Starstruck: Kate Henshaw

Maybe we will make this thing a weekly thing, till we run out of steam, aye?

Kate Henshaw. I came homegrown this time.

I have “known” Kate since my siblings and I never finished watching “Thorns of Rose” ( abeg who knows how that feem ended?) and reading my mothers National encomium. They never stopped carrying gist about her and Sammy Okposo. (I think its really a thing that these people have remained relevant over the years).

Speaking of her relevance, Kate always impressed me with her vocals. She didn’t have any bastard accent taunting her English language. She spoke fluently and cried in an “awww come here!” way.

She did well with the jobs she was cast as too. Hardly out of place or uncomfortable to watch.

Imagine my amusement when she embraced her comic side, starring as Basorge’s love interest in the local comedy series “Do good”.

She also knows the way to the fountain of youth, because she has looked the same (& even better) over the years. I know she tries to accord that to her fitness lifestyle but meh… we forgive her if she doesn’t want to lead us there.

Here’s hoping she has enjoyed gracing our screens with her beautiful smile as much as we have enjoyed seeing it across our screens.


StarStruck: Hugh Jackman

StarStruck is a series I thought about writing when I found myself thinking of all the celebrity influences that I have in my life, and how they may never know because the groupie in me is dead (read as never existed). I mean, I love Darey and Naeto C, but I remember bumping into them at different occasions and acting so cool like I no even see them. Maybe another time and place. Maybe.

So I thought if I am going to bump into them and act like they regular, I might as well write about how unregular I think they are!

Hugh Jackman is fortunately the first one to make my list because I haven’t stopped listening and singing the songs from The Greatest Showman in my head!!

I am not the least surprised to find out that Hugh’s middle name is MICHAEL! (Surely I am not the only one who thinks that there is something about that name?)

Hugh successfully transited from being my favourite action hero to being my favourite musical star. I am so happy that such a versatile talent graced the screen in my lifetime. I remember going berserk every time Wolverine made the slightest appearance on screen. I am such a fan. Of his nonconforming ways and how he still remained everyones favourite. I know Wolverine is a character that was scripted, and may not be a true representation of how Hugh is, but I also believe that if a man can pull off an act that efficiently, there is a part of it that comes innately.

Wifebeaters were made for Wolverine and Wolverine for wifebeaters…

I was very sad to learn about his recurring carcinoma’s and haemorrhage and how they were getting in the way of his work. It is linked to why the Wolverine character had to be killed in Logan (plus Baba was aging physically too). I know Les Miserables was not a bad act at all, but Hot damn!!! The greatest showman was ICING!!

Hugh Jackman IS the greatest Showman!!!!

Okay, I’m getting excited again, but reading about Hugh and all the work he put into improving his craft shows an admirable degree of dedication. An inspiration of how passions/crafts/gifts should be pursued. He plays more than one instrument, dances, sings and is your favourite action star.

Full package anyone??

Hugh Michael Jackman