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.
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.
Don’t forget to watch, like, comment and share this video.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nominee Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”) rocked a similar look — a custom Thom Browne number with flowers embroidered in the inner lining of her dress.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
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, who plays journalist Megyn Kelly in “Bombshell,” looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder vibrant green Dior gown with a black corset bodice.
“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.
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
Nigeria’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.