fortunately, I live not too far from Hollywood. However, it has not been easy getting a role because of my accent. I have attended many auditions online and in person, but at the end of the day, the casting directors only appreciate my acting but don’t pick me, because of my accent.

“It is difficult for me to start learning the American accent at this stage (of my life), but I will keep pushing, because there are roles out there for Africans. I am hoping to get one. I have featured as a ‘background actor’ in some Hollywood movies though, including ‘The Girl on the Mountain’.”

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Police Probe US Businessman’s Sudden Demise in Lagos Hotel

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– US-based businessman Onyejekwe Izuchukwu found dead in Lagos hotel
– Police investigation underway to determine cause of death
– Autopsy to be performed to reveal more details

The Lagos State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sudden death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old US-based businessman. Izuchukwu’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Ikoyi on June 9, 2024.

According to a source, Izuchukwu had been staying at the hotel since June 6, engaging in business activities. Tragically, his lifeless body was found by a cleaner on the floor of his room.

The hotel’s management reported the incident to the police, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death. A doctor was called to the scene and confirmed the businessman’s demise.

Izuchukwu was a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry, having served as President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger. His death has sent shockwaves through the industry.

“The command has commenced an investigation into the case,” said Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. “Izuchukwu’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy.”

 

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Lagos Govt Opens Emergency Center To Curb Cholera Outbreak

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– Lagos activates emergency centre to combat cholera outbreak
– UNICEF urges provision of clean water and sanitation facilities
– 350 suspected cases reported with 17 confirmed and 15 deaths

Lagos State Government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to tackle the cholera outbreak. The centre will coordinate responses to the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across the state.

According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, the laboratory investigation has confirmed Cholera sub-type O-1, associated with more severe disease. He urged residents to adhere strictly to precautionary measures to prevent further spread.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has called on the state government to provide high-standard water and sanitation facilities to communities. Celine Lafoucrier, Chief of UNICEF Lagos Field Office, emphasized the need for strengthened healthcare systems to respond to outbreaks.

Lafoucrier stated, “Addressing cholera outbreaks requires a deliberate focus on providing high-standard water and sanitation facilities.” She also stressed the importance of community engagement strategies to halt transmission.

The state government has confirmed 350 suspected cases of cholera in 29 wards across multiple LGAs, with 17 confirmed cases and 15 deaths. However, the number of new cases is subsiding in previously affected areas due to interventions and surveillance efforts.

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