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Double Tragedy as SA Loses Dumi Masilela to Attempted Hijack

August 4, 2017
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Words will never be enough to describe the pain Simphiwe Ngema, young widow of late Rhythm City actor, Dumi Masilela is going through as a result of the loss of her husband to attempted hijack.

Simphiwe and Dumi

Dumi breathed his last early Thursday morning, after undergoing surgery to save his life from the injury he sustained when he was shot by hijackers on Wednesday night at Tembisa in South Africa.

South Africa woke up to the sad news of the demise of one of Rhythm City’s favourite character, Sifiso (Dumi)on Thursday morning. Upon hearing about Dumi’s death, another tragedy struck
in the Masilela family, as his aunt also passed away from the shock. The etv family, Rhythm City actors, friends and family have all been sending condolence messages to the Masilela family and condemning the spate of hijack in South Africa.

Ayanda Ncwane, widow of late renowned gospel singer, Sifiso Ncwane who lost her husband in early December 2016 has reached out to Simphiwe in a message on social media, comforting her and advising her to lean on Christ as her only succour, as no words of comfort would ever be enough.

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Omotola Jalade Condemns Comparison of Artistes

April 24, 2017
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Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has unequivocally condemned the practice of comparing artistes in the entertainment industry. She considers it a counter-productive tool that destroys women, great relationship and breeds strife among the compared artistes.

Omotola revealed this yesterday when an entertainment blog did a comparison of Omoni Oboli, Uche Jombo Rodriquez, Ufuoma Mcdermott and Chioma Akpotha, the top 4 characters in the block buster movie ‘Wives on Strike’ and asked fans to pick their favourite.

Some fans shared Omotola’s view, but others kicked against it, saying comparisons bring out the best in the artists because it encourages them to put in more effort. Some also questioned why she is just speaking up about comparisons now when herself and Genevieve Nnaji have always been subjects of comparison in the entertainment industry.

Are you for or against comparisons?

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Diamond Platnumz Denies Beef With Alikib

March 21, 2017
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Despite the no love lost situation between Tanzania’s biggest music stars Diamond Platnumz and Alikiba being no news at all, Diamond has repeatedly argued that things are squeaky clean between him and his colleague. In a recent interview with Cloud TV where he spoke about the Tanzanian youth, the superstar singer clarified that he and Alikiba are good but that the media has a way of seizing their businesses and blowing them out of proportion.

Over the years, Diamond has been quoted to have thrown heavy beefs at Alikiba. A peek at some revealed by an overzealous social media user:

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Kunle Afolayan Set to Release Another Blockbuster, ‘Omugwo’

March 21, 2017
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Award winning producer and director of “The CEO”, Kunle Afolayan is set to release yet another blockbuster in conjunction with Africa Magic titled “Omugwo”.

“Omugwo” boasts of a stellar cast including: Ayo Adesanya, Patience Ozokwor, Omowunmi Dada, Ken Erics and Christian Paul. The trailer was released today and the film will hit cinemas on the 7th of April, 2017.

Watch part 1 of the trailer below:

 

OMUGWO OFFICIAL TRAILER part 1 OMUGWO SYNOPSIS: Omotunde, a young civil engineer, married to Raymond an OAP (On Air Radio Personality), has just given birth. Coloured by their different cultural backgrounds, their mothers-in-law forcefully move in with the couple to perform the Igbo child care rite called, Omugwo. But instead of relieving their children of the burden of childcare, the mothers’ rivalry complicates life for the young couple to comical effects. CAST: Ayo Adesanya, Patience Ozokwor, Omowunmi Dada, Ken Erics and Christian Paul. Produced & Directed by KUNLE AFOLAYAN. OMUGWO will be released in cinemas nationwide on the 7th of April 2017. To make enquiries, contact Tokunboh on 08101111713 @steveayorinde @e247magazine @kenerics @ayoadesanya @omowunmi_dada @kunleafo @abinibi @qedngr

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Sauti Sol Honours Uganda’s Comedienne, Kansiime

March 15, 2017
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Celebrated Kenyan afro-pop boy band, Sauti Sol found out yesterday that they have a huge fan in Ugandan comedienne, Kansiime. She expressed her unwavering love for the band and their songs and how she feels handicapped by her inability to speak and understand their enchanting lyrics which are most times sung in Swahili.

Kansiime did a live video on social media, speaking so nicely of Sauti Sol that they were moved to honour her by translating one of their hit tracks “Isabella” just for her.How sweet!

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Yomi Fabiyi Weighs in on Oge Okoye Bashing on Social Media

March 15, 2017
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Fans have not ceased bashing Nollywood actor, Oge Okoye for Screen capturing, claiming and renaming dogs belonging to Real Housewives of Atlanta star , Kenya Moore on social media. They have called her all sorts of names, tagging her in their endless trolls.

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Fellow Nollywood filmmaker, Yomi Fabiyi has weighed in on the occurrence, cautioning fans on the grounds that no one is above errors. See his lengthy post

Yomi Fabiyi : “Most fans will never appreciate you when you are real(don’t mind those who claim they like actors who are real and not fake). They basically want actors to live like alliens or so. No Artist is a SAINT!

In my opinion, what @ogeokoye had was a simple crush on those pets and wish she have them and wanted to upload on her SM but as human, she went on to claim them without intention to compete or prove anything to anyone. It’s just a stunt gone wrong but pardonable. It saddens my heart to see some people crucify such an agelong hard working actor so recklessly.

Lessons learnt but please let us not take some decent credit away from her. Unfriendly remarks can send someone into depression, though I expect by now she has developed a thick skin. No storm last forever dear, Oge, this too will pass, pull yourself together and go filming.

You are my friend and we relate privately a lot. FOR REAL YOU ARE NOT WHAT THEY SAY JARE. If she had written “I LOVE THESE PETS, WISH I CAN HAVE THEM” it will still be the same people that will say she is begging to buy dogs or go to the extreme to say she is poor and can’t afford. Any artist can easily become a victim of social media bashing, a platform relatively new to us and you can’t verify the true identity of each person. Some critics don’t even mean their words.

A lot of you fans won’t even know you are responsible. You readily condemn and tag an actor UNSUCCESFUL or POOR just because he or she decides to live in residence or drive cars their income can sustain. You don’t consider the talent and hard work. Virtually all actors are hard-working, we are however exposed to different opportunities, none should be seen successful than the other if you guys can think deeply.

The energy spent trying to lash out on this innocent mother and long time hard working actress, should please be spent on condemning all the lies and undemocratic behaviours of politicians and public officers you voted and vested your future. Nigeria will begin to get better that way. Oge my paddy, I appreciate your talent and hard work, respect to all your unwavering fans. They are indeed heroes. Love for all, hatred 4 none & apologies to all

Yomi Fabiyi”