Entertainment

Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 13, 2019
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Nollywood diva, Rita Dominic turned a year older on July 12, 2019. The beautiful lady who turned 44 took to her Instagram page to share these stunning new photos to celebrate her day.

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Rita is the youngest of four siblings. She attended Federal Government College,Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, and then the University of Port Harcourt where she graduated with a Theatre Arts BA Honors’ Degree in 1999.

Rita started performing when she was a child, appearing in school plays and children’s television shows in Imo State.

In 1998 she starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill. She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.

She was awarded Best Actress -Drama/TV for her role in “’76” at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 13, 2019
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Nigerian multi-award winning musician, Davido is set to drop a new song titled ‘Blow my mind’, collaborating with American pop star, Chris Brown on.

The DMW boss who is currently on international tour shared the artwork of the new project on his Instagram page which got a lot of his colleagues in the entertainment industry reacting to it.

Chris Brown, who is a platinum recording artist and one of the most celebrated American RnB star also dropped the artwork on his Instagram page confirming the project.

This is not Davido’s first international feature as he has featured artists like Meek Mill, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, and many other, he has however taken a bolder step featuring Chris Brown on his new track ‘Blow Your Mind’


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 13, 2019
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Nollywood actor, NicholasBabajide Ogungbade, a theatre chief and telecaster has passed away on Tuesday, July 9th in Lagos after battling with an undisclosed ailment.

The family reported his demise in an announcement marked by Pastor Niyi Gbade and Ayotade Ogungbade.

Below are few facts about the veteran on-screen character, Jide Ogungbade;

– He was brought into the world on August 21, 1952, in Minna, Niger State, the local of Akoko-Ikare in Ondo State.

– He worked for more than two decades as a dramatization maker with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria currently Radio Nigeria

– He filled in as a coach at the Radio Nigeria Training School, Oshodi, Lagos.

– He was a multi-skilled craftsman, who was additionally an artist, dramatist, vocalist and music arranger.

– He coordinated the renowned Ajo Productions arrangement of plays, which started in 1983 and finished in the Ajo Festival of Plays in 1986.

– He was the associate choirmaster of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, District 6 (Ayo Ni o) situated on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos.

– He is survived by youngsters, grand kids and relatives.


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 12, 2019
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Newly evicted housemates from the 4th edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Avala and Isilomo hangout with ex contestant, Tobi Bakre who is currently Bet9ja brand ambassador.

He captioned it;

‘Quick chat with the #pepperdem ex-hms.
They are so fun.’

Avala and Isilomo are currently on their media tour after their eviction from BBNaija house.


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 12, 2019
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Big Brother on Thursday night blasted housemates of the 2019 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ edition of the show for breaking the house rules.

Biggie, who was infuriated by the behavior of housemates, accused some of them of speaking different Nigerian dialects in the house.

He also stated that the housemates, who were seen acting for the camera, were not being themselves as they have failed to put their egos away.

Biggie, who could not hold his anger, gave the housemates a very low mark for their drama presentation, which was their task for the day, while issuing them a stern warning to be serious with activities of the house.

He warned them against focusing on the camera and seeking unnecessary attention, adding that ‘if he wanted camera conscious housemates, he would have hired actors.

He also warned against speaking about the ‘viewers’ perception and diary sessions.”

He said, “Some of you cannot adhere to simple house rules. ‘Diary session conversations are meant to be private but you keep discussing it with your fellow housemates. You also discuss about what you think the viewers want or might like.”

Against the backdrop, the housemate lost their wager for the week.


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 12, 2019
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Peter Okoye, now known as Mr P after the split up of the duo group, Psquare, has taken to social media to celebrate his love and commitment to his family.

The entertainer shared a very beautiful photo of his wife, Lola with his two kids and wrote;

“I don’t joke with dis 3�‍�‍�… They are the only reason I double my hustle and they are simply amazing�� I just can’t imagine life without them”.

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Peter further revealed why he took sides with his wife instead of his brother during the Psquare brawl;

“It comes to a point in your life when you say…’ this is it.’

“I want to be from this to that and from that to this. [All the things that are happening now] I had always wanted to do them.

“I wish I had done them years back. As it is if anyone is feeling bad because I decided to choose my wife and kids over my brothers… I chose them and I rather be with them.

“They’re my family and I can’t betray them and I don’t hide it. If any feels bad because I chose my family over my brothers and decides not to listen to my songs or follow, then they should go ahead.”


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 12, 2019
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Nigerian comedian and actor, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth together with his wife, ElsieUzoma Okpocha recently attended and celebrated their son, Jason’s graduation ceremony from Chrisland schools.

He took to his Instagram page with captivating pictures to share the news with his followers.

He further revealed that he had cut short his tour briefly, to attend his son’s graduation party.

The father of three shared photos from the event with the witty caption;

Just like that…school fees wan increase so, that means the jokes go cost now oh. Ehen…I don talk am now oh.”

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Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 12, 2019
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According to reports, Rip Torn, the Emmy-award-winning comedian and Men in Black star died peacefully at his home in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 88.

Torn reportedly had his wife and two of his daughters by his side. Torn starred as Zed in “Men in Black” in 1997.

His publicist while announcing his death said;

His remarkable career on stage and screen spanned seven decades, ranging from an early career of dark, threatening roles to iconic comedic performances later in life,” 

The actor is survived by his wife Amy, his 6 kids, his sister Patricia, and 4 grandchildren


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 12, 2019
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Just few days after Gedoni and Khafi were spotted under the duvet, the Big Brother Naija lovebirds’ relationship seems to be getting heated up.

It appears being up for eviction was enough to make the housemates finally acknowledge the growing chemistry between them.

In a recent video currently trending on social media, the couple, who can’t seem to get their hands off each other since they escaped eviction, were seen in bed having a conversation which eventually led to their first kiss.

The couple, who were also spotted cleaning the house together this morning, have set the social media on fire after Khafi asked fellow housemate, Gedoni if he was going to wait for her.


Akeem ReachnaijaJuly 12, 2019
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PRESS RELEASE:
BAN BB NAIJA NOW – MURIC

Big Brother Nigeria, a.k.a. BB Naija, is currently making waves in Nigeria. The reality show has featured extremely romantic scenes among the inmates in its 2019 version.

But the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) is furious. The Islamic human rights organization has kicked against the project which it labels as immoral, dangerous and Bohemian. The group’s objection was revealed in a press statement made available to the media by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, 12th July, 2019.

“We are being forcibly dragged to a world of nudity, shamelessness and open promiscuity. Inmates of BBNaija kiss, romance and engage in sex openly. BBNaija is Bohemian, anti-social, crude and immoral. It constitutes a potent danger to every home. BBNaija is Satanic. It is unacceptable.

“Where are our norms and values? Is it part of African culture to engage in sex in the open? Where are the authorities? Is the Ministry of Information and Culture sleeping? Is the National Orientation Agency on sabbatical? Who will protect our children from this despicable onslaught? Who did this to Nigeria?

“This reality show is dragging our children into a life of moral debauchery. It is robbing them of the last vestiges of honour. It is deleting the word ‘shame’ from their vocabulary. BB Naija has alienated our youth from the elders. A yawning lacuna now exists between the young and the old. Irreversible social crisis looms.

“We must see those who woo our young ones with humongous amounts of money, big cars and palatial buildings as those bent on destroying industry, diligence and integrity particularly among the youth. Nothing destroys a nation faster than materialism. The daughters of Jezebel are here already. Unless the authorities move with the speed of lightning, human dignity in Nigeria is going, going, going!

“Or do we not realize that for every single BB Naija inmate who wins big amount of money and a car, more than 50 million young people are misled? Qur’an 30:41 says, ‘Evil has appeared on both land and sea as a result of the handiworks of men…’ The Bible in Ephesians 4:19 was also describing these people when it says, ‘Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.’

“Already, the desperate quest for wealth by all means has gripped Nigerian youth like hay fever. It has railroaded them into Yahoo Yahoo, ritual killings and a museum mentality for the collection of female panties. Where exactly are we going?

“This development calls for serious concern and we are deeply concerned because we are the Muslim Rights Concern. Our hearts bleed in MURIC. This is the kind of evil that Muslim and Christian leaders should unite to fight with all their strength instead of dissipating their energy on a phantom Islamisation, a mirage called Fulanisation, Maradonic religiousity and gymnastic spirituality.

“We can put an end to this anomaly called BB Naija if Christians and Muslims bury the hatchet and come together to fight evil. Home is home. Moral debauchery knows no religion. The destructive influence of television shows like BB Naija penetrates both Christian and Muslim homes.

“Ditto for the custodians of our culture and tradition. Our traditional rulers ignore a program like this which has all the potentials to diminish the dignity of our culture. They are fighting over who should be chairman of the Council of traditional rulers. They want to be the King of kings and rivals of the Supreme Creator. Who placed a curse on Nigeria?

“Homo sapiens may not respect a single snake when they see one. But can anyone wait to see what follows if the cobra leads and it is faithfully followed by the python, the black mamba, rattle snake, garter snake and the anaconda? So what do you think will happen if our traditional rulers from the East, West and North march on Aso Rock to demand the immediate halt of this horrible show?

“To cap the edifice, MURIC calls for immediate and total ban on this satanic television show. We charge the Ministry of Information and Culture to move swiftly against BB Naija before moral debauchery becomes Nigeria’s middle name. Nigerian youth must be protected from themselves and the time to do so is now. We invite the National Assembly to intervene immediately and we appeal to traditional rulers to add their voices to this campaign.”

Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Director,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)