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I Struggle With Trauma From Childhood, Singer, Elton John Discloses

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Legendary entertainer, Sir Elton John has revealed he still struggles with the trauma of his childhood.

The 74-year-old singer said the trauma of his childhood inspired his parenting style to be the polar opposite towards his own children. Elton who shares sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight, with husband David Furnish, said they are being raised to be ‘loved every second of the day’ and not fearing their parents like he did.

In an interview with Guardian, he said; ‘We never hit them or lose our temper with them. When they’re bad, they lose their pocket money, or their electronic stuff for a week – but they don’t get punished physically or mentally.

‘We talk it through with them. And they’re very happy children. I was always afraid of my parents, and I didn’t want my children to ever be afraid of me.

‘They’re going to feel embraced and loved every second of the day; they’re not going to be beaten and have those scars for the rest of their lives.’

Recounting how worried he was thinking it was ‘too late’ for him to have children, Elton averred that his sons came at ‘the right time’ and gave him a ‘purpose in life’.

During the height of his fame, Sir Elton struggled with his temper especially while abusing cocaine and alcohol. The singer who has been sober for 30 years, admitted that the tendency to ‘explode’ is still within him.

He said; ‘My behaviour was so erratic and so unpredictable. And it’s still in me, to explode at any moment.

‘I’ve been trying to work on that for a long time and I’ve got a wonderful husband who knows how to get me out of that stuff. I think it’s an artistic thing – artists can be so self-destructive sometimes, for no reason. I can have a day when everything in my whole life is going so well, and I get up and I feel like the world is against me. Why, I do not know.’

The issues, he says, stem from his childhood, adding: ‘The self-loathing, not having any self-esteem, that all comes from when I was a kid.’

In his memoir, Elton had revealed that his mother beat him with a wire brush while potty training him and his father hit him for taking his school blazer off the wrong way, which left him ‘walking on eggshells’.

He wrote; ‘All my life, until I became sober, I was afraid of talking to anybody. They asked me when I went to treatment how I felt and I said: “I don’t know, I don’t feel anything.”

‘I came to defrost, as it were, and discovered I did have feelings, and they went back a long time. And I think it stays with you for the whole of your life … I just have terrible feelings about myself; I feel bad about myself sometimes.’

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‘I’m Hurt And Humiliated’, BBNaija’s Maria Cries Out After Being Extorted, Quarantined By Ghanaian Authorities

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Former Big Brother Naija Housemate Maria Chike Benjamin was reportedly extorted and quarantined by the Ghanaian authorities against her will.

The report shared by an Instagram blogger alleged that Ghanaians are issuing Nigerians fake Covid-19 result to keep them in quarantine and extort them.

According to the report, Maria is kept in a stinking hostel even when the doctor has confirmed she is Covid-19 negative.

The post reads: The Ghanian authorities are holding Maria against her will. This is sad. What is this Covid extortion? These people are doing fake covid results to keep Nigerians in quarantine and extort them. What is this mess? Kept her in a stinking hostel even when the doctor confirmed she’s covid negative. Again, what is the essence of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Recall that Maria Chike received backlashes after sharing a video with her married lover Kelvin.

This generated several reactions from social media users, especially after Maria failed to debunk the news of dating and snatching the married man, Kelvin.

Many thought that Maria had finally dumped Kelvin, not knowing that they are still dating.

Maria, who is currently in Dubai, took to her Instagram story to share a video where she and Kelvin, alongside their friends, were having fun.

Reacting to this, many netizens slammed Maria stating that her apology to kelvin’s wife was to please the public and calm the situation.

While some netizens claimed that Maria had no conscience for showing off another man’s wife on social media, others blamed Kelvin for Maria’s attitude.

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Actress Bukola Kiitan Lands In Hospital

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Fast-rising Nollywood actress Bukola Kiitan has been admitted to the hospital over an undisclosed ailment and cancelled all engagement.

Taking to her Instagram page, Bukola Kiitan shared a video of her lying on the bed with a drip fixed to her hand.

Bukola Kiitan apologised to her fans and followers that she would not meet up for a proposed meet and greet at the Cinema today.

According to Bukola Kiitan, her current health status is an aftermath of a movie shoot.

She wrote: Am so sorry can’t meet up for the meet and greet at the cinema today. Aftermath of movie shoot.

Recall that Bukola Kiitan tackled former Big Brother Naija Housemate Ka3na for dragging actors about movie production and brand influencing.

In a post shared on the microblogging platform, Ka3na claimed that most Nollywood producers and actors had become brand influencers; hence there are no latest Nigerian movies on Netflix.

Ka3na opined that many of these Nollywood stars joined brand influencing because former housemates of the BBNaija show opened their eyes to know that brand influencing is a lucrative business.

She added that brand influencing is not a competition as she urged Nollywood producers and actors to make good movies for the Christmas holiday.

She wrote: Most Nollywood movie producers/actors have become brand influencers. No latest Nigerian movies on Netflix. Bbn housemates don open their eyes to influencing money. It’s not a competition. Y’all make us good holiday movies, please.
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Displeased with the statement, Kitan Bukola slammed Ka3na for insulting people who have struggled for years to get fame, unlike her, who was fortunate because of the BBNaiija platform.

Kitan Bukola urged Ka3na not to discredit Nollywood stars because of the fame which she got within a few months or use her grace to disgrace others.

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Some People Think Men Are Bankrolling My Lifestyle, Says Actress Uche Elendu

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Actress, Uche Elendu has debunked the speculations online that men are bankrolling her lifestyle.

The light skinned role interpreter said:”I don’t know why people don’t understand that women are now independent. Several times, false judgment has been made against me in that regard. Women work hard to make a name for themselves and they do not want to be swept under the carpet.

“Personally, I work so hard to be financially comfortable. But, despite my hard work, if I buy a car or a house, some people would still say, ‘Who is the man bankrolling her’? That is gender inequality and people do not understand that everybody is not the same.

“I remember that last year (October 2020 in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests) when I lost goods in my store, some persons were saying I stop crying because the alleged politician that bought it for me would stock my shop again,she stated in a recent interview.

Elendu debuted her acting career by featuring in a movie titled Fear of the Unknown.

As a result of her marriage, she took a long break from acting and this action eventually derailed and stagnated her career as an actress. In 2015 she secured the lead role in a movie titled Ada Mbano. This movie was the catalyst which re-ignited her acting career.

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