Popular instrumentalist and singer, GT De-Guitarman, is currently stranded in Kano after he fell victim of fraudsters who duped him in the ancient Northern city.
According to the musician, it was business turned sour months back, between him and a business man paid to render a service.
Narrating the saga to Thepage, Guitarman explained that :On the 28th of June, 2018, i arrived Kano in company of a colleague, Mr
Demola in search of Howo Trucks for my haulage business in Ogun
An agent ,Alh Tijjani introduced us to Eng. Abubakar that he has trucks and he took us around to different places with Trucks
parked. Each Truck was to go for 60,000 while the agent Alhaji Tijanni
was to get 5,000 on each Truck.
The next day on the 29th of June, I paid Eng. Abubakar Mohammed of
Bismilllahi Construction Works LTD the sum of N1,908,000 being payment
for 6days upfront for 3 Trucks and 600 Liters Diesel @N230 per liter
each. He was generous enough to offer us to pay for 3 extra truck’s
diesel to lagos and the rental will be paid for on site by someone
else. He pleaded with us to give him time to put the trucks in order
as he doesnt want us to complain when they get to our site so we ended up
spending another night in Kano. He promised that we will leave before
12 next day 30th of June.
On the 30th of June he said we will leave at 12 noon.we only saw one
truck (a turn table), i refused not to leave Kano until all trucks i
paid for are complete..he refused to pick up my calls saying the
trucks left since 12 noon and are currently in abuja..since i had a
Truck with me i decided to be calm, i left Kano around 10pm that night
and slept on the road in Kaduna with the one Truck given.
On the 1st of july, i woke up as early as 4:30 and before 7am i was
already in abuja..to my surprise, there was no truck..we were told
they are already in Ibadan..i was stuck between going back to Kano or
moving forward but since i had a truck with me, i decided to press on.
On the 2nd of July, i got to Ibadan and waited for Trucks but didnt
see any, the number we were given weren’t going through and at times
when it did they wont pick. Then Abubakar said the trruck drivers are
the main problem that they must have used the Trucks to do runs that
we should be patient.
On the 3rd of July, we eventually decided to seize the truck then he
pleaded that he has gotten other trucks that we should please just
engage the truck which i made him send a text to that effect. We got
the Truck granite job as the jobs we originally planned the truck
couldnt do..the truck worked for one day and it developed fault so we
decided to park it and we put the truck drivers in an hotel.
Days went by and no trucks..
On the 7th of July, at about 8pm he eventually sent down 2 turn tables
again which wasn’t our agreement..but we decided to at least manage
8th of July was the first day of work one of the trucks had an
accident while offloading on the 9th of june and the other one refused
to do the job we had for him. we eventually told the truck to do
granite which wasn’t profitable but at least to engage them.
then we decided to wait till Eng. Abubakar comes (havent seen him
since he recieved payment on the 29th of June). He arrived on the 12th
of July and on the 13th of July he signed an undertaken that we should
allow the Trucks go back to Kano that he will refund the 3 extra
trucks that i dieseled on 18th and send 3 Howo Trucks on the 22nd of
July unfailingly and failure to do so, he will refund the total sum of
1,908,000 which he collected from me. With this condition, I allowed
him go, he hasn’t picked my calls or responded to my messages since then.
By Tosin Faleye
Movie: ‘Rubicon’ Is The Latest Initiative Of Bayo Faleke Kakaki
Ibadan, Oyo state, based and award winning popular On Air personality, Dr. Adebayo Faleke, otherwise as “Bayo KAKAKI” of Fresh 105.9 FM Ibadan, has made another exceptional exploration of the radio industry as he has successfully dragged many celebrities from far and near to his movie set in Ibadan
Adebayo Faleke is currently producing a movie titled ‘Rubicon’ where he features music maestro, Yinka Ayafele, Ayo Ayewole Woli Agba, Arugba, Saidi Balogun, Akin Lewis, Alhaji Abolade Salami among other movie and radio stars.
Adebayo Faleke who doubled as the main cast and the producer is no doubt living up to the billing as a multi talented communicator. As he only few years ago authored a book: Dilemmas of a Country.
Before then, he had launched National cake and Banana Republic, being audiovisual Records that Exposed the mismanagement of so-called leaders in Nigeria.
KAKAKI is a brilliant Yoruba newscaster and entertainer who has made tremendous impact in Ibadan radio industry and beyond.
The Director on set of Kakaki’s new work Rubicon, is Ade Idris Jerry, a fast growing Director with a good sense of interpreting scripts in a unique and different ways.
Rubicon is expected to hit the screens very soon.
Atorise Releases Latest Work Today, Warns Road Users
Atorise is the Chief Executive Officer of LTEE Records and convener of Ori oke Sioni in his home town Isara Remo in Ogun state.
The multi talented musician is not just a Singer but a musician in the real sense of the word, as he plays some instruments as well.
Another December is here again when Atorise usually give his fans the real treat and he has been consistent with this since his debut 21 years ago.
That is why the act , now known as Dr. Olalanrewaju AFOLABI Teriba aka (Atorise) needs no introduction in the music industry with over 21years of music performance.
Recall that his first Album released in 1999 was titled ATORISE (REFORMER) and ever since he has been very consistent till today.
Lanre Teriba (Atorise) has come out with another hit in the Gospel genre of music which is generally called the inspirational genre.
The work, titled ENIYAN WOJU is officially released today on all digital stores all over the world for the yuletide season and beyond.
Reflecting on the new work, Atorise described it as one of the wonders of God aside the wonder of keeping him through ”in this wonderful year from January 1st till this day. Its a wonder and blessing from God Almighty”.
He also appreciates friends, Fans and Family who stood by him through thick and thin even as he declared God’s blessings on all.
The act thus, assured every one that no matter what ”you are passing through today God is involve” .
He admonished all road users and travelers this season to obey the rule and regulations of the highway so ”we can all have a Wonderful Christmas and New year celebrations”.
How Whatzap Gist Inspired: Bade …The Reunion -Executive Producer , OLUROTIMI OMOTUNWASE
Olurotimi Omotunwase is the Executive producer of the trending movie, ”Bade..the return”.
In this brief encounter, the movie maker of note makes some revelations about Bade and his own sojourn in the movie world. Excerpts:
Q: kindly tell us about yourself and your sojourn into the entertainment world
A: My name is Rotimi Omotunwase, and I am a father of two lovely daughters, an art enthusiast, and a complete gentleman.
Despite my background in the IT industry, I have always had a passion for movies since I was a child. In 2009, when I decided to do something other than IT, I found myself setting up a digital agency business called Fusionplus TV, which was responsible for launching the first LIVE STREAM TV channel in the UK in 2014, with our live studio in Canning Town, Royal Docklands, London. If you must know, we pioneered the red carpet culture in the United Kingdom by interviewing celebrities on red carpets. I recently decided to return to school, the plan was to study law, but because of the passion for the industry, I ended up settling for media production and communications. Last year, I fell back in love with the entertainment industry and decided to contact some of my industry friends to see what we could come up with, which eventually gave birth to this incredible film “Bade”.
Q: Talking about ‘Bade…the Reunion”, your new product, tell us about it.
A: As previously stated, I spoke with Femi Bolorunde and Daniel Ademinokan separately one evening, discussing some of our individual contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry… The love of art that I saw emanating from these people’s hearts prompted me to conclude that it is past time for us to act.
Q: Why this story.
A: I was talking with Femi Bolorunde, about an idea I was trying to incorporate into my OTT website to help movie producers who can’t premiere their films in BIG cinemas use our platform for an Online premiering before releasing the videos, which we do almost every day. I suddenly pursed because I was reading something that had occurred in one of the WhatsApp groups to which I belong. When I told him what had happened and what had caused the sudden distraction, he immediately said that a similar thing had happened to one of his friend, and I suggested that we make a movie about it… And here we’re today.
Q: Is the movie out in the market?
A: It will first be available on Fusionplus Online TV on December 1-5, 2021. Which you can, of course, you can watch on any of your devices, including mobile, tablet, and PC.Question:
Q: Who are those that featured in the movie?
A: So many talented individuals, such as, Rykado Agbor, Segun Arinze, Dayo Amusa, Niyi Raphael and many more. It’s an assemblage of good actors that fits the characters naturally. Ably produced and directed by my good friend, Olufemi Bolorunde.
Q: Let’s talk about Fusionplus TV, what is it all about?
A: What are we about? Hmmmm! We are a basically an Over The Top (OTT) platform gradually finding our feet in the streaming industry again with the advent of Netflix and Amazon Prime. Our aim is to provide live and on-demand online video solutions as well as Pay Per View services for Individuals, Agencies, Corporates, Events and Sports. Our vision is to provide an environment where bright, daring, energetic and creative people, enjoy working together to develop world class TV and other media products.
Today, our mission is the same as when we started out because we are guided by a singular focus: “To help creative professionals get their stories out of their heads and onto screens in ways that just weren’t possible a few years ago”.
Q: What are the challenges of running a streaming platform like yours?
A: Cost! Cost!! Cost!!! That is the most difficult challenge for me, followed by the difficulty of licencing content.
Q: After Bade – the return what next?
A: Oh! Nothing is stopping us; we have resumed our search for good stories again.
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