Why Junior Pope Did Not Wear Life Jacket, Film Producer Adanma Luke Reveals

By Our Reporter Nollywood actress and movie producer, Adanma Luke who was the producer of the ill-fated movie, “The Other Side of Life,” which led to the death of movie star, Junior Pope and four others has revealed why Junior Pope did not wear life jacket. According to her, the deceased actor was offered a life jacket in the ill-fated boat ride but reportedly turned it down because it was dirty. Adanma Luke opened up for the first time in a series of videos on her Instagram handle where she narrated the events that culminated in the disaster and what she has been doing since as she particularly lamented the death of Junior Pope who she described as a close friend. GWG.ng reports that following the disaster and the death of Junior Pope, the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN slammed a suspension on members working in any production by Adanma Luke. She said: “I was supposed to be on that boat; my production manager was calling me to bring the memory card so they could start filming, and I told …

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‘Who advised you’ – Aisha Yesufu blames Bobrisky

Aisha Yesufu, a popular social activist has blamed popular crossdresser, Bobrisky for pleading guilty to the count of naira mutilation. On Friday, Justice Abimbola Awogboro handed down a six-month sentence without the option of a fine. The controversial celebrity has been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, since his arrest last week. EFCC had arrested and prosecuted Bobrisky for naira mutilation. Bobrisky had, earlier on April 5, pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of naira abuse brought against him by the anti-graft agency. “Who advised him to plead guilty?” Aisha queries in a write up on X. “How does spraying of money equate to mutilating money? If it is and a crime why is it selectively used? ‘Yes, I would have. Worse case scenario I would ask him to plead “No Contest.” Anything else Oga lawyer? “If spraying money is mutilation, what is politicians throwing money at people? “Mutilation and spraying money how are they the same? Did Bobrisky pick a scissors and started shredding the NAIRA? “We just have a jungle where anything goes …

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What Bobrisky told Lagos court about his gender

Controversial crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has admitted to being a male during his appearance at the Federal High Court in Lagos State, on Friday. Justice Abimbola Awogboro sentenced him to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine for abusing the naira. Before the sentence, the judge asked about his gender, and he quickly replied that he was a man. When the judge asked, “Are you a man or a woman?” Bobrisky responded, “I am a man.” Awogboro said the judgment would be a deterrent to others who are found abusing and mutilating the naira. The judge ruled that the jail term commenced on March 24, 2024, the day of his arrest. On April 5, the court had convicted Bobrisky after he pleaded guilty to the charge of abusing the naira filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judge therefore postponed the sentencing to Tuesday, April 9, 2024.Related News However, the day was declared a public holiday by the Federal Government for the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. Bobrisky had last Friday, after his conviction, pleaded with …

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I can’t date or marry footballer – David Alaba’s sister, Rose May spills

Austrian-Nigerian singer, Rose May Alaba, has said that she can’t date or marry a footballer. According to her, football players are to be “catered for.” She noted that her desire for independence and pursuing her own aspirations, would not be feasible if she were with a footballer. Rose May, who is a sister to Real Madrid footballer, David Alaba, stated while featuring as a guest recently on Hip TV programme, Trending, hosted by reality star KimOprah. She said: “I don’t want to have a soccer player as a boyfriend because you have to cater for them way too much. “I need my own life, I want to be independent as well.” Asked if that could be the reason for Shakira and Gerard Piqué’s breakup, Alaba said: “No. I think they broke up because he cheated on her.”

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Burna Boy makes ‘World’s Sexiest Men’ list

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has made American magazine Essence’s list of the Sexiest Men Of The Moment. The list, which was headlined by British movie star, Damson Idris, was contained in the inaugural issue of Essence Sexiest Men Of The Moment magazine. “Beyond the obvious physical attributes, Burna Boy’s appeal lies in his distinctly African swag. His voice and presence command the stage, he has impeccable style and is always perfectly groomed and iced out. Ladies love it!,” Rivea Ruff, Essence Entertainment Editor said about Burna Boy. The list also includes Usher, Trevente Rhodes, Daniel Kaluuya, Colman, and Skepta. Burna Boy is the only Afrobeats artist on the list.

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I might win Grammy next year – Asake

Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Ahmed Ololade, aka Asake, says he is not brooding his Grammy loss to South Africa’s Tyla. DAILY POST recalls that Tyla’s ‘Water’ defeated Asake’s ‘Amapiano’ and other Nigerian songs to win the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys. However, speaking in a recent interview with GQ magazine, the ‘Mr Money With The Vibe’ crooner said he doesn’t take it as a loss. He is upbeat that he might get more Grammy nominations and probably win next year. “It [Grammy loss] is not a loss for me. I might just get more next year. In my head, I was not even taking it too seriously,” he said. On his mind space for his sophomore album, ‘Work Of Art,’ Asake said: “People don’t really know me because I’m quiet. “So everybody started seeing me as mystery. ‘Work of Art’ is just for them to know me. You have to understand I’m human, but you can’t just deny the heart in me.”

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Junior Pope: 10 things to know about late actor

Famous Nollywood actor, Pope Obumneme Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope, drowned on Wednesday during a movie shoot. Junior Pope and three of his colleagues died when their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from a film location. He was rescued from the river and initially recovering, but he sadly passed away later. The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed his death on Thursday and stated that three other corpses are yet to be found. Below are eleven things to know about Junior Pope. 1. Junior Pope was born on May 7, 1984, in Cameroon but moved to Nigeria at a young age. 2. He was a Nigerian model and actor known for acting criminal, villain, armed robber, militant and hitman roles. 3. He hails from Ukehe in Enugu State. 4. Junior Pope began his acting career in 2006 and has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies including ‘Bachelor Eve’, ‘Vengeance of Bullet’, ‘Bitter Generation’, ‘The Generals’, ‘Wrong Initiation’, ‘The Cat’, ‘Nkwocha’, ‘Secret Adventure’, among others. 5. The actor graduated from the …

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Davido reveals plans to throw lavish 29th birthday for Chioma

Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke aka Davido has announced his wife’s birthday will take place soon. The singer is planning an elaborate birthday for the mother of his twins. He took to Twitter and wrote: “My wifes birthday in a bit !! We’re running mad!!!!!! We must celebrate a great woman!” See some reactions below: @FavorGrace90: “Happy birthday in advance to mama ibeji🎉.” @Dhavidote: “We need to buy her one private jet, she deserves x @Charlesmufc_01: “Davido you’re an amazing musician and your fans love you, but I’d like to suggest that you keep your family affairs private. I know it can be tempting to share your life with your fans, but some things are better kept between you and your loved ones. Social media can be a great way to connect with your fans, but it’s also important to maintain a sense of privacy and boundaries. Don’t let the pressure of social media get in the way of your relationships.” @jennygodswill: “She deserves everything good fr, she has stayed with you through thick and thin, I’m guessing that Bombardier …

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Ramadan: Kannywood actress Saratu Daso is dead

A veteran Kannywood actress Saratu Gidado, popularly known as Daso, is dead. A local radio station in Kano State announced that the popular actress died in her sleep. Her family members explained that the actress failed to wake up on Tuesday morning after the midnight meal before the commencement of the day’s Ramadan fast, Sahur. Daso, until her death, was a prominent figure in the Hausa film industry for over 18 years. Her remarkable performances and versatile roles endeared her to audiences across the Northern region. Before she took up an illustrious acting career, Saratu was a dedicated school teacher. The announcement of her passing has left fans and colleagues mourning the loss of a beloved talent. As preparations were underway for her funeral, scheduled for 4:00 pm, tributes have continued to pour in from all corners of the entertainment world.

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‘Demons are here too’ – Frank Edwards, warns colleagues

Popular Nigerian gospel artist, Frank Edwards has issued a stern warning to his colleagues. He advised them to feed social media users with their music but make sure to keep their family lives off the platform. According to him, there are demons on social media as well. His post reads;‘’Feed them with your music or your products but !!! KEEP YOUR FAMILY AWAY FROM ONLINE PEOPLE!! DEMONS ARE HERE TOO!!! PROTECT YOUR FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!”

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Nicki Minaj becomes most successful touring female rapper

Nicki Minaj has made history with her current tour. She is now the record holder for the highest grossing tour by a female rapper in history. According to American statistic company, Touring Data, the US-based Trinidadian hip-hop star also broke the highest-grossing concert by a female rapper in history, with $2.858 million at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 30, 2024. Her ‘Pink Friday 2’ tour has officially become the most successful tour by a female rapper, grossing $34.9 million from 220,000 tickets sold in its first 17 shows. “@NICKIMINAJ’s ‘Pink Friday 2’ officially becomes the most successful tour by a female rapper in history, with $34.9 million from 220,000 tickets sold in its first 17 shows,” Touring Data tweeted. She earned $34.9 million from just 30 percent of the tour. She is expected to gross $100 million at the end of the tour later this year. Recall that the “Queen of Rap” said she would consider including Nigeria on her ‘Pinky Friday 2’ tour if enough fans showed interest after a Nigerian fan frowned at the exclusion of …

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Jenifa’s Diary’s Adejumoke Aderounmu is dead

Nollywood actress, Adejumoke Aderounmu, popularly known for her role as “Esther” in Funke Akindele’s popular TV series Jenifa’s Diary, is dead. Aderounmu’s death was confirmed by her brother, Adeola Aderounmu, in a cryptic post on Instagram captioned, “You are in a better place now, my sister,” with Aderounmu’s obituary photo. Also, a friend of the deceased cousin, Oluwabanke Funmi, in a post on Twitter, captioned, “Rest in peace Aderounmu Adejumoke.” “Waited hours for her cousin to delete her post and say it was a prank or a mistake but…,” she wrote. The actress, born on March 26, 1984, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2024, in a private hospital on Saturday. The cause of her death was yet to be made public as of the time of filing this report. However, a funeral service has since been held for Aderounmu Adejumoke at Owu Baptist Church, Totoro area of Abeokuta in Ogun State. Another obituary graphic trending on social media, which reportedly emanated from the family, read, “In the profound depths of grief and sorrow, we share the heartbreaking passing of …

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How Rema walked off stage of J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival over poor sound

Nigerian Afrobeats star, Rema stunned off the stage of the 2024 Dreamville Festival in North Carolina, midway into his performance on Sunday. Rema was performing his hit song ‘Calm Down’ on Day 2 of the festival at Dix Park in Raleigh but stopped midway to complain about the poor sound before walking off the stage. He advocated for the same sound quality for African artists as their Western counterparts on international stages. He said, “Hold on, there are too many sound issues. It’s messing up my whole performance. I’m seriously not feeling this sh*t. “I’m representing Africa, this is too messed up. If the sound cannot be perfect for every artist that get on this stage… Africa is in the house and you are messing sh*t up?” Dreamville Festival was created by American hip-hop superstar, J. Cole.

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Actor Victor ‘Nkubi’ Nwaogu welcomes first child with wife

Nollywood actor Nwaogu Udochukwu Victor, popularly known as Nkubi, and his wife, Vivian, have welcomed their first child together. The comic star announced the good news via his Instagram page on Saturday. He shared a video showing his wife’s baby bump on display, with him planting a kiss on her belly. He, however, did not disclose the gender of his child. Fans and colleagues thronged to the comment section to congratulate the couple. Precise Post recalls that Nkubi and Vivian tied the nuptial knot in 2021.

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Emefiele, Omole in hot seat as EFCC presses ahead with 26-count indictment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Monday, April 8, 2024, arraign the embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele at the Ikeja State High Court in Lagos for alleged abuse of office over allocation of billions of United States dollars. Emefiele alongside his co-defendant, one Henry Isioma Omole, will be arraigned on 26 counts before Justice Rahman Oshodi. The charge, marked ID/23787c/2024, dated April 3, 2024, was filed by Mr Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN). EFCC alleged that Emefiele committed abuse of office between 2022 and 2023, in Lagos, of abuse of office. The commission alleged that Emefiele “directed to be done in abuse of the authority of your office, as the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, an arbitrary act, to wit: allocating foreign exchange in the aggregate sum of $2,136,391,737.33 without bids, which act is prejudicial to the rights of Nigerians.” EFCC, further alleged that Emefiele between 2020 and 2021, in Lagos, “directed to be done in abuse of the authority of your office, as the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, an arbitrary, act to wit: allocating …

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‘Burna Boy is fake’ – Media personality, Shade Ladipo spills

Shade Ladipo, a veteran Nigerian media personality, has criticized Grammy-winning singer, Burna Boy. She referred to Burna Boy as “fake” and lacking integrity. She made the remarks in a teaser for the upcoming episode of the Bahd And Boujee Podcast, which is co-hosted by reality star, Tolanibaj, and actress, Moet Abebe. Ladipo stated that she prefers Wizkid and Davido to Burna Boy. The veteran broadcaster said, “I would drag Burna Boy to the trenches. He is fake. Burna Boy has no integrity. What the f*ck is money? Integrity is much more important than money. That is why I am a big fan of Wizkid and Davido.” Video:

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