‘Justice Slowly Becoming A Thing Of The Past’ – Davido, Banky W, Celebrities Fume Over Sowore’s Re-Arrest

Operatives of the Department of State Services on Friday re-detained founder of the Revolution Now campaign, Omoyele Sowore less than 24 hours after they released him.

Sowore was re-arrested following an earlier futile attempt by DSS operatives to arrest him inside the courtroom of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

He was eventually whisked away at the court premises and taken to the office of the DSS where he is being detained.

Sowore was released on Thursday night after months in DSS detention, following an order by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, who gave the security agency a 24-hour ultimatum.

His re-arrest has sparked reactions from many Nigerians including celebrities who took to social media messaging platform, Twitter to express disdain over the

Pop star, David Adeleke popularly known by his fans as Davido lamented that  “Justice slowly becoming a thing of the past in our dear country.” He also tagged another top musician Falz, who father, Femi Falana (SAN) is Sowore’s lawyer. He added that he Senior Advocate is a legend.



Banky Wellington, a singer and actor in his reaction said Sowore’s re-arrest brings shame to Nigeria’s Democracy.

“This is an absolute disgrace to our country & a blatant abuse of human rights. It doesn’t matter whether you agree with Sowore’s political ambitions or not. This is a new low, even for us,” he said.

Veteran broadcaster Funmi Iyanda was also not silent over the situation she wondered why Sowore has become a threat. He also described the situation as ‘crazier.’

In a satirical reaction, popular comedian Frank Donga described the re-arrest as a kidnap inside a courtroom.



See tweets of more celebrities below…


BBNaija’s Mike Joins EME Management

Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) has signed former Big Brother Naija housemate Mike Olayemi Edwards to its management division.

The endorsement was announced on Friday via EME official Instagram handle theofficialeme_.

“We are so pleased to announce that @aireyys is now signed to the management division of Empire Mates Entertainment. We welcome you to our family and cannot wait to do amazing things together.Thank you for trusting us with your brand. #ManLikeMike #TeamMike #TeamEME.”


EME is a Media Agency jointly owned by music star Banky W and aeronautical engineer Tunde Demuren.

Banky W also took to his personal Instagram handle to announce that Mike is now a member of EME family.

He also showered praise on Mike describing him as “one of the most focus housemates ever in the history of Big Brother Naija.”



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#ManlikeMike – @aireyys is unquestionably one of the most focused housemates EVER in the history of #bigbrothernaija. Even BEFORE he got on the show, he was an ambitious and accomplished athlete and Businessman – with his stellar line of Beard Oil, Caps and @aireyyscigars (first black owned cigar company in the UK). Proud of the classy way he carried himself during the show, and excited to be partnering with him and his incredible wife @itspsd on their vision and plans going forward. Glad to announce that Mike has signed to @theofficialeme_’s management division. Welcome Mike and Perry to the family!!! Thank you for trusting us. We will build something special together by God’s grace 📸: @iredeadunni with moral support from @aoquadry 😆🤣🤦🏽‍♂️🙌🏽

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Mike was the first runner up in the 2019 edition of Nigeria’s most popular reality show, BBNaija tagged Pepper Dem. He is married to British Olympian, Perri Shakes-Drayton.

Fans Wowed As New Vogue Issue Features Adesua Etomi


Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi Wellington has been featured on the latest issue of the Vogue Magazine to the delight of her fans.

Her appearance on the popular magazine cover rode to viral glory on Thursday after fans latched on to her husband’s post.

An excited Bankole Wellington, a.k.a Banky W, had tweeted a photo of the cover with the words, “Breaking news: My wife is on the cover of @voguemagazine!!!!!!!!!!”.

In the cover photo of the issue tagged ‘a celebration of global’, Adesua was seen side by side three other woman in what appeared to be a celebration of diversity.

With over five years of a blossoming career, the alluring actress has won the hearts of many as she has taken up major roles in several Nollywood box office hits.

Beyond being excited, Banky W went further to tweet: “@AdesuaEtomiW you are such an inspiration!!! I’m soooo PROUD of you and happy for you. This is only the beginning, by God’s grace. Shine like the star you were always meant to be, baby. Shine!!!”

Arguably the most influential fashion magazine in the world, Vogue has been setting fashion standards for over a century and is the top-selling fashion magazine in the world with editions globally, like Italian Vogue and British Vogue.

This latest issue features 14 countries and 14 superstars including Scarlett Johansson, Doona Bae and Deepika Padukone.

See some of the reactions below.

Jimi Agbaje, Banky W, Others Mourn Tosyn Bucknor

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The entertainment industry has been thrown into mourning following the news of the death of radio presenter and entertainer, Tosyn Bucknor.

Many have taken to social media to express their sadness and shock over her death.

The late Tosyn Bucknor was described as one who was full of energy and impacted lives positively.

The Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje on his Twitter page said, “I have just received the sad news of the passage of Tosyn Bucknor (Area Mama) due to complications from the Sickle cell.

“As a healthcare professional, I am well aware of the challenges of people living with sickle cell. Tosyn fought a good fight”.

Celebrities Pay Tributes To Tosyn Bucknor

Tosyn died at the age of 37, following complications from the Sickle Cell disease.

She was reportedly found dead by her husband, Aurelien Boyer when he arrived at home from work on Monday.

She was confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Saraki, Ezekwesili, Banky W Lead Praise For Super Eagles Despite World Cup Exit

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Senate President Bukola Saraki and former Minister of Education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, and music star and actor Banky W were among Nigerians who praised the Super Eagles for their performance at the World Cup despite their failure to progress beyond the group stage.

According to Saraki, the Super Eagles did enough at football’s biggest competition to hold their head high regardless of the outcome.

Ezekwesili on her part, hailed the team for making Nigerian believe and giving them hope.

After the Super Eagles lost their first 2018 World Cup game 2-0 to Croatia, they rallied in the second group game to defeat Iceland by the same scoreline and went into Tuesday’s game against Argentina needing a win or draw to progress.

Their 2-1 loss to Argentina, however, meant they finished third in Group D with three points behind Argentina – four points, and Croatia – nine points. Iceland was bottom of the group.


The Eagles did not, however, roll over for Argentina. They fought and created chances several chances throughout the game, matching the Lionel Messi-led side in terms of shots.

In the end, it was not enough but Nigerians noted the effort made, especially in their clash against Argentina.

For many of them, it was a dignified exit and for others, their performance indicated that the team was on the right track.

Here are some of the reactions.

Meanwhile, some have called for the retention of the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and for continuity in the team’s development.

Nollywood Stars Storm Ibadan For Gabriel Afolayan’s Wedding

Nollywood celebrities on Thursday stormed the capital city of Oyo State, as actor Gabriel Afolayan tied the knot with fiancée, Amoke.

The colourful traditional wedding was held amidst pomp and pageantry even as their pictures and video form the wedding dominated social media with the trend #gbanks2018.

The ceremony was graced by top Nollywood artists including Adeniyi Johnson, Olasunkanmi Omobolanle, Tope Tedela, Wole Ojo and others.

Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, his wife Adesua, pop artiste Mo’Cheddah, ace comedian Woli Arole, among other celebrities were at the traditional wedding.

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The couple had begun their journey into matrimony with the introduction earlier held in Osogbo, Osun State.

Afolayan, a Nollywood actor cum singer is known by the stage name G-Fresh. In February this year, he released a single titled ‘Amoke.’

The church wedding is scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 7.

Afolayan had earlier made the announcement of their wedding by posting their pre-wedding picture on his official Instagram handle @gabbyluccii.

See photos below…


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TWP2: Osinbajo, Mo Abudu Stun At Arabian Themed Premiere

The Sequel to 2016 hit movie, The Wedding Party, premiered in Lagos at the weekend with stars gracing the red carpet in their Arabian themed attires.

The premiere of the movie – The Wedding Party (2) – Destination Dubai, attracted Tv, film and music stars, as well as socialites, many of whom tried to outdo one another with their outfits.

The new film sees Nonso and Deardre’s affection blossom into a full-fledged relationship which suddenly becomes an unplanned engagement.

All families involved are again caught up in a wedding planning frenzy, even as inter-racial tensions rise.

Present at the premiere were stars of the movie, Banky W, Adesuwa Etomi, Sola Sobowale among other new faces in the new installment including Patience Ozokwor.

Others included Richard Mofe Damijo, Omotola, Executive Producer of the Movie, Mo Abudu and wife of Nigeria’s Vice President, Oludolapo Osinbajo.

The movie is set to hit cinemas nationwide from December 15, 2017.

See photos below.

Banky W, Adesua Tie Knot In Destination Wedding

Celebrity Couple, Bankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W and Adesuwa Etomi have taken the final leg of their wedding to Cape Town, South Africa after they shut down Lagos last weekend with the festivities of their traditional marriage.

The couple jetted out with their close friends and family earlier in the week and have kept fans seriously anticipating the final event with their posts on social media.

Read Also: Must See Looks At Adesuwa And Banky W’s Lagos Wedding

They got legally married on Monday, a day after the traditional wedding at an undisclosed location in Lagos.

Here's to forever in Jesus name… 🙏🏽😍😙 #BAAD2017 #TheFinale

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Tagged #BAAD2017, the wedding has created much buzz on social media and has been labeled ‘wedding of the year’.

It had in attendance friends and colleagues including Tunde Demuren, Toolz, Linda Ejiofor, Ebuka, among others.

While many have continued to beam with excitement for the couple, some have also taken time to advise them to keep their affairs more private, after their big day today.

Must See Looks At Adesua And Banky W’s Wedding

Wedding guests at BAAD2017

Celebrity lovebirds, Banky W and Adesuwa Etomi have finally tied the knot and the couple as well as their guests had their slay game going strong.

Here are some of the best looks spotted at the wedding which took place on Sunday (November 19) in Lagos.

The Groom: Banky W
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The groom and his men

Banky W, Adesua Tie Knot In Exotic Lagos Wedding

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Celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesuwa Etomi are finally tying the knot in an exotic wedding ceremony in Lagos State.

The lovebirds who had their introduction ceremony on May 6, had their white wedding on November 19, in company of close friends and family.

With the announcement of their engagement in May and the build up until now, the wedding is arguably one of the most anticipated this year.

Many have held the opinion that Adesuwa and Banky really do look like a match made in heaven – the perfect pair – and so, have continued to wish them the marital bliss.

Meanwhile Banky W in an emotion-laden write up on Instagram expressed gratitude for his big day and his lovely bride.

“I don’t deserve to see this day, I don’t deserve this woman, I don’t deserve the family and friends I have.

“Somehow, God saw it fit to bless me with all of it anyway. In this moment, I am so happy, so grateful and so thankful.

“And so ready to take this step – By God’s grace and mercy, here’s to forever, he wrote.

Read More: Must See Looks At Adesuwa And Banky W’s Wedding

See Photos Of Adesuwa’s Hawai Themed Bridal Shower

Screen goddess, Adesuwa Etomi will today tie the knot with her love and R n B Singer, Bankole Wellington, A.k.A Banky W.

While her close friends had last week organised a royal bridal shower for her, she and her bride’s maids were spotted having a Hawai themed hens party on Saturday, few hours to her big day.

Some of those spotted were fellow actresses, Linda Ejiofor, Jemimah Osunde, Nancy Isime, among others.

See photos below.


BAAD2017: Linda Ejiofor, Chigul, Others Rock At Adesua’s Bridal Shower

Adesuwa Etomi and Banky W’s wedding is now steps closer following a bridal shower which was organised on Saturday.

The beautiful bride-to-be, Adesuwa, was celebrated in a party tagged: Adesua’s Royal Bridal Shower, hosted by her friends and loved ones, among whom were fellow actresses Linda Ejiofor, Osas Ighodalo, Jemima Osunde and Chigul.

Read Also: Banky W Announces Engagement To Actress, Adesuwa Etomi

In May, the R n B star, proposed to the screen diva, Adesuwa, a news that was received with much excitement by fans, especially following their roles in hit movie – The Wedding Party.

The much-anticipated celebrity wedding will take place before the year runs out.

L-R: Chigul, Bolanle, Adesuwa, Zainab