Category Archives: Celebrities Gossips

Top Story: Singer D’Banj in trouble!


Iconic Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name, DBanj, has been accused of rape by Nigerian model Benjamin Ese as the campaign against rape rages on.

Identified on Instagram as @action_ben, the guy stated that he was forced to break silence after he saw D’banj campaigning against rape on social media.

The singer’s post didn’t sit well with Action Ben who slammed D’banj with a claim of how he raped his friend in a hotel.

He wrote: “Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’banj you are a full-time rapist. This is not clout at all. Good morning everyone, I know this will not get to anywhere because he’s so many people’s favourite celebrity. My friend decided not to talk because of the stigma, and we her friends choose to keep quiet too to respect her decision. Not until you made a post and said “justice for our girls”. The girl you raped also needs justice. If it is a lie, pick the case up and arrest me. I’m a Christian but let us go to a shrine Ogun to swear so the evil perpetrator dies immediately because our God is too merciful.

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“You offered her 200k to sleep with you, she said she did not want then leave her, but your useless goat did not. I have never called out a celebrity but this is the truth. Most people are posting abut rape as a celeb if you don’t post you will be tagged the rapist. Franklin is still alive even if I know D’banj doesn’t mind paying him 200M not to talk, but it won’t stop me from passing the message.

“Ladies be careful of even the people we call public figures. I know many people will come to the conclusion that I don’t love my life for calling out a legend. But what’s the use of the life when people do things and get away with them? When our closed ones can be abused and we can’t do anything?”.

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He then went on to narrate how the rape incident happened:

“How you have the courage to post about rape is what baffles me. Quick story time—On the 30th of December 2018 at Eko Atlantic an event called splash off which was an all-white party, franklin your manager then invited my friend to the party, On getting there Dbanj sighted her and sent few people to talk to her but she refused. My friend left the party and went to glee hotel in Vi where she was lodged by her friend franklin cos my friend couldn’t go back to the mainland that day.

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“My friend got a call from Linda who at that time was dating banks friend, telling my friend the amount of money D’banj was ready to spend on her if he agrees, but my friend turned down the offer because she wasn’t interested. Dbanj drove all the way from Eko hotel where he was lodged and came down to glee hotel in Victoria island at midnight 2:40 am and collected the spare key from the receptionist, obviously, it’s D’banj a fucking celebrity rapist, he would be given a spare key, got into my friend’s room and forcefully threatened he would walk her out of the room naked, Kept his fingers in her Vagina and repeatedly raped her.

“My friend was crying and D’banj turned deaf ears how wicked and heartless!!! And immediately he did that Dbanj left. So you still have the right to post on Rape it’s been two years my friend has been traumatized over this. And as at yesterday, she threatened to commit suicide, she’s so livid and mad seeing a rapist like you post this. Take this post down and stop clouting, stop being a preacher of Rape cos you’re a rapist. I know I don’t have the power to push this but all Rapist will die a miserable death! #wearetired”.


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Come 2023, Vote Wisely – Wizkid Advise.


Nigerian international artiste, Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has taken to his social media handle to tell people to use their voice and their votes wisely in the next election.

He said, “Next election ! Use your voice and your votes wisely!!”

Wizkid added by saying “Fela made songs before I was born about the issues of bad leadership and governance and even to this present administration!! my brudda nothing has changed. We gats do more.”

Recall that Wizkid in a previous tweet said “Buhari/Trump same person lol only difference be say one sabi use twitter pass the other. Clueless!”


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Witness to Peruzzi’s rape allegation backs him.


A Nigerian lady Aisha, whose name was mentioned by Peruzzi’s accuser has come out to defend the artiste while stating that the accuser is lying.

Recall that earlier today, a lady took to Twitter to accuse Peruzzi of rape. The woman claimed she followed a friend named Aisha to Peruzzi’s house and, at night, while everyone was asleep, Peruzzi raped her. She said she tried to wake Aisha up but she was fast asleep.

Well, to clear his name, Peruzzi went on Instagram Live with the Aisha lady.

During Instagram live video, Aisha and Peruzzi admitted that they had a thing in the past but Aisha has now moved on.

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Aisha went on to say that she knows Peruzzi and he will never do such.

She added that she was there and her friend was not raped as she claims.

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“Please, I have a son that I’m bringing up and I will not want anyone to bring up any dead story that is not true about my son, Aisha said in the video.

“So I’m not even liking this at all. This is not a real story, like, it didn’t happen at all, like, I was there, it didn’t happen so please.”


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Daddy Freeze question Zlatan after he call him ‘Devil’s Incarnate’ | Full Story.


Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has responded to Zlatan Ibile after the latter called him the devil’s incarnate.

Zlatan Ibile reacted to a post by Daddy Freeze reposted by Tunde Ednut where the OAP seems to be publicly rejecting Jesus.

However, Daddy Freeze in his response thinks Zlatan could have misunderstood him as he called on the artiste to explain why he thinks he is the devil’s incarnate.

Daddy Freeze wrote, “Dear Zlatan, kindly explain why you think that I am the devil’s incarnate. Christ was called a Samaritan devil too in the scriptures, remember? – The scriptures are filled with instances where Christ was accused of using demonic powers, as well as where he was called a demon or devil himself. The same thing happened to John the Baptist, because they were misunderstood, could it be that you are misunderstanding me?”


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Wizkid reveal why he can’t sing for Nigeria. | Details.


Joro crooner, Wizkid has replied a follower who requested that he should drop a song talking about the bad things happening in the country.

According to Wizkid, the country needs more than music for things to change.

The sensational singer however cited late Fela as example. The 29 year old said all the music Fela made about about bad governance in Nigeria did not make any difference.

In his words;

Fela made songs before I was born about the issues of bad leadership and governance and even to this present administration!! my brudda nothing has changed. We gats do more


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I don’t want to give birth – Pregnant Regina Daniels says, give reason


Popular actress turned billionaire’s wife, Regina Daniels has taken to her Instagram page to cry about birthing her baby.

According to her, She doesn’t want to birth her baby in a society like this.

She wrote;

“These past few days have been extremely saddening and depressing around the world .Police brutality and rape ??? ??
My heart is heavy beyond words , I don’t want to birth my child in a society like this …

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TINA EZEKWE and UWA OMOZOWA are the recent victims to the inhumanity! Will they be the last ? The same men that are supposed to protect us are out here killing us and raping us ?? ? It’s heartbreaking.
These men in uniform have been taking lives and treating humans like animals .

My heart goes out to the families of these victims and to everyone who has experienced police brutality or rape and being reminded of the experience because of what’s going on right now , You will find peace and we will get justice .
We want justice for these beautiful souls , we want a better Nigeria.
We want to feel safe in a country we call home .”


#Newsworthy..

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BBNaija: I didn’t report my rapist for this reason – Khafi reveal.


The hashtag #whyididntreport trended on the micro-blogging website on Tuesday.

Ladies took to Twitter to narrate sad rape experiences following the murder of Vera Omozuwa.

One of such ladies who came out was 2019 Big Brother Naija Star, Khafi Kareem. NRM writes

Khafi revealed that she did not report her rapist because he apologized immediately and she created an excuse for him.

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Her tweet reads ;

Because he apologized right after. Because I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse. Because the one person I did tell said I caused it. Because I felt dirty and ashamed. NobleReporters

– Khafi, Former BBNaija housemate

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Oga Bello’s wife expose secrets about him. [Must Read]


Alhaja Risikat Ejide, the first wife of veteran actor and movie producer, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello has opened up on how she coped with his lust for women and his infidelity when they got married.

Noble Reporters Media recalls that Oga Bello recently admitted how much he desired to have just one wife which is Alhaja Risikat Ejide, but along the line, he couldn’t stay faithful.

“I love my wife for many reasons and this is just few of the reasons. I remember one I did, I had to run away after I sent my friend to tell her. It was not an easy thing and this is why I said: “maybe it is my destiny”. I knew I didn’t like what I was doing but I didn’t stop.” Oga Bello had revealed.

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Opening up on the 45 years they have spent together in their marital home, her husband’s many children and more, Alhaja Risikat Ejide in a chat with Tunde Kelani TV started with how he ill treated her during the early days. NobleReporters

– Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello’s) Children

“Well, I met my husband in our primary school, Ansarudeen Primary School, Oke Popo, Lagos Island. Then we just knew each other as primary school students. My husband, Adebayo Salami used to be so full of himself. We used to call him “Oba” (King).

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I don’t like any man that is so full of himself but I noticed that people loved him a lot. But I didn’t like him because of his attitude (laughs). We were all in primary school. So when he noticed that I didn’t like him, he used to give me a tough time too.

He was a Prefect so whenever I am found wanting, he had special ways of dealing with me. Whenever they say we should do our ablution and I didn’t do it, he will beat me. Whenever he beats me, I always go to his parents to report him.

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So one day, I went there as usual and his father sent me away to stop coming to report him. As kids, I could go to his parents 3 times a week to report him. That was how I stopped reporting him. So after that scenario, he will beat me to stupor until we later became friends. NobleReporters

– Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Wife and First Son, Femi Adebayo.

Well, despite all the things he was doing to me, I didn’t blink an eyelid. This is because I like him. I like him so much that everyone in his area knew that we shared an inseparable bond. Do you know that whenever I go there, I don’t always meet anyone? So I also won’t spend much time because they will be looking for me at home. I may now go and see him 10 times a day until I am tired.

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On how she coped with his stardom, she said

“Just like my husband said, when he became so popular, many women were frolicking around him. He couldn’t manage it. But my mum is a very tough person. I remember she told me that I can’t come back after marriage and marriage is all about endurance. So going home to tell her wasn’t a choice.

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Then my immediate elder sister that was very close to me doesn’t have an enduring spirit like me. So I told myself that I will keep it to myself. I felt telling people or seeking advice may make people instigate me against him. I love my husband and I don’t want us to fight.

It took me many years for me to tell my parents that my husband has other wives.

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They couldn’t do anything since I wasn’t complaining to them. I was also working and making good money. I also believe its destiny. So whenever I hear that he impregnated somebody, I don’t ask him, but sometimes he will tell people to beg me. He also formed the habit of running away whenever that happens.

I think he also saw that it was too much. This is why I didn’t have friends. I don’t want friends to tell me things that will make me fight my husband. So the last one he did and ran away; I had to tell his friends to help me look for him that I am not angry. I love my husband so much.

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When asked if she ever got angry, she said “Angry, no, but as a human being sometimes it is painful. Sometimes I think about it but love won’t allow me get angry. I just tell myself, I have my own kids. I have boys and girls, what else? So I told myself, I will be patient with him and look after my children. While doing all that, my husband brought his other children for me to train and that was how I trained them.

Talking about his other wives, she said

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“Oh! I have to accommodate them. I love my husband and anything he stands for. How many people do I want to fight? I am not saying it is not painful but what do I do? Let me shock you. There was a day I cried from morning till night but after that, I told myself, “why are you crying, you better stand up and make food for these poor children. Then we were staying at Atitebi in Ebute-Metta. Look at those kids now, you won’t even identify their individual mothers.

They love me so much. One should accept destiny and trust in God.

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Oga Bello and some of his children
She concluded by saying she will marry Oga Bello if she came back to the world again.

“Yes. My husband is so caring. Even if it is with my family or with his family. He loves me a lot and always shows it. He loves all his children to a fault. I have been living with my husband for over 4 decades and a day like this has never come. I thank God that a day like this is here. I thank God that our children are making us proud.” NobleReporters


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Majek Fashek’s Death Cause. | Details


Reggae music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, well known as Majek Fashek died in New York on June 1, and his cause of death has been revealed.

The death of the music star was announced by his manager, Umenka Uzoma Day, who said;

“Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.”

“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”

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According to The Punch, Majek Fashek died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness.

He also confirmed the singer died in New York, not in London where he was previously receiving treatment. Uzoma said the doctors advised he should be moved close to his family, which influenced his being moved to New York where his wife and three sons live.

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He said Majek was separated from his family for 10 years until last year September when they were reunited on the advice of his doctors that he should be close to his family.

“We moved him from London to New York last September on the advice of the doctors that he should stay close to the family. Majek reunited with his family last year after 10 years of separation. He died in their company, ” Uzoma said.

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It has now been revealed that he died after battling with cancer for almost a year, according to Vanguard.

Details of his funeral arrangement will be made available in due time.

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Fashek has been plagued by a mysterious illness for years now which affected his music career greatly.

Majek was born in Benin-City, Edo state, and died at the age of 57.

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Until his death, he was one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’

The singer also played a supporting role in the 2000 Nollywood movie ‘Mark of the Beast’.


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#RealOdogwu: Despite Hail, Davido blast Eedris Abdulkarim.


Davido has mocked Eedris Abdulkareem after he praised him as “the only Odogwu”, as their online war continues to linger.

The veteran rapper granted an interview with ObjectV where he praised Davido as the only “Odogwu” he knows.

He apologized to Davido for their past beef and told him that he takes back the words he said then because he has now realized that the younger artiste is a good man. He said;

“Some of these generation guys have truly done well and if I have to call anybody Odogwu for this game now na Davido.

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“Davido, for this new generation, na you be the Odogwu I know.

“I’ve had misunderstanding with you in the past because you disrespected Dele Momodu and I must have said somethings about you that I’m not supoosed to say. That, I’ll tell you that I take back my word. You’re a good guy. Davido, God bless you.”

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This didn’t go down well with Davido, who took to his Instagram Stories to blast Eedris Abdulkareem.

He shared a screenshot from Eedris’ interview with Object TV and wrote: “Copying @iammayorkun hairstyles u pusuyyyyooo.”

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Noble Reporters Media earlier reported that Davido has been temporarily confined to crutches after he badly sprained his ankle.

This was made known by his lawyer, Bobo F. Ajudua, who shared the photos of Davido as he stepped out in crutches yesterday, June 1st.


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#RealOdogwu: Eedris Abdulkarim slam Burna Boy – Hail Davido. (Video)


Veteran Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, has come down heavily on Burna Boy, saying he is arrogant and is not the Odogwu.

The former member of the defunct music group, Remedies, advised Burna Boy to relax and be humble because Davido and Wizkid are bigger than him.

Eedris who was speaking via an interview with Objectv, also poured encomium on Davido and retracted the insults he previously gave Davido, two years ago.

His words ;

“Davido, I’m your number one fan. From tomorrow, I go wear ‘Davido 01’. You be the Odogwu”

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Burna Boy, you never reach Odogwu. Na Davido be Odogwu, I no know you”

Giant at of Africa? You never reach Giant of Kogi, take it easy” Davido has been able to add value to lives in this generation. I respect Davido, no be say I dey toast am. Davido has love, leave him alone”

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If I have to call anybody Odogwu for this new generation, na Davido. God bless you,”

Burna Boy, you are very talented but you no be giant of Africa. You no be Odogwu. Take it easy with your arrogance“.


#Newsworthy…

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Davido sustain severe leg injury – spotted with crutches. [Photos]


Popular singer, Davido who has been tending his leg injury, was snapped outside a clinic in Lagos yesterday. He has been temporarily confined to crutches after he sustained a leg injury.

His lawyer, Bobo F. Ajudua shared these photos of him as he stepped out in crutches.

He wrote;

“How some people chose to enter June. Nawa. At some point yesterday we were literally thanking God there are no shows right now 😅. Get well soon bro @davidoofficial 🙏🏾🙏🏾”

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Meanwhile, Davido has finally completed the finishing touches of his new crib and moved in. The singer who has been basking in the euphoria of purchasing an expensive home in the plush area of Banana Island Lagos, took to his Social media page to share lovely images of his new home.

In one of the videos, Davido lauded the effort of his interior decorator who did a great job in putting the place in order in such -The settee in David’s new home is expensive enough to build an average home.

– Davido spotted walking with crutches

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Popular Singer and Actor, Majek Fashek dies


Veteran Nigerian musician, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is dead.

The musician died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness.

His death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.

“Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker,” he said.

Must Read:

Why I will be forever grateful to Olamide – Majek Fashek Manager

“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”

Majek was born in Benin-City, Edo state

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Until his death, he was one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’

The singer also played a supporting role in the 2000 Nollywood movie ‘Mark of the Beast’.


#Newsworthy…

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Tobi Bakare inspires in ‘Old Greek’ as he clock 26. [Photos]


The reality star took to his Instagram to celebrate the day, sharing photos of himself channeling the old Greeks in quite the fruitful photo.

Talha, the Hebrew name meaning “a fruitful tree from heaven,” Tobi writes is his name, and he plans to uphold that for the rest of his life.

Talha, A fruitful tree from heaven. A tree that provides shade and fruits for others. That’s my name and that is the purpose I want to uphold for the rest of my life.
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How time flies, I remain grateful to God, family, friends and everybody I have happened to cross path with. It’s been different layers when it comes to the story of my life.

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I can’t underestimate the positive influence a lot of people have had in shaping me to the person I have become and attaining the level of success thus far.
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It is happy birthday to me and a big thank you to everybody who has been a part of my journey. The road to 30 looks more adventurous, daring and pregnant. More than ever, your support and prayers are needed for the days ahead. Parting with old ways, breaking new grounds, forming new relationships and habits!

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I am so excited for the next chapter… For those who are a part of the journey, for those watching from the sidelines, its about to get beautiful!!!
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STRAP UP!

Happy birthday to him!

– Tobi Bakare dress in greek’s attire to celebrate his 26th birthday.

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Funke Akindele cry out bitterly.


Popular Nollywood actress and Ceo Scene One Production, Funke Akindele Bello, has reacted to the brutal rape and killings of young girls that is trending all over social media, according to the actress, she is tired and sad about the worrisome situation.

Funke added that the recent killings, chaos, confusion, corruption, unemployment is making people live in fear, she however, took to her Instagram page, and wrote;

“Fed up!!! I’m so worried! Which way?”


#Newsworthy…

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Kemi Olunloyo tackle Davido again – Says his Banana Island Mansion is Audio.


Controversial investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has again unleashed her venom unto Davido, saying he lied about buying a house in Banana Island.

Recall that Davido splashed millions of naira on a new mansion in Banana island. The singer also revealed how he was able to afford his newly purchased Banana Island home.

“David Adeleke didn’t post the title of his house. You told us you are buying a new private jet, it was your dad’s. Cooking show for Chioma, never launched, Porsche for Chioma never driven, Wike gave you money to groom artists, no artist. A sick audio clout life.”, she said.

“In property law, a title is a bundle of rights in a piece of property in which a party may own either a legal interest or equitable interest. It also refers to a formal document, such as a deed, that serves as evidence of ownership. Post your title and deed papersFace with rolling eyes#Kemitalks”, she added


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#Justice4Tina: Slimcase apologise over his comment. (Video)


Rapper Slimcase has apologized for his insensitive comment regarding #JusticeforTina, a movement started after a Nigerian Police officer shot dead a 16-year-old girl in Lagos.

In a recent post made by Slimcase, he prayed for God to let him “blow” while he is alive, unlike George Floyd who became popular after he was killed by a while Police officer in the US, leading to a #BlackLivesMatter in the country.

FAME AFTER DEATH… any positive blow wey I gats blow God Let me blow am now that I am alive not after I am dead George A sacrifice for d change in black history, he wrote.

Reacting to the post, one of the rapper’s followers called him out for commenting on the killing of a black man in America rather than on Tina who was also killed by a Police officer in Lagos, Nigeria.

Na America matter una always dey carry for head, why you no post that 16yrs old girl police shot for Lagos Abu them never settle the girl matter finish

The rapper was quick to call the killing of the teenage girl a local issue which can be addressed as such, rather than George Floyd which he referred to as a “global pandemic”.

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He wrote;

we talking about a global pandemic here Leave the Lagos girl for channels to talk about am

His comment sparked an outburst from Nigerians which led to the artiste apologizing in a video shared on his social media page. He claims he is just “seeing the news”.


#Newsworthy…

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Slimcase – Ignore #JusticeforTina – It is ‘Local’ – #JusticeforFloyd is Global.


Nigerian rapper, Slimcase, has been blasted for referring to Nigerian #JusticeForTina as a local matter while America #GeorgeFloyd a global issue even though they were both killed by the Police in their country.

Slimcase had shared a picture of George Floyd on his social media page, calling him “Fame After Death” while praying that he becomes as big as possible while he is alive, not until his death.

FAME AFTER DEATH… any positive blow wey I gats blow God Let me blow am now that I am alive not after I am dead George A sacrifice for d change in black history

One of Slimcase followers slammed him for addressing the issue in America instead of that of Tina, a 16-year-old girl that was shot dead by a Police officer in Lagos, Nigeria. The rapper responded saying that of Tina was a local matter while George’s is a “global pandemic”.

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The follower, Olamiposi Hope wrote;

Na America matter una always dey carry for head, why you no post that 16yrs old girl police shot for Lagos Abu them never settle the girl matter finish

Slimcase responds;

we talking about a global pandemic here Leave the Lagos girl for channels to talk about am


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Why I cannot ask Man out – Adaku


Omotunde Adebowale-David, Nigerian actress and broadcaster, popularly known as Lolo, speaks to MOBOLA SADIQ about body positivity, the future of the entertainment industry and other issues…
Many on air personalities seem to have become actors. Why is it so?

On-air personalities are expressions of art, so it’s quite easy for them to become actors. There’s no way you would be a radio presenter that acting wouldn’t become a part of you. There are OAPs that can do voice-overs in three different accents.

Asides from Jenifa’s Diary, what other movies/TV series have you acted in?

I have done a lot of movies but maybe I have not played a lead role. I have even acted on stage. The only thing that made Jenifa’s Diary stand out was the frequency of the series. TV series make it easier to relate with the characters.

How would you describe your relationship with Funke Akindele-Bello?

Funke is my friend, producer and mentor. We have different kinds of relationships. Most times, I learn from her. I watch how she does her thing because she’s very hard-working. Funke is multifaceted when it comes to movie productions. Shouldn’t that kind of person be emulated? On set, she’s my boss and executive producer. And after filming, we return to our friendship and gists. But that doesn’t mean our friendship doesn’t respect our individual crafts.

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What’s your assessment of how entertainers are faring during the lockdown?

I can tell you that the entertainment industry is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Everybody that is engaged in the media stratosphere is affected. But I know that Nigerians are resilient and our creative industry is very creative. Nobody is going to lay on their back for long; we are still going to keep looking for ways to get ahead. Brands are still giving entertainers jobs because everyone is online. I’ve seen some entertainers starting new brands, so when challenges happen, we adapt to the times so we don’t get swallowed up.

What is the fate of entertainers who are not social media savvy?

One has to move with the times or else one would become a dinosaur. I can assure you that if one does not keep up with social media, in the next couple of year s, one would not have a brand. The youth have migrated online. They can watch all our shows on their phones, so if one is not represented in that space, how is one going to cope? If the likes of Ali Baba, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale still make themselves relevant on social media, why shouldn’t one be in that space?

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Do you think that entertainers undergo cosmetic surgery due to the pressures of social media and the entertainment industry?

How one sees the perfection of oneself has nothing to do with social media. It just has to do with how one mentally sees oneself. If one has low self-esteem and does not deal with it, one would suffer a form of mental breakdown, with or without social media. Social media only aggravates the issues and make one focus on things that kill one’s self-esteem. People put themselves under unnecessary pressure and actors have learnt to take photos with the best light and angles. For example, I can tuck my stomach in for one minute to take a picture and a young person out there would look at it (photo) and feel pressured. I may be wearing waist trainers that are as hard as iron and another person out there would be wishing she had my figure.

However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that social media contributes to the thirst for cosmetic surgery because what one sees every day can form a pattern of behaviour.

In the entertainment industry, if there’s a specification of the kind of figure and complexion for a certain role, some ladies would start to bleach to meet up. I was once on a movie set and an uneducated person told me my dark complexion was not good for the camera.

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Have you ever felt the need for cosmetic surgery?

I am the worst person to answer such a question because I have attained a level in life where I know what matters. Our body is just a case that houses the spirit and soul. So, how much value can one put on something that is fleeting? When I was 15, I knew how my face looked. Now that I’m in my forties, it is natural that face would look different?

If I ever do cosmetic surgery, then, there must be other reasons beyond beauty, though I don’t judge people that do it.

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At 43, are you still open to love?

Firstly, I don’t feel pressured to marry. If one has made a mistake once, the best thing is to settle down and choose better. It’s not like I have never had offers; I just think that I’ve not seen the ideal person. When the right person comes along, why not? However, I may not go public about my marriage.

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Do you think it would be easy to find a partner that wouldn’t be intimidated by your success?

If a man is intimidated by my success, that’s the easiest form of elimination and that means he’s not the one for me. If at this stage, I have to explain my success to a man, then I’m not the woman he should be asking for marriage. I believe that whoever marries a woman like me must see it as a blessing. I want to marry someone that has time for a relationship.

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Do you think that ladies should woo men they like?

I’m very old school when it comes to that but a woman can make herself available or visible. I don’t think that I‘ll want to ask a man out. But there is a way one can be around the person that even if he is shy, he would summon the courage to talk. If you tell a man that you like him and he doesn’t like you; that’s worse for women. A woman would take it more personal.

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What’s your take on body shaming plus-sized people?

I’m sorry about what the world is turning to because wonderful things are made to look bad. People are born with different body structures. I wonder why people shame others if the person in question is comfortable in their own skin. Why should you detest someone because they don’t look like you? I tell plus-sized people that their health should be a priority for them above any other thing. I’m on the plus size and I have maintained a particular weight to the best of my ability. I had to choose being healthy and that’s not because I don’t like my body. I don’t even want to be skinny; I just want to be fit enough. There are different types of breasts. Some people are naturally busty and that is not a function of their diet. I have been wearing brassieres since I was in elementary school. As of that time, my breasts had developed to the point that I needed to wear a bra. Society’s standard of beauty is always changing, so I tell women not to be pressured. As long as you’re beautiful, just do what is good for your health. Women are not like balloons that should be increased and reduced at will.


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