Nollywood actor Junior Pope dies in boat mishap

Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, and three crew members have lost their lives following a tragic boat accident. The Actors Guild of Nigeria has subsequently stopped all film productions involving riverine areas and boat rides. The guild’s President, Ejezie Rollas, disclosed this in a circular dated April 11, 2024 and posted on social media on Thursday. Additionally, actors are barred from participating in any film produced by Adanma Luke until further notice. Luke is the producer of the movie titled “The other side of life,” in which Junior Pope was starring…

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Comedian AY, wife separate after 20 years

Ayo Makun, Nigerian comedian, popularly known as AY, and his wife, Mabel, have separated after 20 years of “friendship/marriage”. The comedian confirmed the development in a post on his Instagram page on Sunday. He said he had reached a stage where he could no longer entertain the public with “deep personal family issues.” He wrote, “Many people believe that staying silent simply means that one is incapable of dealing with issues. Projecting a negative narrative against someone who is not struggling to defend himself doesn’t mean he is weak. Some…

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Bobrisky convicted for abusing Naira by Federal Court

A Federal High Court siting in Lagos on Friday has convicted controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky a.k.a. Mummy of Lagos for abusing the Naira. Justice Abimbola Awogboro convicted him after the review of the facts of the case. In his allocutus, Bobrisky told the court that he was not aware of the law on abusing the naira. He said that he is a social media influencer with over five million followers. The judge then told him that ignorance of the law was not an excuse. He said,…

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Bobrisky named ‘Best Dressed Female’ is disrespect to women -Actress Dayo Amusa

Dayo Amusa, Nollywood actress, has expressed her thoughts after seeing transgender woman Bobrisky win the ‘best-dressed woman’ at a recent movie premiere. Bobrisky at the event held in Lagos over the weekend was adjudged the Best Dressed Female and received a cash prize of N1 million. However, reacting via a video message shared on her Instagram account, Amusa said it was a mockery of the women present at the event. She said, “I was at a colleague of mine premiere yesterday, they said the best dressers are to be picked;…

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Ayankunle, others’ passports seized for immigration offences -KWAM 1

Wasiu Ayinde, Yoruba Fuji maestro, popularly known as KWAM or K1 De Ultimate, has hit back at some of his band members, including Ayankunle Ayanlowo, who accused him of staff slaving them. K1 spoke in an interview on Sunday, stressing that Ayankunle and the other members were just being mischievous and wanted to dent his image in their respective interviews. Ayankunle detailed his experiences working with KWAM1, alleging mistreatment and likening his relationship with the musician to that between a master and a slave in an interview published by an…

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor dies at 61

Amaechi Muonagor, Veteran Nollywood actor, is dead. He died at the age of 62 after a prolonged illness. This was disclosed by a social commentator, Morris Monye, via his X handle, on Sunday. Muonagor was said to have suffered kidney failure and was on dialysis. The sudden news of his demise comes just few days after a viral video where he solicited funds to help him have a Kidney transplant. Monye wrote, “Deeply heartbroken by the news of Amaechi Muonagor’s passing. “He was a talented Nollywood actor whose presence on…

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‘Squid Game’ actor, Young-Soo convicted of sexual misconduct

Oh Young-soo, Korean actor known for his role in the hit Netflix series “Squid Game,” was found guilty of sexual misconduct by a South Korean court on Friday. The 79-year-old actor received an eight-month suspended sentence and was ordered to attend mandatory sexual violence treatment classes. According to the report, Young-soo, who won a Golden Globe Award in 2022 for his role as Player No. 001 in ‘Squid Game’, had publicly denied the charges and told reporters after the verdict that he planned to appeal the decision. A district court…

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Sisi Quadri died after securing US visa – Promoter

Tolani Oyebamiji, popularly known as Sisi Quadri is dead. The Chief Executive Officer, Fathia Entertainment, Olawale B, has revealed that popular Nollywood actor, had been granted his United States visa before his death. The CEO, who is also a show promoter and tour manager, stated this in an Instagram post via his handle, @fathiaentertainments_showbiz, on Friday. He wrote, “So sad to hear the death of Nollywood actor @iamsisiquadir. US visa was already approved. date fixed already. Who are we to question God?” The late actor who died at the age…

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Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu is dead

John Okafor, Nollywood actor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, is dead. He was 62 years old. He was said to have died on Saturday, March 2, 2024. In October 2023, the veteran actor was reported ill and required financial assistance. But in November 2023, Okafor’s family confirmed that one of his legs had been amputated to keep him alive. The amputation became necessary because of an infection of the arteries at the ankle that was not detected early enough. It was reported that he passed away in the hospital. Meanwhile,…

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Lagos Lagoon Water Carnival receives boost from ATBOWATON

The Lagos Lagoon Water Carnival event, billed for April 2024 has received a boost from the managing director of Tarzan Marine Engineering Services, Dr. Ganiyu Balogun who is also the National President of the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON). In a chat with Mr. Olumuyiwa Adesanya, the initiator and founder of Lagos Lagoon Water Carnival, he said, “our aim is to boost the socio-economic trade activities of the state in an exciting manner, and we have had the privilege of reaching out to the…

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