[ICYMI] VIBEZ EP 26: Dbanj Demands N100m For Rape Allegations, EFCC Trails Hushpuppi, Others + More

‘Fall In Love’ Crooner, D’banj, has finally reacted to the allegations of rape levelled against him after weeks of silence.

Meanwhile, there have been some other shocking new developments to the case.

Also, another Nigerian singer who is in the eye of the storm is Naira Marley who defied the COVID-19 to hold a concert in Abuja.

Catch all the juicy details of these stories and more on this episode of Vibez.

Vibez is your weekly recap of the top moment in the world of showbiz.

VIBEZ: Davido, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi Rule Billboard + More

 

It has been yet another exciting week in the world of showbiz.

For one, we celebrate our very own stars, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi who are making power moves and getting more props in the industry.

Their latest feature on the Billboard magazine’s first-ever issue devoted to the African continent, got the internet buzzing over the past week.

Also, joining the COVID-19-influenced e-concert trend, were pop stars Tu-Baba and Tiwa Savage, who gave us all the Vibez in their Udux X-Switch performance on Instagram.

Meanwhile, big brother Naija is set to return, defying all odds amidst the COVID-19. Catch this and more on this episode of Vibez.

Vibez is your weekly recap of all the top stories in the world of entertainment

[ICYMI] E-Money Under Police Radar, Davido Produces First Song In Eight Years + More This Week

 

This week on Vibez, we look at how popular billionaire and CEO of Five Star Music Group, Emeka Okonkwo A.K.A E-Money came under the radar of the police over his alleged abuse of his escorts.

We also talk about popular singer, Davido’s latest feat of returning to the production chair after eight years, as well as Afronation’s line up of performers for its now-postponed 2020 edition.

Catch all this and much more on this episode.

Vibez is your weekly recap of top stories making the rounds in the showbiz world.

Please like, share, and join the conversations. Also, remember to stay safe and stay home.

Vibez: Tony Allen’s Exit, Davido And Tems’ Magic, Daddy Showkey’s Return + More

 

This week was a shade darker as the world of showbiz mourned a number of notable figures.

From legendary afrobeat drummer, Tony Allen, to talented dancer, Picture Kodak and Bollywood greats, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, Vibez takes a look at the life of the stars and how they bade the world farewell over the past week.

On a lighter note, superstar, Davido and Tems give us pure magic in their new song/collaboration with American singer, Khalid.

We also talk about some emerging trends forced upon the fashion world by the COVID-19.

Vibez is your weekly recap of top entertainment moments. 

Backlash For Desmond Elliot, Obasanjo Sings Against COVID-19, + More Burna Boy Drama

 

This week on the Vibez we captured how top African leaders such as Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo, threw their hats in the fight ring against the COVID-19, the backlash that came upon actor Desmond Elliot over his ‘makeshift cleansing project’ and some extra drama from the self-acclaimed African Giant, Burna Boy.

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Vibez EP 10: Tubaba’s ‘Warriors’, Kobe’s Farewell, Iyanya’s Alleged Theft And More

 

This week in showbiz, we take a look at Tubaba’s latest album, ‘warriors’, as well as the new developments in the controversial car theft case surrounding singer, Iyanya.

We also bid farewell to basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, and see a big win for advocates of the #MeToo movement.

Meanwhile, a Nigerian designer, Kenneth Ize has made an unforgettable debut at the Paris Fashion Week with top model, Naomi Campbell walking in his Aso-Oke inspired pieces.

Click the video to watch all the top stories that made the rounds this week.

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Naira Marley’s Advice, DJ Cuppy’s New Mission, Grammy Awards And More

 

It was yet another interesting week in the world of showbiz.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the week’s Vibez.

Naira Marley Dishes Some Good Advice To Marlians

Controversial hip hop artiste, Naira Marley yet again stirred social media after he cautioned fans to take their future seriously.

He took to twitter where he wrote, “as a Marlian you have to enjoy your youth but don’t destroy your future”.

While some hailed the singer for his words of advice, others expressed shock because Marlians claim to have “no manners”.

Some also asked the soapy crooner to tell his fans to take a cue from him because beyond his accolades as a musician, he is a college graduate with a distinction.

Cuppy On A New Mission

Popular DJ and daughter of billionaire businessman Florence Otedola, a.k.a DJ Cuppy is on a new mission.

The singer who is always shaking up the social media space with various fascinating posts has again defied critics and taken to Instagram to announce that she’s been working on her debut EP.

According to her, it’s already more than halfway done but she has asked fans for suggestions on what to name it.

Meanwhile, the gelato crooner also took to her insta-stories where she disclosed that she’s working towards earning $1 million by the end of 2020.

Zlatan Accused Of Masterminding Attack On Vic O

Upcoming singer, Vic O accused rapper, Zlatan of assaulting him with the help of his friends.

The singer took to Instagram where he shared a video of his badly bruised face.

According to him, he was attacked in the Lekki area of Lagos by men, numbering about eight who are allegedly loyal to Zlatan.

He went further to announce that the battle line has been drawn, between Zlatan and himself. Meanwhile, Zlatan is yet to react to the allegations.

Cause Of Juice Wrld’s Death Revealed

One month after rising artiste, Juice Wrld passed away, the cause of his death has been revealed.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the rapper died of an accidental opioid overdose, specifically oxycodone and codeine toxicity”.

Juice Wrld is the latest in a string of famous musicians to die of an opioid overdose in recent years.

Meanwhile, his family has disclosed plans for a public tribute to be held for the late rapper in Chicago.

Davido Drops “2020 Letter To You”

On to some new music, Nigerian pop star, Davido has risen above all the drama that ushered him into the new year with the release of a freestyle track titled: ‘2020, Letter To You’.

In the new track, O.B.O advices everyone to be true to themselves.

He also says no one is perfect and so, everyone should learn to accept each other as they are and aim for higher.

‘Eyimofe’ To Premiere At Berlin International Film Festival

And to movies, Nigerian feature film ‘Eyimofe’ is set to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival which starts in February 2020.

Written by Chuko Esiri and produced by Melissa Adeyemo, the film addresses the endless pursuit of migrants for greener pastures in Europe and the sad reality they often meet at the end.

‘Joseph’ Hits The Big Screens

Meanwhile, African-Carribean film, Joseph is also set to hit the big screens.

The movie chronicles the life of a young, successful medical doctor in the Caribbean whose curiosity about Africa sets him on a journey to an unknown world amidst warnings from friends and family.

Movie enthusiasts joined some cast and crew of the film for its premiere which took place in Lagos, Nigeria.

Diane Makes Fashion Statement

To some more exciting stuff, Mercy Johnson’s Epic Movie, the legend of Inikpi is finally out and some of our faves stepped out in style for the premiere which took place at the Film House Cinemas in Lekki.

Those in attendance included Yvonne Jegede, Paul Obazele, Ay Makun, Denrele, popular OAP, Lolo, and some of Big Brother Naija’s finest, Ceecee, Diane and Thelma.

Diane particularly wowed fans with what seemed to be a surprisingly bold fashion statement.

A photo she posted on Instagram, was accompanied with a caption that read: “be crazy enough to know you can do anything you want in life”. and fans could not hide their excitement in the comments.

Grammys: Fans Anticipate Burna’s Win

Finally, the Grammys is only few hours from now and our very own Burna Boy a.k.a African Giant, is a nominee for the ‘best world music category’, alongside heavyweights such as Angelique Kidjo.

A lot of fans are very optimistic and so far, social media has been buzzing, with #BurnaBoy as one of the top trends.

We have our fingers crossed and we’re wishing him all the best.

Jide Kosoko’s Zanku, Cardi B’s Drama And More: The Week In Showbiz

 

After having ‘A Good Time’ in 2019, from what was arguably a successful music year for Davido, as well as the anticipation of his wedding to his lover, Chioma, the newyear started off on a rather dramatic note for the singer.

The drama started after photos of himself and his first baby mama, Sophia Momodu surfaced online, sparking rumours that the two were getting back together.

Meanwhile, American Rapper, Cardi B, has continued to shake social media with her talks about filing for a Nigerian citizenship.

The latest in her series of banter, was her asking fans to pick a Nigerian name for her.

“Let’s settle this once and for all, Chioma B or Cadijat”, she tweeted.

And trust Nigerians not to pass on a good banter. They went on with various comments and hilarious reactions. Read More

In Nollywood, Actress, Mercy Johnson has added a new feather to her filming cap with the release of the trailer for her debut production, titled The Legend Of Inikpi.

The film features a stellar cast of Nollywood Heavyweights including herself, Sam Dede, Odunlade Adekola, Saidi Balogun, Paul Obazele and others.

Kunle Afolayn is also set to give fans another hit movie following his 2019 production, Mokalik.

According to him, the movie titled ‘Citation’ will explore the notorious sex for grades practice reported in some higher institutions of learning and colleges.

It features Hollywood actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis and celebrity fashion blogger Temi Otedola who would be cutting her teeth in Nollywood.


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Hollywood Stars Shine On Globes Red Carpet

 

Hollywood’s brightest stars sparkled on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, the first showbiz awards gala of 2020.

Under sunny skies, the best and brightest of film and television gathered at the Beverly Hilton in their finest for the ceremony, hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais.

Here is a look at some of the trends spotted on the red carpet:

Black and White

Tinseltown’s A-list wants to make a good impression on the first major red carpet of the year, and how better to do that than in classic black and white, a fashion staple.

Billy Porter attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP
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Style icon Billy Porter, a nominee for best actor in a TV drama for his work on “Pose,” wowed fans in an all-white Alex Vinash tuxedo with a coat featuring a giant feather train — that zips off, he explained to E! television.

 

Actor Joey King attends the 2020 Walt Disney Company Post-Golden Globe Awards Show celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hulu/AFP Rachel Murray / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

Nominated actress Joey King (“The Act”) created a daring carpet moment in a sculptural black and white Iris van Herpen dress with a mind-boggling wavy detail and bare shoulders.

 

US actress and director Greta Gerwig arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. VALERIE MACON / AFP

 

Actress-filmmaker Greta Gerwig — whose “Little Women” was in contention but who was notably snubbed in the best director category — turned heads in a black Proenza Schouler dress with a notable side slit and a white off the shoulder neckline.

 

Cynthia Erivo attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP Frazer Harrison / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

Nominee Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”) rocked a similar look — a custom Thom Browne number with flowers embroidered in the inner lining of her dress.

 

Awkwafina

 

And Awkwafina, who took home the award for best comedy film actress for her starring role in “The Farewell,” sported a sleek Dior tuxedo with a ruffled collar blouse and a long ball skirt.

Midnight (mid-afternoon?) Blues

The stars hit the red carpet in the middle of the afternoon in Los Angeles, but midnight blue was all the rage.

Ana De Armas attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP Frazer Harrison / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

Ana de Armas, a nominee for best comedy actress for the murder mystery “Knives Out,” said she was “a little bit of a mess” at her first Globes but looked like a million bucks in a glittering, strapless Ralph & Russo gown with a full skirt.

 

Beanie Feldstein attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP Frazer Harrison / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

Beanie Feldstein, a nominee in the same category for “Booksmart,” beamed in her strapless blue Oscar de la Renta gown and matching headband.

Ladies in Red

A red dress is the stuff of Hollywood legends, and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars delivered.

Nicole Kidman attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP Frazer Harrison / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

Nicole Kidman, who stars in the Fox News harassment scandal flick “Bombshell” as Gretchen Carlson, went strapless — a big trend on the night — in a crimson Versace gown with a train and strappy stilettos.

 

US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. VALERIE MACON / AFP

 

Scarlett Johansson, who starred in the searing Netflix divorce drama “Marriage Story,” upped the va-va-voom factor in a plunging strapless Vera Wang gown in a hue that matched her name.

 

Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama for “The Crown” during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP KEVIN WINTER / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

And Olivia Colman, a winner on Sunday for her turn as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s “The Crown,” opted for a red Emilia Wickstead gown with dramatic puff sleeves and an Empire waist.

Shades of Green

Charlize Theron attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP Frazer Harrison / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

Charlize Theron, who plays journalist Megyn Kelly in “Bombshell,” looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder vibrant green Dior gown with a black corset bodice.

 

Jodie Comer attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP Frazer Harrison / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

 

“Killing Eve” star Jodie Comer channelled her eccentric assassin character Villanelle in a full emerald green gown with puff sleeves and a canary yellow clutch.

US actress Jennifer Lopez arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. VALERIE MACON / AFP

 

Jennifer Lopez is 50 and fabulous, and has earned lots of praise for her Globe-nominated performance as a veteran stripper with a plan in “Hustlers.”

Her red carpet moments are sometimes the stuff of legend, like her iconic green Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys.

But on Sunday, her Valentino look — topped with a giant green and gold bow — was… less than universally loved.

“Jennifer Lopez has come as a giant present. I thought

FG Commits To Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

FG Pledges Commitment To Supporting Young EntrepreneursNigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to creating a conducive environment for youths in the country to grow in their chosen careers.

Professor Osinbajo made the commitment in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, at the launch of a gospel album.

He added that the economic development plan of the government is targeted at promoting young entrepreneurs not only with funding but by providing other enablers that can engender greater development.

The Vice President noted that there is a great deal of opportunities in the technology, entertainment, music and showbiz industries waiting to be tapped and government is poised to assist young Nigerians in living their dream.

He further disclosed that the Federal Government is setting up hubs for technological and entrepreneurial advancement in all the six geo-political zones of the country to provide the pedestal to flourish and serve as coordinating centre for young entrepreneurs who need start up support in various fields.

Professor Osinbajo said, while efforts are underway to set up the hubs in other parts of Nigeria, those of Abuja and Lagos have been set up. He therefore called on young people to actively participate in the initiative.