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Will Smith Resigns From Academy Over Oscars Slap

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Will Smith has tendered his resignation from the body that awards the Oscars after his attack on Chris Rock during the weekend ceremony, a statement said Friday.

“I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate,” the actor wrote in a statement carried by multiple outlets.

“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable.

“The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home.”

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Attendees at the Dolby Theatre watched open-mouthed as Smith mounted the stage and slapped Rock across the face after the comic made a joke about his wife’s closely cropped head.

Jada Pinkett Smith has alopecia, a condition that causes hair to fall out.

“I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken.

“I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film.”

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Iyabo Ojo doubles her daughter’s bride price as she outshines Nollywood stars at a recent event.

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Iyabo Ojo has doubled her daughter, Priscilla Ojo’s bride price following her outfit to Netflix exclusive dinner.

The movie star’s second child who she shares with her ex-husband, is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Fashion industry.

The influencer’s eye-catching and glamorous outfits at events have become a trending topic on social media and have fast made her the cynosure of all eyes.

Despite not being an actress or belonging to the movie industry, Priscilla always scores an invite to celebrity-packed events because of her high taste in fashion.

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In celebration of Nigerian filmmakers, streaming service, Netflix hosted a Grand exclusive dinner on Sunday night, August 14th.

The event which was tagged ‘Lights, Camera and Naija” had several Nollywood stars in attendance, with the theme of the night being flamboyantly and glamorously Nigerian.

Iyabo Ojo’s daughter who had scored an invite to the exclusive event had outshined Nollywood stars with her outfit which oozed glamour and royalty in a white dress.

Taking to her Instagram page to reshare some of her photos from the event, Iyabo Ojo announced that her daughter’s bride price had gone up for the third time.

Hailing her for her fashion sense, she noted how the Apple doesn’t fall from the tree.

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“Bride price gone up…
Fashion extra ordinary @its.priscy it can only be one priscy. Love you scatter. Na me born you.

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Actress Rita Dominic gives savage response to fan who asked for her body count.

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Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic-Anosike, has dished out a savage response to a inquisitive fan who asked for her body count.

Body count is basically the number of persons one has been sexually intimate with. The fan, who was curious to know the 48-year-old thespian’s body count, took to Twitter to pose the question at her.

“What’s your body count?”, the fan asked.

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Surprisingly, Rita, who recently got married to the love of her life Fidelis Anosike, spotted the comment and chose to respond, instead of ignoring the disrespectful question.

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Nollywood Actress Iyabo Oko Laid To Rest

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In a somber event that brought together friends, family, and colleagues from the Nigerian film industry, veteran Nollywood actress Sidikat Odukanwi, fondly known as Iyabo Oko, was laid to rest on a poignant day in Ife, Osun state.

The beloved actress, who had graced screens with her exceptional talent, passed away on June 28 at the age of 61, following a protracted battle with an undisclosed ailment.

Iyabo Oko’s journey in the entertainment world began decades ago, and she quickly rose to prominence with her remarkable acting prowess.

Her ability to portray diverse characters with depth and authenticity endeared her to both audiences and fellow actors.

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She became an integral part of the Nollywood landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Her passing sent shockwaves through the entertainment community, with fans and colleagues expressing their grief and celebrating her legacy on social media platforms.

Tributes poured in, highlighting her dedication, kindness, and unwavering commitment to her craft.

The funeral ceremony was a mix of emotions, as attendees remembered the joyful moments shared with Iyabo Oko.

The event was a poignant reminder of the impact she had on countless lives and how her work contributed to the growth of Nollywood.

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