Author: Ademola Olonilua

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has reacted to the legal action taken against him by his colleague, Iyabo Ojo. Ojo had, via her Instagram page, published a letter from her lawyers, demanding N100m as payment for damages caused by Fabiyi’s ‘defamatory publication’ during a protest held today. Fabiyi staged a protest demanding the bail and release of Baba Ijesha who had been held by the police for allegedly molesting a minor. In response to Ojo, Fabiyi, during an Instagram live session, said the actress cannot get a dime from him. He further noted that Ojo cannot serve him a legal letter…

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Popular Nigerian filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, has hinted that a remake of the 2002 classic comedy film, Aki Na Ukwa, starring Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme, is about to hit cinemas in Nigeria. The filmmaker announced the remake of the movie via his verified Instagram account on Wednesday with a poster that read, “Aki & Paw Paw… coming to cinemas soon.” Despite his revelation that has excited the fans, Okpaleke did not reveal the cast or when the movie would be released. Okpaleke’s debut film, Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, won seven awards at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2020.…

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Femi Kuti, one of the sons of the late legendary afrobeats musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has spoken about his father’s loss in the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. The late musician was nominated alongside international artistes like Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King. This was the first time the late legend had ever been nominated for the induction, but he lost to Tina Turner at the Fan’s Votes. Replying to questions posed to him by his fans via Twitter, the saxophonist wrote, “Apparently there’s another vote only members can…

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Singer, Victor AD, has cleared the air on a controversy brewing on Twitter about Davido allegedly stealing the song, Jowo, from him. A tweet surfaced on the micro-blogging site claiming that Victor AD granted an interview where he revealed Davido stole the song. The tweet read, “Victor AD just confirmed Davido stole his record ‘Jowo’. According to him, OBO heard d song after they recorded ‘Tire You’. He was surprised to see d song on ABT without him/his mgt consent. He said Davido blocked him on Socials & threatened to ruin him. This wickedness.”(sic) Shortly after the tweet was…

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Mark Evans the estranged father of British superstar singer, Adele has died of cancer at 57 after years of high-profile disputes and public rows with the singer. Despite their strained relationship, The Irish Sun reports that the multiple award-wining songstress ‘will still be upset by the news of his death.’ Evans walked out on her mother, Penny when Adele was three and returned to his native town, Wales. A source said: “Mark’s family are of course very upset by his passing. He always hoped things would work out with Adele, but it remained acrimonious to the end. He made a…

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Popular Nigerian TV host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has revealed that he will return as the host of Big Brother Naija season six reality television show. Looking dapper in his suit, Obi-Uchendu shared a picture on his verified Instagram account and he took to the caption section to announce to his 2.7 million followers that he returns as the host of the popular reality television show. He wrote, “Well, guess who’s returning as the host of the next season of #BBNaija. Let’s go again guys!!!” Big Brother Naija, formerly known as Big Brother Nigeria, is a reality competition television series, based on…

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A video snippet has surfaced online which shows iconic singer, Davido, cautioning his second child, Hailey, against twerking. At a party, the little girl wanted to show off her dancing skills to onlookers as she assumed the ‘twerking position’. Her superstar father hurriedly stopped her by taping her lightly on her shoulder. However, the Fem singer’s action has drawn several reactions on social media especially on Twitter. Babajide Blunt via his handle @CRawkeen tweeted that the singer has a double standard. He said Davido can watch other people’s daughter twerk but would not allow his daughter to do the same.…

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Superstar South African rapper, Kiernan Forbes, has stated that he is not a suspect in the ongoing investigation into the death of his fiancée, Nellie Tembe, by the South African Police.  Fondly referred to as Anele, it was reported that the rapper’s fiancée fell from one of the upper floors of the hotel to the intersection of Loop and Bloom streets in the Cape Town central business districts. AKA and Anele had gotten engaged in February this year. In March, he paid ‘lobola’ to her family, describing her as ‘the love of his life’ when he announced their engagement on…

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A black actor will take the lead role for the first time in the next Superman movie; which will also have a black director and scriptwriter in the crew. However, there have been no announcements concerning the black star actor and director that will feature in the movie, DailyMail reports. However, Ta-Nehisi Coates, who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics will be the scriptwriter for the Black superman movie. By December, Coates is expected to turn in the script to Warner Bros production house. Although this is the first time a black actor will star in the superman…

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Popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has announced her switch to full-time gospel ministration, saying she regrets `wasting’ so much time doing secular music. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the singer turned actress stated that “the devil has been winning too long.” She said, “Our God is faithful; He never lies and He does whatever He says. So, I’m here today. It’s been a long journey. I had an opportunity to spend time with Him; it’s a rare privilege to spend time with Him and He told me a lot of things and He said He has been waiting…

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has taken to his verified Twitter account to share pictures of when he hosted the talented Ikorodu Bois in his office. The comedy group paid the governor a courtesy visit. In his post, the Governor mentioned that the young boys’ creativity put them and Ikorodu on the world map. The Governor tweeted, “Today, I welcomed generational film-making talent @IkoroduB, whose creativity has put them and Ikorodu on the global map of international platforms like Netflix, earned them a nomination at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and put their faces on billboards in Times Square,…

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The theatre week for the Nigerian Idol Season 6 has come to end as the judges have selected 11 contestants who will battle to become the next Nigerian Idol. Of the 68 contestants selected for the theatre week, after a series of tests and performances, only 11 scaled through. The 11 contestants are Faith Mac Ebiama, Comfort Alalade, Emmanuel Elijah, Clinton Franci, Beyonce Ajomiwe, Francis Atela, Dotun Deloye, Faith Onyeje, Akunna Okey, Daniel Ikechi, Kingdom Kroseide. During the second theatre week, contestants were assessed based on the strength of their voices and their overall stage performance. However, most of the…

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As the weekend approaches, it is a time to relax and unwind after a hectic week. Either you want to hit the cinema or you would rather stay cosy in the comfort of your apartment, The PUNCH highlights six binge-worthy movies that would make your weekend. Prophetess If you want to giggle and laugh all the weekend, Niyi Akinmolayan’s feature film, Prophetess, will serve that purpose.The movie, which was shot in Ibadan, features Nollywood stars like Toyin Abraham, Kunle Remi, Kehinde Bankole, Tina Mba, Deyemi Okanlawon, among others. The movie tells the tale of Ajoke, a local prophetess whose bogus…

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Iconic American singer, T-Pain, posted a hilarious video on his Instagram account in which he admitted that he had no idea a DM request folder existed on Instagram until he discovered a bunch of A-listers who’d tried to contact him over the years, Billboard reports. “I swear!! I’m just now seeing all these messages and mentions TODAY!!!!” he wrote. “How do I super apologize? Press conference? Townhall meeting? I’m dumb.” In the accompanying video, an embarrassed T-Pain looked on as a long list of missed messages scrolled over cartoony music, featuring messages of support and requests from the likes of…

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Earlier today, American singer, Willow Smith, revealed that she is polyamorous. The singer and daughter of Hollywood iconic stars ― Will Smith and Jada Pinkett ― made this known during the Wednesday episode of the ‘Red Table Talk’ ― an original Facebook watch show hosted by her mother and grandmother. Polyamory is the act of having romantic relationships with multiple partners, with the consent of all parties involved.However, Willow’s viewpoint is not farfetched as her parents once subscribed to polyamory in their marriage. Since walking down the aisle in 1997, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett have acknowledged that their union…

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