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.
Tiwa Savage’s CELIA makes Time Magazine’s top 10 album for 2020
CELIA an album released in August by Tiwa Savage features Sam Smith, Naira Marley, Stefflon Do, Dice Aisles and Hamza.
Nigerian Female musician, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten in 2020 album by Time Magazine.
Describing the album, Time Magazine says “the latest album from Savage, a Nigerian singer-songwriter who many call the “Queen of Afrobeats,” is characterised by an infectious buoyancy”.
“A veteran of the American, British and Nigerian music industries, Savage has an innate understanding of how various strains of music from the Black diaspora fit together, so R&B, rap, Afrobeats, and global pop coalesce seamlessly on the record.
Tiwa in her reaction wrote on her official Twitter @Tiwasavage: ”I doubted many things but one thing I knew for sure was what a beautiful body [of] work myself and everyone involved created, we created magic.
“Soooo many projects dropped this year all over the world and TIME MAGAZINE picked #CELIA as one of their top 10 albums released this year. Ope ni fun Eledumare!
“I’m even more gingered to drop my next project, following my heart and stepping out of my comfort zone yet again.
Williams Uchemba's Weddding: A Star-Studded Event (Photos)
Williams Uchemba’s Weddding was actually a Star-Studded event full of glitz and glamour with lots of celebrities from the entertainment industry.
Actor, Williams Uchemba tied the knot with his wife, Brunella, on Saturday, November 21. His friends in the entertainment industry who were in attendance include; Rita Dominic, P-Square, Ini Edo, Chika Ike, Kate Henshaw, Ufuomma McDermott, and many others.
“The biggest endorsement of my career” – BBNaija’s Omashola becomes ambassador of airline company (Photo/Video)
Ex-BBNaija season 4 housemate, Omashola bags the biggest endorsement of his career as he becomes brand ambassador of an airline company, Exclusive Jet 7.
The reality star whose full name is Omashola Kola Oburoh made this announcement on social media over the weekend.
Omashola tweeted, “Congratulations sholzy west, I’m truly proud of you. Now endorsement is talking in dollars @exclusive_jet7.”
Exclusive Jet 7 has since confirmed the endorsement deal by posting a welcome-onboard message for Omashola on their official Twitter page.
They also said they are excited to be collaborating henceforth with the Delta State native.
Congratulations sholzy west, I’m truly proud of you. Now endorsement is talking in dollars 💰💰💰😎@exclusive_jet7 🛩🤝💯. . .@davido@cuppymusic@kiddwaya and all my rich friends when papa get money for Private jet. Oya Holla at ur boy one time @exclusive_jet7 🛩💐💯 pic.twitter.com/WOzJiek2qW