Oladips and Reminisce are some of the music personalities that dominated public discourse over the past week.
Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
BOLANLE NINALOWO: I’M RESPONSIBLE FOR MY FAILED MARRIAGE
In September, Ninalowo announced the end of his marriage to Bunmi, citing irreconcilable differences.
Last week, the actor addressed his role in the separation, claiming responsibility for the breakup
He expressed his commitment to owning up to his actions.
“Was I mostly responsible? Oh yes, I am. I take responsibility for everything that happens to me. What somebody else does is none of your problems. It is me,” he said.
ACTRESS BISOLA BADMUS BATTLES BRAIN DISEASE
Bisola Badmus, the Yoruba movie actress, revealed she is battling a brain disease known as encephalopathy.
Badmus disclosed that she had been battling the brain disease for over one year.
She said her mother also passed away during the period she was battling the disease.
She also appreciated her family and colleagues for their support.
“Thank you Lord for another amazing year to celebrate my new age in sound health,” she said.
“For over a year now I have been battling with health issues (Encephalopathy). I cannot even wish my enemy such illness. It was a tough one indeed.
“That made me stay off social media for a long while now. In between, I lost my precious mother. Unquestionable God, I thank you for everything particularly for me to witness yet another birthday of mine.
“I say thank you for keeping me alive till this moment because if not for God Almighty, where would I have been?
“I will be an ungrateful soul if I fail to appreciate the amazing people who stood by me during the challenging period.
“My family and friends, my colleagues in the movie industry, business associates and the brands I represent. Thank you all.”
‘I WAS PAID N5M’ — PORTABLE VOWS TO PERFORM AT CELESTIAL CHURCH DESPITE BACKLASH
Two weeks ago, the church announced its upcoming concert. It also invited Portable, Pasuma, the Fuji musician, and May Shua, the songstress, to perform at the event.
The church’s announcement of the singers’ proposed participation, however, provoked backlashes on social media after it went viral.
Olatosho Oshoffa, the leader of the Celestial Church of Christ International headquarters in Ketu, while responding to the poster on his Facebook page, said he had requested an immediate amendment of the poster.
Portable, however, said the church paid him N5 million hence, he must perform.
“You Cele people, we will have to do that show. You have sent money. N5 million. We are going to do it. Pasuma will come in. Everyone will come. We will do it. Children of God are coming. Land of Goshen is coming. Land of Goshen Cathedral, we beg you, in the name of God, to see me as a child of God. Do not use my look to judge me,” he said in a mixture of pidgin English and Yoruba.
Aderemi Dabiri, the founder of the Lagos-based church, had said he invited Pasuma and Portable for “soul winning”.
REMINISCE: HOW BRILA FM REJECTED MY SONGS, SAID 9ICE SANG LIKE ‘BABALAWO’
Reminisce said the persons in charge of reviewing their songs at the radio station rejected their CDs because of the predominant use of the Yoruba language.
The rapper disclosed that they were told to “look for what to do with your lives” — insinuating he and 9ice would not make it in the music industry.
He said they told him that he rapped like a “buffoon”.
He added that 9ice was also abused that he sang like a “babalawo” — a traditional healer in Yorubaland, comprising of diviners and herbalists.
FINALLY, OLADIPS APOLOGISES TO NIGERIANS OVER FAKE DEATH NEWS
On November 15, Oladips’ management announced that the rapper had passed away.
The management also put out the rapper’s 17-track album.
Shortly after, there were, however, rumours suggesting that the rapper had faked his death to gain clout.
On November 23, the rapper shared a “proof of life” video on his Instagram page.
The development angered his fans and left controversies in its trail.
But last week, Oladips said he is taking full responsibility for the “confusion and false alarm” caused by the claim.
“I apologise to Nigerians and my followers,” he said.
“I will never play with people’s emotions like that. It was never a prank. I am sorry for the confusion, distress and false alarm. I take full responsibility.”
MERCY AIGBE: WHY I CONVERTED TO ISLAM
Mercy Aigbe, the actress, said she reconsidered her religious beliefs because of her love for filmmaker Kazeem Adeoti.
She said converting to Islam has made their bond “tighter and sweeter”.
“I love my husband so much. I do not think any woman would have gone through what I went through if it was not for love. I did not have to,” she said.
“I meant I am comfortable; I have kids. So, it is because of love that I remarried.
“I am such a lover girl. I am very emotional. I love love. I just decided on my own to convert to Islam because I love my husband so much.
“When it comes to religion, I am a very liberal person. I love my husband so much, and he is a very religious person. So, I just felt that after COVID-19, I was already struggling with going to church, so I just decided to follow my husband’s religion.
“Converting to Islam made our bond tighter and sweeter. And it is exciting for me because I am learning the religion, and at the end of the day, we are serving one God.”
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