Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
TIKTOKER WHO CALLED ENIOLA BADMUS ‘PROSTITUTE’ BAGS 3-YEAR JAIL TERM
In a landmark case, Ego Okoye, the TikTok lady who defamed Eniola Badmus, was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
Last month, Okoye alleged that Badmus, the Nollywood actress, ran a prostitution syndicate with a special preference for ladies who had gone under the knife.
During police interrogation, Okoye apologised to the actress, saying a friend offered her N200,000 to defame her.
Badmus, however, rejected the apology and filed a lawsuit against Ego.
Last Wednesday, a federal high court in Lagos sentenced Okoye to three years imprisonment with the option of a fine of N150,000.
STELLA DAMASUS: I FOUND OUT MY THIRD MARRIAGE ENDED ON YOUTUBE
Stella Damasus, the Nollywood actress, revealed she found her third marriage ended through YouTube.
The film star said her ex-husband had travelled before calling to inform her that he was not coming back.
“l pride myself in being a very respectable person, a lot of things were said about me on YouTube. That is how I found out that my marriage had ended, on YouTube,” she narrated.
“Well the man in question travelled and was supposed to be away for a while and was supposed to come back, a few days after the man travelled my phone was buzzing all around.
“I received messages from people saying ‘What is going on, why did you not tell me there was something going on.’ Then I was like what are all these links they are sending to me?
“So I was like something is up. I opened YouTube and I am there typing my name and before I am done, videos start coming ‘Stella Damasus marriage crashes, karma is real’ and all of that.”
LIZZO SUED BY HER EX-DANCERS FOR ‘SEXUAL HARASSMENT, WEIGHT-SHAMING’
The case was filed last Tuesday in Los Angeles county superior court.
The suit alleged that Lizzo — whose full name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson — pressured the dancers to engage with nude performers at a club in Amsterdam and shamed one of them for her weight gain before firing her.
The lawsuit initiators alleged they were harassed by the rapper sexually, racially and religiously in several incidents between 2021 and 2023.
OAP NEDU RECALLS ‘GOING THROUGH HELL’ AFTER DIVORCE
Nedu Wazobia, the on-air personality (OAP), recalled his struggles after his divorce from Uzoamaka Ohiri, his ex-wife.
The radio host had tied the knot with Uzoamaka, but their marriage crashed in 2018 following a paternity scandal.
Nedu said he continued to engage in comedy skits despite “going through hell and anxiety attacks”.
He said he eventually healed from the situation, adding that someone unknowingly played a role in his recovery.
PETE EDOCHIE EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER FAILED MARRIAGES AMONG ACTRESS
Pete Edochie, the ace actor, said he is shocked most actresses in Nigeria have left their husbands.
He made reference to Chioma Akpotha, Ireti Doyle and Tonto Dikeh’s failed marriages.
The 76-year-old actor said most women make the mistake of thinking that the grass is greener on the other side.
“If you come to our industry today, most of our girls who got married two or three years ago have all left their husbands,” he said.
“I was even shocked to hear that Chioma Chukwuka, Ireti Doyle, and Tonto had also left.
“You know you take a vow when you are getting married for better or worse. Not for better for us but for better or worse.”
MAY FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM YUL EDOCHIE, DEMANDS N100M
Yul and May tied the knot in 2004.
On Tuesday, DPA Family Clinic, a law firm, revealed the legal charges by May against Yul and Judy.
Emeka Ugwuonye, a legal practitioner at the firm, said May is demanding “N100 million in damages against Judy for adultery with her husband”.
The lawyer also said May filed for a court order restraining Yul from accessing their former matrimonial home because of “security concerns”.
Ugwuonye said Yul and May are already aware of the lawsuit against them but they are avoiding service of court process.
SAINT OBI’S BURIAL
The family of Obinna Nwafor, the Nollywood actor popularly known as Saint Obi, has announced his burial arrangement.
The family said he will be laid to rest on August 18, in his birthplace of Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa in Imo.
“The Nwafor family of Ogwa, Imo State, cordially invites you as Our Superhero goes home. Obinna Nwafor Saint Obi, Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and son,” they said.
”The funeral service and interment will hold at Saint Obi’s family home, Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa, Imo State.”
Saint Obi died in May 2023, at the age of 57.
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