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PAINFUL EXIT, GONE TOO SOON: Nollywood Famous Actor, LEO MEZIE battled Kidney Disease for years, passed at the age of 46 *Had kidney transplant four years earlier, another kidney transplant last week but developed complications few days ago *Deceased had been in and out of the hospital for a while trying to get back on the feet *Nigerians blame Nollywood stakeholders of shying away from contributing funds to save actor while alive *BY NGOZI ADAMA/MOVIE Correspondent, ENUGU

PAINFUL EXIT, GONE TOO SOON: Nollywood Famous Actor, LEO MEZIE battled Kidney Disease for years, passed at the age of 46  *Had kidney transplant four years earlier, another kidney transplant last week but developed complications few days ago *Deceased...

One Night In Space Show SOLD OUT: BURNA BOY makes history as First Nigerian Grammy Award Music Star to headline New York’s Madison Square Garden Show …joined on stage by Busta Rhymes, Youssou N’Dour , Naughty by Nature as special guests *Guys scream, ladies cry in excitement, hailed performance ‘best’ throwing out brassieres on stage, begging for more, concert tickets sold from $80 with an average of $350 and as high as $2,125 per person *‘Twice as Nice’ act played best hit songs, create electrifying dance steps in choreography *“I have gone on a music tour in Nigeria three times before and I was treated as a King with royalty. Nigerians are good people”-Busta Rhymes *Name enters ‘Hall of Fame like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles; Adele, Rihanna, Jay-Z; Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey that sold out the world’s famous arena *“Twitter unveils #AfricaToTheWorld hashmoji to spotlight African influencers and voices who impact their community. Twitter hopes to leverage on Burna Boy’s unique win to celebrate other powerful African voices in a truly meaningful way. Twitter is highlighting Africans who are their community’s ‘firsts’ and how they’ve made a mark in the diaspora. Users can share their work along with the hashtag. The hashmoji-which is an emoji made by the platform that appears after writing out a hashtag and is activated when users type out #AfricaToTheWorld and a yellow globe emoji follows right after. The campaign represents a convergence of great talents from Africa and the Diaspora to champion conversations and moments that center the importance of #AfricaToTheWorld”-Bukky Ojeifo, Twitter’s global culture/community senior manager *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor inside New York

One Night In Space Show SOLD OUT: BURNA BOY makes history as First Nigerian Grammy Award Music Star to headline New York’s Madison Square Garden Show       …joined on stage by Busta Rhymes, Youssou N’Dour , Naughty by Nature as special...

HEARTLESS & DECEITFUL: AFTER 17 years of Marriage, Nigeria’s movie star, YUL EDOCHIE dumps childhood first wife …says on Twitter: ‘I am happy my second wife gave birth to a son for me’ *First wife writes Edochie in teary response: “May God Almighty judge you and your new wife. I did you no wrong. I was faithful to you for 17 years, God gave us four children: Danielle, Kambi, Karl, and Victory Edochie and you broke my heart for a new wife secretly. What else are you looking for? What have I done to deserve this disgrace from you? Was it wrong that I was faithful to you? The Lord will fight for me” *Nigerians blasts Edochie for wickedness, cruelty and conscienceless attitude *40-year-old actor Edochie on social media: “It’s time for the world to meet my son. His name is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO YUL-EDOCHIE. Born by my second wife, Judy Austin. And I love him so much, just as much as I love my other children *BY NNENNA AMAKA OBASI/MOVIE Correspondent

HEARTLESS & DECEITFUL: AFTER 17 years of Marriage, Nigeria’s movie star, YUL EDOCHIE dumps childhood first wife …says on Twitter: ‘I am happy my second wife gave birth to a son for me’ *First wife writes Edochie in teary response:...

Angels, Saints Celebrate exit of a Good Man: Nigeria’s Highlife Music Legend, ORLANDO JULIUS blows Saxophone into Heaven at 3:00am in the morning …Died peacefully in sleep at 79years old, join Fela Kuti, Oliver de Coque, Sunny Okosuns in celestial realm to play Afrobeat in the Heavenlies *“Yes, my husband passed on late last night, there was no indication that death was coming, he was not ill, he only slept and died in his sleep”-Wife, Lady Latoya Ekemode *Further confirmation of the passage of Ijebu-Ijesha native confirmed by Bimbo Esho, Managing Director of Evergreen Music *Famous for ‘A dara, a dara’ , Jagur Nana, Ololufe, other music hits, could close his eyes to blow you saxophone notes, sing you unwritten songs from his wind instrument *BY OPEMIDE AYOOLA/ENTERTAINMENT Reporter, Lagos

Angels, Saints Celebrate exit of a Good Man: Nigeria’s Highlife Music Legend, ORLANDO JULIUS blows Saxophone into Heaven at 3:00am in the morning …Died peacefully in sleep at 79years old, join Fela Kuti, Oliver de Coque, Sunny Okosuns in...

FAMILY AT WAR: ANNIE IDIBIA, my younger sister is a DRUG Addict, she introduced me into Hard Drugs -WISDOM, elder brother in a trending video …Scream: ‘My LIFE is being threatened, daily I am crying out for HELP, let her deny she does not take drug’ *BY ANTHONY IDEMUDIA/ENTERTAINMENT Reporter, Lagos

FAMILY AT WAR: ANNIE IDIBIA, my younger sister is a DRUG Addict, she introduced me into Hard Drugs-WISDOM, elder brother in a trending video …Scream: ‘My LIFE is being threatened, daily I am crying out for HELP, let her deny she does not...

TEARS: 39-year-old Nigerian Gospel Musician, Nollywood Actor, CHINEDU NWADIKE dies of Blood Cancer …after battling chronic kidney disease for some period *Set to travel to India for a more thorough medical treatment before demise *‘He lost the blood cancer battle in Abuja. When I spoke to him over the phone last week, he told me he had fully recovered from the kidney issue and would be proceeding to India by this coming week for treatment of the blood cancer/Leukemia”-Darlington Chidera Ibekwe *Last visit: reached out to Catholic priest Ejike Mbaka for prayers before hospital admission *Former Imo state gubernatorial candidate Uche Nwosu, Senator Ifeanyi Uba briefly saw him in the hospital *BY JOHNSON ABADE/MOVIE Reporter

TEARS: 39-year-old Nigerian Gospel Musician, Nollywood Actor, CHINEDU NWADIKE dies of Blood Cancer …after battling chronic kidney disease for some period *Set to travel to India for a more thorough medical treatment before demise *‘He lost...

World’s Renowned Juju Music Icon, King SUNNY ADE wins Rainbow HALL of FAME Legendary Lifetime Award…Celebrated as greatest African creative musician of all times American Senior Investigative Journalist, George Elijah OTUMU receives Most Dedicated African Investigative Journalist of the Year 2022, Winning story: ‘Survival Inside MAKOKO: Africa’s largest fishing village where 400,000 Nigerians live on water, land *Children attend school on floating river, Slum has little access to electricity or clean sanitation, Community speak ‘Egun’ language traceable to descendants of Benin republic and Badagry-a coastal town in Lagos State *Other winners: Double Chief Akin Williams, Hajia Bola Muse, Queen Ayo Balogun, Erelu Bukola Fagbola; Blossom Gabriel *Father of the day: High Akinola Disu, Eagle Paints Plc Chairman, Mother of the day: Ambassador Amina Temitope Ajayi * “This is one of the happiest moments in my life. I am so happy outstanding Nigerians from all walks of life are being honored yearly for their exceptional talents and unquantifiable contribution to the progress and growth of the country”-NIYI OMOGBENIGUN, CEO, Rainbow Hall of Fame Media Award * BY AYOMIDE KAYODE/DIASPORA Correspondent

World’s Renowned Juju Music Icon, King SUNNY ADE wins Rainbow HALL of FAME Legendary Lifetime Award…Celebrated as greatest African creative musician of all times American Senior Investigative Journalist, George Elijah OTUMU receives Most...

Way to Go: Nigerian Music Super Star, TuFace Idibia Donates Multi-Million Recording Studio to Obafemi Awolowo University …Shared video on official social media handles, inducted Fellow School of Music *Excited varsity students sing ‘Great Ife’ anthem, hailing award-wining musician for donation *“I always wished I had music as a course in my days in secondary and tertiary schools. My goal is to build a recording studio in as many schools as I can. I want to use this medium to ask my entertainment industry/celebrity friends to do anything they can as well”-TUFACE *BY CHIOMA ROBERT/ENTERTAINMENT Reporter

Way to Go: Nigerian Music Super Star, TuFace Idibia Donates Multi-Million Recording Studio to Obafemi Awolowo University …Shared video on official social media handles, inducted Fellow School of Music *Excited varsity students sing ‘Great...

Nigerians: Let Me Enjoy My Marriage in Peace as a Second Wife, Leave Me Alone, Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe tells Critics …Stop bullying me on Social Media, Face your own Life *There is No Crime being married to a movie marketer, Rejoice with me and stop your jealousy * “If you can be happy for me, be happy for me. If you’re not happy for me, go and get busy. I am not the first person to be a second wife. It is my choice to be a second wife”-AIGBE *BY TOPE AKINLADE/ENTERTAINMENT Writer

Nigerians: Let Me Enjoy My Marriage in Peace as a Second Wife, Leave Me Alone, Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe tells Critics …Stop bullying me on Social Media, Face your own Life *There is No Crime being married to a movie marketer, Rejoice...

Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur, TAJUDEEN JAJI ABOLORE Reigns as Most Successful Entertainment Czar in Republic of South Africa …runs Booth Night Club in Sandton, dominating nightlife in Nelson Mandela country home *Elite entertainment venue attract captains of industry, business leaders and newsmakers *Emerges Best Club in Johannesburg by Joburg Viewers’ Choice Awards (Best of Jozi), voted the Best Night Club by The Voice Magazine *First to introduce BoothFest which converge Africa’s biggest music exports where Wizkid, other musicians perform, founder of Highland Movers in Midrand, Gauteng, owner of a beauty salon and spa outfit called Skin and Beauty Matters *Received endorsement from premium brand partners like RGBC, Pernod Ricard, Diageo, Barcardi, DGB, SAB, Edward Snell and British Tobacco * BY KELVIN IDIRABEN/SHOWBIZ Correspondent, South Africa & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur, TAJUDEEN JAJI ABOLORE Reigns as Most Successful Entertainment Czar in Republic of South Africa …runs Booth Night Club in Sandton, dominating nightlife in Nelson Mandela country home   *Elite entertainment...