Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, is to produce an animated adventure series for Netflix about a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by historical female figures, her production company said Wednesday.
The couple signed a deal to produce content for the popular streaming platform after quitting their royal duties in Britain.
The animated series, the first to be announced by Archewell Productions, the company the couple formed together and which is named after their son Archie, is to be called “Pearl.”
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” Meghan said in a statement.
“I’m thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix, and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history.”
Last year, the couple announced the company would create a documentary series about the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women, which Prince Harry has long championed.
Meghan will be an executive producer for “Pearl,” alongside several others including Carolyn Soper, director of the animated movie “Sherlock Gnomes” and Liz Garbus, a US film maker whose work includes “Lost Girls,” as well as David Furnish, a Canadian filmmaker and husband of Elton John.
Earlier this year, Meghan published an illustrated children’s book called “The Bench,” which started out as a Father’s Day poem for Prince Harry.
I will give Tega a second chance if she apologises- Husband
Ajeboh Krislawrence, the husband of Tega — a recently evicted Big Brother Naija housemate — has stated that he will give his wife a second chance if she comes back and apologises for her actions while in the Big Brother house.
Krislawrence added that he would not abandon his wife, despite some video snippets which surfaced online suggesting she cheated on him with a fellow contestant, Boma.
According to him, although his wife’s actions made him sad and broken, he believes that she needs him now more than ever.
In an Instagram Live chat with popular blogger, Tunde Ednut, Krislawrence mentioned that he was shocked by his wife’s behaviour while she was in the BBNaija house.
He said, “I feel so sad and terrible, I cannot even lie. I cannot even leave my house because there are a lot of stories on the street. I am broken. Basically, I am broken. I am down. I will not lie. Tega had been a very, very good girl. Let me forget this side of her, she has been a very good girl. I am surprised; when I saw it, I said this is not my wife. It felt as if they cloned her because that could not have been Tega.
“I have never seen this side of Tega because she is a God-fearing woman. She has never disobeyed me. This is a different Tega I am seeing. I am really shocked. I am down and broken. I want that Tega I used to know back not the Tega of Big Brother house.”
Krislawrence revealed that if his wife is remorseful, he will accept her back. He further asked Nigerians to pray for his family.
He said, “I am just human, we are all humans. I believe that we have all sinned and God will forgive us. If I do anything funny right now, I do not know what might happen. I believe she knows that what she did was totally bad but I believe that she needs us right now more than ever.
“I will not throw her away; she is my wife. Yes, she has disappointed me, but I think these things come with marriage. There is no perfect marriage. I have never had an issue before with my marriage for the past four years. We have never had issues. Since this is our first issue, I do not think I should abandon her. What we just need is for Nigerians to pray for us.
“If she comes back and apologises, I will give her a second chance; but if she comes and says what she did was okay, I will let her go and I will move on.”
Annie Idibia slams Tuface for allegedly having Affairs with Baby Mamas
Popular Nigerian actress, Annie Idibia, in a now-deleted Instagram Story post has accused her husband, Tuface, of infidelity. In the post, Annie claimed that Tuface’s family never found her worthy of him despite all her efforts.
She said, “I’m a patient woman, I am not a fool innocent! Your family never loved me from the beginning, no matter how hard I tried. I was never worthy to them. I have made so many sacrifices for you and all your children. God knows I have tried.”(sic).
Annie further claimed that the singer spent nights under the same roof with one of his baby mamas after taking his kids to Disney Land.
“What kind of man takes his kids to Disney and spends nights in the same apartment with his kids and their mother! How many times have you gone to see your kids with Pero and she stays with you and the kids under the same roof for nights?” she claimed.
In the post, Annie urged her husband to do better and also indicted the singer’s manager, Efe. Annie further claimed that Tuface’s baby mamas use his children ‘as an excuse for all sorts of rubbish’.
She wrote, “Your baby mamas constantly use your children as an excuse for all sorts of rubbish! I try to stay gracious!! You’re not the first man on the planet to have kids by different women. You can do better. Everything I do is to show the good human that you are!!! But today, this move by you, Efe, Frankie, and your family is unacceptable.”
However, efforts to reach out to Efe Omorogbe, Tuface’s manager to comment on the issue was futile as his phone was switched off.
REDTV’s Web Series, Assistant Madams Season 2 Premieres
….New Cast unveiled at Launch in Lagos
All the stars came out this weekend for the exclusive premiere of REDTV’s latest web series, Assistant Madams, Dark Hearts. REDTV, the online network supported by the United Bank for Africa continues to make impact in the creative industry on the African Continent, with a focus on job creation and growth.
The second season of the series revealed new cast members from Across Africa including Dilish Mathews, winner of the 2013 Big Brother Africa, from Namibia; award winning actresses Salma Mumim and Jocelyn Dumass from Ghana as well as Mauwuli Gavor a TV presenter turned actor, also from Ghana.
The series has a star studded cast with Singer and song writer, Sheyi Shay; Timini Egbuson; Big Brother star, Cee-C Nwadiora; Osas Ighodaro who played the infamous Chioma in the first season of Assistant Madams; Femi Branch; Ademola Adedoyin, RED Hot Topics Star, Temilola Young and Eso Dike.
The excitement over the return of REDTV’s blockbuster series Assistant Madams 2 was palpable as the show premiered at Cilantro in Lagos on Saturday night.
The Executive Producer of REDTV, Bola Atta welcomed the Chairman, United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, to the premiere as well as the cast and crew and top celebrities from the entertainment industry, including the stars of The Men’s Club, Efa Iwara, Sharon Ooja, Enado Odigie, Nengi Adoki; Segilola Ogidan. Also present were Kunle Oshodi-Glover; Tobi Osoba; Obi Asika; Debola Williams and his wife Kehinde; Chude Jidenonwo; Fresh L, amongst others.
Atta who is also the Group Director for Communications at UBA spoke about the passion and drive behind UBA’s continuous support of the creative industry and said that the bank is always on the look-out for innovative ways to enable more youths build upon their talents and embrace their creative side.
She said, “UBA remains committed to growing the creative industry through its lifestyle channel – REDTV and we are really thrilled with the journey thus far. At REDTV, we are focused on creating a platform where young people can meet, create and harness their art’.
Atta thanked the Chairman of UBA, Mr Tony Elumelu and the GMD, Kennedy Uzoka for their support of all the REDTV initiatives. She also thanked Assistant Madams co-producers at Urban Vision, Tola Odunsi and Akins Akinkugbe.
On his part, CEO Urban Vision and Director, Assistant Madams, Tola Odunsi, commended UBA and indeed REDTV for the continuous support in ensuring that viewers are always provided with the best quality entertainment.
“We have been partnering with UBA and REDTV to create top quality content and jobs for the past 4 years, and we are amazed by the number of jobs that have been created and people who have been employed through our partnerships alone. We look forward to many more years of partnership with REDTV’ said Odunsi.
Assistant Madams Season 2 centres around three bold, beautiful, and ambitious women who want to live their best luxurious lives.
Powered by UBA, REDTV Producers of hit shows such as The Men’s Club, Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, RED Hot Topics; Boutique Hotel, REDTV continues to collaborate with the most talented creative minds to put African entertainment on the global stage.
Subscribe to REDTV on you tube and catch the premiere of Assistant Madams, season 2 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 3pm.
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