The Nigerian film industry dubbed Nollywood was thrown into another round of mourning after the unfortunate death of veteran actor Yomi Obileye, who passed away on Friday, April 23, 2020.
Actor and filmmaker Tunji Bamishigbin; actor and comedian Gbenga Adeyinka joined many others in the entertainment industry to praise the late actor who became popular for being in Tade Ogidan's movie "Hostages" and the popular television series "Palace".
According to Bamishigbin, who co-produced & # 39; Palace & # 39 ;, "Obileye was not just an actor who had worked with me over the years, he was a brother and we both enjoyed the relationship".
Gbenga Adeyinka, in reacting to the actor's disappearance, also said that Obileye inspired him, as he was always full of advice on not giving up. “He used to tell me that I was doing well. He was a nice guy that we're all going to miss. One of his sons really worked with me for some time, ”he added.
ADEKUNLE GOLD & SIMI
Singer Simi Ogunleye, wife of talented singer Adekunle Gold, has missed the biggest hint that she is expecting her first child sooner or later.
Simi gave the tip after releasing the video for his new single entitled & # 39; Duduke & # 39 ;, which is the first official single in 2020, released under his label, Studio Brat.
Celebrity Gist can confirm that the new single was made by the singer in anticipation of her baby, as she was seen in the music video playing a piano in front of the beach shore, while rocking her belly in a silk dress.
SHEPHERD CHRIS OMASHOLA
A popular Nigerian pastor and founder of the Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Chris Omashola, involved in an s3x scandal with his former lover Tamaratokoni Okpe, asked wealthy Nigerians to join him to give the widow's money to the poor during COVID-19 containment.
Pastor Omatsola, who claimed the initial s3x video between him and his ex-lover, leaked to blackmail him at the time; we gathered, through its foundation, gave money to the poor and also distributed palliative care to the needy to facilitate the effect of the blockade.
According to him, nobody lived today until he did something for someone who can never repay. “I must confess that I am much more passionate about ending hunger and poverty in this country. "I'm not a billionaire yet and I shouldn't be one before raising the bar."
MERCY & IKE BBNAIJA
Big Brother season winner duo Naija & # 39; Pepper Dem & # 39; Mercy Eke and boyfriend Ike Onyema took the romance to another level after the launch of a new reality show focused on them.
The premiere edition of the program with the tag & # 39; Mercy and Ike & # 39; will be released soon and, according to an announcement made by MultiChoice Nigeria, the program is a continuation of their love story.
The duo also whetted their fans' appetites after sharing a preview of the show & # 39; Mercy and Ike & # 39; on their social media pages, as their followers can now watch them continue their fairytale love story on TV.
The life and times of the American singer Whitney Houston must be captured in a biopic entitled "I want to dance with someone", directed by Stella Meghie.
Reports reveal that the film is being produced with the support of the Houston estate and the script for the biography is written by Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter for & # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39 ;.
Other reports also revealed that Clive Davis, a Grammy-winning music producer who signed Houston with Arista Records at age 19, is producing the film with Primary Wave Entertainment and Pat Houston on behalf of the Houston property.
Now, he has 10 years since the talented rapper Oladapo Olaonipekun, also known as Da Grin, died at Lagos University Hospital on April 22, 2010, after being involved in a horrible car accident that killed his life.
And, to keep the rapper's legacy alive, singer Yakub Jubril, known as YQ, took to his official social media accounts by posting video clips and other videos from Da Grin to remember his late friend and also to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of the rapper.
"This is not a setback, it is forever," wrote YQ in one of his social media posts, while the late rapper's ally and producer, Sossick, said in an interview: "I don't think the industry is doing badly. in an attempt to remember him or people like him. His impact has been huge. It’s impossible to disregard him. The industry will always remember him. Whatever happens, the streets will always remember him.
Singer and mother of one of them, Tiwa Savage confessed that the ongoing blockade of COVID-19 really humiliated her, because it ended up being a strange moment for everyone.
The singer revealed this in a live session on Instagram, where she revealed that she was frustrated because she had to cancel many shows, festivals and tours, while some of them were postponed until further notice.
“This is a very strange moment for everyone. Whether you are rich or famous; it affects everyone. It can be a little scary, actually, because you don't know what would happen next. It is not known what tomorrow brings.
“The coronavirus pandemic humbled me because I had my album ready to be released. I had a lot of shows, festivals and tours lined up. All of that had to be canceled and some postponed, ”she said.
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