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Xenophobia: Watch: Iya Rainbow Prays For Nigeria At The Beach

Veteran Nollywood actress, Idowu Phillips better known by her screen name, Iya Rainbow, is reacting to the issue of the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa by praying for the country.

The 77-year-old actress took to her Instagram page to share a video of herself in a white garment on a beach as she prayed for peace to reign in Nigeria.

Iya Rainbow

Iya Rainbow | Photo – Instagram

She captioned the video:

“Nigeria is a great country with rich natural resources. It is widely called the giant of Africa. No doubt, it is a country in the eyes of foreigners who wish to invest their resources into the country.

Nigeria has continued to play a leading role in some sectors in Africa. And it has the potential to be a wider global player in the coming decades through the prayers of intercessory. The Bible says, Psalm 122:6, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”

Other Nigerian celebrities like Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, 2Baba, Banky W, Do2dtun, Seyi Shay, Genevieve Nnaji among others have also condemned the attacks and killings of Nigerians by South Africans.

Watch the video of Iya Rainbow praying for Nigeria below:

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GOD MY COUNTRY NIGERIA IS DYING 😭😭😭😭 Nigeria is a great country with rich natural resources. It is widely called the giant of Africa. No doubt, it is a country in the eyes of foreigners who wish to invest their resources into the country. Nigeria has continued to play a leading role in some sectors in Africa. And it has the potential to be a wider global player in the coming decades through the prayers of intercessory. The Bible says, ◄ Psalm 122:6 ►, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😭😭😭😭

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We reported earlier that Iya Rainbow revealed how she wept bitterly when she was called the cheapest actress in Nollywood. In an interview, she had with Tofarati Ige, the popular Yoruba actress talked about her career, foundation, family and other issues. On being referred to as cheap, she had said:

“I cried bitterly. Then I took the newspaper to my children at home, and they consoled me. I thank God that he blessed me with good children who always listened to me.”

Prior to committing to the world of films, Iya Rainbow worked as a certified nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre. She ventured into full-time acting after the death of her husband – Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips (who worked closely with the late patriarch of Nigerian Film Industry Sir Herbert Ogunde. She has featured in several Nigerian films and is the other to five children and several grandchildren.

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