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By Ekaete Bassey/ THE NATION

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.

Posted On Friday, 09 April 2021 16:58 Written by

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.

Posted On Wednesday, 07 April 2021 16:06 Written by

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.

Posted On Sunday, 04 April 2021 15:22 Written by

By Ekaete Bassey/ THE NATION

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.”

Posted On Friday, 02 April 2021 16:49 Written by

Dolly Parton‘s MusiCares tribute concert is coming to Netflix next month – you can check out the trailer below.

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.

Throughout the event, the likes of Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton paid tribute by covering Parton’s hits live onstage.

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?”

Posted On Tuesday, 23 March 2021 02:09 Written by

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:

@johnmayer

It’s probably time #newmusic

♬ original sound – johnmayer

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.

Meanwhile, Big Sean has revealed that he’s sitting on three unfinished tracks with John Mayer.

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.”

Posted On Sunday, 21 March 2021 15:32 Written by

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.

Posted On Friday, 19 March 2021 14:50 Written by

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.

Posted On Thursday, 18 March 2021 21:40 Written by

By Olaitan Ganiu/ THE NATION

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.

Posted On Wednesday, 17 March 2021 04:06 Written by

By Ekaette Bassey/ THE NATION

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?”

Posted On Monday, 15 March 2021 19:22 Written by
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