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I Didn’t Harass Mo Bimpe, I Only Asked Her Out –Yomi Fabiyi

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Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Yomi Fabiyi, has been in the shackles for some time.

Last week, the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria suspended the actor indefinitely over a film he produced titled, ‘Oko Iyabo.’ The movie is believed to be about the allegation of sexual harassment of a minor levelled against another actor, Olanrewaju Omidina, aka Baba Ijesha.

Amidst all that, an actress, Bimpe Oyebade, aka Mo Bimpe, alleged that Fabiyi stopped casting her in movies because she refused to give in to his advances.

However, in an interview with Sunday Scoop, Fabiyi stated that being an actor did not mean that he could not have romantic feelings. He said, “How did she get a major role in one of my movies? She never came to me to learn about movies; she did not do any audition. I had already concluded my audition. She came to me as a fan and I decided to encourage her.”

Fabiyi also maintained that Mo Bimpe was the one who wronged him. He said, “She knows what she did that made me change towards her. I am an adult and I am free to be sexually attracted to anybody. At least, I am thankful to God that she never said I forced her. There is nothing that says that she has automatic roles (in my movies). I do not know the kind of entitlement she has to think she can always feature in my movies. I will take time to explain what she did.

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“The first thing she did that made me change towards her was that I brought her into the industry in 2015 and on the last day of the movie shoot in 2015, she left and I did not set my eyes on her until January 2019.

“In between that, she had shot three movies. I do not know the kind of relationship she built with my sponsor, production manager and cinematographer. All I just heard was that she was planning a production behind me. What an audacity.

“I brought her into the industry because I wanted her to be great and known. I wanted her to have a career, so, why was she cutting corners? At the end of day, she called to tell me that she had a job for me. I told her that the person she gave the job, she knew him through me because he was my production manager. That was why I cut that person off from my production forever.

She hijacked all my ‘backbones’ without consulting me. If she had asked me, I would not have stopped her. Why are you stealing what is yours? Several other things transpired but she can continue to tie it around the fact that she did not give in to my sexual advances.”

The actor also noted that sexual attraction was different from sexual harassment. He added, “Ask her if she made sexual advances to me and not vice versa. I did not notice her first. She was the one that noticed me. Besides, if we did make advances at each other, we are both adults. The most important thing is that there was no force. Do not make it look like because I am an actor, I do not have a right to have emotions or sexual feelings.

“Sexual attraction is different from sexual harassment. We need to educate these young people. We are talking about sexual harassment and she is talking about ‘toasting’. Is that not silly?”

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I Won’t Leave My Wife Even If She Cheats On Me — Singer Seun Kuti

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I Won’t Leave My Wife Even If She Cheats On Me — Singer Seun Kuti

Nigerian afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has revealed that he won’t leave his wife if she cheats on him, Aso Naija Reports.

According to him, infidelity is not a deal breaker in their marriage. His wife, Yetunde, who also appeared with him on the Valentine edition of the TVC programme, Your View, recently, said would also not leave if the singer cheats on her.

Mrs Kuti said, “There is nothing my husband is going to do that would make me leave him. Even if he cheats on me I won’t leave him. I am not going to leave my husband because he cheated on me. Nah, that can’t happen.”

Mr Kuti inferred: “We don’t believe in cheating. What is cheating? Love is not ownership.” One of the hosts asked Seun Kuti, “Would you leave her [your wife] if she cheats on you,” to which he replied, “No. What has that got to do with anything?”

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Burna Boy’s Grammy Hopes Dashed as All Four Nominations Lead to Defeat

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Burna Boy’s Grammy Hopes Dashed as All Four Nominations Lead to Defeat

Despite being nominated in four categories, Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, did not secure any awards at the 66th Grammy Awards, Aso Naija Reports.

In the Global Music Performance category, Burna Boy’s song ‘Alone’ faced tough competition from Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Myer’s ‘Pashto,’ which emerged as the winner.

Similarly, in the Best African Music Performance category, Damini’s  ‘City Boys’ was surpassed by South African singer Tyla’s ‘Water.’

The Best Melodic Rap Performance category was claimed by American rappers Lil Durk and J Cole for their song ‘All My Life,’ outshining Damini and 21 Savage’s ‘Sittin’ On Top of the World.’

Burna Boy’s fourth nomination, Best Global Music Album, was also unsuccessful. His album ‘I Told Them’ was nominated in this category, but it was ultimately defeated by the World fusion band Shakti’s ‘This Moment.’

Watch his performance at the Grammy awards night HERE

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Davido Comes Up Empty in All Three Grammy Nominations

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Davido Comes Up Empty in All Three Grammy Nominations

Davido fell short in all three Grammy nominations he received at the 66th Grammy Awards, held on Sunday night, February 4th, Aso Naija Reports.

Despite being recognized for his achievements, Davido did not emerge victorious in any of the categories he was nominated for. His song ‘Feel’ was in contention for the Best Global Music Performance category, ‘Timeless’ was up for the Album of the Year category, and ‘Unavailable’ received a nomination for Best African Music Performance.

Regrettably, Davido did not secure a win in any of these categories.

Just before the commencement of the award ceremony, Davido expressed his excitement in an interview with Billboard’s Tetris Kelly at the Pre-Grammy show.

He mentioned that if he were to win the award for Best African Music Performance category, he would celebrate in an exuberant manner.

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Police Arrest Mr Ibu’s Son And Adopted Daughter For Stealing 55m From His Donations

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Police Arrest Mr Ibu’s Son And Adopted Daughter For Stealing 55m From His Donations

Actor John Okafor’s son, Oyeabuchi Daniel Okafor, and adopted daughter, Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu, have been apprehended by the police in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Aso Naija Reports.

They are accused of embezzling a sum of N55 million from donations intended for John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu.

The Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCID) in Alagbon released a statement on January 25, 2024, confirming the arrests. ASP Mayegun Aminat, the spokesperson for FCID, stated, “On September 6, 2023, we received a petition from Diamond Waves Law on behalf of Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor. The petition alleged that Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor, Valentine Okafor (both sons of Mr. John Ikechukwu Okafor, also known as Ibu), and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu conspired to defraud Mr. Ibu while he was on a sick bed.”

During the investigation, it was discovered that Mr. Ibu had initiated a public fundraising campaign to cover his medical expenses. He received donations from his fans, individuals from the entertainment industry, and other well-meaning members of the public, which were deposited into a bank account specifically designated for this purpose.

Initially, Mr. Ibu’s wife, Mrs. Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor, managed the funds to pay for his medical bills and support the family. However, Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor and Jasmine Chioma Okekeagwu allegedly manipulated Mrs. Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor, gained possession of Mr. Ibu’s phone, and hacked into his banking details.

Subsequently, they installed Mr. Ibu’s mobile banking applications on Onyeabuchi Daniel Okafor’s phone to execute their fraudulent scheme. They erased the original banking applications from Mr. Ibu’s phone, effectively taking full control of his banking activities related to the funds donated by the public for his medical expenses.

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“I’m Not A Blogger” – Tunde Ednut Responds To Obi’s Birthday Message

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“I’m Not A Blogger” – Tunde Ednut Responds To Obi’s Birthday Message

 

 

 

Social media celebrity, Tunde Olaoluwa Adekunle, popularly known as Tunde Ednut, has reacted to a birthday message from Peter Obi, Aso Naija Reports.

Ednut took to his Instagram account on Monday to correct the former Anambra State governor saying, “I am an entertainer and not a blogger.”

Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, sent his congratulatory message in a series of tweets shared on his X handle (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, describing Ednut as an entertainment blogger and global internet influencer.

Tunde Ednut turned 38 on Saturday, January 20.

Obi wrote, “I extend my heartfelt birthday wishes to the remarkable Nigerian entertainment blogger and global internet influencer, Tunde Olaoluwa Adekunle, widely known as ‘Tunde Ednut’, as he celebrates his 38th birthday.”

Reacting to Obi’s birthday message the social media influencer said he is honoured to have received a birthday message from the former presidential candidate.

He wrote, “This is huge for me, wow I am very honoured sir, wow, Thank you, but sir I am not a blogger sir, I am an entertainer sir.”

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