The much expected Gathering of Africa’s Best Award(GAB Award) was held on Sunday night in London and it played host to the assemblage of various African Icons who were recognized for their unique contributions in various walks of human endeavors.
The peak of the night came when one of the most Hidden secrets in the Nollywood UK World was revealed holding many people in awe of shock..
Emn-news.com had revealed last weekend that the multi-award winning actress, Fatima Jabbe had held a secret wedding in London at the weekend.
The rumour was confirmed on Sunday night as the secret was blown out inadvertently by the host and Chief executive of GAB Awards, Mr Femi Okutubo who blew off the lid while acknowledging the presence of many attendees to the occasion.
Walking briskly to through the in-between table passages to recognize many known faces, Femi smiled as he announced to the hall: ”I am acknowledging the presence of Fatima Jabbe and her hubby. They are the latest newlyweds in town. We all know her impact in the Nollywood UK in recent years.
Completing his mission of introducing, Femi turned to the man who was sitting quietly and confidently in front of Fatima, staring intermittently at his new bride and said” You are welcome sir”.
The gentleman in actual fact and true to emn-news report was Julius Maada Bio, a retired Brigadier in the Sierra Leonean Army and presidential aspirant who fought the last election on the platform of SLPP in Sierra Leone, only edged out by the incumbent, Ernest Bai Koroma. Both Fatima and Bio are so perfect and they both appeared inseparable .
Responding to my question later, Fatima said: ” Femi sold me out. The ring sold me away and I confessed to him. He never told me he was going to Trumpet it out”.
Adding more to her several laurels this year, Fatima won another award on Sunday night in the Movies Category snatching the outstanding contribution to the promotion of the positive image of Africans around the World Award.
She was her usual witty self claiming that she has been able to excel in Nollywood because of her courage and agility as an actress being able to stand the big stature of Nigeria. She claimed she wanted to stand tall for her dual nation of Sierra Leone and Gambia in Nollywood to show Nigeria’s big weight won’t erase other nation’s factors, especially Gambia and Sierra Leone which she represents in Nollywood. She praised GAB award thanking the organizers for another year of successful hosting.
Fatima did not take her Award being given last at the occasion on Sunday night. According to her: “My award is being kept last because Femi wanted to use that to spite me just to prove to me a point“.
“I am honored to tell you all that I won the GAB Awards last night here in London at the Hilton Hotel for my contribution in promoting the positive image of Africa around the world as an actress. The Gathering of African Best GAB is one of the most prestigious awards in the UK and I am delighted to be a winner again this year. I thank you all for the love and support you shower on me all this years. I love you all more than you can imagine”, Fatima told her thousands of her fans on the Facebook .