Lots of events have been on in the entertainment industry since the beginning of the year, both local and international.
The year started with first celebrity breakup between Tonto Dike and her husband. The star actress hinted the public about the crisis in her marriage by removing her husband’s name from her instagram handle. Concerned fans and friends have asked her to return to her husband but instead, she reveals her worst moments in her husband’s home. ‘Nobody knows how many STDs I have treated or pain I know in marriage. If laughter is all they have then karma that bites me awaits all. Thank for your love. Yes, know marriage is perfect but mine was based on gross lies, deceit, scam and many more darkness. I loved the man no one begged me to, I take all the blame.’
Another trending gist in the entertainment world is the recent ban Toke Makinwa’s ex-husband placed on the On Air Personality’s On Becoming book. Maye Ayida hired British lawyers to sue Toke Makinwa over her newly published book; ‘On Becoming’ which he claims is full of lies. The author accused her ex hubby of giving her sexually transmitted diseases, being a cheat. However, Toke Makinwa seems to be less concerned as she continues the promotion of her book.
Seun Egbegbe is another entertainer whose story seems to be on lips of people in 2017. He used to be Toyin Aimakhu’s Lover. He was recently charged with fraud involving millions of naira. He was arraigned with Oyekan Ayomide, with whom he allegedly conspired to perpetrate the fraud between 2015 and last February 2.
Famous Nigerian actor, rapper and songwriter, Folarin Falana, otherwise known as Falz was humiliated owing to the
ongoing discrimination against Nigerians by the authorities of the Kenyan airports. The Wehdone Sir crooner noted that the discrimination he faced in the country was humiliating. Falz while speaking on Sound City lamented that he was pushed to the corner alongside others at the airport where they were treated as though they were not Africans. He added that the airport security men were suspecting that they could be cyber criminals.
Toyin Abraham popularly known as ‘Toyin Aimakhu’ launched a new YouTube channel named ‘Toyin Abraham TV’. In an exclusive interview, she took her fans through her journey in life from her humble beginning including living in poverty.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State appointed the famous Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson as his new Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture. This made it the first political appointment for the mother of three. Her appointment would take effect from April 1.
The actress is known for her vibrant roles in movies such as Dumebi the dirty girl, The Maid, Smart girls among others.
In the international scene, AKA, Bonang’s boyfriend announced that he and Bonang have split due to some reasons. Surprisingly, they announced that they have made up the next day. In an interview; the rapper revealed that he never broke up Bonang that what they did was a marketing strategy to promote his new song. He added that the idea popped in his head after watching Adele acceptance speech where she mentioned that ‘Lemona
de’ was a huge moment for the culture.
The biggest announcement in the international entertainment scene was Queen Bey’s pregnancy news. The singer announced she was expecting twins with husband Jay Z on her instagram page. In her words, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. –The Carters. The post received over 10 million likes which sets it a new record of having the highest likes.
By Olamide Ogundare