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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Kanye West Officially Changes Name To "Ye"











Kanye West officially changes his name to Ye

The artist formerly known as Kanye West will now be officially known as simply Ye.

A Los Angeles judge granted the rapper's name change request, a communications officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed.

The 44-year-old star filed the request in August, citing "personal reasons."

The rapper, best known for hits such as Gold Digger and Stronger, already used Ye as a nickname and in 2018 used it as an album title.

Shortly after the album's release, he tweeted: "The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."

Now he's made it official and his previous full name - Kanye Omari West - is no more.

While his Twitter handle was already Ye, his Instagram account and website were still using his previous name as of Tuesday.

As well as being a shortened version of Kanye, the new moniker also has religious significance for the star.

"I believe 'ye' is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means you. So it's I'm you, I'm us, it's us," he said in a 2018 interview with radio host Big Boy.

"It went from being Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, our everything."

Ye released his latest album Donda in August, featuring 27 tracks with a running time of two hours.

He then claimed his label, Universal Music Group, had released his much-delayed 10th studio album without his approval.





Tuesday, October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

IPOB: Actor, Chinwetalu Agu Released From DSS Custody









The Actors Guild of Nigeria, has secured the release of Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu from the Department of State Service on Tuesday.

AGN made this known via a statement on their official page titled, “Chiwetalu Agu released to Actors Guild Of Nigeria”

The statement signed by the AGN Communication Director, Monalisa Chinda read, “The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas has yet again secured the release of Actor Chiwetalu Agu from the custody of the DSS.

“On behalf of the Guild, I was at the DSS office with my colleague, the Senior special Assistant on Military Affairs and Inter Governmental Relations to the President Steve Eboh to receive Mr. Agu today.

“The elated veteran Actor thanked God for surviving the ordeal and commended the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria headed by Ejezie Emeka Rollas for their relentless efforts in securing his release from the detention.”





Friday, October 8, 2021

October 08, 2021

Biafra: Actor, Chinwetalu Agu Released By Nigerian Army - Source


 

Nollywood veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu has been released by the Nigerian Army.

The actor was arrested by troops for wearing Biafra clothing.

However, actress Chizzy Alichi while giving an update on the actor’s arrest in a post via her Instagram account said he has finally been released.

She wrote:
"Uncle Agu has been released. He is safe and sound. All thanks to God and everyone that contributed one way or the other."


October 08, 2021

“Someone Has My Sextape & I’m Being Blackmailed Over It” - Tiwa Savage Cry Out


Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has revealed that she is being blackmailed over a sex tape she did with the guy she’s currently dating.


The Afro Beats singer said this during an interview with power105.1 host, Angie Martins in NewYork.


According to her, her road manager sent her the sex tape which the supposed blackmailer forwarded to him.


She further revealed that both her and the guy she’s currently in a relationship with panicked about it.


However, she noted that after some thoughts, she decided that she won’t pay a dime to whoever it was, adding that nobody can defraud her for doing something that’s natural.


“So I got into my car after an interview and my road manager calls me and be like Tiwa check your WhatsApp messages.


“I opened them and saw a sex tape of me and the guy am currently dating calls me back to say someone sent it to him and the person is threatening to release it if a ransom isn’t paid.



“At first I panicked, even the guy I’m dating panicked too. But then after some careful deliberations I said I won’t pay.


“What if they release it even after I have paid or even come back two months later to request for another ransom?


“That’s what I asked myself. I was like they should go ahead and release, nobody will make me pay for doing something that’s natural,” she said.



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021

Winners of the just concluded De9ja Spirit Talent Hunt

About De9jaspirit talent hunt
De9jaSpirit Talent Hunt is a show organized to discover and showcase amazing talents in the country Nigeria.
Interested contestants applied online, thousands of applicants were auditioned online and only 50 persons were shortlisted.
The contest took place in Calabar, Crossriver state and shortlisted contestants camped in the city.

Contestants were encamped in Calabar for a period of one week while undergoing rehearsals.

As time went on, contestants were evicted till winners emerged on the 26th of September 2021. Below are the winners of the first edition of De9jaspirit talent hunt.

SECOND RUNNER UP
Ikebudu Emmanuel aka Comedian slim saint. He is a student of University of Nsuka. He is from Anambra state. He got the passion for speaking and making people laugh from his parents. He was given the sum of 2 million naira.

FIRST RUNNER UP
Chrysolites Crew. They are a group of orphans and less privileges kids in Ibadan. They are well known for dancing and creative display.
They were given the sum of 3 million naira.

WINNER!!
Olatunde Constance, a native of Ekiti state but based in Lagos State.
She is awaiting admission but plans to go into the music career as her family are also musicians.
She is a talented singer/vocalist and she won the 10 million naira.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September 07, 2021

BBNaija: She Hasn't Reached Out To Me Since Her Eviction, I'm Sad & Don't Know What To Do" - Tega's Husband Breaks Silence











AJ, the heartbroken husband of controversial Big brother naija shine ya eye housemate, Tega has finally broken his silence concerning his relationship with his wife.

Recall that Tega was evicted from the Big brother naija house yesterday, after receiving several backlashes from viewers over her alleged adultery with fellow housemate, Boma on international screen not minding that she is married with kids.

Speaking on Tinder Ednut's live session, AJ said Tega hasn't reached out to him since her departure from the house and that she has always been a good girl before going into the house.

I will like to have the Old Tega back, so we can continue our relationship if she wants but not the Tega that was displayed in the house, he added.


Monday, September 6, 2021

September 06, 2021

Rapper, Cardi B and Offset Welcome Second Baby, A Boy

 



Cardi B and husband Offset are also parents to 3-year-old daughter Kulture

Cardi B is officially a mom of two!

The "I Like It" rapper, 28, and husband Offset, 29, welcomed their second child together, a son, on Saturday, Sept. 4, Cardi announced on Instagram Monday.


Cardi shared the exciting news alongside a photo of her cradling her baby boy in her hospital bed while sitting next to Offset. In the picture, Cardi and Offset look lovingly down at their son while the "WAP" singer sits underneath a Louis Vuitton blanket.

"9/4/21🦕💙🧸," Cardi captioned the sweet family photo.

"We are so overjoyed to finally meet our son," the couple said in a statement shared with PEOPLE. "He is already loved so much by family and friends and we can't wait to introduce him to his other siblings."


Friday, September 3, 2021

September 03, 2021

2Face's Wife Cry Out, Says His Family Never Loved Her, Accuses Artiste Of Sleeping With His Baby Mama

2Face and wife, Annie




Nigerian music icon 2Face Idibia's wife, Annie has called him out over his relationship with one of his baby mamas, Pero Adeniyi.

The movie star took to her Instagram Stories on Thursday, September 2, 2021, where she called him out over their relationship.

"I am a patient woman. I am not a fool innocent. Your family never loved me from the beggining. No matter how hard I tried. I was never worthy to them," she wrote.

"I have made so many sacrifices for you and all your children. God knows I have I tried. Your baby mamas constantly use your children as an excuse for all sort of rubbish."

I try to stay gracious. You are not the first man on the planet to have kids by different women. You can do better. Everything I do is to show the good human that you are."

"But today, this move done by you, Efe, Frankie and your family is unacceptable."

She went on to call him out for sleeping at the house of one of his baby mamas, Pero for days, during his trip to the United States of America.

"What kind of man takes his kids to Disney and spend nights in the same apartment with his kids and their mother? How many times have you gone to see your kids with Pero? and she stay with you and the kids under the same roof?"

Pero is 2Face's first baby mama who gave birth to three kids for the music star.

She has been at loggerheads with Annie for years now

Their rift can be traced back to 2015 and 2016 when they both called each other out on social media.

Their frosty relationship took a front burner when photos of 2Face Idibia reportedly kissing Pero at the singer's nightclub back in 2015 broke the Internet.




Wednesday, September 1, 2021

September 01, 2021

Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) Is Back











Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS), the survival reality show that dominated the Nigerian airwaves in the early 2000s, is making its triumphant return after seven years off the air.

Created and sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc, manufacturers of Gulder lager beer, GUS started in 2004 and enjoyed 11 seasons on the air. The show went on to become the most-watched reality TV series in Nigeria before it ended in 2016.

Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc. has officially announced that the show would make its comeback with “The Age of Craftsmanship” as the theme for the 2021 edition.

Sade Morgan, the Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said, “We are really excited to be bringing back the Gulder Ultimate Search for the viewing pleasure of Nigerians who have over the years continued to call for the return of the show.

The planning team has put in place everything necessary to give the fans exactly what they enjoy about the show, and I am confident that everyone will be pleasantly surprised and delighted with what we have in store.”

According to Morgan, registration will kick off on September 1 and close on September 8, 2021. The first screening session starts September 13 in Abuja and Enugu, while the second screening session kicks off on September 16 in Lagos.

The TV premiere of ‘Gulder Ultimate Search: The Age of Craftsmanship’ is set for October 16, 2021, and will run till December 19, when the grand finale will hold.

From the first edition, which premiered in 2004, contestants were camped in different parts of the country to struggle against themselves and the wild, i.e. nature, and their search for a hidden treasure that brings to the last person standing instant fame and fortune.

The prize rose from N3 million from the first edition to N10 million and a brand new SUV in the last edition. Since it went off the air, fans have been calling for its return. And now the show is back!

In its 11-season run, the show discovered several talents who became stars in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Some of the past winners, Kunle Remi (winner of the 2010 edition), Dennis Okike (Season , and Chris Okagbue (Season 10) went on to build a successful career in Nollywood.

Remi, who was 22 years old when he won in 2010, starred in the Africa Magic series Tinsel, Forbidden, and several other critically acclaimed Nollywood movies like Sin City and Gold Statue.

Dominic Mudabai, the winner of the fourth edition, has also appeared in numerous TV Commercials for several multinational brands.

Who Can Apply?

Organisers say the new season of GUS is open to receiving applications from Nigerians between 21-35 years from September 1, 2021, via its online registration platform www.gulderultimatesearch.ng

How do you do it?

To submit an application, all you have to do is head to the GUS website.

Here, applicants must enter their personal details, upload a photograph, and answer a few questions.

When is the deadline?

The application process ends on September 8, 2021.

What happens after the application?

Shortlisted applicants will undergo a regional selection process in Abuja and Enugu on September 13 and 14, while the selection will take place in Lagos on September 16 and 17, 2021.

Where will the show air?

The show will air on DStv and other local stations across the country.

Who is the anchor?

The host of the new season is yet to be announced but previous editions of the show were anchored by Nollywood actors Chidi Mokeme and Bob Manuel-Udokwu.








Saturday, August 28, 2021

August 28, 2021

Legendary Muscian, Sir Victor Uwaifo Passes On





Legendary singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead.

A close source to the family confirmed this on Saturday.

The source said he died after a brief illness.

The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March.

Uwaifo is also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.




Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

Nollywood & Tinsel Star, Victor Olaotan Is Dead

 



Veteran Nollywood actor Victor Olaotan, who had a ghastly motor accident nearly four years ago, has died.

According to The Sun Newspaper, Olaotan died on Thursday, August 26.

It would be recalled that the actor was earlier flown to Turkey for prompt medical attention after he became incapacitated following the car accident he was involved in, along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

Billionaire Femi Otedola and some well-meaning Nigerians and philanthropists, including his colleagues and fans came to his rescue financially.

Before his demise, Olaotan for about seven years breathed real life into the character of Fred Ade Williams on the Mnet flagship soap Tinsel.

Victor Olaotan who was born in Lagos in the early 50’s, studied drama at the University of Ibadan, at the Obafemi Awolowo University and at Rockets University, United States.

An accomplished stage and screen actor, Olaotan warmed his way into the consciousness of television viewers, playing the leading role in Tinsel.





Wednesday, August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021

Nollywood Actor, Alexx Ekubo & His Fiancee Breakup, 3 Months To Their Wedding









Nollywood actor, Alexx Ekubo and fiancee Fancy Acholonu reportedly split 3 months to their wedding

Acholonu has deleted all of Ekubo's photos on her Instagram page.

There are reports that Nollywood actor Alexx Ekubo and his fiance Fancy Acholonu have called off their engagement.

Ekubo proposed to Acholonu in May 2021.

There are reports that she called off the engagement and deleted their joint Instagram page, FalexxForever.

Acholonu has unfollowed the movie star on Instagram even though he still follows her.

However, Ekubo still has photos and videos from their proposal and engagement ceremony on his Instagram page.

While Acholonu has deleted every photo she has with the movie star on her Instagram page.

The couple got engaged in Los Angeles, United States of America.

They were billed to walk down the aisle in November.













Monday, August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021

Kayvee Withdrawn From BBNaija Over Health Issue




Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Kayvee, has been withdrawn from the BBNaija season six show due to health issues.

This was announced via a brief from Big Brother, read by the Head of House, Pere, to all the housemates on Monday.

According to the brief, Kayvee has been advised by medical personnel to withdraw from the show due to health issues.

The announcement read, “Housemates, Big Brother trusts that you are all well and settling into the brand new week.

“As you have noticed, your fellow housemate Kayvee has been unwell for a few hours now.

“During this period, he has consulted with the medical doctor and has been advised to withdraw from the show to take care of his health.

“Based on this advice, Kayvee will no longer be part of the show for this season.

“Kayvee would like you all to know that he appreciates the time spent in the house with everyone. Your friendship, support, and love truly means a lot to him.

“Big Brother would like you to assist Kayvee with packing his bags and belongings and place them in the store room immediately.”

This announcement left the housemates very emotional as some were seen shedding tears as they helped Kayvee to pack his bags.

Kayvee has been emotionally detached from the housemates recently and that ahs caused major concern from fans and housemates.




Kayvee

August 16, 2021

Popular Nollywood Actress Dies Of Cancer


 




Nollywood actress Doris Chima is dead.


Sources said Chima, who was a foundation member of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and former vice chairperson of Lagos AGN, died after a long-fought battle with cancer.


It was gathered that the late actress had breast cancer with the affected breast cut off in 2020 after she was diagnosed to prevent further damage.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

August 11, 2021

Nollywood Actor, Rich Oganiru Dies



Nollywood actor, Rich Oganiru has died.

The actor reportedly died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 after being ill for months.

Only two weeks ago, a video of Rich Oganiru lying in his sick bed and begging for financial assistance was shared online.

"Please, everyone should reach out before he dies," the caption on the post reads.

A friend announced his death on Facebook.

Back in 2012, the Nollywood actor, who starred in numerous movies, was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife.

According to news reports at the time, Oganiru was arrested following a petition by family and relations of his late wife who claimed that she was poisoned by the actor so that he could acquire her wealth.

Nollywood actor, Rich Oganiru, dies

Mr Oganiru has maintained his innocence and said on numerous occasions that he never killed his multimillionaire wife.



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.”