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Beware of fraudster, I’m not soliciting financial aid, Mr Ibu says

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Nollywood actor and comedian, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, who is currently receiving treatment over an undisclosed ailment at Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre, Abuja, has stated that he is not seeking financial aid from anyone to foot his medical bills.

Mr Ibu’s health challenges became known on Wednesday after a video of him jokingly begging his daughter to take his medication as he has a phobia for taking drugs on his behalf emerged online and subsequently went viral.

The video may have prompted some of his fans to think the comedian was soliciting financial support to help cover his medical bills.

It is common in Nigeria for artists who have fallen on hard times to solicit financial support from their fans and the public.

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Some veteran artists who recently sought help to treat ill-health include, the popular Yoruba Nollywood villain, Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, Emeka Ani, Duro Michael, among others.

Responding to comments that he posted his hospital interaction with his daughter in a bid to solicit financial support, the 60-year-old actor, who was looking pale and sickly, said that was far from the truth. He, however, added that though he was not soliciting financial help, it does not mean that his friends should not give him money when they visit him at the hospital.

“Some people have sold me like this, they don’t even want to hear from me, all they do is to sell me free of charge to the devil, it won’t work, God has raised me up. I am not going anywhere to beg anybody for money, I am not saying that all my friends who are supposed to pay me a visit and give me cannot give me, they can give me; no problem but it is not as critical as they are saying, so anybody whose business is to criticize my sickness, they should stop”.

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Mr Ibu is one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters in Nollywood; his ingenuity in acting earned him the name ‘Mr Ibu’. Mr Ibu made his name as a slapstick comedian whose acting is often characterised by stupidity.

The Enugu born actor has featured in more than 200 Nollywood movies including Mr Ibu (2004), Mr Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).

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Video of Yemi Alade’s protruding belly leaves internet users talking

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A female Nigerian artiste, Yemi Alade, has left many internet users talking online as video captured her protruding belly.

Yemi Alade has sparked reactions with a teaser for her African Baddie video shared on her Instagram page with many of her followers wondering if she is pregnant.

Yemi Alade, who had been recently robbed in Cote D’Ivoire, recently dropped her new hit album and it featured the likes of Phyno, Bisa Kdei, Zlatan and others.

In the teaser video, Yemi Alade wore a black body hug outfit and whined about her waist but what caught the attention of many of her fans was her “baby bump like” tummy in the video.

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Some other fans on the other hand chose to defend Yemi Alade by querying those body-shaming her.

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Some reactions are shown below:

sheis_desola said, “Is it me or my eyes seeing double I thought she was pregnant 🥺”.

tkdevinee said, “There is nothing wrong with her tummy. She’s naturally curvy. Any curvy lady with over flat tummy na surgery.”

orobo__god said, “Are you pregnant 🫃 dear ?”

vickluchis said, “At first i thought she was pregnant tho🌚🙈”.

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kul.chor said, “The way y’all switch sides is amazing. If her body changed y’all will be very quick to say she went under the knife and all that, she’s all natural and y’all still complaining. How about we just learn to appreciate beauty and leave people’s bodies alone. Be setting unnecessary standards and then sham those who try to live up to it.”

nenkilicious said, “If person do surgery una go talk , if person no do wuna go talk mtcheeeww 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️you can never ever ever ever eveeer please humans . Just live your life for you oh”.

phylliskwatsikor said, “All I saw in this video was an African woman loving her body ,accepting herself,ignoring trolls ,living her true dreams in her true body.She is the real definition of beauty (My marks are beauty marks from Mother Nature) @yemialade you are the first grand daughter of MAMA Africa.You are the best ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏👏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”.

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Falegan calls actress mad woman after twerking for Ooni of Ife

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Following a trending video of actress Nkechi Blessing twerking for the Ooni of Ife, her ex-lover Opeyemi Falegan has addressed her as a Madwoman.

“A mad person is good to watch but nobody wants them as a child, what a pity” Opeyemi Falegan subtly reacted to the viral video on Instagram.

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing earlier caused a stir online as a video of her twerking for the Ooni of Ife is fast making rounds.

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The Yoruba actress while at the Ooni’s palace in Ile-Ife town for the Queen Moremi pageantry could be seen twerking for the Ooni and one of his queens, Olori Aderonke.

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Nkechi Blessing applies to be Ooni’s wife

Recall that in October, Nkechi Blessing Sunday had applied to be one of the wives of the Ooni of Ife.

The talented actress took to Instagram to share a video of her and the monarch.

According to Nkechi Blessing, she wants to be the Ooni’s next wife and would patiently wait for her turn.

The mother of one provided an Instagram page for the Ooni to reach her through.

“Ooni of Ife sir I am patiently waiting for my turn. Thank you in advance sir, you can reach me thru #idrisconnectingnigeria”.

Nkechi storms the Ooni’s palace

Taking things further, Nkechi Blessing had revealed her new name as she stormed the Ooni of Ife’s palace.

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NBS took to her Instagram page to share stunning photos of her at the palace.

Greeting her fans, Nkechi Blessing told them to address her as Olori Ibukunoluwa.

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“Good evening from the palace of Ooni of Ife. Olori Ibukunoluwa ki yin oooo. Customized Adire Bubu”.

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Shatta Wale kneels to apologise to event sponsor for failing to perform

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Shatta Wale has apologized to the sponsor of the Hogbgetsoto festival for failing to perform despite an existing contract.

In a video shared by blogger, Ronnieiseverywhere, Shatta Wale was captured with Bola Ray and officials of the sponsor while asking for their forgiveness for the Dancehall artiste.

“It’s unfortunate what happened, but you are the CEO I will let the man (Shatta Wale) himself speak,” Bola said.

Right after the ace broadcaster ended his speech, the ‘On God’ artiste quickly knelt before the Executive Director of Total Family Health Organisation and brand owner of Ebony Condoms, Joseph Addo-Yobo, to apologise for missing a show they had billed him to be a star performer for.

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Before Shatta Wale could bend both his knees, Addo-Yobo held the musician and asked him to take his seat while expressing shock at Shatta’s actions and demeanour and and the lady among them who stated that it was unnecessary wasn’t the reason for their gathering.

The” Gringo” hitmaker had been billed to perform at the Hogbetsotso Beach Rave festival in Tegbi in the Volta Region, an event sponsored by Ebony Condoms on November 8, 2022.

According to reports, Shatta who was billed as the headliner of the event had made it to the town for the festival, however, due to a scuffle between him and one of the event organiser about an appearance for an interview, Shatta left.

It was said to be a chaotic scene as disappointed fans who were gathered at the venue attacked some organisers by pelting stones at them and destroying their gadgets.

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After days of silence, Shatta has taken to social media to state reasons for his absence on stage.

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Stating his own side of the story, the Dancehall artiste expressed that he was disrespected by the organizers.

Hitting on his point, Shatta asserted that he was driven directly to a radio station to grant an interview when he already had an agreement with organizers that he would not participate in such an arrangement or even greet any chief.

He added that one of the organizers threatened to withhold his accommodation if he fails to grant the interview and that was when he took off.

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