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Are Actors Adeniyi Johnson & Seyi Edun Expecting 1st Child Together?

October 21, 2017
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While it is no news that Nollywood actors, Adeniyi Johnson and Seyi Edun are romantically involved, what is, is that the adorable couple might finally be expecting a child together.

A video of Adeniyi Johnson who is ex husband of Nollywood star, Toyin Aimakhu (Abraham), and fellow colleague, Seyi Edun (who are rumored to be engaged) recently hit the media and it appears that the actress is spotting a baby bump. The romantic clip shows Seyi giving her man a surprise visit at an unknown location. See video:

Aren’t they so adorable? If that isn’t excess carbs then we expect to see some adorable baby pictures pretty soon or even wedding bells? Let’s keep those dainty fingers crossed!

You would recall that barely weeks ago, Adeniyi Johnson was involved in a ghastly automobile accident and he came out unscathed.

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Flavour’s 1st Baby Mama Shares Adorable Family Portrait to Celebrate Daughter’s Birthday

October 21, 2017
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Is Flavour’s baby mama trying to tell us something? The beautiful former beauty queen took to Instagram a few hours ago to share an adorable family portrait of the high life singer, herself and their adorable daughter, Munachi to mark her 4th birthday.

Happy birthday to u our precious gift.We Love You So Much.Ngozi chukwu bu nke gi

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The picture has however caused a lot of debate online with many accusing Sandra ( the songster’s 1st baby mama) of being excessively possessive in her attempt to prove that Flavour is her man. You would also recall that barely weeks ago, Flavour’s second child by MBGN queen, Anna Banner celebrated her birthday but without all the fan fare and photo shoot sessions.

A couple of months ago, reports emerged that the singer traditionally married Sandra and the former beauty queen has been making subtle yet concerted effort to pass the message. For one, she changed her name to “Ugegbe1” which is a pet name the singer constantly uses to describe his “heart’s interest”.

We also hear although unconfirmed that Sandra is expecting her  second child with the singer. Remember we said unconfirmed!

 

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Lupita Nyong’O Opens Up About Sexual Harassment by Harvey Weinstein

October 21, 2017
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Amidst the piling sexual harassment accusation against American movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, Kenyan Nollywood star, Lupita Nyong’O has revealed in a trending op-ed on New York Times how the celebrated movie maker assaulted her.

Harvey Weinstein

In the detailed piece, Lupita Nyong’O gave her shocking experience especially how she felt “unsafe” and how his behavior was inappropriate. She shared:

“Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage,” Nyong’o wrote. “I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”

Weinsten then told the actress that he wanted to remove his pants, which Nyong’o responded would be inappropriate. “I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable,” she wrote. ”He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that.”

“I did not know that things could change,” Nyong’o added. “I did not know that anybody wanted things to change. So my survival plan was to avoid Harvey and men like him at all costs, and I did not know that I had allies in this.”

In her final notes, Lupita Nyong’O shared: “I hope we are in a pivotal moment where a sisterhood — and brotherhood of allies — is being formed in our industry. I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed. That’s why we don’t speak up — for fear of suffering twice, and for fear of being labeled and characterized by our moment of powerlessness.”

Culled: Essence Magazine

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MI Drags American Rapper, Nas to Court For Breach of Contract

October 20, 2017
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Nigerian rap king, MI and his record label, Chocolate City have filed a lawsuit against American/Nigerian rap legend, Nas for allegedly breaching a contract agreement.

According to details of the lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court, Chocolate City is accusing the Queenbridge star of not fulfilling his end of a music deal after being contracted in 2013 and paid a total of $50,000 to deliver a verse in a song by MI.

Details reveal that Nas was supposed to deliver his lines and mention “M.I, Chocolate City, Nigeria, Queens, New York—NAS’s hometown—, Mandela, Trayvon Martin, and the struggles of Africans and African Americans” but he (Nas) delivered the verse without the above listed.

The record label and MI, however asked that Nas re-record the verse and till date, the American rapper and his label have not responded or produced another version hence the lawsuit.

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Tonto Dikeh Sparks Relationship Rumors With Gucci King, Hushpuppi

October 19, 2017
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If this isn’t one of her numerous stunts, we truly wish Tonto Dikeh, all the best! Barely a year ago, the actress made a public funfair of her marital problems, granting interviews and sharing unsolicited details of her marriage to popular philanthropist, Olakunle Churchill, calling him out for domestic violence, gross irresponsibility and his inability to pay the bills. We had hoped for there to be some other fascinating gist-worthy news about the star Nollywood actress and we finally got it!

Some months ago, reports emerged linking the recently divorced actress to controversial social media celebrity/unofficial Gucci ambassador, Hushpuppi and it appears that Tonto Dikeh wants us to know desperately that there might be truth to the reports.

Early this afternoon, she took to her Instagram page to share a rear-view photo of Huspuppi with a very suspicious caption and some kiss emojis that we couldn’t help but notice; “Zaddy God gat you real big!!!You are healed in Jesus name..The healing hands of God rest Upon you,I speak divine health and healing into your body and bones..I decree that every ill yolk be broken in Jesus name..I love you Ray,Stay safe. #YOUR FAVOURITE DRAMA QUEEN.” 

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Hopefully this is the real deal and not one of Tonto Dikeh’s famous stunts.

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Yah! Wizkid Has Been Nominated For 2017 MOBO Awards

October 19, 2017
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It has undoubtedly been an amazing for Nigerian Afrobeats star, Wizkid. From recently shutting down ‘ Royal Albert’ Hall, London to dropping one of the most successful albums of the year (international standard), the songster is clearly taking over the world.

To add to his already bountiful achievement list, Wizkid has been unveiled as the only Nigerian to be nominated in one of the categories of the 2017 edition of internationally recognized music awards, MOBO.

He is being nominated in the “Best International Act” category alongside JayZ, DJ Khaled,Kendrick Lamar,  Migos, Solange,  among others.

MOBO 2017 Nominees

Big ups Wizkid!

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Wizkid Gives Disabled Fan a Bundle of Cash at Felabration

October 17, 2017
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Over the weekend, Nigerian international music star, Wizkid performed at the yearly music concert in honor of Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and from videos and reports, he delivered an outstanding show.

The celebrated music star performed some of his greatest hits including “Ojuelegba” among others to the excitement of his numerous fans.

Amidst the excitement of the evening, Wizkid displayed the generous part of his personality by giving a disabled fan in the crowd a wad of cash. See video:

#TrendingNow When Wizkid spotted a disabled guy in the #Felabration audience. Watch what happened next.

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Some other artistes asides Wizkid that performed at this year’s edition of Felabration include; Femi Kuti, Burna Boy among others.

Felabration is an annual music festival conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti in memory and celebration of her father Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and human rights activist known for pioneering the afrobeat genre of music. The one-week-long event which is held annually at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, attracts visitors from different countries and has thus been considered as an official tourist destination by the Lagos State Government.

Felabration is held on the week of Fela’s birthday. The event features musical performances from top music acts from Nigeria and guest appearances from internationally acclaimed musicians and personalities. It also consists of street parades, symposia on social and topical issues, debates and photo exhibitions.

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Obama Selects Kehinde Wiley For His Smithsonian National Portrait

October 17, 2017
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Former US President, Barack Obama has chosen Nigerian artist, Kehinde Wiley to paint his official presidential portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait gallery which is billed to be unveiled at the gallery in 2018. As is the norm, the Smithsonian museum partners with the White House to commission one official portrait of the Potus and Flotus

Artist Kehinde Wiley is popular for his paintings of African- Americans some which include a sculpture of Kanye West,and his reinterpretations of classic artworks. See some works:


Kehinde was born to a Nigerian dad and an African-American mom. As a child, his mother supported his interest in art and enrolled him in after-school art classes. Although Kehinde Wiley did not grow up with his father, at the age of 20, he traveled to Nigeria to explore his roots and meet him. He earned his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and his MFA from Yale University, School of Art in 2001.

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Actor, OC Ukeje Debuts As a Singer With “Potato Potahto” Soundtrack

October 17, 2017
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Nollywood actor, OC Ukeje has debuted his singing career with a single which features rap star, Vector. The single  whose visuals was released few days back is the official soundtrack of the actor’s latest movie “Potato Potahto” which features actors like Ghanaian stars, Joselyn Dumas, Nikki Samonas, Chris Attoh and Nigerian stars like Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, OC Ukeje among others.

Back in the early 2000s, it was a trend for Nollywood actors to delve into music. A good list of thespians including Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Desmond Elliot, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozorkwo dropped more than just singles but albums and would have continued but for the generous criticism of entertainment industry savvy Nigerians.

It isn’t a tidbit surprising that Ukeje would explore his musical prowess but we all are grateful that it did turn out better than most actor “singles”. It is in fact an impressive debut!  See visuals:

OC Ukeje came into prominence after winning the 2010 edition of Amstel Malta Box Office.

 

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” I Forgive You”- Declares Davido To Bloggers on Tagbo’s Death

October 16, 2017
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It has been one heck of a week for Nigerian pop star, Davido. Things went south for the singer following the death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike who died from suffocation after having several shots of Tequila on a night out with the “Aye” crooner and his crew. Subsequently, the songster also lost two of his close friends, DJ Olu and Chime all within the space of a week.

While a lot of reports surrounded the death of Tagbo, first with actress, Caroline Danjuma publicly accusing the singer of being involved in Tagbo’s death, the police  claiming Davido had lied about his first statement and the frenzy it had caused on social media not to forget how the Police spokesperson was reportedly demoted after his press release, the singer has finally decided to let it all go.

In a post shared on Instagram earlier today, Davido stated that he has no grudges against all the media houses that shared false reports about him. See post:

Friends' Death: Davido forgives all as he moves on

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