Vibez: Shocking News For AMVCA Attendees, Panicked Cardi B Goes Viral + More

 

The COVID-19 has shut down parts of the world, forcing many to stay at home and practice social distancing.

While the world of showbiz is not left out, it’s still far from taking a halt.

From AMVCA attendees getting some shocking COVID-19 news to Cardi B’s rant going viral and Runtown lending a hand by donating millions of Naira to Nigerians, you can catch up on the top moments that made the rounds this week.


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We also take a look at how the coronavirus has spurred a rise of E-concerts…from John Legend to Asa, and Tu-Baba, artists are getting more creative and exploring the concept.

And then celebrities are teaming up with the NCDC to fight fake COVID-19 news.

Meanwhile, away from the coronavirus, the music industry has lost a legend Kenny Rogers at the age of 81.

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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Tubaba Celebrates His Birthday With Big Brother Housemates

Music legend, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tubaba paid a surprise visit to the housemates of the season four Big Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’.

Tubaba also celebrated his birthday with the housemates in a fun-filled party alongside Larry Gaaga and Efe Omoregbe.

Big Brother Housemates chorused a happy birthday song for the ‘African Queen’ crooner, and then the birthday cake cutting.

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Beautiful renditions from artists including Kholi and Okiemute added colour to the party which was celebrated at the arena.

Larry Gaaga and Tubaba also grooved to their songs.

Big brother housemates, before the party, asked Tubaba questions about music the industry and tips on celebrity lifestyle.

“Keep your head straight. Respect people, respect your craft. Develop yourself,” Tubaba told the housemates.

 

TuBaba, BlackFace Beef Deepens Over Ownership Of ‘Let Somebody Love You’

 

The feud between singers, Innocent Idibia a.k.a TuBaba and Ahmedu Augustine a.k.a BlackFace, over an alleged copyright infringement, has deepened after the former, sued the latter (BlackFace) for 50 million Naira.

Black Face revealed the latest twist to the controversy via his Instagram account on Wednesday.

But despite being sued, he insists that he wrote the songs ‘let somebody love you’ and ‘African Queen’ which he alleged that Tubaba had claimed ownership of.

He also noted that he doesn’t take lightly the issue of copyright infringement.

He said this when Channels Television caught up with him on Thursday, adding, however, that there is no bad blood between himself and Tubaba who were both members of now-defunct Plantashun Boiz.

According to him, the issue is nothing personal, rather, it is a case of giving credit to whom it was due.

“It doesn’t have anything to do with me knowing him or him knowing me, it is my song, I wrote the song.

“I don’t take lightly to it (copyright infringement) and I don’t find it interesting, it is simply giving credit where it is due,” he said.

 

The controversy started a couple of years ago when Blackface called out TuBaba on social media for allegedly taking some of his songs and failing to give him credit.

However, shortly after, the Gaga Shuffle crooner said he had no idea where the allegations came from but wished him (BlackFace) well, regardless.

“It is just so unfortunate, I don’t know where it’s coming from but I have nothing but love and respect for him,” he told Channels Television.

Subsequently, in May 2017, Tu Face’s lawyer and his manager, Efe Omorege, wrote a letter to Black Face, appealing to him to apologise for all statements he had made against them or get sued within seven days of receiving the letter.

BlackFace, however, refused and responded to them saying “Go to hell”.

Now in the new turn of events, TuBaba and his manager have made good on their threat and filed a lawsuit against him at the Ikeja High Court.

Another member of the defunct group, Faze, who also spoke to Channels Television in the wake of the controversy, said he is maintaining a neutral ground on the issue.

“BlackFace is bitter and innocent is pissed but I have nothing but love for my brothers, too much love for them,” he said.