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Meet the Man with 2 Faces (Edward Mordrake)

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As the story goes, Mordrake was heir to one of England’s most noble peerages but he would never claim the title. He was a gifted musician and a scholar who lived in complete isolation from the rest of the world, even the members of his own family. In the original article, the author claims that the nobleman had a graceful figure and compared his face to that of the ancient God Antonius on the back of his head.

Ever since 2007, pictures have been circulating online allegedly depicting a 19th century Englishman named Edward Mordrake. According to an article initially published in 1895, in the Boston Post, Mordrake was born with an extra face on the back of his head. Even though it couldn’t speak to the outside world the face tormented him in horrible ways.

 According to the story authored by writer Charles Lotin Hildreth, Mordrake was eventually driven to despair and committed suicide at age 23. The face, which only occupied a small portion at the back of Mordrake’s head, was described as that of a beautiful girl and said to have been ‘lovely as a dream’. It also allegedly displayed every sign of intelligence. The lips would move incessantly as the eyes followed the movements of whoever was in front of it. If Mordrake was sad or crying, the face would smile with satisfaction.

 According to Mordrake, his vestigial face which he referred to as his “devil twin” never slept. He always wondered if his ancestors were guilty of some unforgiving sin and that he was bound to such a fiend as punishment.

While talking with his doctors, Manvers and Treadwell, about the extent of his suffering, he asked them to remove the face and destroy it even at the cost of his own life. We were not told if the doctors considered his request or not rather, he took it upon himself to seek what he considered to be the only hope of freedom from his ordeal.

 Even though he was monitored carefully , he managed to get some poison and committed suicide, He left behind a letter instructing whoever found it to destroy the face prior to his burial Mordrake feared that it might continue to whisper to him even in his grave torturing him for all eternity, as per his request he was buried in a waste place in unmarked grave.

There are several medical explanations for a condition such as Edward Mordrake’s case; there are also several aspects of his situation that are inconsistent but with documented medicine. He might have suffered from extremely rare conditions which only few known sufferers might have made it past infancy but Mordrake on the other hand lived up to 23 years old.

 By definition, the conjoined twins are genetically identical but Mordrake’s supposed Devil twin was a female. Even if it might have been misinterpreted as female, it’s highly doubtful that it would have displayed any sign of intelligence. Descriptions of the vestigial face of the two-headed boy claimed that it could grimace and to some degree move its eyes but some basic form of consciousness was present yet intelligence was never observed. According to the doctors, the idea that Mordrake vestigial face could reportedly whisper troubling things to him at lengths isn’t consistent with what is known in medicine.

However, Mordrake has definitely found a place in pop culture as the subject of various films or songs. He has inspired a Tom Waits song called “Poor Edward” and three episodes of the series American Horror Story where he was portrayed by Wes Bentley. Also, two novels were based on Mordrake and his terrifying condition and currently there is also a feature of length film under the working title “Edward Mordrake” in development having “Wes Bentley” as the key player in the film. We will update you when the movie is out.

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Bluecheek Picture’s Film: The Official Trailer of the Movie “The Passport”

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THE PASSPORT
Official Trailer for Bluecheek Picture?s Film ?The Passport? starring Biola Adebayo, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Dapo Opayinka, Bimpe Oyebade, Toyin Moore

Bluecheek Pictures has released the official trailer to its upcoming movie, THE PASSPORT (Àwòrán Pélébé).

The Passport is the story of four friends, whose life handed a curved ball after successfully graduating from the university.

In the quest of finding a better life for themselves, they met with “fate“ and their story took a dramatic turn but at what cost?

The new flick is a production of Bluecheek Pictures was shot both in Nigeria and United Kingdom. It was produced and directed by Toyin Moore Films Production.

The Cast:

Biola Adebayo, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Dapo Opayinka, Adebimpe Oyebade, Omowunmi Ajiboye, Toyin Moore, Femi Obimodede, Peters Ijagbemi, Ebun Oloyede, Olaiya Igwe,
Taiwo Aminat Adelana, Tiya, Judith Madojemu Bare, Michael Oshin,
Tunde Komolafe, Owolabi Ajasa Olopa, Ijaduade Abolaji, Olayimika Adesipe,
Nike Hamzah, Afolashade Omodesire, Ishau Abidemi, Ifedayo Rufai

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Packaged and coordinated by Olakunle Olabode

Director NG: Tunde Komolafe
Director UK: Toyin Moore

DOP UK: Dwayne Josephs

DOP NG: Kehinde Opeifa

Continuity: Yemi Yusuf

Photographer UK: Chima Okafor

Producer: Toyin Moore

Executive Producer: Dapo Opayinka

Media Partner: Nollytrailers.com @nollytrailers @nollytrailerstv

Story by : Dapo Opayinka

Story Developed by : Toyin Moore

Screenplay by : Tunde Komolafe.

Packaged by : Olakunle Olabode

Production Manager – Femi Obimodede

A BLUECHEEK PICTURES PRODUCTION

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JUNE WISSE MIMICKING PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S INUAGURAL SPEECH

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June Wisse
Nigeria, the Giant of Africa have lots of Talented youth and children yet to be discovered.
 A Nigerian Model, June Wisse has mimicked President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech with unflinching passion, owning the vision of Joe Biden for United States of America.

For an African child at the age of 7… mimicking an entire inaugural speech with the exact demonstration and expressions of the original speaker (Joe Biden) is quiet a rare talent. Children with Great Talents like June ought to be encouraged, harnessed and supported.

 

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Expressing excitement, the Managing Director of Domak group, Amb. Kingsley Azonobi says ” This is a great talent. We believe “Nigeria got Talent” and we are using this medium to express our excitement for this wonderful mimicry by June Wisse, an African child. Indeed, Domak Group is proud of you.”

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The Divorce Drama: Kim Kardashian plans to spend Valentine’s Day without Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce rumours are still up in the air but the previous Valentine’s Day plans, it clearly shows Kim is already moving on.
 Amid Kanye West divorce drama, here’s how Kim Kardashian plans to spend Valentine’s Day without her husband

The past few months have been nothing but troublesome for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as various reports surfaced regarding their separation.

Neither Kim nor Kanye have publicly addressed the divorce speculations with many believing the final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians being the ‘time and place’ to break their silence on the same.

However, it seems like Kardashian is already in the process of moving on if her reported Valentine’s Day plans is anything to go by. According to People, the 40-year-old reality star will be spending the day of love with her and Kanye’s four children – North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2, while maintaining distance from the 43-year-old rapper.

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“Kim is great. She has a Valentine’s Day celebration planned with her kids and family. She likes to make it special for the kids. She doesn’t have any contact with Kanye,” a source shared with People.

The insider added that Kim’s Valentine’s Day plans is proof enough that she’s focused on the future, which is without Kanye West.

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In January, People has reported that Kim has been working with high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who was previously attached to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s ongoing divorce proceedings before being let go by the latter. Moreover, Kardashian reportedly has a divorce plan in place and will file when she is ready.

It was recently claimed that Kanye is ‘less than thrilled’ that his divorce from the reality star, 40, will be broadcast on TV.

Kim will reportedly discuss the end of her marriage on the last series of the family’s E! reality show, and the Bound 2 star is not impressed.

A Page Six insider claimed that ‘the Kardashians intend to go out with a bang. They’ve filmed Kim discussing her marriage problems. But everybody involved is on a nondisclosure agreement, because the finale won’t screen until later in 2021.’

A source told US Weekly last month: ‘He is less than thrilled. She will continue to focus on her business empire. Kim has been in individual counselling and is at peace with where her life is headed.’

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