Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
BOLANLE NINALOWO’S MARRIAGE CRASH
Ninalowo, the Nigerian actor, ended his marriage with Bunmi, his wife.
The actor added that the pair, however, agreed to jointly take care of their children.
The film star also called on the public to “please respect our privacy and pray for us during this process as we heal and move on”.
WILLIAMS UCHEMBA LOSES MUM
Uchemba, the Nigerian actor and comedian, last week, announced the demise of his mother.
The actor also recalled the last moment he shared with his mother, adding that her death has “strengthened my Christian life” and “reminded me of life after earth”.
“Your transition strengthened my Christian life, your transition strengthened my faith again to remind me of life after earth. Your transition forever stamped into my heart that there is heaven and hell and I am glad you made it to where we are all fighting to get to,” his statement reads in part.
“You have finished your race here, you have fought the good fight of faith and you made it to the eternal glory of Jesus Christ. This is not goodbye, it’s see you later. Rest now mama till I see you again. You can call me Don Willy’m from up there. I love you.”
STEVE HARVEY, MARJORIE ADDRESS DIVORCE RUMOUR
Steve Harvey, the American TV host, dismissed the rumours of divorce from Marjorie, his wife.
Steve and Marjorie tied the knot in 2007.
Rumours had swirled on social media claiming Marjorie is “seeking divorce after she was reportedly caught having an extramarital affair with their chef and bodyguard”.
In his reaction, the TV host and actor made it clear that he has no time for “rumours and gossip”.
NKEM OWOH BREAKS SILENCE ON DAUGHTER’S DEATH
Nkem Owoh, the Nigerian actor, opened up on the death of Kosisochukwu, his 24-year-old daughter.
Kosisochukwu was said to have died on June 28 after a brief illness.
The family of the ace film star had earlier announced the burial of the child — while Owoh kept mum.
But last week, the veteran actor said he has been feeling an “acute sense of loss”.
He also thanked fans for their support and for “helping to push me through my grief”.
“I want to thank you all for the support and love shown to me and my family When tragedy strikes, there is nothing more heartening than knowing that you’re not alone,” he said
“It was with deep gratitude that I received your note, and calls with condolences. We have seen many changes over the years. But This is a change I did not anticipate, and I am feeling an acute sense of loss.
“However, I know that because of your encouragement, I will get through this time. Thank you for helping to push me through my grief.”
BURNA BOY BECOMES THE FIRST AFROBEATS STAR TO TOP THE UK OFFICIAL ALBUMS CHART WITH ‘I TOLD THEM
The British music data platform revealed that Burna Boy is now the first-ever international Afrobeats star to secure a “UK number 1 album”.
“The Afrobeats genre has continued to grow globally in recent years, with its sound increasingly infiltrating the UK Official Charts and shaping popular culture, from global superstars like Wizkid and Davido to rising artist Libianca,” the post reads in part.
“While homegrown British talent such as J Hus have enjoyed chart-topping success on the Official Albums Chart, Burna Boy becomes the first international Afrobeats star to cement such a place in UK chart history.”
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