Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN PETER OKOYE AND SEUN KUTI
Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye were in the public eye following their heating war of words over politics.
The drama started after Seun referred to Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour party, as an opportunist who can’t save Nigeria.
The Afrobeat singer’s viewpoint on the presidential candidate did not go well with Okoye, who endorsed Obi ahead of the February election.
This gave birth to a full-blown clash on social media with acrimonious words traded between the music heavyweights.
AKA, one of South Africa’s leading rappers, was on Friday shot dead outside a restaurant in the coastal city of Durban.
The rapper and his friend were walking to their car when they were approached by two armed men who shot them at close range. The assailants then fled the scene on foot.
The motive of the killing is being investigated.
AKA’s death has continued to send shockwaves across his fandom in Africa amid tributes.
VICTONY GOES ON A MUSIC BREAK AFTER FINAL SURGERY
Victony announced he will be taking a two-month break from music after undergoing his third surgery.
In 2021, the talented singer was involved in a ghastly accident that left one dead and three injured.
The ‘Soweto’ crooner thereafter underwent his first surgery in the same year.
Sharing an update on his recovery process, Victony said the doctors advised him to take a two-month break, which he intends to adhere to.
BURNA BOY GRABS SOUNDCITY AWARD AFTER DOUBLE LOSSES
Burna Boy lost the BRIT awards for ‘International Artist of the Year’ to Beyonce, the American singer.
The defeat for the ‘Twice As Tall’ crooner came a few days after he could not claim his categories at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
The Afrobeats singer would later take home the ‘Artiste of the Year’ category at the 2023 Soundcity MVP Awards.
At the event held at Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Burna defeated the likes of Wizkid, Tems, Rema, and Asake, to clinch the award.
TOP ENTERTAINERS RALLY SUPPORT FOR PETER OBI
Ahead of the presidential election, a huge number of Nigerian celebrities have thrown their weight behind Obi while asking Nigerians to get their PVCs.
Obi met with stakeholders in the entertainment industry on Thursday evening after which he shared his vision for Nigeria — if elected president.
Others are Anita Joseph, Zubby Michael, Hanks Anuku, Frank Edoho, Uche Montana, and BBNaija star Frodd.
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