Celebs & Showbiz


17 Sep 2019

Nigerian celebrities react as Rihanna begs for Burna Boy’s song to be played

Nigerian celebrities reacts as Rihanna begs for Burna Boy’s song to be playedNigerian celebrities have reacted to a video showing Rihanna dancing and singing to a song by Burna Boy.

The video which was aired live on Rihanna’s Instagram page, shows the singer going gaga over ‘Ye’, a song by Burna Boy.

See how Nigerian celebrities reacted below.

EPL: Arsenal told to sack Unai Emery, appoint Mourinho as manager

TalkSport host, Adrian Durham, has told Arsenal to fire manager Unai Emery and bring in Jose Mourinho.

The Gunners squandered a two-goal half-time lead on Sunday, to draw 2-2 with Watford.

And that performance has led Durham to question whether Emery, is the right man to lead a new era in north London.

“Time is running out for Unai Emery.

“He’s coming up to the end of the two years and there is no difference to the darkest days under Arsene Wenger.

“They conceded more chances to Watford than they did in the 8-2 at Man United.

“So these are just as bad these times for Arsenal and they are nowhere nearer challenging for the title than they were in those latter years under Wenger.

“It’s a fanbase and a club that is living a delusion that their players are really good.

“The midfield and the defending is not good enough and I’m not even sure about the goalkeeper. It looks like they’re not being coached correctly or told the right things.

“Something drastic needs to be done,” Durham said.

Champions League Is Back: Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona team updates ahead of first fixtures

Champions League football is back! Europe's premier club competition returns this evening with a host of bumper fixtures.

Liverpool begin the defence of their crown away at Napoli, a fixture they lost last season, as Frank Lampard makes his debut in the competition as manager when Chelsea host Valencia.

Elsewhere, Barcelona will look to earn a statement win away at Borussia Dortmund as last season's runners-up, Ajax, host a Lille side back in the group stage for the first time since 2012.

The early games see Inter Milan, now under the guidance of Antonio Conte, host Slavia Prague, and Lyon face off with Zenit.

Earlier in the day, Mauricio Pochettino, Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane will be facing the media for their traditional pre-match press conferences.

Rihanna Singing ‘Ye’ By Burna Boy Is The Best Video On The Internet Today

Singer Rihanna has demonstrated her love for Afrofusion music in a video that has gone viral on social media.

The singer in a live video on Instagram was seen lip syncing or miming Burna Boy’s hit song ‘Ye’ to the admiration of both singers’ fans.

Social media went agog with reactions as they commented, liked and shared the video across channels.

In the video, Rihanna happily sang the song ‘ye’ as she exclaimed, “I know all the words by myself. Listen” she said as she sang.

Afro Fusion singer, Burna Boy has had a successful year in his career, earning international and local awards, while building professional collaborations with artistes across the world.

Watch video:

Man Stabs His 80-Year Old Father To Death

A 35-years-old man, Habibu Ibrahim, has been arrested for stabbing his 80-year-old father, Mallam Ibrahim, to death in Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State.

According to the spokesperson for the police in the state, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa, the matter was reported to the police by one of the suspect’s brothers named Yahaya on September 15.

It was revealed that Ibrahim stabbed his father to death in the middle of the night.

Kiyawa said, “upon receiving the complaint, officers at the station quickly mobilised and rushed the victim to Doguwa General Hospital for medical attention but he died shortly afterwards.

“Preliminary findings revealed that the suspect is a drug addict and carried out the heinous crime under the influence of hard drugs.”

Kiyawa added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the arrest of the suspect.

Shock As Man Punches Pregnant Woman In The Face

A 35-year-old man, Olatunji, who allegedly punched a pregnant woman in the face, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Olatunji, whose address was not given, is charged with two counts of assault occasioning harm and threatening violence.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Donjour Perezi told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 8 around 4: 00 p.m. at Alapere in Ketu area of Lagos.

Perezi alleged that the defendant punched a pregnant woman, Mrs Yinka in the face and chest.

The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant threatened to “deal with her with charms.”

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 56 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 56 stipulates a  three-year jail term for offenders and also section 173 stipulates same punishment.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Bukola Mogaji admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Mogaji ordered that the surety must provide evidence of three years tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until October 14 for hearing.


Kevin Hart Hit With $60m Lawsuit By His Partner Over 2017 Sextape

American stand-up comedian, producer and actor, Kevin Hart’s sex tape partner, Montia Sabbag has sued him for 60 million dollars.

Sabbag claimed that he secretly recorded their intimate encounter in 2017 at Las Vega hotel.

Sabbag said her encounter with Kevin Hart was all planned by him and his friend, Jonathan Jackson who was arrested for extortion, according to TMZ reports.

She said Kevin motive at that time was motivated by publicity, especially as he had an upcoming comedy tour and that was why he and his friend allegedly hid the camera.

In September 2017, the footage was being shopped around of Hart allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with Sabagg in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The comedian’s friend, Jonathan Jackson, was later arrested for allegedly trying to sell the footage and Hart claimed he was the victim of ‘extortion’.

Jackson, who denied ever extorting the comedian, was later charged on two counts of extortion relating to alleged efforts to get money out of Hart to keep the tape under wraps.

However, TMZ claim to have recently obtained court documents filed on behalf of Sabagg, accusing Hart of his involvement in the act.

The suit claims Hart allowed Jackson into the Cosmopolitan Hotel suite so he could set up hidden video-recording devices to capture the liaison.

Meanwhile, the comedian and actor who was recently involved in a fatal motor accident has been reportedly moved to a physical therapy facility where he would be undergoing further treatment.


Nigeria's Problem Is The South Not The North - Fani Kayode

Femi fani Kayode in a Tweet has revealed what he feels is the problem of Nigeria.

He wrote...

"The problem of Nigeria is not the north: it is the south. The north has strong, united and courageous leaders who put the northern interest before the Nigerian interest. The south has weak,divided and cowardly leaders who put the Nigerian interest before the southern interest."
Do you agree with him? Let us know in the comments.

Two killed as Customs chase suspected smuggler in Ogun

Two persons were crushed to death in Akinale village in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, on Tuesday, by a bus driver, who carried cartons of frozen turkey while he was running away from men of Nigerian Customs Service who were after him.

Our correspondent gathered that the Customs men chased the suspected smuggler who was plying Abeokuta- Lagos Expressway and in the process, he rammed into two people including a roadside mechanic.

 Speaking with our correspondent on the incident, the Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye blamed the driver and the Customs men over the tragic incident.

Oba Ogunleye described one of the victims (mechanic) as a very hard working man, known in the area.

He said, “Today’s accident is unfortunate and regrettable.

“It is indiscipline on the side of the driver and equally part of indiscipline on the side of the government agency because the Customs ought to have nipped it (smuggling) in the bud right from the border. They should not be pursuing people on the main road.

“They (Customs operatives) were running after these people but after the accident, they have run away. They didn’t wait.”

When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said, “It’s true the Customs men were chasing the bus and it somersaulted and killed two people.”

The Customs PRO in the state, Abdulahi Maiwadah, however, promised to get back to our correspondent as soon as he got the details of the accident.

He said, “Reference to your information, we have commenced investigation, I will get across to you as soon as I get the details”.

Breaking News: Evacuation of Nigerians From South Africa Delayed As Officials Withhold Landing Permit From Air Peace

The evacuation of the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa, owing to ongoing xenophobic attacks, suffered an interruption on Tuesday following the delay in granting landing permit to Air Peace.

The airline had volunteered to evacuate Nigerians willing to return home following the recent violence against foreigners in the southern African country.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the airline, in collaboration with the Federal Government had, on September 11, evacuated the first batch of 187 Nigerians from South Africa.

There was a plan for the airline to evacuate another batch of 320 Nigerians who had indicated interest to return home, with the flight expected to arrive in Lagos at 7.00p.m on Tuesday.

However, Mr Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, told newsmen in Lagos that the airline’s B777 aircraft deployed for the operation was still on standby at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to him, the aircraft is supposed to have departed Lagos at 1.00 am, but was denied landing permit by the South African authorities.

“We did not take off at 1:00am as scheduled because South African authorities are yet to give us landing permit.

“We are hopeful that they will give us the permit. Our crew waited till 3:00 am, but when the permit did not come, they went back to the hotel.

“Once we get the permit we will set off to South Africa. We don’t want to speculate but we are hopeful they will give the permit,”Onyema said.

NAN reports that the South African authorities had on Sept. 11 also prevented some Nigerians from leaving the country, by insisting on a fresh profiling exercise in spite of the one earlier conducted by the Nigerian High Commission.

The situation led to several hours of delay before 187 of the more than 300 Nigerians were successfully evacuated.

Copyright © 2015 247 Nigeria News Update
Website by Tech Guardian