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Saturday, July 31, 2021

July 31, 2021

Veteran Actress, Rachel Oniga is Dead

Rachael Oniga


The beautiful Talented Actress who still shot some scenes in a movie in Mowe ogun state earlier in the week passed on late friday night.

The news is coming at a time the movie industry is grappling with mixed issues and after mourning the death of another entertainer, Sound Sultan, who passed on early this month.

The cause of Oniga’s death was unknown at the time of this report.

Oniga, who was a veteran actress, featured in over a hundred movies.

A family source revealed how veteran Nigerian actress, Rachael Oniga passed on. The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the popular actress died in Lagos.

It was also learnt that the light skinned talented thespian gave up the ghost early Saturday morning at her residence after being in and out of hospital for an undisclosed illness.

Her family is said to be devastated by the shock of her death, although they are yet to issue an official statement.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

July 11, 2021

Veteran Nigerian Music Icon, Sound Sultan Dies Of Cancer


Popular Nigerian singer, Olarenwaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan is dead. Sound Sultan who was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma died on Sunday at the age of 44. The deceased had been undergoing chemotherapy in a hospital in the United States of America.
Sound Sultan (born Olanrewaju Fasasi on November 27, 1976) was a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist. He was regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.

His demise was announced in a statement by his family on Sunday.

The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound sultan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

“He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings. We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with the tragic loss.”

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas). Lymphomas are the cancer of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and can be divided depending on the type of cells, B-lymphocytes (B-cells) or T-lymphocytes (T-cells), AITL is a T-cell lymphoma.

The lymphatic system functions as part of the immune system and helps to protect the body against infection and disease. It consists of a network of tubular channels (lymph vessels) that drain a thin watery fluid known as lymph from different areas of the body into the bloodstream.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

April 10, 2021

Popular Nollywood Veteran Actor, Bruno Iwuoha Dies At 68


Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Obinna Iwuoha, has passed away after many months of battle with diabetes and glaucoma.

Iwuoha’s close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai confirmed the ‘Sin of the Flesh’ actor’s death on Saturday morning.

According to multiple reports, the AMA awards recipient had been in coma at the National Hospital, Abuja for about three weeks.

He passed away on Saturday, April 10.

The Nation reports that Iwuoha’s remains had been deposited at the hospital mortuary.

The late Iwuoha featured in several movies including Magic Cap, Occultic Battle, Fire on the Mountain 2, Royal Promise and The Cross of Love, among many others.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

April 02, 2021

Chioma Deletes All Davido's Pictures From Her Instagram Page


By Ekaete Bassey

Chef, model and estranged girlfriend/fiancée of Davido, Chioma Avril Rowland, popularly known as Chef Chi or Chioma, has finally removed all the pictures of her baby’s daddy from her Instagram page.

Davido is rumoured to have ditched Chioma and was spotted kissing Mya Yafai in viral pictures last week.

Mama Ifeanyi decided to take a big step by ridding her Instagram wall of all of Davido’s pictures.

However, she graciously left one, which is the picture displaying the DMW boss with their son, Ifeanyi.

The picture was used as the cover photo for the singer’s album “A better time.”

Saturday, March 27, 2021

March 27, 2021

Singer, Harrysong Marries Girlfriend


By Obio Monday

Nigerian music star, Harrysong today, March 27, 2021 got married to the woman after his heart, Alexer Perez Gopa in Warri, Delta State, south south Nigeria.

The singer shared a video on his Instagram page as he ties the knot with his lover.

The music crooner had announced sometime ago that he'd be getting married to his girlfriend, Miss Gopa, on Saturday, March 27.

In the video, he was spotted in a pair of white suit with fellow singer, Skiibii, who is the best man of the day, heard hyping the husband-to-be as they prepared to head to church.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

February 20, 2021

Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce From Kanye West

Kim and West


Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West after seven years.

Their marriage hit the rocks in 2020 while Kanye West was campaigning for the US presidency.

Recall Kanye in a Twitter thread called out the Kardashian/Jenner family as likened his marriage to the reality TV star to the ‘Get out’ movie.

According to TMZ, Kim is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their four children.

The divorce paper filed by disso queen, Laura Wasser, however, does not have a date of separation.

Sources report that Kanye is fine with the joint custody arrangement and they are both in agreement to co-parenting together.

It was also learned that both parties are neither contesting the prenup and are already far along in reaching a property settlement agreement.

Kim and Kanye got married in Italy in May 2014 and have four children; North, Chicago, Psalm and Saint.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

February 04, 2021

Singer, Harrysong Set To Wed Girlfriend

Harrysong and girlfriend

Nigerian reggae-blues singer, Harry Tare Okiri, popularly known as Mr. Harrysong is set to wed his fiancée, Alexer Peres Gopa on 27th of March 2021.

The singer made this announcement on Thursday, February 4 2021 in a post he shared via his Instagram handle.

The wedding is scheduled to take place on the 27th of March 2021 in Warri, Delta state.

He also uploaded to his instastories, his wedding invitation card that showed details of the event venue and colour of the day.

Taking to Instagram, Harrysong wrote;

“ALL SHADES I got it perfect this time. March 27th at the KFT event center Warri delta state. Photo by @kolexor #tarex2021.”

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021

Popular Nollywood Actor, Ernest Asuzu Dies At 37


Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. He died at the age of 37 years. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.

The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed his death.

His wife, Jennifer Asuzu also confirmed the news of his death to the media.

His wife said the actor slumped on Tuesday evening and never woke up.

The actor came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years. This affected his acting career and he was off the screen for many years.

In his last interview published in December 2020, Asuzu said his problem was spiritual. He was also planning a return to Nollywood and music after an eight-year hiatus.

Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’

Apart from acting, he was also a musician with the name El Cream.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

January 09, 2021

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Jim Lawson Maduike Dies


Nollywood has lost yet another gem as a veteran actor, Jim Lawson Maduike is reportedly dead.

The Imo-born thespian died today, January 9 after reportedly complaining of body pains at around 12 pm.

Before his death, Maduike was a famous Nollywood actor, radio broadcaster, writer, voice-over artist, filmmaker and a television personality.

He joined the film industry in 2004 where he starred in several films.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

November 03, 2020

I Attempted Suicide Twice - Tiwa Savage

Nigerian singer,  Tiwa Savage has revealed that she attempted taking her life two times. 

The songstress revealed in an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on ‘Bounce Live Radio’ where she disclosed that she nearly took her own life after she was bullied as a black kid in London. She said she moved to London with her mother at age 10 and also stated that her strong Nigerian assent was being mocked by her friends in school.

In her own words: “I was teased so bad. They used to call me ‘African girl’, ‘Foo foo’, ‘Your food smells’ and so on. It was terrible. It was so bad that I literally tried to kill myself two times. I was really depressed.”

Friday, October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020

We Need Support To Improve Our Videos - UK Boyz Comedy Skit Group


As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to exert its toll on communities and countries, with attendant job losses  and increasing poverty, a group of young Cross Riverians had since utilize the opportunity to put smiles on the faces of people on social media and in rural communities, through their comedy skits.

Known as UK Boyz Entertainment Comedy, these youths uses their talents to bring soothing relieve to people in the digital space and those in rural communities.

Comprising six young men, Zlimprinz, Mosky, Charles, Sly G, StedyKiz and a lady, Veronica,  all indigenes of Ukwa Eburutu in Odukpani LGA, the upcoming comedy group has continued to wow its teeming fans with jaw-dropping videos.

In need of sponsorship and support, the group which shoots most of its videos at different locations in Cross River State, told GRASSROOT REPORTERS that it faces serious financial challenges, which had affected the quality of videos produced, and appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support the group.

Monday, September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Ex BBNaija Winner, Mercy Eke Set To Celebrate 27th Birthday, Drops Sexy Photo

Winner of the 2019 edition of Big Brother Naija, Mercy Eke is set to celebrate her 27th birthday in grand style.

The actress, video vixen and entrepreneur from Imo State, set the tone for tomorrow's celebration by dropping a jaw dropping sexy photo on her social media handle.

The photo which has got her fans talking on social media. 

See post:
She became the first woman to win the reality show when she won in October 2019.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September 09, 2020

Actress, Shan George Set To Remarry As She Gets Engaged By Her Lover

Shan George
Nollywood actress and Chairman, Callywood Board, Shan George has announced she would be remarrying after she got engaged to her lover, who is also from Cross River State like her.

She broke the news of her engagement on Instagram. The 50-year old delectable actress wrote:

"As Scared and Sceptical as I've been all this past years, based on unfavourable past experiences, this one seem to be just too right to be afraid of, or to Hide. 

"So I SAID YES!! To my best friend, my brother, partner, business associate, fellow crossrivarian, my ride or die since 1800, my available shoulder to cry on always. Let's try again this one last time. It's never too late. Yes, I Love You Too!

She was born in Ediba, Abi local government area of Cross River State, Nigeria.

Born to a Nigerian mum and a British dad, her love life has been controversial. She was first married at the age of 16.

She presently has two children after being involved in several broken marriages.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

August 29, 2020

Lesbian Love Movie Produced By C'River-Born Lesbian To Be Released Online To Avoid Ban

A lesbian love movie titled 'Ìfè', produced by Cross River State-born lesbian, Pamela Adie, is set to be released online to avoid ban by National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).

In the yet to be released movie, two young women fill the screen, reclining on a bed, talking about their hope of having children.

Same-sex relationships in Nigeria is a crime and it is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

The producer  Pamela Adie said "Ife" - which means "love" in the Yoruba language widely spoken in southwest Nigeria - would be released online to avoid any possible move by censors to ban it.

"I really feel that the censors board is playing a big part in stopping these kinds of stories from coming to the big screen... and it is just really stifling creativity," said Adie, who declined to provide a release date.

A trailer released online in July shows the women discussing their love and, as one character phrased it, the fear of being forced to choose between your family and happiness.

"The role of film is not to say 'this is right, or not'. I think that the role of film, and a filmmaker, is to portray reality as it is," said Adie.

Nobody has yet been convicted under the law banning same-sex relationships, which came into effect in 2014. 

The controversial Obudu-born gay right activist had in 2018, announced that she was getting married to her lesbian partner.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 01, 2020

VIDEO: BBNaija's Housemates, Ka3rina And Praise Caught On Camera Having S*x (18+)

Housemates of the ongoing BBNaija Lockdown Ka3na and Praise were caught on camera having sex on Saturday morning, August 1.

The footage shows both housemates moving their bodies in ecstasy under the sheets.

#BBNaija housemates Ka3na and Praise caught on camera having sex ( +18 videos)

Praise Nelson, 28, is engaged and has a child with his fiance, while Katrina Jones, 26, is still married to her 64 years old white husband who she shares a child with, although they are separated at the moment.

See videos below.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

I Attempted Suicide Several Times - Ubi Franklin

Ubi Franklin
The CEO of Made Music Group and an aide to Governor Ben Ayade, Ubi Franklin says he attempted suicide several times after he was cyberbulled on Instagram.

The entrepreneur made this known on his Twitter page on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, while reacting to the viral video of a young man, Izu , reading his suicide note minutes before he killed himself.

Franklin said he was bullied on social media a few years ago which made him depressed and resulted in several failed attempts at committing suicide.

"I watched this video of IZU reading out his suicide note before he took his life and I remembered doing this several times 3 years ago unsuccessfully and I am here today," he tweeted.

"I got bullied so much on Instagram in the last two years that I started getting depressed again and this time I told myself “Ubi” who are these people talking about you? Do you know them or their families?"

"Everyone has something they are hiding and won’t tell the public but go on social media to bully others of things that they also have done or their parents have or their brothers, sisters, and friends have done."

"Everyone has something they are hiding and won’t tell the public but go on social media to bully others of things that they also have done or their parents have or their brothers, sisters, and friends have done."
Franklin says he is using his platform to rewrite his wrongs because of the people who look up to him as their role model.

"So I started using my platform to speak against the mistakes I have made in life that I feel can be avoided by someone watching my lives or reading about how I have turned my dark days into brighter/ beautiful days and letting people know the truth that is not always told on SM,"

He continued:
"Social media is full of controlled narratives, the things that don’t make social media that I know are many. Do married men come on social media to say they have multiple girlfriends? Or do married women come on social media to they have a side guy/guys?"

Saturday, July 25, 2020

July 25, 2020

FG Denies Ordering The Suspension Of Ongoing BBNaija

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has denied ordering the suspension of ongoing Big Brother Naija.

A report on social media on Friday said Minister of Information and Cultural Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had directed NBC to stop BB Naija broadcast in the country.

But speaking with Daily Trust on Friday night, the NBC Acting Director General, Dr Armstrong Idachaba said it was not true that BB Naija had been suspended.

Dr Idachaba dissociated the NBC from the report and urged Nigerians to disregard it.
Winner of Season 5 BBNaija will get a cash prize worth N85million, the highest so far since the inception of the show.

In addition is a two-bedroom apartment, Champions League finale trip, one-year supply of Pepsi, branded chiller, a trip to Dublin, home appliances including TV, premium fridge and several other prizes.

The reality TV show is gradually taking shape with some housemates making  good impression of themselves so far.

(Daily Trust)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

July 19, 2020

BBNaija2020: Meet Another Cross Riverian Who Made It To The House, Other Housemates

Lucy Essien
Meet Lucy Essien,  another Cross Riverian to make it to the Big Brother House after Gedoni. Lucy is Efik by tribe, 30 years of age and an entrepreneur residing in Lagos. Though she is a self-proclaimed simple girl and assures everyone that she is far from average. She believes in fairy tales, and hopefully, Biggie’s House will deliver just that for her.

Lucy said the new habit or skill she acquired during lockdown is making parfait, having tea three times a day, and being without my phone.

She was also asked:

What are your words to live by? 
"Life is for the living. We only live every day. Be a decent human being, you never know"

What’s your biggest achievement? 
"My grill business, getting into Big Brother Naija, graduating with a 2.1 and not falling pregnant
after all these years".

See other housemates:

July 19, 2020

Happy 49th Birthday Actress, Kate Henshaw! See Facts Your Probably Did Not Know About Her

Kate Henshaw

Interesting facts you probably did not know about Kate Henshaw:

1. She was born on the 19th of July, 1971 in Calabar, Cross River State. Efik by tribe, from Henshaw Town in Calabar. She is the oldest of 4 kids.

2. She did her remedial studies at the University of Calabar and later got admitted to study Microbiology where she majored in Medical Microbiology.

3. She later enrolled into School of Medical Laboratory Science and was licensed to practice as a medical laboratory scientist. She worked briefly with Lagos University Teaching (LUTH) before delving into acting.

3. She contested to represent her constituency in Nigeria's House of Representatives under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but couldn't secure the ticket of the party.

Happy birthday to a veteran!