Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
ETINOSA RECOUNTS ABUSE SHE ENDURED IN HER FIRST MARRIAGE
Etinosa Idemudia narrated how domestic abuse and fertility troubles ended her first marriage.
The actress said she got married at 22 but the union ended because she could no longer bear the domestic abuse.
Etinosa has been married twice, first to one Babatunde Solomon who was said to be a military man.
In 2021, it was reported that her second marriage to a lawyer partner similarly crashed after eight months.
CAMEROONIAN LADY ANNOUNCES 200-HOUR SEX MARATHON
To accomplish the feat, the lady also said she is seeking the participation of capable individuals who are willing to join her quest to set a new world record.
She revealed the GWR is aware of her attempt which is set to begin on July 17 and end on July 25.
MONARCH GIVES AMAZON 14-DAY ULTIMATUM TO REMOVE EYO MASQUERADE FROM ‘GANGS OF LAGOS’
Oba Rilwan Akiolu issued a 14-day ultimatum to Amazon for the removal of the Eyo from the ‘Gangs of Lagos’.
‘Gangs of Lagos’ has, however, been on the receiving end of public backlash over concerns that it depicted the Eyo masquerade, which is native to the Isale Eko community of Lagos, as being donned by a gang of murderers.
Consequently, the Isale Eko Descendants Union (IDU) filed a N10 billion lawsuit against Amazon and the film’s producers over the film’s portrayal of Isale Eko “as a den of criminals”.
Wading in on the matter, the Oba of Lagos called on Amazon Web Service, Greoh Studios, and the film producers “to immediately remove, cease and desist from using” the image getup and the full manifestation of the local Eyo masquerade in the ‘Gangs of Lagos’.
He said the “illegal representation” of the Eyo in the crime thriller inflicted huge reputational damage to its brand.
Akiolu added that the portrayal was done without permission or due reference to the office of the Oba of Lagos.
MAY EDOCHIE RETURNS TO SOCIAL MEDIA MONTHS AFTER SON’S DEATH
May Edochie broke her silence on the death of Kambilichukwu, her son with Yul.
Kambilichukwu passed away in March after battling a seizure while playing football with his schoolmates.
Since her son’s death, May had remained silent and inactive on social media.
But on Saturday, May described losing her first son as an “incredibly intense and painful” experience.
She added that, despite the pain, she is coping and finding strength.
“Words are not enough to express our gratitude to you all. In all of these ordeals, we believe that this immeasurable loss is heaven’s gain,” the actress wrote.
“Indeed the uncertainty of tomorrow remains a mystery and some occurrences are unforgettable but we just have to find a way to live with them no matter how painful and difficult they are.”
RONKE OSHODI: I REGRETTED CAMPAIGNING FOR APC AFTER WHAT I SAW DURING ENDSARS PROTEST
Ronke Oshodi Oke said she regretted campaigning for the All Progressives Congress (APC) after what she saw during the EndSARS protest nearly three years ago.
October 2020 saw Nigerian youths protest against the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
The protesters demanded an end to police brutality and also better governance from the political class.
The filmmaker said she campaigned for APC but was disappointed in the actions of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos state governor, during the protest.
She said the “governor was saying three different things” and claiming nobody died.
“I love APC. I’m a fan of APC, body and soul. I felt APC is going to take Nigeria to the next level,” she said.
“I was really really down because our governor was saying three different things at the same time. They said they didn’t kill anybody.”
DAVIDO’S ‘INFIDELITY SCANDAL’ CONTINUES
A Ghanaian woman last week claimed that Davido, the Afrobeats star, is the father of her daughter.
The woman – simply identified as Sally Akosua – alleged that the singer abandoned her and the baby who was conceived, courtesy of “a one-night stand.”
“I have a baby girl for Davido Adeleke,” she wrote.
“I don’t have a picture of us together since it was a one-night stand. He neglected us too. I need the world to help me reach him.”
Akosua’s claim followed after three other women went public about their pregnancy allegations against Davido.
The singer, who is married to Chioma Rowland, is yet to comment on the allegations.
US CITY DECLARES JULY 7 ‘DAVIDO DAY’
In recognition of the Afrobeats star’s achievements, the City of Houston in the United States has designated July 7 as ‘Davido Day’.
Sylvester Turner, the mayor of Houston, officially declared the special day in a statement released on Friday.
The proclamation reads, “I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the city of Houston, do hereby proclaim July 7, 2023, as Davido Day”.
The singer while expressing joy over the development wrote on Instagram: “Houston was a movie! Your energy is unmatched for real! 7.7 has been officially proclaimed Davido Day in H Town! Thank you to the Mayor and the people of Houston! Thank you for all the love!”
JOHNNY DRILLE’S WEDDING PHOTOS
The singer set the internet abuzz after wedding pictures of himself and Rima Tahini, the music executive, went viral.
While announcing the release of ‘The Best Part’, his latest single, Drille appreciated Tahini for loving him.
There are indications that the pair held their wedding in January 2022, but Drille is yet to officially confirm if he is married.
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