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Burna Boy: It’s hypocritical that weeds is not legalized in Nigeria as everyone smokes

Popular Nigerian music star, Burna Boy has said that hypocrisy is why marijuana is yet to be legalized in Nigeria.

Marijuana (called weed) is still illegal in Nigeria, although this hasn’t stopped its consumption by some people in the country especially in the entertainment industry.

Burna Boy during a conversation with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles, explained that everyone smokes weed in Nigeria but does not want to be seen with it.

The Grammy award-winning singer stated that misconception around weed is another reason it has not been legalized in Nigeria.

According to him, legalizing Marijuana is just a topic no one wants to talk about, yet many smoke it.

When asked about legalizing weed in Nigeria, Burna said: “It’s not a zero- tolerance. It’s like everybody does it, but no one wants to be the one that is seen talking about it. It’s just kind of hypocritical out there.

They try to make it seem like if you smoke weed you’ll just go mad in Nigeria. Everybody smokes it, it’s just a topic no one wants to talk about”.

No one wants to talk about it; everybody is cool. Nobody wants to make it a thing to advocate for legalization of weed,” he added.

Burna Boy noted that he loves visiting Los Angeles because weed is free, and one can get the best in the city.

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Davido Loses His Official Photographer

Fortunate Peter Umunname, the official photographer to the popular Nigerian popstar and award winning singer, David Adeleke aka Davido, is dead.

Fortunate reportedly died after he was drowned at an unspecified location in Lagos on Tuesday.

Fortunate is the owner of the trademark ‘Fortune’ and he had worked with many Nigerian celebrities.

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Wazobia FM’s OAP Nedu Accused Of Domestic Violence

The wife of the popular Wazobia FM’s On Air Personality (OAP), Nedu, has accused him of domestic violence.

The wife, Uzor, via her Instagram post accused Nedu of beating her few weeks after undergoing an operation for child delivery, while his mother watched him.

Uzor, who describes Nedu as a useless man, wonders why Wazobia FM, Lagos still allows him to host marriage talks and shows despite being one of the men that raise their hands against their wives.

She wrote: “Seems like a very good time to call all useless men out. I’m tired. Let’s take care of the girls, leave my son out of this.

“Do you remember when you beat me up while your mother held my new-born a few weeks after I had cesarean operation?”

“I still wonder how Wazobiafmlagos allows you to host a marriage show when you’re one out of the many men that beat their spouses to stupor,” she added.

Many celebrities have taken to social media now to reveal hidden things about their relationships and families.

Uzor’s accusation is coming barely 24 hours after Tuface’s wife, Annie Idibia, accused him of sleeping with his exs.

Recently, the wife of Paul Okoye popularly known as Rudeboy, also accused him of infidelity. 

 

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Popular Nigerian Actor Victor Olaotan Dies

The Nigerian veteran actor, Victor Olaotan popularly known as Bid Daddy, is dead.

Confirming the news of his death on Friday, 27th August, 2021 was his wife, Julia Olaotan, who said that Victor died on Thursday night in Lagos State.

She expressed her gratitude towards the support received for the treatment of her husband while at an hospital in Turkey.

With tears she said: “Victor Olaotan has passed on, I don’t take the help rendered us for granted. Sadly, Olaotan had to come back to Nigeria because we could no more raise the money to continue treatment, so the hospital sent him back. I’m grateful for my husband’s life and I know all is well.”

“Despite the challenges, God has been good to me and my family. He was there for five years,” she added.

Victor survived a ghastly car accident in October, 2016 but suffered a traumatic brain injury.

The Tinsel actor, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, celebrated his 69th birthday at an hospital in Turkey as he battled for his life following the brain injury he suffered.

It was reported in 2019 that Femi Otedola, donated N30m to the actor to support his treatment.

Meanwhile, Africa Magic Tinsel has expressed its condolence: “Our Hearts are shattered. We cannot stop the overwhelming feeling of grief that has enveloped us. While we grief your demise, we smile at the beautiful memories we shared.

“BIG DADDY! as we fondly called you. Your presence in a room was bigger than life. You walked with exceptional pomp, and that unique swag peculiar to just you.

“Like an eagle, you were confident and rose to any challenge, your laughter and meticulous ways endeared you to many.

“As we try to come to terms with this irreplaceable loss, we take consolation in the hope that you’re in a better place. A place devoid of pain, A place of peace, A place of rest.

We will miss you. Adieu Sir Victor Olaotan.”

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Rachel Oniga Goes Home Amidst Tears

The remains of the veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, has been buried at a cemetery in Lagos.

Rachel Oniga died of heart complications on the 30th July, 2021 at the age of 64.

The news of her death was made public by her family after speculations that she died of COVID-19.

Read also: Rachel Oniga did not die of COVID-19 but heart complications

Her death was a big shock to the Nigerian movie industry and a big loss too as she was a popular actress in the Yoruba and English language films.

Until her death, she was active in movie roles and reported be on set for an upcoming movie.

The service of songs to her funeral was held today, 26th August, 2021, at the Catholic Church of Resurrection, Magodo, Lagos State.

Meanwhile, fans have taken to social media to bid her farewell to eternal journey.

Rest Well Our Beloved!

 

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Alexx Ekubo’s Wedding With Fancy Acholonu Cancelled

The announced and much-awaited wedding between Nollywood actor, Alexx Ekubo, and his fiancee, Fancy Acholonu, has been cancelled.

The cancellation was announced by Fancy through her Instagram to inform that she has ended her relationship with Alexx.

Fancy wrote: “Hey guys, I am writing to inform you officially that I have ended my relationship, engagement, and I have called off the wedding with Alexx Ekubo.”

She stated that it would be a surprise to many people but she took the decision by herself because of their happiness and to live in their truth.

I am aware that this may be a shock to many people. I made the best decision for myself, because it is important that everyone finds their happiness and live in their truth. At this time, my family and I ask for you all to please respect our privacy. Thank you so such!” she said.

Fancy Acholonu had been reported to have unfollow her fiance, Alexx Ekubo, on Instagram and deleted all the pictures they took together.

Read Also: Alex Ekubo sets to marry Fancy Acholonu

A report from a close source indicated that Fancy called off the wedding because she caught Alexx pant down with another person, but the source could not reveal the sex of the person.

In 2019, Alexx Ekubo was accused by fans that he was a gay and was involved in a relationship with a fellow actor, Uti Nwachukwu.

The duo announced their wedding on Instagram on the 10th May, 2021, which showed that their traditional wedding would hold on Saturday, 20th November, 2021 in Imo State, while the white wedding would hold on Saturday, 27th November, 2021.

The real reason for the break up is yet to be revealed but it will be unveiled as time goes on.

 

 

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Kanye West About To Change His Name

The famous American music star, Kanye West, has filed a document in the court asking the judge to legally change his name.

The music icon, who is dubbed for his third Donda listening party, has approached a court for the legal change of his name from Kanye West to YE.

Kanye West has gone by many names ever since becoming a famous artist, and now wants to be officially known as YE.

According to E! News, the rapper filed a request to change his name from Kanye Omari West to just “Ye” as obtained from court documents of August 11 citing personal reasons.

The hip-pop star first gave himself the nickname back in 2018, ahead of an appearance on Saturday Night Live show, when he tweeted: “The being formally known as Kanye West…I am YE.”

At the time, in an interview he said that the moniker held a deeper spiritual meaning.

“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible, it means ‘you.’ So, I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye — just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confusion, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are,” he said.

The album Ye came out months before his scheduled sharing of the Yahndi album, but was later shelved, while Kanye released ‘Jesus Is King’ in October 2019.

His teeming fans are still awaiting the release of his latest work, ‘Donda’, which was initially scheduled for release on July 23.

Kanye has been clever with the release of ‘Donda’, as he opted for hosting of listening parties across United States instead of releasing the album on streaming platforms.

He has so far hosted two listening parties in Atlanta and Georgia, and is scheduled to hold his third gathering in his hometown of Chicago on 26th August.

Chicago newscaster, Sarah Jindra, in her tweet said that the rapper is having his team build a life-size replica of his childhood home inside the Soldier Field stadium where he’s scheduled to perform.

From all indications, ‘Donda’ will be officially released on Friday, 27th August, for public enjoyment.

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Uche Maduagwu Beaten Up By Jim Iyke Over His Call For EFCC Investigation Of Iyke’s Wealth

The Nollywood action actor, Jim Iyke, fought his colleague Uche Maduagwu known as controversial Nollywood actor.

The fight which is the aftermath of Uche’s calling on EFCC to investigate Jim Iyke by inviting him to explain his source of wealth.

Uche recently took to his Instagram handle and wrote: “Please nobody should beg me on this matter because I have already made up my mind on this issue. Is JimIyke the only one in nollywood? Look at the expensive lifestyle e dey LIVE up and down in Lagos and Abuja? Someone told me e no DEY buy expensive clothe from naija again, e now import the most expensive ones abroad, please what is his source of wealth again?”

He continued: “Any day we meet or see I go use my Abuja connection to beg EFCC boss to invite am, we never recover from what hushpuppi do us, now this one is changing expensive CARS up and down like Hushpuppi of movie industry, even if dem pay me ten million Naira to enter movie location with am, if e no tell us his source of wealth I go refuse.”

However, Jim Iyke, who has not responded to his statement, showed his reaction by beating him up despite being cautioned by onlookers.

Watch the video through the link below:

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Paul Okoye’s Marriage In Trouble As Wife, Anita Okoye, Files For Divorc

The marriage of Paul Okoye of the defunt group PSquare is in trouble as we write this news.

The information gathered is that his wife, Anita Okoye, has filed for divorce at the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The court document reads that Anita
Okoye has instituted proceedings for the dissolution of marriage.

The couple have been togther for After 17 years before tying the knot 7 years ago.

The reason for the divorce by the Entrepreneur & Children’s Retailer, Anita Okoye, is still unknown.

The former couple share 3 children together, which the wife relocated to the US with few months ago.

Copy of the leaked Divorce Documents in circulation is below:

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The British Comedian, Sean Lock, Is Dead

The famous British comedian, Sean Lock, has died of cancer at the age of 58 years.

His agent, Off the Kerb Productions, confirming the news of his death said: “Lock died at home surrounded by his family.

“Sean was one of Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy. Sean was also a cherished husband and father to three children. Sean will be sorely missed by all that knew him.”

Lock, who was born in Woking, Surrey, left school in the early 1980s and began working on building sites. Thereafter, he developed skin cancer as a result of overexposure to the sun.

After a period of travelling, which remained one of his great passions, he started his career in comedy.

His first professional TV appearance was in 1993, where he starred alongside Rob Newman and David Baddiel on their TV show ‘Newman and Baddiel in Pieces’.

In 1998, Lock script-edited the BBC Two series ‘Is It Bill Bailey?’, and from there had his own show on BBC Radio 4 – ’15 Minutes of Misery’.

The show was later expanded into 15 Storeys High, and was set in a south London tower block which centred on a pessimistic lifeguard called Vince, played by Lock, and his flatmate Errol, played by Benedict Wong.

Lock was a regular team captain in 2005 on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, a role he held for 18 series.

Between the year 2006 and 2007, he hosted the Channel 4 series -TV Heaven and Telly Hell, where celebrities were invited to share their own selection of TV’s triumphs and tragedies.

Lock also appeared on panel shows like ‘Have I Got News for You’, QI and ‘They Think It’s All Over’. Also, in 2000 he won the laurel for best standup at the British Comedy awards.

Meanwhile, friends, colleagues and fans have paid their tributes to lock:-

Harry Hill said: “If you tell jokes for a living it’s hard to enjoy a comedian in the same way that a punter would, because you know all the tricks, you can see where a gag is going and often arrive at the punchline long before the comic telling it. Not so with Sean, that’s why we comics loved him. Often I had absolutely no idea where he was heading with a routine.”

Bill Bailey expressed: “Lock was as “brilliantly funny” off the stage as on, and that their daft conversations would leave him “helpless with laughter”. Bailey described him as a kind and generous man who was rigorous in his approach to writing comedy. In a writers’ room, said Bailey, Lock “spurred you on to find a better joke, a new line, the sweet spot of a perfect gag”. When the results worked, Lock would let out a “great gale of laughter.”

Lee Mack, also paid tribute to Lock: “I think the appeal of him as a viewer was that it felt like you were with your mate down the pub and he was making you laugh. I was one of the lucky few that was that mate down the pub and he was making me laugh. A lot. More than almost anyone I’ve ever known.

“Lock could talk about putting a budgie up his bum and yet levitate it into a hilarious artform.”

Diane Morgan wrote: “Lock was one of “the funniest people I’ve ever met” and described the 15 Storeys High show as “absolute genius”.”

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Bob Dylan Sued For An Alleged 1965 Sexual Abuse

A lawsuit has been filed which alleges that Bob Dylan sexually abused a lady when she was 12 years in 1965.

The lady, who filed the lawsuit, was referred to, in court documents, as J.C.

She alleged that the incident happened over a period of six weeks between April and May 1965.

The lady claimed that Dylan used his influence as a musician to drug her before assaulting her sexually.

She stated: “Dylan exploited his status as a musician to provide J.C. with alcohol and drugs and sexually abuse her multiple times.”

The plaintiff also accused the 80-year-old musician of physically threatening the plaintiff then.

According to the complaint: “Dylan established a “connection” with JC to “lower her inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”

The incident, according to the lawsuit, happened at the Dylan’s apartment in New York’s famous Chelsea Hotel,

The spokesperson for Dylan said: “The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”

JC, who now lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, said that Dylan caused her severe psychological damage and emotional trauma.

She is now seeking unspecified damages plus a jury trial for allegations of assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress, whose aftermath has led her to seek medical treatment on multiple occasions.

The lawsuit was filed on Friday a day before the window for filing claims under New York State’s Child Victims Act closed.

The act allowed victims of abuse to sue their suspected attackers irrespective of the age of the claims or whether the statute of limitations had passed.

In the same vein, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son, Prince Andrew, was last week sued for alleged sexual abise of late US financier, Jeffrey Epstein, using the act.

Dylan is widely considered to be the greatest singer-songwriter of all time. His most notable works include “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.”

He came to limelight in New York in the early 1960s and has record of selling over 125 million records around the globe.

In 2016, Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.

Last year, he released his 39th studio album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” – 58 years after the release of his first album.

And last month, Dylan won a lawsuit over the profits made last year from the $300m sale of his song catalogue to Universal Music as a Manhattan supreme court judge ruled in his favour.

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Veteran Nigerian Actress, Doris Chima, Dies of Breast Cancer

A nollywood actress, Doris Chima, has died.

The popular actress died on Sunday, 15th August, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.

She was one founding members of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and former vice chairperson AGN Lagos Chapter.

The news of her death was disclosed by the chairman fo the AGN, Lagos Chapter, Emeka Rising Ibe.

Ibe, who expressed the shock of her death said: “She called me last week and pleaded due to ill health not to remove her from the verification exercise I embarked on to ascertain true members of the guild in Lagos.

“Yesterday morning, I got a call that she was dead. Though I am yet to visit the family, it is a great loss for us. I pray for the repose of her soul.”

Chima had her affected breast cut off in 2020 after being diagnosed of breast cancer to prevent further damage.

She would be remembered for her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry.

May her soul Rest In Peace.

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Mr. Raw Nwanne Survived A Ghastly Motor Accident

The Nigerian rapper, Okechukwu Edwards Ukeje, popularly known as Mr. Raw has been involved in a ghastly motor accident in Abuja.

The Abia State-born rapper actually survived the crash which involved him and his driver.

The rapper shared the news of the accident on his Instagram handle few hours ago as he wrote:

Thank God for my life o!.

“It’s a blessing being alive in the land of the living.

“I was involved in a ghastly motor accident early this morning at abuja (before Bannex junction)….I was unconscious when I was pulled out of the red car after another driver rammed into our car.

“I passed out twice but I am stable now and responding to treatment.”

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Singer Waje Condoled As She Loses Her Dad

The popular Nigerian singer, Atuaje Aina, known as Waje, has lost her father.

The singer revealed the news through her Instagram handle with a statement eulogising her late father with his picture.

She wrote: “A girl needs a father. A girl needs her father, this girl will always love her father. This girl will dearly miss her father. Rest well daddy, you will always be in our hearts!”

Reacting to her statement, her colleagues and fans condoled with her with their comments:

Kaffy, the popular professional dancer, wrote: “So sorry sis. May daddy rest well in God’s arms.”

Omawumi, a popular musician, wrote: “Daddo. Rest well. Sisto! You’re not alone.”

Mawuli Gavor, a nollywood actor wrote: “Waje. I’m so sorry. God bless your family.”

My deepest condolences Waje, may he rest peacefully,” wrote Ikechukwu Onunaku, another musician.

Ill Bliss, Nigerian rapper and producer, wrote: “Accept my condolences babe. Papa will forever be proud of you. He will tell the angels when her arrives. Stay strong.”

Actress Juliet Ibrahim wrote: “Condolences hun.”

Judeengees, another producer, wrote: “My condolences dear.”

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Rita Dominic: I Became A Producer After Being Blacklisted

The Nollywood actress and producer, Rita Dominic, has stated that she became a producer after being blacklisted in the industry.

The actress made the revelation when she was hosted on the Phantom Xtraordinaire Show by the former BBNaija contestant, Tobi Bakre.

Recounting the challenges in her career, she said: “At some point in my career, I wanted to evolve and do different things. But the people I used to work with then couldn’t be bothered, so I wasn’t getting work. I was blacklisted silently.

“Back then, there was a major blacklisting (of some actors). However, mine was silent. That was actually one of the things that made me start producing movies.”

The celebrity actress also explained that she has interest in exploring other aspects of filmmaking in addition to acting.

She said: “I am still acting but I always knew I would go behind the cameras and produce my own films. I have always been interested in different aspects of filmmaking.

“So, when it was time to form a production company, it was no-brainer because it was something I had planned to do.”

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Onyeka Onwenu Clarifies Her Relationship With Obasanjo And Fela

The Nigerian veteran popstar, Onyeka Onwenu, has finally cleared the air of her rumoured secret marriage to former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.

The singer cum actress made the clarification in an in interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, where she spoke on many of her life experiences.

Onyeka stated that the accusations that she slept with the former President, Obasanjo, and had a secret marriage with him is false.

The songstress also disclosed that she was wrongly accused, in her youthful days, of sleeping with many big men and celebrities in Nigeria.

Her statement: “ was accused of sleeping with Sunny Ade, Fela and Obasanjo.

“They even went to the extent of saying I got married to Obasanjo secretly.

“If he approached me to marry him, why would I keep it a secret? We would have made it public so that was funny.”

On her relationship with late legendary Afrobeat musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, she revealed that she received marriage proposal from him.

She said: “Fela is a trickster. He knew I’d say no.

“I think it was his way of thanking me for coming out in support of him when he was jailed.”

Though, the popstar was reluctant to talk about her marriage, but she explained that her marriage was a failed one that almost killed her.

She stated that she was rescued from the abusive marriage to her ex-husband by her brother.

She said: “I don’t like talking about it but because you raised it and because I’d written about it, I have to expatiate.

“The marriage was incredible, but sometimes, when things happen to people, they change. My husband, I pray for him on a daily basis…”

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Dennis ‘D.T.’ Thomas Of Kool And The Gang Dies At 70

Dennis “D.T.” Thomas of “Kool and the Gang” group has died at the age of 70.

Dennis, a co-founder of the legendary soul-funk group “Kool and the Gang”, died on Saturday as announced by the group on their social media handle.

The official statement of his death made by the group read: “Thomas, beloved husband, father and a co-founder of Kool & the Gang, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 70 in New Jersey.”

“An original member of Kool & the Gang, Dennis was known as the quintessential cool cat in the group, loved for his hip clothes and hats, and his laid-back demeanour,” the group added.

The statement also read: “Alto saxophone player, flutist, percussionist as well as master of ceremonies at the band’s shows,” he made his farewell appearance with the group on 4 July at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.”

The group lost another founding member, Ronald Bell, last year at the age of 64.

Kool and the Gang became a major smash in the 1970s, pumping out hits like Get down on itJungle Boogie, and Ladies’ Night, with its brassy funk putting it in a class with Earth, Wind and Fire, the Isley Brothers and Sly and the Family Stone.

Two brothers, Robert and Ronald Bell, along with their friends – Dennis Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown and Ricky Westfield, founded the group in 1964 in New Jersey with the name “The Jazziacs”.

The long-running group fused jazz, soul funk, pop and rock music.

The group released their debut album ” Kool and the Gang” in 1969, while James J.T. Taylor joined the group in the late 70s.

Dennis D.T. Thomas would be remembered for his contributions to the group and as the group’s stylist.

Dennis D.T. Thomas was also the band’s budget hawk carrying the group’s earnings in a paper bag in the bell of his horn.

Kool and the Gang was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.

The group remains a DJ favourite and its track is heavily sampled and appeared in songs by artists like Jay-Z, Nas, NWA, Tupac, The Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest and Busta Rhymes.

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Wizkid’s O2 Arena Concert Tickets Sold Out

Wizkid’s concert tickets at the 02 Arena  in London have been sold out.

The announcement was dropped by Wizzy himself using his social media handles.

The tickets were sold out in just 12 minutes as announced after being opened for sale on the O2 Arena’s site.

The caption read: “Sold out the 02 Arena in 12 minutes. London! I love you.”

The concert is scheduled to hold on November 28, 2021at the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena in London.

Wizkid’s official partner and manager confirmed the claim saying: “This feeling is undeniably insane. Wizkids old out the O2 Arena in 12 minutes. Absolute madness.”
Also, Sony Music UK used its social media handle to respond to Wizkid’s claim with the words: “Legendary behaviour.”

Meanwhile, O2 Arena is yet to make a statement on the claims as its social media handle is still promoting the sales of tickets to the concert.

However, Wizkid’s fans are now clamouring for a second date at the same venue following the claims that the tickets for the November event have been sold out.

Wizkid is now the Africa’s biggest musician who has sold out 20,000 capacity O2 Arena in London in 12 minutes.

The concert will be Wizkid’s third time of selling out O2 Arena – the world’s busiest music arena.

Also, Wizkid will be doing his sixth performance at the prestigious venue with the concert.

The music star had held a Wizkid festival at the same venue and sold out the tickets as well.

He had also performed at Drake, Future and Tinie’s shows at the O2 Arena.

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Kanye West Presents Second “Donda” Listening Party

The popular American rapstar, Kanye West, has announced 5th August as another listening party day for his new album “Donda” taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The event will give fans the opportunity to listen to the 44-year-old rapper latest record live at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on a day before “Donda” is set to be released.

Kanye premiered the album at the same venue in July, and has reportedly been living at the arena while he continues to work on his new music tracks.

The album was initially slated for release on 23rd July, but it’s now expected to hit the stands on 6th August.

Though, an official track-list is yet to be unveiled but the previous event featured contributions from stars like  Jay-Z, Lil Baby and Travis Scott among others.

The scheduled event will the first time Jay-Z would be collaborating with Kanye after Drake’s 2016 track “Pop Style”.

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Naomi Campbell Applauded By South Africans Over Words to Zuma

The iconic supermodel, actress and businesswoman, Naomi Campbell, has been applauded by South Africans for her words to former South African President, Jacob Zuma.

Her words which she released, through her social media handle, in the form of open letter to the former president read: “Dear Former President Jacob Zuma. This isn’t the South Africa I remember and that millions of South African’s fought for. The South Africa that overcame Apartheid , showed the world that change was possible. Led the battle in the fight against HIV/AIDS and has weathered countless efforts to undermine the new South Africa.”

The letter is coming after a recent violent civil unrest and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, orchestrated by Zuma’s sympathizers calling for his released from jail following his incarceration.

She continued: “I have watched how over the last few years you have protested your innocence at the allegations tabled against you of corruption and allowing mass State Capture.

“I have seen you got out of your way to avoid having to deal with these matters in court and avoid a Commission set up to investigate State Capture.

“You have talked of the rule of law and the South African constitution being something that should apply to everyone. Yet you defied the courts and were sentenced 15 months in prison.

“Now upon your incarceration, a group of protests under the #Freezuma banner broke out igniting the worst violence and criminality South Africa has seen since the end of apartheid.”

She condemned the protest staged by Zuma’s supporters as lives and properties have been lost, and millions of citizens affected.

“These actions not only saw hundreds lose their lives and property be destroyed. But it affects will now be felt by many millions more.

“This affects the millions of hard working and peaceful South Africans many whom have suffered over the last year because of Covid.”

The actress expressed that if the former president, Jacob Zuma, considered himself a leader, he should behave like one.

“Each day you defy the courts and stoke division you take a step backwards from Madiba’s vision for South Africa to prosper and for their not only be equitable political justice but also economic justice.

“If you still consider yourself a leader then please act and take responsibility like one.

“Agree to finish your appearance in front of the State Capture commission and equally you will have your days in court to contest the corruption charges alleged against you. Put the Nation first, PEACE IN SOUTHAFRICA.”

Naomi has never hidden her love for South Africa, as she has been speaking openly about it, and her close relationship with former president, Nelson Mandela.

Mandela had also referred to the 51-year-old supermodel as his “honorary granddaughter” at their first meeting in 1994.

According to a local media, Naomi co-hosted the “Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100” in Johannesburg, in 2018 which featured stars like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Tiwa Savage and Cassper Nyovest.

Some of the comments applauding her via Twitter are as below:

Naomi Campbell, on behalf of all South Africans, we love you. Stay winning Queen👑 @NaomiCampbell pic.twitter.com/QCrTlaVQX3

— The Great Venda (@JustJamal_) July 31, 2021

“Naomi Campbell is us and we are Naomi. We see you!! ✊🏾✊🏾👌🏽.”

— Keabetswe 👣🇿🇦🏳️‍🌈 (@KBmanyobe) July 31, 2021

“Thank you, Naomi Campbell, for speaking the truth.

Former president Jacob Zuma was only interested in avoiding the courts, building a palace for his family and allowing the Gupta family access to state resources through his cabinet.

He’s the worst president in democratic SA.”

— Jimmy Ramokgopa (@JimmyRamokgopa) July 31, 2021

“No amount of tweeting and propaganda will erase the embarrassing legacy of theft, lawlessness and incompetence that Zuma left behind. It’s staring at us all’s faces. Naomi Campbell is on point and no amount of insulting her will change it.”

— Zambala (@maghangeni) July 31, 2021

“💯💯👍 I reckon Naomi Campbell showed more leadership in one post than our entire bumbling cabinet has.

— One Nation SA – Corruption Buster (@OneNation70290) July 31, 2021.”

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Rachel Oniga Did Not Die Of COVID-19 But Heart Complications

The family of late popular actress, Rachel Oniga, has revealed the cause of her death.

In a statement made public by her family, they stated that the veteran actress died of health-related complications and not COVID-19, as being speculated on social media.

The actress was announced dead on Saturday by a local media with the speculation that she died of COVID-19.

However, her family has refuted the speculation and disclosed the true cause of her death in a statement titled, “An official statement on the passing of Chief Rachel Tabuno Oniga”, as signed by her sister, Toyin Odusote.

“With a heavy heart and total submission to God, we write to announce the passing unto glory of our beloved sister, mother and grandmother; Chief Rachel Tabuno Oniga.

“She died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 64, on Friday, 30th of July 2021, at about 10pm.

“Contrary to diverse reports informing that she died from COVID-19 complications, we write to inform the general public that she died from a heart-related issue; an ailment she battled with for a short period before her demise.

“We accept her sudden transition as God’s design and we see it as a function of a race of life well finished. Painful as it may be, we accept it in good faith and total submission to her maker.
“We therefore desire to be allowed to mourn her death privately for now, as we do this with deep sense of respect for her soul and the glorious life she lived.
“Burial arrangements will be announced in due cause. We appreciate the calls, messages and condolences expressed by everyone and we pray for a sweet repose of her beautiful soul.
“Please accept this release as the only authentic one on behalf of the family until we come up with another.”

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Rose Odika: Dele Odule Saved My Acting Career

The popular Nigeria actress, Rose Odika, has shared her experience of how her acting career was saved by Dele Odule.

Rose, who has spent over 30 years in the Nigerian movie industry, stated that the veteran actor saved her career that was about to end abruptly many years ago.

She made this closure at the occasion to mark her 32 years on stage and when introducing Dele Odule to the guests.

Rose, who is the current governor of TAMPAN, Oyo State Chapter, said that if not for the intervention of Dele Odule, she wouldn’t be where she is now.

She explained: “When I got married to my ex-husband and I was overwhelmed by love, my ex-husband convinced me to leave acting to focus on my marriage, because he was bothered that I would have too many admirers in the industry and he wasn’t cool with that. I agreed to quit acting because I was in love.”

After some years, when the lovey-dovey was over, I just realized I needed to go back to my passion. So Chief Dele Odule was the one who came into the picture to talk to my ex-husband on my behalf, he did the magic and he allowed me to go back to acting. If Chief Dele Odule didn’t intervene then, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she added.

The occasion which took place at Jogor center, Ibadan, witnessed the presence of veteran actors and actresses like Akin Lewis, Yomi Fash Lanso, Tunde Ola-Yusuf, Peju Ogumola, Foluke Daramola, Damola Olatunji, Owolabi Ajasa, Toyosi Adesanya, Laide Bakare.

Also, other members of the TAMPAN Oyo State Chapter were left out as well as friends and fans of Rose Odika.

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Ghana Actress and Fix The Country Campaigner, Efia Odo, Released On Bail

In Ghana, Police have granted actress, Efia Odo, and more than ten other ‘Fix The Country’ campaigners bail hours after their arrest on Friday.

It was gathered that campaigners were released after their lawyers stormed the Accra Regional Police Command to demand their release.

The Police later released them on self-recognition, and after over three hours of interrogation on why they gathered in front of law court complex with placards.

After being released, the actress, Efia Odo, announced her release on social media.

“Bail granted. A cause worth fighting for,” she posted.

All efforts to establish the cause of their arrest have been abortive as the Ghanaian Police have not clearly stated the reasons for arresting the campaigners who gathered during the court hearing.

The court adjourned proceeding till 1.30pm on Friday after hearing legal arguments from lawyers on both side.

Meanwhile, the ‘FixTheCountry’ campaigners pitched camp in front of the law court complex with placards.

Supporters of the campaign have started to push for the release of 15 members arrested by the police.

Ghanaian Youths started an online protest around May 3 to complain about harsh economic conditions in de country.

The Youths planned to protest on Sunday May 9, which could not held due to court injunction secured by the police.

The Ghanaian Supreme Court had thrown out first ex-parte application, which the Police Service filed in a motion which prayed the court to stop the protest from happening until the lift of restrictions of public gatherings due to Covid-19.

The Police filed another one, but the High Court after hearing the cases from both sides passed ruling that the application be mooted.

Justice Ruby Aryeetey, in her ruling explained that the application which the sought to stop the May 9 protest was already passed long time, therefore, the court could not rule on the protest.

However, she advised the #FixTheCountry conveners to go through the necessary processes if they plan to organize another protest.

 

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Dr.P: I’m Richer Now Than In PSquare

One of the twin brothers of the defunct group, PSquare, Peter Okoye, has claimed that he’s making more money now than when in PSquare.

He wrote: “Team P! What were they thinking? That I wasn’t going to survive Alone? They just can’t stand the fact that I am Richer now and doing well for myself. Pained!”

Dr.P, who just received honorary Doctor of Art from the Escae-Benin University, took to his to his official Instagram page to reprimand his critics who believed that he would fail after leaving the group.

He posted: “And this post is for them and them alone! Just Watch them referring this post to my family as usual! Odes! Watch them start preaching!

“Like I said! Haters pls comment and identify yourself on this post and my management will separate you out from my true fans. The Blocking also includes the people that liked and support the comment!

“You must not like my doings! So, feel free to unfollow and unlike this my page! Or better still identify yourself so we can Block you!

The dancing musician has declared himself richer now than he was in Psquare as he doesn’t share his income with his twin and elder brother.

The group, PSquare, broke off in 2017 when Peter (Dr. P) decided to go solo and he insisted of being the best decision in his life in the Facebook rant where he threatened to block anybody that criticize him henceforth.

He dropped his new album in April this year, which has been receiving minimal airplay.

Also, his twin brother, Paul, has made an announcement of his new album claimed to be released soon.

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Kim Opens Up On Her Separation From Kanye West

Kim Kardashian finally disclosed the issue behind her separation from the popular musician, Kanye West.

Kim discussed her marital issues on this week’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode, which was filmed during the Kar Jenner family’s trip to Lake Tahoe.

The celebrity actress blamed her separation from Kanye on the Kanye’s many trips.

Khloe explained that Kim has been struggling privately behind the camera about her relationship in a confessional statement.

“It’s tough because Kim is clearly redirecting so much of her frustration and sadness and anger. Sometimes you take things out on something that has nothing to do with what you’re going through. Kim is dealing with so much right now and it’s tough because, before we left, her and Kanye had this big fight,” she explained.

Kim was seen crying hysterically in a footage, while talking to her sisters about the blowout: “I just, like, honestly can’t do this anymore,” she said. “Why am I still in this place where I’m stuck for years? He goes and moves to a different state every year. I have to be, like, together so I can raise the kids.”

The actress, who praised Kanye for being an amazing dad and doing amazing jobs with the kids, admitted that she’s unable to put up with their different lifestyles anymore.

She said: “He deserves someone who can go support his every move and follow him all over the place and move to Wyoming [with him].”

She added, through tears. “I can’t do that. He should have a wife who supports his every move and travels with him and everything and I can’t do that.”

Kim also admitted of being a failure for having thoughts about ending her third marriage.

She said: “I feel like a f***ing loser, I can’t even think about that. I want to be happy.”

Though, Kim never stated the major cause of the fight with Kanye, but she claimed that they weren’t fighting anymore.

“It’s all calm now, so I just roll with it,” she told Khloe.

“There’s honestly nothing to talk about, I won’t live with the fighting and stuff if it was constant,” she added.

Kim had filed for divorce from Kanye which expected to be activated very soon after six and a half years together.

Kim Kardashian was married to Damon Thomas between 2000 and 2004 and Chris Humphries between 2011 and 2013. Finally, his third marriage was to Bakanie West, which is on the break now.

 

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Tuface: I Chose Annie Above Other Women

The Nigerian award-winning musician, Innocent Idibia popularly known as Tuface Idibia, has disclosed that he chose and married his wife, Annie Innocent Idibia, among many women that have kids for him.

The “African Queen” crooner is a father of seven children, in which five are from his previous relationships with other women, and two from his wife, Annie Idibia.

In an interview with Hypertek Digital, Tuface disclosed why he chose Annie above others.

He stated that most of his baby mamas are multimillionaires, but Annie had been there when he had nothing and was nothing.

He said: “You see Annie is from an average background like myself. We both started from nothing. She stuck by me through it all. When there was no car she hopped on bikes, took the bus, and trekked with me. When there was no money or house or hit song or millions of albums sold or big awards and accolades.”

When I used to repeat just 3 sets of clothes, she would always hold my head, look me in the eyes and tell me things will be fine one day. When I wasn’t handsome, she would call me her prince charming. When I wasn’t celebrated, she called me her king and said she is my number one fan and to this day, she still is,” he added.

Tuface explained that Annie had been very supportive as she prayed for his victory, when he had controversies that almost destroyed his career.

He stated: “Even when I made it big as a musician and started misbehaving and controversies almost destroyed my career, she would go down on her knees and pray to God to show me the way and give me victory over my enemies.

“Now if am still that small boy struggling to make it like every other young chap on the streets of Lagos, do you think a doctor, a lawyer, and a multi-millionaire businesswoman would want to look at me or even have my kids? No, so to answer your question, I did not choose who had more to offer me, I chose Annie because she offered me her all when we had very little”.

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Richard Mofe Damijo Decides To Wear Earrings

The Nollywood ace actor, Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD, has revealed that he would love to wear earring as his style of fashion.

In made this statement in a post on his Instagram handle, where he posted pictures of himself wearing earrings.

The actor explained that he has been longing to wear earring especially when he turned 50 years, but wasn’t too sure of how his people of Delta State would feel about it.

He posted: “I’ve always wanted to wear an earring for some time now. I personally think they are so cool if you find the right one.

“When I was turning 50 I had threatened to wear one but I wasn’t too sure how the people of Delta state would feel about an earring wearing commissioner.”

He stated that now that he will 60 years soon and still feel like wearing the earring he’s going to wear it, with less concern about what people may say about it, as he’s big enough to decide what he wants.

“10 years later I still want to wear it. I will. I will be 60 in a few weeks, and I have grown wings. I’m in my house if you have a problem you know where to find me, ” he stated.

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Ludacris & Wife, Eudoxie Bridges, Expecting Another Baby

Ludacris has announced his preparation to welcome his second child with his wife, Eudoxie Bridges, by sharing two new gorgeous photos of her posing with her growing baby bump to celebrate her 35th birthday.

The 43-year-old rapper shared the joyous news that he and his 35-year-old wife, Eudoxie Bridges, are expecting their second baby in a love-filled Instagram post.

The post was for Eudoxie Bridges’ birthday celebration, which included two beautiful pictures of her cradling her bump while smiling and then closing her eyes with her head back.

How is it YOUR Birthday & Your Giving Me The Greatest Gift? Joyeux Anniversaire Mrs Bridges 👼🏽,” Ludacris captioned the pictures.

The glowing mother looked radiant in a long sleeveless tan dress that had cut-out sections along the sides and back in the pics and rocked neon yellow nail polish. She also had her long dark wavy locks hanging down her back as they were tied back in a low ponytail with some strands loose and framing her face.

Meanwhile, the rapper’s fans have shared responses in the comments section to celebrate the moment with them.

“Congratulations 🍾 i hope it’s a boy!” one fan exclaimed while another called Eudoxie “beautiful.” Others shared more well wishes along with red heart emojis.

Some celebrities also took to the comments section to share their excitement about the couple’s thrilling news.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️CONGRATULATIONS!!” Gabrielle Union wrote.

Kelly Rowland followed with, “CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 😍❤️😍❤️😍.”

Ciara also exclaimed, “Congratulations!!! So sweet! ❤️.”

Ne-Yo wrote, “Happy bday!! Congrats guys!!”

Ludacris and Eudoxie, who married in 2014, currently have a daughter together, 5-year-old Cadence, but the rapper has other three children, Shaila – 24, Karma – 13, and Cai – 6, from previous relationships.

This announcement is coming three years after they disclosed that they tragically lost a child to miscarriage and Eudoxie had to have surgery right after.

Lord, I thank you for the gift of life. This year didn’t necessarily start off right for us. I had a miscarriage and needed to have surgery,” Eudoxie wrote on social media in May 2018.

She added: “It was very easy to complain and self pity but I refused to let the enemy win. I stayed faithful and prayed up. I spent hours focusing on the many ways the Lord has blessed me. How could I complain when God has blessed me with the opportunity to already experience motherhood?”

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Ara: I Would Love To Get Married Again

The popular Nigerian female drummer, Aralola Olumuyiwa professionally known as Ara, has expressed her desire to get married again.

In an interview she granted, she said that she was still open to relationship and wished to love and be loved again.

She said: “Yes, marriage is on the cards for me. I definitely would love to get married again. I definitely would want to love and be loved again. I’m very open.

“It’s just that when one has been scarred, one tends to see everyone as a scallywag and one tends to be careful. But that doesn’t mean there are no good guys around. There are definitely good guys around. So fingers crossed, let’s see how it goes.”

The drummer disclosed that she was into mentoring young female drummers so as to encourage them in the art.

She said: “There are many female talking drummers but I agree that none of them has been able to get to the level I attained. Being a pacesetter is a tall order for a female talking drummer or any female drummer at that.

“Whenever any female drummer is sighted, people send me their videos and pictures. I recently had a meeting with a lot of female drummers and it was beautiful. I decided to start mentoring them because many of them were reaching out to me.

“They had lots of things bothering them and they needed direction. We have had our first meeting and we are going to have another major one soon, where the drummers from different parts of the South-West and other parts of the country will come to Lagos. There are some female drummers as young as five years old.

“We need to encourage drummers and artists generally. We have not been given our rightful place and we are not being appreciated the way we should. It is a sad development but by God’s grace, I believe things would change. There is going to be a positive turnaround for everyone on our platform.”

On the issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, she said she was lucky when she started, but some female artists exposed themselves to it.

She said: “I have heard victims talk about it. However, I would say I was lucky in that regard. When I started out, it was destiny and passion that drove me into entertainment. I had no ‘street sense’ whatsoever.

“There are instances where I would have fallen but because I was a genuinely naive person, I did not even know those were supposed to be traps. For me, it did not come as abuse or harassment. Along the line though, it started looking like it and I fought back. That is the reason I had a lot of issues at the end of the day.

“So, yes it (harassment) is very real. However, some females also offer themselves to these men in desperation to become famous.

“But, if you’ve got what it takes to be a star, you do not need to sell yourself or give your body to any man.”

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Alex Ekubo Sets To Marry Fancy Acholonu

The Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo, has revealed the date for his wedding.

The marriage which is between him and his fiancee, Fancy Acholonu.

The award-winning actor chose Wednesday, 20th November, 2021 as Traditional wedding day in Imo State, while the Church wedding will take place on 27th November, 2021 in Lagos.

Ekubo recently proposed to his fiance as revealed in a post made public.

https://www.instagram.com/p/COroAvEDmtj/?igshid=1xvj72owaz4vu

 

 

 

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