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5 reasons why Regina Askia was one of the biggest celebrities of her time

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Regina Askia is one name we can never forget from our television screens back in the 1990s. She was one actress who came with the celebrity package. She graced our hearts and screens equally during her glory days.

We take a look at five reasons why she was the biggest celebrity of her time.

1. She was a former beauty queen

Regina Askia

Regina Askia
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Regina Askia back in her youth was probably the prettiest lady in the country. She contested for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant in 1988, even though she was the people’s favourite, she came out second in the competition losing to Bianca Ojukwu.

However,
when Bianca Ojukwu left the crown, Regina Askia took over and became
the MBGN.  In 1990, Askia-Williams represented Nigeria at Miss Charm International held in Leningrad, Russia, and came second. She also made history by becoming the first Nigerian at Miss International in Japan, where she made an impact with the most outstanding traditional costume.

2. She was one of the hottest actresses in the 1990s

After
her reign as the MBGN, she moved on to become an actress in the
Nollywood industry. Her debut was in the popular drama series, “Fortunes” where she played the role of the gold-digging “Tokunbo.” She starred in a lot of movies from the 1990s to the early 2000s a career which spanned over a decade.
Regina
Askia can be remembered for her very professional interpretations of
all the roles she played in movies she starred, making her a force to
reckon with the movie industry.

3. She attracted the highest fee per movie

At the time where actors weren’t really paid so well, Regina Askia and a few other actors like Pete Edochie and Zach Orji
were among the highest-earning actors. To star in a movie at that time,
it was reported that it would cost a lot to get Regina Askia in that
movie because everyone wanted to see a movie with her as part of the
cast.

4. She modeled for a lot of brands

Every
beauty queen gets the opportunity to become brand ambassadors during
their reign as queen, that was the case of Regina Askia as she was used
as a brand ambassador for major brands in the country at that time. If
it was big and reigning, Regina Askia was promoting that brand.

5. She was everybody’s crush

Regina
Askia didn’t  become a beauty queen by error, she was beautiful. She
was tall, had and still has the most beautiful eyes. Everyone crushed on
her, even ladies wanted to dress and look like her. Regina Askia’s
voice well is what call distinct and sexy. The guys couldn’t wait to see
her in a movie and just to have a glimpse of the beautiful and sexy
lady.

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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