Vibez: M.I’s Bollywood Romance, Wizkid’s Album And Olamide’s Big Deal

 

Tonto Dikeh, Churchill Bring Back The Drama

Grab your popcorn guys! Because it appears the drama between actress, Tonto Dikeh and her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill is far from over.

The latest twist in the bitter breakup, see them claim the number five spot on our trends this week.

Remember last year when Tonto made shocking allegations in a YouTube interview that Churchill was an internet fraudster as well as a ritualist?

Well, Churchill has now slammed her with a N500 million lawsuit for what he described as her ‘malicious statements’ which he claims have ruined his political ambition.

Tonto has not directly responded to the lawsuit, yet, and we’re just as curious as you are to see how this all unfolds.

 

US Rapper Pop Smoke Killed

At number four is the sad news of the killing of yet another musician, pop smoke.

The 20-year-old New York rapper was killed after two men wearing hoodies and masks invaded his home and fired multiple shots at him.

Pop smoke is the latest in a spate of us rappers to be violently killed.

XXXtentacion was killed in a similar manner in June 2018, while Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in 2019.

 

‘Queen Of Katwe’ Actor Dies At 15

It was more gloom for the showbiz world and we are sad to see the number three spot on the trend occupied by news of another death – this time, a brilliant child star.

15-year-old Nikita Pearl Waligwa, one of the young stars of Disney’s critically acclaimed Queen Of Katwe died after a 4-year battle with brain cancer.

Although she died on Saturday, February the 15th, news of her death made the rounds on Sunday, opening the week with sadness as stars paid tributes to her.

The actress played Gloria in the 2016 film, based on the life of chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, which also starred Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong’o And David Oyelowo.

Our condolences go to the family and friends of the young departed souls.

 

BBNaija’s Nina Gets Engaged

To some more cheery news at number two, wedding bells are ringing and this time it’s for Big Brother Naija reality star, Nina.

While many hoped that the Miracle, Nina #MINA love story from the BBNaija house would blossom into something more serious, it appears that ship never really got going.

An excited Nina took to social media to share photos of her traditional marriage ceremony while stating that her bride price was paid in full.

Although she has yet to disclose the identity of her husband, congratulatory messages have been pouring in from friends and fans of the reality tv star.

 

Olamide Signs Deal With Empire Distribution

Just last week, Nigerian rapper Olamide, dropped his latest project ‘999’ to the delight of his fans. This past week, he’s served up more good news, making it to our number 1 spot.

The YBNL boss has signed a joint-venture deal with American music distribution and record label, Empire Distribution.

He made the announcement on Twitter, declaring that he’s now ready to take the world by storm.

Olamide’s new feat puts him among Nigerian artistes aiming to take over the global music industry by signing international deals.

Those are our top five stories for the week. We also have some exciting news in the movies, music and fashion world.

 

Wizkid Completes ‘Made In Lagos’ Album

If you have been waiting for some new music from Wizkid, your wait may end any moment now as Wizzy is set to release his long-awaited album, ‘Made In Lagos’.

Star boy who has been a bit off the radar, took to Twitter to announce that he’d been working on the album and he is finally done.

In addition to hitting you with the music, the singer says he’s also been working on his spirit and he’s happy for his growth.

While we’re not exactly sure what that means, we probably can expect a new improved version of him.

 

Falz, Charly Boy Take Shots At Fake Pastors

Meanwhile, veteran artiste Charly Boy has dropped the visuals for his Falz-assisted track ‘God Of Men: Fake Pastors’.

On the track, the duo draw attention to the evil deeds of false pastors and prophets.

The video for the uptempo track features actor Segun Arinze portraying the titular fake pastor.

 

M.I Aims For Bollywood With ‘Namaste Wahala’

Sensational rapper M.I Abaga is about to set lights and cameras rolling with his movie production debut, a Bollywood/Nollywood collaboration.

Nollywood is set to meet Bollywood with a new movie titled ‘Namaste Wahala’.

M.I. Who is an associate producer on the film shared the news on Instagram, while also revealing that Richard Mofe Damijo, Ini Dima-Okojie and Osas Ighodalo are amongst the cast.

Director Hamisha Daryani Ahuja, says the movie which is set to hit theatres on April 24 tells a story with a lot of laughter and a few tears about love and family.

 

Nollywood’s First-Ever Time Travel Film ‘DOD’

Away from M.I’s Bollywood romance, we’re set to take a trip back in time with one of Nollywood’s latest feature films titled ‘DOD’.

The adventure drama produced by Anthill Studios is based on two teenagers who through magic, are able to go back in time and reverse the financial situation of their family.

The cast includes a rich array of actors such as Jide Kososko, Nobert Young, Ireti Doyle, Ini Dima- Okojie, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Denola Grey among others.

 

Burna Boy, Stormzy Shine On Brit Awards Red Carpet

Top music talents and international acts graced the 40th edition of the Brit Awards, looking all glam.

Nigerian artiste Burna Boy, who was nominated for best international solo artist, but lost to Tyler The Creator, walked the red carpet dressed aptly for winter, wearing a striking aquamarine coat.

Others who made the best-dressed list include Eva Apio, Joy Crookes, Lizzo, Vick Hope and Stormzy.

Banky W Releases Visuals For ‘Made For You’

Banky WSinger cum Producer, Olubankole Wellington (Banky W), has released the visuals for his love song ‘Made For You’.

Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, featured as Banky W’s love interest in the newly released video.

The visual piece was directed by Banky W in New York for TILT production and EME.

Da Emperor Drops New Video, I’m A Sinner

Da EmperorIndigenous rap act, Da Emperor, drops the video and audio for his new single – I’m A Sinner.

His previous single titled Firewood featuring Oritse Femi has been enjoying rave reviews and he said that the latest work, I’m A Sinner’ was carefully put together to ensure he does not fall below expectation.

The year 2016 promises to be a busy year, according to Da Emperor. Soon to be released is a collaboration titled ‘Shake It’. It features artistes from the United States and the UK.

Tiwa Savage, Davido, Flavour, Others Shine At MAMAs

Tiwa MAMABig names in Nigeria’s music industry, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Clarence Peters, Flavour won awards at the just concluded MTV Africa Music Awards which held on Saturday, in Durban, South Africa.

Other stars including Don Jazzy, D’Banj, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Dr Sid, Sauti Sol, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Phyno and Yuri da Cunha, gave awesome performances at the Durban’s International Conference Centre.

While South African duo, Mafikizolo won in the Best Group and Song of The Year categories, Davido took home two awards, for Best Male and Artist of the Year.

Tiwa Savage, Clarence Peters, Flavour went away with one award each.

THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS:

Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)

Best Female: Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group: Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Best New Act: Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

Best Live Act: Flavour (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration: “Y-tjukutja” – Uhuru Ft. Oskido, DJ Bucks, Professor and Yuri Da Cunha (South Africa/Angola)

Best Hip Hop: Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Alternative: Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)

Best Francophone: Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone: Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Artist of the Year: Davido (Nigeria)

Song of the Year: “Khona” – Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Video: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

Best Pop: Goldfish (South Africa)

Best International: Pharrell

Personality of the Year: Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)

MTV Base Leadership Award: Ashish J. Thakkar (Tanzania)

Transform Today Award by Absolut: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

EN: Nollywood Film To Screen At Cannes, Righteous Man Makes A Come-back

Udoka OyekaOn this spotlight segment, EN featured the director of the acclaimed short film, Living Funeral, which has been admitted to screen at 2014 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Udoka Oyeka.

Living Funeral tells the story of a young lady about to die from breast cancer. However, her family is yet to come to terms with the reality of her imminent death.

Nollywood great, Liz Benson and Norbert Young play active roles as father and mother of the patient.

Also, EN features Raggae maestro, Righteous Man as he makes a come-back to secular music.

Here’s what’s trending in the entertainment world.

Wande Coal’s Record Label Searching For New Talents

Wande CoalWith a new album underway and numerous plans in the works, former Mavin artiste, Wande Coal is looking to expand his music outfit, Black Diamond Entertainment.

“The Kick” crooner said that the search for new talents to grace Nigeria’s entertainment industry was on. He made this known while having a quick chat on Harvest FM, Makurdi, in preparation for his performance at the Makurdi wing of Star Music Trek 2014.

So, fingers crossed, some upcoming talent’s life may soon take a 360’s turn for the better as the Black Diamond Entertainment is obviously leaving nothing to chance as it takes entertainment to the next level in 2014.

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EN: Mercy Johnson, Genevieve Nnaji, Mercy Aigbe, Others Dazzle At AMVCA

African movie stars dazzled on the red carpet of the recently concluded African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, which held in Lagos and attracted the big names in the movie industry.

Check out popular actors, Beverly Naya, Mercy Aigbe, Majid Michel, Mercy Johnson, Genevieve Nnaji in stunning outfits.

October 1st Will Be A ‘Fantastic Film’- Kunle Afolayan

Also, EN caught up with award winning film maker, Kunle Afolayan, who spoke about the highly anticipated big budget flick, October First.

Afolayan, disclosed that the inspiration for the movie was “from the fact that I was looking for a story set in a small community.” He added that the script which was written by Tunde Babalola was considered because he had never done a “period piece.”

The film director and actor, who recently took to Facebook to express his frustrations with certain set-backs in the country, said his upcoming movie is significant “to the present state of Nigeria as a nation.”