Last week was eventful in showbiz. TheCable Lifestyle examines the top entertainment stories that got tongues wagging in the past seven days.
CHARLY BOY: I USED TO BE A THIEF… WAS SCAMMING BANKS
The Nigerian singer last week revealed he used to scam banks even before 419 (fraud) became popular.
Charly Boy said he carried out the fraudulent acts abroad — where he was without parental supervision.
He also described his past behaviour as “stupid and dumb”.
“Yes, of course. We do not want to get into the how. I just told you the worst thing I have done,” he added.
“It was not in Nigeria o, I could only do this thing because I was away from my parents’ paying eye. I had nobody to answer to and I wanted to get my own.
“Though that was not the right way and I don’t advocate that people should…I was just stupid and dumb.”
TIMAYA RECALLS STRUGGLE WITH DRUG ADDICTION
Last week, the Nigerian singer opened up about his previous battle with drug addiction.
The dancehall singer revealed that he got introduced to drugs during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 after becoming close to some young boys residing with him who get very excited after consuming Molly.
The singer said Molly nearly destroyed his life, adding that he stopped eating, and lost weight, and money.
“I am not a saint. I have done drugs. Breaking off from drugs was a hell, it was a tough fight,” he said.
“I got introduced to drugs during the COVID-19 lockdown, in 2020. Everybody was home and there were those young guys in my house who were always so happy.
“And I was like, ‘Bro, how are you guys happier than me, I am the boss I got money. What are you guys on?’ And they told me that they got Molly.
“When I took it, I did not understand myself. I was so happy that I dashed all the money in my pocket. So I wanted to just keep feeling like that.
“That was how I lost a lot of weight. I was not eating, I was just happy. How you go just want dey happy? You are supposed to, first of all, be happy naturally. But when you now need substance to make you happy, it replaces natural happiness. So you have to be buying happiness.
“When I said I was taking Molly, I was taking like three pills every day and it felt like medication [laughs].”
OLAIYA IGWE APOLOGISES TO NIGERIANS FOR GOING NUDE TO CAMPAIGN FOR TINUBU
The ace Yoruba actor apologised to Nigerians over his actions during the 2023 election campaign for President Bola Tinubu.
Olaiya said he has been receiving a wave of backlash since he went unclad to pray for Tinubu’s victory during last year’s elections.
He also attributed his actions during the campaign to a divine revelation he claimed to have received concerning Tinubu.
“I went to the beach naked to pray for Tinubu based on revelation,” Olaiya said.
“I did that as payback for Tinubu, my benefactor. Nigerians, please don’t be angry. You see me as one of those who brought this hardship on the country. I accept. You are raining curses on me because you felt my going to the beach unclad to pray for Tinubu influenced you to vote for him. I’m sorry.”
The movie star also called on Tinubu to deliver his campaign promises to Nigerians.
LIZZY ANJORIN ADDRESSES CLAIM THAT SHE STOLE IN LAGOS MARKET
The Nigerian actress was in the public eye last week over allegations that she stole gold in the Idumota market in Lagos Island.
But Anjorin denied the allegation. She also argued that the video was a “setup” against her.
The actress narrated how she bought clothing accessories from a vendor in the market and requested his account number for payment.
She said she sent the vendor’s details to her husband who transferred the money, adding that the vendor confirmed that the transaction was successful.
The actress said when she visited the same store again, the vendor said the previous transaction she did was unsuccessful.
A few days later, the police arraigned six traders before the chief magistrate court in Lagos Island for allegedly assaulting and blackmailing Anjorin.
ACE ACTOR JIMI SOLANKE DIES AT 81
Last week, Jimi Solanke, the ace Nigerian actor and folk singer, passed away at the age of 81.
Solanke died while he was rushed from his hometown of Ipara Remo in Remo north LGA, Ogun to Babcock University Teaching Hospital.
The ace singer was said to have been in and out of the hospital from December until his demise last Monday.
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