Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
ADEKUNLE GOLD: I TREKKED LONG DISTANCE IN LAGOS TO SELL MY CDS
The Afro-pop singer, last week recalled how he trekked from “Maryland to Ikeja” to promote his songs’ compact disc (CDs) to commuters in Lagos.
On Friday, Gold put out his latest album. He also recounted his early struggles in the music industry.
Gold said he and a friend partnered “to raise N150,000 together to shoot our first music video in 2010″.
“I remember walking from Maryland to Ikeja to give out our CDs in traffic, we really pushed and pushed because we both knew we had something in us that the world needed to hear,” he said.
CUTE ABIOLA VS POLICE
The Nigerian police vowed to prosecute comedian Cute Abiola for the “derogatory portrayal” of its uniform in skits.
In two of his latest skits, Cute Abiola could be seen wearing a police uniform while begging for money.
In a statement last Thursday, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, police spokesperson, described the skit maker’s action as “disrespectful and offensive” to the force.
Adejobi said the skit maker will be investigated and prosecuted.
The online comedian, however, laughed off the threat by the police to prosecute him.
REMA WALKS OFF STAGE IN ATLANTA OVER ‘TERRIBLE’ VENUE
The Afrobeats star, last Thursday, refused to perform in Atlanta, citing the “terrible” condition of the venue.
Rema was supposed to entertain music lovers at the Tabernacle hotspot for his ‘Raves and Roses’ North American Tour II.
“You guys paid your hard-earned money to do this sh** and I can not get disrespected by this sound. This is rubbish. We do not move like this. Afrobeats is way too big to move like this. I do not take no rubbish,” he said.
He also announced a reschedule of the show before walking off the stage.
TOYIN LAWANI’S HUSBAND MAKES A U-TURN — SHORTLY AFTER SPEAKING ON HIS “BROKEN” RELATIONSHIP
“Perfect picture, perfect video all in the eyes of the public and fans but the heart is in ruins. Please do not call me to order I’m broken,” the lengthy Instagram post reads in part.
In a follow-up post, the photographer shared a video of himself and Lawani, while describing his wife as “my rhythm and my harmony”.
“(Bless the waters that brought Us together). You’re my rhythm You influence my harmony. You are my inspiration. With you I’m blessed,” he wrote.
BORNO YOUTHS SET DAVIDO’S BANNER ON FIRE OVER CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO
Last week, some irate youths took to the streets of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, to register their displeasure with Davido by setting fire to the Afrobeats star’s banner.
The 30-year-old singer provoked widespread criticism, following the controversial music video of his newly signed artiste Logos Olori.
The clip — released on July 21 — showed some men dressed in white Jalabiya dancing in front of a mosque.
The video triggered a wave of criticism — with many Muslim devotees calling for it to be pulled down.
Although Davido took down the video, the youth also demanded an apology from the singer.
Davido is, however, yet to make an official statement regarding the video.
SKITMAKER NASBOI LOSES BROTHER
Michael Nasiru Bolaji, the Nigerian comedian fondly called Nasboi, lost his younger brother last week.
The skit maker said the deceased “was only 20” when he passed.
“Death took my only brother last night. He was only 20. God knows best”, he wrote in a terse post.
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