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Harvests of deaths in Nollywood: Nigeria mourns six actors in three days

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Recently, the Nigerian media space was awash with news of the deaths of some popular movie stars who passed away in the space of a few days.

Nollywood was thrown into mourning on the morning of Saturday, May 13, 2023, after the announcement of the demise of veteran Yoruba actor, Mukaila Adedigba, aka Sikiru Adeshina.

Famous Nollywood actor and movie director, Kunle Iyiola Afod, who announced his death via his Instagram page, said the legendary thespian died in the early hours of the day.

Nigerians were still mourning Adedigba when news broke that veteran Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi has passed away at the age of 57 after a protracted illness.

Report said Saint Obi died on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the home of one of his siblings in Jos, Plateau State, but disagreement between his siblings delayed the announcement of his demise.

The Black Saturday gave way but only for a Black Sunday as Nigerians were once again confronted with the news of the demise of another actor. Death was announced of popular Yoruba actor, Murphy Afolabi.

Afolabi reportedly died from injuries sustained from falling in his bathroom in the early hours of Sunday, May 14, 2023.

His colleague, Adekola Tijani, aka Kamilu, while speaking at his funeral on Monday, said Afolabi died while he was being rushed to the hospital after slipping in his bathroom.

Barely a few hours after the burial of Afolabi, another Nollywood actress, Wunmi Olowokandi died on Monday night. The cause of her death is yet to be made public.

Earlier, popular Nollywood actor, Chikezie Uwazie died in far away America.

Actress Obey Etok Chima who announced his demise via her Facebook page on Sunday, said Uwazie died in the US after a second brain surgery.

A Nollywood sound engineer known simply as Techno Sound also died recently.

Since the death plague, colleagues, movie executives, celebrities, politicians, and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the deceased stars.

Harvests of deaths in Nollywood: Nigeria mourns six actors in three days

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Paul Okoye mocks upcoming artistes who parade themselves as music stars

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Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye otherwise known as Rudeboy has mocked up-and-coming artistes who think that their bad lifestyle makes them music stars.

The ‘Reason With Me’ crooner wondered who told the rising artistes that they have become successful once they hold hold cigarettes and alcohol close to the microphone in the studio.

Paul Okoye mocks upcoming artistes who parade themselves as music stars

Taking to his social media page, Paul wrote; “Abeg !! Who tell dis upcoming artistes say once you hold Igbo for hand and drink close to the microphone for studio you don blow be that.. Who? How?”

A user, miloola_ noted: trying to form Nigeria lilbaby and lilduck 😂😂

luksondickson said: Na wizkid get this sub 😂 that boy life don spoil 😅😅

jaboski1 wrote: Sorry o bros but na mumu talk be this

godwinkessi commented: Na wetin dem learn from Wizkid, Burna and Davido. They’re good artists but we aren’t talking about how they promote irresponsibility. I said what I said and the facts choke for internet.

easi_tinka said: Them no go hear tell them, you mustn’t smoke or high to be a good artiste.

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Paul Okoye mocks upcoming artistes who parade themselves as music stars

In another news…

Buzzing Nigerian singer, Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, professionally known as Spyro, has revealed why many modern ladies are still searching for a man.

He said the ladies who often complain of being single are to be blamed for their relationship status which is linked to their public show of indecency.

The “Who’s Your Guy” hit-maker stated when he appeared as a guest on The Honest Bunch podcast co-hosted by actor, On-Air-Personality, Nedu Wazobia.

According to him, men can tell if a woman is decent just by going through her social media page and guaging the contents in her media.

Spyro said no reasonable man would want to marry a woman who flaunts her body or twerk on social media for validation. He explained that some men like their woman to be sensually provocative with them in private but not when the whole world can see what is meant to be hidden.

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Portable begs EFCC to overlook videos of him spraying money to fans (Video)

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Controversial singer, Habeeb Okikiola known by his stage name, Portable has begged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to penalise him for spraying money to his fans.

In a video posted online, the Zazuu star asked the anti-graft agency to forgive him amid their recent clampdown on those who deface the Naira.

It may be recalled that Portable recently disclosed how he sprays about N3m to N4m daily as a way of supporting his loyal fans.

Portable begs EFCC to overlook videos of him spraying money to fans

He had stated that because of his large generous heart, people who dislike him now benefit from him. He confidently said that no matter how angry or excited his fans are whenever they see him in public places, they will never hurt him.

The Zeh Nation founder said that whenever he goes out, he withdraws about N3million from the bank and shares it to the people, and that is the reason they will never hurt him because they want him to live long and continue blessing them.

Portable said; “Anytime I want to go out, I withdraw, like two to three million, so when I spray people don’t disturb me. Even if they disturb me, they don’t hurt me. My fans will never hurt me. They can spoil my car and everything but they won’t hurt me because they want me to live long.

“Even my enemies are now benefitting under me, most of my enemies, because I bless them. When you bless them they will never turn their back on you. They will still be helping you.”

But in the recent live session on social media, the music star denied abusing the Nigerian currency and explained that his actions bring help to a lot of people.

Portable, however, announced that he would no longer be spraying naira and encouraged his supporters to open bank accounts as he would only make transfers henceforth.

He said in part; “I didn’t deface the Naira, I help a lot of people, After God na Government, Please forgive me if you have videos of me spraying money, no more spraying of money.”

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Actor Alesh Sanni calls out celebrities for ‘abandoning’ Bobrisky as he’s in jail

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US-based Nigerian actor, Alesh Sanni has expressed disappointment with entertainers in Nigeria for allegedly abandoning famous crossdresser, Bobrisky after his imprisonment.

Last Friday, April 12, a Federal High Court in Lagos state sentenced Bobrisky to six months in jail with no option of fine for Naira abuse.

Expressing sympathy, Alesh stated that nobody should be made to stay a single day in prison, and he does not know why celebrities who often invite the crossdresser for parties and events have suddenly pretend not to know him.

Actor Alesh Sanni calls out celebrities for ‘abandoning’ Bobrisky

The actor, in a post on his Instagram page reminded his colleagues that the ordeal being experienced by Bobrisky due his lifestyle, which they conveniently act like is not a big deal, is something that can happen to anyone.

He wrote; “Prison is not where someone should stay for even a day.. I don’t know why humans are hypocritical, so we call Bobrisky for parties, to promote movies,songs grace our events, and even boost our businesses with his platform because of the lifestyle he has chosen and all, which we didn’t see as a problem or a big deal…

Now for what so ever reason he’s been arrested and jailed yet we all pretend as if he has never been a part of our lives, Why are people this evil? especially celebrities.. remember this can happen to anyone.”

Sanni captioned; “My prayers are with you Idris Okuneye ……. #yalateef”

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had arraigned Bobrisky on four counts of naira abuse and money laundering.

Justice Abimbola Awogboro earlier dismissed the money laundering charges but convicted Bobrisky for Naira Abuse after he confessed to the crime.

Awogboro held that the judgement will serve as a deterrence to others who are fond of abusing and mutilating the Nigerian currency.

The Judge, however, ordered that the jail term commences on March 24, 2024, the day of Bobrisky’s arrest by the anti-graft agency.

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