Category : Celebs

Entertainment / Celebs - 5 hours ago

80 percent of Nigerians hate me-DJ Cuppy

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, best known as DJ Cuppy has said that 80 percent of Nigerians do not like her. The daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, took to Twitter to make the revelation. “80% of Nigerian people don’t like me,” she tweeted. “Good thing we have a large pupolation!”. She ended with a laughing emoji. Read Also: DJ Cuppy supports KAFFY with 5m The famous female DJ who joined the trending topic about ‘80% of Nigerian on Twitter’, gave her own thoughts as she believes a large number of Nigerians do not like her. The post showed forth some weeks after the entertainer canvassed for more subscribers on her YouTube channel. Cuppy tweeted “If you Truely love me, subscribe to my @youtube channelNow!” This post generated numerous reactions by her followers on both Twitter and Instagram handles. While some encouraged her, others slammed her. However, DJ Cuppy is working on her new song titled ‘Gelato’ featuring Zlatan.

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Why it can be frustrating being a female artiste in Nigeria

25-year-old rapper, Uwaye Annette Eigbedion, popularly known as Waye, is one artiste to watch out for. The Edo State-born singer started out professionally in 2013, with six singles out and planning to unveil a project soon with her 5sqaud team signed under Clarence Peters. In this interview with SAMPSON UNAMKA, Waye speaks on her music, being a fashion stylist, an influencer, among other issues. How did music begin for you? I started by performing other people’s songs and writing my own songs.This I did mostly in English and Literature class. From then, I started doing random features, until I got to school (university) and won an Airtel rap battle in my 100 level. After winning the competition, some final year students came to meet me and told me I had talent. Afterwards, a guy called Papi Dee started taking me to studios, where I started doing music professionally and putting out my works. But professionally, I started music in 2013. I started off as a rapper and dropped my first single that same year.  How long have you been in the Nigerian industry? Five years and still counting.  What is your kind of music? I make Afro pop mostly and a lot of other genre because I’m versatile. I wouldn’t like to put my music style in a box. But I can describe it as Afro po...

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Auditions for The People’s Hero hold August

All is set for auditions for The People’s Hero reality show happening on the 17 and 24 of August at the Oakland Hotel, Enugu and Glo-Ran Hotel, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri respectively. The reality show will reward winners with the sum of seven million naira, two million naira and one million naira for the first, second and third winners in that order. Although registration to participate and vie for the grand prize can be done at the venue of auditions, interested participants can also register online on www.thepeopleshero.ng to fast track their audition process. An initiative of Hero Lager Beer, The People’s Hero is a television reality show that seeks to reward creativity and originality in the culture of the South-eastern and South-southern people through singing, dancing, acting and spoken words. Read Also: Hi-life Fest wraps up regional auditions in Aba The Marketing Director for International Breweries Plc, Tolu Adedeji said: “The People’s Hero offers the bridge to stardom and prosperity for thousands of youths who are very creative in their own rights but have not got a platform to showcase their skills and get handsomely rewarded for it.” Expressing his company’s readiness for the show, the Country Manager, Viacom International Media Networks Afric...

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Dj Cuppy: 80% of Nigerians hate me

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, best known as DJ Cuppy has said that 80 percent of Nigerians do not like her. The daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, took to Twitter to make the revelation. “80% of Nigerian people don’t like me,” she tweeted. “Good thing we have a large pupolation!”. She ended with a laughing emoji. Read Also: DJ Cuppy supports KAFFY with 5m The famous female DJ who joined the trending topic about ‘80% of Nigerian on Twitter’, gave her own thoughts as she believes a large number of Nigerians do not like her. The post showed forth some weeks after the entertainer canvassed for more subscribers on her YouTube channel. Cuppy tweeted “If you Truely love me, subscribe to my @youtube channelNow!” This post generated numerous reactions by her followers on both Twitter and Instagram handles. While some encouraged her, others slammed her. However, DJ Cuppy is working on her new song titled ‘Gelato’ featuring Zlatan.

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Okoya on the future of the industry

Nigerian socialite, Folasade Okoya has been using her entrepreneurial prowess to show the relevance of women in the society. At a time when the manufacturing sector was dominated by men, she used her entrepreneurial drive to strengthen the goodwill of the organization, Eleganza Group of Companies. Folashade Okoya and her husband, Razak Okoya are industrialists who have contributed greatly to the Nigerian economy by transforming a small trading company into one of the largest conglomerates and indigenous manufacturers of household products in Nigeria. In July, the Chief Executive Officer of the manufacturing giant, Folashade Okoya, who helms the affairs of the company over the past decade with her husband, Chief Razak Okoya published an oped titled ‘Nigeria’s Manufacturing Power Couple on the Future of Manufacturing in Nigeria.’ The article which featured in the prestigious Forbes Africa magazine examines the need for greater automation in the manufacturing processes as well as the trends that will influence the competitive Nigerian manufacturing sector in the next decade. With Eleganza Group currently employing about 5000 people across Nigeria,‘Manufacturing is not another ideology that countries may or may not choose to practice, it is a key component for national growth.’ The c...

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

9ice’s daughter clocks 5

The fourth child of singer Abolore Akande who is more known as 9ice, Michelle Abolanle Akande, clocked five on August 15, 2019, and the proud father took to his Instagram to share the photo shoot of the day. The singer, turned politician captioned one of the pictures thus, “Proud To Be A Father! I’m sure your mum is too. You’re 5 today with So Much Potentials. Your ability scares me but I pray God Almighty Allah guides and keeps you for us! hbd my #loveylovey.” Read Also: Actress Toyin Abraham welcomes baby boy News of the birth of 9ice’s fourth child with a third baby mama, Sunkanmi Ajala, surfaced in 2014. 9ice’s other children include 6-year old son, Zion, with his ex-wife, Toni Payne, and a set of twins from his Abuja-based baby mama, Victoria Godis.

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Lbee out with ‘Santoroni’ video

Budding artiste Ojelade Olanrewaju Oluwafe who is more known as LBee, has released the video to his new single, ‘Santorini,’ penultimate Wednesday. ‘Santorini’ which is available on all digital music stores and streaming services worldwide, comes after the release of his track, ‘Fortune and Fame’ in which he featured 9ice. Read Also: DJ Cuppy’s Gelato single tops music charts Currently under the management of YOS records, LBee is set to carve a niche for himself in the highly competitive Nigerian music industry. LBe who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State said he was influenced by 2 Baba and Burna Boy.

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Tuface Idibia is my role model – Oj Danley

Fast rising artiste, Danley Olaiya Joseph, popularly known as OJ Danley, has revealed why he chose the legendary Tuface Idibia as a mentor and role model. Speaking on the recent release of the video of his new hit track, titled “Give Me Body”, featuring Promzzy, the Afro hiphop artiste confessed that his fusion of music takes after that of Tuface who has been an inspiration to him. In his words: “I do Afro hiphop. The top celebrity I look up to in Afro hiphop has always been Tuface Idibia. I look up to him. He inspires me a lot. The very song that made me pick so much interest in him is African Queen. I have been following him for years now. Read Also: Why I chose Burnaboy as role model- Jhay Prinz “If I have my way, I would like to do a collaboration with legendary Tubaba. He is my mentor based on Afro hiphop. When people listened to my first single that year, they were amazed that I was sounding like Tubaba already. He is a role model and a mentor to me.” On the huge support garnered from friends and families, since his sojourn in music, the Lagos-born artiste, said: “Since I started music fully, I have had about five singles to my credit. In all of the five singles, “Give Me Body” is the hit I can call the cash cow. One thing abo...

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Abba Makama takes Nollywood to TIFF

The takes a second creative slot at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival this fall, making what one may call a consistent statement outside the box. Reason; he prefers the word creator to filmmaker, and he is combining all artistic endeavours into storytelling. He is Abba Makama, director of Green-White-Green, one of the Nigerian films selected for the City-to-City Focus at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. The program, curated then by Artistic Director Cameron Bailey – included films from an area generating “about US$1 billion in box office” and experimenting with “bigger budgets, leading to greater artistic ambition. Green White Green – a sharp and hilarious film that explores social and political views common in Nigeria. With the three main characters from the three major ethnics groups (Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa), this creates the perfect setting to poke fun and critique ethnic/cultural stereotypes, prejudice, and classism. Returning three years after, Makama is here with a TIFF Premiere – ‘The Lost Okoroshi’, an Afrofuturistic Journey Through Nigerian Masquerade which is among TIFF’s wide-ranging Discovery section this year. This film might just be the only Nigerian official selection at the festival, playing out with few Af...

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Waje features daughter and Johnny Drille in new video

Ahead of her highly anticipated first concert, award winning RnB star Waje has just released images from the set of her upcoming video ‘Udue’ featuring Johnny Drille. Starring the singer’s stunning daughter Emerald as Johnny Drille’s love interest, the video was shot on location at the scenic Lufasi Park, Lagos. Read Also: Defiant Tekno releases controversial music video, ‘Agege’ showing ‘half-naked’ girls The video follows the upbeat, soulful and seamless flow of the song ‘Udue’ telling the story of a young couple in love and enjoying each other’s company close to nature, far-away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The visuals for ‘Udue’ was produced by Fatima Omokwe and the video directed by Catalyst and will be out on Thursday August 15, 2018. Waje’s concert Red Velvet hold on September 1 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Entertainment / Celebs - 14 hours ago

Iceberg Slim apologises to Juliet Ibrahim

Nigerian musician, Olusegun Olowookere, a.k.a. Iceberg Slim, the ex-boyfriend of the Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, has openly apologised to her following his description of her as being toxic. The rapper, took to his Instagram to reveal the real cause of their breakup and apologised. “Dear Juliet Ibrahim, thank you for everything,” he wrote. Read Also: Alleged assault: Senator apologizes to Nigerians, victim “You loved me unconditionally, even at my lowest points and only wanted loyalty and honesty in return. Unfortunately, I have failed you along with everyone else that has seen our relationship and wished us well. “Despite the pain and heartache I had caused you, you still found a way to rise and smile again. I lied, I cheated, I took your love for granted and in turn, I brought ridicule and shame to you. “From the bottom of my heart, I apologise. Why now? You may ask. “In life, sometimes, you have to reveal in other to heal, and as I have revealed the true reason for our break-up, healing comes next. As we continue on our separate paths; I pray for God’s guidance.” Report had it that the duo started dating in 2016 and broke up few months after over undisclosed personal reasons.

Entertainment / Celebs - 20 hours ago

DJ Cuppy’s Gelato single tops music charts

A simple and spontaneous light-hearted father-daughter banter between billionaire Femi Otedola and his entertainment-sensation daughter, DJ Cuppy, has spurned a social movement, an urban refrain and a song that is fast becoming a mainstream hit. While on holiday last July, billionaire Otedola and daughters stopped by in Italy for some Gelato, the video of which DJ Cuppy excitedly posted online. It went viral, spurning countless rehashes, memes and skits by established stars and social media influencers and users. Weeks later, DJ Cuppy teamed up with rave-of-the-moment street hop star, Zlatan, of the Zanku fame, to collaborate on a new song fittingly titled ‘Gelato’. Since its release, Gelato has become a bona fide fan favourite while enjoying intense streaming and downloads on music-streaming websites like Spotify, Tidal, Boomplay, Soundcloud and MTN Music among others. Conversely, Gelato has become a daily trending topic on social media with many users commending the young lady for constantly reinventing herself and proving to critics that there is more to her and her artistry than her father’s billions. Starting out as a Deejay, a female in a male-dominated sector where talents abound and the competition is cutthroat, DJ Cuppy, whose real name is Florence, has proven that the s...

Entertainment / Celebs - 20 hours ago

FCTA partners film, television directors on Nollywood

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is to partner with the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN) in improving the Nollywood. Nollywood is the term used for the Nigerian film industry since the early 2000’s. The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Chinyeaka Ohaa, gave the assurance when he hosted the Executive members of the DGN on Friday in Abuja. Ohaa said the FCTA had all the necessary department that could collaborate with the DGN effectively towards adding value to the industry. “We have different departments like the Abuja Films Village, Social Welfare Department, Centre for Arts and Culture and even the FCT Archives that can collaborate with the Nollywood effectively. “The Directors Guild of Nigeria can come to the FCT Archives to get a lot of information that they will use to develop potential in what they are doing. “We are going to key into whatever you think we can do. We will create an enabling environment for the Nollywood industry to thrive in the FCT and the country at large. “We are also going to collaborate with you to discuss with some private individuals that have relationship with FCTA to help sponsor some of you to foreign exhibitions. “You are making Nigeria proud in world entertainment space. Virtually most of you here are well known by both small and big...

Entertainment / Celebs - 21 hours ago

Tosyn Bucknor’s widower celebrates her 38th posthumous birthday

Nine months after the death of Tosyn Bucknor, her widower, Aurelien Boyer showered eulogies on her as she turned 38th posthumously.  Tosyn Bucknor’s widower, Aurelien Boyer took to his Instagram account to celebrate the late On-Air Personality and actress, on her 38th posthumous birthday.  On August 15, 2019, Boyer decided to celebrate his late wife with sweet words. “Yesterday in my arms, forever in His. You would be 38 today. But more importantly, God blessed us with 37 years by your side. Happy posthumous birthday, Wyfo. Rest on well,” he wrote. Yesterday in my arms, forever in His. ???????? You would be 38 today. But more importantly, God blessed us with 37 years by your side. Happy posthumous birthday, Wyfo. Rest on well. ❤ Tosyn Bucknor died on November 2018 after complications arising from sickle cell anemia. ...

Entertainment / Celebs - 22 hours ago

Wizkid deletes all his Instagram photos

Wizkid leaves fans guessing and shocked as he deletes all the photos on his Instagram page. If you are one of Wizkid's 8.2 million followers on Instagram then we hope you've saved a lot of his photos because he has deleted not just one but all the photos on his page. The music star took down all the photos from his page on Friday, August 16, 2019. Just like some celebs who are on this page, a clear reason for the action was not stated.  However, since this has become a new trend among celebs, our gut tells us that he might be up to something. Maybe a new song is on the way, a big announcement or maybe a new hair look. If you are one of Wizkid's 8.2 million followers on Instagram then we hope you've saved a lot of his photos because he has deleted not just one but all the photos on his page. [Instagram/WizkidAyo] This will be the first time W...

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