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Iyabo Ojo, Tonto Dikeh Slams Yomi Fabiyi Over ‘Oko Iyabo’ A True Life Rape Case Movie Involving Baba Ijesha

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Nollywood actresses, Iyabo Ojo and Tonto Dikeh, have slammed Yomi Fabiyi on his new movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’.

The movie depicted a real-life case involving a fellow actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, fondly known as Baba Ijesha, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

The minor in the case is the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess, and actresses like Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing had spoken in support of the minor.

However, Yomi Fabiyi took sides with Baba Ijesha during the case and released the movie a few days after Baba Ijesha was released on bail.

Nigerians on social media had slammed Fabiyi for creating such a movie and for using the names ‘Princess’ and ‘Iyabo’ to depict the real-life situation.

Reacting to the movie, Iyabo Ojo, wrote, “The events of the past few weeks involving one of our colleagues before the court has drawn lots of reactions from different quarters

“However, it is necessary we exercise patience, so we don’t fall into the danger of intruding into the sacred issues already instituted.

Yet, civility demands all parties, both those directly involved and other interested parties hesitate from being too emotional or biased about the plague of child molestation ravaging our society.

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“Therefore, as a victim of sexual violence and stakeholder in film industry, we are oblige to jealously guard our actions and activities not to jeopardise the very cherished societal values we hold dear to our hearts.

“It is no longer news that Yomi Fabiyi just released a movie, titled, ‘Oko Iyabo’ that portrayed a young girl with the mischievous career goal to be a prostitute.

“I’m honestly waiting for our elders in the industry to grant another press conference and address the sad issue of a movie that promotes abuse and ridicules a girl child, being a gross violation of the fundamental human right to dignity and more so, against the child rights law of Lagos State.

“This is even against the court ruling that individuals should refrain from commenting or doing anything that would undermine the powers of the court or unduly influence the proceedings in court.

“It is tragic to see a movie teaching our children that it is right to have a relationship with an adult.

“The President of TAMPAN (Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association) @mrlatin1510 our elders @princejidekosoko @adebayo.salam should swing into action and caution the producer and all persons involved in this film.

Ironically, Yomi call himself a friend and junior colleague to Baba Ijesha yet at every slightest opportunity, you are using his situation to your advantage, to project your fame.

“You call yourself a human right activist but yet you have subjected a minor and girl to more ridicule and abuse.

“Take note, an army of biased adults and myopic persons can never silence my voice.

“The narration of the dastardly act cannot be misinterpreted. No adult should be allowed to intimidate or deprive that 14years old girl from getting justice.

“The wheel of justice grind slowly but justice shall be served.”

In the same vein, Dikeh has criticised Fabiyi as she wrote, “Yomi, I have intentionally stayed off your opinion in recent matters.

“But what you have just done by capitalizing on the pain and agony of a molested child and the slap in the mother’s face, I am ashamed I know you.

It’s a slap on all rape victims(dead or alive). Yomi, I expected better of you. My prayers for you is that you find men and women who will fight for your children if they see injustice but God forbid they ever see it.

“I can’t tell a grown man what to do but I sincerely hope there is a part of the law that can handle this ‘bully’.

“I wouldn’t disrespect you nor will I hate you. I don’t feed you, so I add no value but I will look you in the eyes and tell you the damn truth. You’re wrong.

“What you have done is disgusting and it’s called bullying.

“You have displayed bitterness and anger. This has nothing to do with your support for an accused rapist. This is your heart coming out to dance.”

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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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