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‘Women won’t pay for anything if i become president”- Ayar starr

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The Sability star told MTV UK in an interview that everything would be free for women during her administration.

“No woman has to pay for anything. Everything free. All the bags, all the jewellery, food. Women and children don’t have to pay for anything,” she said.

To achieve her dream, the music star would have her work cut out for her as Nigerians have never elected a woman to the highest political office in the country.

The Celestial Being is apparently not a great fan of Scorpios whom she designated the most toxic star sign. “Run away,” she warned lightheartedly in the MTV UK interview.

Starr has had a busy year, especially since she dropped her first 2024 single, Commas, in February. Days after she released the song, she made a scene-stealing appearance as a nominee at the Grammy Awards.

Her single, Rush, was nominated for the Best African Music Performance award, but she lost to South African star, Tyla, who won for her global smash hit, Water. Other Nigerian stars nominated for the award include Asake and Olamide for Amapiano, Burna Boy for City Boys, and Davido for UNAVAILABLE.

The music video for Hype, Starr’s collaboration with French pop singer, Aya Nakamura, also dropped on March 7. The 21-year-old, signed to Mavin Records, announced this week she would be a special guest on American star, Chris Brown’s 11:11 music tour from June to August.

 

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Afrobeat music has recorded appreciable progress globally

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Afrobeat music has recorded appreciable progress globally

A United States-based singer and song writer, Somi Pakoma, has revealed that Afrobeat music has recorded an appreciable progress globally, adding that the music genre has taken a life of its own.

She also noted that the music genre is promoting itself, adding that truth would always find its way to the light, therefore, the progress is measurable.

Pakoma, who disclosed this yesterday in Lagos during the unveiling of the Fabric of Courage exhibition, said the event is aimed at celebrating the memory of FESTAC 1977, and the archive of the event.

The artist further explained that Nigeria is a cultural giant on the global stage and this is evident across various spheres of life such as music, literature, fashion, visual arts and others.

She hinted that the creative economy here is robust, vibrant, vast, and influential.

Pakoma stated: “I have lived in Lagos over the last 10 years, and one of the things that I always find challenging is realizing that despite so much art making and cultural production, there are these sacred spaces like where we are standing right now. Nigeria has always been in a position to be able to inspire, guide, encourage other people, other, not only national Nigerians, but across the continent and the world to continue to do this type of work.

have always been interested in going across the continent and taking historic cultural sites of cultural production and reactivating them.”

Speaking on the focus of the event, Pakoma stated that it is a multidisciplinary exhibition aimed at celebrating the memory of FESTAC 77, and the archive of FESTAC, adding that she was invited by an American photographer by the name of Marilyn Neves, who documented the American delegation and all artists at FESTAC in 1977.

She added: “I think that those women who were at FESTAC were already doing big things. They influenced us now, regardless of whether they were at FESTAC or not.”

Earlier in her remarks, the US-based photographer, Marilyn Nerve, said the event represents a gathering of Africa people both old and young joining together to appreciate the beauty culture of Africa.

She expressed delight to participate at the event, noting that this is her first time back in Nigeria since the FESTAC 1977.

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Korra Obidi attacked with knife, acid in UK

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Nigerian-American dancer, Korra Obidi, has cried out for help after suffering an attack in the United Kingdom (UK).

Nigerian-American dancer, Korra Obidi, has cried out for help after suffering an attack in the United Kingdom (UK).

The PAPERS reports that Korra, in a post via her Instagram page on Thursday, revealed that she was attacked with a knife and acid during a live stream.

Korra also said she was currently in an ambulance to the hospital, adding there has been a lot of hate in the past, but this physical assault is a wake-up call for her.

She wrote, “Currently in an ambulance to the hospital, there was a knife, acid attack on me in the UK 🇬🇧 in the middle of a live stream. There’s been a lot of hate in the past but this physical assault is a wake up call.

“If you have any information as to the attacker, black female. 5 foot. please forward to Korramanagement@gmail.com.”

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‘I was being cheated’ — Ruger details fallout with D’Prince

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In January, Ruger announced Blown Boy Entertainment, his record label, to the surprise of many.The singer also said he had denounced

In January, Ruger announced Blown Boy Entertainment, his record label, to the surprise of many.

The singer also said he had denounced “loyalty to godfathers” — confirming his exit from Jonzing World.

But in a lengthy rant via X on Thursday, the ‘Red Flags’ hitmaker accused his former employer of using his money to fund other “new artistes” and leaving him “in the dark” about it.

The 24-year-old said he was supposed to renew his contract but did not because the label “did not push my brand as much as I wanted”.

He also said he had a lot more to say but he was afraid of being “waylaid and stabbed”

“As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed,” he wrote.

“Was supposed to renegotiate the contract but I couldn’t imagine 5 years more without action. Dey use my money Dey fund new artist, leaving me in the dark, not being transparent. I just laugh, how e be now? I complained, I got angry, some people tell me say no be so dem Dey do things.

“I still go back HQ go collect fake hugs and handshakes. Nothing still change. I wan mad. Many things to to talk but dem fit go wait for me for ikoyi link bridge stab me wotowoto. Anyways, I’m proud of myself. Performing at very big festivals this year, touring Europe again, touring Canada again, IDC I’m gonna be cocky coz this is shit they couldn’t do for me. BS!!!”

 

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Facts to know about late actor Junior Pope

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The Nollywood industry has been thrown into mourning following the tragic death of actor Junior Pope Odonwodo and three fellow colleagues.

The Nollywood industry has been thrown into mourning following the tragic death of actor Junior Pope Odonwodo and three fellow colleagues.

The PAPERS reported the death of the Nollywood actor when their boat overturned on the Anam River in Anambra State when returning from a film set.

However, a few hours after Junior Pope was reported dead, he was resuscitated but only for a while.

The actor was later confirmed dead by doctors, according to a movie producer, Stanley Nwoke.

Nwoke, who had been with the actor throughout the incident, revealed that the doctors had confirmed it.

Here are a few things to know about the late actor:

Early Life: Pope Obumneme Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, was born on May 7, 1984, in Bamenda, Cameroon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Odonwodo, who hail from the Ukehe tribe of Enugu State in southeastern Nigeria. Junior Pope spent his early years in Cameroon where he completed his primary and secondary education before relocating to Nigeria.

Education: After completing his college education, Junior Pope attended the University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State, where he graduated with a degree in Accountancy.

Nollywood Career: Junior Pope joined the movie industry in 2006 and quickly became known for his roles as a guard and servant.

 

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Traditional rites: Junior Pope’s family to spend N40m before burying him

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The Nollywood industry has been thrown into mourning following the tragic death of actor Junior Pope Odonwodo and three fellow colleagues.

Junior Pope’s death has continued to trend on and off social media as fans mourn the Nollywood actor. A video of a man speaking on the millions Junior Pope’s family will spend in order not to bury him by the riverside is trending online.

Late Junior Pope drowned in Anam River, Anambra state, while on his way to a movie production

A man in a viral video has claimed that Nollywood actor Pope Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope’s family, must be ready to spend N30 million to N40 million on some traditional rites before they can bury him away from the riverside.

Recall that Junior Pope passed on Wednesday, April 10, after drowning in Anam River, Anambra State, while on his way to take part in a movie production.

Man speaks on Junior Pope’s burial A man in a viral video while discussing Junior Pope’s death with three other people hinted that there could be consequences if the actor was not buried by the riverside.

“Jnr Pope’s family might spend N30Million – N40Million to perform some traditional rites before they will be able to Bury him anywhere else. Because according to tradition anyone who passed away by drowning in a river can’t be buried outside that river,” the man said.

 

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Resuscitated actor Junior Pope is finally dead, AGN announced

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The Nollywood industry has been thrown into mourning following the tragic death of actor Junior Pope Odonwodo and three fellow colleagues.

National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, has expressed sadness over the death of Junior Pope, saying that “It’s so so sad that our joy was shortlived.”

According to a post on his Facebook page on Thursday morning, he said although he earlier announced that Junior Pope was alive out of excitement when they noticed the tingling of his fingers, he eventually passed away after efforts to revive him failed.

He added: “Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail. God knows the best. We finally lost him.

“Mr Friday corpse has been identified but three other corpses are yet to be found.”

Corroborating Rollas, the Delta State chairman of AGN, Emma Onyemeziem, confirmed that the corpse of the actor had been deposited in a morgue.

Recall that divers on Wednesday afternoon recovered the body of Junior Pope after falling into Anam River in Anambra State when a boat he was riding in capsized.

One of the divers who recovered their bodies, Peter Chinedu, said they were on their way to a movie location.

A sympathizer, simply called David, however, stated he was returning from a shooting location when their boat capsized on Anam River.

The actor had earlier shared a video of himself and others on the boat on their way to the movie location.

Captioning the video, he wrote: “See me lamenting….The risk we take to entertain you; crossing River 9ja yesterday with no life jacket…. Na wahooooo Who does that ??”

 

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