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Veteran Actor Baba Agbako Celebrates 100th Birthday

Veteran Nollywood actor, Alhaji AbdulSalam Sanyaolu aka ‘Charles Olumo’ or ‘Baba Agbako’ has celebrated his 100th birthday.
The actor reached the magic number on Sunday, according to NAN.
He is known for his funny and sometimes brutal person on screen, particularly an evil henchman.
Nigerian celebrities took to their Instagram platforms to celebrate the centenarian.
Adebayo Salami said “A highly respected veteran is 100 today. This means a lot to us in the movie industry. May everything good not turn bad in your hands, Pa Charles Olumo.”
Also, Bolaji Amusan, National President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) wrote “Happy centenary birthday to Pa Charles Sanyaolu Olumo…many happy returns sir.”
Similarly, Actor Kunle Afod said “Pa Charles Olumo clocks 100 years today. Happy birthday sir…Is he the oldest? Is this another record from Nigeria?
Damola Olatunji wrote “Whaoooooo 💯💯💯🎉🎊🎉🎊Baba Agbako is 100 years old today. Happy champagne age birthday baba.
A true thespian who deserves a national honour. A living legend🙌. I pray that God will continue to keep our oldest actor in good health 🙏🙏🙏 AMEN.”
Adeniyi Johnson said “I celebrate you baba…Thank God for good life and sound health…Happy 100 years birthday sir…continue to wax strong and stronger ❤️🍾🎂 BABA AGBAKO💪❤.”
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I Auditioned For Big Brother Naija Five Times Before I Was Selected – Phyna

BBNaija Season 7 winner, Josephine Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, has opened up on the number of times she auditioned for the reality show.

According to her, she auditioned for the reality show five times before being selected.

Phyna disclosed this while featuring on MTV Base Sparks alongside BBN Season 6 winner, Whitemoney.

Whitemoney said: “I heard that you kind of used my script in the [Big Brother] House. There is a certain aspect of me that you inherited and used to spice up your own game. And it worked for you.”

Phyna responded: “I have been auditioning for Big Brother for about five years. Four years before the fifth year last year [when I was selected].

“Any year they don’t pick me, I don’t watch Big Brother. I don’t even want to know anything about it. I’m always jealous.

“So, when I was in the [Big Brother] House and I said, ‘Who deyyyy?….’ I was angry that day. It’s something I always say. It’s just part of me. So, I said that. And one day, one of the housemates was like, ‘Whitemoney used to say this ‘Who deyyy?’ in the House. You’re copying him.’

“I’m like, really? I didn’t know o because I didn’t watch [Big Brother Naija Season 6]. And she was like, no, you’re copying him. And I was like, anyways, as long as he win, you say I dey copy abi? Ehnn, make e still work for me.”

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GTbank Is Frustrating My Life – Nollywood Actress Kemi Afolabi Cries Out

Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi has called out GTBank, accusing the commercial bank of frustrating her life.
According to her, it all started after she mistakenly transferred the sum of N510,000 in April, to a customer’s account since April.
The bank has refused to return the money over three months now.
She wrote: “I mistakenly transferred the sum of five hundred and ten thousand naira to a customer’s account! we both use same bank since April 1st 2023.
“Its been back and forth for the past three months plus with the said bank!
“Bank claimed recipient account is been restricted! How long more will it take to reverse my money back to my account? It’s been over 3months!!!! Eyin fans mi e ma gba mi Keh. My tired is exhausted honestly”
In another post, the movie star said she has been patient enough and called on the commercial bank to do the needful.
She wrote: “Help tag @gtbank it’s been over 3 months! They held on to my five hundred and ten thousand naira.
“I have been patient, I am exhausted. @gtbank kindly do the needful”.

I Never Knew Tinubu Will Be President – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti state and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ayodele Fayose has said that he never knew Bola Ahmed Tinubu would emerge as Nigeria’s President.

Fayose recalled celebrating Tinubu on his birthday since 2015, but never knew he would become Nigeria’s president.

Speaking on Channels Television’s programme, Sunday Politics, Fayose said he has no regret clamouring for power to shift to Southern Nigeria ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

He also noted that he has never hidden his stance for Tinubu as the leader of the Southwest.

According to Fayose: “I have never hidden in my position on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Let me remind you very quickly. I never knew Asiwaju will be president of Nigeria and there was no time in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 that I have not celebrated his birthday on the pages of newspapers as the then-governor of Ekiti State.

“One of the messages I passed across at that time was that party politics notwithstanding, he will remain our leader in the West for long.

“I never knew he would be president of Nigeria. I counted the costs before I took those actions. If Tinubu is not an example to identify with, somebody like me would not identify with him.”

Last week, Fayose visited Tinubu at the presidential Villa in Abuja.

Speaking after the visit, the former governor, who commended the president, vowed to tackle him if he derails from his promises to Nigerians.

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Death of Don Jazzy’s Mum Inspired My Hit Song – Johnny Drille

Nigerian singer, John Ighodaro aka Johnny Drille has spoken about how the death of Don Jazzy’s mother impacted his life.
According to him, she was the inspiration behind his hit song ‘How Are You My Friend’.
He disclosed this in a recent interview with Hip TV.
Recall that the singer is signed to Jazzy’s record label.
Johnny Drille said he co-wrote ‘How Are You My Friend’ with Don Jazzy, adding that the song was the idea of the Mavin boss.
He said, “For ‘How Are You My Friend’, the inspiration behind it was, Don Jazzy has just lost his mum like a couple of weeks prior.
“I guess, maybe this [the song] was his own way of talking about it because a lot of people were reaching out to him that he has not heard from like years. So, it just kind of hit him that, ‘Omo, I actually have these many friends that I have not spoken with for so long.’
“I also think that we are also in pretty touch times. The economy is crazy. A lot of people having it hard. A lot of people going through things in their lives that sometimes they don’t feel comfortable sharing them. And I guess, maybe that is why people have been able to connect with the song.”
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I Received Threats After Yvonne Nelson Said I Cheated On Her – Singer, Iyanya Speaks

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, the famous Nigerian singer, who is more simply known as Iyanya, has made a new revelation,

The singer revealed that he received several threats after his ex-Ghanaian girlfriend, actress Yvonne Nelson alleged that his infidelity was the reason for their break up.

Recall that Yvonne in her book ‘I Am Not Yvonne Nelson’ claimed that her relationship with Iyanya crashed after she found out that the singer was cheating on her with Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh.

In a recent interview with GHOne TV, Iyanya said he received threats and also lost almost 10,000 Ghanaian followers because of Yvonne’s allegations.

He said, “When Yvonne [Nelson] said I broke her heart, I was in my room and I just saw a post, ‘Iyanya cheated on me.’

“I remember that day, I was looking at my Twitter, I lost almost 10,000 Ghanaian followers. And I was getting threats and all of that.”

Iyanya said the tweet he made that he was going to tell his side of the story on what led to their break up was just a momentary outburst.

He said he doesn’t like talking about the flaws of his ex.

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Account For The Billions Donated To Your Foundation – Daniel Regha Drags DJ Cuppy

Daniel Regha, the popular social media critic, has called out famous Nigerian disc jockey and producer, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy.

Regha asked DJ Cuppy to account for billions of naira donated to her foundation.

The social media critic questioned DJ Cuppy in reaction to a photo she shared on Twitter.

Sharing the picture of herself in a new dress, Cuppy tweeted: “You didn’t sneeze but I blessed your timeline.”

In response, Daniel Regha took to the comments section to query Cuppy for her alleged inability to account for the billions of Naira donated to her foundation in 2019.

“Cuppy, you are yet to account for the billions donated to the Cuppy Foundation since 2019. Also, keep in mind that the pledge you made to assist students hasn’t been fulfilled.

“People might have overlooked it, but the public hasn’t forgotten. Do the needful. Nice outfit by the way,” he wrote.

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Thanks For Blessing My Song – Davido Tells South African Singer Musa Keys

David Adeleke, the famous Nigerian afrobeats superstar, who is also known as Davido, has hailed Musa Keys.

He reacted after Musa Keys, the fast-rising South African Amapiano crooner, publicly appreciated him for the exposure he gave him by featuring him on his ‘Timeless’ album.

Musa Keys featured on ‘Unavailable’ which is one of the standout tracks on Davido’s fourth studio album.

Taking to Twitter on Friday, Keys described Davido as a “legend” and “big bro” as he appreciated him for boosting his career with the iconic feature.

He wrote: “Thank you @davido.

“You a legend and I appreciate you, big bro! Love you.”

Quoting Musa Keys’ tweet, Davido also showered appreciation on the South African for “blessing” his song.

“Thank you, too for blessing my record!” wrote the DMW boss.

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I Have A Daughter for Davido, He Neglected Us Too – Ghanaian Lady Claims

A lady from Ghana has claimed that she gave birth to singer, Davido’s daughter.
According to her, the singer neglected them.
The lady identified on TikTok as Akosua Sally took to the video sharing platform to make the allegations.
Her allegation comes after more than two other women had accused the singer of impregnating them.
Akosua Sally also revealed that their daughter’s name is Kimberly Adeleke and her birthday is coming up soon.

Tinubu Suspends 5% Telecoms Tax, Defers Finance Act To September 1

President Bola Tinubu has suspended 5% excise tax on telecommunication services.
He also ordered the suspension of excise duties on locally manufactured products.
This was contained in the four executive orders signed into law today.
Dele Alake, special adviser on special duties, communications and strategy to the president, disclosed this on Thursday to state house correspondents.
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