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The Lady Of Heaven Film: Morocco Bans ‘Blasphemous’ British Film
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The Lady Of Heaven Film: Morocco Bans ‘Blasphemous’ British Film

Moroccan cinema authorities have banned the controversial British film Lady of Heaven, after it was condemned by the country's religious council. The film claims to tell the story of Lady Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad. The Supreme Ulema Council said the movie was a "flagrant falsification of the established facts" of Islam. There have been protests against the film in the UK. Egypt, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq have also denounced it. The council accused the film of "loathsome partiality" and accused the filmmakers of seeking "fame and sensationalism" and "hurting the feelings of Muslims and stirring up religious sensitivities", according to Moroccan state media. The BBC's Religion Editor, Aleem Maqbool, says the criticism centres on the the way the Shia Musl...
Actor Yul Edochie Justifies Taking A Second Wife
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Actor Yul Edochie Justifies Taking A Second Wife

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie in a recent interview with music executive Paul Okoye has made an attempt to explain why he is settling for a second wife. During the Instalive session, Edochie stated that those insulting him “don’t live in his house” or know why he married a second wife. Yul also claimed that some might be doing it out of love, but he wouldn’t put out what’s happening in his family in public because that’s what men do. The actor further stated that he would rather take the heat than allow the pressure to get to him and make his first wife, May, look bad in public. He also said that the situation is under control and “God is preparing him for Aso rock”. Yul concluded by saying that as a “leader,” he would get insulted for certain decisions he makes even though ...
Actresses Sleeping Around: Davido Entitled To His Opinion – Ameh, Kiitan
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Actresses Sleeping Around: Davido Entitled To His Opinion – Ameh, Kiitan

Davido During the week, an old tweet of pop star, David Adeleke, aka Davido, surfaced on social media and ruffled a lot of feathers. The 29-year-old singer had tweeted in 2011, “Nollywood is just a way for these actresses to advertise their goodies to rich men ‘banging’ than acting.” Saturday Beats reached out to some actresses and they stated that the singer is entitled to his opinions. Veteran actress, Ada Ameh, said, “He is a younger person. And for him to say that, I think he knows better. You know someone like me is old-school. When I saw that tweet, I did not know what to say and why he said that. “However, everybody is entitled to their opinions. I don’t know where Davido got his (opinion), but as for me, I maintain my lane.” Ameh also stated that she had never...
It Was Common Knowledge I Fed Falegan –Nkechi Blessing
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It Was Common Knowledge I Fed Falegan –Nkechi Blessing

Nkechi Blessing Popular actress, Nkechi Blessing, has said she was never married to Opeyemi Falegan. In a series of outbursts on social media, the actress accused him of being lazy and not being able to take care of himself. This was even as Falegan made several accusations of his own. In an interview with Saturday Beats, Blessing said, “I was never married to Falegan. We just had a relationship that I thought was a beautiful one that needed not to be defined by a wedding. However, since it did not work, everybody just moved ahead.” On what caused their break up, she said, “Nothing caused it. It did not just work. We just went our separate ways. It was a fact that I was the one taking care of him. Everyone that lives in London knows that.” However, many have lambasted th...
I’m Recuperating After Being Poisoned Third Time – Mr Ibu
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I’m Recuperating After Being Poisoned Third Time – Mr Ibu

Actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, has said he is currently in the hospital after being poisoned for the third time in about three years. Speaking with Saturday Beats from his hospital bed, Ibu said, “I just got poisoned again. It seems my enemies are using me to rehearse (their powers). This time, I wasn’t poisoned in the village. I was poisoned in Abuja last week at an entertainment event. I really cannot explain how I was poisoned because it was a gathering of people, though it was not a big event.” Mr Ibu Though he sounded weak, the actor maintained that he was getting better. He said, “I am recuperating, although I have neither worked out nor driven since I got ill. However, I intend to take a walk this (Friday) evening, because I am hopeful that I would get better. I am eatin...
Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-Lover Drags Film Star, DSS To Court, Seeks N10billion Compensation
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Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-Lover Drags Film Star, DSS To Court, Seeks N10billion Compensation

Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, the estranged lover of prominent Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has dragged the actress and the Department of State Services (DSS) before a Federal High Court in Abuja to seek the enforcement of his fundamental rights. In the case dated September 20, 2021, filed on Wednesday with Suit Number FHC/ABJ/CS/1092/2021, the Plaintiff prayed the court for a restraining order stopping the DSS from further inviting him. Also, Kpokpogri, through his Lead Counsel, Ovie Justice Ojefia, is asking the court for an order directing the Respondents jointly and severally to pay him the sum of N10,000,000,000 (Ten Billion Naira) as compensation for the mental trauma, emotional stress and severe damage caused him due to the invitation extended to him. Kpokpogri in the suit so...
My Kids Are My Colleagues When on Set – Jide Kosoko
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My Kids Are My Colleagues When on Set – Jide Kosoko

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko has said that he charges less than his regular fees just to partake in blockbuster movies. He stated this in an interview with Saturday Beats. He said, “I am not fulfilled yet. The industry has not got to the stage I want it to get to. As such, I must continue to ensure that the industry is sanitised. Yes, I am trained but at a point, the training would become outdated. One must retrain oneself in order to be current. Also, a lot of prayers are needed for one to succeed. I pray about my movie roles a lot, no matter how small it is I pray to God so I can deliver in a superb manner. Until my director smiles at me (on set), I don’t relax. “In 2005, I was at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, to study Performing Arts and Film Studies, as...
Men Are Not Worth Fighting Over –Halima Abubakar
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Men Are Not Worth Fighting Over –Halima Abubakar

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has said that she is not willing to risk losing her relationship by revealing the identity of her partner. The entrepreneur who also said that men are not worth fighting over as their eyes are always roaming noted that some people are always on the lookout for beautiful relations to crash. She disclosed this in an interview with Saturday Beats. The mother of one said, “Nobody knows if I’m married and it’s not something I want to involve people in. People will just see me popping (giving birth to) kids. I don’t want to share my private life with the public. In showbiz, I can give out something different, aside from my family. Everyone must not show off their husbands or boyfriends. Some people are always ready to crash beautiful relationships and...
Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation
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Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, better known as Baba Ijesha, is set to be arraigned at the Magistrate Court 1 in Yaba on Wednesday, 16th June 2021. He was arrested by the police for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl, the ward of actress/comedienne, Princess. The Lagos Police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi while announcing his arrest in a statement alleged that the actor had been sexually assaulting the teenager since she was seven. The statement reads, “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James ‘male’ 48, aka Baba Ijesha, popular Nollywood actor for defiling a minor. Read Also: Court Jails Lagos Senior Pastor Over N128million Fraud “The case of defilement was reported on 19th April 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya ‘female’ at Sabo Police ...
We’re in Depressing Times, We Need Each Other to Get Through – Kate Henshaw
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We’re in Depressing Times, We Need Each Other to Get Through – Kate Henshaw

Iconic Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has asked Nigerians to be one another’s keeper in this time, which she describes as ‘depressing times’. Henshaw made the call in a tweet on Monday, noting that talking to someone might prevent individuals from breakdown. She wrote, “Talk to someone if you have to. Take a break. We are in depressing times. Make person head no go blow like gasket for engine. (sic) “We need each other at optimum to get through this. #KeepItOn.” The Nollywood veteran had earlier berated the government over the ban of Twitter in the country. In an earlier tweet, she wrote, “Majority are barely surviving, being killed with reckless abandon. Our children are kidnapped at will, but it’s Twitter that has helped expose these ills that is the problem?” Twitter...