Iceberg Slim, the boyfriend of the Ghanaian actress and movie producer, Juliet Ibrahim, has openly apologized to her for his wrongdoings which led to their failed relationship.
The duo started dating in 2016 and broke up over a year ago over undisclosed personal reasons.
Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim and Nigerian rapper Iceberg Slim
The Nigerian rapper took to his Instagram to reveal the real cause of their break-up and apologized.
“Dear Juliet Ibrahim, thank you for everything. You loved me unconditionally, even at my lowest points and only wanted loyalty and honesty in return.
“Unfortunately, I have failed you along with everyone else that has seen our relationship and wished us well.
“Despite the pain and heartache I had caused you, you still found a way to rise and smile again.
“I lied, I cheated, I took your love for granted and in turn, I brought ridicule and shame to you. “From the bottom of my heart, I apologize. Why now? You may ask.
“In life, sometimes, you have to reveal in other to heal, and as I have revealed the true reason for our break-up, healing comes next.
“As we continue on our separate paths; I pray for God’s guidance,’’ he said.”
The apology came weeks after the 33-year-old Ibrahim launched her book: ‘A Toast to Life’ which was inspired by her many life experiences.
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#repost @omojuwa ・・・ “A Toast To Life” has got everything you’d expect of a woman in her early 30s but in the case of @julietibrahim , it’s got a whole lot more. Juliet and her family surviving back to back wars across Liberia (x2), Lebanon, Côte d’Ivoire, living as refugees at times, before succour with a final reprieve from civil wars in Accra Ghana. By 16, she had seen more wars, lived through different cultures than most would in their entire life. The story is a story of a mother’s love and towering presence, it’s the story of dreams and the sweat and thoughts they require to become reality. A very funny rendition at times, it’s the story of the pain of beauty and the contradictions of stardom. A betrayal fest as men swooped in on her naivety, a constant quest for the search for self, of daring new experiences and choosing to live on one’s terms. It’s the story of giving back, especially with a story that defined the essence of that – family. It’s the story of an African girl whose experiences literally forced a layering of depths one may not have built but for forced experiences. A girl can dream, even through some of life’s challenges. A girl can thrive, even on the back of betrayals. A girl can love again, even when it’s seems like Love never wins. I totally enjoyed reading @atoasttolifebook to life. There was no holding back. It’s Juliet undressing herself for everyone to feast on. Whichever part of her many layers catches your attention, you’d be left definitely believing a little more in the power of life to keep helping us believers evolve and re-invent ourselves! You should read it! #AToastToLife #ATTLBook #JulietIbrahim #julietibrahimfoundation #Liberia #cotedivoire #Lebanon #Ghana #Nigeria #Nollywood #Authors #Books
According to her, the book is a deeply personal narrative of her triumph over adversities faced at different stages in her life and her journey to true self-love.
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Dear Fans and Friends, Months ago I decided it was time to face my day job and thus took off aspects of my private life off my social media handles. Usually, I follow trending stories about me and have a good laugh but not today. The only story here is that I decided to take any form of relationship I have off my social media and focus on my life and my career while juggling 2 countries . This move has sent the media crazy with insinuations about my private life. Please note that it is all about my day job on my social media handles going forward. If I need to let the world know about what’s going on in my private life, be rest assured that you will be the first to know. Until then, please disregard all fakes quotes allegedly coming from me and alleged interviews which never happened. God bless you all. Thank you for your love and support. 😘😘😘
Ibrahim was once married to a Ghanaian businessman with whom she had a son.
The mother of one made her first acting debut in 2005 in the film: ‘Crime to Christ’ and had after it featured in no less than 50 Nollywood films.
“My wedding will be like a movie”, Davido plans big for marriage ceremony
About two weeks ago, Chioma was said to have introduced her man to her family as they commenced their marital journey. However, while many people were still arguing what the couple were up to, Davido, on Thursday, at a private party that had some members of his crew and family members popped the question to Chioma.
With a ‘yes’ from Chioma, Davido has now informed those who are close to him to prepare for a movie-like marriage in 2020.
Trust Davido to go big with jewellery as he shared the photo of the huge diamond designed by Dorgu on Chioma’s finger, with caption: “SHE SAID YES!!!! BIG ROCK #ASSURANCE2020”.
Chioma also shared the photo on her Instagram page with the caption, “I love you @davidoofficial (You didn’t even let me wax yet).”
An inside source, who did not want his name mentioned, told R on Friday that Davido and Chioma would spare nothing to throw up the biggest celebrity marriage in the country.
The journey will begin with a traditional marriage in Chioma’s home town before the end of this year and would be followed by a trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a pre-wedding party that would involve some family members and friends.
Davido, who is about to release his studio album, also informed his crew that top international artistes would fly into Nigeria to grace their big day.
Black Essence of 20-year-old Nigerian poetess in New Jersey
Elizabeth Omolaja was transplanted to New Jersey from Nigeria when she was three.
She has grown up on life’s journey since then. Now she is 20—and a lot more.
“I am the groundhog scared of its own shadow; I am an unfinished book hoping for a good ending; I am a hidden treasure waiting for someone to clean it…; I am Mary, I am Elizabeth, I am Esther; I am the female who will bring about a new existence,” she wrote in her book Black Essence (Bird with a Broken Wings) launched recently in New Jersey.
But her teacher thinks Elizabeth is something else: a jewel, a diamond.
“A diamond comes from roughness,” said Mrs. Karyn, a teacher at Creek High School. “When it is pressurized, it becomes a nice and shiny object we can mesmerize over.”
Karyn comes from the Island of Bermuda and has been in the U.S. for two decades. So she knows when a diamond from Africa turns up in the dirt.
Elizabeth Omolaja abd Mrs. Karyn
According to her, Elizabeth has gone through a lot of trials—from where she was, then, always having anxiety.
Dark clouds seem part of the sterner stuff most writers and poets are made of. No wonder her lines and verses drip with tear-jerking emotions. She confessed she inked many of the poems when she—or her friends—was going through some rough patches.
“So the poetry encompasses my feelings during the bad times and the good times,” said Elizabeth.
There’s no doubt the heat of those moments has refined the gem in her.
“I saw her recovering from trials and tribulation. And through the community, she has been pressurized. They have helped to mold the young lady,’ said Karyn.
“Now I see a beautiful diamond about to flourish.”
Elizabeth Omolaja and her family
For a black young poet to flourish enough to get published in the U.S. is not a picnic. There are lots of baggage you drag along when you are colored. Elizabeth had a fair share of those drags.
“There were times I put off the book,” she said.
It got worse because she is Nigerian. “I had to balance being a Nigerian and then a Black person in America. I have to adjust to each situation.”
And the blah feeling that came with such an identity crisis, sometimes, overwhelmed her so much she felt like she was that “bird with a broken wind”. And that the book was heading nowhere.
At such downtimes, Elizabeth was not always alone. Her fairy godmother Karyn, who she described as a blessing, was always close by.
“She’d tell me the book might touch somebody more than it means to me. That kept me going on.”
And, really, all the motivation from parents, friends, Karyn, others, were all worth it. The book turned out a hit.
“Black Essence is about the excellence that is in the melanin of our skin. It’s about the promotion of the essence of a people,” she said.
Its acclaim, according to families and friends that came to the book signing, cuts across poetry, youth motivation, and pan-Africanism.
Karyn described the author as an open book, a prototype of success for New Jersey’s youth of color.
Elizabeth herself has this to say: “Don’t let the fear of what can go wrong keeps you from succeeding.”
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“My mum begged me to get married”, ex-BBNaija Gideon Okeke
Gideon Okeke who came to the public eye in 2006 when he appeared as a contestant on the first edition of Big Brother Nigeria has recounted how his mother used to beg him on both knees to get married and have kids on time.
Okeke also shared how his dad’s business dwindled and his mother picked it up from there, doing everything she could to make sure he didn’t become a failure.
He celebrates his mother who just turned 57, for all the sacrifices she made for him while growing up as a young boy.
Read his full write-up below.
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TRUE STORY : After primary school (at TADE Nurs/Pry APAPA), there came a huge government clamp down on Bromate Flour. Bakers were BANNED from touching it. What did you think gave "Agege Bread" the weight? BROMATE. This meant that over 500 bags of My father's Baking Flour were put to ruins. They all had BROMATE! That was when My father's Bakery business rolled to a grinding stop. Not a dough was milled. My father reduced to a 3rd of his original size. Diabetes showed up like rain. You braced what we now call Domestic Violence, at a time it was claimed to be the rights of Patriarchy. You stayed for the Child. At this point, Secondary School Education was NOT SURE for your ONLY child. That was when you got suited and booted up! You showed up like a super hero Mummy. WHAT??? MY PIKIN NOR GO GO SCHOOL??? JU-LY (U LIE) From Bread to Puff-Puff , to Chin-chin to beer parlour to scaling ALL ur Abada and trinkets (1 by 1) to Mama Nonso…..omo the story loooong. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HERO. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. To be a Man is not a day's job. To Be a WOMAN, is to give LIFE. Ps: to the few people who know her (My life brothers) @olpa38 , @rickodiablo call Mumsie make una do Her as una dey do. FOR ME. Blessings brothers.
In 2008, Gideon joined the cast of MNET TV series Tinsel on which he is a regular to date.