Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
BURNA BOY: AFROBEATS LACKS SUBSTANCE
Last week, Burna Boy said 90 percent of Afrobeat songs “lack substance and real-life experience”.
The singer argued that many Afrobeats artistes do not have real-life experience, hence why their “songs lack substances”.
“When you start going around the world, and you start seeing that there are actually motherf**kers that know me a lot than the people that share the same (not experience)… because 90 percent of them do not even share no real life experiences they can understand,” he said.
“It is why you hear most of Nigerian music, or Afrobeats as people call it, is mostly about nothing. Literally nothing.
“There is no substance to it. Like nobody is talking about anything, it is just a great time. It is an amazing time. But at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time.”
The singer’s comment provoked disputes on social media.
YEMI ALADE SURVIVED CAR CRASH IN SPAIN
Yemi Alade revealed she was involved in a car crash in Spain on August 17.
The 34-year-old songstress added that she only lost a fingernail.
The Nigerian songstress expressed gratitude to God for keeping her and her crew alive.
ACTRESS SARAH MARTINS DENIED CLAIM OF DEATH THREAT TO YUL EDOCHIE’S DAUGHTER
Sarah Martins was in the news last week after a blog post claimed she paid a lady to attack Danielle, the first daughter of Yul and May Edochie.
The post was accompanied by a receipt allegedly claiming Sarah sent N5,000 to the lady.
Denying the allegation, the Nollywood actress said the lady was one of her followers who won a N5,000 giveaway on her page in July.
Martins said she would never wish evil on another man’s child, adding that the allegation was a ploy by the blog owner to create “a heavy lie just to trend”.
STEVE HARVEY’S DIVORCE RUMOUR
Last weekend, the internet was inundated with reports claiming Marjorie, the wife of Steve Harvey, the American TV host, is “seeking divorce after she was reportedly caught having an extramarital affair with their chef and bodyguard”.
The report also alleged that “Marjorie had filed for divorce through her lawyers and is currently seeking half of Steve’s $400 million net worth”.
The media personality, who has remained reticent about the rumours, however, gushed about his wife on Sunday.
The TV host described Majorie as “a superwoman, a loving woman, and a supporting wife”.
Ned Nwoko earlier dispelled the rumours. The Nigerian businessman said Steve told him that he and his wife are “very much okay”, adding that the rumours are “fake”.
SOCIALITE FARIDA SOBOWALE’S ESTRANGED HUSBAND OPENED UP ON SEPARATION
Demola Odulaja, the estranged husband of Farida Sobowale, revealed the reason behind their separation.
On Friday, Sobowale, who is the founder of House of Phreeda, the skincare company, was rescued from jumping off the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
Some reports had claimed there were cracks in the socialite’s marriage.
Confirming the reports, Odulaja said their two-month-old marriage failed due to alleged infidelity.
He also claimed Sobowale engaged in affairs with him and many other men before they got married.
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