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Omoyele Sowore Biography, Career & Net Worth

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Omoyele Sowore Biography – Omoyele Sowore is one individual who stands out and represents the poor, oppressed, victimized and suppressed Nigerians. Dogged, resilient, stubborn and resolute are some of the very few words that best describe Sowore as an individual.

Sowore is regarded as one of the people who are responsible for ousting former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan after several protests in the United States while using his news agency platform, Sahara Reporters. Sowore’s brand of activism is far from what is obtainable in today’s Nigeria. In this post, we talk about the biography of Sowore Omoyele, his net worth.

Omoyele Sowore Biography

Omoyele Sowore Biography

Omoyele Sowore (born 16 February 1971) is a Nigerian revolutionist, human rights activist, former presidential candidate, pro-democracy campaigner, and founder of online news agency Sahara Reporters from Ese-Odo, Ondo State in South-West Nigeria. He is of the Ijaw Apoi tribe and not the Ilaje tribe in Ese-Odo. On August 3, 2019, Sowore was arrested by Nigeria Department of Security Services (DSS) for treason allegation after calling for a protest tagged ‘RevolutionNow

Early Life

Omoyele Sowore is from Ese-Odo, Ondo State in South-West Nigeria. Contrary to popular belief, Sowore is of the Ijaw Apoi tribe and not the Ilaje tribe in Ese-Odo. Sowore was born in the Niger Delta region of the country where he was also raised in a polygamous home with sixteen children. At 12, he learnt how to ride a motorcycle so that he could fish at the lake for the entire family before going to school every morning. Sowore’s passion and desire in media was propelled during the military rule in Nigeria, more particularly during the 1993 June 12 elections when MKO Abiola was denied after winning the presidential election.

Sowore studied Geography and Planning at the University of Lagos from 1989 to 1995 with his academic program extended by two extra years after being expelled twice for political reasons and student activism. He was the President of the University of Lagos Student Union Government between 1992 and 1994 where he was involved in anti-cultism and anti-corruption advocacy.

Sowore holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University.

Activism

In 1989, Sowore took part in student demonstrations protesting the conditions of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan of $120 million to be used for a Nigerian oil pipeline. Among the conditions of the IMF loan were to reduce the number of universities in the country from 28 to 5.

Sowore led 5,100 students in protest against the Nigerian government in 1992. The protest resulted in police opening fire and seven being killed. Sowore was arrested and tortured. Omoyele was also involved in the demand for democratic government taking over military rule on June 12, 1993. This resulted in several arrests, detentions and life-threatening treatment by government officials.

Omoyele Sowore Biography

A renowned journalist Niyi Babade in his yet to be published memoir also acknowledge Sowore stride in the June 12 struggle, in his word “Unannounced they came out of an unmarked grey vehicle and saw the ugly scenes then opened fire on all of us. I spent some quality time in my resting place the gutter till I heard the song singing voices of the students of University of Lagos led by Yele Sowore (now Sahara Reporter) heading to Abiola’s house, I crawled out of my hiding and tried to get an exclusive shot when the hoodlums among the students attacked me and wanted to confiscate my camera but with the heroic effort of Sowore, I was spared and allowed to join them as one of the hoodlums and a journalist which then gave me unlimited access to exclusive footage of the day till we got to MKO Abiola’s house.”

Sowore’s 2019 Arrest

Omoyele Sowore Biography

Omoyele Sowore Biography – Sowore was on August 3, 2019, arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) because of this planned protest. The Federal Government later admitted to his arrest, which was condemned by Wole Soyinka, Oby Ezekwesili and many other activists

On 24 September 2019 Sowore was granted bail by federal high court Abuja, on condition that his international passport be submitted within forty-eight hours. This condition was fulfilled However, the DSS refused to release him; claiming ignorance of the court order. The afore led to protests at the UN plaza in New York led by his wife, Opeyemi Sowore. And sparked global decry on Nigeria’s failed democracy.

On 29 September 2019, Sowore made his first appearance in the media since detention stating how poorly he is being treated, locked up in a dark room without the rays of sun. He also mentioned that Boko Haram officers who are in detention have access to TV, internet and telephone while he is being treated like a criminal.

Sahara Reporters Origin

Omoyele Sowore Biography

Omoyele Sowore Biography – Sowore started Sahara Reporters in a small room in Manhattan 2006 to fight against corrupt and wrong government practicesSahara Reporters is supported by grants donated by the Ford Foundation and Omidyar Foundation. As part of its policy, the medium does not accept adverts and financial support from the Nigerian government.

Sowore’s Wife & Family

Omoyele Sowore Biography

Omoyele Sowore Biography – Omoyele Sowore has managed to keep his family affairs off social media and little or nothing can be said of them. It was not until September 2019 that Opeyemi Sowore, his wife was known to most after she led protests at the UN plaza in New York. Nothing is known about his children as Sowore as also kept them away from cyberspace, supposedly for security reason.

Omoyele Sowore Net Worth

Omoyele Sowore Biography – Omoyele Sowore has an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to the value of Sahara Reporters as estimated by indicators. Sahara Reporters’ estimated earnings per day, on average, is $3,000. Unlike most people accustomed to the lavish lifestyle, it is almost impossible for anyone to predict that Sowore is doing incredibly well for himself despite spending more time on activism and with the common people on the streets.

 

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Full Biography And Net Worth Of Eniola Badmus

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Eniola Badmus is a Nigerian actress, entertainer, brand ambassador, and radio presenter. She is not a strange face to the Nigerian screen. She acts in both Yoruba and English movies and became popular after her role in the movie Jenifa.Full Biography And Net Worth Of Eniola Badmus

She is fondly called Gbo Gbo bigz geh, due to her role in the movie Jenifa.  Eniola is a big bold and beautiful lady who refers to her weight as her brand. The biography of Eniola Badmus will surely keep you glued to your screen.

Birth and early life

The biography of Eniola Badmus starts from her birth and spans through her activities and achievements till date. She was born on the 7th of September 1983 in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.

After her primary and secondary school education in Ijebu Ode, she proceeded to the University of Ibadan to study theatre arts. After she graduated, she went on to the University of Lagos and bagged a Master’s degree in Economics.

Personal life

Not much is known about the relationship status of Eniola Badmus. She shows very little or nothing of her relationship or family life on social media. She however is living her best life. She is a social butterfly and has been seen hanging out quite a number of times. She has been seen in the company of TBoss of Big Brother Nigeria, Davido, Wizkid, Bobrisky, and a host of others.

Eniola is known to be a lover of perfumes as she has quite a number in her collection ranging from Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth Arden, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Roberto Cavalli, and a host of others. She is also a dog lover. Her dog went missing some time, and she pledged to give 200,000 Naira to whoever found it.

Eniola, when not hanging out, loves to read novels or watch movies she has featured in.

Net worth

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Eniola Badmus is estimated to be worth about $1.2 million, making her one of the wealthiest Nollywood actresses. Her source of wealth is from her movies and her various endorsement deals. She signed an endorsement deal with Etisalat Nigeria, in March 2016, thus becoming one of their brand ambassadors.

The endorsement was worth millions of naira. She also has endorsements from other companies like The cable company ACTV, IrokoTv, the entertainment hub, and Royco seasoning cube.

Eniola Badmus, seems to be a Honda SUV lover, as she gifted herself a brand new Honda Pilot she bought, to replace her old car, which happens to be an older model of the same brand.

Career

The biography of Eniola Badmus x-rays her career as well. After she completed her university education, Eniola joined the Nigerian movie industry. This happened in the year 2000. She was featured in so many movies but her rise to fame and the limelight came after she featured in Jenifa and Omo Ghetto. Besides bringing her to fame, for her role in the movies she won The Best Actress Awards for the Yoruba Category at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Being a Nollywood actress, she has acted alongside the likes of Funke Akindele, Bukky Wright, Patience Ozokwor, Bukky Ajayi and so many others.

Her movie, Basira in London had so many reviews from Nigeria and the international scenes. It was about a local African girl who relocated to London and has it tough adjusting to the new way of life. The culture shock she experienced was really shocking. It’s a comedy-drama and a fascinating one at that. The direction and production of the movie were handled by Philippa Chiedu Abraham.

As a Radio host, Eniola Badmus has a radio show called Just Talk Radio Show on Naija FM, that is sponsored by Etisalat. The show runs on Mondays and Tuesdays by 6pm.

Enibad Productions is Eniola Badmus’s Production studio, of which she is the Chief Executive Officer. She produced her first movie, The Househelp, in the studio.

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In 2018, there was a Television show called Celebrity Housemates TV show, that featured celebrities that contested from the six Nigerian geopolitical zones. Some contestants included Emmanuel Ikubese, Doris Simeon, Ruggedman, Peggy Ovire, Eniola Badmus, Ogenna Ekwubiri, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Muma Gee, Fredrick Leonard, Funky Mallam, Ada Ameh, and others.

It was produced by Kemi Otagbade and started airing on the 12th of January and ran till about the 11th of February 2018. The show was geared towards promoting peace and unity, by converging culture, lifestyle, and entertainment.

Eniola Badmus movie list.

Eniola Badmus has starred in several movies. Some includes

  • Angelina
  • Adun Ewuro
  • Battle For Justice
  • Big Offer
  • Blackberry Babes
  • Black Val
  • Basira in London
  • Child Seller
  • Daluchi
  • Eefa
  • Funke
  • Ghetto Bred
  • Househelp
  • Jenifa
  • Karma
  • Miss Fashion
  • Miracle
  • Mr and Mrs Ibu
  • Not My Queen
  • Ojukwu The Warlord
  • Omo Esu
  • Omo Ghetto
  • Oreke Temi
  • Oshaprapra
  • Police Academy
  • Uchechi The Blind Cripple
  • A Child in Me
  • Village Babes
  • Visa Lottery
  • Wicked Step-mother
  • The Spell

Awards and Nominations

Eniola Badmus Wins Best Actress Award At Plus Size Fashion Week Africa

The biography of Eniola Badmus will be incomplete without the several awards and nominations she has accrued to her name.

She was awarded Member Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian Federal Government.

In 2010, she was nominated for the Best of Nollywood’s award category for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

In 2011, she won Best of Nollywood’s award for Best Crossover in a Film and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba).

In 2012, Eniola Badmus was nominated again for the Best of Nollywood’s award for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film.

In 2014, she won City People Entertainment Awards, for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) and was nominated for the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, for Best Comedic Act.

In 2015 however, Eniola Badmus won the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for Best Comedic act, and also won Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Award for Best Actress in Africa.

Conclusion

The biography of Eniola Badmus shows that what one could term a problem, can be a blessing to another. Her weight is her brand and has earned her a lot of money. Coupling it with her amazing acting skills and comedic nature, she has become a firecracker.

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Why I’m not in a rush to get married – Actress, Rita Dominic

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Nollywood screen diva, Rita Dominic, has explained why she will not be rushing into marriage institution.

The 45-year-old in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said she wants to get married but wants to get it right once and for all.

She, however, noted that the thought of marriage becomes annoying at some point because of how much importance people have placed on it.

“I respect the institution of marriage as my parents were married till they died, and they had a beautiful relationship.

“The problem is at some point, it begins to annoy you because of how much importance people have placed on it.

“I do want to marry, and I want to get it right once and for all but in honesty we make such a big deal of it and also pressure people into it.

“When they eventually rush into this union, they make mistakes because they were only trying to please people,” she said.

Recall that the actress earlier revealed that she’s currently in a relationship with Fidelis Anosike, Daily Times publisher.

Rita made this known when she shared their picture in a matching outfit as she wished her fans ‘Merry Christmas’.

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Ben Murray-Bruce shows off his new electric car

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Ben Murray Bruce  – Chairman of Silverbird Group and former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray Bruce has shown off his newly acquired electric car.

Ben Murray-Bruce said his Lucid Electric Car which will be delivered early next year, is capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla.

He also called for the Nigerian government to ban all combustion engine cars by 2035. Ben tweeted;

In practising what I preach, I recently put a deposit on this yet to be manufactured Lucid Electric Car. Delivery is early next year. It’s capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. An amazing machine. Nigeria should ban all combustion Engine cars by 2035.

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Ben Murray-Bruce shows off his new electric car

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