Rubbin’ Minds: Toolz Evicts Ebuka From Live TV In Birthday Surprise

Ebuka HotseatThe Sunday July 13 edition of Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television fell on the eve of the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s birthday and it turned out the way he never planned.

Celebrated radio girl, Toolz, stormed the Channels Television studio midway into the live programme on the covert invitation of the producer when Ebuka had just announced that he was about to have his second guest.

As the show host, Ebuka had been accused of being mean to guests with his consistent probing, and it was time for him to have a feel of what he had put several celebrities through with Toolz bombarding him with daring questions about his career and private life and of course relationships with women.

Although his explanations would not save him from Toolz’ well planned payback, he explained why he took the daring path as he was tired of the regular interviews that celebrities grant where they answer the same set of questions. He believed it made more impact asking celebrities what people are really asking on the streets and on social media.

The good looking presenter who clocks 32 on July 14 confessed to being nervous as he was bewildered by the pleasant coup by his colleagues and the demand for honest answers to questions thrown at him.

He revealed his untold opinions about some of the celebrities he had interviewed; the best, the worst, the ones he underrated but wowed him and the ones who disappointed. From Tonto Dike, to Davido, Reminisce, Toke Makinwa, Omawunmi, and May-D, he had a thing to say about them all.

He also revealed that the one person he was dying to interview was the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. He stated that he felt the President had not been asked the kind of questions he should be asked and also the ones he would love to be asked.

Getting personal, Ebuka could not count the number of tattoos on his body but he disclosed where some of them are placed, what they mean and what next he would be putting up on his body, yes he loves tattoos that much.

He tried hard to put up an act he had been faced with from several guests when the issue of women came up but Toolz wouldn’t bend. Eventually, he admitted – probably for the first time in the media – having dated TV presenter, Lamide Akintobi.

Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Omawunmi are among female celebrities Ebuka considered special and attractive but his special closeness to Rita Dominic would not be swept under the carpet by the ceremonial host but Ebuka maintained that they were just friends, adding, “If I wanted it to be more, it would have been more since.”

Then came the moment for Toolz’ set of mean questions just the way Ebuka dished them out to celebrities on the show and with his answers he got some of the crew members shaking their heads.

On his several confessions, Ebuka spoke about how he had managed to stay on the minds of Nigerians after breaking through via a reality TV show, considering how many of such persons have gone quiet over the years.

He also gave his own clarification between arrogance, self-confidence and self-worth, the last two being what describes him, contrary to what some people might think.

The few minutes of the exciting interview which forced Ebuka unto the hot seat on his own set might just be one of the most memorable birthday surprises Ebuka would ever experience. He took a deep breath as the show ended.

 

Davido’s Skelewu Is Not Music – Waconzy

Nigerian pop singer, Waconzy has emphasized the need for fellow musicians to create music that has meanings and positive messages.

The good looking ‘Celebrate’ crooner, while appearing as guest on ‘Rubbin’ Minds, spoke about his life, the businesses  he is involved with outside the entertainment industry and his music in comparison with other artistes.

Waconzy is most popular for the track ‘Celebrate’, and when asked about his view on being tagged a “one hit wonder”, he replied, “everybody has his mouth and you can say whatever you want to say…when there is no news then it’s bad news but it’s wrong when you say I am a one hit wonder because I’ve got so many hit songs”.

He went on to list several songs he had recorded as hit songs including his recently recorded collaboration with American singer ‘Truth Hurts’. He claimed: “a lot of times I have got this challenge of knowing which song I’m going to perform on stage”.

The Port-Harcourt raised artiste went further to declare himself as “Super Man” in an industry that has many artistes with similar lyrics. This was in response to a question about how he distinguishes himself among other artistes.

He claimed that his songs had good lyrical content and would live after him. “I don’t want to do my music because I wanna make all the money out of my music. I can as well make money from my company. My music must be there even when I’m gone.”

He further said: “I don’t believe in all these stuff these little children do these days. They do songs they don’t have meaning, they just wanna make noise, this is bull sh*t you know.”

With Ebuka probing further into the identity of the little children he considers as noise makers, Waconzy responded by mentioning Olamide, Timaya, Davido among some of the artistes who make hit songs but do not make music.

He advised artistes to embrace hiring song writers if they could not do the job themselves.

The interview wasn’t all about condemnation of his colleagues though as he commended artistes like Tiwa Savage, Waje, Bez, Tuface Idibia He stated that their music contained good lyrics and would remain evergreen.

Watch the video for more on Waconzy’s personal opinions about Tonto Dike, Terry G, D’Banj and many other Nigerian artistes.

Funmi Dies Of Cancer

A lawyer and graduate of University of Lagos, Funmi Lawal who was diagnosed with malignant sarcoma, a kind of cancer at the shoulder region is dead.

The cancer was said to have spread to her lungs making it difficult for her to breathe without the aid of a respirator.

Unfortunately she gave up the fight at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, after undergoing an amputation on her left arm in January to save her life.

Earlier during the cause of donations to save her life, popular entertainers  (Don Jazzy, Tonto Dike) amongst others donated to save her life.

Funmi's left arm amputated in January

 

Funmi in the hospital trying to recover

 

Itz Ova: Tonto Dike releases music video

Nollywood star and upcoming singer, Tonto Dike has finally released the much awaited video to her first single Itz Ova where she featured Synpa.

The video was produced and directed by Gbemi Philips under the auspices of Gbemi Philips productions.

Tonto Dike releases another song; features Terry G

Nollywood actress and musician, Tonto Dike has released yet another single with the “Apako master Terry G.

The single which is titled “Crazically Fit”  was produced under the auspices of TGP Entertainment.

Tonto broke the news to her fan on the social media platform Twitter Saying “#CRAZICALLY FIT# OUT NOW**Enjoy”

The star came out some months back with her first singles, ‘Itz Ova and Hi’.