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Davido’s fiancée, Chioma Avril Rowland, also known as Mama Ifeanyi or the Chefchi, has been spotted on a date with a talent manager and Special Adviser to Cross River Governor on tourism, Ubi Ekapong Ofem, popularly known as Ubi Franklin.
Amid rumour of her split from the 30GB boss, Chioma was seen in the company of her friend, Nayomee having a good time out with Ubi Franklin who got divorced from his wife, Lilian Esoro, a Nollywood actress, in 2020.
In the video making rounds on social media, Mama Ifeanyi was seen showing off her beautiful body and making different facial expressions.
Kim Kardashian West is officially now a billionaire with a net worth of $1 billion, according to Forbes business magazine.
The American media personality and businesswoman made the Forbes’ annual “World’s Billionaire List” for the first time on Tuesday. The magazine said West’s booming businesses, KKW Beauty and Skims, helped put her over the top to achieve the billionaire benchmark when added to her television show and endorsement deals.
Kardashian West launched KKW Beauty in 2017, and Coty acquired a 20% stake in the cosmetics line in a deal last year that valued the business at $1 billion. Forbes said her remaining stake in the business is worth about $500 million.
Her other business, Skims, a collection of figure-hugging shapewear and bodysuits. Forbes said she has a majority stake in the private business, which hasn’t disclosed revenue — but a source told the magazine the company is valued “north of $500 million.” That means her stake is possibly worth $225 million, which is “enough to lift her fortune to $1 billion,” according to Forbes.
Kardashian West also holds assets in cash, investments and real estate. Forbes added that she earned at least $10 million pretax every year since 2012, thanks to paychecks from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” endorsement deals and endeavors like her now-defunct Kimoji app. She’s also got three properties in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles, and a portfolio of blue-chip investments, including shares of Disney, Amazon, Netflix and Adidas that her soon-to-be ex-husband Kanye West gifted her for Christmas in 2017.
But Forbes maintained that it is the companies that Kardashian West launched herself that landed her on the World’s Billionaires list.
Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian family empire, fell out of the Forbes rankings in 2020 after the magazine claimed the 23-year-old had been inflating the size of her own cosmetic business. She had been named the world’s youngest self-made billionaire in 2019 at age 21.
The family’s hit reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is set to end this year after a 20-season run, as news also emerged earlier this year that Kardashian West had filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West.
Demi Lovato has shared a powerful new video for ‘Dancing With The Devil’ – watch it below.
The video tracks the singer’s well-publicised battles with addiction, and into her subsequent recovery. It appears on her new album of the same name, released alongside her new YouTube documentary series.
**As detailed at the start of the video, the ‘Dancing With The Devil’ visual “contains content depicting addiction, drug use, trauma and sexual abuse which may be triggering for some.”**
Ahead of the release of her new documentary and album, Lovato revealed that she had to “essentially die to wake up” after suffering a near-fatal overdose in 2018.
The pop star was rushed to hospital in 2018 after overdosing on heroin laced with fentanyl. She has since said if she had been found five-to-10 minutes later, she would have died.
Reviewing the singer’s new album, NME‘s Nick Levine wrote: “Demi Lovato is done pretending. It’s no coincidence that the pop star’s seventh album shares part of its title with her startling YouTube documentary series, Dancing With The Devil.
“Lovato has described it as ‘like the non-official soundtrack to the documentary’, an incredibly raw affair that explores her deeply traumatising experiences of sexual assault, years of substance abuse and a near-fatal heroin overdose in July 2018.
“So while most supposedly ‘confessional’ pop albums are really just mildly revealing, this one really goes deep.”
Included on the new album is ‘Met Him Last Night’, a collaboration between Lovato and Ariana Grande. The song, produced by Xavi and TBHits, marks the first time the two pop stars have collaborated with one another.
Chef, model and estranged girlfriend/fiancée of Davido, Chioma Avril Rowland, popularly known as Chef Chi or Chioma, has finally removed all the pictures of her baby’s daddy from her Instagram page.
Davido is rumoured to have ditched Chioma and was spotted kissing Mya Yafai in viral pictures last week.
Mama Ifeanyi decided to take a big step by ridding her Instagram wall of all of Davido’s pictures.
However, she graciously left one, which is the picture displaying the DMW boss with their son, Ifeanyi.
The picture was used as the cover photo for the singer’s album “A better time.”
The iconic musician became the first-ever country artist to be honoured with the MusiCares Person Of The Year award in 2019 during a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.
Tonight (March 22), the legendary singer announced that Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute will land on Netflix on April 7.
“MusiCares brought together some incredible artists to celebrate my career in 2019. Soon you can watch that unforgettable night whenever you want!” she wrote as the caption to the one-minute trailer.
You can see that tweet below.
In the clip, we hear Cyrus say: “What an honour to be in this room celebrating the fabulous life and career of my fairy godmother, Dolly Parton.”
Parton starred in a festive Netflix film called Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square last year alongside Christine Baranski and Treat Williams. The streaming platform released Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, an eight-part anthology series based on the star’s biggest hits, in 2019.
Earlier this month, Dolly Parton received the coronavirus vaccine that she helped to fund. It was revealed last November that the singer had donated $1million (£721,250) to the successful research behind the development of the Moderna jab.
Speaking to fans in a video before being administered the vaccine, Parton said: “I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it and I’m smart enough to get it.”
She continued: “I’m trying to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine. I think we all want to get back to normal, whatever that is. And that would be a great shot in the arm, wouldn’t it, if we could get back to that?”
John Mayer has revealed that his highly anticipated eighth album has been completed.
The US singer-songwriter’s last album was 2017’s ‘The Search For Everything’, which included the songs ‘Love On The Weekend’, ‘Still Feel Like Your Man’ and ‘In The Blood’.
In a new TikTok post, Mayer revealed that work on his new album is complete and that he’s been sharing the finished product with a few of his friends.
“My album is recorded, mixed and mastered,” the text on Mayer’s video said. “I’ve just been chilling and sharing it with friends for the past couple of months.”
In the video itself, Mayer repeats the phrase “I think I’m gonna drop a clip of the single”. As of yet, that clip has not been published.
See Mayer’s TikTok post below:
It’s probably time #newmusic
While it’s been four years since Mayer’s last studio album, he’s still been busy releasing music. In 2018, he released the platinum-selling ‘New Light’, followed by the 2019 tracks ‘I Guess I Just Feel Like’ and ‘Carry Me Away’.
He teamed up with Khalid on ‘Outta My Head’ in 2019, and then last year he collaborated with Leon Bridges on the quarantine anthem ‘Inside Friend’.
Last week, Mayer shared the stage with Maren Morris at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The pair performed Morris’ 2019 hit single ‘The Bones’, which was nominated for Best Country Song.
Back in 2018, the rapper posted a since-deleted photograph of himself and the ‘Gravity’ hitmaker in the studio together, but no music has since materialised from their time together.
Speaking in a recent interview with NME, Sean shared more details about what he and Mayer worked on, explaining that their work included input from revered musician James Fauntleroy.
“Me, John and James Fauntleroy did a 17-hour lock-in session,” he explained. “Those guys are legends, man. We came up with some fire ideas that we’ve still gotta finish.
He added: “I linked up with John one other time after that but we really gotta link back up soon. There’s at least two or three great ideas there.”
After 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes, and endless spinoffs, it’s almost time to bid adieu to Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The final season of the long-running E! reality show is upon us, but if you know the Kardashians, then you know this isn’t really goodbye. In December 2020, the Kardashian-Jenner clan signed a multi-year deal to “create global content” that will be streamed exclusively on Hulu and Star, though little is known yet about what kind of content the famous family has in mind. But according to KUWTK co-creator and executive producer Ryan Seacrest, the reality stars “have a stack of ideas” for what comes next.
As Ryan explained to People during a January 2021 interview, “I think they have a lot of ideas and [will do] a lot of things that they may have not had a chance to do with Keeping Up with the Kardashians, because it was such a strong franchise and people wanted what they saw from the family. And that’s what they got for 20 seasons.” While fans wait to learn more about forthcoming Kardashian-Jenner TV content, here’s how the sisters and their momager will be keeping themselves occupied with their many brands and endorsements.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is already showing people how to live life right as a Grammy winner.
Since Sunday night’s broadcast of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé has been sharing snapshots and videos from the history-making evening. In addition to the “Black Parade” singer becoming the most decorated female artist in the awards show’s historywith her 28th win that night, her daughter became the second-youngest person ever to win one of the statues.
Prior to the show’s airing, Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl” from “The Lion King: The Gift” album won the award for Best Music Video, beating out Future’s “Life Is Good,” Anderson .Paak’s “Lockdown,” Harry Styles’ “Adore You,” and Woodkid’s “Goliath.”
Blue Ivy is credited as a featured artist and songwriter on the track, as she performed on the song’s outro ― so she too became a Grammy winner.
In an Instagram video shared on Wednesday, fans can see Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrating their family’s various victories with gorgeous attire, some dance moves, and, naturally, royal headgear.
Toward the end of the video, Blue Ivy is seen smiling with her shiny new award and rocking a crown atop her head. In another epic image, she’s still wearing the crown but also sipping a drink out of her award.
It pretty much goes without saying: If Blue Ivy is already claiming Grammys at 9, she may be coming for her mom’s record.
Popular entertainment Company G-Worldwide has made its entry into the Nigerian filmmaking space with the making of a feature film, ‘Suga Suga’.
The Nollywood feature is scheduled for a March 26 release in cinemas across Nigeria.
‘Suga Suga,’ a romantic comedy centered around the family of a wealthy billionaire whose lust for young girls tears his family apart, features Taiwo Obileye, Charles Inojie, Ayo Adesanya, Wole Ojo, Gregory Ojefua, Tana Adelana, Vivian Anani, and Christian Paul.
The feature is produced by New York Film Academy graduate, Louiza Williams, directed by Richard Iboyi, and has Festus Ehimare as the executive producer.
The film also narrates the story of an intelligent young man who after failing to get a job with his driving school certificate, decides to disguise and work as a maid in a billionaire’s mansion.
Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju popularly known as Bobrisky has once again put up a display of affluence on social media.
The popular cross-dresser on Monday 15th, March 2021 was seen flaunting a N25 Million credit alert on his Instagram page.
The credit alert came in three batches as N10million, N5million and N10million Naira summing all up to 25 Million Naira.
The male Barbie posted a screenshot of the credit alerts, which he claimed woke him up this morning.
While flaunting his credit alert, Bobrisky bragged: “If you claim you are a big girl and dis type of alert hasn’t woken u up from sleep on a Monday morning…. 15th March you need to step up ur game from Bobrisky. 25million alert on a Monday morning. See I won’t stop doing good. See money now. What is your own Monday saying?”
The term multiracial or biracial is generally applied to individuals whose parents are from different racial backgrounds
In the entertainment industry multi- racial celebrities are doing great for themselves, these sterling men and women have gone on to have successful careers in their chosen fields.
The beautiful and versatile actress was born in Queens, New York, United States to a German American mother and a Yoruba father. She was brought up in Lagos and the United States respectively. She had her elementary schooling in Lagos and Ogun states. Her Lagos-based father, who is also a businessman, motivated her to study Accounting and she procured a degree in Accounting at the University of Kentucky in 2008. Adunni worked in the housing and insurance sectors in the United States and she ventured into fashion modelling and featured in America’s Next Top Model before joining the Nigeria movie industry.
Controversial broadcaster and radio talk show host, Ifedayo Olarinde better known as Daddy Freeze, although from Osun State, was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother. He spent most of his growing years in Ibadan, Oyo State, where he attended the International School and bagged a degree in Sociology from the University of Ibadan. He began his radio career in 1996 with the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Ibadan and later moved on to Cool FM Lagos in 2001.
Full name Georgina Chloe Eku Edewor-Thorley, the beautiful actress was born at Portland Hospital in London, along with her twin sister Kessiana to a Nigerian mum, Juliana Edewor and a British father, Hugh Thorley. Her mother is Juliana Edewor, an interior designer, restaurateur, and art collector originally from Delta State, while her father, Hugh Thorley, is British and has worked in the food and beverage supply and logistics industries. Although she is into movies now, she is best known for her work as host of the entertainment television program 53 Extra.
Caroline Danjuma was born to a Scottish father and a Nigerian mother. The actress studied Environmental Protection Management, Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Calabar. She made her screen debut in 2004, starring in some of Chico Ejiro’s popular films. In the wake of taking a break from the movie business, she made a comeback in 2016, producing and featuring in the romantic thriller ‘Stalker’.
Born in Ediba, a town in Abi local government area of Cross River State, the talented actress and filmmaker was born to a Nigerian mum and a British dad. She is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where she studied Mass Communication. Prior to debuting in the movie Thorns of Rose, she had previously featured in a 1997 soap opera titled Winds of Destiny.
The Nollywood actress and ex-beauty queen was born to a Nigerian father and an Irish mother. She holds a Bachelor of Arts certificate in English Language and Literature from the University of Ibadan. Ibinabo made her debut as a film actress in the movie, Most Wanted, and has since gone on to star in several Nigerian films.
The beautiful actress was born on February 8, 1985 into a family of Nigerian and Lebanese descent. Best known as the video girl for Wizkid’s Holla At Your Boy, Sophie has starred in several Nollywood movies.
Born January 16, 1959, Helen Folasade Adu popularly known as Sade Adu, is a Nigerian-British singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of her eponymous band. Sade was born in Ibadan, Nigeria but brought up in Essex, England since 4. She is one of the most successful British female artists in history and often recognised as an influence on contemporary music.
Highly celebrated Nigerian actor Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr better known as Ramsey Nouah was born in Edo State to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother making the very talented actor an Israeli-Nigerian man. He obtained a diploma in Mass Communications at the University of Lagos after which he pursued a career in acting. His acting career kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera ‘Fortunes’ and he has since appeared in numerous films starring as the lead role, and has been called “Lover-Boy” for his numerous roles in romantic films.
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Nigeria’s music scene is about to witness a much-anticipated collaboration as rap artistes, MI Abaga and Vector have announced via a visual on Twitter that they have a new song in works titled “Crown of Clay”.
In a tweet, Vector posted the artwork for the single and asked that fans turn on their post-notification for when the song will drop while MI tweeted “Crown of Clay, V & M.”
Before now, there has been no love lost between both rappers. They had been at each other’s throats.
In October 2019, MI dropped a beef song, The Viper, aimed at Vector whose nickname is Vector The Viper. Not long after, Vector responded with a track, Judas The Rat, a reference to Jude Abaga.
However, they have both decided to let bygones be bygones and this collaboration is proof of that.
Many of their fans have responded positively to the news and below are some reactions.
Afrobeat began in Ghana in the early 1920s. Nigeria later joined the Afrobeat wave in the late 1960s led by Fela Kuti who experimented with different contemporary music of the time.
Ever since, Nigeria has been producing amazing sounds that travel all over the world.
The music industry has gone from CD eras to streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Audiomack and Boomplay leading the way.
One of the leading music blogs, Mp3bullet.ng under Mp3bullet Media has compiled the list of most-streamed Nigerian artistes on Spotify.
1. Wizkid – 3,485,993,216
2. Burna Boy – 1,836,385,624
3. Mr Eazi – 1,059,515,866
4. Davido – 629,862,493
5. Maleek Berry – 442,738,299
6. Tekno – 205,976,589
7. Tiwa Savage – 179,123,712
8. P-square – 171,839,601
9. Yemi Alade – 146,942,395
10. Olamide – 141,684,604
Mp3bullet.ng bagged the best music blog of the year awards at POPA Awards 2016.
An Ogba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Wednesday ordered a DNA test to be conducted on Oluwafifehanmi, the daughter of a Nollywood star, Ronke Odusanya.
The trial Magistrate, Ms. M. O. Tanimola, gave the order while ruling on an application brought before her court by Olanrewaju Saheed, the estranged lover of Odusanya.
The daughter of the estranged couple, was born in 2019.
The popular actress and the father of her child, Olanrewaju Saheed, also known as Jago, are currently in court for several reasons including the welfare and custody of their daughter.
During proceedings on Wednesday, Saheed, through his lawyer, requested the court to order a DNA test to ascertain the paternity of the child.
Shaeed’s application was based on the grounds of suspicion of alleged infidelity on the part Odusanya.
The actress and her lawyer agreed to the request on the condition that the DNA fees and other bills be footed by Saheed.
The actress’ lawyer also pleaded with the court to ensure it is a court-supervised DNA test.
Ms Tanimola, ruling, decided on an undisclosed hospital on Lagos Island for the test to be done, and for the results to be sent directly to the court.
She adjourned the case till March 31, for further hearing.