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Davido Removes Controversial Music Video Following from Muslim Community
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Davido Removes Controversial Music Video Following from Muslim Community

Nigerian Afrobeat sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has taken down a controversial music video following criticism from the Muslim community. The video, titled "Jaye Lo," featured his signee, Olamilekan Taiwo, aka Logos Olori, and sparked mixed reactions from netizens after its release. In the 45-second clip posted on Friday on Davido's Instagram, a controversial scene portrayed men dressed as praying mallams dancing in front of a mosque instead of engaging in prayer. This depiction has been deemed offensive and disrespectful by some Muslim devotees, prompting them to call for a retraction of the video and even threaten legal action against the artists. In response to the growing backlash, Davido has removed the controversial video from his social media accounts. ...
<strong>Tems Wins 2023 Grammy Award, See Full List Of Winners</strong>
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Tems Wins 2023 Grammy Award, See Full List Of Winners

Nigerian musician, Tems has become the first female Nigerian artiste to bag a Grammy award on Sunday as she won the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category for her role in ‘Wait for U’, the 2022 hit song by Future which featured Drake. Here is the full list of nominees and winners for the 2023 Grammys — with winners on top of each category and in bold: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Jack Antonoff | WINNERDan AuerbachBoi-1daDahiDernst “D’mile” Emile II Songwriter of the year, non-classical Tobias Jesso Jr. | WINNERAmy AllenNija CharlesThe-DreamLaura Veltz Music film “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” — (Various Artists); Frank Marshall & Ryan Suffern, video directors; Frank Marshall, Sean Stuart & Ryan Suffern, video producers | WINNER“Adele One Night O...
<strong>Nigerian Film, Mami Wata Wins Sundance Film Festival Award</strong>
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Nigerian Film, Mami Wata Wins Sundance Film Festival Award

Mami Wata, a Nigerian film has won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The film directed by CJ Obasi and produced by Oge Obasi was recognized by the Sundance Film Festival, which is one of the most highly-rated film festivals in the world. Rita Edochie appears in a still from Mami Wata by C.J "Fiery" Obasi , an official selection of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute. The award speaks volumes about the hard work and dedication put into the film’s cinematography by Lílis Soares and the entire “Mami Wata” team. CJ Obasi while commenting on the award, said, “It means a lot. This was a dream, we worked so hard on this. A testament to what we were tr...
<strong>Ebonyi Artiste Beaten To A Pulp Over APC Campaign Song</strong>
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Ebonyi Artiste Beaten To A Pulp Over APC Campaign Song

Kelvin Ibinabo, an Ebonyi State artiste has been hospitalized after he was allegedly beaten by an aide to the State Governor, David Umahi. The aide identified as Machiavelli Uzo, the Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. According to the musician who spoke to Punch on Tuesday, Uzo alongside his supporters attacked him on Saturday and locked him up in a dark room. The musician said that he was booked by the LGA  Chairman, Mr Consider Ajah, to perform at the burial of his mother-in-law in the council. Ibinabo said that when it was nightfall, he asked his crew to pack up. The victim said, “It was at that point that the Ohaozara Development Centre Coordinator, Machiaveli Uzo, emerged from nowhere and ordered m...
<strong>Threesome: Lady Begs Nedu To Share Rich Friend’s Contact</strong>
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Threesome: Lady Begs Nedu To Share Rich Friend’s Contact

Nedu Wazobia, an on-air personality, has revealed that a lady has been pleading for him to give her the contact of his rich friend he walked in on having intimacy with two female celebrities simultaneously. In an interview with Saturday Beats, Nedu said, “After the release of the podcast where I talked about one of my friends who gave a lady N3m before even sleeping with her, another lady sent me a message on social media, saying that she had school challenges. She asked me to introduce her to that same man, so she could also collect money from him.” The on-air personality forwarded a chat that read, “After seeing the video, I decided to reach out to you, (to know) if you could link me up with your rich friend, so I could get enough money for my tuition fees.” See Also: Three...
<strong>Why I Refused To Join Politics – Actor Nkem Owoh</strong>
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Why I Refused To Join Politics – Actor Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh, a veteran Nollywood actor, has said that he refused to join politics despite pressure from several quarters because he might get to heights where he will succumb to pressure and become infected by the ‘disease’ affecting Nigeria’s political system. Owoh in an interview with Midweek Entertainment described himself as a fearless person, noting that he avoided politics because he likes using his personality to brighten people’s moods. Commenting on the 2023 election, he said, “I will just go and vote. I have tried to reject Nigerian politics in its entirety even though I know there are still some good people inside the polity, but the system is like a diseased mesh. “People have tried to draw me into politics but I know that if I put my head into it, I will be infecte...
<strong>Bovi Tackles Fan For Looking Up To His Marriage</strong>
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Bovi Tackles Fan For Looking Up To His Marriage

Nigerian comedian, Bovi Ugbima, has tackled a fan on social media after the fan disclosed that he was looking up to the comedian’s marriage as a model of lasting celebrity marriage. The fan in a Twitter post expressed sadness following the splitting of another veteran comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth and his wife, Elsie. He then said that he was looking up to his favourites who are still enjoying blissful marriage, naming Bovi, Ayo Makun and Obi Cubana. The fan tweeted, “Since Basketmouth don break my heart, I am left with Bovi, AY and Obi Cubana to look up too. May God bless our marriages. Amen.” See Also: ‘I Will Die A Hero’ Says Kano Cleric Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy Recall that Basketmouth took to social media on Thursday to announce...
<strong>Real Cause Of Sammie Okposo’s Death Revealed</strong>
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Real Cause Of Sammie Okposo’s Death Revealed

Following viral reports that popular Nigerian gospel singer, Sammie Okposo slumped in his Lekki apartment, Lagos State, in the early hours of Friday, Hillary Vincent, the project manager of the late musician has debunked the rumor. Reports had it that Okposo was rushed to the hospital after he slumped, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. But Vincent in an interview with Sunday Scoop denied the report saying, “It is not true that Sammie slumped and died. That report is false. At the right time, the family will set the records straight. However, I can tell you authoritatively that he did not slump. Rather, he just did not wake up from his sleep. “As regards the funeral arrangements, the details will be made known by the family. But right now, they are still in grief and mo...
<strong>How I Became Homeless After ‘Eko Project’ – Ara</strong>
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How I Became Homeless After ‘Eko Project’ – Ara

Aralola Olamuyiwa, an international African female talking drummer, has recalled how she became homeless after she abandoned her ‘Eko inspire me project’. The drummer, popularly known as Ara stated that she lost everything and became hopeless in 2019 after selling her four cars and moving out of her house. She disclosed this on Tuesday when she paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, alongside beneficiaries of her project. Ara said, “The ‘Eko Inspire me’ is an initiative to inspire hope in Lagosians who have lived in darkness and have been exposed to negative influences.” She noted that the initiative began 10 years ago. However, she became frustrated and left the project in 2019 due to financial limitations, adding that she was forced to sel...
Davido: Autopsy Possible As Police Release Six Workers, Detain Two
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Davido: Autopsy Possible As Police Release Six Workers, Detain Two

Netizens have continued to grieve the death of Ifeanyi Adeleke, the three-year-old son of popular Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland. Reports say the police may carry out an autopsy to ascertain if Ifeanyi passed on as a result of drowning in a swimming pool at Davido’s Banana Island area of Lagos State. A source who spoke to Punch confirmed the possibility of an autopsy, describing it as a standard police procedure in such an instance. However, the source added that the police may not carry out an autopsy if family members of the deceased kick against it. The source said, “Though the family members are not saying anything yet because they are still in shock but until anybody says stop, the standard procedure is to con...